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Quack Cottage


beautiful setting, far away from the hustle and bustle of life…

Quack Cottage

Quack Cottage enjoys its own, large sunny, south-facing, fenced garden above the stream. It’s acroos the old bridge from Higher North Mill. Relax in an idyllic traditional Devon cottage with a spacious open-plan living/dining room, exposed beams and a wood burning stove in a stone fireplace. It sleeps up to 4 people, one double bedroom, two singles.

An old bread oven (non-functioning) in the side of thick chimney walls adds to the charm of this “chocolate box” cottage, festooned with roses, jasmine, wisteria and honeysuckle. The sitting/dining room is tiled with rugs over. The modern fitted kitchen is in a more recent extension with a ‘stable door’ into the garden so you can smell the roses as you cook. It has an undercounter fridge, electric oven and hob, washing machine, kettle, toaster and microwave as well as a seperate undercounter freezer for you to use. The floor is tiled.

Quack Cottage guests enjoy its huge, south-facing riverside garden (fenced) and love sitting above the stream for sundowners or alfresco meals. Lovely flowering shrubs, a herbaceous border by the sitting room window, and your own log shed. Deckchairs too so you can follow the sun from sunrise to sunset.

Upstairs, a double bedroom and a single bedroom both with wooden wondow seats & south-facing views over the garden, stream and lawns. The bathroom has a bath with a shower over, a wash basin and a loo. Downstairs is another single bedroom with its own handbasin, views through the wisteria to the garden.

Sit by the lovely stone fireplace with log burner, perfect for relaxing after a day on the beach.  The sitting and dining room are open plan, a good coat and storaga cupboard under the stairs, and a modern, fully-equipped kitchen with stable door to the garden.

Quack Cottage has an open-stair bannister, important to know if you have toddlers.

From late February 2020, Quack Cottage will have internet.


Floor plan – Quack Cottage
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Quack Cottage

Such a beautiful location

We have just arrived home from a very relaxing peaceful week in Quack cottage. The scenery was breathtaking, so quiet and the ideal place to unwind.The cottage was so clean with biscuits for the family and doggy biscuits for our 5 golden retrievers…

– Tora W

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