One of the many spectacular vantage points within the grounds.
Light and airy living area. Perfect for those cosy nights in.
Beautiful master bedroom with a 'zip and link' bed which can be made up as a 6ft double or twin beds offering very flexible sleeping arrangements.
Looking over and up at the beautiful Beer and Saunton Cottages.
Step into the spacious living area, kick your shoes off and prepare to relax!
The ground floor offers a bright and welcoming open plan arrangement.
A cosy and comfortable living area, perfect for cosying up and relaxing in.
A well-equipped and spacious kitchen. Perfect for whipping up a feast or simply preparing a treat for two.
A private and secluded dining area. Perfect to light a candle and enjoy the calming ambiance over dinner.
The dining-area is in easy reach of the kitchen.
The stairs linking you to the first floor are just off the living area.
The most luxurious bed awaits you in the master bedroom.
Delightful twin bedroom. Bright and spacious, with wonderful views over the rolling countryside which is your back garden.
Twin bedroom, cosy and inviting.
Twin bedroom, with a bird's eye view over the rolling countryside.
Bathroom, fully equipped with bath and shower over.
Shower over the bath.
Perfect space to relax and unwind after an action packed day.
Delightful communal patio area at the rear of Saunton Cottage. This area is also used by the Owners.
Stunning views and spectacular scenery at every turn.
The very friendly locals.
Your very own private access to the Tarka Trail. Fabulous adventure for all the family.
Endless rolling countryside greets you for miles.
Fabulous greenery surrounds the lake.
The lake provides a great environment for this stunning little family.
Looking back up at the cottages standing proud in this perfect spot.
Wildlife and livestock roam freely throughout the grounds.

Saunton Cottage

3717

10.2 miles S of Bideford / Sleeps 4 + cot

7 Nights from £390 - £897

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

Nearest pub

The Malt Scoop Inn (1 ¼ miles)

Only one mile away from the famous Tarka Trail, this pub is the perfect stopping place for traditional English pub food. Fires keep you toasty in winter and a secluded garden is the perfect place to sit in summer.

Nearest beach

Instow Beach (13 miles)

A great beach for children with acres of sand at low tide, shallow waters and usually calm seas. There are plenty of facilities nearby in the village. Dog restrictions apply so please check locally.

Nearest walk

Ash Moor Nature Reserve (1 ½ miles)

A pretty established nature reserve consisting of grassland, meadows, woodland and ponds, and all the associated flora and fauna including orchids, butterflies, dragonflies and hares. The area is accessed via the famous Tarka Trail so don your walking boots or cycle helmets and get out in the great outdoors (not currently entirely suitable for poor mobility or pushchairs). It is also connected to the Devon Wildlife Trust's newest acquisition, the Meeth Quarry Nature Reserve, if you fancy a longer walk.

Nearest town

Hatherleigh (4 ¾ miles)

Set on the Tarka Trail just north of Okehampton, Dartmoor, bury yourself in the local way of life by staying in a quaint little Devon town. And by little we mean the smallest tow in Devon. But don't worry, it's got three pubs.

Also nearby

RHS Rosemoor (4 ½ miles)

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 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009

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


Rated 4 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 4 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.

Halsdon Woods and Nature Reserve (3 ¼ miles)

Several kilometres of track wend their way through this 142-acre reserve. Start from one of the two car parks for various circular routes that take in woodland, fields and the banks of the River Torridge

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Douglas-Mann August 2017

Through the woods and along the banks of the Torridge.

An old ruined mill covered in ivy, a pebbly beach by the side of the river to skim stones, and a trail up into the woods and along old, beaten paths through this nature reserve looked after by Devon Wildlife Trust makes this a perfect outing to observe our beautiful Devon countryside. Our walk took about two hours, perfect for a morning or afternoon stroll. There are hides ranged around the reserve from which to view the wildlife.

Half Moon Inn (3 ¼ miles)

Set in the Torridge Valley this atmospheric pub offers a wide ranging menu and is well placed for great outdoor activities such as walking, cycling, horse riding and fishing.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Burmester July 2011

Excellent for lunches. Also good walking in the vicinity.

Dragon Archery (7 ¾ miles)

This fun day out gives you the opportunity to learn the art of archery. Then put your newly taught skill to the test on dinosaurs, wolves and armoured knights! Much more than just target shooting.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Selby October 2014

Fantastic Family Fun!

Dragon Archery is the place to be if you want to try archery for the first time or if you are more experienced. Great challenges suitable for all ages from 8+. Really friendly encouraging team giving one to one coaching to help you get the most out of your experience. Suitable for all weathers...we went on a very wet and windy day in October! Only advice is BOOK EARLY as this attraction is very very popular!! If you are lucky enough to go along, you will see why.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Worsfold June 2011

A 3 hour archery session which involves shooting dinosaurs, amongst other things not just targets. I thoroughly enjoyed this and I wasn't expecting to. All equipment was supplied, and we were taught very well how to use it. Rather than just having targets to aim at, there are a number of themed areas including dinosaurs and orcs. The time passed very quickly and owners were very friendly and helpful.

Tea on the Green (13 miles)

A retro delight, to take tea back in the forties and fifties close to the seafront at Westward Ho!. A traditional tearoom with cakes and light bites to be washed down with a variety of teas and coffee. This lovely little cafe was voted the best for 2011/2012 in the North Devon Food Awards.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Adams August 2015

Still fantastic!

We first found Tea on the Green in 2012, and whenever we've been anywhere close (that means within a 1 and half hour drive!!) we've always spent the day at Westward Ho! and included something to eat here. The lunches are great, with excellent choices (you won't go hungry) and the cakes are magnificent. It's always busy though, so you have to be prepared to wait or maybe sit outside.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Shippam September 2014

The cream teas really are to die for!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Burton September 2012

A visit a must if you are in Westward Ho

What a lovely little place to stop for tea and cake. Although it was next to where we were staying whatever time of day we walked past it was always full and we determined to try it during our week in Westward Ho so waited across the road until a table outside was empty and ran across before another lucky person was able to sample their lovely food and surroundings. Just amazing.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Selby April 2012

WOW!!!! The MOST incredible tea shop!

You MUST visit this tea shop! From the outside it's easy to miss or walk past as its not big but once inside it is just fantastic. all decor and music is 1950's and there is so much attention to detail especially the lovely crockery. But best of all the menu is amazing. Cakes are delicious and such a great choice of drinks and food. I'd recommend booking a table to avoid any disappointment!

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