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The Bushel

Bideford, Devon (Ref. 959545)

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine


    • “Lovely location. Peaceful, rural and the sheep were a little beautiful. The owners were friendly but unobtrusive although their dogs were less so. Not a problem though as they were cute as anything. Great place to chill. Nice base to access the North Devon coast we even went into Cornwall for a day. Daring but necessary”

    Mr Clarke, Waterlooville, August 2018

    • “The Bushell was just as described on the website. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful. The accommodation had everything you would need. The location was so peaceful, and although we are not into fishing, we can appreciate that some people would have enjoyed catching some really big fish. It was only a very few minutes drive from the major supermarkets, and yet was in the middle of beautiful countryside. It is an ideal location for exploring North Devon. We will certainly recommend this gem of a place, and will not hesitate to return there again.”

    Mrs Rose, Ely, August 2018

    • “The directions for getting to the cottage were inadequate - a sign at the bottom of the lane at the junction with the Littleham road would be helpful and "E" miles mean nothing to me. We found the owners very friendly and helpful and couldn't fault in anything in the cottage - really well appointed and comfortable and wonderful views over the countryside”

    Mr Ackroyd, Southampton, May 2018

    • “Very friendly owners views from cottage brilliant”

    Mr Burgess, Eastleigh, May 2018

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The Property

Positioned amidst fields and woodland just a few miles from the dramatic North Devon coastline this real working farm is an ideal retreat for those seeking peace and tranquillity, an opportunity to experience rural life at its best. You can be in the thick of things at lambing time or relaxing by one of the lakes, casting a line or simply contemplating the local wildlife, where at night time under a canopy of stars unblemished by city lights, an array of nocturnal creatures including owls, foxes and badgers can be watched as they emerge under the security of darkness.
Just three miles from this countryside paradise is the glorious expanse of sand at Westward Ho!, and just 5 miles will take you to the delightful quayside village of Appledore, where the rivers Taw and Torridge meet. Here you will find intermixed through the quaint narrow streets and ancient fisherman's cottages, an array of attractive shops and cafes and a fine selection of art galleries. The larger towns of Bideford and Barnstaple are also within easy reach where you can explore their weekly markets. For those who enjoy Golf, this area is home to a number of first rate golf courses including the famous Royal North Devon Golf Club the world's oldest links course and just a few miles away.
The Bushel started its life as a grain barn, its timber frame built on stilts still retains much of its original charm. The elevated position provides excellent views from large windows in the open plan living space to enjoy the glorious views across the farmland towards the lakes and beyond. A kitchen area is well equipped with all the modern conveniences and a spacious bedroom to the rear is attractively furnished in oak and benefits from an ensuite shower room. A private patio to the front of the property is ideal for sunny days to relax and even enjoy an alfresco meal.
Guests also have use of the large lawn, gardens and barbecue that is shared with the two other holiday cottages on the farm. The nearest pub is just two miles from the property and there is parking on the lane adjacent to the farm. Whether you are looking for rural bliss in which to relax and unwind or to fill your days with an action packed holiday The Bushel will not disappoint you.


All on one level with some steps leading to the property. 1 x double with en-suite with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.


  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV, DVD
  • Sofa bed
  • Fuel and power inc in rent for 2018
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Towels inc in rent from 2018
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Front patio area with seating
  • Shared garden with barbecue
  • Lakes with fishing
  • One well-behaved pet welcome at £30 per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 3 miles
  • Coast 5 miles.

Regional Information

BIDEFORD Barnstaple 10 miles. Straddling the Torridge estuary, the quaint bustling town of Bideford boasts a medieval bridge, town quay, quaint pannier market and vibrant shopping area - all well worth a visit. For the more active, several major surfing beaches, golf courses, theme parks and other attractions are nearby and the South West coast path passes close by on its way into Cornwall. The beautiful cliff-top fishing village of Clovelly is half an hour by road, and the delights of Exmoor and Dartmoor can be reached in under an hour. Surf the waves, stroll through pretty villages, wander along the Tarka Trail, visit a famous garden or have some fun at one of the local theme or farm parks – it’s all on the doorstep.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas