Monks Cottage is a stunning thatched cottage with the looks to grace any postcard or chocolate box dating back centuries. But there is a price to pay for historic charm. The cottage is best suited to guests of 18th century stature when the average height was much less than it is now. Mind your head on the ceiling and door lintels. Also, the stairs are steep.
This gorgeous home is just on the edge of Braunton in the heavenly hamlet of Heanton. The 16th century Church of St Augustine sits next to Monks Cottage, which is in the centre of a row of three, and retains all the charm and character of its age with substantial oak beams throughout. The front door is straight off the lane and opens into a roomy hall plenty of storage for coats and walking boots or buckets and spades. In the lounge, comfortable sofas surround an inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove. There is a separate dining room with a large oak table. The kitchen is fully equipped and looks out over a tidy and fully enclosed cottage garden. In keeping with its age, the cottage has a ground floor family bathroom, but there is also a cloakroom upstairs. On the first floor, there are three bedrooms offering flexible sleeping arrangements, a cosy double room and two connected twin rooms.
Braunton is short drive away and has a variety of restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops. It is also home to the Braunton and District Museum, the Braunton Countryside Centre and the Museum of British Surfing. At the heart of what is said to be England's most biodiverse parish, Braunton Burrows is abundant with richly varied wildlife. The Tarka Trail, a footpath and cycle trail built along the route of the old railway line, runs through Braunton
Lounge: TV with Freeview and video player
Kitchen: Gas cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
Bathroom (low ceiling): Bath, separate shower, toilet and washbasin
Bedroom 1: Double bed
Bedroom 2: Twin beds. Leads through to:
Bedroom 3: Twin beds. En-suite washbasin and toilet
Pets: Two dogs welcome
Parking: Private parking is available in the church car park approximately 70 yards away
Garden/patio: Garden furniture in enclosed lawned garden
Heating: Night storage heaters and 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
Beach: 4 miles Pub: 0.7 miles
- Sleeps 4
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Private parking
- Saturday changeover
- 1 Bathroom
- Bed linen provided
- 0.7 mile to a pub
- Towels provided
- Travel cot available
- 4 miles from the coast
- Open fire/woodburner
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
What a delightful cottage! And so easy to book online! Great aspect and we didn't mind the short walk to the church car park - we visited the church before leaving: Recommended. Had the best of both worlds as the cottage is low ceilings and timber beams, crooked walls and floors, not one stair matches another, all very quaint, whilst the kitchen is new and full of mod-cons. Plenty of lovely fluffy towels of varying sizes; lots of kitchen tea towels (and a pinny!). We all found the beds comfy, and slept really well. The little garden was perfect for our dog, contained her yet permitted a little nosy at the neighbours in the driveway behind. I was quite happy sitting there in the morning sun with my dog and a cuppa whilst the teenagers did what teenagers do: wasted the morning sleeping! We found the cottage well placed to visit the North Devon beaches and coastal towns, non of which were too far away. The narrow roads were interesting and we seemed to have no problems despite visiting during the height of the season. We love it! It took no time to feel like home. Thank you for having us. Vicky, Mum, 3 teens and a dog.V Lee - 13th August 2018
The cottage was delightful, acclimatizing to the low ceiling beams and door frames did not take too long, and the enclosed garden was great for the dogs. The location of the cottage allows for easy access by car to the beach and some wonderful walks.Mrs Penelope Ixer - 15th April 2017
Delightful, quirky cottage. At 5' 2"" I had no problems - taller guests may need a crash helmet! Low ceilings add to charm but best to know about them in advance perhaps. Secluded and enclosed garden adds to dog friendliness. A lovely spot for a truly relaxing break.Mrs J Ratcliffe - 20th June 2016
Property is lovely;very peaceful and charming.Low beams, uneven floors and steep stairs delightful. Very clean too. White goods excellent, heating good; we didn't need the wood burner, even in December.Mrs Karen Baddeley-Clark - 6th January 2016
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