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Overview of 400 Year old Cottage is in the Lovely North Devon Village of West Down

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

400 Year old Cottage is in the Lovely North Devon Village of West Down

4.7/5 Exceptional

Entire cottage

3 bedrooms3 bathroomsSleeps 7

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in

Explore the area

    Popular LocationMarwood Hill Gardens13 min drive
    Popular LocationIlfracombe Harbour14 min drive
    Popular LocationIlfracombe Beach15 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 7
969 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    2 single beds
    1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3
    No shower or bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

400 Year old Cottage is in the Lovely North Devon Village of West Down

Family-friendly cottage in Ilfracombe with water park
Our 400 year old cottage is in the lovely North Devon village of West Down.
Packed with original features such as the inglenook fireplace and wood floors this cosy cottage is equally welcoming in the heart of winter as coming in straight off the beach.

There are 3 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms and an extra downstairs toilet. Downstairs has 2 reception rooms with SKY TV and a country kitchen & Utility room.

There are some restrictions with the bed layout. The two upper bunk beds are only suitable for children. We can arrange for an additional double sofa bed (in the biggest bedroom) to be made up at an extra cost if your party is all adults or you want extra beds to a maximum of nine guests.

A walled garden gives you somewhere safe to play or sit and enjoy a summer BBQ, watching village life go on around you.

In the barn there is some wet play facilities including table tennis and darts.

We have new off street parking at the cottage for one car. It can be busy at times, however there should always be another space outside our barn or alternatively, especially if you have more than one car, there is a free village car park just off of Thorn Park. (1 min walk)
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. This accommodation is furnished with sofa beds and dining tables. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

Recreational amenities at the cottage include a water park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Mark & Wendy Giardelli

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

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Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Limited on-site parking (max. 1 space)
  • On-site parking options include a garage
  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Children's toys


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice maker
  • Spices
  • Electric kettle
  • Lobster/crab pot


  • Dining table


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Wood stove


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Ping pong table
  • Games room
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Limited housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital
  • Near the bay
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Water Park
  • Water sports equipment
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Theme parks nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 7
  • Unit size: 969 sq ft (90 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector and a deadlock

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

400 Year old Cottage is Lovely North Devon Village West Down
400 Year old is Lovely North Devon Village West Down
400 Year old Cottage is Lovely North Devon Village West Down
400 Year old Cottage is Lovely North Devon Village West Down

About this area


In a rural area and near theme parks, this cottage is in an area with good shopping. While the natural beauty of Exmoor National Park and Woolacombe Beach can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can explore Ilfracombe Harbour. Travelling with kids? Consider Marwood Hill Gardens and Exmoor Zoo. Scuba diving and snorkelling offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with horse riding and cycling nearby. Guests appreciate the property's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Wildersmouth Beach - 10 min drive
  • Marwood Hill Gardens - 13 min drive
  • Ilfracombe Harbour - 14 min drive
  • Verity Statue - 15 min drive
  • Ilfracombe Beach - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Barnstaple Station - 23 min drive


  • Settantanove - 9 min drive
  • Thomas Carr at The Olive Room - 10 min drive
  • The Naked Cake - 10 min drive
  • Dolly's Cafe - 10 min drive
  • Relish Bar & Bistro - 10 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 35 out of 47 reviews
5 - Excellent 74%
Rating 4 - Good. 10 out of 47 reviews
4 - Good 21%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 47 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 47 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 47 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Clean, cosy and quirky property, close to many local attractions, good comms with owners, would recommend!

5/5 Excellent

A well thought out holiday home, with a lovely little touches
A well thought out holiday home, with a lovely personal touch. If anything the photos don’t do the place justice, it’s really lovely.

5/5 Excellent

Lovely stay at Leigh cottage
Leigh cottage is a very relaxing place to stay and is full of character with a cosy feel. The cottage was spotlessly clean when we arrived. The location is perfect - a short drive to the lovely North Devon coast but in a quiet, pretty village with a great pub. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely return.

5/5 Excellent

Lovely cottage
2nd stay here, as always lovely location and cottage, enjoyable stay. Thanks

5/5 Excellent

Absolutely stunning cottage in a beautiful village just 4 miles from the beach.
Leigh Cottage is a beautiful 400 year old cottage. It is fully equipped with everything you may need home from home! The village is beautiful and the neighbours are really friendly. The village shop has a full range of essentials and major supermarkets are only a 10 minute drive. There is a community field ideal for kicking a football, playing on the swings and walking the dogs (just 1 minute walk from the cottage). The Local pub (Crown Inn) is a 3 minute walk and serves beautiful food! It is so good you need to book! The village is in easy reach of Woolacombe, Ilfracombe, Croyde and Putsborough beaches. We visited with 5 adult, two teenagers and dogs and the accommodation was big enough for us all! The WiFi was good, the TV had sky and the owners have left many games, books, wooden train set and Lego for younger guests to enjoy. Although we didn’t use the barn (the weather was so good) it was equipped with table tennis and dart board. Overall a beautiful cottage in a beautiful location! We are looking to book again!

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