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7 Nights  

  • £344  to  £639

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  • £93 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children

    No Children

  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Hot Tub

About Hen House

Hen House is a beautifully renovated holiday cottage in Gunn, close to Exmoor National Park and only a few miles from Barnstaple and the North Devon Coast. The owners have carefully mixed the warmth and character of the original beams and stone walls with modern comforts and a layout that makes the most of the incredible views. It's a spacious and relaxing retreat for couples and a place where solo travellers can escape from the monotony of daily life into something far more enjoyable.

Barnstaple is a highlight of any holiday in North Devon. It's not merely a place to pick up provisions or grab a takeaway. It's a vibrant community of independent retailers (including those in the Victorian pannier market), cafes, restaurants and pubs. It also has a theatre, multi-screen cinema complex, leisure centre and a museum. The town is set on the banks of the River Taw, and a relaxing walk beside the water is a lovely way to work up an appetite for a picnic. The Tarka Trail goes between Barnstaple and Braunton, offering a mainly-traffic free route for walkers and cyclists. Guests who need to can hire bikes in Barnstaple.

Spend lazy days discovering the gentle delights of Appledore and Instow. Regular sightseeing boat trips to Lundy Island leave from Bideford and Ilfracombe, and a journey on the funicular railway is a pleasure enjoyed by visitors for over 130 years. As well as being close to Exmoor, Hen House is only half an hour from the North Devon coast and beaches like Westward Ho!, Croyde, Woolacombe, and Saunton. It's a fantastic location for anyone who loves swimming, surfing, bodyboarding, or walking along the sand or a dramatic clifftop footpath.

There are no limits when you stay at Hen House. If you want to spend all day walking, cycling, sightseeing, horse riding, playing golf or surfing, no one will stop you. Likewise, if you simply want to move no further than between the sun lounger and the outdoor hot tub, you can do that too. The cottage is one of four superb properties at Accott Manor. It can be booked on its own or with the other holiday homes if you want to go on holiday with friends or family.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Amanda Tassell (Bkgs Officer) joined Independent Cottages in November 2020

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner
  • Luxury
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Games Room
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • WiFi

Location (Devon)

Accommodation Comprises:

Hen House is all on one level with no internal steps. The dog-friendly holiday home is entirely independent of the other holiday properties at Accott Manor, with guests having shared use of a separate games room and grounds.

  • Open plan living/dining room and kitchen with full-height windows and glass doors that open onto the deck. There's a huge sofa positioned where guests can easily see the TV, benefit from the log burner's warmth, and admire the tranquil rural views. The glass-topped rattan dining table adds to the indoor/outdoor effect.
  • Fitted kitchen fully equipped with all of the utensils, equipment and appliances guests will need to self-cater, including a dishwasher for ease of clearing up. Quality cabinets and granite benches make it a stylish space as well as an efficient one.
  • Sleep soundly under the vaulted ceiling in the bedroom, which also has a feature stone wall and a glass door onto the balcony. Venetian blinds effectively block the light until you're ready to let it in. The bed is kingsized and made up using quality bed linens and throws. There is a walk-in wardrobe where you can store all of your clothing and luggage out of sight.
  • Ensuite with a huge shower, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The private deck has a glass balustrade, so none of the views and light is blocked. There are two sun loungers, a table and chairs, a barbecue, and an outdoor hot tub. You'll happily start and finish each day gazing at the stunning scenery, including the brilliant night skies. Guests have shared use of a games room, and there is allocated off-street parking.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are provided. Guests to supply towels for use at the beach and hot tub if they are required. Short breaks are possible, depending on availability. Well-behaved pets are welcome through prior arrangement. Smoking is not permitted.

This property is managed by an agency that may apply an additional booking fee to the prices quoted.

Hen House Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (1 King)
1 dog welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £344
To £639
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Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1271 377432 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Amanda Tassell (Bkgs Officer)
Member Since November 2020

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Hen House 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 14th July 2024