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Charming cottage, 5 mins walk to beach, private garden Bucks Mills, North Devon

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

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

Melinda's Cottage is a 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. 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.

Beautiful walks from cottage, the North Devon Coast path crosses the village. Children (and adults) love the beach with a mixture of sand and rock pools, fishing and swimming.

The cottage is available for holidays and short breaks (minimum let 2 nights) out of season or at short notice.

https://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8110730?flspusage=fl

More Details

Owner
Joanna Stevens
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 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

Bucks Mills is my favourite village and cottage. We have had some lovely family summer holidays here and also winter weekends.

What makes this cottage unique

Superb village location on quiet

' No through road' to beach. Own garden and parking in road outside cottage. Cottage is about 120 years old and is listed.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were very lucky with the weather, a few showers but plenty of sunshine too. Beautiful walks with incredible views. The cottage is just right for a walking holiday
Sep 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
68 Miles
Exeter Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Hoops
Nearest Ferry
57 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
North Devon Golf Club, (oldest course in England)
Nearest Train
17.5 Miles
Barnstaple
Nearest Motorway
52.8 Miles
M5
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
Merry harriers, Mad Hatters restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Bucks Mills
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach/situated within 'North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'

5 minute walk to beach. Beach has sand patches and rock pools - children love it. Super walks from cottage along footpaths and Coastal Path. It is suitable for beach fishing and fishing trips can be booked in Bideford and Clovelly.

Travel:

A car is recommended but not essential. The nearest bus stop is about 1 mile with buses to Bideford, Barnstaple and beyond in one direction and Bude in the other. National Express buses run from London to Bideford and then local buses stop at Bucks Cross (1 mile from cottage).

Nearest airport is Exeter - 68 miles/109 km away.

Distances:

Bideford 9 miles

Barnstaple 18 miles

Clovelly 4 miles

Further Details:

The village has an interesting history, at one time most of the inhabitants were called Braund, rumour has it that they were descendants from a Spanish survivor from the Spanish Armada and the cottages were build from wreakage from Armada ships. When we first went to Bucks Mills there were three Braunds still living there, Noel, Stella and Grenville who ran the village shop with his wife Edith. Sadly they have all left and the shop is closed. Many Braunds lived in our cottage, the last one being Matilda who lived there from 1930 - 1972 with her husband who was a chaffeur. Noel told us that one family who lived in our cottage had nine children!

There is a thriving Braund Society (www.braundsociety.org) and Braunds and their descendents all over world keep in touch. They have an annual reunion with various events including dressing in period clothing. One year a victorian village school was set up on our lawn complete with 'victorian' children.

The North Devon Coastpath crosses the village, so it's possible to walk it in both direction. The village of Clovelly one way or through woods and fields to Peppercombe in the other directions. There are other delightful footpaths in all directions from the villahge.

There is a shop in the next village for papers, pasties and some groceries about 1 mile away, but all major supermarkets will deliver online orders. Bideford is 9 miles away and has two supermarkets, many restaurants, Atlantic Village (outlet shopping).

Available to rent for holidays from £235 per week. The cottage is also available for short breaks out of season and at short notice, from £70 per night, min two nights (price for cottage not per person) - this price includes heating and electricity.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We realise accidents do happen some times, we do not charge a deposit for breakages but please leave a note and either replace item or leave money.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • Bath taps have shower attachment for washing hair, electric heated towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - Adult sized bunk beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - king sized double bed. Bedroom 2 - adult sized bunks. A high chair is 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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:
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

Reviews

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Charming cottage, 5 mins walk to beach, private garden Bucks Mills, North Devon
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Lovely, snug cottage in peaceful setting.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage has a warm and welcoming feel and is the perfect place to get away from the stresses of modern life. There are numerous walks of varying length straight from the front door and the beach with a mixture of sand and rock pools at low tide is a five minute stroll away through the pretty village.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My family really enjoyed it here,you are in between everything from beaches to pubs,we will be booking again thanks

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we are really please that you enjoyed your holiday in our cottage. We also think that Bucks Mills is a very special place and we look forward to welcoming you again. Regards, Jo & John
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5

Super cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay, went kayaking, walking etc. Had breakfast and lunch outside on the sunshine, the picnic table is in the perfect spot. Walked to the Hoops Inn for dinner

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic week !

  • 5 of 5

Returned to the cottage after 10 years, just as we remembered it, very quiet and peaceful.

No Wi-Fi, no phone signal ( except on the beach) absolute bliss !

First day we spotted a dolphin swimming across the bay, last day we saw a seal.

Weather was lovely and did some great walks.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello David, Thank you for your lovely review and welcome back again. We agree that Bucks mills is a very special place. So glad you had a good holiday. John & Jo
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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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Buck's Mills, Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
14 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Half term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£350
for 5 nights
From
£70
£450
 
 
Winter
28 Oct 2017 - 8 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£170
for 2 nights
From
£85
£295
 
 
Winter
10 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£510
for 7 nights
£510
 
 
Spring
6 Jan 2018 - 2 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£170
for 2 nights
From
£85
£295
 
 
Spring
3 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
£315
 
 
Spring
24 Mar 2018 - 18 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
Summer break
19 May 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£585
for 7 nights
£585
 
 
Summer
14 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£710
for 7 nights
£710
 
 
Summer
8 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£585
for 7 nights
£585
 
 
Summer
22 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£435
for 7 nights
£435
 
 
Autumn
20 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
Winter
3 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
£320
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£710
for 7 nights
£710
 

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 or bank transfer.
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. If you have to cancel we are happy to refund money paid if we are able to relet the cottage for the period you have cancelled.

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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