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Sunnymead Cottage

(Ref. 941138)

Ashwater near Holsworthy, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a nice stay, property nice, owner very accommodating and friendly"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely."

    Beds are really comfy, as is the three piece suite in the lounge. Kitchen is very well equipped, the oven/hob/microwave are all excellent. Brilliant to have a dishwasher & washing machine too, although we didn't use the washing machine (good sized rotary line outside+ pegs) (The only thing I felt was missing from the kitchen were some tongs & a couple of smaller microwavable bowls but that's it)The cottage is in the countryside, it's so quiet & peaceful! Shops/pubs etc are a short drive away, not able to easily walk to anything. Lots of parking at the property & the garden is a good size & fully enclosed. Two bathrooms plus an extra toilet downstairs was fantastic! All rooms are a great size. Worth mentioning that the wi-fi patchy, but the cottage is in the middle of nowhere! And signal isn't great in the general area. The property owner was friendly & chatty, & we enjoyed the fresh veg he kindly gave us! Despite awful weather we had a great week, loads of see & do in the area & beyond. This cottage really helped us to enjoy our holiday & would definitely recommend it! We hope to be back sometime! (A list of nearest shops, pubs, supermarkets, pharmacies etc would be very useful) Thank you for a brilliant holiday!

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Jul 2023

  • "Previous feedback would suggest this was an unfortunate one off and the owner did say they were struggling to employ cleaners but we arrived to find the cottage hadn’t been cleaned other than possibly changing beds and emptying bins."

    All 3 toilets had considerable excrement spatter and all 3 pedestals were sticky with urine and covered in hair. Sinks contained hair and toothpaste spittle. Bathroom floors were sticky and we spent our time in flip flops. The lovely jacuzzi bath was full of dried soap, hair and dirt so we couldn’t enjoy this. Kitchen was also unliveable. Food waste and crumbs from previous tenants covered the kitchen table, mats and work surfaces. Unwashed trays in the oven, spills in the fridge and the whole contents of crockery and cutlery had to go through the dishwasher as most had dried food remnants on. Lawn had been cut but grass cutting left on top which was dragged into the house on our feet and those of our dog. 4 plastic chairs, a rickety wooden table and a parasol base with no parasol is the extent of the garden furniture advertised, all placed on dirty patio slabs surrounded by weeds. No guest book, welcome/information folder or instructions for any of the electrical items in the kitchen. No hair dryer. Skirting boards were filthy and cobwebs adorned every wall and ceiling. We spent our first evening cleaning and left a day early as we just didn’t feel at home. The cottage is very spacious and in a remote location which we enjoy so if the owners were to show it a bit of love and attention it could be superb. Compensation agreed from Sykes and the owner for our discomfort, hopefully this will prevent the next guests arriving to the unacceptable conditions we faced.

    Sorry that you felt the cottage wasn’t up to your expectations. Our normal cleaner was on holiday that week but is now back to her normal shifts - all back to normal now. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue2.8May 2023

  • "Great cottage, just a shame about 5he weather."

    Our second stay and just as enjoyable. Dog loved it too.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Mar 2023

  • "Sunnymead is a cozy, comfortable and well equipped cottage and all whom sail in her are sure to have an enjoyable time."

    Reviewed by Kerry4.7Nov 2022

  • "Lovely, well equipped cottage, clean but a few areas would benefit from a deep clean eg."

    mould around showers, bath and bedroom windows. Internet connection was intermittent. Friendly welcome & we would return.

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, clean, comfortable and warm."

    Fantastic dog friendly garden. Quiet and peaceful location with easy access to Devon and Cornwall. Will definitely return. Many thanks to Gordon and family for making us very welcome and for the delicious tomatoes.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Oct 2022

  • "Couldn't fault the cottage very clean and spacious lovely garden we enjoyed are stay should be rated 4 or 5 star"

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Sep 2022

  • "Arrived, following really clear instructions provided down some small country lanes."

    Place was perfect get away for a family of four and a dog. Everything we needed as a base to explore Devon and Cornwall. Easily able to access Bude from cottage.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2022

  • "Property, location and faculties are all great."

    Really peaceful. Easy to get to, only a short distance on the narrow roads, but they were very quiet. Easy to get to the coast. Great walks in the local woods for dogs The only thing was it was grubby, very dusty skirting boards, bits of rubbish were on the floors, and the kitchen hob hadn’t been properly cleaned, all the handles were dirty and greasy

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Jun 2022

  • "Cottage was lovely, warm, comfortable and homely."

    It was nice to have such large rooms, a separate bathroom for our teenage children and an enclosed garden for our dog. Owner was pleasant and attentive without being intrusive, checking we had everything we needed and knew how things worked. The cottage was not as clean as I would have liked but I'm a bit picky and was happy to wash pots and wipe surfaces. The bedding looked clean which is what matters and the beds and pillows were comfortable. We would definitely recommend and visit again.

    Reviewed by Donna4.4Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in an ideal location."

    Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2021

  • "This cottage is lovely but very isolated."

    Not suitable for young children, as stairs are steep and no stair gate. No hairdryer either.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Aug 2021

  • "A wonderful holiday cottage - spacious and well equipped with parking and a lovely big secure garden."

    It is a bit remote and you do need a car but we knew this and we had a brilliant holiday. Lovely owners too who are on hand if you want them but who do not interfere. Would definitely return again.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Jul 2021

  • "Really lovely cottage lovely family who owned it made us really welcome gave us 6 eggs on arrival which was a nice touch."

    Even though dogs were allowed wouldn't have known cleaned to a very high standard .

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2021

  • "It's a little gem :-) Very comfortable, warm & relaxing cottage."

    Excellent location for travelling around. Large fully enclosed garden for 4 legged friends is fantastic. Mr Davis & his family are friendly and welcoming

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2021

  • "All was fine"

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Jun 2021

  • "The owner is fantastic, nothing is too much trouble if you ask."

    The property is well kitted out and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped."

    3 bathrooms including en suite in our bedroom, didn't realise this on booking so bonus!!

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Jul 2020

  • "We came here 2 years ago and as then it is a beautiful cottage with everything you could need if not all you needed to-do was ask and Gordon would if possible get it for you."

    Out in the sticks a bit but very quiet. Gordon ,Sally and George were fantastic .Our 2 weeks unfortunately had nothing but rain but nothing can be done about weather. We will at some point be back again. HOME FROM HOME.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a peaceful, quiet setting."

    No main roads in immediate vicinity and very few near neighbours. Light pollution very low resulting in beautiful clear starry skies. Very good internet but no mobile signal so very good for getting away from it all but still able to keep in touch. Local lanes not busy so great for dog walking and nearby public footpaths (muddy) and forestry commission property trails (not muddy) excellent for walking. Mr Davis, the owner, is a kind and welcoming man who is available in case of any problems. Situated about 2 miles from local pubs and shops, and about 8 miles from nearest town. Good touring centre for Dartmoor, Exmoor, North Cornish Coast and North Devon Coast. .Thoroughly enjoyable.

    Reviewed by C5.0Sep 2018

  • "Excellent country cottage with great facilities."

    TV in every room, curved in living room. Great kitchen, freezer, fridge, micro wave everything a family could need. The main bathroom even had a whirlpool bath! Handy cottage for both coast lines. Village store near by. Good internet. Enclosed rear garden grassed for the kids to use. Patio furniture for those nice summer evenings, which we didn’t have! Beds comfy.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2018

  • "Beautiful area, peaceful and scenic, friendly helpful owner and we caught a ..."

    Beautiful area, peaceful and scenic, friendly helpful owner and we caught a glimpse of the resident barn owl, and the fenced in garden was a bonus for our escapee terrier

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2018

  • "Sunnymead Cottage was everthing we could have wished for,."

    Spotless, equiped with everything we needed and LARGE secure garden for the dogs. Large tv's and wi fi. The owner was very helpfull.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely, modern, clean and well set out."

    Never seen a spa bath before! All that we needed was at hand in the way of facilities. Manager was friendly and helpful. The cottage is well situated to visit the local area. There was only 2 of us but the cottage would be suitable for a family or group of friends.

    Reviewed by J5.0Mar 2018

  • "Fantastic holiday accommodation."

    Clean and very spacious. The enclosed garden was brilliant. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Beautiful location, if you are after a peaceful getaway then this is the place. We have been coming to Devon and Cornwall for over 15 years for our holiday and feel like we have found our perfect holiday home.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2017

  • "The Cottage was absolutely fantastic top quality fixtures and fittings ."

    Owner Gordan and family were fantastic if we needed something they were very quick to get it for us. Wonderful family We enjoyed our 3 weeks there. I have said we wouldn't book it again just because of its remoteness. We are disabled and can't walk very much so we missed not being able to go for a walk in the evening. But for someone wanting a week away it would be fantastic.

    Reviewed by Christine4.8Jun 2017

  • "The cottage was beautifully maintained and offers all mod cons and the family who owned it were very friendly and always happy to offer advice and help."

    It is remote but we wanted that and to us it was idyllic.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Dec 2016

  • "High end accommodation at a reasonable price."

    Excellent facilities,immaculate. Highly recommend this barn conversion. Owners welcoming and should be proud of themselves.

    Reviewed by Tracy4.8Oct 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with spa bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 miles
  • Note: WiFi signal can be unreliable.

The property

A delightful semi-detached barn conversion, in a tranquil location, four miles from the village of Ashwater, with an enclosed lawned garden.

There are two bedrooms, one double with a TV and en-suite shower facilities and a twin.

There is also a bathroom, a ground floor cloakroom, a well-equipped kitchen with dining area and sitting room.

A lovely rural retreat, ideal for a walking holiday or watersports adventures in the stunning west Devon countryside.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 941139, together they sleep 9.

Higher Landhill Cottages

Ashwater 4 miles. These delightful semi-detached barn conversions are situated on the owners’ non-working farm, adjacent to their home, near the lovely little village of Ashwater, in west Devon. Set within a tranquil rural setting, along a pretty country lane with high Devon banks, these spacious cottages provide a countryside getaway for a family or group of friends to immerse themselves in country life, including walking, birdwatching and cycling. These cheery barn conversions have been lovingly renovated in order to provide comfortable accommodation, equipped with en-suite master bedrooms, family bathrooms, cloakrooms and comfortable living spaces, where there is plenty of space for friends and family to spend quality time together, complemented by Smart TVs. Both properties offer off road parking for two cars and access to enclosed lawned gardens where dogs and children can play in safety and the adults can enjoy the peace and quiet of their rural surroundings, whilst relaxing with a refreshing drink. The local village of Ashwater has a charming village green where you will find a friendly pub and a village shop, whilst Dartmoor National Park provides fun-filled activities such as pony riding, tor bagging, letterboxing and exploring miles of rugged open space. Nearby Roadford Lake provides exhilarating watersports opportunities, including lessons in windsurfing, sailing and canoeing. The rugged coastline near Bude is only a short drive from these comfortable farm cottages, including many safe and stunning beaches, plus some fabulous walks along the South West Coast Path. Two lovely cottages, ideal for holidays spent exploring both Dartmoor and the south west coast.

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About the location


Holsworthy 8 miles; Bude 17 miles.

A delightfully rural village in the heart of West Devon’s green and undulating countryside. Surrounded by lush meadows, high hedgerows, wooded valleys and abundant wildlife, the village and area is popular with those visitors seeking to experience a true taste of country life. Roadford Lake with its sailing, fishing and visitors’ centre is just 4 miles, while the rolling surf, night life and sandy beaches at the closest resort of Bude, are within 20 miles. The RHS Garden at Rosemoor, the Dartington Glass Factory, and the rugged tors and open spaces of Dartmoor also make superb days out and can all be reached in under 40 minutes. If heading for Dartmoor look out for the pretty moorland villages of Belstone and Sticklepath - they will take your breath away. Those seeking a real countryside experience away from the bustle of modern living need look no further.