A self catering rental with pretty cottage gardens,outside seating and barbecue.
Viv and Tony Killeen
- english, french
About Viv and Tony Killeen
We currently live in Halberton, within half an hour of the cottage.
Viv and Tony Killeen purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Viv and Tony Killeen chose Bishop's Nympton
We had often visited North Devon when our children were young. Eventually, we decided to buy a holiday home there. The Pottery was the first of many that we went to see - none of the others felt like a home from home. We bought it, then decided we would let others enjoy it too. We have been letting it for holidays since 2008.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Lovely rambling holiday over the New Year
The cottage was perfect for our stay. We enjoyed the quaint features and found it very comfortable and well equipped. The hosts are responsive and extremely helpful. We accessed the cottage with ease and settled in easily also....even with a 5 year old :-) There are countless places for great walks, wonderful pubs and delicious cream tea nearby. Many of the tourist attractions were closed for the holidays but we still found a lot to do. We will need to do a Spring/Summer visit to see the sites we missed and how the scenery changes with the weather. Thank you!
Thank you Karen, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and glad to have been of help! We hope that you do decide to return - winter in Devon has its beauty, but spring and summer are also wonderful times to visit. As is autumn, come to think of it. The whole county changes with the seasons, from moorland to seaside, to riversides, and your son will doubtless enjoy some of the attractions that close over Christmas and New Year. Come back whenever you like, you will be most welcome.
Thank you also for your help in leaving the place so clean and tidy, to the point that initially we wondered if you had actually stayed when we walked in.
Enjoyed our stay
Character thatched cottage
Thank you Julie - come back any time you like!
Lovely little cottage, excellent comms. Tucked away in a quiet village location but with good access to walls on export or beaches along north devon seafront. Lovely gesture and thoughtfulness of scones, clotted cream and jam on arrival plus a couple of pints of milk so able to unwind straight away. All on all a fabulous break in a lovely village close to all you could need and plenty of information 're local attractions/ places to visit. You will not be disappointed.
Thank you for your review, Sean, and for choosing us for your holiday. I'm glad you found information useful, and enjoyed the cream tea - I hope you put the cream on first!
A wonderful discovery
A superb charming cottage and garden in a friendly village. This was a great base to explore the wonders of the area, from coast, zoos, to walks on the Exmoor. We traveled with two teenage children, which we know are not always the easiest to entertain. The area had lots of activities to suit everyone and every budget.
The cottage had everything we required, clean comfortable beds, fresh towels, log fire, shower, WiFi and fully equipped kitchen. To be able to sit in front of a real fire after a walk on Exmoor, after a warming home cooked meal is a delight. However, the availability of gorgeous food in the local pubs and restaurants can be a more than valid reason not to cook. The Stag Inn in Rackenford was a absolute joy, and is well worth the short drive. The local village shop had most things we needed and the local supermarket was a short 5 to 10 min drive away.
The owners communication was always both prompt and extremely helpful.
This was a wonderful find and we would recommend the cottage without hesitation. We certainly hope to return in the future.
Thank you for your very kind review, Karen. We are glad that you found our little cottage so pleasant, and the village friendly. We are also pleased that our efforts to share our knowledge of some of the attractions of this wonderful county were useful to you.
Come back any time you want - you will be very welcome!
Literally! Went home with a sore head due to low beams and doorways.
Hard to park car anywhere.
Still a quaint cottage in a nice village. Ideal for short motorcyclists.!
We're glad you enjoyed the cottage, apart from the bumps. We make no secret of the beams in the rooms, and you are not alone. After 13 years, I still forget occasionally.
Parking isn't usually an issue unless there is a wedding. There is usually space in the car park 50 yards up the road if there isn't across the road.
The cottage was a real delight. Very atmospheric. Superb thatch roof, internal beams. Lovely garden . The perfect location to access North Devon.
Over our three days we did the SW coastal path at Heddon Valley, RHS Rosehill Gardens at Torrington, Instow beach, Tarr Steps, saw deer on the moor.... all magnificent. Weather was great. Couldn't have had a better time.
Really appreciated Tony and Viv's assistance and response.
Thank you for your kind review, Simon. We are glad that our homespun guidance proved useful to you - you certainly got around the place! And we are glad that you found the cottage comfortable and appealing. Come back whenever you like!
Located in the beautiful countryside of North Devon,Bishops Nympton is a working village near the market town of South Molton.The village has an excellent village shop and post office 400 yards away, by the new village hall . It has a church,St Marys which dates back to the12th century.You can often enjoy the peal of church bells.There are plenty of walks nearby and Johnny Kingdom runs his Exmoor Safaris from the village.A Devon Cream tea is a must during your stay and local ones are well advertised.Market days in South Molton are Thursdays and Saturdays where you can purchase vegetables,dairy produce,meat,fish and various country craft items.Barnstaple is only 10 miles away for more shopping.There are many houses and gardens to visit nearby including Arlington Court,Knighthayes Court,Rosemoor and even Dunster Castle.The nearest beach is Instow with Appledore across the water.Clovelly is quaint. Surf beaches are a little farther on at Saunton Sands,Croyde and Woolacombe.