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(Ref. 1139271)

Bydown near Barnstaple, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "First impressions the cottage is small, clean and well thought out."

    We settled in great and everything was fine until, I began to notice water around the toilet. Frist I thought the water was coming from the shower but as it began to rain more the water got more, there was like a bucket of water in the bathroom, water behind the bed and side of the wall where u would park. Also on my last night I when to pack the dishes away and the cupboard door felt off and almost took my eyes out. I tried to look for a number or email to make a report there was none. When u rent these room you get no support from staff very bad experience over all.

    Dear Mr Osborn, We are so sorry to hear that you had problems. Firstly I would like to point out that our contact number is on the the first page of the welcome book next to the WIFI code, so I`m not sure how you missed it? I will make sure it`s clearer for future guests. We also live on site. Regarding the water in the bathroom and around the edge of the walls. This cabin is a new build and has been built "passive" meaning it is pretty much airtight and energy efficient. When I went to clean after you left I noticed that the heating was on 25c and no windows open at all. It was unbearable in there. The outside temperature was 13c so not freezing. We have had the builder out to have a look, and he has 100% confirmed that there are no leaks what so ever and this was a condensation problem due to lack of airflow and excessive room temperature, and possibly not using the extractor fan whilst cooking. This is a studio cabin. However in response to this situation happening again we are having air vents fitted this week. I can only apologise about the cupboard door, as I stated this is new build with all new fittings including the kitchen, the door seemed fine when I was cleaning before your arrival, but I understand these things can happen. It has now been fixed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Osborn3.1Dec 2023

  • "Fern was well located for our purposes; visiting friends and visiting Barnstaple, Ilfracombe, Clovelly, Lynmouth & Lynton, Appledore, Bideford and Bude."

    With the weather in November being mostly wet and windy it was lovely to return to a warm and cosy studio which had all the amenities to be self-sufficient. It was also good value for money.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and found the cabin warm and cozy. We are also happy to hear that you went exploring all the lovely costal villages near by. Gilly and Tony Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Nov 2023

  • "The cottage was warm, cosy, clean and bright in a quiet rural location."

    A relaxing and welcome break for us during moving home. Gilly very approachable and helpful when needed. Thank you Gilly and Tony. Rosemary and David

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. It was lovely to meet you both and we wish you well with your move. Gilly and Tony Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Nov 2023

  • "We found the cottage hard to locate and believe a further sign under Whitesacks ie leading to Fern and Jasmine Cottage would have been useful."

    The TV was not a good enough reception to use. Although it has a working kitchen there are no tables or trays to eat from. We were booked in for 9 days and during that time only 1 bath towel and hand towel were available to us. Also a wall clock would be nice.

    Thank you for feed back. We are having new signs put up very shortly as we appreciate that we can be quite hard to find. We do have smart TV`s with indoor aerials but have now realised that certain terrestrial channels are not obtainable. We will be having external aerials fitted next week. We have also taken onboard about providing a small table and chairs to eat at and a wall clock. I can only apologise about the towels, I always provide 2 sets of towels for long staying guests, but must have forgotten on this occasion. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy3.8Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely week In beautiful and peaceful surroundings."

    It was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and the welcome pack of milk, butter, eggs, essentials and treats was thoughtful and much appreciated after a long journey. Looking forward to returning in the Spring.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We very much look forward to welcoming you back next spring. Gilly and Tony Property Owner

    Reviewed by J5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was just what I wanted."

    A lovely bolthole to get some writing done. It was peaceful and very beautifully appointed. Fabulous welcome basket of scones, crisps, bread, eggs, and milk! Only thing missing is a wee table to eat at. Also Sykes instructions were incorrect sending you to a different set of Bydown cottages. This needs o be sorted with Sykes and perhaps with additional signage at the property.

    Thank you so much for your feed back. After chatting to you , we have now spoken to Sykes and hopefully corrected the directions to our property. We really appreciate you informing us about this error. We are also in the process of having new larger signs made at the entrance. Many Thanks Gilly and Tony Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patsy4.4Oct 2023

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  • Single storey studio layout
  • Studio open-plan living space with King-size bed, kitchen, and sitting area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, coffee machine, fridge, kettle, toaster
  • Smart TV, WiFi, games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Communal gardens
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4.6 miles, pub 1 mile

The property

Barnstaple 5.2 miles.

Fern is a fantastic wooden lodge resting in Bydown, near Barnstaple, with off-road parking and use of pretty communal gardens, this abode is ideal for a couple looking to explore Devon.

Be welcomed to this property by countryside views across farmers fields, and park off-road, unpacking with ease into this charming wooden lodge.

Once inside, discover a delightful open-plan studio space where care has been taken to create a contemporary space for guests to enjoy, with added hot water bottles, blankets and games.

Here there is a kitchen space with all of the essentials needed to cook up a storm, which can be enjoyed alfresco style with your significant other, over a glass of fizz.

Within this space guests can also relax in the sitting area and enjoy a movie marathon, before freshening up in the stylish shower room and snuggling up in the King-size bed.

Fern is an ideal base for your next Devon adventure.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1139270, together sleeping up to 4 guests.

Jasmine And Fern

Jasmine and Fern is a beautiful pairing of contemporary wooden lodges settled into communal grounds in the countryside location of Bydown, near Barnstaple. This group is ideal for two couples looking to explore the wonders of Devon and the Exmoor National Park, with off-road parking, studio layouts and ample amenities. Each property is well presented, offering stylish furniture, a double bed, kitchen space and sitting area, as well as a shower room, and each has access to beautiful grounds ideal for picnics in the sunshine, with Jasmine sporting the added bonus of a hot tub. Bydown is a rural location close to a number of attractions throughout Devon. For tasty eateries, convenience stores and a local museum, head over to Barnstaple, where there are also riverside walks, independent stores and a theatre. From here, visit Instow Beach, Northam Burrows Country Park and Greysands Beach for a day spent beside the seaside, or try out a game or two at The Royal North Devon Golf Club. For scenic walks and birdwatching opportunities, visit the incredible Exmoor National Park, where options include visits to Barle Valley, Cow Castle, Wheal Eliza Mine, and beyond this discover Dunkery & Horner Wood National Nature Reserve, Hawkcombe Woods National Nature Reserve, and Dunkery Beacon. If you are looking to explore the wonders of Devon, look no further then Jasmine and Fern.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Exeter 40 miles.

Barnstaple enjoys a superb location at the mouth of the Taw Estuary, on the spectacular North Devon coastline between Westward Ho! and Croyde and is a short drive from the Exmoor National Park. Barnstaple is a busy traditional Devon coastal town with a pannier market, shops, restaurants and bars, along with two fabulous sandy beaches, which are popular with surfers and families. The town is renowned for its floral displays having won a Britain in Bloom award and flowers are found around every corner of the town in the most unusual places. Barnstaple lies at the end of the magnificent Tarka line railway journey, which takes you through the spectacular North Devon countryside of wooded river valleys, rugged moorland and a stretch of coastline, plus close by is the picture postcard coastal village of Clovelly. A combination of numerous long sandy beaches and family attractions makes Barnstaple a desirable holiday destination.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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