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Woodpecker Cottage

(Ref. 1078677)

Bradworthy near Bude, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable, nice location and good facilities especially the dog walking field"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2024

  • "Very warm and well designed barn."

    Owner is friendly and welcoming and truly dog friendly which makes a pleasant change.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2023

  • "We were looking for a private beautiful cozy cottage to get away from the normal depressing time of year."

    woodpecker Cottage did exactly that. Paul And Sian have a fabulous farm which is so perfectly set out. We are going to recommend this place to all our friends and family. We would definitely go there again.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Nov 2023

  • "What a gem!"

    This beautiful cottage was a perfect place to explore the local area. We’ve just returned from a very relaxing and peaceful week at Woodpecker Cottage. The property was spotless and well equipped. The enclosed rear garden was an ideal safe space for our young dog who also enjoyed the freedom of the large dog field. We can’t wait to return., thanks for a lovely welcome. Diolch

    Reviewed by Rhian5.0Oct 2023

  • "The garden was the right size for my two big dogs."

    Teabags and a couple of other items on arrival, which came in handy. Just remember to buy milk before. In easy reach of supermarkets and beaches that are dog friendly. Also, other dog walks. We would definitely book 'Woodpecker' again.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous stay at Woodpecker Cottage."

    Spotlessly clean with everything we needed. Lovely enclosed garden and great field for our dog to run about in. Beautifully looked after grounds. Location ideal to visit Cornwall and Devon. Would definitely recommend it, relaxing and peaceful.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at woodpecker cottage."

    Are dogs milo and poppy loved their walk in the field in the morning before we went out for the day. There was everything in the cottage we needed. Would recommend the cottage for anyone who has dogs.

    Reviewed by Carmel5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have holidayed in cottages for a number of years now and this is one of the best that we have stayed in."

    All the facilities that we expected were there. Ideal location for the coast and the best of local beaches. Great parking which is sometimes an issue. Beautiful maintained gardens which always enhances a stay. Will go back.

    Reviewed by Graham4.1Aug 2023

  • "Very welcoming and friendly."

    Property comfortable with quality furnishings. Lovely dog walking field. Quiet and peaceful area.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Jul 2023

  • "What a gem"

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay at Woodpecker cottage and can honestly say this is the best property we have ever stayed in."

    Absolutely spotlessly clean. Very, very comfortable and upto date. We didn’t need for anything. The enclosed rear garden was ideal for the dogs and then there is also an enclosed field for letting the dogs have a run. We absolutely loved it. The owners are lovely and really helpful. We honestly cannot give a high enough rating. Look forward to seeing you again in the future. Mark, Jane and our doggies 1x Cavapoo, Alfie and 1x Zuchon, Margot.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, cosy, clean, scenic and idyllic."

    Hosts thought of everything and friendly. Helped us out in the snow and ice in our time of need! Dogs had an amazing time...would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Dec 2022

  • "Woodpecker Cottage was lovely."

    A visit in November is bound to be a bit wet, but we had some great days out. The cottage was so warm and cosy on our return - the addition of the log burner was an extra treat. Everything was there that you would expect to find in a cottage of this quality. Bonus having a fenced outdoor space. Thanks - we and the dogs had a lovely stay Jane and Kevin

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2022

  • "Such a lovely cottage weve stayed at many this being one of the best."

    ..comfortable, well equiped, clean & in a beautiful setting near the tamar lake. The private secure fenced garden was great also the secure field by the cottage...both major factors in booking woodpecker. Paul & sian were really friendly too. We will definetely return

    Reviewed by Heather5.0May 2022

  • "This place was a perfect base for a relaxing time away and some lovely beach walks."

    Our two pups throughly enjoyed their stay! Hosts were great and really welcoming, thank you!

    Reviewed by Jasmine5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful, well maintained cottage, good parking and facilities."

    Had a great stay and enjoyed the many beaches around the Devon and Cornwall area. would be happy to recommend cottage to others as of a high standard and quality.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2021

  • "A very warm welcome from Sian and Paul who were very friendly and informative."

    The cottage was perfect for 2 adults and 2 young labradors- plenty of room, a lovely enclosed garden and a stone's throw from the secure dog field, which was great for our early morning exercise with the dogs. We have stayed in many self catering properties throughout the UK and Woodpecker Cottage is without doubt one of the best!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2021

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  • Single-storey
  • One double bedroom with en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Shared utility
  • Electric storage heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer in shared utility, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV with DVD player and Freeview, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Secure bike storage in exterior barn
  • Private enclosed garden with furniture, use of shared gardens and dog exercise field
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.4 miles
  • Note: Adults only, no children including infants
  • Note: This property is not suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times and not left alone in the cottage
  • WiFi is available but due to the nature and location of the cottages it can be intermittent

The property

Woodpecker Cottage is a beautifully-restored single storey barn conversion nestled amidst the Devonshire countryside, near to Bradworthy.

This inviting holiday base offers a spacious open-plan living space with a tall beamed ceiling and a woodburning stove, ideal for unwinding after a day of rambles.

Take to the well-equipped kitchen for preparing your meals, utilising an electric oven and hob, microwave, while the shared utility room provides a washing machine and tumble dryer.

The double bedroom comes with an en-suite shower room, so you can enjoy a refreshing shower each morning.

With an area opening to a private fenced garden, plus the use of shared gardens to allow your canine companion to stretch out, this Devon cottage has all the necessities for a romantic getaway.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1078675, 1078679, 1078680, 1078681, together they sleep 11 guests.

Brexworthy Farm Cottages

Bradworthy 2.5 miles, Bude 7 miles. These five cosy, character cottages are in an attractive courtyard setting on a working smallholding near the picturesque village of Bradworthy. Lying on grassy meadow uplands overlooking the beautiful 81 acre Upper Tamar Lake, these Devon cottages offer a peaceful retreat for couples amidst rolling countryside, with the chance to sample Devon farming life, as the owners keep rare breeds of sheep, alpacas and free range chickens, plus guests have the opportunity to see the new born lambs in February on request. These Devon cottages have been beautifully restored from old farm buildings and are furnished in a traditional, rustic style to provide charming holiday homes with plenty of character. Positioned around the farmhouse, each Devon cottage has its own garden area and use of a communal courtyard garden full of flowers and shrubs. From here there is access to a dog walking field and plenty of countryside walks with wonderful views of the lake. The local village of Bradworthy has plenty of interesting small grocery shops and pubs set around the traditional village square. The dramatic North Cornwall coastline is only 10 minutes in the car, where there are stunning cliff-top walks along the South West Coast Path, some pretty fishing villages to explore such as Clovelly and Appledore and long sandy, dog-friendly beaches in the Bude area, with Bude itself offering great beaches, superb surfing and a variety of amenities. You will be sure of a huge welcome at these friendly Devon cottages.

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About the location


Bude 10 miles.

With its large village square surrounded by cottages, village shops, garage and pub (renowned locally for its beer and good food), Bradworthy is the perfect example of the typical Devon country village. Off the beaten track and surrounded by the lush green pastures of North Devon, it provides the perfect base for a truly relaxing holiday in an area with several top class visitor attractions. Just 3 miles away the Tamar Lakes provide fishing and an array of watersports for the enthusiast, while south-west is the beach resort of Bude, with its outstanding surfing, rocky coves, golf course and restaurants. Several excellent stretches of the SW Coast Path, the beaches at Sandy Mouth and Welcombe Mouth, Hartland Point Quay and Lighthouse and the beautiful cliff-side village of Clovelly and bike riding on the Tarka Trail are some of the attractions that should not be missed in this fascinating area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas