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“Rural Comfort”
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Front enterance to mole cottage
Rear of mole cottage
Path at the rear of mole cottage leading to the stream
Stream running through the grounds
View looking towards the enterance to the cottages and parking area
Internal staircase in mole cottage
Living room area in mole cottage
Kitchen area in mole cottage
Living room leading out to patio area in mole cottage
First floor twin bedroom in mole cottage with adjoining en suite wc wash room
Ground floor bedroom with twin beds or one king size double bed in mole cottage
Ground floor en suite shower and wc in mole cottage
Parking area outside the front of the cottages secured at night with auto closing gates
Enterance to the lakes via the ford and footbridge
a upper 20 lb road lake common carp
a 30lb road lake common carp
another 30 lb road lake common carp
pathway leading around road lake
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Swimbridge, Barnstaple, Devon, England

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“Rural Comfort”
Reviewed 24 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Mole Cottage
Riverton Lakes & House is situated about 6 miles from Barnstaple. It has three lakes for anglers - and by all accounts it is very popular. There are also three holiday cottages, Mole Cottage being the smallest.
The cottage comprises two bedrooms, one en-suite, and the other with an en-suite cloakroom, and a kitchen/dining/living room. The whole cottage is well-furnished, and in excellent order. A modern kitchen with integrated fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, properly equipped with small electrical appliances and cooking equipment. There is a satellite TV with a DVD player. There is Internet access via a wireless connection - don't expect great download speeds, it is a rural area.
Outside the cottage is a small patio within a small garden area looking onto a large grassed area bounded on the North side by a stream. The grounds are all magnificent, especially at Springtime. If you like wildlife then you can expect to see a wide range of birds - tits, robins, wrens, finches, nuthatches, blackbirds, thrushes, tree creepers, dippers, herons, woodpeckers, buzzards, ducks, etc. - and maybe otters, squirrels and other small animals.
The owners, the Robinson's - Jackie & Carl, are very welcoming, helpful and, as far as practicable, accommodating. They take great care to ensure that everything is as it should be and we haven't been disappointed in this.
It takes about 5 minutes to reach the North Devon Link Road, A361, and as Barnstaple is the hub town for the area all parts of the coast are easily accessible by car. Exeter is about 60 minutes away either by train or car. Tiverton Parkway rail station is about 35 minutes by car if travelling to Taunton, Bristol or beyond.
For walking & cycling enthusiasts there is the Tarka Trail, much of which is suitable for all types of walker. The South West Coastal Path in North Devon is more of a challenge but enjoys stunning clifftop views. We have done a lot of walking in our stay, both coastal and inland, and the variety is endless - Rivers Taw and Torridge, Braunton Burrows, Arlington, Appledore/Westward Ho!, Clovelly, Hartland Point, Great Torrington and more to enjoy. And Exmoor is only a short drive away!
Nearest pub, the Jack Russell, is nearly two miles from the cottage. Travel a bit further afield and you can also enjoy a drink & meal at The Stag's Head, Filleigh, The Bell, Chittlehampton, The New Inn, Goodleigh, the Chichester Arms, Bishop's Tawton, etc.
Barnstaple has the usual quota of national chain eateries such as Pizza Express, but for good local fish then Geoff Morton's Fatbelly Fred's is a fish restaurant to try unusual types of fish, such as weaver, cuckoo wrasse, stone bass, as well as the more common fish dishes.
We greatly enjoyed our 6 month winter let at Mole Cottage, a real haven of peace and quiet, but not far away from anywhere else in North Devon.
Highly recommended.

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