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Holiday Cottage with Swimming Pool



Updated: 19-Oct-2016
2 Bedroom Stone Holiday Cottage with Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool

Delightful 150 year old Stone Cottage (upgraded in 2010).

Set in beautiful gardens in quiet location.

Footpath to blue flag beach ¾ mile walk with surfing and kite surfing.

40ft Outdoor Swimming Pool heated from May to mid September with Sunbathing area (secure access for safety).

Children’s play area with farm animals to visit and help feed.

15 Acres of farmland to explore.

Large Barbecue area.

Single Storey Sleeps 4 plus 1 infant– 2 Bedroom (1 double 1 Twin).

Equipped and furnished to a high standard – all bed linen and towels included.

Stunning Open views of the Local Countryside.

Pub serving great food and award winning ales on site (50 yards) with your own entrance!

10 minute walk to local shop.

Golf and horse riding nearby.

Ideal base for exploring North Devon and North Cornwall.

Brilliant for all seasons, magical for Christmas or New Year!

Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Ample parking. The cottage is No Smoking.

Sorry No Pets allowed. Facilities are shared.

The cottage was converted from farm outbuildings some time ago. It has been completely upgraded in the summer of 2010 and provides warm, cosy, comfortable stylish accommodation.

West Pusehill is a retired working farm but there are some tame animals including sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and of course “Rodney Trotter” the pig that the children love to help with at feeding time. We have a children’s play area, secure outside heated pool, large BBQ facility and laundry room. Take a break from cooking and enjoy the family friendly inn, The Pig on the Hill, where you can unwind at the end of the day with a good meal and award winning local Ale.

The cottage is situated in the picturesque North Devon countryside close to the blue flag beach at Westward Ho! with miles of golden sand.

North Devon is a wonderful place to take a family holiday or a romantic short break with lots to see and do. There is something for everyone set in stunning scenery.

Activities and Things to do nearby within 3 miles;-

Cycling Trails including Tarka Trail:

Sea Fishing.

Golf course.

Horse riding.

Walking Trails/Coastal Footpath.

Rambling through country lanes.

Surfing, Kite-surfing and Kayaking.

Go Karting.


Archery, Climbing, Ab-sailing,Assault Course and much more at the Skern Activity Centre.

Shopping at the Atlantic Centre.

Relaxing – enjoy the wonderful views!

Attractions Nearby;-

Big sheep.

Milky Way.

Exmoor Zoo.

Dartington Crystal.

Coombe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park.

RHS Garden Rosemoor.

Places to Visit:

Sleepy fishing village of Appledoore -great restaurants 2 miles.

Historic fishing town of Bideford - 2 miles.

Barnstaple - 9 miles.

Famous village of Clovelly - 8 miles.

A little further afield but still within easy reach.

Famous beaches of Woolacombe and Croyde Bay.

Hartland Point.

Tintagel - the legendary home of King Arthur.


Eden Project.

and lots more...

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

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'We had a great time and the kids loved it. We will be booking again next year and i will recomend you to my friends and all the mums at the school!' RB
Aug 2011
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13 Reviews

based on 13 holidaymaker reviews


Cosy cottage on a farm in walking distance to the beach in Westward Ho!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Pusehill Farm!!! Getting there was really easy using the description provided by the owner, in fact - this was the first time we found a holiday home without any arguments in the car :)

The cottage itself is well-equipped and makes you feel welcome. The kitchen and the living room were pretty small for four persons but with only two of them being adults we managed. We also had pretty decent weather so didn't have to spend too much time indoors.

You can walk to Westward Ho! uphill and down again, this was manageable and a nice walk for us and our two kids (aged 3 and 5), might be a problem for smaller children. The view from uphill is spectacular!

It's of course possible to drive to Westward Ho! but can be a challenge due to single lane roads in this area. There is a Tesco Express in Westward Ho! that is also open late on Saturday.

The coin-operated washing maschine / tumble dryer helped a lot during our stay as we always had some wet towels and some stuff from the kids that needed cleaning/drying.

The children loved the communal garden area and the playground including the animals (pigs, geese, guinea fowl, chicken, goats and a cat).

The pub around the corner has a huge playground lots of space for kids to run around - which they did.

Overall - we didn't really miss anything and would recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in Elm Cottage! The cottage itself was pretty, well equipped and the gardens were gorgeous. The play area was a lovely place for the children to play, and very secure - could see them from our kitchen window! The animals were fab too, not often you look out of your window to see a pig or a goat just grazing on the grass! We made good use of the pool too - most days the children children were in there, and there were plenty of chairs and loungers for us to take in the rays while the children splashed around. It was a truly fantastic holiday, plenty to do and see, and a beautiful cottage to stay in.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely quiet cottage on a small working farm

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is lovely and everything in it very high spec. We stayed as a family with two children (13 and 11) and it was a good size without being spacious. It is in a great location and we traveled the whole county from there easily. We used the swimming pool every day (in spite of it not being the best weather) - it was heated but it could have been a bit warmer (but the weather was cold). The layout of the whole property, gardens, play area and pool is spacious and very well maintained. The cottage has good modern appliances without losing its nice rustic feel. There is wifi but we found the service to be intermittent at best (typical for BT in a rural area!) - this probably won't bother anyone but teenagers these days are glued to their phones so the moans got loader as the week went on! All in all though we found this to be a very comfortable and good quality property and would most certainly recommend to future guests.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 10 nights in this cottage and had a lovely time. The cottage is very well equipped, and in an ideal, quiet location to sightsee Devon and Cornwall. It was very clean and cozy with a lovely nautical theme throughout. We stayed as a couple, but it is suitable for a young family as there is a play area and good sized swimming pool. I'm sure children would love the animals. The weather wasn't brilliant during our stay, so we didn't use the pool. On the morning we did try to sit around the pool area, there were no loungers available, despite a very helpful gentleman looking high and low for them. There were only chairs, which were a bit uncomfortable and that is the only negative we could comment on. Access to the property is along a narrow road, which takes some getting used to when you encounter traffic coming the other way. We found it easier to use the road down to the property from Westward Ho!

Great holiday in a well-cared for and very comfortable cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Really lovely cottage with everything you need.great kitchen, lovely location, the perfect gettaway!

  • 5 of 5

It was lovely to be surrounded by all the farm animals. We had young children and it was still easy to use the cottage, very stress free.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: many thanks for your lovely review - we are so glad that you had a nice time and like our cottage -we hope that you will come back for another holiday sometime.
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Bright, well resourced, comfortable and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

The property was very clean, well appointed and included many resources and much information. For us this was an opportunity to visit family over the Christmas period so was not a holiday as such, but the cottage is well located for walking and visiting nearby resorts such as Westward Ho! and Instow,

and is next door to The Pig on the Hill, with good food and convenience. It made for a very comfortable and relaxing break for us.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 50 Miles Nearest Golf : North Devon Golf Club at 1.5 Miles Nearest Train : Bideford at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 50 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Pig on the Hill at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Westward Ho! at 0.75 Miles Car: recommended

Elm Cottage is ideally suited for a relaxing family holiday. It is on West Pusehill Farm in the small hamlet of Pusehill where the facilities are shared with 9 other cottages. The cottage is over 150 years old and is set around a beautiful garden. The Blue Flag beach at Westward Ho! is within walking distance (3/4 of a mile). The cottage is an ideal location for a beach or country holiday. Whether you are looking for a relaxing break by the sea or a more adventurous holiday, our cottage is ideally located to explore North Devon.

Our cottage is situated just a couple of miles from the historic port and market town of Bideford with its variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, and from where regular sailing trips to Lundy Island can be taken. It is also close to Hartland where the dramatic English Heritage Coastline has been designated an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but there are also many other wonderful scenic walks both inland and coastal to enjoy.

The fishing villages of Clovelly and Appledore are close by and well worth a visit, as are a host of other quaint little villages, each with its own unique character, charm and welcoming inns.

The Tarka Trail offers walking and cycling along the estuary, with cycle hire available. The lovely sandy beach at Westward Ho is within walking distance for swimming and surfing.

Other places of interest are Dartington Crystal, Tapely Park and gardens and Rosemoor R.H.S gardens, all within a few miles and, of course, the wild beauty of Exmoor is easily reached.

The Milky Way and The Big Sheep will fascinate the younger ones.

There are fantastic beaches within easy reach. The beach at Westward Ho is a pleasant walk from the cottage and offers surfing and kite surfing. The famous beach at Woolacombe is about 11 miles away and the beach at Croyde bay famous for surfing is close by as well.

Devon's landscape is so special, that over half of it has been protected. There are two national parks, two World Heritage Sites, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, an international geo-park, plus two varied and stunning coastlines, stretching over 500 km, with 3,500 miles of footpaths and bridleways to connect it all!

North Devon is an idyllic playground in which to base your country cottage break and a favourite English holiday destination. Take time out to relax and unwind in its unspoilt beauty and vibrant history. From rolling hills to pretty patchwork fields, high countryside lanes, to picture postcard villages, Devon charms its visitors with a sense of the timeless.

Our cottage is quite close to the Cornwall and the legendary Tintagel castle and Boscastle are within easy reach as are many of the Cornish beaches.

A little further afield is the famous Eden Project which would be an ideal day trip.

Whatever you are looking for in a holiday you will find it in the stunning North Devon Countryside.


Rental rates

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High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Prices include use of the swimming pool (heated May to September) all Bed Linen, towels and tea towels and high quality complimentary toiletries. Arrival day is generally Saturday and you can gain access to the cottage from 3pm on the day of departure please vacate the cottage by 10am. Payment is either by direct bank transfer, cheque or through paypal (3% surcharge on total amount

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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Jacuzzi
  • Newly fitted bathroom in 2011, 'P' shaped whirpool bath with shower, heated towel rail - all towels and complimentary toiletries included


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Both bedrooms have built in wardrobes


  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • 32inch LCD TV and DVD player in the living room Wireless Internet Heated outdoor swimming pool with Sunbathing area – there is secure access to the pool for peace of mind and safety. An adult will be provided with the code on arrival Children’s Play area - Farm animals to visit and help look after – you can see them from the kitchen window and you can help feed them if you want to Games and books Large Barbecue Area near to the childrens play area Pub/Restaurant Facilities · Real Flame optimist ’woodburner’ electric fire – the romance and warmth of a real fire without the mess and hassle! · New furnishings throughout 2011 · Newly Fitted bathroom with Whirpool Bath with Shower Shared Laundry Room with Tumble Drier (coin operated) · Storage heaters and Convector heaters for those cosy evenings · Bed Linen and Towels provided The kitchen is well equipped and has everything you need if you do decide to cook!

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