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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 Gardener’s cottage

Gardener's Cottage is in a quiet, secluded spot in Exmoor National Park. Its elevated location provides breathtaking views over the Heddon Valley towards the coast, which is about a mile from the door. Zip link beds can be set up as either a king or two single beds, making the cottage perfect for friends as well as couples or solo adventurers. The kitchen is well-equipped for self- catering but, with the historic Hunter's Inn just a 10-minute stroll downhill from the cottage, you always have a welcoming option if you prefer not to cook.

The cottage is on a private estate in the Heddon Valley, where little has changed in the landscape for generations. There are gorgeous walks from the door, including to the Heddon River where you will have the rare chance to spot otters in the wild and see Britain’s most endangered butterfly, the High Brown Fritillary. A favourite footpath winds its way beside the river and through the valley to the beach at Heddon's Mouth. The South West coast path leads around the headlandsand along some of the highest sea cliffs in the UK, with their dramatic scenery.

Mountain biking and horse riding are two excellent alternatives to walking and hiking, with visitors and locals making excellent use of the extensive network of trails and bridleways to get further than they can do on foot. Another option is to book a seat on a 4WD Exmoor Safari with a local guide who can take you to secret and hard-to-reach sights that few people see.

Time spent exploring nearby Lynton and Lynmouth is a delight. The pretty seaside village of Lynmouth is connected to the clifftop, Alpinesque Lynton by a Victorian funicular train which has conveyed sightseers between the two for 130-years. Start at the bottom by admiring Lynmouth's historic harbour and pretty fisherman's cottages before scaling the heights to Lynton's shops and cafes where a Devon cream tea (cream first, then jam in Devon) is a treat worth every delicious calorie. Other places for a day trip include Clovelly, Porlock, Porlock Weir and Dunster. Admire themagnificent waterfalls at Watersmeet or pretend you're the lord or lady of the manor at Arlington Court where the National Carriage Collection resides.

Gardener's Cottage is one of just three properties on this private estate. Each is quiet and entirely self-contained and can be booked on its own or together with one or both of the others to accommodate extended families or groups of friends. Please contact the owner directly to check rates and availability.

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 +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Exmoor)

Accommodation Comprises:

Gardener's Cottage is at the end of a long private driveway with no passing traffic to mar the the ground floor of a charming stone and wood chalet-style property.

You’ll immediately feel welcome as you cross the threshold into the open-plan living area with comfortable furnishings and a log burner for cold weather. There is a SMART TV with freesat channels and access to subscription and catch up TV.The cottage has superfast WiFi throughout. Tucked away in the corner, ideal for romantic meals a deux, is a dining table and two chairs.

  • You'll immediately feel welcome as you cross the threshold into the open-plan living area with comfortable furnishings and a log burner for cold weather. The room has a TV with Freesat channels and a DVD player, and the cottage has superfast WiFi throughout. Tucked away in the corner and ideal for romantic meals a deux is a dining table and two chairs.
  • A well-equipped kitchen has all of the equipment and tools you'll need to cook simple meals and extravagant fare, including ample crockery, cutlery and glassware.
  • Sleep soundly in the bedroom where zip-link beds form a kingsize or two single beds, depending on your preference. There is room for a travel cot which can be provided by the owner if requested in advance.
  • Luxuriate in the huge bathroom which has both a bath and a walk-in shower as well as a WC and a handbasin. Dual aspect windows provide lots of natural light and ventilation.

Outside: Guests are encouraged to settle back and put their feet up even before they enter, with a covered terrace which has a table and bench where you can sit and admire the view. There is off-street parking and a secure shared garden with picnic tables. A shared laundry room has a washing machine and a tumble dryer.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included. Infants are welcome and a travel cot (no bedding) is available on request. Short breaks are possible, depending on availability. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome through prior arrangement. Smoking is not permitted.   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.  

Gardener’s cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

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


Sat, 31st Aug 2024 - Fri, 20th Sep 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 September can only be booked within 4 weeks of the start date.

7 Nights
£585

Short breaks
not available


Sat, 21st Sep 2024 - Fri, 18th Oct 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £371 | 4 nights: £421 | 5 nights: £446 | 6 nights: £470
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 September can only be booked within four weeks of the start date

7 Nights
£495

3 Nights
£371


Sat, 19th Oct 2024 - Fri, 1st Nov 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £379 | 4 nights: £429 | 5 nights: £455 | 6 nights: £480
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
£505

3 Nights
£379


Sat, 2nd Nov 2024 - Fri, 20th Dec 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £323 | 4 nights: £366 | 5 nights: £387 | 6 nights: £409
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
£430

3 Nights
£323

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Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (King/Twin)
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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Gardener’s cottage Noticeboard

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

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Gardener’s cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 11th June 2024

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