Sweet Bay Cottage an original Devon Long House - A detached, thatched, cottage, situated within easy distance of Barnstaple, tucked away in peaceful, rural tranquility at the end of a 'No through road'. Set amidst glorious Devonshire rural countryside, surrounded by fields and country footpaths. Just 1.5 mile to the local village pub, ten minutes to the nearest beach and a short drive to Exmoor National Park. The cottage is 5 star ETC rated, set in its own courtyard wth off road parking and a small fenced garden to the immediate front of the cottage. Additional orchard/garden areas to the rear of the cottage with bbq area and views across rural countryside, a perfect spot to watch the sun set on a summers evening. Modern furnishings merge with the heritage of the building offering a comfortable home from home, cosy with woodburning stove for winter breaks, logs are provided on site. Pets are most welcome, safe walks across fields and country lanes from the cottage doorstep. Ideal spot for keen cyclists and safe storage for bicycles provided on site.
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Thatched Cottage, Nr Tawstock, Barnstaple, North Devon - Peaceful, Rural Location, Within Easy Reach Of Beaches And Exmoor National Park
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- 7 Nov 2018
Steve, Sandi and Amelie Masters.
Sandi purchased this Cottage in 1999
Why Sandi chose Barnstaple
Steve originally bought Tennacott Farm in 1999, bought for its remote and peaceful location, something about Tennacott appealed to Steve even though it was almost completely derelict, the cottage had been empty for some years and Tennacott was no longer a working farm. Rat infested and falling apart, he set about renovating the cottage to its former glory, one room per year! The courtyard and barns remained also in a terrible state of disrepair. Steve and Sandi met in 2003 and in 2006 decided to put everything into completing the renovation project. Some hard work and efforts later and in 2008 the main bulk of the project was completed, which included replacing the roof on the cottage to its original order with thatch and renovating and tidying the barns and courtyard.
What makes this Cottage unique
The property is ideally located, within easy reach of Barnstaple, with its amenities, market, shops, theatre, restaurants etc, yet is so rural and quiet that you really do get away from it all and relax.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Amazing cottage, perfect for a retreat to get away from it all
The cottage was everything we hoped for and more. It's very spacious, immaculately done throughout with everything you should need and Sandi and Steve are the perfect hosts,making us feel very welcome. Lovely touches with fresh eggs left plus tea, coffee, milk and sugar. We aim to make this a yearly treat!
Thankyou again Sandi and Steve x
Beautiful lovingly restored cottage.
Quiet and remote, a perfect getaway for friends or family. Sandi was great from the initial booking and throughout our stay. Comfortable, cosy and close to the stunning scenery that North Devon has to offer. Lynton and Valley of Rocks definitely recommended for the walking and the views and Woolacombe beach to blow the cobwebs away. Would wholeheartedly recommend Sweet Bay Cottage, will definitely be coming back but will be staying for longer next time.
Beautiful cottage in a lovely setting
Beautiful rural Cottage in the heart of the Devonshire countryside but within easy reach of Barnstaple and surrounding beaches. Sandi and her Husband were wonderful hosts, always on hand but never intrusive. Despite the poor weather we had great fun visiting Peter and Gordon the Pigs and Rebecca and Phoebe the Alpacas. The Cottage was very Dog Friendly with a cosy log burner in the lounge, a sizeable kitchen/dining area and a delightful bathroom. Due to the weather we couldn’t walk to the local pub but the Cottage was so lovely that it didn’t really matter! Would definitely go again!
Thanks for such a lovely review of Sweet Bay Cottage, It was great to meet you all and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and had a relaxing weekend.
We look forward to welcoming you back again one day. Sandi & Steve
Sweet Bay Cottage is set in rural tranquility, yet just a short drive to the beautiful North Devon Golden Coast beaches, which offer something quite special, some of the most beautiful coastline to be found in the UK. The cottage is situated within ten minutes of the nearest beach Instow and a few minutes more from Saunton, Westward Ho!, Croyde, Putsborough and Woolacombe. The most fabulous surfing beaches to be found in the region. Ten minutes from Bideford and a little further to Exmoor National Park, Clovelly, Rosemoor RHS Gardens and many local National Trust properties. Barnstaple the nearest main town is 4 miles drive and has a host of shops, restaurants, cafe's, cinema, bowling, swimming pools, leisure centre, tennis centre, train station etc.
Exeter airport 1hr. Bristol airport 2hrs. Newquay airport 1.5hr.
Train links to Barnstaple, Tiverton and Exeter.
A car is recommended to fully appreciate the area.
Barnstaple 3 miles
Tawstock 2 miles
Newton Tracy 1 mile
Bideford 8 mile
Braunton 6 mile
Exmoor National Park 15miles
Nearest supermarkets 3 miles
village pub 1.5 miles
selection of restaurants 3 miles
Nearest town with all amenities, banks, shops, restaurants etc 3 miles
Booking Notes: Deposit (non-refundable) £150 payable on booking, full balance at least eight weeks prior to arrival date. Changeover Day: Weekly change over day is Friday arrival 3pm+ Short breaks of 2, 3, 4 , 5 nights accepted which can start on any day, please enquire for price and availability. Discounts for under occupancy or short breaks, please enquire Notes on prices: Please always contact us for short break prices and offers during off peak season.