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Little Gubbs

Barnstaple (7.9 mls E), Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
4
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Romantic
Quirky
Parking on site / nearby
Electric vehicle charging
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A delightful wing of the farmhouse set in a beautiful cottage garden
  • Warm and welcoming ideal for couples looking for a peaceful and relaxing break
  • A selection of quaint villages and traditional pubs a short drive away plus the famous Tarka Trail is a close by offering beautiful nature walks
Property code: 88259

Escape and enjoy an abundance of walks or beach days at this pretty cottage adjacent the owner’s farmhouse. Set in a peaceful spot, yet close to many amenities within a short drive.

Well positioned in the village of West Buckland in Devon with easy access to nearby towns and villages, beaches and moorland. Excellent pub at nearby Swimbridge, serving home-cooked food. Landkey village is 5.8 miles away and has a pub as well as a shop with a post office. South Molton is 6.2 miles away with its twice-weekly Pannier Market, and Barnstaple is 8 miles away and offers many high street brands. The ‘little white town’ of Bideford is within 16.5 miles where you can take the Oldenburg to Lundy Island. Beach lovers will love Saunton (14 miles), Westward Ho! (17 miles), and Croyde (19 miles). Take advantage of superb walking in Exmoor National Park (9 miles).

Approaching the cottage through a five-bar gate and where you will spot the Banksy style wall art. Walk through the garden and up a few steps lead you to your front porch where you can kick off your wellies or walking boots undercover. Entering the hallway, the staircase in front of you and the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner to your right, well-furnished and equipped this room has a bright and light feel with Smart TV, feature stone fireplace with wood burner, a dining table and chairs and comfy sofa (which can be made into a pull-out double bed with linen provided on request) and feature chair beckon you to relax. The kitchen area has an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge with ice compartment. Heading up the stairs to the sleeping accommodation you will find a spacious bedroom with a super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request). The bathroom completes the accommodation and offers a bath, separate shower cubicle and WC.

Stepping outside there is dog secure and enclosed lawn area with garden furniture and charcoal BBQ.

There is allocated off-road parking for two cars and a shared (with owner who live next door) car charging point. Please note the cottage is located in the small village of West Buckland where there are many single-track lanes with passing points.

  • 1 bedroom – super king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request) + double sofa bed (linen included) can be made up on request
  • 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and dishwasher
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Stairgate provided
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Enclosed garden with garden furniture and charcoal BBQ
  • Allocated off-road parking for two cars
  • Electric car charging point (shared with owner who lives next door) pay per use.
  • Beach 14 miles, shop and pub 6 miles
  • Poor mobile phone signal
  • Sofa in lounge can be made into a pull-out single bed with linen provided (on request)
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • Arrival: 14:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Rachel Loosemore

This property joined our collection in 2022 and is managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Simon, 21st November 2023

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I had a wonderful stay at this gorgeous little cottage retreat !! The cottage was very comfortable and had the best super king bed I have slept in whilst on holiday . The garden was secure and spacious with a very busy bird feeder. The hosts Derek and Sheena made me feel welcome with a gorgeous home made cake and a bottle of wine and they were veryRead more knowledgable about the area . I found them very warm and considerate and throughly enjoyed the conversations I had with them. I'll definitely return Hide

Reviewed by Lee, 7th October 2023

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Owners/hosts were excellent in communication. A welcoming gesture of chocolate cake and bottle of wine was very appreciative. Good location central to areas of North Devon. Accommodation is spacious and comfortable. Would make a return visit.

Reviewed by Colin, 2nd October 2023

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We gad a great stay here and the host were most helpful and informative. Cottage is well located and in a very quiet area so we had a very relaxing time. Slept really well in the very comfortable bed. It is a short distance from various locations. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Barbara, 8th September 2023

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Reviewed by Janet, 1st September 2023

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A lovely place to stay, well situated for exploring both north and west areas of this part of Devon. The owners who live next door were friendly and helpful. The cottage is well equipped and everything was clean and fresh, and there is a nice garden to relax in. The gift of cake and wine was much appreciated.

Reviewed by Gerald, 25th August 2023

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Owners were very welcoming and helpful as well as greeting us with wine and cake. Very well placed for touring the area and walks in the lovely countryside. Cottage clean and comfortable. Amazing show of birds feeding outside window, especially the goldfinches. Thanks Sheena and Derek for a restful stay. Sue & Gerry, Somerset

Reviewed by Alice, 10th August 2023

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Perfect location to relax in a rural location with access to the Tarka trail on your doorstep. The bed is extremely comfortable and the property has everything you need for your stay. We were greeted with a bottle of red wine and lovely jam tarts from Derek and Sheena which was a thoughtful surprise. Great value for money if you enjoy long walks orRead more dont mind a short drive to the beach on top of the peaceful surroundings at Little Gubbs. Would highly recommend! Thank you Derek & Sheena top hosts Hide

Reviewed by Matthew, 23rd June 2023

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Our hosts Sheena and Derek gave us a very warm welcome upon arrival and were very helpful with ideas for places to visit. Our new temporary home was clean, comfortable and inviting. It was a great pleasure watching the birds feeding from the feeder outside the window every morning. Use of the electric charging point was very much appreciated and ouRead morer hosts were very considerate of our needs with swapping car spaces and keeping the garden secure for our dog Benji, two of the reasons we chose here. Hide

Reviewed by Jeannette, 16th June 2023

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This was an amazingly situated cottage for touring North Devon. Quiet, calming and peaceful after a busy day walking. The bed is awesome and so comfortable. Hosts Sheena and Derek could not have been more hospitable despite being away for part of our stay! Wine and chocolate cake left as a welcome! What more does one wan! Would recommend to all to Read morestay here simply idyllic hidden away in this beautiful part of Devon. Hide

Reviewed by Pat, 10th June 2023

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Cosy, comfortable and clean. Home from home. Dave and Sheena were very welcoming and helpful. The little garden was great for a drink after a long day. Plenty of hot water and every utensil you might require. Recommend The Black Venus pub- superb meal. Not far to anywhere, Barnstable,Staunton Sands, Croyde, Arlington House and many more.

Reviewed by Bernard, 27th May 2023

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A beautiful and comfortable cottage for two in the heart of rural north Devon. Description is accurate. Friendly and generous owners, very kind. Seriously good chocolate cake and good taste in wine - thank you so much. Perfect for exploring the coastal regions, Exmoor and surrounding county-side, good access to major roads 1/2 mile approx away. BeaRead moreutiful and friendly parish church just down the road in the village. Cottage is on the Tarka trail for local walks. Perfect! Hide

Reviewed by Sarah, 24th March 2023

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We had a lovely week, staying at Little Gubbs The owners gave us a very warm welcome. The welcome pack was much appreciated and the cake was delicious. Despite rain on some days, we enjoyed walks along the coast as well as visiting other local attractions. There is plenty to see in the area. Little Gubbs was warm and comfortable, catering for all oRead moref our needs. Hide

Reviewed by Adriana, 23rd October 2022

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Beautiful cottage in a perfect location to explore all of North Devons delights. The owners were perfect hosts- welcoming and full of great advice when needed but left us to our own devices. The accommodation was nice and warm with a lovely log burner for chilly evenings. Extra welcome touches included milk and tea/coffee as well as a nice bottle oRead moref wine and a wonderful freshly baked cake. Would definitely recommend and if we get the chance we will come back. Hide

Reviewed by Karen, 7th October 2022

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The cottage is absolutely delightful. The lounge/ diner/ kitchenette is warm and very welcoming. As for the bathroom & the bedroom we loved both rooms.

Reviewed by Paula, 23rd September 2022

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A lovely place to stay, relaxing and peaceful. Perfect little garden to sit in and enjoy a glass of wine.

Reviewed by Tina, 16th September 2022

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A cosy, clean, peaceful property in a great spot with beautiful, spacious bedroom and bathroom. Really thoughtful touches (flowers, cake & wine!) as well as a warm welcome from Sheena and Derek including the offer of lighting the fire! Some great bird watching from the living room and have never seen so many bees buzzing around the garden - amazingRead more! Hide

Reviewed by Linda, 26th August 2022

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Highly recommend Little Grubbs . Ideally situated for exploring North Devon. Lovely warm welcome with a nice bottle of wine and a yummy chocolate cake plus extras. Spotlessly clean. Look forward to returning in the future. Watsons . Nottinghamshire

Reviewed by Tracy-ann, 11th August 2022

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The owners were very friendly and gave me a warm welcome with some lovely touches - such as a chocolate cake on arrival, eggs, and butter, soda bread and a bottle of wine and flowers from the garden, these things mean a lot to guests, especially when not expected. Cleaning materials were provided, a small BBQ in the garden and nightlights which werRead moree a nice touch if on a romantic break. Secure parking and adequate space for you and the dog inside plus a secure gated garden. Tracy & Blu Hide

Reviewed by Aniela, 4th July 2022

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Absolute gem of a place, Little Grubbs was the perfect place to stay. The cottage is in the lovely village of West Buckland, close enough to the beaches in the area but gives the chance to live the village life, The cottage itself is fabulous, everything you want in a self contained one up one down property, the bedroom was fantastic we were there Read morein high temps but it was so cool at night. Owners are wonderful and went above and beyond to make our stay memorable. Recommend to anyone Hide

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