The Cottage is a traditional Devon cottage hidden away in a tranquil rural location. It has a large enclosed garden.
The sitting-room with the inglenook fireplace is at the heart of the cottage.
French windows lead from the kitchen/breakfast-room straight out into the large garden.
There is so much space for children and four legged friends - all are so welcome here.
The galley-style kitchen has a utility-room - also home to the electric cooker - and shower-room at the far end.
There is also a Rayburn for lovely background warmth - and of course for cooking.
There is plenty of comfortable seating for all guests.
A separate dining-room is accessed off the sitting-room. Again, plenty of seating for all.
All the bedrooms are on the first floor. This is the master bedroom which looks out over the neighbouring orchard.
There is plenty of storage space in the bedroom.
A  second double bedroom also looks out over an orchard.
Another view of this bedroom.
The twin bedroom has plenty of space.
All the bedrooms are off a lovely wide landing.
There are some lovely welcoming touches in this cottage.
The single bedroom looks out over the large garden and across the fields beyond it.
As well as the shower-room downstairs there is a large family bathroom on the first floor.
A five-bar wooden gate encloses the parking-area in front of the cottage.
We all hope that you will be able to relax as soon as you arrive.
This is the view from the fully enclosed garden.
North Devon offers a wonderful coastline of rugged cliffs, harbours and seaside villages. This image is looking across at Instow from Appledore. Instow's beach is dog-friendly all year round.

The Cottage


6.7 miles SE of Bideford / Sleeps 7 (no children under 8)

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7 Nights from  £487

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

Nearest pub

The Malt Scoop Inn (3 ½ 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 (8 ¼ 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

The River Torridge (1 mile)

An inland route along the River Torridge, start from Castle Hill in Great Torrington, looking across the valley towards the RHS Rosemoor Garden in the distance. Walk to the Waterloo Obelisk, built to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo, and explore the path returning to the town through the Commons, 350 acres of land donated to the public in the 12th Century.

Nearest town

Great Torrington (1 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 (1 mile)

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.

Southdown Adventure (3 ¼ miles)

Quad biking, clay shooting and zorbing are some of the activities on offer here, guaranteed to get the adrenalin pumping.

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

Mrs Selby April 2012

Love this place!

Very friendly owner and staff. Had several quad biking sessions here which we've enjoyed every time. A great day out is to go here in the morning, pop up the road to the Laser Games and finish with a meal in the local pub in Newton Tracey...The Hunters Inn. Superb!!!

Survival Paintball and Laser Games (3 ½ miles)

Run amock in 20 acres of woodland.

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

Mrs Selby April 2012

Love the laser games for a great family activity!

We really love this place and always enjoy a 2 hour laser session as a family. It's a fun activity you can do with the kids. Where else can you legally shoot the stuffing out of each other?! Really friendly staff who make the games and whole experience great fun. My son loves it so much he didn't want to go anywhere else for his 10th birthday this year which involved us all having a week's holiday in Devon as we are from Basingstoke!!!

Tea on the Green (8 ¾ 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 Mackenzie 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

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!

Dartington Crystal (1 ¾ miles)

Watch the famous crystal being hand-blown on the factory tour.

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

June 2011

See teamwork combined with skill and the results of it!

If you've ever wondered how all the crystal glassware you see is made , then this is your opportunity to see it first hand. A fascinating process to watch - you will be impressed how the teams of craftsmen manufacture glasses, vases, jugs etc. The factory shop offers the chance to buy both seconds or perfect examples, and a nice cafe offers basic fayre

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