Situated in the beautiful North Devon countryside just a few miles from the magnificent, award-winning beach at Woolacombe, Duror Cottage is a child-friendly 3-bedroom cottage, sleeping up to six located at Lower Aylescott, where six rural holiday cottages share the communal facilities, including two well-stocked fishing lakes and a new outdoor children's play area.
Duror Cottage in North Devon has been beautifully renovated incorporating classic character features such as exposed stone walls with modern day comforts. The large open plan living area is wonderfully spacious and has been nicely divided into a comfy lounge with wood-burning stove, a dining area and a well-equipped kitchen featuring a fridge, oven, dishwasher and a washer/dryer.
On the first floor of the cottage are the three bedrooms, two doubles both with king-sized beds and a pretty twin with two full size single beds. All the bedrooms share the refurbished bathroom, which has a bath with shower overhead, a WC and a wash basin.
Outside, Duror has a private terrace area with table and chairs for alfresco dining. From the terrace guests have direct access to the communal grounds. There are over 4.5 acres of grounds that guests are welcome to roam and explore. There is a fantastic new children’s play area, and goal posts in the field. Access to the two fishes are secured by gates, but parents are advised to supervise children at all times.
All guests at Lower Aylescott are welcome to fish the two private lakes, only available for guests to use that are well stocked with carp, rudd, bream and tench. A long lean ghost carp was also recently spotted (June 2019). Please remember to bring your license, rod and bait.
Lower Aylescott in the pretty village of West Down near Ilfracombe, is ideally positioned for guests looking to enjoy the best that North Devon has to offer. For children there are numerous attractions within easy reach, including Watermouth Castle, Exmoor Zoo and The Big Sheep. Families can also enjoy time at Arlington Court and RHS Rosemoor. Alternatively, the North Devon Coast is home to some of the country’s best beaches with Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton a 10-20 minute drive from the cottage. For something a little different, The Tunnels Beaches in Ilfracombe have a tidal pool perfect for families with little ones.
If the coast is not your preference, Exmoor National Park is less than a 30-minute drive. Explore the park on foot discovering some of it local wildlife or stop off at one of the many tea rooms for a tradition cream tea.
Lower Aylescott is located just a mile away from West Down where there is a useful village shop and pub. For a larger range of shops and places to eat, Braunton and Ilfracombe are nearby and offer a wide choice of culinary establishments from UK-award winning fish and chip shops to a Michelin-starred restaurants.