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The Little House

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum 
Cottage
Welcome to the Little House – self catering cottage. A great location in a peaceful North Devon valley. 3 miles from Braunton & Barnstaple and 15 mins drive to the golden, sandy beaches of North Devon: Croyde, Saunton Sands, Woolacombe and Putsborough. Exmoor is a 20-30 minute drive away. The Little House; which is part of our traditional Devon Long House built in 1680 was originally a huge, vast cellar with windows. We have transformed The Little House into a quirky open plan self catering cottage which is in the style of an open plan studio apartment on the ground floor. NOTE v low ceilings. Full of charm and character with exposed stone walls, wooden floors and low beams (note: very low ceilings). The Little House looks out to our paddock and the woodland beyond. The Little House is a p...Welcome to the Little House – self catering cottage. A great location in a peaceful North Devon valley. 3 miles from Braunton & Barnstaple and 15 mins drive to the golden, sandy beaches of North Devon: Croyde, Saunton Sands, Woolacombe and Putsborough. Exmoor is a 20-30 minute drive away. The Little House; which is part of our traditional Devon Long House built in 1680 was originally a huge, vast cellar with windows. We have transformed The Little House into a quirky open plan self catering cottage which is in the style of an open plan studio apartment on the ground floor. NOTE v low ceilings. Full of charm and character with exposed stone walls, wooden floors and low beams (note: very low ceilings). The Little House looks out to our paddock and the woodland beyond. The Little House is a perfect rural get away for two people and a dog. We welcome families, bear in mind the Little House is open plan and the sofa bed is suitable for 2 children, not 2 adults. Please note we have no mobile signal at The Little House, unless you are EE/Orange. WiFi is free and of a reasonable speed. Use of indoor swimming pool on request (located 15 minute drive away). Look out for Jingle our super friendly Labrador and Jack our reliable old horse and of course the chickens! Put your feet up, enjoy a glass of wine, listen to the stream trickle by and the owls hoot as night time falls. Come and escape to the countryside.......................
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Queen1 Sofa
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Joanne H
Hosting since March 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (17)
barrysullivan1968
barrysullivan1968
Cullompton, United Kingdom1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Cosy but noisy
Although the reviews appeared to be good, in reality, the 2 nights we booked only stayed the 1 after a dreadful first night with the noise from the owners property above not stopping until 4 AM and then starting again @ 7 AM. We understand that it is the owners property but at the same time, you don't pay good money to not get a good nights sleep. Would not stay there again for this reason only.
Visited October 2017
Written October 17, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Andrew E
Andrew E
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing little hide away
Beautifully remote and peacefull, but well within reach of the smaller towns and villages. Beaches are beautiful and only 15-30 minutes away. Very dog friendly. Will definitely return one day
Visited September 2017
Written September 28, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Suzanne L
Suzanne L
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Little means 'Little'!
We had a really lovely few days at The little house. The house is 'little'. Thankfully we are not tall poeple. I am 5ft 1inch tall and I had no problem reaching the beams. The property is set in a beautiful location VERY remote. The house (room) is set below ground so quite dark but has good lighting. Jo was very welcoming. If you like remote and rustic you will love it. Only downside for us was that the house and furnishings were a little grubby. Rug has seen better days,doors and skirting boards dirty, nothing that can't be sorted with a clean. Also the house has no name or number so very hard to find (look for The Long house and go down the side to the rear). Overall it is a charming place. Perfect for 2 people and a dog! Thank you for a lovely break.
Visited August 2017
Written August 30, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Joanne H
Joanne H
Hi Suzanne, thanks for taking the time to review The Little House. I agree with all your comments. We do not hide the fact the ceiling is very low in our description and I think I am clear in saying the Little House house is an open plan set up, so one room and a bathroom. I will review our description and make sure it is clear. All skirting boards get painted every other year so at the end of September they will be done again, I agree they have not worn well this year. I have bought a new rug, the old one has gone! Normally people use SAT NAV, but I will amend the auto messages people get when they book to include a bit of detail about where we are in Whitehall, as we are fairly remote. I appreciate your honest feedback, we cannot improve with out. Thanks Jo.
Written September 7, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Departure726568
Departure726568
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hey for a couple with a dog
Had a great few days away in Whitehall. You do need a car as the country lanes are quiet tight. Perfect location for peace a quiet. Really dog friendly.
Visited August 2017
Written August 15, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Curiosity721265
Curiosity721265
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect little home from home
We slept well in a good sized bed. We had everything we needed. It was clean, tidy, and easy to keep clean with dogs in tow. We thought it might be a little pokey from the photos but there's actually plenty of room. For us it was perfect, with a secure paddock where we could let the dogs off lead as and when we needed. Lovely rural location - very quiet.
Visited July 2017
Written July 17, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mike S
Mike S
Leicestershire, United Kingdom128 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Does the Job
This is a one room site, suitable for a couple. Clean and serviceable with all the amenities. Almost no interaction with the owners, some may like this other not.
Visited June 2017
Written July 4, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mark B
Mark B
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect for a couple with dogs.
Really enjoyed our stay, the little house has every thing you need and very clean and comfortable. Location is perfect as a base for many local attractions beaches etc. Dogs are very welcome and our two certainly enjoyed the stay over, a large field available for short walks and plenty of longer walks close by take your pick.
Visited April 2017
Written April 22, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Voyage693790
Voyage693790
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
perfect country retreat
What's not to like? The owners were friendly, the accommodation clean, comfortable and warm, kitchen well-stocked, good local walks for dog, in a very quiet country area, but just 15 mins or so from stunning dog-friendly beaches. (N.B. ceiling quite low so you might want to think twice if 6 ft. or more tall!) All in all a great weekend and we'll be back hopefully for longer next time. Thank you Jo and Jerry!
Visited February 2017
Written February 28, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Phily D
Phily D
Exeter, United Kingdom9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Good location to see the area!
We recently stayed at The Little House, Marwood for a long weekend, When we first arrived we did think it was a little rural and remote! Although it could be said it is quite and peaceful, but within a 15 minute drive we found ourselves near a beautiful coastline. The owners have compiled a very good folder with a great directions to the best places to visit in the area. We had a great stay and there are some wonderful places to discover in and around The Little House.
Visited July 2016 Traveled as a couple
Written August 1, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jane D
Jane D
Arnside, United Kingdom7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Cosy cottage in quiet location
We had a10 day stay here as a base for surfing/bodyboarding. It was only a short drive (albeit through narrow country lanes) to Braunton so the location was very convenient. The cottage is very warm and well equipped and handily for us had good outdoor drying space and the wet room was also useful as a place to dry out wetsuits. The furnishings were comfortable and the cottage was clean and tidy. The only reason I have not given this 5 stars is that I was not aware of how low the ceilings were - my husband is 6'4" and had to walk bow legged around the cottage. If you are over 6 feet tall, you may find the ceilings a little low - otherwise I would highly recommend The Little House.
Visited October 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written November 3, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Washer
Additional amenities
  • Trampoline
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor amenities
  • Playground
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas

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Map
Getting there
Exeter Airport
39.6 mi

Cardiff-Wales Airport
37.9 mi
Restaurants
Tiffin
3.1 mi

The Boutport Cafe - Barnstaple
3.1 mi

New Inn Public House
4.6 mi

The Cream Tea Cafe
3 mi
Attractions
Marwood Hill Gardens
16 minGardens

North Devon Shooting Ground
4.9 miShooting Ranges

The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon
3.1 miSpeciality Museums

Fever & Boutique Barnstaple
3.1 miBars & Clubs
About the neighborhood
We are located in a small hamlet of 10 houses. The main reason to come and visit North Devon is for the great outdoors. The dramatic coast, golden beaches and Exmoor National Park are all on our doorstep. We are lucky to be situated within an easy drive of all of the beautiful places to visit in North Devon. North Devon is very dog friendly we have 4 huge sandy beaches within a 20 minutes drive of us: Woolacombe, Croyde, Putsborough and Saunton. All welcome dogs at all times of the year. Except Croyde. Approx drive times from Little House: Exmoor National Park 20 – 30 mins Barnstaple, market town – 10 mins Braunton, busy village – 5 mins Lynton and Lynmouth, coastal villages – 30 mins Clovelly, fishing village – 30 mins Bideford, market town on the estuary – 20 mins. RHS Rosemoor, gardens– 30 mins. Marwood Hill Gardens – 5 mins Nation Trust Arlington Court – 20 mins Ilfracombe, coastal town– 15 mins Appledore, fishing village - 30 mins Instowe, Beach and village - 25 mins Braunton Burrows sand dunes - 15 mins Hartland – 40 mins
Access
Car required
How to get there
Nearest Airport - Exeter which is approx 1.5 hrs drive. Bristol is 2 hours drive away both are served with budget airlines. Nearest Train station Barnstaple 10 minute drive. By car - we are 3 miles from Barnstaple. To drive to Barnstaple go via the M5 then A361 from the North or the A377 from the South. A car is essential if you stay at The Little House.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilities

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 PM Check out by 11 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Little House

The Little House is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

The Little House has one bathroom available. See all property details.

The Little House has one bedroom available. See all property details.

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