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Pheasant Cottage

(Ref. 971308)

Ilfracombe, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Such a beautiful place to stay, relaxing and dog friendly."

    The cottage was clean and tidy, would definitely stay there again

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Mar 2024

  • "Wonderful property."

    Cosy with everything you could need plus more. The setting is quite beautiful, the animals are friendly - it's not often you feed Alpacas- the coastal park is literally on your doorstep and many great locations are a short drive. To sum up its quite idyllic.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Such a welcoming place and lovely location- close to lots to do but also felt lovely and rural, with a beautiful little beach and stunning walks."

    It is a beautiful place and we loved feeding the animals!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Sep 2023

  • "What an amazing place!"

    No, it's not got all the mod-cons that some may like but it's got charm in abundance. It's perfectly situated with access to a private and sheltered cove (where the children could swim and paddleboard), the farm was well-kept with friendly alpacas and goats that we could hand feed and 2 funny geese! Our cottage wasn't large but it was big enough for us and we loved the paintings, the curtains and the cushions (my 13 year old and me to put that). We loved it and would love to come back with family who could stay in the other cottages.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2023

  • "Stunning location, picture postcard views."

    Lovely cottage with log burner, beautifully decorated and with everything we needed for our perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0May 2023

  • "Very clean and comfortable cottage."

    The grounds are immaculate and very restorative and peaceful. We loved the animals and private beach access. Hope to return.

    Reviewed by Abbie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had another fantastic stay lovely garden with sea views, beautifully decorated cottage with everything to hand."

    Stunning views and walks from the door with the most beautiful private cove to enjoy rock pooling and swimming it was ideallic

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is our 3rd visit to Widmouth Farm Cottages - we love it and have recommended it to several friends."

    The area is beautiful and the cottages are delightful. The property owners are also really lovely and helpful. I’m sure we’ll be back because we, our friends and the 2 dogs had another wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2022

  • "Location and views was excellent."

    Furnishings attractive and beds comfortable. Crockery, cutlery and glassware a little disappointing, but this didn't detract from our very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by L3.4May 2022

  • "Lovely owners and the perfect place for a Famous Five adventure!"

    Our 5 year old, dog and adults loved it. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Apr 2022

  • "We absolutely loved this place; the cottage was very cute, its surroundings were stunning and the little private cove was a major plus for us!"

    The downside though, was the internet connection which was more often than not, unavailable. That, and the fact that we could not get any mobile reception on the farm, was a problem on this occasion. Having said that, we hope to return again very soon.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.1Sep 2021

  • "Absolutely loved this place Superb"

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Jun 2021

  • "Really good liaison and communication with the owners direct, but VERY poor communication with Sykes cottages."

    Reviewed by Shelly4.7Jun 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 Frank5.0May 2021

  • "Location is stunning."

    Views from cottages over watermouth bay are beautiful and sunset from top of Alpaca hill is as beautiful as any sunset I’ve ever seen.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2021

  • "Pheasant Cottage is set up for 6 people."

    However the hot water supply is completely inadequate. There is enough hot water for one shower in the morning and one in the afternoon, and to do small amounts of washing up. We thought there was as a problem and spoke to the owner, only to be told (I’m paraphrasing here) “that’s the way it is”. It was hard to contact the owners as well - often no one would answer the phone, they asked us to contact them via Facebook but due to the intermittent Wi-fi we couldn’t get online (it’s remote so there was poor phone signal). Corona virus, meant you, understandably, couldn’t go to their house in person. It’s a great location, the cottage is warm and very comfy, the animal feeding is great and the beach is amazing.

    Reviewed by Laura2.2Oct 2020

  • "It was a great location and loved the setting."

    The cottage was very comfortable and feeding the lamas being an added bonus. The walks and beach are close making it nice to do anytime of the day or as the sun is going down. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    We have stayed before in the cottage next door, and this one for us is much better as it has sea views from the garden and a nice grassy area which was great for our dog. We loved sitting there looking out over the fields and animals and sea. Description of little to no phone signal and Wi-fi is correct. We could get the Wi-fi sat in the garden or the picnic benches in the courtyard.

    Reviewed by Anny4.7Aug 2020

  • "Excellent place, would recommend and will most certainly go back!"


    Reviewed by Matthew4.4Aug 2020

  • "A great location on a small farm."

    Cottage was very well equipped with central heating!

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2019

  • "This is our second time at Pheasant Cottage, as before the cottage was clean ..."

    This is our second time at Pheasant Cottage, as before the cottage was clean with a well stocked kitchen (if you're planning on doing a lot of cooking

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0May 2019

  • "My family and I had a really lovely holiday over the Easter weekend."

    Pheasant cottage is recently refurbished and is beautiful - clean, comfortable and stylish. The whole farm is so relaxed and welcoming and the sea views are beautiful. My boys loved feeding the farm animals and the owners were friendly, helpful and very welcoming. We walked down to the private beach a few times and spent a good few hours skimming stones, crabbing and fishing (no success, but fun anyway!) Close proximity to lots of lovely coves and the long sandy beach of Woolacombe. I would thoroughly recommend this cottage and would visit again. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Apr 2019

  • "It would have been good to have had an upstairs toilet."

    Reviewed by Geraldine4.1Sep 2018

  • "Friendly and helpful owners."

    Beautiful and tranquil location. Ideal for families as well as couples.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jun 2018

  • "This was our first time visiting Berrynarbor with our young spaniel."

    Couldn't have wished for better. Accommodation was spotless, bed was very comfy and Pleasant Cottage has the most fantastic views. We could happily have moved in and never gone back home. The animals on the grounds is great for young children with the added bonus of it's own little beach cove.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0May 2018

  • "This was a fabulous mini break in beautiful surroundings."

    The accommodation is excellent and very comfortable (especially the beds!). The farm is in an ideal location for striking out across North Devon, although there is plenty to keep you occupied on the site too. The private beach is great and there are walks along the coastline. We loved feeding the animals each morning (as well as collecting the eggs) and it was a real hit with our little boy. We booked Pheasant Cottage as the site seemed an ideal place to bring a toddler - which it was. Equally, it would be great for families with older children or adults too. We'd have no hesitation in recommending Widmouth Farm Cottages. It was a warm welcome (complete with cream tea) and a wonderful stay. Everything is well thought through and the owners ensure a care-free stay. Bring your wellies!

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Mar 2018

  • "The cottage is wonderful!"

    Great location, close to the private beach and just a short drive to others. The farm manager, Mike, is a very friendly and helpful guy and shared his knowledge of the farm and surrounding areas willingly. It was a fabulous holiday and we will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Mar 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king, 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, 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, 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 at a charge of £15.00
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm
  • This property has a £100 Good Housekeeping Bond
  • 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 is a semi-detached cottage with enclosed patio garden at the side with sea views.

The sitting room has a feature fireplace, a wood burning stove and a dining area.

There is a ground floor bathroom and a room with adult bunk beds, plus a king size and a twin bedroom on the first floor with stunning sea views across the bay and a private beach.

Note: This property is onsite with Refs. 971309, 971299, 971301, 971300, 971302, 971303, 971304, 971305, 971306 and 971307, 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