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), own orchard and picnic area. Each cottage is individual and spacious with its own outside space. Arrival after 4pm. Garden Cottage is a wing of the main farmhouse where the charming owners live. To one side, your own well-planted and quite private, enclosed garden (picnic table). From the courtyard, steps up to front door and hall, off which a step down to dining room with piano and views over the garden and another step down to smart kitchen (dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker). Comfortable, elegant living room with big fireplace (ornamental) and TV/DVD. Upstairs, huge landing to three bedrooms - a double (four-poster bed, TV) with en suite shower-room (suite), a twin with TV and view of the garden and, up a step, another twin (TV/DVD). Bathroom (suite plus hand-shower).
Note: Check-in time 4pm. Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100
Three bedrooms: 1 x four poster double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen.
Dining room. Sitting room.
BIDEFORD Westward Ho! 3 miles; Appledore and Instow 3.5 miles; Clovelly 11 miles; Saunton Sands 16 miles; Bude 25 miles. Bideford is an historic maritime town on the River Torridge in North Devon. There has been a settlement at Bideford for over a thousand years and it has been an important port throughout its history. Today, Bideford is a thriving town with a fine selection of shops (including individual shops), cafes and restaurants, a park and the Atlantic Village Outlet Shopping Centre located on the outskirts of the town. Bideford is in a fantastic location to explore the surrounding area. It is just a few miles from Westward Ho!, which is dominated by two miles of spectacular coastline and proudly retains the prestigious Blue Flag award year upon year. Its sandy beach, backed by a unique pebble ridge, attracts visitors from all over the country and offers fantastic bathing and watersport activities. Just beyond the pebble ridge is Northam Burrows Country Park, which lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has 253 hectares of grassy coastal plain with salt marsh, sand dunes and grasslands. The country park is also home to England's oldest golf course. The South West Coastal Path and the famous traffic-free Tarka Trail are close by, providing magnificent walking and cycling opportunities. The award-winning Big Sheep all weather family attraction and the Ultimate Adventure Centre are approximately a mile down the road, with the Atlantic Village Outlet Shopping Centre and Supermarket a couple of miles away, and the pretty villages of Appledore and Instow are just over three miles away. Plus there are cycling and walking opportunities along the nearby Tarka Trail. The delightful quayside village of Appledore and the pretty beach at Instow are both just over three miles away, whilst the traditional market town of Barnstaple is just ten miles away, and the picturesque fishing village of Clovelly, with its quaint cobbled streets, is eleven miles away. The North Devon coast also boasts numerous outstanding beaches, many within easy reach, including those found at Instow, Saunton Sands, Croyde, Woolacombe and Bude. This is an area of breathtaking beauty, with plenty to see and do for all ages.
This property offers the following short breaks: