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Little Willesleigh

(Ref. 934017)

Goodleigh 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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  • lovely (38)
  • comfortable (27)
  • cottage (24)
  • conservatory (20)
  • recommend (19)
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73 Customer Reviews

  • "The perfect place to stay for a break."

    Very quiet and relaxing, we loved to sit in the conservatory and watch the birds feeding. Everything provided that anyone anyone could possibly want. Beautiful bathroom and also a very comfy bed. We had a lovely week there exploring the local area.

    Hi Paul - Thank You for your Very Complimentary Feedback on your recent stay with us at Little Willesleigh, it's very much Appreciated. We do still get a Variety of Birds visit us even in late Autumn. The King size Bed does get a lot of Positive Comments in our Guests Feedback :-) - Best Wishes Kym & Brady Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2023

  • "I booked the accommodation after reading very positive reviews."

    When we arrived the first impression was very good but when we opened the doors the smell in the house was not so good. We opened all the doors and windows for fresh air( only a little window in the bathroom was open already).We received lovely scones and tea as a welcome pack. The rooms were very clean, small kitchen, bathroom has a great shower, little heater for colder time, nice towels changed in the middle of our stay and also additional electric towels rail. There was everything what we needed. But although all the windows we kept open whole night the unpleasant smell was still in the house. Next day the owner came to say hello and asked if everything is okay. We mentioned about the strange smell, she didn't smell it but kindly provided additional odour neutraliser for our request( there were already 6 or 7 in the house). They helped a little but we had to keep all windows open at all the time during our stay(cold wet week). We found that the musty smell comes from the kitchen's cabinets and the wooden one in the living room. They really need the owner attention. Also, the patio deck needs a deep wash, very slippery even when dry. And one more thing, the sofa in the living room is very uncomfortable to sit on ,we called that sliding sofa and were sitting in the conservatory. We would not wish to stay at Little Willesleigh again.

    Hi Wioletta - As you state after reading the other 71 Very Positive reviews yours seem to contradict the other 71, so forgive us if we side with the other 71 Previous Guests. There is One Air Wick Air Freshner in the Small Hallway and one Air Wick Plugin in the Bedroom, so your 6 or 7 just don't add up ! ( not counting the extra 3 you asked for ) The Patio Deck does get a little Slippery when Wet, but as it rained every day of your stay, there's no much we can do about the Weather I'm afraid... You were informed by Sykes a few days before your Arrival, after initially Booking an Infant along with 2 Adults in your Party, Little Willesleigh Cannot Accommodate an Infant due to our Insurance Policy only covering a Maximum of 2 Persons - Best Wishes Kym & Brady. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wioletta2.8Aug 2023

  • "Lovely home from home bungalow."

    Owner very nice and caring

    Hi Anna - Thank You for your Lovely Feedback,and we are Very Pleased your stay with us at Little Willesleigh was a Happy One, and you appreciated the Homely feel we strive for - Best Wishes Kym & Brady Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna4.4Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic place to stay, handy for excursions around the area, the hosts were spot on and nothing was too much trouble, the birds in garden, pond and resident shrew outside conservatory door was entertaining to watch."

    Booking a meal out is a must at local pub. We could not have had a better holiday, will definitely be back. Thank You.

    Hi Ken - Thank You for your Highly Favorable Feedback on your recent stay with us at Little Willesleigh, it's Very Much Appreciated.It helps to show us we're on track for what we are striving to attain, a home from home aura in a Comfortable, Quiet,Rural location. The Local Birds and Wildlife also help us to this end ! We always email our Guests a weekish before their arrival a short Welcoming Note with easier Directions, Key Safe No,Local Pub Tel No ect, as Booking is essential for a Meal at the Local Pub The New Inn - Best Wishes Kym & Brady Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very comfortable accommodation in a lovely quiet position."

    Enjoyed watching all the birds ect from the conservatory. Can highly recommend

    Hi Carol - Thank You for your Very Approving Feedback on your Recent stay with us at Little Willesleigh,it's Highly Appreciated. We find our Quiet location is a benefit as we seem to get an abundance of birds visiting our Feeders - Best Wishes Kym & Brady Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a very peaceful setting, well equipped and comfortable."

    Sitting in the conservatory watching the dozens of birds coming to feed was a delight. The hosts were friendly and helpful and we would recommend this cottage to anyone.

    Hi Brian - Thank You for your Lovely Feedback on your recent stay with us at Little Willesleigh, it's very much Appreciated. Many of our Guests comment on the Number and Variety of Birds we have visiting our feeders,especially the local Woodpeckers and enjoy just relaxing in the Conservatory watching them a few feet away - Best Wishes Kym & Brady Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely holiday home, even with slightly inclement weather for July, was homely and beautifully furnished, comfy bed and excellent shower."

    The conservatory was great to see many species of birds on the feeders. Kym was lovely to talk to and informative with places to go to.

    Hi Gary - Many thanks for your lovely feedback on your recent stay with us at Little Willesleigh, many of our Guests pass Comment on the number and variety of birds we get visiting our feeders. Kym having lived in Barnstaple all her life is a fountain of Knowledge on the Local Attractions and Aminetites if any of our Guests need any Information - Best Wishes Kym & Brady Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2023

  • "5 stars all round."


    Hi Alan - Thank You for your Very Positive Feedback and Recommendation on your recent stay with us at Little Willesleigh, it's Very Much Appreciated - Best Wishes Kym & Brady Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2023

  • "We have had a superb week here and particularly liked the conservatory and having our own garden."

    Local pub serves excellent food and the location of the cottage is very peaceful. Recommend a look round the sculpture gardens, and Morte Point is a great walk.

    Hi John - Thank You for your Great Feedback, we find nearly all our guests like the Conservatory and Private Garden. The Sculpture Gardens at Muddiford is well worth a visit this time of Year, Morte Point is a great walk but maybe a little taxing for some guests due to the nature of the Landscape - Best Wishes Kym & Brady Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2023

  • "What a lovely place to stay at."

    Quiet and comfortable with a a very nice conservatory to relax in and watch the birds feeding in the garden. Also a great location for visiting various attractions in the Barnstaple and surrounding area.

    Hi Mark - Thank You for your Positive Feedback on your recent stay with us at Little Willesleigh,we find our Guests enjoy relaxing in the Conservatory while watching the Local Wildlife. As you state we are ideally located to make the most of what North Devon has to Offer - Best Wishes Kym & Brady Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2023

  • "Little Willesleigh is one of the best holiday properties my wife and I have stayed in."

    Although attached to the owner’s bungalow it is completely self contained and private. It has its own conservatory which overlooks its own private garden. We stayed in mid March when evenings could be quite chilly and we’re grateful for the central heating which made evenings very cosy throughout. It also has a brilliant, easily controllable, walk in shower! All in all a lovely holiday let which we thoroughly enjoyed returning too after our days’ adventures.

    Hi John Thank You for your Very Positive feedback on your recent stay with us at Little Willesleigh. We are pleased you were able to make full use of the Conservatory and Private Garden which at this time of Year, you get the Full benefit of all the Local Wildlife feeding on the feeders - Best Wishes Kym & Brady Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "It was a very nice stay"

    Hi John - Thank You for your Positive Feedback for your recent stay with us at Little Willesleigh, it's very much Appreciated - Best Wishes Kym & Brady Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great property for exploring north Devon."

    The owners have made this property a haven for birders with well planted shrubs and feeders.

    Hi Raymond - Thank You for your Great Feedback on your Stay at Little Willesleigh,we are very Lucky to have such a Great Location for exploring All of North Devon. We do try to look after our Local Wildlife as we are blessed with a very varied Variety in our Garden and Locality - Best Wishes Kym & Brady Property Owner

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely stay in a charming cottage with welcoming hosts."

    The cream tea and fresh flowers were a lovely touch. Kitchen compact but adequate although some cling film, kitchen roll and foil would have been useful. We can recommend The New Inn in the village for excellent food but booking is essential Wonderful area to visit with good walks, beaches ,and moors. Thank you to Kym and Brady.

    Hi Kay - We are pleased you had a lovely stay with us at Little Willesleigh,and enjoyed the cream tea. We try to provided everything our guests may need,but it's difficult to cover all bases, your suggestion to add the additional kitchen items have been noted and will be acted on - Best Wishes Kym & Brady Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kay3.4Oct 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Little Willesleigh."

    The accommodation is very cosy and well equipped. The conservatory is a lovely place to sit overlooking the garden and watching the birds feeding. The owners were very helpful and made sure we had everything we needed during our stay. The cream tea on arrival was much appreciated. We also enjoyed a couple of meals at the local pub which is a 5 minute walk away.

    Hi Mark - We are Very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at Little Willesleigh,and that the Conservatory,Garden and feeding birds added to that enjoyment, also that the week met with your expectations - Best Wishes Kym & Brady Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very enjoyable week in Little Willesleigh."

    Very comfortable cottage. enjoted sitting in the conservatory watching the birds in the garden. Kim made us very welcome . Would recommend the cottage to friends and family. Lovely peaceful place to stay.

    Hi Geoff - Thank You for your Lovely Feedback, Very Pleased your stay with us at Little Willesleigh was a Positive one,and that the Conservatory,Garden and the birds added to it,your recommendation to others is very much appreciated - Best Wishes Kym & Brady Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a great stay at this cottage we had everything we needed."

    It was clean and tidy when we arrived. We were left a cream tea and a vase of freshly cut roses

    Hi Nick - Thank You for your Feedback and kind words on your stay with us at Little Willesleigh, it's very much appreciated and we're very pleased it had everything you needed - Best Wishes Kym & Brady Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Jul 2022

  • "We wanted a quiet break and Little Willesleigh totally fulfilled that."

    A lovely holiday home with all the facilities we needed. We would highly recommend this holiday property to anyone who wants a peaceful, countryside break.

    Hi Rosemarie - Thank You for your Positive Feedback on your recent stay with us at Little Willesleigh, and your High Recommendation for any future Guests that are looking for a peaceful countryside break in Sunny North Devon - Best Wishes Kym & Brady Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemarie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely stay for a week."

    Lovely accommodation. Quiet, home from home. Everything you would need. Lovely couple who own the property who are very helpful and would go the extra mile if you need it. Lovely large bed, cream tea on arrival was a lovely touch. Thank you for a lovely week. Nigel and Dawn.

    Hi Nigel and Dawn - Thank you for your kind Feedback, It’s very much appreciated, Very Pleased that you had a Lovely Week with us at Little Willesleigh - Best Wishes Kym & Brady Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jul 2022

  • "Good points : nice location,quiet,lovely garden,conservatory ."

    Comfortable bed,big tv.lovely to watch the birds in the garden. Nice to be offered a change of towels. Issues for us : poor wifi ,constantly disengaged. please note wifi is hard wired to owners but has wifi extender plug in bedroom. This flickered constantly causing connection to drop. Had to use own data. Male owner said there was no problems & thought my phone & netbook was too old. Would have liked more than 4 knives & forks etc so didn't need to wash up frequently. Note asked to use less water ! Kitchen quite small & cluttered to cook elaborate meals. Settee's in lounge could do with replacing ,tendancy to dip in the middle affecting comfort. Overall we enjoyed our stay & would return if issues were addressed.

    Apologises if you found our Cottage did not meet your Expectations...we are always looking of ways to improve our guests experience and satisfaction. To answer your Concerns...The Wi-fi is a New Rural Community Airband set up direct to our Property so we don't share the Bandwith with Neighbouring Properties but drop out is Inevitable in our rural location I'm afraid. The Cottage only accommodates 2 Guests so 4 of everything in the kitchen seems reasonable, but you only had to ask for anything extra you required as we are less than 20mts away, you didn't mention any of the above when we changed your Towels. We weren't able to reply to the texts you sent from the Cottage everytime. There's a Sign in the Bathroom " Please save Water " which was supplied by the Local Council to Rental Properties in the Area, we support what ever we can to look after our Environment, thats why we supply all necessary bins and bags to recycle as much as we can, which you did not feel the need to make use of. The Matching Rustic Look Leather Couches are 2 Seater with 2 Cushions on each, so cant see the need to sit in the Middle...but Noted. We can't post photo's on our reply, but its the first time in 7 years we've had Guests clean their Black Shoes with Black Shoe Polish using two of our White Bathroom Face Cloths! Pics Available! Cloths provided under the Kitchen sink. Hope our Future Guests read all the reviews and form they're own Opinions. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.1Jun 2022

  • "Extremely comfy accommodation & spotlessly clean."

    Great bed, shower & very nice lounge. Perfect spot for a very relaxing week. We loved all the birds on the feeder & the peace & quiet. Kym & Brady always available but not obtrusive in any way. Very friendly & made us feel very welcome. The best self catering accommodation we have stayed in to date!

    Hi Averil - Thank you for your great feedback. It’s very much appreciated and we are so glad you had a Great stay with us at Little Willesleigh - Best Wishes Kym & Brady Property Owner

    Reviewed by Averil4.7Apr 2022

  • "Very friendly owners."

    We'll equipped. Clean. Conservatory an added bonus to sit in. Lovely views from the garden. One of the best places we've stayed in. Thank you Kym and Brady.

    Hi Fraser - Thank You for your Positive Feedback,we are Very pleased that your stay at Little Willesleigh was an Enjoyable one and the Garden added to it - Best Wishes Kym & Brady Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fraser5.0Apr 2022

  • "Perfect place to stay."

    Had everything we needed and owner only too happy to help if required. We enjoyed lovey weather so were able to make to most of the garden and conservatory. Good base for exploring the area and lovely to come back to at the end of the day to relax. We would definitely return if back in the area.

    Hi Alison - Thank You for your Lovely Feedback, Very Pleased your stay with us at Little Willesleigh was a Positive one,and that the Conservatory and Garden added to it - Best Wishes Kym & Brady Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2022

  • "A perfectly stocked, comfortable and clean cottage."

    Great shower and bed. Kitchen had pretty m7ch everything you could need. Great welcome with lovely little extra touches. We wouldn't hesitate to return.

    Hi Andrea - Thank You for your Positive Feedback, shows we are on the right track,very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at Little Willesleigh,look forward to welcoming you back in the Future - Best Wishes Kym & Brady Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very cosy, comfortable and convenient location."

    Hi Maureen - Thank You for your Positive Feedback, glad your stay with us at Little Willesleigh was a happy one - Best Wishes Kym & Brady Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful, homely cottage set in lovely private gardens."

    Quiet location. Fantastic local pub serving mouth watering meals. Ideally situated for exploring the north of Devon.

    Hi Pamela - Thank You for your Positive Feedback,and we are Very Pleased your stay with us at Little Willesleigh was an Enjoyable one - Best Wishes Kym & Brady Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Sep 2021

  • "The annex was the best cottage we have stayed in."

    The owners were friendly and helpful.

    Hi Rosemary - Thank You for your Lovely Feedback, Very Pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at Little Willesleigh - Best Wishes Kym & Brady Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Sep 2021

  • "We keep going back to this lovely holiday home so that says it all"

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great base."

    Lovely annex.Comfortable bed. Great shower. Small kitchen fully equipped. Comfy conservatory where we enjoyed breakfast watching birds( goldfinches, bluetits and woodpeckers) feeding in the garden. Owners helpful but not intrusive. We would recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Aug 2021

  • "Huge comfortable bed, living room and conservatory also B provided plenty of ..."

    Huge comfortable bed, living room and conservatory also B provided plenty of room with a beautiful garden to complement it all not to mention the excellent shower in the bathroom which was large and had plenty of power

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2021

  • "Little Willesleigh is a wonderful location for a couple wishing to have a quiet break in a comfortable setting."

    The property is very well equipped and furnished and the location just outside Barnstaple provides a very convenient base for exploring the north Devon area. Kim and Brady could not have been more welcoming and helpful during our stay.

    Reviewed by Deryck5.0Jun 2021

  • "The property is very clean and comfortable, it is ideally situated for visiting the surrounding area."

    The owners were very helpful and informative. We would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0May 2021

  • "We had such a lovely week staying at Little Willesleigh."

    The accommodation is tip top, with everything you need to make your holiday relaxing, comfortable and homely. Our hosts, Kym and Brady were very nice and helpful people and although not intrusive made you feel that they could be called upon if needed. We loved the garden, and watching the birds coming and going to and from the feeders, particularly the Woodpecker! We had a fantastic meal at the New Inn, five minutes walk away and recommend advanced booking as it has a good reputation and gets booked up very quickly as it's a small pub/restaurant. Barnstaple is not far away with a good Tesco for local shopping.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0May 2021

  • "Everything was lovely."

    Reviewed by Valerie's5.0May 2021

  • "Very quiet cosy cottage perfect getaway for two people."

    The little extras make it a very homely place to stay not to mention the scones and fresh flowers that were waiting for us. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Apr 2021

  • "The accommodation is very good and comfortable."

    Excellent facilities in lovely surroundings. Lovely little touches like fresh flowers and a devon cream tea on arrival was very much appreciated. Host not intrusive, but on hand for any issues.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Apr 2021

  • "Was very peaceful but central enough for touring."

    Owners were not intrusive but available and gave helpful local advise.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2020

  • "Particularly enjoyed the comfortable and airy conservatory to watch the birds in the garden and to read."

    Whole property well appointed and comfortable. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2020

  • "Kym is a great host - really looks after her guests."

    Cottage was everything we wanted it to be. Had a fabulous time

    Reviewed by Phillippa5.0Aug 2020

  • "Another lovely week at little willesleigh Has everything you need perfect !"


    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2020

  • "Highly recommend this property!"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Kim the owner was very friendly and made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Christine3.8Feb 2020

  • "We book lots of cottages all over the UK, this is definitely one of the best, the Cottage is spotlessly clean and very comfy, the Bed is to die for, did not want to get out of it in the mornings, Plenty of TV channels to chose from as it has sky package, endless ideas for trips as the cottage has hundreds of leaflets of things to do in Devon, we went somewhere different every day."

    Highly recommend the Williams Arms for the best carvery ever (Book if you go on a Sunday) Kym the owner who looks after the cottage is lovely and made us feel very welcome, next time we in Devon this is the place we will be booking.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Nov 2019

  • "This is one of the best holiday lets that we have stayed in and we have stayed in many."

    It is very comfortable, well equipped and has excellent Wifi not always found in the West Country. Would thoroughly recommend it .Book early as it is very popular.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Sep 2019

  • "Had a lovely week at little willesleigh accomodation was everything we wanted and much more ☺ Attention to detail was good even down to a picnic basket and blanket if we needed it."

    Flowers and cream tea was much appreciated on arrival thankyou Bed was a super kingsize and very comfortable shower was powerful and very hot which was much needed after our day trips out A nice base to north Devon and south Devon and would definitely recommend this holiday cottage

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2019

  • "The only disappointment was it did not have a traditional oven."

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Aug 2019

  • "Kym & Brady are really nice people , the property is set in a lovely quiet location loads of little birds to watch, the property is very comfortably furnished , the shower is brilliant red hot , the bed is massive and very comfortable very enjoyable stay ."

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Jul 2019

  • "Our cottage was excellent."

    Very clean, cosy and very comfortable. Kym the owner was lovely very friendly and the personal touches of fresh milk and flowers and a cream tea was very much appreciated. To also have fresh towels mid week was a delight. Set in a beautiful area and very well placed for visiting the surrounding coastal areas. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage exceeded our expectations in its comfort."

    The owners are really friendly and have gone out of their way to make sure you enjoy your holiday. It is conveniently placed only 2 miles from Barnstable town and there are a lot of places to visit within easy reach

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2019

  • "Beautiful , peaceful place to stay ."

    Great base for tour around from . Lovely local pub with great food in walking distance . Fantastic views. Friendly welome .

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0May 2019

  • "This may have only been a short break but one that was so worth it."

    Really comfortable and clean. The conservatory was wonderful to sit in and watch the visiting birds, it was so relaxing. The cottage is set in the quiet countryside pretty central to where we wanted to visit, ideal for our break. We would definitely recommend this cottage for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage had been well thought out by the owners, and had everything needed, and were very helpful on advice of where to visit."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Little Willesleigh which was peaceful and private with a lovely garden and decking area, beautiful setting."

    The spacious accommodation was most comfortable, very clean with a kingsize bed, pristine white bedding and the bathroom included a good shower unit and soft, fluffy, white towels. Everything we needed was provided, plus a cream tea also, fresh flowers and the owner, Kym was very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Apr 2019

  • "This little and cosy holiday let was absolutely lovely."

    .. everything you need for a quite, remote holiday but all shops not far away in Barnstaple. A lovely pub literally 5 mins up the road that's serves great food. Great place for couples who want to get away from it all. The owner, kym lives next door and was lovely making sure we had everything we needed but was never intrusive and made us feel very welcome with a cream tea, fresh flowers and milk left for us. We will be recommending this beautiful place to others. Cannot fault it at all.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Nov 2018

  • "This holiday let was an absolute gem-ideal situation for touring North Devon and beyond, superb facilities, quietness and privacy, every need catered for."

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2018

  • "We had such a good time and it was made that way because apart from the Devon scenery and the exceptional food served at The New Inn, Goodleigh, the accommodation was superb - we couldn't fault it."

    We have stayed in Airb&b in Australia and here and were disappointed. Kym had a cream tea waiting for us on arrival and she was always ready to help in any way we needed. It was so good to come back after a long day to Little Willesleigh.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Sep 2018

  • "Little Willesleigh is a home from home and the effort that Kym has put into the property is evident from the moment you walk in the door!"

    It is beautifully furnished and decorated and has all the facilities that you would require.

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Aug 2018

  • "This is a property which is true to its description, in a beautiful part of England."

    You really cannot go wrong with this property

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Jul 2018

  • "Although Sykes is very good at the organisation of holiday lets."

    Most of our praise has to go to the owner of the property. We had a most enjoyable and relaxing time. The property exceeded our expectations.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2018

  • "Nice size cottage clean and quiet."

    We were on our honeymoon for the week and was very surprised that we got bottle of bubbly. The roses and cream tea was a lovely thought so thankyou

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Apr 2018

  • "Perfect cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Tastefully decorated with lovely added personal touches such as cream tea and roses on arrival.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2018

  • "Excellent accommodation!"

    Exceptionally clean, very homely and comfortable. Well equipped. Owner very friendly and helpful, but not at all intrusive. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Feb 2018

  • "We have stayed in many holiday lets over the years but none of them have been shown the t."

    L.c. that the owner has clearly spent on this little gem. Also this was the first time that we have been given a towel change half way through the week. Kym, the owner, was very helpful and friendly and even though she lived on site she was not intrusive in any way. Would highly recommend this delightful and extremely comfortable holiday let.

    Reviewed by G4.8Sep 2017

  • "The cottage far exceeds it's description."

    Everything is of a very high standard and quality and well designed. It is unusual in that it is very spacious and furnished with good quality furniture and fittings. The owners are very nice friendly people who will help you if needed. Goodleigh is a quiet village with just a pub, The New Inn, which has very friendly owners who provide excellent food. There is no bus service so a car is essential although a taxi isn't very expensive.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Sep 2017

  • "Kym, the owner was very friendly, helpful and the cottage was a credit to her."

    Flowers and cream tea on the table as a welcome to her guests was very thoughtful.. She was very discreet but was on hand if you requested anything. Location was good for reaching all the places we wished to visit and a short stroll to the local pub. The conservatory was a great place to chill-out and watch the bird life in the garden. Well recommended.

    Reviewed by M5.0Aug 2017

  • "A very comfortable and enjoyable week in lovely accommodation, with friendly and helpful (though not intrusive) hosts."

    This ticked almost all our wish-list boxes. PS A car is pretty much essential!

    Reviewed by Bruce4.2May 2017

  • "Great property, very comfortable and well equipped."

    The owners were welcoming and helpful. Quiet location but very close to Barstable town.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0May 2017

  • "Had a great time."

    Well worth spending time there. Marvelous.

    Reviewed by A J5.0Mar 2017

  • "This is a lovely comfortable cottage within a short distance of Barnstaple."

    Plenty of space for 2 people and very welcoming hosts.

    Reviewed by Maureen4.8Mar 2017

  • "Although we had a stressful week house hunting, it was wonderful to come back to a perfect cottage and then stroll up to the nearby excellent and friendly pub."

    Reviewed by Andrew4.8Feb 2017

  • "This cottage was more than we expected."

    Everything you needed was there and more. The owners were very helpful,nothing to much.for them .We would give it 10/10. And would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice holiday.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2016

  • "Great base for lots of lovely and interesting places to visit."

    Accommodation was cosy and very comfortable. Was in a very hilly position. Steep walk up or down.

    Reviewed by Philip4.2Aug 2016

  • "The owners thought of every detail to make a stay here comfortable and enjoyable."

    They live in an adjoining property and create the right balance of friendliness/being available but also allowing privacy. The conservatory and the garden were especially welcome, beautifully cared for and the bird life marvellous. This is a fairly new venture for the owners. They deserve to make it a great success and I feel sure it will be. Many thanks to Kym in particular.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One super king-size double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with with dining area and electric fire
  • Conservatory with comfy seating.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric hob/oven, fridge & microwave
  • Wi-Fi, TV , DVD, hair dryer, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Secure bike storage in garage
  • Enclosed, side lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Motorbike tourers are welcome as the property benefits from on-site secure garage parking
  • Please note: there are five external steps leading up to the property
  • Please note: this property only accepts adults.

The property

Barnstaple 3 miles.

This well-presented ground floor holiday home is attached to the owners' large bungalow in Goodleigh, a small quiet North Devon village on the edge of Exmoor National Park.

In a rural setting with a stream running through the owners’ garden and a five minute walk to the friendly village pub, this is an ideal retreat for a couple.

All on the ground floor, this cottage is particularly spacious with a living area with two comfy leather sofas, a super king-size en-suite bedroom and a warm, sunny conservatory overlooking the enclosed side garden, which is for the exclusive use of guests.

The garden has a lawn, patio, furniture and extensive views across the gardens to the countryside beyond.

The local village pub is very popular and offers home-cooked food and local ales.

Barnstaple is just three miles away and has plenty of independent boutique shops, proud local food producers selling their delicious delicacies in the Pannier Market and, of course, the town’s colourful history.

It’s this mix of new and old, of modern and traditional that’s behind Barnstaple’s charm.

Exmoor provides a great escape for walkers and wildlife lovers, whilst the spectacular North Devon beaches are all a short drive from your holiday cottage and provide endless sea, sand and surf for all members of the family.

A welcoming cottage near the moorland and coast, perfect for couples and lovers of a quiet life in the country.

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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
  • Last minute
  • Christmas