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“Cute and cosy cottage- perfect getaway!”
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Review of Courtyard Cottage

Kitchen, Lounge, Dinning area.  Leading out to the back garden.
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Kitchen, Lounge, Dinning area.  Leading out to the back garden.
Front of cottage with parking for two cars The Kitchen Area with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer etc
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17 reviews
Kitchen, Lounge, Dinning area.  Leading out to the back garden.
Front of cottage with parking for two cars
The Kitchen Area with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer etc
Lounge dinning area with fireplace dating back to 1679!!
Stairwell with old wooden beams.
Twin bedroom
Double bedroom
New bathroom
Outside cottage - picnic bench with BBQ
Fireplace with plaque
Back garden - during the snow.
More snow scenes of fields close by
Views of the fields from the front of the house
These lambs have gone but we expecting lambs very soon
View from the track
Cows in the fields near the house off to be milked
Snow on our front field
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Farmhouse -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Shirwell, Barnstaple, Devon, England

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Excellent - based on 17 reviews
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Df-klw
1 review
“Cute and cosy cottage- perfect getaway!”
Reviewed 4 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Peaceful cottage which was well maintained. There was plenty of space for us including a dog. The place was well equipped with appliances and wifi. The wood burning fire was great!
The only down side was the road leading to the cottage- very bumpy- not suitable for some cars and those who get travel sick. Otherwise we had a great stay and would love to go back in the summer time to explore surrounding area as too cold and wet to do so in the winter.

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Pam F
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3 reviews
“A lovely retreat”
Reviewed 2 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We had a great time, bit of a bumpy ride on the road up to the cottage, but it was worth it. Fascinating old cottage, where a friendly welcome awaited us with cake, wine and lovely fresh eggs.
The animals are really tame, such a peaceful place to stay and the cottage was very well equipped. We will go back to stay again.

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Chris H
Hatfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Lovely time”
Reviewed 9 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

A lovely well appointed cottage. The garden was pleasant and spacious with a nice BBQ which we cooked some freshly caught trout on.
The Kitchen was perfect for a small family and the hosts very kindly had a cake waiting for us upon arrival.
A great experience. Although a bit of fun trying to find it as we were arriving quite late. But some friendly neighbours pointed us in the right direction.
Definitely a repeat visit for us.

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Liked best: Complimentary lemon drizzle cake. YUM.
Liked least: Bit difficult to find.
Travelling group: Friends
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Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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Liked best: The peace and quiet
Liked least: The turn towards Shirwell off the Ilfracombe road
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Your age range 50-64
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ZeldasTri...
Celebration, Fl
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10 reviews
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“Perfect Cottage with perfect welcome”
Reviewed 16 July 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Was up in Barnstaple on business and needed a location close to the town but away from the usual tourist areas. The Courtyard cottage was ideal. Very old building but warm and modern where it needed to be. We were given a very nice welcome with a bottle of wine and home-baked cake (wonderful). Very clean (and we check!).Great fireplace with wood-burning stove which we needed at night even in May.
Make sure you visit the sheep and take some 'sheep food' which the owners provide. Great fun.

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Liked best: Fireplace, free Wi-fi, washing machine and proximity to Barnstaple
Liked least: Single lane track to the house can be a bit hairraising
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
16 Jul 2013
Thank you for your lovely comments hope to see you again soon.
Laurence, Clare and family.
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