This compact yet cosy cottage is the perfect bolthole for two as it sits in a desirable location close to the spectacular North Devon coast.
This compact yet cosy attached cottage, with an especially romantic bedroom, is the perfect bolthole for two close to Bradworthy, near the North Devon/Cornwall border. Part of a beautifully-maintained 16th century manor, it’s surrounded by 5.5 acres of well-planted grounds. Relax and enjoy the outdoor space, shared with three other properties here; meander among lawns and mature trees, explore the sculpture garden, spark up the BBQ or take a dip in the summer-season solar-heated swimming pool in its enclosed patio area.
The stone-built cottage fronts onto a cobbled courtyard and has tinted limewash walls and charming original features. The open-plan kitchen/dining/living room’s cosy inglenook fireplace housing the wood burner keeps everything toasty in cooler months. Climb the cast-iron spiral staircase to reach the delightful bedroom, with its cute bay window and fireplace, exposed black timber beams, four-poster bed and views over the garden with its sweep of lawn. Your ensuite bathroom is also upstairs. Overall, the feel is of good old-fashioned country-cottage comfort and tranquillity. Your kitchen is well-equipped and there’s shared access to a utility room with coin-operated washer and dryer and a communal freezer. Outside, your own flower-bordered garden seating area beckons for a leisurely al fresco lunch.
The manor is in tranquil Devonian countryside 2 miles along a hedge-lined lane from Bradworthy village, which has shops, a garage, and a welcoming pub serving hearty meals and local ales. Head north or west to the dramatic Hartland Heritage Coast where wonderful cliff-top walks can be enjoyed. Clovelly, 10 miles away, is a postcard-pretty fishing harbour village with narrow cobbled streets and fresh seafood, and you can try water activities at Tamar Lakes within 4 miles.