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Testimonials

We always love to have feedback from our guests. Below you will find some of our previous guests comments, which include helpful suggestions for enjoying a holiday at Ford Hill Cottage in North Devon.

Ford Hill Cottage is most definitely one of the best cottages we have stayed in (and there have been many). It's a real home-from-home. The extra touches are so thoughtful and welcome. Having a welcome hamper on arrival meant we could relax and not rush off shopping for provisions immediately. The comfy beds, cotton bed linen, fluffy towels and toiletries were much appreciated. We think the cottage should be at the top of the 'well-equipped list', if it exists!

We have done fabulous walking with the aid of the OS map, been to Lundy Island to see the puffins and other migratory birds (an ambition) and to RHS Rosemoor, which was superb and has a good restaurant serving local food. As gardeners we found it inspirational and relaxing.

We have had many good meals at local pubs, including the Black Venus at Challacombe, the King's Arms at Georgeham, the Blue Ball at Countisbury and the Boardwalk bar and restautrant at Woolacombe - all recommended.

Thank you for such comfortable accommodation.

Hazel & Colin - May 2017

We have had the most lovely Easter break at Ford Hill Cottage. It has been the perfect place to stay with our family including our seven month old grandson - Harry. All our needs were met and thank you for the 'welcome treats'. We've loved the garden and the games room.

The Norths - April 2017

We had a great stay at Ford Hill Cottage! The perfect location to explore surrounding towns and villages. Lots of nice touches including gifts when we arrived. We really enjoyed playing in the games room and relaxing by the fire after a long day of walking. Thank you.

The Vanderweele family - April 2017

We have stayed in a few holiday cottages in our time and this was the best. So well and thoughtfully equipped - we particularly enjoyed the coffee machine! Not once did we say 'I wish we'd bought.....'. Thank you Janet and Adam for the lovely welcome - we so appreciated the hamper of goodies. Everything was so comfortable and as a result we enjoyed a much needed break and feel restored and re-energised. Things we did - lovely walks at Dulverton, Lynmouth/Watersmeet, Selworthy, Mill Valley (all from the OS book) also Westward Ho! Delicious cream tea at the Pavilion Tea Room above the visitor centre in Lynmouth. Good meal at the Pynchon Arms, East Down. Excellent fish and chips at Squires, Braunton (busy on a Friday night).

Elliott family - February 2017

Thank you for a fantastic week! The cottage is beautiful. So cosy and welcoming and kitted out with everything you could need. On top of this the 'welcome hamper' was superb, so generous. This is a great base for walking and general sightseeing. Can thoroughly recommend walks to Morte Point (from Mortehoe) and the Heddon Valley. Be sure to take in as much of the coastal path as you can. Thank you once again.

Fiona & Awp - January 2017

We have had a wonderful 4 days at Ford Hill Cottage for my retirement party. Explored the local National Trust house, Woolacombe beach and surrounding areas. Supper warm welcome to us on arrival. Hamper and wine a real treat. A big thank you to you Janet and Adam!

Mr & Mrs Pate and family - November 2016

Lovely homely cottage with a great garden. Very lovely family kitchen/living area. Despite bad weather we had a lovely time. Loved Croyde - cream from the cream shop was lovely. The Big Sheep for a day out and Woolacombe also a hit. Not so keen on Ilfracombe but fish and chips in Combe Martin were fab. Loved our stay. P.S. the BEST welcome hamper!!

The Fosters, Herts - September 2016

We've had a great week! Ford Hill Cottage has been a great base for exploring the surrounding area. The homely feel of the cottage was ideal for our family holiday, well equipped for all our needs - you've taken almost everything into consideration. The games room was a hit! Thank you for the added touches, especially the generous welcome basket and fruit bowl - they were very much appreciated. Thanks.

The Brinn family - August 2016

We have had a great week here exploring the area. The welcome from Janet was lovely and the basket of goodies and ice lollies for the children. The cottage is fab, we enjoyed playing games in the garden and using the new games room (a hit with the children). We visited lots of new places, one being Arlington Court which is only 5 minutes away and was great for walking, picnics and relaxing. The cottage is a great base to explore Ilfracombe, Barnstaple and Woolacombe. We ate at the Sawmills pub between Combe Martin and Ilfracombe and we would also highly recommend the Red Barn in Woolacombe - great atmosphere and lovely food. We would love to come back.

The Hasted family - August 2016

Much thought and effort has created a lovely holiday home - we have relaxed and enjoyed. Thank you.

Brian and Lynn, Manchester - July 2016

How comfortable and well-equipped your cottage is, a perfect base for a wonderful week exploring North Devon. Thank you for the exceptionally generous welcome basket!

Olivant party, Oxfordshire - July 2016

Thank you for a wonderfully appointed cottage for the week. The garden was a fabulous attraction for the children, and the games room great for us! Thank you for the thoughtful touches like the coffee machine and chilled wine. Great weather too!

Gibson and Cooper party, Surrey - July 2016

Beautifully decorated and cosy! We loved all the luxurious touches that made our stay so special. That you so much. We will be back!

Howick party - July 2016

Absolutely the right choice! Ford Hill Cottage was perfect for us as a family to enjoy time together. We had absolutely everything we needed and really appreciated those extra touches. The bottle of Prosecco was a great celebration following our son’s achievement in the Exmoor Ironman. Thank you for everything, we hope to come again and will be recommending this lovely cottage.

The Smith family, Buckinghamshire - June 2016

We had a wonderful stay at Ford Hill Cottage. It is such a lovely place to be. Thank you, Janet, for your warm welcome. We felt at home from the first moment. The boys liked the table football and pool table very much - we preferred sitting in the garden! Thank you for all! We will come back!

The Rathmann family, Eichstatt, Germany - May 2016

Many years of staying in cottages in the South West and this is amongst the very best. All the extra touches show a thoughtfulness and care for guests. Thank you. The sympathetic renovation provides space and comfort. Will be telling family and friends about this gem. Found the Cream Tea Cafe behind the Pannier Market in Barnstaple and can highly recommend also!

Marilyn Richards, Toronto - April 2016

Extremely well-appointed holiday cottage - a real home from home with touches of true thoughtfulness for the comfort of the holiday makers. A special mention for tea lovers for the wonderful tea cosy!

Jill Burton, London - April 2016

What a find! Our first time staying in a cottage and we’ll struggle to find a better one. Very tastefully decorated and well appointed and Janet & Adam made us feel very welcome. The hamper was a lovely touch. We had some great days out in the area and Ford Hill Cottage was a great place to come back to. We will spread the word…. Thank you!

The Guest Family, Dorset - April 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay In Ford Hill Cottage. The decor, ambience and rooms were a surprise to us. The lovely hamper basket waiting for us on arrival was very nice. The children enjoyed having their own space whilst the adults enjoyed the secluded area for a well deserved rest. Thank you Janet, we hope to be able to do this again soon.

The Adeoye Family, London - April 2016

What can we say?! Except that this is the best, well equipped cottage that we've ever been to! From the kitchen to the bedrooms to the BBQ. We've come armed with a Nespresso machine, a wok, baking trays, charcoal for the BBQ and we didn't have to use any of them as all were provided in the cottage. A beautiful cottage, quiet location and thoughtfully done up. We will definitely visit again. And the owner, Janet, 'rocks' - she's so enthusiastic, full of energy and very friendly and welcoming.

Karpaya-Timm and Hayes party, Berkshire - March 2016

We had a lovely week in this spacious, comfortable cottage, a very homely place to stay. Plenty to do in the area whatever the weather. It was lovely to be welcomed by Janet on arrival to a warm cottage that she had prepared for us. Lovely goodies in a basket was a great surprise. We will recommend to family and friends. 5 star stay! Thank you.

The Smith/Sayles party, Wirral - February 2016

Ford Hill Cottage is ABSOLUTELY beautiful. The pictures online do not do this wonderful place justice. We have really enjoyed our weekend break here and would love to come back again one day. The welcome basket, toiletries and added extras were a real treat and our stay could not have been made more welcoming or relaxing. Our children adored playing outside in the garden and the children's cutlery and plates etc were great - so lovely to see a place which is so welcoming of children. Thank you very much!

Beesley family. Plymouth, Devon - October 2015

We have stayed in numerous cottages over the years and I think that Ford Hill has been the best. So well equipped and so beautifully decorated, and everything of the highest specification from the bedding to the kitchen equipment. Thank you so much for the very generous welcome pack and the fruit. Both families have enjoyed their stay and despite the weather being changeable we have been out and explored every day - Woolacombe beach, The Big Sheep etc. We were also lucky to get seats for a CBeebies show at Ilfracombe Theatre on the wettest day. A great week - thank you.

Thackrah and Gel family. Oxon. - October 2015

What an amazing time we had staying at Ford Hill Cottage. On arrival there was a big smiley Janet to greet us and explain the layout and how everything worked, followed by a delicious hamper full of local goodies for us to feast on after our travels. The cottage is beautifully laid out and so alight and spacious but still has all the home comforts to make your stay as comfortable as possible. As a family it was perfect for us and we greatly enjoyed it. Thank you so much for looking after us. We will be back!!

The Halls family, Wiltshire - September 2015

This cottage was exactly as stated on the website and more! It has been done up to a very high standard and had all that we needed - I especially enjoyed the fully equipped kitchen that meant I could make a Sunday roast and bake lots of scones. There was plenty of room for us 6 adults, and lots to keep us occupied. It was lovely to spend evenings outside having BBQ's and playing some of the games. The location was ideal for our trips to the numerous beaches and Exmoor - having a folder of local information was very useful. The owner Janet was lovely and exceptionally helpful, we really appreciated the welcome hamper and added extras. Would very muck like to come again and will recommend to friends and family.

Catherine Barwick and party, Surrey - September 2015

We've had a wonderful one week stay at Ford Hill Cottage. We loved everything about the cottage from Janet's warm welcome, luxury hamper to the cleanliness of the cottage. It really is a home away from home. The outdoor space is wonderful and I particularly loved all the home comforts that Janet kindly provided. We will definitely be back - thank you.

The Jones family of Four from London - August 2015

Our first impression was one of complete surprise at how lovely the cottage is. All the thoughtful touches such as the welcome hamper, flowers and toiletries were very much appreciated. The facilities provided are exceptional and luxurious. You have been an amazing hostess and the information you gave us has been so useful to us. We are very sad to leave and hope to return, we will be recommending the cottage to friends and family.

Bellamy family, Selsdon, Surrey. - August 2015

We found Ford Hill a beautiful cottage in a lovely location. It was all very high quality and everything you could ask for and more. We had a great week, visiting Woolacombe (which the kids loved), also the Big Sheep and Lynton which was stunning. Thank you Janet for your lovely welcome and special touches, flowers and food hamper containing lots of lovely treats. We would definitely love to return.

The Fullager and Tamlyn family, Rainham - August 2015

We all thoroughly loved our two week stay at Ford Hill Cottage. It's beautiful location is perfect for getting away from it all. Attention to detail was spot on and we really enjoyed the luxury of fine bed linen, fluffy towels and, of course, the coffee machine! The garden is perfect for children and our two year old grandson would have happily played in it for the whole holiday. We would wholeheartedly recommend the cottage to family and friends and hope to come back soon.

The Cornish Family, Stratford on Avon - July 2015

We were very impressed with the cottage and the thoughtful touches therein - like a first class hotel but free to do as we wished about mealtimes!! We enjoyed three really good days near you - one at Watersmeet to Lynton, a boat trip to Lundy, and a varied day in Ilfracombe on the Thursday. If and when we come down to North Devon again, we will certainly be in touch, and we shall have no hesitation in recommending Ford Hill Cottage to our friends.

Fry family, Wiltshire - July 2015

Ford Hill Cottage definately has the 'wow' factor. Probably one of the best appointed and nicely furnished cottages we have stayed in. Janet and her husband were very welcoming and were on hand if required at any time. Ditto the previous visitor's comments re the coffee machine. We are definately going to recommend the cottage to our friends and will definately be back!! Thanks.

The Gower Party - Newport, South Wales - June 2015

Ford Hill Cottage is a stunning place to stay and perfect in every way. It is immaculate, stylish, comfy and very spacious with a wonderful garden (perfect for our 3 energetic boys!). The welcome we received was warm and friendly and was the best we have ever had. The welcome pack was a basket of luxury goodies as well as a chilled bottle of bubbly in the fridge! There were so many little extras that made it first class like fresh flowers, fluffy towels and beautiful toiletries as well as everything you could possibly need. We had an amazing time in a perfect location and would love to return soon. Thank you so much.

The Towner Family - West Byfleet, Surrey - May 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ford Hill Cottage. Janet made us feel so welcome. The cottage was fab - finished with great touches, loved the coffee machine!! A great location to explore all the beaches (Croyde was our favourite) and Exmoor - loved having cream teas at Watersmeet. Thanks again!

The Russells - Stevenage, Hertfordshire - May 2015