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Ivy's stunning Lounge
Ivy's spacious open-plan Living Area
Ivy's Dining Area
Ivy's pretty Double Bedroom
Ivy's Double Room
The second bedroom in Ivy
The second bedroom in Ivy
Tea beside the cosy logburner
The Spa Suite at Downe
The Gym at Downe
Part of the Gym at Downe
THE ENTRANCE TO IVY
Thrift and Chives running riot in courtyard
Instow Beach
LUNDY ISLAND FROM IVY
BENCHES AND A BORDER AT DOWNE
Hartland Coast
Lundy Island
Nearby Clovelly Harbour - trips to Lundy Island
View from Hartland's South West Coast Path
Rock formation at Hartland Quay
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Hartland, Torridge, Devon, England

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Rob A
Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Faith restored!”
Reviewed October 24, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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We have just returned from a week in Ivy Cottage at Downe. This was the first time we have booked a cottage anywhere for a couple of years due to previous disappointments at other sites. Ivy cottage has restored our faith in the holiday cottage sector! Reflecting on it, it's probably best to go for a 4 or 5 star cottage (not just here but anywhere) as you probably get a better quality property as well as more facilities. There are so many people now buying and letting holiday cottages, and I think some of them try to skimp on what they provide. That isn't the case here - Jeremy and Lynda seems to run things very professionally and to a high standard.

Excellent accommodation, very nicely furnished, extremely quite (no road noise), superbly equipped, and well managed by Lynda and Jeremy and their assistants Claire and Alan. You even get to park in a garage (converted barn).

This is an excellent area for walking, and you can do some very nice walks from the cottages. There are some good places to eat/drink but you do need to drive. The spa/gym mentioned in previous comments is not operating at the moment - not that we wanted it. I'm not sure if it will be resumed later?

The best part of staying at Downe is the daily morning visit from Charlotte, who demands stroking and entertaining!

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MarySarso...
Woking, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“great location, luxurious cottages, and friendly atmosphere”
Reviewed March 28, 2012 for a stay in March 2012

We had a wonderful week at Ivy Cottage. It is very comfortable, beautifully furnished, and has a very homely feeling. We particularly enjoyed the comfort of the wood-burning stove... Jeremy and Lynda are the perfect hosts. The spa is wonderful and I have some wonderful treatments..
Hartland has a lot to offer. Hartland Quay itself is spectacular with a good pub at bottom. We especially recommend the Hart Pub in the village itself. We had some good meals there with big log fires and a great atmosphere.
The surrounding towns are pretty and interesting, particularly Bideford. There is a great restaurant just outside Bude called "Life's a Beach". Fabulous food and right on the beach. We strongly recommend a visit there.
We will definitely be returning...and would strongly recommend Downe Cottages for a holiday.
Many thanks again tp Jeremy and Lynda for their hospitality.

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Reviewed October 3, 2010 for a stay in September 2010

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Reviewed August 16, 2010 for a stay in May 2010

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Kent
Reviewed July 23, 2010 for a stay in April 2010

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Reviewed July 18, 2010 for a stay in June 2010

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Reviewed July 14, 2010 for a stay in June 2010

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