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Pound Cottage

Huntshaw near Great Torrington, Devon (Ref. 926887)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Pound cottage was a pleasure to stay in and the views where amazing it was so quiet and peaceful the owner jenny was helpful and the welcoming gift was a very nice touch it was the best place we have stayed in."

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage and gardens."

    Really enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by CatherineApr 2022

  • "Pound Cottage was ideal for a relaxing holiday."

    It was a beautiful modern barn conversion with oak doors, wet room and everything we could need, including a beautiful garden and views. Jenny, the owner was very friendly and accommodating. We will definitely be returning.

    Thank you for your comments. So pleased you found the Cottage so comfortable. Best wishes Jenny Property Owner

    Reviewed by BrianApr 2022

  • "An excellent week in a cottage where it was comfortable, clean, warm and welcoming in a quiet location."

    The garden was huge and the dog loved it. Every facility we could have wished for on holiday was available and I highly recomend it. We will certainly return in the future.

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2022

  • "A week of two storms; Dudley and Eunice so we were happy how safe, comfortable and warm the cottage was during high winds and torrential rain."

    The owner is on hand and helpful. I would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by SueFeb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet location with great views."

    The owner is helpful and made us feel very much at home. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by PennyJan 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a very peaceful setting."

    Good location - not too far from the beautiful beaches of North Devon

    Reviewed by KatherineDec 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    Very clean and warm. Amenities sufficient for stay. Lovely host

    Reviewed by LynNov 2021

  • "The cottage was faultless."

    The situation perfect and it was the best we have ever stayed in. Could not be improved.

    Reviewed by GrahamOct 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage with a great host in Jenny."

    Cottage was located in a perfect spot overlooking the beautiful countryside would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2021

  • "This is our second visit this year and we would highly recommend this property."

    If you want peace and quiet and love countryside then this cottage is ideal. Not forgetting the swallows that nest outside the door and swoop all over the spacious lawn and patio just outside the large lounge windows. All very comfortable and the owner, Jenny, is very helpful and knowledgeable. The local pub, Hunters Inn 10 mins drive away, serves superb food. We will return.

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 2021

  • "A lovely week in a beautiful area in a super cottage with a great host."

    Despite very hot weather and COVID we had a really good time.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage attached to owners house ..."

    Lovely cottage attached to owners house Lady very generously shared her outdoor space with us and the dog Would recommend for a very relaxing break in the beautiful Devon countryside

    Reviewed by LizMay 2021

  • "Accommodation and outlook superb in very peaceful location away from it all."

    Lovely to hear so many birds singing and watching the swallows swooping around the lawns catching bugs to feed the young in the nests above the lounge windows. Take card if approaching using sat nav - short cuts not recommended! Hope to return later in the year.

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2021

  • "Just right for a lovely peaceful holiday,away from it all with a lovely host in Jenny"

    Reviewed by JenniferApr 2021

  • "This cottage was spotless with a lovely garden home from home and the owner was very friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by AndreaApr 2021

  • "Great property in a very rural area."

    Exceptionally clean, well equipped, great host. Expensive for two mid week April nights at almost £250 a night.

    Reviewed by KevinApr 2021

  • "No everything was spot on & we have booked again for next year"

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2020

  • "Pound Cottage is an extremely comfortable hideaway for a relaxing break, with stunning views from the cottage itself."

    It’s very rural but there are many walks and places to visit, both on the doorstep and farther afield. Jenny is a lovely welcoming host, and always available if you have any questions, but is very discreet at the same time. We enjoyed our chats with her, and also exploring this beautiful part of the world. Very quiet and relaxing. A home from home, with high quality fixtures and facilities at the cottage. We also felt that all necessary precautions and cleanliness standards were in place regarding Covid-19. Thank you Jenny. We enjoyed our stay very much and will be returning!

    Reviewed by SusannaSep 2020

  • "The accommodation was superb and enabled us to have a lovely relaxing week away from the crowds."

    The cottage is beautifully presented with very comfortable sofa, armchair and kingsize bed and plenty storage space. The kitchen was well-equipped and the ensuite wet room had an excellent shower. The large windows look out onto an amazing garden and patio with colourful well-kept flower beds, expansive lawn and extensive views over the countryside We enjoyed lovely walks within a short drive, including the Tarka Trail, Huntshaw Woods leading to Berry Castle, the riverside at Torrington and at Bideford, and coastal beauty spots such as Instow and Hartland Quay. The owner Jenny lives right next door but was not obtrusive at all. She gave us a very warm welcome and we thoroughly enjoyed our chats with her during our stay. We'd like to thank her for all her help and for the hard work and extra measures she had put in place which enabled us to feel as safe as we possibly could in the property during this Covid-19 pandemic. We can't wait to return to Pound Cottage for another relaxing break.

    Reviewed by JudithAug 2020

  • "A stunningly tranquil location."

    The property is beautifully appointed with everything you need and the owner Jennie is very friendly helpful. We won’t hesitate go back :)

    Reviewed by JackieJul 2020

  • "Lovely, spacious and very comfortable, fantastic views of garden and the Devon countryside."

    The accommodation was SPOTLESS, host helpful and very friendly.

    Reviewed by AnetteJul 2020

  • "This was the first time we have done self catering."

    To be able to have the freedom to come and go without the restrictions of B&B, just what we wanted. Pound Cottage is ideally located away from the main roads. If it is peace and quiet you seek one cannot do better than Pound Cottage. Jenny Staines met us on arrival and explained/showed us around, a very friendly and pleasant lady. We would like to add it was nice to be able to find somewhere that is dog friendly which is another bonus. We are seriously thinking of booking another week in September 2020.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2020

  • "A highly comfortable cottage situated off the beaten track."

    The owner goes a little further than many with welcoming tea, coffee, milk & biscuits. Likewise, large fluffy bath towels and small additions such as salt & pepper, washing up liquid etc. Makes all the difference. Peace and quietness throughout. We shall return as do many others.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2019

  • "Pound cottage is the best in my eyes we always love coming here it's a sad day ..."

    Pound cottage is the best in my eyes we always love coming here it's a sad day for us to say we wont be going back and leaving Sykes cottages but one day we hope to go back

    Reviewed by DanielSep 2019

  • "We have stayed in lots of holiday cottages all over the country and Pound Cottage is the best."

    Jenny is the perfect host and the cottage is maintained to the highest standard with excellent facilities. We will be recommending it to all our friends.

    Reviewed by AllanAug 2019

  • "Very friendly welcome from the owner, lovely setting, would definitely book again if we wanted to visit North Devon a second time."

    Reviewed by LynneAug 2019

  • "Pound Cottage has to be one of the most well-appointed cottages we have ever rented."

    It has everything including a wonderful wet-room bathroom, access to an enormous garden (which our dog loved) and an owner, Jenny, who was most helpful in giving recommendations about places on interest all around North Devon. It is located well into the countryside along typical narrow Devon roads, but Bideford, Barnstable and Westward Ho are all with in 30 minutes or so.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a tranquil location with parking and a beautiful garden."

    Cottage is very clean and well equipped. Wet room includes an exhilarating power shower. Warm welcome from Jenny, the owner. Good base for the many local attractions and close to town. Will be our first choice for holiday accommodation in this area in future.

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2019

  • "This was one of the best cottages we have stayed in, it was clean, well ..."

    This was one of the best cottages we have stayed in, it was clean, well appointed & comfortable, also the owner Jenny was friendly & helpful with information

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2019

  • "Very quiet and relaxing accommodation."

    Easy access to RHS Rosemore gardens, coast and historic houses. Ideal for a Spring Break.

    Reviewed by ChristineMar 2019

  • "A very nice holiday home, spotlessly clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    The patio area is lovely, though I wouldn't describe it as 'private' as in the cottage description, it is part of a larger patio area belonging to the owners house and is overlooked by that property. Dog owners please be aware that the garden/paddock area is not completely secure. The hamlet is quiet in general, however there is an industrial facility next door to the property. We were awoken by activity there very early in the morning. The work being carried out there was quite noisy at times, so I think it is worth mentioning this in the property description. Overall we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by DeborahMar 2019

  • "Very pleased with Sykes after another company let us down at the last minuet."

    Would certainly consider using them again.

    Reviewed by RDec 2018

  • "Pound Cottage is a superbly well presented holiday accommodation for two people."

    It is spacious, light and airy. All the fixtures and fittings are of high quality. It is very quiet and has lovely views, but not too far from the Town and main roads. The walk in wet room is lovely. The owner is very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. I would have no hesitation in staying here again.

    Reviewed by AntonyNov 2018

  • "Superb accommodation, wonderful views, excellent wet room, comfy bed, warm and cozy."

    Far enough from a town to give you peace and quiet but close enough for amenities. The owner Jenny is delightful, so helpful, and a wealth of knowledge.

    Reviewed by HeatherNov 2018

  • "Pound Cottage is a beautiful, modern cottage set in the lovely Devon countryside."

    The cottage has everything you could wish for and in particular benefits from a superb wet room and one of the most comfortable king size beds we have ever experienced. The views from the cottage are spectacular, especially to the west and we were lucky enough to see some really amazing sunsets during our stay. We were given a very warm welcome by our lovely host Jenny who was so helpful in guiding us on places to visit. Nothing is too much trouble, thank you Jenny. Some of our favourites were Hartland Quay, Fremington Quay, Croyde Bay and Appledore (particularly the chocolate shop!!) For a quiet, peaceful base from which to explore North Devon, we cannot recommend Pound Cottage highly enough.

    Reviewed by FrancisOct 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage a little remote."

    Good value for money would recommend to friends

    Reviewed by KennethSep 2018

  • "A fabulous week in a lovely cottage one of the best we've stayed in with a comfy bed, amazing shower plus a neff hide and slide oven !"

    Visited lots of places our favourites ilfacombe, Westward Ho ! Appledore and Instow. Fish and chips at taffs in Torrington was excellent. Thank you Jenny

    Reviewed by SheilaAug 2018

  • "It would be good if cottages with assesable acess and wetroom facilities were listed so as they are easier to find."

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2018

  • "Pound Cottage is one of the best rented properties we have ever stayed in."

    Everything about it says quality and comfort. No problem in recommending it at all. Special thanks to Jenny for the suggestions on places to visit

    Reviewed by AnthonyJul 2018

  • "The cottage was excellent, very spacious and had everything we needed."

    It was very clean and also easy to get around with my restricted mobility. The wet room was also a big plus. It was in a lovely position with glorious views and a nice patio to sit on. The owner was very helpful with some guidance on a few places to visit.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2018

  • "This is the 2nd time of us staying at Pound cottage."

    The owner met us on arrival and was very willing to offer help should you need it. The cottage is lovely and well appointed with all home comforts, as long as you are happy to be in a isolated village. Its in easy reach of tourist spots if you have a vehicle and the nearby pub/restaurant is only 3.5 miles away and was most welcoming with a very good and varied menu. This is a perfect 'retreat' in beautiful countryside, if you want to get away from everything (especially the telephone/mobile). Thankyou Jenny.

    Reviewed by HeatherJun 2018

  • "Pound cottage was a lovely place to stay nice & peaceful the owner was nice helpful & very welcoming."

    Very nice views across the fields.

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2018

  • "We have been here twice and I recommend it to anyone lovely area only a very ..."

    We have been here twice and I recommend it to anyone lovely area only a very small village no shops no noise from anywhere but me and the wife enjoyed it so much we be going back again soon

    Reviewed by DanielOct 2017

  • "JENNY our host was delightful and very helpful."

    The cottage is wonderful and has everything you need on a holiday rental. Great week

    Reviewed by BarbaraOct 2017

  • "Beautiful relaxing location x"

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2017

  • "In I've 35 years of travel this was one of the best presented and maintained Cottages we have stayed in."

    The stay was perfect.

    Reviewed by JeffreyJun 2017

  • "Cottage was first class the best we have stayed in."

    Very clean and modern and cared for.

    Reviewed by GrahamMar 2017

  • "A near-perfect break, despite the weather!"

    Jenny, the owner, was very friendly and welcoming, and gave us very helpful information about the area.

    Reviewed by MikeFeb 2017

  • "Jenny the owner of Pound Cottage was very welcoming and as helpful as she could be without being intrusive."

    The wet room was brilliant. Would certainly would go back again.

    Reviewed by SheilaNov 2016

  • "Warm and comfortable well equipped cottage with lovely views from lounge and bedroom."

    Owner,next door,was very friendly and helpful. Had a wonderful week walking with our cockapoo,who wouldn't get in the car to go home!! Would strongly recommend.

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom with en-suite wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Oil underfloor central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Patio with furniture, plus shared use of owner’s extensive garden
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3.8 miles
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only
  • Note: There's one step into the property
  • Note: This property maybe suitable for less mobile guests.

The property

Great Torrington 3.8 miles.

This beautifully converted barn is attached to the owner’s 200-year old farmhouse, set within the quiet rural hamlet of Huntshaw, near Great Torrington in North Devon.

Surrounded by paddocks and gently rolling Devon meadows, this charming cottage provides a touch of luxury and perfect peace for a relaxing holiday.

The floor-to-ceiling windows provide plenty of light and wonderful views of the countryside and the underfloor heating makes the property warm and cosy underfoot, all year round.

The kitchen has traditional slate flooring, and the dining area in the sitting room faces the picture windows, providing the perfect spot for a long breakfast whilst preparing plans for the day ahead.

After an afternoon exploring this wonderful area of Devon, the bedroom with king-size bed and garden views, and luxurious en-suite wet room, provides a welcome retreat to retire to.

Guests will enjoy stepping through the French doors onto a peaceful, private patio, which is often bathed in sunshine, and planted carefully with colourful shrubs and flowers.

Walks are plentiful in this area of Devon, the Tarka Trail being a particular favourite, a 180-mile route through the stunning scenery of North Devon with some magnificent viewpoints along the way.

Whilst staying, investigate the Civil War town of Great Torrington, and the famous Dartington Glass factory or the elegant carriages at Arlington Court, RHS Rosemoor, and many more wonderful gardens.

The sandy beaches at Westward Ho! and Instow are fifteen minutes' drive away, as is the historic, sloping harbour village of Clovelly, or alternatively why not take a day cruise to Lundy Island where you may see puffins, seabirds, basking sharks and seals?

After an action-packed day, Pound Cottage assures you of a peaceful and welcoming retreat to return to.

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About the location

GREAT TORRINGTON

Bideford 7 miles; Westward Ho! 10 miles.

Great Torrington is an unspoilt town built on high ground above the River Torridge, and is a fifteen-minute drive from the spectacular North Devon coast at Westward Ho!. A leading tourist attraction is Dartington Crystal where visitors can see craftsmen blowing and shaping glass, follow the history of glassmaking and buy some beautiful pieces. The town has a good selection of individual shops, a friendly atmosphere, and some good inns. About a mile from Great Torrington is the spectacular RHS garden at Rosemoor, splendid with colourful roses in summer and in a breathtaking setting by the River Torridge. There are many villages to visit on the North Devon coast including picturesque Clovelly built on a steep hillside above the sea, Westward Ho! with fabulous sandy beaches and Hartland village with narrow streets, village square and Hartland Point with breathtaking sea and coastal views. Great Torrington is a quiet, convenient base from which to explore North Devon, the Tarka Trail and the rolling Devon landscapes.

Region Information

Note: Babes-in-arms only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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