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View towards the property, which is adjoined to the owner's home
Goodies await you at the property
Kitchen/diner
Kitchen/diner
Private enclosed patio area
Cosy up by the fire
Lounge overlooking the garden
Delightful double with room for a cot
Attention to detail
Pretty single bedroom
Homely touches
Spacious Bathroom
Exmoor National Park nearby
The adjacent field with horses
The pefect spot for breakfast
Say 'hi' to the neighbours!
1 / 16  View towards the property, which is adjoined to the owner's home
2 / 16  Goodies await you at the property
3 / 16  Kitchen/diner
4 / 16  Kitchen/diner
5 / 16  Private enclosed patio area
6 / 16  Cosy up by the fire
7 / 16  Lounge overlooking the garden
8 / 16  Delightful double with room for a cot
9 / 16  Attention to detail
10 / 16  Pretty single bedroom
11 / 16  Homely touches
12 / 16  Spacious Bathroom
13 / 16  Exmoor National Park nearby
14 / 16  The adjacent field with horses
15 / 16  The pefect spot for breakfast
16 / 16  Say 'hi' to the neighbours!

Little Dean

Combe Martin (3mls E), Exmoor
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Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • This beautiful semi-detached cottage is nestled in 13 acres of grounds in Exmoor National Park making it the perfect rural sanctuary so you can enjoy true dark sky nights surrounded by rolling countryside
  • Only  2 miles away from the South West Coastal Path where you can explore the rugged beauty of North Devon
  • A short drive to the sandy beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe but  superb cycling and walking can also be found on your doorstep

 

Property code: 51619

Situated between Parracombe and Combe Martin, Parracombe boasts a traditional pub and friendly village shop while Combe Martin has a small beach and a selection of shops and eateries. Venturing further afield, are the sandy beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe famous for their surf. Visit the historic villages of Lynton and Lynmouth and take a ride on the famous cliff railway. Local family attractions include Watermouth Castle, The Wildlife and Dinosaur Park and Exmoor Zoo. For those looking to stay closer to home, there is a horse riding stables close by and there are public foot and cycle paths almost directly from the property. For nature lovers, it’s the perfect setting for red deer, buzzards, bats and owls.

On entering the single storey property, which is situated next to the owner's property, step into the comfortable and cosy lounge through the patio doors. The lounge has a TV/DVD to relax in front of after a day exploring the local area, a sofa bed, wood burner effect electric fire and also has little added extras for your four-legged friend, such as dog fleeces, blankets and towels. Head through to the spacious kitchen/diner which is bright and airy and well-equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine, the dining area comfortably seats four. There are two inviting bedrooms a double, which leads through to a single. There is a separate bathroom with shower over bath and WC.

Heading outside, there is an enclosed gravelled garden area with sunny aspect which has garden furniture, sun loungers and BBQ (provide own charcoal). The adjacent fields are home to the horses, sheep and ducks.

There is off-road parking for two cars.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and Ironing board
  • Beach 4 miles, shop, pub and restaurants - 3.5 miles
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • Adjoined to the owner's home where they are happy to provide any assistance if required 
  • Please ensure you use the bin provided for baby wipes, nappies etc. Under no circumstances use the toilet to dispose of.
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 18:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Rachel Loosemore

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 36 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Pauline 20th October 2023

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We had a really good holiday Celia is a lovely host who couldn't do enough for you The cottage was spotless and a welcoming Devon cream tea was ready on the table which was a lovely welcome As it is a working small holding there are 2 lovely friendly pigs horses and chickens and is in a lovely part of the countryside tucked away up a little lane buRead moret overlooks lovely countryside very Hide

Reviewed by Penny 1st October 2023

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Beautiful, quiet place and the owners, Celia and Dermot are lovely - they also laid on a gorgeous home made cream tea to welcome us. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend 'Little Dean'. It's close to the breathtaking coast of North Devon and the stunning moors with excellent dog friendly pubs, and shops for every day needs nearby.

Reviewed by Annie 22nd September 2023

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We had the best stay & the very best care! This was a return visit & we will be returning again as soon as we can. Our dogs miss the owners, Celia & Dermot, who are the perfect human & puppy hosts. Thank you. A second wonderful stay.

Reviewed by Anne 15th September 2023

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The cottage annex was comfortable with all that you could need. The enclosed garden was secure and safe for our two dogs. Unfortunately the North Devon weather was unkind to us so we decided to cut our holiday short by a few days but we had an enjoyable visit to illfracombe walking around the harbour and enjoying fish and chips. Another day we tookRead more the short drive to Heddon Valley a National Trust walk down to the sea. Easy walking. Watersmeet another National Trust trail with cafe. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 1st September 2023

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Reviewed by Andy 16th June 2023

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Wow! 2nd time in our beautiful home from home, and not our last! Relaxing, spotless, tranquil, and THE best hosts in Celia & Dermot, the nicest people ever! A truly restful cottage, every little detail thought of. A great base with the best of Nth Devon within easy reach. Great for dogs & Children. Very close to Combe Martin, Ilfracombe/Woolacombe Read more& Lynton/Lynmouth. Loved the Cream tea and other treats (thankyou!) on arrival, and Celia's home made scones jam/marmalade are amazing!! Hide

Reviewed by David 9th June 2023

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Really comfortable with friendly & extremely helpful owners. Wish we could live there full time.

Reviewed by David 2nd June 2023

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We have visited Little Dean for many years and keep returning because the cottage provides everything that we need. Comfort, convenience and all those little thoughtful extras that make it very special.

Reviewed by J 19th May 2023

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The property was excellent and very clean with nice views of the countryside. Would recommend.

Reviewed by Michael 12th May 2023

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Our second visit to Little Dean and the standards were just as high as our previous visit. Celia as usual is a very attentive host and all the goodies she left for us were most welcome. A great base to visit the many attractions of the North Devon coast and Exmoor. We will most certainly return to what is a very special holiday cottage.

Reviewed by Jane 28th April 2023

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We had another wonderful stay at Little Dean. A warm welcome with many extra touches which made our stay so enjoyable. A big thank you Celia and Dermot for a lovely holiday in your great accommodation.

Reviewed by Brenda 14th April 2023

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The property is delightful. The owner was very pleasant and we both really enjoyed our stay in this cosy property in a magnificent area of North Devon. We would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone.

Reviewed by Francesca 7th April 2023

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Great cottage, photos do not do the place justice! Celia and Dermot are wonderful hosts.....cannot recommend highly enough.

Reviewed by Jon 24th March 2023

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The property was exactly as described, very clean and well equipped. The host was welcoming, friendly and keen to ensure we had everything needed. The outside space was secure for two large dogs to explore. The property is quiet and secluded but within easy reach of local attractions and several good pubs/restaurants. We had the weekend we hoped foRead morer and very much enjoyed our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 12th March 2023

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Such a lovely property, so comfortable and very well equipped. A wonderful cream tea welcome and other great welcoming touches. A safe enclosed enclosed garden for dog guests. Easy access to Combe Martin, Woolacombe and the Barnstaple area.

Reviewed by Jennifer 4th March 2023

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Unfortunately, due to illness we only managed to stay 2 nights instead of 4 so cannot give a thorough review. However, I can say that the owners were really kind and friendly. There were lots of little thoughtful extras provided like eggs, fudge, flowers, cream tea, home made jam and marmalade. The whole place was immaculately clean and well cared Read morefor. It was a very peaceful location. Hide

Reviewed by Gwen 21st October 2022

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Lovely owners who made us welcome and even tried to cater for my dairy allergy in her welcome pack

Reviewed by Brian 7th October 2022

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A lovely dog friendly cottage in the countryside. Clean, warm and inviting. Celia could not have been more welcoming and attentive. The welcome pack was very much appreciated, especially after a long journey.

Reviewed by Joan 30th September 2022

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Couldn't have chosen a better location for walking, the cottage was well equipped and spotless.Celia and Dermot went above and beyond to make us feel welcome ,and also they were very helpful with their knowledge of the area.We enjoyed the delicious cakes and other goodies that they gave us.We would recommend this place to anyone , hopefully we willRead more be back!. Hide

Reviewed by Patricia 9th September 2022

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Had the most lovely week in Little Dean .The cottage is great,warm, comfortable and spotlessly clean.The garden is secure and safe if you have dogs as we did.We loved watching the horses,sheep,chickens,ducks and geese in the neighbouring field.Fantastic cream tea and other treats there on arrival from the lovely hosts Celia and Dermot.We have stayeRead mored in lots of cottages over the years with our dogs and never had hosts like them.They make you so welcome and are so very friendly. Thank you so much Hide

Reviewed by Sue 2nd September 2022

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Thank you Celia for making our stay at Little Dean so welcoming and comfortable. The little extra touches were well appreciated - the flowers, the fruit, the eggs and the lovely cream tea on arrival.

Reviewed by Debbie 19th August 2022

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The cottage is very comfortable and in a peaceful, beautiful location. The owners are extremely helpful and friendly, making us feel very welcome.

Reviewed by Andy 12th August 2022

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Wow! Celia & Dermot know how to host a holiday! They are both lovely and catered for every need, including a welcome cream tea, milk, marmalade, fresh flowers, eggs and milk! The Cottage was spotless and has everything you and your dog could ever need. Quiet, peaceful and truly relaxing, a great base to see Nth Devon & Exmoor. The access roads wereRead more easy and the Combe Martin Co-op was 10 mins away as was petrol, pubs and a chippie. Ilfracombe 20 mins to a main Tesco. We WILL be back!! Hide

Reviewed by Helen 15th July 2022

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Just had a lovely holiday at Little Dean with my daughter, granddaughter and two chihuahuas This was our second visit and will definitely be going for a third visit. Celia and Dermot are lovely nothing is too much trouble. Lovely cream tea on arrival and lots of lovely little touches to welcome you. Accommodation is spotless. A lovely place to stayRead more if you want peace and quiet with beaches just a car drive away. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 1st July 2022

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Very comfortable cottage in a lovely scenic location. Everything you needed was provided. Superb little extras with scones on arrival iincluding milk for tea. This was very welcome after a long journey with slow motorway traffic. The area around offers a lot to explore without driving too far.

Reviewed by Briony 24th June 2022

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Great location , very welcoming (we arrived to a cream tea!) and we got to meet all the livestock. Very dog friendly with secure enclosed garden, dog towels and fleeces provided (plus treat tin). We had a lovely holiday.

Reviewed by Heather 17th June 2022

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Our 1st holiday after 20 years of caravanning and the cottage was so comfortable that we didn't miss our caravan at all. On arrival, everything was immaculate and the bedroom smelt of fresh clean linen. Delicious cream tea with chocolate cake and other goodies waiting for us. Sheep and 2 beautiful horses to watch in the field next to us. Lovely sceRead morenery all around. Everything we would have needed was provided and we couldn't have chosen a better place to stay. Thank you Celia and Dermot. Hide

Reviewed by David 10th June 2022

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Ideal setting, ideal hosts. All fittings top notch.

Reviewed by Steven 3rd June 2022

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Celia and Dermot should write a book on how to host and run a holiday home as everything was perfect. We felt very relaxed from the moment we arrived and the little extras, like a homemade cream tea on our arrival, were above and beyond. The location is idyllic and is very peaceful. We had a wonderful stay, we loved waking up to the sheep and lambsRead more and seeing the other animals too. We can see why people return here. Hide

Reviewed by Jayne 27th May 2022

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Reviewed by Hillary 13th May 2022

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Lovely stay in a lovely property and location. Owners very welcoming and went the extra mile with the little touches and welcome pack. Would definitely recommend and would love to visit again.

Reviewed by Graham 6th May 2022

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The cottage was very well presented with many thoughtful additions. We were made to feel very welcome by the owners.Rural location with wonderful views of Exmoor. No negatives, a great holiday.

Reviewed by David 29th April 2022

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The best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in, full of little extras and spotlessly clean and very well equipped, Dermot and Celia make it a pleasure to stay there and we shall keep coming back to this very special place.

Reviewed by Ben 22nd April 2022

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Reviewed by Pennie 11th March 2022

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This wonderful dog friendly cottage is set in beautiful countryside with so much to see and do in the area. Wide, sandy beaches, pretty wooded valleys, and some really interesting churches and villages. Little Dean was spotlessly clean, comfortable and snug, with everything you needed for a good week, and some delicious treats left to greet us on aRead morerrival. Hide

Reviewed by Jayne 4th March 2022

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Excellent cottage for a couple or small family. Owners couldn't be kinder and this is a return visit for us. Beautiful location, very quiet and a lovely place from which to explore the countryside and beaches. We will be back !

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View towards the property, which is adjoined to the owner's home
Goodies await you at the property
Kitchen/diner
Kitchen/diner
Private enclosed patio area
Cosy up by the fire
Lounge overlooking the garden
Delightful double with room for a cot
Attention to detail
Pretty single bedroom
Homely touches
Show 4 moreSpacious Bathroom

Location

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