This cottage is ideal for relaxing holidays, romantic breaks, short breaks and weekend breaks with an exceptionally large and beautiful bedroom. Clematis Cottage 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.The ground floor provides the elegant open plan living, dining and kitchen area. The living area has a log burner and a 3-seater sofa and a 2-seater sofa. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes a dishwasher, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. The dining area has an antique pine table and four dining chairs. On the first floor you have an open plan bedroom with sea views through full length French windows over the Atlantic to Lundy Island, an en-suite shower room, Queen bed (5'), two bedside tables, chest of drawers, fitted wardrobe and a three quarters length mirror hung on the wall. Central heating in all rooms. Communal gardens. Garage parking. Bathrobes and slippers provided for adults. Baby Baskets on request (cot - not linen, highchair, liquidizer, sterilizer, changing mat, baby bath).
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.TripAdvisor property ID 3964185...Read more
Clematis Cottage, Ocean Views in North Devon Hartland, West Country, England
Additional Location Information
Located on the Hartland Peninsula in North Devon. The cottage looks North to Lundy Island. It is one mile from the Atlantic Ocean looking west, one mile from the Atlantic Ocean looking north and three miles from Bideford Bay looking east.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways
Nearest train station: Barnstaple, 25 miles Car is recommended
Left on 09/18/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 18, 2010Stayed Sep 2010
Service very good, everything worked.
The accommodation clean, tidy and warm the only down side is that the bed was a little uncomfortable.
The Spa was very friendyl but professional. There are plans to extend and include a swimmingpool which will enhance the place.
Left on 08/06/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 6, 2010Stayed Jul 2010
We had an extremely enjoyable stay in this beautiful cottage. It is furnished to a high standard and is the perfect base to visit the many attractions of Devon. Jeremy and Lynda are extremely friendly and helpful hosts and we will almost certainly return in the future. They provide a wealth of information for you, which we found most useful. I would encourage anyone to stay here - you certainly won't be disppointed.
Left on 08/02/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 2, 2010Stayed Mar 2010
The combination of spa (massages, hot tub, treatments etc) and long walks along the spectacular Devon coastline, plus great local restaurants (and nice rural pubs) made this an absolute hit for us. We are parents with young children and having a suite all to ourselves and the privacy to relax within it, as well as have a spa there to get some pampering in, made this one of the nicest long weekends we had away ever. It really was a great place to unwind...
John & Sue from Surrey
Left on 08/01/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 1, 2010Stayed Jun 2010
The cottages and spa are lovely in every way.Beautiful,well-kept gardens surround the well appointed cottages.
Home cooked food is delivered to the cottages-to be cooked when convenient to the guests.
The massage and beauty treatment I experienced were excellent.
Very peaceful area,and this establishment is just what this area of Devon needs.
Left on 07/29/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | VivReviewed Jul 29, 2010Stayed Jun 2010
The situation was beautiful. We loved the swallows in the barn/garage. The cottage was very clean and tidy and comfortable (if a little dated) and had good facilities- dishwasher, washing machine etc.
We were, however extremely disappointed to be told that the treatment facilities were not available at the spa. I think we should have pre-booked them but I only decided on the 3rd day of our stay. This was a big minus as the cost of accommodation is in part due to the spa and treatment facilities on- site. We could have got self-catering accommodation much cheaper elsewhere. Also towels and bedding were not changed even though we stopped there for 5 nights.
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