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Luxury Self-Catering for Two, Barnstaple, Exmoor.

Cottage sits in this stunning 10 acre park with 5 lakes and bordered by a river.  See next photo.
1 of 23Cottage sits in this stunning 10 acre park with 5 lakes and bordered by a river. See next photo.
Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Brayford, Barnstaple, Devon, England
Unique, best describes this 10 acre property with 5 lakes, river, beautiful grounds on the edge of Exmoor National Park famous for its spectacular diverse scenery. From High heather moorland to coastal sea cliffs, wooded valleys yet in easy distance to the ancient market towns of Barnstaple and South Molton. The accommodation is open plan and specially designed for two. Recently refurbished offering the ultimate in comfort and taste, Luxury Super-king sized bed for ultimate comfort, en-suite shower room, fully equipped kitchen, quality linen and, in addition, your own private garden for outdoor dining with views across the valley.

Wildlife abounds on the property: herons, kingfishers, otters, deer there's a bird hide with scope and binoculars, ideal for wildlife photography . Seating areas and picnic benches throughout the grounds...
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Listing #HL8708929
About the Owner
Linda D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:April 2017
Interaction with guests
We, Linda and George are on hand to show you the land, river, leat, rare -breed chickens, best spots to fish, sit, picnic, nearby walks and pubs etc. Borrow our Bird spotting Scope for the bird hide or binoculars. Also two fairly good bikes to borrow for the Tarka Trail. If interested we can provide a half hour beekeeping lesson with full protective suits. Take home some real life experiences. If interested George will show you how to make Champagne Cider also opportunity to buy Champagne Perry made here.
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This was our second long weekend stay at this property and again, I cannot speak highly enough of the cottage, the location, or of Linda. The cottage is the coziest retreat in the most peaceful and tranquil of settings. It feels like you are in...More

Thank Kathryn27
Linda D, VR Owner at Luxury Self-Catering for Two, Barnstaple, Exmoor., responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you Kathryn and Paul for that glowing recommendation. It is a joy to see you both take in all the walking experiences that Exmoor offers. And thank you to you for leaving the cottage to tidy. Linda

Reviewed 5 May 2017

My wife and I and our Dachshund "Reggie" decided for a week's break near Exmoor. Upon arrival at the Acorn Retreat, we were greeted by Linda and George (our hosts) and shown into our accommodation which was spotlessly clean. It has a very comfortable sitting...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is a glorious little hideaway. You could spend a whole weekend here and never stray off the property; it just has everything. The cottage is cosy and comfortable and has everything you need - even a dishwasher. The setting is spectacular - and we...More

1  Thank E G
Management response:Responded 14 April 2017

Thank you for these very encouraging comments. We look forward to your next visit. Perhaps tight lines next time.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Grill
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
One well-behaved dog only
    1 Shower
    1 King
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About the neighbourhood
Acorn Retreat is located on the edge of Exmoor National Park ideal for walking , wildlife watching .Easy reach to Doone Country, Lynton, Lynmouth, Ilfracombe, Dulverton, Dunster. Heddon Valley, Tarr steps. Northern regions (20 mins) find superb beaches like Woolacombe, Saunton Sands and the famous surf beach of Croyde, dramatic headlands at Baggy Point on the SW coastal path. Two markets towns nearby one being the principal town of North Devon: Barnstaple. Good network of quiet roads, characterful pubs to suit all budgets. Nearest pub is like a scene out of Poldark and while it has no electricity has the best Pianola in the SW on which you can have a go! Ear muffs provided.
Getting around
This is an area where you need a car. There is a limited service for some car-free days we can recommend catching the coastal bus services: jump on jump off to see the southwest coast or catch the Surf bus in Barnstaple for the northern beaches for Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton Sands where some of the longest beaches in the UK are found.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Exeter airport: 45.0 km
Railway: Barnstaple: 12.0 km
Driving: Postcode EX327QJ. 6 miles from South Molton and 7 miles from Barnstaple, one mile into Exmoor. In the village keep right of the telephone box then first right into our 1/4 mile track up to the property for a warm welcome.
Trains to Barnstaple. Bus to village of Brayford or ring us for pick up at Train station. There are two bikes here for your use to get around.
Flights to Bristol or Exeter which is just a bit nearer.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 16.0 km.
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