Mailscot sits in dramatic National Trust coastline in an outstanding Georgian vicarage in the heart of Mortehoe village backing onto open farmland. Two cottages, Mailscot and Wykeham, sit either end of The Old Vicarage and share garden with children’s play area to the side of the house. On the ground floor, Mailscot has a large open plan lounge/kitchen/diner with comfortable leather seating set around a wood burning stove. Two full height Georgian windows with wooden shutters look out over the lawned gardens which guests have full use of. Upstairs there are two bedrooms with traditional furnishings served by an attractive family bathroom.
Just down the road is the popular coastal village of Woolacombe, with its three mile stretch of golden sand - voted number 1 in the UK by TripAdvisor guests for the last two years. It also holds the England for Excellence Gold Award for best family resort and was voted the Best British Beach in the Mail On Sunday. However it’s not just the beach that brings visitors to Woolacombe - there is a wide selection of restaurants, teashops and bars to enjoy whilst the laid back atmospheres make it a firm favourite for people of all ages.
A short drive east takes you to Exmoor National Park, which has Europe’s very first International Dark Sky Reserve, the tallest tree in England, the highest cliffs in England, almost 250 species of bird and over 1,000 different flowering plants and grasses, the highest number of wild red deer in England and wild native ponies, perfectly adapted to the upland conditions of Exmoor. A short drive south takes you to Barnstaple, the commericial and agricultural centre of North Devon. It is a charming place that comfortably blends a handsome past with an energetic, present-day buzz. It’s the shopping capital of the region, with a mix of cutting-edge retail outlets, long-established family owned stores, little boutiques and the pannier market, which hosts local food producers
Lounge/kitchen/diner: TV with Freeview, DVD player. Gas oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and washer/dryer
Bedroom 1: Double bed
Bedroom 2: Twin beds
Bathroom: Bath, shower over bath, toilet and washbasin
Pets: Two dogs welcome
Parking: Private parking available
Garden/patio: Large lawned gardens with patio furniture
Heating: Gas 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). Unlimited Wi-Fi is available free of charge. No smoking at this property. High chair and travel cot are provided. Telephone for incoming and emergency calls
Beach: 1.5 miles Pub: 0.1 miles
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Private parking
- Friday changeover
- 1 Bathroom
- Bed linen provided
- 0.1 mile to a pub
- Towels provided
- Travel cot available
- 1.5 miles from the coast
- Open fire/woodburner
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
Great location!Kathryn Currell - 16th February 2018
Fantastic location, lovely old building and garden. Very peaceful.Miss Marianne Meering - 10th July 2017
Spacious and well equipped. The location is what makes it perfect, close to the village and several outstanding walks from the property without needing to get in the car. Mrs C Plummer - 27th May 2017
A fabulous break in a lovely cottage with everything you need to ensure a stress free holiday. The location was a great for all the local walks and the special touches of milk, tea, scones and jam on arrival were greatly appreciated. We would recommend Marsdens and we are already looking to book again soon.Mrs J Dixon - 3rd April 2017
Area is just lovely. Cottage lovely and a lovely surprise to have a cream tea awaiting us on arrival. Log burner on the cold evening was just so cosy and wood provided. Lots of games in cottage and good clean utensils. Really enjoyed our first cottage holiday !!!!Mrs Sue Outten - 7th November 2016
Mailscot is a beautiful house in a fine locationMs C Joll - 30th May 2016
Fantastic property and location. We would definitely recommend this property. It is comfortable & homely in a lovely location, close to local amenities & dramatic coastal paths.Mr P Taylor - 9th August 2015
This is a lovely property with beautiful gardens, plenty of parking. It was perfect for our baby & 2 dogs, well equipped the washer/dryer was particularly useful with a baby. The location was a few minutes walk from 3 pubs, a shop, post office, chip shop & tea rooms. It had a village feel but only a couple of minutes from woolacombe beech. It's right near the coastal paths so would be a good base for walkers. Very happy and would definitely return.Miss C Mould - 11th July 2015
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