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  • £550  to  £1250

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  • £137 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Off-Road Parking

About Rose Cottage

Rose Cottage is a charming holiday cottage on the edge of the beautiful Youlston Estate in Shirwell village near Barnstaple. It's a lovely holiday home where you can experience the charm of the Devon countryside while still being within half an hour of the stunning North Devon coast. There is space for four people to sleep in two bedrooms, and it's child and dog-friendly to make it a proper family holiday everyone can enjoy whether on two legs or four. Exmoor National Park is also within easy reach, making this an area that's ideal for lovers of the Great Outdoors, adventurous souls, and people who crave open space and raw beauty.

Shirwell is a quiet village just over 10 minutes from Barnstaple. There are lovely walks from the village, including to East Down and the popular Pyne Arms pub, which is dog-friendly and serves delicious pub meals and local beers. You can also walk to Muddiford or walk or cycle the 4.5 miles to Barnstaple, where you can jump on the Tarka Trail and explore via the 180-mile figure-of-eight path that cyclists, walkers and horse riders share. The southern loop goes as far as Dartmoor National Park, and the northern loop reaches Lynton before returning to the pivot in Barnstaple. Bicycle hire is available in Barnstaple. Other local routes include walking along the South West Coast Path past Heddon's Mouth, Woody Bay and Hangman's Cliffs, or climbing to the top of Dunkery Beacon for panoramic views.

You have a choice of fantastic beaches within 30 minutes of Rose Cottage. Saunton Sands is dog-friendly, with surfboard and wetsuit hire and tuition. Instow is a lovely beach where the River Taw meets the sea, with other beaches including Westward Ho! and Combe Martin. Local attractions include Exmoor Zoo, Arlington Court and the National Carriage Museum, the Broomhill Sculpture Gardens, and RSPB Isley Marsh. Barnstaple has all the usual amenities, a busy historic Victorian Pannier Market, annual events and fun festivals.

Rose Cottage is a welcoming home-away-from-home with comfortable furnishings and neutral decor that puts guests at ease as soon as they arrive. It's available for bookings all year round.

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Owner details:

Amanda Tassell (Bkgs Officer) joined Independent Cottages in July 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Devon)

Accommodation Comprises:

Rose Cottage has a traditional layout with accommodation over two levels.


  • Enter via an enclosed porch where there is space to hang coats and leave shoes.
  • Walk through to the living room with a comfortable two-seater sofa, a deep armchair, and a high-backed wing chair. It's a lovely space to relax and read or watch TV.
  • Modern renovations have opened up the layout, creating a lovely flow into the spacious kitchen/diner from the living room. A solid pine table with seating for four people, including a window seat, overlooks the garden. Fitted appliances, including a dishwasher, and plenty of work surfaces, make cooking a pleasure. It's a well-equipped room furnished with family meals in mind.
  • Double bedroom with a kingsize bed and chests of drawers with reading lights. The large ensuite has a bath, walk-in shower, heated towel rail, WC and a handbasin. There are two small steps to get from the living room into this bedroom.


  • Spacious bedroom with zip and link beds that can be set up either as two full-sized (3ft-wide) single beds or one super-kingsize bed, depending on your requirements. There is hanging space, a chest of drawers, and big bedside tables with drawers and reading lights.
  • Huge ensuite with a roll-top bath, walk-in shower, heated towel rail, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: Rose Cottage's garden is as lovely as the rest of the house. High hedges and mature trees ensure privacy and provide shade on hot days, while the lawn and patio are ideal for lazing about and relaxing with a summer barbecue.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included. Guests to provide beach and dog towels if required. Well-behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement. The cottage is a non-smoking property.

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

Rose Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Superking/Twin)
2 dogs welcome
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
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 July 2021

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