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Mole Cottage

7 Nights FromSee prices

  • £320
    Low season
  • £500
    Peak season

Availability 12 month calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Calendar last updated: 25th January 2018
Preferred arrival day: Saturday

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Access


  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking

About Mole Cottage

Mole Cottage provides all the peace you want while still being close enough to beautiful beaches and countryside to pack your days full of fun and adventure. With space for two guests (or four with the use of a sofa bed), it is a favourite with couples (and small families) who want to stay in comfort while exploring North Devon’s coastline and the Exmoor National Park.

Set in five peaceful acres on Garramarsh Farm, Mole Cottage is located on the fringes of Alswear - a small but friendly hamlet with fantastic countryside views. South Molton is an easy five-minute drive or a gentle 20-minute cycle away. This charming market town has a good variety of amenities including Quince Honey Farm where you can buy locally produced honey from the largest exhibition of honey bees in the world, and if you have a sweet tooth, you should certainly not miss Melchior Chocolate Factory.

South Molton has a supermarket for your basics and a twice-weekly market held every Thursday and Saturday morning; and if you want a break from cooking, then you’ll find an excellent menu and a friendly welcome at pubs like The Castle Inn and the Poltimore Arms. The larger town of Barnstaple, which has more shops, pubs and restaurants, is 20 minutes from Mole Cottage, so you have everything you need within easy reach. It is also possible to order your shopping online for delivery on the day you arrive.

North Devon’s beaches are a magnet for outdoor lovers. Those closest to Mole Cottage include Westward Ho!, Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Staunton Sands and Croyde (parking is free for NT members at Baggy Point for Croyde Bay) which are approximately 40 minutes scenic drive, and good for swimming and surfing. A more secluded option is Mortehoe Beach near Woolacombe which is only accessible by foot from the coastal footpath. It has excellent rock pools that are a favourite with children so remember to take nets and buckets. Adrenaline junkies should get in touch with one of the several excellent local firms who run coasteering and other exciting activities.

Exmoor is conveniently near to Mole Cottage. There is no end of fun to be had in the National Park whether you do it on foot, by bike or on horseback. The landscape can be both gentle and dramatic but is always stunning so book a guided tour or pick up a map of waymarked trails from the Amory Centre in South Molton to see it for yourself. One of the most popular is the Tarka Trail which wends its way through some of England's best countryside.

A really nice way to spend a day in North Devon is by having no agenda. Pack a picnic and just head out, finding and falling in love with picturesque villages and hamlets on the way. If you’re looking for inspiration, a favourite picnic spot is by the six arches of Withypool Bridge on the River Barle. Withypool has an excellent riverside cafe and a great pub, the Royal Oak if you manage to eat your sandwiches before you arrive.

The appeal of Mole Cottage is both in its location, surrounded by quiet countryside yet within reach of exciting attractions, and its lovely interior which the owners have furnished with their guests' comfort in mind.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Lesley & Stuart Robinson joined Independent Cottages in August 2017

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Bike Storage
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Devon)

Accommodation comprises:

Ground floor:

  • Open-plan living area with space for cooking, dining and relaxing. A comfy sofa bed is set around the flat screen television (Freesat box provided for extra channels and DVD player) and log burner and there is a dining table with three chairs and kitchen to the other end which whilst compact, offers a microwave, dishwasher, fridge with freezer, Gas hob and electric oven underneath. A door takes you outside and lets the light flood in. For those who need to wash clothes whilst away, there is a washing machine and tumble dryer available in the adjoining car-port (plus clothes line outside and in the car port where you can dry wet suits and outdoor gear). Stairs take you up to...

First floor

  • Spacious double bedroom with bed side tables and lamps for reading, dressing table, wardrobe and room for a cot / cot bed or guest bed for child.
  • There is an en-suite shower room with WC and wash basin.

Outside: Bike storage is available in the car port and there is off-road parking outside the cottage as well as space to sit outside and enjoy the lovely rural views in the warmer months with outdoor furniture and a BBQ for alfresco dining. Garramarsh Farm has 800m of private fishing rights on the River Mole.

Additional information: Central heating keeps Mole Cottage warm all year round and the log burning stove adds extra cosiness. Internet access available. Towels and bed linen are provided and included in the price along with heating and electricity. No smoking and unfortunately no dogs. Short breaks available out of the peak season - please enquire with the owner. High chair, stair gate, toddler chair and baby bath available.

Mole Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2-4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double + Sofa bed in the lounge area)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £320
Mid Season from £400
High Season from £460
Peak Season £500
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, 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)7768 130641 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Lesley & Stuart Robinson
Member Since August 2017

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Mole Cottage 12 month availability calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 25th January 2018