Charming West Down House, near Bradworthy in Devon, has three enchanting self-catering holiday cottages and one apartment.
Dating from the sixteenth century the manor house is off the beaten track in 5½ acres of lovely gardens amongst beautiful rolling countryside in this peaceful and unspoilt corner of rural north Devon and Cornwall. West Down House is close to some of the most spectacular coastline in the UK that offers breathtaking scenery, unspoilt beaches and stunning coastal path walks.
Bradworthy the local village, of Saxon origin, has pub, shops and garage (fuel) and is just over one mile. Bude, a family seaside resort with sandy beaches, rockpools and surfing is 10 miles and the rural market town of Holsworthy is 8 miles. Clovelly, the world famous quaint cobbled fishing village and harbour nestling in steep cliffs and Hartland Abbey, location for BBC's Sense & Sensibility drama production, are both 9 miles. Tintagel Castle, Boscastle, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Bodmin Moor, Padstow, Exeter, Plymouth, Jamaica Inn, the Eden project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are popular day trips with our visitors. You can see some more ideas we have put together at http://pinterest.com/westdownhouse/ .
Some of the country's finest beaches are nearby. Both coast and country offer breathtaking walking. Surfing, cycling, swimming, golf, fishing, watersports and riding are available locally. There are many fascinating local attractions and day trips for visitors. You can eat at many ancient village inns or at restaurants in Bude, Bideford or Barnstaple.
Our other holiday cottage, the Victorian Smithy Cottage, is at Abbotsham near Bideford also in North Devon.
The Sculpture Gardens and art gallery here at West Down House are popular. We have many lovely sculptures and artworks by talented artists a few examples of which can be seen at http://www.facebook.com/Devoncottages. The sculptures are available to buy or the artists can be contacted through us to commission new work. Appointments may be made to view the artwork (including non-residents).
All accommodation is non-smoking, pet-free and is maintained to a high standard and is inspected annually by our agents.