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The Cottage

(Ref. 959546)

Bideford, Devon Show on map


  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "This property was lovely and the owners had two very friendly dogs."

    We had a lovely stay. Thank you Andrea + John

    Reviewed by Andrea Dawn5.0Mar 2023

  • "It was a lovely base to explore the area."

    The cottage was comfortable and well equipped. The owners were friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Alec5.0Dec 2022

  • "Really lovely location, enjoyed our trip exploring the amazing local beaches and attractions eg The Big Sheep."

    Very helpful owners and thank you for the cream tea left for us.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Oct 2022

  • "The property owners were friendly and helpful."

    Accommodation was excellent in a lovely setting. Close to attractions, towns and beaches. Would definitely recommend a stay at this property.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely clean cottage with very friendly hosts and great grounds to explore with the children."

    A great location being a stones throw from the A39 and Westward Ho, the big sheep etc. Would love to come back another year.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely friendly hosts , great location , peaceful setting but still situated close to many locations , excellent pub for good food a mile away ."

    Would love to return one day .

    Reviewed by Kay5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful location, lovely cottage & very friendly owners."

    Would love to go back!

    Reviewed by Karena5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage had everything you needed, was very cosy and in an excellent location."

    Robert and his wife (owners) were a lovely couple. Really friendly dogs. We enjoyed the Cream Tea provided at the cottage. We did have bad weather when we were there, however we went out every day and took our dog on lots of coastal walks. We will definitely be back again. Thank you both for such an enjoyable time.

    Reviewed by Arleen5.0Feb 2022

  • "Our hosts were very warm and welcoming."

    The accommodation and environment had everything we needed. We had a very relaxing and comfortable stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2021

  • "The Cottage had everything we needed, the kitchen was extremely well equipped with everything you needed and more, all appliances were of very good quality, bed was comfortable, the lounge had a log burner and the sofas were large and comfortable."

    There was a cream tea waiting for us on arrival. Robert and Ellen were very helpful. The fishing lake kept my husband occupied when were at the cottage. There is plenty to do in the area and although the weather wasn't brilliant it didn't stop us going out and about. The area is very scenic with quaint villages. We will be going back later in the year.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0May 2021

  • "Ellen and Rob were great hosts."

    .always with a smile and interesting knowledge of the area . The cottage is cosy and warm , spacious and well kitted out . Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Fiammetta5.0Apr 2021

  • "Regretfully our experience was not a good one, despite our expectations being high, looking at the photos of the property."

    The outside photo on your website is out of date, where the white painted exterior is now very weathered. Internally the kitchen is very 'tired', and the cleanliness of the fittings/crockery leaves a lot to be desired, in particularly in this period of Covid-19 pandemic. Whilst the internal furnishing is comfortable, the bed linen has not been replaced since the original photos, and one bed had some particularly bad staining on the mattress. Finally, the heating system is unsatisfactory in that there is no control for visitors - the on/off times seemed to be controlled in the adjoining house, even though we asked if they could be changed, we didn't notice any change. Also, the radiator in the bedroom we used never worked, we were told it was the end of the line so it takes a long time to warm up, but it never heated up all week.

    Thank you for your feedback, I can assure you that we take all comments seriously. We are disappointed that you did not have the experience you had hoped for during your stay. The outside of the property has weathered and it will be painted as soon as the weather allows. Cleanliness is something we pride ourselves in and so were surprised by your comments. Had you informed the owners, who live next door, any issues would have been dealt with as necessary. The mattress is being replaced. If there were any issues with heating, once again the owners are next door and would have been happy to adjust temperatures and times as you felt comfortable and even provide extra heating if necessary. We do hope you will holiday with us again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet2.2Oct 2020

  • "Extremely comfortable cottage - warm and cosy, bed and living room very comfortable."

    Kitchen well equipped. Very clean. Very friendly welcome - cream tea an unexpected treat. Beautiful views down the valley and across to Dartmoor in the distance. Fishing ponds a great place to walk around - or fish ... Surrounded by lovely countryside but only 10 minutes from the amenities at Bideford or the beaches. The coastal walkssbd scenery in the area are superb. Definitely recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2020

  • "Great property, plenty of hot water and good heating."

    Lots of kitchen things and comfy beds. Good location for the beach and owners are very friendly.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2020

  • "Comfortable accommodation in part of the original farmhouse with the farming family living on site."

    Although it is not possible to walk to shops or a pub or restaurant these are within a few minutes drive. In all, a lovely relaxing holiday in a beautiful part of the country with plenty of places to visit in the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2020

  • "Good property and nice owners"

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was very well situated for many nearby facilities, both dry day and wet day activities."

    The owners made us feel very welcome and offered helpful ideas for things to do. we found the cottage well equipped and very peaceful. We would certainly stay here again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2019

  • "The owners very friendly and enjoyed the peace and quiet and the fishing"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2019

  • "We went on a family break with five adults, but the cottage and grounds are also fantastic for children."

    Ellen and Rob made us very welcome, with cream tea on arrival and help with anything we needed. Great position. Lovely peaceful rural setting but only a short drive to sandy beaches, coastal path and good choice of supermarkets. Well fitted and equipped kitchen with all usual necessities, comfortable sitting room, with wood burner and 2 recliner sofas comfy beds. Probably one of the best all-round cottages for us.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2018

  • "It was a good place, very welcoming owners and we enjoyed our holiday very much."

    Reviewed by Laraine3.8Jun 2018

  • "These guys were superb at their work in so many ways,everything was clean and tidy,the welcome was so warm and friendly ."

    Fishing was awesome and out Mia caught some big carp,it was productive at every visit.Rob took the kids down for a late night badger hunt,,,,you could not want for more,stunning walks and privacy,if we lived nearer i would just go to see them as friends.Thank you! Oh forgot Cream tea was in the fridge awaiting us...

    Reviewed by Tom5.0May 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x double with two single beds
  • Shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom, basin and WC
  • Open plan kitchen with dining area, sitting room with wood burning stove, utility room.
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, Wifi
  • Fuel and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and Towels inc in rent
  • Cot and high chair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared garden and grounds with BBQ
  • Shared play area
  • Fishing available on-site (by arrangement, licence required) One pet welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times due to livestock £30 p/w
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub/restaurant 1.5 miles, beach 3 miles
  • Note: Fenced lakes in grounds
  • Note: Max 4 adults and 2 children.

The property

Nestling in unspoiled countryside, just a few miles from the north Devon coast, The Cottage, is one of three self-catering holiday cottages positioned on a working farm with children’s play area and fishing lakes on site.

The perfect choice for a traditional family holiday, the cottage adjoins the rear of the owners’ farmhouse and overlooks the farmyard and lake.

A single-storey building with open plan kitchen and dining area, there is a cosy living room, pleasantly furnished with modern woodburning stove.

Two bedrooms offer versatile sleeping with one double room and a family room with a double bed and two single beds.

There is a separate shower room.

The owners’ farmland extends over 100 acres and often you will encounter the sheep who act as useful lawnmowers and keep the grass cut in the picnic area.

There is a large play area to keep children amused or why not have a go at a spot of fishing in the three lakes on site.

Weather permitting guests can try their hand at clay pigeon shooting arranged through the owner.

Just a few miles away is the glorious flat sands at Westward Ho! an ideal family beach with gently shelving sands and rock pools for little ones’ to play.

Nearby, RHS gardens at Rosemoor and Docton Hill, and the coastal path and Tarka trail will appeal to those who enjoy exploring on foot or by bike.

Family fun is on hand at The Big Sheep and there are nearby shops and supermarkets 2 miles away.

With much on offer in and around the area The Cottage is an ideal choice for a fun filled family self-catering holiday.

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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. Livestock on site, dogs on leads please. Max 4 adults and 2 children

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas