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Cottage in Exmoor
2 Bedroom Gamekeepers Cottage near the Sea in Exmoor National Park, Devon, England
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2 Bedroom Gamekeepers Cottage near the Sea in Exmoor National Park, Devon, England

Martinhoe, Devon, England, Europe
Price: From £450 per week Minimum stay 2 nights
Bedrooms: 2 Guests: 4
Property Info
Accommodation Type
Property Setting
  • Near the Sea
  • Village / Rural
Exterior Facilities
Interior Facilities
  • Baby equipment
  • Internet Access
  • Log Fire
  • Beach nearby
  • Beach within walking distance
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf nearby
  • Walking
  • Child Friendly
  • Other rental properties on site
  • Pet Friendly
  • Sea View
Please note that the map is to provide an indication of the area and may not be exact.
One-Off Feature

On the western side of Exmoor National Park in Devon, you’ll find the ‘jewel of Exmoor’, a densely wooded valley, home to this charming cottage, and just a mile from the beautiful coastline.  The cottage is a 10 minute walk from the nearest pub, and has stunning views all around.  With lots to do and see in the local area, this is an excellent choice for a holiday house.

General Info

The three cottages were built 30 years ago on the site of a former stable block and are located in the beautiful Heddon Valley, the jewel of Exmoor National Park, renowned for its unspoilt natural beauty.  You are surrounded by ancient woodland, heather covered moorland, and spectacular views of the dramatic coastline.  The cottages are set in a designated international dark sky reserve, and with so little light pollution, you have some wonderful stargazing opportunities.  There are footpaths galore - the South West Coast Path is a short stroll from the cottages, and there are challenging routes for cyclists.  You can walk along the coast path to the pretty coastal town of Lynton and Lynmouth, or it’s a 10 minute drive.  The famous Hunter’s Inn in the valley, is a 10 minute walk from the cottage.

The Area Surrounding The Property / Accommodation

There’s so much to see and do in the surrounding area.  Walkers will be in heaven, with footpaths running in all directions.  The Heddon Valley is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and home to a variety of wildlife including otters.  The Exmoor coastline has dramatic high cliffs and sandy coves, and inland huge tracts of moorland.  Visit the twin coastal villages of Lynton and Lynmouth for shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants, and experience their linked cliff railway.  Visit the Valley of Rocks, or the dramatic gorge of Watersmeet.  Not far away is Arlington Court, a National Trust house once owned by the Chichester family.  Marwood Hill Gardens are well worth a visit, as is a journey on the Lynton to Barnstaple steam railway.  Other attractions in the area include the historic villages of Clovelly with its steep cobbled streets and picturesque harbour,  Porlock, Porlock Weir  and Selworthy with its pretty thatched cottages. 

Getting There & Local Amenities

Getting There:
Directions provided on booking

Nearest Airport:
Exeter or Bristol

Nearest Train Station:

Nearest Restaurant:
Hunter`s Inn (10 mins walk)

Nearest Beach:
1 mile

Nearest Shop:

Accommodation Details

Interior Details
Gamekeeper`s Cottage can sleep up to four people in two bedrooms.  There is an open plan living / dining room with an electric fire, smart TV with Freesat and DVD player.  The kitchen is well equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and slimline dishwasher.   There is a spacious bedroom at the rear of the ground floor with  a kingsize and a single bed.  The second bedroom is a twin room and is accessed by a steep spiral staircase.  Access to the large veranda is also from this first floor.  There’s a good sized bathroom with bath and separate walk in shower, WC and basin.  Each cottage has use of additional freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and payphone in a shared utility area.  Each cottage has full central heating and the water is supplied from a private spring. 

Exterior Details
Gamekeepers Cottage has a large balcony and a private patio, both with seating and wonderful views. There is a secure garden, shared by all three cottages, with picnic table and benches.  Private parking available in the shared car park on site.

Conditions of Rental
20% deposit required on booking.  Balance due six weeks prior to arrival date.  Refundable security deposit of £75 requested on booking.  Check in from 4pm.  Check out by 10am.  Minimum stay 3 days.   Dogs are welcome for a small additional charge, please confirm when booking if you will be bringing your dog/s.  Prices are inclusive of heating, linen, towels, electricity and Wifi. Weekly bookings normally run from Friday or Monday for Gamekeeper’s Cottage and Saturday for Gardener’s and Chauffeur’s Cottages.  No smoking.   Please note there is limited mobile phone reception at the cottages, though you can use wifi for calling, or the payphone.

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