Tucked away at the foot of a pretty North Devon valley

Bugford Cottages are nestled within the heart of the North Devon countryside, benefiting from the beauty, peace and quiet of a rural setting. The charming cottages have pretty views and are set beside a trickling stream that runs down from the onsite fishing lake where the relaxing pastime can be enjoyed, or a romantic picnic savoured.

Mullen, Instow

Bugford Cottages are set just a mile away from the local pub. The Pyne Arms lies on the edge of the Arlington Court Estate and is a lovely cosy village inn with traditional beer garden and open fire, making it an ideal resting stop no matter what the season. Other nearby restaurants and pubs can be found in Combe Martin, or for something a little more special visit Kentisbury Grange, where The Coach House restaurant is run by Michael Caine.

Within easy reach of Bugford Cottages is Barnstaple, a period market town with its own theatre, multi-screen cinema and bustling high street, which is centred around the traditional Pannier Market, where local traders can be found selling various goods.

Ilfracombe, another of North Devon's larger towns, is a wonderful place to spend the day beside the ocean. The quaint Victorian town has been revived over the past few years after contemporary artist Damien Hirst invested in the area opening his restaurant '11 The Quay' and an art gallery. The artist also donated 'Verity', a large bronze statue which is positioned beside the harbour, where visitors can enjoy an ice cream, cream tea or fresh sea food. Boat trips to Lundy Island and along the North Devon coastline can also be embarked upon from Ilfracombe harbour.

Appledore Boats

Other charming villages within the local area include Lynton and Lynmouth, Instow, Appledore and Clovelly.

Bugford is also in a great setting for visiting the North Devon coastline. Whether you are looking for a romantic stroll along the headland or a day sunbathing on golden sand, North Devon has the venue.


Less than a 15 minute drive from Bugford is Woolacombe, one of the country's best beaches with several accolades to prove it. This golden stretch of beach is ideal for relaxing, as well as enjoying a number of water sports, including surfing. Just along the coast from Woolacombe is Croyde and Saunton, two other beautiful beaches and sheltered by the Braunton Burrows, which are classified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Cliff Top at Speke Mill

Curling its way around the coastline is the South West Coast Path, a popular destination for walkers looking to explore the area by foot. The pathway has some breath-taking views as it winds its way through stunning moorland scenery and some of the highest cliffs in England.

More information on the local area can be found on our activities page, which has details of different things to do whilst staying at Bugford Cottages.