Coastguard Cottage 2Nr. Bideford, Devon
- Guests 3
- Bedrooms 2
- Preferred changeover day Friday
- Minimum stay 2 nights
- Number of dogs welcome 0
- Acorn rating 2 What's this?
- Reference 012008
About Coastguard Cottage 2Close to the beach with a fascinating history and just three miles from cobbled Clovelly village.
Anyone with a hankering for a remote hideaway that's close to the beach will love this whitewashed cottage. It is an adventure to reach down a dusty and bumpy track that meanders through a wooded valley. It has an interesting story too – it used to house officers who policed the wild seas for smugglers and later evolved into a life-saving Coastguard Service, hence the name.
The cottage itself sits alongside Coastguard Cottages 1 and 3 and although it’s been refurbished with bright and modern interiors, it still retains its 18th-century character with oak floorboards in the bedrooms and a large, inglenook fireplace. Step just outside the cottage to your own picnic area under the leafy canopies that flourish with birds and butterflies in the summer.
You’ll be nestled in a secluded woodland area in the Peppercombe Valley, only a few minutes’ stroll from the rocky foreshore and red cliffs of the nearby beach. There’s a sandy expanse at low tide, so don’t forget your bucket and spade.
No visit would be complete without a visit to the cobbled village of Clovelly which is just three miles away and the lively old port of Bideford, just four miles to the east.
Availability & book
- Selected dates
- Changeover day
Features and facilities
- Cot & high chair available
- Microwave available
- Fridge available
- Freezer available
- Dishwasher available
- Washing machine available
- Tumble dryer available
- Telephone available
- Television available
- DVD available
- WiFi* not available
- Open fire / wood burner available
- Garden available
- BBQ not available
Not accessibleView Access statement (PDF 1068 KB)
Kitchen, sitting room with multi-fuel stove, dining room, bathroom with shower over bath.
There is one single and one double bedroom
Notes for guests
Access: The access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos please those images in the main website page.
Heating: Eco Electrorad heating and convector heating included.
Parking: There is parking for one vehicle.
Garden: The grassed area in front of the cottages slopes quite steeply down to a stream, your picnic table with comfortable chairs is just in front of the cottage where the ground is level.
Accessibility: Due to the remote location of this cottage, guests are advised that access is via a locked gate along a rough track approximately half a mile long. Please drive very slowly and with great care at all times. Low slung vehicles should exercise particular care.
Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm.
Local suppliers: Cruise from Bideford to Lundy Island on the MS Oldenburg from March to the end of October or take an evening cruise from Bideford along the River Torridge.
Fly fishing: From 1st March to 30th September,a complementary day ticket for salmon and/or trout fishing on the East Lyn is available for guests, this can be collected at Watersmeet, open from 8am until 5pm daily,for more information call 01598 763556.
Telephone: Calls can be made and received from the shared telephone located in an outside store behind Coastguard Cottage 3. There is no mobile signal in the valley but the signal is usually good at the top of the track.
Logs: Eco logs and fire starter kits can be purchased at the time of booking or whilst at the cottages for use on the fire. Eco logs are sold in packs and cost £5. A pack should last all day or two evenings. We also offer an fire starter kit consisting of 40 eco briquettes and 4 firelighters for £7.50 per bag which will provide a base for approximately 4 fires.