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  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Romantic Collection
  • Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Heritage Collection
  • Coastal within 5 miles
  • Ground Floor Wet Room
  • Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

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This stylish, romantic property offers a relaxing seaside escape, with the Tarka Trail for walkers, cyclists and dog walkers close by.

This romantic, stylish, holiday retreat is a relaxing seaside escape, tucked away in idyllic surroundings, adjoining the owner’s home and small B&B. Enjoy golf, horse riding, watersports, sailing and fishing, whilst dog lovers, walkers and cyclists will enjoy the Tarka Trail. Dining out in Instow is a delight with excellent restaurants overlooking the Lundy Island sunset and Appledore across the bay. Shop and pub ¼ mile.

Open plan living/dining room with open fire and double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only) with handmade oak kitchen area with Belfast sink. Oak floors throughout. Double bedroom with 5ft handmade 18th-century half tester bed and electric blanket. Bathroom with slipper bath, separate corner shower cubicle and toilet. External wet room with toilet.

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Radio/CD
  • Small book library
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Courtyard garden with patio, decked area and furniture
  • Shared use of owner’s garden with furniture
  • Parking (for 1 car)
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • NB: 5 steps in garden

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What do our customers say?

  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    We spent a week in the old school room and had a fantastic relaxing time. We were able to take our dog with us and found that the whole area was dog friendly. The beach is long and sandy which makes for very good walks. The local amenities are great for couples and dog lovers, but would not suit a family orintated holiday

    Confirmed guest, 15/09/2017 19/09/2017
  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    We enjoyed our first visit to The Old School Room so much that we made a second visit, I had many reasons to book and was even better than the first. The owners are very friendly and helpful, they welcomed us with a lovely lit fireplace with enough coal and wood for the evening along with milk, butter and a loaf of fresh home made bread. The cottage was immaculate, just right for a couple, original design, all appliances in great condition such as the new oven and dishwasher, pots, pans, glasses, cups, trays and cutlery, everything you could need for 1 week. There is a lovely antique, comfortable bed with a heated blanket, which was a God send as it was a cold February. It's extremely nice to be able to bring our dogs along with us, you cannot leave them alone which makes perfect sense, but when you have such amazing dog friendly beaches and pubs why would you feel the need to? The beaches are fantastic and every dog was friendly around kids and adults alike. There is a local village style shop named John's which has everything you'll need for the fireplace and fresh food including their own butchers. Prices are fair. Overall a great place and looking at previous reviews I fail to understand how they would give anything other than a 10/10. We love this house and location enough to want to come back soon.

    Confirmed guest, 17/02/2017 19/02/2017
  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    Great place to stay, great attentive hosts. Local pubs have atmosphere and good food. recommend the local Deli. A good base not quite off the beaten track, but for us quiet enough and access to all of what North Devon can offer

    Confirmed guest, 28/12/2016 22/01/2017
9.5 out of 10 – based on 10 reviews collected by ReeVoo

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