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William Cottage

Morwenstow - North Coast

One of a group of four cottages at Gooseham Barton Farm which offer an idyllic spot to relax and unwind. Perfect for equestrian enthusiasts to take advantage of the licensed riding stables on-site.
  • Saturday Changeover day
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
  • Towels Included
  • 3 miles to a beach
£339 - £683 per week *


Set in 50 acres of unspoilt countryside, woodland and meadows, Gooseham Barton Farm and Cottages offers an idyllic spot to relax and unwind. Especially perfect for the equestrian enthusiast from the most experienced to the absolute beginner, the farm has been a licensed riding stables since 1974 with around 20 ponies and horses to ride throughout the year. Being at the gateway of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there is always so much to discover, whether on foot, bicycle or horseback the stunning landscape with deep wooded valleys and pretty coastal villages is not to be missed. And as all cottages welcome at least two dogs each, your four-legged friend will get to tag along too. William Cottage has a very romantic air about it and although it sleeps a family of four comfortably, couples will also feel very much as home due to its thick rugs, deep cushioned sofas and large inglenook fireplace with multi-fuel stove. William Cottage is also ideal for two groups of guests thanks to a connecting door from the kitchen to Norman Cottage next door. Outside, there is plenty of space in the to relax and a bench near to the front door.

This property offers a low occupancy discount of 10% on full weekly bookings for parties of 2 or less at certain times of the year which means that one bedroom will be unavailable. This discount is automatically applied and the holiday price you are quoted reflects this. If you have any questions or require full use of the property, please call our friendly team on 01841 533331 or email cottages@ornishhorizons.co.uk for more information.

TV, CD player, multi-fuel burner.
Kitchen: Electric oven and hob, microwave, refrigerator, washer/dryer, (connecting door to Norman Cottage).

Bedroom 1: Double bed (4'6'') (wardrobe and chest of drawers on landing for both bedrooms).
Bedroom 2: Twin beds (2'6'' - only suitable for children).
Bathroom: Bath (with hand held shower over and electric shower over), basin, w.c.

GARDEN AND PARKING: Ample parking, communal courtyard, garden, garden furniture and barbecue. Indoor playbarn with table tennis, pool table, rocking horse, games and table football.

Changeover Day: Saturday - arrival 4:00pm - departure 10:00am
Pets Welcome: Maximum 2; £35 per pet per week.
Power and Heat: Electricity included in rent; Night storage heating and electric panel heaters with extra free-standing electric heater, multi-fuel burner (Initial supply of logs and coal provided), heated towel rail in bathroom.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided (please bring your own beach towels).
Baby Equipment: Cot, highchair available; Please order in advance.
Shop: 1 ml Pub: 1.5 mls

NOTES: No smoking.  WiFi provided. Important information about internet usage. Mobile reception varies. Information about mobile phone coverage. Horse riding lessons (£24 per hour, £14 per 30 mins, £46 per 2 hours. Western riding: £4 extra per ride) - Please contact owner direct for further information on the service.


  • Saturday Changeover day
  • 3 Stars
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
  • Bed Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Cot
  • Stairgate
  • High chair
  • 3 miles to a beach
  • Fire or Stove
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble dryer


Date Range 7 night price *
22 Jul 17 - 26 Aug 17 £683
26 Aug 17 - 2 Sep 17 £522
2 Sep 17 - 23 Sep 17 £422
23 Sep 17 - 21 Oct 17 £370
21 Oct 17 - 28 Oct 17 £480
28 Oct 17 - 23 Dec 17 £339
23 Dec 17 - 6 Jan 18 £522

* Please note: The prices displayed are guide prices and do not include optional items such as pet charges.

Local Area

Being at the gateway of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there is so much to discover, whether on foot, bicycle or horseback the stunning landscape with deep wooded valleys and pretty coastal villages is not to be missed.  You can visit Marsland Mouth, a rocky cove in this most northern part oCornwall.  The stream called Marsland Water that drains across the beach marks the county boundary between Devon to the north and Cornwall to the south while the sandy beach, aptly named Sandymouth, is just three miles distant.  Morwenstow is close to the towns of Bude, Kilkhampton, Holsworthy, Hartland and Bideford - giving guests a wide variety of places to visit.

The history of the area goes way back - Morwenstow was named after St Morwenna who arrived in the 500's from Wales, along with around twenty brothers and sisters who settled in the valleys, moors and coastal area and became the early saints. There are still lots of remnants from these days in the holy wells that dot the landscape. Along the coastline are countless shipwrecks, over a hundred are documented in a few miles. For hundreds of years the few people eking a living could supplement their living with the bounty from the sea, and the area had a reputation for 'wrecking' or driving ships onto the coast by confusing them with lights. Whether this was true or not, a popular local prayer was 'Let there be no shipwrecks this night, but if there are let them be bountiful.'

Opposite the churchyard in Morwenstow are the Rectory Tea Rooms serving lunches and cream teas from Easter until the end of October. Just back from the church at Crosstown is the Bush Inn, a country pub serving meals. On the other side of the valley at Welcombe is another country pub, The Old Smithy Inn featuring retro decor, good food and a warm welcome.  Slightly further afield are plenty of interesting places for everyone - gardeners will love to see Hartland Abbey and Docton Mill Gardens, children will love The Milky Way adventure park and The Big Sheep, and beach lovers will find a spot for every persuasion, whether a big sandy expanse at low tide Sandymouth, or a quiet and romantic spot at hidden Stanbury Mouth. For those interested in surfing lessons, there is the Freewave surf academy at nearby Widemouth beach. Golfers can have a round at Ivyleaf, which is a 9 hole and good for all abilities, or for a more serious game try the links course at Bude Golf Club.


William Cottage simply oozed charm and character and ideally located within the stables complex. Lots of early morning quick dog walks closeby and lovely beaches and coves all within easy access.Miss E Kotulski - 12th September 2016


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