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7 Nights  

  • £595  to  £1245

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Short Breaks From

  • £125 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Access


  • Log Burner
  • Beach Nearby

About Old Post Cottage

Old Post Cottage will make you feel relaxed from the moment you see its sturdy, 16th-century whitewashed stone walls. The location just off the village square in Mortehoe could not be better, being only a short stroll from great pubs like the Ship Around and the Chichester Arms, yet on a quiet traffic-free path. Rockham Beach is within walking distance and the cottage, which sleeps four people in two bedrooms, is as popular with couples on a romantic Devon break as it is with families looking for stylish accommodation and a traditional bucket-and-spade holiday.

Mortehoe is a welcoming clifftop village with good amenities that include several pubs and cafes. The village is less than a mile from the coast, with its elevated position affording incredible views of the ocean and surrounding countryside much of which is managed by the National Trust. Peaceful and tranquil, Mortehoe has a chequered past with many passing ships having been tricked into wrecking on nearby rocks so their booty could quickly be spirited away into a complex but effective smuggling system.

The walk from Mortehoe to the beach is a lovely one, and as the South West Coast Path runs along the cliffs, you can easily explore more widely. You might be lucky enough to spot seals if you walk between Morte and Bull points. Or pack a picnic and enjoy the peace and seclusion of “secret” beaches like Bennett’s Mouth and Grunta, which are often deserted even in high summer.

Mortehoe is next to Woolacombe which is one of the best and most popular beaches in Devon. With its three-mile stretch of golden sand, it is easy to stake out space and settle down for a day of swimming, sandcastles and beach games. As well as a wide variety of places to eat, drink and shop, Woolacombe is an excellent spot to learn to surf. With Exmoor National Park also a short distance away there are endless opportunities to cycle, horse ride and stay active. Other nearby highlights include Lundy Island, Baggy Point and Croyde. Barnstaple, with its ancient pannier market, is great for a day of local shopping.

The owners of Old Post Cottage have created a relaxed and welcoming space with a fresh, contemporary feel that fits beautifully with the cottage’s original 16th Century features. The cottage is perfect for couples, families and friends, giving them a comfortable base in a fantastic village-centre location.

As the owners work and cannot always answer the phone, the quickest way to make contact with them is via email

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Richard Knight joined Independent Cottages in September 2018

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Beach Nearby
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Devon)

Accommodation Comprises:

Old Post Cottage, the oldest home in Mortehoe, dates from the 16th Century and has been a house, shop and post-office over the course of its life.


  • Living room painted white, allowing original features like the thick oak beam and stone fireplace to stand out. Enjoy supper (fold-away table and two chairs provided) then stretch out on the comfortable couches in front of the wood burner and watch TV. The cottage has WiFi, and the owners have provided a variety of books and games for guests to enjoy during their stay.
  • The kitchen is another light, bright room with good quality appliances that include a wall-mounted oven, gas stove and dishwasher. The window overlooks the enclosed rear garden, and there is a good complement of utensils, crockery and glasses. A wooden stable door opens into the garden.
  • Shower room with a walk-in shower, WC, handbasin and heated towel rail.


  • Master bedroom with a comfortable kingsized (5ft) bed with bedside tables and reading lights, as well as a chest of drawers for storage and windows that look over the village.
  • Second bedroom which is a lovely twin room with two full-sized single beds, a nightstand with reading light, a chest of drawers and windows that look over the gardens.
  • Family bathroom with a bath including a hand-held shower attachment, WC and handbasin.

Outside: Across a narrow path that provides access to a neighbouring cottage, there is a large private garden with garden furniture and a barbecue, and views of the hills beyond. There is space for loading outside the cottage with parking in the village car park 50 metres away.

Additional Information: Utilities, linen and towels (not beach towels) are included, and the cottage has central heating and WiFi. No smoking. No pets. Short breaks available out of peak season - please enquire with the owner. Saturday is the normal changeover apart form low season when the owners will try to be flexible.

Old Post Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Twin)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £595
To £1245
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Richard Knight
Member Since September 2018

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