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This quaint, characterful cottage was earmarked during the Second World War to be a keeping place for air raid victims. Thankfully it was never needed and is today a charming, cosy cottage perfect for an intimate escape. Set alongside the meandering River Yeo on the edge of the Arlington estate, the cottage is tucked along a narrow Devonian lane in the hamlet of Loxhore. The cottage garden gives views of the Arlington parkland, where Red deer can often be spotted in the autumn. A gently inclining three mile stroll through woodland will get you to Arlington Court.
The cottage is just six miles from Barnstaple with its historic and renowned pannier market which opens six days a week. For those seeking local produce, there are quality farm shops within easy reach of the cottage selling home reared meat and home grown produce.
The perfect way to explore this beautiful coastline is by bike, along the Tarka Trail that uses the old railways of North Devon and offers over 30 miles of traffic free cycling.
Excellent course fishing at Bratton Fisheries, just 2 miles away.
Heating: Oil filled radiators included.
Garden: There is an upper level garden for the washing line and a small grassed area.
Parking: There is level parking right outside the door. Although there is ample room for parking and turning, please note that the riverbank falls steeply away at the edge of the garden.
Offers: Free access to Arlington Court during opening hours.
For any 2 night starting on a Friday, or 3 night starting on a Thursday, guests can benefit from a late Sunday departure time of 6pm, at no extra charge.
Logs/Charcoal: Pre-order an unlimited supply of the Estate's seasoned logs for £25 per week or £5 per night. We also offer an Fire Starter Kit consisting of eco kindling and firelighters for £6.50
Due to the proximity of the River Yeo we feel this cottage is unsuitable for children.
The South West region is probably England's most well-known holiday hotspot, being home to some of the most famous seaside resorts. Pretty villages and harbours in Cornwall, many with sweeping sandy beaches, such as St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to name but a few, give way to sophisticated seaside resorts in Devon and Dorset which include Bournemouth, Torquay and Ilfracombe. The history of this region is unrivalled; Wiltshire's spectacular downland and the stone circles at Avebury and Stonehenge, through Hardy's Dorset, dramatic Dartmoor and gentler Exmoor, to the mining landscapes of Cornwall and West Devon, which are now recognised as being of international significance, having been awarded World Heritage Site status in 2006. The Trust protects 370 miles of the coastline in Devon and Cornwall and, wherever you are in the two far western counties, you're never more than 25 miles from the sea. As well as this peninsula, the Trust also cares for much of the countryside in Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset and a wide array of fascinating properties to visit and explore. Not surprisingly, perhaps, this area is also home to the widest selection of National Trust holiday cottages.
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.