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Lower Aylescott Cottages - Blare Cottage


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West Down, near Woolacombe, Devon
Grade 4 Star rating
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A great escape for couples or a small family, spend a day at Woolacombe beach for some seaside fun.

Lower Aylescott Cottages (refs 29396, 29490, 29491, 29607, 30032 and UKC162) are located just outside the village of West Down, in the stunning North Devon countryside. The cottages are ideal for couples and smaller parties during the quieter months and are well suited for families during the school holidays. The extensive well-maintained grounds benefit from two fishing lakes and a children’s play area. There are walks around the grounds as well as some local footpaths. Lower Aylescott Cottages are all well-equipped and furnished to a good standard. The nearby village has a pub and local shop. The properties are very well-located to explore all North Devon has to offer. The renowned beach at Woolacombe is a short distance away, as well as the famous surfing beach at Croyde. For something a bit more rugged, head out to Crow Point and the sand dunes of Braunton Burrows, a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The nearest large town is the seaside resort of Ilfracombe. Enjoy an ice cream down at the harbour and see the Damian Hirst sculpture at the harbour entrance called Verity. There is also the Tunnels Beach and the Landmark Theatre, as well as a good range of shops and restaurants. Other local places of interest include Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, Watermouth Castle and the Lynton to Lynmouth funicular railway, which all make for a good day out. Exmoor is a short distance away and on a clear day the views can be spectacular. There are National Trust properties at Arlington and Knightshayes, and the RHS gardens at Rosemoor and Great Torrington. On site fishing is available, no licence is required, however please bring your own rods. Shop and pub 1 mile.

Ground Floor:
Open plan living space.
Living area: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Sitting-out area and outdoor furniture. 4½-acre grounds with terrace, garden furniture and children’s play area (shared with other properties on-site). Fishing available on-site. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: There are 2 lakes in the grounds.

Show amenities 


  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Childrens Play Area
    Childrens Play Area

Customer Comments

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2018
    The cottage was well located for days out along the North Devon coast. It was cosy with comfy beds and sofas but with an unpredictable shower! The kids loved the garden and play equipment.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 08/06/2018
    Stopped at Blair Cottage in June 2018 and it was a quiet, ideal place to stop with my small family. Its in a very very beautiful location. The owner couldn't have been more helpful and the cottage very clean and well equipped. The only downside is that it is literally in the middle of nowhere. And the road leading to it is possibly the steepest road I have ever seen that goes around 2 hairpins.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for taking the time to review Blare Cottage. I am glad you found the cottage clean and well equipped. I am very surprised that you say our cottages are 'literally in the middle of nowhere' as this is most definitely not the case! We are on the edge of the beautiful village of West Down with the village shop and local pub less than 1 mile away. The road to the village is a typical country lane with ample passing places and very little traffic. The cottages are situated only 1.5 miles from the main A361 trunk road which leads all the way to the M5 motorway. I understand that some guests may not like the 1 mile lane to the village as it is not a main road. Country lanes can be windy and we do have a slight slope for a very short distance but nothing that our local cyclists can't handle! I can only hope you didn't go home via Porlock Hill as this really is a steep incline! We consider our location to be one of our cottages main assets. We are in a beautiful and peaceful setting with 4 1/2 acres and two fishing lakes to enjoy, only 10/15 minute drive to Woolacombe's beautiful beach and also to Ilfracombe harbour with its wonderful choice of restaurants. Saunton Sands, Putsborough and Croyde Bay are all very close by, along with amenities such as two Tesco supermarkets both within 10 minutes’ drive. I am pleased you enjoyed Blare Cottage and it's 'very, very beautiful location'. Thank you for your review.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 07/05/2018
    Great little place in lovely location. Only thing we were sort of unhappy about was that on photos it showed a small private courtyard garden which was not anything to do with our space. We had a table and chairs in a public courtyard. Everything else was great. Wi fi wasn’t great also but if your going to be away from everything shouldn’t affect you.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; I am pleased you enjoyed your stay at Blare Cottage and found the cottage and its location to your liking. There are two photographs of the exterior: One is of the seating area at the front door of Blare Cottage which is within a courtyard setting with our other cottages. The other is of our 4 1/2 acres of beautiful grounds which are for all our guests to enjoy. The Wi-Fi is very good. There was a brief interruption to the signal in the area during your stay. As soon as we were made aware of this we reset the Wi-Fi immediately and it resumed to excellent strength. We do appreciate you taking the time to write and I am sure if you view the photographs on the website again you will realise your error. Nevertheless, it is lovely that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Lower Aylescott Cottages in the future.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 19/01/2018
    lovely hosts,enjoyed our stay found lots to see in the area.

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8.3 out of 10 – based on 6 reviews collected by Reevoo
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