Gunn Cottage

Located in Barnstaple, Devon

This beautiful property boasts an array of period features alongside numerous modern comforts, is a short drive from the North Devon coast and provides for a relaxing yet fun family holiday.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: 3


The immediate area caters well for beach lovers with ever-popular Saunton, Croyde, Woolacombe and Westward Ho! just a short drive away. The pretty coastal villages of Hartland and Clovelly are also well worth a visit. There are some superb walking opportunities on offer with the Exmoor National Park, South West Coast Path and Tarka Trail all easily accessible from here. The nearby town of Barnstaple offers an array of amenities including the characterful Pannier Market, in Bideford you can jump on the Oldenburg and enjoy a day trip to Lundy Island. Other attractions and places of interest accessible from here include The Big Sheep and The Milky Way adventure parks, Tapeley Park, Arlington Court and Dartington Crystal.

Stepping inside this characterful property you will firstly find yourself in the light and spacious entrance hall, a useful area provides ample storage for coats and shoes. The ground floor is split level, and a small set of stairs leads to the cosy lounge and here comfortable sofas sit in front of a Smart TV and electric wood burner effect fire, providing the perfect place to relax after a day exploring. The next room is the pretty dining room, and this has been lovingly decorated in a contemporary country aesthetic and offers seating for all the family. Located next to this is the cottage style kitchen, perfectly appointed and boasts a great selection of appliances including a Rayburn stove, separate electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher and washing machine. For more informal dining, head into the delightful conservatory/breakfast room which overlooks the stunning garden and offers French doors to outside meaning that you can dine al fresco with ease in warm weather. Completing the offering on the ground floor and located on the other side of the property is a further living space in the form of a lounge/games room which offers fun for all ages and boasts a TV, Bluetooth music player, wood burner, fridge and drinks-making facilities, pool table and another door to outside. Located off this is a beautifully presented shower room with WC. Venturing up the stairs and onto the first floor, you will then discover the lovely bedrooms which all look out onto the garden. These comprise two double bedrooms and two twin rooms, also located on this floor is a beautiful family bathroom with shower over bath and WC.

Heading outside, you will discover a fabulous large enclosed cottage garden to the rear of the property, and this offers an array of original features and charm including original red brick paths, a period greenhouse in which guests can plant seeds and take the plants home, summer house, undercover seating area with chiminea; and alongside this a lawn and patio area with garden furniture and charcoal BBQ.


  • Large cottage garden with a choice of seating area providing a perfect venue for al fresco dining
  • The property benefits from two lounges, one with a games table great for a game of pool or air hockey
  • Walkers can enjoy exploring the Tarka Trail, South West Coast Path and Exmoor national park
  • Expansive sandy beaches at Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe are just a short drive away
  • 4 bedrooms 2 double and 2 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, and 1 shower room with WC
  • Rayburn stove, separate electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • On-road parking available
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Beach 11 miles, shop 5 miles and pub 3 miles
  • Smart TV in main lounge and TV in the games room and Bluetooth music player
  • Pool table
  • Charcoal BBQ


Close to coast
Cot Available
Downstairs bathroom
Family friendly
Games Room
Ground floor facilities
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
Washing machine



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Barnstaple is the largest town of North Devon, set on the River Taw, and dating back more than a thousand years. Steeped in history, you can still see parts of the original Norman castle and the 13th-century bridge and discover more in the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon. Today it is an important market town with a huge, enclosed Pannier Market that is open daily except Sundays with everything from fresh local produce to local artists work. So much to see and do in and around Barnstaple. Broomhill Sculpture Garden has 10 acres of wonderful grounds in which to discover over 300 sculptures by over 60 artists. Arlington Court is a Georgian mansion run by the National Trust with almost all rooms open to the public. Visit Saunton Sands with its huge beach or take a trip on the Tarka Line and see beautiful scenery all the way to Exeter on the Great Western Railway.

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