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Elm Cottage Coastal Cottage in Westleigh, Devon

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Elm Cottage Coastal Cottage description

Holiday home
Positioned in the heart of the village of Westleigh, this semi detached stone cottage is a wonderfully welcoming example of English country accommodation with style and comfort. The bedrooms are attractive and the woodburner makes the sitting room a wonderful room to curl up in after an afternoon in the garden with village views, taking a drink in the local pub just a moments stroll, or enjoying the sandy beach at Instow and the amenities of Bideford and Barnstaple.

Less than two miles from the beaches and coast of lovely Devon sits the quiet village of Westleigh, which has a pub with good food, and is well placed for enjoying walks around the pretty countryside. The village of Instow has an attractive quayside which is home to a selection of pubs, as well as a sandy beach which makes a great spot for a family game or picnic taking in the views towards Appledore. 2 miles further east is Bideford, a thriving town with a selection of amenities, while Barnstaple offers yet more choice. A perfect base for a seaside or country holiday.

Devon, with its quiet country lanes, patchwork of lush green fields and sleepy villages is not to be missed. Stately home lovers will be spoiled and why not finish with a scrumptious Devonshire cream tea?

Gas central heating with woodburner in sitting room. Dual fuel range cooker with double oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD. Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Enclosed front patio garden. Off road parking for one car, additional parking nearby. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop 1.5 miles, pub 3 mins walk. Note: Property was built in 1850 and so stairs are steeper than average.


  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Near pub

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Mr Webb
June 2016
The Cottage was clean, comfortable and well equipped.
Mr Wallwork
June 2016
A lovely cottage in a lovely village with welcoming owners. It was well equipped and well furnished with delightful artwork by the owner covering the walls which was a nice touch, spent some time looking and admiring the work. A very handy property for the local pub which was a 2 minute walk.
Mrs Sellick
October 2015
It was a lovely quiet village and the cottage was very homely and comfortable. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The beds were very comfortable and it was lovely to light the log burner in the evenings. An all round excellent holiday.
Mr Wiltshire
November 2015
Very relaxing cosy cottage in an area we love.
Mrs Bishop
November 2015
The cottage offered us everything for which we could wish. It was warm and comfortable when it poured with rain but well situated when we wanted to explore.
Mr Milnes
May 2016
The Cottage fits in very well with the beautiful surroundings. There were a great variety of tourist visits in the area and it is in a beautiful part of Devon.
Mrs Watkin
April 2015
Had a lovely wood burner and sea views from the bedrooms. Accessibility to everywhere was good and there was also a super local bus service half a mile away.
Ms Hunter
December 2014
Good location near a good village pub and 25 minutes walking distance from coast. Very warm, comfortable and clean cottage - excellent value for money.
Mr Gasa
December 2014
Well equipped cottage with homely feel and friendly owners.
Mrs George
February 2015
A pretty little cottage in a very quiet hamlet. Close to the Tarka Trail which means it is good for walking and cycling in a vehicle free environment. The wood burner made relaxing in the evenings very pleasant.
Ms Kent
April 2014
The location, tranquility and things to do along the north Devon coast.
Mr Smith
August 2014
Lovely cottage, lovely welcome and lovely couple.
Mrs Deacon
October 2014
The cottage was so well equipped so made us feel so much at home. The owners who lived next door were friendly and helpful. The cottage was described with wood burner which was key for us, and the pub was literally staggering distance as stated. It was so cosy and really tastefully decorated. Great location will definitely recommend and also return.
Ms McKenzie
January 2014
A charming cottage with lots of character, lovely wood burner. Well situated for exploring the local area either by car or by foot. Minutes from the 'Tarka Trail' which provides good walking terrain all year round.
Mrs Hand
October 2013
Lovely cottage set in a gorgeous location. The locals were very friendly and made us feel really welcome. I would recommend this cottage highly.
Mr Goodyear
October 2013
This was a magnificent cottage set in a small village. The owners were excellent, very welcoming and friendly.
Mrs Hutchinson
July 2013
The cottage is delightful. The owner lives next door so should you need any help or advice they are on hand to do so, but are not intrusive at all. A lovely Devon cream tea to welcome us on arrival.
Mr Quesnel
July 2013
Elm Cottage was delightful, comfortable and homely. The courtyard garden had colourful flower borders and it was very pleasant to sit out in the evening and watch the beautiful sunsets.
Mrs Acock
June 2013
This place and its owners are so welcoming and sincere, a real gem and you can't help but have a fabulous holiday when staying at this cottage, whether it's rain or shine. From the minute you come through the door and served lovely scones till leaving and having a good bye chat with the owner, its just fab. North Devon is such a lovely hospitable place and we can't wait to return.
Mr Duck
April 2013
A charming cottage in a charming location. The owners could not have been more welcoming and helpful.
Mr Barron
June 2013
A very clean, well equipped comfortable cottage with very friendly and helpful owners. The location was very good for visiting the local area and for using the local bus services.
Mr Daltrey
August 2012
Fantastic welcome from the owners and the whole village was very friendly. Easy to find and a great base for the north of Devon. Instow beach close by and the village pub was good and only 2mins walk from the front door.
Miss Stuckle
September 2012
The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped and we got a very warm welcome from the owners, who were lovely.
Mr Gayton-Badcock
October 2012
Bideford and the surrounding area were a delight. The cottage was also much more than was expected with everything you could need for a comfortable stay.
Mr Staley
March 2013
Lovely accommodation, very welcoming host. Close proximity to several interesting places.
Mr Todd
March 2013
There was a warm welcome with a good and accurate description of the village and local amenities. A very quiet village with friendly people, particularly in the local pub.
Rev Rabjohns
June 2013
Perfect welcome and beautiful cottage
Mrs Acock
July 2012
We loved the welcome with home-baked scones, clotted cream and jam as well as the directions in the book left in the cottage. The owners was so friendly and informative without us being bombarded with information. Just the right place for us as a family of 3.
Mrs Tallett
July 2012
We particularly liked the cottage, the friendly people, and the location - not far from Bideford and Barnstable all with an excellent bus service. Oh and of course the weather - it was beautiful!
Mrs Hills
April 2013
A friendly welcome and information about the area. Exceptionally well-equipped cottage in a relaxing and quiet location. A beautiful cottage.
Mr Clarkson
July 2012
Excellent welcome and service from the hosts. Ideal position for exploring the surrounding area. Could not find any faults and will certainly return in the future.
Mr Betteridge
August 2012
Very homely cottage, very friendly village and good, easy walking along the Tarka Trail.
Mrs Shand
July 2012
The welcome to the cottage was tremendous, and the cottage was so comfortable that we all felt immediately at home. I know we'll all treasure the memories of the village Jubilee celebrations that the owners invited us to. All in all, a beautiful cottage in a delightful village ideally situated for visiting Devon and Cornwall.
Ms Hider
June 2011
A fabulous place for a holiday especially if you like the peace and quiet and enjoying walking. The Tarka Trail was very close and there was good walking for all ages. The owners were very helpful.
Mr Martin
July 2011
The owners were friendly and helpful and the welcome scones, jam and cream delightful. The location was good with easy access to major shopping at Bideford.
Mrs Wilton
August 2011
Very hospitable hosts, friendly and very approachable. The cottage was really cosy, clean and in a great location for exploring the area. We would definitely recommend this cottage to friends and family.
Mrs Collingwood
September 2011
Great welcome with tea and scones 'Devon style'. Owner was cheery and helpful.
Mr Pillen
October 2011
The owners went out of their way to make us welcome at the cottage, laying on a cream tea for our arrival. The pub was two minutes away and the beach a short stroll away. Everything needed for a week or two away from home is provided for in the cottage.
Mr Taylor
June 2011
The cottage was well appointed, attractive and clean. There was continual hot water on tap and heating available if needed. The decor was good with some really nice touches and time and care had been taken with the cottage. Having a pub with a kids' play area close by was very welcome.
Mr Staples
June 2011
The setting of the cottage was ideal, in a small village with a lovely pub. It was everything you imagine a Devon cottage to be. We were made to feel very welcome and immediately felt at home. The situation of the cottage is perfect for exploring North Devon. I would recommend it to anyone. The scones, cream and jam on arrival was a lovely and welcome touch. The close proximity to the Tarka trail and bicycle hire in Bideford is a must, as is a visit to Clovelly. Appledore across the estuary is well worth a visit for the pubs, fish and chips and ice cream, (delicious) but not very slimming.
Mr Murch
May 2011
The opportunity to relax in a comfortable homely setting. The owners are excellent hosts and make you feel very welcome.
Mr Court
January 2011
The owners made a real effort to make the cottage a real home from home some of the Christmas touches they put in were really lovely.
Mrs Cooper
September 2010
Cottage was so clean, warm and comfortable and having the owners(who were delightful) next door was a bonus. Everyone very friendly in this lovely area of Devon. Would highly recommend it. Thank you.
Miss Parsons
April 2011
Very comfortable cottage, in a quiet and picturesque village. Owners were most helpful and friendly. Location excellent for exploring my family history and for revisiting the stunning North Devon coastline. We made good use of the frequent bus service to save on parking in Bideford and Barnstaple.
Mrs Burton
March 2011
Wonderful location, friendly owners and exactly as described. No hesitation in returning, maybe later in the year.
Mrs Taylor
January 2011
Beautiful cottage. A personal, warm, friendly informative welcome. A great location, ideal for walking along the Tarka trail in both directions. Lovely friendly pub in the village of Westleigh. Nice just for pint game of pool or the Sunday Buffet was excellent value and made to feel very welcome at the New Year Celebrations.
Mr Fogg
September 2010
A great location, a great cottage property and a great welcome - scones with jam and Devonshire clotted cream.
Mr Dennis
October 2010
Location. Friendly owners. Cleanliness of property.
Mrs Rimington
November 2010
A truly delightful cottage, with a really homely feel. The owners were very friendly and made us feel most welcome. Highly recommended.
Mrs Clerkin
July 2010
The warm welcome from the owners (and neighbours!) and comfort of the holiday cottage.
Mrs Woodcock
August 2010
An excellent base to visit both north and south Devon and also parts of Cornwall. The owners gave us a warm welcome and we particularly appreciated the scones, clotted cream and jam to have with a cup of tea after our long journey.
Mrs Burtenshawjones
August 2010
The cottage was cosy, clean and well-equipped. The location of the cottage was also delightful. We received a warm and helpful welcome on our arrival.
August 2011
The cottage was very clean and comfortable, felt like home from home. Incredibly quite location and very friendly villagers. Perfect location for Rosemoor, Dartington glass and a visit to Hartland abbey Bay, superb. Great walks along the Tarka Trail. Whatever you are interested in, this is a perfect spot.
Kevin Pillen
December 2011
The warmest of welcomes from the owner who made us feel at home immediately. The cottage contains everything and more for a perfect break. Comfortable bed and extremely well equipped kitchen and bathroom. A log burner in the lounge made for a very cosy end to each day. Best of all was the fact that pub was two minutes walk away, where a wide selection of real ales was available and the food is of a high standard and you are welcomed as a villager not an outsider visiting.
December 2011
fabulous cottage, great base for seeing devon and cornwall, lovely friendly welcome with scones and homemade jam, would go again anytime
December 2012
On arrival the tea and Scones sat on the table, we was greeted by the owner who lives next door, the kitchen was great with a modern looking old fashion stove that was simply fantastic, the sitting room was nice with a old fashion log fire, next to the kitchen was a down stairs toilet and a large shower and separate bath, the two bedrooms where large and the beds very comfortable, the small upstairs toilet was very small and not used. Local super markets about a mile away, and the location was central to may attractions. Car parking was a little tight as the village has narrow roads.
Mrs Charles
May 2010
Owners were extremely friendly and helpful. The cottage was in a beautiful location and easy access to Cornwall as well as Devon beauty spots.
Mr Stone
June 2010
Beautiful spot and lovely hosts.
Mr Barrett
September 2010
Elm Cottage was a home from home; its location is perfectly-placed in a quiet village setting but importantly remaining within easy reach of most amenities. The location is excellent for both local tourist spots and beaches plus its good for sightseeing over the wider area. And the cream tea offered on arrival was - if you pardon the pun - the icing on the cake. Well recommended.
November 2010
A very comfortable cottage with lots of extra facilities which were very welcome when the weather was not so good.The welcome was warm and everything was exceptionally well prepared including a plate of scones.The cottage was in a good location to allow visits to the sights of both Devon and Cornwall.A lovely time was had by all.
November 2010
We wanted a traditional cottage (not a bungalow masquerading) in a real village, and we got it. Fantastic. Scones with Devonshire clotted cream on arrival. We have two young ones (2 & 6) so the location was perfect. The 'amazing' Big Sheep is just around the corner. A great bike ride along the 'Otter Trail', great beaches nearby and the beautiful Woolacoombe beach just up the road (take the hill road and drop down through the dunes to escape the masses). Clovelly is nearby too and still truly beautiful.
June 2011
we have just returned from this lovely cottage near bideford in devon. it is everything you want for a relaxing break. the owners david and erica have made elm cottage a real home from home. it is close to the tarka trail, perfect for a days cycling. a trip to clovelly is a must. we thoroughly recommend this cottage. geoff aqnd karan staples
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