Gardeners Cottage

Martinhoe, Exmoor

  • 4 Star

You can book this property from:

  • £387 per week
  • £55 per night
  • 4 Star


Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Fishing
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Sea or coastal views

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Travel cot


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Rural location


  • On one level, no stairs
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Walk-in shower

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 7:00pm
  • 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.


Gardeners 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 two 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, Gardeners 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 comfy leather settees and a feature fireplace. The well-equipped kitchen has an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and slimline dishwasher and is perfect for rustling up a delicious holiday meal. A spacious bedroom at the front of the cottage has a zip “n” link bed which can be a king or twin on request to provide alternative sleeping arrangements and there is a large en-suite bathroom with a separate shower cubicle. Gardeners 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 zip “n” link bed with option to create Twin on request. En-suite bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, washbasin and toilet

Pets: Two dogs welcome

Parking: Private parking for one car

Garden/Patio: Covered front patio 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 miles Pub: 0.4 miles


Excellent property hope to return.

Mrs Kay S,

Ideal for a get away from every thing, but still within walking distance of a pub and restaurant

Mr George E,

Thank you Alan and James for letting us stay in your 'far from the madding crowd' haven - just what we needed. The cottage was everything and more, what a beautiful location. We enjoyed listening to the owls every evening. We loved Heddon Mouth walk - fantastic views.

Mr G E,

A lovely place to stay in a perfect location. Very well fitted out with everything we might need.

Mrs Anne-Marie C,

Thank you Alan & James for letting us stay in your comfortable cottage. You have thought of everything needed for a lovely holiday, from dog accessories to nice smelling shampoo and shower gel. The kitchen was also well equipped. The beds were also comfortable. Thank you for the cherry & chocolate biscuits on arrival. Thanks again!

Ms M H,

We had a really good holiday

Previous Customer,

This was one of the cleanest and well maintained cottages we have ever stayed in, of which there have been many. Small touches of flowers, and a lovely Devon cream tea awaited us. Well stocked with essentials like tea coffee washing up liquid which you don't often get. In a beautiful area, especially if you like walking.

Mrs Lynne S,