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Spring Cottage

(Ref. 935172)

Berrynarbor, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "We stayed at Spring Cottage for 5 days over Christmas this year with our family of 7, ranging from 9 - 79 years of age, and we were definitely not disappointed."

    The cottage was beautifully decorated in a coastal style and was very well appointed for a holiday let. Despite initial concerns on booking that the cottage may be cold, quite the opposite was true. The cottage was extremely cosy and warm and was made extra special by using the log burner in the evenings, even though it wasn't really needed. The facilities were excellent. We had a vast food order to accommodate in the kitchen and managed to cater for the family brilliantly to make a traditional Christmas Dinner. The cottage provided everything that we needed and was a lovely place to cook. It definitely exceeded our expectations and was larger than appears in the photos. There are a few internal steps to be considered but the elder members of the family navigated them well. In my opinion It would not be suitable for people with mobility issues or wheelchairs users as there are different levels to the downstairs and steep access outside. The house was exceptionally clean and well maintained and the housekeeper Tracy went out of her way to ensure our stay was all we hoped for. The two bathrooms were lovely and we enjoyed the rainfall showers. The location of the cottage is on a steep hill so may not be ideal for those who find walking up hills tricky, but we really enjoyed the walks to the local pub and around the area and found the villagers on Christmas Eve very friendly too. We have no hesitation in recommending the cottage to others and would love to stay in the summertime, as the views and local area are beautiful. Thank you again for a wonderful Christmas venue our family will remember for ever.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a great time at spring cottage."

    We really appreciated the ground floor bedrooms and bathroom. The cottage was very well equipped. One thing that I think would really help is having a hand rail on the stairs between kitchen and living room. We booked the property as had a person with mobility issues. These steps were a bit of a problem. The booking info said that there is parking for 1car. This is correct but it is so steep the car could not get onto it without grounding. May need to update thus description. We had a great holiday. Thank you

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Jun 2023

  • "We found the cottage in need of some TLC."

    There were chipped walls where door handles had banged the wall.A new toilet in the bathroom had unsightly plaster work behind it and had been attached to the wall with a chunk of wood. In th kitchen we were unable to put our groceries in a cupboard as they were so full of crockery and pans.The internal steps were deep with no railing to hold onto and made carrying food to the dining room very difficult.The door of the upstairs bedroom was wedged open with a bedside cabinet.The side garden with the barbeque was overgrown with weeds and the garden furniture looked as if it might collapse at any moment.The one positive was the cleanliness,the cottage had been well looked after in that regard.

    Thank you for your feedback, We haven't had any issues raised previously but we will of course check on anything that may need to be fixed following your review. We are surprised you has these problems as the cottage is recently renovated and we touch up the decor regularly. We do note that the property may not be suitable for people with mobility issues but the internal steps are not steep; There are two shallow steps into the living room and two into downstairs bedroom. Our gardener has now trimmed the garden back where possible and we have now replaced the garden furniture at Spring cottage. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosalind3.1May 2023

  • "The cottage had everything you need for self catering which we like, only 2 of us so plenty of room."

    Very nice bathrooms. We did leave comment that the lounge wasn’t very light due to tree outside window if you were inside and hedge blocked the view which was great, and also said outside needed some TLC which we understand is can be hard to do if it always have quests. Lovely village but very hilly we knew this because we have stayed in village before, parking on road isn’t a problem we couldn’t get our car up drive. Weather was not that good but come back rested. .

    Reviewed by Pete4.1May 2023

  • "Great stay, who recommend!"

    Its a perfect house for 2 families- our 5 kids total v happy. No faults at all. I'm a keen runner and cyclist- its beautiful and hillly locally... Somewhat limited doorstep loops/rights of way... but great area generally! Parking fine on road just by property with 2 cars- 3 would have been fine and lane v quiet... The actual drive is short and steep however- no problem to walk up but and I got a nasty scrapping sound when trying in dark, so be aware of that! Many thanks to the owner and happy holidays to anyone staying :)

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped."

    Super views over the valley. Very quiet during our week and dawn chorus was beautiful.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is such a beautiful house and made for a beautiful Christmas."

    I’m so sorry to Tracy (the lovely property manager) that we ran out of dishwasher tablets :( we will be back xxx

    Reviewed by Verity5.0Dec 2022

  • "One of the most homely, comfortable cottages I’ve stayed in."

    Ever. It had everythingggg we needed with a 11mnth old and 4 yr old. Not only that but it was all so clean, bedding had a lovely smell of fresh washing. Easy walk to little village and great access to local walks and towns. Would be brilliant for two families as you can have separate bathrooms and bedrooms spaced apart so that my folks slept in the downstairs bedroom and weren’t woken up by the baby upstairs in the room next to us. We hope to go back! So much more to explore. All of this and a wonderful host who looked after u too. The hill will also get you fit

    Reviewed by Kat5.0Nov 2022

  • "The only "tiny little thing" (which we wrote in the Visitor's Book) was that it would have been nice to have a mat in the upstairs shower."

    Its floor was a little slippery. That was a minor thing compared to the nicety of the cottage and the thoughtfulness of the owners to provide tea/coffee and cupcakes on our arrival. It was clean, extremely homely and provided a very relaxing time for us during our visit. Thank you

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Oct 2022

  • "Loved the location and the cottage was exactly as described."

    Lovely touch of leaving cupcakes and milk. Tracy the house manager was brilliant with communication and helpfulness. We will look to stay again. Perfect bolt hole in North Devon

    Reviewed by Keeley5.0Sep 2022

  • "Some of the pillows needs replacing as they are stained."

    Also frying pans could be replaced. Other than that my family and myself had a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Lurline3.8Jun 2022

  • "Lovely property in a good location, well kitted out as a holiday home, with fabulous views."

    Comfortable and good for family groups. Would be useful to have a washing line that could be pulled across the kitchen courtyard, for wetsuits etc.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7May 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage in a fabulous location with stunning views."

    Extremely comfortable, very well equipped and beautifully decorated. Thoroughly enjoyed the gardens, log burner and BBQ. Couldnt fault out stay at all! We were all very sad to leave after an amazing week in Devon and hope to return soon.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Apr 2022

  • "Dog mess on steps to garden."

    Chipped crockery. Baking tray/saucepans dirty. Kitchen floor dirty in corners. Beds in downstairs bedroom(singles) could feel springs through mattress. Electric cable across bedroom floor.

    Reviewed by Alan3.4Sep 2021

  • "This house was not very clean."

    The sofas need replacing as they are very stained. The high chair was missing it's tray and the kitchen floor was covered had lots of any powder down which was a hazard to our children. Be aware of the noisy building work occuring next door!

    Thank you for your feedback. We do take feedback very seriously and find your comments are very out of character for this property. There was previously ant powder to prevent further issues but this has now been rectified and eradicated. Building works have been completed and we apologised if this caused a disruption. Best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anneka2.5Jun 2021

  • "Loved location."

    .....quiet and peaceful.....stunning views. Cottage had plenty of space, but missed the cream tea as mentioned in visitor's book!

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Oct 2020

  • "Loved how easy it was to book property ."

    Spring cottage just what we wanted,very homely and even left milk , cream and scones in fridge! The only down side was the massive hill to get to the cottage. I know it did say it was on a hill but this was very steep, as was the back garden which we couldn't really use. Luckily we are pretty fit and coped with the location .

    Reviewed by Hazel4.4Sep 2020

  • "Spring Cottage is a cosy and comfortable cottage full of charm and character."

    It is situated on a steep hill in a very quiet lane on the edge of Berrynarbor, with lovely views over the hills from the front of house. The area is excellent for those who love exploring the beautiful North Devon coast and/ or those who have young children to entertain. There are lots of activities and provisions for children within a short car ride. Eating out is no problem as there are so many pubs, hotels, cafes and restaurants nearby. I would highly recommend staying here for a holiday. October worked well for us with lots of sunshine to set off the rich autumnal colour.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Oct 2019

  • "Beautiful, comfortable, cosy yet spacious cottage with fabulous views across the valley ."

    We absolutely loved staying at Spring Cottage with our 3 teenagers and found it had lots of thoughtful extras to make our stay special. Great location which left us spoilt for choice with what to do for our stay . We would highly recommend this fabulous cottage . Many thanks

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely week in Spring cottage."

    Well equipped for self catering, comfortable and catered for all needs. Enjoyed a few good bbqs. Beautiful views from the garden although garden is in shade from early evening. Garden dining chairs are provided but not relaxer/recliner ones. Difficult drive to access so need to park on road unless you have a high vehicle. Village itself is lovely, recommend a trip to the local shop for fresh bread and the pub for a drink.

    4.4May 2018

  • "Lovely cottage with a beautiful view."

    A lot of character and well kitted out particularly for kids. Having the side room with toddler bed worked really well for our 3 year old and lots of games and DVDs for the kids to keep them entertained.

    Reviewed by Christina4.2Aug 2017

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  • Four bedrooms: Downstairs 1 x double, 1 x adult twin, bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
  • Kitchen with Breakfast Bar, Dining Room, Sitting Room with woodturner (n.b
  • the ground floor is not completely step free). Upstairs: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunk bed (plus toddler bed that can be made up on request), Shower room with Shower, Basin and WC
  • Gas central heating and woodburner
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, Travel cot, highchair, stair gates and toddler bed (please request)
  • Off-road parking for 1 car on sloping driveway, on-road free parking usually freely available
  • Small front garden, rear enclosed garden with lawn, furniture and BBQ Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub steep 10 minute walk or 2 minute drive
  • Coast 1 mile Note: Due to the sloping garden, children should be supervised
  • Note: The cottage is at the top of a hill and it is a steep walk to the shop and pub.

The property

This delightful detached cottage is situated high on the slopes above the pretty village of Berrynarbor, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the North Devon coast with beautiful views across the valley. Within walking distance of the village shop and pub and only one mile from the pretty beaches at Combe Martin and family friendly Hele Bay, this character cottage is an ideal holiday home for active families. There is a spacious kitchen with beams, tiled floor and breakfast bar, and a door leading to the dining room, a cosy place to eat together. The sitting room with stone fireplace and woodburning stove provides a relaxing room to lounge on the sofas and watch TV. On the ground floor there are two bedrooms - a double and a twin - and a sizeable bathroom which includes a corner bath and shower cubicle. Upstairs is a double bedroom, an adult bunk room (with additional toddler bed if required) and a shower room and toilet. You will love the pretty sloping garden at the back of the cottage, reached by steps leading to lawns and outside the kitchen a patio area, all with amazing views across the rolling countryside towards the coastal path. Many a leisurely hour can be spent in the warm climate whilst preparing a summer BBQ. A hilly stroll takes you to the friendly community store, for added convenience during your stay. The South West Coast Path is only a mile from the cottage providing excellent rambling and spectacular views as well as lots of small bays often also visited by seals. For families Combe Martin and Hele Bay provide a rock pooled beach and a range of independent shops and pubs. A short drive will take you to the town of Ilfracombe with its picturesque harbour and views of the famous Damian Hirst's Verity statue. Ilfracombe has a bustling seafront, several restaurants, a theatre and the award-winning Tunnels Beach. A twenty minute drive from the cottage is the three mile long sandy beach at Woolacombe, which holds the England for Excellence Gold Award for best family resort, and was voted the Best British Beach in the Mail On Sunday.

Famous surfing beaches Croyde and Puttsborough are also easily reached for a day in the waves. A very attractive cottage near some fantastic scenery.

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About the location


Combe Martin 2 miles.

The tranquil, picturesque village of Berrynarbor is situated at the coastal end of the beautiful Sterridge Valley, and is surrounded by dense woodlands and farms. Quaint cottages and gardens awash with floral displays line the narrow streets, adding to the rural charm of the village, which has a friendly community atmosphere, and a well stocked shop, and pub serving food. Lying within the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, renowned for its dramatic coastal cliffs and rural landscape, the area is a haven for walkers, birdwatchers, and artists alike. The North Devon Coastal Path runs close by the village, and offers great walks and fantastic scenery, while the seaside towns and villages of Ilfracombe, Combe Martin, Barnstaple and Woolacombe are all close by, and offer activities for all the family to enjoy. A wonderful location, all year round.

Note: Max 6 adults, child's bed suitable for children up to 4 years only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas