3 (off peak)
Brook Cottage is a dog friendly holiday cottage that is located in the grounds of Lew Barn, where the owners run a Bed and Breakfast, in the village of Bradworthy, Holsworthy. This single storey barn conversion is conveniently located just two miles from the North Devon/Cornwall border and allows easy access to both Devon and Cornwall and their many attractions.
This bright and cheerful holiday home has much to offer at any time of the year. It is close to the seaside town of Clovelly; the shopping towns of Barnstaple and Bideford; the surfing beaches of Bude, Hartland point and Westward Ho; attractions such as the Gnome Reserve and Wild Flower Garden, Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre and the Milky Way Adventure Park - all sure to be a hit with the little ones!; and it is within easy reach of the National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor (an hour's drive away). It is also ideal for touring, walking and cycling as it is close to the South West cycle route (no.3) and the Tarka trail. The local area also offers horse riding.
Lew Barn is a small friendly establishment in a lovely setting, where guests can enjoy the large diverse gardens which include a fish stocked lake, bordered by two streams. The grounds are ideal for enjoying a relaxing day, where you can have a barbeque or just sit and watch the fish in the lake. Alternatively, you can try your hand at fishing providing you have an up to date rod licence. Then in the evening stroll into Bradworthy village (a short five minute walk) and sample delicious food and fine ale at the local friendly 14th Century Inn. The village boasts one of the largest village squares in the West Country and also has a selection of village shops including a Post Office, village shop (including a butcher) and a couple of general stores where you can stock up on provisions.
For those looking to escape the pressures of everyday life and truly unwind, there is no better place. Devon is rich in country inns offering fantastic home-grown produce, beautiful rolling countryside, wonderful beaches, traditional farmers markets and of course, the famous delicious cream tea!
Pete Vick joined Independent Cottages in August 2011
Brook Cottage has recently been converted and has incorporated a lots of green credentials to ensure its carbon footprint is reduced. It sits within the grounds of Lew Barn and comfortably accommodates up to four guests in two bedrooms.
Accommodation is single level and comprises:
Outside: The cottage has a private allocated parking space next to it. Guests are welcome to enjoy the meadows (two acres) and have gated access to the lake with a picnic area (young children need to be accompanied at all times and care must be taken).
Additional information: Two well behaved dogs are welcome free of charge by arrangement. There is a day kennel located outside which guests are able to book via the owner, allowing you to take day trips out without your pet should you wish (no extra charge). The cottage is wheelchair friendly but please discuss your personal requirements with the owner before booking to ensure the cottage is suitable both inside and out. Bed linen and towels are provided.
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