Holiday Cottage near Bideford, Devon, South West England, England

Crooked Lake Cottage, Idyllic chocolate box cottage on North Devon coast.

Description of holiday cottage near Bideford, Devon, South West England

Crooked Lake Cottage sleeps 5 plus cot in 3 bedrooms. It is situated in a valley of ancient woodland through which flows the River Yeo, a tiny tributary of which, babbles through the garden.

The approach to the cottage from a charming lane it overlooks is via a small gate from the parking space. The front door is housed by a covered porch, ideal for coats and boots after a long days walking. You step into a pretty, low-beamed dining room with a CD player, a dining table to seat 6 and a feature ornamental inglenook fireplace. One door leads to the lounge overlooking a garden, with low-beamed ceiling, an original open fireplace inset with a multi-fuel burner an fireguard. The room is delightfully furnished with sofa and chairs, TV (Free-serve Satellite), DVD/video.

The lounge opens out into the spacious conservatory, furnished with cane seating, a two-seater sofa, two chairs and views across the garden. Double doors open to a paved and gravel patio area supplied with garden furniture.

The door to the rear of the dining room leads to the lovely fitted pine kitchen with an electric hob and oven, washer/dryer, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, microwave, dresser, table to seat 5 and access to a lovely garden patio with beautiful set of garden table and chairs, perfect for an early evening drink whilst watching the sun set over the hill that rises beyond the garden hedge.

Up the dog-leg staircase is an attractive master bedroom with a 4ft 6in pine bed, wardrobe and en-suite bathroom with whirlpool bath, power shower over, basin and WC.

Along the corridor is a spacious single bedroom with large range of fitted cupboards and 3ft bed. There is ample room here to locate the cot if required.

Steps up lead to a twin bedroom with two 3ft iron beds, pine furniture and large picture window offering lovely garden views. There is a family bathroom with bath, electric shower over, basin and WC.

All bedrooms are equipped with dressing tables, bedside lights and radio alarm clocks.

The cottage is surrounded by a stone wall and beautiful mature gardens. To the side there is a parking bay for 2 cars and a gate that leads into the enclosed gardens that surround the cottage at the rear. A natural running, stream with two bridges is a feature at the rear of the property and sloping lawns, with mature shrubs offer a very private suntrap. Sun loungers, garden furniture and barbecue are provided.

Goshawks, nuthatches and woodpeckers are natural residents of this area, as are badgers and deer which can be seen from time to time from the garden.

Accommodation, Facilities and Services

Suitability: No Smoking, No Pets
General: Central heating, Hairdryer
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
1 Double/s with ensuite, 1 Single/s, 1 Twin/s, 1 Cot/s
Bathrooms: 2 Bathroom/s
2 Bath/s, 2 Shower/s, 2 Wash basin/s, 2 Toilets/s
The En suite bathroom has a whirlpool bath.
Lounge: Seating for 5 people
TV, Satellite/Cable TV, CD Player, Radio, DVD Player, Board Games, Books/Magazines, Selection of Films
There is further seating for 5 in the adjoining conservatory
Dining Area: Seating for 6 people , High chair
There is also a breakfast table seating 5 in the kitchen
Kitchen/Utility: Oven, Hob, Grill, Fridge, Freezer, Microwave, Kettle, Toaster, Coffee maker, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Ironing board, Iron
Outdoors: BBQ, Private garden, Terrace, Patio table, Patio chairs, Sunshade
Access: Car essential, Off road parking, Stairs
Services: Linen provided, Cleaning included
Towels can be provided for guests travelling from overseas

Price quoted in £ Sterling


Period Weekly Minimum Stay
6 Sep - 26 Sep 2013 £410.003 Days
27 Sep - 24 Oct 2013 £387.003 Days
25 Oct - 31 Oct 2013 £410.007 Days
1 Nov - 19 Dec 2013 £325.003 Days
20 Dec 2013 - 2 Jan 2014 £625.007 Days
4 January - 14 February 2014 £325.003 Days
15 February - 21 February 2014 £375.007 Days
22 February - 7 March 2014 £325.003 Days
8 March - 4 April 2014 £375.003 Days
5 April - 25 April 2014 £450.007 Days
26 April - 23 May 2014 £395.003 Days
24 May - 25 July 2014 £610.003 Days
26 July - 29 August 2014 £830.007 Days
30 August - 26 September 2014 £445.003 Days
27 September - 24 October 2014 £375.003 Days
25 October - 31 October 2014 £410.007 Days
1 November - 19 December 2014 £325.003 Days
20 December - 2 January 2014 £625.007 Days

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Deposit/Booking Notes: A deposit of 30% is required to secure a booing with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Payments accepted by credit/debit card, PayPal, cheque or bank transfer.
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Location of holiday rental near Bideford, Devon, South West England

Holiday Type: Beach, Rural, Lake/Riverside, Historic/Sightseeing, Family
Local Activities: Swimming/Watersports, Walking, Golf, Fishing, Horse Riding, Tennis, Cycling/Mountain Biking, Local Market, Amusement/Water Park

Location description

Crooked Lake Cottage is everything you would hope for in a quiet, Devon retreat. This secluded, 17th century stone cottage is tucked away in the heart of beautiful Devon countryside, yet is only 15 minutes from the bustling North Devon town of Bideford and the glorious North Devon beaches of Westward Ho!, Northam and Instow.

Other activities

For surf lovers, the beaches of Northam Burrows and Westward Ho! offer some excellent surfing for beginners and experts. The Tarka Trail, a long riverside cycle trail built on an old railway line offers scenic views and picnic spots along the Taw and Torridge Esturaries -with plenty of places to hire bicycles. Other notable places to visit are Clovelly and the superb RHS Gardens at Rosemore near Torrington - combine this with a visit to Dartington Glass and the 1646 Civil War experience in the historic town centre.

Tourist attractions

The Big Sheep
The Milky Way
The Burton Museum and Gallery, Bideford

Nearest Airport: Exeter
Nearest Railway Station: Barnstaple 16miles
Nearest Ferry Port: Plymouth 90miles
Nearest Bus Station: Bideford 5miles
Nearest Beach: Peppercombe 5miles
Nearest Pub/Restaurant: Horns Cross 2miles


Full Directions and access arrangements are forwarded to all guests upon receipt of their final payment.

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Agent Name: Dan White
Property Ref: 04661
Languages Spoken: English
Preferred Contact Method: No preference
Primary Telephone: 0845 680 5431
Secondary Telephone: 07934 772171
Agent joined website: 19 December 2011
Property listed since: 21 December 2011
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Crooked Lake Cottage


Ref: 04661
Sleeps: 5 (3 bedrooms)
Board: Self Catering
Pets: No Pets
Smoking: No Smoking
Access: Car essential
Airport: Exeter (60miles)
Highlights: Character cottage
Idyllic location
Close to coast
Rates: from £325.00 pw
Changeover: Saturday

Holiday Type

  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Lake/Riverside
  • Historic/Sightseeing
  • Family

Local Activities

  • Swimming/Watersports
  • Walking
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Horse Riding
  • Tennis
  • Cycling/Mountain Biking
  • Local Market
  • Amusement/Water Park

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