No.1 (Fuschia) & No.6 (Azalea) -
Detached bungalows, with four bedrooms each accommodating five people. Ideal for a family
No.2 (Hibiscus), No.3 (Camellia), No.4 (Begonia) & No.5 (Clematis) -
Semi-detached bungalows with 3 bedrooms, each accommodating 4 people. Often rented by couples out of season or a smaller family.
All cottages are very similar in design, decor and furniture.
We pride ourselves in offering well equiped, clean, quiet family friendly holiday homes in a beautiful corner of North Devon.
Bedding - Beds are made up on arrival. All bedlinen, bath, hand towels and tea towels are provided.
Please bring your own beach towels.
Welcome Tray – Milk, tea, coffee sugar and biscuits are provided on arrival for that first drink.
Cleaning Materials – Washing up liquid and all cleaning materials for kitchen and bathroom are provided.
Laundry - There is a laundry room within Spreacombe Gardens with automatic washing machines and a tumble dryer for the use of all guests without charge. There are also extensive clothes lines to all holiday cottages.
Spreacombe Gardens is 9 miles from Barnstaple, the main town in North Devon and just over 2 miles from Knowle, our nearest village with village store, Post Office service & Pub. The nearest beach of Woolacombe is just under 4 miles and we actually sit in Woolacombe and Mortehoe parish. The six bungalows are in a rural location on the 400 acre Spreacombe Estate.
Our Ordinance Survey map reference is SS4841 and Postcode is EX33 1JA.
The location of the Estate is on the website but all guests are sent arrival details which include detailed driving instructions and where to locate the key.
The nearest train station is Barnstaple, however if you are already here with a car and another member is travelling from further away then Tiverton Parkway has better connections to the railway network.
The journey from Spreacombe to Tiverton takes about 60 minutes depending on traffic.
From Barnstaple there is a regular bus service to Ilfracombe, the nearest bus stop is at Heddon Mills crossroads, which is a mile and half from Spreacombe. (www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/southwest/devon/home/index.php)
For up to date North Devon public transport information, contact 0845 6001420
Arrival and Car Park Facilities
The owners are resident at Spreacombe Manor and The Old Coach House, Spreacombe. One of us try to greet people personally on their arrival days, from 3pm. We have 6 bungalows, each with 2 private parking spaces. Please note that number 5, Clematis, has a steep driveway. Our arrival times are published in our Terms and Conditions.
Each property has its own front door and side door and is self-contained.
The nearest owner lives 100 yards away in The Old Coach House. All properties have at least one step to enter the main door, Number 3, Camellia, is the easiest to enter for those with less mobility.
External Communal Areas
Each bungalow has a grassed area by its living room window and private picnic table and outdoor bench. These areas are not enclosed.
There is also a larger shared grassed area appropriate for ball games, small sand pit and swings. Small children need to be supervised while playing.
Pubs & Restaurants
The nearest pub is 1 ½ miles away in the village of Knowle. It is not recommended to walk to this due to the nature of the unfootpathed, busy road. There is a folder of information on eating out in the cottage.
Braunton, Ilfracombe & Barnstaple have a wide selection of restaurants and cafes.
There is a communal laundry situated in a separate building between properties 3 and 4. A washing machine and tumble drier are provided for your use.
Please look at the website for details of individual cottage where we have tried to give as much information as possible on facilities provided and access.
Whilst all of our properties are bunglows, so therefore all on one floor, guests should be aware that unfortunately we do NOT consider ourselves to be appropriate for permanent wheelchair users. If you get in touch with us regarding your specific requirements we will be able to answer specific questions and try to accommodate you where we can, but our main concerns are the relatively narrow doorways and relatively tight corners in the bungalows. In addition the shower is above the bath and there are a couple of steps to enter the bungalow from the exterior.
We are happy for our guests to walk around the wood land and meadows on the estate. It can be muddy and uneven so stout shoes or wellies are essential for walking. When using bicycles, for safety, we recommend travelling to Braunton with a cycle rack then exploring the level Tarka Trail to Barnstaple and further afield from there.
Animal and Birdlife
The walks may take visitors through fields with stock. We ask that the normal countryside code is adhered to and in particular dogs are controlled near to animals and gates left as you find them.
Pregnant women should not touch sheep or lambs.
We are a working farm and whilst visitors are welcome to enjoy the farm they do so at their own risk and must take sensible precautions.
These look tame and may wander near your property but they are strong, wild birds and no attempt should be made to touch them.
This is provided in each cottage.
Owner Emergency Number 01271 870536, or 01271 871653
Directions to Accident & Emergency, North Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple 01271 322577
Drive to Barnstaple via Braunton, as you come into Barnstaple turn left at the 3rd set of traffic lights then left again at the next set of lights. NDDH is situated at the top of the hill at the next set of lights (turn right).