Sheltered in a little copse of trees.
Hayley's Hut is an exceptional shepherd's hut in a simply unbeatable setting.
This idyllic rural retreat even has its very own lake, full of cold-water fish (i.e. carp) - the owners are happy for you to bring a fishing rod.
And there's a bubbling hot tub to relax in and enjoy the scenery from.
Dine al fresco in the sunshine, with the sights and sounds of nature all around.
There are a few places to sit out in the great outdoors here - the choice is yours!
The view out to the lake and beyond is just stunning.
There are no words for how beautiful this setting is!
The small but well-equipped kitchen-area includes a kettle and 2-ring hob.
So cleverly designed, the pull-down bed converts with ease into the dining-area.
Enjoy a yummy breakfast before heading out and about exploring, or perhaps you will prefer to stay at the hut and chill out - your holiday, your choice!
Surprisingly roomy inside with everything you could need.
Here is the dining-area cleverly converted into the comfy bed.
With lovely linen, in-keeping with the delightful design of the rest of the hut.
The lake views can even be enjoyed from the bed - the perfect accompaniment to a morning cuppa.
Lazy mornings are a must!
Just wow - the place for a special holiday.
The window in the roof makes stargazing super easy and is a must!
The hot tub sits just to the right of the hut, facing the lake.
The warming wood-burner keeps the hut toasty in the cooler months.
Snuggle up in this wonderful retreat!
Being set on a working dairy farm, you will spot lots of cows during your stay!
Quirky prints hang on the wall.
Everywhere you look there are lovely details.
Complete with walk-in shower, wash-basin and proper flushing WC.
The en suite shower-room puts the glam into glamping.
There's on-tap hot water too!
Robes are provided - perfect for when using the hot tub.
An unbeatable setting for an unforgettable holiday.
What a place to hide away from the world.
Pour yourself a drink, sit back and relax.
Here, the cows are your only neighbours!
You can cook up a storm on the fire-pit barbecue and dine al fresco.
There is a fabulous outside kitchen behind the hut.
A great place to chill out of an evening.
Built by the clever owner, what a lovely space to spend some time in.
There's a solid fuel Rayburn for cooking, toasting marshmallows or warmth (or all three!).
Sit back and relax with a drink or too, enjoying the rural surroundings.
The owners really have thought of everything here, going above and beyond to create the best holiday for their guests.
By day or by night, cook up a yummy meal and chill out.
You'll want to return time and time again.
Award winning Hayley's Hut is the 2019 GOLD winner for Devon's Tourism Awards - New Tourism Business Award.
Catch the passenger ferry from Bideford Quay to Lundy Island.
Clovelly is a magical unspoilt fishing village where donkeys still pull the cart loads of provisions up and down the cobbled streets - not a car in sight.
Instow beach has miles of sand and dog friendly year round.
The pretty village of Appledore, across the estuary from Instow.
Discover the delights of Dartmoor either by bike or on foot.
The pretty market town of Barnstaple.
At Westward Ho! there is plenty of sand at low tide.

Hayley's Hut

4231

7.7 miles S of Bideford / Sleeps 2 + cot* (no children from 1 to 11)

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7 Nights from £525

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

Nearest pub

The Union Inn Stibb Cross (¾ mile)

A traditional country pub with large car park and lovely garden for alfresco dining in summer. If you need entertaining there's a pool room and two dart boards. Food is home cooked and this pub opens every day of the week.

Nearest beach

Instow Beach (11 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.

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

November 2021

A dog’s paradise

We came in November and there were so many dogs and owners on the beach. My little dog was in her element.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2021

Great to visit whatever the weather

Great walks based around a village with good pubs, a fantastic deli (John's) and an amazing fish shack near the beach and car park The Glorious Oyster, serving great no fuss fish dishes


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Instow John's deli near the beach

Great deli for picnic boxes, fresh crab sourdough roll. Amazing cakes


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Instow John's deli near the beach

Great deli for picnic boxes, fresh crab sourdough roll. Amazing cakes


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

John's of Instow

Chocolate brownies to die for. Melt In the mouth and very chocolatey.

Nearest walk

Milton Damerel Footpaths (3 ½ miles)

You can enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside on these seven local footpaths around rural Milton Damerel which can be downloaded from the Parish Web site here.

Nearest town

Great Torrington (4 ¾ miles)

Perched on an inland clifftop over the River Torridge, there are some fabulous views in all directions and lots of history to discover as you wander the Pannier Market and bump into historical reenactments along the Tarka Way.

Also nearby

RHS Rosemoor (4 ¼ 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 5 out of 5 stars
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.

Half Moon Inn (5 ¾ 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 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2021

Fantastic local

A warm and friendly pub, greta food and drink, and a really genuine 'local' feel through out.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2020

Fabulous meal!

We had a fabulous meal! I had a spinach and chick pea curry and my husband had a burger. Both meals were fabulous, the children loved the kids menu and we all devoured our desserts!! Such a pretty village, we felt very COVID secure and wished we had time to come back again for another meal. We'll definitely be back again when we're in the area.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2019

Just Fabulous

Wonderful food; friendly hospitality, lovely country Inn. Not to be missed.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Excellent for lunches. Also good walking in the vicinity.

Northcott Mouth Beach (16 miles)

Visit this unspoiled beach and fall in love with the breathtaking views. If you head to Northcott Mouth Beach at low tide you may be able to see the remnants of the steamship ‘Belem’ which ran aground here in 1917. At high tide, you can take in the stunning panoramas from the clifftops surrounding the beach. A secluded haven as it is, there are no facilities nearby.

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

September 2021

Amazing beach!

Amazing dog friendly beach. Very clean and scenery amazing. Lifeguards present so makes you feel safe. There is the Rustic Tearooms nearby serving hot food and drinks. Only problem , no toilets!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Excellent beach

A wonderful beach and much quieter than Bude. An added bonus is the Rustic Tea Garden which is a lovely cafe just behind the beach. You can eat in their lovely garden or take away back to the beach. Great hot dogs, jacket potatoes and very yummy cakes.

Tea on the Green (9 ½ 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

June 2019

You need to feel hungry before you call in here.

Fantastic small retro café serving hot and cold light meals along with cream teas to die for. Sit outside looking at the sea and town green on inside and wallow in an era gone by. Food excellent, portions enormous and staff were efficient and friendly.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

September 2014

The cream teas really are to die for!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

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!

Dragon Archery (6 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

September 2020

North Devon's Best Kept Secret

An outstanding morning or afternoon out, whether you are trying archery for the first time or are more experienced (we keep coming back). Andy and the team provide excellent personalised guidance and equipment as you transition through the different themed ranges, leading up to the ultimate Dragon Slayer challenge. In these times of Covid concerns, it is so reassuring the team takes health


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

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.

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