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Gordon's Cabin


Woolacombe, Devon

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We are delighted to announce that the restoration of this former linhay is now complete and it has been transformed into a single story cosy cabin for two, situated on the edge of the hilltop settlement of Mortehoe. This little gem of a cottage enjoys an elevated position with views across the rolling fields and is ideal for a romantic getaway.

Take a walk to explore the pretty village of Mortehoe, which has a 13th century church and a range of shop and cafes to explore as well as a local pub if you'd prefer to have a night off cooking. Venture a little further afield to Morte Pointe, once notorious for smugglers and wreckers, however now home to a seal colony, keep your eyes peeled and you may be lucky enough to see one pop out of the water.

Beautiful Woolacombe Bay is just a 5 minute drive away and offers some of the finest surf in Britain, sandy beaches and beautiful sunsets, why travel abroad! In addition to the beach activities, the South West Coast Path runs all along the coast and there are a number of trails depending on whether you'd like an easy stroll or more of a challenge. The undulating moorland of Exmoor is home to the famous ponies. The Exmoor National Park scenery is varied also providing dramaticy liffs and the woodland glades of Heddon Valley and all within a short drive of your cottage.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Open plan living, including 5' double bed/lounge area/fully equipped kitchen, separate bathroom with electric shower over the bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Electric heaters included.

Parking: There is a designated parking space in the public car park, approx. 30m from the cabin.

Garden: There is a small, fully enclosed garden to the front of the cabin.

Utilities: There is no freezer or ice box at this cottage.

Offers: Single use discount voucher for Watersmeet Tea Room.

Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Beach Nearby
  • Pub Nearby
  • Coast Nearby
  • Romantic Location
  • Single Storey
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge


Things to see and do nearby

The exterior of Higher Brownstone Farm, Coleton Fishacre, Devon  © Mike Henton

Devon's a big and beautiful county with much to offer. From bucolic sleepy market towns to the miles and miles of coastline, much loved by surfers, swimmers, families, and walkers from all over the world, a trip to this special place will stay with you for ever. We have a great range of holiday options in Devon, from holiday cottages brimming with character and lovingly restored to our bunkhouses and bothies, all located on or near land in the care of the National Trust.

North Devon
Coastal heath (Common heather, Bell heather and Western gorse) lining the coastal path in late summer on the Great Hangman (National Trust) near Combe Martin, North Devon. © David Noton

North Devon with its outstanding coast, glorious moorland, plunging wooded valleys and remote, unchanging rural landscapes inland - has so much to offer the visitor, no matter what type of holiday you are looking for. On the coast you will find miles of sandy beaches at places like Woolacombe and Croyde, and some of the finest surf in Britain (whether you're a beginner or a pro), interspersed by long and lonely stretches of dramatic soaring cliffs and rugged headlands, with the South West Coast Path running all the way along the coast, guaranteeing some exhilarating walking . The beautiful wooded valleys and winding rivers of Exmoor National Park add a softer touch to the landscape around the fringes of the high bare moorland, whilst the lively coastal towns in the area Lynton, Ilfracombe, Barnstaple and Bideford - bring a bit of seaside sparkle. Inland, there are historic market towns and hidden villages in the lovely unspoilt valleys of the Taw and the Torridge.

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  • Minehead and West Somerset Steam railway
  • Porlock and Porlock Weir
  • open top double decker bus links Minehead to Lynmouth through the Exmoor National Park
  • South West Coast Path.
  • Bird watching
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • horse riding
  • surfing
  • walking
  • water sports.
National Trust places to visit
Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum
Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum Intimate and intriguing Regency house, set in extensive estate, and impressive collection of horse-drawn vehicles
Heddon Valley
Heddon Valley Towering cliffs, secluded coves and a beautiful wooded valley within Exmoor National Park
Watersmeet Dramatic river gorge and ancient woodlands near the rocky North Devon coast
Lundy Unspoilt island, home to a fascinating array of wildlife amidst dramatic scenery
Gower: Rhossili Shop and Visitor Centre
Gower: Rhossili Shop and Visitor Centre Large National Trust shop and Visitor Centre set amongst spectacular countryside and beaches
Holnicote Estate
Holnicote Estate Varied landscape of moorland, woods, farms and coast, rich in wildlife


Comments from past visitors

  • Mr Henderson
    • January 2017
    • Somerset
    Lovely comfortable property

    Lovely comfortable property, good range of services close by. Dog friendly and caretakers level of service was excellent.

  • Mrs Parker
    • December 2016
    • Somerset
    Excellent location

    The location was excellent. The cottage was newly refurbished and beautifully done. There were lots of thoughtful touches that added to the enjoyment of the holiday.

  • Anonymous
    • December 2016
    • Unknown

    It was just wonderful, fresh, clean made to feel welcome with a welcome with tea tray and biscuits, also a lovely touch was provided with dog treats. We were the second couple to have had the pleasure of booking Gordon's Cabin ( we do remember it before renovations took place). It was absolutely beautiful.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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