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“Perfect north Devon countryside rental”
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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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Very good
15 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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Very good - based on 15 reviews
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Toby B
Sway, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect north Devon countryside rental”
Reviewed February 8, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

We stayed at Courtyard Cottage at very short notice to be nearby friends in Barnstaple and couldn’t have chosen a better home for the week. It really is home from home only with better views of rolling hills. Clare and Laurence could not have been any more welcoming and helpful.
Our 1 and 3 yr olds loved the run of the house, courtyard, gardens and were especially excited when it came to feeding the sheep and chickens. Our stay was late January when the snow came and our kids had great fun sledging down the field with Clare and Lawrence’s boys next door.
The cottage is absolutely ideal for a family of four. Well equipped, clean and has a lovely country farm feel about it. It is well situated for all that north Devon has to offer, beautiful beaches close-by and Barnstaple very much on the doorstep for supplies. Yet the cottage is nicely removed from town, remote and very peaceful. Access is up a private lane, but Sat-Nav found us to the door without any problems and the snow made no difference to our plans that week, including heading round to the pool facilities available at a neighbouring farm. Kids loved it – lovely clean and private heated pool – perfect for rainy days. And the log fire is a belter. Warms the cottage to cosy farmhouse in no time at all. We will be recommending this cottage to friends for sure. It is a real find and absolutely ideal if you are planning a North Devon getaway. Look no further !

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Liked best: Friendly welcome and the logfire.
Liked least: Kids faces when it was time to leave.
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 22, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

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Traveling group: Young Children
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Reviewed September 12, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

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Management Response
Oct 18, 2012
Thank you very much for the great feedback hope to see you again.

Laurence & Clare & family.
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 12, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

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Liked best: Beautiful beaches and national parks Exmoor and Dartmoor within easy driving distance.
Liked least: The location means that a car is essential and bad weather options are limited.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
Oct 18, 2012
Thank you very much for the great feedback hope to see you again.

Laurence & Clare & family.
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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 30, 2012 for a stay in April 2012

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Liked best: Open wood burning fire!
Liked least: nothing, it was all good, maybe i slightly warmer duvet lol
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 18, 2012
Thank you very much for the great feedback hope to see you again.

Laurence & Clare & family.
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