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Beautifully presented and delicate decoration
After a long day of exploring the North Devon countryside, relax in the hot tub
Warm toes in front of the woodburner whilst watching your favourite box set
The living space is full of character with a roaring woodburner and exposed beams
A great spot to catch up with a good book and with friendly neighbours!
The kitchen is full of modern conveniences enabling you to create delicious dishes
Climb the stairs to find the sumptuous double bedroom
Get ready for a day of adventures
Rest your laurels in the bedroom
The modern bathroom has a touch of luxury with his and her basins
Share stories around the fire pit as the sun goes down
Plenty of outdoor space to enjoy in this rural retreat
1 / 12  Beautifully presented and delicate decoration
2 / 12  After a long day of exploring the North Devon countryside, relax in the hot tub
3 / 12  Warm toes in front of the woodburner whilst watching your favourite box set
4 / 12  The living space is full of character with a roaring woodburner and exposed beams
5 / 12  A great spot to catch up with a good book and with friendly neighbours!
6 / 12  The kitchen is full of modern conveniences enabling you to create delicious dishes
7 / 12  Climb the stairs to find the sumptuous double bedroom
8 / 12  Get ready for a day of adventures
9 / 12  Rest your laurels in the bedroom
10 / 12  The modern bathroom has a touch of luxury with his and her basins
11 / 12  Share stories around the fire pit as the sun goes down
12 / 12  Plenty of outdoor space to enjoy in this rural retreat

Drovers Cottage

South Molton (4.5mls SE), Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Enjoy privacy amid 360 degree views on an estate of significant interest for lovers of wildlife and natural history where guests are welcome to explore the 50 acres of private land and meet the resident alpacas
  • Large enclosed private garden with suntrap patio, wood fired hot tub and fire pit, perfect for toasting marshmallows while star gazing in the clear skies
  • Take a day trip to the seaside resorts of Croyde, Saunton, Woolacombe or Westward Ho!

 

Property code: 76436

This delightful hideaway has been lovingly renovated and nestles in a beautiful countryside location where far reaching views can be enjoyed from your own private wood fired hot tub.

From this charming detached property you will be within easy reach of Exmoor National Park, perfect for nature lovers and those wishing to walk or cycle this awe-inspiring landscape. There are an array of pretty market towns and villages to explore in the area including Dulverton, South Molton, Withypool and Exford. Head to the coast to discover the string of sandy beaches on Devon’s north coast, including Saunton, Croyde, Woolacombe and Westward Ho!, together with a collection of traditional fishing villages and towns such as Lynton, Lynmouth, Clovelly and Porlock.

This delightful property boasts unrivalled countryside views and is situated at the end of a long private unmade lane on a 50 acre alpaca farm offering peace and tranquillity. Upon entering the beautiful accommodation, you are greeted with a light and airy open-plan lounge/diner with apex ceilings and exposed beams. In the summer you can open the front door to let the outside in, or in the cooler months snuggle up on the comfy sofa in front of the gas effect wood burner while watching your favourite programme on the Smart TV. The well-equipped kitchen has an electric oven, gas hob, fridge, coffee machine, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine, perfect for trying out new recipes or old family favourites. The bathroom has been thoughtfully upgraded with a shower over bath, his and her sinks and a WC. Head upstairs to the galleried king-size bed set under the eaves with a low sloping ceiling, which is all part of the charm and character of this property. Sleep tight with your faces glowing from a day exploring the wonderful countryside and enjoy the unparalleled Devon night skies from the comfort of your bed.

Outside there is a large enclosed private garden with far reaching countryside views, great for relaxing! There is also a secluded patio area with far reaching countryside views where guests will find a table and chairs, large sun umbrella and two teak steamer loungers with cushions, as well as a wood fired hot tub (ample logs provided, more available at additional cost), which is particularly inviting at night, when guests can enjoy the warm water under the star-filled skies.

There is also a fire pit where you can enjoy toasting marshmallows while watching the sunset.

Private parking and secure storage for bicycles, with lots of 5* guest extras such as luxury linens, robes and slippers, smart TV, toiletries and home comforts aplenty.

  • 1 bedroom – 1 king-size
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, coffee machine and washing machine
  • Wood burner (gas fired)
  • Hot tub (wood fired - ample logs provided, more available at additional cost)
  • Alpaca walks can be organised by prior arrangement with the owner
  • Access to a music studio and salon with grand piano by prior arrangement with the owner
  • Gas BBQ and fire pit (logs included)
  • Slippers and fluffy dressing gowns provided for guests use
  • Electric and underfloor heating downstairs included
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Alexa device, CD player/radio, DVD player (and films), selection of games, books and a Smart TV in lounge
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Secure bike storage
  • Hairdryer provided  
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Private water supply
  • The property is accessed via an unmade lane and care must be taken
  • Please note - their no facilities for charging an electric car, nearby facilities at Mole Valley Farmers South Molton
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Rachel Loosemore

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lauren 28th May 2022

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Cottage was great and owners we brilliant so friendly and helpful! Location was a little rural for us but we enjoyed it regardless! The woodfired hot tub is a little tricky to navigate a mains powered one would probably be better but we got the hang of it in the end! A lovely last minute break thank you

Reviewed by Robert 22nd April 2022

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Cottage was immaculate and a very relaxing location.

Reviewed by Jim 8th April 2022

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Reviewed by Jacob 13th February 2022

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Everything was perfect, and exceeded our expectations. We could have not asked for a better week away! The hosts were so friendly and welcoming and did everything imaginable to make our stay as comfortable as possible, even down to the welcome scones and jam! Would 100% recommend this to anyone looking for the option to have a chilled break or to hRead moreave a bit more of an activity filled holiday as there is plenty to do around the area! Cant wait to visit again. Hide

Reviewed by Dayrell 30th October 2021

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Lorraine and Nigel were amazing hosts! They made our stay extra special. The cottage was perfect in every way, the hot tub and the fire were a dream. It was wonderful waking up on a cold morning to underfloor heating also! We couldn't of wished for anything better for our stay! Thank you both, we will hopefully be back!

Reviewed by Carole 24th September 2021

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Reviewed by Julie 3rd September 2021

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A great cottage to stay in for a holiday. It has everything you need and more. The owners were friendly and helpful. The wood fired hot tub was an added bonus.

Reviewed by Chloe 27th August 2021

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Reviewed by anne 20th August 2021

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We couldnt have asked more from this perfect Devon idyll and we will definitely be back. We take with us wonderful memories of glorious walks in stunning scenery, unwinding more with each step. A huge thank you to the proprietors for ensuring that everything we could possibly need or want was there for us.

Reviewed by Joel 6th August 2021

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What a fantastic find! Lorraine and Nigel are so welcoming and the perfect hosts - getting in touch a few weeks out to offer some recommendations of places to go, so that we could get booked before it got too busy! We traveled for a special occasion and they really went out of their way to ensure our stay was a memorable one. We will definitely be Read moreback! Hide

Reviewed by Helen 9th July 2021

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Cottage was easy to find on google maps and the welcome was lovely! Lorraine & Nigel were excellent hosts, with the perfect balance of engaging with us whilst also giving us our own privacy! Lovely garden with amazing views, and the cottage was well equipped with everything needed, as well as clean and comfortable. The hot tub and BBQ were also a lRead moreovely addition. Overall a wonderful week, with Drovers cottage being the perfect base to explore North Devon. We hope to return again! H & B Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 4th June 2021

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Fabulous week at Drovers cottage. Perfect in every way. Many thanks to Lorraine and Nigel for such a warm welcome and the afternoon tea. Lots of places to visit well located. We will be back in 2023 . Wendy and Simon

Reviewed by Olivia 14th May 2021

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Drovers cottage is perfectly situated in the middle of the countryside surrounded by fields and deer. The cottage is kitted out with everything you could think of. Very dog friendly and the enclosed garden is great. Easy reach of Exmoor and the north Devon coast. We had a wonderful holiday and would thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed by Paulette 9th May 2021

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A very warm welcome from Lorraine and Nigel, afternoon tea was a lovely touch, the setting was stunning, beautiful countryside and the cottage was lovely, clean and fully equipped, everything you could possibly need. The Alpacas and the wildlife were beautiful to watch. Lorraine sent some places of interest via email prior to our stay and, despite Read morethe weather, we managed to get round most of her fabulous suggestions, they were always available if needed . We will definitely be returning guests Hide

Reviewed by Helen 2nd October 2020

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Drovers cottage is just perfect! Immaculate inside with fantastic interior design that is also dog friendly! The hosts Lorraine and Nigel have thought of everything you could need and are on hand if you need them but also leave you to it! The surroundings are idyllic and great for dog walking and its the perfect location to see north Devon! We had Read morea fabulous week! Hide

Reviewed by Jen 28th August 2020

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We had a brilliant weeks stay at Drovers Cottage! It is a beautiful setting, with an enclosed garden for the dog. We were visited by the alpacas that live in the field directly in front of the garden and were allowed to explore the 32(?) acres of surrounding grounds - and even saw a stag on one of our walks! It's about 40mins to the sea but a greatRead more base to explore various places along the North coast and Exmoor National Park. The host are really lovely too and we loved meeting their 5 dogs! Hide

Reviewed by Michael 21st August 2020

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Lovely cottage with superb hosts. Beautiful views and a great location to do day trips from. Really enjoyed it.

Reviewed by Kristan 14th August 2020

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The location and views are amazing. The cottage has everything that you could possibly need and we would definitely consider returning. Lorraine and Nigel were very welcoming and ideal hosts.

Reviewed by Alison 7th August 2020

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Fantastic cottage with wonderful views. The hosts were very welcoming & respected our privacy. The hot tub was lovely!

Reviewed by Ray 31st July 2020

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An outstanding cottage in the most amazing setting. The owners have mastered the unique balance for great hospitality which allows you to feel very comfortable. This is a dream location for those interested in wildlife. Many hours can be spent enjoying the deer, buzzards and of course the resident alpacas.

Reviewed by Maria 24th July 2020

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Accomodation had everything we needed for our stay. Very clean and comfortable. Beautiful, peaceful setting with array of wildlife - take binoculars if you can to see the wild deer in the pasture! Lovely hosts, wonderful cream tea on arrival! Market town nearby for locally sourced produce. Ideally situated at the bottom of Exmoor and close to LynmoRead moreuth and other beaches. Hide

Reviewed by Victoria 19th July 2020

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Thank you Lorraine and Nigel for allowing us to stay in your lovely cottage and being such welcoming hosts! We have had a lovely break with the beautiful weather! The Tarr Steps are worth the trip and there are some good sights around the area. Weve enjoyed the daily visits from the alpacas and watching the local wildlife around the cottage. We looRead morek forward to visiting again! Hide

Reviewed by Paul 10th July 2020

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Simply gorgeous. Fantastic welcoming hosts, a beautiful cottage and a stunning relaxing view across a small valley. Looking for a quiet peaceful and simple escape the country ? then you have found it. Everything from the comfy bed to the wood fired hot tub is sparkling clean. Just pack G+T , book in sunshine + a clear night sky to enjoy the stars! Read moreEasy to visit the coast, the beaches or Exmoor. I recommend a lunch at the local Michelin starred pub + a few Devonshire cream tea's! Hide

Reviewed by A 5th July 2020

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