Holdstone Cottage

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Sleeps: 2 - 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1

Overview

Pool Cottage Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Parking Space

Holdstone Cottage is pretty, charming, and very comfortable for a small family or two couples. It is a detached stone cottage that sits on a wonderful small resort within a glorious extensive estate and with access to brilliant communal facilities and activities. Holdstone Cottage faces a triangular courtyard with two of the other resort cottages close to the swimming pool building. It comes with a small private garden perfect for alfresco dining and star gazing.
 
This exclusive resort is nestled near the charming seaside town of Combe Martin. It is the perfect place for a spot of switch off. Combe Martin enjoys blissful secluded sandy beaches, wonderful rock pools, dramatic coastal scenery, a picturesque harbour, quaint shops, cosy seaside pubs, water sports, the fabulous Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, an interesting museum and easy access to the stunning Exmoor National Park, North Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the famous Southwest Coast Path. Nearby, you can explore the sensational Hangman Cliffs, the amazing beaches of Broadsands, Wild Pear, Tunnels and Barricane, Lee Bay, the Woolacombe beaches, Putsborough Sands, Croyde and the magnificent Saunton Sands. There are fabulous attractions such as National Trust houses, the wonderful Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway and amazing activities including horse riding and coasteering. You will never tire of exciting, interesting, and thrilling excursions in this wonderful area.

Guests staying at Holdstone Cottage enjoy access to fabulous resort facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, fast EV charging for cars, indoor soft play, a thrilling adventure play area for children, fire pits, a games room, yoga classes, an honesty shop, outdoor dining areas, over fifty friendly animals and extensive grounds. There is something for everyone at this wonderful resort and you are welcome to bring your furry friends. If you want to take a holiday with friends, we also feature the other cottages on the resort. You may want to take a peep at Old Combe Barn, Broadsands Farmhouse, Newt Cottage, Sandy Bay Cottage, Combe Martin House or Wild Pear House and book one or more of those too. Newt Cottage and Sandy Bay Cottage are located in the same courtyard.

Holdstone Cottage is beautifully presented throughout. The open plan living, and dining room is lovely with gorgeous beams, two comfy sofas, a Bluetooth music system and a Smart television. If you fancy a cosy night indoors, you can snuggle on the sofas with Netflix. The kitchen is fabulous with an original slate floor, modern units, colourful tiles, and excellent appliances. There is a separate laundry block that is shared by guests staying in the three courtyard cottages.

A small winding staircase leads you to the two bedrooms and family bathroom. The master offers a delightful king-size four poster bed, and the other enjoys comfy twin beds. Both come with calm, mellow tones and the master enjoys a gorgeous feature wallpaper. The immaculate family bathroom offers a bath and separate shower.

The cottage boasts a secluded garden area with lawn and a patio with garden furniture and a barbecue. Alternatively, you can head to any one of the beautiful, picturesque spots on the resort with a picnic and a bottle of wine. The resort swimming pool which sits very close to the cottage is wonderful. You can relax on smart cradle rope weave seats and day beds. The pool building offers changing rooms, toilets, and showers. The resort games room offers table football, table tennis and a soft play area for little ones. The resort sits in its own pretty valley with sixteen acres of grounds sprinkled with lush lawns, gardens, sunken nature trails, ponds, meadows, an orchard, streams, an extensive kitchen garden and a greenhouse where you can pick yourselves something fresh and tasty to go with your alfresco dinner. As you wander through this wonderful estate, you will hear owls hoot and the wind whispering through the boughs of the oaks. You are welcome to bring your furry friends and enjoy the five acres of dog walking field for off lead enjoyment or a favourite local dog walk to the charming dog friendly pub, the Hunters at Heddons Valley. There are over fifty animals on the estate and children enjoy helping at feeding times. Beautiful peacocks wander around the grounds when not nesting, the free-range chickens supply eggs and cute ducks live on three ponds. There is a small herd of alpacas, four pygmy goats, sheep, super cute piglets, guinea pigs and orphan lambs in the spring for children to bottle feed. Children adore the outdoor playground with its amazing wooden pirate ship with decks, a tunnel, ship’s wheel, plank, and sand pit. The two storey wendy house is perfect for little ones with a built-in kitchen, furniture, and a veranda. There is also a wooden tractor, a slide, trampoline, swings, slides and a climbing frame. You will be lucky if you see your children with all of this! Throughout the estate there are some wonderful views with lovely lounge furniture so that you can relax, captivated by the views with a sneaky bottle of chilled wine. The Lookout is one of these, also a perfect spot for early morning meditation or yoga. The huge one and half meter fire pit with benches is wonderful for sing songs and making marshmallow memories. The honesty shop stocks some wonderful goodies including delicious frozen Cook meals, barbecue packs from the local farm shop, tasty ice creams and marshmallows for toasting. Yoga classes take place all year long plus there are fun aqua aerobics sessions in the pool.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The cottage is dog friendly. You will be given a doggy welcome pack with a quilted waterproof sofa protector, a dog towel, water bowl, a flashing safety tag, dog treats, pool bags and a dedicated disposal bin. There is a large field for off lead fun and wonderful walks throughout the estate
  • Guests staying at this wonderful cottage can use all of the resort facilities, including the pool, playground, honesty shop, games room, adventure playground, kitchen garden, the animal areas and lots more
  • There are electric charging points provided for electric cars
  • If you want to book Holdstone Cottage and just use one bedroom, you can usually do so for a small discount

Property Features

Shared Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Dishwasher Electric Car Charger Smart TV Games Room Outdoor Games Working Fireplace/Woodburner Fire Pit Heating Parking Space

The Cottage

Ground Floor
- Large well equipped kitchen with dishwasher
- Living / dining room with a wood burning stove and seating for ten (if other cottages are hired alongside)

First Floor
- Bedroom with a super king-sized four poster bed
- Twin bedroom
- Family bathroom with bath and shower

Outdoor Grounds
- Private garden with garden furniture
- BBQ
- Parking

Additional Facilities
- Smart TV
- Wi-Fi

Shared Facilities Onsite

- Indoor swimming pool
- Over 50 Friendly animals
- Fast EV Charging
- Outdoor dining
- Extensive grounds
- Indoor soft play
- Honesty Shop
- Kitchen Garden
- Outdoor play areas
- Fire pits
- Games Room

Location

About the surrounding area of Holdstone Cottage
Beach Nearby Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Cycling Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Holdstone Cottage is nestled on an exclusive resort near Combe Martin in north Devon. Combe Martin is a fabulous seaside resort with stunning sandy coves, some of the UK’s best rock pools and a fantastic selection of cafes, unique shops, pubs, and restaurants. The fish and chips are delicious! Combe Martin hosts many events celebrating its heritage and quirks including its annual Hunting of the Earl of Rone ceremony, a Pagan festival. The wonderful Southwest Coast Path runs through the village offering astonishing views and access to beaches and beauty spots that you may not otherwise see. You can hike to Great Hangman, the tallest sea cliff in Britain or take the two hundred and thirty steps down the Golden Cove. You can enjoy the calm waters of the bay on a boat, kayak, or stand-up paddle board.

The beaches in this wonderful area are quite extraordinary. Wild Pear Beach and Broadsands Beach are two of the most beautiful, secret coves. Wild Pear is reached via a dramatic descent from the coast path and is an idyllic, protected cove. Broadsands Beach was recently voted the ‘Happiest View in the UK’ with its special curved bay, turquoise sea, rock caves and trees. A network of tunnels hand-carved in the early nineteenth century lead to the wonderful Tunnels Beaches with their Victorian tidal swimming pool and sand and shingle private beaches. Barricane Beach boasts exotic shells, a delightful cafe, and glorious sunsets. Lee Bay is a fabulously secluded spot looking out to the Bristol Channel. It is often called ‘Fuchsia Valley’ due to its bright red flowers. Woolacombe Beach is a three-mile-long sandy wonder that has been voted the ‘Best Beach in Britain’ and it is only twenty minutes from the resort. Putsborough Sands are on the south side of Woolacombe offering glorious surf and views of the headland. Just around the Baggy Point headland is the very pretty village of Croyde with its famous surfing beach. Backing the fabulous Saunton Sands is the impressive Braunton Burrows, a UNESCO biosphere reserve.

The pretty, historic fishing village of Clovelly is worth a stop. It was once owned by the Queen of England and clings to the four-hundred-foot cliff where there is no traffic. Steep cobbled streets tumble down to its ancient fishing harbour and 14th century quay.

The National Trust’s Arlington Court and Carriage Museum is a great day out with formal Victorian gardens, ponds, deer, plenty of space for picnics and an impressive collection of horse-drawn vehicles. It is a gem on the edge of Exmoor that has been in the Chichester family for over five hundred years. The gardens enjoy herbaceous borders, a fountain, walled kitchen garden and a conservatory brimming with exotic plants from around the world. There are pleasure grounds with gorgeous views, a wilderness pond and a deer park wood. The old kitchen tearoom is lovely and offers tasty treats. There is also an excellent second-hand bookshop. Watersmeet is a dramatic river gorge and ancient woodland with a National Trust tearoom set in stunning surroundings. You can treat yourselves to delicious Devon cream teas and be captivated by the amazing landscapes and woodland trails.

Twelve miles away, the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway opened in 1890 and is an excellent way to enjoy the wonderful coastal views between the two villages. Another popular trip is to Lundy Island which lies ten nautical miles off the coast. The ferry leaves from Ilfracombe Harbour taking you to this delightful island with its wildlife, big skies, and gorgeous scenery.

Coasteering is a popular thrilling sport with many experienced Coasteering and Adventure Sports companies operating at Watermouth Harbour, the next bay along from Combe Martin. Brave participants enjoy climbing over dramatic rocks, jumping into the sea, swimming through gullies, and exploring caves. Horse riding on Exmoor is also popular with the Dean Riding Stables.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Exeter Airport

(92.4 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Port Of Plymouth

(120 km)

Nearest Train Station Barnstaple Station

(21.6 km)

Nearest Village Combe Martin

(2.3 km)

Nearest Town/City Ilfracombe

(11.5 km)

Nearest Restaurant The Coach House At Kentisbury Grange

(7 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub The Castle Inn

(2.3 km)

Nearest Supermarket Co-Op

(2 km)

Nearest Beach Combe Martin Beach

(3.7 km)

Nearest Golf Ilfracombe Golf Club

(8.4 km)

Nearest Tennis Ilfracombe Tennis Club

(17 km)

Region

Devon is the kind of destination that rewards exploration. With coastlines on two separate sides of England you’ll have seaside towns and clifftop walks to enjoy, and with Dartmoor and Exmoor your adventures can expand to kayaking, hiking or just admiring the spectacular scenery. So you can make the very best of this wonderful English county, we’ve created this Devon travel guide that’s full of tips, inspiration and great things to do – and our range of beautiful cottages in Devon make the perfect place to stay.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Holdstone Cottage is a superb choice for a family holiday. It boasts two bedrooms and a gorgeous garden and terrace with a barbecue. The resort is exceptional with a long list of activities and amenities for children. Children enjoy the indoor swimming pool, meeting and feeding the animals, playing in the playground, exploring the estate, picking from the kitchen garden for dinner and toasting marshmallows on the firepit.

Combe Martin is a wonderful town, very proud of its Wildlife and Dinosaur Park. Here children enjoy an abundance of exotic wildlife and the very latest, thrilling Dinosaur animatronics. They can ride the Dino Express as seven and a half thousand gallons of water hurtle towards them, enter the underground tomb for a fascinating insight of Egypt, play in a gigantic indoor soft play area, meet lions, penguins, alpacas, leopards, owls, sea lions, pelicans, wolves, meerkats, and lots of other animals, visit the dinosaur museum, the critter cavern and the beautiful botanical gardens.

Keypitts Quads at Ilfracombe offer a range of quads to suit all from six years old. There are Suzuki 50cc’s for the little ones, Yamaha 50cc’s and 80cc’s for younger riders and moving up to 90cc Hondas for teens and 125cc Yamaha Breezes for the adults. Everyone gets full instruction and younger children start on the inflatable track to boost confidence. There is a ball pit for tiny ones who cannot ride the quads.

Watermouth Harbour boasts The Family Theme Park and Castle which takes you back in time to Victorian life. It boasts animated scenes, a model railway, a dungeon labyrinth, crazy golf, crazy snooker, and a maze. It is great fun.

The Quince Honey Farm is one of Britain’s leading honey farms, a family run business with refining beekeeping techniques where children can learn about bees. There are beekeeping demonstrations and hands-on activities including candle making and hike making to reveal the inner workings safely behind glass.

The North Devon Wake Park is perfect for thrill seekers wanting to challenge themselves. This unique aquapark around a lake-based course offers total wipe out challenges, overhead cable wakeboarding and much more.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Games Room
  • Outdoor Games

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Beach Equipment Available

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £1000 to be held by Oliver's Travels and to be released subject to a damage inspection on departure
Arrival time 4:00 pm
Departure time 9:30 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included
Minimum stay 7 nights during peak season, 3 nights during all other periods
Changeover day Friday
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay
Stag & Hen Do's Allowed? No stag or hen do's permitted. The property contains personal belongings of the owner. The property is rented as a holiday let and not a venue. The number of guests on site during a rental cannot exceed the number on the booking form without the prior permission of the owner
Other Ts and Cs The number of guests on the property at any time during the stay must not exceed the maximum capacity without the prior permission of the owner

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 £1,326 £1,465 £1,604 £1,393
May 3rd 2024 - May 24th 2024 £1,206 £1,367 £1,527 £1,608
May 24th 2024 - May 31st 2024 £2,093 £2,361 £2,629 £2,683
May 31st 2024 - Jul 5th 2024 £1,744 £1,958 £2,173 £2,145
Jul 5th 2024 - Jul 19th 2024 - - - £2,575
Jul 19th 2024 - Sep 6th 2024 £2,415 £2,716 £3,016 £3,005
Sep 6th 2024 - Sep 13th 2024 £1,769 £2,005 £2,241 £2,359
Sep 13th 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 £1,744 £1,976 £2,208 £2,325
Oct 18th 2024 - Nov 8th 2024 £2,213 £2,508 £2,803 £2,950
Nov 8th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 £1,088 £1,233 £1,378 £1,451
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 £2,213 £2,508 £2,803 £2,950
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 7th 2025 £641 £727 £812 £855
Feb 7th 2025 - Feb 21st 2025 £1,045 £1,184 £1,323 £1,393
Feb 21st 2025 - Mar 21st 2025 £883 £1,001 £1,119 £1,178
Mar 21st 2025 - Apr 11th 2025 £1,931 £2,167 £2,403 £2,360
Apr 11th 2025 - May 2nd 2025 £1,326 £1,465 £1,604 £1,393
May 2nd 2025 - May 23rd 2025 £1,206 £1,367 £1,527 £1,608
May 23rd 2025 - May 30th 2025 £2,093 £2,361 £2,629 £2,683
May 30th 2025 - Jul 4th 2025 £1,744 £1,958 £2,173 £2,145
Jul 4th 2025 - Jul 18th 2025 - - - £2,575
Jul 18th 2025 - Sep 5th 2025 £2,415 £2,716 £3,016 £3,005
Sep 5th 2025 - Sep 12th 2025 £1,769 £2,005 £2,241 £2,359
Sep 12th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 £1,744 £1,976 £2,208 £2,325

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 €1,444 €1,595 €1,747 €1,516
May 3rd 2024 - May 24th 2024 €1,313 €1,488 €1,663 €1,750
May 24th 2024 - May 31st 2024 €2,279 €2,571 €2,863 €2,921
May 31st 2024 - Jul 5th 2024 €1,898 €2,132 €2,365 €2,336
Jul 5th 2024 - Jul 19th 2024 - - - €2,804
Jul 19th 2024 - Sep 6th 2024 €2,630 €2,957 €3,284 €3,272
Sep 6th 2024 - Sep 13th 2024 €1,927 €2,183 €2,440 €2,569
Sep 13th 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 €1,898 €2,152 €2,405 €2,531
Oct 18th 2024 - Nov 8th 2024 €2,409 €2,731 €3,052 €3,212
Nov 8th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 €1,185 €1,343 €1,501 €1,580
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 €2,409 €2,731 €3,052 €3,212
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 7th 2025 €698 €791 €885 €931
Feb 7th 2025 - Feb 21st 2025 €1,137 €1,289 €1,440 €1,516
Feb 21st 2025 - Mar 21st 2025 €962 €1,090 €1,218 €1,282
Mar 21st 2025 - Apr 11th 2025 €2,103 €2,360 €2,617 €2,570
Apr 11th 2025 - May 2nd 2025 €1,444 €1,595 €1,747 €1,516
May 2nd 2025 - May 23rd 2025 €1,313 €1,488 €1,663 €1,750
May 23rd 2025 - May 30th 2025 €2,279 €2,571 €2,863 €2,921
May 30th 2025 - Jul 4th 2025 €1,898 €2,132 €2,365 €2,336
Jul 4th 2025 - Jul 18th 2025 - - - €2,804
Jul 18th 2025 - Sep 5th 2025 €2,630 €2,957 €3,284 €3,272
Sep 5th 2025 - Sep 12th 2025 €1,927 €2,183 €2,440 €2,569
Sep 12th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 €1,898 €2,152 €2,405 €2,531

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 $1,549 $1,711 $1,874 $1,626
May 3rd 2024 - May 24th 2024 $1,408 $1,596 $1,784 $1,878
May 24th 2024 - May 31st 2024 $2,444 $2,757 $3,071 $3,133
May 31st 2024 - Jul 5th 2024 $2,036 $2,287 $2,537 $2,505
Jul 5th 2024 - Jul 19th 2024 - - - $3,008
Jul 19th 2024 - Sep 6th 2024 $2,821 $3,172 $3,523 $3,510
Sep 6th 2024 - Sep 13th 2024 $2,066 $2,342 $2,617 $2,755
Sep 13th 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 $2,036 $2,308 $2,579 $2,715
Oct 18th 2024 - Nov 8th 2024 $2,584 $2,929 $3,273 $3,446
Nov 8th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 $1,271 $1,440 $1,610 $1,694
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 $2,584 $2,929 $3,273 $3,446
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 7th 2025 $749 $849 $949 $999
Feb 7th 2025 - Feb 21st 2025 $1,220 $1,383 $1,545 $1,626
Feb 21st 2025 - Mar 21st 2025 $1,032 $1,169 $1,307 $1,375
Mar 21st 2025 - Apr 11th 2025 $2,256 $2,531 $2,807 $2,756
Apr 11th 2025 - May 2nd 2025 $1,549 $1,711 $1,874 $1,626
May 2nd 2025 - May 23rd 2025 $1,408 $1,596 $1,784 $1,878
May 23rd 2025 - May 30th 2025 $2,444 $2,757 $3,071 $3,133
May 30th 2025 - Jul 4th 2025 $2,036 $2,287 $2,537 $2,505
Jul 4th 2025 - Jul 18th 2025 - - - $3,008
Jul 18th 2025 - Sep 5th 2025 $2,821 $3,172 $3,523 $3,510
Sep 5th 2025 - Sep 12th 2025 $2,066 $2,342 $2,617 $2,755
Sep 12th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 $2,036 $2,308 $2,579 $2,715

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Fab welcome, fab property!

    on 28/10/2023

    Fab welcome, fab property, happy child and content parents :-)

  • The whole place was great

    on 02/10/2023

    We booked this as a last minute and luckily someone had cancelled. The whole place was great. Our cottage wanted fir nothing, it was in great condition and very clean. We were greated by Owner Alice who took the time to show us around, heated indoor pool was a good bonus. Also had outdoor play park including wendy out and football pitch. We will definitely be returning and would highly recommend this place to anyone, very quiet in a valley but only 5 min drive to Combe Martin.

  • Early September trip

    on 26/09/2023

    We had a great time. It was the perfect place to truly relax with our two year old son.
    We spent so much time in the grounds and on the property. So much to do for our little one, feeding the animals, playing in the play areas and our favourite thing to do was swim in the pool everyday.

    Our cottage was perfect for the three of us and a short drive from the beach. Such a peaceful and beautiful setting. Alice was very helpful and friendly.

    Thanks so much.

  • Fantastic weekend break for the family

    on 10/06/2023

    In need of a last minute weekend away, we were lucky enough to find availability at Holdstone Cottage… and what a fantastic weekend it was.

    Visiting with our 6 year old daughter, we were looking for somewhere with enough space for the 3 of us, a good location for day trips and some facilities for children - Holdstone Cottage had it all, and more!

    We had a very friendly welcome from Alice and were made to feel at home.

    The cottage was very comfortable with lovely decor (I particularly liked the main bedroom) and very well equipped, including with books and games which delighted my daughter as well as a kitchen with everything you could need. The inclusion of slippers and bathrobes made the stay feel more homely than I would usually expect in a cottage stay.

    Across the estate, the facilities were also impressive from the indoor pool with plenty of pool toys, the games room and soft play, kitchen garden and children’s play areas - all very well maintained. The highlight of the stay for our daughter were the animals - she was so excited to visit them and take them treats… particularly the very friendly pigs.

    I look forward to returning for another stay.

  • Perfect for our little family

    on 04/07/2022

    Our stay exceeded expectations and we felt so lucky to be able to stay on a small site that had so many appealing facilities plus things for young children to do. Delighted, thank you so much!

  • Wonderful stay

    on 18/04/2022

    Lovely cottage in idyllic countryside. The site is beautiful, great kids play area with trampoline and pool. Conveniently located for lots of family days out. Alice is super helpful. We’ll definitely be back!

  • Relaxing week away

    on 18/04/2022

    We have been coming to the property for a number of years and it never fails to disappoint. A wonderful, place to relax and recharge whatever the weather's doing.

  • Highly Recommend!

    on 07/04/2022

    If you’re looking for somewhere that you can relax, entertain small children and take the dog in a great location this is the place.

    Brilliant play area and swimming pool, also great to be able to feed the animals.

    The views and scenery are breathtaking and the surrounding beaches are easy to get to.

    The cottage was spotless and had everything you could possibly need, Alice was so accommodating and couldn’t do enough for us, we will most definitely be back.

    Thank you for a wonderful break!

  • You won't want to leave!

    on 24/07/2021

    We enjoyed a perfectly lovely week in the Holdstone Cottage. Very well appointed kitchen with all the utensils you could need for a week away. Gorgeous little garden, even if it's a bit steep to climb to, the views are wonderful! Clean and tidy. Enjoyed the pool, booking exclusively for your family, so felt very safe. Plenty of facilities to cater for all ages and picturesque views from the valley. Of course you have all the wonderful areas to visit that North Devon has to offer, we discovered the Hunter's Inn at Heddon's Valley, stunning walk from Woody Bay this time. Can't wait to come back. Thanks to Alice for a wonderful and relaxing holiday!

  • Perfect family holiday location

    on 10/07/2021

    We had a wonderful time at peacock cottage, the facilities were great, cottage was clean and comfortable and the location was excellent for access to Woolacome/ilfracombe beach just a short drive to both. Thanks for a lovely stay.

  • A blissful break in gorgeous surroundings

    on 05/06/2021

    This was a repeat stay, and we booked for next year before we left, that probably says everything.

    It just keeps better. The cottages and grounds are amazing, and paradise for children. You can visit the animals whenever or take part in feeding at set times.

    It's a little out of the way, in terms of walking to places, but a 5 min drive to the nearest cove (a lovely family safe beach) and Ilfracombe and Woolacombe are close too. Lots of other attractions in North Devon are very reachable if you want to leave the site but you could stay there the whole time and never be bored (we have to pull my children away from the playground!)

    The collaborations (massage therapist, art, ice cream van etc) are well thought out and means you can add to your holiday easily.

    Special mention to the pool which is well heated and a great size. There is something very special and we can't wait to return.

    Holdstone Cottage is great and well suited to a family of four. The child equipment is always well thought out (eg. Toilet seat, step, highchair, bed guard) and the kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to prepare meals. It's a nice touch to provide cleaning equipment, dishwasher tablets, washing tablets etc. There is a good honesty shop too so you're never stuck.

    If there is ever a problem or query the team respond promptly.

    Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

  • Hope to return in the future.

    on 23/05/2021

    We had a fabulous few days. The cottage was very comfortable and quiet in wonderful surroundings. Alice made us very welcome and we enjoyed feeding the animals with Roy. We hope to return in the future.

  • Lovely with everything and more you could need

    on 17/05/2021

    We booked a last minute getaway and stayed in Holdstone Cottage. The cottage was lovely with everything and more you could need. We were also able to bring the dog which was great, lovely touch with the dog treats and dog tag.
    Alice was so helpful and accommodating and nothing was too much trouble. My girls absolutely loved feeding the animals and having plenty of cuddles with the bunnies. The nearest beach was only 5 minutes in the car. The swimming pool was amazing, the booking system worked so well. We will be returning as soon as we can! Absolutely loved it.

  • Excellent

    on 08/05/2021

    Beautiful cottage, great location, super friendly.
    The cottage was excellent, with everything you could need. Great terrace for evening bbq and a lovely location to sit and relax. The pool was awesome, as were the animals.

    Thank you for a truly fantastic week away.

  • Great for children

    on 11/11/2020

    We loved the facilities and animals which kept the kids entertained and busy even when it was raining. The pool is lovely and warm, and Roy was very friendly when we fed the animals with him. Holdstone Cottage was compact but perfect for our family of 4 (4yo and 3yo).

  • Cosy cottage with good amenities

    on 25/10/2020

    We had a lovely time. They have done all they can to adapt to CVID and keep facilities available. Play area, pool, grounds and animals all lovely and Andrew took a lot of time to personally show our girls feeding time which was appreciated. Booking system for swimming worked well. Lots of places to visit. Washing machine room appreciated.
    Cottage was cosy - only downside no draw space which meant living out of suit cases. Appreciate we had the remaining 2 bedroom cottage and unsure how they would fit but would have been nice to put clothes away. Didn't detract from stay though and would return.

  • Fantastic family stay

    on 04/10/2020

    What a great place to have a family break. The indoor swimming pool was really clean and perfect temperature for our 1 and 3 year olds. The outdoor play area was an excellent addition although our use of these was reduced by the rain. Use of the indoor play area was prevented due to Covid, but I feel that this could also be opened and utilise the same booking system used for the pool.
    Ideal location for local beaches and attractions. Would recommend the dinosaur park for an excellent day out.

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