Shared enclosed swimming pool
Lounge area with gorgeous soft furnishings
Lounge/kitchen/dining area with ample space
Relax with a good book in from of the warming wood burner
Large kitchen/lounge/ for a lovely romantic break
Cosy up in front of the gorgeous wood burner
Kitchen area
Double bedroom approached by a few steps
Many original features
Great sized bedroom with en-suite
En-suite bathroom
View towards the property
Surrounding farmland
Westward Ho! beach a short drive from the cottage
Appledore Quay, across the water from Instow
1 / 15  Shared enclosed swimming pool
2 / 15  Lounge area with gorgeous soft furnishings
3 / 15  Lounge/kitchen/dining area with ample space
4 / 15  Relax with a good book in from of the warming wood burner
5 / 15  Large kitchen/lounge/ for a lovely romantic break
6 / 15  Cosy up in front of the gorgeous wood burner
7 / 15  Kitchen area
8 / 15  Double bedroom approached by a few steps
9 / 15  Many original features
10 / 15  Great sized bedroom with en-suite
11 / 15  En-suite bathroom
12 / 15  View towards the property
13 / 15  Surrounding farmland
14 / 15  Westward Ho! beach a short drive from the cottage
15 / 15  Appledore Quay, across the water from Instow

Pillhead Cider House

Westward Ho! (3mls SE), Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
4
star
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Swimming pool
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
11 more

At a glance

  • Beautiful barn conversion set on a farm in a rural location steeped in history
  • A short drive to miles of large sandy beaches and coves
  • The Tarka Trail is a short walk away perfect for walkers and cyclists alike
Property code: PILCO

Formerly the old cider press with some original workings still in place and use of the shared heated swimming pool.

Relax in the peace and tranquillity of this delightful countryside setting in 1 of 4 courtyard barn conversions.

The sandy beaches and surfing waves at Westward Ho!, Woolacombe and Saunton are all within easy reach by car. Close to the Tarka Trail where you can cycle or walk along this disused railway line and enjoy the various watering holes along the way. Spend the day in Bideford with its park, pannier market, small shops, restaurants, pubs. There is much more to see and do in the area with attractions to suit all tastes including Tapeley Park, Dartington Crystal, The Big Sheep, RHS Rosemoor Gardens, The Milky Way and more. Relax on site and see the animals in surrounding fields and in the evenings visit one of many local family pubs all serving good food.

This beautiful barn has been lovingly converted and individually equipped. The large open plan living accommodation is warm and inviting and has a cosy wood burning stove perfect to sit and relax in front after a day of exploring. The room is spacious and shows off its original beams and stone walls that are steeped in history.

With 5 steps down to the double bedroom which can be made up as a twin on request, this room has exposed beams and a lovely countryside charm. The bathroom has a spa bath and separate shower and bidet and continues with a cream country cottage theme.

Outside is the large shared enclosed solar heated pool with adjacent paddling/toddler pool so perfect for all to enjoy.  There is also a large communal garden and miles of farmland to enjoy.

 

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 bedroom: 5 steps down to a zip and link double bedroom which can be a twin if requested at the time of booking
  • 1 bathroom: With spa bath, separate shower, bidet and WC
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Shared use of grounds and swimming pool and paddling/toddler pool (open mid May-September/Late May bank holiday - 1st Sept from 2022)
  • Wi-Fi available in the bedroom
  • 1 dog welcome 
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • Picnic area and BBQ
  • Ample off road parking
  • TV/DVD
  • Electric and electric heating included
  • EV charging is not available at the property. Free charging points are available 1 mile from the property.
  • Beach 3 miles, pubs and shops all within a 5 minute drive
  • Please note: Babes in arms welcome, regret no children

Alice Newby

This property has been let with us for over 10 years and is managed by Alice.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall cleanliness 4.6 starsOverall cleanliness 4.6 starsOverall cleanliness 4.6 starsOverall cleanliness 4.6 starsOverall cleanliness 4.6 stars4.6
Overall equipment
Overall equipment 4.8 starsOverall equipment 4.8 starsOverall equipment 4.8 starsOverall equipment 4.8 starsOverall equipment 4.8 stars4.8
Overall comfort
Overall comfort 4.8 starsOverall comfort 4.8 starsOverall comfort 4.8 starsOverall comfort 4.8 starsOverall comfort 4.8 stars4.8
Overall location
Overall location 4.7 starsOverall location 4.7 starsOverall location 4.7 starsOverall location 4.7 starsOverall location 4.7 stars4.7

Reviewed by Marion, 24th August 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

An absolutely wonderful 3 Days was had by all Bobby the Greyhound included . Everything was a relaxing and very welcome break. Thank you to Mr and Mrs Hills for a pleasant stay

Reviewed by Cary, 21st August 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Excellent thoughout. We had "fun" finding the place (duff Satnav!!) but certainly enjoyed our short stay. Thank to all involved, Cary Barnes.

Reviewed by michael, 13th August 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Clean and comfortable. Well equipped.

Reviewed by Kevin, 6th August 2021

Guest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 stars

Friendly and welcoming, without being intrusive. Very well kitted out. Home from home.

Reviewed by Christopher, 30th July 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

It was first class, everything was great, fabulous big bed and all the necessary requirements..

Reviewed by Paul, 16th July 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Very well equipped and comfortable accommodation which managed to stay pleasantly cool despite the very high temperatures. The swimming pool was very well maintained and the allotted time slots worked very well. We were there for two weeks and clean towels and bed linen were provided for the second week. The living room Smart TV had Netflix and FreRead moreeview and the Wi-fi worked well within the living room. The helpful owners were on hand had we needed them but thankfully left us to our own devices. Hide

Reviewed by Penny, 9th July 2021

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

A very comfortable holiday cottage with plenty of space. Well organised pool times to keep guests apart during COVID. Owner was friendly and welcoming. Our dog was welcome. Would recommend.

Reviewed by Jill, 18th June 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

A lovely place for a quiet break. The owners were very kind and helpful.

Reviewed by Gilly, 4th June 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

This was our second visit and still very impressed and already talking about returning. The hosts were on hand for advice but left us to enjoy the holiday. Swimming pool was great after a long day of walking and the sound of the sheep was lovely to hear.

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 21st May 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Cider House perfect for us, cosy, well appointed and with the silence we are used to. Fab. Thank you.

Reviewed by Howard, 30th April 2021

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Full of comfort and character.

Reviewed by Allison, 23rd October 2020

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

It was a lovely peaceful stay and I would go again thank you . We were left to do what we wanted but our host was very pleasant and welcoming.

Reviewed by Martyn, 16th October 2020

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

A great cottage for 2 on a working farm. Richard and Emma looked after us well. Logs supplied everyday by Richard, just leave the log basket outside and he fill them up for you.

Reviewed by Robert, 18th September 2020

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Reviewed by R J, 4th September 2020

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Clean & well equipped propertxy in a peaceful location.

Reviewed by Jeannette, 14th August 2020

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Beautiful cottage in a great location to explore Devon. The kitchen contained everything you needed. Dishwasher and washing machine was an added bonus. Modern bathroom with a spa bath. Cosy lounge with large modern TV. Everything in working order. Friendly, welcoming hosts. Dog friendly.

Reviewed by Zoe, 7th August 2020

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Great central location for everywhere we wanted to visit. Easy to find. Very peaceful and great pool especially as the weather was glorious! Owners were very friendly and happy to help. Would return :)

Reviewed by Caroline, 24th July 2020

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Spacious and comfortable property. Well placed for several towns and beaches. Friendly owners. We enjoyed our week there

Reviewed by Angela, 17th July 2020

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

This was the perfect location for our first stay in Devon ..The farm is rural enough to look out at beautiful hills and fields and yet 5 mins away from a large Tesco ..local takeaway deliver and a taxis were easy to order ..PILLHEAD FARM is in the perfect location to explore surrounding beach's ...we stayed at the Cider press and it really was a hoRead moreme from home with everything we needed ...our dog in his first vacation loved it ..the pool is a lovely added bonus of you get the weather ..We did Hide

Reviewed by Martin, 10th July 2020

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Richard & Diana were great hosts. Friendly and helpful. Cottage was very spacious, in good condition and well equipped with everything you could need

Reviewed by Christine, 4th July 2020

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Reviewed by Kathryn, 21st February 2020

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

A spacious comfortable cottage. The kitchen was extremely well equipped. Lovely wood burner. Pleasant, helpful owners. We had a really enjoyable break.

Reviewed by Cynthia, 20th December 2019

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Spacious, clean and comfortable 400 hundred year cider house on working farm with a log burner for cool evenings. Beautiful views of rolling green fields and near to Instow beach, Bideford town, Appledore and Westward Ho!also the Tarka Trail.

Reviewed by Lynn, 1st November 2019

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

The cottage was lovely very clean and comfortable it had everything we needed to have a lovely break, will definitely be going again

Reviewed by Tina, 25th October 2019

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

A fabulous cottage for that relaxing retreat. Greeted with a friendly welcome and yummy cupcakes. The log burner gives that warm and cosy feeling at the end of picturesque walks making your stay perfect and pleasurable.

Reviewed by Karen, 4th October 2019

Guest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 stars

Reviewed by Martin, 20th September 2019

Guest rating 2.6 starsGuest rating 2.6 starsGuest rating 2.6 starsGuest rating 2.6 starsGuest rating 2.6 stars

Found property to be dungeon like and very appressive, only one view and have to stand at the window to see it. The property is best described dark but does have old beams with loads of character but sadly without views.

25 more
Shared enclosed swimming pool
Lounge area with gorgeous soft furnishings
Lounge/kitchen/dining area with ample space
Relax with a good book in from of the warming wood burner
Large kitchen/lounge/ for a lovely romantic break
Cosy up in front of the gorgeous wood burner
Kitchen area
Double bedroom approached by a few steps
Many original features
Great sized bedroom with en-suite
En-suite bathroom
Show 3 moreView towards the property

Location

Static Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

1/3 Deposit

Take advantage of our deposit scheme when booking 9 weeks or more in advance.