Spring Break / Easter in North Devon
Spring is such a season of promise and a fabulous time to enjoy being out in the countryside, walking in the woods or on the beach.
Primroses line the banks of the road through the village every Spring and carpet all our local woodland but also spectacular (depending on the month you visit) are Snowdrop Valley (February), Combe Wild Daffodils (March) and Brownsham Bluebell Woods (April/May) are of which all close to these two holiday cottages Southclay (sleeps 10-12) and The Annex (sleeps 4-6) on the North Devon Coast near Bideford. The South West coastal footpath is full of spring treasures, the fields surrounding the properties are filled with new-born lambs and bird song fills the air.
Visitors can hand feed the lambs at the tourist attraction the other side of the village, The Big Sheep and it is particularly famous for its Easter Egg Hunt which takes place every day throughout the Easter Holidays.
The weather can be delightful in the Spring and the sun loungers, barbecue, tennis court and the outdoor table tennis are often well used by Southclay and The Annex guests in February, March and April but the outdoor pool can be a little cool as the air-source heat pump is usually only switched on at Easter and (depending on the weather) can sometimes take a few weeks to reach optimum temperature.
Prices from £1,200.00
Southclay is perfect for family holidays, for groups of friends or special celebrations. Rated as 5 star GOLD by Quality in Tourism, the assessment service for VisitEngland. It has 5 spacious bedrooms, two en-suite, sleeping 10 (+ 2 on small mattresses in one of the twins by arrangement with the owner) and with travel cot if needed. It boasts a large, sociable kitchen, conservatory/dining room, lounge with wood burner, a second ‘snug’ lounge and games room with full size pool table.
- 5 Spacious Bedrooms
- Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool
- Private Hot Tub
- Tennis Court
- Sea Views from nearly every room
Prices from £700.00
A five-star cottage with two large en-suite bedrooms (sleeps 4-6), private hot tub, swimming pool and tennis court. Recently refurbished and quite charming, The Annex is the end of a traditional Devon longhouse with thick stone walls, slate roof and a rose growing over the doorway - everything you could wish for in a perfect holiday cottage in the country. The Annex can be booked independently from Southclay as a stand alone unit with separate access, facilities and own hot tub... perfect for a family or even for a couple for a romantic getaway; or booked in conjunction with Southclay to increase the total number of guests accommodated.
- Sleeps 4-6 in two large bedrooms
- Five star traditional, stone cottage
- Private Hot Tub
- Off road parking
- Outdoor pool and tennis court