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17TH CENTURY THATCHED COTTAGE CLOSE TO EXMOOR, DEVON SLEEPS 4

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Viv and Tony Killeen

Speaks English, French
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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17TH CENTURY THATCHED COTTAGE CLOSE TO EXMOOR, DEVON SLEEPS 4

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Bishops Nympton - The Pottery

A self catering rental with pretty cottage gardens,outside seating and barbecue.

This Grade II listed thatched cottage is in the small working village of Bishops Nympton,home to wildlife photographer and presenter Johnny Kingdom. It featured briefly in the recent series 'Johnny's New Kingdom'.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside,The Pottery sleeps 4.The ground floor is open plan with lounge,dining and kitchen areas. There is an open fire.TV with freeview,video and DVD. The Kitchen has an electric oven and hob,fridge and microwave.Stairs to first floor. 2 bedrooms,both with double beds,wardrobes and chests of drawers.Bathroom with shower and bath. Electric storage heating throughout. Enclosed rear cottage garden with patio area(table & 4 chairs and lighting).Up one step to further garden with colourful flower beds,built in barbecue and more seating..Close to Exmoor and North Devon beaches

Available for holidays/ romantic weekend breaks . One small dog allowed.

3 miles from the market town of South Molton.

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm

Viv and Tony Killeen

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Speaks English, French
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday cottage rental in Bishops Nympton, United Kingdom

29 Reviews Write a Review
17th Century thatched cottage close to Exmoor, Devon sleeps 4
average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews
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17th Century thatched cottage close to Exmoor, Devon sleeps 4
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p402864
+44 (0)117 9803020
Bishops Nympton North Devon
Bergen, Norway
5

Charming and welcoming in a super location

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
This is a lovely property in a great location. Simply but cosily furnished with a delightful open fire which gave a warm, homely feel. Well-equipped kitchen which suited us since we like to cook and we liked the various farm shops and farmers' markets which had great produce. There is a functioning local shop close to the village hall, despite what we read before we arrived, so please do use it. The owners have provided witty and informative info regarding the cottage and the amazing places to visit in the area and we can only agree that there are countless, delightful spots for walks and day trips. Since our party are familiar with the west coast of Scotland and the west coast of Norway, it was perhaps inevitable that we loved the gorgeous, dramatic beaches of North Devon. For eats, we enjoyed the Harbour Deli at Combe Martin,
On a practical note, the service and follow-up from the owners was excellent and we can only recommend this rental to others.
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review, and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay in Bishops Nympton. We're glad also that you found our excellent, and thriving, community shop and post office, a great example of the "Can do" attitude of the village.
I'm pleased you found our input helpful. We are not a big holiday letting company (total properties at our last stock-taking - one), so can give a more personal service. At the same time, we don't want to intrude, and I'm pleased to know we seem to be about right.
Again thanks, and we hope you'll come again!
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17th Century thatched cottage close to Exmoor, Devon sleeps 4
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p402864
+44 (0)117 9803020
Bishops Nympton North Devon
4

Family holiday

  • 4 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
A very quaint cottage with modern facilities. Nothing available anymore in the village but only a couple of miles from South Molton which has all you need. The owners were very helpful and available by phone or email if required. Would recommend staying there as is also a good base to plan days out.
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17th Century thatched cottage close to Exmoor, Devon sleeps 4
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p402864
+44 (0)117 9803020
Bishops Nympton North Devon
5

Niorth Devon Charm

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
A delightful cottage in this quiet North Devon village within easy reach of everything that is so lovely about this part of the world. The Pottery provided for all our needs and the fire really does add that extra cosy factor. Whilst there we walked along the Tarka Trail at Torrington, at Simonsbath on Exmoor as well as around the village. Altough we didn't get to the Grove at Kings Nympton we did eat at the Duke of York in Iddesleigh which has regained its status as a great pub for foodies & beer lovers and at the Exeter Inn at Chittlehamholt - not a huge amount of atmosphere but again good food & beer. Tony & Viv kept in touch and were very friendly & helpful before, during & after. It is a shame that the village pub has now shut but it did mean more cosy nights by the fire. This is a cottage for a great quiet escape.
Owner's Response: Thank you, James and Mary, we're glad you enjoyed our cottage and the area around.

We live in hope that the village pub will reopen soon. At one time, it had excellent food and beer,as well as being a good place to find out what was going on, but it has fallen victim to the challenging times. I have never been to the Duke of York, but will do so as a matter of urgency - it sounds good.
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17th Century thatched cottage close to Exmoor, Devon sleeps 4
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p402864
+44 (0)117 9803020
Bishops Nympton North Devon
4

Rustic comfort and relaxation..

  • 4 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
The cottage is set in a beautiful village just south of the fantastic and unspoilt Exmoor. The cottage contained everything needed for our stay and the open fire in the lounge is just so welcoming and must be put to good use when outside does not conform to the Britsih summer climate.....
The communication with the owners was excellent form the point of initial enquiry right through to our arrival.
The many attractions easily accesible are far too many to mention. What I would say is that Exmoor is all you need come rain or shine. Fantastic walks everywhere with everything so open and fresh...with a "straight out the box" feeling. Always reward yourself with a cream tea after a good walk and I must recommend the tea room in Withypool half way through the 8 mile Tarr Steps walk.
Exmoor Zoo is excellent value for money whether you have children, teenagers or otherwise.
Older buildings such as The Pottery are querky and unique, with low ceilings and uneven floors...and long may they live!!!!
My wife ,teenage daughter and I enjoyed the stay however we have one lttle moan......

Upon arrival the fridge was not clean neither were parts of the kitchen surface. ..there I`ve said it. Didn`t expect it and was a little perturbed.

Would I recommend the cottage?...Of course I would and thanks for the oppotunity to stay in such a grand little cottage.
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jayne, and we're glad you had an enjoyable stay. You clearly found many of the fabulous attractions the area, the greatest of which is the area itself. I am building up a list of good cream teas to be found, and shall certainly include your recommendation. I also intend to gather information about good walks around the area, but keep getting sidetracked by cream teas.

I'm sorry about the cleaning issue. We take pride in leaving the cottage completely ready for the next occupants - a word with our cleaner will be had.
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17th Century thatched cottage close to Exmoor, Devon sleeps 4
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p402864
+44 (0)117 9803020
Bishops Nympton North Devon
5

The Pottery Bishops Nympton

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
The cottage very much matched the description, was v comfy, clean and well maintained. the owner promptly answered any questions i had beforehand. The village is lovely and the people v friendly. the meal we had at the grove inn at kings nympton was delicious, you definitely have to book.
we went to woolacome bay, clovelly and westward ho! on bright sunny days and they were all wonderful, climbing accross the stones at clovelly or walking along the lovely sand at the others!
we didn't have a bad cream tea anywhere but 'lavender tea rooms' near hartland was that bit more special. their scones and jam have a hint of lavender in them which isn't strong but certainly makes for a delicious taste.
I would certainly recommend the area and this cottage to anyone.
Owner's Response: We are glad you stay was a good one, and look forward to seeing you again. We will have to look at the Lavender Tearooms ourselves, next time we are in Hartland.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Location

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Ferry
85 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Kings Nympton
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
J27, M5
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Instow
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Mill Inn
Car: recommended

Located in the beautiful countryside of North Devon,Bishops Nympton is a working village near the market town of South Molton.The village has an excellent village shop and post office 400 yards away, by the new village hall . It has a church,St Marys which dates back to the12th century.You can often enjoy the peal of church bells.There are plenty of walks nearby and Johnny Kingdom runs his Exmoor Safaris from the village.A Devon Cream tea is a must during your stay and local ones are well advertised.Market days in South Molton are Thursdays and Saturdays where you can purchase vegetables,dairy produce,meat,fish and various country craft items.Barnstaple is only 10 miles away for more shopping.There are many houses and gardens to visit nearby including Arlington Court,Knighthayes Court,Rosemoor and even Dunster Castle.The nearest beach is Instow with Appledore across the water.Clovelly is quaint. Surf beaches are a little farther on at Saunton Sands,Croyde and Woolacombe.

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Bishops Nympton, North Devon

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Easter
12 Apr 2014 - 25 Apr 2014
4 night minimum stay
£240
for 4 nights
From
£60
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£380
 
 
Medium
26 Apr 2014 - 23 May 2014
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
From
£50
From
£80
Fri,Sat,Sun
£320
 
 
Bank holiday
24 May 2014 - 30 May 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£260
for 4 nights
From
£65
From
£95
Fri,Sat,Sun
£420
 
 
Medium
31 May 2014 - 4 Jul 2014
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
From
£50
From
£80
Fri,Sat,Sun
£320
 
 
Early summer
5 Jul 2014 - 25 Jul 2014
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
From
£95
Fri,Sat,Sun
£420
 
 
High
26 Jul 2014 - 5 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Medium
6 Sep 2014 - 3 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
From
£85
Fri,Sat,Sun
£350
 
 
Medium
4 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
From
£50
From
£80
Fri,Sat,Sun
£320
 
 
Low
1 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
From
£55
From
£65
Fri,Sat
£270
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit £50.00
Notes A deposit of 1/3 of the total price is required to secure a property. The balance is due six weeks before arrival.
For bookings arriving within 6 weeks, payment must be made in full. Contact the owner for payment details.
Short breaks (min. 3 nights) are accepted where shown. There are no hidden extras.
Shorter breaks over Easter and Christmas may be available - call the owner to discuss
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bishops Nympton in North Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Pretty cottage bathroom providing toilet,washbasin and large bath with shower over.There is a bathroom heater. Hand towels and bath towels are provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 1 - 1 Double Bed , There is a travel cot
    2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Both bedrooms are light and airy with quaint cottage windows and window seats. The floors are carpeted in both rooms. Bedroom 1 has a pine double bed,bedside tables and lamp,chest of drawers,wardrobe,dressing table and television. Bedroom 2 has a pine double bed and bedside drawers with lamps, large chest of drawers,chair and hanging space in cupboard. Both rooms have fitted storage heaters ensuring you have a cosy night. Bedding and bedlinen is provided. There is a hairdryer in the bottom drawer of the chest in the bedroom. Mind your head on the beams!
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • golf
  • fishing
Notes:
Bed linen and towels are included in the price. You can bring your own if you prefer, and enjoy a discount of £25.00 from the price per booking. Children are welcome but the stairs are quite steep and could prove a problem for the smallest. One small dog would be considered. In addition to the patio furniture, there is a picnic table at the end of the garden. The barbecue is built in. Heating is by night storage heater. There is also an open fireplace in the living room. (Electric alternative available on request - please mention when booking) Internet access for laptop owners etc can be had via BT Openzone / BT Fon - free to many BT internet suscribers who have opted in, at a price to others.
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