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Melinda's Cottage, charming coastal cottage Bucks Mills, North Devon, EX395DY

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Cottage in Bucks Mills, Nr. Bideford, North Devon, England, - 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. 5 Mins Walk to Beach with Rock Pools and Sand. Own Garden

Typical North Devon fishermans stone built cottage with own garden and many character features - grade 2 listed, few minutes walk to beach.

Melinda's cottage s situated in the small peaceful village of Bucks Mills. North Devon. There is a 'no through road' to beach. Day visitors do not drive into the village and park outside the village. If you are staying in our cottage you can drive into the village and park in the road outside the cottage. Ideal location for walking, the North Devon coast path goes through the village. Swimming and fishing from beach which is a 5 minute walk from cottage. Good centre for touring North Devon, many local attractions and lovely walks etc. The RHS garden at Rosemore, the Big Sheep, Appledore are some of the attractions which are worth visiting. Clovelly is close by and Bideford is 9 miles away. There is no shop or pub in the village but the nearest village shop is about 1 mile away. Bideford has many good small shops, a Pannier market and 2 supermarkets, Barnstaple (18 miles) has larger shops and is a very interesting town to visit.

Cottage is over 100 years old and is very well equipped but still retains some character features. It has two bedrooms - bedroom 1 king size double bed and bedroom 2 adult sized bunk beds. Bathroom with usual facilities and bath with shower over. All electric kitchen, washer dryer, microwave etc. Sitting/dining room with satellite T.V., radio, games, etc. Fully equipped for four people. Heating by modern storage heaters, all electricity and heating costs included in rent.

Own garden, parking in layby outside cottage.


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Joanna Stevens
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Joanna Stevens

Bucks Mills was one of our favourite villages and beaches and we were very excited when we saw that most of the village cottages were being sold to pay death duties. We bought the cottage when it was auctioned and used it for family and friends, we now also let it but it is still used by our family and grandchildren.

Joanna Stevens purchased this cottage in 1983

Why Joanna Stevens chose Torridge

Favourite village and cottage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a very good time in Bucks Mills. Cute house, beautiful coast, friendly neighbours. Happily the car was ready in time so we could go home without difficulties.

I'm sure we will come back one day!

Here I sent you some pictures of our holidays in Bucks Mills.


M de R and family (Holland)
Aug 2012
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(5 traveller reviews)


Charming cottage in beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Spent 3 nights in number 5 over New Year - you could not ask for a more idyllic Devon hamlet than Bucks Mills. An abundance of stunning walks along the coast and inland in the forest. The cottage is charming and well kept with all necessaries in the kitchen, in a clean state and with comfortable beds. Despite visiting in December / Jan we were warm throughout, the night storage heaters are obviously in good nick. Highly recommended, we hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you enjoyed the cottage and Bucks Mills and thank you for your excellent review. We have spent many holidays in self catering cottages , some much better than others and we try to provide everything that visitors need to make their stay comfortable and enjoyable. Bucks Mills is a unique, very special village with a fascinating history. I Hope you are able to stay with us again and remember that you'll get a 10% discount next time.
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Picturesque cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend at this gorgeous cottage. We have a young child who loved the cottage and the surrounding walks. The village is down a winding road through a lovely forest and close to the Beach. Very picturesque, we had a lovely stay. The cottage was very cosy with comfy beds. We are planning to return next year for a longer stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your weekend and thank you for doing a review. Thank you for your lovely thank you card, you seem to have had good weather. We look forward to welcoming you back at anytime and don't forget we give previous visitors 10% discount on the price.
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Idyllic hideaway

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful surprise to drive off the bleak north Devon road and discover this idyllic valley, lush with trees and spring flowers. The cottage is simply decorated and quite small, but has everything you need for a holiday visit. There's a stream at the bottom of the garden, and the only other sound you'll hear most of the time is birdsong. A lovely place to retreat.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review and glad you enjoyed the cottage and Bucks Mills. We think it is a very special place.
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Peaceful retreat in glorious Devon

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our week except the weather was wonderful! The cottage is a delight and we did many local visits - could easily have filled a second week. The holiday was very carefully planned to be in Bucks Mills, the village where my ancestors lived and worked. I discovered some remarkable history from the village church and that my gt gt uncle lived in No. 5 Bucks Mills. It was a special time.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and your research was successful. We believe that the cottage was built around 1800 so it was interesting to hear that your grt, grt. uncle lived there in 1830.
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Bucks Mills cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little Fisherman's cottage situated in a small white-washed village in Clovelly-style within close distance to the sea. The cottage has a delightful garden with a small stream at the end of it. TIt is in a very peaceful setting and perfect for stargazing at night time.

It contains everything you could possibly need, and what I loved was the electric shower in the bathroom... great after a busy day exploring beautiful Devon.

The owners are great to deal with and are quick to respond to any queries one might have.

Thank you for our lovely week in your cottage!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments. We're glad you enjoyed your holiday and hope that you return soon.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 11
4 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2017 - 8 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

Please email or telephone owner to book: 01458 850349 U.K. callers, or 00 44 1458 850349 International callers.
We ask for £100 deposit for each week booked and the balance 6 weeks before start of holiday. Pay by cheque, bank transfer or PayPal.
Short breaks out of season or at short notice are available from £85 per night (min. 2 nights).
Electricity included in rent. No linen or towels provided but can be hired for £40 per week and beds will be 'made up' for when you arriv

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday but any day November to February to suit you. Short breaks can start any day to suit you. We ask visitors not to arrive before 14.00 and to leave by 10.30 please to allow time for checking and cleaning.

Notes on prices:
Available for holidays & short breaks from £85 per night.

Prices are for the cottage (not per person). Electricity is included in rent. Linen and towels are not supplied but can be provided for £40 per week & beds will then be made up for when you arrive. We are happy to give returning visitors 10% discount.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Buck's Mills in Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 + cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - king sized double bed. Bedroom 2 - adult sized bunks. A travel cot and high chair are provided. Bed linen is not provided but can be supplied,inc towels, for extra £40 per week and beds will then be made up for your arrival.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: We have owned the cottage since 1982. When our children were young we used to often stay at a pub in Iddlesleigh and Bucks Mills and the beach was our favorite place to visit. We were surprised and delighted on one of our visit to find most of the cottages in the village were for sale. They were being sold to pay death duties for the Pine-coffin family. My wife went to the auction and managed to buy the cottage we wanted. We used it ourselves and lent to friends but when the children were older we decided to let it. We still go as often as possible and our son and family now take their children. We have tried not to change the cottage and it still has its original character. We have stayed in many self catering cottages and we try to provide everything you need for a super holiday in our cottage. We are lucky to have super neighbours living next door who know the local area very well and are pleased to give advice if you need it. Sorry but we no longer accept pets Outside: Own private garden with picnic table and benches. Few minutes walk down lane to beach (no through road). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are not included in rent but can be hired (£40 pw) and beds will be 'made up' for when you arrive. Property is cleaned and inspected after every let but we expect you to leave it as you found it. Electricity is included on rent. Other: Own private garden, parking in no through road outside cottage

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