This is a very romantic self catering cottage on one level which is ideal for relaxing holidays, romantic breaks, weekend breaks or short breaks in a tranquil retreat in beautiful landscaped gardens and grounds.
Hydrangea Cottage has an inner courtyard (with its own garden table and chairs) which is gravelled and bounded by a low stone wall and looks out towards a central stone circle within the larger courtyard formed by the cottages and Downe House. The courtyard is shared with Japonica Cottage.
The living area is spacious with full length doors and windows opening into the courtyard, has vaulted and beamed ceiling, a living flame electric fire, two 2-seater sofas, a television with free view box, a D.V.D. player, and a fully equipped kitchen which includes a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, oven and washer/dryer. The dining area had an antique pine table and four dining chairs.
The bedroom has a Queen bed (5') with an en-suite shower bathroom, two bedside tables, chest of drawers, fitted wardrobe, a three quarters length mirror hung on the wall.
• Central heating in all rooms
• Communal gardens
• All standard home consumables are included
• Garage parking
• Bathrobes and slippers provided for adults
New Gym facilities at Downe
Our 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.
Visit Trip Advisor to read some of the wonderful reviews that past visitors to Downe have written. Those reviews are Downe's best advertisement - they are all genuine and show a consistent picture of lovely holidays at Downe.
Take a break with us at Downe Cottages before 3rd July and a traditional Devon Cream Tea - homemade scones, renowned Rodda's Clotted Cream and Strawberry Preserve - will be waiting for you in your cottage!...Read more
Hydrangea Cottage, Ocean Views in North Devon Bideford, West Country, England
Additional Location Information
Set in a picturesque, landscaped courtyard with the sound of a fountain playing on pebbles, Hydrangea is one mile from the Atlantic looking west and north and three miles from Bideford Bay looking east. It is located on the unspoilt Hartland Peninsula, one of England's best kept secrets. Hydrangea provides an intimate and peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the 21st Century. It is a picture perfect piece of old England.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways
Nearest train station: Barnstaple, 25 miles Car is recommended
“Great place to stay and re-charge your batteries!”
Left on 09/17/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 17, 2010Stayed Sep 2010
From the moment of arriving Jeremy and Lynda couldn't have done more to make me feel welcome and valued. The cottage was immaculate and had everything you could possibly need.
The location is superb and is very peaceful yet plenty to do on the doorstep. I heartily recommend a cream tea at Cheristow Lavendar which is just a short walk away and a visit to atlantic Village in Bideford.
The only downside was having to go home!
“Comfort and indulgence in the beautiful Devon countryside”
Left on 08/17/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 17, 2010Stayed Aug 2010
Great mix of good quality accommodation, beautiful peaceful countryside, excellent home cooked food (should you decide to order from Lynda's kitchen, although the kitchen in the cottage was thoughtfully equipped if you want to do your own thing) together with access to a relaxing spa with a good choice of treatments to indulge yourself. Lovely location with plenty to visit within walking and driving distances
Left on 08/16/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 16, 2010Stayed Jun 2010
I had the most relaxing and refreshing 2 days in a most beautiful tranquil setting at Downe Helth Spa in Hartland North Devon. In the midst of the noise of the World Cup, I gave myself a pamper treat. The spa facilites are just perfect and I had an entire day of blissful treatments. My cottage was delightful and the owners, Jeremy and Lynda looked after me splendidly. Thoroughly recommended!! Maureen De Barr
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