Old Post Cottage

Mortehoe, Devon

A neat white cottage with thick walls and bags of comfort in a sweet village with a shop and pubs. Surf the beaches, walk the coastal path


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; the rest is bang up to date. Fresh paint predominates in the tidy living room, where comfy taupe sofas cluster around a stone inglenook fireplace. A modern fitted kitchen has all the equipment you need to rustle up breakfast or crack a lobster claw and you can eat inside around a folding table or spill outside to the large garden at the back. Upstairs bedrooms (one double, one twin) continue the theme of modern lines and uncluttered calm, with their simple wooden furniture and sea-green or washed-blue walls. There’s a downstairs shower room and a small bath upstairs. Forget the car: you can pop to the little shop for croissants in the morning and dine on fresh seafood in Mortehoe’s pubs. Tuck into your welcome cream tea then head to Woolacombe’s sandy beach (surfing gets even bigger further down the coast), and the South West Coast path to beautiful Morte Point is a must. Lovely.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • Pub 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


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

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

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'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 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


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 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.


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The neighbourhood

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