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Picturesque and Characterful Cottage

Overview

Property

Updated: 30-May-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided

About the property

Cottage in Bucks Mills, North Devon, England, UK - Quiet Hamlet with its Own Beach, 5 Mins Walk down the Cliff Path

The cottage dates back over two centuries and has been sympathetically restored so that it retains many of the original features, which are blended with modern amenities including wooden double glazed windows. There is a welcoming wood burning stove and further heating is provided by storage heaters and radiators in the bedrooms creating a cosy atmosphere in spring, autumn & winter. The cottage has been owned by the same family for the last 55 years and is maintained very much as a family cottage. Bucks Mills dates back as a small fishing village to the Spanish Armada when folklore has it that the village became populated by the survivors from one of the Spanish galleons shipwrecked off Bucks Mills. Over the centuries the village has changed little and remains completely uncommercialised. There are about 25 cottages, most of which are holiday properties but there remains a core population of permanent residents who ensure there is a community spirit outside of the main holiday season.

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About the Owner

Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
30 May, 2017

About The Owner

A brother and sisters team who are third generation owners of the cottage. It is very much our family holiday home with many happy memories over the decades. We hope that our visitors will also experience the magic and charm of Bucks Mills and leave with their own happy memories - it seems to work as we have people returning year after year to the cottage!

Why The Owner chose Torridge

Great for a relaxing and peaceful break.

A mass of interest for your families and teenagers alike - rock pools, surfing, fishing and breathtaking scenic walks.

18 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

5

Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage, lovely garden and fantastic position. It couldn't have been better. Everything you need. I would love to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad you enjoyed your stay and the cottage - the garden is certainly a wonderful feature. We look forward to welcoming you back again next year!
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4

Lovely & Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

We found this charming cottage to be lovely and relaxing and in a beautifully peaceful part of north Devon.

Would love to come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and we really enjoy welcoming guests back to Driftwood: the majority of our guests are regulars and they receive a preferential rate for their subsequent bookings.
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4

Pretty location and central

  • 4 of 5

A very pretty old cottage with heaps of character and steeped in history located in bucks mills. The property suffers from A little damp, smell of damp and needs a little TLC in the kitchen. Maybe this is worse in the wet or winter months? Hot water not very hot. Lots of Cobwebs and furniture needs moving when cleaning, maybe not up to our exacting standards on cleanliness. Despite this, the cottage is fully catered in terms of crockery, cutlery etc. Not too small and the outside toilet is so very useful when you have children! Caretaker extremely helpful and owners are very accommodating. Really tranquil spot and although cannot park at property parking is close enough. The nearby community church St Anne's is lovely and very welcoming. The location allows you to explore the region easily. You do need a car though as not too close to amenities.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. As we mentioned at the time the cottage is being fully redecorated as we write this replay - it was a shame we were unable to get this completed over the winter. We are excited about the upgrading we're undertaking of what is a very old building and are confident your reservations will be answered.
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5

Cute cottage full of character

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage in a gorgeous location

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely, clean, cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, quiet cottage with everything you need. Great log burner and welcome gifts were much appreciated! We only stayed 2 nights but could happily have stayed for longer. Coastal walks and local woods were lovely.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a stunning cottage, within a beautifully tranquil setting. It is well-stocked, clean and comfortable. We will definitely be returning!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Great for a relaxing and peaceful break. A mass of interest for your families and teenagers alike - rock pools, surfing, fishing and breathtaking scenic walks.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 30 Miles Nearest Barpub : Hoops Inn at 2 Miles Nearest Golf : Royal North Devon at 9 Miles Nearest Train : Barnstaple at 15 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 50 Miles Nearest Beach : Bucks Mills at 50 Metres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Bucks Mills beach at low tide, beyond the pebble shoreline, reveals a maze of rock pools and sandy inlets. Westward Ho! (9 miles) has over two miles of golden sand. Other great surfing beaches can all be reached within 30-40 minutes by car and include: Saunton Sands, Woolacombe Bay, Putsborough Sands, Croyde and Sandymouth.

Distances:

Bucks Cross (1.5 miles) has a small licensed shop and post office. The closest major supermarkets can be found in Bideford. Clovelly (5 miles) is a picture-postcard fishing village clinging to a steep hillside on the North Devon coast, visible from Bucks Mills. Westward Ho! (9 miles) is a wonderful little seaside resort that has been a popular family holiday destination with over two miles of golden sand. Bideford (8 miles) - is the closest main town with all facilities and amenities.

Further Details:

Cycling: the Tarka Trail with miles upon miles of cycling along the old railway line into North Devon, various points to hire bikes. Sailing: North Devon Yacht Club at Instow. Walking: North Devon coastal path, Exmoor and Dartmoor. Fishing: takes place everywhere and keen fisherman can always be seen down on Bucks Mills beach landing mackerel, bass and many other fish. Great Days Out for the family and people of all ages include: The Big Sheep, The Milky Way, Lundy Island, Dartington Crystal. Great local pubs with loads of tradition and some of the country’s finest ales. Devon Cream Teas available everywhere and a must!

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Whitsun 2017
26 May 2017 - 8 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£351
for 3 nights
From
£117
£710
 
 
Summer 1
9 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£188
for 2 nights
From
£94
£570
 
 
summer 2
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£234
for 2 nights
From
£117
£710
 
 
Peak
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£444
for 3 nights
From
£148
£895
 
 
Autumn 1
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£196
for 2 nights
From
£98
£595
 
 
Autumn 2
15 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£160
for 2 nights
From
£80
£485
 
 
October Half Term 2017
20 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£276
for 3 nights
From
£92
£555
 
 
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£378
for 3 nights
From
£126
£710
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£69
for 1 night
From
£69
£420
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
Please check availability by phone. A deposit of 20% is required to secure the booking. The balance is required 2 months prior to the commencement of the let. A refundable deposit of £50 will be held to cover breakages and is returned after a satisfactory post rental inspection.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is a Friday with the cottage available from 6pm and guests must have vacated the property by 1pm. Outside of the main holiday season weekend lettings can be booked and there is more flexibility around days and timings.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week/day in UK Pounds.
Pricing includes: linen, electricity, logs and a cleaning inspection after the rental. Weekly rental starts from 4pm on a Friday with check out by 10am on the following Friday.

Dogs: I'm afraid we no longer accept dogs in the cottage as we have renewed all the carpets.

Payment is via bank transfer with the full amount due two months before rental starts. A deposit of 20% is taken upon booking unless it is within the two month period in which case the full amount plus a security deposit of £50 is due for payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 30-May-2017
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Available
12
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Television
  • Toys

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • A newly modernised, centrally heated bathroom with bath, shower, WC and wash basin. Heated towl rail and airing cupboard. Separate outside WC.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: double room with queen size double or twin beds and radiator. Bedroom 2: twin room with two single beds and radiator. Bedroom 3: back room with two cabin beds and radiator.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Outside: The large garden has a full range of garden furniture and in the summer can be quite a sun trap especially as the walls make it very sheltered from any sea breeze. Utility Room: A washing machine and separate tumble dryer are stored in the shed. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Guests are asked to keep the cottage clean and tidy and there is an expectation they will leave the cottage as they would wish to find it. Cleaning is provided at the end of the rental period. Other: There is a separate dining room with extendable oak dining table that can comfortably seat 8 people.

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