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Little Acorn

Lake near Tawstock, Devon (Ref. 974348)


(50 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "Can't really fault the annex if you don't mind climbing the stairs."

    The host family are truly very friendly and helpful an excellent place for a holiday home.

    Reviewed by RaymondMay 2022

  • "It is clear from earlier reviews here and in the visitor's book at the property that this property is thought of highly and we can only confirm that this property has been put together so well with such hospitality from Andi and Alli."

    We enjoyed it so much (so homely) and continued to find those "extras" that made this stay like home. Wonderful - we will return as it is a wonderful centre to visit North Devon and relax..

    Reviewed by ColinApr 2022

  • "A really nice apartment perfect for exploring the local area and beyond, all the ..."

    A really nice apartment perfect for exploring the local area and beyond, all the main supermarkets and Barnstaple within walking distance, can't fault in any way, a lovely welcome pack and ali the owner couldn't be more helpful would definitely recommend

    Thank you for you feedback. So glad you had a good time, and enjoyed the welcome pack. Hope to see you again at Little Acorn. Ali Property Owner

    Reviewed by BadenMar 2022

  • "Little Acorn is conveniently located for exploring North Devon."

    The accommodation exceeded our expectations with its lovely clean modern decor. Ali and Andy are very welcoming hosts and add little touches which make the cottage and experience personal. We have stayed in many holiday cottages and Little Acorn is amongst the very best.

    Thank you so much - what lovely words. It’s always nice to hear we’ve made your holiday special. Hope to see you again at Little Acorn. Ali Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2021

  • "Little Acorns is a real home from home."

    The apartment was immaculate with lovely fresh smelling towels and bedding, it was very comfortable with lovely views across the valley. The area is peaceful but close to all amenities and easy to get to places like Clovelly, Woolacombe, Hartland etc. Ali and her family are friendly and helpful and the added touches they left with the flowers, scones jam and cream and biscuits. We would not hesitate in returning and highly recommend the property to anyone wanting a holiday in North Devon.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2021

  • "Lovely, relaxing, clean accommodation located close to the amenities of Barnstable."

    Welcome pack was a delightful treat. Very friendly and helpful owner. Would book again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2021

  • "Best ever self catering we have ever had, our hosts couldn't do enough for us."

    Would recommend this accommodation to everyone.

    Reviewed by KeithJul 2021

  • "Wonderful place to stay."

    Perfect owners, there if you need them but not intrusive. Accommodation had everything you needed and a comfy bed to come back to. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by LynneJun 2021

  • "The apartment was very cosy and extremely well appointed and the welcome and hospitality of the owners was second to none."

    Reviewed by LizJun 2021

  • "Ali and Andy are the perfect hosts."

    Little Acorn is beautiful & has everything you need. It's well positioned to visit many places and a joy to return to for a relaxing evening. After a long journey it was lovely to arrive to a delicious cream tea. I hope we make it back there one day to meet this lovely family again, & not forgetting their gorgeous dog, Lenny.

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2021

  • "Little acorns has got to be the best place I've stayed, it was a perfect location, a beautiful one bed apartment loved the views even when it rained, perfectly clean, and the hosts were so lovely nothing was to much trouble for them, very thoughtful with milk in fridge & jam cream & scones."

    Loved everything about it, we will definitely be going back & will recommend to everyone.

    Reviewed by SamMay 2021

  • "Ideal place for couples."

    Very nice and very helpful owners.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2021

  • "The flat is very well appointed and run by a lovely friendly family who leave you to do your own thing, but are there if needed."

    The flat is everything as promised and more. A welcome pack of milk, cream tea for two, tea, coffee and biscuits, along with some fresh flowers. Everything is like new and a lovely fresh bright feel to the accommodation. It's in a good position, close to Barnstaple town centre and a supermarket in walking distance, but we drove there! We really enjoyed the week and have only good thoughts and were sorry we had not booked longer, and will try and find time to come back in the future.

    Reviewed by StephenApr 2021

  • "Lovely greeting by Ali."

    The goodies on arrival were much appreciated. Lenny the dog wonderful.

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2021

  • "Beautiful place every cosy and homely with a lovely welcome pack and friendly greeting."

    Great surroundings and veiw from the balcony.had an amazing week

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2020

  • "Top quality accommodation."

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2020

  • "The space to use as more than just a place to sleep."

    On not so nice weather days we were able to stay in without being on top of each other. It is well placed for trips into Cornwall - we went to Bude but also we could walk into Barnstable when the weather was good.

    Reviewed by JoyOct 2020

  • "Ali, the host, was great."

    Communication with her for arrival and questions about the place could not have been better. We had everything we needed. It was a quiet retreat for us and we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by MaryannOct 2020

  • "This holiday was enjoyed very much, mainly because of the location, the facilities and the hospitality of Ali and her family at Little Acorn."

    Reviewed by DianaSep 2020

  • "A lovely one bedroom upstairs annex to the owners property which has everything you need for a holiday in North Devon."

    Owner left a very nice cream tea with a selection of drinks and goodies which was a welcome surprise on arrival after a long drive. Barnstable is a good central location for many of the tourist attractions and walks in North Devon and Somerset.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2020

  • "This apartment was a great find exceeded all expectations."

    Ali & Andy were very welcoming and shared their knowledge of the local area with us. Highly recommend this apartment the balcony gave us superb views of the countryside and a great place to relaxin the sun. Tony & Marie

    Reviewed by TonyAug 2020

  • "We loved Little Acorn - Ali Moore the owner was very helpful - we were welcomed with a wonderful selection of delicious ‘goodies’."

    We thoroughly enjoy our holiday and enjoyed our stay in Little Acorn - thank you Ali.

    Reviewed by DoreenJul 2020

  • "We had great weather along with great accommodation, location good with the host Ali and Andy very friendly."

    Just need to be prepared to book any activities and visits to gardens as limited places due to the current measures in place for social distancing. We still enjoyed our time away, a well deserved rest in a very lovely part of the country.

    Reviewed by DeborahJul 2020

  • "Accommodation perfect"

    Reviewed by RogerFeb 2020

  • "Little Acorn , Is perfect for a couple, very clean, with everything you need for a great stay."

    The owners (Ali & Andy) are friendly and welcoming and go that extra mile to make your stay so good. with in walking distance of Barnstaple . A little gem

    Reviewed by StephenDec 2019

  • "The weather was pretty dire along with most of the rest of the country but it was good to know we had a warm and comfortable apartment to go back too."

    It contained every thing we needed to make our holiday go smoothly and the owners were very friendly and lived next door so when we had a problem with the TV they came straight away to fix it.

    Reviewed by LizSep 2019

  • "The owners were very friendly without being intrusive."

    Ali and Andy were extremely helpful and on hand for any information. It was a clean comfortable and well positioned accommodation. We hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by WendySep 2019

  • "Really lovely accommodation with excellent hosts who were friendly and considerate."

    Everything that you need is there. Great view from the balcony. Very comfy and clean. Close to great beaches and Barnstaple. Perfect for anyone looking for some chill time or an active holiday.

    Reviewed by PennyAug 2019

  • "A fantastic holiday home, perfectly placed to visit the beaches & harbours of North Devon."

    A very roomy carriage style home presented impeccably, with everything you could possibly need and more. Lovely landlady who was super thoughtful & kind. We had a wonderful week here.

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2019

  • "The owners are lovely people, and went out of their way to make sure we had a very enjoyable stay"

    Reviewed by HAug 2019

  • "The hosts made us "at home" right from the first minute we arrived in Little Acorn."

    The arrival pack was exceptional and the accommodation far exceeded our expectations. It was a great advert for Sykes Cottages and we will always look at Sykes first again for another cottage based break. Thanks very much.

    Reviewed by JimJul 2019

  • "A very warm welcome,the lovely treats cream tea, cookies ,fruit bowl and flowers were a wonderful surprise."

    there is everything you would need in the flat. clean and tidy. a very enjoyable stay. thank you.

    Reviewed by DaveJun 2019

  • "Lovely friendly welcome, beautiful, clean and homely apartment, fantastic views and convenient location."

    Reviewed by WendyMay 2019

  • "Excellent holiday accommodation."

    On arrival there was a cream tea for us as well as a bowl of fruit, On the table there was a vase of beautiful roses. The owners were very friendly and the view from the balcony looking over a field of sheep was very restful. There was everything we needed in the apartment including beautiful thick towels. It couldn't have been better

    Reviewed by LesMay 2019

  • "Just a lovely little apartment with great views but we wasn’t aware of the the ..."

    Just a lovely little apartment with great views but we wasn’t aware of the the other buildings next to us was not linked to our owners home

    Reviewed by AmandaApr 2019

  • "Our second visit was as good as the first!"

    We were again given a friendly welcome, delicious goodies and flowers. We visited Arlington Court, walked round Wistlandpound Reservoir and walked at Baggy Point. We dodged the hail showers by spending an afternoon at the cinema in Barnstaple! Due to Ali’s attention to detail we are happy to highly recommend this cottage. Rosemary and Peter

    Reviewed by RosemaryMar 2019

  • "Little Acorns was very clean, tidy warm and cosy."

    Ideal for the two of us taking a break. on arrival we were welcomed with a bottle of bubbly, flowers, fruit and a devon cream tea. What wonderful hosts and family. Brilliant location and accommodation.

    Reviewed by StephenDec 2018

  • "Little Acorn is an excellent base for touring North Devon and Cornwall."

    It is a beautiful apartment with everything there that you might need for a really comfortable stay.The kitchen and lounge have lovely far reaching views and it was just wonderful to lie in bed at night and look at the stars. It is in a really quiet and peaceful area, but only a few minutes from the main roads and shops. Ali and Andy are a really lovely couple, nothing was too much trouble for them, and the cream tea on arrival was superb. We hope to go back again one day and would highly recommend this holiday apartment to anyone who is looking for something a little bit special.

    Reviewed by Graham and JoanNov 2018

  • "The heating is controlled by the owners as there isn't a separate control at the property yet."

    This is a bit is an issue in November, the owners did provide a heater and said to contact them if we wanted the heating on more than they provided. A separate control would be ideal as you don't want to keep bothering the owners. In the summer months this wouldn't be an issue. The pressure for the hot water could be improved too.

    Reviewed by AlanNov 2018

  • "Best cottage we’ve stayed in -spacious, spotless and a great location."

    Super welcome and goodies on arrival- thanks Ali! Already looking forward to our next visit! Rosemary and Peter

    Reviewed by RosemaryNov 2018

  • "Accodation very clean and modern, owner very helpful, made the visit a pleasure"

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2018

  • "Little Acorns exceeded expectations."

    Far enough from Barnstaple to be a quiet retreat, yet close enough to walk to should you wish to. The accommodation was very clean and comfortable and our hosts Alison and Andy were friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by JanSep 2018

  • "Would highly recommend Little Acorn to everyone and it deserves a 5 star rating."

    Ali and Andy are great hosts the welcome pack was fab especially the clotted cream !! Everything you could possibly need was there. The location is great for all the places you could wish to visit . Wishing Ali and Andy all the best and carry on doing a fantastic job.

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2018

  • "I needed somewhere to stay for 10 nights due to business commitments."

    I tried to book in to a hotel but alas they were all full. Fortunately I stumbled upon Sykes Cottages and Little Acorn and booked up. What a delight I was met by the owner given the keys etc. The apartment was superb; fridge freezer, oven, washing machine and tumble drier, kettle, coffee machine, toaster etc. I went shopping beforehand, for basic provisions like washing up liquid, salt and pepper, washing tablets etc but there really is no need, basics were supplied. Even a cream tea (scones, jam and clotted cream) was waiting for me! Little Acorn is a 15-20 min walk in to town, very private and quiet. If I get the opportunity to travel to North Devon again I will certainly stay at Little Acorn.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2018

  • "Little Acorn is an absolutely beautiful apartment in such a lovely setting."

    It had everything we needed and more. The hosts were amazing, leaving little touches like a cream tea on arrival - nothing was too much trouble for them. The neighbours were friendly too, making us feel very welcome and at home, we would have loved to stay longer, We had a wonderful break even without the sunshine - typical of holidaying in England!

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2018

  • "Everything was as previous reviews from the excellent views the lovely Ali and Andy ,and the apartment it ticks all the boxes and they are doing an excellent job ,the scones and all the other things they supplied,the neighbors were very friendly and you can discover lots of Devon with local buses and train station nearby."

    Reviewed by GAug 2018

  • "This was a very well presented property and hosts terrific"

    Reviewed by JaniceJul 2018

  • "The best reception from the hosts we have ever had!"

    !! Nothing was too much trouble for them, they always found time to have a little chat, so friendly and obliging nothing was too much trouble. The accommodation was tip top very clean spacious and beautifully kept.

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2018

  • "This appartement was very convenient cosy and beautifull."

    The view was fantastic There was a large range of comfort and a pretty garden to sit in there was many touristic informatiion of the area, books to read and DVD to watch . Barnstaple is a nice little town with many shops and weekly an antique and curiosity market. It is also a good place to visit by car,bus of train the touristic places. Ali and Andy were very helpfull and gave us all the informatiion we could need. This appartements is really the best we ever had ( we travel already more than 43 years) We recommand this lovely house to everybody. PS: We stayed for 3 weeks. Vercauteren Freddy from Belgium

    Reviewed by FreddyJun 2018

  • "Ali went that extra mile the welcome pack was excellent, fresh cream teas, fruit and above all the beautiful fresh freesias that smelt beautiful and lasted all week."

    This was the best cottage we have stayed in with wonderful views we will recommend it to all our friends. Thank you The Moore’s

    Reviewed by BerylMay 2018

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  • All first floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan sitting area with kitchen and dining area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, coffee machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking in courtyard
  • Own use of balcony with seating, and access to garden which is shared with owners
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: no children or infants at the property

The property

Barnstaple 1 mile.

Little Acorn is a superbly located, heart-warming annexe tucked away in the charming hamlet of Lake near Tawstock, a perfect base to return to after an adventure-filled day exploring the well-known Tarka Cycle Trail nearby.

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About the location


Exeter 40 miles.

Barnstaple enjoys a superb location at the mouth of the Taw Estuary, on the spectacular North Devon coastline between Westward Ho! and Croyde and is a short drive from the Exmoor National Park. Barnstaple is a busy traditional Devon coastal town with a pannier market, shops, restaurants and bars, along with two fabulous sandy beaches, which are popular with surfers and families. The town is renowned for its floral displays having won a Britain in Bloom award and flowers are found around every corner of the town in the most unusual places. Barnstaple lies at the end of the magnificent Tarka line railway journey, which takes you through the spectacular North Devon countryside of wooded river valleys, rugged moorland and a stretch of coastline, plus close by is the picture postcard coastal village of Clovelly. A combination of numerous long sandy beaches and family attractions makes Barnstaple a desirable holiday destination.

Region Information

Note: no children or infants at the property
Note: If you require 2nd April - 8th April 2022, please contact our reservations team to book your 6 night stay.