Old Post Cottage - a beautiful 16th-century hideaway just off Mortehoe’s charming village square - offers stylish self-catering accommodation on the North Devon coast.
It’s a short stroll from the pub, restaurant and shop but tucked away on a quiet traffic-free path. With one double and one twin bedroom, and a large private garden, it’s perfect for couples or families.
Mortehoe is a pretty coastal village surrounded by National Trust land in a marine conservation area. Rockham Beach is a 20-minute walk from the cottage. Morte Point, an area of outstanding natural beauty, is almost on the doorstep—as is the South West Coast Path.
Woolacombe, the adjacent village, is famous for its perfect sandy bay which in 2015 Tripadvisor named the best beach in Britain. There are several other beaches in Woolacombe and a number of good restaurants, too.
Other great surfing beaches like Croyde, Saunton and Puttsborough are just a couple of miles away. Exmoor National Park isn’t much further. The village itself has cosy pubs, two excellent restaurants (limited winter opening), a Post Office, a 13th-century church and a shop where you can pick up fresh croissants for breakfast.
Activities in the area include surfing, walking, sea kayaking, coasteering, fishing, golf and of course lazing on the beach.