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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Bucks Mills, Devon, England
Melinda's cottage is a Delightful typical Devon fishermans cottage in quiet village of Bucks Mills, North Devon on edge of Bideford Bay. Melinda Braund was the last of the Braunds to live in this cottage. Few minutes walk to beach from cottage along no-through road. Cottage is listed and is well equipped for a super holiday but still has some original details. The village is in an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' and is a 'Conservation Area'.

Own garden and parking in 'pull in' in no-through road outside cottage - day visitors to village are asked to park on edge of village and walk in but if you are staying in village you can drive in and park outside the cottage.

Many walks from cottage and North Devon Coast Path crosses village and leads to Clovelly in one direction and through the woods and fields to...
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Listing #HL302945
About the Owner
John S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
The key will be at the cottage when you arrive, we will email full details, including where to find the key, as soon as full payment is received. We are very pleased to help in any way if you have any queries eg good pubs/restaurants, local attractions etc. The lady who looks after the cottage for us lives very close and her telephone number is in the cottage.
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Reviewed April 9, 2016

Had a beautiful weekend in Bucks Mills in March. Its a fantastic hidden location in North Devon to relax, unwind and explore the fantastic coastline and surrounding countryside. We really enjoyed the cottage and it is very well equipped with everything you need for a...More

Thank Sporty-Sam
johnsomerset10, VR Owner at MELINDA'S COTTAGE, FOREST GDNS BUCKS MILLS N DEVON, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2016

Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your weekend. We hope you can stay again soon. John & Jo

Reviewed October 27, 2014

Stayed at this lovely cosy cottage for a long weekend in October. The village and cottage are very pretty. There are lots of walks through the woods and along the beach. Our 11 month old son enjoyed the cottage and loved the local gnome reserve....More

Thank 975peter
johnsomerset10, VR Owner at MELINDA'S COTTAGE, FOREST GDNS BUCKS MILLS N DEVON, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2014

We are glad that you enjoyed your weekend and thank you for taking the time to do a review. We think that Bucks Mills is very special. We would be very pleased to welcome you again next year. We loved your 'Thank you card'.

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Reviewed August 30, 2013

What brilliant holiday - the cottage was perfect. We walked to the beach everyday to bodyboard, swim(wetsuits required!) build sandcastles and search the rockpools. Our children (6 and 3) rated the week the best holiday ever (beating Italy earlier this year!) and also loved playing...More

Thank Stevensfamily104
johnsomerset10, VR Owner at MELINDA'S COTTAGE, FOREST GDNS BUCKS MILLS N DEVON, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2013

Thank you for comments and we're glad you enjoyed Bucks Mills as much as ever. Look forward to welcoming you again next year.

  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
We realise accidents do happen sometimes, we do not charge a deposit for breakages or damage but please leave a note and either replace or leave money to cover cost, thank you.
    1 Full bath
    1 Bunk
    1 Queen
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
The cottage is available for holidays and short breaks out of season or at short notice - short breaks must be for minimum of 2 nights from £85 per night. No charge for electricity used. Linen etc is not supplied but can be hired at £40 per week and the beds will be 'made up' for your arrival. We ask for the deposit with your booking and the balance 6 weeks before your holiday starts.
The cottage will be cleaned and ready for you from 3o/c on the first day of your holiday and we ask you to leave by 10.30 on your departure day to allow time for checking and cleaning.
Sleeps four + cot. 1 x king sized double bed, 2 x adult sized bunks. Duvets/pillows on all beds.
Summer bookings are whole weeks only starting on a Saturday, unless at short notice or by arrangement with owners. Please contact us - we will try to help.
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About the neighborhood
Bideford is a thriving market town with many small shops and two supermarkets. There is a Pannier Market every saturday. Boats run from here to Lundy Island and you can walk the Tarka trail along the old railway line to the Cavalier town of Great Torrington. Westward Ho!, Instow and Appledor are close by.

Many good restaurants, cafes and pubs for eating out. To view cottage on map - click on 'Road' and select 'Automatic'. You can then see cottage and move down the road to the beach.

Nearby golf courses:
Royal North Devon Golf Club, Westward Ho! 01237 473817
Saunton Golf Club, Braunton. 01271 812436
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Bristol: 100.0 mi
Railway: Barnstaple: 18.0 mi
Ferry: Plymouth: 58.4 mi
Travel on the M5 and turnoff at the Tiverton junction (increase. 27). This is the North Devon link road to Bideford, don't go into Bideford but follow signs for Atlantic highway to Bude. When you get to Bucks Cross turn right to Bucks Mills and when you enter village, after about 1 mile, No 5 is on the right.
National Express buses run from all parts of the country to Bideford and local buses stop at Bucks Cross - 1 mile from cottage.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.2 mi.
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