Ashtree cottage is a delightful stone cottage with a sympathetic contemporary extension, nestled in beautiful countryside within the small hamlet of Muddiford. Surrounded by lush fields and grazing animals, it is the perfect choice for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. Being close to the edge of Exmoor National Park and within easy driving distance of the spectacular North Devon coastline guests here really can enjoy the best of both worlds.
Imaginatively designed the main entrance is on the upper level. A large glass door leads in from the patio to the kitchen/dining room, with an impressive vaulted ceiling and high beams. Also on the upper floor is the impressive lounge with a full height feature window allowing fine views across the meadowland, and bi-fold doors opening out onto the patio. A contemporary wood burning stove is in the corner of the living room, great for those cosy evenings. The master bedroom is impressive and has a built-in wardrobe and imaginative lighting. A separate terrace where guests can take breakfast al fresco, is accessible from this bedroom. Just next to the master bedroom is a luxurious wet room with large walk-in shower.
From the corner of the kitchen a solid wood staircase leads down to the lower level and two further bedrooms, a comfortable double and a single (which can also be made into a twin (please request at the time of booking). Both bedrooms are served by a separate modern bathroom.
Outside on the upper level, the cottage has an attractive patio complete with gas barbecue and circular garden table for six. There is an outside shower with hot water handy for rinsing down after a day exploring the countryside and coast. The patio and lawned garden are enclosed by glass balustrades and wooden fencing, making the most of the wonderful rural outlook and useful for your four legged friends. In addition outside the master bedroom is a separate terrace with glass balustrades.
Ashtree Cottage is located where the lane ends. The lower garden/driveway is enclosed by wooden fencing and two five bar gates, the second of these gives direct access to twelve acres of meadowland with a stream running through, occasionally used by the owners sheep and shetland pony. The footpath from the lane, across into the fields is seldom used, however, you may decide to take a stroll down to the Muddiford Inn for well earnt refreshment!
For friends, families or couples Ashtree Cottage is a true delight and guests will love to return again and again.
Note: During low season JUST the upper level ONLY can be made available, accommodating two guests in total (at a reduced price). The accommodation for two guests consists of kitchen/dining room, living room, master bedroom with superking bed and wet room (all on the upper level). The rooms on the lower ground floor are not available.
Accommodation: Ground floor (i.e. the upper level): Entrance into dining/kitchen with oven, induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, and fridge/freezer. Lounge with wood burner, TV, with Freesat, DVD, Bluetooth speaker. Shower room with walk in shower with dowser, WC and basin. Bedroom 1 with Superking, TV. Hall cupboard housing the washer/drier.
Lower ground floor: Bedroom 2 with Double. Bedroom 3 with 3’ Single (with additional pull out 3’ Single bed on request). Compact bathroom with bath and fitted shower over bath, WC and basin.
Facilities and Services: Linen and towels. Underfloor heating throughout. 2 pets welcome. Cot, Highchair. Wi-Fi. No smoking. Complimentary starter basket of logs. Private parking. Gas barbecue. Outside hot shower, Garden furniture. Short breaks available. Public footpath access to the front of the cottage.3pm arrival time. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Saturday
- Sleeps 6
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Private parking
- Saturday changeover
- 2 Bathrooms
- Bed linen provided
- 0.75 mile to a pub
- Countryside Views
- Towels provided
- Cot available
- 9 miles from the coast
- Open fire/woodburner
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
A very well presented cottage which has been refurbished to a high standard. It’s even better in person than in the photos. The owner was extremely helpful and answered our queries promptly. The location is perfect for exploring the local area by car and on foot. We’re already looking forward to planning a return. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this cottage or the service provided by Marsdens. Mrs Zoe Marden - 3rd January 2019
Very warm and welcoming Mrs Jan Lott - 25th November 2018
Ashtree Cottage was without doubt the best holiday cottage we have ever rented - clean, extremely well equipped, modern, tastefully decorated, the perfect position for a diverse, fun and active holiday and only 3.5 hours from home! Will definitely be returning and also exploring your other propertiesMrs CLAIRE ELEY - 30th July 2018
In my opinion the property was exceptional for peace and quiet, location and privacy and when you add to that the welcome cream tea (home made) the fact that everything worked (not my normal experience) and small touches of thought....like setting the heating to come on after breakfast for 1hr each day to dry the towels. Yes this is my kind of holiday experience. Many thanksMr B.G Sinclair - 24th July 2017
I would highly recommend the cottage and the area. Mrs Margaret Leslie - 19th June 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - the property, it's situation and view from the living area is just outstanding. We have every intention of returning next year.Mrs Jenny Fry - 29th May 2017
Always a pleasure to stay at Ashtree Cottage. We have lost track over the years of how many times we have been here. Perfect location, peace and quiet except for the stream running, sheep bleating and an owl twit twooing! Excellent facilities, very clean, cosy cottage. The icing on the cake is always the welcome tea tray with milk and tea bags, home made scones, jam, clotted cream and a beautiful vase of roses thanks to Wendy the owner. We love Ashtree Cottage!Mrs S Williams - 27th February 2017
Anyone wishing to have a lovely holiday in beautiful surroundings couldn't do better than stay in Ashtree CottageMr W Pink - 18th July 2016
Fantastic Property just as described on the website, ideal location for exploring north devon plus very peaceful and quiet. Would love to stay in the property again.Mr M Halls - 6th July 2016
Beautiful cottage in a quiet location perfectly situated for exploring Exmoor & the North Devon coast.Mr S Mallon - 26th May 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Ashtree Cottage, what a beautiful location, so central to everything in North Devon. We will certainly be returning again next year.Mrs Jenny Fry - 23rd May 2016
Back again for our 4th stay at ashtree cottage. We love it! The secluded, peaceful setting is a great way to unwind with Wendy's lovely homemade cream tea, that's waiting on arrival Mmmm!! what more could you want after a long journey! Come rain or shine!! Thank you.Mr & Ms P & J Whitelock & Stevens - 13th May 2016
The cottage was spotless and well equipped in beautiful surroundings.. The cream tea supplied on arrival was a lovely surprise with the best home made jam I ever tasted.Mrs C L Phillips - 9th March 2016
We love Ashtree Cottage and have lost track of the amount of times we have been. It's like a home from home. Always very clean and has everything you could need including wi-fi. Ideally situated if you have a dog, lovely enclosed private garden and right next to a field and stream. The owner of Ashtree Cottage is very friendly and kindly leaves a tea tray with homemade scones with jam and clotted cream. The perfect welcome after a long drive.Mrs S Williams - 22nd February 2016
Fantastic location and cottageMr A Collins - 15th February 2016
Ashtree cottage was stunning both the property and location.Rev M Brookes - 4th November 2015
A fantastic cottage in an idyllic rural location. We arrived to fresh roses in a vase, clotted cream tea with homemade jam and a spotless, cosy cottage with excellent facilities. We will certainly be returning, as we feel one week was nowhere near long enough to explore this fantastic part of North Devon.Mrs Vicky Furst - 31st August 2015
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