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Old Hammetts

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Woolsery, near Hartland, Devon
Grade 4 Star rating
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A wing of a Devon long house, in an ideal location to explore the surrounding area, with Bideford easily accessible, with boat trips to Lundy Island.

Nestled within lovely gardens in a peaceful rural location and adjacent to a dairy farm, Old Hammetts is a converted wing of the owner’s Grade II listed Devon longhouse, which originates from an historic Devon Hall House on the outskirts of Buckmills, Clovelly and Hartland, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This charming, very cosy holiday accommodation is the perfect choice for couples, families and friends at any time of year. The dramatic coasts of both Devon and Cornwall are within a short drive. The delightful port town of Bideford, 9 miles, has a good selection of town amenities, restaurants, a weekly market and boat trips to Lundy Island. Dartington Crystal, Rosemoor RHS Gardens and sandy beaches are within a 20-minute drive. Within 1½ miles guests will find a garden centre with a selection of small shops along with a farm shop and highly acclaimed licensed restaurant, serving food all day. A superb holiday choice whatever the time of year. The beach at Westward Ho! is just 10 miles away, renowned for its beauty, it has 2 miles of sandy beach known as the Golden Bay and is popular with surfers. Coastal and country walking, golf, surfing, fishing, horse riding, cycling are all on offer close by and for family fun The Big Sheep and The Milky Way adventure parks are not to be missed. Shop ½ mile and pub 2½ miles.

Ground Floor:
Living room: With Freeview TV, DVD player and beams.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and beams.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Highchair. Welcome pack. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 2½-acre grounds (shared with owner). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a small shallow pond in the grounds.

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  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 02/06/2018
    Lovely welcome from the host with a cream tea which was lovely after a long car journey. The place was clean and well equipped. There is no Wifi and the TV had poor reception. Although no pets allowed there have been cats in the property so no good if you have a cat allergy! Very well positioned to visit North West Devon and close enough to the Cornwell boarder to expand places to visit.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 16/09/2017
    Lovely little cottage with owners who make you feel welcome.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 09/09/2017
    Lovely cosy and comfortable cottage with wildlife friendly grounds. Our hostess was friendly and helpful and the cream tea was a lovely gesture. we would certainly visit again.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 02/09/2017
    We had a very plesant stay and found our hosts Brenda and Alan very welcoming, and loved the welcome pack of scones, cream and jam etc. Kitchen was well equiped and location was easily able to explore the surrounding area and North Devon. If wifi is important then this will be a problem as this is not available, and the TV was a tad old fashioned and needed retuning regularly - though this was advised to us when shown around. There is a farm next door - so if farm odour is not for you then this may not be the stay for you, however we didn't find it a problem we just didn't want to eat in the outside area. Lay out good although may not be suitable for the younger child (toddler age) due to the stairs and bathroom access off the stairs. A cottage with Character and history.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 19/08/2017
    Stay was lovely, pretty cottage but no internet or wifi is an issue in this day and age - restaurant bookings, google maps, planning your days, making phone calls (no signal either for mobile - no an issue if there was wifi).

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 12/08/2017
    We had a great holiday in Old Hammets. The cottage is ideal located for visiting the many beautiful places nearby. (in the house is plenty information) For example Clovelly, Heartland Quay, Hartland Abbey, Docton gardens etc. After our trips we loved relaxing in this clean, comfortable, cosy house or in the beautiful garden at the front. The entrance is at the back. We felt at home. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Warning for tall (2 meter) persons: the house has low ceiling beams. One of our family bumped his head several times.

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8.1 out of 10 – based on 7 reviews collected by Reevoo
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