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Excellent 5/5 10 reviews

The balcony, a place to relax and soak up the breathtaking views of the coastline.

Chalet | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Situated in a prime position, close to all the facilities (but far enough away to be peaceful), on the edge of the beautiful wooded hillside of the award winning, Park Resorts, Bideford Bay Holiday Park,.

Driftwood is a cosy, coastal chalet, with a bright, modern, beach themed decor with driftwood wall hangings, adding to the 'seaside holiday' atmosphere. Both the lounge and double bedroom boast stunning sea views.

The park has many facilities including a shop, launderette, restaurant and take away, indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, (outdoor pool open from end May - beg' September), organised activities and entertainment and children's clubs. There's also a children's soft play area, adventure playground, all weather sports court and crazy golf. There's plenty to entertain the kids, which makes it an ideal destination for families. If the children are happy, then mum and dad are happy! The full use of all the facilities IS INCLUDED IN THE QUOTED PRICE,( for which, you will find, many do charge extra!). There really is something for everyone, making it a perfect holiday getaway for couples too.

For the more energetic, the coast path which leads from the park can be taken to the quaint fishing village of Clovelly, with it's famous cobbled street, in one direction, or Westward Ho! with it's 2mile stretch of sandy beach, in the other.

Just a short distance away is a shop and Post Office at Bucks Cross.

'Driftwood' is ideal for up to 4 people, having one double and one twin bedroom. The lounge, that looks out over the bay, has a dining area and seating for 4, and is open plan to the kitchen. A door from the lounge gives access to the balcony where there is a Bistro table and chairs from where the views across the bay to Saunton Sands, Lundy and on a really clear day, the coast of Wales, can be enjoyed.

The chalet is well equipped with electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, kettle, toaster, coffee machine, flat screen TV with Freeview/DVD/CD player, IPod Dock, hairdryer, iron, books, CDs, DVDs, and games. Staple food items are also supplied. Wifi is accessed in communal areas of the Park. Should you need them for those unpredictable, sometimes chilly summer nights, there are portable electric heaters for every room, and spare duvets. All the comforts of home!

Nearby attractions include the picturesque village of Clovelly, 3 miles, the surfing beach of Westward Ho!, 8miles. The Eden Project in Cornwall is only 1 1/2 hrs away and is a unique experience well worth a visit. Family attractions such as The Milky Way Adventure Park is a 4 min drive and The Big Sheep, (great entertainment for all the family), is 10mins.

*Due to the positioning of the Park on a hillside, it would not be suitable for anyone with restricted mobility.


* Highchair and travel cot, (please bring your own travel cot bedding), available on request, (for no extra charge), but please note that the travel cot can only be put in the lounge. However, the single beds are only 18 inches above a carpeted floor, and a foam bed guard can also be supplied, (if requested), which acts as a bumper to stop toddlers falling out of bed.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Bucks Mills, a rocky beach with rock pools and san 1 km
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: EXETER 113 km, Nearest railway: BARNSTAPLE 29 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
Pool Shared indoor pool
General TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Parking

The West Country region

The disused railway line, (The Tarka Trail), is a great way to safely walk or cycle the many miles of it, to be able to really explore the beauty of this gorgeous part of Devon.

The area has many breathtaking sandy beaches to enjoy such as Westward Ho!, Saunton, Croyde, Woolacombe and Instow. For those who like the rural beauty, Exmoor is less than an hour away.

Some of the best attractions are also within an hours drive of the Park, and these include, Watermouth castle 51 mins, Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park 48 mins, RHS Garden Rosemoor 29 mins, Marwood Hill Gardens 38 mins, Tunnel Beaches 50 mins, The Milky Way Adventure Park 4 mins, The Big Sheep, ( recently voted one of the best attractions in the South West), 10 mins. For those who enjoy a bit of retail therapy, Atlantic Village shopping outlet with a covered mall is just 11 mins away.

Information regarding the many other attractions around the region can be found in 'Driftwood' chalet, or can be picked up in the Park's reception.


Bideford Bay Holiday Park is set on an attractive wooded hillside with magnificent coastal views and the nearest beach of Bucks Mills can be reached by either taking a short (steep), but interesting walk through the beautiful woods on the edge of the park, (about 3/4km approx), or can be approached by car. It is a rocky beach with rock pools but with expanses of sand at low tide.

The Eden Project in Cornwall, about 1 1/2 hours away is a great day out and Lundy Island just off the coast, is well worth the boat trip from Bideford Quay, to experience the peace and tranquility there.

Bideford is a busy port/market town with an attractive quayside and some interesting shops, several bars and restaurants. At the end of the quay is a lovely park with a well equipped children's play area. In season the ice cream van of the locally famous Hocking's ice cream, can be found parked at the park's entrance. No holiday is complete until you've tried it!

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17 Aug 2014


"A Fantastic place to stay"

We stayed for one week with a young family and had a great week. The park is nicelly situated so that there is lots to do within a short drive.It was a lovelly welcome to open the fridge to find milk,… More

I really appreciate you taking the time to write such a lovely review, thank you. I'm so glad you had a great time, and enjoyed staying at Driftwood. I hope you'll decide to return soon.

16 Aug 2014


"Driftwood is a great holiday for all the family"

Chalet was extremely clean and well equipped with lots of personal touches Pat was extremely helpful with any queries we had , fantastic views of the sea . Very friendly helpful staff and fantastic ou… More

Thank you so much for your kind review. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay despite some rainy days, and that your children were not bored! The Park and surrounding areas do have much to offer in the way of entertainment and natural beauty, which helps compensate for the unpredictable British weather! I look forward to welcoming you again to Driftwood.

7 Aug 2014


"A fantastic, comfortable chalet with an amazing view."

I booked this holiday with ease online, the owner Pat was very accommodating and always keeping me up to date via emails. On arrival we were very pleased with the holiday park and especially our accom… More

I really appreciate you taking the time to review your recent stay in Driftwood. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay.

The Park's management have said that the Wifi was supposed to be upgraded this season but due to technical problems it did not happen. Sadly it was out of their control. It is, I'm informed however, planned to be in place for next season. I will pass your comment on, regarding the takeaway opening time, at my next opportunity. The Park's management do listen to the requests of owners and visitors and are always looking to improve where necessary.

26 Jul 2014


"A truly beautiful chalet with stunning views!!!"

We had an absolutely fantastic holiday at Driftwood! It supplied everything we needed for our week's stay, including books, games and dvd's.The decor was beautiful and the location is perfect! The owner Pat has been great, I would definitely recommend Driftwood to friends and family. 10/10 :)

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Driftwood. I really appreciate your lovely comments.

9 Jul 2014


"Wonderful place to stay"

From the moment we stepped into the chalet it was obviously a great chalet it was light and airy with a message of welcome from the owner and with a little gift . It was designed with our comfort in m… More

Thank you for your lovely review. You will be very welcome to return any time.

9 Jul 2014


"A memorable weekend"

Driftwood is very clean and welcoming, everything you need is there for your comfort. The view over the bay is amazing. The park has indoor, outdoor pools, children's play areas, evening enterta… More

Thank you very much. So glad you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to welcoming you back.

8 Jul 2014


"A lovely chalet enjoying stunning views"

Lovely decor and nicely furnished. I really like the nautical theme and crisp colour scheme, particularly the driftwood touches. A clean and peaceful chalet with stunning views in a pretty setting. Th… More

Thank you very much for taking the time to write those lovely comments, that are much appreciated. I look forward to welcoming you back to stay at Driftwood again.

29 May 2014



Driftwood was very welcoming...views to die for .....the wine and milk in the fridge was a pleasant surprise....thanks Pat. Overall pleasant experience thoroughly enjoyed by the kids with many indoor… More

I really appreciate you taking the time to write your lovely comments about your recent stay at Driftwood. I'm so pleased that you had everything you needed to make your stay enjoyable. I whole heartedly agree that the views are to die for, and I personally never tire of looking at them!

23 Apr 2014


"An enjoyable stay, well equipped, everything you need ( and some! )"

We stayed at Easter with our 3 yr old and had a great time. Everything is provided for you and is well set out. The tea, coffee, milk and wine were a blessing as we arrived late. Also the toys, boo… More

Thank you very much for writing your kind review of your holiday experience at Driftwood. I'm really glad that you had everything you needed, as this is very important to me. I will always strive to give my guests a similar experience. I hope you decide to return one day.

1 Apr 2014


"Very comfortable stay."

Driftwood is a lovely clean, super equipped place to stay. I have a autistic son so I find holidays can be stressful. Not this time the whole family were very relaxed. I had everything I needed. The c… More

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. It really pleases me to know that I have achieved what I aimed to do, and that is to give all my guests a comfortable stay with everything needed to make a memorable holiday. I look forward to welcoming you back to Driftwood.

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