Photos below are by the owners &

  • Stephanie Osmond (
  • Paul Jenner  (

Photos below include:

  • Philham Water Cottage and the path from the parking area
  • Cottage  interior
  • The garden
  • The Hartland peninsula; town, countryside and coast

Further photos (than displayed here) can be viewed under  “About Cottage” and “Local Attractions

Philham Water Cottage – October 2021


The patio with picnic table behind the cottage beside the stream.

Philham Water Cottage – night.


Philham Water Cottage – Summer 2021


Philham Water Cottage – December 2018

Philham Water Cottage – January 2019


December 2020



The kitchen window overlooks the stream that flows beside the cottage



Steps down to the stream from the patio.

View through the front door of the cottage.


The front garden is enclosed by a wall, a wooden fence and 3 small latching gates.


Philham Water Cottage Gardens/summer

Cottage gardens in winter

Path leading from the car park trough the garden to the cottage.





The snug Living Room has a wood-burner and electric radiators.

The queen bed looks out over the garden and the stream that runs alongside.


The sofa in the Living Room can convert into a second double bed.

There is a shower over the bath. A window looks out over the patio to the rear of the cottage.

The kitchen is fully equipped and looks out over the stream and patio.


Camellias, bougainvillea and apple blossom adorn the shrubs in spring. 

The car parking area is approximately 80 paces from the cottage.

The town of Hartland less than 2 miles away has renowned potters and carpenters, 3 pubs, a cafe plus stores for replenishing your firewood and supplies.


Coastal farmland surrounds the cottage.


The road to Hartland Quay where you can swim at high tide, and watch the sun setting whilst enjoying a drink at the Wreckers Retreat. Plenty of parking available with easy access to the south-west coastal path.  Lundy Island can be seen on the Horizon.

Low tide at Hartland Quay.  (The Wrecker’s Retreat – is hidden behind the bluff. The photo of swimmers below was taken at the bottom of the causeway seen in this photo.)                                                                                           

Swimming at Hartland Quay during high tide.


Awesome geology of Hartland Quay.


The Southwest Coast Path follows the coast into Cornwall.


Spekes Mill Beach is a two mile walk from Philham Water Cottage.

Bude has pasty and surf shops, a beach with plenty of sand and an outdoor swimming-pool beside the sea.


The ruins Tintagel, said to be the birthplace of King Arthur, can be visited further along the Cornish coast.


Bursdon Moor: if your mobile phone doesn’t work in the valley, head up here. On a clear day you can see the ocean with Lundy Island on the horizon.


Spring bluebells on a woodland path.



Coastline view from above Clovelly.

Clovelly Harbour is six miles away.


Clovelly at low tide. 


The town of Barnstaple has the nearest railway, a bus depot and several car hire companies. 

Braunton Sands – Spot the surfer . . .

View of Stoke Church through the Folly by the coast.


Sunset reflected in a window of Stoke Church.


Sunset view from the village of Stoke.


Solstice sunset at Hartland Quay.


Philham Water Cottage:  a unique getaway!