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Bantam Cottage

Devon, United Kingdom

Per week

from 595.00 to 1395.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Alice East

Member since Nov 2009
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:
  • Availability Updated:19 hours 35 minutes

BFB's Overview.

Coulscott’s white Georgian manor and original farmhouse peak through the trees in a lovely leafy valley just a mile inland from the North Devon coast but closer inspection reveals an exclusive hamlet of gorgeous holiday cottages with 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 six properties at Coulscott, comprising Coulscott House, Georgian House, the Old Farmhouse 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 larger cottages have 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 playroom, with a ball pool and giant Liquorice Allsorts! There's also a new communal firepit which is great for toasting marshmallows on come sunset!

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, 3-bedroom Old Farmhouse, 2 bedroom Peacock and Aylesbury Cottages and 1-bedroom Bantam Cottage, all set in 12 acres of gardens and grounds with an indoor pool, adventure play area and friendly animals.

Bantam Cottage: (sleeps 2 + 1 baby in a cot), with its 4-star gold award from Visit England, may be bijou and boutique but is bursting with style and luxury. Striking feature walls give the open plan living/dining area a touch of class and there’s a cosy corner sofa, Sky freeview TV with Netflix and a DVD player. The compact little kitchen is modern and well equipped, including a microwave and hand blender for whizzing up baby food. Upstairs there’s a little cot room and bedroom with a romantic king size 4-poster and ensuite marble wet room. Bantam Cottage has a bistro table in the courtyard. When Peacock, Aylesbury and Bantam Cottages are booked together dining facilities are available for 10 people.

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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: 09:30

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 20%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 09:30

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 20%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Late Availability Discount

Bookings made within 7 days of travelling discounted by 10%

Rates

17 Feb - 21 Mar 2024 : £595 /week22 Mar - 11 Apr 2024 : £895 /week12 Apr - 2 May 2024 : £795 /week3 May - 23 May 2024 : £845 /week24 May - 30 May 2024 : £1245 /week31 May - 4 Jul 2024 : £1095 /week5 Jul - 18 Jul 2024 : £1195 /week19 Jul - 8 Aug 2024 : £1295 /week9 Aug - 29 Aug 2024 : £1295 /week30 Aug - 5 Sep 2024 : £995 /week6 Sep - 19 Sep 2024 : £895 /week20 Sep - 10 Oct 2024 : £895 /week11 Oct - 17 Oct 2024 : £795 /week18 Oct - 31 Oct 2024 : £995 /week1 Nov - 19 Dec 2024 : £745 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2024 : £995 /week3 Jan - 13 Feb 2025 : £695 /week14 Feb - 27 Feb 2025 : £745 /week28 Feb - 3 Apr 2025 : £745 /week4 Apr - 24 Apr 2025 : £1045 /week25 Apr - 8 May 2025 : £835 /week9 May - 22 May 2025 : £940 /week23 May - 29 May 2025 : £1395 /week30 May - 10 Jul 2025 : £1150 /week11 Jul - 24 Jul 2025 : £1255 /week25 Jul - 14 Aug 2025 : £1360 /week15 Aug - 4 Sep 2025 : £1360 /week5 Sep - 11 Sep 2025 : £1045 /week12 Sep - 25 Sep 2025 : £940 /week26 Sep - 16 Oct 2025 : £940 /week17 Oct - 6 Nov 2025 : £1045 /week7 Nov - 18 Dec 2025 : £782 /week19 Dec - 31 Dec 2025 : £1045 /week17 Feb - 21 Mar 2024 : €696.3523 /week22 Mar - 11 Apr 2024 : €1047.454 /week12 Apr - 2 May 2024 : €930.4202 /week3 May - 23 May 2024 : €988.9373 /week24 May - 30 May 2024 : €1457.073 /week31 May - 4 Jul 2024 : €1281.522 /week5 Jul - 18 Jul 2024 : €1398.556 /week19 Jul - 8 Aug 2024 : €1515.59 /week9 Aug - 29 Aug 2024 : €1515.59 /week30 Aug - 5 Sep 2024 : €1164.488 /week6 Sep - 19 Sep 2024 : €1047.454 /week20 Sep - 10 Oct 2024 : €1047.454 /week11 Oct - 17 Oct 2024 : €930.4202 /week18 Oct - 31 Oct 2024 : €1164.488 /week1 Nov - 19 Dec 2024 : €871.9033 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2024 : €1164.488 /week3 Jan - 13 Feb 2025 : €813.3862 /week14 Feb - 27 Feb 2025 : €871.9033 /week28 Feb - 3 Apr 2025 : €871.9033 /week4 Apr - 24 Apr 2025 : €1223.005 /week25 Apr - 8 May 2025 : €977.2338 /week9 May - 22 May 2025 : €1100.12 /week23 May - 29 May 2025 : €1632.624 /week30 May - 10 Jul 2025 : €1345.891 /week11 Jul - 24 Jul 2025 : €1468.777 /week25 Jul - 14 Aug 2025 : €1591.662 /week15 Aug - 4 Sep 2025 : €1591.662 /week5 Sep - 11 Sep 2025 : €1223.005 /week12 Sep - 25 Sep 2025 : €1100.12 /week26 Sep - 16 Oct 2025 : €1100.12 /week17 Oct - 6 Nov 2025 : €1223.005 /week7 Nov - 18 Dec 2025 : €915.2058 /week19 Dec - 31 Dec 2025 : €1223.005 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 09:30

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 20%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Discount Notes

Late Availability Discount

Bookings made within 7 days of travelling discounted by 10%

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

1 king size (plus cot)

Airport under 2 hours drive

Bristol is just under two hours away.

Airport under 3 hours drive

Bristol is just under two hours away.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Sandy beaches are under 5 minutes drive away.

Amenities within Walking Distance

The village with its shops, pubs and beach is a 1-2mile walk, along unpaved narrow country lanes in places, so some caution would be needed with little ones and driving might be less stressful.

Any Pool

Shared indoor heated pool on site.

Indoor Play Area

Soft play barn and a 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

Netflix, U rated DVDs, books and games.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

COOK meals can be arranged 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, labyrinth cut into the hillside.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates 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 are welcome at a charge of £30 per dog per week including special welcome pack

Friendly Animals

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

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Multiple cots and highchairs available.

Reviews

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  • We stayed in Bantam cottage for a week in late June with our 22 month old daughter and had an amazing week! Our little girl was in her element feeding the animals every morning followed by a trip to the playground, she has been talking about the chickens ever since. The cottage lovely and cosy, and had everything we needed for our week away. The cot room is also really handy. We were quite lucky with the weather and enjoyed some good today trips out to Saunton Sands, Croyde, Lynton and Lynmouth and also did the short Hunters Valley walk. With a toddler, we also opted for takeaway style teas - I’d highly recommend Barricane Beach cafe Sri Lankan curry (it’s so delicious!), Cluck street food in Croyde, the Mexican street food van at the pub in Combe Martin on a Saturday evening, the Black & White chippy in Combe Martin on the beach. Storm in a Teacup boat cafe in Watermouth Bay is also really worth a drop off - a great setting and reall ...
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  • We stayed in Bantam cottage while our children and grandchildren stayed in The Georgian House. Bantam Cottage was comfortable, well-equipped and clean. The additional touches such as tea, coffee and milk plus fresh eggs from the Coulscott hens made it more special. The grandchildren loved the pool, the play area and the animals.

  • Beatifull cottage. Very quiet location...all you can hear is the stream trickling and birds singing. Facilities are great both indoor and outdoor. Fantastic spaces for young children to let off steam in a safe and very clean environment! Only one negative...Floorboards in the cottage are a little creeky as is the bed!! Could be a problem if, like us, your baby/toddler is a light sleeper!

  • activities where great for my Son, Pool was nice and warm, soft play was a great idea, optional meals is a nice touch. environment was very relaxing and needed.

  • We were made to feel extremely welcome on our day of arrival, the property was lovely and had stair gates, a cot, high chair and a baby bath which is extremely helpful being as you have to carry around a small suitcase of baby equipment when you have a child!

  • This property has all the little details you need for a great stay with a baby or young child - from a steriliser to a selection of toys and books. They really have thought of everything! Soft play and the indoor pool also a big plus for entertaining kids between trips. Would highly recommend!

  • Great accommodation with lots of space for toddlers to play (would be more but restricted due to COVID-19). Good facilities in the house.

  • It was like a home from home with everything you need, highly recommend!


We stayed in Bantam cottage for a week in late June with our 22 month old daughter and had an amazing week! Our little girl was in her element feeding the animals every morning followed by a trip to the playground, she has been talking about the chickens ever since. The cottage lovely and cosy, and had everything we needed for our week away. The cot room is also really handy. We were quite lucky with the weather and enjoyed some good today trips out to Saunton Sands, Croyde, Lynton and Lynmouth and also did the short Hunters Valley walk. With a toddler, we also opted for takeaway style teas - I’d highly recommend Barricane Beach cafe Sri Lankan curry (it’s so delicious!), Cluck street food in Croyde, the Mexican street food van at the pub in Combe Martin on a Saturday evening, the Black & White chippy in Combe Martin on the beach. Storm in a Teacup boat cafe in Watermouth Bay is also really worth a drop off - a great setting and really good food too!


We stayed in Bantam cottage while our children and grandchildren stayed in The Georgian House. Bantam Cottage was comfortable, well-equipped and clean. The additional touches such as tea, coffee and milk plus fresh eggs from the Coulscott hens made it more special. The grandchildren loved the pool, the play area and the animals.


Beatifull cottage. Very quiet location...all you can hear is the stream trickling and birds singing. Facilities are great both indoor and outdoor. Fantastic spaces for young children to let off steam in a safe and very clean environment! Only one negative...Floorboards in the cottage are a little creeky as is the bed!! Could be a problem if, like us, your baby/toddler is a light sleeper!

activities where great for my Son, Pool was nice and warm, soft play was a great idea, optional meals is a nice touch. environment was very relaxing and needed.

We were made to feel extremely welcome on our day of arrival, the property was lovely and had stair gates, a cot, high chair and a baby bath which is extremely helpful being as you have to carry around a small suitcase of baby equipment when you have a child!

This property has all the little details you need for a great stay with a baby or young child - from a steriliser to a selection of toys and books. They really have thought of everything! Soft play and the indoor pool also a big plus for entertaining kids between trips. Would highly recommend!

Great accommodation with lots of space for toddlers to play (would be more but restricted due to COVID-19). Good facilities in the house.

It was like a home from home with everything you need, highly recommend!

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 9 guests.



Rates

17 Feb - 21 Mar 2024 : £595 /week22 Mar - 11 Apr 2024 : £895 /week12 Apr - 2 May 2024 : £795 /week3 May - 23 May 2024 : £845 /week24 May - 30 May 2024 : £1245 /week31 May - 4 Jul 2024 : £1095 /week5 Jul - 18 Jul 2024 : £1195 /week19 Jul - 8 Aug 2024 : £1295 /week9 Aug - 29 Aug 2024 : £1295 /week30 Aug - 5 Sep 2024 : £995 /week6 Sep - 19 Sep 2024 : £895 /week20 Sep - 10 Oct 2024 : £895 /week11 Oct - 17 Oct 2024 : £795 /week18 Oct - 31 Oct 2024 : £995 /week1 Nov - 19 Dec 2024 : £745 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2024 : £995 /week3 Jan - 13 Feb 2025 : £695 /week14 Feb - 27 Feb 2025 : £745 /week28 Feb - 3 Apr 2025 : £745 /week4 Apr - 24 Apr 2025 : £1045 /week25 Apr - 8 May 2025 : £835 /week9 May - 22 May 2025 : £940 /week23 May - 29 May 2025 : £1395 /week30 May - 10 Jul 2025 : £1150 /week11 Jul - 24 Jul 2025 : £1255 /week25 Jul - 14 Aug 2025 : £1360 /week15 Aug - 4 Sep 2025 : £1360 /week5 Sep - 11 Sep 2025 : £1045 /week12 Sep - 25 Sep 2025 : £940 /week26 Sep - 16 Oct 2025 : £940 /week17 Oct - 6 Nov 2025 : £1045 /week7 Nov - 18 Dec 2025 : £782 /week19 Dec - 31 Dec 2025 : £1045 /week17 Feb - 21 Mar 2024 : €696.3523 /week22 Mar - 11 Apr 2024 : €1047.454 /week12 Apr - 2 May 2024 : €930.4202 /week3 May - 23 May 2024 : €988.9373 /week24 May - 30 May 2024 : €1457.073 /week31 May - 4 Jul 2024 : €1281.522 /week5 Jul - 18 Jul 2024 : €1398.556 /week19 Jul - 8 Aug 2024 : €1515.59 /week9 Aug - 29 Aug 2024 : €1515.59 /week30 Aug - 5 Sep 2024 : €1164.488 /week6 Sep - 19 Sep 2024 : €1047.454 /week20 Sep - 10 Oct 2024 : €1047.454 /week11 Oct - 17 Oct 2024 : €930.4202 /week18 Oct - 31 Oct 2024 : €1164.488 /week1 Nov - 19 Dec 2024 : €871.9033 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2024 : €1164.488 /week3 Jan - 13 Feb 2025 : €813.3862 /week14 Feb - 27 Feb 2025 : €871.9033 /week28 Feb - 3 Apr 2025 : €871.9033 /week4 Apr - 24 Apr 2025 : €1223.005 /week25 Apr - 8 May 2025 : €977.2338 /week9 May - 22 May 2025 : €1100.12 /week23 May - 29 May 2025 : €1632.624 /week30 May - 10 Jul 2025 : €1345.891 /week11 Jul - 24 Jul 2025 : €1468.777 /week25 Jul - 14 Aug 2025 : €1591.662 /week15 Aug - 4 Sep 2025 : €1591.662 /week5 Sep - 11 Sep 2025 : €1223.005 /week12 Sep - 25 Sep 2025 : €1100.12 /week26 Sep - 16 Oct 2025 : €1100.12 /week17 Oct - 6 Nov 2025 : €1223.005 /week7 Nov - 18 Dec 2025 : €915.2058 /week19 Dec - 31 Dec 2025 : €1223.005 /week

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