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 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
"Treetops is a lovely timber lodge Sit up high among the trees in the owner’s garden. It’s nicely laid out with a lot of care taken to make it welcoming and had of plenty of space for the two of us plus Alf our dog. It is so very peaceful and tranquil that if you want to just relax and rest or read it will be perfect spot. Woody Bay is magnificent, a beautiful area and the little bay itself it stunning. There are lots of walks in the area, some right from the door. The rest of Exmoor also has many interesting places to visit, we particularly enjoyed a walk from Porlock Weir especially and an evening walk around the Valley of the Rocks. We were greeted on arrival and shown around Treetops and given some interesting information on the history of Treetops and Woody Bay in general. Treetops was a very comfortable place to stay and sitting out on the decking watching all of the birds feeding very close by in the trees was a joy."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 14 July 2017-07-14
"My wife and I were extremely impressed with Treetops. The owners could not have been more welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. They were founts of wisdom about the locality and are very obviously and rightly proud of what they have created. Having spent the last forty years using holiday cottages, I can honestly say that Treetops is one of the top venues. The cottage is beautifully presented and sits in wonderful surroundings. Wildlife abounds and you sit on the balcony right in it’s midst. We were visited by many birds including nuthatches and woodpeckers using the feeder supplied by the owners. This may seem nothing out of the ordinary but because of regular feeding we sat on the balcony, no more than three metres away while they happily fed unperturbed by our presence. The surrounding woodlands have a special magic and remind me of scenes from Lord of the Rings. There is tranquility in abundance. This is a must visit property."Mr & Mrs Robinson 2016-06-01