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Church Steps Cottage

Winkleigh, Devon (Ref. 999282)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was Wonderful in a Fabulous position along with Excellent views and the host Catherine was Amazing informing us of places to eat/drink/ places to visit etc !"

    !! Delicious local basic foods for us on arrival TOO

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2021

  • "Not the usual empty shell, Church Steps Cottage is full of personal touches and attention to detail."

    Bedrooms are generous and charming and there's a very pretty courtyard for sitting outside. We were very comfortable and had a great stay. Location is in the centre of Devon so, if you are happy to drive, there's lots to do - South to Dartmoor or North to the coast. We loved Woolly Alpacas, (just outside Winkleigh), River Dart Country Park, climbing Hound Tor, Tunnels Beach and Ilfracombe Sea Safari. Good little convenience store + pub, butchers and coffee shop in Winkleigh were handy too. We hope to come back.

    Reviewed by AndreaAug 2021

  • "We stayed at Church Steps at the start of June 2021, the owner was very helpful and got in touch a couple weeks before our holiday to see if we needed any information about the area."

    The cottage is lovely and cosy, and the yard to the rear proved to be an excellent sun trap. Although there isn't any dedicated parking, we were easily able to pull up outside to unpack the car, and we were always able to park up in the square which is a short walk through the church yard. The village is very nice as well and pleasant to walk around, plenty of thatched roofs and quiet streets, and can recommend the Kings Arms for a drink and a meal.

    Reviewed by JamesMay 2021

  • "Although there are 3 bedrooms upstairs the space downstairs was so small it ..."

    Although there are 3 bedrooms upstairs the space downstairs was so small it really was not big enough to accomodate 6 people (certainly not 6 adults)

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We were especially surprised to see this as there were only two of you at the Cottage and we've received such positive reviews from larger parties. There is a note on the listing to advise that: This property is best suited for 4 adults and 2 children. The photos on the listing do clearly depict the space available downstairs at the property and we can confirm that there is space for 6 to relax in the living room plus seating space for six in the separate dining area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AliciaSep 2020

  • "The cottage owner was very engaging, helpful and welcoming."

    The cottage is very very pretty

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2020

  • "Church Steps is a delightful cottage."

    It has all the equipment you may need and is wonderfully decorated. The owner is contactable and really helpful for any questions and suggestions. We had a fabulous week in Winkleigh which is a good central base in which to explore Devon.

    Reviewed by CharlotteJul 2020

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  • Three bedrooms; 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x single with pull-out stacker bed
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining room with woodburning fire
  • Central heating and a woodburning fire
  • Everhot electric range cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, Smart TV with Amazon fire stick and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Road-side parking
  • Small courtyard with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no smoking or pets allowed
  • Pub and shop within 0.2 miles

The property

Boasting a central position within the pretty village of Winkleigh is this character property, Church Steps Cottage.

Set to the side of the endearing Winkleigh Church, this idyllic accommodation offers bags of character and charm for a family gathering to this wonderful part of the Devonshire countryside.

The cottage comes with three well-presented bedrooms, comprising of a king-size bedroom, a double bedroom and a room with a 2'6 single pull-out stacker bed, ensuring a flexible sleeping arrangement to suit the needs of any group.

The larger bedroom offers memorable views across to the majestic Dartmoor National Park, whilst the double bedroom houses a quiet corner for some reading.

The first-floor is complemented by a stylish bathroom, where you can look forward to enjoying a relaxing soak after a long walk along the rolling countryside.

Enjoy sociable evenings within the inviting sitting room, where you and your loved ones can curl up on the push sofas and admire the original bread oven in the hearth, while the woodburning stove which gently fills the room with warmth during those chilly winter months.

Beyond here, is a charming dining area where you can perch on the quaint window seat to tuck into the delicious home-cooked meal that you prepared within the well-appointed kitchen.

Stepping into the kitchen you will find a wonderful Everhot electric range cooker, which takes centre stage before all of the other appliances, which include a dishwasher, a fridge/freezer and a washer/dryer.

If you are visiting during the summer months, spend a moment or two within the rear courtyard to enjoy a spot of alfresco dining or catch the last glimpses of sunshine with a glass of wine.

If you don’t feel like cooking one evening, a short stroll will bring you to a pub serving food as well as a butcher and a shop for picking up the essentials.

For those feeling active, explore miles off endearing countryside on the Dartmoor National Park or head to the coast where you will find a magnitude of watersports opportunities including fishing, swimming, sailing and surfing.

With so much to see and do within close reach, Church Steps Cottage is perfect for an adventure filled holiday with your loved ones.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Okehampton 10 miles; Torrington 13 miles; Exeter 23 miles; Barnstaple 20 miles.

Winkleigh is a small rural village in the heart of Devon's rolling countryside and offers a shop, post office, butcher and a cafe, plus two pubs, one which offers food and the chance to sample traditional ciders and scrumpy from the Winkleigh Cider Company. A van which serves delicious fish and chips also comes to the village twice a week. Winding lanes, high hedgerows and a more gentle pace of life characterise the area. The open tors of Dartmoor are a big attraction for nature lovers and walkers, while the hills of Exmoor and the surfing beaches can all be reached in 40 minutes by car. Historic Torrington, home to RHS Rosemoor and an arts centre is just 13 miles away, whilst the Cathedral City of Exeter with its Roman city walls, shopping centre, theatre and restaurants makes a great day out.

Region Information

Note: This property is best suited for 4 adults and 2 children
Note: No children under 5 allowed with the exception of pre-crawling babies

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