High quality self-catering cottages in North Devon & Exmoor

Keepers Cottage

Oare Nr. Lynmouth - North Devon Countryside

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • Travel cot available
£381 - £816 per week


If you dream of a romantic, tranquil retreat in the heart of Exmoor, an area better known for the dramatic tales of the Doone family, Keepers Cottage is absolutely perfect. Detached and set a short distance from the owner's own home in eighteen-acres of riverside meadows and woodland, it has been sympathetically and stylishly converted from a former barn. The lovely sitting / dining room with wood burning stove for cosy cooler evenings features original beams. French doors lead out onto the private and enclosed patio terrace and lawn overlooking the river, a wonderful spot to relax or enjoy al fresco meals. Evoking the character of the barn, a separate cottage style kitchen features beech work surfaces complemented by a Belfast sink. On the first floor an attractive spacious bedroom with stylish ensuite bathroom enjoys fabulous views over the river and surrounding countryside. You are able to walk, pony trek (two and a half miles away) or fish on the half mile stretch of licensed river right on your doorstep. Brendon village just under a mile away has a good village inn and nearby Oare has tearooms and a gift shop. The popular twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth on the coastal edge of Exmoor are just a short four mile drive away and offer a great selection of craft shops, galleries and restaurants.

Accommodation:Ground floor: Living/dining room with TV with Freesat, DVD, stereo and woodburning stove. Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Use of tumble dryer on site. Cloakroom WC. First floor: Bedroom 1 with Super King, TV and ensuite bathroom with bath and fitted shower over bath. WC and basin.

Facilities and Services: Linen and towels. No smoking. Under floor heating. First basket of complimentary logs. 2 pets welcome. Garden furniture. Parking. Short breaks available. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Friday.


  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot available
  • 7 miles from the coast
  • 2.4 miles to the nearest pub
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer


Band Date Range 7 night price *
A 01st Jan 2016 - 17th Mar 2016 £381.00
B 18th Mar 2016 - 07th Apr 2016 £554.00
C 08th Apr 2016 - 26th May 2016 £485.00
D 27th May 2016 - 02nd Jun 2016 £612.00
E 03rd Jun 2016 - 30th Jun 2016 £588.00
F 01st Jul 2016 - 21st Jul 2016 £740.00
G 22nd Jul 2016 - 01st Sep 2016 £816.00
B 02nd Sep 2016 - 22nd Sep 2016 £554.00
H 23rd Sep 2016 - 20th Oct 2016 £428.00
J 21st Oct 2016 - 27th Oct 2016 £459.00
A 28th Oct 2016 - 15th Dec 2016 £381.00
I 16th Dec 2016 - 24th Dec 2016 £799.00
I Christmas £799.00
I New Year £799.00

* Please note: guide prices are based on the current year's prices and do not include optional items such as pet fees.



Perfection in every way!! Down to the location, scenery, and cleanliness. The underfloor heating and log burner makes it very cosy. The secure garden fence takes a lot of strain off, when letting the dogs out in the garden they can't escape!! The owners of this cottage have it down to a tee for making your holiday perfect!! We felt this cottage would be hard to beat!!! It has to be our best yet!!Mr P Whitelock - 22nd January 2016
The best property I have stayed in. Very clean and well equipped. Beautifully decorated. The bathroom is like a spa, and the bedroom very luxurious. Underfloor heating a luxury. We will definitely be going back again. Thank you.Mr J M Stocker - 3rd January 2016
First class property excellent stay cannot find words to describe how perfect in every way our experience was and will definitely be booking again for Feb 2016 wow what a treasure and thank youMr M Walden - 27th November 2015
Outstanding property. We have recommended to friends and family.Mrs H Sealey - 23rd November 2015
We adore this property, have visited many times and will continue to visit for many times to come (if available!). It is always very clean and very warm.Mrs A McDonald - 30th October 2015
Keepers cottage was outstanding and in a beautiful location by the river. The property had an enclosed garden which was ideal for our dogs and lovely walks directly from the cottage. We would definitely stay there again.Mrs D Bath - 23rd October 2015
This is by far and away the best rental property we have ever stayed in. The little touches they leave in the house for their guests make it very special.Mr R Milliken-Smith - 9th October 2015
Really enjoyed our stay and the cottage made is easy to have a prefect holiday.Mrs J De Warren Penny - 2nd October 2015
Lovely cottage done to high specification with a homely calm feel. Very spacious accommodation in peaceful surroundings with lovely views of the valley. A real get away from it all spot but not very far from all amenities and a great coast line.Mrs A Chappel - 14th August 2015
Lovely location , clean and well furnished property with high quality finishMrs C Patchell - 10th July 2015
The property was absolutely delightful and in the most beautiful location by a river in a wooded valleyMrs P Stout - 12th June 2015
What a fantastic location for a holiday cottage one week was not long enough, wanted to stay for a month. The walks from the door were the spectacular, the pubs,food and beer were great. It's my favourite place in the UK.Mr P Knowles - 29th May 2015
A very peaceful hideaway with terrific hostsMr P Kelly - 15th May 2015
Excellent cottage in an excellent location if you are looking for peace & quiet & relaxation.Mr M Cartwright - 8th May 2015
Lovely cottage and well looked after by the owners who are a credit to the industryMr B Benham - 24th April 2015
The best cottage we have ever stayed in.Mrs A Crump - 14th February 2015
Great little cottage in a really peaceful place. We loved it. Hosts were friendly and there were nice touches to the accommodation.Mr P Warren - 7th February 2015
Excellent in every way - a real dream location, fantastic property. Top of our list for a winter break every year.Mrs P Barton - 21st December 2014
We've stayed here many times and as always are looking forward to the next time it's so peaceful and relaxingMr P Evans - 4th December 2014
Very nice stay just what we wanted!Mrs J Mottram - 23rd November 2014
Superb place to stay in a wonderful locationMrs D Waardenburg - 28th October 2014
Beautiful cottage, we would have liked to stay there permanently!Mrs T Turner - 3rd October 2014
It's in a wonderful location. It's so good we have booked for a third year.Mrs S Tagg - 12th September 2014
A beautiful property, beautifully maintained in an idyllic position. For the first time ever in all our years of cottage holidays, we will definitely be back!Mrs S Wood - 1st August 2014
Perfect cottage and lovely owners. Waking up and falling asleep to the sound of the river is amazing.Ms J Sargent - 20th June 2014
Beautifully presented accommodation in an idyllic setting.Mrs C Patchell - 13th June 2014
One of the best cottages we have stayed in.Ms B E Kemp - 30th May 2014
Perfect cottage,perfect location,(paradise!!!)Mr M Cartwright - 9th May 2014
A beautiful place to stay. We would love to return next year!! Fantastic place to celebrate my husbands birthday and our wedding anniversary!Mrs A Harris - 25th April 2014
The welcome pack was very much appreciated. The owners were welcoming & approachable the notes regarding local walks very helpful. Overall a most enjoyable experience.Mr C Copp - 15th April 2014
The cottage is in a fantastic place to stay,peaceful,quiet with everything you need for a relaxing break.Mrs J Gillard - 11th April 2014
This is the best appointed cottage with very nice extra touches like milk and biscuits, dog treats etc. in an idyllic setting that we have ever stayed in.Mr T C Thornett - 22nd March 2014