Delightful one bedroom cottage with conservatory
Yapham Cottages are three select cottages based in Hartland, North Devon. The cottages are barn conversions seamlessly mixing the old with the new: exposed original oak beams, yet equipped to provide a comfortable experience for today’s traveller. Yapham is the ideal location to get away from it all, and yet with all the attractions of North Devon and beyond within easy reach.
Yapham is a haven of tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The cottages are very private, located down a half kilometre driveway and with no overlooking neighbours. Situated in five acres on the side of a wooded valley, the cottages enjoy an unrivalled rural setting within the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Yapham is an ideal base for walkers, with the South West Coast Path and other local walks nearby. The cottages are dog friendly and up to two are allowed free of charge. North Devon is a great location for doggies to take their owners for walkies; with country lanes, dog friendly beaches, and many dog friendly inns.
Barley Cottage is superb and extremely popular with visitors to Yapham. It is a single storey, one bedroom cottage, although it is possible to sleep a third person in the lounge with a folding bed. The cottage is entered via the conservatory. The conservatory is furnished with a cane double seater settee and twin chairs. The conservatory is a fantastic addition to the cottage. Just imagine sitting in here on a summer’s afternoon, glass of wine to hand whilst reading a book, and watching the birds darting back and forth the bird feeder hanging outside. It is a real sun trap in the summer, and also a light, airy chill out room if the weather is not so good. There is a wealth of information kept in folders in the conservatory: places to eat, local walks, and coast path guide. The conservatory leads into the lounge. The lounge is a really light room due to the large front window, providing a stunning view across the valley. The lounge has a comfortable settee, Freeview television with built in DVD player, mini Hi-Fi unit, and with a dining table at the far end. There is a selection of novels, DVDs and CDs to provide relaxing entertainment following a day out visiting one of the many local attractions. Browse the web using our free Wi-Fi internet to plan your next day’s excursion. There are a couple of steps leading down from the lounge into the kitchen. The kitchen is well equipped with the pots, pans, plates, cutlery and all of the other essential cooking items required to let out the chef in you. There is an electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher. A breakfast bar runs beneath the kitchen window. What a great way to start any day, sat eating your toast whilst gazing across the lush, green landscape. The bedroom also comes off the lounge and has a comfortable double bed, as well as lots of storage space in the wardrobe, dressing table, and bedside tables. The en-suite shower room has a shower, toilet and hand basin. Stepping out of the conservatory is a patio area with table and chairs: great for a barbecue. The patio looks over the garden and orchard so why not help yourself to an apple as you stroll along!
The cottage enjoys the use of a shared utility room close by; with a freezer, washing machine, and tumble dryer; ideal for longer stays. Sun loungers and a BBQ are stored here too. A stair gate, travel cot, and high chair are available upon request for guests with new additions to the family. A folding bed, to sleep a third person in the lounge is also available upon request too.
Free parking is provided on site, with small number of steps linking the parking space and cottage. Guests are welcome to walk our small woodland or pick fruit during summer in the orchard. A paddock is just a short walk from the cottage. A small selection of outdoor games is kept in the utility room, especially for use in the paddock. Adults vs kids anyone?
An outside tap is available for cleaning muddy paws after walks and extra doggie towels are available upon request. The long driveway is ideal for early morning or evening walkies.
Things To Do:
This is the place to be if you enjoy exploring gorgeous natural landscapes. Hartland is home to Sites of Special Scientific Interest: Bursdon Moor, Marsland to Clovelly Coast, Deptford Farm Pastures, and the nearby Lundy Island. Hartland also forms part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve because of its blend of special landscapes and wildlife areas, rich cultural heritage and communities that care about it and want to sustain it into the future. The waters around Lundy Island form England’s only Marine Nature Reserve. They feature the finest examples of rocky reefs in Britain, with an amazing diversity of sea life including some very rare and fragile species. There are grey seals, dolphins, porpoises, lobsters and eight species of coral. Dartmoor and Exmoor are within easy driving distance too.
The world renowned South West Coast Path passes through Hartland and is just a short walk from Yapham. This section of the path includes some breath-taking scenery. The path transverses the highest granite cliffs in England with incredible geological features, hidden coves and beaches, waterfalls and an iron age hill fort. Following the path takes you along Hartland Point where the lighthouse and shipwrecks point to the treacherous shipping routes nearby. Evidence can be seen of Hartland’s smuggling past at the Hartland Quay Museum, handily located at the Wrecker’s Retreat Bar! Further north, the path is more level, passing through gentle sand dunes. There are many other local walks around Hartland, including several heritage trails and the Hescott Farm Trail right on our very own doorstep.
There is a wealth of activities in Hartland or just a short drive away. Down the lane from us, is a private fishing pond which is open to guests staying at Yapham. Appledore, Bideford Quay and Tamar Lakes are also recommended as ideal fishing locations. Cyclists can ride the Tarka Trail at Bideford or the Devon Coast to Coast route. There is a bike rack at Yapham and cycle hire can be arranged in Bideford. The more adventurous may want to have a go at surfing, sailing, or cliff climbing.
Places To See:
When it comes to places to visit, the list is practically endless! Locally is the little village of Hartland with its quaint little shops and numerous artisans. Hartland Abbey, Docton Mill and St Nectan’s Church are also nearby. Why not visit the world-famous village of Clovelly, with its steep cobbled streets and little harbour? Just twenty minutes away is the ancient maritime port of Bideford. Shoppers needn’t feel left out either. Bideford boasts the Atlantic Village Retail Park, whilst shopping arcades can be found in Barnstaple and Bude. Further driving finds attractions in Ilfracombe, Exeter and The Eden Project. Children are well catered for too, with The Big Sheep, Milky Way, Funderzone, plus many rocky coves and sandy beaches in the locality. Finally, after an action-packed day, finish off with a delicious meal in one of the many local inns and restaurants.
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Weekly bookings only between 31st March and 26th October with changeover on Fridays. Short breaks considered for Late Availability deals (usually un-booked dates within 2 weeks of current date). Short breaks available outside of the main season with flexible changeover day. Check our website for short break prices.
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