Straw Cottage in all its glory, the perfect getaway whatever the time of year.
A glass of wine and a dip in the hot tub is a must.
The open plan living area is delightful.
Steps lead up to the mezzanine 'snug' with limited headspace owing to being in the eaves.
The bedroom is complete with a king-size double bed.
The lovely large garden is all yours.
Cosy up on the sofa.
Dine inside or out, the choice is yours.
The gorgeous shelving was hand-crafted by the artist/blacksmith owners.
The 'snug' on the mezzanine area is the perfect place to chill out with a good book please note the limited head room.
Can you guess why it's called Straw Cottage?
Cook up a scrummy supper.
The bedroom leads through to the kitchen and on to the open plan living room.
The shower-room.
Another view of the shower-room, with WC and wash-basin.
The main entrance opens straight into the beautiful bedroom.
Just gorgeous.
The outside space is equally as enjoyable by day and night.
With sun loungers, outside furniture for dining al fresco and a bubbling hot tub.
Such an idyllic spot to getaway for a few days or more.
Lunch in the sunshine - bliss.
A dip in the bubbling hot tub is a must, what better way to relax.
The forged metalwork was cleverly designed/made by one of the owners and adds to the charm.
Have a snooze in the sun, dine al fresco or toast some marshmallows on the fire-pit - the choice is yours!
So much outside space to enjoy.
Welcome to Straw Cottage.
Even the entrance gate is special.
Yep, the light feature is pretty special too!
Another feature that has been hand-crafted by the talented owner.
The other side of the cottage (the friendly yet discreet owners live next door).
Another view of the back of the cottage.
You will want to return time and time again.
You four-legged friend is more than welcome to join you.
The owners keep chickens nearby.
There is a fabulous lake on site, with a pontoon, which you are explore and try out some wild swimming.
Rural bliss.
There are lovely walks around the lake area into a wooded area.
An ariel view of the lake and woods with the village of Woolsery in the distance. Straw Cottage is to the left of the white house in the centre of the photograph (the owners' home) and has its own large garden.
Nearby picture-perfect Peppercombe.
Spend the day exploring delightful Clovelly.
The cobbled streets of pretty Clovelly.
Westward Ho! has a fabulous sandy beach at low tide.
Take the passenger ferry from Appledore to Instow during the summer months.
The golden sands of Instow.
The passenger ferry from Bideford Quay will take you to Lundy Island.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site at Braunton Burrows - 1000 hectares of sand dunes leading to the three mile long beach.

Straw Cottage

4490

3.1 miles SE of Clovelly / 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

The Farmer's Arms (½ mile)

The Farmer's Arms is the historic local pub in Devon's 'village with two names'. The original name, Woolfardisworthy, was a bit of a tongue twister, so locals shortened it to Woolsery; one village, two names, one great pub. Stop by and visit the resident ghost.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Rated 3 out of 5 stars

April 2022

Amazing pub!

Really lovely pub. We heard how popular this pub gets so booked in advance, also being aware it's closed Mondays and Tuesdays. We were not disappointed. Great service and delicious home cooked food - I recommend the Shepherds Pie! Our dog was welcome and afterwards we enjoyed a coffee and game of Scrabble upstairs in the Games Room. Really handy being able to walk here from Straw Cottage. The fish and chips next door smelt so good that we went back the next day and they were incredible! Highly recommended.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

October 2021

Great food and friendly staff

Booked online a week ahead for Saturday lunch as all other meal times were fully booked and now understand why as the quality was excellent - one of the best meals we have had for a long time. Was refurbished 3 years ago to a very high standard, waiting staff are very friendly and familiar with the menu - nothing too much trouble for them.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Sadly closed.

The pub was not open when we visited, it is only open for certain days of the week we later discovered, very disappointed!!


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Lovely

July 2021. This is a lovely pub/restaurant which has been fully refurbished. It gets very busy so booking required if you want to eat. We did - and it's worth it!


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

March 2013

Now closed

This pub unfortunately closed in October 2012


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

March 2010

Historic pub

Really good historic pub (thatched) with great food and interior.

Dan Lloyd

Nearest beach

Welcombe Mouth Beach (7 ¾ miles)

Welcombe Mouth Beach is tucked over the Devon border just north of Bude. With unique rock features protruding from the sand, the secluded cove is best visited at low tide. Fairly difficult to find, Welcombe Mouth Beach offers peace and tranquillity in a beautiful setting.

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

September 2011

Well worth the drive down a very narrow lane, but parking for not much more than 10-15 cars at the end. Waterfall, cliffs, rocks and sand at low water. We saw some surfing there in spite of rocks.

Nearest walk

Bucks Mills to Clovelly Walk (2 ¼ miles)

A lovely walk (described on the Web site) which takes you through woodland and along footpaths to the coastal path and stunning views of Clovelly.

Nearest town

Clovelly (3 miles)

A beautiful, unspoilt fishing village enveloped in green countryside. From Clovelly it is easy to take a boat trip across to Lundy Island, a pristine little wilderness just off the coast. Unusually, this village is privately owned and has a modest entrance fee to help maintain its upkeep.

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

August 2021

Clovelly

We walked to Clovelly which was a beautiful walk , Clovelly was really busy and you can pre book the pub in the village . Its a great place to visit but was so crowded .


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2011

Historical but a bit of a rip off?

We visited Clovelly as they were promoting their crab and lobster festival. Great we thought - some lovely local produce to sample. We joined a large queue to pay £5.95 to get in to the village. That was a surprise. We walked the half-mile down an extremely steep and cobbled slope to the quay which had a handful of tiny stalls selling cupcakes, stir fry and local crafts. No lovely local crab or lobster in sight. It's a tiny place so became packed very quickly and made it difficult to get around. We left pretty quickly.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2011

Wonderful day out, fantastic cliff top walks with stunning views. Village was delightful - well worth the climb! Good cream teas and lovely harbour.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Beautiful but steep

A chocolate box seaside village that tumbles down the hill to the sea.

Also nearby

RHS Rosemoor (11 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.

Northcott Mouth Beach (12 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 (8 ¼ 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!

Costcutter (½ mile)

Open daily this convenience store is the place to stock up on holiday essentials.

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.

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