The Cottage, Bideford self catering accommodation

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The Cottage, Bideford

Quality Grade: 5

Sleeps: 8

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: HFFF

These well appointed and spacious properties (H62 & HFFF) are beautifully set within the richly wooded grounds of a 200-acre estate. Highbullen Golf and Country Club nestles between the Mole and Taw Valleys, boasting breathtaking views towards the romantic Devon landscapes of Exmoor and Dartmoor. Sports facilities at Highbullen are excellent, and guests are welcome to experience them all at the Pavilion, which has stunning views over the surrounding countryside, and features facilities that include (at cost) an ,indoor swimming-pool, with Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, aerobics studio and ‘state of the art’ gym. The 18-hole, par 68 golf course is on the doorstep (half price green fees), along with facilities for indoor putting green, golf simulator and spike bar, indoor bowls, boules, snooker, squash and croquet, as well as indoor and outdoor ,tennis courts, - providing activities in abundance whatever the weather! In addition, there are 5 miles of salmon and sea-trout fishing nearby, and fly-fishing (with tuition) is available in the grounds at cost. Rowcliffe Cottage additionally has shared use of an outdoor heated swimming-pool. The main house hotel at Highbullen, with its splendid Victorian Gothic architecture, offers generous hospitality and welcomes guests to the restaurant, where fine foods and extensive wine lists can be enjoyed whilst appreciating the spectacular views. The cottages are ideally placed to explore both the countryside and the spectacular coast of North Devon. The Victorian market town of South Molton lies 6 miles away, with its shops, inns, restaurants, antique and curio shops and is the `gateway’ to the soft and beautiful landscapes of Exmoor National Park, home to red deer, ponies, sheep and a variety of natural flowers and wildlife. The varied landscape is bordered by the dramatic coastline, awaiting exploration. Instow on the Taw Estuary (10miles) has a large sandy beach backed by dunes, where the sheltered waters are ideal for water skiing, windsurfing, sailing and sea fishing. With a selection of inns and restaurants, Instow makes the perfect spot to watch the sun set over the bay on a summer’s evening. The scenic Tarka Trail takes in the delights of both the inland countryside and stunning estuary, offering miles of cycle and footpaths. The awe-inspiring coastlines of the North Devon coast are close by - Hartland Point with towering cliffs and jagged rocks reaching out into the fierce Atlantic Ocean contrast with the picturesque fishing villages such as Clovelly, offering timeless charm preserved by the lack of traffic in its narrow cobbled streets. Half price green fees at Saunton Golf Course, one of the finest links courses in the UK, 35-minute drive. Riding locally. Shop and pub serving food, ½ mile._ Elec incl Ample parking Shop ½ mile Radio/cassette/CD Auto wm T/dryer M/wave D/washer Fridge/freezer Use of 200-acre hotel grounds with patio, furniture, trout lakes, river (toddlers beware!) Shared use of sports pavilion (no children under 8) with gym, fitness suite, aerobics studio, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, health and beauty spa; snooker, croquet, indoor bowls, boules, indoor putting green, golf simulator (all at cost) Shared ,indoor heated swimming-pool, (children under 16 can use pool 11.30am-1pm and 4pm-5.30pm, if accompanied by an adult), indoor and outdoor ,tennis, and 18-hole golf course (all at cost) Fishing - summer only - tuition from £20 per day (licence required for river) _Large beamed living room with wood-burning stove, patio doors and spacious beamed dining area. Large arch through to spacious well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area. Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom/W.C. with shower cubicle and tiled floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom/W.C. with over-bath shower, which can be shared via separate door with twin-bedded room with Velux window. _ Full underfloor CH incl Wood-burning stove - initial fuel incl, thereafter avail locally Satellite TV DVD Small enclosed garden with patio and furniture Barbecue ,Easy walking access, Duvets with linen and towels Non-smokers only .