Quiet village on the edge of Exmoor close to North Devon coast
“Yew Tree Cottage is really lovely and comfortable and has a very efficient log burner. It was very clean. The garden is enclosed (although our springy springer managed to get out despite the high fencing!) and really pretty with some lovely old knick knacks around and about. Loved the ‘graffiti’ on the old garage door and the vintage Gilera motorcycle. The village is very friendly and has some great walks. We spent lovely days at Saunton Sands and Woolacombe with the dogs. We also enjoyed walks on Exmoor (Rockford to Watersmeet and Hunters Inn to Heddon’s Mouth). The dogs had a lovely swim in the harbour at Ilfracombe. We had a lovely, relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable time despite the weather. Recommend Rock Inn at Georgham, Rockford Inn at Rockford and Hunters Inn at Hunters Valley. Also had some fairly decent Fish and Chips from the van in the village on Friday evening. Caroline was a great host with helpful tips on where to go. Neighbours were friendly. All in all, highly recommend Yew Tree Cottage!”
A rural, cosy, detached barn conversion 20 minutes from Barnstaple, next to our 16th century home and gardens. The barn benefits from it's own central heating, double/ twin bedroom and bathroom, living room, private patio area and use of the securely fenced grounds. 1-2 well behaved dogs also welcome.
“This place is very special,cosy and made with a lot of love. Jane was a super superhost, very friendly, welcoming and down to earth. Rose Barn is perfect for a country get away,we are from the city and was so great to be somewhere so peaceful with lush green countryside. The weather was wild which made it even better with the rain pattering on the skylight windows at night, we felt very snug in the comfy bed. Jacuzzi was a real treat as were the pukka teas, yummy biscuits and all the lovely little touches including maps, a handmade guide book and even a bent fork sculpted into a card holder- we loved that :) we would fully recommend staying at Rose Barn if you are looking for some R&R in beautiful surroundings. Thank you”
The Curiosity! - A Spacious, self contained Studio Basement Apartment at rear of my 3 storey Victorian property. Studio comprises, Large Double Room with Lounge Nook, Kitchenette, Shower Room, Outside Smokers Area. Shared Entrance Hall leading to own front door on ground floor. Located on the edge of Exmoor, in the middle of Combe Martin High St. 10 min walk to Beach. 5 mins to pubs/restaurant & amenities. Perfect for Walkers, Ramblers, Sightseers, Surfers & Adventurers!
“I absolutely recommend Jo's place! I stayed for four weeks in October and had a wonderful time. It's the basement unit in her house, and it was perfect for one person. Two people would probably also love it. The ceiling/roof in the bathroom allows natural light in, and you can open up the backdoor (which opens onto a staircase) if you want some fresh air. That's all to say that, despite being a basement, it's better than your typical basement space. The bed and couch are both very comfy. There's a PlayStation with Netflix and a handful of DVDs and games, which are great if you're stuck inside on a really rainy day. Everything in the bathroom and kitchen met my expectations and was great for my long stay. The heat also worked well, although I did not need it very often thanks to the insulation. Jo is a tremendous host and made me feel right at home. I had plenty of privacy, but she checked in every now and then to see if I needed anything. It's exactly what I'm looking for in a host! She knows everything about the area, so she's also a great resource if you have questions about where to go, what to do. As to the location, it's right on the high street, about a ten minute walk to the beach and the main cluster of shops. There's also a grocery/Chinese takeaway and a pub that are even closer. I didn't have a car, but the bus stop is only about a minute away. You can also walk to Ilfracombe (about two hours) along the coast path or some pleasant, quiet country lanes.”