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Post Box Retreat

(Ref. 999461)

Brayford near South Molton, Devon Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


1 Customer Review

  • "The turning into the village off the main road is quite sudden when you don't know it, and we went straight past the property without realising!"

    Because the mobile signal had then disappeared we had to drive up and down a bit to find it. I'm not sure what you could do about that, unless you're able to put up a sign that sticks out?

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2023


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x double
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed rear courtyard with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.8 miles, pub 2.6 miles, River Bray 0.5 miles
  • Note: Car parking is on the right just past the property and the parking space is signed for Penny Lilac parking
  • Note: There is no mobile signal in the area, on any network, but WiFi is available for calling
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: 7 night stays only between July and end of August.

The property

South Molton 7.1 miles Located in the small village of Brayford near the market town of South Molton in North Devon is Post Box Retreat, a fabulous, two-bedroom cottage.

Nestled on the edge of the Exmoor National Park, the property has a homely interior and sleeps four, with the main bedroom having the flexibility of a King Size or Twin Beds to suit.

The property has a small courtyard garden, perfect for relaxing after a day exploring the Tarka Trail or the stunning coastline of nearby Woolacombe and Saunton Sands.

Entering the living/dining room via the hall, it comprises plush seating, a Smart TV with Freesat box, a DVD player, a dining table for four, and a woodburning stove.

There is a well-equipped kitchen, where you can prepare delicious meals when you’re not dining at a local restaurant.

When sleep calls, head upstairs to find two well-appointed bedrooms, including a king-size (zip/link), and a double, both serviced by a spacious shower room.

The nearest village shop is Bratton Fleming, perfect for stocking up on last minute essentials.

The market town of South Molton, famous for its weekly Pannier Markets and independent shops full of local tasty produce is just 7 miles away.

If you’re looking for a friendly local pub, The Black Venus at Challacombe or The New Inn in Goodleigh are a short drive.

For attractions, head to Exmoor Zoo or The Quince Honey farm, both firm family favourites.

If a stroll around gardens is more your ideal day out Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum are nearby, with the Chichester family home built in the Regency period, Victorian walled gardens, and picturesque walks through the estate.

Travel to the coastline, reaching Combe Martin Beach in just a few miles; it's also home to the Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park, the local Museum and you can go Coasteering or hire a kayak or paddle board, offering something for everyone.

Complete your break with a tour of Barnstaple, its museum, and the River Taw, before traversing the North Devon Coast Nature Reserve, for some breath-taking walks.

Experience all of this, and more, at Post Box Retreat.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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.

Note: 7 night stays only between July and end of August.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season