3 (off peak)
Muddlebridge House offers a choice of seven nicely presented holiday cottages, nestling amongst attractive grounds close to the riverside town of Barnstaple in Devon. Comfortable and well presented, each cottage has its own unique character, accommodating two to six guests individually, making them a popular choice with not only families but also couples and extended groups who want to holiday together.
Perfect for those who like to have on-site facilities to keep the children (and adults!) entertained, guests have plenty of space to relax and let off steam with three acres including play areas for the children, two games rooms for inside fun, picnic areas for alfresco dining (BBQs available) and an indoor swimming pool and sauna for indulging in relaxation. There is also a communal laundry room for clothes washing, a selection of bikes that can be hired for exploring the Tarka Trail (as well as cycle hire locally), children's wetsuits for hire and also complimentary use of the outdoor tennis courts at Tarka Tennis Centre in Barnstaple (indoor courts also available to hire - charges apply).
Whilst the cottages offer a taste of rural life, they are conveniently sandwiched between Barnstaple (two miles away) and picturesque Instow (three miles), near to a wealth of attractions, shops, eateries, supermarkets and the Tarka Trail offering over thirty miles of traffic free cycling. There is a regular bus route close by for those who prefer to explore by public transport, and the cottages are within easy driving distance of Bideford, the picturesque fishing village of Appledore, Braunton (with the country's largest network of sand dunes), the popular seaside resort of Ilfracombe. The South West Coastal Path offers miles of fabulous walking and there are plenty of glorious beaches for relaxing including Northam Burrows, Croyde, Woolacombe, Saunton and Westward Ho! to name just a few. Exmoor's stunning National Park is also only thirty minutes away by car, and there are National Trust properties such as Arlington Court (with its carriage museum), and gardens (including RHS Rosemoor) within a twenty minute drive.
Closer to home, the vibrant villages of Fremington (with convenience store, two pubs, a fish and chip shop and Chinese Takeaway) and Bickington (smaller but still offering a convenience store and the Old Barn Inn for a meal out) are just a mile from the cottages. The surrounding area also offers plenty to keep walkers occupied with a particular favourite being a half-mile walk along the tidal creek to Fremington Quay, a haven for wading birds with a heritage centre, cafe, picnic areas and access onto the Tarka Trail and Cycle Route 3.
With so many of Devon's top attractions within a short drive, lovely walks and cycle rides locally and excellent on-site facilities, Muddlebridge House Holiday Cottages offers all the right ingredients for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday in the South West.
Graham Macdonald joined Independent Cottages in January 2018
Thatchers Cottage is featured in this advert and sleeps up to six guests in three bedrooms. Accessed via the outside courtyard, and a short run of steps, this comfy cottage provides a warm welcome at any time of the year.
Outside: Guests have superb on-site facilities with an indoor heated swimming pool located in a large outside building (please refer to the owners website for more info and availability times). Within this modern building there is also a sauna cabin (small additional charge applies), changing room and shower. Guests have the use of two games rooms offering pool and table tennis plus football so plenty to keep everyone entertained if the weather is inclement. There are extensive grass areas for letting off steam and relaxing, along with picnic areas (including BBQ's) and play areas with a good range of outside games that the younger party members will love. Parking is available in the cottage car park (the allocation is normally one parking space per cottage but please speak to the owner should you require more).
Additional information: There is a communal wash room for guest use with coin operated washing machines, a tumble dryer and additional freezer. The owners have a selection of bikes that can be hired along with wetsuits for children. Internet access is available in the games room. Prices include electricity, heating and bed linen (please bring your own towels for the bathroom, pool and beach). One well behaved dog is welcome at an additional charge of £15. Cots and high chairs can be provided (a charge for the cot applies should guest numbers exceed the number of bed spaces in the cottage). Short breaks offered outside of peak holiday periods. Two night breaks available at short notice depending on availability.
If Thatchers Cottage is not what you are looking for, click through to the owner's website to see the other cottages available
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| Sat, 21 Apr 2018 for 5 nights, £460