Sage Doors Cottages is set in 5 acres of quiet, rural countryside in East Putford in the heart of North Devon surrounded by peaceful farmland and hedgerows full of flowers. However, the A39 is only 5 miles away ensuring quick and easy access to wherever you are going.
Raleigh Barn is a Grade II Listed converted milking parlour made of stone and cob in the grounds of a Listed farmhouse, all of which dates back to the 16th Century. Within 15 minutes drive of a long and varied coastline and close to many wonderful walks, this is a superb location in any season. Those who love the great outdoors will love this area, ideal for water sports, walking, cycling, and more. There is garden furniture and a BBQ in the garden and a secluded 2 acre meadow with its own picnic area. The barn was newly converted in July 2014 and has has many features which retain and enhance its character as well as the essential modern comforts. Raleigh Lodge, a one bedroom wooden building, was built from scratch in 2022. We positioned it on the edge of our wildflower meadow so that guests can experience the piece and quiet of nature. The night skies are excellent for stargazing as well (clouds permitting!).
Raleigh Cottage is an old thatched barn which is believed to have originally housed farm workers a few hundred years ago before being used as a stable/barn. Work to convert it was completed in 2015.
In the heart of rural
● Situated near the North Devon/Cornwall border – easy access from London and the Midlands ● Mainline rail station in Barnstable which links directly to Exeter and the excellent direct service to London Paddington. ● The nearest airport is in Exeter ● Only 15 minutes drive to the North Devon coastline ● Only 20 minutes from Bideford and Holsworthy. ● Bideford has all the local services you are likely to need – Asda, Co-op, Morrisons, Tesco, Pannier Market, butchers, bakers, pubs/restaurants, banks/building societies, etc. Holsworthy is more of a ‘working town’ and has a Waitrose and a variety of shops. The major supermarkets all deliver directly to Sage Doors Cottages. ● Barnstaple (30 mins), Exeter (1 hr 15 mins) and Plymouth (1 hr 30 mins) have major shopping centres. ● Sage Doors is an excellent access point to a wide range of local attractions, beaches, properties, activities and adventures
● Free Wi-Fi – a strong signal throughout the properties ● DVD player and a selection of DVDs (Raleigh Barn only) ● A selection of games, puzzles and books ● A selection of suggested walks and places to visit (many with information that you can take with you so that you don’t get lost!) ● Dishwasher, microwave and fridge. Raleigh Barn also has a freezer and wash/dryer ● Freeview, digital flatscreen TV ● Full underfloor central heating in Raleigh Barn (sourced from our biomass heating system). Truly renewable electricity powers the electric heating of Raleigh Lodge ● Log burner and a basket of logs ● Egyptian Cotton white bed linen and towels (NB you need to bring your own beach towels) ● High chair and cot can be provided (please book in advance) ● Private parking with EV charger