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Ivy Cottage, Ocean Views in North Devon

Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Hartland, Torridge, Devon, England
Downe Cottages provide a rare combination of private luxury cottages with an excellent leisure facility attached (spacious gym and spa plus a reading room available from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. each day) located in the heart of the North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Whatever the weather it is possible to thoroughly enjoy your visit to North Devon with the combination of a warm and spacious cottage and the extensive leisure facilities.

Ivy is a wonderful cottage with space, character and views.

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 exceptionally spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen is on the...
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About the Manager
Jeremy Roe
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2010
Interaction with guests
When we created Downe Cottages our objective was to provide the holiday accommodation that we would have loved to have found. We are very demanding visitors when we stay in hotels or cottages and we insisted that our cottages be: Immaculately clean. Warm whatever the weather. Spacious (a cottage cannot be luxurious without being spacious). Well equipped so that our visitors can come bringing only their clothes, their food and themselves. Beautiful to look at both internally and externally. With well maintained, spacious grounds We welcome visitors to the cottage and we are on hand to resolve any problem that might occur. Everything in our cottages works as it is intended to work.
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

The location is truly stunning, and a perfect way to get away from it all, stay in beautiful surroundings and yet avoid all the traffic congestion. Really well maintained cottage, excellent facilities and lots of extras and nice touches from the hosts (welcome gifts, bathrobes,...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Conway99
Jeremy R, VR Owner at Ivy Cottage, Ocean Views in North Devon, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Many, many thanks for a lovely review. It is greatly appreciated. We have been at Downe for twenty years and we are still in awe of the location.. We do hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back to Downe in due course. Jeremy...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017

We have just returned from a week in Ivy Cottage, Jeremy and Lynda are fantastic hosts, they are happy to answer any questions and sort any problems ( only had a small problem with wifi) quickly and efficiently. The cottage itself is beautiful, everything has...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank lmckinna
Jeremy R, VR Owner at Ivy Cottage, Ocean Views in North Devon, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for the lovely review. It is appreciated. Thank you also for leaving the cottage in such lovely condition after your visit. We do hope to be able to welcome you back to Downe in the future. Jeremy & Lynda.

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Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

We stayed in Ivy Cottage over Easter weekend and it was a lovely break! We have stayed in many cottages over the past few years and Downe certainly exceeded our expectations. The cottages are extremely well equipped, spotlessly clean and even provided little extras like...More

Date of stay: April 2015
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  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Game Room
  • Garage
  • Gym
  • Hairdryer
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Sauna
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    2 Showers
    1 King
    2 Twins
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About the neighbourhood
he Cottage is set within a beautiful courtyard formed by a group of old stone barns which have been lovingly converted to provide luxury self-catering cottages. The ambiance of courtyard is quiet, peaceful, perfect rest and repose.

Downe is located in the North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and looks West over the Atlantic (next stop America), North up to Lundy Island and (if you stand on tip toe on a little hill in our garden) East into Bideford Bay.

The star attraction of the locality is the North Devon Coast - rugged, raw and majestic with numerous picturesque small coves and beaches.
Getting around
A car is highly recommended for visitors to Downe. It makes everything so much easier particularly utilizing the variety of restaurants in the area. Having said that we regularly get visitors who park their car in the garage on arrival and next use their car on the day of departure.

We do have visitors stay with us who come without a car and we can arrange for them to be collected from Barnstaple Station if they travel by rail or from Bideford if they travel by coach.
Car advised
How to get there
Railway: Barnstaple: 40.0 km
We provide detailed directions when we confirm the booking. The directions include details of the supermarkets visitors pass in the last half hour of the journey down and suggest places to stop and eat on the journey down.

We believe the journey down to Downe should be part of the holiday and our recommendations of places to eat is part of this approach.
Activities nearby
Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 2.4 km.
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