Old Farm and Tidley Cot


From £611

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4 bedrooms

Up to 8 guests


Key Features

  • Property code: OFARM
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • Nearby shop
  • Designated parking
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Discount for small parties
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Dishwasher
  • Short Breaks available
  • Garden or outside space
  • Washing machine
  • Near Beach


Tucked in the midst of West Buckland, a coastal hamlet just under a mile from the golden sandy beaches of Bantham, is Old Farm, a perfect example of beautiful Devon thatch, the essence of charm with centuries of character, high beamed ceilings, low gothic doorways and original features.  All has been sympathetically modernised to offer every home comfort, from Smart television, bespoke locally crafted oak furniture, comfy beds and attractive soft furnishings to ipod connection and wood burner. Next to the cottage is “Tidley Cot” – providing a separate 4thBedroom with kitchenette WC and shower, a super hideaway for teens or couples who relish a retreat just a few feet away from the main house. If you had pictured a quintessential thatched holiday cottage with today’s contemporary comforts and style then this is the one, with separate patio and parking, a super base from which to spend your time in South Devon.

This is a fabulous little cottage in a beautiful part of the world. A really cosy home from home, at any time of the year.

Two steps up to front door, porch.  Ground Floor: Light and airy lounge with squidgy sofas and armchairs, Smart TV with ipod connection and DVD, wireless broadband and log burner, plenty of books, leading to front porch and doorway. Dining room with handsome locally made refectory table in pippy oak, large farmhouse fireplace inset with a log burner,  serving hatch to the kitchen. Step down to the Kitchen; electric cooker with double oven and ceramic hob, larder fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine. Ground floor WC and hand basin. Staircase to First Floor. Bedroom 1 Twin bedroom with single 3ft beds and wardrobe. Bedroom 2 Twin bedroom with single 3ft beds, twin aspect windows, pedestal basin, chest of drawers and hanging hooks. Bedroom 3 Master bedroom with 5ft king size bed, built in wardrobe, chest of drawers and wash hand basin. Family bathroom with bath and electric shower over, basin, WC and heated towel rail. Second staircase leading down to living room.

Adjacent to the main house across driveway is Tidley Cot; flight of steps lead up to First Floor, Bedroom 4: 5ft king size bed, clothes rail and scissor beams with WC adjacent. On the ground floor,  through beach equipment area with fridge and electric storage heater, is the Kitchenette and leading off from here the Shower room

Please Note 1. Tidley Cot will not be available for guests taking advantage of the smaller party booking discount 2. Tidley Cot is available from end May to end September, thus from September to end of May Old Farm accommodates up to 6 guests. 

Adjacent to the main house up steps is a fully enclosed raised patio with summer house and telescope, picnic table and drying facilities. (Please note: no barbecues at property due to thatched roofs on Old Farm and adjacent cottages.)

Parking for one car and also on road parking as available.

  • Included: All bed linen, (not towels)  Wifi, electricity and heating
  • Telephone: for incoming and outgoing emergency calls. Wireless broadband available.
  • Local facilities: Beach 3/4 mile, Village Shop 1/2 mile, Pub 1/2 mile, Golf 1 mile, Kingsbridge 4 miles, Salcombe 10 miles

August 2017

Yes, we really loved our stay. The charm, style and history of Old Farm and Tidley Cot exceeded our expectations and we were very comfortable, both in the house and in Tidley Cot. The house has loads of character and the location is extremely picturesque, with great (walking) access to Bantham Beach. Thank you, would definitely consider re-booking!

March 2016

A great cottage a home from home and Tidley Cot was great . A great location short walk to the beach and pub and a short drive to Kingsbridge it was great to walk on the beach and come back to a cosy cottage and light a fire . Only problem was we didn't want to leave we would recommend and we will be back again

January 2015

This is a fabulous little cottage in a beautiful part of the world. A really cosy home from home, at any time of the year.

April 2014

Love this cottage! lots of light communal space on the ground floor and very comfortable light bedrooms. The beds were particularly comfortable (I'm very fussy about beds and they rarely come up to standard in self-catering cottages we've been in). The sun terrace was fantastically warm even in April and full of herbs for cooking - yum yum! It was a beautiful short walk to the beach and a pub on the way. Watch out for the Gastrobus in the beach carpark - utterly yummy food! The beach was busy at Easter but the cottage was wonderfully quiet in it's little village. Nothing like cozying up to a good book by the woodburning stove after a day at the beach. We'll be back again!

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