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Coles Cottage

Derriton near Holsworthy, Devon (Ref. 23344)



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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "The property is someones home, and rented out this is reflected by the facilities and general homliness of the cottage."

    The property is bigger than the photo's suggest, for such a large property the cleanliness of every room is credit to the housekeeper. We felt at home.feom.the minute we stepped inside. The complimentary homemade scones, cream, and jam was.a nice thought, which we enjoyed. We ordered food.to.he delivered by Morrisons and the driver was very helpful in bringing the groceries to the door. The location was.perfect, for whilst this is in North Devon, North Cornwall is.only a few miles.away, Bude for.example.was.15-20 minutes away. The.home owners record collection is a sight to behold.an interesting book collection too. We will.be seeking to book this property out again, no.doubt about that.

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage full of character, the photos don’t do this place justice!"

    ! Would definitely stay there again and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to others. Good location for numerous attractions and Bude is only a short drive away.

    Reviewed by RachaelJul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage home from home."

    Surprisingly more spacious than photos show. Very comfortable and has everything you need and more. Perfect location for exploring both Devon and Cornwall. Would definitely recommend. And would stay again.

    Reviewed by DeborahSep 2020

  • "Coles cottage manages to be spacious and cosy at the same time."

    It was a lovely space to spend time with the family - 3 generations. The double bedroom on the ground floor with patio doors was great for Granny, her own space to escape lively grandchildren. The well established garden was a lovely oasis with enough space for adults to chill and children to frolic. Huge selection/range of books and also games for the family. We really felt welcomed. Would like to return when it's cooler to try out the lovely looking wood-burner in the living room.

    Reviewed by SimoneAug 2020

  • "We have just come back from Coles Cottage, a family of 2 adults and 2 young boys (4 & 7)."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the beautiful and very quirky cottage. The original part of the cottage has slightly slanting steps and landing, which we got used to quite quickly. The parking is easy and in a large area. Sheila and David are the housekeepers and are both lovely and are easy to get hold of to help via email/phone or popping round with homemade scones! There is a new double bed in the room downstairs and 3 sofas in the living room. The cottage is very well equipped, lots of utensils, mirrors, cleaning products etc, especially the kitchen which exceeded our expectations. The 2 bathrooms/toilets are very useful and the shower is wonderful but if you are quite tall you wouldn't be able to stand up in it as there are many low ceiling areas. The garden is pretty, large and private, the boys enjoyed an easter egg hunt there and the road was unexpectedly busy including a main bus route although it looks very quiet. We didn't mind the traffic as it drove straight past as it wasn't excessive and didn't distract us when we were enjoying sunny weather in the garden. There are original windows, no double glazing and lots of old books, maps, games, paper and stationary etc as per the description. Lots to look at whilst relaxing. The only things that would have made the stay even better would be a blind on the kitchen window as it gets very sunny and hot in there and a larger tv, it is only 21" or 24" and a separate dvd player as the one on the television is temperamental and sometimes doesn't work at all and cuts out the sound. This is a minor thing though. There are no recyling bins for card/paper/plastic either, which would have been better if there was somewhere to put it but Sheila said to leave it in a bag and she would sort it out. The cottage instructions are a bit out of date in some areas. All in all a really beautiful cottage, the pictures don't do it justice and a lovely part of the country, close to Waitrose in Holsworthy and nearby Bude and Bideford., a recommended stay.

    Reviewed by JackieApr 2019

  • "On the whole, it was a lovely cottage, and we had a really great holiday."

    However, the cottage is listed as being suitable for 6 adults and 1 child, and we did not find this the case. The sofa bed was at least 20 years old, and sloped into a v with a 1 inch thick mattress. I tried sleeping on this with my three year old son, and we just sank into the middle and it was extremely uncomfortable, there is no way you could sleep on it for a week. We resorted to pulling the cushion out of the sofa bed, and just putting it on the floor, however when you are paying for a cottage, you don't really want it to feel like camping. This could be easily fixed by putting a double bed in this room, as we did not use the room for anything else other than sleeping, as there was plenty of space in the rest of the cottage. The shower was also a little disappointing, as it would cut out if anyone flushed the downstairs toilet, or if the washing machine was on. For the taller ones amongst our party it was also a little low down, but this was hard to avoid due to the character of the building. We loved the records, games and books and our children really enjoyed playing in the large garden. There was plenty of seating, a bbq and the kitchen was well equipped. We also enjoyed the scones jam and cream on arrival.

    Reviewed by SteveJul 2018

  • "Because of the location of the cottage and narrow lanes around (with no footpaths) it was very difficult to walk directly from the cottage."

    Reviewed by TerenceJun 2018

  • "Exceptional cottage full of character."

    Wonderful beaches and coastal walks.

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2017

  • "Excellent cottage, location and very friendly service."

    Absolute value for money

    Reviewed by MaheshJun 2017

  • "A wonderful 'home from home' cottage."

    We loved Coles Cottage! It's everything you'd want in a holiday home. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by RebeccaApr 2017

  • "SEcond visit."

    .even better than the first. A really comfortable cottage with everything one could want for a holiday stay...and more. A spacious cottage of great character and uniqueness. An immense collection of books and records of varying interest...a kitchen full of equipment with drawers containing many extras....paperclips, battery chargers, pens, pencils etc. The garden is spacious and self contained...our grandchildren loved it. Ideally situated for the beachers of Bude and Widemouth Bay ...Boscastle, Clovelly within reasonable reach....The Milky Way, the Big Sheep, Hidden Kingdom ...family attractions //not too far. Intend to return again and enjoy ourselves and the cottage even more the third time.

    Reviewed by BrianAug 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single, 1 x ground floor room with double bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast area
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, record player, WiFi, selection of books, records, games, CDs and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile.

The property

Holsworthy 0.7 miles.

Originally a Devon longhouse, this charming 17th century semi-detached cottage oozes character and is situated in a sheltered location in the quiet hamlet of Derriton, near the market town of Holsworthy.

The features of this cosy and homely cottage near Holsworthy include exposed beams, very low ceilings in parts, slanting floors, a woodburning stove set within a feature fireplace and a large and eclectic selection of books and records.

This Holsworthy cottage will appeal to those wishing for a quiet retreat in the beautiful Devon countryside, but not that far from the dramatic North Cornwall coastline around Bude, long stretches of which are owned by the National Trust and provide fabulous walks.

This Holsworthy cottage has a sitting room, dining room with piano, and kitchen, plus the benefit of a sunny ground floor room with double bed and doors opening onto the rear garden.

There are three bedrooms upstairs plus a bathroom, but mind your head - guests need to duck on entering due to the low ceiling beam, another character feature of this charming Holsworthy cottage.

The pretty, enclosed cottage garden is bursting with roses, herbs and shrubs, and has a patio for relaxing in the sunshine whilst planning the next day out.

Holsworthy is a pleasant market town with a well-known quality supermarket, one of the largest weekly cattle markets in the south west, local shops owned and run by residents and a very friendly golf club open to non-members.

Holsworthy is in an area known as Ruby Country, with its own trail passing through the tranquil undiscovered North Devon countryside, geared for horse riders, fishermen, walkers, runners and cyclists.

Here there are some of the darkest night skies in the UK, perfect for stargazing.

The beaches around Bude are only a 15 minute drive from this Holsworthy cottage and have been voted as some of the best in England thanks to their clean golden sands and friendly seas.

Stay in this Holsworthy cottage and you will have the best of Devon and Cornwall, and the best of coast and country.

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About the location


Bude 10 miles; Barnstaple 25 miles.

The ancient market town of Holsworthy lies nestled amid the rolling green hills of Tarka Country. There are many different landscapes within the region, from rugged cliffs and sandy beaches to rolling farmland and lush valleys. Holsworthy has much to offer, including a swimming pool, tennis court and splendid park with bowling green. The town centre boasts a varied selection of traditional shops, pubs and cafés, based around the market square. There is an 18-hole golf course just outside the town, while the local area is rich with opportunities for fishing, sailing, cycling and walking. The sandy beaches at Bude are within easy reach, while further afield visitors can explore the changing face of the South West Coastal Path, dramatic Exmoor and Dartmoor, and unspoilt Bodmin Moor, or simply relax in the quiet countryside that typifies North Devon.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
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