Beautiful river at the bottom of the garden
Enjoy ample walks from your doorstep
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The Thatch

South Molton (2.5mls S), Devon
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful grade II Listed thatched character cottage with a wealth of original features and a streamside suntrap cottage garden perfect for al fresco dining
  • Expansive sandy beaches at Westward Ho!, Instow, Croyde and Woolacombe are within easy reach or take a day trip to RHS Garden Rosemoor, Tapeley Park and Arlington Court
  • 2.5 miles from the busy market town of South Molton and its range of shops, pubs and restaurants and close to Exmoor National Park where wonderful walks and breath-taking rugged scenery can be discovered


Property code: 60247

This semi-detached cottage has been lovingly refurbished in 2018, nestled in a pretty hamlet setting just a short drive from the North Devon coast, providing great base for families and couples.

Dreamers and romantics will love this happy holiday hideaway, a Grade II listed dog-friendly property with a cottage garden and stream, period features, and a suntrap patio for lazy afternoons. Discover home-cooked food at a traditional English pub (1.5 miles), weekly markets in South Molton (3 miles), and Enchanting Exmoor (7.5 miles) with rugged trails and wildlife encounters to keep a spring in the muddiest of steps.On site you’ll find private off-road parking for two cars and further unrestricted parking nearby.

Sleeping four guests over two bedrooms, plus one lucky hound, this charming abode offers the warmest of welcomes. Amble in the gravel drive and step inside to the cosy dining area with its beautiful flagstone floors, leading on to the well-equipped kitchen and utility area. Contemporary country style sits alongside period charm throughout, Brinkley will approve of the squishy sofas, Smart TV, and the warmth of the inglenook fireplace with its toasty wood burner. Open-sided cottage stairs lead to the two bedrooms and a family bathroom with a bath, separate shower and WC. A charming stable door opens out to the BBQ patio with stone steps leading up to a lawned garden and river.

Further afield, take stick-chasers to Saunton Sands where you’ll find a long stretch of shoreline to play fetch all year against a backdrop of grassy dunes. The Tarka Trail beckons here too – perfect for walkers and cyclists, it takes in the picture-postcard village of Croyde (25.5 miles) with its pretty cottages and a world-class surfing beach. Shoppers will enjoy the weekly markets in South Molton (3 miles), and the independent shops and market at Barnstaple (15 miles). Floral inspiration can be found at RHS Rosemoor (19.5 miles) or amble the garden terraces at the dog-friendly Tapeley Park (23 miles).

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

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 super-king-size bedroom and 1 double
  • 1 bathroom with bath and separate shower
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Wood burner
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shop 3 miles and pub 1.5 miles
  • Smart TV in lounge

This property is personally managed by Rachel.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Judy 17th March 2020

Lovely cottage in a great location to get away from it all. The scones and cream were a lovely welcome gesture and Joan the owner was extremely helpful. Definitely recommend

Reviewed by Diana 7th September 2019

Cottage in a good location especially for a relaxing, quiet holiday. Welcome hamper is a lovely touch. All attractions easily reached.

Reviewed by Carl 20th July 2019

lovely cottage, lovely location just a bit to remote as pub is a drive away but great for walking the scenery is stunning

Reviewed by Susie 13th July 2019

Loved this cottage. We had a lovely relaxing week here with our dog. Really comfortable furnishings, well equipped kitchen comfy bed. And great joy - a socket near the mirror for ladies drying their hair! In my experience, quite rare. There is no hairdryer that I found, ladies so take your own. We loved it here and would certainly go again.

Reviewed by Ray 29th June 2019

This is a beautiful thatched cottage which has been modernised while retaining its original character and features. Set in a lovely quiet hamlet giving good access to this part of north Devon. A nice welcoming gift of bread, milk and wine!

Reviewed by Laura 22nd May 2019

Amazing Thatch cottage couldnt ask for anything more, location was perfect for us. The hamper on arrival means you definitely wont starve until you reach the shops, what a lovely touch. The communication was excellent with the owner. Would definitely recommend worth a stay.

Reviewed by David 10th May 2019

We had a fabulous 4 nights here in May. The cottage is cosy with a lovely log burner. South Molten market on a Saturday is worth a visit (dog friendly). We also visited Instow which has a very dog friendly beach and a nice pub. There is a great circular walk for dogs through the woods and along the river. We would definitely return. The cottage hasRead more a very well equipped kitchen, the bed we slept in was really comfortable and the owner was easily cotactable. Looking forward to next time!! Hide

Reviewed by Chris 13th April 2019

Located in quiet village road. No nearby pubs or restaurants. Easy reach of South Molton which has a small number of places to eat. Good sized field nearby for walking dog. The footpath through this field leads to South Molton which is about 3 miles away. Locals friendly and helpfull

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