- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
This charming thatched terraced cottage is in the heart of the quiet Devon village of Winkleigh, situated between Dartmoor National Park and the dramatic North Devon Coast. Dating back to the 18th century and being Grade II listed means that this cosy Winkleigh cottage is packed full of character, including exposed beams and an inglenook fireplace housing a woodburning stove. A rural bolt hole, this cottage in Winkleigh is beautifully presented and provides an ideal holiday home for five people with a separate sitting room, dining room and kitchen with underfloor heating on the ground floor, plus there is a double, twin and single bedroom, as well as a bathroom with underfloor heating on the first floor. There is a small courtyard to the rear of this cottage, and from your Winkleigh holiday home there are fabulous country walks in the beautiful surrounding countryside, and with the dramatic appeal of Dartmoor just 10 miles away, the whole area is a walker’s and nature lover’s paradise. Winkleigh is a friendly rural village offering two pubs, a cafe, shop and Post Office, as well as its own cider company! The gorgeous sandy beaches of north west Devon including Westward Ho!, Saunton Sands and Woolacombe are all just 40 minutes by car. With many country inns, Devon farm shops and interesting villages in the area, a stay at this Winkleigh cottage will provide lots of variety for the whole family.
Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburner. External utility/bike store.
Gas central heating with underfloor heating and woodburner. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine in utility, dishwasher, TV with YouView, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate. Roadside parking available 20 yards from cottage. Courtyard garden. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk.
Note: Until January 3rd 2016, this property will accept one well-behaved pet. From January 3rd, it will be pet-free.
- “Beautiful cosy cottage in good location”
- “Had a great week at this beautiful property during school holiday season. The cottage is located a short drive from many places of interest in Devon and within 2 minutes walk from the local shop which sells most essential provisions, a cafe and choice of two pubs. The location is very quiet and peaceful but ideal for accessing Tarka Trail and The Granite Way for family-friendly cycle rides, and lots of interesting options for walks and day visits. The cottage was a lovely place to return to after an active day walking or cycling, with a cosy log burner, comfortable furnishings and well equipped kitchen and very comfortable beds. The cottage appeared to be really well cared for, everything was immaculate. We travelled with three children of primary school age and they loved staying there. On a practical note, I recommend ordering food in advance to be delivered when you arrive - the nearest supermarkets are not very close - the fridge and freezer are both quite small though so don't order too much! We will be returning.”
- “The house was comfortable, well furnished and the owners were helpful with queries.”
- “A fantastic, warm, welcoming and well equipped cottage. Really felt like a home from home.”
- “The cottage was convenient for Iddesleigh and Winkleigh is a very pretty location with two pubs and enough shops to provide daily needs. The cottage is newly finished with new thatch and fresh paint on the front, making it very attractive among the row of similar cottages. The wood burning stove in the lounge is amazing; it heats the cob cottage very quickly and we were very comfortable.”
About the location
Okehampton 10 miles; Torrington 13 miles; Exeter 23 miles; Barnstaple 20 miles.
Winkleigh is a small rural village in the heart of Devon's rolling countryside and offers a shop, post office, butcher and a cafe, plus two pubs which offer food and the chance to sample traditional ciders and scrumpy from the Winkleigh Cider Company. Winding lanes, high hedgerows and a more gentle pace of life characterise the area. The open tors of Dartmoor are a big attraction for nature lovers and walkers, while the hills of Exmoor and the surfing beaches can all be reached in 40 minutes by car. Historic Torrington, home to RHS Rosemoor and an arts centre is just 13 miles away, whilst the Cathedral City of Exeter with its Roman city walls, shopping centre, theatre and restaurants makes a great day out.