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Dassel Cottage

(Ref. 1097324)

Barnstaple, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • lovely (23)
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  • alison (13)
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  • friendly (10)
  • comfortable (10)

28 Customer Reviews

  • "This cottage,was lovely clean and welcoming with Cream Scones clotted cream and jam."

    The weather wasn't at its best but there was nice places to eat and drink . The surrounding where lovely too the cottage was tucked away from the village. Nice area to chill and relax. Alison and her family where very welcoming, including the cat which where very friendly. Hopefully will return back soon . Thank-you

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Feb 2024

  • "Alison was so lovely and nothing was to much trouble, thank you for the lovely afternoon tea and milk plus the lovely flowers."

    What a great location so peaceful and relaxing, really had a great time slept really well. Loved the cats and the labourer. The views from the cottage were amazing. Barnstable is a great place to visit plenty of shops. We did manage to get a few walks in while we were there. Definitely would recommend staying here and looking forward to returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a good few days at Dassel cottage."

    Allison left a tasty cream tea for. The beds, lounge & kitchen was super comfy. Real home comfort. Allison is a lovely friendly down to earth lady. Chatting to her we explained we couldn’t shut the wardrobe doors in the main bedroom but she explained they were the next job on the list to be replaced. Once done it will be perfect. Great access to run our dog in the adjacent field.

    Reviewed by Jan4.4Oct 2023

  • "Lovely place , all rooms were well equipped, clean & comfy."

    Great location for getting about to see Devon. Great for relaxing if the weather's not too good. No fuss put your bags down and enjoy.Great views from the conservatry with your morning coffee.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was lovely & comfortable & the owner friendly, we really felt at home there, however the listing said enclosed garden & while we understand that this may not be fully possible, the fact that the rear (enclosed) garden joined up with the front (very much open) garden meant our dog had to be on a line every time he was outside, so really wasn't enclosed at all."

    Reviewed by Sue3.1Sep 2023

  • "Got to say we have just returned from Dassel Cottage and had the most chilled out, comfortable relaxed stay."

    The cottage has everything you need and is like home from home with all facilities provided. The cottage has the most lbeautiful views with very well maintained garden which houses outdoor seating for dining as well as sun loungers which were very welcome during our trip. The host Alison was very welcoming on our arrival and friendly throughout our stay and the odd visit from the dogs was lovely. If you are looking for a welcoming and comfortable base to chill away from the rat race or looking for a base to explore Devon look no further. Highly recommend this cottage. Keep up the good work Alison you have a great property

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Dassel Cottage and would definitely recommend."

    The cottage was comfortable and clean with plenty of room. The location was perfect, set in peaceful surroundings and the hosts were friendly and made us very welcome when we arrived-the welcome pack was gratefully accepted, especially the scones, cream and jam - delicious

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely relaxing stay at Dassell farm , surrounded by beautiful countryside."

    The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped, it was perfect . The host Alison was extremely helpful and pleasant , if we were to holiday in North Devon again we would definitely stay in this cottage .

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fabulous relaxing stay in a beautiful cottage with amazing views and great location for North Devon beaches and exploring."

    Very small issue with the WiFi being slow and intermittently being lost but that didn't spoil the holiday. Alison and family were very welcoming and helpful if we needed anything. Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Mandy4.4May 2023

  • "The moment we arrived we didn't want to leave."

    Immaculate lawns, beautiful views & really friendly owners. You may look at the photos and think, that's lovely.... its better than that. There are only the 2 cottages with nothing around you except nature. Everything you need is there, even sun loungers which is a great bonus, they have thought of everything. Great walks, coast a short drive away but far away enough to be out of the bustle. Soooooo quiet. This is our 5th holiday through sykes over the years. We always try secluded for the peace and Dassel Cottage is by far the most impressive. We shall return again someday, even have fresh eggs every day. Never tried the pubs as when we got in after a day out it was feet up with a coffee. Beautiful weather, gorgeous sunsets Thankyou to Alison & Simon & the family for having us. Brett & Wendy

    Reviewed by Brett5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and stay."

    Reviewed by Anne5.0May 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at Dassel Cottage."

    It’s in a beautiful area of Devon on such a peaceful site. Lovely cottage with everything you need to make your stay comfortable. Loads of local places to visit with gorgeous beaches and national parks.

    Reviewed by Gail4.4Apr 2023

  • "We had most enjoyable stay at Dassel cottage."

    The host was very friendly and helpful. There was everything you needed for your stay The location was excellent with wonderful countryside views. Access to a variety of interesting places within 30 minutes travel e.g. Lynton, Woolacombe,Instow and Barnstaple. We hope to return in the future Thank you to Alison.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely peaceful week in the country even with wet and miserable weather."

    Alison could not have been more helpful and we really hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week at dassel cottage, peaceful and quiet, everything was as described."

    Thank you Alison and Simon you were the perfect hosts giving us tips on where to visit, nothing was to much trouble for you and the welcome pack was lovely. we had some lovely days out at ilfracombe, bideford, westward ho to name but a few. WOULD WE STAY AT DASSEL COTTAGE AGAIN?. WE MOST CERTAINLY WOULD.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage like home from home."

    Very comfortable, clean and warm.

    Reviewed by Clive4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage very clean would love to come again friendly and helpfull family"

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage, loads of space, clean and comfortable."

    Owners are really friendly. Lovely quiet location. Definitely looking to visit again.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2022

  • "If you’re looking for a really peaceful location this is it."

    Dassel cottage lived up to its description and was a great base for us. Alison was a perfect host.

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable and relaxing stay, beautiful location and views from the cottage."

    Good location to explore the surrounding area of north Devon.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Jul 2022

  • "Warm welcome upon arrival."

    Cottage was lovely and clean and had everything we needed. Lovely cream tea, milk, coffee, tea & eggs left for us. Cottage was really comfortable and fantastic garden to sit out in. Really would recommend this cottage and would book again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent cottage the perfect place for peace & quiet, Plus 4 fields in which you can exercise your dog(s)."

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely warm welcome from Alison, along with a cream tea."

    There is everything you need for a holiday although we did take extra things we didn't need many of them. One word of warning - ignore satnav directions as it sent us down a bridle path which was totally unsuitable for motor vehicles!! We also ordered a Hellofresh delivery which came with no problem and saved some shopping.

    Reviewed by Kath5.0May 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay at Dassell Cottage,perfect for my wife ,dog and myself."

    Alison was a friendly and considerate host nothing was too much trouble ,would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2022

  • "Very nice comfortable cottage with lovely views of the countryside."

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely and relaxing"

    Reviewed by Fred5.0Apr 2022

  • "Everything was lovely and the hosts were very helpful"

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in great surroundings."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay & really hope to return. Thank you Alison for the lovely cream tea etc.

    Reviewed by Veronica Jane5.0Mar 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV, 1 x twin with TV
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with TV
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 4 x TV's, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Front Garden - please note, the front of the property is not enclosed, dogs must be kept on leads
  • Rear, enclosed garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Access to shared field
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 7.5 miles, pub 4.6 miles
  • Note: The owners live in the connecting property
  • Note: There is a pond on-site, children and pets should be supervised
  • Note: The owners have dogs and cats, guests' dogs will need to be controlled

The property

Barnstaple 8.3 miles.

Resting in a rural location in West Buckland near Barnstaple is the charming, semi-detached Dassel Cottage.

Offering family and pet-friendly accommodation in Devon, the cottage welcomes four guests to escape to the countryside, with the spectacular coast within easy reach.

Park up in the off-road parking before following the path to your home-away-from-home.

A small porch area is ideal for kicking off your boots before heading to the kitchen/diner; this sleek, stylish space has all the contemporary fittings for a self-catering stay, including a dishwasher to do the cleaning for you.

The handy utility is just next door with a freezer and washing machine to clean sandy towels or walking gear!

Set the dining table for four and enjoy family dinners whilst you catch up on the day's adventures.

Retire to the sitting room with cushioned seats and a TV for evening entertainment, where your canine companions can curl up in front of the woodburning stove.

For a quiet sanctuary, head to the conservatory with seating to curl up with a good book or simply admire your surroundings.

Step out into the rear garden, enclosed for pets and children to play in safety, and set up on the outdoor seating to catch the last of the sunshine.

Climb the stairs to find the shower room, with a spacious, double walk-in shower to freshen up, as well as a handy ground-floor cloakroom to avoid bathroom queues!

Two bedrooms await sleepy heads, a king-size with ample storage and beautiful views to greet you every morning, whilst the twin has a separate dressing room with storage space.

Start your day with a refreshing walk in the adjoining field with your dogs.

You'll find a nearby pub for home-cooked meals and well-earned pints, while the river-port town of Barnstaple is just a short journey away; discover historic artefacts of North Devon at the Museum, catch a performance at the Queen's Theatre, and visit the Barnstaple Pannier Market.

Bideford is another historic port town with a fabulous art gallery and museum, as well as the nearby BIG Sheep for family-friendly amusements.

Those seeking Devon's renowned coast can visit Westward Ho! and Ilfracombe, two coastal resorts offering amenities and attractions for your day of sand castle making, swimming and sun bathing.

Make Dassel Cottage your peaceful base on your next family holiday in Devon.

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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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