Little Bessemer is tucked away in the heart of this beautiful village, with a wonderful sub-tropical garden - inspiring whatever the time of year.
Looking across the living-area towards the dining-room/garden-room in this bright and cheerful cottage.
The garden is magical, with a hidden seat around a corner by the brook as well as the patio outside the cottage.
The bedroom is calm and luxurious with lovely bed linens and an en suite shower-room.
With windows on two sides and French windows 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.
Sit on the terrace outside the cottage and take in all the wonderful detail in this special garden.
In the summer the garden is semi-tropical.
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 tranquil place to sit is tucked away in a little corner next to the stream.
The harbour at Ilfracombe - catch a ferry over to Lundy Island for a wonderful day out.
Looking back up at the cottage from the bottom of the garden.
This is the spring time garden - an absolute delight of colour.
A tiny little brook runs along the boundary of the garden.
This is the wider setting for Little Bessemer. The Owners' home is in the background but the cottage is so very private and sheltered.
Berrynarbor is the home of the Flower Pot Men and they can been seen throughout the village.
Pretty Watermouth Harbour is just a half mile walk - uphill on the way back!
Berrynarbor has a lovely community-run village shop and stores - a stone's throw from the cottage.
Woolacombe is the nearest sandy beach - miles and miles of it!
Saunton Sands - magical in the evening sun.
Damien Hirst's 'Verity' - looking out to sea from Ilfracombe harbour.
Inland, visit the National Trust estate at Arlington, lovely gardens, historic house, carriage museum and tea shop.

Little Bessemer


2.6 miles E of Ilfracombe / Sleeps 2 + cot

7 Nights from £366 - £690

In the heart of pretty Berrynarbor village just half a mile from the beaches, harbours and cliffs of the north Devon coastline, Little Bessemer is the perfect holiday retreat. Ideally placed for exploring the coast and the countryside, and set well away from the Owners' home with a private pathway leading to a sub-tropical south-facing enclosed terraced garden, this semi-detached hideaway is sun-filled and serene. Drop off your luggage (you have dedicated parking in the village approximately 100 yards from the cottage) and relax to the sounds of bird song and the stream at the bottom of the garden in this lovely setting. There is an award-winning village shop and a friendly local pub – just a short walk away!

North Devon has a really varied coastline – with rugged cliffs around Combe Martin and towards Ilfracombe in one direction and towards Lynton and Porlock in the other, and long sandy beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton Sands. Inland the countryside is very much unspoilt too – explore the nearby Sterridge Valley or a little further afield the wide expanses of the western approaches of Exmoor National Park.

Ground Floor


Sitting-room with TV, DVD player, CD and tape player, wood-burner effect electric stove and Kitchen-area with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine and dishwasher

Bedroom with ‘zip and link’ (6' double or twin) beds and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin


Access to shared Outhouse with freezer and tumble-drier

Take care with children near the stream.


  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Travel cot and high chair
  • Arrive/Depart Friday
  • Short breaks available
  • Garage and private parking for 1 car 100 yds
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 50 yds
  • Patio furniture and barbecue
  • Full gas-fired CH