View towards the property
Dine al fresco in the property's patio area
Bright and airy lounge/diner with vaulted ceilings
Light the fire and sink into the sofas and enjoy a catch up with friends
The warm and welcoming lounge with a garden view
Or watch the kids have fun with the board games provided
The open-plan dining space is the perfect back drop for dinner with friends
A kitchen that is perfect for entertaining
Perfect back drop for grabbing a snack or sitting down to a special meal
Everyone's welcome
Enjoy a restful break
A winning combination of style, comfort and romance
The shower room with WC
Traditional touches within the twin room
Westward Ho! beach a 20 minute drive from the property
Famous Clovelly with its cobbled streets a short drive away
1 / 16  View towards the property
2 / 16  Dine al fresco in the property's patio area
3 / 16  Bright and airy lounge/diner with vaulted ceilings
4 / 16  Light the fire and sink into the sofas and enjoy a catch up with friends
5 / 16  The warm and welcoming lounge with a garden view
6 / 16  Or watch the kids have fun with the board games provided
7 / 16  The open-plan dining space is the perfect back drop for dinner with friends
8 / 16  A kitchen that is perfect for entertaining
9 / 16  Perfect back drop for grabbing a snack or sitting down to a special meal
10 / 16  Everyone's welcome
11 / 16  Enjoy a restful break
12 / 16  A winning combination of style, comfort and romance
13 / 16  The shower room with WC
14 / 16  Traditional touches within the twin room
15 / 16  Westward Ho! beach a 20 minute drive from the property
16 / 16  Famous Clovelly with its cobbled streets a short drive away

Woodpecker Cottage

Bucks Mills, Devon
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A remarkable barn conversion set within a short walk of the North Devon Coat path, perfect for keen walkers
  • This stunning retreat benefits from its own outside space with fabulous views across the grounds
  • Enjoy a day out at one of the many beaches the local area has to offer including Westward Ho! and Instow
Property code: 74258

Peacefully tucked away, this stylish retreat is the perfect base for a small family or couple alike who are looking to escape. Beautifully restored combining a contemporary style and period features.

Located close to the village of Bucks Mills, a picturesque retreat which has been trapped in a bygone age. This charming hamlet is immune to the trappings of the 21st century and oozes a sense of history and adventure. Exploring the beach is a must, clambering over the rocky beach you will come across a multitude of marine life. To add to the overall beauty of this location there are coastal waterfalls which project off the cliffs, and glisten in the sunlight. This fascinating village offers something for everyone, be it a family walk, picnic, fishing or a swim. Nearby is the cliff side village of Clovelly, with its whitewashed cottages and winding cobbled street down the hillside to the sheltered harbour where pubs, shops, and restaurants are situated. If you are looking for surfing or bucket and spade beaches, North Devon's, Westward Ho! or Cornwall’s, Bude beautiful sandy beaches are only a short drive away

Entering the property, you are welcomed into the open-plan lounge/diner. The lounge/diner, decorated beautifully with the original beams is the perfect place to relax after a busy day exploring; on those chilly nights why not light the wood burner and relax in front of the TV and with views out to the garden you’ll love this home from home. The well-equipped kitchen offers an electric oven and hob, microwave and dishwasher. This is the perfect place to prepare home-cooked meals. Heading further into the property you will find the two bedrooms. A king-size, and a cosy twin both with the original exposed beams. Completing the accommodation is a light and bright contemporary shower room with shower and WC.

Heading outside you’ll find a large patio area with garden furniture overlooking the garden, perfect for enjoying a glass of wine on those warm summer’s evenings, enjoying the spectacular views over the Devon countryside. There is dedicated off road parking for two cars.

 

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

  • 2 bedrooms-1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 medium-size dog welcome
  • Pub 2 miles and shop within walking distance
  • TV in lounge with Bluetooth radio/speaker

Alice Newby

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by Alice.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Steve, 16th October 2020

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Woodpecker Cottage is a beautiful property in the grounds of the owners home. The area is incredibly quiet with footpaths through woods down to the sea (but prepare for a very steep walk back!). The owners are very pleasant and are available, but allow you complete privacy. The cottage is spotlessly clean, stylish and well appointed.

Reviewed by Vanessa, 12th October 2020

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Lovely cottage, loved the wood burner, great location nice and quiet, but quite central for exploring the area. Would recommend the Thatched inn for meals out

Reviewed by Jo, 2nd October 2020

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The Woodpecker Cottage was fabulous. Perfect location with easy access to areas around Devon and Cornwall. Bucks Mills beach was just beautiful and only a short walk from the cottage. The log burner was also a great touch after long, cold and windy days. The owners were very helpful and accommodating with any little problem. Westward Ho is definiteRead morely a must to visit and the Westleigh inn pub we went to on the last night was just perfect and dog friendly too. Hide

Reviewed by Pearl, 25th September 2020

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Woodpecker Cottage is located in the stunning grounds of the owners property, where we enjoyed the peace and tranquility during our week's stay there. Ray and Trisha are great hosts, easy to communicate with and quick to respond when assistance is required.

Reviewed by Christina, 18th September 2020

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This was our second visit to woodpecker cottage. We expected that maybe there would be signs of wear and tear a year on - however, this was certainly not the case - the cottage was as pristine as if new. Lovely owners. Immaculate on arrival which made us feel safe. Its spacious modern yet has character and charm and a warmth that makes you not wantRead more to go home. I suspect well be back again !! Hide

Reviewed by Jodie, 4th September 2020

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Woodpecker cottage was a beautiful spotless cottage. It had everything you needed and is in a brilliant location for exploring north Devon and Cornwall. Had a brilliant week, owners are very friendly. Would 100% go back!!

Reviewed by A, 24th July 2020

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This is one of the best cottages we have used. It is light and modern, and the location is excellent. So easy to get to and so near to some lovely towns and attraction in Devon. We found it great for exploring Cornwall too as it is only a short drive into the county. We would definitely like to revisit.

Reviewed by Alison, 17th July 2020

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This is a gorgeous bungalow in a lovely location. We did a great walk from the Bungalow through woodland to Bucks Mill and the local beach. Quite location, but owners are happy for guests to use garden for ball games or frisbee. Near beaches and not far from Cornwall, giving plenty of chioce for days out. Would highly recommend this property.

Reviewed by Helen, 10th July 2020

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The cottage is set within the grounds of the hosts own property and are beautiful, quiet and relaxing. The whole area is very peaceful with beautiful walks down into Bucks Mill. The hosts are lovely and couldn't have been more helpful, thank you both for your hospitality.

Reviewed by Pamela, 27th September 2019

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Woodpecker Cottage is spotlessly clean, well decorated in calming colours and comfortably furnished.

Reviewed by Christina, 20th September 2019

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We had a lovely stay at Woodpecker Cottage. It was a perfect getaway and ideally located just off the A39 so within easy reach of many key places to visit. The cottage is beautiful and welcoming with everything you need for a home away from home break. Well lit rooms with lovely aspects of the garden, comfortable bed and fully equipped kitchen and Read morea lovely log burner for cosy nights in when the weather is against you. Lovely owners (and talented painter! ) - hope to go back next year! Hide

Reviewed by Susan, 13th September 2019

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Stunning modern bungalow in beautiful quite location with very nicely finished interior.Lovely gardens and plenty of places to walk our dog. Well situated to explore North Devon and Cornwall within striking distance. Our host were not there but very helpful over the phone if needed.

Reviewed by Charles, 6th September 2019

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Beautiful cottage, set in large private grounds, ideal base for exploring the region

Reviewed by rebecca, 19th July 2019

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This cottage exceeded our expectations. A beautiful property in beautiful surroundings.

Reviewed by Richard, 14th June 2019

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The cottage was lovely, a really high standard. We enjoyed staying very much. The owners should be justly proud. Thank you

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View towards the property
Dine al fresco in the property's patio area
Bright and airy lounge/diner with vaulted ceilings
Light the fire and sink into the sofas and enjoy a catch up with friends
The warm and welcoming lounge with a garden view
Or watch the kids have fun with the board games provided
The open-plan dining space is the perfect back drop for dinner with friends
A kitchen that is perfect for entertaining
Perfect back drop for grabbing a snack or sitting down to a special meal
Everyone's welcome
Enjoy a restful break
Show 4 moreA winning combination of style, comfort and romance

Location

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