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Relax in the private, enclosed garden
Patio area perfect for dining alfresco
Sit back and relax
Well equipped kitchen
Kitchen/diner
Lounge area
The lounge leading to kitchen
Head upstairs
Double bedroom
Bunk bedroom
Escape during the winter to this cosy barn conversion
Winter time at the property
Nearby walks from the property
1 / 13  Relax in the private, enclosed garden
2 / 13  Patio area perfect for dining alfresco
3 / 13  Sit back and relax
4 / 13  Well equipped kitchen
5 / 13  Kitchen/diner
6 / 13  Lounge area
7 / 13  The lounge leading to kitchen
8 / 13  Head upstairs
9 / 13  Double bedroom
10 / 13  Bunk bedroom
11 / 13  Escape during the winter to this cosy barn conversion
12 / 13  Winter time at the property
13 / 13  Nearby walks from the property

Shirleys Cottage

Exmoor National Park, Exmoor
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 3
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Located on the edge of Exmoor National Park, this rural retreat is perfect for walking and cycling
  • Idyllic rural location near the North Devonshire hamlet of Bentwitchen
  • Private patio and spacious garden with BBQ for al fresco dining and relaxation
  • Games room for competitive family fun and indoor sports
Property code: 36707

Barn conversion property situated in a tranquil rural location on the edge of Exmoor National Park, with a choice of sandy beaches within a twenty-mile drive.

This property is located a short drive from the village of North Molton, where there is a handy village shop, and a welcoming pub. Walkers, cyclists, and horse riders are all well-catered for one Exmoor, with its miles of scenic paths which lead right up to the coast and across into Somerset. For a change of scenery, visitors might like to spend some time at one of the many family-friendly beaches that are around a forty-five-minute drive of the property, including Croyde, Saunton Sands, Ilfracombe, and Minehead. Other attractions in the area include Exmoor Zoo, the National Trust property at Arlington Court, and Combe Martin Wildlife Park.

Guests will love this charmingly converted stone barn, which offers comfortable accommodation, ideal for a family. The front door opens directly into the spacious lounge, where deep sofas provide a relaxing place for guests to sit back and enjoy the TV/DVD. An archway from here leads to the country-style kitchen/diner with its beamed sloping ceiling, dining table, oven, hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer. Stairs from the lounge, lead to the first-floor bedrooms. The first of these is a restful double room with its own TV, whilst the second is an attractive bunk bedroom. The bathroom has a shower-over-bath and WC.

Outside, there is a garden which is accessed through the kitchen, which offers a patio with garden furniture and a BBQ, which gives way to a lawned area, where guests are able to set up sun loungers and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. A games room offers a fun place to spend time, and makes a great place for teenagers to escape to. This room also has a freezer. There is ample off-road parking available.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 bunk bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC
  • TV and DVD, plus additional TV in the double room
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Electric and heating included
  • Games room with football table, table tennis, freezer, tumble dryer and washing machine
  • 3 dogs welcome, more by arrangement
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Pub and shop 1.5 miles, beach 45-minute drive
  • Arrival 4pm

Sarah Lees

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Chris 24th October 2020

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Absolutely fantastic location with very friendly people.

Reviewed by Timothy 10th October 2020

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Warm and welcoming, and particularly dog friendly. Loved the dog towels and welcoming treats for dogs and humans. Great days out on the beach and great walks from Withypool and North Molton. Owners very helpful and friendly.

Reviewed by Jayne 12th September 2020

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Reviewed by Stuart 8th August 2020

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The location of the cottage is superb for exploring all the highlights of North Devon and Exmoor-most of which are less than 30 mins drive. Then property is set within a family owned former farm with stables and amazing views from the secluded rear garden. The owners live adjacent and were the perfect hosts-very friendly and gave good advice about Read morethe area and places to visit. The cottage is well presented has all the amenities and very cosy and comfortable and dog friendly . Hide

Reviewed by Garry 1st August 2020

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Reviewed by Anita 25th July 2020

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Reviewed by Kerry 4th July 2020

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The property was extremely clean, well presented, well maintained, large rooms and well stocked.

Reviewed by Martin 29th February 2020

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Cottage was excellent,spotless equipped with everything you needed.Very good peaceful location and the owners were friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Alex 15th February 2020

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Warm & cosy, very well equipped cottage. Supplied with welcoming wine & chocs, as well as all the kitchen stuff you normally need to take (washing up stuff/foil etc). Great location for the moors & coast. Really friendly helpful owners (fixed the wifi so we could call home & lent us a football). Small barn with washing machine/t dryer & table tenniRead mores / table football was really useful in the wet. Private secluded garden for dry days. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 22nd October 2019

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Great well thought out & equipped cottage. Garden spot on for our dogs. Quiet location which suited us.

Reviewed by Dean 12th October 2019

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Loved our stay, lication was great for our needs with 2 small children. Cottage was perfect size and felt a home away from home. Owners were very helpful and knowledgable. Would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 5th October 2019

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Lovely quiet rural location, everything you need in the cottage, very cosy and welcoming after a day out on the moors. Perfect for dog owners as the garden is enclosed and dog proof.

Reviewed by Sarah 28th September 2019

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The cottage is clean, tidy and well equipped. Even had dog bowls and towels! The garden is secure and spacious enough for a couple of dogs or children to play in. There is a TV in the lounge and the main bedroom. The second bedroom is bunk beds. The bathroom is a bit narrow in places, but then it's to be expected in a cottage. The heating definitelRead morey keeps it warm, and heats it up quickly. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 24th August 2019

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Our stay at Shirleys cottage was brilliant. Our hosts were really friendly, and happy to help in anything we needed. The cottage was spotlessly clean, really comfortable and spaciout for a family of four. Beds were exceptionally comfortable and the kitchen perfect for our needs. The location was was extremely peaceful and quiet but still within reaRead morech of many of Devonshires prime places of interest. We would certainly stay here again without hesitation. Hide

Reviewed by Debra 17th August 2019

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We enjoyed our stay at Shirley's Cottage immensely. The cottage is beautiful, well equipped and very comfortable. My daughter especially loved the animals. It is ideally situated for exploring the surrounding area. The owners are lovely and made us feel very welcome! We would definitely recommend. Thanks for a great holiday.

Reviewed by Richard 20th July 2019

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Absolutely superb cottage with an amazing location. The hosts are extremely helpful and are right there if ever you need anything.

Reviewed by Nicholas 6th July 2019

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Cosy cottage which is well equipped and decorated and has been refurbished to a very good standard. It is in a delightful setting with lovely views across rolling hills and plenty of animals nearby. The owners were friendly and welcoming and thoughtful in the extras provided especially for our dogs. An extremely charming holiday location.

Reviewed by Stephen 15th June 2019

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Reviewed by Colin 20th May 2019

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Lovely location for a quiet break in the country

Reviewed by N 13th April 2019

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The cottage was just wonderful. Beautifully clean and well presented, plenty of space for a family of four, and very comfy. It has everything you could need, and was in a lovely location in the countryside, ideal for exploring Exmoor. The owners were very friendly, and we were greeted with an Easter egg :-) We'd highly recommend this cottage and woRead moreuldn't hesitate to return. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 16th February 2019

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Perfect cottage extremely suitable, easily big enough for a family of 4 with a large dog. Rural country views were amazing. Well equipped and very cosy. Nothing too much trouble.

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Relax in the private, enclosed garden
Patio area perfect for dining alfresco
Sit back and relax
Well equipped kitchen
Kitchen/diner
Lounge area
The lounge leading to kitchen
Head upstairs
Double bedroom
Bunk bedroom
Escape during the winter to this cosy barn conversion
Show 1 moreWinter time at the property

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