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Jack's Nest

(Ref. 934512)

Ash Mill near South Molton, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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61 Customer Reviews

  • "Brilliant little hideaway."

    All on one level with parking nice and close. An excellent choice for anyone with mobility difficulties - but equally good for the able bodied

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2023

  • "We were met on arrival by Elaine and benny the dog, and Elaine could not have been more helpful with places to visit."

    The cottage was very clean, warm and welcoming, with a cream tea waiting, this was an amazing touch. The cottage felt like a home from home and we be very happy to stay here again. We will be spreading the word about our stay as we loved it. Elaine, Michael and benny keep doing what you’re doing!

    So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. The feeling was mutual! And thank you. We will keep trying to do so. Regards to you both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElaineAug 2023

  • "My husband and myself had a fantastic week at this cottage, it was very relaxing the cleanliness was second to none Elaine and Michael couldn't have been mor accommodating."

    Have to mention Benny (the dog) who would come and say hello on return from our daily trips. Would highly recommend this accommodation.

    Hi Sandy. Thank you for your review. Glad you e joyed a relaxing time staying with us. Ben does enjoy greeting everyone. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2023

  • "It was a pleasure to stay at Jack’s Nest."

    Elaine was very friendly and welcoming and the spacious cottage was spotless, and very well appointed with everything any one might need. Would throughly recommend to anyone who wanted a farm based retreat away from the crowds. Many thanks Ian and Bernadette.

    Thank you Ian & Bernadette for your kind feedback. The pleasure having you stay here, was all mine. Regards to you both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanAug 2023

  • "The holiday cottage was above expectations and the host was warm and welcoming, ..."

    The holiday cottage was above expectations and the host was warm and welcoming, the location is excellent to see North or South Devon, it’s a great credit to the owner and I would recommend,

    Thank you Joy. Your comments were much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoyceJul 2023

  • "The cottage was as described by Sykes and was very clean."

    It was very well equipped. The only thing that might be helpful to less mobile guests would be hand rails in the shower and toilet areas. The owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Thank you Michael for your comments. We'd had the conversation, regarding hand rails & even though there is one long one at entrance, yes, anoter would be helpful. We are looking ingo this. Thank you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2023

  • "Jacks Nest was the perfect accommodation for me,I loved the setting and it was lovely to sit outside in the evening with a glass of wine and relax after a day out."

    The cottage is very well equipped and clean and Elaine was the perfect host,even contacting me after I had left to inform me that I had left an item of clothing and arranging for me to collect it. I would certainly stay here again in the future.

    Thank you Terry. So glad the weather was perfect to sit in the garden & for you to enjoy it. You're most welcome - call, regarding item left behind. Perhaps we'll see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TerryJun 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Warm, clean, comfortable and spacious. Very friendly hosts. Highly recommended and I would certainly stay here again.

    Good Morning Angela Thank you for your comments. I hope you had a safe journey home & if ever you are visiting in our area, we'd love to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AngelaFeb 2023

  • "Elaine was the perfect hostess, the cottage was the perfect place to stay too!"

    Spotlessly clean, comfortable, warm and cosy. Will definitely recommend to family and friends.

    Thank you Elaine. So pleased everything was OK for you. A pleasure to meet you & thank you for recommending us to your family. All the best. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElaineJan 2023

  • "We have had a wonderful week at Jacks Nest!"

    The cottage was extremely comfortable and was perfect for our week away! We were sad to leave and most definitely will be going back! Thank you so much for the cream tea on arrival - very much appreciated by us both!

    Morning John & Lorraine. So glad you e joyed your stay with us. Comments much appreciated. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2022

  • "Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a quiet comfortable getaway"

    Hello to you both. Thank you for your recommendation for Jack's Nest . Much appreciated. Lovely to have met you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TonySep 2022

  • "Very nice accommodation."

    ..Hosts Elaine and Michael we're lovely.. No more than an hour from most places of interest.

    It was lovely to have met you both. Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanSep 2022

  • "Lovely, helpful host."

    Everything there that we needed. Nice and accessible to those with mobility difficulties which is important to us. Lovely views from the property. Nice touches such as the cream tea and milk in the fridge on arrival. Much appreciated. Clean. Comfy. Enjoyed our stay.

    We are so glad that you found the bathroom/shower room accessible for you, as each person's needs are different. It is much appreciated to read your positive comments & glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnnAug 2022

  • "We had a lovely week here as part of our Ruby wedding anniversary treat."

    The cottage is well presented, in a great situation and Elaine and Michael are very friendly.

    Well, you kept your anniversary a secret !! Belated Anniversary Grettings from us. So glad you enjoyed your stay & it was lovely to meet you both. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JennyAug 2022

  • "Perfect little place for us and the dog, Mabel."

    She loved the field next door as it was totally secure and could run free. Beautiful location, tucked away in the devon countryside.

    Thank you Beth. Pleased that Mabel enjoyed the field. It was lovely to meet you all. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BethJul 2022

  • "We have stayed at a great many holiday properties over the last 30 years and this one is way up amongst the best."

    The quality of the property was matched by the kindness of the owner. Thoroughly recommended.

    Your comments are so very much appreciated. A big thank you to you both. It was a pleasure to meet you & we thoroughly enjoyed your company. Also having been able to meet 'our Swallows ' so closely! Property Owner

    Reviewed by BrianJul 2022

  • "A perfect place to stay, beautiful views, fantastic welcome, and a friendly environment."

    Beautiful walks, and fantastic pubs within a small drive away. We just loved our stay, and our daily greeting by Ben the dog was just a delight too. Thank you Elaine and Michael

    Thank you to you both. We enjoyed meeting you, as obviously Ben did too.! Glad you enjoyed it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DonnaJul 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage everything you could want to make the holiday great Elaine and Michael made us so welcome and both gave us so much interesting information about places to visit and things to see."

    Cream tea was very welcome on our arrival. Would love to visit again in the future. Enjoyed meeting Ben and our spaniel Megan enjoyed her stay too. Bob & Carol

    Thank you Bob & Carol for such lovely comments. It was a pleasure to meet you all too. Glad the information was useful!! And of course we'd love to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert MansonJul 2022

  • "Mrs Cole was extremely helpful and welcoming."

    . We were treated as members of a family. The generously-donated rose cutting has pride of place on our patio.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay & thank you. I would love to know if the rose grows well (especially with such a dry time). Property Owner

    Reviewed by WilliamJun 2022

  • "Excellent cottage Elaine and Michael could not have been more helpful Elaine went out of her way to print walks of the area."

    And information.The cottage had all the comforts.Including cream Tea on our Arrival.

    Thank you. It was a pleasure to help you. Not a problem. Glad you enjoyed your cream tea too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ritaMay 2022

  • "Elaine and Michael were the perfect hosts, very friendly."

    We enjoyed our week in Jack’s nest, a very clean and comfortable accommodation, it felt like home from home. We enjoyed the cream tea and eggs that were waiting for us on our arrival. We would definitely return to this accommodation and recommend it. Ben (the dog) was there to greet us when we returned from our days out.

    Thank you Brenda for the feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay & would love to see you again. Yes, Ben does like to welcome everyone! Property Owner

    Reviewed by BrendaMay 2022

  • "Lovely stay."

    Brilliant place to take dogs. We loved it!

    Thank you Rian. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RianApr 2022

  • "A very comfortable cottage, well furnished and equipped with everything we needed and more."

    Highly recommended.

    Thank you. Comments very much appreciated. So pleased you found everything you required ( & more). Property Owner

    Reviewed by HeatherApr 2022

  • "Wonderful little place where you can relax."

    Beautiful scenery. Wonderful hosts (including Ben).

    Morning Ann-Marie. Thank you for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay & I will pass your message to Ben. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann-marieMar 2022

  • "Highly recommend this cottage for people with mobility problems."

    Everything provided to make your stay comfortable. Hosts were lovely friendly couple who looked after us very well during power cut due to "storm Eunice".

    Thank you very much for your comments regarding customers who may have mobility problems. Pleased that Jack's Nest was so suitable. Yes, we survived Storm Eunice! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2022

  • "A lovely new year break away, unfortunately had to be cut short due to illness, would book again as it was a lovely cosy place to stay with everything you need, Elaine & Michael were very friendly and helpful."

    Thank you. I do hope you are feeling better & we would be delighted if you came to stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LorraineDec 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay, jacks nest has everything you need, comfortable cottage."

    Beautiful views good location. Elaine is so friendly.

    "Thank you for review. & comments. Much appreciated." Property Owner

    Reviewed by PatrickSep 2021

  • "We have just had a wonderful weeks holiday staying at Jacks nest ."

    The hosts Elaine and Michael were so helpful and our welcome tray and flowers so thoughtful . Would highly recommend.

    Thank you very much for your feedback, much appreciated. So pleased that you enjoyed your welcome tray & the stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by WilliamAug 2021

  • "Hoste Elaine, Michael and Ben the dog were very friendly and welcoming."

    Cottage was very clean and everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. Quiet and peaceful location with great views. Good central location for trips out. Would highly recommended

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and it was lovely to meet you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2021

  • "We had such a fabulous week staying in Jack’s Nest."

    It had everything you could of wished for & more. The hosts Elaine & Michael (& Ben the dog) were lovely & always available if you needed anything. We would highly recommend it to family & friends & would definitely stay again. Thank you for a wonderful week, even though the weather wasn’t the best it didn’t stop us from venturing out & walking to visit the surrounding areas. Mel, Clive & Joel the dog :)

    Thank you for your feedback and recommendation. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CliveJul 2021

  • "Booking through Sykes Cottages was very easy and uncomplicated, the cottage far exceeded our expectations We will be booking through Sykes again."

    Reviewed by RonaldJun 2021

  • "Excellent Welcome from the dog Elaine friendliness cream tea."

    very comfortable easy parking / unloading very peaceful excellent scenery - rolloing hills amd sheep

    Reviewed by JuliaJun 2021

  • "Elaine and Michael the owners were great."

    They were friendly, welcoming and left us a lovely cream tea on arrival. The cottage itself was much bigger than it looked in the photos and the wet room was just ideal. I use a wheelchair and I have to say that the accessible area was the best I have had in any holiday home. Both entrys easily gained. Everything you need is here in this cottage, together with the beautiful location. What more do you want? We will be coming back as soon as possible.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2021

  • "Beautiful scenery."

    Exceptional cottage with everything you need for your holiday. Would definitely visit again Hosts were amazing.

    Reviewed by ZenaApr 2021

  • "Jacks Nest is a comfortable, well presented cottage with everything available that's needed for a good self-catering experience."

    The surrounding countryside is lovely with far reaching views towards Exmoor. Elaine and Michael were very friendly and helpful and Ben their dog was very welcoming and playful.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2020

  • "We have just spent a lovely relaxing time at Jacks nest holiday cottage."

    The lovely hosts made us feel very welcome and went out of their way to make sure we had a great time. Everything about the cottage and the area was perfect!

    Reviewed by TraceyAug 2020

  • "A perfect place to stay during these mad times, as once you have been out during the day you can come back to the cottage and feel absolutely safe and secure."

    The host was very friendly and helpful. And Ben the collie was a joy.

    Reviewed by GeoffreyAug 2020

  • "Myself and my partner and Yorkshire terrier had a amazing time."

    Wonderful peaceful location but still near shops etc.Elaine & family made us feel at home and Daily visits from Ben the farm dog was lovely for us & Rosie. We would definitely visit jacks nest again and have told friends and family about it

    Reviewed by CarrieJul 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time at Jacks Nest."

    The property was modern, clean and within easy reach of many beautiful locations. We were provided with a very warm welcome and had everything we needed. It was also perfect for our dog. We would definetly return and recommend it to family and friends. Thank you!

    Reviewed by LauraNov 2019

  • "The cottage was just perfect in the perfect location."

    Elaine gave me a warm welcome as did Ben the sheepdog. There was a lovely cream tea on arrival. The cottage was home from home, everything had been thought of and there was every comfort. The fully enclosed garden was perfect for Toffee, my dog. We enjoyed various walks from the door. It was a lovely relaxing holiday and so nice to park the car, unpack it and forget it. I highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage, lovely hosts, enjoyed our stay very much and will return if we visit Devon again"

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2019

  • "Just amazing from start to finish."

    A completely relaxing break with amazing hosts nothing was too much trouble for Elaine and Michael. Thank you so much Elaine and Michael for making us so welcome.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2019

  • "Jack's nest provided a comfortable relaxing home from home retreat hosts were warm and welcoming nothing was too much trouble."

    A central position to travel out to other areas of interest.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2019

  • "A very good holiday and the hosts were EXCELLENT."

    Reviewed by KennethJul 2019

  • "Jack's nest was absolutely beautiful."

    Everything we want wanted and more. On arrival we were greeted with tea, coffee, scones, jam and clotted cream. The owners of the cottage were a wonderful couple and they couldn't do enough for us. The cottage is ideally situated on a working farm with lovely views. We had a lovely week there with prefect weather and my two springer spaniels had loads of fun. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by SonyaJul 2019

  • "Jack's Nest was the perfect place for a quiet relaxing holiday."

    The cottage was well equipped, comfortable and Michael and Elaine and Ben (the collie) made me feel very welcome. The cottage was well located to visit Exmoor, MInehead, Barnstaple, Ilfracombe and Bideford. There is a dog-friendly beach at Saunton Sands, north of Barnstaple, which has miles of sandy beach to explore off the lead.

    Reviewed by MissJun 2019

  • "Great location."

    Friendly owners on hand. My wife got to cuddle a new born lamb which she had wanted to do for years!!

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2019

  • "Great place to stay!"

    Reviewed by MatthewFeb 2019

  • "Friendly welcome."

    Enjoyed our break

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2018

  • "Elaine the owner was very friendly and helpful."

    Enjoyed the cream tea she provided. Nothing was too much trouble and the cottage was outstanding with lovely views. Ben the sheepdog was very entertaining.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2018

  • "Perfect holiday cottage and lovely hosts, couldn't have asked for better!"

    Reviewed by JackieSep 2018

  • "Elaine and michael make you feel very welcome as does ben (their dog)."

    there was everything we could possibly need in the cottage, it is a real home from home we were sorry to leave.

    Reviewed by ShirleySep 2018

  • "You couldn’t wish to meet a nicer couple than Elaine and Michael."

    They were very friendly and welcoming. The homemade cream tea on arrival was a delightful extra touch. They also checked throughout the week that we had everything we needed without being intrusive. The cottage was spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. The outdoor space was fully enclosed and perfect for our dogs. It’s very well positioned to go out and about to see lots of local sites. Hopefully we will be able to have a return visit. Would not hesitate to recommend this property.

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2018

  • "Would definitely recommend Jack's Nest if you want a peaceful get away from it all holiday, comfortable cottage with everything you need, attentive hosts but not in your face, great location for exploring Devon."

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2018

  • "Elaine & Michael Cole were excellent hosts, A lovely Devon cream tea was ready on our arrival,the cottage was in an idyllic location,very quiet & peaceful, everything could not have been better."

    From Gloria & Derek.

    Reviewed by GloriaJun 2018

  • "Superb hosts/situation."

    Reviewed by MikeMay 2018

  • "Elaine was most welcoming, and catered to our every wish."

    She was incredibly helpful, and ensured that we wanted for nothing. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2018

  • "The owners Michele & Elaine was very welcoming and made sure you had a perfect holiday there was lots of information in the cottage on were to visit in the area we went to Dunster Castle ,Minehead ,Arlington Court but the views from the cottage was fantastic we got snowed in while there Michele and Elaine made sure we was cared for Elaine brought us a flask of homemade soup which was delicous."

    They took time out from the lambing to look after us and with being snowed in kept us informed of the situation until we could leave the cottage safely and guided us up the hill from the farm Michele & Elaine a big thank you from Pete and Lynda Hope the lambs are well

    Reviewed by PeterFeb 2018

  • "A fantastic holiday cottage."

    The owners are extremely welcoming and friendly. I would highly recommend Jacks Nest to anybody

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2017

  • "Fantastic holiday."

    Hosts very welcoming and helpful. Cottage 10+.

    Reviewed by AnnJul 2017

  • "First time we have booked with you and it was fantastic, can not wait to book again."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower with seat and handrails, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • One guest bed shared between both properties available on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles.

The property

This delightful detached single-storey barn conversion has an open plan living area, double bedroom and bathroom.

The wide doorways and laminated wooden floors throughout make it ideal for wheelchair users, and the bathroom has a shower with seat and handrails making it easier to use for the less able.

There is one sofa and 2 reclining chairs both faux leather, and modern furnishings, giving a welcoming feel and the wonderful countryside views give a sense of peace and relaxation.

Note: This property is opposite Ref. 934511, together they sleep 6.

Poadmarsh Farm Cottages

South Molton 6 miles. These two detached holiday cottages are situated on the owners’ working sheep farm, on the edge of Exmoor, and close to the market town of South Molton in Devon. Approached along a private lane, the original 18th century barn conversions have been renovated with much care to provide a welcoming and comfortable home from home. Both of these delightful cottages provide a convenient base for families and friends who wish to explore the wonderful Exmoor National Park and North Devon coast. Jack’s Nest is all on one level and may be suitable for less able guests with fabulous views across the farm meadows, providing a quiet setting for a holiday for two within this part of Devon. Owl’s Nest on the other hand is a two-storey cottage sleeping four people. This welcoming cottage is surrounded by green meadows and has far reaching views towards Exmoor, making it a peaceful place to stay. Outside, both cottages have their own enclosed lawned garden and BBQ area. The friendly owners welcome guests to lend a hand on the farm, so why not have a go at bottle feeding the new born lambs in springtime or discover the footpaths that lead from the farm through the lovely landscape providing easy walks from your door. The location is perfect for those who would like to explore the area; with Exmoor just across the valley you can enjoy a variety of landscapes, exhilarating walks, an abundance of wildlife and cosy pubs. The stunning North Devon coastline is just a 30 minute drive and offers rocky coves; sandy beaches and everything in-between; surfing, hiking, rook pooling, crabbing or simply relaxing! A 10-minute drive takes you to the town of South Molton, with its well-known pannier market selling local produce, Quince Honey, a family run working bee farm, Melchior Chocolates and a good selection of independent shops, pubs and cafés. Jack’s Nest and Owl’s Nest provide quality accommodation with a huge welcome in a stunning rural setting.

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About the location


Combe Martin 19 miles; Ilfracombe 24 miles; Woolacombe 25 miles.

The attractive market town of South Molton is known as The Gateway to Exmoor and is ideally placed in North Devon, boasting a range of shops, amenities and a twice weekly market. Being pleasantly situated not far from both coastal and inland beauty spots it will suit visitors of all tastes. In close proximity are forests, moors, rivers and coast, with churches and other buildings of historical significance. Residents find the quiet charm of the area attractive and visitors soon experience the sense of civic pride held by the locals. There is superb walking on the South West Coast Path and the North Devon beaches are varied and interesting. Visit the National Trust's Watersmeet Gorge, Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Up on Exmoor, there are various walks to suit all abilities, as well as highlights such as Tarr Steps, Landacre Bridge and the village of Withypool. Further afield, the resorts of Ilfracombe and Combe Martin are well worth a visit, and for some of the best beaches in the country, visit Woolacombe and Saunton and Croyde.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas