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Vineyard Cottage

Winkleigh, Devon (Ref. 934444)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • tracey1scott
    September 2016
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    “Chocolate Box Cottage”
    We were met with a warm welcome from Mel the house keeper. She greeted us with Fresh free range eggs from her own home, milk, & locally sourced apple juice. A lovely gesture! Mel advised she was on hand for our entire stay should we need her & then she left us to begin our holiday ...
    We were met with a warm welcome from Mel the house keeper. She greeted us with Fresh free range eggs from her own home, milk, & locally sourced apple juice. A lovely gesture! Mel advised she was on hand for our entire stay should we need her & then she left us to begin our holiday. The cottage itself was great! Was much bigger then it looked on the outside but still 'cosy'. The cottage was well equipped with everything we needed for our stay there. We have 3 children & they all loved their bedrooms wanting to stay "forever". The main bedroom is much larger than expected. Linen & towels were provided, we each had plenty of soft, fluffy towels & the linen was crisp & clean.Throughout the cottage there is real character with beams to uneven floors upstairs which we loved. Winkleigh was described as "In the middle of no where, but central to everything" This is spot on! It has a lovely church, with the bells sounding on the hour (however it doesn't disturb you!!) the usual shop, 2 pubs, butchers, & vets in the village. We were busy with days out having 3 children - 10 yr, 8 yr & a 5yr old. Travelling no more than 1 1/2 hours to get to our chosen activity for the day. A day out was Croyde beach. Lovely & clean & good to know there was a life guard near by & toilets at the car park which were of an 'ok' standard (lots of people using them) Our best day out was Dingles, you have to go there!! Fantastic fairground museum run by volunteers, adults & children alike grinning like Cheshire cats all around. We all had a fab day there. Milky way, Clovelly & a miniature pony center went down well with all the kids too. Our holiday was soon over & it was back home........ One member of the family did however stay for an extended few days. Even though we checked the cottage before leaving, my youngest left his much loved soft toy there. We didn't even know until Mel contacted me that same evening to say she had him safe & sound. Without hesitating Mel quickly posted it back to my son at her own expense. As a family our only regret was that we only had 1 week there & it was over too quickly!!! Thank you Mel!! Booking made via Sykes Cottages


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

The property

This charming thatched terraced cottage is in the heart of the quiet Devon village of Winkleigh, situated between Dartmoor National Park and the dramatic North Devon Coast.

Dating back to the 18th century and being Grade II listed means that this cosy cottage is packed full of character, including exposed beams and an inglenook fireplace housing a woodburning stove.

A rural bolt hole, the cottage is beautifully presented and provides an ideal holiday home for five people with a separate sitting room, dining room and kitchen with underfloor heating on the ground floor, plus there is a double, twin and single bedroom, as well as a bathroom with underfloor heating on the first floor.

There is a small courtyard to the rear and there are fabulous country walks in the beautiful surrounding countryside, and with the dramatic appeal of Dartmoor just 10 miles away, the whole area is a walker’s and nature lover’s paradise.

Winkleigh is a friendly rural village offering two pubs, a cafe, shop and Post Office, as well as its own cider company!

The gorgeous sandy beaches of north west Devon including Westward Ho!, Saunton Sands and Woolacombe are all just 40 minutes' by car.

With many country inns, Devon farm shops and interesting villages in the area, a stay at this cottage will provide plenty of variety for the whole family.


Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburner. External utility/bike store.


  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating and woodburner
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine in utility, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Roadside parking available 20 yards from cottage
  • Courtyard garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk.

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 which offer food and the chance to sample traditional ciders and scrumpy from the Winkleigh Cider Company. 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.

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