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Owl's Nest

Ash Mill near South Molton, Devon (Ref. 934511)



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39 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful fully equipped doggy friendly cottage."

    .When we arrived the cottage was already warm and toasty ready for a cosy night. The Owl's nest is the perfect cottage for taking your pooch along. Definitely will be coming back, highly recommend.

    Thank you. Much appreciated & glad you enjoyed your stay. Of course we welcome your return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SophieNov 2021

  • "Elaine and Michael made us feel very welcome."

    They were cheerful, helpful and always available.

    Apologies for my late response. Thank you for choosing to stay with us & for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DianaSep 2021

  • "Wonderful hosts!"

    Elaine took our girls three times to feed the sheep which really made their holiday extra special! The dog had his own field to let off steam every morning. The home was superb. Literally only improvement would be for a more comfortable mattress in the double bed. Otherwise the home and Holiday was faultless.

    Thank you for your feedback. Much appreciated. The girls were a pleasure to take to feed the sheep & glad that the field was of great use. We have definitely taken note, regarding the mattress. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2021

  • "We had such a lovely week at Owls Nest."

    The cottage is incredibly well equipped and decorated lovely. We were very comfortable and enjoyed returning at the end of each day. Elaine is very welcoming (and so were the scones) and the kids loved chatting to her each day. She even took them into the field to feed the pet sheep, which they loved. The views are stunning, surrounded by fields and sheep. We took our dog and he had a great week too!! We would love to return.....the kids want to stay for 2 weeks next time!

    Thank you for such a lovely review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your holiday and would love to have your family back at Owl's Nest. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LauraAug 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage, clean, well equipped, location beautiful, very friendly hosts, Ben the dog was a hit with our six year old grandson."

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2021

  • "We had an excellent holiday at owls nest."

    The cottage was perfect, with everything we needed, and a cream tea to greet us! Elaine and Michael were the perfect hosts, nothing was too much trouble, we will definitely be returning at some point

    Reviewed by IanJun 2021

  • "Owl's nest was a great place to spend our holiday it was beautifully clean and well decorated with every thing you could ask for for a comfortable stay."

    The enclosed garden was great for our dog to be able to go outside safely and lovely to site in to enjoy a drink or meal for us.South Moulton is a good place for exploring the area and we had great time travelling round. The Owners are very friendly and welcoming and always happy to help. We would definitely recommend this holiday stay if you are looking for somewhere in this area.

    Reviewed by GillianJun 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at Owl’s Nest."

    Elaine was the perfect host and made us feel very welcome, even ensuring everything was ok on the 2nd day (braving the rain!). The cottage is well equipped and they seem to have thought of everything! The garden is well enclosed but there is no direct access from the house which may be a problem for those with dogs for letting them out particularly if they have wandering tendencies! All in all it’s a lovely base for a beautiful part of the country and we would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at our property. We are aware of the garden access and currently trying to find a work around for this. Again we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohannaMay 2021

  • "Good location for visiting North Devon area."

    Very friendly hosts. Useful adjacent area for dog walking. Really enjoyed our stay and would recommend. Very pleased with Sykes in general - friendly and obliging staff.

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2021

  • "Everything about Owl's Nest was perfect."

    Elaine the owner was warm and friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. The cream tea with fresh scones and fresh flowers which awaited us on our arrival made us feel instantly at home! If its peace and tranquillity you want, waking up to bird song and the occasional bleat of the sheep with perfect views then Owl's Nest is the place for your holiday!

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2021

  • "The cottage is on a working Exmore sheep farm, Elaine and her husband are very friendly, as is Ben the sheep dog."

    Feeding the lambs was the highlight of the week!

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2021

  • "Fantastic week’s holiday, two of us plus Labrador loved Owl’s Nest and the farm run by very friendly professional hosts."

    Cottage is very private, old with lots of character, high standard modern kitchen/ bathroom etc. Good walks from the cottage and short drive to Exmoor moors. Local town has great market place for local food, crafts, antiques. Location is perfect for exploring the amazing beaches, many have huge dog walking areas all year. So many beautiful places within 45mins drive of Owl’s Nest including Lorna Doone Valley and Valley of the Rocks as our favourites. Absolutely recommend Owls Nest and would consider rebooking.

    Reviewed by PhillipApr 2021

  • "Such a lovely location and the owners could not be more friendly or helpful."

    We felt so welcome. The cottage is beautiful and has lovely views out of every window. It is really well equipped and you don’t want for anything. It’s the perfect base for exploring North Devon. We hope to go back again soon

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2021

  • "Tranquil setting and very comfortable accommodation."

    Hosts are very keen to ensure you have a wondrous stay. Thankyou very much.

    Reviewed by EricApr 2021

  • "Booked the Owls nest for my husband as an anniversary getaway."

    We took our two dogs, who loved how much land there was to explore and loved playing with Ben the owners dog. This cottage is the perfect place to escape everyday life and just enjoy peace and quiet.The owners are super lovely and accommodating. We would definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by FrancescaDec 2020

  • "Lovely rural location with the owner on hand to give useful advice."

    Reviewed by HilaryOct 2020

  • "Friendliness 0f Michael, Elaine and Ben."

    Reviewed by GeorgeOct 2020

  • "We really could not fault this cottage."

    It was a truly lovely location, the cottage was very clean, well equipped and nicely furnished. The shower was amazing as was the heating if needed. You couldn’t wish for nicer owners, friendly and chatty if that what you want, but also left well alone with just a passing wave when needed. We will certainly return.

    Reviewed by JoeSep 2020

  • "Third time we have been to owls nest, elaine michael and ben the dog are excellent hosts we always enjoy going there"

    Reviewed by AngelaSep 2020

  • "Brilliant holiday."

    Elaine and Michael were very welcoming. We have a nine year old who loves farming, he was feeding the sheep every morning with Elaine and flying kites in the field in the afternoon. The house is in a lovely position and was very clean and comfortable. We would highly recommend this house.

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2020

  • "Had an enjoyable holiday."

    The owners of the cottage were always on hand if any problems occurred. The cottage was well equipped and the enclosed garden was ideal for our dog. The cottage was ideally located to explore many locations. All in all a home from home.

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2020

  • "The cottage was spotless and very comfortable and catered for your every need in every way."

    Elaine the owner was the perfect host she was so friendly and nothing was too much trouble for her,the cottage is definitely a credit to her and her husband.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2019

  • "The garden is not as big as the photos show ."

    there are 6 steep steps up to where the table and chairs are on a very small grassed section.

    Reviewed by MontySep 2019

  • "The Owls nest is a great little cottage."

    When I saw it advertised on the internet i thought that's just what I need to get away from the hustle & bustle, just to take it easy and relax, but not too far from the beach or the shops. Elaine was there to meet us on our arrival. She is such a lovely caring and helpful lady, nothing was too much trouble for her. Then when we get inside WOW,lovely kitchen, real comfortable sitting area.Nice bathroom with bath and shower. 2 double bedrooms. Everything spotlessly clean, just perfect. Thankyou so much Elaine & Mike for helping make our stay at The Owls nest so enjoyable. Hope to see you again next year. From Gloria &John

    Reviewed by GloriaJul 2019

  • "Great cottage, complete with gorgeous dog Ben!"

    Reviewed by GaryJun 2019

  • "What a super week we enjoyed in Owl's Nest cottage at Poadmarsh Farm."

    Elaine and Michael were so kind and welcoming allowing our 15 year old daughter to help bottle feed Hector the lamb and even taking her out to the top fields to meet the other sheep! We were greeted with homemade cake and tea which was lovely after rather a long 'Bank holiday' type journey! There are lots of places to visit within a 45 minute drive and the accommodation is perfect for dog owners. The kitchen is perfectly equipped and there is a private garden (accessed to the left of the front door, not from within the property itself) backing onto fields of sheep and perfect for a BBQ. The beds were comfy and the cottage was super clean with homely touches. We left feeling relaxed and recharged and can't believe we have never explored this little corner of England before now. If you want a lovely 2 bedroomed cottage to do the same, don't hesitate in booking this little gem!

    Reviewed by IanMay 2019

  • "EXcellent location for what we wanted."

    ....and closeby to a major trunk road for Devon was very useful

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2019

  • "Lovely location in peaceful , tranquil part of Devon , yet easy distance from communication and facilities ."

    Mike and Elaine , the hosts , are superb . Helpful and friendly and very welcoming. Owl's Nest has been renovated with taste and flair and retains its authenticity ,. Every comfort is provided . I cannot praise the cottage or the hosts highly enough. Most recommended.

    Reviewed by AliApr 2019

  • "Wonderful, simply wonderful."

    Owls nest was one of those diamond cottages where everything seemed to have been thought of. Cosy, comfortable, loads of character and clean. Very child and dog friendly and the owners were so friendly and accommodating. A wonderful stay thank you.

    Reviewed by MatthewApr 2019

  • "Elaine & Michael were wonderful and friendly hosts."

    Nothing was too much trouble. The cottage is in a lovely, not too isolated and access to Exmoor and the North Devon coast is easy. We will go back again sometime.

    Reviewed by ChristopherNov 2018

  • "Owl's Nest is a lovely cottage with open plan kitchen/living area & two good sized double bedrooms upstairs."

    The property was comfortable, very clean & had everything we needed for our stay. Elaine, the owner, was very friendly & we loved being welcomed home each evening by Ben the dog! We'd highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by TonySep 2018

  • "Had a really relaxing week fantastic location Owls Nest was perfect would love to go back again highly recommend it!"

    Reviewed by SteveAug 2018

  • "The cottage is absolutely beautiful, very clean and the layout and space was perfect."

    It’s also set in stunning surroundings which is so peaceful and perfectly located to get to the local amenities and beaches. The owners of the property were such lovely people, so welcoming and helpful. I would recommend this to anyone you certainly won’t regret staying here. We will definitely be going back next year and look forward to seeing Michael and Elaine for a drink in the garden and of course there amazing dog ben who was totally adorable.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2018

  • "Owl's Nest is a lovely cottage in a beautiful rural location, offering great views across North Devon and Exmoor."

    The cottage is very well appointed and we wanted for nothing. The garden is secure, secluded and has a barbeque and garden furniture which we enjoyed using during this balmy, unforgettable summer. We had a great week here and Elaine and Michael are lovely hosts and Ben, their working sheepdog, is full of fun and loves to play ball. We hope to come back and savour the Devon life again another day!

    Reviewed by MarionJul 2018

  • "This cottage Is beautiful, Elaine and Michael are lovely hosts nothing's to much trouble and its lovely to wake up to the sound of the sheep and lambs."

    Nice place to recharge your batteries

    Reviewed by AngelaMay 2018

  • "We had such a great time on Podmarsh Farm."

    Elaine was a very nice host, the nighbours in the other House were friendly and the weather was from his best side. Everything was so well equiped, the kitchen, the BBQ outside and the beds were comftable to get a good night sleep. A very nice place to stay! We did great tourings by bike and foot, exploring Devon S. Roessner Germany

    Reviewed by StefanieMay 2018

  • "Lovely cottage with everything we needed!"

    Michael and Elaine were very welcoming and friendly making it a great place to stay!

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2017

  • "Perfect venue, great views, great walks, relaxing venue, near all the main attractions, Elaine & Michael great hosts."

    . One further point very good value, the best we have ever stayed at, will be going back.

    Reviewed by SMay 2017

  • "Very friendly and helpful owners who made us feel very welcome during our stay."

    The cottage was very clean and fully equiped. Enclosed garden which is ideal for dogs. Highly recommended and we will definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2017

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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.

The property

This attractive detached barn conversion has an open plan living area, a double bedroom, twin bedroom and bathroom.

There are beams in most rooms giving it character and modern décor to bring it right up to date.

The cottage feels spacious yet cosy, with comfy leather sofas to sink into after a day in the countryside.

Looking out over the grazing sheep and green meadows gives a sense of really being away from it all.

Note: This property is opposite Ref: 934512, together they sleep 6.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with large walk in shower, 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 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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