Millstones - Self catering holiday cottage in Horns Cross, Bideford, Devon, England - Sleeps 13
One of nine pretty stone self catering holiday cottages set around a courtyard offering unusually spacious self-catering holiday accommodation with superb facilities which include a indoor swimming pool, spa and gym.
The cottages are situated within half a mile of the dramatic coastal footpath which sits above Peppercombe's National Trust shingle beach and the beautiful sandy beach at Westward Ho! is just five miles away. Positioned within five acres of grounds, the cottages enjoy wonderful views of the North Devon coastline and are located between Bideford and Clovelly making this an ideal retreat for exploring this beautiful area. Two local pubs serving food are within walking distance and a quarter of a mile away.
Northway is surrounded by miles of fabulous walks and is the perfect place to escape from the pressure of every day life, with spectacular sea views, rolling open countryside, farm animals and excellent leisure facilities. There is a children's play area, games room and plenty of space for the children to let off steam! This really is the perfect holiday retreat for exploring the dramatic beaches of North Devon and North Cornwall. You can walk from your cottage doorstep to Peppercombe beach, cycle the Tarka Trail or visit the quintessential village of Clovelly which is within easy reach of the cottages.
All cottages are well furnished, well equipped and most of them have their own garden to relax in. What ever you are looking for, there is something to suit everyone with cottages that sleep two to thirteen guests, some with beams and vaulted ceilings, some with romantic four-poster beds and lovely log burners or open fires. Some cottages are pet friendly and others are pet free.
The pretty cobbled village of Clovelly makes a delightful place to visit either on foot or by car and boat trips to Lundy Island are available from the fishing port of Bideford. At the mouth of the nearby Rivers Taw and Torridge lie the attractive twin villages of Instow and Appledore and there is still plenty of opportunity to buy fresh fish to bring home for a special evening meal. In Appledore, The Royal George Inn is well known in the area for its fish restaurant and is a lovely place to enjoy a meal whilst overlooking the bay. A walk along Appledore's quay gives a fine view of the estuary which is home to a small flotilla of yachts. Set back from the seafront are narrow roads which lead past an array of brightly painted cottages housing a selection of craft shops, galleries and places to eat. Instow has a well kept, long sandy beach with extensive sand dunes - ideal for dog walking. "The Bar", the BoatHouse and the Wayfarer pub are well worth stopping at for a drink or a bite to eat.
This the perfect holiday destination for beach lovers, with a pebble beach within walking distance, a lovely sandy beach at Westward Ho! just five miles away and further afield the North Devon beaches of Saunton, Woolacombe, Croyde Bay, and also Bude, Welcombe, Sandymouth Bay and the rugged North Cornwall Coast.
- Swimming Pool
- Beach Nearby
- Hot Tub
- Open Fire
- Near Pub/Restaurant
- Garden/Outside Area
- Internet Access
- Golf Facilities Nearby
- Off-Road Parking
- Washing Machine
- Tumble Dryer
- CD Player
Originally part of the farmhouse, Millstones is ideal for family get-togethers, or several families holidaying together. Accommodation comprises:
- Enormous well-equipped farmhouse kitchen with oil-fired Rayburn, electric range cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier and stable door leading to the courtyard - with its large farmhouse table, this is the perfect place for everyone to enjoy dinner together whilst chatting about the days adventures.
- Beamed sitting room with lovely log fire, colour TV, Freeview Digital receiver, DVD, VCR and portable stereo.
- An original flag-stoned snooker room with 3/4 size table and second TV.
- Ground floor double bedroom with en-suite shower room.
- Narrow conservatory leads to the shared garden.
- Bathroom with bath, power shower, toilet, and basin.
- Bedroom Two with romantic four-poster double bed and en-suite bath with shower over, toilet, wash basin and portable TV.
- Bedroom Three is a family room with one double and one single bed with portable TV.
- Bedroom Four with two single beds.
- Bedroom Five with two single beds and steep, narrow steps leading to a galleried attic.
- Bedroom Six with two single beds.
Additional information: The price is inclusive of heating, linen, electricity, towels, welcome tray and a basket of logs to get your first lovely fire going. Guests can also use the swimming pool, gym and games room free of charge but the pool table and table football are coin operated. NSH with some panel heaters. Oil-fired Rayburn in kitchen with fuel included within the price.
Low Season from £824
Mid Season from £1154
High Season from £1597
Peak Season £2060
Changeover Day: Friday
Please enquire with owner
Sleeps 13 people in 7 bedrooms (2 Doubles, 3 Twins and 1 Family rm with double and single bed)
Group booking details:
All male groups: Please enquire with owner
All female groups: Please enquire with owner
Catering Available: No
Owner: Bob & Pauline Bourne click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.
Millstones joined Independent Cottages in June 2008
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Reviews and Testimonials for Millstones
I have never experienced such a truly relaxing oasis of a place. Everyone should have a holiday here – the world would be a better place.
Very pleased with our short break. The children enjoyed feeding the animals, we all enjoyed the pool and the jacuzzi. The kitchen and whole house was very well equipped. We will recommend it to our friends.