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Woodwaye

Bampton, Devon (Ref. 1040745)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Property was in immaculate condition, and everything needed for the stay had been thought of - nice to have such attention to detail."

    Place was very clean and roomy, in an excellent and quiet location. Little to find fault with. All in all everything was very professional and deserves a strong recommendation.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2022

  • "This is an absolutely fabulous home, it far exceeded our expectations!"

    The location was great! The home was extremely clean with all the amenities we could ever need. There were directions for everything, and the neighbor was at hand to offer any assistance we needed! The beds were really comfy and the lounge was very relaxing. The garden is delightful and the fresh scones a really lovely touch - THANK YOU!

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2022

  • "Fantastic property set in the ideal spot."

    All amenities to hand in the village. Great restaurants and a pub at the end of the lane. The property was well equipped and spacious. Very comfy beds. Two modern bathrooms and a separate toilet. The cream tea on arrival was much appreciated. The owner’s representative, Lindsay, who was lovely, on hand if any problems. We enjoyed our stay so much we didn’t want to leave. No hesitation in recommending this property.

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2022

  • "5 star accomodation in a beautiful, peaceful location."

    Everything was there that we needed and clear instructions. The property is within walking distance to the village shops, chip shop and pubs. We visited the Quarrymans Rest just down the road, for drinks outside and found the locals very friendly. Tiverton about 15 minutes away for main Supermarkets and other takeaways. Excellent wi-fi for those that need it. The property was clean, but needed a bit more attention around the skirtings and ceilings which we dealt with. Only had one issue which we mentioned to Lindsey, was that somebody had been smoking in the single room which smelt bad when we arrived, and a cigarette end was found on the carpet, such a shame that some people break the house rules and spoil it for others, luckily it was a beautiful week so the windows were open and air fresheners bought. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and would highly recommend it, and would love to come back some day.

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2022

  • "We consider the property, and especially the kitchen, to be the best equipped that we have encountered in many years with comprehensive, clear instruction manuals."

    The setting of the cottage is exceptional with wonderful views and the village is charming and full of interest. We were impressed that the owner's representative called in at the beginning of our stay to ensure that we had everything that we needed, to suggest local facilities to visit and to invite us to contact her if a problem arose

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2022

  • "Cottage is fitted to a high standard with everything you could want, and ..."

    Cottage is fitted to a high standard with everything you could want, and conveniently located within walking distance of the busy village

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2022

  • "Well equipped, well maintained, clean and comfortable house in good location."

    Reviewed by JoanneApr 2022

  • "Stunning property, homely and very welcoming."

    Cream tea and pint of milk was a lovely surprise.

    Reviewed by MaryApr 2022

  • "This is a really well-appointed cottage in a lovely peaceful setting - enjoyed the daily visits from the pheasants."

    This was our first self-catering holiday over the Christmas period and we had everything we needed to cater for the family. The layout was perfect for older relatives with mobility challenges and we were all very comfortable. We were really impressed by the facilities and the very helpful guide to using all the kitchen equipment, etc. The mezzanine level gave our teen his own space. Bampton is a pretty village with all the shops you need during your stay. We walked from the house each day and enjoyed the views from the Norman motte and bailey. It is a good location to explore more of Exmoor. Thank you to Lindsay for the warm welcome and for the Christmas treats.

    Reviewed by TraceyDec 2021

  • "Our second visit here and just as good as the first."

    Everything as expected. A beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by DuncanNov 2021

  • "Great cottage in beautiful area ,The cottage is equipped with everything you need and more ."

    Reviewed by TomOct 2021

  • "Pros: Lovely area to holiday in."

    Nice welcome with cream tea, and flowers. Bathmat required for shower and this was provided speedily. Plenty of kitchen equipment and good file of instructions on how to work things throughout house. Good maps and books provided. Cons: Main bathroom toilet flush still not working properly and toilet seat slips. No towel left in small toilet. Cleaner left drink bottle on hall table. Deep clean leaves a lot to be desired ie cobwebs on lounge light, dust in several areas, floor needs good wash. When we started cleaning the vacuum did not work; we changed bag and unblocked pipe which solved problem but shouldn't have needed to do this.

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2021

  • "Accomodation was better than expected."

    Yes, it was clean and comfortable but was extremely well-equipped. For example there was a hair-drier in all three bedrooms. The bungalow was also well set back from the small road which was a pleasant surprise as one of the pictures on the website didn't give this impression. The scones, cream and jam together with a pint of milk were a nice touch. Loved the option to select the large shower head in the bathrooms. Our only minor gripe was that as there were three of us, watching a DVD on the television on the mezzanine meant it was not easy to hear the TV downstairs if there was a clash of viewing.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2021

  • "Spotless, comfortable, wonderfully equipped cottage."

    Perfect tranquil private location yet steps away from the excellent amenities in the village. Lovely welcome of flowers and scones. Local resident Lindsey popped in on our first day and gave us wonderful advice on where to visit. Great location to explore all the delights of Exmoor and the coast.

    Reviewed by ClareAug 2021

  • "The accommodation was brilliant."

    Everything we needed was available. Just a note to say that the hanging lights were too low for my husband & son who are over 6ft tall; they kept hitting their head on the lamps. Also a colander would be nice to have. And the toilet flush in the main bathroom was not working properly. Small points that in no way spoilt our holiday. Scones and cream with jam was a lovely welcome and much appreciated. All in all Ab Fab

    Reviewed by SimaJul 2021

  • "We had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay at Woodwaye."

    The house was super clean with recently refurbished bath and shower rooms, the sitting room and bedrooms were spacious and well furnished and the kitchen had every untensil and equipment you would need. The garden although small had a bbq,a picnic table and parasol and the most entertaining of all a bird table which brought in a large variety of birds bathing and drinking. The only negative we had was there weren't any sun loungers or garden chairs in the garden and that would be a positive especially for visitors in the summer months. Woodwaye is in the village with everything a very short walk from the house, there's a pub on the corner of the road then further along the road there is a convenience shop a butcher a green grocers and a bakers we can recommend all of them. Further along the village is a chemist and another general shop, another pub and 2 hotels. we found the villagers very friendly and very covid safe all wearing masks. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it.

    Reviewed by FaithApr 2021

  • "We paid for seven nights because we were unable to get a four night booking."

    We did in fact leave after four nights because lockdown was announced during our stay and we wanted to get home, otherwise we may have stayed longer. The property was as described. It has been refurbished very recently by the looks of it and to a high standard. There were a few items of pre-refurbishment furniture which were a little at odds with the new modern decor. The bathrooms were fantastic. The bungalow is just up the hill from a local pub and next to a field of cows, with rabbits and pheasants in the wooded area to the side and back. It was idyllic and a couple of minutes walk into Bampton. The cottage was very well equipped and the heating and hot water were very efficient. Bampton is a lovely little town with pubs, cafes, more than enough shops to get what you would need for a stay. My only suggestion would be for the owner to buy a much bigger door mat inside the hall - otherwise the lovely brand new floor is going to get grubby! It was certainly the best self catering accommodation we've stayed in for a long time.

    Thank you for you kind and constructive comments.  You are quite correct in noting that a few items of furniture are in need of updating. Alas, the COVID 19 restrictions of 2020 resulted in severe delays to manufacturers' delivery schedules; as a consequence, the new settees for the lounge were not available for you despite being ordered months in advance of our opening. We have our fingers crossed that the new furniture will be in place for December 2020.  And a much bigger doormat is on order! Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2020

  • "Our family of 4 (two boys) had a great short break at Woodwaye."

    Lots of space and set in a lovely small village with good amenities and a great spot to explore the area. There is a fantastic walk around Bampton that we would highly recommend too!

    Reviewed by AnthonyOct 2020

  • "Great property, excellent facilities, good location."

    Reviewed by MariaOct 2020

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Summary

  • Three ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • First-floor gallery
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, TV, Blu-ray DVD player, Bluetooth audio link and WiFi
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wrap-around garden with lawn and patio with furniture and charcoal barbecue
  • All towels and bed linen will be provided
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Open tread staircase, please take care
  • Note: This property does not accept children under 10 years
  • Note: This property does not accept stag/hen parties, or similar
  • Note: This property has a good housekeeping bond of £100
  • Note: This property does not accept worker bookings

The property

A wonderful choice for those seeking outdoor adventure, Woodwaye can be found resting in the idyllic village of Bampton, surrounded by woodland and in easy reach of the Exmoor National Park, you can find plenty of natural wonder on your doorstep.

A detached cottage with predominantly ground-floor living, this cottage is well suited to a variety of needs whether you're travelling as a family or with friends.

Park up outside the property and soak in your stunning surroundings, before entering into the hallway to discover the wonder of your home away from home; gather together in the homely sitting room, lighting up the woodburning stove to bring an added sense of warmth to the room and flicking on the television before your evening meal.

Sit together in the dining room, a bright and airy room with its large patio doors letting in an abundance of natural light, there's no better spot to watch the sunset over a home-made meal.

The well-equipped kitchen hosts every essential, with an electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher, it has all you need for the duration of your stay, with plenty of preparation space for the chef to delight at too.

Make your way up the open tread stairs to spend a quiet moment to yourself where you can find a gallery room, boasting all of a TV, Blu-ray DVD player and a stereo, it has all you could need for a rainy day!

The three sleeping spots rest on the ground floor, offering a flexible sleeping arrangement for the group with those less able in mind, here you can find a master super-king-size with en-suite, a twin, and a single room, each with a sleek and stylish interior and being served by a cloakroom, and a bathroom, providing plenty of space for you to prepare for your day.

Soak up your views each morning with a cup of coffee out on the patio, where you will also find a charcoal barbecue for alfresco dining, before heading out on your day of adventure.

The local village of Bampton is home to a good range of amenities, including a selection of local shops, butchers, pubs, a café, salon, a nearby garden nursery and more.

There's plenty to explore as you while away the hours on a leisurely day; watch the River Batherm go by, before heading to the pub for a refreshing pint.

For a challenging ramble, be sure to venture into the Exmoor National Park, home to some of the darkest skies in the country, it makes the perfect place for stargazing, as well as boasting opportunities for walking amongst hilly open moorland, horse riding, fishing, mountain biking, canoeing and much more, with the Tarr Steps being a particular spectacle worth exploring.

Venture to the nearby towns of Dulverton and Tiverton both hosting even more amenities, Dulverton being a great base to begin your exploration of the national park, while Tiverton offers attractions such as Tiverton Museum Of Mid Devon Life, a scatter of historic landmarks and an enchanting pannier market.

Visit the National Trust owned Knightshayes Court, home to a great post-war garden, 19th century parkland and impressive Gothic Revival architecture, or simply enjoy a scenic stroll around the woodlands surrounding the property.

In easy reach of so much wonder, Woodwaye is the perfect choice for your exploration of the Devon countryside.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

BAMPTON, DEVON

Dulverton 6 miles; Tiverton 7.5 miles.

Bampton is a wonderfully peaceful Devon village situated in a wooded valley on the banks of the River Batherm, a tributary of the River Exe, close to the Exmoor National Park. Bampton offers lovely Georgian cottages and houses, a good range of shops and is famous for its floral displays, pony fair and folk festival. The towns of Dulverton and Tiverton are close by and offer plenty of amenities, plus there are many country pursuits on offer in this rural area, including fishing on the two reservoirs at Wimbleball and Clatworthy, Exmoor safaris through dramatic windswept moors, walking the Exe Valley Way, horseriding across the moor and cycling along the Lowman Way. Further afield is the beautiful North Devon coastline with stunning walks, small coves, sandy beaches and views across to Wales. Bampton provides an ideal base for exploring North Devon and the Exmoor National Park.

Region Information

Note: This property has a good housekeeping bond of £100. Note: This property does not accept worker bookings.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas