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Courtyard Cottage

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Kitchen, Lounge, Dinning area.  Leading out to the back garden.
Front of cottage with parking for two cars
1 of 18Kitchen, Lounge, Dinning area. Leading out to the back garden.
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Farmhouse
Courtyard Cottage is a two bedroom cottage attached to the grade II listed Plaistow Barton farmhouse which is mentioned in The Domesday Book. We have for 2017 totally refurbished the bathroom and had new carpet and flooring fitted throughout. The cottage is surrounded by rolling countryside the property offers wonderful tranquility and total privacy but within easy reach of a wide variety of beaches (including Croyde and Saunton) and countryside activities for all types of holidays. Guests have access to a heated indoor swimming pool, childs pool and jacuzzi located at a nearby small holiday complex just 5 minutes drive from Courtyard Cottage. A small fee is payable. The cottage offers comfortable sleeping and seating for 4 guests. The lounge/Kitchen area with its large Inglenook firepl...Courtyard Cottage is a two bedroom cottage attached to the grade II listed Plaistow Barton farmhouse which is mentioned in The Domesday Book. We have for 2017 totally refurbished the bathroom and had new carpet and flooring fitted throughout. The cottage is surrounded by rolling countryside the property offers wonderful tranquility and total privacy but within easy reach of a wide variety of beaches (including Croyde and Saunton) and countryside activities for all types of holidays. Guests have access to a heated indoor swimming pool, childs pool and jacuzzi located at a nearby small holiday complex just 5 minutes drive from Courtyard Cottage. A small fee is payable. The cottage offers comfortable sleeping and seating for 4 guests. The lounge/Kitchen area with its large Inglenook fireplace (now with log burning fire for the cosy colder nights) and historic plaque dating back to 1679 is accessed by it's own private entrance with parking and a private garden. The two bedrooms are accessed by a beamed staircase and offers comfortable sleeping for four by way of a double room and a twin bedded room. The bathroom provides both bath and shower over with toilet and sink. The property has a hair dryer in the bedroom and the kitchen is equipped with washer / dryer, dish washer, microwave etc. Outside, via the stable door, is your own garden and BBQ area also suitable for ball games.If you or your children would like to help feed the sheep or chickens please let us know. The eggs from our chickens are lovely and taste far better than shop bought so enjoy truely fresh eggs for breakfast in the morning!!The Cottage is accessed by a track which can be bumpy - not suitable for sports cars!!!More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
One dog allowed at a charge of £20
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Laurence Y
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2009
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Reviewed April 16, 2021

This was our second stay at Courtyard Cottage. Laurence & family are really friendly & welcoming. We were lucky to be here at lambing time so lots of cute lambs to cuddle. Goats were funny too. Delicious fresh eggs to collect, yummy homemade lemon drizzle...More

Date of stay: April 2021
Thank Brizzlegirl21
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the cottage from 23rd December to the 1st January. We had a lovely time there. The log fire was wonderful. We found everything we needed for our stay and would use the cottage again should I go to Barnstable. Thanks for the...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Mrs Margaret P
Reviewed October 29, 2017

This was a beautiful goos sized cottage, with a lovely welcome feeling with a superb lemon drizzle cake and bottle of wine. Fantastic location to base any day trips from, we will be returning for sure.

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Matthew T
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Great cottage with easy driving access to Barnstaple. The cottage is not hard to find if you follow the instructions (we went down the wrong track but Laurence & kids came out to point us in the right direction). The beds could be a bit...More

Date of stay: December 2016
2  Thank 762cherylw
laurence596, VR Owner at Courtyard Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2017

Many thanks fo ryour comments we now have a mattress topper on the double bed.

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

Date of stay: November 2016
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Reviewed September 21, 2015

My wife and I have just returned from a week at the Courtyard Cottage. The Cottage has plenty of character as it is several hundred years old. Very clean and roomy with parking right next to the cottage as well as a decent sized garden...More

Date of stay: September 2015
1  Thank Stuart H
Reviewed September 1, 2015

I chose the property based upon its internet listing and was not disappointed. It is accurately described and depicted in the photographs. The kitchen is well equipped and having small children we ate in most evenings. Laurence and Claire were most welcoming making sure we...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank David D
Reviewed July 19, 2015

A beautiful, spacious comfortable cottage in a peaceful setting....the only noise is birds! A well equipped kitchen if you prefer self catering, two large supermarkets just outside Barnstaple and the market on a Friday in Barnstaple is well worth a visit for plenty of local...More

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank Sean H
Management response:Responded July 21, 2015

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again. Laurence, Clare and family

Reviewed January 3, 2015

Peaceful cottage which was well maintained. There was plenty of space for us including a dog. The place was well equipped with appliances and wifi. The wood burning fire was great! The only down side was the road leading to the cottage- very bumpy- not...More

Date of stay: December 2014
Thank Df-klw
Reviewed October 1, 2014

We had a great time, bit of a bumpy ride on the road up to the cottage, but it was worth it. Fascinating old cottage, where a friendly welcome awaited us with cake, wine and lovely fresh eggs. The animals are really tame, such a...More

Date of stay: September 2014
Thank Pam F
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Grill
Central Heating
Children's Pool
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Private Garden
Shared Indoor Pool
Shared Garden
Staffed Property
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Within a short drive are a number of beautiful sandy beaches, suitable for bucket and spade holidays, surfing or dog walking. Most of the beaches have cafe or restaurant facilities. Footpaths can be picked up close to Courtyard Cottage taking you across fields and wonderful rural countryside. Alternatively, the coastal path offers some fantastic walking. For keen or holiday cyclists, the Tarka Trail offers great great cycling. Bikes can be hired locally. The National Trust Arlington Court is approx 20 minutes drive away and offers a wonderful period property and gardens to explore. Marwood Hill Gardens approx 10 minutes away and offer a haven for the keen gardener as does RHS Rosemore.Close by is Broomhill Art Hotel and Sculpture Gardens offering fine dining and a range of contemporary...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Courtyard Cottage

Courtyard Cottage is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Courtyard Cottage has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Courtyard Cottage has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Courtyard Cottage must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.