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Pillhead Cider House

Bideford, Devon (Ref. 1088004)

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  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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Pillhead Farm

This pretty group of cottages, all but one with its own private sunny garden - the perfect spot to enjoy an alfresco supper or a lazy breakfast whilst you plan your day, is in rural North Devon at Pillhead Farm, a working sheep farm. The cottages have been furnished to a very good standard providing the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of life and the ideal location to make some glorious holiday memories. The beach is just three miles away, whilst the shop and restaurant are located within 1 mile; these properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 22 guests. Outside you will discover 130-acres of extensive, natural grounds and a fabulous heated swimming pool and a small separate pool designed for the toddlers all set around a sunny terrace with loungers. The pretty beach at Instow is just 3 miles away, or the wide golden sandy beach of Westward Ho! which is popular with surfers is 4 miles away. Walkers can join the coastal path, or alternatively, cycle or walk the famous Tarka Trail which passes close by. The delightful port town of Bideford has a good selection of town amenities and a weekly market. Garden lovers will appreciate the nearby RHS Rosemoor and Docton Mill. There really is something for all the family to explore, including The Ultimate Adventure Centre, The Big Sheep and The Milky Way adventure parks, not to be missed. Take a boat trip to the nature reserve at Lundy Island, or uncover many of the fishing villages, including nearby Clovelly (National Trust), and Hartland.

The property

Pillhead Cider House is a historic cottage nestled in Pillhead Farm near Bideford, Devon.

With original features and an open-plan living space, the cottage is a lovely dwelling for a couple or two friends looking to escape to wonderful coastlines and countryside.

This snug cottage also welcomes one well-behaved dog and babes in arms.

Pillhead Farm hosts plenty of off-road parking for guests where you can park up and get settled into your home-from-home; entering the old cider house, a charming open-plan living space welcomes you with white-washed walls, original beams and all amenities needed for a wonderful self-catering stay.

Start the woodburning stove after long walks along the coast and settle into the plush sofas for a film night.

Set the dining table for two and rustle up a home-cooked meal in the kitchen area, complete with electric oven and hob, plenty of cupboard space to stock up, and a washer/dryer to quickly clean clothes and beach towels ready for the next day.

Take five steps down to the lower ground floor, where a double bedroom awaits, which is zip/link and can be twin on request; gaze up at the fantastic oak beams, enjoy lazy mornings in bed watching your favourite shows on the TV and store your belongings in the ample storage space.

With classic cottage décor, the en-suite bathroom features a jacuzzi bath and walk-in shower, where you can soak tired legs in a bubble bath or rinse off the sand with a hot shower.

Pillhead Cider House has vast communal grounds and farmland to explore.

Dine alfresco on the picnic areas with a barbecue, wander the lovely countryside surroundings, or take to the on-site outdoor, heated swimming pool to swim a few morning laps before the day begins.

Resting in the perfect spot for award-winning sandy beaches, quaint towns and villages, as well as dramatic coastlines to trek, Pillhead Cider House is an ideal spot to call home whilst you explore the best of Devon.


  • One double bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request) with TV and en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, living and dining area with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Wood provided October - April
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer and dishwasher
  • 2 x TV, DVD player, HiFi sound system, Radio, CD Player, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Communal grounds and farmland with lawn, furniture, barbecue and heated swimming pool
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: Pillhead Farm is a working farm
  • Note: Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • Note: Outdoor heated swimming pool, shared with other properties on-site, (15' x 30' x 4' to 5' deep) with paddling pool (10' x 9' x 1'6" deep) is available from the Friday immediately preceding the last bank holiday in May to the first Friday in September, 10am-evening
  • Note: Electric cars cannot be charged on site, but there is a free charging point 4 minute drive away

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Westward Ho! 3 miles; Appledore and Instow 3.5 miles; Clovelly 11 miles; Saunton Sands 16 miles; Bude 25 miles.

Bideford is an historic maritime town on the River Torridge in North Devon. There has been a settlement at Bideford for over a thousand years and it has been an important port throughout its history. Today, Bideford is a thriving town with a fine selection of shops (including individual shops), cafes and restaurants, a park and the Atlantic Village Outlet Shopping Centre located on the outskirts of the town. Bideford is in a fantastic location to explore the surrounding area. It is just a few miles from Westward Ho!, which is dominated by two miles of spectacular coastline and proudly retains the prestigious Blue Flag award year upon year. Its sandy beach, backed by a unique pebble ridge, attracts visitors from all over the country and offers fantastic bathing and watersport activities. Just beyond the pebble ridge is Northam Burrows Country Park, which lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has 253 hectares of grassy coastal plain with salt marsh, sand dunes and grasslands. The country park is also home to England's oldest golf course. The South West Coastal Path and the famous traffic-free Tarka Trail are close by, providing magnificent walking and cycling opportunities. The award-winning Big Sheep all weather family attraction and the Ultimate Adventure Centre are approximately a mile down the road, with the Atlantic Village Outlet Shopping Centre and Supermarket a couple of miles away. The delightful quayside village of Appledore and the pretty beach at Instow are both just over three miles away, whilst the traditional market town of Barnstaple is just ten miles away, and the picturesque fishing village of Clovelly, with its quaint cobbled streets, is eleven miles away. The North Devon coast also boasts numerous outstanding beaches, many within easy reach, including those found at Instow, Saunton Sands, Croyde, Woolacombe and Bude. This is an area of breathtaking beauty, with plenty to see and do for all ages.

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