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7 Nights See prices

  • £430  to  £795

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Short Breaks From

  • £107 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps

    2

  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children

    Please
    Enquire

  • WiFi

    Yes

  • Dogs

    Yes
    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms

    1

  • Access
    G

    Ground floor
    Living

  • Log Burner

About Chauffeur's Cottage

Chauffeur’s Cottage is a romantic retreat for couples deep in the heart of Devon. Tucked away at the end of a private driveway and surrounded by the beauty of the Exmoor National Park, you will find it easy to switch off from everyday stress and enjoy spending time together. The period cottage sleeps two people in a spacious king-sized bedroom, with accommodation all on one level. Despite its tranquil location, you are less than a mile from the beach and only a ten-minute walk from the popular Hunter’s Inn. The cottage is one of three on the estate which, when hired together, sleep up to eight people.

The cottage is on a private estate near the hamlet of Martinhoe in the Heddon Valley. The unspoiled landscape of the national park offers 600 miles of footpaths and bridleways so you can explore on foot, by bike or on horseback as well as by car. A guided trek is a fantastic way to experience the beauty of Exmoor National Park, and there are several excellent riding schools nearby.

The Heddon Valley is so peaceful that it almost feels like a magical secret. It is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and one of the few places in the South West where you can see otters in the wild. You can find the footpath leading to the coast and Heddon’s Mouth close to Chauffeur’s Cottage, taking you beside the Heddon River and through ancient woodland to reach the spectacular coastline which is managed by the National Trust. Another fantastic coastal walk is in the Valley of the Rocks, well known not only for its spectacular views but also for the herd of wild goats who live there.

Lynton and Lynmouth are only a few miles away, and a good place to buy provisions for your stay. The Victorians referred to these villages as “Little Switzerland” thanks to the clean air and cliff top location. A journey on the Lynton funicular is a must-do. Opened in 1888 it proves that sometimes simple is best, as this ecologically friendly lift transports passengers (including dogs) using only water from the River Lyn. In addition to a good variety of independent shops and places to eat and drink, there is a craft centre, galleries and a vintage cinema.

Other nearby Devon attractions include Watersmeet, a beautiful gorge with waterfalls and thick woodland that is stunning in autumn and cool and shady in summer, Clovelly, Porlock and Porlock Weir. Take a ride on the Lynton to Barnstaple Steam Railway, or spend the day at Arlington Court and admire the fantastic gardens and the National Trust Carriage Collection. Marwood Hill Gardens are lovely, and the venue also has an award-winning tea room.

Even if you only have a few days here, the high standard of accommodation and superb location of Chauffeur’s Cottage will ensure you get the most out of your stay.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Alan Hargreaves joined Independent Cottages in July 2018


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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Exmoor)

Accommodation Comprises:

Accommodation at Chauffeur's Cottage is all on one level.

  • Enter straight into the open plan living/dining room where you are greeted by a fireplace with a log burning stove. A large leather sofa is an ideal place to relax after dinner, and there is a flat screen television with DVD player and Freeview channels.
  • The dining table seats two and is perfect for a romantic supper.
  • Fitted kitchen which is fresh and streamlined, and includes everything you need for a self-catering holiday in Devon. In addition to a wall-mounted oven and grill, the kitchen has a four-burner hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge.
  • Spacious king-sized bed dominates the bedroom, promising sweet dreams with the help of the soft neutral colour scheme. There is ample storage, including bedside tables with reading lights.
  • The ensuite is almost as large as the bedroom with a walk in shower, bath, WC and basin.

Outside: A covered porch at the front of the property provides a lovely spot to sit and admire the view of the Heddon Valley towards the sea. A utility room with a freezer, tumble dryer and payphone is shared with the other two cottages. There is a secured shared garden with a picnic table and benches. The cottage comes with private off-street parking for one car.

Additional Information: All utilities, linen and towels (not beach towels) are included. The cottage is dog-friendly, and up to two well-behaved pets are welcome with prior agreement from the owner (an additional charge of £20 per pet applies). The cottage has WiFi and oil-fired central heating. Short breaks are available - restrictions and special tariffs apply so please discuss with the owner. Chauffeur's Cottage is a no-smoking property.   A refundable damage deposit of £75 will be requested at booking.  This will cover any damage to the property and other incurred costs (e.g. additional cleaning) during your stay.  If there is damage then a partial refund or no refund is given, dependent on the extent of the damage. If there isn’t any damage, then the deposit is refunded in full.  

Chauffeur's Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 23rd Mar 2024 - Fri, 5th Apr 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £368 | 4 nights: £417 | 5 nights: £441 | 6 nights: £466
Additional Notes: Please note that there is an additional charge of £20 per pet. Bookings of 14 nights or more will receive a 5% discount on the entire stay.

7 Nights
£490

3 Nights
£368


Sat, 6th Apr 2024 - Fri, 3rd May 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £364 | 4 nights: £412 | 5 nights: £437 | 6 nights: £461
Additional Notes: Please note that there is an additional charge of £20 per pet. Bookings of 14 nights or more will receive a 5% discount on the entire stay.

7 Nights
£485

3 Nights
£364


Sat, 4th May 2024 - Fri, 24th May 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £390 | 4 nights: £442 | 5 nights: £468 | 6 nights: £494
Additional Notes: Please note that there is an additional charge of £20 per pet. Bookings of 14 nights or more will receive a 5% discount on the entire stay.

7 Nights
£520

3 Nights
£390


Sat, 25th May 2024 - Fri, 31st May 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £480 | 4 nights: £544 | 5 nights: £576 | 6 nights: £608
Additional Notes: Please note that there is an additional charge of £20 per pet. Bookings of 14 nights or more will receive a 5% discount on the entire stay.

7 Nights
£640

3 Nights
£480


Sat, 1st Jun 2024 - Fri, 21st Jun 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: Please note that there is an additional charge of £20 per pet. Bookings of 14 nights or more will receive a 5% discount on the entire stay. Short breaks in June can only be booked within 4 weeks of the start date.

7 Nights
£620

Short breaks
not available


Sat, 22nd Jun 2024 - Fri, 19th Jul 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: Please note that there is an additional charge of £20 per pet. Bookings of 14 nights or more will receive a 5% discount on the entire stay. Short breaks in June can only be booked within 4 weeks of the start date. In July within 2 weeks of the start date.

7 Nights
£695

Short breaks
not available


Sat, 20th Jul 2024 - Fri, 30th Aug 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: Please note that there is an additional charge of £20 per pet. Bookings of 14 nights or more will receive a 5% discount on the entire stay. Short breaks in July and August can only be booked within 2 weeks of the start date. In September within 4 weeks of the start date.

7 Nights
£795

Short breaks
not available

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Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (1 King)
Children:
Enquire with owner
Dogs/Pets:
2 dogs welcome
Accessibility:
Ground floor accommodation
Smoking:
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Saturday
Payment Options:
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)1598 753987 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

Alan Hargreaves
Member Since July 2018

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From 1st April 2023, bookings of 14 nights or more will receive a 5% discount on the entire stay. 

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* Calendar last updated: 25th February 2024

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