Joyce’s Cottage

Located in South Molton, Devon

On the Two Moors Way, This Devonshire Long House (reputed to be built in the late 16th Century) has been lovingly refurbished to provide comfortable accommodation with the owner occupying the cottage next door. A warm welcome awaits but privacy is assured.

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


Joyce’s Cottage nestles within the beautiful Yeo Valley on the southern border of Exmoor, just outside the quaint village of Yeo Mill, it encompasses its own meandering section of the River Yeo which is a tributary to the River Creedy. This 16th Century cottage is on the Two Moors Way between the ‘Knowstone to Tarr Steps’ leg of the walk which links Ivybridge (South Coast) to Lynmouth (North Coast). The market town of South Molton is nine miles away, where two markets are held in the historic pannier market each week, there is a supermarket, independent shops and numerous cafes and pubs to choose from. Exmoor dark skies are some of the best in the UK, with minimal light pollution on a clear night you can see the Milky Way, a wonderful experience for all to enjoy providing a place for exploration which may boost mental and physical health and wellbeing.

You are welcomed into the accommodation through the front door where you will be greeted by the lounge enjoying a comfy sofa and armchairs, Sky Q, DVD and WiFi (supported by Fibre Optic BroadBand). Dominating the lounge is a cosy wood burner (first basket of logs included) perfect for those cooler evenings. The well-equipped kitchen is located to the left and has an induction hob, oven, combination microwave, fridge, dishwasher and large oak six-seat dining table. Through the kitchen, there is a utility room with a washing machine and sink a perfect space for managing muddy boots and wet dogs. Here (for your convenience) is a small freezer. A staircase leads up to two good size bedrooms, one double and one dual aspect twin room. There is also a delightful shower room on this floor with a large power shower and WC. Venturing outside you will find a patio area and BBQ with seating that overlooks the enclosed garden, a perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee. At the bottom of the garden is the Car park, this off-road parking can easily accommodate two cars or a motor home, about 100yds from there is the River Yeo that is defended by a fence and lockable sheep gate, heading towards the river you will find a secluded ‘island’ where you can enjoy toasting marshmallows whilst sitting around the fire pit and gazing at the night sky.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.


  • Beautiful 16th century Devonshire longhouse with wood burner, a large enclosed garden and only 150 yards from private riverside access to the River Yeo
  • A short drive takes you to the quaint, market town of South Molton with its pannier market, shops, pubs and restaurants
  • Or why not explore Exmoor National Park with its dramatic scenery and quaint villages nearby
  • Well placed to explore North and Mid Devon with your four-legged friend yet within easy reach of the wonderful sandy beaches at Saunton, Croyde, Woolacombe, Ilfracombe and Westward Ho!
  • 2 bedrooms 1 double and 1 twin room
  • 1 shower room, with a large power shower and WC
  • Woodburner with the first basket of logs included
  • Fully enclosed (dog secure) garden
  • Hairdryer provided
  • Induction hob, oven, combination microwave
  • Fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and a small freezer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars or motor home
  • Fast up to 90Mb Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog is welcome
  • Trout farm 2 miles away
  • Sky Q and DVD in the lounge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Private access to River Yeo


Cot Available
Family friendly
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
Washing machine



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Area Details

South Molton

South Molton is a market town known as the Gateway to Exmoor and is perfectly located for not only exploring the National Park but the North Devon coastline as well with Combe Martin, Ilfracombe and Woolacombe all under 25 miles away. Every Thursday and Sunday the Country Market hosts 70 local businesses selling locally produced foods, plants and flowers, antiques as well as goods by local talented artists all under one roof. The town has a good choice of where to eat out and a free museum detailing the local history. The newly opened Quince Honey Farm is already a must-visit with a typical comment being I never knew bees could be so interesting! The nearby Castle Hill Estate has stunning views with an equally stunning 50 acres of garden, a great cafe and is also dog-friendly so everyone can enjoy the walks.

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