This cottage enjoys an idyllic location in a clifftop hamlet that has its own beach. Set back from the road as it winds through National Trust woodland to the sea, Rose’s Cottage and its enclosed terraced gardens are reached by a footbridge over a stream that tumbles down to the sea. The cottage balances period character with contemporary living. The original part has thick stone walls, some low lintels and ceilings and a characterful wood-burner, whilst the modern kitchen/dining-room has glass doors opening onto a wide and sunny terrace where you can soak up the surroundings. Up the steep stairs are two en suite bedrooms. The third bedroom is in a separate annexe, which has a low boundary wall with a 10' drop.
The third bedroom across the terrace has the feel of a tranquil library – the en suite shower-room is hidden behind an opening bookshelf. You may have to toss a coin to decide who sleeps where, but there's no doubt that this is a unique, flexible and fun place to stay. The social hub of the property is no doubt the lofty kitchen/dining-room with the French windows to the terrace, but out-of-season the traditional heart of the cottage is the cosy sitting-room where you will feel tucked away from the elements. WiFi is installed in the cottage and so you can gather here together to seek out local places to visit and where to eat. Energetic guests can pick up the coastal path from the village or the footpath right next to the cottage and head towards Peppercombe Beach in one direction and historic Clovelly in the other.
Kitchen/Dining-room with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Separate WC and wash-basin
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player, CD player and wood-burner
Bedroom 1 with double bed and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Access to Bedroom 3 with double bed and steps to en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Take care with children near the stream and on the terrace outside bedroom 3.
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- Telephone with honesty-box (At cost)
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Partial under-floor heating, 3 panel heaters and 1 electric convector
Rose's Cottage and the unique separate en suite bedroom studio just in front, in this idyllic setting.
Looking up at the cottage from the separate bedroom studio.
The traditional sitting room with its wood burning stove is at the heart of the house.
The cottage has a wonderful double height contemporary kitchen/dining room area with doors to the main terrace.
This is the lovely main terrace, with the glass doors to the kitchen/dining-room opening out onto it.
Bucks Mills ends at the top of a cliff overlooking Lundy Island. It takes just five minutes to walk from the cottage to this vantage point. A steep path takes you down to the rocky beach
This kitchen is a real home from home with all the equipment that you could want to make sure you have a comfortable stay.
This is a great room for dining with a view!
cheerful details add to the character of this cottage
There are two bedrooms on the first floor of the old part of the cottage. This one looks out to the front across the garden.
Another view of this bedroom. The en suite has a privacy curtain, and the windows look out across the valley.
This is the en-suite bathroom with fitted shower for the front bedroom.
The second double bedroom is at the back of the cottage, overlooking one of the higher terraces
This room also has an ensuite.
This is its ensuite shower room.
This is the third double bedroom - a wonderful ensuite room in the separate annexe.
The ensuite shower room is cleverly designed - up a couple of steps behind the hinged bookshelf.
This little terrace is just outside the separate bedroom - children must be supervised as the low wall drops about 10 feet down to the stream below.
This is the upper terrace at the back of the cottage - the windows are for Bedroom 2.
A quiet and sheltered corner to enjoy.
A closer view of the en suite bedroom studio. A wonderful and unique feature.
This photograph shows the wall outside the separate bedroom studio with the drop down to the stream. It is wonderful to listen to the water and watch the birds darting below but please take care.
This is the little public footbridge that you cross to reach the cottage. The parking is just to the right of this picture.
This is one of the fabulous north Devon beaches - Woolacombe. Great for surfing, endless space and long beach walks.