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7 Nights  

  • £995
    All year

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Short Breaks From

  • £198 p/night
    (3 night min all year)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children

    No Children

  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Hot Tub

About The Gamekeeper's Cottage

The Gamekeeper's Cottage is a dreamy retreat where couples or independent travellers can cocoon themselves in comfort. The charming holiday cottage was formerly part of the Buckland House estate. It has its own private garden and access to the owners three acres of garden and 14 acres of private woodland. Although the cottage feels, and is, wonderfully rural, it is close to some of North Devon's favourite attractions.

Buckland Filleigh is a tiny hamlet with a central location that makes it ideal as a base from which to explore. There are beautiful walks and cycling routes from the door, including the traffic-free Tarka Trail which is just a 10-minute bike ride away and provides an easy route between Meeth and Braunton. If you're not feeling especially energetic, then the two-mile walk to Sheepwash and the Half Moon Inn may be more appealing. Alternatively, stroll around the beautiful grounds of RHS Rosemoor or Castle Drogo, the latter of which is a National Trust property.

Dartmoor National Park is only half an hour from The Gamekeeper's Cottage. This natural wilderness is a veritable playground with miles of footpaths, exciting mountain bike trails and 160 granite tors that make it a favourite destination with climbers. Horse riding is a popular way to explore, with local stables arranging pony trekking for all abilities.

The cottage is less than an hour's drive from the North Devon and the North Cornwall coast which puts beaches like Saunton Sands and Bude close enough for a day out. Pretty seaside villages like Appledore and Clovelly are an excellent substitute for a walk along the coast followed by lunch or afternoon tea.

There is a clutch of market towns offering a fantastic array of places to shop. These include Okehampton, Barnstaple and Tavistock, while the cathedral city of Exeter is also comfortably within an hour's drive.

The owners will be on-site to welcome you and answer any questions you have about the local area, but will otherwise leave you to enjoy the privacy and solitude of the cottage's peaceful setting.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Debbie & Des Pluss joined Independent Cottages in July 2020

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner
  • Luxury
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Kingsize +
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Devon)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Gamekeeper's Cottage has recently been renovated to provide a high standard of accommodation on one level.

  • Open plan living room, dining room and kitchen with a vaulted ceiling, chic country charm and stylish furnishings. The kitchen is small but fully equipped for self-catering, with a Gorenje fridge and a coffee maker as well as all the usual appliances, equipment, crockery and cutlery.
  • There is a comfortable sofa in the living area, made even more welcoming with the addition of lots of cushions and soft throws. Glazed French doors open into the garden where the warm summer breeze wafts the fragrance of flowers over the patio, while the log burner keeps it toasty warm in winter.
  • Bedroom with a king-sized bed boasting a 3000 sprung pocket mattress from Loaf for a good night's sleep. The Loaf bed is complemented by the antique French armoire, and there is underfloor heating to ensure cosy toes on cold winter mornings.
  • Stylish bathroom with a freestanding roll-top bath, separate shower, WC and a basin. The owners provide fluffy bathrobes for guests to use during their stay, as well as toiletries either from Neal's Yard or made locally. As with the bedroom, the bathroom has underfloor heating.

Outside: The cottage has a garden with two patio areas, sun loungers, a fire pit, a barbecue and a rattan set of table and chairs. The owner keeps the pots on the patio stocked with fresh herbs and flowers, and guests are welcome to wander through 14-acres of private grounds which include an orchard and a vegetable garden.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are provided, as is fuel for the log burner and a welcome hamper. Short breaks (minimum of three nights) are available all year round, depending on availability. Smoking and pets are not permitted.

The Gamekeeper's Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (King)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £995
To £995
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, 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)1409 281850 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Debbie & Des Pluss
Member Since July 2020

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The Gamekeeper's Cottage Noticeboard

Wood fired hot tub with all the logs provided for your stay, can be lit ready for your arrival.
Everything for your first cooked breakfast left in the fridge along with milk, butter and orange juice. A loaf of homemade bread and a cake with a generous welcome hamper with many items sourced from the South West left for your enjoyment.
An Ooni pizza oven is available for guests with 2 balls of pizza dough provided and fuel.
All logs for the wood burner supplied with fire lighters and matches.

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The Gamekeeper's Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 16th June 2024

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