Old Post Cottage

Mortehoe, Devon
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£90 - £156
per night
£615 - £1195
per week

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

£90 - £156 per night

£615 - £1195 per week

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


Nightly price
from £90
Weekly price
from £615
1 Cottage for 4
From £903 beds2 bedrooms


Booking information

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


My husband and I booked this lovely cottage for a 4 night stay. It was just perfect, very comfortable and equipped to a very high standard. It was great lighting the log fire at night. We were sad to leave and wished we’d booked for longer. Will definitely return.

Carmel, Coventry

We loved staying here! The location is perfect at only 20 minute walk to Woolacombe and some spectacular cliff walks. Cottage felt very homely and absolutely loved the log burner in the evening. Overall a lovely place to stay - strongly recommend.

Michael, London

This little cottage is absolutely beautiful in the most gorgeous surroundings. The cottage is clean and has everything you need. The log fire was especially lovely in the winter months. Would highly recommend ❤️

Felicity, South Woodham Ferrers

Old Post Cottage was a perfect base for a couple days walking the South West Coastal path. It was warm, clean and very comfortable beds. Would definitely return (and Rich is very friendly and helpful!)

Amberley, Bristol

We had such a wonderful stay at Rich and Emma's place. It was a perfect, cosy way to start the New Year. Gorgeous surroundings. The cottage is beautiful. And it's worth noting that the beds are extremely comfortable! Thanks for a fantastic experience. Excellent hosts, perfect place, would fully recommend.


Old Post Cottage was really comfortable and in a great position in Mortehoe village. We really appreciated the private garden too. We certainly enjoyed local walks to the various beautiful beaches and meals from the nearby takeaway and the fish and chip shop. The area is beautiful and there is plenty to do - we especially enjoyed a family surfing lesson at Woolacombe beach. Rich and Emma are great hosts and ensure you have all the information you need for a lovely holiday. Highly recommended!

Ruth, Otley, West Yorkshire

We always love returning to Mortehoe and The Old Post Office. It’s the perfect location and size for a family of four to explore the coastal paths and hidden coves, and enjoy the surf at Woolacombe beach. Emma and Rich are great hosts too.

Richard, Oxford

We had a wonderful time staying at Old Post Cottage and would love to come back! The cottage was really homely and had everything we needed, and our 3 year old loved the toys and games. Fantastic location in a pretty village, with beautiful walks on the coastal paths and beaches without having to get in the car. We loved it!

Kate, Fleet

A beautiful cottage in a part of the country we love. Very thankful for Rich’s prompt communication and instructions, it made parking very simple and everything else easy. Rich was very accommodating with an early check-in. We couldn’t have asked for more.


We have had a lovely refreshing mini break in this comfortable and cosy cottage - we had everything we needed. The cottage is in a great location with lots of walks and spectacular coastline on your doorstep. Rich is a very friendly and helpful host. Hope to return here again


Fantastic cottage. Lovely and quiet, lots of space and perfect for me, my wife and our little boy. He loved reading all the books and playing the games! Brilliant location for lovely walks and easy trips to the beach in Woolacombe.

Matt, Hitchin

Wonderfully cosy cottage in a picturesque village. Rich the owner was very helpful when needed and would recommend to anyone looking for some peace and quiet whilst being surrounded by some beautiful scenery. The cottage was spotlessly clean and well equipped with everything you could need.

Paul, Loughborough

Old Post Cottage is a beautiful cosy stay. Done with much love and attention to detail, it’s the perfect home base for long beach walks along Woolacombe Bay or the coastal path. The kitchen is very well equipped and the living room with the stove is beyond cosy. Rich is a kind host, who responds quickly and made arrival and departure super easy. We wholeheartedly recommend this stay.

Helena, Berlin

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

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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.