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Turnpike Cottage

Higher Clovelly near Woolfardisworthy, Devon (Ref. 1026365)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "Turnpike cottage is a great place to stay, well equipped, comfortable, very high standard of cleanliness."

    The location is ideal to explore North Devon, and Clovelly. My only thought would be if the arrival time could be earlier, 5pm is late to get settled in. Great place for families and couples.

    Reviewed by SallyJun 2022

  • "Second time we’ve stayed at the cottage, unfortunately this time the weather was atrocious all week so spent more time in the cottage."

    The central heating was set to go off at 0900 and didn’t come back on until 1700…this meant the cottage was very cold during the day. We tried ringing the caretaker on both contact numbers as the instructions state to not touch the heating controls…no answer from either number. So we improvised. Will not stop us going back again but in to he depth of winter the heating should be on much longer or directions as to how to change the timings.

    Reviewed by RobFeb 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable stay in a cosy, quirky cottage."

    Clovelly is a lovely historic village and ideal base for both Bideford in one direction and Bude in the other. Great dog walks with a lovely log fire back at the cottage to look forward to.

    Reviewed by NatalieOct 2021

  • "The cottage and location are amazing."

    The cottage contains everything you need for a comfortable stay. However, space is at a premium inside and out. There is only a garden to the front and this is open to the road. Once the car is parked in front of the cottage there is only a cramped space to eat and relax outside. Whilst not an issue for us it maybe for others. We had a lovely time at Turnpike Cottage and recommend it to those wishing to explore this area of Devon

    Reviewed by AnnaOct 2021

  • "The address of the cottage was given as 129, we spent a while trying to find this address!"

    ! The correct address is 126,which needs updating on your post. We were also rather annoyed when we found a note informing us that towels were not provided!! Yet on the booking it stated that towels are provided. It was a lovely period cottage but the carpet in the bedrooms and stairs was like walking on heavy duty sandpaper, which was not great if you have bare feet. Overall we had a lovely holiday in beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by DebbieAug 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/breakfast bar
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove.
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Rayburn cooker, electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, toaster, kettle, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 cars
  • Front lawned garden and patio area with furniture
  • Pets are welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles and pub 1.4 miles

The property

Woolfardisworthy 3.2 miles.

Nestled on the outskirts of Higher Clovelly, in the Devon countryside, is this superb period cottage.

Inside, the property has been renovated into a stylish and contemporary base for friends and families, whilst still managing to retain some of its characterful features such as the large stone inglenook fireplace and exposed beams.

Be welcomed into the open-plan living space where you can look forward to curling up on the sofas and unwinding into the evening, whilst the woodburning stove provides that extra bit of warmth.

Gather at the dining table to enjoy some deliciously prepared meals from the well-stocked modern kitchen, housing a range of appliances.

Retire to one of two double or single bedrooms, with ample storage space for your personal items, whilst benefiting from a family bathroom with an elegant bath so you can enjoy a warm soak at the end of a long day.

Clovelly village boasts its very own picturesque beach, with its quay dating back to medieval times.

Travel towards The Milky Way Adventure Park, where you and your little ones can enjoy some thrilling rides and an indoor adventure playground to keep you entertained for the afternoon.

Further afield, you will discover Hartland Abbey & Gardens which dates back to the 12th century and offers some of the most beautiful views imaginable.

Westward Ho! boasts the North Burrows Country Park, Westward Ho! Beach, also extremely dog-friendly and The BIG Sheep amusement park, whilst the thriving town of Barnstaple provides an array of local eateries for that fine dining experience and some shops for picking up any last-minute essentials for an evening meal.

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About the location


Cranford 1.6 miles; Bideford 8 miles; Barnstaple 17 miles.

The small village of Woolfardisworthy, known locally as Woolsery is situated in the heart of North Devon, offering a local shop. Nearby Hartland Forest encompasses hundreds of acres of Forestry Commission woodland, whilst just 5 miles away lies the village of Clovelly, renowned for its flower-strewn cottages and steep cobbled footpath leading down to the 14th Century harbour. Much of the seashore from Bideford to Bude is part of the National Trust’s Heritage Coastline with its breathtaking walks and dramatic cliffs at Hartland Quay just 6 miles away. water sports enthusiasts are also well catered for, with surfing lessons available at Bude, and the water sports centre at Tamar Lakes

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