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The old walled cottage garden with its ancient willow tree and abundance of indigenous flowers.
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16 reviews
The old walled cottage garden with its ancient willow tree and abundance of indigenous flowers.
Board games and a glass of local mead wine in front of the log burner.
Skirr Cottage was the home of the acclaimed writer Henry Williamson.
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Relax in the cozyness of a thatched Devon cottage, after a hard day at the beach.
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Overview
Cottage -
3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 5
Georgeham, Braunton, Devon, England
With its pretty whitewashed exterior and thatched roof it is set by the historic Norman church of St. George and other charming thatched cottages deep within the rural countryside.

Skirr Cottage was the home of the acclaimed writer Henry Williamson who is best known as the author of Tarka the Otter which won the Hawthornden prize for literature in 1928.The trickling stream close by the cottage was probably the inspiration behind this great literary work.

As you enter CLARE & SKIRR you are met with an immediate sense of history. Built at the turn of the last century, this is a conversion of two thatched cottages, Clare and Skirr, into one larger property suitable for family living whilst retaining it's quirky old time charm steeped in original character and untold stories.

The cottage is in a friendly village community. In a ti...
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Listing #HL6759563
About the Owner
Alan B
Languages spoken:German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
The outside shower is a favorite with guests, wether using it to warm up while getting out of wetsuits after a hard days surfing or an early shower under the morning sun to the sound of birdsong and church bells from the adjacent Norman church.
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

I had a wonderful week’s stay in Skirr Cottage. It’s in a peaceful location in Georgeham within easy walk of two pubs with great food and atmosphere. I made use of the key ring which came with the cottage for free car parking at Putsborough...More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed September 5, 2017

Our second visit to this beautiful cottage sits in a perfect village location.Next to the local church with a trickling stream alongside, and gorgeous garden, providing a warm, cosy relaxing atmoshere to sit in the summer evening. Inside the cottage comes equipped with 2 cosy...More

Thank Anniemccourt
Management response:Responded September 11, 2017

Hi Anne, thanks for your really kind words about our cottage and the surrounding area and thanks for choosing to stay with us again. You are always welcome. Best. Alan and Clare

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

My family had a lovely week at Skirr Cottage in July. The cottage itself is very well equipped, with mod cons, as well as having a wonderful old world charm - it even has its own blue plaque! Location is great - there are so...More

Thank FredandBertsMum
Amenities
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Bathrooms
    2 Full baths
Bedrooms
    1 Twin
    1 Sofa
    2 Fulls
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Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
$166
£130
$153
£120
$510
£400
Jul 6, 2018 -
Sep 6, 2018
Summer break
7 nights -- --
$1,097
£860
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Fees
  • Cleaning: $115 / stay - Fee
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Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Exeter : 60.9 mi
Railway: Barnstaple: 8.7 mi
Ferry: Plymouth : 104.4 mi
There is a bus route from Barnstaple to Braunton then Braunton to Georgeham
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.6 mi.
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