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Beautifully presented and delicate decoration
After a long day of exploring the North Devon countryside, relax in the hot tub
Warm toes in front of the woodburner whilst watching your favourite box set
The living space is full of character with a roaring woodburner and exposed beams
A great spot to catch up with a good book and with friendly neighbours!
The kitchen is full of modern conveniences enabling you to create delicious dishes
Climb the stairs to find the sumptuous double bedroom
Get ready for a day of adventures
Rest your laurels in the bedroom
The modern bathroom has a touch of luxury with his and her basins
Share stories around the fire pit as the sun goes down
Plenty of outdoor space to enjoy in this rural retreat
1 / 12  Beautifully presented and delicate decoration
2 / 12  After a long day of exploring the North Devon countryside, relax in the hot tub
3 / 12  Warm toes in front of the woodburner whilst watching your favourite box set
4 / 12  The living space is full of character with a roaring woodburner and exposed beams
5 / 12  A great spot to catch up with a good book and with friendly neighbours!
6 / 12  The kitchen is full of modern conveniences enabling you to create delicious dishes
7 / 12  Climb the stairs to find the sumptuous double bedroom
8 / 12  Get ready for a day of adventures
9 / 12  Rest your laurels in the bedroom
10 / 12  The modern bathroom has a touch of luxury with his and her basins
11 / 12  Share stories around the fire pit as the sun goes down
12 / 12  Plenty of outdoor space to enjoy in this rural retreat

Drovers Cottage

South Molton (4.5mls SE), Devon
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Enjoy privacy amid 360 degree views on an estate of significant interest for lovers of wildlife and natural history where guests are welcome to explore the 50 acres of private land and meet the resident alpacas
  • Large enclosed private garden with suntrap patio, wood fired hot tub and fire pit, perfect for toasting marshmallows while star gazing in the clear skies
  • Take a day trip to the seaside resorts of Croyde, Saunton, Woolacombe or Westward Ho!

 

Property code: 76436

From this charming detached property you will be within easy reach of Exmoor National Park, perfect for nature lovers and those wishing to walk or cycle this awe-inspiring landscape. There are an array of pretty market towns and villages to explore in the area including Dulverton, South Molton, Withypool and Exford. Head to the coast to discover the string of sandy beaches on Devon’s north coast, including Saunton, Croyde, Woolacombe and Westward Ho! together with a collection of traditional fishing villages and towns such as Lynton, Lynmouth, Clovelly and Porlock.

This delightful property boasts unrivalled countryside views and is situated at the end of a long private unmade lane on a 50 acre alpaca farm offering peace and tranquillity. Upon entering the beautiful accommodation, you are greeted with a light and airy open-plan lounge/diner with apex ceilings and exposed beams. In the summer you can open the front door to let the outside in, or in the cooler months snuggle up on the comfy sofa in front of the gas effect wood burner while watching your favourite programme on the Smart TV. The well-equipped kitchen has an electric oven, gas hob, fridge, coffee machine, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine perfect for trying out new recipes or old family favourites. The bathroom has been thoughtfully upgraded with a shower over bath, his and her sinks and a WC. Head upstairs to the galleried king-size bed set under the eaves with a low sloping ceiling, which is all part of the charm and character of this property. Sleep tight with your faces glowing from a day exploring the wonderful countryside and enjoy the unparalleled Devon night skies from the comfort of your bed.

Outside there is a large enclosed private garden with far reaching countryside views, great for relaxing! There is also a secluded patio area with far reaching countryside views where guests will find a table and chairs, large sun umbrella and two teak steamer loungers with cushions, as well as a wood fired hot tub (ample logs provided, more available at additional cost), which is particularly inviting at night, when guests can enjoy the warm water under the star-filled skies. There is also a fire pit where you can enjoy toasting marshmallows while watching the sunset. Gym facilities are also available to guests, plus private parking and secure storage for bicycles, with lots of 5* guest extras such as luxury linens, robes and slippers, smart TV, toiletries and home comforts aplenty.

  • 1 bedroom – 1 king-size
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, coffee machine and washing machine
  • Wood burner (gas effect)
  • Hot tub (wood fired - ample logs provided, more available at additional cost)
  • Access to Multi gym and running machine on site can be organised by prior arrangement with the owner
  • Alpaca walks can be organised by prior arrangement with the owner
  • Access to a music studio and salon with grand piano by prior arrangement with the owner
  • Gas BBQ and fire pit (logs included)
  • Slippers and fluffy dressing gowns provided for guests use
  • Electric and underfloor heating downstairs included
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Gym facilities available to guests, these include a full multi gym with free weights and pulleys; a running machine; commercial punchbag; rowing machine and a running machine
  • Alexa device, CD player/radio, DVD player (and films), selection of games, books
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Secure bike storage
  • Hairdryer provided  
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Private water supply
  • The property is accessed via an unmade lane and care must be taken
  • Please note - there are no facilities for charging an electric car, nearby facilities at Mole Valley Farmers South Molton
  • Large music studio with concert grand piano is also available by arrangement with the owner.

  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • 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.

Sarah Hardy

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Emma 1st April 2024

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Nice property, mile long drive to the property from lane, which isnt said on advertisement.Lovely view from property. Nice and quaint. Arrival to property can be confusing. Property between two buildings but this isnt communicated. Overall we enjoyed the stay, few things that could have been better but worth the money!

Reviewed by Lenford 15th February 2024

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The Drovers is the perfect retreat for a short getaway. Nigel and Lorraine are amazingly welcoming and really make you feel relaxed and home away from home.The Cottage is very clean well equipped with all you need and that all essential Hot tub, even in the rain, was a delight and so tranquil, so worth the wait of the log fire heating the water. WeRead more have made a promise to go back and I would highly recommend a stay at the Drovers Cottage and a chance to experience the Moors and views to die for Hide

Reviewed by Geraint 10th September 2023

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Reviewed by Surendran 12th August 2023

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Idyllic cottage in a beautiful setting in North Devon, appointed to a very high standard and with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Wonderfully kind and accommodating hosts. Within easy access to many scenic walks both local and within easy driving distance. Very highly recommended.

Reviewed by Martin 26th June 2023

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As above. 110 % & thanks to the owners. We have no hesitation in recommending Drovers cottage. A beautiful part of North Devon.

Reviewed by Ellie 19th March 2023

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A wonderful stay with brilliant hosts. A true home from home! We loved sharing the life of the hosts, along with the animals that roam the paddock. The alpacas are total gems, and the red deer of the estate can be watched from afar. Everything you need for a lovely break in the countryside.

Reviewed by Joanne 2nd January 2023

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Reviewed by Lyn 16th September 2022

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This cottage is very comfortable, with lots of equipment for self catering. It is in a rural location, but also centrally located to explore the surrounding area. The views from the property are outstanding. Lorraine and Nigel were very welcoming and are very happy for you to explore the land around their property. The highlight of our stay were thRead moree deer which we were lucky enough to see most days, also feeding their alpaca. Hide

Reviewed by Philip 9th September 2022

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Reviewed by Michael 29th August 2022

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Enjoyed a great week in this lovely cottage. It is so secluded with amazing views over the fields. Brilliant to see deer grazing early morning and evening. Very peaceful with just the local wildlife as neighbours. Very comfortable and everything we could possibly need to make our stay as enjoyable as it was. Owners Nigel and Lorraine were lovely anRead mored made sure that we were ok and gave us privacy as well as letting us know we could contact them at any time. We would definitely like to go back. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 26th August 2022

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The cottage is perfect, has everything you could need and more. An oasis of beauty and tranquility, we spent hours walking the beautiful grounds of the cottage, meeting the deer and feeding the alpacas. Sitting in the hot tub watching the deer or just looking up at the stars is a perfect end to a perfect day. Lorraine and Nigel were wonderful hostsRead more from the welcome cream tea to recommending lovely places to visit and the best restaurants. Thank you, we look forward to visiting again soon x Hide

Reviewed by Ken 8th August 2022

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Fabulous cottage in a lovely quiet location. Great local walks, plus easy access to Exmoor and the north Devon coast. Excellent facilities with bbq and hot tub. Would have no hesitation to recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by Gerard 15th July 2022

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Reviewed by Raymond 1st July 2022

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Perfect property & perfect location.If you like a lovely quiet location you must book Drovers cottage.Lorraine and Nigel are excellent hosts.We would book again with no hesitation.

Reviewed by Marion 17th June 2022

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Lovely cottage in such peaceful location. Very well equipped with all we needed and more. Views and surrounding area amazing. Nigel and Lorraine were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. We wouldnt hesitate to recommend this wonderful cottage.

Reviewed by Andrew 10th June 2022

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Perfect

Reviewed by Lauren 28th May 2022

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Cottage was great and owners we brilliant so friendly and helpful! Location was a little rural for us but we enjoyed it regardless! The woodfired hot tub is a little tricky to navigate a mains powered one would probably be better but we got the hang of it in the end! A lovely last minute break thank you

Reviewed by Robert 22nd April 2022

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Cottage was immaculate and a very relaxing location.

Reviewed by Jim 8th April 2022

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