Tawstock near Barnstaple, Devon
Barnstaple 3 miles. This traditional, semi-detached, thatched cottage is in the quiet village of Tawstock, three miles from the town of Barnstaple in North Devon. This Barnstaple cottage is believed to date back to the 15th century and has many period features including exposed beams, slanting floors and an inglenook fireplace housing a woodburning stove. This Barnstaple cottage has two welcoming bedrooms and a light and airy kitchen with dining area, leading out to the pretty cottage garden, where you will find a swing and large seating area, an ideal place to sit and relax while listening to the sounds of the countryside. Across the road from the cottage is an additional 3/4 acre garden with a selection of fruit trees and spectacular countryside views. There are some lovely rural walks from this Barnstaple cottage, along the River Taw valley, which lead to the market town of Barnstaple on the coast, from where you can take a boat trip across to the mystic island of Lundy. Barnstaple has an interesting pannier market and magnificent floral displays for which it has won a gold award for the prettiest floral town in Europe. A short drive from this Barnstaple cottage is the lovely hillside village of Clovelly, plus you will find long sandy beaches at Westward Ho!, Woolacombe and Saunton. Families will also enjoy Watermouth Castle and Theme Park, the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway, and the unusual Cobbaton Combat collection of military vehicles. This gorgeous Barnstaple cottage offers a unique opportunity to experience a stay in a 500 year old cottage, offering an ideal base to explore the fabulous North Devon coast.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburning stove.
Electric central heating on ground floor only and electric convector heaters in first floor rooms with woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Roadside parking for 1 car. Rear enclosed lawned garden with furniture and swing. Additional 3/4 acre garden with fruit trees and spectacular views across the road from cottage (accessed by steep steps). One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops and pub 3 miles. Note: There is a steep staircase with limited headroom. The beams in the sitting room and hall are of low head height (approx. 6’).
Note: Up until 30th August 2013 this is a no pet property. From 30th August 2013 this property will accept one well-behaved pet.
At a glance
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
About the location
Exeter 40 miles.
Barnstaple enjoys a superb location at the mouth of the Taw Estuary, on the spectacular North Devon coastline between Westward Ho! and Croyde. Barnstaple is a busy traditional Devon coastal town with a pannier market, shops, restaurants and bars, along with two fabulous sandy beaches, which are popular with surfers and families. The town is renowned for its floral displays having won a Britain in Bloom award and flowers are found around every corner of the town in the most unusual places. Barnstaple lies at the end of the magnificent Tarka line railway journey, which takes you through the spectacular North Devon countryside of wooded river valleys, rugged moorland and a stretch of coastline, plus close by is the picture postcard coastal village of Clovelly. A combination of numerous long sandy beaches and family attractions makes Barnstaple a desirable holiday destination.