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Ostler's Cottage

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Our unique selling point: the lake. With island, summer house + rowing boat available all summer.
1 of 25Our unique selling point: the lake. With island, summer house + rowing boat available all summer.
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Beaworthy, Devon, England
Ostler's Cottage is the perfect retreat for couples wishing to be 'far from the madding crowd' in the peace and quiet + clean air of deep Devon countryside. Found down an unmade lane, Ostler's Cottage is a modern eco 'barn conversion'—with character—based within a converted stone-built stable block that once served a nearby stately home. With underfloor heating, heat-recovery ventilation, solar electricity and hot water, you'll be warm and cosy in this very private, quiet and beautifully-appointed cottage. Note that there are no 'hidden extras': the price is all-inclusive.

Downstairs is a well-equipped open plan kitchen area with a fridge + freezing compartment, a gas hob, built in electric oven, a dish washer, washing machine and a microwave. There's a dining table for 4. The comfortable lounge ar...
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Listing #HL519343
About the Owner
Anne and John R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2013
Interaction with guests
We're Anne and John, the owners, and we'll be here to greet you with the keys when you arrive and are just a short distance away should you need assistance or want to borrow maps or DVDs. Some guests prefer to be left all alone whereas other guests seek us out to ask questions about the area, the wildlife , the flowers and garden—or recommendations for where to eat. Either way, that's fine by us!
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2018


JohnHalwill, VR Owner at Ostler's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018


Reviewed 17 September 2018

We spent a week in the Ostler's Cottage and it is such a beautiful an quiet place. The cottages are secluded and only surrounded by woods, fields and some small lakes, so they are perfect for relaxing or having a walk through Devon's countryside. A...More

Thank Anja S
JohnHalwill, VR Owner at Ostler's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thanks for the excellent review. We look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed 30 July 2018

Myself and my husband came on our honeymoon in 2013 and had to come back again. What an amazing place!! Quiet, cosy, just amazing. Cant wait to come back. The owners are so approachable and lovley.

Thank Cindy W
JohnHalwill, VR Owner at Ostler's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Thanks, Cindy. Do come again!

  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about kids
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Fish in the lake are tame and can literally be fed by hand, so no fishing of any type is allowed (including children's nets). Fishing by rod is available in neighbouring lakes...
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 King
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The sentences immediately above this one—which appear to be owners' comments—are put there by Holiday Lettings/Trip Advisor and are ambiguous. Our prices are ALL INCLUSIVE and we, as owners, will not apply additional fees (though HL/TA may, of course, change theirs, but that's out of our control). Our prices are also FIXED and will never change once you've made a booking. Note there will be NO EXTRAS once you arrive!

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About the neighbourhood
Ostlers Cottage nestles in the most sparsely-populated area in the region—no rush hour here—equidistant between the rolling moorland of Dartmoor (15 mins*) and the great beaches of the North Devon and Cornish coast, famed for its delightful fishing villages, cliff walks and sandy surfing beaches (nearest, 25mins). On the doorstep we have Winsford Walled Garden (a 1 minute walk); Halwill Nature reserve (3 mins); the North Devon Alpaca Park (9 mins); and Cookworthy Forest with its cycle network (7 mins).

Dark skies are guaranteed as the nearest city is 45 miles away; youll be stunned by what you can see from the patio and garden, particularly on clear autumn and winter evenings (if you dont own a pair, why not buy or borrow a pair of binoculars or telescope to bring with you?). Torches are...
Car recommended
How to get there
Ostler's Cottage is about 15 mins by car from the A30 at Okehampton, along the road north to Holsworthy and Bude. Detailed instructions on how to find us will be sent to our guests after booking.

Please note that we are half a mile from the nearest public road down an unmade farm track (max 15mph); hence the peace and tranquillity.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Water Park Nearby.
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