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Windbury Cottage

Hartland, Devon (Ref. 965123)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Garden / Patio

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage , one of the best we have visited."

    The shower was also the best, easy to control, no waiting for hot or burning yourself or freezing. Very quite location with many wild birds to watch. Only comment with a dog the other 2 bed property would be more suitable as had large grass area whereas we had stones, not a big problem but just a mention. Martin a great host, available if needed but not overbearing. 10/10 for relaxing week away from it all.

    Reviewed by DianaJun 2022

  • "Fantastic stay!"

    Thank you

    Reviewed by RogerJun 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay in this cottage which is hidden away down a farm track."

    It's dog friendly which was perfect for us, there is a paddock to let your dog have a run around. Owners very welcoming, I would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by AudreyMay 2022

  • "Our only minor criticism is it is a bit dark inside."

    Otherwise an excellent place to stay .

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2022

  • "Yes the cottage was fine it just could have done with a chopping board to cut ..."

    Yes the cottage was fine it just could have done with a chopping board to cut things up on and an egg timer but other wise everything was good

    Reviewed by KatieMar 2022

  • "Clean and well organised Lovely break"

    Reviewed by TimFeb 2022

  • "Excellent. Lovely rural location."

    Very quiet. Just what we were looking for. Martin, the owner, was fantastic. We will be back!

    Reviewed by IanFeb 2022

  • "The cottage was first class in all ways."

    Comfortable bedroom with plenty of storage space. The en-suite was excellent with plenty of towels all good quality.the lounge and kitchen fitted with excellent quality furniture and fittings.despite the weather, the excellent comfort of the cottage made for a good and enjoyable holiday.would use again.

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2021

  • "Had a very good holiday, a lovely cott"

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2021

  • "We have just spent a week at Windbury."

    The setting is peaceful and beautiful, with well kept gardens for both guests and wildlife to enjoy! The cottage is well laid out and everything we could possibly need was provided. Martin was helpful and friendly on the occasions we met him. The cottage is situated in the Hartland Peninsula from which it was easy to reach different sections of the Coastal Path, both in Devon and Cornwall. We also made a trip to the Eden Project and the local village of Clovelly. We would definitely recommend these cottages.

    Reviewed by HilaryAug 2021

  • "Great time great wildlife."

    Reviewed by PatrickJul 2021

  • "What a find!"

    !! Gorgeous Cottage, peaceful, relaxing. Lovely scenery. Beds were so comfy which is a must for us. Everything in the cottage you would need. Lovely walks on the doorstep plus a little drive to all the coves/beaches around. Our dog loved the different walks.! Glad we found this cottage and just look forward to going again! Martin is a great host, relaxed and helpful. We also had a nice cream tea dropped around which we were not expecting. Thoroughly recommend this cottage. Really cant wait to go back.

    Reviewed by ChristopherOct 2020

  • "Lovely setting, very peaceful."

    Cottage was perfect and Martin was very helpful when we had a problem with the hot water. Will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by LynAug 2020

  • "Everything in the cottage was excellent, my only suggestion is that a shelf was needed in the shower and more sturdy spoons for tea making."

    Martin was very helpful, friendly and informative. The cleanliness was excellent. Had a really good peaceful stay.

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2020

  • "We had a fantastic short break at Yapham and appreciated the hard work Martin had done ensure the cottage was safe."

    All instructions and directions were done online which was convenient and helpful. The cottage was perfect for our walking break and is in a wonderful location for walking with or without four legged friends. We intend to visit Yapham again very soon.

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2020

  • "Just got back from Windbury Cottage it was fantastic if you want to relax in beautiful gardens and woodland five acres watching wildlife no traffic noise then this is the place,it is also a great location for visiting places Cleverley a lovely old fishing village with cobble streets,Bude with its lovely town and sandy safe beaches,Bidiford lovely town and parks,just some of the lovely places to visit there are many more just a short drive away,or just simply relax,a added bonus was Martin who lives in the old farm house and looks after everything is there if need to know anything he came with fresh Devon cream jam and scones after we settled in a lovely welcome from him,this is a fantastic place to stay and can recommend this cottage 100% for people to stay,we will be going back."

    Dave & Sue 1/8/2020.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with pretty, peaceful surroundings."

    Set in a very peaceful location at the end of a track, the cottage was very well maintained inside & out. We stayed in Windbury Cottage which was clean, comfortable & well equipped. The outside patio area and surrounds were beautiful, filled with flowers and birds. The manager, Martin, was extremely helpful & friendly & obviously takes pride in the cottages and grounds. He even gave us some bird feed so we could fill up when we wanted and sit and watch the many birds. The cottages are set in such a peaceful area, all you can here is the occasional sheep and the birds. We had a fantastic week here & would definitely return. Would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by StephanieJul 2020

  • "A warm welcome from John, the owner."

    The cottage had everything you could possibly need. It even had tea, coffee, sugar, salt, and pepper. There were complimentary toiletries in the bathroom, including toothbrush’s, comb, razor. It was immaculately clean. We even had scones, and a box of chocolates as a welcoming gift.

    Reviewed by MichaelaDec 2019

  • "The host Martin was so helpful and friendly and had equipped this cottage down to the finest detail Windbury was by far the best cottage we have used to date there is no doubt that we will return for another stay."

    The weather was awful but that did n't matter as we had comfort and the local pub the hart was 2 miles down the lane and provided some really good food and drink

    Reviewed by CoralNov 2019

  • "Lovely peaceful location, incredibly well equipped and comfortable."

    Reviewed by SophieSep 2019

  • "Great place, very well equipped, A suggestion:- As a dog friendly place, enclosed patio area would have helped so we."

    Could have just let her wander this small area without being on a lead Chris

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2019

  • "Beautiful location and a superbly fitted out cottage"

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2019

  • "The warm welcome, the tranquility and the beautiful surroundings made it paradise for us and our aged dog."

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "Very easy booking with Sykes."

    Efficient and detailed information. Wyndbury cottage a gem of a holiday home, it had everything we could have wanted. Very comfortable bed, good shower, well appointed, dog friendly, beautiful garden and flowers. Managed perfectly by the very hard working Martin, wonderful holiday thank you

    Reviewed by ClareJun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with excellent facilities"

    Reviewed by SuzanneJun 2019

  • "The Caretaker, Martin, was most helpful when we arrived."

    Situated in a perfect spor, especially for our Retriever, Ben, super wildlife watched from the patio. Dog friendly beaches (perfect)

    Reviewed by PamelaMay 2019

  • "A lovely lovely immaculate cottage equipped with everything you need."

    Friendly owners who make you most welcome and go above and beyond to ensure you have a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by DianeDec 2018

  • "A beautifully quaint and wel equipped cottage set in beautiful grounds."

    Excellent walking on the south west coast path for our dogs within just a few miles and with stunning views. Friendly and helpful hosts. We had a great time and can’t wait to go back next year.

    Reviewed by LesleySep 2018

  • "Windbury Cottage is a tranquil, peaceful haven, ideal for a restful break or to visit the beautiful countryside of North Devon."

    Martyn, the host, was very welcoming, knowledgeable and works extremely hard to keep the cottages and the gardens in A1 condition. The Cottage was spotless and well equiped, Martyn has thought of everything you may need for your stay. Even a cream tea welcome pack and other goodies on arrival was a lovely surprise. Definitely hope to return.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2018

  • "Sykes cottages are just very marvellous and we enjoy booking our holidays with them,it's very easy and clear to use and very good pricing."

    Reviewed by BrianFeb 2018

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa
  • Shared Utility.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer
  • Washer/dryer in a shared utility room
  • TV with freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking
  • Bike rack
  • Garden with furniture and sun terrace
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Due to the steps and raised steps and terrace this cottage is not ideally suited for toddlers and infirm
  • Note: Check in time for this property is from 5pm

The property

One of three cottages set in the tranquil grounds.

The property can be found at the end of the old farmhouse track.

Take a minute on you way down this track to take...

Yapham Cottages

A set of three cottages situated in the village of Hartland, located at the end of the old farmhouse track, leading to views of the coast. Complete with en-suite bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and a welcoming sitting room, each retreat provides a comforting experience for couples or friends to enjoy a heart-warming getaway. Perhaps you anticipate a romantic break or simply some peace and quiet away from your busy lifestyle, whatever the occasion, this accommodation has your interests in mind. On a sunny day, you can make the most of the garden, complete with furniture and a sun terrace. Pour a refreshing drink and take in the wonderful location. When you are not embracing the interior and outside landscape, the village of Hartland offers the best of both worlds, with rural delights and countryside, joined by craft shops and potteries in addition to cafés and restaurants. Less than 5 minutes away is the famous cobbled stone village of Clovelly, and Meddon is a short distance to the South. The coast line around The Hartland Peninsula is an area of outstanding Natural Beauty and part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and has four Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Lundy Maritime Nature Reserve can be seen in the distance. The Cottages provide good access to The South West Coastal path, perfect for keen walkers.There are many local activities you can partake in including beach rides, "Have A Go Days" with local artisans, shoreline photography, boat tours, fishing trips, cycling, climbing and abseiling, snorkelling and scuba diving, surfing and golf. The Hartland Abbey, Docton Mill Gardens, Hartland Lighthouse and Hartland Quay are also places not to be missed. However you choose to spend your holiday, this group of cottages is promised to bring a memorable stay all year round.

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About the location

HARTLAND

Clovelly 5 miles; Bude 15 miles; Bideford 15 miles.

The bustling village of Hartland, with its nearby colourful quay and lighthouse, provides visitors with a wide selection of amenities, including an interesting craft shop, good pubs and several great places to eat. Just one mile out of the village situated within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, lies Hartland Abbey, where visitors can peruse the stunning collection of paintings and porcelain before relaxing in the Abbey's beautiful gardens. Alternatively the nearby coastal headland of Berry Head, with its dramatic cliffs and coves, offers excellent walking and nature watching opportunities. The pretty, car-free village of Clovelly lies just five miles away and is renowned for its flower-strewn cottages, steep cobbled streets, 14th century harbour and The Milky Way Adventure Park, home to Devon's biggest rollercoaster, whilst a short drive leads to another fun-packed and educational family day out at The Big Sheep, a fantastic adventure park. The unspoilt coastal resorts of Bude, Bideford and Instow are both within 15 miles making this a superb base for a varied and enjoyable holiday.

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Region Information

Note: Due to the steps and raised steps and terrace this cottage is not ideally suited for toddlers and infirm.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas