Two bedroom cottage sleeping up to four persons
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.
Shipload Cottage is our largest cottage with both a double and twin bedroom. The cottage is split level: the lounge, double bedroom and bathroom on the upper level; and twin bedroom and kitchen on the lower level. The front door leads into the lounge. The lounge is the perfect place to unwind after a day out exploring Devon. Ease back into the comfort of the leather sofa whilst watching a film on the Freeview television / DVD player, listening to music on the mini HiFi system, or planning the next day’s activities on a tablet using the free Wi-Fi internet. Deciding what to do tomorrow is aided by the many information folders, maps and attractions leaflets kept in the lounge.
From the lounge is the landing, and just off this is the double bedroom. Bed linen and hand towels are provided, meaning fewer things to pack. There is plenty of storage with bedside tables, wardrobe, and a dressing table. A small selection of fiction novels is kept in the bedroom, perfect for having a quick read before bedtime. The bathroom is just next door to the double bedroom with wash basin, toilet, bath with shower, and a selection of toiletries.
A short staircase leads down to the lower level and the twin bedroom. This bedroom enjoys an en-suite shower room, toilet and hand basin. A selection of board games is stored beneath the beds, enabling good old fashioned family fun of an evening. Opposite the bedroom is the kitchen / diner, with electric hob and oven, microwave, and a fridge with a freezer compartment. Enjoying a family meal round the dining table is no problem as all cooking implements, plates, and cutlery are provided. French doors in the kitchen open onto a sunny patio. Imagine sitting for breakfast out on the patio on a bright summer’s morning, or a family BBQ to bring the day to a close. The cottage has a small garden just below the patio area. Guests should note that the garden is not fully enclosed.
Central heating, electricity, bed linen, and hand towels are all included in the rental fee.
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 fifth person in the lounge is also available upon request too.
Free parking is provided on site, with small number of steps linking the car park 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.
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 1st April and 27th October with changeover on Saturdays. 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.
Deposit of 20% of the full fee when booking, with the remainder to be paid at least six weeks prior to arrival. Payment in full for bookings less than six weeks from current date. Refund of any monies paid, minus deposit, for cancellations made more than six weeks prior to arrival date. No refunds for cancellations of six weeks or less from arrival date. Please see our website for full terms and conditions.
Please state if you wish to bring dogs with you to Yapham, in order that we can supply you with our Dog Terms & Conditions information when booking.