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Crossways Holiday Cottages | Barn Conversion, 2 adjoining cottages| Rural - 'Exmoor Cottage', Atherington, Umberleigh

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



'Exmoor Cottage', Atherington, Umberleigh

This cottage has a lounge/diner with galley style kitchen off. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, one large double and two smaller single bedrooms.

All the bedrooms are furnished with oak and brass furniture with colour co-ordinated soft furnishings.

Upstairs there is also one bathroom with wc, sink and bath with shower over.

The property was once a barn and has been carefully converted having many exposed oak beams giving it a lovely cosy cottage atmosphere.

About the property

Crossways Holiday Cottages

Can be booked on our own Website a lot cheaper. Just Enter our name and North Devon and you will find us!

Free SUPERFAST WiFi - Car Park and Guest's garden with picnic benches, barbecues, utensils and ball games. Adjoining small paddock which is ideal for ball games for guests or their dogs! Stunning views of rolling Devon hillsides all the way across to Exmoor! Quiet rural location within easy reach of many North Devon attractions.

Beautifully furnished cottages that have been carefully and lovingly decorated with colour co-ordinated soft furnishings in each room. Fully fitted kitchens with many extra's included.


We welcome one well-behaved dog per cottage. It may be possible to accept two dogs but please contact us first so that we can co-ordinate the doggy population here with the other holiday cottage! We do ask that dogs do not go upstairs or on any of the furniture. We provide a stairgate to help with this and can supply a throw. We do also request that pets are not left alone in the holiday cottages as they can sometimes become distressed and could cause damage or disturb guests in the neighbouring cottage.

There is a special bin in the garden for doggy bags and a small paddock where they can run around. Both the garden and the paddock are securely fenced with wooden post and rail fencing with wire stock fencing along the bottom rail. We can recommend an excellent kennels nearby that runs a day creche for dogs if you are really stuck. We have used them ourselves and so are happy to recommend them.

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Sally and Michael South
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Sally and Michael South

Hi We are Sally and Michael South. After having spent 30 years in Kent, raising our two children and seeing them off to their Universities we were fortunate enough to be in a position to begin a new lifestyle in a beautiful part of the country. Michael, having spend all of his career in uniform, first with the British Army and then with the Fire Service and myself in various jobs, Banking, Retail and Cattery Management, we decided that our future was to be a life in the country running our own holiday let business.

Sally and Michael South purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Sally and Michael South chose Umberleigh

We looked all over the West Country for the perfect property, saw several, but Crossways in Atherington was by far the best. We have always loved Devon and have found North Devon to be unspoilt with such friendly people and the most beautiful rolling countryside. Every journey is a pleasure and I don't think we will ever grow complacent of the stunning scenery.

What makes this cottage unique

We found Crossways and fell in love with it straight away. The views were absolutely amazing and we couldn't wait to share it with our guests, family and friends. We set about putting our own finishing touches to a business that was already up and running, but we wanted to put our own stamp on it by adding more quality furniture of a single style, using locally sourced artwork to decorate the walls and the promoting of local businesses. Our next steps will be to introduce a new range of 'country themed' soft furnishings, install a well placed hot tub that will make the most of the stunning views that we are blessed with, and log burners in each cottage with double glazing throughout to make the cottages even more snug and welcoming especially during the winter months.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We all had a lovely week here. The cottage was very homely and a beautiful place to stay in and had everything we needed. Lory and Colin are very helpful and very nice. Callum loved meeting and playing with Ella and titch. Thankyou!!
Aug 2014
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Online Booking available on our website. If you have any dates that are slightly different just give me a call and I will do my best to accommodate you.
Children and babies welcome. We can provide a high-chair, stair-gate and travel cot. (own linen required)
Dog friendly - one well behaved dog per cottage. Dogs not to be left unattended in the cottages as they may become distressed.


Accommodation and facilities for 'Exmoor Cottage', Atherington, Umberleighin Umberleigh in Atherington

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , 3ft Single bed,
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , 3ft Single bed
  • Each bedroom has colour co-ordinated soft furnishings Oak Chest of drawers Bedside tables Some limited hanging space Double bedroom has free-standing cheval mirror Dressing table with mirror Hair dryer
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We are ideally situated for easy car access to many of North Devon's Tourist Attractions, such as The Milky Way, The Big Sheep, Rosemoor RHS, Exmoor, Dartmoor and many sandy beaches from Bideford to Ilfracombe, ideal for families and surfers alike. Many beaches are dog friendly as are the local pubs and tourist attractions.


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'Exmoor Cottage', Atherington, Umberleigh
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful cottage with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Exmoor Cottage was everything we hoped for and we loved the beautiful rural location with fabulous views. The cottage is delightful - cosy, comfortable and peaceful. The enclosed garden and additional enclosed paddock were perfect for our dog who was made to feel as welcome as we were. We are already looking to see when we can stay there again. Thanks Lory and Colin and we really appreciated the essentials left for us and the cake was delicious. We hope to see you again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Exmoor Cottage, thankyou for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you both again, and of course your little dog too!
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property. The owners are welcoming and relaxed in their approach. This was the most comfortable I have felt in a holiday home. Nice location with plenty of dog friendly beaches off season. Would definitely recommend and book again if we are down that way again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our holiday cottage. We get lots of lovely comments in our guest books but it is really helpful for prospective guests when someone takes the time to leave a review online. We look forward to welcoming your family back again and (of course) your dog as well!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Exeter Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Rising Sun-Umberleigh, Old George-High Bickington
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Lundy Ferry, Ilfracombe
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Libatton Golf Club, public
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Rising Sun, Old George, Golden lion & Cranford Inn
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Saunton Sands, Barnstaple
Car: necessary

Ideally situated in between Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks, with free-roaming ponies and other wildlife. Breathtaking views of the rolling North Devon landscape from the guest's garden. We are quietly situated in a rural setting but without any of the typical narrow Devon lanes. A 10 minute drive to Dartington Crystal and RHS gardens Rosemoor in Great Torrington. A 20 minute drive to Barnstaple and many fantastic sandy beaches so popular with surfers and swimmers. Local tourist attractions include The Milky Way, The Big Sheep, Exmoor Zoo and many, many more!