Coulscott’s white Georgian manor and original farmhouse peak through the trees in a lovely leafy valley near the North Devon coast but closer inspection reveals an exclusive hamlet of stunning holiday cottages and fantastic family facilities. Indoors and out, children and grown-ups alike are spoiled rotten, staying in the lap of luxury and having so many ways to while away the days without leaving the glorious 12 acres of grounds.
There are 6 properties at Coulscott, comprising Coulscott House, Georgian House, the Old Farmhouse and three cosy cottages created from the old farm buildings. All of them have been designed and furnished to stunning standards which would be perfectly placed in the pages of swish interiors magazines.
From magnificent galleried living rooms to sumptuous period elegance, Travertine tiled bathrooms and four poster beds, all the properties provide somewhere special for families, and of course they come with all the baby and toddler essentials as well.
The home entertainment is bang up to date, including Apple TV’s, Netflix, Sky free view, DVD players and unlimited WiFi, plus larger cottages have hot tubs where grown-ups can soothe away the stress with a glass of bubbly, admiring amazing views or gazing at the stars. If parents can’t be bothered to cook, a wide range of frozen ready meals from ‘COOK’ are available to buy from the courtyard freezer, along with delicious local ice cream.
What’s especially great about Coulscott for families are the superb facilities that will keep everyone happy whatever the weather. The lovely indoor pool is kept at a toasty 30 degrees and has great views through big barn windows, with seats around the side to kick back with a book. An adjoining games room includes table tennis and table football, whilst babies and toddlers have their own soft playroom, with a ball pool and giant Liquorice Allsorts! There's also a new communal firepit which is great for toasting marshmallows on come sunset!
There are acres of garden and grounds for children to play hide and seek, have picnics by a stream or build dens in the woods, plus a new outdoor play area includes a wooden pirate ship, 2-storey Wendy House, adventure climbing frame and swings, custom made tractor with a slide, turf labyrinth and a large, netted trampoline.
Children may well meet a peacock strutting around the garden and will be delighted to get acquainted with the Coulscott menagerie of hens and ducks, alpacas, pygmy goats, micro pigs and Matilda the wallaby. Other wildlife are regular visitors to Coulscott, including owls, foxes and badgers who might just make an appearance in the dusky twilight.
Coulscott comprises 5-bedroom Georgian House, 3-bedroom Old Farmhouse, 2 bedroom Peacock and Aylesbury Cottages and 1-bedroom Bantam Cottage, all set in 12 acres of gardens and grounds with an indoor pool, adventure play area and friendly animals.
Georgian House: This elegant 5 bedroom house is perfect for multi-family or multi-generation groups in search of a child-friendly group holiday in Devon. This comfortable, period property is spacious and well equipped for groups. Grown ups can relax in the refined and luxurious drawing room, with plush sofas, a large Persian rug, marble fireplace, wood burner, Sky freeview TV with Netflix and a DVD player, whilst children have a separate ‘snug’ sitting room to themselves to watch CBeebies or a favourite DVD. Georgian House also has its own games room with table tennis and bar billiards. The large kitchen is a sleek modern take on a traditional farmhouse kitchen with a long, wooden breakfast table and all mod cons including an American style fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, food processor etc. The beautiful formal dining room makes meal times much more of an occasion, with its rich, red walls, polished table, antique dressers and a marble fireplace with a wood burner. The five bedrooms are lavishly furnished and finished, comprising two with king size beds and ensuite shower rooms, two twin rooms and one single room. The large house bathroom features a Travertine tiled floor, roll top bath and big walk in shower. Georgian House opens onto a wide balustraded terrace with fabulous views and a pretty rose covered pergola leads into the lawn garden with outdoor furniture, barbecue and private hot tub. A ‘secret’ door links Georgian House to Old Farmhouse which makes these two properties ideal for a large group of up to 15 people (Old Farmhouse has dining facilities for 15).