Little Bessemer is tucked away in the heart of this beautiful village, with a wonderful sub-tropical garden - inspiring whatever the time of year!
The delightful living room.
A great spot for supper.
Sit on the terrace outside the cottage and take in all the wonderful detail in this special garden.
The fully enclosed garden is magical, with a hidden seat around a corner by the brook, as well as the patio outside the cottage.
A cosy space.
The kitchen has everything you'll need.
Looking across the living-area towards the dining-room/garden-room in this bright and cheerful cottage.
With windows on two sides and French doors to the garden, the dining-room is a bright and sunny room.
The bedroom can be made up as a super king or twin, and has an en suite shower-room.
A lovely, spacious room.
The en-suite shower room.
Enjoy the sunshine and your tranquil surroundings.
This tranquil place to sit is tucked away in a little corner next to the stream.
Sit back and relax with a good book.
Spend leisurely afternoons here.
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 is the wider setting for Little Bessemer. The owners' home is in the background but the cottage is so very private and sheltered.
This path takes you to Little Bessemer.
The sweet village of Berrynarbor.
Appledore is across the estuary from Instow and a ferry can take you there during summer months.
Ilfracombe is a delightful seaside town.
Verity stands guard overlooking Ilfracombe harbour.
From Bideford Quay you can catch the passenger ferry to Lundy Island.
The pretty town of Bideford.
Woolacombe is stunning.
Miles of golden sands to enjoy at Instow.
Inland, visit the National Trust estate at Arlington, lovely gardens, historic house, carriage museum and tea shop.
Saunton Sands - magical in the evening sun.
Pretty Watermouth Harbour is just a half mile walk - uphill on the way back!

Little Bessemer

1844

2.6 miles E of Ilfracombe / Sleeps 2 + cot

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A traditional village pub in the pretty village of Berrynarbor with valley views. Children and dogs are welcome and it's a popular place with both locals and visitors a like.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2023

Proper pub

This is a proper pub in every way possible..Good beer,good food,friendly people and a bit of entertainment too !!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2023

not 1/2 mile, but grwat dog-friendly place

The pub is certainly 2 1/2 miles away.

Nearest beach

Accessed via a series of four man-made tunnels carved through the cliffs, Tunnels Beaches near Ilfracombe are truly unique. Created in the 1820s, the tunnels lead visitors out onto sand and shingle beaches, complete with a Victorian sea pool. Sheltered by the cliffs, the beaches afford beautiful views and special atmosphere. A landscaped garden lends itself perfectly to picnics in the sun and there is even sun bed and wetsuit hire available. A cafe serves refreshments and lifeguards are on duty in the summer. A fee applies.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2022

Really Interesting

Worth a visit and only £3 entry!

Nearest walk

This route is along the highest of the sea cliffs in the Exmoor National Park. Starting at Combe Martin take the coast path around Wild Pear Beach, then a stiff climb to Little Hangman (715 feet high). Climb on - more gradual this time - up to 1046 feet and the summit of Great Hangman to get the best of the panorama across Combe Martin Bay.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Exmoor

The countryside is breathtaking and a real must to visit. Quaint shops, great pubs and beautiful walks through all kinds of terrain. Dogs are clearly very welcome which is a rarity in other areas of the south west.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Stunning

Some of the finest coastal scenery in England, do not miss it! The Valley of the Rocks, a little further east, is particularly dramatic.

Nearest town

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Combe Martin is on the edge of Exmoor and claims to have the longest village street in England. Visit the Pack of Cards Inn, built to celebrate a large win at cards by George Lay in 1626; it has 52 windows, one for each card in the pack, and four floors, each with 13 doors. The beach is perfect for the whole family with rock pools, cliffs, caves and pebbles plus lots of soft sand when the tide is out.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2023

Pack of Cards

Great place, lovely food. We ate here couple of time while staying in Coombe Martin. Nice atmosphere, lovely helpful staff


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Great for kayaking

Combe Martin is an attractive little bay and we had a great kayak tour with Surfside Kayaks. The Pack of Cards Inn is worth a visit and has an interesting history

Also nearby

Quad bike courses for children as young as six years old, a 4x4 off-road course, paintball and pony trekking.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Quads and horses

Something for everyone, some on the horses some on the quads, but both lots had fun.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Set deep in the north Devon countryside, The Rosemoor estate was once the home of Lady Anne Palmer. Lady Anne developed a passion for plants when she met noted plantsman Colllingwood Ingram while recuperating from measles in Spain. Over the next 30 years, she travelled the world to collect specimens for her garden, which she gave to the Royal Horticultural Society in 1988. The estate now comprises 65 acres of land, which includes rose gardens, a winter garden, a fruit and vegetable garden, a formal garden, woodlands, and many stream and lakeside plantings, making Rosemoor an enchanting place to visit whatever the season.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2023

Beautiful gardens

Amazing place to visit even in the rain!! Beautiful gardens, credit to the staff! We had lunch in the restaurant which was amazing too - well worth the visit!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2023

Fabulous place, outstanding gardens

A return visit for us.
An exceptional day out if you love nature and gardens. We were lucky our visit coincided with the Festival of Apples in October. Beautiful place and everything offered is of the highest standard.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2023

Fanstastic

Spent the best part of the day exploring the walks around the estate and through the fabulous formal and informal gardens, plenty of seating in the grounds to appreciate the flowers, plants and trees, choice of refreshment options from snacks to restaurant, a very good shop and parking very easy, worth the effort to visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2022

Gorgeous day out

As an RHS member and regular visit to Hyde Hall I’ve been keen to visit the other gardens so when on holiday nearby, a visit to Rosemoor was a must. It is truly fabulous, we visited on a beautiful, sunny, summer day so we saw it at it’s best but I can see how there is interest whatever time of year you visit.

The staff are friendly and we received a great welcome and explanation of the layout when we arrived, such a lovely touch.

The garden is split into two parts, Lady Anne’s garden which has beautiful trees and planting best seen at a gentle stroll and the more formal gardens laid our directly near the entrance which are also stunning. The cool garden was gorgeous especially on a hot day.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Stunning gardens

Beautiful selection of show gardens and fabulous fruit and vegetable gardens. Well worth a visit and a cream tea


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Rosemoor RHS

Well worth a visit and 25 minutes from Forest View. Beautiful well kept gardens.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Mr

Lovely


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Beautiful, well-managed gardens, well worth a visit whatever the season.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2008

The garden is absolutely gorgeous and very well looked after. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and the restaurant had great locally sourced food. A great day out for adults and children.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Roses Galore!

The rose collection - one of the largest in the West Country - is very impressive. In full bloom in the summer, the scent of over 2,000 flowers is quite sensational. The Rose Weekend, held in June, was very informative, with advice on growing your own, as well as walks and activities for children.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

A great family eatery offering outside seating in summer and a warming log fire to keep you toasty in winter. Food is creative and inspirational and the menu offers a wide variety of options including tapas, nachos, steaks and salads. "Big Bertha" the charcoal fired oven helps out with the cooking!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2023

Great food

Visited the Inn, lovely food, massive burgers. Lovely staff and nice environment. Loved the decor.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2022

Great!

The staff were friendly and the food portions were great! We tried something off the specials menu as they had a new chef and it was stunning. There will be lots more good food popping up if that meal is anything to go by!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Very disappointing

We went for Sunday lunch and all they offered was a couple of different sandwiches, a small portion of macaroni and a side of chips all served on cardboard dishes with wooden cutlery.

A 17th century village pub offering freshly cooked food served in either the fireside bar or conservatory. Food is sourced locally including pork from rare breed Engish pigs and free range chickens who provide eggs for both the kitchen and for guests to buy.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2023

Nice meal at The Rock

Lovely pub and restaurant, very family friendly. Great to sit out on a sunny afternoon and have a drink. The restaurant is in a conservatory to the rear of the building. Lovely food and very helpful friendly staff .


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2021

The Rock Inn Restaurant

Delicious food with a great variety.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2021

The Rock Inn Restaurant

Delicious food with a great variety.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2021

The Rock Inn Restaurant

Delicious food with a great variety.

A Regency house with extensive gardens that is home to a huge collection of period horse drawn carriages, a famous colony of Lesser Horseshoe bats, red deer and peacocks. Carriage rides are available.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2023

Great house and gardens

Fantastic grounds and lovely house. Carriage museum is very good and full of information. Lovely food in the café, had to take some back to our cottage as so good. Well worth a visit, found some beautiful flowers in the gardens


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2012

Most knowledgeable and informative guides in house and museum. Good value restaurant. Superb collection of model ships. Our visit lasted 4 hours

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