North Devon Holiday Homes To Book in Bucks Mills

Nestled in a secluded wooded valley overlooking a rocky cove, Bucks Mills holiday cottages are hard to beat for holidays on the North Devon coast. This peaceful village lies on the unspoiled north-facing stretch of coast which runs from Westward Ho! to the Hartland Peninsula. Unlike much of North Devon’s coast, which is windswept and battered by Atlantic storms, Bucks Mills is a sheltered haven, where the sea is almost always calm and the clifftops are thickly wooded. This tiny community was once the working mill for a nearby manor, powered by the stream which meanders through the valley before cascading over the cliffs in a waterfall which lands on the rocks below.

Wandering down to the beach from your holiday cottage in Bucks Mills, you’ll notice a number of landmarks, including the former Temperance Hotel, an old lime kiln and St Anne’s Church. The narrow road which runs down to the sea follows the stream and is lined with a scattering of fine homes with beautifully kept gardens. It's hardly surprising that in such an idyllic coastal location, some of these are characterful holiday cottages, such as Melinda's, a comfortably restored fishermans cottage.

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Bucks Mills lies within the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is passed by the South West Coast Path. Follow the path in either direction for spectacular views along the coast and the chance to spot seals, dolphins and basking sharks. Self-catering holidays in Bucks Mills are perfectly located for exploring the North Devon coast. A few miles west, the ancient fishing village of Clovelly is not to be missed, with a tangle of cobbled lanes clinging to a steep hillside above a harbour, where a pint of local ale can be enjoyed as fishing boats land their catch. Continuing west, waves crash against towering cliffs on the Hartland Peninsula. Head to Hartland Quay to experience this dramatic area at its best. East of Bucks Mills, the sandy beach of Westward Ho! is a popular surf spot, next to the lovely market town ancient port of Bideford on the River Torridge Estuary.