Об этом жилье
A magical hideaway in some of the most beautiful countryside in England. Fish Cottage, with its many original features: charming rooms, well-stocked log fires, squishy sofas, and large well-maintained private garden, is the ideal spot for a romantic weekend or a countryside adventure with family or friends. Midway between Exmoor and Dartmoor, in Tarka Country, with 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 house manager Fiona, who lives locally, will greet guests when they arrive and be on hand to help with any immediate concerns.
Другие важные подробности
2 baskets of logs are provided for your stay. Please contact Fiona, the house manager, if you need extra logs ( logs are available at £5 per load.) 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. 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.
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 4 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.
Bins are all in a line in garage: one for bottle and glass, one for plastics, one for paper and cardboard, rubbish in dustbin, food waste in blue bin of the (URL HIDDEN) is also all in glorious technicolor on the kitchen worktop from the Devon CC brochure.
Bedding and towels will be provided at the beginning of the rental period. 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.
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 please tell the house manager and she will supply them. Each new load will be charged at £5.
In summer the cottage stays cool and the electric immersion provides plenty of hot water if you don't wish to light the stove. Hot water is automatically heated by an Immersion Heater. The timer switch for the heater situated outside the Airing Cupboard in the Second Bedroom. The timer is set to ensure hot water is available early morning and evening. It is set on a timer and must not be tampered with in any way.
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.
We are a non-smoking house.
Julie and I love returning to the Devonshire countryside and have designed our country cottage as a place to relax and have fun away from the big city of New York where we live part of our time. My roots are in Devon and I love to fish the local rivers and the North Devon coast just as I did as a boy. The cottage is a great base for fishing trips and when not in use, my fly rods line the stairs. We spend as much time as possible outside in the long cottage garden, which is filled with flowers and seasonal vegetables. Julie loves to garden - bindweed beware! Books line the shelves of the study. We're both avid readers and collectors. The cottage has lots of pictures on the walls - some of them from my time as an Illustrator. My old series 2 Landrover "the Beast" is testament to our love of the old and authentic, and both of us have kept the cottage in a bit of a time warp. We visit Fish Cottage whenever we can but, because we travel a lot, there are plenty of opportunities for others to share its delights.