Forest View offers the grandest of raised decking areas. The rolling countryside and forest views are unrivalled. Complete with a garden perfect for your four-legged friends.
Cosying up in front of the wood-burner in the evening is the perfect way to end the day.
This outside area is extremely special and with plenty of seating provided it is easy to enjoy this area in comfort.
The dining-area,  perfect for serving up any meal.
The master bedroom offers this beautifully inviting super king-size bed.
The master bedroom links through to a rather extravagant en suite bathroom.
The en suite to the master bedroom boasts this fabulous double bath. Perfect for relaxing in after a hard day of fun and games.
Bedroom 2 is a beautiful light and airy bedroom which leads out onto an enclosed courtyard and is home to a rather inviting king-size bed.
The family bathroom.
Bedroom 3 is home to these delightful twin beds.
The entrance hall links the house perfectly.
Even on a gloomy day the views are stunning.
The well-equipped kitchen offers plenty of space to whip up a feast.
Looking back into the open plan living area. Even if you don't feel like venturing out, you can still enjoy the party from the comfort of the living space.
The breakfast bar offers a second area to sit and dine. The open plan layout of this property is perfect for celebrating your holiday time together.
The first floor WC.
The upstairs landing perfects the flowing feel of the open plan arrangement.
The lovely cove at Crackington Haven is a short journey away.
Bude sea pool, perfect for sheltered swimming.
Bude is a photographers dream.
The north coast has lots of stunning beaches, this is Bude.
Hartlands is a pretty area in north Devon.

Forest View


8.7 miles NE of Holsworthy / Sleeps 6 + 2 cots*

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7 Nights from £554

It is a working farm so dress for mud. The tree house was fabulous the kids loved it. Wifi connectivity great but no cell phone connectivity. Good functional kitchen.

Reply from Classic Cottages

How wonderful to hear what a lovely time you had at Forest View. It sounds as if your children had such a fun time! We hope to welcome you back soon. Julie, Customer Support

Owner very friendly and helpful and a wealth of knowledge about the surrounding area

Forest view is a lovely property. We found it very clean, comfortable, spacious, homely and well equipped. It’s an excellent location off the beaten track. The log burner with loads of logs provided was perfect for our November stay. We would definitely book to stay here again.

Lovely stay at Forest View for a family of 3 generations. A working tree farm with lots of forklift action which entertained the little ones and lots of wildlife to be seen if you’re lucky enough. Comfy property down a very long, and in places rough, driveway. Loved the kitchen and the huge raised decking. Be mindful of noise of an upside down house. Great stay, would recommend to those loving remote locations and dog walks.

The photographs of the lovely living area do not do it justice - it's bigger & nicer than it looks in the photos. The entrance hall is a brilliant place for the dogs to sleep & also to dry out before going upstairs. There is no carpet on the stairs so we ended up carrying the old dog up as she tended to slip on them. The garden is pretty secure though the small "back " gate could do with some netting on the bottom ( like the big gates have) as if you had a small dog it could get under. Our spaniel got underneath but luckily came back when called. Really good area for walking ,though I found the forest very dark & claustrophobic. Lovely & quiet & the balcony off the lounge would be a fantastic place to sit in the summer. The bath in the en suite of the main bedroom is huge but there is not enough water to fill it. Shower was lovely. All in all a great place to take 2 mad springer spaniels!

We had an amazing week at Forest View. Really enjoyed sitting on the deck looking over the treetops and exploring the forest surrounding us. Also great walks further afield from the property. A very peaceful location, a well equipped property and welcoming hosts. If you enjoy the great outdoors you will love staying here!

This is an idyllic spot for peace and quiet. It's in the middle of acres of woodland where you can seem to roam without meeting anyone, despite there being other cottages. The children (13 and 11 years old) loved the freedom to wander. The excitement of finding and playing in a huge tree house with rope swing. The garden had plenty of space for games. Our dog was beside himself with excitement at all the new smells and freedom to run wild. We saw deer in the forest and badger tracks.

Sam is extremely friendly and helpful. Note to anyone who wants to go to Dragon Archery, it is extremely popular and books up about 3 weeks in advance.

There are several ponds and we manged some wild swimming in one. From the raised veranda at night the stars looked amazing. It felt like a real get away from it all and relax place.

Thank you.

We loved the remote, rustic feel to this property. It is set on a forest farm and the outbuildings and farm machinery add a real 'get away from it all' charm. The large garden is really beautiful and we enjoyed many evenings playing football with our son until it got dark. The open plan kitchen/living area is such a great space and fully equipped. The large upstairs decking area is stunning to relax with a glass of wine, looking out to the forest views. The owner is friendly and on hand for anything you need. We had a lovely week at this peaceful retreat.

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The photos of the property really didn't do it justice. It was beautiful. The fresh air and surroundings were absolutely fantastic! We particularly loved watching the stars at night and keeping an eye out for the barn owls and bats. Sam and his partner were so friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. We can't wait to go back!

Fantastic week at Forest View. Sam the owner was very helpful and friendly. We saw lots of the barn owls, walks around the tracks etc. Terrace was perfect for sitting out on and the night sky was just amazing with no light pollution. Plenty to do in the area with beaches, coastal walks, bike hire at Torrington. Husband found the swimming ponds on site and had a few dips! Would definitely recommend

Very friendly and helpful owner. Just be careful that your dog does not escape!

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for your review. Forest View is advertised as having an enclosed garden, but unfortunately we are unable to guarantee any garden as 'escape proof' for some of our more determined four-legged guests! Tressa, Customer Support

Highly recommend this cottage especially if you want peace and quiet, surrounded by wildlife. We enjoyed our stay immensely, sitting on the balcony with a glass of wine was idyllic.

Great stay at this fabulous cottage with our two dogs. Had everything we needed and more. Stunning views, was magical watching the barn owl at night and the deer graze in an evening. Perfect base to explore the area. Lots to explore from the doorstep too. Large open plan living area including the lounge which is not obvious from the photos which make the lounge area look small. It isn’t! Wood burner was great. Outdoor deck also great when the weather allowed. The garden isn’t dog proof really but owners will put fencing up if asked to make it more secure. Couldn’t fault the place. We loved it and will be back one day!

Absolutely fabulous. Beautiful cottage with a huge balcony which is a suntrap, and as there is no light pollution so the sky is full of stars, so a great place to sit at night. Wonderful surroundings away from it all, lovely garden which is dog friendly but not quite secure for smaller dogs (Jack Russell size probably), but the garden is lovely, our dogs thoroughly enjoyed it, happy dogs, happy humans. Can't wait to go go back.

A stunning property in beautiful surroundings , always something new to discover in the woods it is set in . Forest View is an amazing place to stay , everything has been thought of from the comfortable beds to the fully equipped kitchen . Sam the owner was extremely helpful throughout our stay . A great find .

Highly recommended

A very comfortable away from it all property...the deck was amazing for late night star gazing and the log burner made the cottage very cosy on chillier nights. The owner was very helpful, thank you.

Forest View is remote and idyllic for these current times. Perfect for those with dogs, although for older dogs the stairs may be tricky. Walking amongst the trees was quite magical and soothing for the soul. Able to distance from the world but plenty to do quite locally if you wished to-we walked parts of the Tarka Trail, visited Instow beach and Westward Ho! The weather was kind to us so a delightful break amidst the current mayhem. Sam, the owner, who planted the forest is a very nice chap and around most days for a chat or any issues. Would recommend.

An excellent holiday location and property

This is our second holiday at Forest View and it was very relaxing and comfortable. We were able to unwind and enjoy the solitude of the ‘tree top house’. The host was very welcoming as always and we loved coming back to a little bit of luxury after a day on the beach at Northern Burrows. The space was very safe and loved by everyone including the dogs.

Forest View is a beautiful, quiet, relaxing retreat with everything you could need. Beautiful surroundings and an excellently appointed house. The kitchen was perfect for cooking Christmas dinner, we had everything we needed, and the owners even put a beautiful huge Christmas tree up for us! The beds are luxurious and soooo comfortable, and the bath in the ensuite is big enough for 2 small children to swim in!! A wonderful place, credit to the owners who were friendly and helpful. We will be back!

We stayed with our young baby and both lots of grandparents. All found the house very comfy and a good home from home for our holiday. Great decking area once the rain and wind stopped! At night you can hear lots of owls all around which I loved! As based on a farm, there were a fair few flies getting in to the house, so worth taking a fly swat with you, not an unbearable amount though. Owner was very helpful with our queries. We would definitely recommend this place to our friends and family.

Spacious good looking property in a quiet location. Challenging drive to and from property set 'off the beaten track '! Ideal to get away from it all.

Had a lovely stay at Forest View. Loved the location, the peace and quite. Good sized property and one of the nicest double rooms we've had. It has the biggest bath ever, if we had brought an elephant it would have easily fitted in and been able to turn around . Very well equipped and furnished. A real get away from it all property. Excellent. We'll be back. Not yet had a bad property with Classic. Thank you.

This was amazing! Best holiday rental we’ve had. One suggestion, stairs could be carpeted as they were a bit slippery. Other than this everything was amazing, the quality of everything provided could not have been better. We shall definitely be returning. X

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for reviewing Forest View - it certainly sounds like you had an amazing holiday overall! We'll certainly forward your suggestion for carpeting the stairs to the owner for their consideration for the future - thank you. Bryony, Customer Support

Forest View is in a stunning location, if you're looking for a peaceful get away this is the place for you. The cottage has lots of room, is well equipped and has a cosy wood burner. The balcony off the sitting room is huge and totally enclosed so your pets are safe to have a wonder around and watch the wildlife. I can imagine in the summer it will be a relaxing sun trap. Take your wellies and have a lovely walk through the forest, there is so much to see. We will definitely return to this property. Thank you for a wonderful week.

Fantastic cottage in a stunning location. Would definitely recommend!!! We have used classic cottages a couple of times now and both times we have been incredibly happy with the service provided and the fabulous accommodation - will definitely be recommending to friends and family :) Log burner, location, decking, stunning views, well-equipped, friendly owner, games room, plenty of toilets, utility room, layout of the cottage - felt really spacious and had good stand alone lamps, which are often lacking. All round lovely place to be.

The cottage exceeded our expectations!! It was tucked away in an idyllic spot, tastefully decorated and so quiet. We went out and about during the day and returned late afternoon to relax on the decking (we had great weather for late September) before enjoying a bath à deux (its a HUGE tub) and then settling in front of the fire. Highly recommended.

Reply from Classic Cottages

That really does sound like the perfect holiday routine! We're so glad you had a great time in this lovely rural idyll and hope to see you again soon. Tanya, Customer Support

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