Crooked Lake is a quaint 17th century Devon cottage tucked away in the quiet and beautiful North Devon countryside. Full of period charm and quaint original features, this charming and deceptively spacious stone cottage comfortably sleeps up to five guests in three bedrooms.
As you enter Crooked Lake Cottage, you will immediately find an elegant dining room with a charming ornamental fireplace and a dining table that comfortably seats 5. There is a period lounge with an original fireplace, exposed beams and a multi-fuel burner. A large corner sofa and a flat screen TV with a Sky Digi-box and a DVD player has been provided to offer the perfect spot for a relaxing evening after enjoyable days exploring. From the lounge, there is a spacious sunroom that provides lovely garden views and access to the main garden terrace. At the back of the cottage is a wonderful kitchen/breakfast room, this has a lovely traditional feel and is fully equipped for cooking on a self-catering holiday. Appliances include an electric oven with hob, slow cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, coffee maker and washer/dryer. There is also a lovely breakfast table, which is positioned to overlook the garden and is ideal for leisurely breakfasts. From the kitchen, you can access outside to a second patio area within the garden.
On the first floor, three well-presented bedrooms include a double bedroom with an en-suite shower room, a twin bedroom and a single bedroom. A separate family bathroom with a bath and electric shower overhead services the other two bedrooms.
The cottage is surrounded by a stunning mature garden and benefits from two patio areas so guests can relax and make the most of the sunshine. There is a natural stream at the rear of the property, and an ancient woodland can be accessed.
Lounge: Large corner sofa, original fireplace with multi-fuel burner, TV, Sky digi-box and DVD player
Dining room: Ornamental fireplace, table and chairs for 5 people, sideboard, music system
Kitchen: Electric oven with hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, slow cooker, microwave, breakfast table with seating
Sun room: Cane sofa, two armchairs and coffee table
Bedroom 1: Master bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room (with walk in shower, wash basin and WC)
Bedroom 2: Single bedroom with 3’ single bed
Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom with two full size single beds
Bathroom: Family bathroom with bath and electric shower overhead, wash basin and WC.
Main garden terrace - with huge garden table and seating for 5 guests
Back patio area - with small table and seating
The gardens include natural running stream, two lawned areas
Night storage central heating, multi-fuel wood burner, initial supply of logs provided, payphone, electric oven with hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, slow cooker, coffee machine, washer/dryer, WiFi, Sky Digi Box, DVD player, music system, selection of books and games, bed linen supplied, towels provided (beach towels not supplied), travel cot, highchair, baby friendly, family friendly, short breaks available, BBQ, no smoking, pet free cottage, 5 miles from the coast, 2 miles from the nearest pub, weekly changeover day is Saturday, secluded gardens, onsite garage available for storing bikes, surfboards, kayaks and canoes, parking for two large cars, supermarket delivery.
Although, Crooked Lake Cottage is set within a very tranquil and quiet location, it is still only 5 miles away from the town of Bideford, with its local amenities, shops, museum and gallery. The popular seaside villages of Appledore and the pebble backed 3 mile stretch of golden sands at Westward Ho! are also just a short drive away. Local attractions including RHS Rosemoor, Dartington Crystal, The Milky Way and The Big Sheep are all not far away. There is also easy access to North Cornwall for an alternative day out.
Thank you for such a lovely place to stay. We have had a great two weeks holiday in a cottage that has felt so comfortable to be in. It has been perfect for us, everything we wanted and needed. We have watched the birds on the feeder(blue tits, great tits, grey wagtail, and jays), dragonflies in the stream. We have visited so many places - Westward Ho!, Hartland Abbey and Hartland Quay, also Marwood Hill Garden. Hoppe to be back next year. (June 2021)