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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.

Relax in the peace and tranquillity of this delightful countryside setting in 1 of 4 courtyard barn conversions.

The sandy beaches and surfing waves at Westward Ho!, Woolacombe and Saunton are all within easy reach by car. Close to the Tarka Trail where you can cycle or walk along this disused railway line and enjoy the various watering holes along the way. Spend the day in Bideford with its park, pannier market, small shops, restaurants, pubs. There is much more to see and do in the area with attractions to suit all tastes including Tapeley Park, Dartington Crystal, The Big Sheep, RHS Rosemoor Gardens, The Milky Way and more. Relax on site and see the animals in surrounding fields and in the evenings visit one of many local family pubs all serving good food.

This beautiful barn has been lovingly converted and individually equipped. The large open plan living accommodation is warm and inviting and has a cosy wood burning stove perfect to sit and relax in front after a day of exploring. The room is spacious and shows off its original beams and stone walls that are steeped in history.

With 5 steps down to the double bedroom which can be made up as a twin on request, this room has exposed beams and a lovely countryside charm. The bathroom has a spa bath and separate shower and bidet and continues with a cream country cottage theme.

Outside is the large shared enclosed solar heated pool with adjacent paddling/toddler pool so perfect for all to enjoy.  There is also a large communal garden and miles of farmland to enjoy.

 

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
  • 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
  • Please note: Babes in arms welcome, regret no children

This property is personally managed by Vicky.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Cynthia 20th December 2019

Spacious, clean and comfortable 400 hundred year cider house on working farm with a log burner for cool evenings. Beautiful views of rolling green fields and near to Instow beach, Bideford town, Appledore and Westward Ho!also the Tarka Trail.

Reviewed by Lynn 1st November 2019

The cottage was lovely very clean and comfortable it had everything we needed to have a lovely break, will definitely be going again

Reviewed by Tina 25th October 2019

A fabulous cottage for that relaxing retreat. Greeted with a friendly welcome and yummy cupcakes. The log burner gives that warm and cosy feeling at the end of picturesque walks making your stay perfect and pleasurable.

Reviewed by Martin 20th September 2019

Found property to be dungeon like and very appressive, only one view and have to stand at the window to see it. The property is best described dark but does have old beams with loads of character but sadly without views.

Reviewed by James 6th September 2019

We cannot praise this place enough, beautiful surroundings, a great base for visiting Devon's lovely towns, the barn is equipped with everything you need, one of the best places we have stayed for a chilled out holiday.

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

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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

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