Welcome to The Nest.
Beautifully decorated in blue hues, and there's a warming wood-burner.
The perfect place to relax.
The gorgeous bedroom has fabulous countryside views.
The Nest is surrounded by the rolling countryside of north Devon and you have your own grassed area to the front to soak up the views.
The perfect place for a peaceful getaway which adjoins the discreet owners.
After a day out exploring, sit back and relax in front of the wood-burner.
And relax.....
Perch on a dining chair and chat whilst cooking a holiday feast.
The small but perfectly formed kitchen has everything you will need.
Treat yourself, you are on holiday after all!
The delightful bedroom has lovely views over the countryside.
Super luxury linens await.
The en suite bedroom.
Beautifully crafted, the en suite shower-room is simply lovely.
Ideal for a refreshing shower after a day out and about.
Sit in peaceful contemplation and take in the blissful views.
This countryside will captivate you.
You are assured of privacy here however the friendly owners live next door and are on hand if you have any questions.
The delightful outside space.
This rural idyll has a small number of locals which add to the charm of the place.
Say hello to a new arrival.
Explore the pretty villages of Instow and Appledore, just a short drive away.
Iconic Clovelly is as pretty as a picture.
Ilfracombe on the north Devon coast has lots to offer.
Beautiful Exmoor is waiting to be explored.
North Devon has miles and miles of cycling opportunities!
Take the passenger ferry from Bideford quay for a day exploring Lundy Island.

The Nest

4894

3.4 miles S of South Molton / Sleeps 2 (no children under 2)

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7 Nights from £290

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

Nearest pub

Castle Inn (2 ¼ miles)

A traditional Victorian pub which offers home cooked food and local ales. With easy access to Exmoor, Dartmoor and the North Devon coast, this is the ideal please to stop off for a well deserved meal.

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

December 2019

lily and Lee

staff were extremely helpful and polite food was immaculate and fairly priced lovely cosey pub.

Nearest beach

Instow Beach (18 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

Bishops Nympton and Mariansleigh Circular Walk (2 ¾ miles)

A hilly ramble of four miles over farmland and crossing many streams so its not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs. Take in the stunning views over the Mole Valley en-route.

Nearest town

South Molton (3 ½ miles)

South Molton offers a great base from which to explore Devon. To the north is Exmoor; heaven for those who love untamed wilderness walks. Go west and you’ll find some of the country’s best surfing beaches, including Croyde and Woolacombe. There is plenty to keep golfing and fishing enthusiasts entertained or if that seems too energetic, you might like to browse the art galleries or visit the honey farm to see the bees in action.

Also nearby

The Grove Inn (2 ¾ miles)

The Sunday lunch here is something to behold - meats from Devon’s best farms are the star of the show.

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

August 2021

Stokes 2021

Amazing country pub in a very pretty village setting. Good selection of
local beers and food was to a very high standard. Not to be missed!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Superb Pub!

Super pub in a remote location. Good selection of beers and excellent food in friendly surroundings. Excellent!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2019

Cosy friendly proper pub

Gorgeous village pub which had a lovely feeling about it. The landlord was so geniune and the locals so friendly. The Sunday lunch was divine.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2010

A real find - delicious food in a friendly pub in the middle of nowhere.

Heal Farm Fine Food (3 ½ miles)

Situated in the heart of the Devon countryside. The Heal Farm story started in the 1970s, when Anne Petch received a piglet for her 16th birthday. Now, more than 30 years on, Heal Farm is a thriving family business at the forefront of the movement to use traditional farming methods in the rearing of rare breeds. The farm's activities have now diversified to include rare breeds of lamb and beef as well as stocking non-meat products including locally reared smoked fish and wonderful traditional cheeses.

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

April 2010


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2010

Heal Farm

Fantastic food, I always look forward to my visits. I would recommend the sirloin steaks to anyone some of the finest i have tasted.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2009

Well worth a visit - you will not be disappointed!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2009

Unusual cuts of beef

The butchers here really know thier stuff and you can get traditional cuts of beef that you won't find elsewhere - perfect for old-school Mrs Beeton recipes or for recreating classic dishes like granny used to make!

RHS Rosemoor (15 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.

The Exeter Inn Umberleigh (4 ¾ miles)

Under new ownership as of August 2019, this traditional thatched roofed pub offers a warm welcome and pleasant outdoor seating. An ideal place to pop in for refreshments whilst exploring the local area.

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

October 2019

Brilliant.

We had to go back for the burgers 3 times because they where so amazing! It's all hand made from local produce! Love love love! Definitely worth a trip and the staff are really helpful! We turned up very late after a long journey down and they still made us food!

Quince Honey Farm (3 ½ miles)

This is a great opportunity to see bees without the need for protective equipment. 18 hives are on view and you can also see leaf cutting ants in action! A soft play area and cafe are also on site.

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

October 2011

Quince Honey Farm

If you want to understand the process of honey manufacture and all about the bees that make it then this is the place to go. It has several live hives that you can safely view close up, even being able to open up and look to spot the queen.

There is a play area for children and a small cafe.

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