Falcon Cottage

Located in Umberleigh, Devon

Sympathetically furnished to provided comfortable home from home, this fabulous property is perfectly placed for exploring the whole of this ever popular county and forms part of an attractive traditional Devon barn.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: 2


Beach lovers are well catered for with Instow, Croyde, Woolacombe and Westward Ho! accessible from here, and the pretty coastal villages at Hartland and Clovelly are also well worth a visit. The nearby town of Barnstaple offers access to the Tarka Trail and cycle hire, and an array of amenities including the characterful Pannier Market, and at Bideford, you can jump on the Oldenburg and enjoy a day trip to Lundy Island. Alternatively, closer to home the vibrant market town of South Molton boasts an array of amenities, and just a little further afield Exmoor National Park offers stunning scenery and walking terrain. Other attractions in the area include RHS Rosemoor, Tapeley Park, Arlington Court and Darlington Crystal.

A flight of stone steps takes you to the front door and inside this pretty property where the accommodation immediately opens into a beautifully spacious and light open plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Here comfortable sofas sit in front of a TV with DVD, and this lovely sociable space provides the perfect place to relax in style after a day exploring. The kitchen area is also perfectly equipped with all the essentials including an electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer. Venturing up the stairs and onto the first floor you will then discover the beautiful bedrooms, both having been lovingly styled with a contemporary country aesthetic, these are one king-size and one double, and then completing the offering on this floor is a lovely contemporary bathroom with a shower over bath and WC.

Heading outside and located to the rear of the cottage, a small enclosed patio area with garden furniture and BBQ provides the perfect place to dine alfresco during warm weather. Other shared on-site facilities include a children’s play area and a rustic play barn which is overlooked by internal summer house with seating and coffee making facilities, with access to 18-acre grounds with a dog exercise paddock and cut walkways leading to idyllic seating areas. Ample private off-road parking is provided.

For that extra special occasion, the property also boasts a spa-grade hot tub with magnificent views and luxury robes which can be booked for 2 hours at an additional cost of 40 arranged directly with the owner. The perfect accompaniment to the perfect holiday.


  • Delightful cottage nestling in a courtyard setting in the grounds of owners smallholding with free-roaming chickens, alpacas and horses
  • Perfectly placed to explore the dramatic North Devon coastline
  • Tour the whole of Devon from this great central location and explore the picturesque grounds with stunning countryside views
  • 2 bedrooms 1 king-size and 1 double
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Shared on-site laundry room and rotary clotheslines
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • TV/DVD in the lounge area
  • Can be booked as a complex to sleep 19 guests
  • 2 dogs welcome (please kindly keep on a lead when on-site)
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Ample private off-road parking
  • Beach 20 miles, shops 4 miles, and pub within walking distance
  • Luxury Hot Tub can be booked at an additional cost of 40 direct with the owner


Close to coast
Cot Available
Family friendly
Games Room
High Chair
Hot Tub
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Pet Friendly


Area Details


Umberleigh is a small village by the River Taw. The villages of Warkleigh, Chittlehampton, High Bickington and Atherington are all within 10 minutes drive and the town of Barnstaple is 6 miles away. There are plenty of riverside walks to explore and the Tarkka train line runs through here on the way to Barnstaple and Exeter which offers fantastic views along the way. Visit the Cobbaton Combat Collection, a military museum that has 50 vehicles and exhibits from the Boer War to the Gulf War. Umberleigh has access to a lot of great fishing, being so close to the River Taw. The village has a convenience store and a pub. For those involved with the National Trust, Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum, 10 miles away, is one to visit with 20 miles of footpaths to discover. Marwood Hill Gardens, RHS Garden Rosemoor and Castle Hill Gardens are within 10 miles of Umberleigh.

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