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Little Merryfield

Barnstaple (3.2 miles SW), Devon
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A beautiful romantic getaway surrounded by stunning countryside
  • Enjoy relaxing in your own private garden next to the stream
  • Cosy open-plan living area with wood burner, perfect for recharging after days at the beach
Property code: 93422

Located in the heart of the beautiful conservation village of Guineaford, just 3 miles from Barnstaple, walking enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice with stunning walks nearby, including the South West Coast Path and Exmoor National Park (10 miles). Marwood Gardens and Tearoom (0.1 miles) are on your doorstep and have events throughout the year. There are a choice of stunning beaches and secret coves to choose from, including Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe, all within 7 miles. Enjoy surfing, swimming and other water sports, with equipment hire and lessons available to book. Woolacombe and Saunton Sands beaches are both 3-mile stretches of golden sand where you can take your four-legged friends throughout the year. Enjoy a cycle ride along the Tarka trail which incorporates 32 miles of traffic-free cycling, with the rest of the 180-mile route being scenic footpaths and bridleways. Also explore the wild moorland and tumbling rivers of Exmoor (9 miles), with tearooms and pubs along the way.

Step into this romantic and luxurious cottage and you will immediately appreciate the creative decor including glowing oak and golden stone floors, river slate, and opulent furnishings. Snuggle up on the cosy sofas on cooler evenings in front of the wood burner. Enjoy making a romantic meal in the beautifully designed kitchen which is equipped with everything you need for your culinary adventures. Take the stairs to the sweet, quirky bedroom with a luxurious king-size bed that looks out onto a canopy of copper beech leaves and beautiful garden views. There is also a single pull-out bed in the main bedroom for a younger child, and a double sofa bed downstairs in the living room. Completing the cottage is a bathroom with a statement walk-in shower and WC.

Step out onto the patio and pretty, enclosed garden, with magical night-time lighting and stream flowing through the garden, making it an idyllic, tranquil place in which to relax and unwind after a day of adventure. Dine alfresco and enjoy evenings under the stars with the charcoal fire-pit and BBQ, dryrobes and blankets, listening to the sounds of owls hooting and the gentle ripples of the stream.

  • 1 bedroom – king-size bed with a pull-out single bed
  • 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower and WC and a downstairs WC
  • Electric oven, induction hob, slimline dishwasher, fridge and freezer, washing machine, microwave and a bean-to-cup coffee machine
  • 55-inch Smart TV in the lounge and Bluetooth speaker
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Enclosed garden with a decked area
  • Firepit/charcoal BBQ, outdoor furniture including a double egg chair
  • Stream at the bottom of the garden
  • Body boards, dryrobes, rash vests, picnic bags, hot water bottles, maps and guidebooks, yoga mats and board games provided
  • Outside cold-water tap
  • Pub 1.3 miles, shop 3 miles and beach 7 miles
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Alice Newby

This property is personally managed by Alice.


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Reviewed by Keith 24th March 2024

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Excellent property in a lovely location. Well equipped and owners very welcoming.

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The Travel Chapter Limited trading as Gorgeous Cottages is an appointed representative of ITC Compliance Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (their registration number is 313486) and which is permitted to advise on and arrange general insurance contracts as an intermediary.
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