This quaint and cosy 200-year-old cottage is approached down typically narrow Devonian lanes on the edge of the hamlet of Loxhore, near the southern edge of the Arlington estate.
Its unusual name dates back to the Second World War when it was set aside for possible air-raid victims, thankfully it never needed to be used. The River yeo burbles under a bridge in the cottage garden.
On the south-western edge of the Arlington estate, this enchanting little cottage was once a gardeners lodge. Almost concealed from the road behind wrought-iron gates, it is enveloped in woodland by a little-used driveway into Arlingtons historic park.
There is a lawn in front of the cottage, and the whole glorious Arlington estate, criss-crossed with miles of footpaths, on its very doorstep.
Other cottages in North Devon
There are an additional six holiday cottages along the North Devon coast, including a lighthouse, 15th-century manor house and snug coastguards cottages. All are perfect for easy access to stunning beaches and coastal walks and offer a rural escape from the bustle of life.
The perfect location for 'walkies'
Both cottages on the Arlington estate welcome dogs. The grounds are a four-legged friends paradise, with woodlands, streams and fields to explore. Arlington Court welcomes dogs in the gardens and carriage museum.
What our guests have said
Mortuary Cottage - We enjoyed free eggs from the nearby farm. A very cheery cottage that doesn't live up to its name.
Woolley Lodge - Cosy cottage ideally situated to explore North Devon. Lovely to sit outside and listen to the birds.
National Trust cottages
Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway for two, or an unusual place for a group get together, we've nearly 400 cottages available for holidays so there's sure to be something perfect for you.