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Downe Cottages

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Review Summary

  • Cottages 5.0
  • Value 4.5
  • Friendliness 5.0
  • Cleanliness 5.0
  • Facilities 5.0
  • Service 5.0
  • Location 4.5

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Downe Cottages Information


We have created the Cottages and have maintained them with a passion that has endured for more than twenty years. The location is sensational: looking West over the Atlantic - next stop America - and North up to Lundy Island to the Welsh Coast beyond. The Cottages, grouped around a large courtyard, reflect the men and women who created the original farm courtyard over the centuries. Every cottage is a beautiful building and each has lovely features drawn from its history. During the conversion works we added to these features and know that some will be present in a hundred years time: the slate floors on the ground floor in every cottage, a mixture of Chinese and African slates, are fabulous; every staircase was built on site in pine by a craftsman working for us and are antiques of the future; many of the window cills are made of local slates and many have ancient oak lintels; the roofs of every cottage are reclaimed slate procured from reclamation yards around the county etc. etc. Our objective is simple: we live at Downe and we wish every visitor to be delighted with their cottage. We provide holiday accommodation that is: Immaculately clean. Warm whatever the weather. Exceptionally spacious. Well equipped so that they each is truly "Home from Home". Beautiful to look at both internally and externally. With well maintained, spacious grounds. In addition there is a spacious and well equipped gym and spa of exceptional quality. We welcome visitors and show them into their cottage; we show visitors around the Gym and Spa facilities; we are on hand to resolve any problem that might occur during the visit and we are there to say farewell at the end of the visit. We ensure that the cottage delivers everything that we promise. You are treated as guests in our home.


  • BBQ/Picnic area
  • Books, DVD, games
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Bike lock-up
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • WiFi internet
  • Fitness or sports facility
  • Terrace
  • Kitchen/kitchenette
  • Library


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's books, videos, games
  • Highchairs
  • Children's play area

Business Facilities

  • Desk working station

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Tennis court - outdoor
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Water-skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Fitness


We have three cottages with a downstairs bedroom and ensuite shower room accessible by people with limited mobility (a one bedroom cottage, a two bedroom cottage and a three bedroom cottage.. Cars can be driven to the doors of the cottages to assist those with limited mobility.


Check in: 4:00 PM (Reception open 24 hours)
Early check-in available on request
Check out: 10:00 AM
Late check-out available on request
Child Policy: Children welcome
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pets: No pets
Accommodation type: Cottage
Booking Terms and Conditions


  • Road from Junction 27 of the M5 (50.0 miles)
    1) Leave M5 at Junction 27 and take A361 towards Barnstaple. 2) Take A39 at Barnstaple towards Bideford. 3) Twelve miles after Bideford turn right on the B3248 to Hartland. 4) Go straight through Hartland and leave on the road to Stoke and Hartland Quay. 5) Half a mile out of Hartland take the first right (immediately before Hartland Abbey) signposted towards Berry. 6) Follow this single-track road over a stone bridge, up a steep hill, round a right hand bend and there is the entrance to Downe. 7) Drive along the drive into a large Accost Barn which is now a garage for all visitors cars. Park your car in a marked bay and leave through the pedestrian exit which will bring you into a large courtyard. Cross the courtyard to the Georgian glass door and ring the bell.  Jeremy or Lynda will then appear to show you into your cottage and show you around the gym and spa facilities.

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