Formerly the old cider press with some original workings still in place and use of the shared heated swimming pool.
Set with three other properties on a working sheep farm, 5 miles east of Westward Ho!, this sweet apartment will have humans and hounds dreaming of quaint North Devonshire delights. Race on two legs or four along Instow’s stretching sands and dunes (4 miles) before a pint and a snack in one of the superb dog-friendly pubs nearby. Westward Ho! has 2 miles of glorious beach lined with restaurants and fish and chip shops, with quieter dunes further along. Check seasonal doggy restrictions for both. Explore Bideford’s plethora of independent shops, pubs, restaurants and galleries; the Pannier Market has some fabulous vintage and craft shops (2 miles). Be sure to check out atmospheric Appledore’s Maritime Museum (5 miles).
Inside, you’ll find a cosy home from home. Four-legged guests will love the freedom of the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner; it’s a great convivial space for preparing and feasting on fine local seafood and farm fare, gathering with intimate drinks around the glowing wood burner and planning the day’s adventures with morning coffee and croissants. After thrilling days of coasts, local cuisine and cobblestones, soak weary limbs in a steaming spa bath before descending five steps to the delightful bedroom, bursting with rural charm. The shared solar-heated pool, large communal garden and acres of farmland are sweet cherries on the cake.
Find timeless tranquillity in hill-hugging Clovelly (14 miles); the coastal approach from Bucks Mills (11 miles) is sublime. The Hartland Peninsula (19 miles) is a rugged world of cliffs, secret beaches and breathtaking views – find the lighthouse, abbey and quay. Braunton Burrows (16.5 miles) is a unique UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, with vast sand dunes. Traverse the South West Coast Path and find pristine dog-friendly beaches at Putsborough (19 miles), Saunton (17 miles), Combe Martin (21 miles), Woolacombe and Ilfracombe (both 22 miles) and Rockham Bay (24 miles).
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.