Little Southwood has been furnished and styled beautifully throughout creating a sense of calm tranquility.
The well laid out ground floor offers light and airy space.  Please be aware that being a cottage there are a few low door frames and beams that will mean you need to duck.
Sit back and relax in front of a roaring wood-burner.
Enjoy a perfect night's sleep with these beautiful bed linens.
A warm welcome to Little Southwood.
The inviting sitting-room with widescreen TV gives you the opportunity to unwind after a day out exploring.
Pretty touches make this holiday home the perfect choice.
Dinner for two? The seating area has been placed in the hallway of the cottage but feels more like a room owing to its size and finish.
Breakfast, lunch or dinner, cook up a storm any time here.
The dining-table is separate from the sitting-room and kitchen.
The Velux windows make the kitchen a lovely open and light space for meal preparation.
Show off your culinary skills in the well-equipped kitchen.
The kitchen overlooks the private outdoor space.
Your four-legged friend will feel very much at home here.
The kitchen comes equipped with a lovely Belfast sink and Aga.
The beautiful bedroom with lovely finishing touches. Bedroom two is currently being redecorated - photograph to follow.
Luxurious bedding beckons.
The bedroom is beautifully furnished.
Open the door to the wonderful bathroom.
The stunning bathroom comes with waterfall shower and bath.
Enjoy a long soak, the perfect end to a busy day.
There are lovely finishing touches throughout.
Take a refreshing shower.
Sit and enjoy the private outside space.
This sheltered spot offers somewhere to relax at any time of day.
Welcome to your fabulous holiday home.
The Burrows at Westward Ho! is an Area of Outstanding Beauty and offers the perfect place to recharge your soul.
Torrington is 15 minutes away, hire some bikes and head out on the Tarka Trail.
Bideford is a historic port town on the estuary of the River Torridge, enjoy all that the town has to offer and maybe set sale for Lundy from the harbour.
For a highly recommended blast of sea air, the nearest beach on the north Devon coast is just over 25 minutes away - miles of golden sand at Appledore with Instow on the other side of the estuary.
Bude will steal your heart! No matter the season sunsets will be a delight.
Port Isaac is a small fishing village on the Atlantic coast of north Cornwall and a great day out.

Little Southwood

4592

4.1 miles SW of Bideford / Sleeps 4 + cot*

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

Nearest pub

Coach and Horses (250 yards)

This family-run 13th Century pub is set in the heart of Devonshire countryside. Fitted with a traditional yet clean interior, the Coach and Horses provides a cosy setting to enjoy home-cooked food and a range of well-kept ales. Using locally-sourced produce and presenting daily specials, this pub has been recommended by the Good Pub guide.

Nearest beach

Westward Ho! Beach (7 miles)

Two miles of sand stretching into the distance backed by a pebble ridge which divides the beach from Northam Burrows Country Park, a magnificent stretch of salt marsh, grassland and dunes.

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

Miss Taylor September 2016

the pier house

Gorgeous restaurant serving lovely food. Stunning views while you eat.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Selby April 2012

Awesome beach for surfers/bodyboarders!

This beach is incredible...2 miles of the most incredible surf I've ever seen and however busy it gets it never seems crowded.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Miss Morgan September 2011

Felt like I was a kid again

The beach is huge....3miles of it! Although it's a sandy beach, the sand never actually dried out during our visit. But that was great for sandcastle building. Plenty of surfers make use of the beach and the rock pools are fantastic. Great fish and chip shop just up from the beach. Parking is easy. Definitely worth a visit.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Douglas-Mann September 2010

Vast expanses of golden sand

Westward Ho! beach is a 'Blue Flag' beach, offering vast expanses of golden sand. Good for surfing, it is patrolled by lifeguards and is one of the safest in the area. An added attraction for youngsters are the many rock pools to explore at low tide.

Nearest walk

Torrington and Frithelstock Walk (3 ¾ miles)

The Tarka Trail is a long distance walk in north Devon and this section starts on the old railway line next to the platform at Torrington Station. Views are spectacular and follow the route on the www.devon.gov.uk website for detailed information.

Nearest town

Bideford (4 miles)

Just what you want in a seaside village - whitewashed cottages, higgledy-piggledy narrow lanes, a quaint harbour and plenty of cosy pubs and cafes to linger in.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Miss Morgan September 2011

Disappointing

We were expecting Bideford to be a bustling little place but on an August Saturday afternoon, it was deserted. It's a very run down little place with not a lot to offer tourists. The Pannier market was very disappointing as the fixed shops sold tourist rubbish and the market stalls in the upper section consisted of a few tiny stalls which sold cheap toys and antique books. Odd combination. It's a shame that the town is more vibrant as the location is pretty being on the estuary.

Also nearby

Tea on the Green (5 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

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!

RHS Rosemoor (5 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 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.

The Big Sheep (3 ½ miles)

Lots to do here, from feeding lambs and watching sheepdog trials to pony and tractor rides.

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

Mrs Selby October 2014

Much, much more than sheep!

There really is something for the whole family at The Big Sheep. Sheep racing, dog trials, sheep shearing, train rides, swan pedaloes, horse riding, pedal go karts, trampolines, indoor soft play with giant slides, outdoor laser tag all year round, archery tag in the summer, giant swing, great cafe and seasonal events.....!! We never get bored of this adventure park. Its reasonably priced, great fun and well organised.

Instow (7 miles)

Located where the rivers Taw and Torridge combine and flow into the sea, Instow is a pretty waterside village and perfect for a spot for sailing or windsurfing, and for families to take advantage of the sheltered sandy beaches.

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

April 2017

Pretty Village

Such a pretty village and the local beaches are lovely. Try John's Deli, a great place for breakfast, lunch, cakes etc.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Goetz April 2014

Have Cream Tea at the Commodore Hotel

The Commodore Hotel offers Cream Tea for non-residents. You can sit inside or outside and enjoy a good cream tea as well as a gorgeous view across the estuary. If the tide is coming up and the sun is setting, this is a marvelous experience.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Dance August 2013

Beautiful, sleepy Instow

Instow is a pretty little village and makes a perfect base for exploring North Devon. It retains a sedate pace of life, perfect for winding down from the rat race. Johns' deli provides everything you need to spoil yourself at breakfast time, and there are a couple of restaurants to spoil you at suppertime. The Tarka Trail is on your doorstep and it would be rude not to hire some bikes and meander through the pretty Devon countryside for an hour or two.

The Old Smithy (9 ¾ miles)

Once the local blacksmiths, this friendly local now hosts monthly folk nights. Drop in for a bite to eat in the beer garden or enjoy a pint of real ale in front of the log fire.

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

January 2020

The Old Smithy was great, but with absolutely loads of dogs!

We had a meal there on our first night. The food was good [but nothing exceptional really]. The beer was excellent.
The welcome was great and the general feel of the place was lovely on what was an extremely busy night. There were approx 20 dogs in the bar area, which was ok, but a little overwhelming at times and could have been a bit nerve wracking for younger families!
Probably wouldn't go back for food, but definitely for a drink and a nice time in front of the fire.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Shippam September 2014

Fantastic country pub with friendly staff, great food and a lovely garden.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Williams October 2013

Excellent food (beef and chorizo burger was a joy) and very welcoming to us and our four month old daughter. Friendly people and the beer selection looked frustratingly good but I was unfortunately driving. I will definitely go again next time I'm in the area. Real pub, real ale, proper food and friendly people...how a pub should be.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Benning May 2012

Visit the Welcombe Pottery around lunchtime and stay for a meal at the quirky, retro and very child friendly Old Smithy Inn: good value, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Great to find a proper, country pub that serves good beer, good food AND genuinely likes children!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2011

Quirky little pub, nice local feel. Decent food.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Murray July 2010

Fantastic rustic pub

Fantastic rustic pub, great food. A really chilled out place. Nice garden area to sit outside. Children's menu. 2 real fires in winter. 5 min drive from Welcombe Mouth beach - our favourite watering hole!

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