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Kingfisher Cottage

(Ref. 971305)

Ilfracombe, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was in a beautiful setting with great access to the coastal path and private beach."

    The facilities themselves were disappointing considering the price point. Basic things like tea/coffee could have been provided or at least an option to buy from the communal areas. This is the first holiday property where that hasn’t been available, yet was the most expensive. The property seemed run down, possibly a sign of being at the end of the summer season, but still disappointing given the cost.

    Reviewed by Sophie3.1Sep 2023

  • "Lovely location very comfortable beds ."

    The cottage was clean small and cosy perfect for the two of us and our dog.

    Reviewed by Marina5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage, perfectly located."

    Like home from home. Modern with all amenities fantastic fridge freezer and equipped kitchen. Amazing shower. Comfortable bedrooms. Having animals to feed was lovely my daughter could not have been happier. Exercise field a real bonus and beautiful cove. Would highly recommend will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic place."

    .lived every minute!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is our second visit to Widmouth, the first visit was before the cottages had a makeover and we enjoyed it then so it was even nicer to have more comfortable surroundings."

    The double bed in the main room was super comfy. Our only disappointment was how expensive eating out in Devon has become. Luckily the kitchen is well equipped for making your own food. Having the private beach was a real bonus and our dog loved it down there.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Kingfisher cottage,the cottage was really nice and ..."

    We had a lovely week at Kingfisher cottage,the cottage was really nice and comfortable,we all and our Dog Luna loved the Beach,was so nice to go there

    Reviewed by Gary4.1Oct 2022

  • "Kingfisher and Martin cottages for a week."

    It’s a stunning location in a valley down to a sheltered cove with own small beach and wonderful sea views along the coats. Our combined family stayed in Swallow, Kingfisher and Martin cottages. All we found comfortable, clean well set up and pleasant cottages. Site is dog and child friendly and the owners lovely and helpful. We liked the availability of site WiFI and the use of a separate lockable utility room with cloths wash and drying facilities and with a fridge and a freezer for overflow of things at times when there not quite enough room in the cottage’s small fridge/cold box We were impressed with the the thought and care that has gone into providing facilities for children and dogs on site and planting and pot plants around cottages.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a brilliant stay and will definitely come back again."

    The owners were lovely and very helpful. The only problem I had was navigating the drive front my cottage, as I have a big estate car and it was a little bit tight getting around the corner from where our cottage was.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.4Oct 2021

  • "Generally quite disappointed in the comfort of the accommodation."

    The mattresses were very soft, the pillows were very flat and uncomfortable sleeping experience as a result. Living room was comfortable and homely, but the TV screen was quite poor quality, the TV remote didnt link up with the TV at all, TV took ages to load and to change channel manually took about 5 seconds per channel. Kitchen was also a bit run down and basic. COVID impacted the items that could be provided for cleanliness.

    Reviewed by Greg2.8Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic location and in a Beautiful setting."

    Lovely little private beach. Beth and the family on hand if needed. Can't fault it. Will definitely return and stay again when next visiting the area. It is better than what you see in the pictures. Thanks again for a wonderful 5 nights.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Apr 2021

  • "Everything was lovely."

    It is a great set up and a beautiful location. On this occasion particularly helped by the weather. Due to the fact we had a dog I would have chosen (given the opportunity) one of the cottages with an outdoor space infront to allow her to roam freely. Appreciate this is not possible for all cottages due to space. The only issues I have with the stay is the cost which I believe is totally overpriced and the booking in and out times. I would normally expect to book into a place by about 2.00pm and book out between 10.00 - 11.00am on the day of departure. Considering the cost I was not impressed that we only had 2 nights and one full day in the place.

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.7Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was nice , shame about the weather."

    It was furnished lovely. Love all the reclaimed and up cycled furniture. The TV needs to be at least 3 times bigger and there were no sockets in the bedrooms to be bale to plug in any hairdryers or phones etc.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.8Oct 2020

  • "Great location, all cottages and grounds very well kept, ideal for walking, be aware that due to location, phone signal is and wifi is not as good as being in a town, a small price to pay for a relaxing holiday."

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in amazing setting."

    Ideal for animal lovers and beach lovers.

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Aug 2020

  • "Your description includes a washing machine in the property there was not one and no space for one."

    The property and grounds were lovely, great having the wildlife around especially the turkey who added a lot of fun albeit does not appear to like men. The owners were very pleasant and I am sure under different circumstances would have been more available for restaurant recommendations etc. All in all a great holiday and setting.

    Reviewed by Michelle3.8Jul 2020

  • "It was a perfect location and the cottage was clean, comfortable, and we had everything we needed."

    It was peaceful, and very dog friendly which was such a blessing. We would certainly come again.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful location and a comfy cottage."

    However the freezer was iced up and we couldn't shut the door. A lot of dirt and debris under the tv unit. Roasting dishes greasy. Kitchen backed onto a farm yard which was lovely but it wasn't swept or mucked out for a week attracting excess smell and flies into kitchen. House tired... a lot of cottages are being renovated but not ours. I would return

    Reviewed by Jennie3.1Jul 2019

  • "Lovely quaint comfortable cottage, the view of the cove from the double bedroom is to die for!"

    Amazing location!

    Reviewed by Emily3.8Jun 2019

  • "The whole weekend away was brilliant , at Kingfisher cottage they have thought of all your needs especially as we had 2 dogs with us ."

    The setting was amazing ,A quaint imacculatly clean cottage, surrounded by animals on the farm , and to top it all a private beach and beautiful coastal walks .We loved it

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Feb 2019

  • "Wonderful location, friendly owners and a lovely property with very comfy bed."

    Very dog friendly too.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0May 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size bedroom, 1 x twin bedroom
  • Bathroom with walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Shared utility room with 2 x coin-operated washing machine and 1 x coin operated tumble dryer, fridge,freezer and iron
  • TV with Freeview
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, stairgate and highchair on request
  • designated parking space, smoke free, dishwasher, seaside, wifi/broadband, dog friendly, stair-gate available, cot available, highchair available, family friendly, children friendly
  • Shared courtyard with furniture
  • Shared private beach 500 yards
  • Shared picnic area, dog exercise field, playground
  • One well-behaved dog welcome at £15.00, a further dog may be accepted on request
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm
  • This property accepts a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100
  • Note: The owners do have Wi-fi in the cottages, however being in a secluded spot, the wi-fi speed is much slower, which means streaming etc can be difficult Sending and receiving emails and messages is fine as well as internet browsing They are continuously investing in top of the range boosters to improve this but sometimes guests may experience intermittency This is beyond their control
  • Please note: Between 1st April - 30th September, this owner can only accommodate bookings on Friday changeovers.

The property

Lovely cottage, ideal for families and couples, with a ground floor living room and dining area and a kitchen, plus two bedrooms that share a bathroom.

Note: This property is onsite with Refs. 971309, 971308, 971307, 971306, 971299, 971301, 971300, 971302, 971303 and 971304, together they sleep 48.

Widmouth Farm Cottages, Watermouth

Widmouth Farm Cottages is in a unique position on the stunning North Devon Coast, between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin. With spectacular sea views, a private beach and 35 acres of beautiful headland to wander through, this really is a perfect setting for a holiday cottage. The owners, who live on the farm along with their sheep, goats, alpacas, pigs, chickens and ducks, provide a huge welcome to guests who just love to help at animal feeding time, walking their dog along the coast path or just relaxing on the private beach, just 500 yards from the cottages. The beach reveals a large sandy expanse at low tide when you can swim, fish or walk around to Watermouth Harbour and return on the coast path with stunning views across the bay. The cottages are beautifully presented; some have sea views and share the play area, dog exercise field, laundry facilities and picnic area where you could spend hours relaxing with some locally-sourced goodies whilst gazing at the spectacular sea views and glorious sunsets over Samson’s Bay. The cottages are a couple of miles from the unspoilt village of Berrynarbor, with a welcoming pub and village shop. Explore Watermouth Castle, the award-winning Tunnels beach and Combe Martin Wildlife Park, all of which are close to the cottages. Alternatively, visit Ilfracombe, where Damian Hirst's Verity statue rests above the picturesque harbour, and the bustling seafront has many good-quality restaurants and bars, along with small independent shops. If you can tear yourself away from the splendid setting of Widmouth Farm and its private beach, then the three mile long sandy beach at Woolacombe, which holds the England for Excellence Gold Award for best family resort and was voted the Best British Beach in the Mail On Sunday, is a short drive away. This really is a truly stunning location to spend relaxation time with your four-legged friends.

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

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About the location


Barnstaple 11 miles.

The bustling seaside town of Ilfracombe lies on a beautiful stretch of North Devon coastline, with five beaches, much of it owned by the National Trust. Ilfracombe is only a ten minute drive from Exmoor National Park, with its rolling countryside and quaint villages. Ilfracombe's heritage harbour and quay are spectacular, with many pubs, shops and restaurants and frequent live music, creating a lively, friendly atmosphere. From here, take a wildlife cruise, a fishing trip or a boat trip to magical Lundy Island, a place of natural beauty, which will provide you with an unforgettable experience. Ilfracombe is the centre for some of the finest walking country in England. Whether you enjoy a gentle promenade walk around Capstone Hill, tackling the rugged coastal path or prefer the river valleys and tranquillity of the moorland hills of Exmoor, you will find the scenery spectacular. Ilfracombe also boasts a number of high-quality eateries, with local fish being prominent on their menus. To the east of Ilfracombe are the unique villages of Lynton and Lynmouth with its clifftop railway, and to the west lie the delights of Clovelly and Hartland. Moreover just a short drive away is the 3 mile long golden beach of Woolacombe Bay, which was been voted one of the top 20 beaches in the world, the perfect place to relax in the sun or catch some waves surfing. Ilfracombe is the perfect location for a North Devon holiday, offering you a gateway to an exciting blend of stunning coastal scenery, seaside fun, rural tranquillity and centuries of heritage and style.

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Please note: Between 1st April - 30th September, this owner can only accommodate bookings on Friday changeovers.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas