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Marsh Cottage

(Ref. 925657)

North Molton, Devon Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Marsh Cottage - lovely big farmhouse which had everything we could need."

    Really spacious, with lovely views and total peace and quiet, the large garden was a bonus The camp site down the lane was handy but certainly not intrusive- we enjoyed an excellent Sunday roast there. The cottage itself is situated in a beautiful area, a perfect base for touring Somerset, Devon and beyond and the walking is excellent - we would have walked more had we not been in the midst of Storm Ciaran, but hardly noticed it inside as we were so cosy. Many Thanks to owners - hope to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a lovely time nice walks with the dogs."

    It was great to have a nice lawn fenced off for the dogs nice to sit out and watch them play would love to go again .

    Reviewed by Hazel Mary5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had an absolutely delightful stay at Marsh Cottage with our two dogs!"

    We were impressed by the warm and inviting atmosphere of the place. The bathroom was lovely with comfortable tub that allowed relaxation after a day of exploring, with second loo downstairs. The bed was incredibly soft and provided a restful night’s sleep. The huge fenced-in garden was a dream for our furry companions, offering them a safe and exciting space to roam and play freely. The garden was beautifully maintained, with delightful flowers, butterflies, birds and bees. And the added bonus of friendly horses just on the other side of the fence brought an extra touch of charm to the whole experience. The location of the cottage couldn't have been better for our Devon coast and Exmoor walks. Make sure you take the picturesque stroll into North Molton, starting right from the cottage, as it was a true gem, allowing us to immerse ourselves in the beauty of the local surroundings with spectacular views of the village. We appreciated the privacy of the cottage, allowing us to truly unwind and disconnect from the busy world. The well-equipped kitchen was a pleasure to use, making it easy to prepare our meals and dine comfortably. Sheltered carport a huge bonus with unexpected showers. We can't wait to return to Marsh Cottage! It truly exceeded our expectations and provided the perfect escape for us and our pups!

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely house in a great position away from everyone."

    Clean and tidy. We would return Could do with Wi-Fi.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7May 2023

  • "Great cottage and fantastic for the dogs with a massive secure rear garden."

    Excellent remote location.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2023

  • "I had a lovely week mixing work and leisure, working around different sites throughout Devon and some superb opportunities for photography."

    The cottage is lovely, distanced but not remote. Minor niggle was traffic on the A361, but it can be soon ignored. All in all, a great place to stay. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Oct 2022

  • "Great cottage in a great location."

    Massive secure garden which our two dogs loved. Will definitely book again next year.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2022

  • "Marsh cottage is in a lovely setting, very clean and had all we needed for our stay we found the bed comfortable and it has a lovely big bright kitchen and nice bathroom we especially liked the very large garden that is completely enclosed and very safe for dogs, the only negative we found was the furniture in the lounge was not very comfortable."

    The access lane to Marsh cottage was ok, part of it has just been resurfaced so was not a problem for us.

    Reviewed by Lynda3.8Sep 2022

  • "Marsh Cottage is off the beaten track, spacious with a lovely enclosed garden able to keep our tiny Jack Russell and Collie secure."

    We were able to access the track quite comfortably in our VW Golf. The views from the property are beautiful, a real haven for wildlife, right on the doorstep. It is an ideal base for visiting all of Exmoor. The nearby villages of North and South Molten have all the amenities we needed. The A road, out of sight well in the distance, was audible from the garden but not enough to distract us from the overall tranquility. We would definitely book again for another Exmoor holiday.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0May 2022

  • "Marsh Cottage was a lovely place, super views and a great dog safe garden!"

    The owner was very helpful and provided lots of useful info. Cottage is well equipped, clean and comfy. Would definitely return!

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Nov 2021

  • "The road leading up to the cottage is terrible we have a large SUV and struggled, apart from that it was a very quiet and pleasant stay."

    Reviewed by Russell3.8Oct 2021

  • "Lovely area, very peaceful and great access to walking"

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.7Jul 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a gorgeous location, that had everything we needed."

    The outdoor space was amazing, there are some lovely walks and, our hosts couldn't have been more helpful. We hope to be back next year & would highly recommend Marsh Cottage.

    Reviewed by Lance5.0Jun 2021

  • "The sofa and chairs in the living room are not very comfortable ,two sofas would be an improvement and remove the piano also the track to the cottage is rough ,even worse than expected from the cottage details."

    I live on a farm so am used to non tarmac tracks, but I think some repairs to the track are required.

    Reviewed by Phil4.1Oct 2020

  • "The drive up to the cottage is in a terrible state, full of unacceptable potholes."

    A small patio outside the back door would benefit the property, only a narrow pathway at present making it very hard not to bring mud into the house when it rains as grassy area gets churned up.

    Reviewed by Roma3.8Oct 2020

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage in great location."

    But found the half-mile lane leading to the cottage could have been better described as we found it full of deep pot holes & not at all suitable for a normal family car, more suitable to a 4x4 / SUV. Felt reluctant to take car out too often for fear of causing damage which impaired our enjoyment of the holiday.

    Reviewed by M3.4Sep 2020

  • "This is the second time we've visited Marsh cottage and we weren't disappointed beautiful surroundings peaceful but easy to get to places to visit."

    It has got an unadopted road leading to the cottage but this didn't bother us we love this part of Devon and it was hard to come home this time. With covid sweeping the country we weren't sure we would, be able to go so we were very thankful to be able to go and would definitely recommend it

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jul 2020

  • "We have had a great week at Marsh Cottage."

    The Cottage is spacious and well equipped with a large secure garden which our Doberman thoroughly enjoyed. There are lovely walks from the Cottage and the nearby beaches at Northam Burrows and Saunton Sands are superb. If you want to ‘get away from it all’ ... this is the place. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a lovely peaceful week."

    In a perfectly positioned cottage, wonderfully situated next to the farm paddock the two friendly horses were lovely and extremely good with our young dogs. The garden is very secure and perfect for alfresco dining with the bbq that is provided. There is also a fair sized fridge in the lovely kitchen which is a lovely family space and by far the best kitchen of any of the cottages we have stayed in to date. There is also a chest freezer in the extra utility areas. The cottage is located within easy reach of many fabulous local places to visit our favourites were Ilfracombe and Woolacombe. We look forward to coming back and exploring more of lovely Devon.

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Apr 2019

  • "Located at the end of a unmade lane, the cottage has a wonderful location in its peaceful setting."

    Our dogs enjoyed meeting the 2 well mannered horses in the next field and I felt happy our dogs were secure in the garden backing onto said field. One small note, if you have a large vehicle (say a van) parking is extremely tight onto the drive but it didn’t spoil our time. Location is good to reach the places we wanted to see, within 30-40 minutes.

    Reviewed by Jo4.4Apr 2019

  • "Smooth booking and amazing cottage."

    Highly recommended..

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Oct 2018

  • "Our holiday was fabulous, the cottage had everything you needed and the garden was fantastic, especially for our dogs!"

    We will definately book again

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jun 2018

  • "Wonderfully situated in open countryside."

    Very clean and well equipped cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would recommend the cottage to friends and family. We hope to come back soon.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2018

  • "A truly lovely cottage in a beautiful area."

    We went with our two spaniels who had an amazing time. The cottage is comfortable and well-equipped- just what you need when your stay coincides with ‘the beast from the east’! Communication with the owner was excellent and they made sure that we knew how to contact them if needed and dropped by to check that we were okay during the snow. You don’t need a 4x4 to drive along the track, just care. I’ll be recommending this cottage to friends and family and would visit again without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Bethan5.0Feb 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage great garden and lovely walks."

    Could do with more comfy sofas but everything super!! Thanks

    Reviewed by Sally4.8Nov 2017

  • "The cottage is ideal for children and dogs alike."

    The facilities are of a good standard and there is everything you need in the kitchen to make a Sunday roast. The beds are comfortable with good storage space. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.6Aug 2017

  • "The cottage was beautiful, very well equipped, very clean."

    The tray of a selection of tea bags, coffee, fruit cake was a very nice welcome. It's a shame we didn't meet the owner to tell us how pleased we were.

    Reviewed by Laurence4.8Jul 2017

  • "Excellent accommodation, fantastic setting, everything you need for a relaxing holiday."

    Highly recommended, we will happily return.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Jun 2017

  • "Stayed here during May half-term week."

    Our two young children loved the garden and it was in a safe location 10 minutes up a farm track from the campsite.

    Reviewed by Richard4.0May 2017

  • "A lovely property striking the right balance between tranquillity and access to the Devonshire coast and countryside."

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2017

  • "The cottage didn't have wifi but a bonus if you want to get away from technology."

    The piano was brilliant, as music teachers we used it every day and it was in tune too. Ideal if a member of family is working towards a piano exam to be able to practise while having a holiday. The enclosed garden was great for the dog. A lovely comfortable cottage with excellent facilities and within driving distance (35mins) of the coast. Would certainly return.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Feb 2017

  • "The only thing we found wrong with our holiday was the access road (pot holes very uneven) car got covered in mud up to the windows every time we went out but we believe this is in line for correction."

    The actual cottage was fabulous attention to detail made very welcome ( would love to have this as a permanent residence)

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Oct 2016

  • "Lovely cottage, quiet and beautifully presented."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric fire and piano.
  • Electric night storage heaters, wall-mounted convector heaters and electric fire
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD with DVDs
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and bar at local camp site 10 mins off road walk
  • Note: Property accessed via half a mile of partially unmetalled and uneven country lane
  • Note: Garden is enclosed with post and rail with stock-proof wire
  • Note: Adults-only property (including any infants).

The property

North Molton 2.5 mile.

This detached cottage is in a truly rural position, two and a half miles from the ancient village of North Molton, which nudges the foothills of Exmoor.

This lovely cottage will appeal to walkers, birdwatchers and botanists alike, being situated along a partially unmetalled country lane and footpath lined with wild flowers and providing ample woodland walks nearby along the River Mole.

The cottage also overlooks peaceful meadows.

Inside, the cottage has a large kitchen/diner with patio doors opening to the enclosed rear garden, which is ideal for taking supper outside in the summer.

The cosy sitting room even has a piano, a superb room for relaxing in after a busy day.

The three bedrooms sleep up to four guests, share a bathroom and all overlook the fields and woodlands beyond.

The local Riverside Caravan & Camping Park, which is just over half a mile away, along a footpath, has facilities including a clubhouse, shop open to non-residents and specimen carp and coarse fishing lakes.

Alternatively, you can take the footpath through a beautiful wooded valley and stroll into the old mining village of North Molton, where there is a friendly pub and shop.

This location is ideal for exploring the heather-clad Exmoor hills with their native stags.

Couples will love the fabulous long sandy beaches at Saunton and Woolacombe, ideal for safe bathing, surfing or walking amongst the soft sand dunes that back the beaches.

This is an ideal rural retreat for both country lovers and beachcombers.

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About the location


South Molton 1.5 miles; Dulverton 11 miles; Barnstaple 12 miles.

The ancient village of North Molton is an ideal base from which to explore Exmoor and North Devon’s dramatic coast. The village boasts a friendly pub, Post Office and a village shop offering home-grown produce from local farms and delicious home-baked goods, while just a few miles away, the pretty town of South Molton offers a range of shops and a twice weekly market. Being pleasantly close to both coastal and inland beauty spots, this quaint village is sure to suit visitors of all tastes. Within easy reach are forests, moors, rivers and beaches, along with churches and other buildings of historical significance, whilst just a mile or so away is the border of the Exmoor National Park. There is superb walking on the South West Coast Path and the North Devon coastline is varied and interesting. Visit the National Trust's Watersmeet Gorge, Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Up on Exmoor, there are various walks to suit all abilities, as well as pretty places worth visiting including Tarr Steps, Landacre Bridge and the charming little village of Withypool. Further afield, the resorts of Ilfracombe and Combe Martin are well worth a visit, and for some of the best beaches in the country, a day trip to Woolacombe and Saunton are not to be missed.

Note: Adults-only property (including any infants)

This property offers the following short breaks:

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