At-a-glance details

  • Guests 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 1
  • Acorn rating 1 What's this?
  • Reference 012053

About Kipscombe Belve Cottage

This rustic cottage is tucked away in the western corner of Exmoor – wonderfully placed for exploring everything from the rugged wilderness to the sweeping coastline.

Hidden away on a working farm in North Devon, this small, but perfectly formed cottage, is somewhere you’ll love coming back to time and time again. The surrounding area is a haven for wildlife with miles of footpaths to explore. Head out on foot or by bike and discover the Exmoor ponies and Red deer living on your doorstep.

Step through into the entrance hallway to find a simply styled open plan living room, kitchen, and dining area, followed by a bedroom and level access shower room with adjacent toilet. The cottage has been designed to be accessible for all, with level access and accessible features throughout. Although there’s no garden, there is a field opposite the cottage which you are welcome to use. However, please note that the only access is via steep steps and the field may sometimes be used to graze livestock. There’s also allocated parking for one car opposite the cottage.

This corner of Exmoor is full of narrow twisting lanes that lead to incredible views. Explore some of North Devon’s most dramatic landscapes that inspired Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Shelley from the highest sea cliffs in England, to wild open moorland. And, just a short walk from the cottage you’ll find yourself at Countisbury which has a pub, ideal if you don’t fancy cooking.

If you’re looking for unique architecture, lots of history or a stunning beach, the area around Lynmouth and Lynton has everything. Known as ‘little Switzerland’, these seaside villages, around three miles away, have rows of charming fishing cottages and shops that cluster around the pretty harbour. It's also where you'll find the nearest beach, made of fine shingle and accessible once the tide is out. Watersmeet is also worth a visit with its wooded valley, crystal-clear river tumbling down the gorge and quaint tea-room.

Kipscombe Belve Cottage and its surrounding area are perfect for getting away from it all, but if you fancied some time closer to civilization, you could head to the towns of Minehead or Barnstaple. They offer a wide range of shops, supermarkets, pubs, restaurants and other attractions. You could also head further inland to discover the town of Taunton, which is steeped in history and just over an hour away from the cottage by car.

This holiday cottage is next to another one, Kipscombe Cottage, which can be sold together to allow for more people to join you on holiday. However, Kipscombe Cottage is not accessible to wheelchair users.

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Features and facilities

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


Wheelchair friendly


  • Ground floor

    Open plan kitchen / sitting room. 6ft double bedroom which can be made up as a twin by request. Level access shower room with WC.

Notes for guests

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

Heating: Oil fired central heating included.

Parking: There will be allocated parking for one car opposite the cottage. The parking space is level and is 2m from the ramped entrance to the cottage.

Garden: Although there is no garden at Kipscombe, guests may enjoy using the field behind the cart shed with its newly planted trees; handy for exercising the dog or sitting in for a picnic. Please note this is only accessible via some steep steps and may be used to graze livestock at times.

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.

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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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