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Aylesbury Cottage

Devon, United Kingdom

Per week

from 600.60 to 1461.90 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Sue Jay

Member since Nov 2009
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:
  • Availability Updated:15 hours 51 minutes

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BFB's Overview

Coulscott’s white Georgian manor and original farmhouse peak through the trees in a lovely leafy valley near the North Devon coast but closer inspection reveals an exclusive hamlet of stunning holiday cottages and fantastic family facilities. Indoors and out, children and grown-ups alike are spoiled rotten, staying in the lap of luxury and having so many ways to while away the days without leaving the glorious 12 acres of grounds.

There are 6 properties at Coulscott, comprising Georgian House, Old Farmhouse, The Old Barn and three cosy cottages created from the old farm buildings. All of them have been designed and furnished to stunning standards which would be perfectly placed in the pages of swish interiors magazines.

From magnificent galleried living rooms to sumptuous period elegance, Travertine tiled bathrooms and four poster beds, all the properties provide somewhere special for families and of course they come with all the baby and toddler essentials as well.

The home entertainment is bang up to date, including Apple TV’s, Netflix, Sky free view, DVD players and unlimited WiFi, plus Coulscott has four hot tubs where grown-ups can soothe away the stress with a glass of bubbly, admiring amazing views or gazing at the stars. If parents can’t be bothered to cook, a wide range of frozen ready meals from ‘COOK’ are available to buy from the courtyard freezer, along with delicious local ice cream.

What’s especially great about Coulscott for families are the superb facilities that will keep everyone happy whatever the weather. The lovely indoor pool is kept at a toasty 30 degrees and has great views through big barn windows, with seats around the side to kick back with a book. An adjoining games room includes table tennis and table football, whilst babies and toddlers have their own soft play room, with a ball pool and giant Liquorice Allsorts!

There are acres of garden and grounds for children to play hide and seek, have picnics by a stream or build dens in the woods, plus a new outdoor play area includes a wooden pirate ship, 2-storey Wendy House, adventure climbing frame and swings, custom made tractor with a slide, turf labyrinth and a large, netted trampoline.

Children may well meet a peacock strutting around the garden and will be delighted to get acquainted with the Coulscott menagerie of hens and ducks, alpacas, pygmy goats, micro pigs and Matilda the wallaby. Other wildlife are regular visitors to Coulscott, including owls, foxes and badgers who might just make an appearance in the dusky twilight.

Accommodation Overview:
Coulscott comprises 5-bedroom Georgian House, 5-bedroom Old Barn, 3-bedroom Old Farmhouse, 2 bedroom Peacock and Aylesbury Cottages and 1-bedroom Bantum Cottage, all set in 12 acres of gardens and grounds with an indoor pool, adventure play area and friendly animals.

Aylesbury Cottage (sleeps 4 + 1 baby in a cot), with its 4-star gold award from Visit England, is a pretty stone cottage, which has been beautifully furnished and finished to combine authentic character with modern flair. The open plan layout is light and fresh, featuring a Persian rug on the slate tiled floor, a pair of comfortable sofas, Sky freeview TV with Netflix and a DVD player. The kitchen/dining area is modern and well equipped, including a microwave and handblender for whizzing up baby food. The master bedroom has a king size 4-poster and the second bedroom has twin beds. The bathroom has a bath with an overhead shower. Aylesbury Cottage has a private terrace with garden furniture and a barbecue, plus guests can book private sessions in a hot tub which is shared with Peacock and Bantum cottages. When Peacock, Aylesbury and Bantum Cottages are booked together dining facilities are available for 10 people.

Location Information

Coulscott has a best-of-both-worlds location, being in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of the Exmoor National Park and just a couple of miles from the North Devon Coast. The cottages have a secluded valley all to themselves and are set in 12 acres of enclosed gardens and grounds including woodland, streams and ponds in the owners’ animal enclosures.

Combe Martin, which has England’s longest High Street leading to a sheltered beach, is just over a mile away for all the necessities, including minimarkets, a bakery, Boots pharmacy, the ‘Top Chippy’, family friendly pubs and a choice of places to eat. Tesco and Sainburys in Barnstaple will also both deliver to Coulscott, as will Besshill farmshop (10 mins), which sells home reared meats, local vegetables, fruit, preserves and cheese.

There are plenty of beautiful beaches and coves within easy reach of Coulscott, including nearby Hele Bay, the 3-mile long Saunton Sands, backed by dunes, and the spectacular Woolacombe Bay. Families who love the great outdoors also have the wild beauty of Exmoor only half a mile from Coulscott’s gates. The national park boasts England’s highest sea cliffs and over 700 miles of paths and tracks to explore the heathery moors, wooded ‘coombes’, pretty coves and unspoilt villages like Parracombe, with its traditional country inn, The Fox and Goose. Exmoor also has plenty of wildlife to keep eyes peeled for including wild ponies, red deer and birds of prey.

North Devon has a host of family attractions, starting with Combe Martin Dinosaur and wildlife Park just across the valley. Children can have close encounters with animatronic dinosaurs and ride the Dino Train then see all kinds of animals from lions, primates and wolves to penguins, meerkats and otters. There’s also a 7,500 sq ft indoor soft play centre opening Easter 2015 with slides, tubes, scramble nets, rope bridges, ball pools and more to keep kids busy while parents have time for a coffee. Other favourite family days out include The Big Sheep working farm and adventure park at Abbotsham, The Milky Way amusement park near Bideford, Lynton’s picturesque narrow gauge railway and Watermouth Castle and Theme Park at Ilfracombe. While in Ilfracombe, 11 The Quay is Damian Hirst’s restaurant, with great views, fab fish specialities and of course plenty of original artwork.

Nearest Medical Services: GP in Combe Martin.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 33%

Balance: 42 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 33%

Balance: 42 days prior to arrival

Rates

19 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017 : £1443.2 /week10 Feb - 16 Feb 2017 : £750.2 /week17 Feb - 16 Mar 2017 : £600.6 /week17 Mar - 20 Apr 2017 : £852.5 /week21 Apr - 27 Apr 2017 : £716.1 /week28 Apr - 4 May 2017 : £774.4 /week5 May - 18 May 2017 : £716.1 /week19 May - 15 Jun 2017 : £1016.4 /week16 Jun - 29 Jun 2017 : £1039.5 /week30 Jun - 31 Aug 2017 : £1461.9 /week1 Sep - 14 Sep 2017 : £774.4 /week15 Sep - 28 Sep 2017 : £682 /week29 Sep - 19 Oct 2017 : £600.6 /week20 Oct - 2 Nov 2017 : £1016.4 /week19 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017 : €1693.884 /week10 Feb - 16 Feb 2017 : €880.5098 /week17 Feb - 16 Mar 2017 : €704.9242 /week17 Mar - 20 Apr 2017 : €1000.579 /week21 Apr - 27 Apr 2017 : €840.4865 /week28 Apr - 4 May 2017 : €908.9133 /week5 May - 18 May 2017 : €840.4865 /week19 May - 15 Jun 2017 : €1192.949 /week16 Jun - 29 Jun 2017 : €1220.061 /week30 Jun - 31 Aug 2017 : €1715.832 /week1 Sep - 14 Sep 2017 : €908.9133 /week15 Sep - 28 Sep 2017 : €800.4634 /week29 Sep - 19 Oct 2017 : €704.9242 /week20 Oct - 2 Nov 2017 : €1192.949 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 33%

Balance: 42 days prior to arrival

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

1 king size, 1 twin (plus cot)

Airport under 2 hours drive

Bristol Airport is less than 2hrs away.

Airport under 3 hours drive

Bristol Airport is just under 2 hours drive.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Sandy beaches are less than a 5 minute drive away.

Coast Within Walking Distance

Sandy beaches are less than a mile away.

Any Pool

The cottages have an indoor shared heated pool.

Indoor Play Area

Indoor soft play barn and ball pit.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Wooden Maria Saplings cot, most are the large folding, 2 are the compact ones ( in the 1 bedroom cottage),standard travel cot is available, high chairs, booster seats, baby bath, bathroom step, some plug sockets protectors, stair gates, plastic plates and cutlery and cups and food blenders.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

Netflix, DVDS, books and games.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

COOK meals can be delivered by prior request.

Outdoor Toys

Adventure climbing frame with sandpit, slide and swings, custom made 2 storey Wendy House, custom made large pirate ship with huge sand pit, custom made large tractor with slide, large trampoline, and a labyrinth cut into the hillside.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stargates are provided.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Private garden with BBQ and dining area.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wi-Fi is available.

Eco-Aware

Dedicated recycling area, solar panels on the pool, energy efficient bulb, good insulation, own copiced wood provided for the wood burners, wild areas in the grounds, own water from bore hole has no chemicals.

Pet Friendly

Dogs can be allowed by prior request and for Peacock they are charged at £25.

Friendly Animals

Alpacas, mini pigs, pygmy goats, ducks, chickens, peacocks, wallaby and a dog.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Multiple cots and highchairs are available.

Fireplace / Wood Burner

Stove fire in the lounge.

Hot Tub

Shared hot tub on site.

Reviews

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  • We have a 3 year old and a 10 month old crawling baby and Aylesbury Cottage was perfect for our needs. We had a really relaxing break as there was enough to do locally for short trips out and also plenty to occupy the 3 year old (and the rest of us) at Coulscott. A beautiful spot with cleverly thought out provisions and entertainment for families.Review dated 27/09/2016

  • Amazing facilities on site, and Aylesbury Cottage was well set up for babies. The animals, soft play, play area and swimming pool - and the hillside setting - were all idyllic. The cottage is however pretty small; not much space for a little one to roll around on the floor with the mats we'd taken with us. Fortunately the soft play next door solved that problem!Review dated 24/04/2016

  • This was a lovely cottage on a beautiful farm. It was perfect for my 2.5yr old who loved all the indoor and outdoor play areas as well as all the lovely animals!Review dated 09/03/2016

  • Wonderful place to stay with everything a family could wish for right on site, not to mention the lovely owners and fab local area.Review dated 10/10/2015

We have a 3 year old and a 10 month old crawling baby and Aylesbury Cottage was perfect for our needs. We had a really relaxing break as there was enough to do locally for short trips out and also plenty to occupy the 3 year old (and the rest of us) at Coulscott. A beautiful spot with cleverly thought out provisions and entertainment for families.

Amazing facilities on site, and Aylesbury Cottage was well set up for babies. The animals, soft play, play area and swimming pool - and the hillside setting - were all idyllic. The cottage is however pretty small; not much space for a little one to roll around on the floor with the mats we'd taken with us. Fortunately the soft play next door solved that problem!

This was a lovely cottage on a beautiful farm. It was perfect for my 2.5yr old who loved all the indoor and outdoor play areas as well as all the lovely animals!

Wonderful place to stay with everything a family could wish for right on site, not to mention the lovely owners and fab local area.

Parent Rated*

5/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 6 guests.



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