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Courtyard Cottage

Farmhouse -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Shirwell, Barnstaple, Devon, England
Courtyard Cottage is a two bedroom cottage attached to the grade II listed Plaistow Barton farmhouse which is mentioned in The Domesday Book. We have for 2017 totally refurbished the bathroom and had new carpet and flooring fitted throughout. The cottage is surrounded by rolling countryside the property offers wonderful tranquility and total privacy but within easy reach of a wide variety of beaches (including Croyde and Saunton) and countryside activities for all types of holidays. Guests have access to a heated indoor swimming pool, childs pool and jacuzzi located at a nearby small holiday complex just 5 minutes drive from Courtyard Cottage. A small fee is payable. The cottage offers comfortable sleeping and seating for 4 guests. The lounge/Kitchen area with its large Inglenook fireplace (now with log burning fire for the cosy colder... Read more
Listing #HL84878
About the Owner
Laurence Y
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2009
Interaction with guests
We live in the main farmhouse and are usually around if you need any help or advice on the local area.
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the cottage from 23rd December to the 1st January. We had a lovely time there. The log fire was wonderful. We found everything we needed for our stay and would use the cottage again should I go to Barnstable. Thanks for the...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Mrs Margaret P
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This was a beautiful goos sized cottage, with a lovely welcome feeling with a superb lemon drizzle cake and bottle of wine. Fantastic location to base any day trips from, we will be returning for sure.

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank matthewtE9306UF
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great cottage with easy driving access to Barnstaple. The cottage is not hard to find if you follow the instructions (we went down the wrong track but Laurence & kids came out to point us in the right direction). The beds could be a bit...More

Date of stay: December 2016
2  Thank 762cherylw
laurence596, VR Owner at Courtyard Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Many thanks fo ryour comments we now have a mattress topper on the double bed.

  • Alarm Clock
  • Central Heating
  • Children's Pool
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Shared Indoor Pool
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
One dog allowed at a charge of £20
    1 Full bath
    2 Twins
    1 Full
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Prices include bedding, towels and electricity.
A dog is allowed at a charge of £20 payable on arrival.
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About the neighbourhood
Within a short drive are a number of beautiful sandy beaches, suitable for bucket and spade holidays, surfing or dog walking. Most of the beaches have cafe or restaurant facilities. Footpaths can be picked up close to Courtyard Cottage taking you across fields and wonderful rural countryside. Alternatively, the coastal path offers some fantastic walking. For keen or holiday cyclists, the Tarka Trail offers great great cycling. Bikes can be hired locally. The National Trust Arlington Court is approx 20 minutes drive away and offers a wonderful period property and gardens to explore. Marwood Hill Gardens approx 10 minutes away and offer a haven for the keen gardener as does RHS Rosemore.Close by is Broomhill Art Hotel and Sculpture Gardens offering fine dining and a range of contemporary... more
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Exeter: 85.0 km
Railway: Barnstaple: 6.0 km
Ferry: Plymouth: 116.0 km
Courtyard Cottage is easily accessible. Located just 6 km from Barnstaple, it can be accessed by the M5 (junction 27) or from Exeter the A377.

Exeter Airport is approx. 85km away and is served by budget airlines. Bristol airport is approx. 2 hours away by car.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 13.0 km.
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