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                                                                                   or  BLACKPOOL MILL COTTAGE, Devon


Neem net als de familie Dashwood uit Sense & Sensibility intrek in Barton Cottage en struin zoals Marianne de prachtige omgeving af! Wie weet kom je Willoughby, Edward Ferrars of Colonel Brandon tegen!

Sinds de opnames voor Sense & Sensibility is de vraag groot om tijdens de vakantie op Barton Cottage te kunnen verblijven.

Nieuwsgierig? In onderstaande (engelstalige) informatie lees je meer.....





                   The 15th Century cottage is situated in a beautiful valley, a stone’s throw away from a remote Atlantic Cove. It sleeps

                   8 people but is equally suitable for 2. A private drive leading from Hartland Abbey through woodland, carpeted in

                   snowdrops and bluebells in spring, quite suddenly opens to reveal a view of the cliffs and the sea, with the cottage

                   beside the Abbey stream. Its unique position makes it a wonderful place to relax, enjoy the natural surroundings,

                   and escape from the pressures of modern living.




                   In 2005 the cottage was the film location for Rosamunde Pilcher’s ‘The Shell Seekers’ with Vanessa Redgrave and

                   Maximillian Schell. In May 2007 the BBC filmed Andrew Davies’s stunning adaption of Jane Austen’s ‘Sense and

                   Sensibility here, with Janet McTeer and Mark Williams leading a cast of Hattie Morahan, Charity Wakefield, Dan

                   Stevens, David Morrisey and Dominic Cooper. The cottage starred as ‘Barton Cottage’, home to the Dashwood family

                   when they fell on hard times.








                 The beach, with its rock pools, sand at low tide and unique cliff formation is always interesting in all weathers and at

                 low tide prawns, mussels, limpets, star fish, crabs, lobsters and fish are to be found in the pools which are also

                 natural paddling pools for children. The sea is very clean and excellent for bathing and surfing, in the right

                 conditions. In good weather evening barbecues on the beach with the sun setting over the sea are magical. The only

                 two lights to be seen are from the lighthouses on Hartland Point and Lundy Island.


                The walks from the cottage are stunning in all weathers; the beautiful rugged coastline combines with a profusion of

                wild flowers, butterflies and birds in summer, bracing winds and huge seas in winter. There is also trout fishing in the

                Abbey stream at a small extra charge and the possibility of using the Abbey tennis court.




               The cottage remains largely un-modernised to retain its unique character. The ground floor is beamed throughout and the sitting room has a woodburner in

               a huge fireplace, a lovely place to curl up with a book or do a puzzle! The kitchen is open plan with stairs leading upstairs from the middle a popular 

               place for children to sit in anticipation of their next meal! There is plenty of hot water,an oil fired Rayburn and an electric cooker, a

               fridge/freezer and dishwasher. We have installed oil fired heating for the colder months and provide plentiful logs.


               Hartland Quay with its hotel, Shipwreck Museum and bar and superb cliff scenery, Hartland Point and lighthouse, Hartland Abbey and Gardens,

               St Nectan’s Church and Docton Mill Gardens are all within walking distance; Clovelly, Welcombe and Morwenstow are nearby.


               Hartland with its Post Office, Farm Shop and Café, general stores, antique shop, artists, woodworkers and pottery is two miles away. Fresh

               fish, lobsters and crabs can be bought in Clovelly. Bradworthy has a wonderful old fashioned ironmongers! The Morrisons at Bideford and

               Bude are very good.



               There are many other wonderful, unspoilt beaches within easy driving distance; there are houses and gardens open to the public, family attractions,      

               excellent pubs and restaurants and; of course, tea rooms! Hartland Abbey has delicious cream teas. Boat trips can be taken to Lundy Island from Clovelly

               or Bideford. Bideford, Barnstaple and Bude are within a 30 minute drive: North Cornwall, Exmoor and Dartmoor are within easy driving distance. Junction

               27 on the M5 is approximately 1¼ hours.



               Upstairs: 1 double bedroom (kingsize bed) with ensuite shower, wc and basin and extra bed,

               1 double room (kingsize bed); 2 twin bedded rooms.

               Groundfloor: Sitting Room with woodburner in large open

               fireplace. Large kitchen with oil-fired Rayburn, electric cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher. Bathroom, basin and wc.

               Mains electricity. Central heating in winter. Logs provided. For 2011 (hopefully!) a washing machine. No television.

               Mobile telephones will work up steps to top of cliff.


               LINEN IS NOT PROVIDED except duvet covers. Please supply your own sheets, pillowcases, towels, swimming towels,

               bath mats and tea towels. THE COTTAGE IS EQUIPPED FOR 8 PEOPLE AND IS NOT SUITABLE FOR MORE. Please

               inform us if you have anyone extra who will be charged at £75 per week (except children under 2)


              2011 Prices (per week) Friday changeover day, except Christmas and New Year.

              Jan 7 Feb 11, Feb 25: £775. Feb 18: £850. March 4, 11, 18, 25: £850. April 1, 8, 15, 22: £950. April 29, May 6, 13, 20:

              £1000. May 27: £1050. June 3, 10, 17: £1025. June 24 Aug 26: £1350. Sept 2 30: £1050. Oct 7, 14: £850. Oct 21:

              £1350. Oct 28 Dec 13: £850. CHRISTMAS WEDNESDAY 21st Dec £1350, NEW YEAR WEDNESDAY 28th Dec £1350.

              BOOKING DETAILS: On receipt of a deposit of 25% of the weekly rent, your booking will be confirmed. The balance is

              due six weeks before the holiday commences, on receipt of which further details will be forwarded to you, together

              with a helpful list of local services. The cottage is let from Friday to Friday (except at Christmas/New year when

              another day might be more convenient). Please arrive after 4pm and depart NO LATER than 10.00am, in order for

              the cottage to be cleaned thoroughly between lets. Thank you.


              Please contact: Lady Stucley, Hartland Abbey, Nr Bideford, Devon. EX39 6DT. Tel: 01884 860225 or 01237 441234.

              For further information visit our website www.hartlandabbey.com or email: ha_admin@btconnect.com



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