West Down House Holiday Cottages, Bradworthy, Holsworthy, Devon

Bradworthy, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 7RZ
Telephone: 01409 241 400
E-Mail: mail@westdownhouse.co.uk

The Butlers Pantry

The Butlers PantryA romantic retreat for two, this enchanting characterful cottage nestles between the C16th manor house and our two other cottages.  It overlooks the courtyard to the front and the gardens to the rear. 

A unique and cosy cottage traditonally decorated, it has a four poster bed, spiral staircase, inglenook fireplace with log-burning stove, exposed beams and bowed walls.  A private patio leads to 5 acres of secluded shared sculpture gardens.  Off the beaten track in rural N Devon on the Cornwall border near the breathtaking coast (7 miles), village with pub, garage & shops (1.5 miles).

Originally part of the kitchens and bedrooms of the manor house, the snug Butler's Pantry is popular with couples looking for a romantic getaway for honeymoons, anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions (Sleeps 2 adults only).

The cottage ground floor has:

  • large inglenook fireplace with working log burning stove (logs can be purchased locally)
  • a comfortable settee
  • dining table and chairs
  • 18" flat screen digital TV with integral DVD player
  • an electric convector heater and night storage heater
  • kitchen area with electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, sink and drainer
  • Cutlery and crockery for two is provided as well as tea towels, washing up sponge and cloth
  • small selection of cleaning materials under the sink
  • Wi-fi access (not fibre so signal can vary depending on usage and conditions)
  • CO detector, smoke detector, fire extinguisher and fire blanket

The pretty first floor is reached via an open wooden tread metal framed spiral staircase and has:

  • four poster bed
  • Victorian fireplace (decorative only)
  • exposed beams, bowed walls
  • electric convector heater
  • fully tiled ensuite bathroom with bath, electric shower over bath, wash basin, toilet, fan heater, extractor fan and heated towel rail 
  • hot water provided by timed immersion heater
  • fire extinguisher, smoke detector
  • bed linen and towels provided if required

The rear door opens to a patio with picnic bench table and a small garden which leads into the shared 5 acre grounds of the old manor house. Wildlife can often be seen in the shared gardens, examples include: deer, hares, woodpeckers, buzzards, hawks, owls and foxes.

There is a seasonal shared outdoor swimming pool (May to Sep) and sculptures exhibited by local artists in the main gardens. The gardens comprise lawned areas, woodland, shrubbery and wild patches with a lovely bluebell wood each May.

Due to minimal light pollution we are one of the remaining dark sky areas so on cloudless nights the night sky, stars, planets, satellites and shooting stars can be clearly seen.

Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have followed industry and government guidelines to reduce risk to guests, ourselves and others. Consequently we have reduced the number of high traffic touch surfaces in the property by removing cushions, throws, some ornaments, books, magazines, guest comment books, tourism leaflets, extra blankets, games, complimentary products. Despite reduced restrictions we continue these practices and cleaning protocols as best practice and in order to comply with legal covid risk assessments. 

The cottage sleeps 2 adults only - please also note that due to the steep open tread spiral staircase this property is not suitable for persons with mobility difficulties or children.

 

BUTLER'S PANTRY PHOTO GALLERY

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Butler's Pantry brass nameplate

 

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 Butler's Pantry front view from courtyard

 

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Butler's Pantry bedroom front view over courtyard

 

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Butler's Pantry bedroom

 

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 Butler's Pantry bathroom

 

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Butler's Pantry bedroom rear garden view 

 

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Butler's Pantry open tread spiral staircase 

 

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Butler's Pantry sitting room, inglenook fireplace and kitchen

 

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 Butler's Pantry sitting room inglenook fireplace and woodburning stove

 

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 Butler's Pantry kitchen area

 

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 Butler's Pantry door to patio and garden

 

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Butler's Pantry rear view of patio area and picnic table from shared garden

 

There is a seasonal shared outdoor swimming pool (May to Sep) and sculptures exhibited by local artists in the main gardens. The gardens comprise lawned areas, woodland, shrubbery and wild patches with a lovely bluebell wood each May.

Due to minimal light pollution we are one of the remaining dark sky areas so on cloudless nights the night sky, stars, planets, satellites and shooting stars can be clearly seen.

Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have followed industry and government guidelines to reduce risk to guests, ourselves and others. Consequently we have reduced the number of high traffic touch surfaces in the property by removing cushions, throws, some ornaments, books, magazines, guest comment books, tourism leaflets, extra blankets, games, complimentary products. Despite reduced restrictions we continue these practices and cleaning prtocols as best practice and to comply with legal covid risk assessments. 
 
 
 
 
Had a lovely white Christmas. Stayed in all day snuggled up in the warm. Cooked full Christmas dinner...we've had a wonderful relaxing few days and a picture-book Christmas holiday.
  Ms S, Crowthorne, Berkshire
 
Accommodation The Butlers Pantry