2 miles from Bideford, quietly situated on the edge of a valley, is Pillhead Farm, a 130 acre working sheep farm with paddocks and plenty of space for guests to roam. Within the original farmstead are four cottages carefully converted from barns and the oldest part of the original farmhouse. We let three. The cottages share the grounds, a splendid outdoor solar-heated swimming pool (15’ x 30’ x 4’ to 5’ deep) with paddling pool (10' x 9' x 1'6" deep), available mid May to mid September, a sunbathing terrace (loungers), mown orchard and picnic area. Each cottage is individual and spacious and quite separate from the others, with its own outside space. Arrival after 4pm. The Corn Tallet is ‘upside down’. From your garden area (picnic table), 10 stone steps up to door (low lintel) into fitted kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker) with breakfast table/chairs. Large living/dining room with a sense of space, wonderful beams to apex, TV/DVD and door (4 steps down) to garden. Stairs (stairgate) down to three bedrooms - step down to a double with four-poster bed, TV and en suite shower-room (suite), and a twin (zip-linkable to 6' double), both with French windows to balcony area, and 2 steps up to a further twin with TV. Bathroom (suite, shower over bath, bidet) and separate loo.
No village Chatsworth 1 mile; Bakewell 5 miles. The pretty village of Baslow lies at the north end of stately Chatsworth House - home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The village has many unusual and picturesque features including a triple-arched river bridge guarded by a toll house whose doorway is only 3 1/2 feet high! Baslow offers a range of village amenities including shops, pubs and restaurants. Close by is Bakewell, the capital of the Peak District, and home of the famous Bakewell pudding (definitely not tart!), still made locally to an old and secret recipe. Bakewell is at the scenic heart of the Peak District, and with Alton Towers also within easy touring distance, there is plenty for the whole family to enjoy.