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Welcome to Kingfishers

Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at Higher Hopworthy, we hope you enjoy your stay. All the information you need about the cottage is in this guest guide, if you have any questions or would like any further information please just ask!



The cottage will be ready from 4pm on your arrival day. You will be sent a code for the key box (by the front door) prior to your arrival.


What3Words: snappy.strongman.bandage

SATNAV: postcode EX22 6XX - NB this postcode covers all the properties along the lane.


The entrance to Kingfishers will be found at the bottom of Hopworthy hill near the railway bridge.


Parking for up to 2 cars adjacent to the cottage



EV charging is available at the property (£50 charging deposit required). The charger is a 7.5KW untethered charger - please ensure you bring a charging cable with you.

Charging from any other socket is strictly prohibited.


Farmhouse: 01288 381286

Polly: 07765251893

Paul: 07752124973



A welcome tea tray for your arrival with tea, sugar, milk, coffee plus a selection of pods for the tassimo machine.

Essential cleaning items including washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, tea towels and bin bags.


The area around the lake is quite wet and muddy following this particularly wet winter – wellies or similar foorwear are essential!

As the hot tub is outside, we suggest that you bring suitable footwear eg flipflops and a dressing gown for accessing the hot tub.


Please ensure you have read the hot tub safety sheet provided before use.

Instructions can be found in our guest information.

The hot tub is provided for the use of booked guests only.

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Nearest supermarkets -  Holsworthy (3 miles)

Delivery is available from ASDA, Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsburys, Morrisons and Iceland.

Delivery address:

Kingfishers, Higher Hopworthy. EX22 6XX 

Please add the w3w address in the delivery instructions

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Please recycle your waste into the containers provided


Green Caddy for all food waste

Green Box (outside) large recycling items

Kitchen Bin small recyclables & general waste


Please put bags into black dustbin when full

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 Higher Hopworthy

password: Kingfishers

Please use your own login for any streaming services you wish to use. Don't forget to log out before you leave!


The Velux windows are operated by the remote controls.

As they have a rain sensor they will won't open when wet.

The patio doors are lift and slide mechanisms: to slide the door pull the handle all the way downwards. When you have shut the door, pull the handle all the way up to lock it.
Please ensure the doors are secured on the inside with the thumbturn locks before leaving the property.


Holsworthy Medical Centre: 01409 253692

Stratton Hospital (minor injuries unit, daytime) - call 111

Police - call 101 for non emergency 

The nearest defibrillator is on the wall of The Molesworth Arms in Pyworthy (0.75 miles)

In case of a power cut, please check the fuse box located in the kitchen cupboard..

The emergency torches will illuminate.

Stop cock is located under the kitchen sink.

The property is not on mains drainage, to prevent blockage of the septic tank system, please do not put any sanitary items or wipes down the toilet, thank you.


The property is fitted with smoke alarms and a CO alarm, should the alarms sound, please vacate the property immediately via the nearest available exit and call 999

Exit Points:

  • Kitchen Door

  • Patio Doors (lounge & bedrooms)

Fire blanket can be found in the kitchen

Emergency torches can be found in each bedroom

Please do not smoke inside the property

Please do not use candles or tealights

Please do not place hot ashes from the BBQ in the dustbin

Please do not charge Electric Vehicles unless using the dedicated charge point.

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Farmhouse: 01288 381286

Polly: 07765251893

Paul: 07752124973


Pyworthy MOT: 01409 254275

Waynes Wheels : 07472302902 


Advance Tyres Holsworthy: 01409 254446

Greenaways, Bude : 01288 353434 


B&S (Pyworthy) 07889 833127

Trev's Taxi (Bude) 07799663217

Bayside Taxi (Bude) 01288 358 076 / 07769 313 654  

Rob's Travel (Bude) 07771 824141


The underfloor heating is thermostatically controlled and programmed to ensure recommended ambient temperatures throughout the day and night.

Please let us know if you are feeling too hot or too cold and we can make adjustments.

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The boiler is set to heat the water mornings & evenings. The solar system should keep the water hot during the day. If there is no hot water during the daytime
please press the ADVANCE button on the white timer unit on the right hand side of the boiler cupboard (in main dressing room)



The towel rails are left in standby mode,
press the on/off button to turn on, followed by
the clock button once to activate the timer.


Use the left hand shower control to select the shower head (1/4 turn forward or back), the right hand control is for the temperature. 


Induction hobs can interfere with the performance of pacemakers. It is recommended to keep at least 60cm away from the stove top.


Instruction booklets can be found in the kitchen drawer.

If there is anything not working, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can arrange repairs / replacements. 


Please see the instruction sheet provided.
The start button does require pressing quite
We provide a starter selection of pods,
additional pods are available in local
Please place used pods in the recycling.


There is a washing machine in the kitchen. The laundry basket, ironing board and electric airer can be found in the kitchen cupboard. A rotary washing line is provided in the garden.


Please keep the chairs & loungers stacked behind the hot tub when not in use to prevent damage in windy conditions.



EV charging is available at the property by prior arrangement (£50 charging deposit required).

The current rate is 28p/kWh, any unused balance is refundable.

Charging from any other socket is strictly prohibited.



We will need to access the hot tub daily to complete essential daily checks & maintenance. This will usually be between 9am - 12 noon.



If you have food left over at the end of your stay, please do not put it in the black bin, please leave it in the kitchen for us to dispose of appropriately, thank you.

Please ensure the property is vacated by 10am.

For your safety and comfort, please follow the hot tub safety rules during your stay.


  • The hot tub must not be used by children under the age of 4.


  • If pregnant please seek advice from your doctor / midwife before use


  • If you have one of the following conditions, please seek medical advice from your doctor before use:

-cardiovascular disease (including high blood pressure)

- epilepsy

- skin conditions

 - immunosuppression


  • Please shower to remove suncream and lotions before use


  • Do not use the hot tub if you have had diarrhoea in the previous 14 days


  • Use of hot tubs are not recommended immediately after a large meal or excessive alcohol consumption


  • Prolonged use (>30mins) may result in dizziness, please take extra care when exiting the tub


  • Children must be supervised at all times


Instructions for Use

To Open:

Undo the two clips at the front of the tub.
Ensure the lifting bracket bar is in the middle of the lid
Fold the front half of the lid back onto the back half (with the bar in between)
Use the lifting bracket to tip the whole lid to the right.
The lid should then be supported fully by the lifting bracket.

To Close:

Tip the lifting bracket to the left and then unfold the lid. Secure with the clips.


1) lights on/off

2) jets on low/ on high / off

3) air on/off


Please do not press the temperature button as this will alter the tub settings.


Please ensure the air, lights and jets are turned off before exiting the hot tub and replace the lid when not in use. If the jets do not turn off, don’t worry – the tub is on a heating or filter cycle.

Please do not sit or stand on the lid


As the hot tub will be cleaned between guests it may not be up to operating temperature (36-38 degrees) at the time of your arrival.


We will require access daily to monitor and adjust chemical levels as necessary


No foot wear to be worn in the tub


Please take care when entering and exiting to avoid slipping



If the water becomes excessively cloudy/discoloured due to misuse, we will have to drain and clean.

If you wish it to be refilled, this will be at an additional cost of £50.


Nearest supermarkets -  Holsworthy (3 miles)

Delivery is available from ASDA, Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsburys, Morrisons and Iceland.

The delivery address is Higher Hopworthy, Pyworthy. EX22 6XX. Please include the cottage name in the delivery instructions for the driver.



Waitrose:         8am to 9pm Mon-Fri

                          8am to 8pm Sat

                         10am to 4pm Sun


Co-op:              6:30am to 10pm Mon – Sat

                         7am to 10pm Sun



Morrisons:       8am to 9pm Mon – Sat

                         10am to 4pm Sun


Co-op:              8am to 10pm Mon-Sat

                         10am to 4pm Sun


Sainsburys:      8am to 8pm Mon – Sat

                         10am to 4pm Sun


Lidl:                  8am – 9pm Mon-Sat

                         10am – 4pm Sun


There are several local markets and farm shops selling local produce

Holsworthy Pannier Market - Wednesdays

Bude Farmer's Market - Fridays (Easter - October)

Bude Artisan Market - Saturdays

Fresh Milk - Cornish Moo, North Petherwin

Local Butchers - R Perkin, Holsworthy

                          - Hoof to Block, Chilsworthy

Local Cheese - Market Cheeses, Holsworthy

Fresh Bread & Pastries - Country dairy kitchen, Holsworthy

                                        - Cousin's Bakery, Holsworthy

                                        - Lansdowne Bakery, Bude

Farm Shops:

Blackberry Farm, Milton Damerel

Cornish Coasts, Bude

Little Pig, Kilkhampton

Belini's Deli Kitchen, Bude

Strawberry Fields, Lifton


There are lots of cafes, pubs and restaurants to choose from in the surrounding area, but here are some of our favourites:

The Molesworth Arms -

The local village pub, open Wednesday - Sunday for evening meals and Sunday lunch. Great Sunday roast during the winter and lots of local homegrown produce. Booking essential. Please check their website for up to date opening hours.

Holsworthy Golf Club -

Our recommendation for a Sunday Carvery

The Rydon Inn -

With a lovely beer garden for lunch or a pint on a sunny afternoon. 

Rosie's Cafe -

Has an outdoor play area for the kids and right on Crooklets beach. Evening bistro in the summer.

The Beach House -

Situated right next to Widemouth Bay beach, their seafood is not to be missed

Elements -

Very popular Italian restaurant in the centre of Bude, look out for their special offers out of season.

The Weir -

Situated near the end of Bude canal at Marhamchurch with walking & cycling routes right to the door. Also has an outdoor childrens play area to keep them entertained.

The Little Pig -

Lovely cafe and farm shop situated on the A39 at Kilkhampton. An ideal place for breakfast or Brunch!

The Puffing Billy -

Yarde Orchard Cafe

Both of these lovely cafe's can be found on the Tarka Trail between Torrington & Meeth  



Indian Ocean - delivery available

China Kitchen - 01409 253043

Crisp n Dry - 01409 253969  fish & chips, delivery available

Corner Cafe - 01409 253619 fish & chips

KJ's - 01409 254270  pizza, burgers & kebabs


Bude Tandoori -

Mirchi - Indian takeaway & restaurant

Tiandi - 01288 359686 Chinese 

Silver River - 01288 352028  Chinese

Wei Cheng - Chinese

The Mermaid - 01288 355056 Fish & Chips

The Plaice - Fish & Chips



Holsworthy is a traditional agricultural market town, with a pannier market in the square and a livestock market on the outskirts of town (both held on a Wednesday)

 Annual celebrations include the Holsworthy & Stratton agricultural show, St Peter’s Fair week and the carnival in November.


There is a leisure centre with swimming pool and a park with a new children’s play area. The free museum is located by the main car park, opposite the tourist information office.


Turn right out of the cottages towards Pyworthy and continue up the hill, straight through the village. At the bottom of the hill turn left. The first right turn will take you to Waitrose. The road will otherwise take you to the town centre.


Bude is a popular seaside town, with plenty of activities for all the family. With Bude’s canal, beaches and sea pool, there is something for everyone. The Castle, Bude has a museum & gallery and there are events held on The Castle Green all through the year. A very popular farmers market is held on the wharf every Friday during the summer. Annual events include Bude Jazz week, Bude Food Festival & Bude & Stratton Heritage Festival.




Turn left out of the cottages. At the cross roads turn left. Continue through Bridgerule until you come to the main Bude / Launceston road (B3254). Turn right and then turn left at the next main road (Red post). Follow this road through Stratton until you meet the main A39. Turn left and then the next right (opposite the Veterinary Surgery), this road will take you into the town centre.


Wet Weather Suggestions


The Venue, Bude – indoor playzone and 10 pin bowling


Splash Leisure Pool, Bude – with wave machine & flume

The Big Sheep, Bideford –all weather theme park  


The Milky Way, Bideford – all weather theme park

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre




There are several surf schools and hire centres in Bude – for equipment hire – for lessons – surfing and coasteering


There are also lots of other activities available at Bude Canal & Sea Pool or at the two local reservoirs Tamar Lakes and Roadford Lake. From sailing to paddleboarding, there’s something for everyone to try.

Walking & Cycling

tourist information for Devon’s “Ruby Country” including walking and cycling routes 

200+ circular walks in Cornwall available on the website or app

cycle hire and local cycle routes to download

walking and cycling routes in North Devon & Exmoor



There are three golf courses in the Bude and Holsworthy area

 Try Something New!


Segway Tours

Inflatable Aqua Park

ZipWire @ The Eden Project

Craft Courses

The Kitchen Front, Bude

Beau Nidol Fused Glass

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