Relax in the garden
Patio area
Dine Alfresco
Lounge area
Lounge area
Relax with a cuppa
Dining area
Dining area
Leading to upstairs
Double bedroom
Bunk bedroom
View towards the rear of the property
Nearby walks from the property
View towards the property
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Shirleys Cottage,

Exmoor National Park, Exmoor
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 3
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming former barn conversion cottage sleeping four guests in comfort
  • Located on the edge of Exmoor National Park for treks and amazing views
  • Private patio and spacious garden with BBQ for al fresco dining and relaxation
  • Games room for competitive family fun and indoor sports
  • Idyllic rural location near the North Devonshire hamlet of Bentwitchen
  • Country walks direct from the cottage for exploration of this gorgeous area of Devon
Property code: 36707

Barn conversion property situated in a tranquil rural location on the edge of Exmoor National Park, with a choice of sandy beaches within a twenty-mile drive.

This property is located a short drive from the village of North Molton, where there is a handy village shop, and a welcoming pub. Walkers, cyclists, and horse riders are all well-catered for one Exmoor, with its miles of scenic paths which lead right up to the coast and across into Somerset. For a change of scenery, visitors might like to spend some time at one of the many family-friendly beaches that are around a forty-five-minute drive of the property, including Croyde, Saunton Sands, Ilfracombe, and Minehead. Other attractions in the area include Exmoor Zoo, the National Trust property at Arlington Court, and Combe Martin Wildlife Park.

Guests will love this charmingly converted stone barn, which offers comfortable accommodation, ideal for a family. The front door opens directly into the spacious lounge, where deep sofas provide a relaxing place for guests to sit back and enjoy the TV/DVD. An archway from here leads to the country-style kitchen/diner with its beamed sloping ceiling, dining table, oven, hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer. Stairs from the lounge, lead to the first-floor bedrooms. The first of these is a restful double room with its own TV, whilst the second is an attractive bunk bedroom. The bathroom has a shower-over-bath and WC.

Outside, there is an enclosed garden which is accessed through the kitchen, which offers a patio with garden furniture and a BBQ, which gives way to a lawned area, where guests are able to set up sun loungers and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. A games room offers a fun place to spend time, and makes a great place for teenagers to escape to. This room also has a freezer. There is ample off-road parking available.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 bunk bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC
  • TV and DVD, plus additional TV in the double room
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Electric and heating included
  • Games room with football table, table tennis, freezer, tumble dryer and washing machine
  • 3 dogs welcome, more by arrangement
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Pub and shop 1.5 miles, beach 45-minute drive
  • Arrival 4pm

This property joined our collection in 2015 and is managed by Jolie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall equipment
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Overall location

Reviewed by Ian, 24th August 2019

Our stay at Shirleys cottage was brilliant. Our hosts were really friendly, and happy to help in anything we needed. The cottage was spotlessly clean, really comfortable and spaciout for a family of four. Beds were exceptionally comfortable and the kitchen perfect for our needs. The location was was extremely peaceful and quiet but still within reaRead morech of many of Devonshires prime places of interest. We would certainly stay here again without hesitation. Hide

Reviewed by Debra, 17th August 2019

We enjoyed our stay at Shirley's Cottage immensely. The cottage is beautiful, well equipped and very comfortable. My daughter especially loved the animals. It is ideally situated for exploring the surrounding area. The owners are lovely and made us feel very welcome! We would definitely recommend. Thanks for a great holiday.

Reviewed by Richard, 20th July 2019

Absolutely superb cottage with an amazing location. The hosts are extremely helpful and are right there if ever you need anything.

Reviewed by Nicholas, 6th July 2019

Cosy cottage which is well equipped and decorated and has been refurbished to a very good standard. It is in a delightful setting with lovely views across rolling hills and plenty of animals nearby. The owners were friendly and welcoming and thoughtful in the extras provided especially for our dogs. An extremely charming holiday location.

Reviewed by Colin, 20th May 2019

Lovely location for a quiet break in the country

Reviewed by N, 13th April 2019

The cottage was just wonderful. Beautifully clean and well presented, plenty of space for a family of four, and very comfy. It has everything you could need, and was in a lovely location in the countryside, ideal for exploring Exmoor. The owners were very friendly, and we were greeted with an Easter egg :-) We'd highly recommend this cottage and woRead moreuldn't hesitate to return. Hide

Reviewed by Susan, 16th February 2019

Perfect cottage extremely suitable, easily big enough for a family of 4 with a large dog. Rural country views were amazing. Well equipped and very cosy. Nothing too much trouble.

Reviewed by Carole, 10th November 2018

Exactly what we needed. Clean, comfortable and well equipped. Had a lovely relaxing break, thank you.

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Relax in the garden
Patio area
Dine Alfresco
Lounge area
Lounge area
Relax with a cuppa
Dining area
Dining area
Leading to upstairs
Double bedroom
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