South Devon Holiday Cottages - High Bickington

South Devon Holiday Cottages - High Bickington- Well placed for exploring South devon

Local Information

If you have booked your holiday in our cottages you may find the following information useful.

Our local village, High Bickington, is just over a mile from us. Here there is a beauty/holistic/spiritual centre, a post office and two pubs. The George, in the centre of the village, has a small restaurant with first-rate home cooked food. For children there is an adventure playground, ideal for the under 10's. It is situated just the other side of the village in the corner of the playing field. Libbaton Golf Club is just past the village on the right. Take the first right hand lane after the village and the playing field is 50m on the left.

There is a fish and chip van in High Bickington on a Tuesday evening and a Thai van on Friday evening.

Phansit’s Kitchen delivers award winning packaged Thai curries to your holiday accommodation. Produced locally using a combination of fresh local produce and exotic ingredients. Perfect to order for the night of your arrival or to have in your accommodation during your holiday. For more information please visit


For free range eggs go out of our drive and turn right - there is a farm less than half a mile along the lane.

Atherington - 1.8 miles. Small village shop. Open 9am 5.30 (Tues - Sat) Small selection of groceries, but useful for milk, sweets, ice cream, some wine & beer, postcards and local maps. It can be reached via the footpath opposite our entrance. This walk is just under a mile and takes you across the fields into the village. Upon reaching the village turn left and after a short distance you will see the Shop on your right. By road - Turn left at our entrance, take the first right and then right again at the crossroads. This will take you into the village.

Local Garage - 4 miles. One-stop type shop. Open 7am - 10pm (Mon - Sat) 8am - 9pm (Sun). Sells most things including cigarettes, newspapers and alcohol. Go through Atherington and at the T Junction turn left towards Exeter on the A377. The garage is just under 2 miles on the left.

Tesco - 10 miles. Superstore. Open 8am Mon - 10pm Sat 10am - 4pm Sun. Large car park, just outside of town. Good breakfasts in cafe. Cash Dispensers within store. Newsagent and chemist next door. Petrol filling station. Go through the village of Atherington and at the T Junction, turn left towards Exeter, on the A377. Follow the signs to Exeter and you will see the Tesco superstore on your right before you get into the town centre. (just after the roundabout where the A39 joins the A361)

Sainsburys - 10 miles. Superstore. Open 8.30am - 8pm (Mon-Wed) 8.30am - 9pm (Thurs & Fri)
7.30am - 8pm (Sat) 10am - 4pm (Sun) Large car park. Cafe. Cash Dispensers outside of store. Boots the chemist next door. Petrol filling station. Go through the village of Atherington and at the T Junction, turn left towards Exeter, on the A377. At the roundabout where the A377 meets the A39, turn left towards Bideford and Bude. At the next roundabout, turn right and follow the signs to the Superstores.

Shortcut - If you don't mind narrow lanes go straight across the crossroads at Langridge cross and turn left when you meet the A377. This will reduce the distance to Exeter by 2 miles.

Local Farm Box - This is a local firm who will deliver (free if order over £10) fresh locally sourced fruit and vegetables to the holiday cottages , they also supply meat , dairy and more but unlike the fruit and veg these items can only be delivered on specific days but take a look at their website for more information or contact them on 01271 869191

There are filling stations at the Sainbury & Tesco stores and at our local garage as listed above. For a 24hr filling station there is a BP garage on the Roundswell roundabout just before Sainsbury.

Exeter - At the end of Butchers Row Tel 01271 388583
Torrington - 14 High Street Tel 01805 623302
South Molton - 1 East Street Tel 01769 574122

Exeter - Adjacent to Tesco's Supermarket - Tel 01271 345006

South devon District Hospital (main casualty department) Tel 01271 22577 Take the A39 out of Exeter towards Lynton. The hospital is about a mile on your right.

Charter House (near Tesco's) 01271 325050 Weekdays - 9 - 10am, 4 - 6pm. Saturdays 11.30 - 12.00

The local station is at Umberleigh, about 3 miles from us, and from here you can travel to Exeter(10mins) or Exeter(1hr) It is known as the Tarka Line

A to B 01271 378993
Bideford Central Taxis 01237 479423
South Molton South Molton Taxis 01769 573636
Torrington R & D Taxis 01805 622707

South Devon Tourist Information Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4