Gamekeepers Cottage

Martinhoe, Exmoor

  • 3 Star Gold

You can book this property from:

  • £425 per week
  • £61 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Fishing
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack
  • Sea or coastal views

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 3 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Balcony
  • Private parking
  • Rural location


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Walk-in shower

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 5:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Gamekeepers Cottage is surrounded by stunning countryside, yet only one mile from the coast and a short walk downhill to a well-known Exmoor pub. This cute, cosy cottage, which provides a home-from-home for four people plus their two dogs, is less than half a mile from Hunter’s Inn – one of the area’s most famous character inns situated in the stunning Heddon Valley. Offering spacious accommodation, Gamekeepers Cottage is one of only three cottages situated down a private drive near Martinhoe, a small village between Combe Martin and Lynton. A covered front patio leads directly into the open-plan lounge/diner which has a lovely wrought iron staircase leading up to the first floor and an electric fire in the stone fireplace; whilst the modern kitchen is well-equipped with everything you need to rustle up a delicious holiday meal. Completing the accommodation downstairs, there is a spacious bedroom with a large window to the front and a king-size and single bed, and a family bathroom. Upstairs, there is a beautiful veranda which has stunning views along the valley and toward the sea and at the rear is a twin bedded room. Gamekeepers Cottage is true paradise for nature lovers. Surrounded by lush green countryside, there are numerous footpaths taking you along the river, through wooden valleys and towards Heddons Mouth. The National Trust specifically promotes a walk through ancient woodland alongside the River Heddon, to where it meets the sea between some of England's highest cliffs. Designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, the Heddon Valley is home to a variety of wildlife including otters and the rare high brown fritillary butterfly. You'll also find a restored 19th-century lime kiln on the beach. A ten-minute walk downhill takes you to the Hunters Inn where you will not only be able to taste the best in local cuisine, but will be able to wander through the immaculate gardens.

Ground floor:

Lounge/diner: Smart TV with Freesat, DVD player and radio/docking station

Kitchen: Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and slimline dishwasher (shared use of freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and payphone in shared utility area)

Bedroom 1: King-size bed and Single bed

Bathroom: Bath, separate walk-in shower, washbasin and toilet


First floor: (accessed by spiral staircase)

Bedroom 2: twin beds


Pets: Two dogs welcome

Parking: Private parking for two cars

Garden/Patio: Covered front patio and a veranda and Fully enclosed shared garden with garden furniture

Heating: Oil central heating

Short breaks: Available all year round (but for specific dates only bookable within 2-8 weeks of the holiday start date)

Notes: Linen and towels are provided (please bring beach towels). Superfast Unlimited WiFi is available free of charge. No smoking at this property. No cot provided, please bring your own travel cot. The property is set in a tranquil, rural area accessed via narrow, steep, winding country lanes. 

Beach: 1 mile Pub: 0.4 miles