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17th Century thatched cottage close to Exmoor, Devon sleeps 4

44 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in South Molton - 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.

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

Viv and Tony Killeen
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016
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based on 44 holidaymaker reviews

17th Century thatched cottage close to Exmoor, Devon sleeps 4
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 44 reviews

Beautiful thatched cottage - well worth a stay!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage itself is beautiful. It is very clean and well equipped with everything you need. We loved sitting in the garden enjoying the view and had a couple of BBQ's too.

We also made the most of the open fire as the week we were there wasn't fantastic weather wise but this just made it even more cosy in the evenings. Tony and Viv gave us some fab information before we went and didn't mind us contacting them briefly to ask a question whilst we were there. The village is lovely too and everyone seemed really friendly. If you take a dog with you, there is a dog walk we were told about - look out for the VW bonnet 5 mins drive from the village - it takes you through some woods and to a stream. Any local would be able to direct you.

I would highly recommend and we can't wait to go again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words - we try hard, and it is great to know that we are doing things right! We will pass on your recommended walk to future guests. We try to inform our guests of what beautiful North Devon has to offer, and we are glad our amateur guides helped you. And we would never mind someone ringing to ask a question - although as you know, mobile phone reception when driving across Exmoor can be a bit hit and miss! We look forward to seeing you again at the Pottery. Tony and Viv
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Everything you ever imagined about an English country cottage.

  • 5 of 5

This is a darling little cottage in a chocolate box English village. Didn't get a sun tan so lit the fire in the evenings. Very cozy. Low beams so remember to duck! Owners have obviously put a lot of thought into making this a lovely experience with lots of nice little touches. Village church very welcoming if you like that sort of thing. We will definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing us, and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Pottery! The beams are a nice feature, but still catch me out now and again.
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Christmas perfection

  • 5 of 5

Really well presented with many thoughtful touches. We spent a memorable Christmas at The Pottery; charming, clean and cosy! Roaring log fires and roasted chestnuts

- couldn't have asked for more. Hopefully we can stay in

The summer and enjoy the lovely countryside . Highly recommended from

A veteran cottage renter!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lesley - you can certainly come back in summer, and enjoy another side of North Devon! We are glad you enjoyed your Christmas "away from it all" in our little cottage.
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Beautiful, characterful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly gorgeous cottage in a beautiful village location. Everybody in the village was friendly and we visited the Community shop a few times, where they were very helpful.

Tony and Viv are very organised and there was plenty of information about how everything in the cottage worked as well as places to go and places to eat in the area.

We thoroughly enjoyed the scones, cream and jam that Viv and Tony had thoughtfully left for us to enjoy, which was great after a long journey.

The week we spent in the cottage was very relaxing and peaceful and it was nice to sit on the sofa in front of a real fire, which Tony and Viv had left made up, just in case it turned a little chilly. Of course, we had to try it out a couple of times!!

During our stay, the weather was warm and we spent a few days on the wonderful beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde and Instow. We enjoyed meals at The Coaching Inn at South Molton (Sunday carvery, a must), The Mill Inn at Bish Mill (very tasty meals) and Williams Arms at Braunton (quite large portions, but reasonably priced).

We would definitely recommend this charming thatched cottage and we can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great weekend in an idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Pottery, a lovely cottage in an equally lovely village. We especially enjoyed the log fire, outside space and comfy sitting room. Tony and Viv gave us some great recommendations for local pubs and restaurants, as well as walks, which were spot on.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
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Sehr süßes Häuschen am Rande des Nationalparks

  • 4 of 5

Unser Aufenthalt hat uns gut gefallen! Alles war sauber und ordentlich. Das Duschen war etwas schwierig, aber bei einem Haus aus dem 17. Jh. auch nicht anders möglich. Es gab viele Informationen, Prospekte, Wanderführer u.ä. im Haus. Sogar W-Lan war vorhanden.

Die Besitzer haben uns schon vor der Anreise sehr freundlich und witzig über alles informiert incl. Anfahrtsbeschreibung. Das war super! So konnte der Urlaub gleich beginnen.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank, Bettina. Wir sind froh, dass Sie Ihren Aufenthalt im The Pottery genossen, und wir hoffen, dass Sie wieder kommen. Ich bin froh, dass die Informationen, die wir vorgesehen war nützlich. Ein großes Unternehmen kann nicht den gleichen Service, aber wir haben nur das eine Haus, und wird Ihnen helfen, wo wir können. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Pottery with others. Especially, thank you also for the taste of Flörsheim - delicious!
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The Stags Head Inn
Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Mill Inn
Nearest Ferry
85 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Kings Nympton
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
J27, M5
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in South Molton, North Devon

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3 night minimum stay
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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in South Molton in Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
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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