Authentic 19th Century gamekeeper's cottage situated in some of the most beautiful countryside in England, with many original features - charming rooms, well-stocked log fires, squishy sofas, and large well-maintained private garden - Fish Cottage is the ideal spot for a romantic weekend or a countryside adventure with family or friends. Woodland walks, riding, cycling & fishing all available. Great pubs/food nearby incl. "War Horse" pub, Duke of York. Dogs welcome.
Fish Cottage is one of a group of former estate houses built by the Earl of Portsmouth in the 19th Century to house the gamekeeper for the old Devonshire estate of Eggesford House. Nestling in mature woodland, with a large private cottage garden, the cottage offers a peaceful retreat, away from it all, while being only a short distance from the nearest village shops - and with wi-fi!
The cottage retains its original 1840s character and in its surprisingly spacious interior is a selection of individually furnished rooms in which to relax and enjoy your stay. Upstairs two Cottage Bedrooms, with comfy double beds, hypoallergenic Miracoil mattresses and luxury cotton sheets, overlook the garden . Downstairs is a large Sitting Room with a wood burning stove, comfy sofa and leather armchairs. The Garden Dining Room adjoins the Sitting Room and has a large oak table dining and chairs for six. The book-filled Study has an open fire, antique bureau and leather sofa and armchairs. There is a well-equipped Country Kitchen with modern electric cooking appliances and washing machine. The Bathroom has a sink, antique bath and hand shower. All towels are provided.
The surrounding woodlands are all available for guests to enjoy and there are many public footpaths leading from the garden into Eggesford Forest - ideal for dog walking.
The Cottage sits in Tarka Country, in the beautiful wooded valley of the river Taw, made famous as one of the Two Rivers in Henry Williamson's classic book, "Tarka the Otter". To explore Tarka Country, simply step out of the front door and walk along the many trails through the surrounding Heywood Forest, with its giant cedars - the remains of an old Victorian Arborateum - and its ancient Norman Mott and Bailey fort overlooking the Taw valley. Continue along public footpaths to the picturesque local villages of Winkleigh and Chulmleigh where a choice of local pubs serve a variety of fine food and local beers.
Общение с гостями
Julie and Michael may not be on site but are happy to answer any queries via email and arrange guided trips for fishing and other activities, preferably with a few weeks notice. The housekeeper Fiona, who lives locally, will greet guests when they arrive and be on hand to help with any immediate concerns.
Другие важные подробности
Prices are for 2 people using one double room. If a 2nd bedroom is required during a 2-person stay a laundry surcharge of £20 will be charged.
Dogs are welcome. 2 dogs maximum. We charge £10 per dog for 3 day stay and £15 per dog for a weekly or longer stay.
Bedding and towels will be provided on your arrival. There is a washing machine at the cottage should you need to any washing during your stay. An air bed is available for a child if requested at a charge of £10. Please supply your own bedding for the airbed otherwise there will be an extra charge of £10 per set of bedding.
2 baskets of logs and some kindling are provided and should be sufficient for a short stay. If more logs are needed collect logs from the woodshed (old privy) to the right of the garage. Each new basket load will be charged at £5. Please leave money at the end of your stay for our housekeeper Fiona for collection.
Fish cottage is available for 3 day weekend getaways and for longer stays of a week or more. Renting during peak months - June, July, August - is preferably by the week - Saturday to Saturday. Easter, Christmas and the New Year are also available on a weekly or 5- day rental basis. Other months there is a 3 day minimum stay.
FISH COTTAGE HOUSE RULES
Welcome to our home at Fish Cottage. We want you to feel cosy and comfortable here and enjoy it like it is your home also. The pictures and the books are there for your pleasure. Please treat them with care and replace them where you found them. Some of the furniture is antique or old and while lovely can be delicate. T lights in holders provided and are happy for you to use them but please never leave any lighted flame unattended.
Please treat our home with the same care and respect you would your own. The cleaning fee covers cleaning the house and laundry and is usually sufficient if you leave the house as clean and tidy as you found it. A fee of £25 will be charged from the deposit if the house manager determines the house needs extra cleaning.
Please put recyclables and general rubbish in the bins in the garage. There are separate bins for bottles and glass, plastics, paper, cardboard and general rubbish. There is a green bin in the kitchen for compostable materials. If the compost bin becomes too full you can empty it into the two compost bins at the back of the garden, just through the garden gate. Please do not put fire ash in the compost bin.
Bedding and towels will be provided at the beginning of the rental period. Prices are for 2 people using one double room. If a 2nd bedroom is required during a 2-person stay a laundry surcharge of £20 will be charged. There is a washing machine at the cottage should you need to any washing during your stay. An air bed is available for a child if requested at a charge of £10. Please supply your own bedding for the airbed otherwise there will be an extra charge of £10 per set of bedding.
Do not put bags or cases on the beds.
There are 3 storage heaters - one in the Hall, one in the Bathroom, one in the Garden Room. They will give out heat all day and then charge up again at night.
The wood burner heats the hot water and the radiators upstairs as well as giving general warmth all over. Light it when you first arrive at the cottage and it soon be snug and cosy. During cold spells or in winter, the visitor should be prepared to light the wood-burning stove and keep it fed with logs to ensure constant heat.
Logs and some kindling are provided and should be sufficient for your stay. If more logs are needed collect logs from the woodshed (old privy) to the right of the garage. Each new basket load will be charged at £5. Please leave money at the end of your stay for Fiona for collection.
As well as being heated by the wood burner, water is automatically heated by an Immersion Heater and provides hot water in the morning and early evening. Should you require additional hot water either light the wood burner or press the BOOST button on the wall in the 2nd bedroom, by the Airing cupboard. You can choose the length of boost you need as indicated by the blue light becoming illuminated. An hour boost is good for a bath.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome but must be kept downstairs and out of bedrooms. Smaller dogs preferred. 2 dogs maximum. We charge £10 per dog for 3 day stay and £15 per dog for a weekly or longer stay. As some of our neighbours also have animals ~ please, as a general rule, keep your dog on a leash when leaving the house until you are in a car or on foot a short distance away. Then please enjoy your walk along the many woodland paths around the cottage. Small dogs or puppies can also get crawl through the hedge into a neighbour’s garden. Please be attentive to dogs when in the garden and clean up any dog mess. Please leave money for dogs stay with Fiona.
We are a non-smoking house.