A lovely, cosy, single bedroom cottage with a sofa bed to sleep an additional two 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.
Windbury Cottage is a single storey, one bedroom cottage. The double bedroom and sofa bed means that this cottage can sleep up to four persons. A couple of stone steps lead up to the front door and into the lounge. The lounge has a combined kitchen diner at the far end. The lounge has a large open feel and gazing upwards, you see the exposed beams in the ceiling. The lounge has two sofas, Freeview television with built in DVD player and mini Hi-Fi unit. One of the sofas is a sofa bed, creating a small double to sleep and additional two persons. This cottage boasts free Wi-Fi internet, and it is easy to imagine sitting there of an evening and planning the next day’s activities on your laptop / tablet. More ideas for things to do can be found by way of the many leaflets, maps and guidebooks kept in the cottage. A small collection of novels, board games, CDs and DVDs are available for entertainment in the evening. Over in the far corner, is a modern, well-equipped kitchen. The kitchen has all the pots, pans, plates, cutlery and other essential cooking items required to let out the chef in you. There is an electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher. The kitchen window has a lovely view out onto our orchard, and you are more than welcome to help yourself to fruit in season. To the side of the kitchen is a dining area, seating up to four persons. In one corner of the lounge is a large walk in cupboard: an ideal place for storing suitcases out of the way. A door in the lounge then leads into the double bedroom. The bedroom 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, wc and hand basin. Outside of the front door is a stone chipped patio area. The patio has iron patio furniture and makes a lovely spot for a BBQ in the summer. The edge of patio is lined with planters which look stunning in the summer. It is a real sun trap so imagine laying out on the patio on one of our sun loungers with a cool drink to hand. Just perfect!
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.
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.
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.
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.