Situated in the heart of Goodleigh, a charming North Devon village set just outside Barnstaple, Magnolia View Cottage is a spacious dog and child friendly holiday home that is ideal for families and groups of friends looking to holiday together in high quality self-catering accommodation in the beautiful unspoilt Devon countryside.
Steeped in history, this Grade 2 listed 17th century traditional Devon long house is actually the second oldest cottage in Goodleigh and spent its early years as the village carpenter’s workshop. Today, it has been sympathetically renovated, stylishly presented and thoughtfully furnished throughout to offer guests a very comfortable and relaxing style in quite unique surroundings.
There is a lovely calm and tranquil feel to this wonderful spacious holiday home, where you feel you can leave the ‘stresses of normal day life’ at the front door, and enjoy a real ‘home from home’ break at any time of the year.
You enter the cottage into the main entrance hallway, that offers plenty of space to hang coats and store boots, plus under the stairs provides the perfect spot for your four legged friends to sleep (dog basket, blanket and bowl are all provided).
Turn right from the hallway into a charming comfortable living room, home to plenty of countryside character with a wood beamed ceiling, original fire hearth complete with wood-burning stove, ideal for those cooler evenings. There is also a large comfortable corner sofa, flat screen TV with Freeview and Netflix, and a good selection of books and games to provide the perfect spot for relaxing after a long day exploring.
Then, back through the main entrance hallway, there is a delightful dining room with a large table comfortably seating 8 guests and has wonderful views of the garden. There is also a working Aga and a piano. A well-equipped kitchen with a lovely butler sink, and a stable door also boasts lovely garden views and the countryside beyond. Appliances include an electric oven with hob, a coffee machine, a small undercounter fridge, food processor, hand held food blender and dishwasher. A separate utility room is home to a large fridge/freezer, washing machine and leads onto a ground floor shower room.
On the first floor, there are four beautifully presented bedrooms, all with lovely countryside views and a superb family bathroom. These include a double bedroom with a double bed, another double bedroom with a super king sized bed, a pretty twin room with two full size single beds and a good sized double bedroom with double bed and a TV with a DVD player.
The family bathroom features a bath, a separate shower, WC and a wash basin.
The beautiful countryside garden at Magnolia View can be accessed from the main entrance hallway or from stable door in the kitchen. It is fully enclosed, so ideal for those holidaying with young children and dogs. A lower patio decked with fairy lights, an outdoor picnic table, a BBQ provides the perfect spot to dine and relax outside whilst enjoying the pretty garden flowers and the rolling unspoilt Devon hills and countryside beyond. Obviously, the true highlight of this garden is the ancient magnolia tree. There is also a lawned area, where outside games like football goals and a swing ball have been provided
Magnolia View Cottage prides itself on being a ‘baby and child friendly cottage’, where a travel cot, baby monitor, bed guard, high chair, blackout curtains in all the bedrooms, a selection of toys, books and games are all provided. Parents really don’t need to stress about leaving something at home.
Dogs are also welcome at Magnolia View Cottage, where a dog bed, bowel and a towel are also provided.
Main entrance hallway: hanging space for coats and storage for boots, access to the garden
Living room: Large Corner sofa, with large flat screen TV with Freeview and Netflix, separate DVD player, fireplace with wood-burning stove, a selection of books and games
Dining room: Large table and seating for 8 people, piano, Aga
Kitchen: Electric oven with induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, small fridge, coffee machine, food processor, hand held blender
Utility room: Large fridge/freezer, washing machine, storage for cushions for outdoor furniture, iron and ironing board
Ground floor shower room: With power shower, wash basin and WC
Stairs lead up from the main entrance hallway
Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with double bed, chest of drawers
Family Bathroom: Bath, separate shower, wash basin and WC
Bedroom 2: Double bedroom with super king sized bed, as well as a wardrobe and dressing table
Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom with two full sized single beds, a chest of drawers, wall hooks
Bedroom 4: Double bedroom with double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, TV with Wii (also plays DVD).
A fully enclosed private garden can be accessed towards the rear of the main entrance hallway, and the kitchen.
Oil filled radiators, wood-burner, a small basket of logs provided, electric oven, induction hob, butler sink, dishwasher, small ‘drinks’ fridge, fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee machine, hand held food blender, food processor, washing machine, Aga, WIFI, selection of books and board games, TV with Freeview and Netflix in lounge, TV and DVD player in one of the double bedrooms, Alexa Amazon Dot, piano, blackout curtains in all bedrooms, travel cot (please bring your own cot linen & bedding, high chair, baby monitor, bed guard, stairgate, bucket and spade, outside games, BBQ, dogs welcome, dog bed, bowel and towel provided, off-road parking for 1 car outside the cottage, 10 miles away from the coast, a short stroll to the nearest pub, weekly changeover day is Friday, private enclosed garden, supermarket delivery available.
Magnolia View Cottage is ideally located in the heart of the village of Goodleigh in North Devon, and just a short stroll from the excellent village pub, The New Inn renowned locally for serving an excellent selection of real local ales, fine wines and home cooked food. There is also a church, a school, a village hall and for walkers, there are some excellent walks direct from the village, where there are some gorgeous views over Goodleigh towards Codden Hill.
Goodleigh is also just a short drive away from the larger town of Barnstaple, where there is a good choice of supermarkets, retain chains, independent shops, indoor pannier market, pubs, cafes and restaurants, a cinema, theatre, quad biking, ten-pin bowling, parks with children play areas, and miles of car free paths on the Tarka Trail, ideal for cyclists and walkers. The North Devon coast, the wilds of Exmoor National Park and plenty of family attractions are also within easy reach.