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Old Hammetts

(Ref. 985628)

Woolsery, Devon Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely comfortable house."

    Couldn't fault it.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "It was a very nice cottage to come back to at the end of a long day walking."

    Comfortable and warm and all the facilities. The cottage was very clean and the beds were comfortable too. It’s an old property so interesting layout and history. Enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Katy4.7Aug 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend the cottage."

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jul 2023

  • "Owners very friendly, very relaxing place to stay"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a very convenient location."

    Brenda and Ian made us very welcome. We very much enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2023

  • "We spent a fantastic 5 days in Old Hammetts."

    It was a lovely old cottage with so much history. Brenda greeted us and showed us around the house which has lots of leaflets and recommendations on where to visit. The house was stocked with everything we needed and there is a lovely field at the back of the property where our boys loved to play football. Lots of things to do around the area. Brenda was a around when we needed her and was very kind to lend us a rucksack as we'd left ours behind by accident. On leaving she gave our youngest a book on Kings and Queens of England as he'd shown such an interest in the history of the cottage. It was a lovely touch and something he will remember. Must see places to visit are Hartland Quay, Sandy Mouth Beach and the self serve milkshake hut next door to the property. Thank you Brenda

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Oct 2022

  • "We spent a relaxing fortnight in the cottage which was warm and cosy."

    Eventually meeting the 3 felines next door, cottage well equipped with a nice kitchen, comfy sitting room and comfortable beds. The only drawback was the stairs which we found a challenge but then we are both in our late seventies! Certainly it didn't detract from the stay, and gave us some extra exercise. The only comment is that a downstairs toilet would have been nice, but then good wi-fi and TV reception made up for any inconvenience.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Oct 2022

  • "A delightful annexe to a lovely Devon long house, steeped in history."

    Very comfortable and homely, well equipped with everything you need. Peaceful rural location approx 20 minutes walk from Woolsery village which has a pub and a general store which is well stocked and keeps long hours. Ideally situated for exploring the North Devon area. The owners are very pleasant and helpful but not intrusive, the complimentary cream tea on arrival was a nice bonus and very enjoyable. Safe off road parking is available on the property. Colin and Sarah 10th - 17th September 2022.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is a gem of a cottage to stay in, warm and comfortable with the use of an extensive garden."

    Brenda, the lovely host left a delicious cream tea to welcome us and told us a lot about the history of the property and the village. We found it was a perfect base to explore the area. So much to see and do locally. We met two of Brenda's cats but sadly never saw Pedro the semi residential peacock!

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful old cottage with a long history and lovely gardens, very peaceful; nice kitchen with all mod cons: thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we we’re made very welcome by the owners…including a Devon cream tea welcome pack, easily able to visit Clovelly, Tintagel Castle, Bude, Westward Ho !"

    & RHS Rosemoor Gdns as day trips, would recommend and would return again

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very clean, well kept and well equipped cottage with welcoming owners and superb gardens which we were fortunate enough to sit in and enjoy."

    Tasty welcome pack of cream tea and wine was well received and very thoughtful. Would thoroughly recommend this property and would be happy to return. Location good for exploring the North Devon.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2022

  • "Return stay for us."

    Thank you for the warm welcome and for such a lovely holiday home. Beautifully clean and comfortable with everything we needed. The weather was perfect and we had a wonderful time exploring the local coast and countryside. We will be back again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2022

  • "Great hosts ,wonderful old cottage , very quiet , great for a relaxing holiday"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2021

  • "What a lovely cottage and setting."

    There is everything you could ask for and more. Homely comfortable and warming. Felt like home as soon as we got there. Definitely go back again. Brenda was lovely and very helpful. She put nice little touches in the cottage that made it special. Thank you

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2021

  • "A fantastic cottage owned by lovely landlords."

    Extremely well equipped and comfortable. The welcome hamper was a lovely surprise.

    Reviewed by Serena5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great to still find rental properties that are dog free to rent, more and more properties accept guests with dogs which can leave an unpleasant odour ( the dogs not the guests ) This property was fresh and clean."

    I would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Aug 2021

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Old Hammetts, perfectly located to explore North Devon."

    Brenda and Ian were great hosts, thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Abi5.0Aug 2021

  • "This was one of the best cottages we have stayed in."

    Very comfortable and cosy. Brenda and Ian made us very welcome, and having use of the 2 acre garden was a bonus as was the display the peacock often put on for us! It was a convenient base for exploring the area. Dating from 1450 the cottage has steep stairs which some might find difficult.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2021

  • "Old Hammets was a home from home with everything needed for a very enjoyable stay."

    The grounds are delightful and the location is great for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Evelyn5.0Jun 2019

  • "A lovely area which we enjoyed exploring and we may return as we didn't do everything we wanted to."

    We would have liked more relaxing outdoor seating in a sunny spot. Also one or two more mirrors and better reading lights would have been nice.

    Reviewed by Barry4.7May 2019

  • "Very friendly reception."

    Very helpful owners. Very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Mar 2019

  • "We had a great time in Devon."

    The property was very well appointed and was well located for the coast and local attractions. Owners were great and the cat very friendly

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2018

  • "A perfect cottage in a perfect part of Devon."

    Arrived to find scones and cakes and a warm welcome from Brenda. The house had everything we wanted and to be honest no wifi is a blessing so you can at away and switch off. Unfortunately perfect 4G mobile service meant work could still Find me! So much history in the house and surrounding area, would be good to have it written down in a welcome pack? On our exit we packed up and went to spend the day on Croyde. Brenda texted us to say we'd left something, she then drove out to Barnstaple to meet us rather than us making a 45 min journey back on ourselves...amazing service and can't thank her and Ian enough. Brilliant throughout. Thanks

    Reviewed by Patrick4.7Jul 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, Freeview TV, WiFi, welcome pack
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with seating area and garden furniture
  • 2.5 acre grounds (shared with owner)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Note: There is a small shallow pond in the grounds
  • Note: Half an acre field for ball games
  • Note: Owner has 2 cats
  • Note: £100 Good Housekeeping Bond.

The property

With an idyllic location for exploring the beautiful county of Devon, Old Hammetts, a converted wing of the owner's Grade II listed longhouse is nestled on the outskirts of the village of Woolsery.

This charming cottage dating back to the 15th century oozes lots of character and stands within the owners 2.5 acre grounds which you and your loved ones can leisurely explore during you stay.

The longhouse originates from a historic Devon Hall House near Buckmills, Clovelly and Hartland, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Step into this cosy accommodation which is the perfect choice for couples, families and friends at any time of the year.

Enter through a useful boot room, to be greeted with a well-appointed kitchen/diner and a lovely sitting room presenting comfortable seating, you will feel straight at ease with all the modern conveniences to hand.

Upstairs are two nicely presented bedrooms with built-in basins for your convenience and the double room comprises a delightful feature fireplace.

To the exterior are peaceful gardens with flourishing wildlife and verdant lawn for you to sit out and enjoy a tranquil atmosphere.

The dramatic coasts of both Devon and Cornwall are within a short drive and the delightful port town of Bideford has a good selection of town amenities, restaurants, a weekly market and boat trips to Lundy Island.

Dartington Crystal, Rosemoor RHS Gardens and sandy beaches are within a 20-minute drive.

Westward Ho! is just ten miles away, renowned for its beauty and popular with surfers.

Coastal and country walking, golf, surfing, fishing, horse riding and cycling are all on offer close by and for family fun The Big Sheep and The Milky Way adventure parks are not to be missed.

A superb holiday choice to be enjoyed the year-round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


  • Bideford 13 miles
  • Bude 13 miles

The small village of Woolsery is situated in the heart of North Devon, offering a local shop. Just five 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. Watersports enthusiasts are also well catered for, with surfing lessons available at Bude, and the watersports centre at Tamar Lakes.

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