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Westgate Cottage

(Ref. 949659)

Lapford, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "A cottage full of character in a very quiet location."

    Situated close to a village pub that is very welcoming and provides good food. If I was in stay in this part of Devon again I would undoubtedly return. The only quibble I have is with the shower which because of my height I found difficult to use properly. The welcoming booklet is very informative and recommends very pleasent excursions. Overall a great stay.

    Reviewed by Ivor5.0Jun 2024

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Westgate Cottage."

    We had everything we needed there and it was a very characterful property. Thanks for the welcome fudge!

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Super little cottage, in a good location, especially if you like to get around by train"

    Thank you very much for your feedback, we are so glad that you enjoyed the cottage. Lapford is very well connected with it's own train station, and bus service to Exeter. For those exploring this lovely part of Devon by car, there are great road links to the surrounding areas, for example, the A377 connecting Barnstaple with Exeter is within very easy reach. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anton5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jan 2022

  • "Beautiful area of Devon"

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2021

  • "The only thing that lets the property down is not having a proper shower."

    There is only a mixer tap hand held shower on the Bath. Water pressure is fine but it’s awkward to use and with no screen or curtain, the water goes everywhere.

    The property currently does not have a designated shower cubicle as per the listing, and has a bath and hand held shower attachment. There is no shower curtain currently as the shower is not designed to be fixed to the wall. The bathroom is spacious and functional, and we have plans to upgrade at a time when there are no bookings, awaiting builder availability Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.7Jun 2021

  • "The cottage met our expectations in that we got what we paid for in the area/village that we chose."

    Quaint and comfortable and accessible to both Devon coastal areas, a little dated

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Sep 2020

  • "A beautiful quaint cottage in a lovely friendly village."

    Nicola was very informative with all the information we required. Beautifully kept,and spotlessly clean.Catered for everyone,babies and small children too.Hopefully will be visiting in the future.Fully recommended!! Thank you Nicola&David.Splendid home!!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2020

  • "We enjoyed a thoroughly relaxing stay at Westgate Cottage."

    Every detail had been anticipated by the owners and their thoughtful touches and comprehensive information enabled us to have truly great holiday. Thank you very much indeed.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2019

  • "Good bus service to Crediton and Exeter"

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x four-poster double bedroom with en-suite WC, 1 x twin bedroom
  • Ground floor bathroom,recently refurbished, includes double vanity basin with marble counter top, claw-footed bath with wall-mounted over-bath shower and rain shower head, fully tiled with vintage style radiator and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility room.
  • Oil central heating, woodburning stove
  • Induction hob, electric cooker, air fryer, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WIFI, DVD
  • Power and fuel starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Use of bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Roadside parking
  • No smoking
  • This property accepts one small well-behaved dog
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 1 min walk.

The property

Westgate Cottage is an enchanting, traditional Grade II listed cottage in a wonderfully peaceful location in the mid-Devon village of Lapford. This 300-year-old semi-detached cottage is the perfect spot for couples, friends or families to come and enjoy a relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle.

Step into the cottage and into the inviting sitting room with traditional wooden beams, a corner sofa, TV and a stunning inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove, what better way to curl up and watch a favourite film?

The living area, dining area and kitchen is open plan.

The kitchen has wooden units and leads to a useful utility room.

The ground floor also offers a fantastic new stylish, family bathroom boasting a luxurious feel.

The first floor has two very pleasant bedrooms with a light and airy feel, one with an en-suite/WC with hand-wash basin.

Both bedrooms are well presented with crisp bed linen, hand and bath towels, and have plenty of clothing storage.

The master bedroom is a homely, cosy room with a fabulous four-poster bed and some charming character features such as an original oak beamed fireplace, today used for decorative purposes.

Lapford is a charming village on the Tarka railway line with a 16th century inn which serves great food and a small supermarket for essential groceries.

Large supermarkets are located in the town of Crediton, which has an array of amenities a 20 minute drive away.

Surrounding the village there is a choice of National Parks Exmoor and Dartmoor, and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty for outdoor enthusiasts.

There are also some fantastic towns and villages to discover.

The cottage is within easy driving distance of the fantastic National Trust property Castle Drogo, or why not visit the lovely golden stretches of beach at Saunton Sands or Croyde Bay.

Children will love the miniature pony centre, Devon Railway Centre and glass decorating activities on offer at Dartington Crystal Factory.

Lapford has a recently upgraded village playground with playing field 2 minutes walk from the cottage, and there is a large soft play and outdoor play area 3.5 miles away.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Crediton 9 miles; Tiverton 17 miles; Exeter 17.5 miles

A delightful, traditional village set between Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks in rural mid-Devon. The mid-Devon location leaves you spoilt for choice with moors, beaches and stunning Devon countryside to explore. This peaceful village is a great spot for a relaxing holiday with its 16th century pub and convenient SPAR shop. Lapford is an ancient village at it's heart - its origins can be traced back to the Iron Age Celts and it was mentioned in the Domesday Book. Lapford's playing field provides a great open space for ball games and there is a childrens playground. Lapford train station offers access to the many nearby charming mid-Devon towns and villages. The cosmopolitan city of Exeter with its wonderful architecture lies within 30 minutes driving distance. The nearest well-stocked town is Crediton just 9 miles away and a 20 minute drive.

Please Note: One small well behaved dog welcome

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas