Welcome to The Old Pottery!
The cosiest of sitting-rooms awaits your arrival.
The kitchen/diner offers the perfect spot to cook up a storm!
Simply a delightful and fun room!
The tranquil bedroom offers the perfect spot to recharge! This bed can also be made up as a twin for flexibility.
Head through the front door past the garden and settle into your holiday abode.
Muted tones complement the carefully selected furniture creating a lovely welcoming feeling.
When on holiday sit back and indulge in a book!
The finishing touches throughout are carefully thought through.
The Old Pottery is bright and cosy perfect for all year round.
Walk through to the kitchen/diner and enjoy the view out to the garden.
Fully stocked and equipped!
You could be in the prettiest of tea rooms!
Head upstairs to the bedroom.
This double aspect bedroom has lovely rural views out across the garden.
A rural setting!
Head through to the en suite bathroom or downstairs.
A full size en suite benefitting from a bath and fitted shower.
Enjoy the outdoor space and a slower pace of life.
When time stands still!
Head to Instow and enjoy a walk along the front!
Beautiful Northam Burrows.
For an adrenalin filled day then you have the North Devon Wakepark.
For a day filled with adventure catch the ferry to Lundy.
The perfect seaside town can be found at Ilfracombe.
Step back in time and head to Clovelly!

The Old Pottery

5469

3.7 miles SW of Bideford / 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

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

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

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

August 2022

Clean

Parking at this beach is £5 a day to pay for the toll road. From the car park, it is a short walk to the sandy, lifeguard patrolled beach. It is clean with decent waves for jumping and/or body boarding . Be warned that the tide comes in quickly and there is a warning tannoy giving all beachgoers 20 minutes to pack up and clear off! There is a good choice of places for lunch


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2022

Beautiful beach

A beautiful, slightly windswept beach. Brilliant for surfing or a walk, with a lovely beach cafe in the dunes. Although the access from a private toll road comes with a (fair) price, this is much easier than getting to the beach by parking in the town (which makes a slightly run-down and shabby impression). Great beach to spend half a day with a picnic!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2016

the pier house

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


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

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

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

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

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

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

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

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

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

November 2023

Beautiful gardens

Amazing place to visit even in the rain!! Beautiful gardens, credit to the staff! We had lunch in the restaurant which was amazing too - well worth the visit!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2023

Fabulous place, outstanding gardens

A return visit for us.
An exceptional day out if you love nature and gardens. We were lucky our visit coincided with the Festival of Apples in October. Beautiful place and everything offered is of the highest standard.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2023

Fanstastic

Spent the best part of the day exploring the walks around the estate and through the fabulous formal and informal gardens, plenty of seating in the grounds to appreciate the flowers, plants and trees, choice of refreshment options from snacks to restaurant, a very good shop and parking very easy, worth the effort to visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2022

Gorgeous day out

As an RHS member and regular visit to Hyde Hall I’ve been keen to visit the other gardens so when on holiday nearby, a visit to Rosemoor was a must. It is truly fabulous, we visited on a beautiful, sunny, summer day so we saw it at it’s best but I can see how there is interest whatever time of year you visit.

The staff are friendly and we received a great welcome and explanation of the layout when we arrived, such a lovely touch.

The garden is split into two parts, Lady Anne’s garden which has beautiful trees and planting best seen at a gentle stroll and the more formal gardens laid our directly near the entrance which are also stunning. The cool garden was gorgeous especially on a hot day.


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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

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!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A traditional part thatched pub set in eight acres of landscaped grounds. You'll find cozy inglenooks and a blazing fire in winter and out door seating for al fresco dining in summer. The menu is created using local, seasonal produce.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2023

Hoop hoop hooray

Great food. Atmosphere a little subdued but hardly matters with food this good

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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.

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

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.

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