Woody Bay, Devon Cottages
Treetops really is a 'hideaway'. Situated half a mile down a no-through road (directly overlooking the Bristol Channel and leading to the beach) with almost no passing traffic, it is surrounded by National Trust woodland where fallow and red deer are frequent visitors. There are superb views of the coastline from above the bay and, for keen walkers, the South West Coast Path is very close by. The rocky cove at Woody Bay, reputed haunt of smugglers and which has a sandy beach at low tide, is about ten minutes' walk further down the lane, while the famous Valley of the Rocks is a short distance to the east.
Treetops is nestled in the hillside above the courtyard behind the main house. It is reached by a flight of wooden steps leading to a large, private deck area looking towards the sea (partially visible, especially in winter). The whole of the front of the building is glass, flooding the interior with light, and the conversion has produced an extremely attractive Scandinavian feel with lots of pale wood, bright rugs, comfortable furniture and modern fittings to make it a wonderful place in which to escape.
All on one floor. Steepish wooden steps with handrail from driveway up to elevated deck.
Sliding glass doors to large Living Area with two sofas (one is a double sofa bed for alternative sleeping), TV and great views, Dining Area with circular dining table and chairs and fitted Kitchen Area with oven, gas hob, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave.
Bedroom One, overlooking the deck, with king size bed (5ft) and chest of drawers.
Bathroom/WC with separate shower cubicle.
Large deck with views over a wooded hillside, close to the North Devon coast.
No smoking. Unsuitable for small children except babes in arms. Short breaks of three nights minimum available.
Treetops is excellently placed for a wide variety of outdoor pursuits with riding, sea, lake and river fishing, golf (Saunton Sands, Ilfracombe and Combe Martin) and surfing (Croyde Bay and Woolacombe) all on offer. Exmoor, the smallest but one of the most beautiful of England's National Parks, rises behind the rocky cliffs, with its moors, streams and Lorna Doone associations. Local village amenities are available at Lynton (three miles) and Lynmouth (five miles) while the historic market town of Barnstaple is 16 miles and the seaside resort of Minehead 20 miles.
"The property is unusual, Treetops describes it very well! We enjoyed the views, peace and quiet, some fabulous walking without even getting in the car. Lots of wildlife. Gloria and James were excellent hosts, always chatty when we saw them and full of advice on local sights."Palk 2018-06-19
"the location and the hosts made for a very enjoyable week. The accommodation was excellent with everything we needed. The bird life on view out of the cottage was an added bonus."Richards 2018-05-30
"The accommodation was lovely and of a very high standard, with all the amenities needed for a very comfortable stay. The views and area in general were stunning with Woody Bay only 10 minutes' walk away. The lodge is supplied by water from a nearby spring which was the icing on the cake for me, being a bit of a health nut! We spent our time walking, visiting nearby places like Lynton and Lynmouth, relaxing in the peacefulness of the lodge or eating out. The Old Station House (15 mins drive away) provided good food at a reasonable price. It was probably the best holiday I've had and found a week was not long enough! The owners were lovely people and very welcoming, I will definitely holiday there again."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-08-21