Old Post Cottage

Mortehoe, Devon

A neat white cottage with thick walls and bags of comfort in Mortehoe. Walk the coastal path, surf the beaches, eat the catch of the day


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


Back in the 1830s, this neat white cottage in a sweet North Devon village was the post office. Its thick stone walls have seen centuries of history but inside it’s bang up to date. Crisp, clean and uncluttered, it’s a soothing place to kick your shoes off and relax.Walk to a little shop for croissants in the morning, on dry days you can breakfast in the pretty garden. Walk to spectacular Morte Point, explore the rock pools at Rockham Beach and dine on fresh seafood in Mortehoe’s pubs.This is an all-weather coastal bolthole. Walk straight onto the coastal path or down to the beach, return to a cream tea by the cosy wood-burner. Watch the stars come out from the garden on balmy nights in summer.

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We think you'll love

  • The coastal walks with cliff-top views straight from the cottage
  • Exploring and rock-pooling on wild Rockham Beach
  • Walking to one of the village pubs for a locally-caught fish supper
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Home truths

  • The cottage is tucked behind The Rockleigh restaurant
  • Parking is in the village car park (50 yards away)


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £70
Weekly price
from £425
1 Cottage for 4
From £702 bedrooms


Old Post Cottage is a lovely home from home, in the tiny village of Mortehoe. The cottage has two separate bathrooms with showers and toilets, modern kitchen and own garden. A welcome pack of biccies and milk in the fridge was greatly appreciated. The cottage is a great base for exploring the beautiful countryside, everything is close by, a bus stop is handily placed for sightseeing trips.Great for us as we don't have a car and could plan days out. Lundy Isle is magical. Wonderful walks, on your doorstep, Morte Point, and hidden gem Rockham Beach. Old Post Cottage is the perfect place to stay

Michael, London

The perfect place to stay in magic Mortehoe — an old cottage in the heart of the village, beautifully fitted out with all the home from home comforts you could ask for. We'll definitely be back.

Penny, Banbury

Old Post Cottage is unique in many ways: an old building with a very modern and clean touch, very nice own garden and in the center of Mortehoe - the perfect base for relaxing and feeling at home. We will be back in North Devon for sure...

Michael, Bielefeld

A delightful location for a holiday. Clean, comfortable, and with good facilities, it is very well run by the owner, Emma Knight. Excellent base for walking, with beautiful cliff walks and breath-taking views. Close to Woolacombe Beach - walkable but with a challenging hill if walking back to the cottage. Strongly recommended and we have enjoyed visiting Old Post Cottage for over ten years.

John, Bristol

We have just returned from our second stay at Old Post Cottage and can't praise it highly enough. The rooms are beautifully decorated and cosy and you can't beat the location, with beautiful walks and beaches just moments away. Our three year old loved our morning trips to get croissants from the village shop, and was also a big fan of the playground and the big garden behind the cottage. Meanwhile, we enjoyed the village pubs (there are three) and the fact that cots/high chairs etc were all available on site. The owners are incredibly helpful and we'll definitely be back next year!

Katie, London

We've stayed in this cottage three years running now because it's beautiful, homely and in the most fantastic position - amazing beaches and cliff top walks just a few minutes walk away. Children love it, we love it, the owners are lovely to deal with, and we can't wait for a fourth visit.


A beautifully decorated cottage in a stunning location. Kitsch has been evaded and the decor (and cleanliness) was spot on. Location is fabulous, just off the quaint village square, steps away from stunning coastal views. Loads to do in the area and great beaches in the vicinity. Loved it, would definitely return.


A wonderful little cottage, well cared for and beautifully furnished, in a relaxed little village surrounded by fantastic countryside right by the ocean. If that's not exactly what you're looking for, you're mad.


A great cottage in a great location - wonderful coastal walks straight from the cottage and close to the beaches at Woolacombe and Saunton Sands. The cottage is very comfortable and well -equipped. We had a great week in his superb cottage in a wonderful area


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The neighbourhood

Mortehoe is a pretty coastal village surrounded by National Trust land in a marine conservation area with cosy pubs, restaurants (limited winter opening), a Post Office and a shop. Rockham Beach is a short walk and Morte Point, an area of outstanding natural beauty, is almost on the doorstep, as is the South West Coast Path. Woolacombe, the adjacent village, is famous for its perfect sandy beach.

Local points of interest from Emma & Rich Knight

  • Woolacombe Beach - named the best in Britain by Tripadvisor
  • Morte Point - stunning clifftop walks just a short stroll from the front door
  • Surf school - quality lessons from great instructors at Woolacombe and Saunton
  • Fun for kids - Watermouth Castle, The Milky Way, The Big Sheep and lots more
  • Fine food - an exciting range of restaurants and dining pubs in Mortehoe, Woolacombe and beyond
  • Exmoor National Park - wild walks and cosy pubs


Emma & Rich Knight

Rich Knight grew up in Mortehoe and the Old Post Cottage has been in his family since the 1950s. He, Emma and their young family continue to use the cottage for their own holidays whenever they can. They love the cottage, Mortehoe and North Devon and enjoy introducing others to this wonderful corner of the world.