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View towards the quaint thatched property
Bright and airy Kitchen
Views over the garden from the Kitchen
Time for tea?
The dining area leads off of the Kitchen
Gather the family around!
Cosy cottage corners...
Light the woodburner on cooler evenings
Four-legged friends welcome
Contemporary country decor
Super kingsize bedroom
Double bedroom
Views over the picturesque village
Family bathroom with separate shower
Suntrap patio area
Shallow steps leading to the lawn and stream
Lawned area of the garden
The stream runs at the bottom of the garden
View towards the cottage from the streams bank
Take a stroll along the stream
1 / 20  View towards the quaint thatched property
2 / 20  Bright and airy Kitchen
3 / 20  Views over the garden from the Kitchen
4 / 20  Time for tea?
5 / 20  The dining area leads off of the Kitchen
6 / 20  Gather the family around!
7 / 20  Cosy cottage corners...
8 / 20  Light the woodburner on cooler evenings
9 / 20  Four-legged friends welcome
10 / 20  Contemporary country decor
11 / 20  Super kingsize bedroom
12 / 20  Double bedroom
13 / 20  Views over the picturesque village
14 / 20  Family bathroom with separate shower
15 / 20  Suntrap patio area
16 / 20  Shallow steps leading to the lawn and stream
17 / 20  Lawned area of the garden
18 / 20  The stream runs at the bottom of the garden
19 / 20  View towards the cottage from the streams bank
20 / 20  Take a stroll along the stream

The Thatch

South Molton (2.5mls S), Devon
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Grade II Listed thatched character cottage in idyllic streamside setting
  • Array of creature comforts alongside stunning original feature
  • Delightful cottage garden and sun-trap patio, perfect for al fresco dining
  • Exmoor is just a short drive away and is famed for its walks and rugged beauty
  • Expansive sandy beaches at Westward Ho!, Croyde and Woolacombe are within easy reach
  • Visit RHS Rosemoor, Instow, Tapeley Park and Arlington Court

Property code: 60247

This semi-detached cottage has been lovingly refurbished in 2018, nestled in a pretty hamlet setting just a short drive from the North Devon coast, providing great base for families and couples.

Just a short drive away the vibrant market town of South Molton boasts an array of amenities, and a little further afield Exmoor National Park, the South West Coast Path and Tarka Trail, cycle hire is available in Barnstaple, are all wait to be enjoyed. Beach lovers are also well catered for with Instow, Croyde, Woolacombe and Westward Ho! a short drive away, and the pretty coastal villages at Hartland and Clovelly are also well worth a visit. The nearby town of Barnstaple offers an array of amenities including the characterful Pannier Market, and at Bideford you can jump on the Oldenburg and enjoy a day trip to Lundy Island. Other attractions accessible from here include RHS Rosemoor, Tapeley Park, Arlington Court and Dartington Crystal.

Step inside this characterful property and you will immediately find yourself in the lovely dining area with a original flagstone floor. Here the dining table provides the perfect venue for a relaxed family meal, and the beautifully appointed kitchen is conveniently located in the next room. This boasts a perfect mix of contemporary and traditional and offers an array of integrated appliances including an electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and there is also a pretty stable door leading to the garden. Heading back out into the dining area and across the hallway, you will then discover the cosy lounge, this fabulous room is decorated in a modern country style and boasts a Smart TV  whilst taking centre stage is an original inglenook fireplace with bread oven with a wood burner. Venture up the open-sided cottage stairs and onto the first floor and here you will find the two bedrooms. Firstly there is a spacious super-king-size bedroom and then a compact yet perfectly formed double bedroom. A beautifully contemporary bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC completes the offering inside the property.

 A generously proportioned garden is located to the front and side of the cottage and this comprises a lovely sun-trap patio area, garden furniture, and a stream side area of lawn. There is private off-road parking for two cars and further unrestricted parking car be found nearby.

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

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 super-king-size bedroom and 1 double
  • 1 bathroom with bath and separate shower
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Wood burner
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shop 3 miles and pub 1.5 miles
  • Smart TV in lounge

This property is personally managed by Rachel.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Diana 7th September 2019

Cottage in a good location especially for a relaxing, quiet holiday. Welcome hamper is a lovely touch. All attractions easily reached.

Reviewed by Carl 20th July 2019

lovely cottage, lovely location just a bit to remote as pub is a drive away but great for walking the scenery is stunning

Reviewed by Susie 13th July 2019

Loved this cottage. We had a lovely relaxing week here with our dog. Really comfortable furnishings, well equipped kitchen comfy bed. And great joy - a socket near the mirror for ladies drying their hair! In my experience, quite rare. There is no hairdryer that I found, ladies so take your own. We loved it here and would certainly go again.

Reviewed by Ray 29th June 2019

This is a beautiful thatched cottage which has been modernised while retaining its original character and features. Set in a lovely quiet hamlet giving good access to this part of north Devon. A nice welcoming gift of bread, milk and wine!

Reviewed by Laura 22nd May 2019

Amazing Thatch cottage couldnt ask for anything more, location was perfect for us. The hamper on arrival means you definitely wont starve until you reach the shops, what a lovely touch. The communication was excellent with the owner. Would definitely recommend worth a stay.

Reviewed by David 10th May 2019

We had a fabulous 4 nights here in May. The cottage is cosy with a lovely log burner. South Molten market on a Saturday is worth a visit (dog friendly). We also visited Instow which has a very dog friendly beach and a nice pub. There is a great circular walk for dogs through the woods and along the river. We would definitely return. The cottage hasRead more a very well equipped kitchen, the bed we slept in was really comfortable and the owner was easily cotactable. Looking forward to next time!! Hide

Reviewed by Chris 13th April 2019

Located in quiet village road. No nearby pubs or restaurants. Easy reach of South Molton which has a small number of places to eat. Good sized field nearby for walking dog. The footpath through this field leads to South Molton which is about 3 miles away. Locals friendly and helpfull

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View towards the quaint thatched property
Bright and airy Kitchen
Views over the garden from the Kitchen
Time for tea?
The dining area leads off of the Kitchen
Gather the family around!
Cosy cottage corners...
Light the woodburner on cooler evenings
Four-legged friends welcome
Contemporary country decor
Super kingsize bedroom
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