Exterior | Smithy Cottage - Lower Aylescott Cottages, West Down, near Woolacombe
Exterior | Smithy Cottage - Lower Aylescott Cottages, West Down, near Woolacombe
  • Cottage
  • West Down, near Woolacombe
  • 29491

Lower Aylescott Cottages - Smithy Cottage


out of 10

  • 4

  • 2

  • 1

  • 0

Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile
The cottage has access to well-maintained grounds, which benefit from two fishing lakes and a children’s play area.

Ground Floor:
Living/dining room: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With double bed and beams.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and beams.
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. 4½-acre grounds with terrace 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.

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, please visit the Government website to purchase a rod fishing licence and bring your own rods. Shop and pub 1 mile.


Childrens Play Area

Coastal Within 3 Miles

Cot Available


Fishing Nearby

Grouped Property

Highchair Available

Parking - On Site

Pub Within 1 Mile


Washing Machine

Waterside Breaks

Welcome Pack



Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 17:00
  • Depart before 09:00


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 4 reviews


out of 10

Value for money




Comfort and Equipment




Local amenities


Overall rating



  • Worcester

  • Friends


out of 10

This is a little piece of heaven where you can unwind, relax and recharge, in beautiful surroundings. Thank you for an amazing stay; we will certainly be back and without hesitation highly recommend.

25 Sep 2022


  • Tewkesbury

  • Family


out of 10

We enjoy North Devon as a holiday destination, and the location of the cottage was lovely. Our son loved the Wind turbines! We were a little disappointed by the lack of any sort of welcome pack. The double mattress was very uncomfortable and we actually came home a day early to get back to our own beds. The Duvets were cheap/old and were all lumpy, which even the kids didn't appreciate. But other than that we enjoyed the surroundings and the location. Thank you.

23 Jun 2022


  • Nr Godalming

  • Couple


out of 10

The cottages at Aylescott are beautifully done out, spottlessly clean and have a raft of excellent facilities within the cottages. Our cottage had a bath, shower, TV, DVD player, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, hairdryer, fridge freezer, toaster, Wifi and a nice cooker. The owner was welcoming and helpful and the views of the lake were absolutely beautiful. The place is out in the country so there are a couple of things you should bear in mind. The local village shop is a way away so you need a car to get your shopping before you head back each day. Also there is a single track road on the last bit to the cottage, but I never had any problems as the traffic on the road is very light and there are passing places. Also note that as its a rural location there is no phone signal in the cottages. All in all we really enjoyed our stay and my wife kept saying how much she loved the place I'd chosen. So I'd certainly recommend this accomodation to others.

24 Sep 2021

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