Pillhead Cider House

Located in Bideford, Devon

Pillhead Cider House is a wonderful cottage resting in Pillhead Farm near Bideford, Devon and can sleep two people in one bedroom and is pet-friendly.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: 1


Pillhead Cider House is a historic cottage nestled in Pillhead Farm near Bideford, Devon. Sleeping 2 guests and pet-friendly, the beautiful open-plan beamed interior is very welcoming. Located on a working farm, you can enjoy the grounds, garden, barbecue area and outdoor swimming pool.

Property Details

Pillhead Cider House is a historic cottage nestled in Pillhead Farm near Bideford, Devon. With original features and open-plan living space, the cottage is a lovely dwelling for a couple or two friends looking to escape to wonderful coastlines and countryside. This snug cottage also welcomes one well-behaved dog and babes in arms.

Pillhead Farm hosts plenty of off-road parking for guests where you can park up and get settled into your home-from-home; entering the old cider house, a charming open-plan living space welcomes you with white-washed walls, original beams and all amenities needed for a wonderful self-catering stay. Start the woodburning stove after long walks along the coast and settle into the plush sofas for a film night. Set the dining table for two and rustle up a home-cooked meal in the kitchen area, complete with electric oven and hob, plenty of cupboard space to stock up, and a washer/dryer to quickly clean clothes and beach towels ready for the next day.

Take five steps down to the lower ground floor, where a double bedroom awaits, which is zip/link and can be twin on request; gaze up at the fantastic oak beams, enjoy lazy mornings in bed watching your favourite shows on the TV and store your belongings in the ample storage space. With classic cottage décor, the en-suite bathroom features a jacuzzi bath and walk-in shower, where you can soak tired legs in a bubble bath or rinse off the sand with a hot shower.

Pillhead Cider House has vast communal grounds and farmland to explore. Dine alfresco on the picnic areas with a barbecue, wander the lovely countryside surroundings, or take to the on-site outdoor, heated swimming pool to swim a few morning laps before the day begins.

Resting in the perfect spot for award-winning sandy beaches, quaint towns and villages, as well as dramatic coastlines to trek, Pillhead Cider House is an ideal spot to call home whilst you explore the best of Devon.


  • One double bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request) with TV and en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, living and dining area with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Wood provided October - April
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer and dishwasher
  • 2 x TV, DVD player, HiFi sound system, Radio, CD Player, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for the woodburning stove are included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels are included in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Communal grounds and farmland with lawn, furniture, barbecue and heated swimming pool
  • One well-behaved dog is welcome
  • Shop just under 1 mile, pub just over 1½ miles
  • Note: Pillhead Farm is a working farm
  • Note: Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • Note: Outdoor heated swimming pool, shared with other properties on-site, (15' x 30' x 4' to 5' deep) with paddling pool (10' x 9' x 1'6" deep) is available from the Friday immediately preceding the last bank holiday in May to the first Friday in September, 10am-evening
  • Note: Electric cars cannot be charged on-site, but there is a free charging point 4-minute drive away


Downstairs bedroom
Ground floor facilities
Linen and Towels
Off road parking
On a Farm
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
Swimming Pool

Pillhead Farm

This pretty group of cottages, all but one with its own private sunny garden - the perfect spot to enjoy an alfresco supper or a lazy breakfast whilst you plan your day, is in rural North Devon at Pillhead Farm, a working sheep farm. The cottages have been furnished to a very good standard providing the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of life and the ideal location to make some glorious holiday memories. The beach is just three miles away, whilst the shop and restaurant are located within 1 mile; these properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 22 guests. Outside you will discover 130-acres of extensive, natural grounds and a fabulous heated swimming pool and a small separate pool designed for the toddlers all set around a sunny terrace with loungers. The pretty beach at Instow is just 3 miles away, or the wide golden sandy beach of Westward Ho! which is popular with surfers is 4 miles away. Walkers can join the coastal path, or alternatively, cycle or walk the famous Tarka Trail which passes close by. The delightful port town of Bideford has a good selection of town amenities and a weekly market. Garden lovers will appreciate the nearby RHS Rosemoor and Docton Mill. There really is something for all the family to explore, including The Ultimate Adventure Centre, The Big Sheep and The Milky Way adventure parks, not to be missed. Take a boat trip to the nature reserve at Lundy Island, or uncover many of the fishing villages, including nearby Clovelly (National Trust), and Hartland.



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Area Details


The historic maritime town of Bideford lies on the River Torridge on the North Devon Coast and makes for an excellent base to explore this area of Devon. With a great selection of shops, cafés, pubs, tea rooms and restaurants you won't need to leave the town for anything but there is so much to see and do in the area you will surely want to. Just a couple of miles away is Westward Ho!, with 2 miles of spectacular coastline and a Blue Flag awarded sandy beach. Just sit and enjoy the views or perhaps make a sandcastle or partake in one of the many water-based activities on offer including surfing. The walking is especially good around here with both the South West Coast Path and the Tarka Trail within easy reach. North Burrows Country Park provides 253 hectares of diverse landscapes to enjoy while the award-winning Big Sheep all-weather family attraction and the Ultimate Adventure Centre are just 1 mile away. In summary, this area offers so much for all ages with breathtaking scenery thrown in for free!

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