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Shared enclosed swimming pool
Lounge area with gorgeous soft furnishings
Lounge/kitchen/dining area with ample space
Relax with a good book in from of the warming wood burner
Large kitchen/lounge/ for a lovely romantic break
Cosy up in front of the gorgeous wood burner
Kitchen area
Double bedroom approached by a few steps
Many original features
Great sized bedroom with en-suite
En-suite bathroom
View towards the property
Surrounding farmland
Westward Ho! beach a short drive from the cottage
Appledore Quay, across the water from Instow
1 / 15  Shared enclosed swimming pool
2 / 15  Lounge area with gorgeous soft furnishings
3 / 15  Lounge/kitchen/dining area with ample space
4 / 15  Relax with a good book in from of the warming wood burner
5 / 15  Large kitchen/lounge/ for a lovely romantic break
6 / 15  Cosy up in front of the gorgeous wood burner
7 / 15  Kitchen area
8 / 15  Double bedroom approached by a few steps
9 / 15  Many original features
10 / 15  Great sized bedroom with en-suite
11 / 15  En-suite bathroom
12 / 15  View towards the property
13 / 15  Surrounding farmland
14 / 15  Westward Ho! beach a short drive from the cottage
15 / 15  Appledore Quay, across the water from Instow

Pillhead Cider House

Westward Ho! (3mls SE), Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Swimming pool
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • 1 of 4 properties set within 130 acres on a working sheep farm
  • Shared use of large solar heated swimming pool
  • Beautiful barn conversion steeped in history
  • Great local pubs nearby serving good food
  • Close to miles of large sandy beaches and coves
  • Cycle or walk along this disused railway line of the Tarka Trail
Property code: PILCO

Formerly the old cider press with some original workings still in place and use of the shared heated swimming pool.

Set within 130 acres on a working sheep farm, this sympathetically converted barn allows guests to relax and unwind in the tranquillity of the North Devon countryside. Surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful views, you will feel wonderfully secluded, but the advantage of this property is that you are actually within an easy driving distance of many delights that North Devon has to offer such as its dramatic cliffs, sandy beaches and historic market towns.

Once the old cider press, this tastefully decorated barn conversion is welcoming and cosy. With its low ceilings, exposed beams and wood burner you will find it easy to relax and snuggle up of an evening after a busy day exploring, but the vaulted ceiling and light walls mean it feels light and airy. The open-plan living/kitchen/dining area make the most of the space and provides everything you need to make your stay a comfortable one, including a dishwasher. As you descend the five steps to the double bedroom, you can appreciate its countryside charm. The use of the large shared heated swimming pool is an added bonus with this property!

North Devon’s golden beaches are nearby with Westward Ho! and Instow within 5 miles and surf spots, Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe within 22 miles. If you’d rather experience the coastline without getting wet, the South West Coast Path can be accessed at Westward Ho! and allows stunning views out to Lundy Island and beyond. Former railway line turned cycle-way, the Tarka Trail, is a flatter way to experience this part of the world and joins market towns Bideford (2 miles) and Barnstaple (10 miles) and beyond.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 bedroom: 5 steps down to a zip and link double bedroom which can be a twin if requested at the time of booking
  • 1 bathroom: With spa bath, separate shower, bidet and WC
  • Babes in arms welcome, regret no children
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Shared use of grounds and swimming pool and paddling/toddler pool (open mid May-September)
  • Wi-Fi available in the bedroom
  • 1 dog welcome 
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • Picnic area and BBQ
  • Ample off road parking
  • TV/DVD
  • Electric and electric heating included
  • Beach 3 miles, pubs and shops all within a 5 minute drive

This property is personally managed by Vicky.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
4.9
Overall equipment
4.7
Overall comfort
4.8
Overall location
4.8

Reviewed by Farah 9th August 2019

Beautiful scenery

Reviewed by Geoffrey 26th July 2019

Excellent cottage, Mr & Mrs Hill made us feel very welcome. The swimming pool as maintained to a high standard which when combined with the he cottage made for a great holiday.

Reviewed by Julia 19th July 2019

Very friendly and helpful hosts. Lovely location. Nice pool and picnic area. Close to Instow beach and a short drive to wonderful Putsborough, Saunton and Woolacombe. Memorable curry at Barricane Bay. Cycling the Tarka trail and bodyboarding at several beaches were two highlights of our stay.

Reviewed by Geoffrey 14th June 2019

this cottage is brilliant for a couple so much space and comfortable settees brilliant TV awesome kitchen and a huge comfy bedroom.The en-suite was roomy and a bath to die for. Views over the fields we do lovely in the morning...Overall this cottage is just great for a couple who just wants to chill out and visit the sites around Bideford.

Reviewed by R J 31st May 2019

Quiet & comfortable and situated very convienient to many local attractions.

Reviewed by Dawn 19th April 2019

the sofa's are pretty small and not the most comfortable, but a very tidy little cottage with clean and pleasant decor, nice big bedroom and enough room for 2 with the kitchen diner and lounge all in one

Reviewed by Roger 26th October 2018

Very nice

Reviewed by Hannah 7th September 2018

Very beautiful and convenient location. Fantastic hosts who are always on hand to help but discreet. Stunning, cosy cottage. All in all the perfect cottage for a couples getaway!

Reviewed by Martin 17th August 2018

The Cider House is cosy, has some interesting history and is a brilliant base for north Devon. We loved being on a working farm, especially our toddler who would go and see the animals on a toy tractor provided and feed Maj the pony a carrot!

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Shared enclosed swimming pool
Lounge area with gorgeous soft furnishings
Lounge/kitchen/dining area with ample space
Relax with a good book in from of the warming wood burner
Large kitchen/lounge/ for a lovely romantic break
Cosy up in front of the gorgeous wood burner
Kitchen area
Double bedroom approached by a few steps
Many original features
Great sized bedroom with en-suite
En-suite bathroom
Show 3 moreView towards the property

Location

Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.
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