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We have three very different cottages available for holidays – Blackpool Mill and The Bear on the Hartland Abbey Estate and Affeton Barton on the Affeton Castle Estate in beautiful, peaceful areas of North Devon. All are characterful, comfortable and sleep eight people. Blackpool Mill and The Bear have easy access to the South West Coastal Footpath and beautiful beaches. Affeton Barton is situated in rolling hills between Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks.

Blackpool Mill

The 15th century cottage, sleeping 8, is situated in a beautiful, sheltered valley, a stone’s throw away from a remote Atlantic cove. Approached by a private drive through woodland which quite suddenly opens out to reveal a view of the cliffs and the sea, the cottage lies beside the Abbey stream. Its unique position and immense old fashioned charm make it a wonderful place to relax, enjoy the natural surroundings, and escape from the pressures of modern living. The cottage was used as a film location for Rosamunde Pilcher’s ‘The Shell Seekers’ with Vanessa Redgrave and Maximillian Schell and more recently for the BBC adaptation of ‘Sense and Sensibility’ with Dan Stevens, Dominic Cooper, David Morrissey, Janet McTeer and Charity Wakefield. The South West Coastal footpath passes behind the cottage, making it a wonderful place to start a walk along the North Devon Coast towards the lighthouse and Clovelly or south to the Cornish border!

Blackpool Mill details….

The Bear

This 16th century (or earlier) detached cottage is in the heart of Stoke, a small hamlet on the road leading from Hartland to Hartland Quay, in one of the most unspoilt parts of England. In the early 18th century it was, for a short time, a hostelry when Hartland Quay Inn had its licence withdrawn for rowdy and drunken behaviour! The hamlet of Stoke consists of a few cottages and the beautiful church of St Nectan, called ‘The Cathedral of North Devon’ due to its huge size and tall tower, once used by wreckers to entice ships onto the rocky shore whose captains believed it to be the lighthouse! Beautiful walks and bicycle rides along the small lanes, with fabulous views of the Atlantic, start from the doorstep. Access to the South West Coastal Footpath is about 10 minutes walk from the cottage, from the path starting in the churchyard, 200 yards from the cottage.

The Bear details….

Affeton Barton

Affeton Barton is the charming home farmhouse in the centre of the beautiful, unspoilt Affeton Castle Estate between Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks. It has been renovated to a high standard with four bedrooms and four bath/shower rooms (three ensuite), sitting room, large kitchen with Aga, swimming pool (June, July, August), hard tennis court, ping pong room, outbuildings and large garden. It is surrounded by rolling hills and deep valleys completely removed from modern life. The sky at night is dark and there is little to disturb the peace. The Barton has been the centre of activity of this thriving agricultural and sporting estate for centuries. With its thatched roof and low beamed ceilings it is little changed in appearance since the 15thC. The Castle and Barton were built overlooking the Little Dart valley and were fiercely defended in the civil war.

Affeton Barton details

 

Please contact:

Hugh or Angela Stucley,
Affeton ,
East Worlington,
Crediton,
Devon.
EX17 4TU.
Tel: 01884 860225/01237441496
Email: ha_admin@btconnect.com

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The Bear
V good Hartland Quay
Nearby Hartland Quay
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Blackpool Mill Cottage

Blackpool Mill Prices 2020 – (Friday to Friday Bookings)

Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 21, 28, Mar 6 £775
Feb 14 £895
Mar 13, Oct 30, Nov 6, 13, 20 , 27, Dec 6 £785
Mar 20, Dec 13 £850
Mar 27, April 3, 10, 17, Aug 28, Sept 4, 11, Oct 16, 23 £1,250
April 24, May 1, 8, 15 £1,220
May 22 £1,375
May 29, June 5 £1,230
June 12, 19, 26 £1,240
July 3 £1,675
July 10 £1,690
July 17, 24, 31, Aug 7, 14, 21 £1,770
August 30 £1,350
Sept 18 £1,200
Sept 25, Oct 2,9 £975
Dec 23, 30 £1,590

 

The Bear Prices 2020 – (Friday to Friday)

Friday changeover except possibly Christmas and New Year

Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 28, Mar 6,13, 20 £650
Feb 21, Mar 27 £700
Apr 3, 24, May 1, Dec 13 £850
Apr 10, 17 £1,100
May 8, 15 £925
May 22 £1,180
May 29, June 5, June 12, Aug 28 £965
Jun 19 £1,110
Jun 26, July 3 £1,200
July 10 £1,350
July 17 £1,480
July 24, 31, Aug 7, 14, 21 £1,550
Sept 04 £860
Sept 11 £780
Sept 18, 23, Oct 2, 9, 30 £725
Oct 16, 23 £930
Nov 6, 13, 20 , 27, Dec 6 £675
Dec 23, 30 £1,225

 

Affeton Barton prices per week 2020 (Friday to Friday bookings)

(We are closed in November, December and January)

Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27 £1,500
April 3, 17 May 22, June 19, 26, August 28, Sept 4, 11, Oct 16, 23 £1,800
April 24, May 1, 8, 15 £1,650
May 29, June 5, 12, Oct 2, 9 £1,700
June 26, August 28, Sept 4, 11 £1,850
July 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21 £2,200
Sept 18, 25, £1,750
July 3, 10                                                                                                            £2000