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One andTwo Bedroom Cottages, Attractive Garden Views. 2 bed with Hot Tub . - Vine Cottage Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Vine Cottage Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms)

Vine cottage has 2 bedrooms, one twin with separate shower room and one double en-suite . It has a spacious entrance hall, leading to a large sitting room with it's own log fire. The fully equipped kitchenette with washing machine, Dishwasher, cooker and hob has lovely garden views. Double patio doors lead from the sitting room to a private seating area for fresco dining and relaxing and sole use of a hot tub{ available from April2015}. It has direct access to the shared mature gardens mainly laid to lawn with fruit trees within an enclosed orchard and grounds amounting to some 7 acres.

About the property


Vine cottage is a lovely Grade 2 listed property set within mature gardens and facing open countryside. It is approached from an attractive enclosed shared courtyard with ample private car parking nearby. It has central heating, 2 bathrooms a large lounge with dining area and fully equipped kitchenette. The cottage has beautiful rural views over the surrounding gardens and farmland from every window and is quietly situated at the rear of the 7 acre Georgian property known as The Pines. The cottage has its own private patio with garden table and 4 chairs and hot tub with gazebo . It is within the small hamlet of Eastleigh that rests on an elevated position overlooking the little white town of Bideford, Lundy Island and the North Devon coastline.

Chris and Carol Heard
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 2, 2018

About Chris and Carol Heard

We moved down from Surrey in Dec 2013 looking for a location closer to the family farm in Hartland.

Chris was born and brought up North Devon and as a result has a wealth of local knowledge which he happily passes on to any guest that needs direction.

We love the peace and tranquillity at the Pines and live here happily with out friendly Boxer Daisy.

Chris and Carol Heard purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Chris and Carol Heard chose Bideford

Eastleigh is a peaceful little hamlet 3 miles from Bideford and 9 miles from Barnstaple, We are 3 miles from the beach at Instow with its pubs and restaurants and close to many local attractions such as cycling on the Tarka trail Golf on one of the many courses, walking the many picturesque coastal paths or on Exmoor. Surfing at Westward Ho, Woolacoombe or Croyde & Bude or seeking out local produce at the farmers markets in Appledore,Barnstaple or Bideford.

Lynton and Lynmouth are a 45 minute drive away and the beautiful gardens of Rosemoor are a must for all gardeners. Not forgetting the cream teas so expertly done at Duncton Mill & the Hockings ice cream, the area is crammed with wonderful things to while away the time come rain or shine.

What makes this cottage unique

Well established gardens, orchard and grounds extending to 7 acres with lovely views. Popular local pub within 1.25 miles. Many local walks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"did exactly what we wanted - fabulous" couple Cheltenham. Nov 2014

Thank you both so much, wonderful hosts a very pleasant stay in beautiful setting we will be back Couple Dorking Nov 2014

“A Hidden Treasure”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 28 May 2014

A little off the beaten track but very close to everything, we were pleased as punch with ourselves that we found this hidden treasure.

As a family of three (one child) and three small dogs, it is difficult to find anywhere that will accommodate us as a family with mum, dad, their little dog, and brother and sister with their families and little dog. But we need look no further. With the varied types of accommodation, we can all be together as well as separate. A cottage, converted stables, as well as a beautiful Hotel, we could even all get together for a Christmas break here. We loved the warm friendly welcome, the attention to detail and helpful, sincere way that Carol and Chris told us about the area and what we might be able to do locally and further afield. We have already booked to stay again and love the beautiful gardens, the views and the pretty cottage we stayed in. We had a lovely time and would highly recommend The Pines at Eastleigh. Thank you, Chris and Carol.

Room Tip: We stayed in Vine Cottage and four of us with four small dogs enjoyed a lovely break.

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Stayed May 2014, travelled with family

5 of 5 stars Value

5 of 5 stars Location

5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality

5 of 5 stars Rooms

5 of 5 stars Cleanliness

5 of 5 stars Service

'the best place we have ever stayed in the UK' TRIP ADVISOR - March 2015 - see the pines at eastleigh
Jan 2015
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Booking Notes:
Additional charge of £5 per night for a dog.
Daily cleaning service available on prior request subject to £15 per day charge.

Changeover Day:
Preferred Changeover day is Friday but we are flexible.
Arrival 4pm - 10pm.
Checkout before 11am.

Notes on prices:
There is an extra charge of £5 per dog per night.
Maid service is available at £10 per day.


Bideford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Both cottages have central heating, luxury toiletries, towels and bed linen, digital TV, DVD player, radio, a selection of books, boxed games, ironing board and Iron. Travel cots are available. Access to 7 acres of gardens and grounds. Vine cottage has a log fire (sack of logs provided) hot tub in its own gazebo available from April 2015. Outside: The Linhay has a paved area in front with garden table, chairs and sun umbrella. It has access through the courtyard to walks in the mature gardens, an attractive orchard and paddocks beyond that give lovely views over Bideford, the north Devon coast and Lundy Island. Private parking is included. A shared BBQ area is available by arrangement. Vine Cottage has its own patio and seating area, hot tub and gazebo overlooking the mature gardens.


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Nearest Barpub
1.25 Miles
Westligh Inn
Nearest Ferry
2.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
4.6 Miles
North Devon - Westward Ho!
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.25 Miles
Westleigh Inn
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Car: necessary


Instow 3 miles ( 6/7 minutes by car)Dog friendly lovely sandy beach.

Westward Ho! 5 miles ( 8-10 mins by car)surfing and swimming

Croyde 15 miles (25-30 mins by car)Surfing

Saunton Sands 15 miles (20 mins by car) surfing and swimming

Hartland 18 miles (40 mins by car) lovely picturesque scenery and walks

Clovelly 14 miles ( 30 mins by car) old cobbled fishing port.


Car essential

Bristol airport 2 hours away Exeter 1.5 hours away.

Barnstaple railway station (9 miles )


Instow 3 miles ( 6/7 minutes by car)Dog friendly lovely sandy beach.

Westward Ho! 5 miles ( 8-10 mins by car)surfing and swimming

Croyde 15 miles (25-30 mins by car)Surfing

Saunton Sands 15 miles (20 mins by car) surfing and swimming

Hartland 18 miles (40 mins by car) lovely picturesque scenery and walks

Clovelly 14 miles ( 30 mins by car) old cobbled fishing Port Bideford 3 miles

Barnstaple 9 miles ( 15 mins by car)

Exmoor 20 miles aprox

Westleigh village pub 1 mile (6-8 mins by car)

Further Details:

Tarka Trail for cycling & walking along the old railway line - great coastal views .

Bideford - has all banks and many small shops, cafes, restaurants & supermarkets together with an outlet village shopping centre.

Barnstaple has most large chain stores, banks restaurants & local pannier market.

Westward Ho! Leisure activities include surfing mountaineering, kayaking, coasteering, water zorbing & mountain boarding.


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