7 (all year)
Tarka View is an idyllic holiday cottage in a gorgeous location in Lapford village, a few minutes from the Old Malt Scoop pub. Anyone who yearns to replace their humdrum days with beautiful views, fresh air and the sound of birdsong will love this charming cottage, which can sleep up to four people in two bedrooms and is ideal for couples or friends. The location is perfect for discovering everything Devon has to offer visitors - which is a lot! It's midway between the north and south coasts, putting beaches like Westward Ho! and Exmouth within reach for a day at the seaside, and there are excellent walks and cycling routes from the door.
Tarka View is in the scenic Taw Valley in the heart of Mid Devon, midway between the market towns of Barnstaple and Crediton. Barnstaple is an excellent place not only to stock up on food for your self-catering holiday but to browse the historic Victorian Pannier Market, enjoy a meal out, go to the theatre or cinema, and explore a museum. Crediton also has a great variety of shops and other amenities, although it is better known for its impressive church, reflecting Crediton's prosperity as a Wool Town. You don't have to be religious to appreciate the detail in the 15th Century structure made of the local reddish sandstone. Exeter's cathedral city is only half an hour's drive from the cottage, giving even more scope for shopping, sightseeing, and dining out.
Shobrook Park is a lovely local spot for a walk, with its leafy footpaths, lake and resident flock of Canadian geese. Walking and cycling along the traffic-free Tarka Trail will be a highlight of your holiday. Dartmoor National Park and places like Meldon Reservoir are stunning in every season, as are the RHS Rosemoor Gardens. Grab your lilo and your towel and set course for the three-mile stretch of sand at Saunton Beach or picturesque Woolacombe Beach. Exmoor National Park is also close enough for a day out. Local attractions include everything from swimming pools to stately homes.
Tarka View is pet friendly and has a big private garden with a luxurious outdoor hot tub. It's available for weekly bookings between May and September.
Kath Bound joined Independent Cottages in June 2020
Tarka View is a pretty detached cottage. Accommodation is all on ground floor level.
Outside: Sit outside late into the night, soaking in the hot tub and stargazing. The fenced garden has a patio with gas barbecue and garden furniture as well as a clothesline for hanging washing. There is off-street parking on the driveway and an outdoor socket for charging electric cars.
Additional Information: Utilities and WiFi are provided. Guests to supply bed linen and towels. Up to two well-behaved dogs over a year old are welcome with the owner's agreement. Smoking indoors is not permitted.
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| Sat, 2 Jul 2022 for 7 nights, £780
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| Sat, 16 Jul 2022 for 7 nights, £890
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