View towards the cottage and the large fully enclosed garden
Private enclosed garden with patio furniture and BBQ
View down the private enclosed garden
Riverside access only 150 yards from the cottage
The Lounge
Snuggle up by the woodburner on cooler evenings
Family sized Kitchen/Dining room
Handy boot room perfect for those four legged friends
The twin room
The Master bedroom
Luxury Bathroom
Enjoy riverside alfresco dining only a short distance from the cottage...
Perfect for a spot of fishing...
Explore beautiful Exmoor National Park
1 / 14  View towards the cottage and the large fully enclosed garden
2 / 14  Private enclosed garden with patio furniture and BBQ
3 / 14  View down the private enclosed garden
4 / 14  Riverside access only 150 yards from the cottage
5 / 14  The Lounge
6 / 14  Snuggle up by the woodburner on cooler evenings
7 / 14  Family sized Kitchen/Dining room
8 / 14  Handy boot room perfect for those four legged friends
9 / 14  The twin room
10 / 14  The Master bedroom
11 / 14  Luxury Bathroom
12 / 14  Enjoy riverside alfresco dining only a short distance from the cottage...
13 / 14  Perfect for a spot of fishing...
14 / 14  Explore beautiful Exmoor National Park

Joyce's Cottage

South Molton (9mls E), Exmoor
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful 16th century Devonshire longhouse with wood burner, 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
  • Situated on the Two Moors Way between the ‘Knowstone to Tarr Steps’ leg of the walk, its 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!
Property code: 07280

On the ‘Two Moors Way’ This Devonshire Long House (reputed to be build 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.

This beautiful sympathetically renovated 16th century cottage is tucked cosily away within the Yeo Valley which is famous for its organic farmland, meandering river and stunning countryside. Here you can relax, unwind and enjoy a break where you’re able to do as much or as little as you like. Just a few miles away from busy market towns and surfing beaches, but with miles of peaceful countryside walks available right from the bottom of the garden, this property would make a wonderful holiday home for a small family looking for a peaceful, but fun break along with their faithful hound.

The cottage itself is a Devon Longhouse and would have traditionally housed humans and livestock all together under the same roof. Thankfully, the cattle have long been removed and what remains is a comfortable, warm and welcoming property with oodles of character and period features evident in every room in the house. The highlight in the living area is the unusually shaped wood burner which would offer a warm spot for Fido to lie in front of during cooler evenings, whilst the enclosed garden would provide a wonderful sunny spot to sit when it’s warm. Perched on the edge of Exmoor, you’ll have easy access to some of the best dog walks in Europe.

Whether your four-legged friend likes to be out and about for hours or prefers a quick stroll, you’ll find the perfect route for you both here. Exmoor National Park is also a Dark Sky Reserve which means you’ll be able to enjoy incredible night-time views. The market town of South Molton, with its fantastic selection of shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes is just 9 miles away.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin room
  • 1 shower room, with large power shower and WC
  • Woodburner with first basket of logs included
  • Fully enclosed (dog secure) garden
  • Hair dryer provided
  • Induction hob, oven, combination microwave
  • Fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and 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 welcome
  • Trout farm 2 miles away
  • Sky Q and DVD in the lounge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Private access to River Yeo

This property is personally managed by Rachel.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Glenn 17th March 2020

Incredibly clean throughout, with a very well equipped kitchen. We often self cater and are generally disappointed by the poor standard of kitchen equipment, this place had everything you could need and more! Everything is finished to a very high standard, and all the furniture is very comfortable. Log burner is a lovely feature and very easy to usRead moree. Loved how the owners of the property left out loads of bird food for busy birds in the garden. Beautiful place, wed love to stay again! Hide

Reviewed by Bec 6th March 2020

Pretty little cottage, very clean, comfortable and cosy and caters well for dogs, with a fantastic, large enclosed garden. Access to a paddock and a stream too. The perfect hideaway to escape to! Very peaceful, with lovely walks from your doorstep or a short drive away. Some very nice pubs and restaurants within easy reach and a visit to the coast Read moremakes a nice day trip. Wonderful hosts nearby if you need them, otherwise you wouldn't know they're just next door, very discrete. Highly recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Duncan 18th October 2019

Joyce's Cottage is a well presented and well maintained property. It is in a reasonable location but, like many holiday cottages, you still have to get in the car to reach places of interest or nights out for entertainment. It has been well stocked with equipment for your stay and a nice garden for any pets. Just be sure to duck when going down theRead more stairs! Hide

Reviewed by Darren 13th October 2019

The cottage was beautiful and well equipped it was in a remote location but suited us as very quiet. It was ideal for touring around as the coast less than 1 hour away and exmoor and the walks on your doorstep.

Reviewed by Jean 8th September 2019

The cottage is lovely and very safe. You do have to be prepared to drive round very windy narrow lanes to go anywhere. Having said that the location is lovely and very relaxing.

Reviewed by Jayne 16th August 2019

We really enjoyed our 2 weeks at the cottage, it was in a lovely hamlet with a rural atmosphere, it was a good central location for all our trips about! The garden was pleasant & the brook at the bottom was very pretty & the dog liked a paddle! Would highly recommend!

Reviewed by Vicki 2nd August 2019

Tastefully decorated with a well-equipped kitchen (a good range of implements! The owners go to some length to make you feel welcome with nice touches and are not at all intrusive. I had a nice chat with Paul. Lovely rural location with a proper, escape-proof garden - this alone is an excellent feature with our Houdini dog! It is rural (you have toRead more drive to get to any shops) but it was fun to get properly 'lost' around Exmoor - (unless you use Satnav - we didn't!). Beautiful part of the world. Hide

Reviewed by Mandy 5th July 2019

The hosts, Paul and Natalie, were very friendly and welcoming. They were discreet but accessible and we heard nothing to indicate there was a young family living next door. Very well appointed with all mod cons and off-road parking, it's hard to beat. Although somewhat remote, which we loved, we were able to arrange an online grocery delivery for tRead morehe morning after our arrival. Ideally situated for exploring Exmoor with the dog. We can't recommend this cottage highly enough! Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 24th May 2019

Really lovely cottage, spotlessly clean & well-equipped & in a super countryside location. We had a great time, kids loved it too & our doggy was more than happy with the paddock & river to play in. Unintrusive owners but very friendly & more than happy to help with anything. A good base for exploring Exmoor & N Devon coast but no services in the tRead moreiny hamlet, be prepared to put the miles in! Hide

Reviewed by Jana 4th May 2019

We had a fantastic time; it was our first holiday with our rescue dog and the massive paddock with access to a river was a dream. The cottage is clean, well equipped, log burner is a special bonus and the welcome gift of cream tea was absolutely delicious. Paul, the host is friendly and if anything needs sorting out, he will do it immediately (thanRead morek you!). We are looking forward to coming back as the countryside is stunning and Joyce's cottage did not disappoint either. Loved it. Jana & Roman Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 12th April 2019

Stunning cottage in a beautiful location. Every little detail has been thought about. Owners were so helpful. We have already booked up to go again next year. Best place we have stayed in.

Reviewed by Sarah 5th April 2019

Lovely cottage and great owners. Warm welcome offered with a cream tea on our arrival! Great facilities particular appreciated the wifi and sky system for our teenage son!

Reviewed by Paula 22nd February 2019

What a lovely place to stay, cosy yet modern. Very well equipped. Very friendly owners around but not intrusive. Such a lovely location quiet and peaceful. We will definitely be going back.

Reviewed by Sam 27th October 2018

Lovely stay in this gorgeous Devon cottage. It was a pleasure to return home to a warm and cosy cottage after long days out. The quiet country lanes surrounding the property were fab for stirring dog walks. Would highly recommend

Reviewed by S 1st October 2018

Cottage is finished and equipped to a very high standard, a credit to Paul and Natalie the perfect hosts. Large enclosed garden and paddock excellent for dog owners. Peaceful and tranquil location.

Reviewed by Lynn 24th August 2018

Lovely cottage, very well equipped, clean and very comfortable. The children loved having Sky cinema - this was a real treat for them. The dog loved the big garden too! Close enough to the beaches of Woolacombe and Westward Ho! and other attractions on the North Devon coast but still peaceful and quiet. Paul, the owner, was very friendly and welcomRead moreing. Would definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 10th August 2018

The cottage was beautiful. Personal additional touches that made it feel extra special. The welcome gifts & essential extras that you would forget to bring- all included- made it even greater. We had an amazing holiday secluded and sheltered from the fast past working life we were on holiday to escape. The only downside (which was our fault for notRead more researching enough before booking) was how remote a location it is in. With a 2 & 7 year old, a 12 mile round trip to the nearest shop isnt ideal! Hide

Reviewed by Richard 3rd August 2018

Great for a quite relaxing time. Enclosed garden was fantastic for our dog Nalah as well as the utility room. Cottage was well equipped with everything we needed for our holiday.

Reviewed by Joann 27th July 2018

Really enjoyed our stay here. My boys and the dog loved being able to get into the field to muck about by the river. The cottage itself is great, being recently refurbished. Bear in mind it's 9 miles to South Molton to get to the small Sainsbury's and there's no shop near by to pop and buy milk, for example. Excellent if you want to use it as a basRead moree for exploring Exmoor (especially on foot). Highly recommend Tarr Steps which is only a couple of miles away, superb cream teas at the pub there. Hide

Reviewed by Carmel 20th July 2018

Just returned home having spent an awesome time at Joyces cottage. A truly wonderful cottage with attention to detail. The hosts Paul and Natalie were so helpful nothing was too much trouble. Had a number of cottage holidays over the years and this is truly one of the best.

Reviewed by David 6th July 2018

We had a lovely time at the cottage. The owners were friendly and thoughtful having recently refurbished the property to a good standard. Yeo Bridge is ideal if you want to get away from it all but equally not too far from a number of North Devon attractions. The country cottage look of the property is only enhanced by a range of modern convenienceRead mores such a fast Wi-fi and sky TV. If was lovely to be welcomed to the property by wine and chocolates. The secure garden was great for the dog. Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 9th June 2018

Very clean and tastefully decorated.What a lovely place to stay.The location was very peaceful and quiet with only the sound of sheep to send you to sleep.The garden was very dog friendly,just right for our small escape artist to be fooled!.The cottage had everything you need for your stay.The owners could not have been more friendly and helpful,giRead moreving advice and handy tips without being intrusive.Our dog left his squeaky best friend.Disaster!No! He turned up in the post a few days later. Hide

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View towards the cottage and the large fully enclosed garden
Private enclosed garden with patio furniture and BBQ
View down the private enclosed garden
Riverside access only 150 yards from the cottage
The Lounge
Snuggle up by the woodburner on cooler evenings
Family sized Kitchen/Dining room
Handy boot room perfect for those four legged friends
The twin room
The Master bedroom
Luxury Bathroom
Show 2 moreEnjoy riverside alfresco dining only a short distance from the cottage...


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