West Down House Holiday Cottages, Bradworthy, Holsworthy, Devon

Bradworthy, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 7RZ
Telephone: 01409 241 400
E-Mail: mail@westdownhouse.co.uk

Butlers Pantry

"...Short break, very welcoming, lovely cottage..." Mr & Mrs W, Bognor Regis, West Sussex

"After a long journey down we were delighted to open the door to such a gorgeous, well presented nook, complete with courtesy tea/coffee and biscuits...Thanks for the warm welcome...Packed our bags reluctantly. Thanks [R] for looking after such a wonderful little place and letting people enjoy it! Keep up the hard work down here..." P& A, Woldingham, Surrey

"Came for a romantic weekend away for our 34th wedding anniversary...Very quiet and peaceful. Came with idea to eat out every night - wrong, only once as it was lovely to sit quietly at night after a busy day out...Enjoyed our break very much" Mr & Mrs H, Bristol

"As we were driving towards Bradworthy my partner and I started to panic!! Where are we? There seeemed to be a lot of country roads when all of a sudden we emerged into Bradworthy village...Perfect!! Bradworthy was a delight, a tranquil village with lots to offer...The cottage is in our opinion ideal!! It brought to us the relaxing holiday we needed. All the facilities and surrounding grounds were very much enjoyed!! Thank you for a lovely holiday..." K & M, Ashted, Surrey

"A very nice week spent in tranquil, pleasant surroundings...The cottage was lovely and we managed to get a sunny spot to take a bathe in the pool..." Mr & Mrs B, Swindon

"We have had a very relaxing week...North Devon is a lovely place when the sun shines..." Mr & Mrs C, Norwich

"Lovely quiet cottage - just what the doctor ordered! Plenty to see within an hour's drive..." J & L, Birmingham

"Very relaxing stay." Mr & Mrs M, Dundee

"A superb base to use for Devon and Cornwall.The quiet is enough to relax anybody and the countryside peaceful and beautiful. Butler's Pantry is certainly one of the better class cottages and a credit to [R]. Highly Recommended..." Mr & Mrs W, Margate, Kent

"...Thank you very much for a nice clean & cosy cottage. The bath was great, the fire was great. Set in a nice peaceful village, would like to visit again..." M Family, Camberley, Surrey

"..Will definitely be back. What a wonderful place..." C & A, Berkshire.

"Thank you so much" Z & R, London.

"..this place is idyllic - don't spoil it; we will be back.. " V & D, Bristol.

"The cottage really does live up to its description and is truly superb....the silence is fantastic!...you don't know how lucky you are! Had fantastic long weekend & hope to return sooner rather than later" M & D, Staffordshire.

"..just wanted to put pen to paper to let you know what a smashing time we had in the Butler's. We had such a wonderful and relaxing time and were both really refreshed after our stay. " Mr & Mrs N, Frimley, Surrey.

"Really lovely place & we've had a great time. Many thanks." K&S, Penzance, Cornwall

"Thanks to you for a lovely break." J & K, Sutton Coldfield.

"We have really enjoyed our holiday and will certainly be back one day. Thank you for a very happy stay." C&B.

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your cottage and hopefully will be able to visit again, maybe in the autumn." CD, Bristol.

"We had a great time at West Down House and appreciated your hospitality." Mr & Mrs F, Canada.

"A most enjoyable Easter weekend in a delightful retreat enhanced by lovely log stove." A & C, Liverpool.

"Time to go, shame we can't stay. Thanks for the excellent place. Full marks it really is cool." J & A.

"Cosy evening spent in by log fire..yes you've guessed - another night by the log fireThank you for a wonderful romantic holiday - we hope to be back. A lovely place to stay and made very welcome.." Mr & Mrs B.

"We woke in the morning to the sound of birds voices, to stir ourselves or slumber on - such difficult choices Along the cliff tops at Bude to burn off our excess, I think in retrospect we should have ate less, We drank wine in the garden as the sun went down, it was so nice of your cats to call round.Thanks to you for our stay, we would very much like to return someday". N& J, Kent

"Booked a two day holiday as a surprise for W for his birthday & had a lovely relaxing time." M&W, Reading.

"Thank you ever so much for such a lovely holiday and stay at the Butler's Pantry. We definitely hope to come back very soon." J&D.

"Love the cottageBlissfully peaceful night Another night cuddled up in front of the fire! It's so quiet - the only sound is the owl hootingWe have had a lovely restful week. Hope to come back for another peaceful holiday soon." L&D.

"Very welcoming. Butler's Pantry is what we expected and is lovely." S&J.

"Another memorable day.Last day sadlyMany thanks for an unforgettable few days" S&R.

"On the occasion of our 26th wedding anniversary. Butler's Pantry is delightfully cosy.All together our holiday to Devon & Cornwall has been very relaxing and most enjoyable for this first visit" Mr & Mrs M, Telford, Shropshire.

"Both delighted with the Butler's Pantry Hope to be back again soon!! Had a super time ." Mr & Mrs T, Rugby, Warwickshire.

"Arrived tired - but so pleased to see the Butler's Pantry again - soon bucked up & settled in with the log fire..We've had a wonderful time - as - always.Sadly have to go home. Thank you for once again sharing your little bit of heaven with us." Mr & Mrs C, Seaton, Devon

"Most pleased with accommodation." J&S.

"..went for a walk around beautiful gardens had romantic night inSat by pool, cottage is fabulous, four-poster bed amazingGoing home - not very happy - love to come back again." T&A, Liverpool.

"Cottage was all & more than expected.saw beautiful sunset - very romantic. We do not want this holiday to endBack home today - had a great holiday. Shall miss this place. Hope to come back soon." A&S, Brierley Hill, West Midlands.

"place looks ideal.slept to 12 noon - lovely!I ask M to marry me. She says yes.Delightful - our stay has been a wonderful tonicgood hosts, great cottage, wonderful tranquillity." D&M, Bromley, Kent.

"Hope to return to the Butler' Pantry next year. Had a great holiday." Mr & Mrs P, Coventry

"the cottage is lovely and we have found everything we need." B&J

"Cannot fault anything. " Mr & Mrs P, Coventry.

"All in all our cottage and holiday was first class." Mr & Mrs T, Yorkshire.

"We both had a wonderful time at the Butler's Pantrywe are both sure we will return as well as recommending West Down House to friends & family." Y&B, New Malden, Surrey.

"Being so far from home, what a splendid & perfect way to spend Christmas - here in front of a log fire listening to the wind & rain outside, knowingly warm and snuggly inside, dining on wine and Harrods' delicacies whilst at home Christmas dinner is cold ham & king prawns as it is 30 degrees plus. A most relaxing & romantic couple of days. So relaxing to be out of the London rat race. Longing to return next year. Thank you for making our Christmas so special. A cosy, memorable home away from home. Christmas touches were perfect! Thanks a million". Mr T, Palmerston, North New Zealand & Ms B Perth, Western Australia.

"Back again..we're hoping to be the first & last entries for the year!. Had a sinfully late morning this morning but eventually dragged ourselves out of bed to open some Christmas presents languishing under the treeopted for an early evening in front of the fire.A much less out & about stay this time but very relaxing - we'll be back (again!)." S&C.

"What a lovely, cosy, romantic place.thoroughly enjoyed our 3 days - loved the lanes! Hope to come again - super late break." C&P, West Wiltshire.

"arrived earlier than expected - fell in love with the Butler's Pantry immediately. [Today] our only full day here so wasted half of it sleeping! Leaving in the morning. Very sad would love to spend more time here. Perhaps one day.Thank you for a wonderful stay. " B&A, Chichester.

"First impressions matched description exactly. Slept like winter hedgehogs! - despite heavy rain showers through the night. Many thanks." C&H, Woodcote, Reading.

"A very enjoyable stay - just what we imagined it would be. " A&B, Birmingham.

"Goodbye Butler's Pantry. It's been a lovely honeymoonBack to reality, but we'll remember this week for the rest of our lives. Many thanks." D&N, Highworth, Wiltshire.

"We arrived on 8 Oct and felt as we did the first time - wonderful - time to relax & wind down. We can't really advise anyone as to what to do & where to go as we always enjoy everything here! We just go out every day and travel the country lanes & depending on the weather, walk & enjoy the beautiful countrysideeat outBut always it's coming home to the fire at the Butler's Pantry that we look forward to.We have to leave this morning - but we'll be back - please don't change anything while we're away!!!" Mr&Mrs C, Seaton, Devon.

"R's birthday (42). The cottage is a delightwonderful break" R&E, London.

"We have had a wonderful stay. Thank youHope to return in the near future." K&J, Knebworth.

"Accommodation is delightful..We enjoyed our stay." R&J, Lincolnshire.

"Getting up late means lunch gets later & later until today it simply became teatime. That says something about how relaxed we have becomeAll very relaxed and satisfying.Our holiday all too quickly over." J&F, Berkshire.

"Very impressed with the cosy & romantic Butler's Pantry - this will do very nicely for our honeymoon! Started to unwind by the pool. The weather is glorious and the grounds are very beautiful. What a wonderful bedroom - love the 4 poster bedGoodbye Butler's Pantry - you are a wonderful place to spend a honeymoon!." M&J, Oldham.

"very impressed with the cottage particularly the four-poster bed!A thoroughly enjoyable stay. We shall return!" C&M, Ashford, Kent.

"..it is a good location for visiting lots of different places. Lovely grounds in a quiet setting." Mr & Mrs P, Poole, Dorset.

"First sight of Butler's Pantry - really lovely. We'll take home some great memories of the Butler's Pantry." K&J, Staffordshire.

"Well worth the journey. Had a lovely welcome and the cottages are just as they had been described. Never slept in a four - poster before. Had a wonderful time. Hope to come again." The M family, Worcestershire.

"One look at Butler's Pantry - it was well worth the journey.Shame to go back to the rat race. I thank my husband for these beautiful few days. It was my surprise short break away. I couldn't have spent it in a nicer place than the Butler's Pantry. Thank you .." C&B, Kensworth, Bedfordshire.

"Cottage perfectSad to leave must come again." J&S, Titchfield Common, Hampshire.

"Unpacked and found how well-equipped & beautiful the place is." J&D, Southend, Essex.

"Goodbye Butler's Pantry! We really enjoyed our stay in the area & loved our little home from home." Mr & Mrs H.

"Really lovely little place - just what we expected. Really glad we came - not long enough." J&N.

"Once again a very relaxing and pleasant weekend at West Down - we hope to return soon.." Mr & Mrs S.

"In all, a lovely holiday & stay - we hope you enjoy yours as much." C&S, Poole, Dorset.

Groom's Cottage

"Cottage warm & cosy & well kitted out...Bed very comfortable (we were hoping for rain so we could stay there all day!!...It's been a very relaxing & thoroughly enjoyable few days. Excellent place for recharging the batteries. Thanks for a lovely time."Mr & Mrs D, Winchester

"..we've been here since Friday and we don't want to go home at all. Highlights are: all this gorgeous countryside and coastline. Lots of places to visit. The cottage was fantastic just how we imagined it to be. Thank you for a lovely stay and we will see you again very soon."Ms D & Mr M, Bath

"Highlights of our week Tintagel & Clovelly and coming home to this lovely cosy cottage. Will return when in West Country again and will certainly recommend to our colleagues.. Thank you for a lovely stay."Mr & Mrs M, Hailsham, East Sussex

"Arrived after a perilous journey through ice, snow and a blizzard. But what a winter wonderland; well worth the effort. Departing today to face reality - reluctantly. Many thanks for a lovely stay in wonderful surroundings. We have enjoyed a tranquil, peaceful New Year and hope to return next year."Mr & Mrs M, Tamworth, Staffs

"Had a lovely white Christmas. Stayed in all day snuggled up in the warm. Cooked full Christmas dinner...we've had a wonderful relaxing few days and a picture-book Christmas holiday."Ms S, Crowthorne, Berkshire

"Had a peaceful time in a lovely setting. Who knows - next time I might even bring the wife!"Mr F, Bampton, Oxfordshire

"Many thanks for a lovely two weeks - the cottage is lovely and a real credit to you."

"Hope to return soon...perfect post GCSE relief! "The U family, Lincoln

"After a long journey we arrived to a warm welcome and very clean cottage. The sun was shining and Devon was at its best. Down to the inn for tea and a comfortable night in our cosy cottage....this is one of the most pleasant and well equipped holiday lets we have stayed in. Quiet & private with good facilities. Would definitely like to return at some point in the future. Thanks for a nice break. "Mr & Mrs C-S, Derby

"Thank you once again for your wonderful hospitality."AH, Somerset

"Have had a wonderful time, very clean and quiet, lovely surroundings. Shame to leave so soon. Will be back soon"S & R, Hendon

"Spent a wonderful 1st anniversary here. Accommodation very clean and comfortable. We will be back "Mr & Mrs O, Basingstoke

"Your accommodation is second to none. We will be back soon. "J &G, Newport, S.Wales

"Weather not brilliant but we only wanted a restful break which we certainly did get. Our only problem was - we don't want to leave today. We loved the cottage and it was really relaxing. We will certainly be back again, some day 'soon'. "Mr & Mrs H, Plymouth

"Arrived to be re-acquainted with West Down after 3½ years - not disappointed. Reluctantly returning home - will come again for sure later in the year."Mr & Mrs R, Hereford.

"Pleased with Groom's Cottage - very comfortable. The week has gone so quick - certainly relaxed - wish it could have been longer. "T&R, Leicestershire

"Home today - too soon but we will be back - with other friends no doubt so be warned. What a beautiful place this is - so peaceful & so clean!! "M&C, Sunningdale, Berks.

"Have managed to get the log-burning stove going now so will stay in & have cosy dinner in front of the fire! ...Trying not to get too depressed as it is our last day today"M&D, Reading, Berks.

"We have had a lovely relaxing time here at West Down...the week has gone too quick for us - but enjoyed our stay very much. We'll be back "L&V, Berks.

"Very pleased with cottage & surroundings. "Mr & Mrs B, Spalding, Lincolnshire.

"Sad to go home. We've had a great time despite a few cloudy days and quite a bit of rain."Mr & Mrs M, London.

"Sad to leave after a peaceful week...Hope to see you soon."The S family, Winchester, Hants.

"...having a relaxing time...the cottage & surroundings are great. Spent the whole afternoon relaxing and dipping in the pool. We all really enjoyed our stay in Groom's Cottage - comfortable, relaxing and perfect."The D family, Enfield, London.

"...the cottage was worth the wait - the thought of lazing in the grounds is heaven. We explored the grounds, ran relays around the trees and met the cats....Have come to realise that a week just isn't long enough - and there's work back on the agenda soon - ugh...We've had a great week."The N family, Gloucestershire.

"We have had a wonderful honeymoon at West Down. The cottage was great & we have been all over Devon & Cornwall. Perfect holiday! Will be back."Mr & Mrs C, Hertfordshire.

"We have had a wonderful relaxing two weeks holiday here in Groom's Cottage....we cannot wait to make a return visit here as soon as possible."Mr & Mrs B, Royston, Hertfordshire.

"An excellent week. Weather glorious, accommodation very good and picturesque scenery - what more could you want? We have had a very enjoyable week."Mr & Mrs M, London.

"An enjoyable short break stay - only wished we could have stayed longer! Absolutely breathtaking countryside and so many beautiful places to visit. Bradworthy and the people are very welcoming and also helpful - a delight to chat to them - they seem very proud of their local history. The children enjoyed every minute of it and enjoyed exploring the grounds. The cottage is lovely ...will definitely be back hopefully for a bit longer next time."The D family, Blackpool, Lancashire.

"A very enjoyable week in a relaxing and beautiful part of the country. Accommodation is excellent - very clean and comfortable. We will certainly be back."Mr & Mrs W, Maidstone, Kent.

"Groom's Cottage is very cosy & comfortable & we were made very welcome. This is the ideal place to retreat to for a break and we'd like to come again - perhaps next time as a short break for 2!"The H family, Swindon.

"The cottage is most beautiful and the hospitality lovely. We have both had a very relaxing and enjoyable week....would love to visit again. "M&M, Bicester, Oxfordshire.

"The most enjoyable weekend we have ever had. The friendly, relaxed atmosphere throughout our visit both at West Down and all the places we have visited is second to none...we look forward to our next visit."Mr & Mrs B, Orpington, Kent.

"Excellent place to stay - very comfortable. A short break but very enjoyable. Hopefully be back again with more time to explore. Thank you for your friendly hospitality. "The B family, Bridgend, Wales.

"Many thanks for our holiday, the cottage was perfect and in such tranquil and peaceful surroundings. To see so many stars in the sky was a sight to behold - I imagine this was due to a lack of street lights rather than there being more stars in Devon!!? You do live in a lovely area..."Mr & Mrs G, Lichfield, Staffordshire

Coach House

"Just a quick note to say thank you for helping to make our holiday a thoroughly enjoyable one. After spending a week in the adorable Coach House, I have returned to work feeling totally relaxed. Myself and my family all had a great time. The setting for West Down House is so tranquil and peaceful and surrounded by such beautiful countryside. Hopefully we will see you again in the future. Once again, many thanks."Mr & Mrs P, Coventry.

"Another excellent stay..."E&A, Reading, Berks.

"Hope to come back next summer to see all the places we have missed this time around. Feel relaxed and energised - it's been a really good week! "Mr & Mrs S, Epping

"Back to Wakefield - Boo! "Mr & Mrs W, Wakefield

"Had a great holiday. Cottage great - very comfortable & warm. Beautiful setting."K&AW, Colchester

"The Coach House is really first class."Mr & Mrs R, Lancs.

"We had a lovely stay at West Down...Thanks for a very enjoyable week."The D family, Middlesex

"We have been very comfy, almost every convenience. Thank you! We'll miss the lovely surroundings.. We've had a lovely restful time. We'll recommend West Down to our friends."Mr & Mrs H, Hants

"This is a beautiful part of Devon and we would love to re-visit."The D family, London

"It took us a while to get used to the peace and quiet but now we do not want to leave. We have never been to this part of the country before and have been fascinated by the whole area. A truly lovely week with first class accommodation."The M family, Winchester

"It's so relaxing I feel as if we have been here at least a fortnight. Lovely week. Very relaxing in lovely surroundings."The J family, S. Wales

"A wonderful week with beautiful sunny weather every day. We have enjoyed the pool, the barbecue and playing cricket in the garden."The G family, London

"We have both enjoyed exploring Devon & Cornwall during our weeks stay here. Had a lovely time."T&J, Scotland

"Thoroughly enjoyed our 4 days here in delightful surroundings...good luck - see you again."Mr & Mrs G, Surrey

"A warm welcome to a lovely holiday home. Everything here for your absolute comfort. Countryside beautiful at this time of the year and wildlife & flowers in abundance. 'A touch of paradise'!! Will return another time."C&B, Broadstairs

"Two lovely & relaxing weeks. Many thanks..."S&S, Frodsham, Cheshire

"We both had a relaxing stay. Thank you."A&M

"What a delightful place to spend my 40th birthday!"M&R

"Thank you both for a wonderful and restful holiday in your adorable cottage. It was a fabulous New Year."H&V, London

"I Must say again what a wonderful time we had and I will be contacting you later in the year to book again."Ms S, Buckinghamshire

Manor Suite Apartment

"We had a great time! We have never stayed anywhere that was so well equipped! You have thought of everything! We will definitely be coming back..."Ms W, Eastbourne.

"Delighted to be here again since our very pleasurable stay two & a half years ago on our honeymoon."Mr & Mrs C, Nottinghamshire.

"Had a wonderful time. West Down House is in a beautiful part of the country. We look forward to visiting again."The M family.

"Wonderful relaxing place. Look forward to returning."The Y family.

"Sad to go after lovely peaceful stay."The G family, York.

"We unpacked and sat by the beautiful swimming pool. The manor house and surroundings are lovely and the the sun was out ... we have all enjoyed our stay here and are sad to leave. It is a beautiful part of the country and we hope to return soon."The L family.

"Arrived Saturday afternoon. Very pleased with surroundings and West Down House. Had a lovely walk in the gardens. Very peaceful location and spacious accommodation ... We have had a great week. It's been very relaxing - just what we like on holiday. There is so much we haven't seen so we have a good excuse to come back again. We will miss West Down House. Thanks for a lovely stay."The A family.

"We have really enjoyed our holiday here..."A,D & S, Ringstead, Northants.

"Enjoyed the stay ... sad to go. We might come back another time. Miss the cats..."The H family.

"A very impressive 'holiday house' enjoyed by us all."The S family, Berkshire.

"We thoroughly enjoyed our short break at West Down House. Delightful house and grounds."The O family, Essex.

"Thanks for a great week in the Manor Suite."J,J,C&P, London.

"You live in a beautiful part of Devon & we have had a pleasant break. ....Thank you for your hospitality & kindness, the house is beautifully kept and decorated."Mr & Mrs F, Devon.

"...we thought your place was wonderful both in its setting and in the way you are restoring it so sympathetically. You certainly live in a beautiful part of the world."Mr & Mrs F, Torquay, Devon.

"West Down is beautiful."RH & CR, Woking.

"We will miss your beautiful garden."The H family, Nottingham.

"We've really been happy at the Manor Suite. We hope to visit you again in the future."The D family.

"Thank you very much for the warm welcome.."F&C, Bordeaux & London.

"The manor house was fantastic."R&B vde W, Rotterdam.

"Many thanks for a fantastic week in the Manor Suite... Wishing you both continued success & we hope all guests enjoy your corner of Devon as much as we did. "E&P, Berkshire.


Had a lovely white Christmas. Stayed in all day snuggled up in the warm. Cooked full Christmas dinner...we've had a wonderful relaxing few days and a picture-book Christmas holiday.
  Ms S, Crowthorne, Berkshire
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