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Sleeps 4, secure Garden, Log burner, near Coastal path, Private parking, Wi Fi



Updated: 25-Nov-2016
Refurbed cottage, 1 king/1 twin bed, log burner, garden, off road parking, WiFi.

* Driftwood refurbished recently, sleeps four, king size bed & twin beds

* Lovingly decorated, Seaside Theme and maintained to a high standard

* A cosy cottage with Log burner, Full C/H and D/G, in Coastal Location

* Lounge, TV, WiFi, Music station & New Leather Sofas

* Modern kitchen diner, well equipped for your self catering needs

* Private south facing Garden with Off Road private parking 2 cars

* Situated by North devon Coastal path with walks and stunning views of the sea

* Near the Hartland Peninsular, with very Dramatic coastal rock formation, close to the very popular Clovelly. Appledore 's quaint fishing villages and Bude's safe stunning beaches, perfect for children with wide sandy beaches and rock pools are not far away. The surrounding areas have many amenities on offer locally The Milky Way, The big sheep and The Atlantic Village and Recreation area, and further afield, including RHS Rosemoor,. ....( This is a basis summary, please read on for more information)

Driftwood has recently been refurbished and is now open for your stay. It provides a self catering experience for those who seek a holiday just a stone's throw of some of the West Countries most glorious coastlines. It is set in a tranquil location in an area of Outstanding Natural Beautiful and is only a stroll away from the South West Coastal Path with the National Trust coastline. This is just perfect, with panoramic views out to Lundy Island and Black Church Rocks.

The cottage has panoramic countryside views, a south facing garden, with a lawn and patio furniture on a paved area, great for an alfresco Breakfast, an afternoon glass of your favourite tipple or a bite to eat for supper. A parasol is provided for hot summer days if you require some shade and with the garden developed to provide all year round colour with evergreen shrubs, you can just sit in and simply chill out, relax and unwind, getting away from it all.

Driftwood has been dressed with a sea side theme and is fully equipped, just like home. The lounge with patio doors and an Oak floor, has a modern fireplace with a solid Oak beam, with a log burner. It has WiFi. and also has new leather sofas for you to enjoy watching TV, listening to music via our docking station, or just admiring the view across the Devon countryside after your busy day out and about, walking or enjoying one of the several near beaches or activities that North Devon & Cornwall has to offer. You'll love our tranquil position in the Devon countryside, maybe having a relaxing BBQ or eating out at one of our local public houses.

The kitchen diner with modern furniture, is well equipped to suit most needs.

The two bedrooms have been decorated in a style to give a light and airy feel, with crisp freshly laundered linen with thick, warm, cosy duvets, our towels are supplied at no extra cost. The main bedroom has a King Sized bed with a lovely comfortable deep mattress with modern solid light oak bedside cabinets. There is a wardrobe with hanging space and shelving for all your belongings. The second bedroom has cream metal framed twin beds, carefully selected from The Bedstead Company, again with deep mattresses with comfort in mind. A wardrobe, bedside cabinet and chest of drawers will take all your belongings. There is also a box of books and some games for youngsters and some DVDs and games, suitable for all members of the family.

The tiled shower room with new white fitments.

Driftwood has Central Heating and Double Glazing throughout making it perfect for your " home from home" warm relaxing stay at anytime of the year. There is a secure garden with a lawn and patio area, with table, chairs and parasol. This faces south for the sun and has maturing shrubs. A small rear garden is gravelled, with shrubs too and has some shade. This area also has drying facilities and where the BBQ is located.

We are situated on the Hartland peninsular perfect for North Devon and North Cornwall's tourism. We fell in love with this area due to the cottage being situated on the Hartland peninsular, which is just perfect for walking the Coastal path, and with North Devon's and North Cornwall's tourism a bonus; The Famous RHS Rose Moor's garden and restaurant, Darlington Crystal with glass making experiences, The Eden Project, Tintagel, Boscastle, Clovelly with old cobbles streets, harbour, fishing men's cottages, galleries and shops and now a visitors centre, Appledore, Instow, Bude, Bucks Mills - our little cove secret- a surprise awaits, when the tide is out. Tamar lakes, local Bicycle hire, Horse riding at Gooseham Barton, Morwenstow. We have glorious beaches, gentle for children at Sandymouth bay (with toilet and Café facilities) and Westwood Ho! amazing for surf. There are hidden away beaches called "Duck Pool" and "Crackington Haven" for you to find and explore. The Big Sheep, The Milky way, The Atlantic Adventure centre and Atlantic shopping outlet with a Cadbury's Chocolate Factory outlet, GAP, M&S, Trespass and many more. Not to forget the "Cream teas" with lashings of jam and clotted cream on warm delicious scones. We have The "Lavender" tea rooms, just a mile or so from the cottage and "The Rectory" tea rooms at Morwenstow, (gluten free choice), which is very good and then the Excellent, "Tea on the Green" tea rooms, (gluten free too), at Westwood Ho! - a large Cream tea is a real challenge- can you take that challenge and eat it all? Why not try, if you like a challenge? Plus many more information leaflets in the cottage. All in all a lovely area to investigate, so come and see for yourself what North Devon and North Cornwall has to offer.

NB: we take your safety whilst staying at Driftwood seriously and all our appliances are certified. We have heat, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors also a fire blanket and extinguisher in the kitchen.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We are Jane and Paul. We have two married sons and a grandson.

We love North Devon and holiday at Driftwood as often as we can.

We decided to purchase a holiday home in Devon for all the family to use and we all have had many happy holidays there.

We now enjoy sharing our cottage with our clients and we know that they love it too.

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13 Reviews

based on 13 holidaymaker reviews


Great cozy little cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place for a relaxing holiday away. The cottage is very clean and well stocked. Location is ideal to lots of sights and good walks. We loved our stay there and look forward to booking again

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Driftwood Delight

  • 5 of 5

Quiet and tranquil, ideal for walking along the many coastal paths, driftwood lived up to our expectations.

Good location for visiting north Devon and Cornwall,(Bude, Woolacombe etc).

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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perfect week and lovely accommadation

  • 5 of 5

On entering the property we were delighted with the layout and cleanliness.Everything was well maintained and equipped.We found the bed extremely comfortable and loved our stay. The property is situated in peaceful surroundings and very close to the coastal path and other walks.Sunday lunch at the Harriers garden centre is to be recommended and Bideford is handy as is Rosemoor gardens.We would definitely recommend this property to others

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage, a real home from home

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful, very clean and well decorated, you could tell that the owners had put a lot of thought, time and effort into the cottage. Location was perfect, very quiet and peaceful, but with many amazing places and beaches a drive away. We really enjoyed staying at Driftwood Cottage and are already planning a return visit. Would not hesitate to recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great find.

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying at Driftwood, it's homely, comfortable and has everything you would need for your stay. It was spotless and smelt lovely !! the property is well located for coastal walking and short drives to Hartland quay, Hartland point, local gardens and the beautiful beaches of Bude. There's a morrisons supermarket at Bideford and one at Bude.We would definately recommend this cottage especially if you love the great outdoors! Thankyou for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Lovely imaculate cottage

  • 5 of 5

A lovely traditional cottage in a small courtyard of properties. Not overlooked. Cosy and warm with a wonderful wood burner. It has everything you could possibly want from a ipod dock to a cheese grater. We never found anything we needed that was not there. Not a spec of dust anywhere. A perfect retreat for a family and really close to get to lots of attractions. We hope to return. Owners really helpful and friendly. Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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From the Owner

We love this property due to its lovely location in North Devon surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and being so close to several different beaches. Just a stones throw away from the South West Coastal Path it is ideal for a daily sea fix! We are also very close to North Cornwall with its beautiful sandy beaches, dramatic waterfalls and scenery. Just five minutes from picturesque and famous Clovelly Harbour and village with its winding cobbled streets, fishermen's cottages and harbour. Not forgetting the tea rooms, where Ice creams or Creams teas are a must! The visitors centre has gifts to suit all taste and ages and well worth a visit. Appledore, a short drive away is lovely too, with its galleries and quaint streets and cottages and bring back fond memories after visiting this area as a child.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Hartland at 2 Miles Nearest Golf : Appledore at 12 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Hartland at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Hartland Quay at 3 Miles Car: necessary

Driftwood offers lovely accommodation in the unspoilt and little know area of outstanding natural beauty of the Hartland Peninsula on the North Devon Coast. It is the last barn on a private small group of barns. The South West Coastal path is only a field or so away and is accessed via the National Trust car park immediately next to the barns. This provides wonderful walking opportunities with spectacular views across open countryside and seascapes to Bideford Bay and Lundy. To the East the coastal path winds its way through gorgeous scenery, past Black Church Rock with its private secluded beach and onto the old fishing village of Clovelley with its amazing cobbled streets, picture perfect harbour, quaint cottages and famous donkeys and with the visitor's centre and tearooms is a must, especially with the Cream teas! To the West the coastal path heads through to the magnificent Hartland Point with its dramatic cliffs, it’s pretty white washed lighthouse deep down on the rocks below and sensational views of Lundy Island – Seriously Breathtaking! It is also where the Bristol Channel meets the Atlantic and the swells are amazing on a windy day. There is a kiosk here selling snacks, drinks and ice cream. Further on, the coastal path reaches dramatic Hartland Quay and beach and see if you can spot the rock formation that is like a statue of Queen Victoria! Onward the beautiful Spekes Mill Waterfall, with its water toppling down to the sea. Why not pop into the Hartland Quay hotel for a welcomed drink and some food after your coastal stroll, as it offers a wide selection of meals and snacks.

Just 2 miles to the south of Driftwood is the village of Hartland. It's only small, but has a village shop selling all that you need and provides cash back, a post office, 3 pubs, a café and various Artisan shops. On the first Sunday in the month there is a market selling local produce and gifts and well worth a mooch with breakfast available to purchase.

Further afield, approximately 20 minutes to the south by car, is the lovely sandy beach at Sandy Mouth Bay, with its rock pools and pebbles which children love to paddle in. The beach is set in stunning countryside and with a National Trust Café, toilets and plenty of parking. Just a little further to the South, Bude is a delightful small seaside resort with huge sandy beaches , a great selection of shops and cafes and a fascinating canal and Sea Lock. Morwenstow boasts the Rectory tea room, (including gluten free cream teas and cakes) are just near by and well worth a visit.

Slightly further on into Cornwall, Tintagel with its castle ruins and famous pasties, so famous you can order them online! Boscastle with its dramatic cliffs and beautiful National Trust owned Harbour is delightfully situated at the head of the Valency Valley and offers wonderful walks, Out door clothes shops, cafes and teashops with locally made organic ice cream. Not forgetting its infamous history of the devastating flash flood. The visitors centre shows film of that dramatic day when the small stream that runs through the village became a torrent with devastating consequences, amazing to see and all repaired to date - unbelievable. Padstow is just an hour away, with its famous harbour and Rick Stein Seafood Restaurant, Deli, Café and famous Fish and Chip shop. Very pretty.

Bideford is only 20 minutes away and in season offers day trips to Lundy Island on the supply ship MV Oldenburg. The Island is well worth a visit to experience its unique habitat and very special flora and fauna. There is a small post office and shop selling the famous Lundy Stamps , a church , 3 lighthouses and the famous Marisco Tavern. If you are lucky you may spot a Puffin or Basking Shark in late summer!

Instow, just passed Bideford, is great for walking along its totally flat area of Estuary beach and can be accessed from the road, for those who don't like hills and steps. As an estuary beach it always has sand to stroll on where most beaches loose there's when the tide in is and it also has magnificent views of Appledore! A very popular restaurant, The Boathouse, has wonderful views across the water to Appledore and stunning sunset where the hills lit up at night! John's Deli in Instow has much to choose from with local meats, cheeses and cakes (gluten free too) plus wines, beers and general store.

Appledore, a quaint fishing village with narrow streets and galleries is lovely for a outing and of course with views over Instow. Bideford has the Atlantic shopping village for a rainy day with its M&S factory outlet for those bargains! plus many more including, clothes, shoes Cadbury's shop!

Barnstaple with its mixture of specialist and high street shops and Pannier Market is only 40 minutes away. Further on are the dramatic beaches at Braunton and the surf haven of Croyde and the beginnings of Exmoor National Park with its wild Exmoor ponies and natural beautiful scenery to be explored.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Winter
4 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer Holidays 2
21 Jul 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Terms and Conditions

• Prices are in UK pounds per week. Bookings cannot be confirmed until a 25% deposit has been received and the monies cleared. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to your holiday date. A Security deposit of £150 is due with the balance. This will be refunded to you after your holiday, if no damage or breakage has occurred.

• Full payment and Security Deposit is due if the holiday date is less than 8 weeks away.

• In the event of you cancelling the holiday, deposits are non-refundable unless the week is re-let. We recommend that you take out holiday insurance to cover this.

• Entry to the property is from 3.30pm on the first afternoon of the holiday and departure by 10.00am on final morning of the holiday.

• The property must be left in as clean and tidy condition as it was found. All recycling material must be deposited in the site recycling bin and general rubbish deposited into the black bin bags provided and deposited in the site rubbish bin, prior to departure.

• We accept no responsibility for your property or belongings whilst staying at Driftwood Barn.

• Strictly NO Smoking or Pet/s allowed.

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From the Owner

We fell in love with this area due to the cottage being situated on the Hartland peninsular perfect for walking with North Devon and North Cornwall's tourism a bonus; RHS Rosemoor, Dartington Crystal with glass making experiences, The Eden Project, Tintagel, Boscastle, Clovelly, Bude, Bucks Mills, Tamar lakes, local Bicycle hire, Horse riding at Gooseham Barton, Morwenstow. Glorious beaches gentle for children with Westward Ho! amazing for surf. The Big Sheep, The Milky way, The Atlantic Adventure centre and Atlantic shopping outlet plus many more with leaflets in the cottage with information.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with all new fitments in white with quadrant shower enclosure and full size wash basin with dual flush toilet. Wall mounted mirrors and bathroom cabinet and two double towel rails. Please note we do not have a bath.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, King size bed
  • One King sized bedded room with modern light oak furniture with bedside cabinets and wardrobe with shelf, providing ample personal storage space. Second twin bedded room with wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cabinet providing ample personal storage space.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Whist Devon is a glorious area to holiday in, the weather cannot always be kind and so there are several indoor family activity centres just a few minutes drive away, The Big Sheep, The Milky Way, and the Atlantic Centre with shopping and The Children's Atlantic Adventure Centre, which can entertain the whole of your family for the day. The property has many leaflets regarding other sites and facilities in the area for you to look at and decide how to spend your days. We are fully certified for your stay and want to keep you safe with heat, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, also a fire blanket and extinguisher for your safety.

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