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Encompassing Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, the South West is one of the most popular cottage holiday destinations in the UK. Boasting some of the most unspoilt countryside and coastline in the UK, it is easy to see why booking holiday cottages in the South West is so popular. Read More
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The UK is blessed with some of the most beautiful and diverse National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty anywhere in the world. For us, these stretch from Isles of Scilly holiday cottages in the south to the very tip of Scotland. The largest of these is the Lake District but there are well over 50 in total. Read More
If you are looking to get away from it all and enjoy quality time together then we think Philham Water Cottage in North Devon may well be the perfect choice. Delightfully situated in its own tranquil valley and just two miles from the coast this cosy hideaway is ideal for a romantic break or holiday. This part of North Devon has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is heaven for those who love walking, since the South West Coastal Path is nearby with a multitude of woods, valleys and beaches to choose from.
The cottage which dates back to Elizabethan times has lost none of its character and charm but has been updated for your comfort and convenience. Expect low ceilings and doorways, flagstone flooring, thick walls and uneven pathways. The cottage has wifi, though please note that there is no phone and no mobile phone signal in this valley.
Equipped to accommodate a couple or two individuals in total comfort, the bedroom upstairs has a double bed, and the living room downstairs has a sofa that converts into another bed. The wood-burning stove set into the large open fireplace makes this room snug and cosy. Wifi, TV and DVD player (with a small selection of DVDs) provide options for rainy days. The kitchen is fully equipped and the bathroom has a bath with an overhead shower. The cottage has its own water supply and eco septic system.
Most well-behaved dogs will be welcome, but the owner requests that you contact her in advance, if you wish to bring one.
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At the front of the cottage a path follows the stream through the garden approximately 80 meters to a spacious parking area. While the lawn in front of the cottage is fenced in, the garden between that and the parking area is less manicured and includes an apple tree and a pond. The property to the rear of the cottage includes a patio with a picnic table beside the stream and a bbq, and from here stone steps lead up to a lawn with a bench overlooking the stream and the meadow beyond.
Comfortable sofa (i.e. sofa-bed) and chairs ranged around a ready-to-go wood-burning stove set into the original hearth, along with a basket of wood for your first night. The living room tv/dvd folds against the wall when not in use. Bose SoundTouch 10 Sound System with bluetooth connectivity. Coffee table, dining table, bureau, and book-case holding a small selection of dvd's, books and maps. Four windows overlooking the front lawn, the stream and - on the other side - the lane beside the cottage. A step down from the Living-room leads to a hallway from which you enter the fully-equipped kitchen or bathroom that has a toilet, basin, bath & shower. Stairs lead up to the bedroom.
First Floor Description
The stairs lead up to a landing with hanging rail, ironing-board, iron & laundry basket.
The bedroom has a double bed (queen) opposite a window overlooking the front lawn and the stream.
Bedside tables; reading lights.
Chest of drawers & drawers beneath the bed. Linen chest holding the bedding for the living-room sofa-bed. Armchair, mirror, bookcase, cabinet holding a cd-player that has bluetooth connectivity. A linen cupboard containing the hot water tank plus extra pillows and blankets.
Window Views Description
The bedroom window overlooks the front garden and the stream. The living room has windows on three walls overlooking the front lawn (with bird-feeders); the stream on one side and the lane on the other side of the cottage. The kitchen windows overlook the stream and the patio behind the cottage. The bathroom window looks out on to the patio behind the cottage.
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