Coastguard Cottage 1

Nr. Bideford, Devon
The whitewashed exterior of the Coastguard Cottages, Clovelly, Devon
The pretty exterior of the Coastguard Cottages, Clovelly, Devon
The pleasant exterior of Coastguard Cottage 1, Clovelly, Devon
The exterior of the Coastguard Cottages and Combe Cottage, Clovelly, Devon
The picnic area at the Coastguard Cottages, Clovelly, Devon
Enjoy breakfast in the picnic aret at the Coastguard Cottages, Clovelly, Devon
The reception room at Coastguard Cottage 1, Clovelly, Devon
The large kitchen at Coastguard Cottage 1, Clovelly
The country kitchen at Coastguard Cottage 1, Clovelly, Devon
The spacious double bedroom at Coastguard Cottage 1, Clovelly
One of the two single bedrooms at Coastguard Cottage 1, Clovelly
One of the single bedrooms at Coastguard Cottage 1, Clovelly, Devon
The bright bathroom at Coastguard Cottage 1, Clovelly, Devon
The light, airy bathroom at Coastguard Cottage 1, Clovelly, Devon
The pleasant bathroom at Coastguard Cottage 1, Clovelly, Devon
The beach near the Coastguard Cottages, Clovelly, Devon
The pebble beach near the Coastguard Cottages, Clovelly, Devon
The trail down to the beach at Clovely, Devon
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At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Saturday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 2 What's this?
  • Reference 012007

About Coastguard Cottage 1

A whitewashed cottage with an interesting history in a woodland area in Peppercombe Valley.

Anyone with a hankering for a secret hideaway close to the beach and at the end of a twisty and bumpy track will love this whitewashed cottage. Reach it by slowly driving down into the lush, wooded valley gated off from the rest of the world. It has an interesting story too – it used to house officers who policed the wild seas for smugglers and later evolved into a life-saving Coastguard Service, hence the name. 

The cottage itself sits alongside Coastguard Cottages 2 and 3 and although it’s been refurbished with bright and modern interiors, it still retains its 19th-century character with slate floors and a large fireplace. Step just outside the cottage to your own picnic area under the leafy canopies that flourish with birds and butterflies in the summer. 

You’ll be nestled in a secluded woodland area in the Peppercombe Valley, only a few minutes’ stroll from the rocky foreshore and red cliffs of the nearby beach. There’s a sandy expanse at low tide, so don’t forget your bucket and spade. The lively old port of Bideford on the River Torridge is just four miles away, with an array of shops, pubs and restaurants. 
 

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer not available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • Ground floor

    Kitchen/dining room, sitting room with multi-fuel stove, bathroom with shower over bath, single bedroom.

  • First floor

    Two bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed, 1 single).

Notes for guests

Access: The access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos please those images in the main website page.

Heating: Eco electric radiator heating and convector heating included. 
 
Parking: There is a car parking area which offers space for one car. 
 
Access: Due to the remote location of this cottage, guests are advised that access is via a locked gate along a track approximately half a mile long. Please drive very slowly and with great care at all times. Low slung vehicles should exercise particular care. 
 
Garden: At the front of the cottage there is a small garden which slopes down to the stream beyond the fence. A picnic table is just in front of the cottage where the ground is level. 
 
Utilities: the washing machine also has a combined tumble dryer.
 
Local suppliers: Cruise from Bideford to Lundy Island on the MS Oldenburg from March to end of October or take an evening cruise from Bideford along the River Torridge.
 
Fly fishing: From 1st March to 30th September,a complementary day ticket for salmon and/or trout fishing on the East Lyn is available for guests, this can be collected at Watersmeet, open from 8am until 5pm daily,for more information call 01598 763556.
 
Telephone: Calls can be made and received from the shared telephone located in an outside store behind Coastguard Cottage 3. There is no mobile signal in the valley but the signal is usually good at the top of the track. 
 
Logs: Eco logs and fire starter kits can be purchased at the time of booking or whilst at the cottages for use on the fire. Eco logs are sold in packs and cost £5. A pack should last all day or two evenings. We also offer an fire starter kit consisting of 40 eco briquettes and 4 firelighters for £7.50 per bag which will provide a base for approximately 4 fires.
 
Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 Acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities (details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage). Bedding, linen and towels are supplied (with a few exceptions, which is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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