This is a wonderful cottage with space, character and views and is ideal for relaxing holidays, romantic breaks, weekend breaks or short breaks.
Ivy Cottage is within part of a two storey 'L' shaped barn which was formerly a dairy on the ground floor and hayloft on top. It opens out onto a charming shared inner courtyard area (which is a beautiful sun trap) with garden table and chairs.
The open plan living, dining and kitchen is on the first floor taking in the views over the Atlantic north to Lundy Island through one of two full length French windows (the other looks west).
The very large living area has two large 3-seater sofas and a log burner. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, oven and washer/dryer.
The two bedrooms are on the ground floor and both have en-suite shower rooms. The master bedroom has a Queen bed (5'), the second bedroom has twin beds. Both bedrooms have fitted wardrobes, chest of drawers and cabinets and a three quarter length mirror hung on a wall.
• Central heating in all rooms
• Communal gardens
• All standard 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 provides lovely accommodation for a relaxing break throughout the year.
The peace and quiet of Ivy is delightful.
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!TripAdvisor property ID 3972447...Read more
Ivy Cottage, Ocean Views in North Devon Bideford, West Country, England
Additional Location Information
Set in a delightful inner courtyard within the large courtyard that is created by the framing of Downe House and Downe Cottages, Ivy Cottage is located on the Hartland Peninsula in North Devon close to the Atlantic Ocean.
The Hartland Peninsula is a beautiful unspoilt coastal area, one of England's best kept secrets.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways
Nearest train station: Barnstaple, 25 miles Car is recommended
Left on 10/03/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 3, 2010Stayed Sep 2010
What a find! Will definately be back. Great views, and lovely accomodation. Great attention to detail in everything.
We took full advantage of the meals which were all of very high quality. Can't fault anything and have recommended it to family and friends.
Left on 08/16/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Martin SmithReviewed Aug 16, 2010Stayed May 2010
I have visited Lynda and Jeremy's fabulous farm over the past few years and the experience only gets better. Having found such a diamond of a place, I shall continue to escape to it from time to time to relax and recuperate. The combination of luxury and cleanliness in such a beautiful location is always a delight. The hosts work tirelessly to make their visitors feel welcomed and relaxed, nothing seems too much trouble for them. The Spa offers a wonderful range of treatments (and treats!), and of course the location provides the ideal setting for walking and beachcombing. If you are looking for the perfect getaway then you'll not find a better place. Eleven out of ten in every respect.
Left on 07/18/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 18, 2010Stayed Jun 2010
This is our fourth stay at Downe Cottages but our first in Ivy cottage which was wonderful. The first floor living area is spacious with stunning views. Our friends stayed in Jasmine Cottage which is also beautiful and well equipped.The living area in Ivy was perfect for us all to relax after a busy day.
Our children love coming to Downe cottages as much as us and would happily come back year after year.
Jeremy and Lynda Roe are perfect hosts and their attention to detail is second to none.
I can honestly not think of one criticism but I know that if I did raise any concerns, Jeremy and Lynda would waste no time in putting it right.
Left on 07/14/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 14, 2010Stayed Jun 2010
This is a truly relaxing place to stay.
There are, if you wish there are miles of costal walks if you want exercise.
The cottages are truly comfortable & everything is thought of in them, the treatments are amazing albeit rather expensive but I do have to admit that you do get a wonderful service & a truly relaxing stay that you will not forget.
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