Braefoot Cottage at Lower Aylescott is a wonderful barn conversion that offers families good quality self-catering accommodation in a truly peaceful and idyllic countryside setting, yet just a short drive to the popular coastal resorts of Ilfracombe, Woolacombe and Combe Martin.
This small collection of self-catering cottages at Lower Aylescott are ideal for families and friends looking for a rural ‘get away from it all’ retreat but still wish to be close to the stunning North Devon coastline. The popular and award winning beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton are all just a short drive away. The Victorian seaside town of Ilfracombe, home to Damien Hirst's Verity sculpture, the historic Tunnels beaches and a wide array of restaurants ( some now Michelin star) is also only a 10 minute drive and Exmoor National Park is also nearby and well worth a visit.
At the far end of the communal courtyard, Braefoot Cottage, comfortably sleeps up to 4 guests in two bedrooms. The ground floor has a spacious open plan living space where the lounge provides leather sofas, a TV with Freeview, and DVD player. The dining area comfortably seats 4 and leads onto the well-equipped modern equipped kitchen. Appliances include fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, electric oven/hob/grill, washing machine and much more.
On the first floor, there is one twin room that has two standard single beds that then leads onto a double bedroom. This double bedroom has a double bed, chest of drawers, dresser and wardrobe. Both bedrooms are serviced by a modern family bathroom that includes a bath with shower attachment, wash basin and WC.
With its unique first floor layout, this cottage is an ideal choice for families who are holidaying with younger children. A cot and high chair can be provided at no additional cost for families with infants but must be requested at time of booking. ( Guests must bring their own cot bedding).
Each cottage has its own outdoor seating and table. Guests are also welcome to enjoy the 4.5 acres of grounds and the children's play area. There are also two well-stocked lakes (Carp/ Roach/ Rudd/ Tench) that guests can fish with a rod licence and their own rods.
Open Plan Living Space
Lounge: Leather sofas, TV with Freeview, DVD player
Dining area: Dining table with seating for 4 guests
Kitchen area: Electric oven with hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer
Direct access to the car parking.
Bedroom 1: Twin bedroom with two full size beds.
Bedroom 2: Double bedroom with double bed
Bathroom: Bath with shower overhead, WC and wash basin.
Gas central heating, electric oven with hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, WiFi, bed linen and towels provided (beach towels not supplied), cot (please bring your own cot bedding), high chair on request, short breaks available, no smoking, pet free cottage, 4 miles from the coast, 0.5 miles from the nearest pub, weekly changeover day is Friday, supermarket delivery, outdoor dining area in communal courtyard , off road parking for 1 car, over 4 acres of communal grounds, a children’s play area, two fishing lakes (rod licence required).
The village of West Down in Devon is home to its own shop, church and pub but within a 10 minute drive, visitors can easily access the amenities at the large village of Braunton or the seaside town of Ilfracombe. Both these popular resorts boast a fantastic selection of good quality restaurants, bars, pubs, cafes and independent shops. The Olive Room in Ilfracombe was recently awarded a Michelin star. For days at the beach, the stunning beach at Woolacombe, well-known for its clean sands and good quality surf is only 4 miles away. The beaches at Croyde and Saunton are also popular choices for families and surfers, and again within easy reach of West Down. Exmoor National Park is also nearby and provides plenty of choice for excellent countryside walks. Local attractions such as National Trust Arlington Court, The Lynton Barnstaple Railway, Exmoor Zoo offer fun days out for all
"We arrived on a cold and wet Friday afternoon to a clean and warm cottage..." Oct 2020 "The location of the cottages is in an incredibly pretty rural spot, quiet but not too isolated, there is an excellent pub nearby that does proper good food and is within easy walking distance; also Ilfracombe and Braunton are just a few miles away, both excellent places for cafes, restaurants and bars. There is an amazing amount of space and an adventure playground for children to let off steam and a well stocked fishing lake, all beautifully maintained. We stayed in Braefoot cottage and it was just ideal. A very clean, comfortable, tastefully furnished and well equipped property with lovely views down to the lake from both inside the house and the raised patio" July 2019 "Fantastic location, great facilities . Lovely property with everything you need in it. Had a really lovely holiday. Weather certainly helped" Aug 2019