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The Cottage

(Ref. 940754)

Chilsworthy near Holsworthy, Devon Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Swimming pool
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Sofa bed needs matress replaced."

    Baking tray don't fit in the oven. Overall its a great stay as your so close to bude and all of north devon and the swimming pool is a massive selling point although alot of rust on the radiators and some of the tiles nearby them.

    Reviewed by Darren3.4Aug 2023

  • "The property was much smaller than we had expected, in particular the open plan area."

    Bedrooms were comfortable. Under counter fridge just not adequate for family of 5 staying a week. Space between cooker & cupboards needs a good clean. Garden area fantastic, communal garden brilliant for kids to play, run around. Shame outdoor furniture hasn't been maintained, looked old & shabby, nothing a lick of paint wouldn't improve. Pool great addition, kids loved it however rusted radiators, stained pool cover & general appearance of pool area made it appear very unclean. Despite all above, kids had a terrific week, met very nice family in adjoining accommodation.

    Reviewed by Paula2.8Aug 2023

  • "Excellent pool-but is seasonal so check beforehand, ideal area to explore north ..."

    Excellent pool-but is seasonal so check beforehand, ideal area to explore north Devon and Cornwall, large lawn area and very pleasant owners,

    Reviewed by Jill4.4Sep 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at The Cottage there was a double room twin room and if more than four a bed settee in the lounge."

    There was ample space for parking. Thank you Chris, Theresa and Nanny. We really enjoyed the welcoming gift of bubbly wine on our arrival. It was very peaceful area to stay in with plenty of space outside for our granddaughter to run around and play games. It was fantastic having the pool which was a good size to swim and play in and great that we could go in it whenever we wanted this was brilliant for us. Bude is about twenty minute drive away .Black Rock Beach near Bude is excellent to travel to especially if you have a dog , great for body boarding with children, good cafe and beach shop and lovely clean toilets. We would love to return sometime for another stay.

    Reviewed by Jacqui4.7Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday."

    Theresa and Chris were wonderful - very helpful, welcoming and available when needed. The cottage had everything we needed and was spotless. The pool was a huge bonus. Great access to North Cornwall and North Devon coasts. Had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "The living furniture layout was a bit awkward ."

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Jun 2022

  • "Thank you for a lovely Autumn break at The Cottage."

    Teresa and Chris, you have been extremely welcoming. The cottage itself lays in beautiful surroundings. There's plenty of space to explore. This was essential for our labradors and two children, aged 8 and 11. All the essentials were found in the cottage and the owners even offered to loan us some jigsaws for those rainy days. The swimming pool was a real bonus with our children learning to swim. Upon arrival we found tea, coffee and milk available, much needed after a long journey! (Plus a refreshing bottle of bubbly- perfect!) The family gave us space throughout our break to settle but were available to offer information about the surroundings. They said a friendly hello to our dogs and made them feel welcome too! My family highly recommend Fingle bridge for a place to explore with dogs and children, which is a little bit of a drive, but worth it! A shorter drive away is Bude, with dog friendly beaches to explore and enjoy. We visited on a rainy October day but it was still worth a visit! Thank you so much, we will be recommending you to anyone who wishes to stay in Devon/ Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Kira5.0Oct 2021

  • "The Cottage was clean and tidy nice and spacious with everything that was needed ..."

    The Cottage was clean and tidy nice and spacious with everything that was needed us , Also the owners were helpful and friendly and gave some places to travel and visit and lastly the beach in Bude very close and suited the dogs

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2021

  • "Nothing wrong with the cottage."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Swimmimg pool was a bonus. your systems need however to be more adept at processing changes. The owners of the 'stables' had to book us into the adjacent 'cottage' as the previous occupant's had not vacated the 'stables'. Your system generated an e-mail/text telling me that my holiday had not been paid for and the booking would be cancelled within a short time scale. as we were on route, this prompted me to pay again as i had no way of checking. you then took a week to credit me back the second payment. Not a great start to a holiday.

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very friendly courteous and helpful owners."

    The swimming pool could do with a grab rail at the deep end. We have no dogs now but brilliant place for a couple of dogs to stay. Would I recommend YES.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Sep 2021

  • "Superb comfortable cottage the host’s were superb lovely quiet location A++"

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had a wonderful week we will go back again sometime the owners made us feel very welcome lovely cottage"

    Reviewed by Priscilla5.0Sep 2020

  • "We stayed at the cottage 12/9/20 for 1 week the weather was on our side which help make it great ."

    The owners were really friendly and helpful , the indoor pool is a plus as well lovely and clean

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2020

  • "It was a perfect 1 week break for us, the cottage is very well kept and the swimming pool was very much enjoyed by my kids, I couldn't praise it enough!"

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jul 2020

  • "Cottage was very warm and welcoming as we're the owners Theresa and Chris."

    On hand if we needed anything but not intrusive.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely quiet location, the pool an added bonus."

    Very helpful owners

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Sep 2019

  • "Well furnished"

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Aug 2019

  • "The cottage is really for four not six as advertised."

    The owners were welcoming helpful and informative. The pool was great and no restrictions on time especially when out all day and you needed to relax.

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.7Jul 2019

  • "Owners were very helpful and friendly."

    They left us alone to enjoy our holiday, but were ready to help if we needed anything. Perfect!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Nov 2018

  • "We had a wonderful stay at The Cottage, Chilsworthy, Devon."

    It was very comfortable, clean and had absolutely everything we needed. Chris and Teresa were so helpful, friendly and welcoming which went towards our holiday being so relaxed. There was milk in the fridge, along with a bottle of 'bubbles' too, plus tea and coffee all ensuring we were suitably refreshed on arrival, which was so thoughtful and generous. The swimming pool was a real bonus and we did enjoy using it. The Cottage is in a beautiful setting and was so quiet and peaceful. We would thoroughly recommend it to others. Thank you Chris and Teresa, we hope to stay again.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was cozy with everything you could want inside."

    The pool was popular with our children and was a really good size. The hosts were attentive but not in your face. The location is great for getting to Bude and Crackington Haven. loads to do in the area. We had a relaxing but active holiday, just as we like it.

    Reviewed by Tara5.0Aug 2018

  • "Great location for visiting the key parts of North Devon."

    On site pool gives you a wet weather option. Highly recommend: Launceston Steam Railway Torrington Cycles Big Sheep

    Reviewed by Kevan4.6Jun 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed.
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, shared, external coin operated laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own swimming pool/beach towels
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Shared use of lawned area
  • Shared use of indoor heated swimming pool (29' x 12' x 4' to 6' deep)
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: WiFi is available for browsing only, not suitable for downloading or streaming.Note The pool whilst available is unheated between the dates 1st November - 15th March

The property

This comfortable single-storey holiday home provides a family or group of friends of up to six a lovely base in which to explore the area.

Inside this lovely cottage are two bedrooms, a bathroom and a welcoming open plan living area, whilst in the grounds is the added bonus of a shared indoor swimming pool for you to enjoy a splash before an evening meal on your own private patio.

There’s something for everyone within reach, including sandy beaches, walks and cycle routes.

A delightful Devon cottage.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Refs. 940752 and 940753, to sleep 14.

Parnacott Barn Cottages

Holsworthy 2.7 miles. These three lovely holiday properties are set in half an acre of the grounds of the owners’ home, on the edge of the village of Chilsworthy, less than three miles from the market town of Holsworthy in North Devon. With farmland views, these welcoming holiday homes are ideally located for guests wishing to visit stunning and contrasting Cornwall and Devon north coastlines, and provide a family or group of friends a peaceful setting in which to relax. These collection of properties, one a single-storey cottage and two apartments, each have their own individual style to provide comfortable accommodation all year round. After a day exploring the local walking and cycling routes, why not head back and enjoy a dip in the communal indoor heated swimming pool, or whilst the sun is setting simply unwind with a glass of something cold? Also each property has its own private patio, and with dogs welcome at two of the properties, the shared, large lawned area is perfect for exercising them, as well as somewhere where children can play. There’s much to see and do in the area, including sandy beaches, fishing and sailing, whilst Holsworthy itself has shops, pubs and cafes, along with a park with bowling green and a golf course. These three delightful holiday homes are the perfect place to stay with many attractions and activities close by.

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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
  • Last minute
  • Christmas