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Nestled on the outer edge of the 600-year-old Arlington estate only six miles from Barnstaple, this Victorian gardener’s lodge is set in secluded woodland. The cottage sits at the top of a little-used driveway accessed from the A39 behind elegant wrought-iron gates, originally planned to be the grand entrance to the estate. From the doorstep miles of footpaths criss-cross the 2,700 acre estate, with the Court itself only two miles on foot across the wooded valley.
The cottage has undergone some refurbishment having its window relocated to enable you to enjoy views of the woodland and a bank of wild flowers depending on the season. The bathroom has been refurbished and enjoys under floor heating.
Heating: The cottage is heated with eco electric radiators.
Garden: There is a large level garden at front of the cottage with picnic table and bench seating. The garden is not enclosed.
Parking: There is level parking right outside the door.
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
Offers: Cottage guests have free access to Arlington Court during opening hours and a single use discount voucher for the shop and tea room per guest
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.
The cottage is approximately 6 miles from Barnstaple railway station.
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.