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Phoenix Cottage

Westward Ho!, Devon (Ref. 29827)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent accommodation in good location."

    Very clean and comfortable. The property had everything we needed - and more.

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2022

  • "A perfect holiday cottage, well situated, well appointed"

    Reviewed by AngelaMar 2022

  • "The bungalow was perfect."

    Everything we needed and more and haven't stopped raving about it since we have been home. Good location near all facilities and for exploring the area. Weather was kind and there was so much to see and do that we are going to have to come back.

    Reviewed by CaroineOct 2021

  • "Absolutely amazed at Cottage."

    Had literally everything you could wish for. Excellent size lounge + kitchen Separate dining area a bonus. Bedrooms good. Due to weather we only used patio area one morning but you could see potential. Sofa a little low for our party ( all over 60 ) but ok. Another toilet would be good but we not sure where one could be put,,, so basically the whole cottage was very comfortable, well thought out and I would definitely stay there again

    Reviewed by DaylSep 2021

  • "A lovely bungalow, which was immaculate."

    All appliances and fixtures high quality, and a most comfortable place from which to explore North Devon. Thank you

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "Beach towels provided."

    No dish cloths or washing up liquid. Only 1toilet roll provided. Sofas too low. Bed very comfortable.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great location."

    Extremely well equipped with everything you’ll need. Good communication from owners. We would definitely go back again :-) Thank you so much xx

    Reviewed by KristinaAug 2021

  • "Lovely and quiet, the settees are too low and the televisions need retuning, The ..."

    Lovely and quiet, the settees are too low and the televisions need retuning, The bungalow had everything we needed and Devon is a lovely place, Would recommend Pier house for a meal and Tea on the green do delicious scones,

    Thank you very much for leaving a review, and we are glad to hear you have enjoyed your stay. We became aware of a problem with the TV a couple of weeks ago, we temporarily rectified the problem until we could get to the cottage and have now replaced the TV with a new one which includes catch up TV and has subscription services for those with their own login details. The comments regarding the sofas is we feel, a personal preference, however we are replacing them later this year. Thank you again for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2021

  • "I would certainly recommend this to a family as it was great value for money."

    A couple of gripes. The TV was very dated and hard to navigate. Also there were no cleaning products. I am not sure if this is due to Covid but we had to buy to keep it clean. I don’t like leaving a place dirty. The facilities were excellent. A good cooker, oven and washing machine. The location was within walking distance of the town and shopping facilities. All in all a good stay. The weather was shocking so we needed the comfort as we spent a lot of our holiday inside the accommodation. A nice spacious lounge where we could relax.

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2021

  • "Great location,comfortable accommodation."

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2020

  • "Great location, short walk into lovely Westward Ho!"

    with all the amenities for a great family holiday. Recommended.

    Reviewed by SteveJul 2020

  • "A lovely cottage lovely and clean supplied with everything you need."

    The only small thing I would like to mention is that the sofas were not comfortable apart from that excellent

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2019

  • "A very well located bungalow with spacious interiors and lovely conservatory at the back."

    ideal for accessing the surfing beach at Westwood Ho . The two twin rooms and double room are spacious and the kitchen nicely arranged. We had a very happy week.

    Reviewed by JennySep 2019

  • "Wonderful holiday location."

    The property met all of our family expectations. Great base to access local attractions.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a really quiet location but still close to the town and beach."

    Westward Ho! is a fabulous beach that was brilliant for surfing / body boarding.

    Reviewed by BethanJul 2019

  • "We had a lovely time even though the weather was cloudy and sometimes raining."

    The cottage was a home from home. Had everything we needed plus more. North Devon was exciting to explore and we found some really lovely places off the beaten track. We would definitely go back to the cottage and North Devon.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2019

  • "We had a very enjoyable week in Phoenix Cottage, it is very well equipped, modern and comfortable with everything you could possibly need and more."

    The view over the bay is lovely and the sunsets were incredible! The cottage is perfectly situated for exploring the beautiful North Devon coast with Westward Ho! beach a 10 minute stroll away. The area is very quiet and we would thoroughly recommend Phoenix cottage for a relaxing holiday in this beautiful part of the country.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2019

  • "Parking space very tight."

    Steps to bungalow not lit at night.

    We are aware of the restricted access to the parking area and this is clearly stated in the property details, however the feedback suggests that the parking space is very tight which is not the case as there is a large area to manoeuvre in and the space itself is large. With regard to the comment on the lighting of the steps, there is a large LED floodlight with movement sensor fitted to the corner of the cottage shinning down the steps and there are 2 wall mounted small LED lights also with movement sensors on the right hand side wall of the steps. all of these lights were working correctly when we were at the cottage during the week commencing April 27th. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HeatherApr 2019

  • "Very comfortable bungalow."

    All equipment you would need . Great location for exploring the area. Recommend Instow beach for ease of access with young children

    Reviewed by ElizabethApr 2019

  • "Fantastic!! Clean, comfortable, bright, warm, so many extras like kitchen ware, towels, welcome pack"

    . There were even games & dvds to play/watch. Owners suggested some of the best places to visit or eat at. Very convenient location with a lovely walk down to Westward Ho itself. Couldn't have been more pleased with this find! Bravo!

    Reviewed by SharonOct 2018

  • "Lovely holidqycottqge with amazing views and short walk from the town centre and beach."

    Hearing the waves from the house (even though a fair distance) was amazing. Clean, comfortable and the owners were fab with dealing with requests etc. Definitely recommend as a base to explore beautiful north Devon.

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2018

  • "Absolutely stunning bungalow!"

    Lovely quiet residential area, and even at a 2-year-olds pace, only a 15-20 minute walk to the beach! The property is beautifully decorated and furnish, and the owners provide very detailed instructions on everything from using the TV to putting the recycling out. I would be incredibly proud if this were my property!

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2018

  • "It was a lovely cottage in nice surroundings with a sea view,friendly local people and easy to travel to other places of interest."

    Cant find many faults except on arrival there was not the traditional welcoming pack, and as there were no dish cloths,scourers or kitchen roll so we had to pop out and buy some.

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2018

  • "Pheonix Cottage met all our expectations."

    Very comfortable cottage, we would have no hesitation in recommending this lovely cottage to anyone looking to spend their holiday in North Devon.

    Reviewed by GeoffreySep 2018

  • "This cottage exceeded our expectations in everyway!"

    The cottage was really spacious, extremely clean and tidy, fantastic appliances and utensils. The beds were really cosy, we have 3 young children, they loved staying here. We really enjoyed heading down to the nearby beach in westward ho! Where there are lots of places to eat and drink and also plenty of shops for groceries. It's also a really convenient location to explore other places and areas, we spent a day at Arlington Court which was a 40min drive away, the kids loved this and also the day trip we made to Croyde beach. We will definitely stay here again, everything was superb!!

    Reviewed by TobiasAug 2018

  • "Lovely clean cottage that to our surprise felt cool despite the summer heat."

    Kitchen well-equipped (only negative was the position of the sink which made it hard to wash and dry at the same time). There are TVs everywhere with a Freesat connection. A radio in the kitchen would be nice (funnily enough the only room without a TV). WiFi works well but drops off rapidly outside living room - hard to use in back bedroom and even kitchen - probably because it is locked in a metal box which doesn't help transmission. Garden would be hard work if you have small children as the raised patio means you would have to constantly keep an eye on them. A bigger double bed (it is just a 4'6" standard double) in the main bedroom would have made us much more comfortable, especially as it was hot, and we hate beds with footboards as you can't stretch out (property loses a comfort point for this) - I'm 6' tall, so hardly a giant. Overall felt roomy and comfortable despite being a bungalow with 3 adults and 2 teenagers in it and we would happily return.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2018

  • "A lovely cottage, very clean and tidy and contained everything you could need for a family holiday."

    It was very much a home from home.

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2018



    Reviewed by ValJun 2018

  • "This is a quiet property on a quiet estate in a quiet small town, which is more of a base than a destination in itself (uinless you are a surfer."

    ) Good clean neutral coloured decor with mainly nautically themed attractive pictures and nick-nacks. In addition to the living room, there was a TV in all 3 bedrooms plus the conservatory all with built in DVD players. Plenty of DVDs, books and games in the cupboards for a wet day in. The bathroom isn't illustrated but offers a roomy easily accessible corner shower with curved quarter-circular sliding doors. This accommodation is suitable for persons with limited mobility but be aware of the following: There are 7 or 8 shallow steps (with a good hand rail) leading from the allocated parking Vehicular access is indeed tight maybe requiring a longer walk to the front door - however I got a Jaguar X-type estate in with care. Highly recommended for a relaxing break away with plenty of attractions and larger destinations within an hours drive.

    Reviewed by DerekJun 2018

  • "Lovely bungalow in a stunning location."

    Reviewed by LoraineAug 2017

  • "A lovely cottage to rent, very comfortable and modern in a quiet location but not far from all the amenities at Westward Ho!"

    Also within easy access to many places to visit

    Reviewed by CJun 2017

  • "The only fly in the ointment was the dog in the house next door was a nuisance, ..."

    The only fly in the ointment was the dog in the house next door was a nuisance, he barked when we came in, when we went out and if we were in the front garden

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms with TV: 1 x double, 2 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Conservatory with dining area.
  • Electric storage heaters with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 5 x TVs (2 with FreeSat and 3 with Freeview), DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Front gravelled garden, plus enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Driveway leading to the property is narrow
  • Note: Although all ground floor, the property is accessed via several steps from the parking area, and therefore may not be suitable for wheelchair users
  • Please note this property carries a good house keeping bond for £200 for all bookings made after 02/11/2020.

The property

A detached bungalow with distant sea views, situated in a quiet position within a residential area, a quarter of a mile from the beach and golf course at Westward Ho!.

Park the car at the front of the bungalow, climb several steps up to the gravelled front garden and step inside this warm and cosy cottage.

The sitting room is the hub of the house and all rooms lead off it.

This attractive room boasts oak floors, plush sofas, a wall mounted TV and patio doors onto a sea facing terrace, which is a tempting spot for refreshment.

The kitchen is spacious and spotless and leads into a sunny conservatory used as the dining area, with its own TV and doors to an enclosed rear courtyard garden brimming with potted plants in the summer.

Completing the accommodation are three bedrooms, which share a shower room and all have their own TV and DVD players.

A ten minute walk from the cottage takes you to either the golf course, or the huge sandy beach, which is popular with surfers, and the town itself has cafés and bars.

Apart from Westward Ho! beach, this area of Devon is renowned for a number of spectacular beaches, including Saunton Sands and Woolacombe, all of which provide fabulous opportunities for surfing, swimming and kite surfing.

For a more relaxed day, visit the historic fishing village of Clovelly, which is perched on the hill overlooking the working harbour, and where donkeys are used to carry loads up the narrow, steep streets.

The South West coast path is dramatic in North Devon and offers walkers spectacular scenery and undulating paths.

Hartland Point, with views of Lundy Island, is a notable landmark on the coast path and the island can be reached by boat from nearby Bideford.

This bungalow will be loved by all and provides a relaxing stay, wonderful views and a taste of North Devon that you will want to return to.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Bideford 3 miles.

Dominated by 2 miles of spectacular coastline, Westward Ho!, made famous in Charles Kingsley's novel of the same name, proudly retains the prestigious Blue Flag award year upon year. Its golden sandy beach, backed by a unique pebble ridge, attracts visitors from all over the country and offers fantastic bathing and watersports activities. Just beyond the pebble ridge lies Northam Burrows Country Park, home to England's oldest golf course. The South West Coastal path and Tarka Trails pass closely by providing magnificent walks, whilst the Big Sheep Adventure Park and bustling market town of Bideford, with its renowned Atlantic Shopping Centre, lovely quayside and medieval bridge is within 3 miles. The secluded fishing village of Clovelly is just 8 miles away and boasts quaint cobbled streets, littered with many art shops, tea rooms and craft centres. The North Devon coast boasts numerous beautiful beaches, many within easy reach, including those found at Instow, Saunton Sands, Croyde, Woolacombe and Bude. An area of breathtaking beauty, with plenty to see and do for all the family.

Region Information

Please note this property carries a good house keeping bond for £200 for all bookings made after 02/11/2020.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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