Located down a peaceful country lane, Northleigh House is an impressive 19th century period house that comfortably sleeps eight in four bedrooms. This spacious family friendly holiday cottage retains many original period features and is thoughtfully furnished throughout to provide comfortable accommodation for a large group of friends or family. Its peaceful location surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens and unspoilt countryside views stretching all the way to Hartland is the perfect setting for a relaxing break.
From the private driveway, an elegant entrance hall provides a warm welcome and leads guests to the main living spaces. The lounge is a lovely large room with a dual aspect view, and a huge bay window overlooks the driveway and gardens beyond. Huge comfy sofas and an armchair, along with a flat screen TV with Sky, a Inglenook fireplace with wood-burner provides a relaxing space to gather everyone together in the evenings. There is even a round table and seating, perfect for playing board games together or grabbing a morning coffee.
From the lounge, there is a delightful conservatory with wicker sofas, chairs and a table where you can enjoy watching the birds in the garden or admire the far reaching views towards Hartland on a clear day. A door leads out into the garden.
Back though the living room and across the hallway, there is an elegant dining room, with a huge window and a decorative fireplace. A large period table comfortably seats 8 people for a more formal dining occasion. Alternatively, the table can be used as a snooker or pool table, and then the room becomes a lovely games room.
An open door way with exposed beams leads through to a charming countryside kitchen. It is well-equipped and features an electric oven with an induction hob, coffee machine, dishwasher and microwave. A few steps lead up to a separate breakfast room where there is a decorative Aga, an additional gas hob (with four rings) a large country table with two chairs and benches. Perfect for breakfast or lunch.
There is also a separate utility room accessed from the lounge and has a washing machine, tumble dryer, and sink and access to the rear patio and garden. At the end of the hallway is a ground floor cloakroom.
On the first floor, there are four bedrooms and a family bathroom. The first bedroom has handy zip and link beds so can be made up as either a twin or double bedroom. The second bedroom is a spacious double bedroom with a king-sized bed, a decorative fireplace, built-in storage and countryside views. Then, there is a further twin bedroom with two full size single beds and finally a further double bedroom, with king sized bed. These are all serviced by two bathrooms. The first is at the top of the stairs, which features a bath, walk-in-shower, wash basin and WC, whilst the second bathroom offers a walk-in shower, wash basin and WC. (Please note: we have been unable to take photos of the new bathroom, and the current bathroom image will look different for your stay as it was used to create the new 2nd bathroom).
Outside, there is a paved driveway with plenty of parking. The house is surrounded by mature landscaped gardens that feature a children’s play area with a swing and slide, picnic tables, outdoor table tennis and a sloped lawn, and boast fantastic countryside views.
Living room: Two large sofas, armchair, TV with Sky, fireplace with woodburner, table and seating for games
Conservatory: Wicker sofa, chairs and table, doors lead out into the garden.
Utility room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, sink, door leads outside.
Dining room: Dining table (converts into a snooker table) seats 6-8 people, decorative fireplace
Kitchen: Electric oven with induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, central island, plus two steps lead to a decorative Aga, additional hob (gas), plus breakfast table and seating.
Ground floor cloakroom: Wash basin and WC
Family bathroom: Roll top bath, walk-in shower, wash basin and WC
Bathroom 2: Walk-in shower, wash basin and WC
Bedroom 1: Double/twin bedroom - with zip and link beds and plenty of storage space.
Bedroom 2: Double bedroom with king-sized bed, decorative fireplace, built-in wardrobe
Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom with two full size single beds.
Bedroom 4: Double bedroom with king-size bed, decorative fireplace, hanging rail, wash basin.
Children’s play area
Central heating, wood-burner, electric oven, induction hob, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, washing machine, tumble dryer, WiFi, selection of books and games, pool/snooker table, bed linen supplied, towels provided (beach towels not supplied), travel cot, highchair, family friendly, short breaks available, BBQ, no smoking, pet friendly cottage, 1 dog allowed (over 12 months old), 15 miles from the coast, 1.5 miles from the nearest pub, weekly changeover day is Saturday, large garden, children’s play area, table tennis, off road parking, supermarket delivery, refundable security deposit is £200.
Northleigh House is located just half a mile outside the small village of Goodleigh that boasts a popular village inn serving excellent food and local ales, as well as many stunning countryside walks that surround the village. The larger town of Barnstaple is only a 10 minute drive away, where you’ll find supermarkets, cinema, theatre, plenty of places to eat as well as a pannier market and a number of independent shops. Within a 30 minute drive, you can reach the coast. Choose from the pretty seaside villages of Instow and Appledore, or the excellent beaches at Westward Ho! or Saunton Sands. Its fabulous central location means that you can also easily explore the local area and beyond, including Exmoor National Park or local attractions for the kids such as The Big Sheep, The Milky Way Adventure Park or Broomhill Art Hotel and Sculpture Gardens.