Gander Cottage

Located in Umberleigh, Devon

Perfectly placed for exploring the whole of this ever-popular county and forming part of an attractive traditional Devon barn, this fabulous property has been sympathetically furnished to provide comfortable home from home.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: 2


Just a short drive away 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. Beach lovers are also 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, at Bideford you can jump on the Oldenburg and enjoy a day trip to Lundy Island. Other attractions in the area include RHS Rosemoor, Tapeley Park, Arlington Court and Darlington Crystal.

A stone ramp takes you to the front door and inside this easily accessible 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 perfectly equipped with all the essentials including an electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer. Also located on this floor is the first of the bedrooms, a cosy twin room with an en suite WC. Venturing up the stairs and onto the first floor, you will then discover the rest of the beautiful bedrooms, both having been lovingly styled with a contemporary country aesthetic. These comprise of a double and a twin bedroom, completing the offering on this floor is a 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, along 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.


  • Explore the picturesque grounds with stunning countryside views and tour the whole of Devon from this great central location
  • Explore the delightful coastline of North Devon with some magnificent beaches
  • Delightful cottage nestling in a courtyard setting in the grounds of owners smallholding with chickens, alpacas and horses
  • 3 bedrooms 1 double and 2 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, and 1 en suite WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Shared on-site laundry room and rotary clotheslines
  • Travel cot and highchair included
  • 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
  • A luxury hot tub can be booked for 2 hours at £40 direct with the owner


Close to coast
Cot Available
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs facilities
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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