Mrs Marchington June 2021
The cabin is lovely. Simple but has everything you need and a few lovely extras (all you need for a fire pit evening, binoculars, basics like soap and kitchen and toilet roll). The tin bath in the garden and buster the dog were particular highlights for our kids (aged 3 and 6). It’s a good 30 mins drive to anywhere we visited so you need to be willing to drive out each day. We didn’t know beforehand that there were good take aways (Woolsery fish and chips)and a waitrose close enough which would have been good to be aware of. The oven is a mini counter top one so don’t plan to cook anything extravagant but it worked well for baked potatoes and things that only needed 1 shelf. Hob was normal size. So it really was all you needed.
Great part of the world. Bude and Widemouth beaches were lovely. Eden project was worth a visit but a longer drive. And Appledore had brilliant rock pools, lovely cafes and a really chilled feeling to it.
Mrs Stannard Moore May 2021
We had the most amazing time, it was our second stay and we have already booked stay 3 and 4! The cabin is spotlessly clean and has the most beautiful and original furnishings. Every detail has been thought of and we arrived to a beautiful welcome basket of treats. The location is perfect, close enough to hop in the car for an evening swim at one of the local beaches or a gorgeous meal at a local pub but you feel like theres no-one for miles. The perfect place to stay where you want to be away from it all, able to reach it all and to sit and watch the stars in the evening knowing you're meters away from crisp cotton sheets and a hot shower!
The children were outside all week and didn't even find time to argue, it was a week of pure bliss! We can't wait to return later in the year.
Miss Spencer May 2021
We had a wonderful stay in the cabin with our two year old daughter. The weather wasn't great but we were nice and cosy inside with the log fire. I'd recommend this to families with small children as our little one loved being able to run around outside and visit the animals. We'll be back hopefully next time with better weather so we can try out the fire pit!
Mr Atkinson May 2021
Lovely quiet location, close to nature.
Mrs Stokes April 2021
We had a lovely stay at Stibb Hollow Cabin and it was everything we expected from the photos and description . The cabin is beautifully decorated with all the homely little touches you would want including a lovely welcome hamper. The location is perfect for some peace and quiet but close enough to many local attractions if you want to explore. Nicci and Matt are lovely hosts there when you need but happy to leave you to your own otherwise. A lovely time away and we’d absolutely love to come back again!
Mr Beecheno December 2020
Hosts were delightful. Cabin is lovely and I would defo return but bearing in mind this was a winter booking, in a fairly remote and exposed location. I would add the following. Very limited cooking and heating facilities. No tv or sound system, no proper oven, no extractor, no freezer, no dishwasher. Not really viable for more than a couple. I stress we had a great time in a lovely cabin but these points need to be considered.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks for reviewing Stibb Hollow Cabin - we're really pleased you had a great time overall. The property is rural which we feel adds to the peace and quiet which is part of its charm. As one of our Glamping properties the other part of it's charm is it's back to basics quality (albeit with a hint of luxury) - there is an electric hob, mini oven, slow cooker, microwave and fridge and a wonderful warming wood-burner which adds to the cosiness whatever the time of year. If you're looking for some additional facilities in the future however please don't hesitate to get in touch and we'd be happy to help you find the perfect property. Bryony, Customer Support
Mrs Stannard Moore October 2020
We had the most wonderful stay...!!! The hosts are there if you need them and were so lovely with the children, the cabin is spotless and fitted out so beautifully. I could move in!! The location is perfect for reaching the beach, we had lovely trips to Clovelly and Bude. We had an amazing cycle to Bideford down the Tarka Trail, it's really easy to hire bikes in Torrington.
It's the most perfect place to relax and unwind, so peaceful in the most gorgeous setting and the children absolutely loved feeding the hens, sheep and playing with Buster the dog - we're all missing him!
It has everything I love about camping ( the outdoors!) with everything I love about a luxury apartment - beautiful bedding, hot shower, everything you need in the kitchen.
We will be returning as soon as we can!
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thank you so much for your amazing review of Stibb Hollow Cabin! We are sure that the hosts were delighted to read your comments and that you enjoyed the cabin so much that you could move in. Your local knowledge will prove very useful to future guests we are sure, we are really grateful for your comprehensive review. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future, should you need any assistance we are more than happy to help. Sarah, Customer Support
Mrs Tucker October 2020
We loved our stay. Thank you so much to the owners who were there if we needed anything and made our stay perfect. The cabin was lovely and warm and gave us a lovely first holiday with our 9 week old son and two year old had so much fun with the sheep and chickens every day! We had lots of easy adventures to the beach too! Would highly recommend!
Mr Colegate September 2020
Apart from providing additional heating and very poor access to footpaths we enjoyed our stay which had everything we wanted and we felt very safe as the cleanliness was excellent
Mrs Davis August 2020
Beautiful cabin, in a beautiful setting. The hosts were lovely and friendly. A fantastic welcome hamper on arrival. Stunning decor, comfortable beds and lovely shower! The cabin is well equipped. Everything has been thought of.
Such a relaxing and calming environment. Can’t wait to return again soon.
Mrs Webb August 2020
We had such a lovely week at Stibb Hollow cabin. The cabin itself was so comfortable, spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. It's in an idyllic setting, with views over the countryside. Our two children loved feeding the chickens and sheep everyday and playing with Buster the lab (they're still talking about him now!). We enjoyed days out at the beach then coming back for a BBQ in the garden. Overall, a perfect family holiday and we'll definitely be back!
Mrs Stevenson July 2020
Had an amazingly relaxing week away. Just what was needed. The cabin was beautiful and fully equipped with everything you need. Just beautiful. Will definitely be going back.
Mrs Wizard July 2020
Just back from an absolutely wonderful week at Stibb Hollow Cabin. We were the third family in since it was completed and it is immaculate and even better than it looks in the photos, with luxurious touches like thick fluffy white towels and crisp 100% cotton bed sheets.
From the minute we arrived Nikki and Matt made us incredibly welcome and introduced us to all the animals. Our 3 year old absolutely adored the hand reared very friendly sheep (particularly Chunky) and Matt kindly fetched more and more feed that the kids constantly asked for. Sorry if the girls need to go on a diet. Our 7 year old is massively missing Buster their very friendly and gentle black Labrador.
The cabin is perfectly located for so many day trips, we cycled large chunks of the Tarka trail and visited Croyde Bay, Appledore, Instow and Westward Ho for beach visits. Clovelly is well worth a visit.
We can't wait to go back.
Miss Gely July 2020
It’s even more Wow than it appeared on the website. Checking in was easy and there is a lot love about this place, including an outside fire pit, a comfortable sofa, and a fire burner inside for your cosy evening...it’s a great space for family with fresh egg pick every morning and feed the sheep in the field adjacent.... A must do on the bucket list!!!
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