Welcome to Church Cottage Studio, an exclusive grown up retreat for couples looking to spend time together. Tucked away down a long sweeping driveway in a peaceful, idyllic corner of Devon – waiting just for you.
Once the photography studio of BAFTA award-winning wildlife cameraman, Maurice Tibbles, this unique hideaway has been recently converted into the perfect place for you to relax and enjoy the tranquility that is sometimes hard to find.
Adjacent to our home (Church Cottage), this tasteful detached studio offers a luxury king size bedroom suite with Tempur mattress, Egyptian cotton sheets and luxurious bedding. Quality En-suite with double rain shower, bathrobes, towels and complimentary bathroom products.
Bespoke kitchenette with hob, microwave/grill and fridge.
Lounge/dining area with HD4 Smart Tv, cosy wood burner, patio doors to private decking area with views towards the wildlife meadows.
Underfloor heating and 24/7 complimentary Wi-Fi broadband.
As classic car enthusiasts, we can also offer scenic routes with traditional picnic hampers for you to explore this beautiful part of the Westcountry in style! Even your cherished classic car or motor bike will receive top class hospitality, in a secure garage with tools and cleaning equipment in readiness for the following day’s adventure.
The Gardens & Grounds
Church Cottage Studio lies next to a pretty listed church, originally dating back to the Norman period.
Set in grounds of 18 acres, this is a special wildlife haven to be enjoyed and explored.
The resident birdlife is a sound to behold; you might even capture a glimpse of the deer in the preserved culm grassland meadow or the elusive otter by the coarse fish lake. Take a leisurely stroll and picnic in the meadow or simply enjoy the views over the attractive garden and fields beyond from the raised balcony, all are there for the taking. You can even do a spot of fly-fishing with over 2000 yards of fishing for two rods on the River Torridge, a 20 minute walk away.
Sundowners – enjoy al fresco dining until the sun goes down over the meadow, complete with gas Webber BBQ, indoor & outdoor seating areas.
We love gardening and growing our own vegetables, our garden is your garden, there are no little segregation fences here. We also have a great passion for wildlife and have dedicated some five acres to a culm grassland meadow – The Maurice Tibbles Meadow, which you can see from your private balcony. In keeping with the origins of the Studio, we can provide you with a covert wildlife camera for you to set and capture on film some of our resident creatures both during the day and at night.
Delicious and freshly prepared breakfasts are available and can be served at your leisure (please enquire at time of booking). Aside from our popular Bed and Breakfast service, the kitchenette provides the option to cook or warm something up for breakfast, lunch or evening meal.
There are so many fabulous local farm shops close by for you to chose some local produce and prepare it yourselves in the studio, allowing more time to relax either on the decking or next to the cosy wood burner.
There are also many characterful friendly Inns serving hearty homemade dishes and local ales, or fine dining restaurants for that special occasion we can recommend to suit all.
Out & About
Life Beyond the Cattle Grid!
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The Bickford Arms
Brandis Corner 2.4 miles
Our very local pub serving hearty food, just a short drive away
The Molesworth Arms
Pyworthy 9 miles
All the character and cosiness of a historic old pub (check opening times)
The Bull and Dragon
Meeth 12 miles
15th Century thatched pub serving great food run by a lovely couple
The New Inn
Roborough 16 miles
A 16th cent thatched inn that won the Devon Food & Drink award in 2016 & 2017
The Cornish Arms
Tavistock 30 miles
One of our favourite places to eat when visiting the popular town of Tavistock
The Three Crowns
Chagford 32 miles
Inglenook fireplaces, stylish Orangery, set in pretty Dartmoor Stannery town of Chagford.
Watch the sun go down whilst dining at one of the many popular spots in Bude, such as:
Life’s a Beach
Bude 16 miles
Bude 16 miles
Westward Ho! 18 miles
For that extra special occasion – here are some of our Fine Dining favourites
Milton Abbot 25 miles
Chagford 32 miles
Location & Contact Details
Address: Church Cottage, Bradford, Holsworthy, EX22 7AW
Tel: 01409 282 931
Email: Click to email
We are nestled in the Ruby Country, nicely positioned within easy driving distance of the dramatic North Devon coastline and the golden sandy beaches and fishing villages of North Cornwall. In contrast, the magnificent Dartmoor National Park provides superb walking over its many exhilarating Tors, legendary Bronze Age stone circles and stone rows. There are also many cycling opportunities, including the Tarka and Camel trails.
- 2 miles to the local Inn (Brandis Corner)
- 4 miles to village shop (Shebbear)
- 7 miles to supermarket and banking facilities (Holsworthy)
- 16 miles to Coast (Bude)
Church Cottage Studio
- 17 miles to Dartmoor’s ancient town with Railway station (Okehampton)
- 29 miles to popular pannier market town (Tavistock)
- 40 miles to Exeter city and International airport
Tariff & Availability
From £95 per night
Breakfast Service from £10pp
We know that Church Cottage Studio is a very special place to stay, but don’t take just our word for it, our Guests think so too……
We only had a few days to see parts of Devon and Cornwall on Christmas holiday period. Having a car this place was suitable to see both and enjoy the beaches, parks and nature without much driving around. I would advise people to stay as long as the possibly can and...read more
We had a perfect mother and daughter stay at Paulas place. The studio is a lovely rural retreat tucked away in a peaceful part of Devon -perfect for 'getting away from it all' and immersing yourself in nature. The accommodation exceeded our expectations -the finish is...read more
What a perfect weekend getaway. Paula made us welcome from the minute we pulled onto the drive of her beautiful place to the minute we left . The studio is immaculate, both in terms of cleanliness and attention to detail. She is full of local knowledge and recommended...read more
We were so excited to leave the motorway, loved the drive in the picturesque countryside. We were greeted by Paula's friendly neighbours first, before we took the right turn to the cottage. Paula is lovely, easy to talk to and always accompanied by friendly Breeze,...read more
Our second visit this year and just as wonderful as our first-such a lovely place to relax and unwind, as soon as pull up-you feel so at ease. Paula is such a wonderful host,who has such an extensive knowledge of the area and places to visit. The breakfasts are so...read more
Hidden in the beautiful Devon countryside is the brilliant studio overlooking pastures and meadow. We sat on the balcony most evenings and were greeted with the presence of Deer , sheep, horses, pheasants, squirrels and Paula and Kevin’s friendly dog. There are also...read more
The studio is in a very quiet, peaceful location with beautiful surroundings and even has its own meadow filled with wildlife to walk around. The studio itself is very stylish and well maintained, Paula and Kevin have an eye for detail and take every care to ensure...read more
This was our second visit to the Studio and we cannot praise this beautiful retreat highly enough. The studio is furnished exquisitely and the attention to detail five star. Looking out from the private decking surrounded by beautiful meadows and woodland the views,...read more
What an absolute hidden gem of a holiday location. Hidden is right, it’s nestled in the depths of the West Devon Countryside and you couldn’t feel more secluded if you were on a deserted island with a volleyball! The studio accommodation is beautifully furnished and...read more
Every time I return there is something more special than the last time. From the addition of the record player, or the beautiful ‘kitchen cupboard’, this piece of Devon heaven just keeps upping its game. If you’re looking for a hideaway, look no further. From the...read more
This is an amazing property, the 'Studio' is beautifully accommodated with all the amenities needed to cater for a break away, if you look at their website you will get an idea of the standard of furnishings.... and the wonderful location. Paula and Kevin are...read more
From the moment we arrived til the moment we reluctantly left-we had the most wonderful time. The studio cottage is ‘magical’. As soon as you arrive you’re relaxed and that’s thanks to the wonderful hosts Paula and Kevin. The studio has everything you need and has...read more