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The Croft

(Ref. 986856)

Holsworthy, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in great location for Bude Widemouth and Tintagel."

    Really spacious with magnificent master bedroom with four poster Plenty of room for 6 people and a dog. Will book again

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Apr 2024

  • "After a lovely personal welcome we were greeted by a wonderful homemade cream tea."

    Beautiful barn conversion, comfortable and very well equipped kitchen which was great for cooking in after a day out with young children. Baby gates (top and bottom of stairs), high chair, travel cot (with a proper mattress) and childrens cups and cutlery available on request as well as dog bowls for our pooch. Beds comfortable and plenty of room for us 4 adults, 2 children, baby and dog. Within a short distance to plenty of beaches and Waitrose about 5 minutes drive. Hopefully we will return.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Apr 2024

  • "Property was very comfortable, clean and well equipped."

    We appreciated the warm welcome and the cream tea. Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful Holiday cottage, we had the best stay at the Croft."

    There was absolutely nothing that we needed that was not available, it was very spacious but with such a relaxing and cozy feel and the downstairs bedroom with en-suite was ideal as we were visiting with our mother. Perfectly located to explore Devon and Cornwall and we visited Boscastle, Newquay, Westward Ho! Bude, Looe and Padstow during our stay! Really lovely hosts and the welcome cream tea was a lovely surprise. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property and I sincerely hope we can return at some point. Everything was definitely 5 stars from us :)

    Reviewed by Richenda5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely location, very welcoming owners and a nice cream tea on arrival."

    Would highly recommend this place for a relaxing holiday located on the edge of Cornwall means you are spoilt for places to visit

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful property."

    Well stocked. Central to visiting Bude and it’s surroundings

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage!"

    Very spacious and super comfortable beds. The cottage is equipped with everything you will need. The lovely welcoming owners have converted the barn to a very high standard. We had a most enjoyable holiday despite the weather being unkind to us.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Just a fantastic place to say so peaceful the owner was friendly and would stop ..."

    Just a fantastic place to say so peaceful the owner was friendly and would stop for a chat , great location for exploring Devon and Cornwall highly recommend that Croft barn

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

  • "We loved the peace and quiet at this beautiful holiday barn."

    Everything had been thought of and provided for. It was superbly clean and comfortable except for the one small point - the bed on the ground floor was very uncomfortable and hard. We would have transferred to an upstairs room but my mobility problems meant I couldn't access the floor above. We nevertheless had a superb week and will definitely book again. Thanks to the owners for their kind hospitality too. They were extremely welcoming.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent cottage, spacious and well equipped in a great location."

    Cream tea on arrival and a few personal touches made it extra special. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2022

  • "Such a lovely stay, we will come again."

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Sep 2022

  • "We had the most wonderful holiday at The Croft."

    Owners are incredibly friendly and setting it so peaceful. The Croft was beautiful, immaculately clean and very homely. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2022

  • "On arrival we received a warm welcome from Kathryn and Pauline the owners and upon entering the The Croft we found A Cream Tea awaiting us."

    The Croft itself was spotlessly clean, very spacious and as we found out later very comfortable. The views from the garden were lovely. This property is definitely on our list for further holidays

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jun 2022

  • "A clean, spacious and well appointed property in a lovely location."

    Our hosts were welcoming, friendly, approachable and helpful.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2022

  • "Fantastic property, immaculately clean and a very welcome cream tea on arrival!"

    Perfect location for day trips to Bude, Westward Ho etc.... Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Croft for a second time."

    The kitchen was well equipped and the cottage was comfortable. Had a few issues with the internet and with no DVD player we had limited viewing in the evenings even though there was a selection of films that we could have watched. Cream tea on arrival was a lovely touch after our journey down. Owners were very accommodating. Would recommend to our friends without any hesitation.

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Lovely cream tea on arrival and was very welcome after a long journey. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Oct 2021

  • "We found the accommodation to be warm, spacious but cosy and very well equipped."

    A home from home.

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Spacious and well equipped holiday home."

    Very pleasant owner who has added some personal touches. Lovely welcome with the dining table set for afternoon tea.

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Aug 2021

  • "Wonderful holiday house."

    Comfortable and well equipped. Very good value. Very warm reception from owners. Great base for day trips..

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jul 2021

  • "Kathryn the owner was lovely helpful lovely cream tea on arrival."

    the cottage was far better than the photos show lovely lower ground bedroom with fabulous ensuite ideal with someone with mobility problems. everything you needed was there and more will definitely be going again

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, very comfortable."

    Very peaceful and tranquil. It has the best equipped kitchen for a self catering cottage I have experienced. Lovely views and well placed for exploring surrounding areas. Had a great week.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Sep 2020

  • "Owners very welcoming."

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful setting ."

    ..... lovely to hear the sound of the animals in the countryside. Lovely welcome sign and cream teas !! Such an amazing cottage, can’t wait to return .

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely view of Dartmoor in the distance."

    Very helpful owners. Remote and quiet yet only one mile from Waitrose at Holsworthy.

    Reviewed by Harold5.0Aug 2020

  • "The accommodation was very spacious and very well equipped, though generally a bit tired in places."

    The downstairs is a little bit gloomy feeling even when sunny. We had trouble following the instructions to find the Croft, a clear sign on road would help.

    Reviewed by Colin3.4Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful accommodation, beautiful location!"

    We had a great week exploring the local area and playing on the beaches. Would have liked a few more things in the kitchen, due to COVID, we stayed in and cooked. Would benefit from some chopping boards and flat oven trays. Also couldn’t find the dustpan and brush. Fantastic week and we were sad to come home

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Aug 2020

  • "We had a great time, the owners were so lovely and friendly and very helpful."

    You don't need to go without anything as the cottage had every thing you need and the lovely mince pies and cream waiting were lush, thank you, it was so lovely going away for Xmas and not having to put the tree up yourself as that was a lovely surprise waiting, the cottage was lovely and clean and the beds were so comfy. And when leting out Alaska our Alaskian Malamute we never had to worry with her wondering off as the garden was closed in, and the view from the cottage looking onto the fields and the chickens was a lovely sight. We will be arranging another holiday here in the near future, Thank you for a wonderful time and for all the help,you gave us. Happy new year x

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Dec 2019

  • "Overall we had a really superb time."

    The Croft is a cosy and comfortable little cottage ideal for a family break with a dog and in a great location. The cottage is well equipped. A couple of improvements could be to shift check in time from 2:30pm to 4pm to allow the check out time to be shifted from 10am to 11:30am. This would make for a much more leisurely final day. Also the quality of the cutlery and sharp knives was poor. They were rusty and so could do with being replaced. In the rooms upstairs the blackout blinds do not cover the window so we had to block this ourselves with tin foil and the twin bed mattresses were very tired. That said the double bed mattresses were very comfortable. Again we had a lovely stay but just a few tweaks could make it fabulous.

    Reviewed by Alex4.4Oct 2019

  • "Gorgeous cottage."

    Very warm welcome from the owners with a cream tea!!!! Everything you need. Very comfy beds. Lovely surroundings and an ideal base for exploring Devon and Cornwall. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful property owners wonderful couldn’t have wished for more well ..."

    Beautiful property owners wonderful couldn’t have wished for more well equipped didn’t want to leave might go back next year

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Aug 2019

  • "Excellent place to stay"

    Reviewed by K5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with a warm and friendly welcome."

    Cream teas upon arrival was a nice touch. It is slightly difficult to find at first as it is tucked away down a lane, maybe owner could post a picture of the sign at the top of the lane as part of photos. Fresh eggs from the chickens at the bottom of the gardens and our dog had the run of the meadow which he absolutely loved. Definitely will return as an excellent base for surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2019

  • "We stayed here the first week in June and have to say that the cottage was really lovely!"

    It was exactly as advertised and more. It is a home from home with everything you need, lovely and clean and the scones and cakes waiting for us on arrival were a really thoughtful touch, we especially loved the nice big bath in the en suite adding a little touch of luxury. Would definitely book again and recommend to friends and family as would we recommend Sykes too for booking your holiday they made sure they had sorted any requests for us before we arrived and everything felt very smooth and effortless!

    Reviewed by Elle5.0Jun 2019

  • "We had a warm welcome from the owners."

    The cottage was ideal for our holiday. Location was excellent and was central for the places we wanted to visit. Would recommend this cottage and will definitely be going back again.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor 4 poster super-king with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC, 1 x super-king (zip/link to twin on request), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, breakfast bar, dining area and sitting area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob
  • fridge/freezer, washing machine/dryer, dishwasher, air fryer, Smart TV, radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, stairgate and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Outside enclosed garden with garden furniture, patio and lawn areas and BBQ
  • One well-behaved pet welcome charged at £20 per week
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Pub and shop less than 2 miles, coast less than 10 miles.

The property

Pretty stone built barn conversion under two miles from Holsworthy.

The owners' live in a neighbouring property and there is a sister cottage The Post House which sleeps a further four.

Feature stone walls and oak flooring this is perfect for families with its spacious rooms and lovely views, it provides that much needed relaxation time.

Downstairs there is an open plan lounge and dining area offering comfortable leather sofas.

The kitchen is fully equipped and has a handy breakfast bar with stools.

A gorgeous bedroom complete with en-suite bathroom is ideal if grandparents want to come along too.

There are two bedrooms upstairs and a family bathroom.

Outside, there is an enclosed garden equipped with garden furniture, patio and lawn areas and barbecue.

A shared field area is available for play.

Situated close to the market town of Holsworthy, the area has an abundance of rolling fields, hidden valleys and is within easy reach of the outstanding Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks.

For sun worshipers, the safe, sandy beaches of Bude and Widemouth are within easy driving distance and for the more energetic, the Tarka Trail is popular for walkers and cyclists.

There are several country pub/restaurants nearby, offering local produce meals or for that special indulgence, treat yourself to a wonderful Devon Cream Tea.

The Croft is an ideal base whether you are looking for a countryside break or if you wish to do some sightseeing around Devon and Cornwall.

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About the location


Bude 10 miles; Launceston 13.7 miles; Barnstaple 25 miles.

The ancient market town of Holsworthy lies nestled amid the rolling green hills of Tarka Country. There are many different landscapes within the region, from rugged cliffs and sandy beaches to rolling farmland and lush valleys. Holsworthy has much to offer, including a swimming pool, tennis court and splendid park with bowling green. The town centre boasts a varied selection of traditional shops, pubs and cafés, based around the market square. There is an 18-hole golf course just outside the town, while the local area is rich with opportunities for fishing, sailing, cycling and walking. The sandy beaches at Bude are within easy reach, while further afield visitors can explore the changing face of the South West Coastal Path, dramatic Exmoor and Dartmoor, and unspoilt Bodmin Moor, or simply relax in the quiet countryside that typifies North Devon.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas