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Rock Cottage

Barnstaple, Devon (Ref. 1040822)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Rock Cottage is an idyllic, detached cottage in a tranquil location, on the edge of the National Trust's Arlington Court in Barnstaple, North Devon.

This property is more than 200 years old and offers an acre of gardens and woodland to discover, beside the River Yeo in a peaceful setting, and provides wonderful accommodation for a large family or two separate families wanting to enjoy their own space, but also come together to explore North Devon's coastline and the nearby Exmoor National Park.

Parking is available off-road for two cars, and you can enter the property to discover two spacious sitting rooms, one of which has an original fireplace and woodburning stove, the other had a feature fireplace, TV and DVD Player, ideal for a movie night and a small dining table.

There is a separate dining room with charming wooden beams, where you can enjoy meals together as a group, lovingly prepared in the fully-equipped, galley-style kitchen.

The first floor is accessed via two separate staircases, and on each side you will find two bedrooms and a bathroom, making this space ideal for two families wanting to enjoy their own space.

The bedrooms consist of two king-size doubles on one side, and a king-size double and twin bedroom on the other, each side served by a family bathroom with shower over bath.

Outside, discover a magical garden, comprising an acre of stunning multi-level woodland, lawn with seating and a fire pit and a patio with seating, as well as pretty flora to admire.

Close by, the village of East Down offers a pub serving food, while the National Trust's Arlington Court & Carriage Museum, with a Victorian garden, carriage museum and lakeside walks is within walking distance of the cottage.

Venture towards the North Devon AONB to discover magical coastline and picturesque beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde, Saunton Sands and Westward Ho!, along with the magnificent seaside resort of Ilfracombe, with its idyllic harbour, castle, coastal golf club, museum and 11th century Chambercombe Manor, thought to be haunted and filled with paranormal activity.

From here, join the South West Coast Path and venture east towards the Exmoor National Park, where you will discover moorland, woodland, picturesque coastline and rivers, along with attractions which include the National Trust's Dunster Castle, the popular Valley of Rocks, the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, a water-powered funicular railway that joins Lynton and Lynmouth and offers spectacular views of the coast on its ascent and Exmoor Zoo.

The traditional coastal town of Barnstaple is within easy reach; in a fantastic location at the mouth of the Taw Estuary, it offers a pannier market, along with an excellent selection of shops, pubs, bars and restaurants, plus two fantastic, family-friendly, sandy beaches that are popular for surfing.

Explore the area from the comfort of a railway journey on the Tarka Valley Railway, which encompasses wooded river valleys, rugged moorland, a stretch of coastline and the picturesque coastal village of Clovelly.

Rock Cottage provides a wonderful base for exploring the magnificent coast and countryside of North Devon.


  • Four bedrooms: 3 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • 2 x bathroom with shower over bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV, DVD Player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawn and patio garden with fire pit and seating area
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Children will need to be supervised in the garden area
  • Note: Parking is quite tight
  • Note: The woodburning stove in the second sitting room is not in use

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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