Little Bessemer is tucked away in the heart of this beautiful village, with a wonderful sub-tropical garden - inspiring whatever the time of year!
With windows on two sides and French doors to the garden, the dining-room is a bright and sunny room.
The living-room has a really well-equipped kitchen at the far end.
The bedroom is calm and luxurious with lovely bed linens and an en suite shower-room.
Sit on the terrace outside the cottage and take in all the wonderful detail in this special garden.
The fully enclosed garden is magical, with a hidden seat around a corner by the brook, as well as the patio outside the cottage.
Looking across the living-area towards the dining-room/garden-room in this bright and cheerful cottage.
This tranquil place to sit is tucked away in a little corner next to the stream.
This is the path to the cottage from the road where you can drop off your luggage. Parking is just 100 yards away in the village centre - there is a dedicated space for you.
This is the wider setting for Little Bessemer. The owners' home is in the background but the cottage is so very private and sheltered.
In the summer the garden is semi-tropical.
Ilfracombe is a delightful seaside town.
Verity stands guard overlooking Ilfracombe harbour.
Appledore is across the estuary from Instow and a ferry can take you there during summer months.
From Bideford Quay you can catch the passenger ferry to Lundy Island.
The pretty town of Barnstaple.
Miles of golden sands to enjoy at Instow.
Westward Ho! has a fabulous sandy beach at low tide.
Woolacombe is stunning.
Inland, visit the National Trust estate at Arlington, lovely gardens, historic house, carriage museum and tea shop.
Saunton Sands - magical in the evening sun.
Pretty Watermouth Harbour is just a half mile walk - uphill on the way back!

Little Bessemer


2.6 miles E of Ilfracombe / Sleeps 2 + cot

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Lovely cottage, relaxing and excellently equipped. Ideal for a couple , garden is beautiful, it’s a shame they are selling up but are confident that the new owners will resume business when they are settled in

It was a lovely cottage, the garden was stunning! Lovely cream tea waiting for us - amazing scones! Very friendly village, local community shop, bell ringers, dog field just down the road, shame the pub was shut but owners directed us to the caravan park with a very nice bar and food, also a hotel that does food within half a mile but a bit posh for us with a big dog!. Quick half mile to the coast path, local taxis from Come Martin and Lynmouth were excellent to get us to different places. Exmoor Coaster bus driver fantastic from Lynmouth! We used it as a base to knock off another 25 miles of coast path over the Easter bank holiday - perfect retreat!

We had a fabulous time at this beautiful cottage, the hosts were kind and generous, we would highly recommend this little gem. M&C

Wonderful cosy, warm cottage.

Beautiful little cottage in an equally lovely village. Well situated, well maintained, well equipped, clean and comfortable. Would highly recommend

Great property in very pretty village. Lovely gardens and helpful owners. Everyone in the village and shop very friendly. Would visit again.

The owners were very welcoming and helpful. They even went to the trouble of booking me into the village pub for dinner when I couldn’t get through on the phone.

This was our second stay at Little Bessemer and we will be booking a third! It really is the most lovely place and perfect for a relaxing holiday. The cottage is beautifully decorated, very comfortable and spotlessly clean. The kitchen is extremely well equipped which makes cooking on holiday a pleasure! Our hosts are always kind and welcoming - we were met again with a fresh homemade cream tea! - and the beautiful cottage garden is so peaceful. Thank you!

This delightful property actually exceeded our expectations! We were so surprised by the beautiful garden, even though we had seen pictures of it when we booked. Berrynarbor is a lovely village, and our hosts were so friendly and helpful when we needed it. A very special holiday and such a great property.

A beautiful, comfortable cottage and amazing garden in a lovely location to explore North Devon.

Please be aware the village has hills in every direction

The cottage is very nice and well equipped. It is also very comfortable and ideal for two people. The garden is lovely. Our weather was very good that week (April] and we especially enjoyed sitting in the garden enjoying the sun late afternoon. Many thanks for the excellent cream tea and milk on arrival. We would book again.

If you like the happy sound of chirping birds in this tranquil setting nested in a secluded picturesque garden, punctuated by the periodic sounds of screaming children in the playground next door, then this is otherwise a quiet retreat......with no sound of rushing traffic, you almost expect to hear the trotting of horse and carts up and down the narrow lanes of a bygone era. Combe Martin beach just down the road, complete with concrete causeway for a scenic walk by the most sharp ferocious looking rocks and slate cliffs. We come every year. For a nice break.

classic cottages , very helpful and efficient service that offers what it says on the tin. highly recommend and will use again in future

Beautifully kept cottage and gardening in a stunning part of the country. I loved just wandering around the garden in the morning always finding new treasures. A lovely cream tea welcomed us and the cottage was spotless. Every attention to detail had been thought of and we felt safe and welcome in these unprecedented times. Being in the middle of a delightful village was lovely, the local pub and Community shop well worth a visit.

We would definitely recommend this beautiful cottage for a quiet relaxing holiday. It has a magical garden and is set in the lovely North Devon countryside with walks and beaches close by. The village of Berrynarbor is like stepping back into history and the local pub, the Olde Globe is on hand for a lovely meal.

A delightful spotlessly clean light and airy cottage with a pretty garden. Freindly owners who live next door. Some thoughtful little touches such as fresh flowers and a welcome cream tea. All this and more helped make our holiday most enjoyable.

Beautiful, quiet and comfortable! Thank you.

Great location to explore North Devon. Colin and Wendy very welcoming and we were greeted with a beautiful home made cream tea, ( best scones we had tasted)

A beautiful cottage in a beautiful village in a stunning location. The standard of cleanliness and the facilities were superb.

We used Little Bessemer as the base for walking the Somerset and north Devon parts of the South West Coast Path and it was a delight to come back to this peaceful place each evening and enjoy the home comforts of the cottage. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything we could need. We appreciated the delicious cream tea and the fresh flowers. And the helpful tour of the cottage from Colin to explain how everything worked. Highly recommended

Excellent hosts and accommodation with immaculate garden with lovely distant view, our 4th visit and we will return again.

The cottage is located in an idyllic village only a mile from the sea which is beautifully looked after by all the residents who are also very friendly and helpful. The owners are also lovely & helpful while at the same time respecting your privacy. The cottage itself is very clean and comfortable and has everything you need. It has a gorgeous private garden and a cream tea is provided on arrival to welcome you.

This cottage was outstanding . Clean and very well equipped . The village had won awards for well kept village in North Devon . It was a real sanctuary . Wendy was a very lovely lady . I highly recommend the cottage for couples.

Nicely appointed cottage for two in attractive village with welcoming hosts.

Lovely cottage and beautiful relaxing garden

Perfect cottage in a very pretty village. Excellent location for exploring this part of Devon.

loverley cottage, warm welcoming, fantastic village, had great break and would visit again.

The cottage is in beautiful surroundings with a lovely garden. The inside of the property is excellent, modern with some traditional features. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you could want and more. It is beautifully decorated and furnished - excellent place to stay!

Beautiful location, utter peace and quiet, clean and pretty,

Lovely cottage, beautiful location. Everybody very helpful. Community village shop only 100 yards away.

The sunny garden brimmng with spring flowers and the cream tea awaiting us were a fabulous welcome!

Little Bessemer is an excellent base for touring around North Devon. It is very comfortable for a couple with a dog! What you see on the website is what you get - comfortable accommodation in a friendly village setting. Perfect.

A beautiful place to stay comfortable homely spotlessly clean cottage. The garden and surrounding area is delightful. Lovely owners who are willingly to help but also respect your privacy. We will be back next year visit number 8. A very special place.

A beautiful, comfortable, cosy cottage in a stunning, idyllic village setting. Within easy driving distance of beautiful beaches and countryside. A lovely old character pub a few minutes walk away and another a few minutes drive. Both serving good food. Cottage owners, very friendly and helpful but not intrusive. Dog friendly; as was the whole area and the local pubs. An ideal place to stay to explore this incredible part of Devon.

We had a lovely time in Little Bessemer, and thanks to Colin for being so welcoming. The cottage was very clean and comfortable. It is a great retreat even in the middle of winter. There are also so many places to explore in the area in all seasons.

Lovely having a private and secure garden where dog remained safe.

Perfect little get away. So clean and the bed was very comfortable. Beautiful little self contained garden. You are attached to the owners property but we only saw them once the whole week when we collected our key on the first day. The nearby pub is just over the road and we had a few drinks in there but a word of warning . Don't order the food . Just awful!

Lovely Cottage ideally located for north Devon with a beautiful garden and plenty of living space for 2 people with excellent facilities with the very welcoming owners staying next door. Our second stay at this property and we hope to return.

An ideal and comfortable location to explore North Devon and all its unspoilt beauty.

Very spacious cottage. Light and airy with the most beautiful garden. We had a four night break in April and had two sunny days exploring the area. Colin and Wendy the owners were very helpful and a delicious cream tea was waiting for us on arrival. Lovely beach at Woolacombe and great country walks all round.

The cottage exceeded our expectations and our hosts Colin & Wendy were very friendly and welcoming. It's set in a wonderful village location with a beautiful well stocked garden and relaxing well appointed accommodation. It's is perfectly located, only half a mile from Watermouth Bay and ideally situated for visiting the surrounding areas of North Devon and many local attractions. We would recommend visits to the pretty village of Dunster and the N.T. Castle and working Water Mill, Arlington Court, Tarr Steps on Exmoor, Lynmouth and Lynton with the a drive back through the Valley of the Rocks and white knuckle cliff road drive to Heddon Valley not to mention the stunning sandy beaches at Woolacombe and Saunton. There are plenty of good places for eating out including the local pubs and excellent fish & chips at the Dolphin or authentic Italian fare at Giovanni & Lucca on Ilfracombe harbour when you can fit in a viewing of the famous Damien Hurst statue ' Verity'. We look forward to returning again in the near future.

We had high expectations for this little cottage after reading the reviews and we weren't disappointed. The owner was welcoming and very helpful and we were greeted with a cream tea on the table. The cottage is well equipped and cosy. The garden is beautiful with a little stream at the bottom - would have been lovely to sit in the garden if the weather was good enough. We plan to return.

If you want a beautiful cottage and garden in a lovely part of North Devon, then Little Bessemer is for you. Such a relaxing week with my wife and our little terrier dog who loved running on the sands of Wooolacombe & Saunton. Thoroughly recommended.

Probably the best all round accommodation that we have stayed in throughout our many years of travelling around Europe and the British Isles. We intend to return next year.

Little Bessemer ticked all the boxes for a dog-friendly country cottage. We cannot recommend it highly enough.

Lovely, comfortable and very well-equipped cottage in a welcoming village.The owners were very helpful suggesting places and things to see, but were not intrusive.

Lovely little cottage. Very much enjoyed by us and our dog because of its proximity to lovely walks and beaches

a beautiful little cottage in a stunning location

Little Bessemer is a beautiful cottage in a wonderful setting. An incredibly peaceful and pretty village, the cottage has a gorgeous garden to enjoy and there is a very good pub serving excellent food only a few steps away.

This cottage took us by surprise with its modern decor and Beutiful Village location, excellent value for money and only a short drive to Coombe Martin, Illfracombe and Woolacombe or the larger Barnstable , all places we took in on our 5 day stay, Excellent value for money and would love to go back again.

The cottage was comfortable and warm and in a good location. It was more than suitable for our needs. Most enjoyable.Very relaxing and close to all amenities we required.

Beautifully located in a thriving village yet tucked away in a secluded spot.

Lovely sunny private garden. Wonderful central village location. Had everything we needed.

Lovely, cosy and well equipped cottage. Beautiful and secluded garden with sunny patio. The cream tea on arrival and fresh flowers were lovely touches. The village is very picturesque, everyone is friendly, and the local pub serves good food and is dog friendly. Overall, a very enjoyable stay.

One of the best cottages we've been to and we have been to many.

This is a very beautiful little cottage with beautiful gardens surroundings all round. Highly recommended.

An outstanding property with exclusive use of a beautiful garden. During our stay there was absolutely nothing we wanted which was not provided. Excellent in every way.

Great peace and quiet............strangely almost too quiet to be true.... Nice decor and garden with stream , idylic gettaway......

The Globe Inn, Great food................ no overbearing hosts either.....

Little Bessemer is a delightful cottage in a quiet, friendly village with an excellent local pub in walking distance. The furnishings and equipment are all to the highest standard. We particularly enjoyed the garden and the cream tea on arrival. We would highly recommend this little cottage.

Idyllic location, comfortable tastefully decorated cottage, home from home. I never want to leave it is a very special place.

Beautiful little cottage and garden, owner very nice to us, enjoyed her complementry scones! Our little yorkie dog loved the garden, also pub and food over the road just right for meals e.t.c. A great place to see the area from and enjot the coast with superb walks, weather was 25 to 30, so for us a fantastic holiday!!

Picturesque village location Lovely well equipped & clean cottage Beautiful & peaceful garden

Lovely cottage and garden. Quiet location but with easy access to local amenities and attractions.

A beautiful place to stay, so relaxing away from all the stresses of life. The cottage is private well equiped you have your own garden to sit in and wendy and colin always give you a warm welcome.

Lovely little cottage in a lovely village. Great pub close by with excellent food. Very dog friendly village. Tarr Steps quite near for a great day with dog. Good beaches close by.

Very comfortable accomodation in quiet location

Lovely cottage with beautiful garden and excellent welcoming pub. Everything you could ever need provided in the cottage and the description of the cottage on the website was an accurate description of what you found, very refreshing. Best weeks holiday we have had in a long time. The weather did help! Beautiful beaches, gardens and walks everywhere.

Location, and dog friendly and one of the few properties that caters for couples. Ease of car parking and proximity of local shop. Most local points of interest within easy reach of cottage. Although the owners shared the building as the cottage is an annex to Bessamer Thatch, they were very unobtrusive and most helpful in recommending places to visit.

We had a wonderful time at this cosy place. From the moment we arrived we started to relax. We were cordially received with fresh garden flowers and cream tea.

Would recommend to all our friends

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