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Mead Barn Cottages - Red Cottage

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Welcombe, near Bude, Devon
Grade 5 Star rating
Pets 2
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For a perfect romantic retreat, this lovely cottage has a stunning double ended bath in the bedroom!

A delightful small cluster of five, dog-friendly holiday cottages nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Mead Barn Cottages are situated on the north Devon coast, close to the Cornish border, and are the perfect choice for a memorable holiday at any time of year. These pretty cottages will appeal to families and couples alike with a selection of individual barns all presented to a high standard. Great Tythe Barn (ref UKC1622) is perfect for two families holidaying together, or for a small slice of luxury, Red Cottage (ref UKC1618) is a delightful retreat for couples with a stunning double-ended bath in the bedroom. Formerly part of the old milking parlour and cow barn are Wheat Barn (ref UKC1620) and Barley Barn (ref UKC1621), both of which are accessed by a separate small external stone staircase, and Rye Barn (ref UKC1619), a charming character cottage that is on the ground floor of the barn beneath Wheat Barn and Barley Barn. On-site guests have access to tennis courts, a children’s play area with swing, slide and rope climbs, and a games room which houses a pool table and table tennis table. Beach toys and rackets are at your disposal.

The character thatched village pub is just a short walk from the cottages, and serves real ales and excellent food. The pub is perfect for families, and dogs are welcome too! The cottages are situated within the charming tiny hamlet of Mead, which has remained largely unchanged for 150 years, and next to the village of Welcombe, which is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Just a few minutes’ walk is Welcombe Mouth, where dogs are welcome all year round, with its beach, surfing, dramatic cliffs, waterfall and remarkable views, this stunning location has something for everyone. From here you can pick up the famous South West Coast Path for challenging walks and the most impressive vistas. In the other direction are country lanes winding round verdant, rolling meadows spotted with cows and sheep, where thatched inns can be discovered by following footpaths through ancient woodlands. The spectacular scenery around Welcombe makes it the perfect venue for those who enjoy coast and country walks. Picturesque Clovelly, with its cobbled street leading down to a tiny harbour, is just a short drive away. Historic Bideford, a prosperous port during the heyday of trade with America, has town amenities, restaurants, a weekly market and boat trips to Lundy Island. Bude, 13 miles, has a good selection of shops and restaurants, many specialising in locally caught sea food, along with a golf course, indoor ‘splash’ pool’, surf schools and bowling. Beach ¾ mile. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
The properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 24 guests.

2 steps to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space: With beams and oak floor.
Living area: With electric fire, Freeview TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Bedroom: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and free-standing bath.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Private parking for 1 car.

All properties: Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Highchair available on request. Games room with pool table and table tennis (shared with other properties on-site). External utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer (shared with other properties on-site). Sitting-out area with garden furniture. Barbecue available on request. Lawned garden and courtyard with sitting-out area (shared with other properties on-site). Tennis court and children’s play area (shared with other properties on-site). 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking.

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  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Wifi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/02/2018
    Cottage was perfect,had everything you could possibly need and was spotless clean. Good location for some excellent walking.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/02/2018
    A wonderful and warm cottage and would highly recommend a visit..

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