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The Bushel

(Ref. 959545)

Bideford, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is extremely comfortable, clean and well equipped with everything you needed, it is a bit dated but the views from the front are beautiful."

    It’s location is great not too far from the A39 but far enough away down country lanes to feel away from everything. The owners are very welcoming and their dogs friendly.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.4Jul 2023

  • "Everything i Needed for my holiday was provided"

    Reviewed by George5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a very nice time, Rob and Ellen, thank you very much, Kev."

    Not the grass cutter, Kev&Shirley A

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2023

  • "Ellen & Robert lovely couple so friendly and helpful."

    Beautiful views and very peaceful. Lovely cosy little cottage everything needed is there

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0May 2023

  • "Wonderful location with beautiful views."

    Made very welcome, by both Ellen and Rob who are very friendly. The barn is so cosy, comfortable and warm. It has everything you need for a relaxing week away.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Apr 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay to clear the cobwebs away!"

    Reviewed by Ishwar5.0Oct 2022

  • "I found it to be just what I required for a restful week, and the good finishing ..."

    I found it to be just what I required for a restful week, and the good finishing was a bonus and I'm looking forward to booking again next year

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful setting and views, comfortable little barn but bench out the front could do with replacing as quite old and crumbling, also the knife set in the kitchen needs replacing too as handles just don't look pretty, apart from that it was perfect."

    Reviewed by Emma4.1Jul 2022

  • "Lovely location, very friendly owners."

    Would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Sep 2021

  • "Other visitors have mentioned basic facilities need improving but this has not been carried out."

    We would not consider this property again until this has been done. The sofa was very worn and each person was made to lean to the centre, due to wear. For a small amount, this could have been helped by using, a throw. The oil cloth on the kitchen table, had several holes in it, and was very worn,; again for a small sum, this could have been simply replaced . There was no fish slice, so to cook and serve a full English was more difficult than need be, as with other dishes. Only a palette knife was available for turning cooked food. Not what I expected!! Location was very good for visiting local towns and beaches. Mrs A Lane August 2021

    Thank you for your comments. We have discussed these points with the owner who will address these points. There is now a fish slice in the property, the other one had gone missing over the summer season. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrienne2.8Aug 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Bushel."

    The location is perfect , the hosts are very friendly, everything in the cottage works and everything you need is there. Our only observation is that fittings and facilities are looking a bit 'tired and could do with a makeover which other reviewers have also noted. However, that didn't spoil our stay in any way so will not stop us returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4May 2021

  • "Lovley"

    Reviewed by Amin5.0May 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our bank holiday weekend stay!"

    Beautiful location and so quiet and peaceful. The area has everything you need within a short distance including beautiful beaches, pubs, shops etc. Made to feel so welcome by Mr and Mrs Lee who were happy to help! Thanks for a lovely stay. Gary and Harriet. X

    Reviewed by Harriet3.8Apr 2021

  • "Not luxury accommodation, but had everything required and the kitchen was well equipped and the bed very comfortable."

    The setting and surrounding area was really beautiful with wonderful walks right from the doorstep and lovely places to visit within easy reach. The 6 lakes were an added bonus and much enjoyed and Rob and Ellen and the rest of family were lovely.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.4Oct 2020

  • "Location of the cottage feels like it is the middle of nowhere, it's so peaceful and dark at night."

    Great for stargazing but you're only 10 minutes from shops & the main A39 so driving to the coast or attractions is easy. Welcoming hosts and brilliant unspoilt fishing. If you're expecting luxury, this is not the cottage for you but it's homely and down to earth. It has everything you'll ever need including a hairdryer, wahing machine, pegs, washing basket, iron & ironing board, vacuum cleaner, broom & dustpan and brush for sweeping the pesky leaves off the floor. We really loved it and we'll certainly book again.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Oct 2020

  • "Think the pictures need updating"

    Reviewed by Grahame2.2Aug 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay here."

    The accommodation is modest, but perfectly comfortable, including the bed, and situated in a working farm with wonderful views over the valley. Robert and Ellen were friendly and helpful throughout our stay, and allowed us to fish in their ponds and spend time in their badger hide. The farm is situated in an ideal location for beaches of outstanding natural beauty, and has a feeling of being off the beaten track, yet there are supermarkets only a few minutes drive away, so super-convenient too. I feel really grateful for our time at The Bushel and would definitely come and stay again. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Aug 2020

  • "There was nothing to fault with this accomodation."

    Everything was as described and the owners were so friendly and hospitable.The views from the cottage were amazing and there were so many lovely places to visit within quite short distances.We will certainly be recommending this property to anyone looking for a peaceful break in the country. Derek and Eveline Jones Dorset

    Reviewed by Eveline5.0Sep 2019

  • "Accommodation was lovely, Mr & Mrs Lee greeted us well."

    Unfortunately the weather wasn’t at its best but that didn’t detract from the cottage’s beautiful location. Bit tricky to find but when we did it was in a really convenient location. If you are a fisher person, it’s great too. It’s tranquil and a relaxing place to be. We enjoyed our time at this cottage and would recommend it to anyone who loves peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by Margot3.8Sep 2019

  • "A massive thank you to mr & Mrs Lee, the location of The Bushel was perfect for us."

    It was so peaceful and relaxing. The cottage was so well equipped, above and beyond any other self catering place we've been to. The scones and cream were most enjoyable sat on the patio whilst taking in the views. The biggest bonus for us was the fishing, several well stocked lakes, a catch to be had at every cast and a 2 minute walk from the cottage. Although the weather was not as we would have liked The Bushel is not that far from a lot of the main attractions Devon has to offer. This is the ideal place for those who want to get away and forget the hustle and bustle of life. Once again thank you for our relaxing time at The Bushel and we look forward to a return visit. Julie & Chris....Hampshire.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely, friendly people, willing to help if necessary."

    Cottage sufficient with kitchen and utensils, settee, table and chairs and an en-suite. Not the most comfortable cottage we have stayed in. No wi fi available which was a minus, although I believe there are plans to improve this. The access to the cottage was the biggest problem as there are single track roads ( and a final single track farm road) with overgrown planting on both sides, including brambles (thorns!). You need to be competent at reversing your vehicle, as locals are not willing to do this !!! Also the parking, although technically is ‘off road’, is only available on the verge of the farm track, with tractors and lorries passing close by. Not within view from the cottage. Lovely views from the lounge / kitchen window.

    Reviewed by Sandra3.8Jul 2019

  • "As predicted,the Sat Nav let us down in the final moments and the track to the farm is a little lumpy."

    But having got there the hosts were very friendly and helpful,even laying on scones and cream in the fridge as well as a few extras.The accommodation was very clean but quite basic.If you are looking for plush indoor surroundings this may not be for you,but the views are beautiful and the area is very peaceful so if you are looking for a quiet relaxing holiday this is the place for you!

    Reviewed by John3.8Jul 2019

  • "Lovely holiday."

    .. lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings and lovely hosts..... brilliant holiday

    Reviewed by Nigel3.8Jun 2019

  • "Relaxing holiday in peaceful surroundings."

    Owners were very welcoming

    Reviewed by Jill5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely location."

    Peaceful, rural and the sheep were a little beautiful. The owners were friendly but unobtrusive although their dogs were less so. Not a problem though as they were cute as anything. Great place to chill. Nice base to access the North Devon coast we even went into Cornwall for a day. Daring but necessary

    Reviewed by Tony4.1Aug 2018

  • "The Bushell was just as described on the website."

    Our hosts were very friendly and helpful. The accommodation had everything you would need. The location was so peaceful, and although we are not into fishing, we can appreciate that some people would have enjoyed catching some really big fish. It was only a very few minutes drive from the major supermarkets, and yet was in the middle of beautiful countryside. It is an ideal location for exploring North Devon. We will certainly recommend this gem of a place, and will not hesitate to return there again.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Aug 2018

  • "The directions for getting to the cottage were inadequate - a sign at the bottom of the lane at the junction with the Littleham road would be helpful and "E" miles mean nothing to me."

    We found the owners very friendly and helpful and couldn't fault in anything in the cottage - really well appointed and comfortable and wonderful views over the countryside

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2018

  • "Very friendly owners views from cottage brilliant"

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2018

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  • All on one level with some steps leading to the property
  • 1 x double with en-suite with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV, Wifi, DVD
  • Sofa bed
  • Fuel and power inc Bed linen and Towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Front patio area with seating
  • Shared garden with barbecue
  • Lakes with fishing
  • One pet welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times due to livestock £30 p/w
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 3 miles
  • Coast 5 miles.

The property

Surrounded by fields and woodlands, this converted barn provides cosy and comfortable accommodation near the market town of Bideford, North Devon.

An ideal retreat for a couple seeking peace and tranquillity.

Step into the open plan sitting area and admire the views across the countryside and towards the lakes and beyond through the large windows.

The open beams give a rustic feel to this comfortable area and the attractively furnished bedroom enjoys an en-suite.

Outside, the private patio is perfect for lazing on sunny days, sipping cool drinks and ideal for al fresco dining or join in with a barbecue evening in the large garden area which is shared with similar cottages on-site.

Being set on a working farm guests are welcome to be in thick of things at lambing time or pop down to one of the lakes for a spot of fishing, wildlife spotting or simply enjoy the canopy of stars unblemished by city lights.

The market town of Bideford is nearby and offers shops and quayside cafes or hop on a boat to the wildlife haven of Lundy Island or a coastline cruise.

The vast expanse of sandy beach at Westward Ho! makes a fabulous day out for sun-worshippers, toe dippers and surfers.

The beach has a high pebble ridge which separates it from Northam Burrows where golf lovers can play on the oldest links course in England and enjoy the views at the same time.

A trip to the old fishing village of Appledore or the cobbled streets of Clovelly are wonderful browsing days with winding streets and art galleries galore.

An experience of rural life, a perfect break to escape your busy routine.

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About the location


Barnstaple 10 miles.

Straddling the Torridge estuary, the quaint bustling town of Bideford boasts a medieval bridge, town quay, quaint pannier market and vibrant shopping area - all well worth a visit. For the more active, several major surfing beaches, golf courses, theme parks and other attractions are nearby and the South West coast path passes close by on its way into Cornwall. The beautiful cliff-top fishing village of Clovelly is half an hour by road, and the delights of Exmoor and Dartmoor can be reached in under an hour. Surf the waves, stroll through pretty villages, wander along the Tarka Trail, visit a famous garden or have some fun at one of the local theme or farm parks – it’s all on the doorstep.

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Note: Lakes on site, children must be supervised.
Note: Max 2 adults with one child accepted at an extra £35 p/wk.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas