Mortuary CottageBarnstaple, Devon
- Guests 2
- Bedrooms 1
- Preferred changeover day Saturday
- Minimum stay 2 nights
- Number of dogs welcome 1
- Acorn rating 3 What's this?
- Reference 012002
About Mortuary CottageA traditional Devonian cottage alongside the meandering River Yeo with an intriguing name…
Fortunately Mortuary Cottage never lived up to its melancholy name. It was once earmarked as a keeping place for air raid victims during WW2, but was never needed. Despite its name, it feels extremely homely and inviting inside with traditional slate floors, low beamed ceilings and a warming log burner.
Its setting is quite dreamy too, with the River Yeo passing the cottage and the parkland of the Arlington estate unfolding before you. It’s not unusual to see red deer grazing on the grass nearby during the autumn months. A gently inclining three-mile stroll will lead you to the main house at Arlington Court, where you’ll receive free entry.
The cottage is just six miles from the bustling town of Barnstaple, where you can pick up local produce from its quality farm shops. You’ll be close to the coast too, with Saunton and Croyde just a 30 minutes’ drive. But the best way to explore the north Devon coastline is by bike. Join the Tarka Trail, a 30 mile, traffic free cycle route that follows the area’s old railway lines.
Why book with us?
- Unrivalled locations
- Free entry to our places
- Award-winning customer service
- Help us care for nature, beauty and history
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- Postpone or refund with no admin fee
- Enhanced cleaning regime
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Features and facilities
- Cot & high chair not available
- Microwave available
- Fridge available
- Freezer not available
- Dishwasher available
- Washing machine available
- Tumble dryer available
- Telephone not available
- Television available
- DVD available
- WiFi* not available
- Open fire / wood burner available
- Garden available
- BBQ not available
Not accessibleView accessibility guide (PDF 2310 KB)
Kitchen/diner, sitting room with solid fuel stove
Double bedroom (4'6 bed) with en-suite shower room.
Notes for guests
Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage.
Children: Due to the proximity of the River Yeo we feel this cottage is unsuitable for children
Heating: Eco-radiators included.
Parking: There is level parking right outside the door. Although there is ample room for parking and turning, please note that the riverbank falls steeply away at the edge of the garden.
Garden: There is an upper level garden for the washing line and a small grassed area where you can sit by the river.
Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm.
Free access to Arlington Court during opening hours.
Logs: Logs from our Arlington Estate can be ordered for the week (£35) or per day (£8). We also offer a fire starter kit consisting of 40 eco briquettes and 4 firelighters for £9 per bag which will provide a base for approximately 4 fires.
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