Orchard Cottage Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms)
About Margaret Hartnoll
LITTLE BRAY HOUSE IS IN A VERY BEAUTIFUL UNSPOILT PART OF NORTH DEVON. We have been living at and running Little Bray House holiday cottages since 1977. And we are thrilled to welcome the second generation of visitors here! Wonderful environment here - fresh air, dark skies lit only by stars and the moon, spectacular fauna and flora. We wake up from April to September to see swallows shoot across the lawns. We love to share our unspoilt environment and OFFER DISCOUNT TO COUPLES OUT OF SEASON. PRICES ARE ALWAYS REASONABLE We have enjoyed living OFF THE BEATEN TRACK and have made garden furniture for many years. In addition to being creative in the management of our house and gardens. CHILDREN love the ENID BLYTON lifestyle. OLD CAR OWNERS WELCOME. ALSO CYCLISTS. ALSO WALKERS AND SURFERS! Our family enjoy all these bonuses and easy access to modern life, if required! Wi-fi available and we have four servers giving us mobile phone reception.
Margaret Hartnoll purchased this Cottage in 1977
Why Margaret Hartnoll chose Brayford
Most west-country children have been taken to Devon for a holiday at least once during their childhood and we are no exception. We remember the wonderful unspoilt beaches in North Devon very clearly and they are not hugely changed over the years. Exmoor is less well known and perhaps is even more of a pleasure to discover as it has history - with Neolithic sites on the Moor and of course well-known stories, like Lorna Doone, and the places mentioned in the book are well worth visiting.
What makes this Cottage unique
WONDERFUL PLACE TO BE IN SEPTEMBER! PEACEFUL, MELLOW, QUIET. AWAY FROM IT ALL! This area is fun for children and families It is also quiet and a good central place to stay for couples too. WE OFFER GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY. Quiet walks. FLY FISHING upstream, both banks, during the season. Permit required. GOOD LOCAL PUBS AROUND, MANY OFFERING MEALS. BLACKMOOR GATE OLD RAILWAY INN IS GOOD FOR CHILDREN EXCELLENT VILLAGE SHOP at Bratton Fleming, 3 miles away. Church and Chapel services each Sunday. HENS and DUCKS live in the Orchard; tame sheep. Horses to talk to - they live next door. SURFING BEACHES ARE AT SAUNTON SANDS AND WOOLACOMBE - EASY TO REACH. (30/40 mins.) CROYDE IS BEAUTIFUL - KNOWN FOR ITS RIP TIDES. SO CARE HAS TO BE TAKEN WHEN SWIMMING OR SURFING. MANY SMALLER BEACHES - DETAILS IN COTTAGES. EXMOOR ZOO IS NEARBY.www.exmoorzoo.co.uk BEAUTIFUL CLOVELLY, www.clovelly.co.uk BARNSTAPLE PANNIER MARKET www.northdevon.gov.uk/pannier market BIDEFORD PANNIER MARKET, www.bideford-tc.gov.uk DARTINGTON CRYSTAL,TORRINGTON. www.dartington.co.uk LEARN TO SURF,Croyde: www.surfsouthwest.com BROOMHILL ART HOTEL - SCULPTURE - LUNCHES www.broomhillart.co.uk
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Lovely quiet place in a country setting. Found the river down the hill. The owners greeted us on arrival and showed us around. Lovely to see the ducks, chickens and sheep.
The bathroom was big with a very deep bath. No shower but we knew that when we booked.
Everything we needed was there. We were warm and comfortable.
If we were in the area again we would return. Lots to do in the area..zoo, seaside, harbour, steam trains,pubs, honey farm and of course the GNOME RESERVE.
Thank you Chris and Margaret
Very welcoming hosts, warm and comfortable.
Centrally located for excellent local walks.
Thank you for being such enterprising guests - so glad you had such a lovely time.
Peace and quiet with fascinating location
Lovely quiet location lovely character cottage and animals in the gardens
Cosy and friendly
We have stayed twice now, both times in orchard cottage, the location is beautiful and you can walk from the cottage. The owners were very helpful and friendly. It takes about 10 to 15 mins to get to Coombe Martin, there are pubs nearby too. Would definatly recommend, we will go back again one day.
Most people know South Devon beaches but NORTH DEVON is a hidden treasure. The coast is wilder and, although some beaches are popular with surfers, e.g. Saunton Sands, Woolacombe, Croyde Bay, they are a pleasure for everyone. Also, hidden beaches and coves can be found all along the coast, especially if one enjoys walking.
EXMOOR is full of charm. Walking is great, also horse-riding and cycling. The little towns and villages on Exmoor are a delight, e.g. Dulverton, Exford, and walking at Simonsbath, Tarr Steps is a joy all year round.
For gardeners the county is full of interest especially as the R.H.S. has its own garden near Torrington, ROSEMOOR. Also gardens near Barnstaple are Marwood Hill and National Trust, e.g. Arlington Court, Knightshayes and Killerton. There are garden festivals, e.g. one at Powderham Castle, near Exeter, 28-29 April.
The Exeter Festival of Food and Drink is 29 April to 1st May. Exeter is an hour from us and the train journey from Barnstaple to Exeter is a pleasure. The Devon County Show i and is held 18 to 20 May and all ages enjoy this. Children always love the animals and tractors!
Another beautiful North Devon village is Clovelly, a steep climb down to the sea through exquisite old cottages. Here there will be a Seaweed Festival on 4th June! At the bottom of the climb to the sea is a splendid pub.