Welcome to May Cottage.
The kitchen is equipped for your enjoyment.
Bedroom 1 has been styled for your comfort and enjoyment.
Bedroom 2 offers a 'zip and link' option to fit with your requirements.
Welcome to May Cottage, the front door awaits.
The front door to the cottage is behind the partition wall.
And relax!
The cottage has lovely features that add character and charm.
The perfect spot to rustle up a family feast.
Life in the slower lane lets you take time out!
The spiral staircase to the first floor is a fun and quirky feature.
Take care climbing the stairs.
The cottage flows beautifully with stylish furnishings.
A room to enjoy with views to enjoy.
The small development is maintained beautifully and offers a warm welcome on arrival.
The second bedroom can be the perfect twin or a comfy double!
There is plenty of storage throughout.
The shower-room at the cottage is perfectly formed.
May Cottage can be enjoyed from dawn to dusk in the garden.
The cottage is terraced with the gardens fenced off, although the fence is not a solid fence and so offers an escape route.
May Cottage's back garden is perfect for one and all to enjoy.
Head on down to the lakes.
A place to stop and ponder!
Head to the coast and discover hidden coves and miles of coast paths!
Head to Appledore and follow the coast out to Westward Ho! and the Northern Burrows.
Ilfracombe offers the perfect spot for outdoor pursuits!

May Cottage


8.4 miles SW of Bideford / Sleeps 4 + 2 cots*

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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 (1 ½ miles)

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

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

Mrs LINEKER 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

Mr K Garner and Miss K Minto July 2021


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 (6 ¼ 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

Brownsham and Clovelly (3 ¼ miles)

A stunning walk taking in some of North Devon's finest landscapes, including National Trust land and the Clovelly Estate. This moderate four and a half mile circular walk takes you along the coast to Clovelly and has been nominated as one of the top ten picnic spots on the Coastal Path.

Nearest town

Clovelly (2 ½ 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


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

Miss Morgan 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

Simon Tregoning July 2008

Beautiful but steep

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

Also nearby

Northcott Mouth Beach (11 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

Mrs Hirst 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

Mrs Dyer 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.

RHS Rosemoor (13 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



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.

The Hart Inn (3 ¾ miles)

At the centre of the outstanding peninsula of Hartland, this traditional olde world inn overlooks the village square and serves great food sourced locally where possible and a wide range of real ales and fine wines. In the summer you can enjoy a meal in the beer garden.

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

October 2021

Fabulous Sunday roast

Great venue for Sunday lunch.
Excellent roast dinner- clean plates all round.
Dog friendly
Very friendly staff.
Would highly recommend

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2009

Cosy pub in the centre of Hartland

They have an outstanding menu of freshly prepared locally sourced meals, traditional and modern.

- R Marshall

Tea on the Green (9 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!

Hartland Quay Hotel (5 miles)

With stunning views over the ocean you can sit and enjoy a meal outside (weather permitting) or sit inside and warm up when it's inclement.

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

Mrs Headdey October 2021


Great pub
Enjoyed several visits here after walking the coastal pathway
Friendly staff serving fab food and beers

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