Coastguard Cottage 3

Nr. Bideford, Devon
The bright exterior of the Coastguard Cottages, Clovelly, Devon
The pleasant exterior of Coastguard Cottages 3, Clovelly, Devon
The grand exterior of the Coastguard Cottages and Combe Cottage, Clovelly, Devon
The whitewashed exterior of Coastguard Cottage 3, Clovelly, Devon
The whitewashed exterior of the Coastguard Cottages, Clovelly, Devon
The traditional country sitting room at Coastguard Cottage 3, Clovelly, Devon
The large sitting room at Coastguard Cottage 3, Clovelly
The kitchen at Coastguard Cottage 3, Clovelly, Devon
The spacious double bedroom at Coastguard Cottage 3, Clovelly, Devon
The large double bedroom at Coastguard Cottage 3, Clovelly, Devon
The bright bathroom at Coastguard Cottage 3, Clovelly, Devon
The comfortable double bedroom at Coastguard Cottage 3, Clovelly, Devon
The bright and airy bathroom at Coastguard Cottage 3, Clovelly, Devon
The walk to Peppercombe Beach, near Coastguard Cottage 3, Clovelly, Devon
Peppercombe Beach, near Coastguard Cottage 3, Clovelly, Devon
Pebbled Peppercombe Beach, near Coastguard Cottage 3, Clovelly, Devon
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At-a-glance details

  • Guests 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Saturday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 012009

About Coastguard Cottage 3

Hidden away in a secluded woodland is this cob cottage for two.

Coastguard Cottage 3 is one of a row of traditional cob cottages built in the late 18th-century and accessed down an old, bumpy track through the wooded valley. The cottages' original function was to house officers of the Preventive Service, a group tasked with preventing smuggling that later evolved into the Coastguard Service. It’s now been restored into a romantic one-bedroom cottage that retains its 18th-century character with low beamed ceilings, an ancient oak bedroom floor and a large fireplace.  

A step away from your cosy idyll you’ll find a small garden table. Here’s the perfect place to sit down for an alfresco lunch, with only the trickle of the nearby stream breaking the silence. Follow the path down to the beach at Peppercombe. There’s a sandy expanse at low tide, a rocky foreshore and a backdrop of red cliffs.

Just three miles away, Clovelly is fabulous place to spend the afternoon. Explore this fascinating village with its steep, cobbled streets leading down to a tiny harbour. Or hop onto the South West Coast Path for walks along the rugged Hartland Point. 
 

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not 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, sitting room with multi-fuel stove, bathroom with shower over bath.

  • First floor

    1 Double bedroom.

Notes for guests

Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage.

Children: Due to there being no window restrictions or stairgates we feel this cottage is not suitable for small children. 

Heating: Eco electric radiator heating and convector heating included.

Parking: There is a car parking area which offers parking for one car. 

Accessibility: 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 with chairs is just in front of the cottage where the ground is level. 

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm.

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 payphone 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.

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet 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 are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

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 kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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