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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. See all of our South West Cottages
The Southern counties of England are varied, each with their own character and charm. Our collection of holiday cottages in Southern England covers the areas of Berkshire, Greater London, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Wiltshire. See all of our Southern England Cottages
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The North West England region is home to the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria and Lancashire, each with their own unique qualities that draw in international visitors. The region is steeped in history as well as popular tourist attractions making it a popular destination to visit all year round. See all of our North West Cottages
Visit historic North East England with its castles and ruins, beautiful coastline and family attractions whilst staying in one of our luxurious holiday cottages. The region is home to countless Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Parks and World Heritage Sites. See all of our North East Cottages
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Skye & The Hebrides
Grampian & Speyside
Handpicked Cottages have selected what we believe are some of the finest holiday cottages in Wales. We have some superb properties in the most beautiful areas of the country. Rural valleys meet with the stunning coasts to make Wales a perfect self-catering cottage destination. See all of our Wales Cottages
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. See all of our Cottages in Special Places
If you are looking to escape for a holiday or special break with a loved one then The Gamekeeper's Cottage in North Devon may well be the perfect choice. Delightfully situated to explore this beautiful part of the country, the cottage is located within easy reach of both coast and country. These very special places include: the stunning white sands at Saunton Sands, the picturesque seaside villages of as Appledore, Clovelly and Bude and the world famous Dartmoor.
We are proud to say that we have been awarded 5 stars and a Gold Star by Visit England.
The cottage has been fitted and furnished to a very high standard and is both light and airy in the spring and summer and warm and cosy in the cooler months. There is a luxury bedroom and bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen as well as a sitting room area with large sofa and a woodburning stove. The perfect place to plan tomorrows activities.
Outside the private garden offering 2 patios to relax on. The patio at the rear of the cottage offers the perfect place to enjoy meals as it gets the sun all day. The second patio at the side of the cottage adjacent to the front door is where the wood fired hot tub is situated.
There are sun loungers and parasols ready for a relaxing day in the garden. There are fire pits and a charcoal bbq ready for summer evenings and blankets for cooler evenings. There is also an Ooni pizza oven with 2 balls of homemade pizza dough supplied for your own wood fired pizzas.
Make memories at this stunning romantic escape.
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The cottage has its own private garden to the side and rear of the cottage. Opposite the front door is a patio area with the wood fired hot tub. This can be lit for your arrival, just let us know if this is what you would like. There are plenty of logs provided which are from our 14 acre woodland. The hot tub has lighting and there are fairy lights along the fence behind the hot tub. Although it is often better to sit in the hot tub in the dark as there is no light pollution and shooting stars. can often be seen. At the rear of the cottage there is a patio area with a rattan dining table and 4 chairs and to the side of this is an area of shrubs. In the summer there are rattan sun loungers and a parasol. There are 2 fire pits and an Ooni Pizza oven for your use. Homemade pizza dough is in the freezer if you wish to try your hand at pizza making. The fire pits also have BBQ facilities. All charcoal and logs are provided. Seasonal herbs are in pots around the patio when available. The private garden backs onto the owners garden which guests can walk through to access the private woodland. There are walks from the cottage.
The cottage is all on one floor. When you enter through the front door you will step into the open plan kitchen/diner/sitting area. This comprises of a 42" HD Sony Bravia 4K Smart TV, woodturning stove with all the logs provided, large sofa to relax on and plenty of books and maps to help you plan your day. There is a dining table and sideboard which is well stocked with glasses and crockery. The kitchen area has a fan oven, 4 ring induction hob, Gorenje fridge/freezer and everything you need to cook and prepare your meals. There are also plenty of dried herbs and spices. The bedroom is off to the left of the front door which has a king size bed from Loaf with a 3000 pocket sprung natural mattress with 100 % cotton bedding, feather and down duvet and pillows, there are synthetic duvet and pillows available in case of allergies. There is a wardrobe with plenty of hangers, and a cupboard with hairdryer. Bedside tables and lamps and an armchair to relax in. There are also towelling robes on the back of the door to keep you warm when using the hot tub. The bathroom is off the open plan sitting/kitchen. This comprises of a double ended roll top bath, spacious shower, toilet and sink. There are fluffy towelling robes and towels for your use. There are Neals Yard toiletries and local toiletries for your use along with plenty of toilet rolls. There is a large velux window in the bathroom allowing plenty of light and star watching. There is underfloor heating throughout the cottage to ensure you never feel cold.
Window Views Description
The bedroom has views out the front of the cottage over the vegetable garden and woodland and the side bedroom window has views towards Buckland House. The rear of the cottage has French doors that lead out to the patio area and looks out across the owners garden and the private woodland. The garden provides privacy from shrubs and is fenced. The front door looks out over the hot tub and towards Buckland House. The bathroom has a window that looks out over the vegetable garden.
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RHS gardens and nursery, great for inspiration for your garden. Lots of events throughout the year. Free entry if you are an RHS memberVisit Website
National trust property on the edge of Dartmoor. Great to visit and go for walksVisit Website
Coasteering, kayaking, SUP and sea swimming sessions available from Port GaverneVisit Website
Serious Outdoor Skills
One day courses learning foraging skills, wood carving, kayaking and hikingVisit Website
Cycle along the granite way from Okehampton to Lydford where there is a gorge owned by the National Trust. Also a pub in the village for refreshments.Visit Website
Eating and Drinking
The Black River Inn
Lovely village pub serving very good foodVisit Website
The Half Moon Inn
Friendly village pub serving typical pub foodVisit Website
The Rams Head Inn
Great pub serving very good gastro pub foodVisit Website
Community shop which stocks all your needs. They stock some fruit and vegetables, milk, cheese, bacon and ham. Tinned goods and wine and beer. Some goods are from local suppliersVisit Website
Well stocked and open every day.Visit Website
Sporting Attractions and Activities
Holsworthy Golf Club
18 hole course with views to DartmoorVisit Website
Garlands Trekking and Riding Centre
Direct access to forestry riding for beginners to experienced ridersVisit Website
Fishing lakesVisit Website
Surfs up academy
Surfing and Stand Up Paddleboarding lessons and board hireVisit Website
Bude Surfing Experience
Surfing and SUP lessons and hire in BudeVisit Website
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