This property sleeps 2 in 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room with double shower. IDEAL BASE FOR COUPLES TO EXPLORE, WHEELCHAIR ACCESS. This cosy detached property is perfect for a romantic getaway at any time of the year, being just a stone's throw from the A39, and with a host of popular attractions within easy reach including Dartington Crystal, RHS Rosemoor, Clovelly, The Tarka Trail, Exmoor and Bude in Cornwall which is only a 20 mile drive away. There are also many sandy beaches and pebbled coves in both Devon and Cornwall. A direct route from the property takes you down to the coast at Peppercombe passing the local pub which is just across the way. The historic market town of Bideford is just 3 miles away where you will find a good selection of pubs, restaurants and shops Amenities: parking directly outside property. Portable electric heaters throughout. Regret no pets or smoking. High chair and baby bath available. Single put- up bed suitable for a young child only. Pub within walking distance. WiFi available.
Bungalow in Horns Cross, Bideford, North Devon, England. Ideal Base for Couples to Explore North Devon & Exmoo
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 19, 2019
About Julie Kerby
I am married with three grown up children and have lived in North Devon for 16 years after moving down from Oxfordshire. I work full time as an accountant for a local private care business and my husband is a business analyst. My eldest daughter is studying for a nursing degree at Plymouth Uni, my other daughter is beginning an Acting degree in London from September and my son is studying at Exeter College. We have one pet, a very cute white Bichon Frise who thinks she's a German Shepherd! We are a very friendly, hard working, approachable family who like to meet new people.
Julie Kerby purchased this Bungalow in 1999
Why Julie Kerby chose Horns Cross
Lovely part of the world for all ages. Plenty of fantastic beaches and walks both on Exmoor and Dartmoor. Relaxed, chilled and scenic area with walks to a local beach but also not too far from the nearest pub or town.
What makes this Bungalow unique
The property is right on the A39 and is accessible to both Devon and Cornwall. It has off road parking, is a very safe area to live and stay and is only a stones throw from the local pub, bus stop and beach.
Check-in: 2:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Ideal touring base, well equipped, clean and comfortable.
We were met by Trevor and Julie, and made welcome, details of the property were explained, it was very clean, well equipped, set in an ideal location for our intended one week touring holiday of North Devon. We travelled the coast from Tintagle to Woolacombe. The sunset at Hartland Quay was just wonderful and a highlight. We were fortunate in that the weather was glorious. We had two reasonably priced, well presented meals at the local pub, The Coach and Horses about 200 mtrs. walk from the property. It was a happy local pub and we were made welcome. We ate out most evenings there are wide choice of restaurants in the area, we never had a bad meal. There is so much to see and do in the area, Including the National Trust Property at Arlington, the villages of Clovelly, Bude, Boscastle, to walking the glorious beaches at Instowe or visiting the Maritime Museum at Appledore. The Atlantic Shopping Centre is about a 10 minute drive from the property towards Bideford. The fuel at Asda was a money saver, but the many outlet stores at the centre were attractive!! I say no more!!!
It was a great holiday week, We would recommend Acorn Cottage and will visit again. Pete and Judy
Thank you so much Pete and Judy for your great review.
We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday and hope to see you again soon.
Julie & Trevor
Well presented, clean cottage in a peaceful location yet handy for visiting beauty spots and attractions of North Devon. The owners were very helpful and made us feel very welcome. Would definitely recommend this property.
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again. Best wishes Julie & Trevor
Clean, comfortable and had all the facilities we needed.
Thank you so much for your very kind review.
It was great having you both as our guests and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Enjoy the rest of the summer.
Well presented holiday accommodation.
During our time in UK this year we are renting nine cottages across England and Wales,including
Acorn Cottage. It is the only one where electricity is not included in the rent, rather pay by 1 pound meter, which we found unusual.
Electricity is charged separately by £1 coin meter so that guests only pay for what they use, otherwise tariffs would have to be increased. We find this to be fair and reasonable with an average cost of £1 per day during the summer months, obviously depending on weather conditions and how much guests go out. This is stated clearly in our terms and conditions prior to booking.
It would have been nice to also receive some positive points too, such as providing them with extra bedding because they didn't like duvets and making sure they had tea, coffee, milk and sugar upon arrival, which is something we always do. Devon scones, clotted cream and local jam was also provided upon arrival. I wonder how many of the other cottages they stayed in did all of this too.
A place of relaxation
Our stay was very enjoyable, a time to relax and take things easy in a most wonderful place . The owners are very kind and thoughtful people and have made this place a great holiday home and is certainly idea for anyone who requires living on a ground floor.
small local beach 1 mile (walking distance), and larger beach 3-4 miles drive. Close to RHS Rosemoor, Clovelly and Cornwall.
Exeter Airport 1hr 15mins
Bideford Town 5 miles
Clovelly 6 miles
Bude 20 miles
WE CAN OFFER SHORT BREAKS OFF PEAK FOR A MINIMUM OF THREE NIGHTS AT A PERCENTAGE OF THE FULL WEEKLY RATE:-
3 NIGHTS 80%
4 NIGHTS 90%
5 NIGHTS 100%
*B & B CAN BE CATERED FOR OFF PEAK AND IF THERE IS AVAILABILITY.*
PRICES START FROM £40 PER PERSON PER NIGHT, BREAKFAST WILL BE ON A SELF SERVICE CONTINENTAL STYLE BASIS.
Activities within 20min drive of the property
Pub/Bar within 1 mile
Local Water Sports
Swimming (indoor pool)
Booking Notes: Bookings are normally week commencing Saturday to Saturday but we can be more flexible from during off peak periods and from Oct-March A non-returnable deposit of a 1/3 of the cost of the booking must be received within 3 working days to enable us to secure your booking. The outstanding balance of the booking must reach us 6 weeks prior to the start of your holiday. Changeover Day: Changeover day Saturdays (flexible for short breaks and off peak) Arrival from 2.30pm vacate by 10am Telephone owners to give estimated time of arrival to allow for key exchange Notes on prices: Please go to website for updated prices and availability Short breaks are charged at a percentage of the FULL weekly rate and do not take into account any reduced rates or offers. Reduced rates are strictly for a minimum of 7 nights booked.