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Beautiful Abigail's Cottage set in the quiet North Devon village of Northam

Bedrooms 2
Space 0 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Northam, Nr. Appledore, North Devon, England - Beautifully Furnished

Abigail's is a beautiful 2 bedroom character cottage set in the quiet North Devon village of Northam between Bideford and Westward Ho!. Perfect for both couples and families, Abigail's is ideally located for exploring the local area, including its golden beaches and Exmoor. Recently fully refurbished to a very high standard, the cottage has a light and colourful atmosphere being stylishly decorated and having a south facing terrace garden with BBQ terrace. A beach theme runs throughout the cottage and is emulated in the paintings, soft furnishings and decorations. On arrival at the cottage it may look a little understated despite its pretty white washed façade but step inside and a whole new impression is guaranteed to emerge. Deceivingly small from the front, Abigail's is a tardis once inside with large and spacious rooms that are all tastefully decorated in a contemporary style. The bright and airy lounge leads through to a well-equipped kitchen and is perfect for all weathers with its gas effect fire for chilly winter evenings, a comfy sofa-bed and tiled floors. To the rear of the cottage is the raised terrace where you can enjoy summer afternoons or a BBQ. Upstairs at Abigail's are two very pretty bedrooms, one of which can be used in a variety of ways depending on your needs, thanks to zip and link beds and an additional day bed. There are also two bathrooms, one with a shower and the other with a wonderful roll top bath, which is the highlight of the Master Bedroom en-suite. Throughout Abigail's there are touches of class and elegance, as well as hints of fun and colour. Think original wood oars cleverly crafted into bannisters meet crisp white bed linens and plush cushions. This character cottage has also retained many of its original features, including Victorian fireplaces. Whatever your reason for visiting North Devon, Abigail's can provide the perfect place to relax. It is ideally located for a number of local activities, including water sports on some of the country's best beaches, walks along the South West Coast Footpath and a round of golf on Britain's oldest links course, The Royal North Devon. Children will also enjoy the many attractions that are available within a thirty minute drive, including The Big Sheep and The Milky Way. There are also local shops and restaurants in Northam that are all within walking distance of the cottage's front door.

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Calendar last updated:
November 10, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

September 2014, The Wimbledon Family

Lovely holiday with plenty of sunshine! We spent lovely days out at Croyde Beach, Puttsborough and surfing at Woolacombe. Also beautiful Appledore with its narrow lanes and the harbour crab sandwiches from Johns deli were delicious!

Cottage was comfy and cosy – we particularly enjoyed the sun terrace at the back. We hope to come back very soon!

September 2014, Julie and Martin Sumpter

Fantastic holiday and fantastic weather.

Cannot fault the accommodation, the cottage has everything you could hope for – love the quirky pieces of art.

Ilfracombe is well worth a visit and the little beach at Instow. Many thanks.

September 2014, The Smallbones

Beautiful cottage, so airy and spacious and well equipped. We were blessed with fabulous weather and spent most of our time at Westward Ho on the beach!

Memories is well worth a visit, we will be back!

August 2014, The Morgan-Rose Family

What can we say – amazing house, great character and a lovely place for us and our 3 boys to take a break. Boys loved their surf lessons on Westward Ho! Highly recommended for teenagers and our 4 year old loved crabbing! Instow a lovely place for food and fab little beach.

All in all a lovely week spent in Northam / North Devon.

August 2014, The Mathews Family

Lovely Cottage had a great week even though weather was not so good! Attention to detail in cottage brilliant, will certainly use again.
Jul 2014
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Torridge District Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • Bathroom 1 - Located next door to bedroom 1 and fitted with shower, WC and hand wash basin. Bathroom 2 - The en-suite bathroom with Bedroom 1 features a classic roll top bath, loo and hand wash basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single , Zip and link beds allow for double or twin set up.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 bedrooms and a sofa bed) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - A flexible bedroom with zip and link beds and additional day bed. Can be used as twin, double or family room depending on guests requirements. Bedroom 2 - A double with en-suite. Both bedrooms have good storage facilities. Additional guest can sleep on the sofa-bed located in the living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Abigail's Cottage set in the quiet North Devon village of Northam
average rating of 4.4 based on 6 reviews

Great cottage but needed better customer service

  • 3 of 5

We loved the cottage and the location, but were disappointed with the customer service.

The garden was lovely, and it was just a short drive to the beach, or a 30 mins walk which was great with the kids. The rooms were lovely, with plenty of space for everyone.

When we arrived there had been heavy rain and the kitchen floor was covered in water. We called to let them know, and agreed to clear it up, but there was no apology or follow up.

We also emailed at the end of the holiday to let them know about some things that were not working, eg the DVD player, but received no response.

In addition, while most things were lovely and clean there was some kitchen equipment we needed to wash before we could use it.

The neighbours also had a parrot which woke us up at 6am each morning.

So while it was lovely overall, we probably won't be returning.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely quirky cottage with lots of original features.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Abigails cottage! It was a good base for exploring North Devon. The cottage was beautifully clean on arrival and we really appreciated our welcome treats! The kitchen was well stocked with all the utensils and gadgets you could wish for! We enjoyed sitting in the garden which was a real sun trap in the evening.

We had a wonderful week and would recommend this cottage to friends and family!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Abigail's Cottage in September

  • 4 of 5

Stayed at Abigail's Cottage with my 80 year old mother. It was perfect for the two of us with a separate bathroom and an en-suite.

Description on the web site is accurate and the cottage was spotlessly clean and well maintained.

Its lovely and light in the kitchen dining and sitting areas, and the master bedroom is very pretty.

I haven't given Abigail's a 5 star rating for 2 reasons:-

1. The staircase up to the first floor is very steep which Mum struggled with, this is something to bear in mind if you are considering renting with an elderly friend or relative.

2. There are only 3 places to eat in Northam. A Chinese take away, a very good fish & chip shop (take away) and the excellent Memories if you can get a table ! For a wider choice you can walk to Appledore or travel to Barnstaple or Bideford, all of these local towns are accessible by a very frequent bus service.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

It's a lovely cottage all round, which was perfect for our little family (me, my wife and our 5 month old son). The cottage is very nicely decorated with everything needed for a holiday. It's a great location in the centre of Northam, close to all the village amenities and only a mile or two from Westward Ho!, Appledore and Bideford.

It's easy to get to the tourist attractions of Bideford as well as further afield to places like Barnstaple, Croyde and Woolacombe.

Highly recommended

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A real nice cottage in a real nice little village.

  • 5 of 5

we loved our stay in abigails cottage. It was really a nice place and very nice people in Northam. We can really recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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  • Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent

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