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Honeysuckle Cottage

(Ref. 987406)

Barnstaple, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage, clean, well equipped and well maintained, and with lovely views."

    The owners thoughtfully provided all the elements for a cream tea on arrival. As other reviewers have said, the half-mile track down to the cottage is very poor with huge deep potholes and, for most of it, no passing places should you happen to meet a vehicle going the opposite way.

    Reviewed by Ros4.7Sep 2023

  • "Cottage great ."

    Good location if I had only one problem it was the road to it.hard to see the signpost to it.very rough touraine to get to it.apart from that we had a fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jun 2023

  • "It was a lovely cottage with picturesque view and a nice thoughtful touch with the owner leaving scones and milk ."

    The only drawback was the single track to reach the cottage but it didn’t detract from our enjoyment

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful location and cottage ."

    . furnishings, fittings and decoration of very high quality. Lots of care taken with extensive outside space. Brilliant appliances. Only slight problem being unable to sit up in bed due to sloping ceiling

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with amazing views."

    Lovely family who were very helpful. The directions were ok but not well signed, it took us an hour from Barnstaple and the drive was a nightmare but I'm sure these will be sorted out in time. Our stay wonderful.

    Reviewed by Angela3.8May 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in a stunning location."

    The cottage was extremely well equipped. The location is perfect for many tourist locations in North Devon. It was very peaceful with lots of wildlife to see and hear. A very thoughtful cream tea was provided. We will return next year.

    Reviewed by Antony5.0May 2023

  • "We booked a family holiday at Honeysuckle Cottage during the last week of the summer holidays and it was perfect!"

    The owners were incredibly helpful and accessible but also unobtrusive. The cottage itself was beautiful; stunning surroundings, peaceful, clean, comfortable, and well equipped. Being able to do washing and put it outside on a washing line was amazing as we didn't return home with loads of washing to do. We were also expecting very poor wifi due to the location but it worked perfectly and we very much enjoyed the unexpected bonus of the guest Netflix and Amazon Prime accounts. It was a great base for exploring all that North Devon has to offer and we highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Ali4.4Aug 2022

  • "A delightful cottage, lovely views of the Yeo valley, well furnished, a perfect haven."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2022

  • "The most amazing holiday."

    Cottage was very well equipped and the owners had left us a Devon Cream Tea for our arrival which was a lovely touch! Well off the beaten track with peace and tranquillity everywhere you look. We will definitely be going back!

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Aug 2022

  • "You couldn't have a more peaceful and beautiful spot than where Honeysuckle cottage is!"

    Set within an old walled garden and with gorgeous views, and well situated to explore North Devon. There is a bumpy track to get there, but it's fine if you take it slow. The cottage itself is gorgeous and very comfortable, with everything you need.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Jul 2022

  • "Warm, cosy, beautiful holiday cottage!"

    This stay ticked all the boxes for us.. great location tucked away just outside of town, recently renovated with modern comforts but maintaining country charm. Friendly approachable owners! A great find and fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Apr 2022

  • "Just returned home from a super stay at Honeysuckle Cottage."

    Everything was spotlessly clean and very well eqiuped.Ideal location,so peacefull with an amazing view.The gardens were a delight to wander around,a thoughtfully placed bench to admire the view and watch the sky changing.The owner was lovely and very helpful with an issue we had,also Sykes Cottages very helpful.Our week flew by with numerous places to visit nearby,we enjoyed it all.

    Thank you so much for your comments, we are so glad you had a lovely week. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Apr 2022

  • "Everything ran realy smoothly."

    Cottage was spotless and very comfortable with everything we needed for our stay.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is in a unique and beautiful place."

    Near to town but feels isolated and very quiet. Surrounded with wildlife. The only drawback was the rough track from the road.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Sep 2021

  • "Our stay was just perfect!"

    We had a warm welcome by the owners and a cream tea was waiting for us, lovely little touch. The property is beautiful and spotlessly clean, with super comfy beds. It has everything you need and more. And that view, well it was just incredible! The gardens are stunning! Our two girls loved the play area and walking around the walled gardens. The road up to the property is a little bumpy, but take it slow and you will be just fine, it is so worth it. I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Aug 2021

  • "We have just had a fabulous week at Honeysuckle Cottage, one of the best cottages we have been to and how lucky we were to be the first couple to stay here."

    Everything was obviously pristine and new but the attention to detail with colour coordination and all the necessary equipment that was provided was excellent. A nice touch was the Devonshire cream tea provided for us on arrival, it lasted us three days and was very much appreciated. We were very comfortable in the cottage and felt very relaxed. The weather was good to us so we were able to sit out on the patio and take advantage of the pretty walled garden and distant views. The reviews for Rose Cottage which is next door all mentioned the narrow approach lane to the property. At first it was a bit daunting but there are a few passing places on the first stretch of the road and on the rest of the road there are potholes and it is quite bumpy but our car is just a small SUV and as long as you drive slowly and limit the number of journeys you make in the day you make to the cottage it was manageable Overall a very good stay and we would definitely recommend and come again

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin with a single bed and a cabin bed
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, wetroom-style walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD player and limited WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Outdoor seating area and communal garden area
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: stream on site
  • Note: Two steps down from the lounge/diner to the kitchen
  • Note: Access to this property is via a single track driveway which can be subject to pot holes and flash floods in torrential rain, please drive carefully
  • Note: Due to limited space in the bedrooms, there is no room for a travel cot

The property

With captivating and unfettered countryside views of rolling North Devon is the characterful Honeysuckle Cottage, resting on the outskirts of Barnstaple.

With the coastline resting just moments away, as well as the landscapes of the countryside to admire, this home offers an exceptional self-catering experience for a family of four.

Savour your stunning surroundings before heading inside to find the light-filled sitting room, where you can unwind at the end of a bracing day, with a TV for the evening’s entertainment.

From here, find the kitchen/diner, featuring a contemporary suite and an array of appliances that are certain to encourage a spot of home cooking.

Concluding the ground floor is the spacious family bathroom, complete with a wetroom-style shower and a separate bath, where you can truly savour a moment of relaxation before retiring to bed.

On the first floor are two elegantly-presented bedrooms, both decorated with cool blue and white tones, as well as quality linens that are tempting to snuggle under.

Here, choose between a sumptuous king-size double bed and a twin bedroom, together sleeping up to four people.

To the exterior at Honeysuckle Cottage there is an elevated seating area, where you can enjoy your morning brew whilst admiring the views, alternatively, stretch your legs as you meander the communal gardens.

Explore your surroundings further and head into the nearby town of Barnstaple, beautifully positioned on the River Taw, where you will be delighted to find an array of superb eateries, ranging from cool cafés, coffee shops, fine dining restaurants and pubs, in addition to shops to browse and pick up the essentials.

Local attractions include the National Trust property of Arlington Court & Carriage Museum, Quince Honey Farm, Exmoor Zoo and Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park, there is certainly something for all ages here.

Beachcombers can head to the coastline, where they will find a collection of sandy beaches, which are great for families and surfers, whilst the South West Coastal Path is ideal for the avid rambler to explore.

From the cottage, the resort town of Ilfracombe is just a short drive away, home to The Ilfracombe Aquarium, an eclectic museum and Chambercombe Manor, whilst in the other direction is the picturesque harbour village of Clovelly perched on a 400ft cliff, with no vehicular access.

Bring your loved ones to Honeysuckle Cottage to share a memorable holiday to Devon.

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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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