Church Steps Cottage, Winkleigh

Church Steps Cottage is a delightful character self-catering holiday cottage in Winkleigh in Devon. It lies at the heart of a pretty and vibrant rural village, surrounded by the rolling hills of the Devon countryside, and with views of Dartmoor.

This C18th cottage is filled with traditional charm – flagged floors, exposed beams and the original hearth fireplace. It has been carefully and thoughtfully furnished to provide a welcoming and comforting base in which to relax.

There are three bedrooms: a king-size double, a standard double bedroom and a bedroom with a 2’6 bed with trundle underneath. Each has been beautifully furnished in keeping with the character of the cottage, and they share a similarly characterful bathroom.

The kitchen, with its wooden worktops, tiled walls, shelving and Belfast sink, is evocative of times gone by, whilst providing everything you would expect for creating a home-cooked meal.

The cottage also enjoys its own little walled courtyard area, with table, chairs and firepit, perfect for sitting or eating outside on a warm Devon evening.

Staying in Winkleigh, Devon

Winkleigh is a thriving village in the heart of the Devon countryside. Winding lanes, high hedgerows and a more gentle pace of life characterise the area. Famously the home to the Winkleigh Cider Company, makers of Sam’s Cider, it also boasts The King’s Arms pub (and the Duke of York nearby), a shop, post office, butcher and a cafe.

Fiona’s Farm Shop and Cafe, Down Farm organic veg growers and Ten Acres Vineyard are all within half a mile. For alpaca walking, goats to cuddle, miniature ponies, miniature donkeys and Swiss Valais Blacknose Sheep, you can visit Woolley Animals on the outskirts of the village.

Dartmoor beckons you for spectacular walking with soaring views, and cyclists can join the Tarka Trail, with cycle hire available at Torrington or Bideford.

The garden at RHS Rosemoor is a 15 min drive or bus ride away, and it’s only 30 mins to the north coast for surfing waves, or a little further on for Appledore, a charming estuary town with plenty of Artisan shops and galleries.

There is a monthly market in the village hall and weekly pannier market at Torrington. Crediton offers a fortnightly farmers market and also has an independent wine seller, Grape and Grain, and The Crediton Coffee Co.

Church Steps Cottage in Winkleigh is the perfect base for a getaway that all will enjoy!

Holiday Cottage Features

Church Steps Cottage is best suited for 4 adults and 2 children. Sorry, but it is not suitable for toddlers. Small well behaved dogs welcome by arrangement.

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x 2’6 with pull-out trundle bed underneath
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Well-equipped kitchen with Everhot electric range cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer
  • Sitting/dining room with woodburning fire
  • Central heating
  • Smart TV with Amazon Firestick and WiFi
  • Bed linen, towels, fuel, power and starter pack included
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Road-side parking
  • Small courtyard with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no smoking, or toddlers allowed
  • Small well behaved dogs welcome downstairs

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