Old Post Cottage

Mortehoe, Devon
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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


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

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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You should know

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


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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 £90
Weekly price
from £545
1 Cottage for 4
From £903 beds2 bedrooms


What a fabulous Cottage! Absolutely immaculate, fully equipped, spacious, everything you want from a holiday, perfect spot for hiking and fantastic beaches. We had an amazing four day break, we will be coming back!

Karen, Reading

We found it to be a homely and very well presented cottage, with modern facilities which did not intrude on the charm of this traditional and historic building. The large garden was a bonus, and the location was ideal for access to both local facilities and the countryside overlooking this beautiful part of the coast.

Graham, Uckfield

We Loved the Old Post, it has lots of old character and charm, it's cosy, warm and clean. (Nice big telly, modern appliances in the kitchen and Hot water!) Lovely big garden. The best thing is definitely the location, lots of North Devon is rural but because Mortehoe is right in the middle of National Trust Land it's all accessible (rather than being blocked off by farmers fences and hedges) and it's spectacular. Woolacoombe is walking distance (no need to drive) Coombesgate beach is fantastic (NT do great 'rockpool rambles' if you have kids) short drive to Croyde or Saunton Sands. Loved it.

Neil, Brighton

Thanks for the stay in the cottage, we absolutely loved the place. One of the nicest cottages we’ve stayed in (and we have stayed in a lot!). We loved the character and the location. We made good use of the next door takeaway and the national trust tea shop. Best of all was your advice on where to go on Woolacombe beach to escape the crowds. The parking spots beyond the village along the Cliff top were perfect. The place had everything and we really appreciated you leaving us a few dishwasher tablets and toilet rolls. We even had the perfect weather!

Katie, Ely

Old Post Cottage was perfect in every way for our week's stay. Its location on the coastal path meant we didn't need to get in the car once - Mortehoe and the nearby farm shop had everything we needed. The most marvellous walks were on our doorstep, and we were blessed with fine weather. On the wet, windy days, it was lovely to come back to the cottage, which, as others have commented, is cosy and warm, having efficient central heating. We were pleasantly surprised by the size and sunny aspect of the garden too - the photo doesn't really do it justice. We certainly hope to return!

Jenny, Norwich

A card and bottle of wine welcomed us to a warm, comfy and convenient cottage with a well equipped kitchen, including a cafetiere and milk frother for those lazy mornings. The South West coast path is almost on the doorstep, as are the popular sandy beaches. It's a reasonably short drive to Exmoor and beyond for further exploring. Emma's information was very comprehensive, covering everything we needed to know. The cottage is in the centre of the village but was very quiet. I paid to park in the village car park for the week, which also covered other long stay car parks in N. Devon towns.

Alice, Shaftesbury

Despite some pretty wet and windy weather, we had a wonderful week at Old Post Cottage. The location is fantastic for walking - several right from the doorstep. The village is really well served by two shops and pubs. We had an excellent meal at Miss Fea's which is just round the corner. The cottage itself is superb - comfortable beds and plenty of central heating radiators throughout so it was always lovely and warm. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need for proper cooking with a really good hob, oven and a large fridge-freezer. We'd highly recommend this cottage.

Kitty, Gorran Haven

We really enjoyed our stay in Old Post Cottage in Mortehoe Devon. The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed in a convenient spot . General stores , Post office ,fish and chip shop and 2 pubs although only 1 was open but did good meals . Walks from the doorstep along coast path were lovely. We would love to return sometime .

Lynda, Leicester

From the moment we made the booked we knew it would be great. Rich kindly accepted a late booking and we headed out to the cottage in Morthoe. Excellent location, a stones throw from great walks, the pub, shop and takeaway (seasonal open times). The cottage is beautful throughout, spacious, modern, well lit and comfortable. We would have loved to stay longer. Cannot recommend this place enough, perfect for couples and families.

Ross, Hemel Hempstead

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 The Sunday Times
  • 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.