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Leigh Cottage

400 Year Old Cottage
Very good
14 reviews
400 Year Old Cottage
Country Kitchen
Modern Appliances
Breakfast Bar and Bespoke Window Seats
42in Flat Screen TV with Sky TV and DVD
Large Comfortable Sofa
Cosy Inglenook Fireplace
2nd  Flat Screem TV with Basic Sky Channels - Bring your own Sky Card from Home
Snug Lounge with Inglenook Fireplace - Grown Up Get Away  and  Chill Zone
Master Bedroom with King Size Bed Bed Linen,Pillows and Towels are Provided for all Guests
On-suite Matching Sinks and Walk in Shower - Heated Shelf
Small Double Bed Room
Bunk Beds with a High Sleeper and  Double Sofa Bed
Modern Family Bathroom
Large Bath and Shower
New Off Street Parking
Barn - Wet Play facility with Table Tennis & Darts
Sunset Over Lundy Island
4 Miles of Golden Sands
Surfers Paradise
Ilfracombe Harbour
Damien Hirst's Verity. A bit rude … a bit weird.
St Calixtus Church
The Local Pub
Exmoor National Park
Just Half An Hour Drive
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 7
Woolacombe, Devon, England
Our 400 year old cottage is in the lovely North Devon village of West Down.
Packed with original features such as the inglenook fireplace and wood floors this cosy cottage is equally welcoming in the heart of winter as coming in straight off the beach.

There are 3 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms and an extra downstairs toilet. Downstairs has 2 reception rooms with SKY TV and a country kitchen & Utility room.

There are some restrictions with the bed layout. The two upper bunk beds are only suitable for children. We can arrange for an additional double sofa bed (in the biggest bedroom) to be made up at an extra cost if your party is all adults or you want extra beds to a maximum of nine guests.

A walled garden gives you somewhere safe to play or sit and enjoy a summer BBQ, watching village life go on around you.

In the barn there is some...
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About the Owner, Mark G
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 4 days ago
Listed since : Feb 2009
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 14 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
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Very good - based on 14 reviews
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Liz A
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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Reviewed September 9, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

We found Leigh cottage was a beautiful appointed period cottage, modernised to a high standard set within a rural village location. The local pub serves delicious food and is less than 200 metres away. The community shop serves freshly baked pastries a real treat, but not so good for the waistline! The beaches of Ilfracombe, Woolacombe and Putsborough are within...

Chris C
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 17, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Leigh cottage is a charming building that's decorated and equipped to a high standard. The kitchen in particular has all the mod cons so is a pleasure to cook in, although the only thing we noticed it lacking is normal baking trays, leading to us cooking chips in cup cake trays - but it was no biggie. The village of...

Reviewed April 25, 2017 for a stay in April 2017
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Hi and I'm sorry your stay wasn't 100%. It's always best to report these types of issue at the time so they can be rectified timely so as not to to diminish your stay or leave you feeling disappointed. This is our first 3* review on Tripadvisor and I'm sorry and upset that we let you down. I've sent in...


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  • Blender
  • Books
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (9)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Game Room
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (9)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Porch
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
We don't usually allow all adult parties. This is mainly due to the sleeping arrangements being unsuitable when using the upper bunk beds.
    Attached (ensuite)
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 3 nights
Oct 7, 2017 -
Oct 20, 2017
Mid Season
3 nights
Oct 21, 2017 -
Oct 27, 2017
Half Term
7 nights --
Oct 28, 2017 -
Dec 21, 2017
Low Season
3 nights
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
We will require a 20% depsit when confirming the booking with full payment 4 weeks prior to your stay.

Payment is accepted by credit card using the PayPal system or via bank credit transfer. Details will be provided when payment is due. Thanks - Mark
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About the neighborhood
Just a few miles inland is the vast Exmoor National Park with unrivalled beauty if its a stiff coastal walk along the cliff paths or a ramble over the moors, as long as you always follow it with a Pub Lunch. Lynton & Lynmouth is worth a visit to explore this Victorian favourite. Walk along the river from Watersmeet and take teh clif top railway, powered by water & gravity.

The harbour at Ilfracombe is worth a visit with its Victorian sea front and boat trips to Lundy or perhaps a half day fishing. It also boasts the exclusive restaurant owned by the famous artist Damion Hirst. His statue called VERITY stands majestically looking our to sea. She depicts a pregnant woman holding aloft a sword while carrying the scales of justice and standing on a pile of law books. Half of the scul...
Getting around
A car is probably essential during your stay, however there is a bus through the Village to Barnstable or a short walk down the hill to the main road gives bus routes both ways to Barnstable and Ilfracombe and beyond
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Exeter: 62.1 mi
Railway: Barnstable: 9.9 mi
Follow M4 & M5 to South West, Leave the M5 at junction 27, then at roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A361 (signposted Barnstaple) From Barnstable stay on A361 & follow signs to Ilfracombe, go through Braunton & remain on A361. Turn right after the Foxhunters Inn and climb Stang Lane to West Down Village. Straight over Junction, past Crown Inn and 400 yards on left to Leigh Cottage.

The journey from London should take about 4 ½ hours.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 3.1 mi.
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