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“A lovely retreat”
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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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Pam F
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A lovely retreat”
Reviewed October 1, 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.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Chris H
Hatfield, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Lovely time”
Reviewed September 9, 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.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 8, 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
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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ZeldasTri...
Celebration, Fl
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Perfect Cottage with perfect welcome”
Reviewed July 15, 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
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 16, 2013
Thank you for your lovely comments hope to see you again soon.
Laurence, Clare and family.
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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
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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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