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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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75 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely place, friendly owners, great place to stay if you don't mind driving a bit to get anywhere."

    Very peaceful situation. Fab welcome with a homemade cream tea! Couldn't have been better.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you would need."

    We had a wonderful time. A good base to visit the coast of either North Devon or Cornwall. Peace and quiet apart from the garden birds who were a joy to watch! Owners on hand if needed and very welcoming and helpful. We will be back!

    Thank you for your feedback. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and you were comfortable in Goslings. It would be helpful to know in what way the listing was incorrect. Thank you, look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sam4.7May 2024

  • "Soo many beautiful birds in the garden , no cars going up n down the road , this cottage is truly peaceful and relaxing ."

    We arrived to cream tea and chocolate Easter bunny’s. The cottage is well situated for visiting both Cornwall, North Devon and Dartmoor although the roads leading away from the cottage are narrow and hilly but quiet . Charlie and his wife were on hand if any help was required. One small issue was the twin bedroom, the single beds were very bouncy and more suited to children than a full grown adult . If I was visiting that area again I would definitely book this beautiful cottage. Carole

    Thank for your lovely feedback. We do get a good variety of birds in the garden. Lots of visitors enjoy the situation between the moors and the sea. Best wishes to you both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole4.7Mar 2024

  • "Stayed at Goslings over Christmas and had a wonderful break."

    The owners, Sally and Charlie, had decorated the property for Christmas for us and provided us with a lovely Christmas hamper and also one for the 4 legged family member Roscoe. There was also a cream tea set out for our arrival which was amazing and the log burner was lit! The cottage was cosy but spacious and very comfortable for us, beds were comfy as were the sofas. The property is well maintained and felt like home. Great hosts who are next door should you need anything. Amazing to watch all the different birds coming to the bird feeders in the rear garden. We had a great break at Goslings.

    Roscoe is so handsome! We appreciate your great feedback. The sofas have just been recovered in time for Christmas so good to have a positive comment. Thank you for looking after Goslings so well . So pleased you enjoyed your Christmas break despite the weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage everything we could want for a holiday."

    Beds beautifully clean as was kitchen and bathroom. We were warm and had lots off hot water. A little detail to cobwebs especially in small bedroom and dust. We had a lovely time and visited many places. The welcome we received from the owner was great,we had,had a long drive and it was raining and cold,the fire was alight and the heating on,and a lovely cream tea was waiting for us.

    So pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Goslings and managed to travel about a lot. The weather was not very kind to you. Bit surprised about dust and cobwebs, I can only apologise, must be getting lax in my old age and wood burners don't help! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise4.1Nov 2023

  • "Myself and my husband came to stay with our two daughters at the end of October."

    Our stay was wonderful! The cream tea on arrival was absolutely lovely and much needed after a journey and the lit fire was most welcoming on a cold evening. The cottage is lovely and cosy and has absolutely everything you will need. We looked forward to returning to it every evening after a day out. And the bed has to be the most comfortable I have ever slept in! I’d have the best night sleeps there and would look forward to getting back into bed every evening! The cottage has a garden too, which unfortunately as it rained for most of our stay, we didn’t get to spend much time in, but it was lovely to look out to and watch all the little birds feeding. Charlie, the owner is so helpful and friendly and is just next door. I would recommend purchasing some of his honey and eggs. They are delicious! We purchased some for ourselves and some to bring back as gifts for relatives. My daughters didn’t want to leave and my eldest said she’d like to move in forever! We would absolutely love to come back to stay here again, we are expecting a little boy in the spring so would love to return later next year and in the meantime, I’ll definitely be recommending The Goslings to others!

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and looking after Goslings. It is heart warming when what we do is so appreciated. Wishing you a healthy, happy new arrival in the spring. Look forward to seeing you all again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    We really enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and I have to say it was so impressive to see you jogging UP Thornbury Hill with Ginger...I would be hard pushed to walk up it! It would helpful if you would let me know where we could improve on our 75% Keep up the Canicross. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allie3.8Oct 2023

  • "Goslings cottage was excellent."

    Very clean & comfortable, the kitchen was very well equipped. The scones,cream & jam was a real treat. A very peaceful location.

    Thank you so much Gill and thank you for taking such good care of Goslings. Glad you enjoyed the scones always good for the jam or cream first argument! Hope to see you both again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was very well equipped with everything you would need for your stay."

    Best we have ever come across! Lovely cream tea on arrival making it very welcoming as well as a doggy pack containing towels, treats, bowls and pooh bags. Charlie kept the bird feeders topped up all the time and we saw lots of different birds whilst drinking our tea in the lovely garden. Very friendly and helpful owners and we will be back.

    What super feedback, thank you so much. The birds cost a small fortune in sunflower seeds and fat balls ! We look forward to seeing you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutley perfect property and hosts, homemade Cream Tea on arrival!"

    Great location to travel around the area, peaceful and restful. The cottage itself was everything you need. Clean, well equipped, very comfy bed and the perfect property size for our needs. Internet was a bit temperamental, daughter had a job interview on 'teams', but it worked out with a bit of stalling. Highly recommend Goslings if you want to get 'Away from the Madding Crowds'. It's far enough away to be quiet without being isolated.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Internet should have been sorted at the beginning of last month, we are about to lock horns again with BT....fingers crossed! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Aug 2023

  • "What an absolutely gorgeous cottage."

    We loved how bright, airy and cosy it was. Everything you need is there and the owners were just lovely. Welcoming and on hand if you need anything (which we didn’t, they’ve thought of everything) but not overbearing. Lovely little garden with seating to enjoy the peace and tranquility and to watch the abundance of birds who were loving the feeders, and the sheep and ponies in the next field. Loved the location down the private lane, the only traffic was the farmer and the only noise was the occasional cow mooing, and the bells from the little nearby church. All the advantages of being rurally remote, but with the beaches and various places to visit just a short drive away. It was an absolutely perfect holiday and I’d recommend the Goslings to anyone! Thank you!!

    Wow! Thank you so much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have used Sykes cottages to book our holiday for over ten years and Goslings is our favourite cottage by far."

    The location is very quiet with no light pollution and the beds are extremely comfy. I had the best week of sleep I had in years. The cottage was immaculately clean and very well equipped, we had everything we could possibly think of. The owners are lovely and friendly, we enjoyed chatting with them. The garden with bird feeders is a real treat, it was mesmerising to watch the birds from the sofa. We had incredible stay and will definitely come back at some point. Thank you!

    Thank you for your fabulous review for us and for Sykes. It was a pleasure to meet you all and talk 'sheep' Little Joe the poorly one is a lot better now. So pleased that you were so comfortable and slept well. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Olga5.0Aug 2023

  • "Perfect cottage clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    The hosts are very friendly and welcoming. There was a lovely cream tea waiting for us when we arrived. We would definitely recommend this property.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments and for looking after Goslings so well. A great recommendation. What a pleasure to meet two of the dearest little dogs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jul 2023

  • "The owners were most welcoming and helpful."

    The home-made scones were appreciated as was the topping up of the garden bird feeders. Watching the birds in the enclosed private garden was a delight. The cottage is well equipped and in a peaceful idyllic setting with footpaths from the door. Our two dogs were very welcome. Wi-Fi was not particularly stable but good enough to deal with the outside world if you have to!

    So pleased that you enjoyed the birds, we do get quite a variety, plenty of juveniles at this time of year. Thank you for taking good care of Goslings and such well mannered dogs are always welcome. Hopefully we will be more 'stable' from 7th August! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a quiet Devon backwater."

    Our only negative is the speed of the internet, which was slow and sometimes nothing at all. It would have stopped me booking if I had known.

    Thank you so much for your feedback and for looking after Goslings so well. Very pleased that business was good in Devon despite the internet. Have done a speed test, been told by one supplier there are too many trees, often the case in the country. All will be rectified on 7th August, so thank you for the heads up it's always been a bit slow but not non existent. Hope you enjoyed your cream tea, your timing was excellent for warm scones. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Jul 2023

  • "We stayed at Goslings for the 1st week in July, with our Cockapoo."

    We had a lovely stay and saw an awful lot of North Devon and Cornwall as the cottage is so central to each beautiful coastline. If you visit, go into Bude and eat at The Bank at Bude. They do lovely tapas and are really dog friendly. A highlight of the cottage for us, was the birds that could be seen from the beautiful, secluded garden. Each day the feeders would be refilled and it was so relaxing to watch them during the evening. The only negative, as mentioned by another reviewer, was the internet. We don’t expect super fast speeds, you are in the countryside after all, but I had to make a couple of online business calls at the start of our holiday and that proved to be difficult. It was also a slight issue during the evening as the Smart TV is not useable at the current speed. However despite this issue, we would definitely book again as we had such a nice time. Thank you

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jun 2023

  • "Comfortable cottage clean and homely."

    The only downside is getting to the property. Road very narrow extremely bumpy with loads of pot holes. Out in the middle of nowhere. Other than that, we had a lovely week and owners friendly when we saw them.

    Thank you very much for your review and for taking such good care of Goslings. We do our best to make the cottage welcoming and comfortable. Unfortunately improving the roads is beyond our gift as is the location, welcome to the countryside. Footnote the council were here last week resurfacing! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert3.8Jun 2023

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage."

    Hospitable hosts with welcome Devon tea and treats for the dogs . Good dog walk from the cottage. Peaceful and tranquil spot . Pleasantly rural area of Devon within easy access of visitor attractions . Good dog friendly pub at Sheepwash where you can sit in a delightful square . Unspoilt beach dog friendly all year round just north of Bude .Northcott mouth. A visitors book in the cottage would have been nice to read other people’s suggestions of places to visit / eat.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, it's always so good to be appreciated. Your note mentioning 'Birdman' made us both smile. A Red kite was overhead today...nowhere near the feeders! We used to keep a visitors book but stopped for various reasons maybe it's time to pop one back in. Thank you for the prompt. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0May 2023

  • "Thank you Sally & Charlie for such a wonderful holiday in your beautiful cottage."

    You really went above & beyond with the cream tea, doggie welcome basket, fresh flowers & fire lit for us on arrival. Goslings is spotlessly clean, comfortable & so well equipped. The garden is lovely too, you really should show it off & put pictures of it too on the website. Great to be able to buy your honey & eggs too, we've bought a little bit of Devon home with us...& can't wait to visit again soon. Many thanks for all your help, Kelly, Ashley & Conker x

    Thank you all for your lovely comments and thank you for taking such good care of Goslings. The 'Welcome' is standard but it is so good for it to be appreciated. The chickens and bees have been really quite productive but you never know with livestock! They certainly produce quality products. Look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Apr 2023

  • "What a beautiful, clean and well equipped cottage and a truly amazing location."

    Lovely touches with the scones, tulips & Easter bunnies! So peaceful and relaxing. Had an initial issue with the Wi-Fi which was sorted really quickly. The owners, Sally & Charlie were very welcoming and their honey and eggs were very tasty! A gem of a find and would definitely go back.

    Thank you so much for such a fabulous review, you have given us a flying start to the season. It's lovely when our visitors appreciate the peace and quiet, although the owls can be noisy! Hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roxanne5.0Mar 2023

  • "Had a lovely, relaxing time in the country."

    So laid back we were nearly horizontal. Charly and Sally who owned the properety were lovely people and ensured that we had a great stay. The cottage was clean, comfortable, warm and snug. Lovely and quiet, plus wild birds in the garden thanks to the feeders that were re-filled on a regular basis. The cottage was decorated for Christmas as well. Harley, our Collie cross was well catered for too with covers to put on the sofas, food and drinking bowls supplied along with mats and treats for her too! We also had a Christmas hamper, courteously supplied by Charly and Sally. Lovely walks around Bradford too. Had a super time and will definately recommend Goslings to anyone looking for peace and quiet. A lovely old church within the grounds too, which is left open during the day for reflection and prayer. Although it rained every day, it was not a problem as in the cottage is a nice log burner!!! Lovely and toasty after a cold, fresh walk! A wonderful holiday.

    Thank you for your feedback, such a great feeling to know we got it right for you. Bit disappointed that you didn't leave Harley with us! So pleased that you enjoyed your holiday despite our best Devon December weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Dec 2022

  • "We were very happy at Goslings, lovely to have scones and fire lit upon arrival."

    Very easy to work in kitchen with nice crockery, good selection of glasses possibly another smaller frying pan would have been useful for just two. I took a small slow cook so our dinner was ready for us in the evening. Great having plenty of logs for the fire. The bathroom was always warm, excellent shower and very long bath! Good towels. We slept well in cozy bed. It was ideal having small porch for shoes and wet coats. We went to many beaches with our dog and being October we could wander on the beautiful beaches and let her run happily. Thank you for our stay we enjoyed our week very much and the weather was a little wet at times but overall quite kind. Sorry about the iPad left on the table!!!!! Loved seeing the birds in the garden after they were fed.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we do our best! I rather like the idea of a slow cooker, hadn't ever considered it, the small frying pan is also a good idea. Very pretty cover on your iPad it has gone in the post today 'special delivery' Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our time at Goslings, it was an ideal base for our holiday in Devon/Cornwall and was located in glorious countryside too."

    The owners were friendly and attentive. Don’t forget to purchase some of their own eggs and honey! A five star stay for us, glorious weather, the best holiday we could have asked for.

    Reviewed by B5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely quiet location, perfect for touring North Devon/Cornwall."

    Owners next door are friendly and accommodating - cream tea on arrival was a nice touch. Would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone looking for relaxing break in the countryside.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great time so friendly lovely cottage in a beautiful setting my family and myself had good stay and looking forward to go back."

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2022

  • "Charlie and Sally who own the cottage and are handily next door were lovely and helpful."

    The cottage had everything you could need, a real home from home in a beautiful quiet rural setting. Fresh eggs and honey could be purchased from them to. Get base to visit both Devon and Cornwall from....and cream tea on arrival a real treat.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Jul 2022

  • "A wonderful hidden gem."

    Very comfortable and cosy.

    Reviewed by Davina5.0Jun 2022

  • "What a lovely property and I have never tasted scones like those left for us, freshly baked."

    Fabulous and a perfect welcome to a mini Devon break! Thank you, we slept so well!

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jun 2022

  • "Thanks for a very welcoming stay."

    we enjoyed every aspect of the delightful holiday property and we're more than happy to recommend this to other people. we enjoyed watching the birds coming into the garden, so thanks for feeding them.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2022

  • "The perfect holiday cottage."

    Everything you need. Peaceful location, comfy beds, well equipped kitchen, big bathroom, TV with streaming services for evening movies (using our own Netflix account) etc. Beautiful little garden with views over the countryside that is safe and secure for children and dogs. We really had no complaints at all. Would go back

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2022

  • "An excellent, comfortable cottage."

    Very rural, peaceful location. Walks from the doorstep. All good quality appliances. Pleasant, helpful owners. We would not hesitate to return.

    Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. It would be be very helpful for us to to know what facilities you felt were missing so that we can improve the service we provide. Best wishes Sally and Charlie Kelly Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at Goslings."

    The size of the property is perfect and the location is very convenient for getting to sights and attractions.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at Goslings."

    It is a beautiful cottage which is well maintained, very clean and extremely well equipped. On our arrival, we were welcomed by our hosts who had prepared a cream tea for us and a roaring fire. What a treat and a brilliant way to begin our holiday! Our hosts were friendly and helpful! We would highly recommend this cottage if you are looking for a quiet place to sit and relax or for a place to use as a base for days out in both Devon and Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable, homely and clean cottage with garden."

    Quiet and peaceful. Really dark at night, we slept like logs. Everything you could need for a holiday. Really nice and helpful owners. There was the added treat of a cream tea on arrival and a doggy basket for the dog. It was great watching the many varieties of garden birds at the feeders. Many we don’t get in our garden. Bradford is a quiet little hamlet with very quiet lanes to walk a dog. It’s only a few miles to Holsworthy and about half an hour to Bude. Black Rock (the far side of Widemouth Bay) is a great wide beach for dogs with a dog friendly cafe. Our young collie, Peggy, didnt want to leave it. The historic Grt Torrington, not too far away, has an enormous common for countryside doggie walking. For dog owners. . The garden isn’t completely secure as it has a low fence at the top end. But would be fine for a small dog.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2021

  • "Such a lovely cottage and a very warm welcome!"

    It was beautifully clean with everything you need for a comfortable stay, including comfy beds and sofas. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, super clean and comfortable with everything you could possibly need."

    Lovely owners, 2nd year we have stayed here and we will be back. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2021

  • "This cottage far exceeded our expectations."

    Beautifully furnished... such a fantastic, friendly welcome from Sally and Charlie... with a delicious cream tea! Abundant logs, kindling for the woodburner for the whole week, absolute peace and tranquillity. The cottage is down a private lane, so no traffic, or light pollution. Comfy beds, dishwasher and washing machine! Bude is a ten minute drive away, with fabulous beaches and a lovely canal! I will definitely be back! One of the best places we've ever stayed. Thanks so much Sally and Charlie xx

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0May 2021

  • "‘Goslings’ is such a good find for us."

    It’s away from the crowds but close enough, if you are organised, to a range of shops and supermarkets and it is about 30 minutes to Bude and its surrounding area. This was our second stay at Goslings and everything has to be of high quality for us to return to a holiday property! Sally and Charlie give a really friendly welcome. They are next door if you need them but equally are happy to leave you alone. For us the fact that Goslings is dog friendly is very important. Your 4 legged visitors have bowls, mats, shower hose, towels, poo bags and a bag of treats in their welcome pack and the 2 legged visitors are treated to a wonderful homemade Devon Cream Tea. With regards to we have used their services quite a few times now and have been really happy with their communications, reminders etc. The Dozzies from Southampton give 10/10 for both ‘Goslings’ and ‘Sykes’!

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0May 2021

  • "Wonderful, homely cottage."

    Owners lovely. Kids and dogs didn't want to leave. Will definately re-book.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2021

  • "Being in Devon in November We were lucky with weather."

    The central location made visits easy and quick. On our first day we went to Hartland to see the abbey which was closed! So we went to the Quay where a gale was blowing huge waves onshore. Very exciting. So much so that we returned on Wednesday and did the waterfall walk in much calmer weather sunny and warm weather.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2020

  • "Goslings is a delightful warm cosy cottage."

    Sally and Charlie made us and our two dogs most welcome and on our arrival we were greeted with a lovely fire and a delicious cream tea. Thank you, Susan and Derek.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2020

  • "An ideal, quiet and comfortable, getaway!"

    The Devon cream tea on our arrival was delicious and very welcome! It is quite a few years since we had visited the area, and had forgotten how far we had to drive to get anywhere! This, however, did not detract from the enjoyment of the holiday - we were just tired at the end of each day!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings very peaceful and the owners Sally and Charlie were lovely."

    We would definitely go back if looking in that area again.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2020

  • "A lovely holiday cottage, in a beautiful setting."

    We had a wonderful week. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is extremely comfortable and had all we needed, our two teenage sons were very happy with the cottage, it is well placed to explore both Devon and Cornwall."

    The owners, Charlie and Sally Kelly were very welcoming and very attentive to our needs. Would highly recommend Goslings cottage.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely week at Goslings, the cottage was perfect and Sally and Charlie were friendly but did not invade our privacy."

    Sally provided a delicious Cream tea on arrival, which was very much appreciated. I would highly recommend Goslings if you are looking for a relaxed break away.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Aug 2020

  • "Had a lovely week away at the Goslings."

    Lovely location, easy to find and very quiet and comfortable. Great base for exploring and doing lots of different activities whilst away. Welcoming hosts with cream tea option on arrival as a lovely touch, then gave us privacy unless we needed anything which is what we like when away. The garden was lovely and idyllic, we loved watching the birds in the feeders and seeing the horses. You could buy free range eggs and honey from the owners cottage if required also. (a photo on sykes webpage would be great to show this off when people look to book as its a beautiful garden)

    Reviewed by Alex3.8Jul 2020

  • "Goslings was the perfect staycation for us, as a family we have had a terrible year with great loss, and this holiday was so very needed."

    we were met with kindness, and warmth and fabulous home made cream tea upon our arrival. The cottage is perfect, the owners are just next door if needed, and it is surrounded in countryside with peace and quiet. My husband, our 4 year old and our two dogs and I, had a relaxed and peaceful break, with this lovely little cottage as our base, exploring North Devon and with beautiful walks also right on the doorstep. The dogs even had a lovely welcome basket with doggie treats, bowls and towels also. All round this break was just what the Dr ordered, with perfect hosts and relaxation.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jul 2020

  • "What a lovely, comfy, cosy cottage."

    The hospitality of Sally and Charlie was fantastic with a log fire burning and hot scones ready for us upon our arrival. We really didn't want to leave to go home.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2020

  • "The Goslings in Bradford when we arrived was very cosy and warm, and the surprise awaiting us was a lovely cream tea."

    Looking out the back door towards the field we saw Horses,sheep,geese ducks, and in the enclosed garden a variety of birds. Most days a male pheasant came into the garden for a feed so we bought a small bag of bird seed for his breakfast. There is a circular walk from the cottage which is some footpath and some road but the roads are so quiet it is not a problem at all. Even though it rained most days it could not dampen our spirits in this lovely little spot and the dogs loved it too Would not hesitate to visit again.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2019

  • "I booked this cottage very spontaneous and was so happy to have the special deal at the time!"

    Thankyou, Goslings is set in a beautiful rural setting on the boarders of Devon and Cornwall! It was stunning as shown in the photos cosy homely clean and everything you need for a break away! I travelled with my teenage son, 2small dogs and elderly 80+ parents one with a wheelchair but still abled to walk around freely this was ideal as all on a ground level just 2 steps to the entrance! My father has early dementia so the surroundings are pretty safe as there is nowhere for him to roam especially at night as it is pitch black no street lighting. I would probably recommend a lantern or torch for late last min outside toileting for pets. WiFi is pretty good and good tv selection and fantastic selection of board games and cards!! On arrival the cream-tea and homemade scones were very welcoming! The rain had been poring heavily on our arrival. I never thought to pack my walking boots. So it was very wet and muddy down the lanes, so just be prepared for that matter! Thankfully cleared and rest of week was perfect. I didn’t really have the time before setting off or have much room space in car to bring basic sundries! As it was late the nearest food shop was Waitrose we were limited to time, it closed at 9 so a quick shop became a bit pricey really! Nevertheless the Nearest supermarket is bude 30 mins away, Lidl you can stock up there. Or if your really stuck for time and just need a few bits there is a BP garage about 5 mins away open until 11pm hope that helps. The cottage I have to say was very cosy great power shower a nice bath for a soak. Lovely welcome basket for dogs with towels and bowls doggy treats etc! The beds were extremely comfy we all slept like logs! Lol nice garden at the back to chill have a glass of wine and listen to the birds and be at touch with nature! Sally and Charlie owners live on the farm next door. Friendly and helpful. They were there if you needed them, but left you to your own devices Thank you once again for your hospitality and our stay at your cottage was a memorable one hope to see you again!

    Reviewed by Maria4.7Aug 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely, clean and comfirtable and very well equiped with everything you need."

    The garden has sharp stones from back doors to grass and you have trouble getting to the grass. Would be good to have steps up to the grass and a smoother area outside the doors.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jul 2019

  • "Goslings Cottage is located in a gorgeous peaceful rural setting down winding lanes of the Devon countryside."

    Great for watching the birds on the well stocked bird feeder in the garden and close enough for the beaches of North Devon. We welcomed the freshly baked scones for a Devon cream team on arrival and the opportunity to get eggs and honey. The cottage was well equipped for a family of 4 and could be visited at anytime of the year. Dog friendly with some treats thrown in and a nice walk down a lane past a Norman church. The owners, living next door, were out of sight but we knew they would be available if we needed.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2019

  • "Wonderful clean and spacious cottage, well equipped with an enclosed garden."

    Lovely welcome from Sally and Charlie and freshly made scones and tea. Very doggy friendly, with bowls, treats, towels, mats and poo bags incase you run out. Quickly found our bearings, there are great walks in the woods quite close by. Bude short drive away with nice beaches and walks on the cliffs. Various places to eat out as you travel around, would love to come back again.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2019

  • "The farm track leading to the cottage gets very muddy - this needs to be mentioned in the listing."

    Reviewed by Stanley4.1Jun 2019

  • "We arrived to a lovely clean and well equipped beautiful cottage and scones and ..."

    We arrived to a lovely clean and well equipped beautiful cottage and scones and jam and cream, there was also tea facilities to get you settled is , which was really appreciated, Charlie and sally were lovely and told us s few nice pubs were we can take the dog, Also there was towel/bowls and treats for our springer spaniel, would difinatly recommend people to stay at the cottage, the birds are flitting about the garden all day and we even had a visit from a pheasant , had lovely cosy evening in front of the log burner as the weather was a bit chilly and wet , we came home very relaxed and chilled out Dawn and Andy

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jun 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in a quiet location,fully equiped."

    A nice place if you like animals and birds in the garden.The first time I saw a woodpecker. there are two horses,geese,ducks and chickens in the field behind the cottage, its attached to the owners property but they don't bother you (we only saw them twice)bude is only 4 miles away with lidl/marrisons and a few other supper markets.(look out for the flower pots when you park up they jump out at you)

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0May 2019

  • "From the minute we arrived, we were made to feel very welcome, The owners ( Charlie & Sally ) were there to greet us."

    Also they had lit the wood burning stove and left some Home made Scones with Clotted Cream and jam for us We felt like King and Queen. We Totally loved the layout of GOSLINGS, everything was thought of. Fresh, Ultra Clean and very very comfortable. Being on ground level made it so much easier for both me and my Husband as we suffer from Knee joint pain. we both enjoyed our stay at GOSLINGS and will definitely be looking to book again in the near future.I rate this property and the owners 5 + ******.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2019

  • "Absolutely brilliant holiday and the cottage could not have been better."

    The owners were welcoming and helpful and the cottage had everything we needed. It was comfy, cosy and the dogs loved it too. Very clean and tidy and nice special touches like scones and cream and the fire lit when we arrived. A very peaceful place to stay but watching the birds was a real treat. We celebrated our anniversary in a very special place and we will definitely be returning. Thanks again for everything.

    Reviewed by Cherry5.0May 2019

  • "Clean and we'll equipped."

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Apr 2019

  • "We received such a warm welcome at 'Goslings' with amazing attention to detail."

    The hosts had left delicious scones and even Easter eggs for the children. It was a home from home with everything you need for a fantastic holiday in this beautiful part of Devon. The beds were so comfortable and the cottage was so cosy. The children enjoyed watching the birds in the garden and were thrilled to see a woodpecker. W hope to come back soon. x

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Apr 2019

  • "Our stay with our dog at The Goslings for 6 nights was very enjoyable and it was lovely to be welcomed with tea and scones."

    The cottage is very comfortable with the addition of a log fire to use on cold nights. The owners of The Goslings are very helpful and the cottage is also well placed for visiting Cornwall and North Devon.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2019

  • "Fantastic break in an idyllic cottage."

    Many thanks to Sally and Charlie for your hospitality

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Dec 2018

  • "My wife and I have just spent Christmas at Gosling Cottage."

    The quality of every aspect of the cottage was superb. From the interior decoration, the quality of the furniture and fittings etc. Sally and Charlie Kelly the owners, couldn't have been more hospitable, welcoming us when we arrived with a Devon cream tea and specialist chocolate and wine in the fridge. There were even treats for our dog!!!. All in all we had a great time in a wonderful country cottage. Can't wait to do it again

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Dec 2018

  • "It suited our needs very well."

    Ideal for dogs and all on one level as my husband has difficulty walking. Clean warm and welcoming thank you.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2018

  • "I felt confident that we were going to be well looked after when other reviews reported that they were greeted with a Devon cream tea with freshly baked scones on arrival."

    Every detail had been thought of, from dishwasher tablets to board games. Is there any cling film? Yes! This felt more like staying in someone's home than in a holiday cottage. The bird feeders were replenished during our stay and we twice got to see a woodpecker on the feeders along with the more usual birds. The cottage was perfectly warm enough but we also made the most of the log burner; a lovely treat for us. A proper Devon cottage with a warm Devon welcome.

    Reviewed by Felicity5.0Oct 2018

  • "A great rural location in north devon."

    Yet 15min from Waitrose in Holdworthy.Cream tea on arrival.Very cosy accommodation with log burner.On the devon cornwall border with the coast just over 40 mins drive.Honey and eggs for sale next door.Plenty of country side to walk the dog.This is a great choice for a peacefull break.

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Oct 2018

  • "Sally and Chris were great hosts and made us very welcome and comfortable in their cottage."

    Our dogs were very safe in the lovely enclosed rear garden. We said in the Visitors Book that, for us, the location, accommodation, comfort and amenities were just right. The area is very beautiful and the cottage is a great base to explore the countryside and the coast. If we ever got back to that area we would definitely consider staying at Goslings again.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2018

  • "What a wonderful cottage!"

    Goslings was an absolutely wonderful find! Away from it all in a very quiet location, but not too far away from shops and beaches. We were met with a warm welcome by Sally who had also just taken the homemade scones out of the oven to go with the Devon Cream Tea she had left for us to enjoy. We always take our Patterdale Terrier with us on holiday so it was lovely to see that she had a welcome basket of treats, towels, food mat and bowls. Goslings was very comfortable and very well equipped. We didn't make use of our own private garden, but we did make use of the log burner! Made us feel very cosy indeed. Goslings is now on our list of places to revisit and would definitely use again when visiting North Devon. Upon departure we met Charlie, the other welcoming owner, and bought some of their own honey from their hives! Thank you again for our stay. Jacqui, Steve & Magik from Southampton.

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Sep 2018

  • "An amazing week in the heart of the countryside."

    So quiet and so peaceful. Perfect skies for star-gazing. Everything inside so well appointed. A good place to stay and would certainly return.

    Reviewed by Kerry4.7Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was really well appointed and extremely clean."

    The owners were very welcoming and we had a very comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2018

  • "Fantastic location and accommodation, friendly owners who couldn't do enough for us."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2018

  • "Sally and Charlie were very welcoming and provided more than expected in facilities and extras."

    The devon cream tea was exceptional and the homemade scones truly the best Andy and I have ever eaten. Sally also baked lactose free scones and left a jug of lactose free milk in the fridge for my daughter which was a lovely surprise and my daughter really appreciated. There were even some treats and extras for the dog. We all had a wonderful relaxing holiday and would highly recommend this property to anyone.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Jul 2018

  • "The welcome cream tea provided by host Sally was exceptional even to the extent of providing Cheese scones for a non dairy person."

    Loved the peace and quiet of Goslings and would reccomend it for a nice chilled out break. Perfect break for us. Must mention the beautiful cut flowers in rooms also the dog kit.Thankyou

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2018

  • "Very comfortable, cosy and well equipped cottage with a wood burner which made the cottage even more snug."

    On arrival we were met with home made scones, jam and cream - delicious and the wood burner alight. Thank you Sally and Charlie. Tranquil location with bird song - in the evening the most amazing sight of thousands of starling murmuration. As we were unable to travel on the scheduled day due to severe weather conditions eventually travelling two days later the owners kindly offered to let us stay on for the extra days - sadly due to family commitments we were unable to accept their kind offer. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Goslings and would highly recommend. Noreen, John and Sonny (the dog).

    Reviewed by Noreen5.0Mar 2018

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  • All on one level
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area and wood burner.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing dryer
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & Highchair provided
  • Off road parking for 1 car on a cobble and grass drive
  • Enclosed lawn garden with furniture
  • 2 pets welcome at £20 each per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 7 mile, pub 3 miles
  • Beach 17 miles.

The property

Attached to the owners' home, this lovely cottage provides cosy and comfortable accommodation in a rural location set in Bradford, North Devon.

Set on a smallholding with plenty of sheep, chickens, (eggs available) ducks and geese and offering a truly countryside break but with easy access to the beautiful coastal areas, it's a peaceful location for a family or couples holiday.

Two lovely bedrooms await you, and the open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area is comfortable and snug with a wood burning stove.

Step through the patio doors and enjoy an enclosed garden with views across the fields, perfect for that glass of wine at the end of a busy day touring.

Bradford is a small village just 6 miles from the market town of Holsworthy where you can get all grocery needs.

A 30 minute drive will take you the amazing sandy beaches along the North Devon and Cornwall coast where you can laze in the sun or try your hand at some surfing.

Walkers will love both the countryside rambles and the cliff top walks along the coast with stunning views.

A terrific choice for lovers of the great outdoors.

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About the location


Bude 10 miles; Launceston 13.7 miles; Barnstaple 25 miles.

The ancient market town of Holsworthy lies nestled amid the rolling green hills of Tarka Country. There are many different landscapes within the region, from rugged cliffs and sandy beaches to rolling farmland and lush valleys. Holsworthy has much to offer, including a swimming pool, tennis court and splendid park with bowling green. The town centre boasts a varied selection of traditional shops, pubs and cafés, based around the market square. There is an 18-hole golf course just outside the town, while the local area is rich with opportunities for fishing, sailing, cycling and walking. The sandy beaches at Bude are within easy reach, while further afield visitors can explore the changing face of the South West Coastal Path, dramatic Exmoor and Dartmoor, and unspoilt Bodmin Moor, or simply relax in the quiet countryside that typifies North Devon.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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