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“Cosy cottage for two and a baby”
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Ivy Sitting Area with log burner
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Ivy Sitting Area with log burner
4 Poster double bedroom 30 degrees in the shade
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Very good
4 reviews
Ivy Sitting Area with log burner
4 Poster double bedroom
30 degrees in the shade
17th Century Farm Buildings
Lower Court Yard
Wellcome to North Hill Cottages
Pets welcome. William our Spaniel
Great views
Great walking
Games room
Tennis Court
Playpark
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Shirwell, Barnstaple, Devon, England

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Very good - based on 4 reviews
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Annabel A
1 review
“Cosy cottage for two and a baby”
Reviewed 14 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

We came here for a week with our baby, it was exactly what we were looking for.

Lovely bathroom, nice living room, room for a travel cot in the bedroom. Beautiful views and countryside. Handy for Barnstaple and Saunton Sands etc.

Didn't mind paying for the hot tub too much but would have been better to have been told in advance so we could have brought some change. Pool was nice but a smidge too cold to enjoy for long.

We also didn't mind paying for firewood, but didn't like the notice in the wood store implying that only wives do laundry and husbands fetch wood.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Liked best: The swimming pool
Liked least: Having to pay extra for most facilities
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
19 Sep 2014
Thank you for the review and rating and we are pleased you enjoyed the facilities at North Hill. I am sorry you felt that you should not be charged for using the Sauna (£1 for 20 mins coin operated) and the hot tub. The hot tub can be used without cost. We feel these small additional costs are justified where there is a heavy use of electricity or heavy wear and tear on a pool table for example.
We believe our cottages are keenly priced and the cost for Ivy Cottage in this case was £435 for the first week in September. The price was pushed up over £500 because the guests in this case chose to book through a third party who charge a commission, and they bought two dogs which are charged at £25 each. This charge for dogs is fairly standard and many cottages would not take 2 dogs.
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lindarowl...
Weston-super-Mare, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great countryside”
Reviewed 17 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013

We have just spent a great week at North Hills it is so relaxing there. It is really close to everything but you feel like your in the middle of the countryside. There are some good eateries in the area but also a couple of good farm shops if you like to do your own thing Waytown farm shop just outside Coombe Martin is a good one and worth a visit. We really enjoyed the swimming pool and jacuzzi and of-course the real wood burner (so cosy) we are definitely going to book again

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Liked best: The peaceful location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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lancsjohn...
Lancashire
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18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Quiet and relaxing”
Reviewed 11 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013

A 5 night stay in one of the smaller cottages. We had a great time, quiet peaceful location with lovely country views.It was quiet which suited us fine, cottage clean and well equipped for two people.Nice grounds and plenty of space,swimming pool was great as was jacuzzi.
Would visit again in the future and would recommend to others, the owners website north hill cottages is very helpful and contains all the information you need to know.

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Liked best: The lovely views and quiet location
Liked least: nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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