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Monkey Puzzle Cottage

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Holsworthy, nr. Bude
Grade 4 Star rating
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Historic market town of Holsworthy is home to this spacious cottage, games barn with table tennis, football table and pool table.

Close to the glorious north Cornish and north Devon coast, this delightful, spacious holiday cottage is attached to the owner’s home and sits within lovely countryside on the edge of the historic market town of Holsworthy. The cosy woodburner in the living room is perfect for the cooler evenings, and the pretty gardens and children’s games barn with table tennis, football table and pool table make this a holiday choice for all ages. Nearby, Tamar Lake has a watersport centre along with lovely lakeside walks and coarse fishing. The golden sands of Bude and Widemouth Bay are just 10 miles, with excellent surfing, pretty coves and dramatic coastal walks, along with shopping and leisure facilities including ten-pin bowling, a wave pool, restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Holsworthy has a good selection of local shops and supermarkets along with a leisure centre and weekly market. There are several good local pubs and restaurants close by, and for family fun The Big Sheep and The Milky Way adventure parks are not to be missed. Golf, fishing and horse riding are all available within 5 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room leading to kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with laminate floor, 1 single with tiled floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with wooden floor, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with summerhouse, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared use of 15-acre grounds. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Children’s games room (in barn) with table football, pool table and table tennis. No smoking. NB: Pond in grounds 15 yards.

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Ground Floor FacilitiesGround Floor Facilities
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Ideal for GolfIdeal for Golf
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Horse Riding NearbyHorse Riding Nearby
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • Christmas Themed CottageChristmas Themed Cottage
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • FishingFishing

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 20/02/2016
    We (four adults, three children) stayed at Monkey Puzzle Cottage for one week in Feb 2016. Upon arrival, the owners (who live next door) were extremely helpful in helping us settle in, and they even left us delicious cakes in the kitchen! The cottage is spacious and well-kept, and had all the facilities and equipment we required - I particularly liked the log-burning stove, and the kids enjoyed spending time in the play barn. The cottage is located near to some quiet country lanes (ideal for myself and my wife to go running), and a 20min walk/5min drive from Holsworthy. We had a great holiday, and I would highly recommend the cottage.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 04/01/2016
    Lovely cottage, good fire and games room, very friendly welcoming owners

  • 4

    Confirmed guest, 18/07/2015
    We stayed at Monkey Puzzle Cottage for one week from 11/7/15. There were 7 of us, with ages ranging from 14 to 84. The cottage is in a quiet location, yet ideally situated for the roads network. This was just as well since most of the things we wanted to do were an hour’s drive in different directions on each day so we were well located even though there was little on the doorstep. The cottage was clean and well-kept and the upstairs bedrooms were bright and airy, the two downstairs rooms were rather gloomy though. The gardens were a delight and someone obviously spends a lot of time on them! The kitchen was small but useable, and storage included an under-counter fridge with freezer compartment plus a separate under counter upright freezer. To be honest we could have done with less freezer space and a bigger fridge as two shelves and a salad box for 7 people was not nearly enough. Take your own knives or a good sharpener as none of those provided (and there were plenty) was really usable. Had we read the details properly we may not have booked as there is no dishwasher – essential for a party of this size. The welcome book consisted of lots of leaflets for attractions across Devon and Cornwall, but little in the way of local information such as which local pubs were best , what to do about recycling, or other useful information. We had a great time as we rarely get together as a family, but will probably go somewhere else next year as we felt we had done this area and perhaps need somewhere that involves less driving on a daily basis.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 01/08/2015
    Lovely cottage and facilities. We all had a great time and would come again. Everything was wonderful, the only things that could be improved were having a few sharp knives that were not wobbly, and more comfortable beds.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 15/08/2015
    Overall we had a great holiday. Monkey Puzzle Cottage is lovely with open space for grandchildren to play and you can keep an eye on them from either the kitchen or lounge. Only disappointment was the games room which had been one of the main reasons for choosing this cottage. Pool table could have been better i.e. level, and area was rather cluttered.

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