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 tranquil Pillhead 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 and a shared picnic area with benches. 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.
A relaxing coastal escape for friends and family, Garden Cottage offers a one-of-a-kind holiday experience in the heart of historic Bideford.
With its outdoor heated swimming pool and 130-acre natural grounds, this retreat is a lovely place to return to each day that goes by.
Inside you will discover a cosy lounge, elevated by a feature fireplace, with a collection of comfy seating and a glimpse of charm.
There is a modern kitchen which continues through to a dining room, also including a piano for the musically inclined.
Upstairs three wonderful bedrooms await, the first is presented as a four poster double, with two twin rooms following, each complimented by ample storage.
A family bathroom ties the accommodation together, comprising of a bath with a shower over.
Three bedrooms: 1 x four poster double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen.
Dining room. Sitting room.
- Oil central heating
- Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV's with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Stairgate, two highchairs, and two travel cots
- Off-road parking for 2 cars
- Bike storage
- Lawned garden to the front, with picnic bench
- 130-acre natural grounds and orchard (shared with owner and other properties on-site)
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop and pub 1 mile
- Note: Outdoor heated swimming pool (shared with other properties on-site, 4.5m x 9.1m, depth 1.2m-1.5m, open 10am-evening mid May-mid September)
- Toddler pool (shared, 3m x 2.7m, depth 0.5m, open 10am-evening mid May-mid September)
- Note: Steps up to the entrance, and steps between rooms
- Note: Check-in time 4pm
- Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.
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, and the pretty villages of Appledore and Instow are just over three miles away. Plus there are cycling and walking opportunities along the nearby Tarka Trail. 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.
This property offers the following short breaks: