Coastguard Cottage 3Nr. Bideford, Devon
- 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 3Hidden 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.
Availability & book
- Selected dates
- Changeover day
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
Not accessibleView accessibility guide (PDF 1036 KB)
Kitchen, sitting room with multi-fuel stove, bathroom with shower over bath.
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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