Straw Cottage in all its glory, the perfect getaway whatever the time of year.
A glass of wine and a dip in the hot tub is a must.
The open plan living area is delightful.
Steps lead up to the mezzanine 'snug' with limited headspace owing to being in the eaves.
The bedroom is complete with a king-size double bed.
The lovely large garden is all yours.
Cosy up on the sofa.
Dine inside or out, the choice is yours.
The gorgeous shelving was hand-crafted by the artist/blacksmith owners.
The 'snug' on the mezzanine area is the perfect place to chill out with a good book please note the limited head room.
Can you guess why it's called Straw Cottage?
Cook up a scrummy supper.
The bedroom leads through to the kitchen and on to the open plan living room.
The shower-room.
Another view of the shower-room, with WC and wash-basin.
The main entrance opens straight into the beautiful bedroom.
Just gorgeous.
The outside space is equally as enjoyable by day and night.
With sun loungers, outside furniture for dining al fresco and a bubbling hot tub.
Such an idyllic spot to getaway for a few days or more.
Lunch in the sunshine - bliss.
A dip in the bubbling hot tub is a must, what better way to relax.
The forged metalwork was cleverly designed/made by one of the owners and adds to the charm.
Have a snooze in the sun, dine al fresco or toast some marshmallows on the fire-pit - the choice is yours!
So much outside space to enjoy.
Welcome to Straw Cottage.
Even the entrance gate is special.
Yep, the light feature is pretty special too!
Another feature that has been hand-crafted by the talented owner.
The other side of the cottage (the friendly yet discreet owners live next door).
Another view of the back of the cottage.
You will want to return time and time again.
You four-legged friend is more than welcome to join you.
The owners keep chickens nearby.
There is a fabulous lake on site, with a pontoon, which you are explore and try out some wild swimming.
Rural bliss.
There are lovely walks around the lake area into a wooded area.
An ariel view of the lake and woods with the village of Woolsery in the distance. Straw Cottage is to the left of the white house in the centre of the photograph (the owners' home) and has its own large garden.
Nearby picture-perfect Peppercombe.
Spend the day exploring delightful Clovelly.
The cobbled streets of pretty Clovelly.
Westward Ho! has a fabulous sandy beach at low tide.
Take the passenger ferry from Appledore to Instow during the summer months.
The golden sands of Instow.
The passenger ferry from Bideford Quay will take you to Lundy Island.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site at Braunton Burrows - 1000 hectares of sand dunes leading to the three mile long beach.

Straw Cottage


3.1 miles SE of Clovelly / Sleeps 2 + cot*

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7 Nights from £616

We had a wonderful relaxing stay at Straw Cottage. In a nut shell, it was perfect. What's not to like here :-)

Beautiful, quirky little property with very helpful hosts. Location is so peaceful and yet only a very short walk (uphill!) to the village with fantastic pub and well stocked village shop. The hot tub was absolutely perfect to come back to after walks along the stunning coastal paths. Don't hesitate - book it!

We had a fabulous few days at Straw Cottage. We found it easily following the directions sent in advance and felt very welcome. It is a lovely quiet location but with easy access to explore North Devon. The village was unknown to us before but is complete with a pub, store and chip shop. We highly recommend.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're delighted to hear you had a fabulous few days at Straw Cottage and found its location easily. We always recommend following our own directions rather than using SatNav as these have been tried and tested beforehand. We're so pleased you would highly recommend and would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kelsey, Customer Support

We really enjoyed our stay at Straw Cottage, the garden is lovely and quiet and our dog loved the area! Yes it is out in the sticks somewhat but that was expected from the description so no problem. We had Sunday lunch at the village pub and fish and chips from the shop both were excellent! The owners were friendly and welcoming!

Made very welcome and enjoyed spending my birthday weekend at Straw cottage. We had great weather, a lovely meal at the pub, and a nice relaxing time sat outside having a bbq and star gazing in the hot tub.

The cottage was beautifully furnished, set in a quite location overlooking fields. Everything you could want from a quiet and relaxing retreat with added bonus of a hot tub from which you can listen to the birds or watch the stars. The owners are friendly and helpful but not intrusive. We normally met when we were walking our dog around the grounds and he was happy to play with the owners dog. There is a deep step to the lounge which you have to negotiate and then steps up to an amazing mezzanine hide-hole if you wish. Kitchen is small but will all the necessary equipment. Simply put a delightful and artistic retreat. Pre-book the Farmers Arms if you intend to eat there as they are busy.

We had a really lovely and relaxing stay at Straw Cottage. There was plenty to explore on our doorstep, we had wonderful trips to Clovelly, Appledore and Westward Ho! all within a short drive. The cottage itself was a delight, we had everything we needed. We enjoyed a BBQ on the terrace, a hot tub most days, and lots of cosy evenings in by the fire, particularly enjoyable with fish & chips from the local pub (the best we've had). Our spaniel thoroughly enjoyed the holiday too, especially making friends with the owner's spaniel Rusty. Thank you x

Lovely quirky cosy cottage, hot tub was fabulous.

Amazing break just what we wanted. Great food at the farmers arms!! Highly recommended.

We had a wonderful stay at Straw Cottage, it was just perfect for the break we needed. Inside the cottage is spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished and has lovely character and features. The hot tub is fantastic and the clever lighting provides a lovely atmosphere. We met the owner, David, who was very welcoming and friendly but left us to our own devices. We developed a routine of heading out for the day exploring, returning for late afternoons in the hot tub and then cosying up in front of the wood-burner - bliss! Our dog loved it too (especially the jar of treats!). We'd love to come back in the future and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Straw Cottage.

Perfect little retreat for a cosy holiday whatever the time of year. Bursting with beautiful details and thoughtful touches. And very dog friendly, leaving very tasty treats, and very secure place for dogs. We had a lovely time in this little nest.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We are thrilled to read that you found your very own bolthole! It is always fabulous to read that you found the property to be secure for your dogs and that the treats were enjoyed/ We so hope to welcome you back again in the future. Sarah, Customer Support

Lovely quiet retreat for a few days , near to pretty beaches, and great pub serving tasty homecooked meals. The farmers inn in the village.

This is a "quirky" (but in a good way) property and it was great to stay in something a bit different. Someone has obviously invested a lot of time and effort in producing the artistic touches which make it interesting and not run-of-the-mill. Very quiet location and dog friendly. Local pub and take-away just up the road were great and the main attractions in the area are only a short distance away so hardly any travelling to see things.

We was really looking forward to our stay at Straw Cottage and was not dissatisfied. Everything was so comfortable especially the bed. There was nothing else we needed everything was provided! We spent a perfect week relaxing and recharging our batteries! Would definitely recommend.

Pretty and quirky. Good value. Not good if you like a bit more luxury!

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so pleased that you loved this unique property and found it to be such good value. Thank for sharing your thoughts, we do hope that we can welcome you back. Julie, Customer Support

What a lovely place , would definitely recommend , well thought out to give you privacy if that's what you want ,had a lovely week enjoyed the hot tub , good location , and thank you for the biscuits & eggs .

Had a lovely holiday, used the cottage as base to see this part of Devon we hadn't visited before, Lynton and Lynmouth a must visit, Village shop has excellent quality food and service without fault, village fish and chips also excellent cooked fresh whilst you wait. Best if all after days trekking around come back to straw cottage to relax in hot tub.

I didn't actually go due to work commitments, but my inlaws came down instead and were at pains to tell me how lovely it was - and that I would have loved it. They also gave the owners a 10/10

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for leaving a review even though you were not lucky enough to visit the lovely Straw Cottage yourself. We're so pleased that your inlaws enjoyed their break and we hope you get the opportunity to plan another visit here in the future! Tressa, Customer Support

When we arrived the owners greeted us and gave us the information about the property and it’s features. We discovered a fault with the TV and let the owners know. By the next morning we had a brand new one waiting for us by the door! Great service lovely location. Will 100% be back

Great place, so nice and cosy. Log burner was amazing and so was the hot tub! The kitchen had all the amenities to cook they had thought of everything ! Will stay again in the future.

Straw Cottage is absolutely gorgeous, the owners have truly thought of everything. We loved the location, hot tub and the bed was super comfy and we had the best nights sleep! Thoughtful little touches from the moment you arrive, made a truly unforgettable stay- thank you so much.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for your lovely review on Straw Cottage. We are delighted that you loved the location and the hot tub. A good night's sleep on holiday is a must! We would love to welcome you back in the future for another unforgettable stay. Sarah, Customer Support

What a little gem. A really delightful cottage for two. Hand-crafted in so many ways, with character and cosiness. The outside garden area was also lovely, with a hot-tub that was much enjoyed each day after walking the N Devon coast. David and Bex were the perfect hosts' to add to a very enjoyable stay at Straw Cottage. Thoroughly recommended.

Really lovely cottage, cosy with beautiful touches. Really enjoyed the hot tub and wood burner. The outside area was fabulous, though going in October we didn't get to make the most of it. Would love to go back in better weather.Beautiful setting, hot tub always ready at a lovely temperature, wood burner, garden and outdoor space, bedroom overlooking the garden and all the lovely artistic touches. Dave and Bex were also very friendly and helpful. Pub in the village 'The Farmers Arms' was excellent.

Liked - Tasteful furnishings, quirky features, friendly owners, super hot-tub, excellent local pub Not so happy about - weak WiFi

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so pleased that you liked this lovely cottage and the surrounding area. Thanks for letting us know about the WiFi - the owners have addressed this and there is now a much stronger signal in the property. Tanya, Customer Support

Its quite and a relaxing place to stay. Local inn for a special meal out is worth waiting for.

The Straw cottage is a perfect place to unwind and also delight in the North Devon UNESCO biosphere reserve . If you visit at the right time you have the chance of seeing over 15 spp of orchids at Braunton Burrows. On the coast we saw Porpoises daily including a newly born calf.

We really loved our stay at Straw cottage. The cottage itself is well equipped and beautifully decorated. It’s really cosy and ever so clean. The hot tub was lovely to use on the eve. The surrounding areas were lovely to go and view. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to book a stay at the cottage.

The cottage was a lovely place to stay Well equipped and clean. Its location was idilic for us as We wanted privacy. The Hot tub was an excellent feature And we used it every day. We would be happy to recommend it and We will return

Wonderful cottage in a superb location. Everything was great, will book again

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