Tuesday Feb 12th 2019 . “Charming, cosy and idyllic, this incredible little cottage has to be seen to be believed. Miranda has thought of everything and we couldn’t have been happier with our stay! The check-in process was very simple, the cottage was well-equipped and very comfortable. Rarely do we consider returning somewhere for another visit but in this case we’re thinking about booking early for a summer trip!”

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Tracey & Pete February 1st – 3rd 2019:                                              “Have you ever dreamed as a child go wake up in a Beatrix Potter cottage in one of her books? This is what it’s like waking up at Mirandas homely cosy warm inviting home x!! The wood stove. crisp white clean linens..home-made soaps..comfy bed sparkling kitchen just took our breath away…it was the best place I could ever dream of waking up on my 52nd Birthday..scones jam cream tea was left and a bottle of vintage cider appreciated !! hard to leave the cottage but we did venture to nearby Hartland Quay and Spekes Mill waterfall…an easy fun walk ..views awesome and the cosy cottage to come back to !! Although Miranda was away her housekeeper Claire was just as helpful and lovely as can be and helped make our stay splendid !!! thankyou so very much. I recommend this truly magical place to my family friends and all of you looking for a getaway xxxz THANKS love love love this little cottage x”

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May 21 – June 1 2018/Martin & Stella Putnam                                        We can’t say enough about what a wonderful stay we had at Philham Water Cottage. We recommend it warmly and without reservation.  There is something magical about Philham Water Cottage. A burbling stream runs just under the kitchen window.  The house overlooks a verdant field where ponies and horses graze. It is one of the few authentic farmer’s cottages in the region that survives from Elizabethan times, with a thatched roof and two-foot-thick walls, but now fitted with the most modern conveniences. It is surrounded by tall green trees and wild roses, beautiful and serene.

Miranda carefully provided the cottage with everything we needed, from kitchen utensils to fresh towels and sheets, soap, warm blankets, and more. She left a detailed binder of things to do, including maps, brochures, contact numbers, websites, and insights from someone who loves this beautiful corner of England.  The decor in the cottage is charming, and the lighting is warm and cozy. The heating is excellent, all facilities are newly updated, and the drinking water is fresh from the cottage well.

We were welcomed with cream scones, tea, fresh eggs, and lovely flowers!  Miranda is a gracious hostess who made us feel completely at home in the cottage.  The cottage is two miles away from one of the most rugged and beautiful parts of the coastline of south-west England.  It is within equally easy reach of the beautiful gardens of Docton Mills with its renowned cream teas, the ancient hillside village of Clovelly, and lovely abbeys, manor houses and churches.  It is a fantastic area for hiking.  We will be back!   





July 20-27     L.O. from Bath, Somerset

We very much enjoyed our stay at this cottage. It has an interesting
history and is located in a beautiful setting in a lovely part of the
country. It was a delight to sit beside the babbling brook in the
garden with a morning cup of tea. Our dog spent many a happy hour snoozing on the grass. The coast of Hartland and the Quay are very dramatic and the quiet, wooded lanes and views of the sea are idyllic.
We highly recommend it.  


May  2018
We have had a wonderful stay at the cottage and we look forward to being back in Devon at the earliest opportunity. We appreciate your attention to detail and your successful melding of the cottage’s history and modern conveniences.
Best, M&S

April 2018

Hello Everyone,
If you’re contemplating a vacation in the U.K. this year, how about spending some time in this quintessential English country cottage in North Devon, one of my favourite parts of the world?
Donna and I stayed there several years ago, and it is idyllic. A 500 year old thatched cottage with all mod cons with a stream chortling alongside, down a country lane in one of the most beautiful parts of the West Country.
Help keep this historical treasure going!
Cheers,  Paul Reffell