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Partridge Cottage

Ilfracombe, Devon (Ref. 971307)


(14 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful property in an Amazing place, great place to take a dog as the walks are perfect,would definitely stay again"

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2022

  • "The cottage and the estate are immaculate."

    The attention to detail in ensuring a great stay is fabulous. The landscape gardeners were in during our stay and the surrounding plants, trees and flowers are spectacular. The dog walking field is brilliant, the walk to the private beach is five minutes and en route you can feed the alpacas, goats and sheep. We walked the costal route in both directions and the views are stunning. The cottage is lovely, the bathroom is compact but adequate. The heating was good, always had enough hot water for everyone’s showers, beds comfy and nice decor throughout. A couple of things were needed to improve my cooking experience, a serving spoon, a fish slice and recycling box to store recycling would have been helpful.. a peaceful, beautiful and tranquil spot, perfect for families to get together. Would happily return as a base to meet together, as my daughter lives and works locally. Thank you Widmouth Farm Estate, you are awesome.

    Reviewed by KaraSep 2021

  • "This cottage was advertised as a three double bedroom cottage, which it did indeed have."

    Although there were only two of us I usually book a bigger cottage because I find the facilities better. This cottage is no way suitable for six people as the kitchen and bathroom facilities were woefully inadequate. The bathroom measured 1.5 metres x 1.37 metres the bath was not a full size bath and this was the only toilet in the house. The kitchen was extremely short of cupboards with nowhere to put any occupiers food and provisions. The fridge was tiny and would not have held food sufficient for 6 people. The level of equipment was also poor, no measuring jug, no slotted spoon, no potato peeler, casserole dishes did not have lids and dirty baking trays. The cutlery was a mishmash of styles and qualities as was the glassware. The standard of the decor was poor, paintwork very chipped, carpets fraying, light bulbs not working, grubby dining seat covers and scatter cushions. On the plus side the bed was comfortable. We had to continually clear the kitchen of woodlice and slugs which suggest that the property was extremely damp. A two bedroom cottage on the same site seemed to be cheaper but had a much bigger kitchen and better and bigger bathroom. This was the worst holiday cottage I have rented for a long while.

    Thank you for your review Mrs Ellis and I’m sorry you did not enjoy your stay at Widmouth Farm. I understand you not wanting any ‘bad feeling’ during your stay, however I can not rectify any possible problems if I was not made aware. This could have possibly made your stay more enjoyable. However I hope it wasn’t all bad as you did stay for the whole week and not leave earlier. We have never in 20+ years of owning Partridge Cottage been told the cottage is not suitable for 6 people. The cottage has always done very well with bookings and is a perfectly good size for 6 people. Most guests who do book Partridge Cottage are families with children or group adults. The cottage is always booked week after week. The cottage is not advertised as a 3 double bedroom cottage, it is advertised as a king size, twin bedroom and a bunk bedroom cottage. When booking the cottage you would have seen pictures of the cottage and known what the cottage looks like - size wise for rooms. The cottage description also states that it has one bathroom. Partridge Cottage is an extremely old cottage, dating back to Victorian days. There is no damp in the cottage, however being so old and on a farm, sometimes woodlice can come in from the back door if open. This is the same in any property, whether it be new or old and I don't think it's a valid or fair point to make. Most guests actually repeat book Partridge Cottage for its quirky old windows, beams and character. Partridge Cottage is actually booked in the winter to have a completely new bathroom fitted, along with Pheasant Cottage. I will agree it is a small bathroom. However the bathroom size is completely adequate and not been mentioned before to myself. I am shocked to hear that the correct kitchen utensils were not in the kitchen as this is checked weekly and sorted if something is missing. I agree that the cutlery is a miss match, but only by the odd table knife or spoon. This is something that not many guests seem to mind. As a lot of our guests book multiple cottages, sometimes cutlery can get mixed between the odd cottage if they have been dining in both cottages, but I do endeavour to check this on change over days. The cottage is due a touch up of paint in the winter, this is something that we are aware of. However since re opening we have been booked every single week and we cant redecorate a cottage within a few hours of change over. The cottage was only re-decorated a year and a half ago and no one has mentioned a few chips before. The carpet is also only a year and a half old and has seemed to fray slightly by the entrance to the king size bedroom. This shall be sorted this week! I can not agree about any light bulbs not working as they get checked every Friday morning on change over and again at 5pm before guests arrive at 6pm. If a light bulb did go during your stay, I could have changed it for you if I had known. After looking at the scatter cushions and seat pads by the dining room table, I can agree they need a wash and shall be done this week. They are checked weekly and cleaned with our fogging machine and carpet cleaner regulary. Some the marks are permanent stains and cant be removed sadly. They shall be replaced in the winter when the cottage is re-decorated. Again, I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay at the farm. If you would like to discuss anything further, please email me or contact me via Sykes. Kind regards, Bethany - Manager Property Owner

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2021

  • "Stunning location, beautiful cottage, peaceful and quiet with access to private beach cove - fabulous holiday xx"

    Reviewed by GailSep 2021

  • "Fantastic accommodation, clean and decorated to a good standard."

    Very comfortable beds and a powerful shower. Very good for dogs - Partridge Cottage has a stone walled secure garden, and the exercise field is a great facility if you are staying in one of the cottages without a garden or of your dog cannot go off lead. The private beach is also secure and great for dogs. Location is outstanding, particularly if you enjoy the outdoors and wildlife - we saw a stoat, a lizard and porpoises either on or near the property. The route down to the beach and coast path is a little steep, but this is what makes the scenery so beautiful. Lovely views over the bay from the property and the adjacent southwest coast path. Hele Bay is a brisk 45 minute hike along the coast path, and you can walk to a decent pub in the opposite direction, c25 mins walk or the little cafe at Watermouth harbour, c20 mins. Quiet and peaceful during the evening too.

    Reviewed by EmilyJun 2021

  • "The scenery and the location were fantastic."

    The cottage was clean and comfortable and the owners on site were very helpful. We had a fantastic time and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by FrankMay 2021

  • "The cottage was in a lovely location and we had a great time with lots of coastal walks and trips to the beaches."

    We found the cottage to be comfortable and our only negative points were the very small bathroom and lack of any cleaning utensils (dust pan etc). Whilst I appreciate that Covid has made things more challenging it would probably be good to tell guests that there isn't any cleaning utensils (including basic brush etc). The tiled floors got very dirty and after spilling chocolate powder all over the kitchen floor I had to beg to borrow a dustpan and brush if I had known I would of brought my own.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2020

  • "This is our second visit to these cottages and we have recommended them to others."

    It is a really beautiful setting and there are plenty of places to visit. The staff are lovely too. We loved being surrounded by the animals and encouraged to feed them. The cottages are quite small - obviously there's nothing which can be done to change that as it would spoil their character but it means that there is not room for facilities such as a dishwasher or washing machine. They are lovely though and this time we enjoyed having an enclosed garden space. We may well book again next year as the negatives are minor and the positives far outweigh them. We had lovely and enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by MarySep 2020

  • "A wonderful place and such kind owners - our only concern was internet connection which was a problem for us."

    Reviewed by LisaMay 2019

  • "It was a delightful location."

    Our grandchildren went every day to feed the animals , an experience they loved. It was well organised and yet relaxed. The cottage was presented well and fully equipped. On arrival there was a tea of scones , jam and cream set on the dining table, a rather lovely welcoming touch. The private beach was accessible just after high tide and , whilst it was not a particularly beautiful, sandy beach , had plenty of interesting things to see and our grandchildren of 7 and 5 years really enjoyed it. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by ChristopherOct 2018

  • "Good location with access to private beach ."

    ..... nice to have pet animals too . But plenty nearby to see and enjoy . Cottage very clean and comfortable . Only downside ..... bathroom very small .

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2018

  • "A truly amazing place to go private beach, farm, beautiful walks and the owners are so accommodating and friendly."

    Didn’t want to leave.

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2018

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a wonderful setting."

    The private beach is stunning and we loved going down there every day. The children loved it. The cottage was clean, comfortable and newly decorated. We loved the sea views from the cottage. The children loved to see the animals on the farm and enjoyed the swings. We've had a lovely holiday at Partridge cottage, thank you.

    Reviewed by LoisJun 2018

  • "We spent a really good holidays in widmouth farm."

    Nice cottage, kind people and lovely goats. I'll be glad if the washing machine and the dry machine were free... I think we can expect this sort of service. But, that's just a detail. It was a really good time and it was really kind to have tea and cakes when we arrive the first day. Tha,k you!

    Reviewed by DenisDec 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king size, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor adult bunks
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove and dining area.
  • Gas central heating with wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge
  • Shared utility room with 2 x coin-operated washing machine and 1 x coin-operated tumble dryer, fridge, freezer and iron
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • 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, family friendly, children friendly, dog friendly, seaside, garden/patio, wifi/broadband, stair-gate available, cot available, highchair available
  • Private enclosed garden with furniture and sea view
  • Shared private beach 500 yards
  • Shared picnic area, dog exercise field, playground
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Check-in time 6pm
  • This property has 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

The property

This semi-detached cottage boasts a ground floor bathroom and a room with adult bunk beds and there are two first floor bedrooms, a king size and a twin, both of which feature stunning views across the private beach and also the bay.

The cottage also features a sitting room with a wood burning stove, a feature fireplace and a dining area and outside there is an enclosed patio garden at the side with sea views.

Note: This property is onsite with Refs. 971309,...

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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