This is a luxury one bedroom self catering holiday cottage and is ideal for relaxing holidays, romantic breaks, short breaks and weekend breaks, situated in an idyllic location. Honeysuckle is within part of a two storey 'L' shaped farm building built just after the Napoleonic Wars in the 19th Century which was formerly a dairy on the ground floor and hayloft on top. It opens out onto a charming shared inner courtyard area with garden table and chairs which is a beautiful sun trap, facing south and east. The welcoming open plan living, dining and kitchen area is on the ground floor and is light with large windows on three sides. The living area has a log burner for relaxing in front of on chilly nights or days, two 2-seater sofas, a digital television and D.V.D. player. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, oven and washer/dryer and the dining area has an antique pine table and four dining chairs. The bedroom is on the first floor with an en-suite shower room and has full length French windows with views across the courtyard and towards the village of Stoke in the distance with the Atlantic Ocean beyond. It has one double bed, two bedside tables, chest of drawers, fitted wardrobe and a three quarter length mirror hung on the wall.
• All rooms have central heating• Communal gardens• Garage parking• Smoking is not allowed in cottages• All standard home consumables are included• Bathrobes and slippers provided for adults.
New Gym facilities at DowneOur gym is available to guests aged over sixteen and is open from 7.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. each day during their stay. The gym is beautifully located in the Atlantic Room and has views across fields out to Hartland Point and Lundy Island beyond. (Lundy Island is where the Atlantic meets the Bristol Channel.) The gym is spacious, light and airy and equipped with aerobic equipment, free weights, an ab trainer, an exercise bench and exercise mats. All of the aerobic equipment is either Life Fitness equipment (including a treadmill, a cross trainer, a stepper, an upright cycle and a recumbent cycle) or Concept 11 equipment (a rower).The gym is accessed through the Reading Room in the Conservatory. There is a raised area here overlooking the gym equipment with a seating for the less energetic to sit and admire their dynamic partners! The Atlantic Room also houses a library and dvd collection for our guests to use. French windows from the Gym lead out to a raised patio area with tables and chairs looking out to Lundy Island - another opportunity to enjoy the wonderful surroundings. Our home from home cottages provide lovely accommodation for a relaxing break throughout the year.
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Honeysuckle Cottage, Ocean Views in North Devon Bideford, West Country, England
Additional Location Information
Honeysuckle Cottage is located on the Hartland Peninsula in North Devon. It is one mile from the Atlantic going west, one mile from the Atlantic going north and three miles from Bideford Bay going east.
Honeysuckle is set in the landscaped grounds of Downe House, a listed farm house dating back to Tudor times, and is one of a small number of Victorian farm buildings which have been converted by the present owners into holiday cottages. Downe is surrounded by farm land and provides a perfect retreat.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways
Nearest train station: Barnstaple, 25 miles Car is recommended
“Top quality accommodation set in outstanding coastal countryside”
Left on 10/23/2010 for a stay in October 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 23, 2010Stayed Oct 2010
The standard of accommodation exceeded expectations and the attention to detail in preparing the cottage (Honeysuckle) for holiday lets was so comprehensive that even the most discerning guests would find it difficult to nit pick.
The owners, Jeremy & Lynda Roe, extended a warm welcome and provided lots of very useful local information and recomendations about the area (The meals at Downe are worth a try).
“Relaxing, comfortable and peaceful stay in stunning location”
Left on 09/11/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 11, 2010Stayed May 2010
Our stay at Downe was so enjoyable, the cottage is beautiful and cosy and the amazing breakfast and home-cooked meals left for us as arranged just prior to our arrival set us off for a totally relaxing week. The location is stunning with a spectacular sweeping view of the point and Lundy Island and gorgeous gardens right around us.
There are heaps of places to visit and things to do in the local area, and Jeremy and Lynda are able to suggest any number of possible itineraries and specific recommendations for places to eat or beaches or drives to enjoy. And of course, an indulgent treatment- or two- in the tranquil spa just a few steps away from the cottage is a must. We can't wait to visit again!
Left on 08/15/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 15, 2010Stayed Jul 2010
Hartland is a remote and unspoilt corner of England, with excellent coastal walks. If a day of sea vistas and cliff top walking appeals to you this is a perfect area in which to take a break. If perfectly presented and comprehensively equipped cottages with wood burning stoves and HD television suit you, then I recommend Downes Cottages. Jeremy and Lynda Roe have painstakingly restored a series of traditional farm buildings and incorporated high quality conversions. The cottages include fully equipped kitchens, allowing total independence if desired. Jeremy and Lynda also offer a pre-booked meal service using fresh local ingredients for your convenience. We did not sample the food or the extensively equipped spa during our 4 days stay, instead we entertained our 4 year old with seaside visits and country walks. A very peaceful place to unwind and relax.
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