View towards the rear of the property and patio area
Relax sat out on the south west facing pation
Cosy up by the woodburner
Open-plan lounge area
Dining area
Kitchen area
En-suite double bedroom
Double bedroom with countryside views
Zip-and-link twin which can be a double on request
Main entrance to the farm
View towards the rear of the property and patio area
Far-reaching countryside views from the property
Far-reaching countryside views from the property
The golden sands of Instow are a short drive away
Bideford town
1 / 18  View towards the rear of the property and patio area
2 / 18  Welcome!
3 / 18  Relax sat out on the south west facing pation
4 / 18  Cosy up by the woodburner
5 / 18  Open-plan lounge area
6 / 18  Dining area
7 / 18  Lounge/diner
8 / 18  Kitchen area
9 / 18  En-suite double bedroom
10 / 18  Double bedroom with countryside views
11 / 18  Zip-and-link twin which can be a double on request
12 / 18  Bathroom
13 / 18  Main entrance to the farm
14 / 18  View towards the rear of the property and patio area
15 / 18  Far-reaching countryside views from the property
16 / 18  Far-reaching countryside views from the property
17 / 18  The golden sands of Instow are a short drive away
18 / 18  Bideford town


Bideford (4mls S), Devon
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Enjoy the beautiful rolling countryside views from the cottage and enclosed garden
  • Light the Woodburner on cooler evenings
  • Explore the 200 acre working farm and enjoy a guided tour and help feed the calves
  • Rural retreat with the rugged coast reachable in just 15 minutes
  • A comfortable cottage in tranquil surroundings with lots of character
  • Located close to family attractions including The Milky Way adventure park and The Big Sheep
Property code: WOODP

This charming cottage is located on a 200-acre working dairy farm, set within peaceful countryside surroundings, and is ideally located for enjoying a relaxing rural holiday in North Devon.

This delightful cottage, situated on a working dairy farm in rural North Devon, is the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy a slower pace of life. Immerse yourself in the surrounding countryside, enjoy the tranquillity and breathe in that fresh country air. From here, you can explore the countryside, the cliffs or the beach making it a great base to enjoy everything North Devon has to offer. And in the evening, you can snuggle up in front of the wood burner.

This charming semi-detached cottage has been tastefully renovated to offer guests a comfortable place to stay. Decorated in neutral tones and warm woods, it feels cosy and inviting throughout. The ground floor has a beautiful tile floor with underfloor heating and consists of a well-equipped kitchen and open-plan lounge/diner with wood burner. On the first floor are the two bedrooms which are spacious and enjoy far-reaching views of the surrounding countryside. Outside, there is 200 acres of farm to explore and plenty of opportunities to experience farm life. There is also an enclosed, south-facing patio area as well as a garden, so you can fully appreciate your surroundings.

Westward Ho!, with its miles of sandy beach, is 6 miles away and is the ideal place to play in the sand, catch a wave or explore the rockpools. The historic, market town of Bideford with an array of shops and eateries is only 4 miles away. For something more energetic, why not cycle the Tarka Trail and discover places such as Instow and Fremington Quay. For families, there is also award-winning attractions such as The BIG Sheep (4.2 miles) and The Milky Way (7 miles).

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin with zip-and-link beds that can be made into a double on request
  • 1 en-suite shower room with shower and WC, 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 additional WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave
  • TV/ DVD and hi-fi, TV in the king-size bedroom
  • Enclosed patio with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Arrival – 3.30pm
  • Underfloor heating throughout the ground floor
  • Electric and central heating included – solar water heating system
  • Wi-Fi included, but due to location can be limited at times
  • 3 dogs welcome,  must be kept downstairs
  • Farm activities by arrangement – guided tours by the farmer, help feed the calves, watch the cows being milked
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Beach at Westward Ho! 6 miles, beaches at Peppercombe and Greencliff under 5 miles
  • Shops 4 miles, pub 1 mile, Tarka Trail 1 mile

This property is personally managed by Rachel.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Clifford 9th August 2019

The owners were very friendly and welcoming - we were given fresh tomatoes, green beans and squash from the greenhouse as well as fresh milk from the dairy! We enjoyed a tour of the farm with our kids including a ride round the field in the back of the Land Rover, feeding the calves and seeing the milking. Very dog friendly with an empty field avaiRead morelable for us to give our spaniel a run around. Plenty of things to do within a short drive and only 40 mins to the fantastic Saunton Sands. Hide

Reviewed by Maggie 26th July 2019

Lovely spacious cottage. Perfect location for dog walks and to enjoy the rolling countryside of Devon. Very friendly owners. 10 minute drive to Westward Ho! beach - great for surfing, body boarding or just walking on the expanse of sandy beach. Great for dogs at the far end, past the Lifeboat station. Definitely would recommend this location!

Reviewed by Vikki 5th July 2019

This well equipped and comfortable cottage is set in beautiful countryside. Hearing the cows low and owls hooting at night rooted us firmly into the lovely farming location and the young calves grew so quickly during our week's stay. The cottage was perfect for our needs.

Reviewed by Frank 28th June 2019

Woodpecker cottage was superb in all respects. The landlord and lady were lovely and very helpful. We would definitely go again.

Reviewed by Alison 22nd June 2019

We had a wonderful time at Woodpecker cottage. The cottage was spotless and perfect for us and 3 dogs. The cottage is well equipped, spacious and the patio and outside area is great for outdoor dining watching the sunset. Thank you for a lovely holiday. We will definitely return another year.

Reviewed by Peter 31st May 2019

Had a great time cottage very clean and everything included that you could need. Sue and Les are very welcoming and nothing seems to much trouble.

Reviewed by Kirsty 27th December 2018

A wonderful homely cottage. Lovely to be provided with milk, coffee, tea and biscuits on arrival. All the family had a very relaxing time - great pub lunches and beach walks, and my youngest loved helping to milk the cows each day. A big thanks to Les, Sue and Brook.

Reviewed by Susannah 17th August 2018

A great cottage & great owners. Lovely location & it made an ideal base for all our adventures. We would definitely book again.

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View towards the rear of the property and patio area
Relax sat out on the south west facing pation
Cosy up by the woodburner
Open-plan lounge area
Dining area
Kitchen area
En-suite double bedroom
Double bedroom with countryside views
Zip-and-link twin which can be a double on request
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