Northway Holiday Cottages, Devon

Northway Holiday Cottages is a delightful complex of self-catering cottages less than half a mile from the north Devon coast. There’s plenty on site to keep kids and adults happy including a swimming pool, hot tub and games room, in addition to extensive grounds.

  • Type: nine self catering cottages

  • Size: from 2-13 people per unit

  • Cost: from £1000 per summer week for a family of four

  • LocationDevon

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Contact details & location

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  • Address: Horns Cross, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 5EA

  • Tel: 01237 451899

Northway Holiday Cottages are situated in Horns Cross, near Bideford in North Devon.  The complex has fantastic sea views and is only 0.25 miles from the South West Coastal path.

Our review of Northway Holiday Cottages


The nine self catering properties at Northway Holiday Cottages each sleep between two and thirteen people, so there’s plenty of flexibility depending on the size of your group. The cottages, which are mostly arranged around a central courtyard, were converted out of former farm buildings and are spacious and attractively furnished. For an idea of prices, you can have a week in Granary Cottage (sleeps six) for under £500 off peak, rising to just over £1000 at the height of the summer. The largest property, Millstones – which sleeps 12-13 – costs between £900 and £2300, but obviously that’s a cost you’ll likely be splitting with a number of other families.


The complex benefits from a variety of child and family friendly features including an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor play area with climbing frame, swings and so on and a dedicated games room with table tennis, pool table and table football. The complex is situated in five acres of grounds so there’s plenty of space for the children to play, and there are numerous country walks on the doorstep. Of course, Northway’s location means there’s all the fun of the seaside on your doorstep too. And a guaranteed hit with the kids is the opportunity to help feed the animals each morning – there are ponies, goats, chickens and more to see when looking round the farm.


For the grown-ups, there’s also a hot tub, a fitness room with various exercise machines and there’s free WiFi on site. To save your space in the car when packing the cottages come with all the baby and toddler equipment you’ll need like stair gates, fire guards, cots and high chairs. Family pets are welcome in some of the cottages though you’ll need to check which ones and there may be a small charge. Best of all, and a firm favourite at Parent Friendly Stays, there’s the option of babysitting so you can enjoy a relaxing meal or pint at the local pub, which is within walking distance of the complex.


All in all, at Parent Friendly Stays we believe the self-catering properties at Northway Holiday Cottages offer a perfect family-friendly combination of great location, fantastic facilities and what look to us like very reasonable prices, and we’d happily have a holiday there tomorrow if the opportunity arose!

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“Northway is perfect for little ones. They simply love feeding the animals with Bob in the morning and collecting eggs for breakfast. The indoor pool is kept at a nice warm 30 degrees, and many swim everyday they enjoy it so much. fun in the pool In the games room there are a selection of larger toys; play kitchen, wooden train set, play tunnel etc along with a selection of games, and DVDs for rainy days. There is also a toy library in the Farmhouse where it’s possible to borrow an age appropriate ‘toy box’ for a day. Outside we have a wooden climbing frame, slide and two swings on a safe bark surface alongside an enclosed grassed picnic area.”


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