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Marsh Cottage

North Molton, Devon (Ref. 925657)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "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 NicholasMay 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 MelanieNov 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 RussellOct 2021

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

    Reviewed by JeremyJul 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 LanceJun 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 PhilOct 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 RomaOct 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 MSep 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 ValerieJul 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 GailSep 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 EllenApr 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 JoApr 2019

  • "Smooth booking and amazing cottage."

    Highly recommended..

    Reviewed by LouiseOct 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 SallyJun 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 IanMay 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 BethanFeb 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage great garden and lovely walks."

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

    Reviewed by SallyNov 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 RachelAug 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 LaurenceJul 2017

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

    Highly recommended, we will happily return.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 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 RichardMay 2017

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

    Reviewed by JaneApr 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 LindaFeb 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 JayneOct 2016

  • "Lovely cottage, quiet and beautifully presented."

    Reviewed by SarahAug 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)
  • Please note: Any 2023 bookings will need to commence on a Friday.

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.

Region Information

Note: Adults-only property (including any infants)
Please note: Any 2023 bookings will need to commence on a Friday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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