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The little kitchen is cleverly fitted and is perfect for cooking a light supper
Spectacular sea views can be enjoyed from behind the property in your seating area
Sink into the comfy sofa after a long day
Stylish petite bolthole
Enjoy a morning cuppa of your choice
Light the wood burner and settle in for a snug evening
Feature driftwood double bed
Sink into the deep mattress and bedding after a day on the beach
Clever use of driftwood
Enter into this open-plan bolthole
Enjoy a picnic
Bathroom with beautiful freestanding roll top bath
Make the most of the stunning sea view
Looking towards the property
Stunning countryside views to the sea from the seating area
Cuddle up in a blanket whilst watching the sun go down and enjoy the spectacular sea views
1 / 16  The little kitchen is cleverly fitted and is perfect for cooking a light supper
2 / 16  Spectacular sea views can be enjoyed from behind the property in your seating area
3 / 16  Sink into the comfy sofa after a long day
4 / 16  Stylish petite bolthole
5 / 16  Enjoy a morning cuppa of your choice
6 / 16  Light the wood burner and settle in for a snug evening
7 / 16  Feature driftwood double bed
8 / 16  Sink into the deep mattress and bedding after a day on the beach
9 / 16  Clever use of driftwood
10 / 16  Enter into this open-plan bolthole
11 / 16  Enjoy a picnic
12 / 16  Bathroom with beautiful freestanding roll top bath
13 / 16  Make the most of the stunning sea view
14 / 16  Looking towards the property
15 / 16  Stunning countryside views to the sea from the seating area
16 / 16  Cuddle up in a blanket whilst watching the sun go down and enjoy the spectacular sea views

Puffin's Nest

Hartland (2.5mls NW), Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A delightful petite retreat located on a working farm in a secluded rural location
  • Rurally situated on the stunning Hartland Peninsula close to the Atlantic Ocean
  • Enjoy cliff top walks direct from the property and view the amazing and dramatic landscape
Property code: 60204

A spectacular Atlantic coastal location on the stunning Hartland peninsula in North Devon, with direct access to breathtaking unspoilt views, coastal walks and secluded beaches

This romantic hideaway will win hearts and puppy love with its contemporary country style and colourful inspiring interiors. Sleeping two, plus two stick-chasers, the former granary is the perfect place to curb newspaper shredders and biscuit burglars with coastal fun, awe-inspiring sunsets and paw-stretching walks right from the doorstep. There’s also the convenience of parking on-site.

Stone paving and steps lead to the entrance of this chic shack which sits alongside the owner’s walled courtyard garden. Settle into this cosy bolthole where solid walls, grain store windows, a cleverly designed kitchenette, and contemporary furnishings create the perfect nesting space for lazy brunches and seaside siestas. The stylish bathroom on the ground floor features a hand-held shower over a roll-top bath, and WC. Enjoy sea views from the comfort of the sofa and curl up with four-legged friends by the wood burner for snug evenings catching up on favourite films in the TV and DVD player lounge, just remember those pup treats for hushed cinema hour. A pretty spiral staircase leads up to the mezzanine bedroom with a statement driftwood bed, tucked under sloping eaves. For sunrise views and al fresco sunsets, there’s an outdoor seating area outside the cottage.

There’s a secluded cove within walking distance, and the South West Coast Path lures hounds and hikers with its clifftop trails, sandy coves, and craggy outcrops. Hartland Abbey (3 miles) has pup-friendly gardens with winding paths and woodland wildlife, while Hartland village (3 miles) has pubs, eateries and independent shops with artisan crafts; discover the shipwreck museum at the quay which shares stories of smugglers past. Further afield, Westward Ho! (16 miles), and Bude (18.5 miles) offer traditional seaside fun and sandy shores for competitive castle builders; keep an eye out for four-legged saboteurs who may crash through your master design.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 bedroom – double
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and 2 ring hob and fridge/freezer
  • Wood burner (logs provided)
  • Electric and electric heaters included
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included (can be intermittent due to rural location)
  • 2 small dogs or 1 medium dog welcome
  • Shops and pubs 3 miles, beach 1 mile
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Owner is happy to provide use of her washing machine if required
  • Regret no babies

Alice Newby

This property is personally managed by Alice.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Julia 24th September 2021

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Puffin's Nest was the perfect hideaway cottage. Cosy and comfortable. Savannah was the perfect host. Everything we needed had been provided. Lots of lovely walks around the area. The farm is very close to the beautiful coast path. Hartland has some amazing geological rock formations when viewed from the beaches.

Reviewed by Nicola 17th September 2021

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Reviewed by Katherine 27th August 2021

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The location of the cottage was perfect with stunning walks, the hosts very welcoming whilst striving not to be in our face, there if we needed anything. We had everything we needed. The cottage itself was a quaint, pretty, peaceful hideaway, with a gorgeous wood burner inside and out. We both found the sofa a bit hard so would suggest better back Read moresupport for anyone staying more than a weekend. Lovely stay and beautiful cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Jan 9th July 2021

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Savannah and Andrew were lovely hosts and Puffin's Nest was entirely delightful. We loved the clifftop walks, only 5 minutes away and the seascapes were wild and romantic. Our cottage was very charming and was equipped with everything we needed. We spent lots of time sitting at peace either in the lovely garden, reading and listening to the bees huRead moremming, or outside, drinking in the fabulous views .. with a glass or two. An idyllic spot with plenty to do and see nearby ... or just for chilling. Hide

Reviewed by Jill 2nd July 2021

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The cottage is beautiful inside, very well designed and there is a lovely garden. The views are amazing, with great coastal walks straight from the doorstep. The only downside for us were the beams in the bedroom which made it uncomfortable walking around tho the bed itself was extremely comfortable! Unfortunately we also found the settee very uncoRead moremfortable! Visitors should also be aware of the very narrow roads to be negotiated to get to the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Jeremy 25th June 2021

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I had a delightful stay at the small but perfectly formed Puffins Nest which is situated on a farm, just a short walk to the coastal path. The location is quite remote which was just perfect for me. I would strongly reccomend Puffin's Nest to anyone who wants a quiet and relaxing break. There are wonderful coastal walks to be had and I also took myRead more bike, cycling to the delightful Clovelly. There is a local shop which provides pretty much all you will need which is a 10 minute drive away. Hide

Reviewed by Anthony 4th June 2021

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Excellent location, being within about half a mile of the South West Coastal pathway. Well equipped, comfy bed and friendly hosts.

Reviewed by Jessica 16th May 2021

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Lovely cottage, beautiful surroundings, very cosy bed and bath. Has all the essentials you could ever need. Hosts were lovely and very welcoming. It's an amazing place, great if you don't like the hussle and bustle of a town or city. The nearest corner shop is 10 mins drive and the nearest supermarket is about 25 minutes. Loads of amazing walking pRead morelaces on your door step, lots of lovely beaches all within a 30 minute drive. Hide

Reviewed by Anthony 7th May 2021

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A beautiful little bolt hole for a very relaxing break. Gorgeous scenery to walk the dogs, the owners were so friendly and helpful. Nice little things provided for the dogs, especially welcome. Highly recommend Puffin's Nest and will book again. Thank You.

Reviewed by Richard 30th April 2021

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A fantastic location in a beautiful part of the world. So tranquil, incredible views and so close to the coastal path for some amazing walks. The granary is compact but extremely well thought through in its use of space, attention to detail and furnishings. The owners make sure you are looked after but in a very 'hands off' way. If you want to get Read moreaway from it all and explore a beautiful part of the coast, then this is for you! Hide

Reviewed by Liam 26th April 2021

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Reviewed by Sharyn 23rd April 2021

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Puffins nest is just perfect. Everything you need for a get away for two! Host made us very welcome - great welcome pack for our dogs! Thoroughly spoilt. Cant wait to return to this beautiful part of the world and such a wonderful place to stay. Great for walking. Is remote but just what we were looking for.

Reviewed by Andrew 12th April 2021

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Puffins nest is a perfect jewel of a getaway. We loved every minute of our stay; walking, off to the long sands near Westward Ho! and finding that pubs are open again. Sometimes just sitting and watching the sun go down, armed only with a small glass of something. We will be back, and recommend it unhesitatingly for friends and family (though not aRead morell at once). Hide

Reviewed by Alison 30th October 2020

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Yes,the cottage is cosy and comfy ,perfect for an out of the way break in beautiful surroundings

Reviewed by Jane 23rd October 2020

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Would have been lovely in the summer. The weather was extremely wet In October - it was originally booked for June but cancelled due to lock down- & we struggled to find places to hang & dry wet coats & clothing. The scenery is stunning, but the 5 miles of single track road to get to it was a bit off putting & we found we didnt want to travel to puRead morebs & restaurants at night. Hide

Reviewed by John 28th September 2020

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Lovely little bolt hole, unique, isolated and quiet even though its on a working farm. Family very welcoming and on site if you need anything. Only a five minute walk to stunning scenery over the cliffs and sea. If you want sea views from inside the property this is not the one for you. Will definitely go back.

Reviewed by Christine 25th September 2020

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Lovely cottage right by the coast. Just a short walk down the track and you are on the coastal paths. The cottage has everything you need for your stay and the woodburner was a nice addition on a cold windy september weekend away.

Reviewed by Jane 11th September 2020

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Like peace, quiet, sea views and remote location? Then this is the place. Local walks not requiring the car. Friendly, amiable non intrusive hosts. Working farm. Easy access via car to local village and larger towns.

Reviewed by Jackie 4th September 2020

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Fabulous location for stunning coastal walks, cosy cottage and lovely walled garden which is a suntrap. Friendly and helpful welcome from the owners and their lovely dogs. Our second stay and it didnt disappoint.

Reviewed by Sandy 21st August 2020

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A really lovely rural retreat. Set Practically on the Coastal path on the edge of a working farm. Super friendly owners who suggested great places to eat and drink and couldnt have been more helpful. Thankyou

Reviewed by Sally 24th July 2020

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Location wonderful, I loved this place it suited me well.

Reviewed by Jude 10th July 2020

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Reviewed by Owen 4th July 2020

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Such a beautiful little cottage right on the coast - would definitely recommend for an escape!

Reviewed by Neil 7th March 2020

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Lovely little hideaway in a stunning location. Had a fabulous time and really wanted to stay longer.

Reviewed by Alex 21st January 2020

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Reviewed by Karen 13th December 2019

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Great place to stay if looking for an adventure with your dog. Views from cottage are stunning and cliff top walks only five minute walk away. Property owners very friendly and provided extra logs for fire as soon as requested.

Reviewed by Helen 15th November 2019

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I had such a lovely stay at Puffins Nest, the location is absolutely breathtaking and so close to the sea! Hosts were very friendly and helpful with places to go, everything I could need was in the cottage and it was such a lovely little place with a gorgeous log burner. The bath was also wonderful! Thank you so much for a lovely break!

Reviewed by Alicia 1st November 2019

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Puffins Nest.....a bolt hole of perfection for all 4 seasons! Well designed and stunningly presented in an idyllic location - Hartland Peninsula. Attention to detail is superb. Ducks, donkeys, dogs and devoted owners - welcome to heaven on Earth!

Reviewed by Darren 28th October 2019

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Absolutely fantastic cottage, stunning location and facilities

Reviewed by Sophie 25th October 2019

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The little kitchen is cleverly fitted and is perfect for cooking a light supper
Spectacular sea views can be enjoyed from behind the property in your seating area
Sink into the comfy sofa after a long day
Stylish petite bolthole
Enjoy a morning cuppa of your choice
Light the wood burner and settle in for a snug evening
Feature driftwood double bed
Sink into the deep mattress and bedding after a day on the beach
Clever use of driftwood
Enter into this open-plan bolthole
Enjoy a picnic
Show 4 moreBathroom with beautiful freestanding roll top bath

Location

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