Moonstone is a delightful single-storey, one bedroom, detached cottage just 1.5 miles from the rugged north Devon coast and the dramatic coastal path. At low tide, vast expanses of sand appear at Westward Ho! and Instow which are dog-friendly all year round. Back at the cottage you have use of a wonderful paddock, where your dog can run freely whilst you watch the setting sun.
Moonstone is located in an unspoilt rural area within the grounds of the owners' home, and yet feels very independent and private – an ideal year-round retreat with 4G coverage for phones and devices should you wish to check in with family at home. The open plan living-room with kitchen and dining-area is perfect for cooking up a holiday meal before relaxing in front of the Freeview TV after a day of exploring. There are French windows which open out on to a little enclosed courtyard – there is also dedicated outside space for you at the front of the cottage. The double bedroom is bright and spacious and it has a pretty en suite bathroom.
Nearby, for a lovely pub lunch or supper, both The Bell in Parkham and The Farmers Arms in Woolsery are now open after full refurbishments, both serving excellent food, top class beers and wines.
The owners are happy to offer flexible arrival dates. Please contact us if a different day to the usual changeover day would suit you better.
There is no charge for dogs during Christmas 2023
This part of rural north Devon is very unspoilt and there is a real sense of space. Enjoy stunning coastal walks at Bucks Mills – the nearest access to the coast with a little path down to the cove there, or around wild Hartland Point.
You can take a boat trip from Bideford Quay to the wild bird sanctuary at Lundy Island. There are beautiful sandy beaches at Instow, Saunton Sands or Braunton Burrows (a World Heritage UNESCO Site and the largest expanse of sand dunes in the UK). For Arts and Crafts try the Burton Gallery in Bideford, which also has a great cafe. Or why not visit the historic fishing village of Clovelly with its quaint harbour and cobbled streets which is only 4 miles away.
Entrance porch with freezer and microwave
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player and pebble-effect electric fire. Electric cooker, fridge and dishwasher
Bedroom with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
*A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No WiFi
- No smoking
- Pub 1.5 miles
- Patio furniture
- Full under-floor heating
Moonstone awaits your arrival! The open plan living, dining, kitchen area opens onto one of the two outside areas that are dedicated to Moonstone.
The perfect spot to enjoy a slice of cake!
The kitchen is fully equipeed for your enjoyment.
The bedroom is beautifully presented.
Moonstone is a perfect bolthole, peaceful, beautifully presented and with paddocks to walk in as well as the enclosed courtyard garden.
The sitting-area has French doors that open out onto a fully enclosed private patio at the side of the cottage.
Let the world go by and take some time out!
The owners have made sure you will feel comfortable for your stay.
The utility room and front door are to the right of the open plan living area!
Enjoy the perfect lunch before heading out for the day!
Time away at Moonstone will be enjoyed each and every day.
Oh so pretty!
The perfectly formed ensuite bathroom, offering the option of both a bath and a shower.
Sit back soak up the rays and enjoy a slower pace of life!
This is Milo, who lives on site with the owners, showing off the wonderful space that your four-legged friends will have.
Here is another view of the paddocks, a fantastic area for exercising your dog.
Clovelly is a delightful village with pretty cobbled streets and a lovely harbour.
The pretty cobbled streets of Clovelly.
Head to the coast and enjoy the sea air and the dramatic cliftop walks.
Instow has miles of golden sands, perfect for families.
Instow faces Appledore and a passenger ferry can take you between the two during the summer months.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site at Braunton Burrows - 1000 hectares of sand dunes leading to the three mile long beach.
The north coast has wonderful spots to sit or to walk along the coast path for miles and miles no matter the season.