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“Little piece of Heaven”
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Sitting in its own secluded + very beautiful garden, here Verbena Cottage basks in the evening sun.
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Sitting in its own secluded + very beautiful garden, here Verbena Cottage basks in the evening sun.
Verbena Cottage is situated in 18 acres of stunning gardens and woodland. Fancy a row on the lake? Here's the relaxing lounge area with 42inch Freeview TV, wood burning stove and comfy seating for 4.
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Sitting in its own secluded + very beautiful garden, here Verbena Cottage basks in the evening sun.
Verbena Cottage is situated in 18 acres of stunning gardens and woodland. Fancy a row on the lake?
Here's the relaxing lounge area with 42inch Freeview TV, wood burning stove and comfy seating for 4.
A luxury kitchen and a dining table for four make this a great place to eat.
The luxury kitchen is very well equipped with all mod cons; including granite worktops.
The smart kitchen has open views down to the lake.
The spacious and comfy bedroom has a TV and a luxury, super kingsize bed.
A great place to spend a relaxing Sunday morning.
Although ultra-modern, little touches add interest. Another window with a view to the lake.
The modern ensuite bathroom has a full size bath and a luxurious walk-in shower.
For those who prefer a nice hot soak, as well as shower the en-suite is equipped with a bath.
The view back from the en-suite bathroom to the bedroom.
Ready for a bottle of wine? The patio is a great place to watch the sun go down over the lake.
The summer house by the lake. One guest called it 'a magic place'.
You're welcome to use the summer house for a meal by the lake, or to relax and read a book.
The seat by the lake. A wonderful relaxing place to read the newspaper or a book.
The huge gardens have far-reaching vistas and drifts of plants. Don't forget your camera!
Verbena Cottage has its own private garden on three sides.
A peacock butterfly alights on a flower to drink the nectar.
In the meadow, wild orchids appear every year; though you'll need to hunt them out.
In autumn, a majestic white stag stands in a field which forms part of the 18 acres.
In a corner of the lake there's a hide. If you're lucky you might see a busy kingfisher.
A network of interesting woodland paths twist and turn through the trees around the 18 acres.
Carp bask in the warm surface water of the lake on a summer afternoon.
A woodland path wends its way around the lake, here seen in the winter sun.
The entrance to Lower Winsford Farm, where you'll find Verbena Cottage. Parking is straight ahead.
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Beaworthy, Devon, England

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Michelle...
moorem
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Little piece of Heaven”
Reviewed 29 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

My husband and I have just spent a week in this haven of beauty and tranquility. I could not recommend a stay at this beautiful cottage in a wonderful location highly enough. Everything about our stay exceeded our expectations. The location is perfect for exploring the Devon and Cornwall countryside and beautiful beaches. The grounds of the cottage were absolutely stunning. We particularly enjoyed feeding the hundreds of fish in the lake and ambling around. The owners were extremely friendly and we knew they were nearby if we needed them, but they left us to enjoy our holiday. We will definitely return to Verbena Cottage, in fact we didn't want to leave. Thank you so much for letting us share your treasure.

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Liked best: Peace and tranquility
Liked least: The unmade road to cottage
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
29 Apr 2016
It's reviews like this which make our venture into holiday cottages so worthwhile. So glad you enjoyed it, Michelle!
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doug5576
somewhere out there
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“No expense spared”
Reviewed 5 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

This property has been presented to a very high standard and is highly recommended by us. Spotlessly clean, comfortable bed, good kitchen woodburning stove and the steam shower a real bonus.

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Liked best: A perfect quiet hidaway
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Mar 2016
Thanks, Doug. We look forward to seeing you in the summertime!
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Geraldgus
Maidstone
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Idyllic beautiful retreat.”
Reviewed 15 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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I could not recommend a stay at this beautiful cottage in a wonderful location highly enough. Everything about our stay exceeded our expectations. The location is perfect for exploring Devon if you love walking in Dartmoor or basking on the beaches. Lovely pubs notably the Clovelly Inn in Bratton Clovelly and the superb Percy's Restaurant. The cottage has everything you need for your visit and is a credit to the owners John and Anne. A stay hear would suit any couple no matter what type of holiday you wanted. We shall return I am sure maybe at a different time of the year. Thank you for a great week.

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Liked best: Quality of the cottage and the location.
Liked least: Nothing, there was nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
16 Oct 2015
Thanks, Gerald. Perfect guests!
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Juanita H
Thatcham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed 1 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Verbena Cottage is in the most the beautiful surroundings, great views and plenty of garden birds to watch if fill the bird feeder.

The cottage is finished to a high standard, with plenty of living space and well equipped.

Ideally situated for Bude, Clovelly and Dartmoor.

A very relaxing place to have a holiday.

Lemon & Ginger cake was very enjoyable.

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Liked best: The tranquillity of the cottage
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Oct 2015
Thanks very much Steve and Juanita! My wife's cakes get better and better. Aren't I lucky?
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Nathanpl
Shepherdswell, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 24 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Had a great week at Verbena Cottage, upon arrival was shown around by owner John. Cottage was very clean and was far better than any online picture could show. Plenty to do and see in the Devon & Cornwall area. Cottage had it's own private garden and the facilities were superb, highly recommended for any couple looking for a relaxing week away in comfortable surroundings. Many thanks Anne & John.

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Liked best: Overall standard of Cottage
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
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Management Response
25 Jul 2015
Thanks, Nathan. We do our best!
Do come again.
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