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Rock Cottage

Barnstaple, Devon (Ref. 1040822)

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Features

  • 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/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Icon/Feature/Pub Near a pub < 1 mile

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8 Customer Review(s)

  • “On arrival at Rock cottage after 3pm an Estate Agent was showing a prospective buyer around the property both internally and gardens.”

    Nobody was wearing a face mask this was witnessed by ourselves and our parents. We were made to wait before we could access the property. We had concerns of people in the property without face coverings in light of the COVID situation. We reported this to Sykes and was disappointed that they did not respond. We did receive a call from the property owner, and equally disappointed with their response refuting all the facts given with no apology. ...

    Nobody was wearing a face mask this was witnessed by ourselves and our parents. We were made to wait before we could access the property. We had concerns of people in the property without face coverings in light of the COVID situation. We reported this to Sykes and was disappointed that they did not respond. We did receive a call from the property owner, and equally disappointed with their response refuting all the facts given with no apology. We also reported to Sykes Cottages that there was no heating or hot water for the last 4 days of our weeks holiday at Rock cottage. We were again disappointed that Sykes cottages did not respond to our request for help in particular as 3 of our party were over 75 and did feel the cold in the evenings. We had to resort to buying large amounts of logs for the log burner at our own expense to generate some heat in the living room. We have used Sykes cottages for many previous holidays with positive experiences leaving good reviews and feel sad that on this occasion we felt let down by Sykes customer services team despite sending daily messages being allocated unique reference numbers but no action taken by Sykes when asking for help

    - Dean, October 2021

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, there is a lawn area, fire pit and patio with dining area adjacent to the cottage.

The rest of the half acre natural woodland garden is set into the hill with paths snaking up and beautiful views of the valley and Arlington Court.

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, the carriage museum and lakeside walks are within easy 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.

Summary

  • 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, washing machine, dryer dishwasher, 1 x TV with Freeview, DVD Player and WiFi
  • Iron and Ironing board
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • There is a patio area directly to the left of the house which leads up to an English garden walled lawn area, fire pit with patio, paths lead from the lawn up into the woodland area, these paths are steep, can be slippery and are used at your own risk
  • 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

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

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About the location

BARNSTAPLE

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