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Shortacombe Cottage

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Eastdown, nr. Barnstaple
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 2
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Enjoying a peaceful location, this pretty holiday cottage is full of traditional character and is close to the area’s attractions.

Situated on the edge of the hamlet of East Down, and adjoining the owner’s beautiful Georgian home, this pretty holiday cottage enjoys a quiet and peaceful location, yet is close to all the area’s main attractions. The cottage has a wealth of character, including flagstone floors, beams and inglenook fireplace, with a woodburner.

Ground floor: Living room with beams and slate floor. Dining room/kitchen with slate floor. 1 twin (zip & link, can be double) bedroom. First floor: 1 double galleried bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electricity and NSH by £1 coin meter. Bed linen included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Lawned garden with furniture. Ample parking. Croquet. Hot tub. No children under 12 years.

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  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Hot TubHot Tub
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property

Customer Comments

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 25/04/2016
    Cottage was lovely BUT the shower was more like a dribble and the hot tub wasn't working properly at all. It either needs a thorough clean and service or simply replacing. Made terrible noises, hardly any jets working and the head tests wouldn't stay on. Lovely setting though and lovely clean cottage.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 18/04/2016
    We had a lovely break, weather was brilliant for mid April, the cottage was ideal for us really quiet and peaceful. The dogs loved it and plenty of walks available. Hot tub was a bonus it was just difficult having to get out of it in to the cold again. We had an issue with the T.V as we could only get one channel and couldn't change the volume. We rang the owner and she popped in to give us some batteries for the remote, however it continued to play up and I think it really needs a good service or a T.V engineer to take a look. Overall the stay was perfect and the owner was kind enough to lend us towels for our stay as I realised we had left them behind by mistake. We would come back again one day.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 19/02/2016
    Property was very nice. Everything that was expected. Very nice cut off location. Only Critism was the to was the TV was temperamental.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 04/01/2016
    On arrival the cottage was freezing cold and smelt damp. Annoying that the electricity was metered and towels not provided. Feel they should have been included for what we paid. The cottage warmed up during our stay so did feel cosy then. The furnishings and decor were very tasteful but the TV was minuscule and we came across slugs in the kitchen a couple of times. The location is pretty but would be far nicer in summer. Despite the garden being dog-proof, our terrier managed to jump the fence and escape! The jacuzzi was lovely but unfortunately we hardly got to use it due to the rain. Was a little disappointed that the owners did not pop in with a bottle to wish us Happy New Year.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/10/2015
    Can't say anything but amazing things about Shortcombe Cottage!! The location was perfect, about 10 minutes from illfacombe, but it was completely secluded and private. The owners live next door, but the high walls, and garden hedges make you feel like you're completely isolated. Value for money, the cottage was brilliant, by far the cheapest cottage I found for a long weekend with everything we wanted, including the homely little extras of the hot-tub and log burner. The owners worked completely around us and when we could arrive, and communication with them was so convenient. The cottage was so clean when we arrived, and we could just unpack and relax straight away! We have recommended the cottage to a number of our friends already, and we will definitely be returning!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 09/10/2015
    Holiday at the cottage was exactly what we requested beautiful views location not far from some beautiful beaches and amenities.however just one small quibble the hot tube could have been hotter overall a beautiful place to stay .

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 17/09/2015
    Nice little cottage but not very homely. Unfortunate smell of dogs. No hot water in the bathroom sink or the kitchen sink as mentioned in previous reviews so had to boil kettles. Mirror light did not work in the bathroom and the shower was just ok. The sofas were uncomfortable. The hot tub was lovely but needs to be under some sort of shelter to keep towels dry when it's raining. Gravel parking was a bit of a problem and a sensor light would be advisable as it was pitch black in the evening. Tv was small and the signal kept disappearing. If all these little problems were sorted it would be a lovely, lovely cottage but we still enjoyed it.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 31/08/2015
    Really enjoyed our stay. Shame about the weather.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 14/08/2015
    A lovely cottage in a very peaceful location. With the bedroom & bathroom on a mezzanine floor I felt it was only ideal for a couple. The twin bedroom is off of the kitchen/dining area. Cottage generally well equipped but lacking a hairdryer!!. Had an issue with the electric shower but after being advised to keep control on 'Eco' setting it worked ok. A note in the information would have solved the problem earlier!. Welcoming tray of tea and cake was a nice touch.

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 07/08/2015
    Beautiful setting. Long drive from main B road (narrow lanes). No nearby dog walks (off lead) due to farming livestock. Recommend that a dishwasher and Wi Fi would have made a big difference to our mixed age group party. Enjoyed hot tub in enclosed private garden. Owner helpful.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/05/2015
    Absolutely love staying at Shortacome Cottage, we have been back several times and will be booking again in the near future.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/06/2015
    Beautiful little place everything was so clean. We even had tea and cake waiting for us when we got there, and the Hot tub was an added bonus! Would definitely recommend to anyone!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 22/05/2015
    We had great time in and around Barnstable, there is lots to do and we went on many walks and waders around the local towns. The cottage was lovely and we had a lovely relaxing time. The hot tub in the private garden was a nice addition and it was dog friendly too. It was great being able to cut off from everything and the lack of internet was a real bonus!

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