Monks Cottage

Braunton, Coast

  • 3 Star Gold
  • Monks Cottage is a thatched cottage with old wooden beams the character feature in the sitting room.

You can book this property from:

  • £425 per week
  • £61 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Special Features

  • WiFi

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 4 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher


  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 2pm
  • Check out: 10am


Monks Cottage is a stunning thatched cottage with the looks to grace any postcard or chocolate box dating back centuries. But there is a price to pay for historic charm. The cottage is best suited to guests of 18th century stature when the average height was much less than it is now. Mind your head on the ceiling and door lintels. Also, the stairs are steep.

This gorgeous home is just on the edge of Braunton in the heavenly hamlet of Heanton. The 16th century Church of St Augustine sits next to Monks Cottage, which is in the centre of a row of three, and retains all the charm and character of its age with substantial oak beams throughout. The front door is straight off the lane and opens into a roomy hall plenty of storage for coats and walking boots or buckets and spades. In the lounge, comfortable sofas surround a feature inglenook fireplace with electric effect woodburner.  There is a separate dining room with a large oak table. The kitchen is fully equipped and looks out over a tidy and fully enclosed cottage garden. In keeping with its age, the cottage has a newly fitted ground floor family bathroom, but there is also a cloakroom upstairs. On the first floor, there are three bedrooms offering flexible sleeping arrangements, a cosy double room and two connected twin rooms.

Braunton is short drive away and has a variety of restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops. It is also home to the Braunton and District Museum, the Braunton Countryside Centre and the Museum of British Surfing. At the heart of what is said to be England's most biodiverse parish, Braunton Burrows is abundant with richly varied wildlife. The Tarka Trail, a footpath and cycle trail built along the route of the old railway line, runs through Braunton



Ground floor:

Lounge: TV with Freeview

Dining room

Kitchen: Gas cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer

Bathroom (low ceiling): Bath, separate shower, toilet and washbasin


First floor:

Bedroom 1: Double bed

Bedroom 2: Twin beds. Leads through to:

Bedroom 3: Twin beds. En-suite washbasin and toilet

Pets: Two dogs welcome

Parking: Private parking is available in the church car park approximately 70 yards away

Garden/patio: Garden furniture in enclosed lawned garden

Heating: Night storage heaters and gas central heating

Short breaks: Available all year round (but for specific dates only bookable within 2-8 weeks of the holiday start date)

Notes: Linen and towels are provided (please bring beach towels). Unlimited Wi-Fi is available free of charge. No smoking at this property. High chair and travel cot are provided

Beach: 4 miles Pub: 0.7 miles


Lovely to find a brand new bathroom this year in my favourite property.

Ms June S,

Lovely cottage in a quiet peaceful location. Ceilings are quite low which is very charming but can cause some head bumps if you lose concentration! :) The only thing that could be improved about the cottage is that the outside courtyard area would benefit from a bit of a tidy up.

Mr John M,

What a delightful cottage! And so easy to book online! Great aspect and we didn't mind the short walk to the church car park - we visited the church before leaving: Recommended. Had the best of both worlds as the cottage is low ceilings and timber beams, crooked walls and floors, not one stair matches another, all very quaint, whilst the kitchen is new and full of mod-cons. Plenty of lovely fluffy towels of varying sizes; lots of kitchen tea towels (and a pinny!). We all found the beds comfy, and slept really well. The little garden was perfect for our dog, contained her yet permitted a little nosy at the neighbours in the driveway behind. I was quite happy sitting there in the morning sun with my dog and a cuppa whilst the teenagers did what teenagers do: wasted the morning sleeping! We found the cottage well placed to visit the North Devon beaches and coastal towns, non of which were too far away. The narrow roads were interesting and we seemed to have no problems despite visiting during the height of the season. We love it! It took no time to feel like home. Thank you for having us. Vicky, Mum, 3 teens and a dog.

V L,