Rock Cottage Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it. Here you will find a selection of testimonials about Rock Cottage and the surrounding area that we have had over the past couple of years…”

Jones Family, Peterborough 2018

Beautiful cottage. So clean! Thank you so much for letting us stay. We really enjoyed ourselves

Chris, Lori and Sarah Beak-Toye, Canada 2018

Feel so fortunate to have found this gem! Love the charm and character. Peter is a great host. Dinner at The New Inn, Chambercombe House, Clovelly ... all wonderful!

Robarts Family, Surrey 2018

Lovely time here in Goodleigh, enjoyed the food at The New Inn. Very well equipped cottage and comfy beds; enjoyed your board game Pay Day!

Lisa, Heather, Tanya and Carole, Gloucestershire 2018

What a quaint little cottage, full of character and charm, very relaxing and utterly delightful. Our stay here was really lovely ... a perfect base for touring some hidden treasures of North Devon, especially Clovelly ... Thank you

Allaway Family, Buckinghamshire 2018

Beautiful cottage, have loved every minute. All well explained in the instruction manuals ... enjoyed going to Woolacombe and Appledore ... the leaflets helped us decide where to go

Jon, Helen, Freddie and Bella, Staffordshire 2018

Another brilliant holiday at Rock Cottage! This year we enjoyed several amazing meals at the pub - even the rain couldn't ruin our holiday! Back next year!

Brian, Verity, Josh and Tia, Milton Keynes 2018

Rock Cottage home from home! Saunton Sands, Barricane, Puttsborough, Woolacombe, Illfracombe done! Great walks, good weather and here's looking forward to next year!

Neale, Deb and Amy - 2018

An excellent week with great welcoming cottage, kind host and lovely countryside and coast to entertain us - we have loved it!

Graham and Janet, Salisbury 2018

We have enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing week at Rock Cottage, very welcoming and comfortable. Great food at The New Inn. Thank you.

Matthew and Juliet, Berkshire 2018

We had an excellent week staying in Rock Cottage, the weather was great and the cottage had everything we needed. The location was perfect for walking 100 miles of the Coastal Path.

Rock cottage was let on a residential basis from 2016 to 2018

Mrs Dineva - Bulgaria - April 2016

I feel bad that I have to go to work in London. I had an amazing and relaxing time here. Thank you for letting me be part of this lovely magical world! Also, thank you for allowing me to make this place home of my favourite, personal song! Thank you for your hospitality, kindness and care. Hope to come back here again.

Carly Tinkler - Worcestershire - March 2016

Exactly what I hoped for – warm, cosy and comfortable, and everything I needed. Sadly too busy to visit the village pub, but will definitely return … thanks for everything.

Mike & Jayne Angell - Fuston - January 2016

We do not want to leave Rock Cottage! Fantastic place to stay and relax after a hectic Christmas, battery’s recharged. If you cycle, go on the Tarka Trail at Fremington and the Café is very good. Great walks around Hartland and Morthoe. Thanks for everything Perter & Suzanne, recommended everyone to stay here.

Richard & Hilary Bulter - Bristol - November 2015

Lovely cottage with all necessary amenities. The wood burner was a huge like. Food at The New Inn was excellent. We also found The Pyne Arms as East Down served an amazing Sunday lunch. We will be back!

Ruth Wisz & Hilary Bulter - Bristol - October 2015

Informative and friendly welcome from Peter! Lovely cosy cottage - made the most of the wood burner with the patchy weather. Excellent food at the New Inn and also the Pier House in Westward Ho! A place to recommend.

Mary W - Surrey - October 2015

A very belated visit this year - thoughts of moving to Devon in near future. Lovely visit to Broomhill Sculpture Garden with lunch, worth going just for the cherry chocolate brownie. Yum.

Child's Family - Richmond - August 2015

Really restful. Brilliant place for resting and sleeping with comfortable beds and blackout blinds. Great body boarding at Saunton Sands and cycling on the Tarka Trail. Teen age boys enjoyed their time here and internet access.

Bandy's - August 2015

Wonderful cottage and stay. Thank you.

Cloke Family - Chinnor Oxon - August 2015

Thank you for letting us stay at your fantastic cottage, we has a great time. Shame you couldn't fix the weather as well. You gave us a warm welcome which made a great start. With long walk and lovely beaches. Thanks again.

Bonsor Family - South Derbyshire - July 2015

Rock Cottage has made a very lovely base for visiting old haunts and visiting some new ones. Dartmoor to Ilfracombe and a good Gluten Free fish n chip at Kilkhampton, then a quick drive to Duckpool to eat them. For some useful information for any is (Gluten Free) The Butchers Row shops bakery does bread and scones so you can still have your Cream Tea!

Chris and Colin, Witney - July 2015

Lovely cottage, comfy and well-equipped. We recommend the walks from Heddon Valley to Woody Bay and Lynmouth to Watersmeet - a cream tea there is a must. If you wish to explore Exmoor and see wildlife and red deer, you can’t do better than Red Stag Safari - interesting, informative, hugely enjoyable and a wonderful guide. RHS Rosemoor is worth a visit, great food and veg garden. The New Inn is a must - do book.

Russ and Wendy - Lemington Spa - June 2015

Lynton railway to Lynmouth and then a riverside walk to Watersmeet is lovely and there is a very good Café there too! Definitely recommend the New Inn but make sure you book! The cottage has everything you need. Thanks.

Sally and Brian - Bedford - June 2015

Lovely week at Rock Cottage. Great food at the New Inn. Also Marwood Hill Gardens and RHS Rosemoor well worth a visit. Many thanks.

Sandra and Stefan - Germany - May 2015

Beautiful and cosy cottage I an outstanding landscape! Weather was great so we could enjoy the days out: Exmoor, the sea at Bude, Heartland Point and Woolacombe and also the little villages (and car boot sales) between. Many thanks!

Harriet & Paul - Winchester - 16-19 Jan 2015

What a truly lovely cottage and such a friendly welcome on arrival. Would recommend the local pub as again, a super welcome received. Such a shame time goes too fast.

Diane & Ian Boswell, Ashford, Middlesex - 3-9 Jan 2015

Time gone by too quickly. We really enjoyed our break. Lovely Cottage.

Lorraine, Neville, Briege and Matthew - New Year 2015

Had a lovely stay at Rock Cottage. Well equipped, good location and the pub is great too. Thank you!!!

Hope & Fiona White - August 2014

We have had a wonderful time here at Rock Cottage, surfing, riding, eating, drinking all with the backdrop of a beautiful and homely cottage. Thanks everso. F&Hx

Tim & Joe - Nottinghamshire - August 2014

Thanks. We have had a great week at Rock Cottage exploring North Devon and riding the Tarka Trail.

The Cooke Family - Whitchurch, Shropshire - August 2014

Thank-you for a super stay at Rock Cottage. We have had a great week exploring Devon and relaxing at the cottage. Such a well located place to stay with everything you could need.

Montanus Family - The Netherlands - July 2014

We have been given extraordinary weather this week allowing us to do a variety of activities, hiking trips, a visit to the Sculpture Garden and much more. Rock Cottage has been clean, well equipped, but mainly gorgeous.

Cedric & Jane Twelves - Derbyshire - July 2014

We booked very late - only 2 days notice but we have been very happy here - it's beautiful with everything we have needed. Our highlight was the trip to Lundy - a calm day. It was wonderful. Thank you.

Mary Washbourne - West Byfleet, Surrey - June 2014

The perfect place to return to after walking 16 miles in the Exmoor Perambulation. Looking forward to repeating next year …. There is nowhere I would rather be!

Nina & Gilles Gasparoni - Saarbrucken, Germany - June 2014

Dear Rock Cottage, we had a wonderful time with you. You are a beautiful home, cozy and charming! We also enjoyed the many trips & walks in the North Devon Region! Thankyou, Rock Cottage really rocks!

Gordon & Janet - Suffolk - May 2014

A perfect location for our bell ringing tour. Very comfortable cottage.

Matthew, Kirstie & Teddy (5 Months) Walker - Isleworth - May 2014

We had a lovely week, thank you! Great food at the New Inn, and fun times exploring Exmoor and the North Devon Coast.

Martyn, Cigdem, Stuart & Carla - Brighton - April 2014

Rock Cottage is cosy and picturesque and lived up to our high expectations. The area is very beautiful and there's so much to see and do within easy reach. Some high points for us were the Sculpture Park Broomhill, Hartland Abbey and Woolacombe Beach.

Easter 2014, Francis, Kevin and Anthony Skinner

Some lovely memories - circular Goodleigh walk, Clovelly - eating Cornish pasties in the sun, playing beach bats at Instow, toasting marshmallows etc. Thanks for lovely cottage.

Erica, Tom and Sophie and Lawrence - March 2014

We were all delighted with this adorable little old cottage. We found it to be very comfortable indeed. A lovely place to return to after a day of exploring. A big thank you to Peter for helping us out.

Amy P & Paul S - March 2014

Love coming to Rock Cottage. So cosy. This time brought bike and cycled to Torrington on the Tarka Trail.

Liz and Steve Gill - New Zealand - February 2014

Beautiful character cottage in a lovely quiet location. Perfect for a week whilst on holiday from New Zealand. Everything you could possibly want - love to come back!

Wallis and David Leahy - London - December 2013

Myself and David want to express our huge thanks for letting us stay at Rock Cottage over Christmas. It was everything we had hoped for and more! The cottage is just beautiful, and I was delighted at still having a real tree, even away from home. We brushed up on our Scrabble skills and David took much male enjoyment from burning the fire.

We thoroughly loved popping into The New Inn and chatting to the locals and the owners who were extremely welcoming.

Nick and Elaine - November 2013

Lovely warm welcome. Great cottage, very cosy with everything you could need. Had a fantastic stay and would defo recommend the New Inn!

Janny, Dave & Richard Trueman - November 2013

Very relaxing weekend. Home from home: cosy, comfy and a warm welcome. Good food at New Inn. Thank you.

Krysia, Terry and Cathie - September 2013

We love our annual visit to Rock Cottage. The new kitchen layout works well with the dishwasher. This year we went to Clovelly, which is lovely except for the visitor centre. We also visited the most wonderful garden, Marwood Hill, only 25 minutes car journey away, it is magical. Good tea room too. Thank you very much, and see you next year.

The Kearns - Canada - September 2013

Lovely cottage and very quaint. Set in gorgeous countryside. Weather was warm and sunny and we had a great time.

Laura, Ben and Louis Parkes - Nottingham - August 2013

We are very sad to leave this beautiful cottage in such a beautiful part of the country. The cream team welcome was a lovely thought, thank you, and the cottage was so well-equipped with everything we could wish for. Louis enjoyed using the board games, wooden puzzles and reading 'Stig of the Dump' from the excellent bookshelf. A perfect week in a perfect place. We loved Woolacombe, Lynmouth and Combe Martin.

Friedemann, Barbel, Britta and Emil - Germany, August 2013

We have loved spending these days in this sweet cottage with its beautiful furniture, and the kitchen leaves nothing to be desired. We had a lovely time here in Devon and enjoyed it very much. Thank you.

Janet and Bob Kilford - August 2013


Karin and Menachem - Holland - July 2013

Our first visit to Devon and we love it. Lovely cottage, beautiful walks and views. One week was too short but we did a lot and saw a lot, including tea at Watersmeet, dinner at Broomhill and the New Inn, Clovelly, Marwood Gardens, Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Exeter, Lynton and more. We'll be back for long walks!

Amy and Paul - Exeter - July 2013

What an amazing cottage, even after two days here we still keep spotting the lovely touches that make it so homely. It is in a perfect location for walks and the beach, which is where we spent today, we recommend Saunton Sands. We especially loved our evening drinks out on the patio, listening to the bees. It is so peaceful and makes a refreshing change from the city.

Ian and Elizabeth Murdoch - Biggar - June 2013

Lovely cottage full of character. Food at New Inn was very enjoyable. Watch out for low beams!

Paul and Caroline Birkin - Lincoln - April 2013

Very warm welcome on arrival from Stephanie. Excellent equipped cottage with everything we required. If we are here again we will book Rock Cottage for another weekend.

Graeme and Andrea Rott - Warboys - Cambridgeshire, 2013

A lovely welcoming and charming cottage in a beautiful part of Devon. We've thoroughly enjoyed our stay, albeit temperatures have been Arctic! It hasn’t stopped us touring the endless charming villages and walking on the moor and along coast. New Inn food is excellent.

Chris and Liz Hammond - Surrey - March 2013

Peace and tranquillity! Wonderful cottage, warm welcome on arrival with a cream tea. The New Inn is great for food. A walk along Woolacombe Bay is a must.

Aidan and Jackie Moffat - Welling Garden City - Herts 2013

A great retreat from work. Loved the cottage wood burner and local public house, great food.

John Ohara - Oxfordshire - March 2013

Superlatives are not enough. Hate the smoke detector in the kitchen. I will be back!

The Cartilidge Family - Rotherham - February 2013

Another great holiday! We missed the food at the New Inn but had a great time discovering new favourite places.

Jan and Dave Good - Stubbington, Hants - February 2013

We came for peace and quiet and certainly found that at Rock Cottage. Loads of character and warmth. Couldn’t wish for more. A delightful place to unwind.

Tim & Natalie Rogers - Epsom - January 2013

What a lovely cottage! Our friends stayed elsewhere and were very jealous of our beautiful accommodation and wonderful New Inn pub a minute’s walk.

Mary Washbourn - November 2012

My favourite place for a holiday come rain or shine, Rock Cottage is a welcoming haven.

Caroline & David Callow - October 2012

There were so many things we loved about Rock Cottage that our visit was all too short. The scones, beautifully clean, good quality bedding and towels, the sauce pans - everything!

The Chitty Family - Easter 2012

Very pretty cottage has lots of charming character, lovely views. We had a very pleasant and relaxing holiday we all need. We will recommend it to friends. Thank you

The Milletts - May 2012

Rock cottage is the perfect place to stop and unwind and explore the North Devon countryside. The cottage is really well equipped and has everything you need to sit back and enjoy your stay. We walked for miles along the coastal paths and stunning and dramatic scenery thn walking across Exmoor and all that it offers. Had a fab Saturday night meal at the local pub, home cooked food at its best and on our first night they gave us a take away beer or two" : We have had a beautiful time here. Thank you

The Hills - Australia - May 2012

The warm welcome and lovely cream tea from the housekeeper was appreciated. The cottage is in a good position to explore the Devon Coast (west) and the North Cornish coast. Great weather meant we could sit outside for meals and drinks

Ruth, Mike and Edward - Ledbury, Herefordshire - June 2012

We have had a lovely relaxing week. The gnome reserve was a particular highlight for Edward even in the pouring rain. A lovely cottage just right for us and easy to reach everywhere we to wanted to go.

The Spencers - June 2012

We've had an enjoyable "mini-break" doing lots of walking ad exploring. The hospitality at the New Inn was great

Mary Washbourn - June 2012 - Surrey

I never tire of visiting this cottage. A lovely peaceful bolt hold. Immersed in the vibrant green in the country lanes a walks in good weathers or bad is not to be missed

The Barker Family - York - July 2012

We have loved out visit to Rock Cottage and have thoroughly enjoyed exploring North Devon - our 1st Visit. Loved Croyde and Baggy Point, Clovelly & Lynmouth + Lynmouth. We are determined to come back again. And thanks for the cottage - so well equipped. Next time we come we may even get to the light the fire. P. S Look out for the lizard in the garden who kept coming out to bask in the sunshine

The Russells - August 2012

Despite the weathers best, or should that be 'worst' efforts we thoroughly enjoyed out first visit here. What a lovely cottage. So well equipped. Thank you. We plan to return.

The Palmers - January 2012

We need to "stop the world and get off for a while" and Rock Cottage ticked every box and more!! We wouldn't change a thing about this beautiful, warm, cosy cottage and we look forward to many more wonderful times here!

The Hepworths - August 2011

Great Cottage - home from home, ideal for our first holiday with baby in tow.

The Kerry Family - June 2011

We really enjoyed our ½ term stay at Rock Cottage. Lovely home, beautiful views and wonderful weather. A great contrast to West London.

The Cartridge Family - August 2011

We all had a fab holiday, a lovely cottage. Highly recommend the New Inn!

The Junbury Family - September 2011

Lovely time despite wind+rain. Great Cottage. Appledore then onto Instow to see the view!

September 2011

Wow! Such a lovely cottage! Home from home! Honeycomb ice cream at the New Inn is the best. Thankyou.