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Seal Cottage

Mortehoe, Devon (Ref. 977730)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a really enjoyable week at Seal Cottage thanks."

    We found the cottage had everything we needed, with comfortable beds, excellent kitchen facilities and everything spotlessly clean and well maintained. The view from the lounge was fantastic and we loved watching the sunsets and the spotting the wildlife.

    Thanks for your wonderful feedback. We hope you'll come and visit us again at Seal Cottage, Mortehoe! Property Owner

    Reviewed by DuncanJun 2022

  • "Very nice clean cottage."

    Everything you needed for a very comfortable stay. Absolutely fabulous views. What a way to start and finish the day. Just want to say, if someone is being paid to keep the outside tidy....weeds both back and front outside areas.

    Thank you for a great review. We'll have a word with that gardener! So glad you enjoyed Seal Cottage and its wonderful sea views. Property Owner

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at seal cottage, the place was really spacious and so comfortable for a family of 6."

    Lovely view and the walks were amazing! We would love to return x

    Thank you for your great feedback. We're so pleased you had a lovely holiday at Seal Cottage, Mortehoe. Hope to welcome you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2022

  • "I emailed this to the property management company in the welcome pack on Wednesday and have no reply!"

    It needs addressing as ruined what could have been a perfect stay. Perhaps you can take it up on our behalf, as you should have advised us: Firstly I’d like to stress that we have been extremely pleased with the accommodation itself, it is very well equipped and in a perfect location. However we were not made aware that there is extensive building work occurring on the joined cottage. I’m not sure if you’re even aware as normally I’d assume there would be a warning email to guests at the very least, or an option of price reduction. . Yesterday morning we were woken to constant loud noise of demolition/drilling and it was not at all possible to sit outside at the back, the plaster dust has covered the garden completely our /wetsuits/ washing line we’re covered in it and also came inside the house causing my husband to have a tight chest (albeit very minor) Today there is a cement mixer parked out front where we sit. The builders are nice guys and are just doing their job so we have not said anything to them, we are not the type of family to ge confrontational. My daughter is here with us trying to revise for her A level mocks and having been through a prolonged 7 year renovation project you can see this is not a great situation for us. It would be wise for you to advise the next guests prior to arrival, I’d hate for someone else to struggle

    Thank you for taking the time to leave some feedback and we are happy to hear you loved the property and the location. I’m sorry you were disturbed during your stay by the work next door. We had not been informed the work was due to be carried out so did not have the opportunity to inform you before your stay. We appreciate you bringing it to our attention and have made every possible effort to make future guests who might be affected by the works aware of the situation. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TinaMay 2022

  • "Lovely clean, well equipped cottage."

    Good location.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed your holiday at Seal Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JenniferMay 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    Good equipment and facilities. And fantastic information on the area and things to do. Smaller en suite shower didn’t always stay on when the on button was pressed but did after a bit of fiddling and toilet seat slides about a bit. One gas ring on the cooker not working but overall had a lovely stay and would definitely come again. Had a bit of trouble making the key safe stay closed when we left but managed it in the end. May need checking but May have just been us!

    Thank you for your feedback. Your comments have been passed on to the owner. We are delighted to hear your positive comments! The Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanetApr 2022

  • "Excellent comfortable property, in a wonderful location."

    We have already booked to stay again and this will be our third visit.

    Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We're so pleased you had a great holiday at Seal Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MoyaMar 2022

  • "We absolutely loved Seal Cottage and the surrounding area."

    We stayed for 5 nights but needed 7 in order to do all the walks and activities we had planned. The cottage had lots of helpful maps and information. We enjoyed the board games and the facilities were outstanding, comfy beds, well appointed bathrooms and kitchen. It was lovely and warm, clean and comfortable. The coast path in both directions is stunning with massive cliffs dropping vertically to the sea.We definitely hope to return in future.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. We do hope you return to Seal Cottage one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KayDec 2021

  • "Seal cottage feels more like a home than a holiday cottage."

    It was very well appointed and the views from the front of the cottage were fabulous. The rear courtyard we didn’t use as the sun wasn’t in there when we visited and it’s small. There are a number of steps to the property so anyone with mobility problems could struggle but it was fine for us. There are three bedrooms but these all vary greatly size but in truth you don’t spend your time upstairs. Really enjoyed our stay the fabulous weather helped.

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2021

  • "This holiday home is very well equipped."

    The knives and scissor’s are nice and sharp. The general cleanness and comfort was good. It is great for a family holiday, if you have buggies or a mobility problem there are steps up to the property. Very good for a walking holiday but limited for buggy use. However, we have holidayed in Mortehoe and Woolacombe many times and knew how steep and narrow it is. It was a brilliant holiday for a family. Thank you to the owner’s and cleaning staff.

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2021

  • "We have had a lovely fortnight at Seal cottage."

    There is a lovely view of the sea over a few rooftops at the front which we enjoyed constantly from the outside bench and from the living room. Seal cottage is very well equipped and surprisingly spacious. Really comfy beds, quality kitchen equipment and lovely new bathrooms. There has been a lot of care and money spent on this house. There are 20 steps up to the property and parking is 50 yards down the lane so only good for fit family members. But we loved it nevertheless.. a real home from home.

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2021

  • "The house was much more spacious than we had realised and so brilliantly equipped- everything we could possibly think of was in the kitchen."

    Lacked in a nice outside space but did not affect our stay at all and would not stop us rebooking. Mortehoe was lovely and we were really lucky to have a week of glorious weather

    Reviewed by JoanneJun 2021

  • "Fantastic accommodation, plenty of room for everyone and nice view of the sea."

    We liked that there were some toys in the cupboard for little ones and enough room to get the highchairs around the table. Shops and restaurants an easy walkable distance Location is great for exploring and we would be happy to stay again

    Reviewed by JacquelineMay 2021

  • "Seal cottage is an excellent holiday home."

    Very spacious, very well equipped and fantastic location. This was our 2nd visit and we would certainly go again. We would certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by LorraineMay 2021

  • "Property was equipped to a very high standard- view from the front of the property was stunning- lovely location"

    Reviewed by PetraSep 2020

  • "Seal Cottage was ideal for us in everyway."

    Plenty of room, extremely well equipped, 3 bathrooms and 4 toilets. and so easy to keep clean and tidy. Very good location wise as well, we were able to walk to Woolacombe , the coastal walk on the way back was so good. We droves to Ilfracombe, Lynton. Lee Beach and Exmoor Zoo all within easy reach. The walks to Rockham Beach and the lighthouse started on the doorstep. The only negative thing I can say about our holiday was the lack of places to go out to eat, but that is probably more due to Covid 19 restrictions having to book in advance and not really knowing where eating places were. We did use the FIsh and Chip shop in the village twice which was very good, lots of options and the take away next door Rockham House. I had the Thai fish curry which was amazing. If you don't mind cooking whilst on holiday Tesco in Ilfracombe is quite a big store only a 15mins drive and has everything.

    Reviewed by TinaSep 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage, very comfortable and well equipped."

    Location is great. Would recommend it 100% and fully intend to return.

    Reviewed by LorraineMar 2020

  • "Seal Cottage is a perfect holiday rental in every way."

    The furnishings and equipment are top quality and everything you can possibly need has been thought of. The beds are extremely comfortable which was most appreciated. The location of the property is great. It is a 5 min walk to the village amenities and there are lots of walks from the cottage doorstep including the easily accessible coastal path. What a glorious coastline which we could fully enjoy given the great weather we had.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2019

  • "We love Seal cottage."

    The owner has thought of everything you might need and makes it such a comfortable stay. For some the steps might be too much as you can’t unload directly from your car, but a minor thing and is clear in the description.

    Reviewed by RebeccaApr 2019

  • "Seal Cottage is a lovely little gem in this part of Devon."

    We visited Woolacombe some 25 years ago for several holidays and wanted to return to this beautiful part of Devon for a long weekend. We stayed at Seal Cottage, it is lovely, it had sea views from the lounge and upstairs main bedroom. All three bedrooms were doubles with the most comfortable beds and two bedrooms were en-suite. The owners had thought of everything, you wanted for nothing. We had our own holiday home in Lanzarote for 11 years before selling it two years ago so we know what it is like to rent property and our feedback was always 'like home from home' and this is exactly what Seal Cottage is, a 'home from home'. Although we went into Woolacombe each day, we could not wait to return to the cottage for a lovely relaxing family time together just chilling and watching some films. It was so quiet and the owners had on supply for you games, freeview TV and if you wanted a picnic the cooler bag and plastic cups etc were there for you to use. Everything from the kitchen equipment to the bed linen were top quality. We will certainly be returning to this little haven we have found. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by MaureenMar 2019

  • "The house is well situated, in a lovely quiet spot, pretty village and delightful area."

    There are steep steps to get up to the front door, which might be tricky for some. Good directions to the parking area, for which we were grateful. Beautiful views from front of the house, and lovely walks nearby. Most rooms well furnished and comfortable; the third bedroom has less storage facilities than the others, and no mirror or dressing table. The other bedrooms are very good, clean, with excellent en-suites. The kitchen is well stocked, with good quality kitchen wear, everything one could need. Sadly, the mobile telephone signal is appalling and it was rare that we could communicate with family, from within the cottage. There is a landline, to which we needed to resort and the honesty box is a nice idea. The cottage was booked, quite clearly for 3 people, and a confirmation email sent to this effect, however, there were only sufficient towels for 2 people. We did contact the owner/caretaker on the number provided who rectified this omission immediately. The Devonshire cream tea supplied as a complimentary welcome gift was also only for 2 people.

    Reviewed by MorrisMar 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage in a beautiful location."

    Cottage was very comfortable and equipped with everything we could have asked for and more.

    Reviewed by AlexisMar 2019

  • "What an amazing cottage to spend a winter break in."

    The views from the cottage are wonderful and with the place being so well equipped and comfortable it provided the ideal place to relax in with the family. There's something for everyone no matter their age from a cosy log burner, family games, toys, Netflix, WiFi and portable Bluetooth speaker, not to mention the excellently equipped kitchen and bathrooms and the clean comfy bedrooms. Amazing value for money!

    Reviewed by JacquelineNov 2018

  • "Excellent well equipped and super comfortable property in fab location."

    Reviewed by RebeccaOct 2018

  • "A lovely property, well equipped, and clean."

    Views were amazing. Good position for getting to various beaches, coastal walks on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by SandraAug 2018

  • "Seal Cottage was extremely well equipped, with everything thought of, even pegs, cool box etc."

    Everything was spotless/ brand new. Washing machine had a dryer facility too which was helpful due to the weather. The location was great, with easy access to shops, pubs, hill walks and the beach.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2018

  • "Sykes was super efficient from start to finish."

    Very helpful and quick to answer any questions. Thank you Sykes!

    Reviewed by JanJul 2018

  • "We had an amazing time."

    The views from the cottage were spectacular, especially sunset. We loved the location, it was perfect for us with a 2 year old. Also we were very lucky with excellent weather. We plan to return next year.

    Reviewed by ErikaJul 2018

  • "This comfortable house is in the perfect location & the best view we have ever had in a holiday home, the evening sunset over the sea was spectacular."

    The owners of the property have thought of every need of their guests, the kitchen wonderfully equipped, all mod cons! Highly recommend Seal cottage

    Reviewed by LouiseJun 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite with double shower, WC and basin, 1 x superking-size zip and link with en suite with shower, WC and basin and 1 x king-size
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining space.
  • Gas heating with wood burner
  • Electric cooker and gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave
  • Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, DVD player, Bluetooth speakers, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed patio to the back of property with garden furniture and seating at front with sea views
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Two car parking spaces are available across a quiet lane, 30m from the house
  • High chair and travel cot available
  • Shop and pub 10 minute walk, Grunta beach 0.5 mile walk (steps down to the beach)
  • Note: Access to property is up a flight of steps

The property

This semi-detached cottage lies in the tranquil village of Mortehoe, on the North Devon Coast and offers picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean.

It is a lovely property decorated to an incredibly high standard and provides a relaxing base for families or a group of friends who are looking to enjoy North Devon.

Upon stepping into this homely property, you will find the sitting room on your right; this spacious room has a dining area to the rear and a cosy sitting space with wood burner towards the front.

A large bay window floods the room with light and thanks to the cottage's elevated location, gifts the room with excellent views over the village of Mortehoe and the Atlantic Ocean behind it.

Through a door is the contemporary kitchen, featuring all the necessary appliances and decorated in a tasteful mix of grey tones.

A door leads out from the kitchen into an enclosed patio garden with furniture.

This sun trap is the perfect setting for sitting out and enjoying a home-cooked meal in the relaxing afternoon sun.

Upstairs there are three elegant bedrooms, and a modern family bathroom.

The master bedroom is a spacious affair, offering a comfortable king-size bed, a luxurious en-suite with double walk-in shower and two windows boasting commanding sea views.

The second bedroom has an indulgent super king-size bed that can be separated into two single beds and a en-suite shower room.

Down the hall is the third bedroom that has a king-size bed.

At the front of the property there is a small terrace area with seating that overlooks the village and sea beyond, a lovely spot for your morning coffee and a wonderful place to enjoy the evening sunset.

The village of Mortehoe is a sleepy settlement of cottages with a small selection of pubs and shops only a five minute walk away.

The lovely Grunta beach is only half a mile walk from Seal Cottage, which is accessed via steps.

Just a mile away is the laid-back village of Woolacombe, offering a bustling atmosphere, a Blue flag rated beach as well as a number of shops and eateries.

Seal Cottage is an elegant base in a fantastic location, perfect for those looking for beautiful beaches, pretty villages and plenty of walking opportunities.

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

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About the location


Woolacombe 1 mile; Ilfracombe 5.8 miles; Barnstaple 14 miles

Situated on the North Devon Coast, Mortehoe is a sleepy little village offering its visitors a peaceful and serene atmosphere. Mortehoe is a collection of charming cottages, village pubs, restaurants and a few shops, as well as a fascinating museum and a thirteenth century Church boasting a rare barrel-roof. The village boasts panoramic views of the coast thanks to its cliff-top location and is surrounded by beautiful scenery, much of which is part of the Voluntary Marine Conservation Area, an area full of colourful wildlife. Grunta Beach is a secluded bay comprising of rocky and sandy areas, with many thriving rock pools to explore. The beach is also dog-friendly all year round, so perfect for visiting with your four-legged friend. The bustling seaside village of Woolacombe is less than a mile away, with a slightly busier environment to Mortehoe. It is home to a wonderful 3 mile long golden beach which has been awarded Blue Flag status and has safe family swimming. Woolacombe has won many awards for both its fantastic beach and for being an excellent family resort. The village itself offers a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

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