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Wren Cottage

(Ref. 971299)

Ilfracombe, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "I’ll admit the weather helped as it was glorious."

    However the cottage and farm as a while was amazing. Lovely comfortable cottage with all we needed and having a parking space was handy. The local area had loads of walls and beaches to explore. The highlight for us was Watermouth Harbour at the bottom of the farm. We found if you time the low tide right you basically had a private beach to walk the dog and go swimming. The cafe at the other end of the harbour was also brilliant. We honestly had such a lovely relaxing (very sunny) week and we will absolutely be going back

    Reviewed by Ric5.0Sep 2023

  • "Bathroom - Noted on arrival."

    Top of cold tap loose & frequently fell off: No spindle in toilet roll holder, had to put toilet roll on floor. Kitchen - Noted on arrival. Fridge light not working. Bedroom - Noted on arrival. A shelf BOTH sides of the bed would be convenient. Noted on departure when stripping the bed, all bedding 100% polyester - was sweaty & rather nasty. Also, no hairdryer.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Jul 2023

  • "Loved the cottage."

    The hanging space is Wren a little cramped and the bathroom small but it was accurately described as 'cosy'. However in terms of facilities and ambiance and service delivery it was all quite superb and efficient. Thank you for a faultless stay,

    Reviewed by Selvan4.7Jun 2023

  • "Exactly as described in the on line promotion."

    Very comfortable with everything we needed for a relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by Andrew Evan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Such a delight to spend the week here ."

    A lovely little cottage with everything you could need .comfortable bed and such beautiful views from the bedroom and kitchen window. Very peaceful and a short stroll down to the beach . Adored the alpacas chickens and geese and wild bunnies ! Looking forward to my next visit

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2023

  • "Very clean, and a great place to stay"

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Peaceful and relaxing. The cottage had everything we needed. Amazing sea views from the bedroom and kitchen.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage but not really the best one for couple with dog."

    Although the farm is dog friendly and has a fenced exercise area this cottage didn’t have a fenced garden so we couldn’t let our dog wander outside off lead.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.1Aug 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay."

    The cottage was small but it was absolutely fine for us (and we even had a Labrador in tow!). The location of the cottage is excellent. We found that it was only a short drive (20ish mins) to everything that we wanted to do and the drives are lovely and scenic too. The private beach was gorgeous and a real hit with our dog! The owners were lovely and welcoming and the animals on the farm were so friendly too. We thought it was a lovely touch to give dog treats and poo bags etc for the dog. The bed was the comfiest bed we have stayed in away from home and the area was nice and quiet in the evenings. A fantastic stay, just a shame that it wasn’t longer! We will definitely be back very soon!

    Reviewed by Ella4.7Aug 2022

  • "Very cosy, compact cottage in lovely surroundings."

    Easy parking and very close to private beach

    Reviewed by Tony4.4Jul 2022

  • "The situation is perfect."

    .We found cottage to small. No room in bedroom . Hardly any storage space..When the adjoining holiday makers were up at the crack of dawn, we were awoken..Seemed to us that Wren cottage and ajoining cottage needed to be converted into 1...Dog throughly enjoyed herself..

    Reviewed by Karen3.4Jun 2022

  • "A cosy, quiet cottage in a stunning location."

    Everything for a peaceful stay, close to the sea with the bonus of a private beach. The Alpacas were a delight, with goats, sheep, chickens, geese and turkeys also enjoying the sun.

    Thank you for a lovely review. Glad you enjoyed your stay! Hopefully see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Celia5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a wonderful holiday, helped enormously by unexpected sunshine all week."

    The cottage is delightful, small but perfectly formed, storage space was an issue but we managed fine. The bed was exceptionally comfortable! The location is excellent with easy access to several good beaches and towns; most are dog friendly. The area around the holiday cottages is stunning with beautiful views and the private beach just a short partly steep walk away. Our dog adored the alpaca and dragged us to see them each morning! Our only issue was with the plethora of cushions on the bed; where to put them when you want to get in? We would love to go back next year.

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Sep 2020

  • "Cottage was in a beautiful setting, and owners very friendly/obliging."

    Cottage a bit short on electrical sockets - but the bed was one of the most comfortable we have ever come across in self-catered accommodation.

    Reviewed by Fp3.8Sep 2019

  • "A perfect setting,idyllic"

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Jul 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage in a great setting."

    Lovely private beach. Lovely owners. Very well placed for all the local spots to visit. Great walks locally.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2019

  • "We found the cottage to be perfect for a couple, compact and everything at your fingertips."

    Would highly recommend the Wren cottage, good parking and beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Jun 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge
  • Shared utility room with 2 x coin-operated washing machine and 1 x coin operated tumble dryer, iron, fridge and freezer
  • Smart TV with Freeview
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated parking space, ground floor accommodation, ground floor bedroom, smoke free, seaside, wifi/broadband, dog friendly
  • Shared courtyard with furniture
  • Shared private beach 500 yards
  • Shared picnic area, dog exercise field, playground
  • One well-behaved dog welcome at a charge of £15
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Due to size of the cottage, this property is not suitable for infants
  • Note: The property is not suitable for large dogs
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm
  • This property requires 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

This whitewashed semi-detached property is a pretty cottage.

Set all on the ground floor for convenience, this cottage is very cosy with a double bedroom, a very compact shower room, a living room with dining area and a kitchen.

Note: This property is onsite with Refs. 971309, 971308, 971307, 971306, 971305, 971304, 971303, 971302, 971301, 971300, 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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Note: Due to size of the cottage, this property is not suitable for infants.
Note: The property is not suitable for large dogs.
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