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Woodpecker Cottage

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7 Nights  

  • £400  to  £1100

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Short Breaks From

  • £100 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £150 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Log Burner

About Woodpecker Cottage

Woodpecker Cottage is in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is a short stroll from the beautiful South West Coast Path and within easy reach of beaches so spectacular that they'll have you mentally moving here before your holiday is over. The North Devon holiday cottage is in the quiet coastal village of Bucks Cross and only a short stroll from a village shop well stocked with essentials. It sleeps four people in two bedrooms with room for a travel cot and is ideal for couples or families. The owners have done a fantastic job making Woodpecker Cottage feel welcoming and comfortable in all seasons. It's beautifully finished and furnished throughout, with lots of lovely touches that make it feel extra-special without being so fancy that you can't relax and feel at home.

Bucks Cross is perfectly located for a beach holiday in North Devon. You can walk from the cottage through woodlands to Bucks Mills, a secluded beach with waterfalls and rock pools. Alternatively, continue along the South West Coast Path for five miles to picturesque Clovelly or continue through the pristine and protected countryside to Hartland and Hartland Abbey. Cycling and mountain biking are also popular, with a fantastic choice of routes to suit all abilities, including the Tarka Trail between Bideford and Barnstaple. Bike hire is available locally, and there is a good bus service. Westward Ho!, Bude, Croyde, and Saunton are all gorgeous sandy beaches for swimming and surfing.

Spend happy days exploring historic sites like Tintagel Castle, cemented in history by Geoffrey of Monmouth, who cited the medieval clifftop fortress as the birthplace of King Arthur. Kids love The Milky Way Adventure Park and The Big Sheep, while adventurous souls can try coasteering or sea kayaking. The Affinity Outlet Shopping Centre and Bideford are the nearest places with big supermarkets and High Street shops. Still, it's worth going a few miles further to shop at Barnstaple's Victorian Pannier Market.

Woodpecker Cottage is a fantastic choice whether you're looking to escape from the rat race and unwind in peaceful surroundings or you're planning a holiday packed with excitement and a different adventure every day. It is available all year round for holiday bookings.

Pls note: Bookings run Friday to Friday (7 days) or Monday to Friday for weekend and mid-week
short breaks.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Patricia Haylock joined Independent Cottages in October 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Devon)

Accommodation Comprises:

Woodpecker Cottage is a single-storey holiday home with traditional features and modern comforts.

  • Light the log burner and put your feet up in the spacious open-plan living/dining room where there is a big sofa, two comfy armchairs and a Smart TV. In summer, open the door onto the private patio for relaxed indoor/outdoor living. Multi-aspect windows keep the room feeling light and welcoming all day long.
  • Compact and efficient, the kitchen is well-equipped for self-catering with all the tools and utensils you'll need to cook and serve meals for up to four people. There's also a dishwasher for stress-free clearing up.
  • Solid oak beams are attractive features of the master bedroom which has a king-sized bed, bedside tables with reading lights, and a chest of drawers and wardrobe for storage.
  • Twin single beds, a chest of drawers, and a leafy outlook are also features of the second bedroom decorated in a style that suits all ages.
  • Shower off the beach in the family bathroom where there is a shower, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: Being detached means Woodpecker Cottage has no immediate neighbours. The paved patio has an outdoor table and chairs, and there is ample off-street parking.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are all included. A travel cot and a high chair are available by arrangement. Guests to bring cot bedding and beach towels. One well-behaved small to medium sized dog is welcome - please speak with the owner before booking. Smoking is not permitted.

Woodpecker Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 King & 1 Twin)
1 dog welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £400
To £1100
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7980 842754 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Patricia Haylock
Member Since October 2021

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* Calendar last updated: 19th May 2024