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Muddiford near Barnstaple, Devon Show on map


  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Donna & Ross Helped in making this a great holiday i will recommend Jarrah to my family and friends"

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday at Jarrah & thank you for your kind feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely property in beautiful grounds owned by a friendly, caring couple."

    What more could you wish for ?

    Well.. how lovely.. we aim to please and so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "The house was like a home from home."

    Everything we needed was to hand. It was clean and comfortable and a great base for our excursions around North Devon. The cream tea on the day of our arrival was a lovely touch, I would highly recommend a stay here. Thank you Donna and Russ for a lovely week.

    Thank You for your great review! So glad you enjoyed your stay. All the best, Russ & Donna. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a very nice stay at Jarrah and managed to get to most of the places we wanted to, including cycling the Tarka trail, despite the mixed weather."

    The house was beautifully clean, the beds very comfortable and the kitchen nice to use. Our only quibble is that the description of the property did not make clear that the car park was quite a hike from the cottage along a restricted path, which for pensioners like us is an important consideration. Perhaps it would be an idea to mention that the property might not be ideal for those with mobility issues. Having said that, Donna was a helpful and considerate hostess, providing us with a milk jug for our afternoon tea and a tray to carry things on, when we asked. She and her husband also very kindly helped us with our luggage on arrival. I would certainly recommend the property - but probably with the caveat for those with mobility issues.

    Reviewed by Gregory4.7May 2022

  • "A friendly welcome."

    We really felt at home whilst we were staying at Jarrah. A wonderful experience

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings."

    Donna and Russ were very welcolming whilst also unobtrusive. The only observation we have (it wasn't an issue for the two of us) is that there was no freezer, a family staying may find this a little inconvenient.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage ,owners attention to detail amazing , great location for exploring the area would definitely reccomend this cottage ."

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "Amazing cottage that was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed."

    Donna and Russ are amazing hosts, very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. There was lots of thoughtful touches such as the yummy cream tea on arrival and the swing ball that was available for my son to use. We had a fantastic holiday, very much needed after all the restrictions of the past year. A perfect cottage in a perfect location! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0May 2021

  • "A wonderful break away at Jarrah."

    A beautiful house that was spotlessly clean also a lovely garden. Really lovely owners, friendly and very helpful.

    Reviewed by Beverly5.0May 2021

  • "It would have been helpful to mention how far the car parking was from the house, and the steps involved."

    The hosts were attentive at all times, and nothing was too much trouble. The accommodation was superbly presented, with lots of little extras. We had a lovely holiday

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7May 2021

  • "Jarrah cottage is an excellent location for both the coast and Exmoor National Park."

    The cottage is warm and comfortable, squeaky clean and equipped with everything you may need. The large garden is beautifully maintained and must be a joy to sit out and relax in the summer months. Our hosts Donna and Russ were so friendly and welcoming and were on hand should we need any help.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was excellent, well equipped, comfortable and clean and with some nice extra touches from the owners."

    Location was good with Barnstaple and coastal resorts within easy reach. We had a great week.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2020

  • "This is a great holiday home with everything you are likely to want."

    It was very clean and gave us confidence in this difficult time. Donna and Rus are great hosts and we thoroughly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2020

  • "Jarrah provided us with a relaxing, comfortable and beautifully clean accommodation."

    Plenty of room for the 2 of us. Donna, the owner was on hand to help us settle in and available for any queries but she was not intrusive. Although next to the owners home, we were not overlooked. Jarrah has lovely private gardens and feels light and spacious. Jarrah is in a good position to explore North Devon and Exmoor.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2020

  • "Found the cottage very clean & comfortable."

    Owners friendly & helpful. Beautiful gardens in immaculate condition. Would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful area, very warm, friendly host who was on hand if needed but not intrusive."

    Cottage was warm and cosy with woods to walk in with a stream flowing through. Unfortunately we didn't see any deer but it was a nice chilled out walk. The cottage was like home from home with all the things we needed to make meals which we enjoyed sat in the conservatory. We were very lucky as the weather was amazing and we sat for a short while in the chairs overlooking the field next to the house in the mornings before going out, this was nice to watch the two horses roaming back and forwards. Definitely worth a stay, the clear dark sky at night was full of stars . Jarrah is a excellent base for exploring the area, we recommend Woolacombe beach, Arlington Hall(national trust) Instow & Appledore and a lovely drive to Minehead and Dunster(lovely buildings and feel)

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2019

  • "The owners, Donna and Ross, are very caring and nothing is too much trouble."

    Jarrah is like home from home and very much in the country but not too far from the coast of Woolacombe etc. and the town of Barnstable.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2019

  • "Jarrah is a beautiful holiday home."

    Donna the host goes above and beyond to make sure you have a wonderful stay, from offering to help with bags to a welcome basket. I highly suggest you read the black folder of info Donna has made as it has some good ideas inside. The bedrooms are spacious and comfy and I'm missing the bath already. Car parking is ample and yes it can be tricky pulling out due to the small uphill you will have this trouble everywhere in north Devon and it's not a major issue at all. The garden is beautiful and my children had hours of fun playing in the garden in the evening. The woods next to the cottage is a nice walk , there is also a bench by the stream to sit on. We went to woolacombe beach and parked beachfront which is £8 for a full day . The beach is beautiful very clean. Ilfracombe has good boat rides. Combed Martin is good for kayak lessons. Dartington crystal is good for a rainy day. Down the road the local pub is friendly and inviting. I would recommend Jarrah to everyone only wish I could give more than 10 stars.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Aug 2019

  • "The lady who owns the cottage is a lovely person."

    The cottage was lovely and cosy. The garden is beautiful. My Grandson enjoyed himself in the garden and also in the woods beside the cottage.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Aug 2019

  • "A beautiful place with really kind and helpful hosts who live next door so there in case you need them."

    We felt like it was a home from home. Clean, neat and tidy with everything you need including a charcoal BBQ dvds/games/swingball and more for our boys. Ponys in the paddock next to the garden, the lovely 'secret garden' and a walk and a stream on the doorstep. Only 10 mins from various towns, beaches etc. Thanks to Donna and her family. We loved it!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2019

  • "The property was brilliantly equipped and presented, we really needed for nothing."

    The location we perfect for exploring north Devon and we had a fabulous time!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2019

  • "A very very comfortable cottage and very well heated, a much needed facility during our sometimes wet and cold English summers !"

    Everything was immaculately clean. There was everything we could possibly have needed to make us feel at home. The large light and airy conservatory was where we spent most of our time when indoors, it was always lovely to sit there overlooking the woodland at the back of the house and the meadow with the horses. The only negative point and there is only one, is that in the description of the cottage it is stated as being peaceful and tranquil, while it was peaceful indoors, outdoors the property sits on the very busy main road from Barnstaple to Illfracombe so even had the weather been glorious and we'd been able to sit outside during our stay the constant traffic would have made it very noisy. All in all a great holiday home.

    Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that you found the road busy ( which is a 30mph B road) but I am sure you can appreciate that North Devon is a very popular holiday destination at this time of year. I am in my third season and have never had anyone complain of constant traffic noise. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ivan4.7Jun 2019

  • "Lovely very well equipped cottage in good location."

    Fantastic gardens to enjoy. Central for all the best beaches and plenty of nice walks and places to eat . Only downside was pulling out onto a very busy road on an almost blind bend . Could do with some mirrors to assist you. Otherwise perfect !

    Thank you for your kind feedback. I am sorry that you found the road to be an issue. This is a 30mph B road so is not too fast but may have been busier during your stay due to the half term. We do provide additional parking now for a further 2 cars so you do not have to try and reverse into the drive. I am glad you enjoyed your stay otherwise in this beautiful location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane4.4May 2019

  • "After long days out, it was lovely to come back to this comfortable, cosy cottage."

    We took our 15 month old Granddaughter with us and there was plenty of room for her to play both inside and outside the cottage.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with a great garden overlooking fields."

    Easy access by car to the beautiful beaches of North Devon and the Tarka trail.

    Reviewed by Liz4.7Apr 2019

  • "The owner, Donna, met us on arrival and offered to help us in with our cases."

    Donna went through all we need to know about the property and garden. We were made to feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. Would come again.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely location - beautiful view of the horses."

    Very clean cottage. all good. Would have liked a baby seat or have been made aware there wasn't one, but apart from that all good. Thanks for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Emily4.1Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was a perfect retreat the owners are charming and helpful."


    Reviewed by I E4.7Jun 2018

  • "Great welcome, lovely cottage - absolutely pristine, everything you need for a great break in North Devon."

    4 of us (3 generations) stayed for a few days in October. Downstairs bedroom fine for Grandma (a couple of steps down to bedroom/bathroom, but shallow, and easily negotiated). Would definitely return, and cannot recommend highly enough

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Oct 2017

  • "Very nice cottage, very spacious, clean and comfortable."

    Nice and tranquil for a quiet peaceful break. Great location for sight seeing in Devon.

    Reviewed by Gilbert5.0Sep 2017

  • "This was a beautiful and roomy cottage, Donna and Russ the owners were marvelous Hosts."

    The views, facilities, garden were lovely. The kitchen was great with a baby we had to really prepare and eat in most nights the kitchen was certainly adequate. The roomy conservatory with views across the meadow to the woods, watching the deer and horses was a lovely place to eat, drink wine or just chill out. The beds were comfy, all in all it was a lovely place to spend a week we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Sep 2017

  • "Lovely cottage just like a home from home holiday was easy to book and skyes was always ready to help out if needed x"

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Aug 2017

  • "Property well maintained and provision of local information very useful."

    A good base to explore North Devon and beyond. Property detail was accurate

    Reviewed by Christopher4.8Aug 2017

  • "A lovely place to stay, the owners are very welcoming and helpful."

    The property is spotlessly clean and is like home from home

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2017

  • "Great location."

    Very cozy and clean cottage with beautiful secret garden and all facilities to have rest inside and outside. Hosting family is very friendly and hospitable. We travelled with our 1 year baby, so she was happy to be there as house is pretty baby safe, garden is very entertaining and horses, sheeps, ducks makes a little zoo to her. Just 15-20 minutes drive to surfing (Staunton sand). We would love to stay in this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Tatiana5.0May 2017

  • "We could not fault the property, perfect for family of 5."

    Garden also very well kept and bonus for the children to play in. Owners next door and very helpful and friendly. Plenty to do within short drive although need to book in advance to eat in local pubs during busy periods. We would recommend to anyone looking for a well appointed, comfortable, clean cottage well located for exploring North Devon.

    Reviewed by Matt4.8Apr 2017

  • "Donna and her husband were extremely helpful and welcoming."

    The gardens and outdoor furniture were an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Jan4.6Apr 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with TV, 1 x 4’ double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor single
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Conservatory with dining area and electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fires
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, coffee maker, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with FreeSat, Blu-ray, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi, selection of games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars on drive and a further 2 by the field
  • Lawned garden with patio, furniture, decked area and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops 5 miles, pub 1 mile.

The property

Barnstaple 5 miles.

Next door to the owners’ house, one mile from the village of Muddiford, this charming cottage is just seven miles from the beautiful North Devon Coast.

The cottage is in a peaceful rural setting overlooking a large garden, pony paddocks and private woodlands, making it an ideal holiday cottage for those looking for a quiet place to stay but with easy access to some of Devon’s best beaches.

The large conservatory is a warm, bright room used for dining or relaxing whilst admiring the wonderful monkey puzzle tree and the colourful garden.

This room leads into the cosy sitting room with electric fire and a soft comfy sofa, perfect for putting your feet up in front of the TV and watching a movie.

There is a handy ground floor bedroom and bathroom plus two double bedrooms upstairs, one benefiting from an en-suite shower room.

The enclosed rear patio is reached from the kitchen, and is a lovely sunny spot for eating your breakfast.

The lawned area is enclosed by tall hedging, which makes it an ideal private area for relaxing and having an evening barbecue, whilst overlooking the paddock and woodland beyond.

Guests are able to wander into the privately owned woods running alongside a stream, and full of roaming deer, interesting birds and badger tracks.

A mile from the cottage is a 16th century coaching inn serving locally sourced produce and farther down the road is the wonderful Broomhill Sculpture Gardens with award-winning restaurant and host of the National Sculpture Prize, making a great day out.

The wonderful North Devon beaches are only ten minute drives’ away and offer long sandy beaches such as Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe.

The harbour town of Ilfracombe has a lively heritage harbour where local boats are available for trips and fishing; or a special day out by ferry to Lundy Island plus a host of welcoming pubs and restaurants, Damien Hirst's Verity statue, and the quirky looking Landmark Theatre.

A welcoming cottage in a quiet spot close to lovely beaches and coastal walks.

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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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