Britain's favourite food on our favourite beach

It may not be the surfers favoured beach but we think this is an absolute gem. With a fair wind and a high tide you can have this little cove all to yourself and thrill at the waves rushing up the beach and breaking over the rocks. At low tide it reveals some of the prettiest shells and pebbles that can be found along our Devon coastline.

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But Barricane beach has another surprise: From now, and through the summer season, and from 5 - 7.30pm, the beach side café serves exquisite and authentic Sri Lankan curries that you can enjoy with a BYO bottle of your favourite wine or beer and watch the sunset. Why - you could think you really were in Sri Lanka.

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Staycation is the new buzz word and for us it means avoiding the Brexit effect and rediscovering what our parents knew all along; that the best of Britain’s coastline really is exquisite. Sure we may get the odd rainy day in Devon but we are well and truly geared up for it with 100's of great things to do on your doorstep to make up for that. And when the sun comes out you really may wonder why you spent all those years suffering security checks and flight delays when we have so much to offer at home.

Relax - Unwind - Walk - Cycle - Surf - Play tennis - Run - (or just sit)


We all have different things that make a holiday special to us. We believe we have got them all covered and for some gentle exercise our new electric bikes will even take the strain out of the hills for you.

If you have stayed at Pickwell Manor before we welcome you back with 10% discount, and if you haven't you will only have to read our TripAdvisor reviews to see what great value for money we offer. Singles, couples, families and also your dog will forever love this coastal retreat. For availability visit

New apartments, New Year and new animals....

For the first time you can now also celebrate the New Year here with a group booking. It seems like a long way off doesn't it but of course there is only one opportunity for a group to book this space at Pickwell, and as our previous guests we wanted you to be the first to know. The available dates are 28th Dec to 2nd Jan and the price is £6000 for up to 27 guests.

Group booking which includes Bliss, Affinity, Grace and The Chapel, sleeps up to 27 and you can even bring up to two dogs staying with you in Grace. Perfect for a special birthday or wedding anniversary that you can share with friends and family. And at only £111 per person for 3 nights, it is amazing value as well.

If you have stayed here before you will know what a very special place Pickwell Manor really is. Relax and unwind are the two words we here most often from our lovely guests. 

If you feel some unwinding time is needed for you, we have some last minute availability in our Chapel & Amity apartment this Friday 12th April until Friday 19th with 20% off. Just add EASTER20 online or if you have any questions please e-mail

As well as our Pickwell chocolate bunny hunt, there's lots of things to keep you busy over the Easter holidays. Beach clean, Croyde Craft Market, National trust Easter Egg Hunts ( 10th - 22nd April) on Baggy Point and Woolacombe, St. Georges family walk on Good Friday followed by refreshments. 

New managers Simon and Julia have arrived and so have new animals Kensa and her daughter Magsy. 

Your children will love our pets corner - feeding the animals and collecting the eggs from our very friendly chickens - so why not find a date in your diary and join us for a short or long break in this beautiful part of the world.

Making Memories

Simon and Julia Hawthorne have recently arrived as the new managers at Pickwell Manor, and this is what they have to say -

 For the last 30 years, our home has been the Derbyshire village of Whaley Bridge, and so North Devon is quite a change - but what a change. We have had some fabulous weather for February and splendid Camelia's adorn almost every garden, and the daffodils are already in full bloom. We are going to enjoy the climate.

We have loved exploring the magnificent Putsborough beach - arguably one of Britain's finest, with its huge breakers, so loved by the surfing community. A short drive away we have discovered Lee Bay, hosting a multitude of rock pools at low tide, evoking so many childhood memories as they reveal their hoard of seaside treasure.


Our first walk along the headland at Morte Point boasted stunning views along the coastline and across the ocean to Lundy Island - then followed by an excellent Carvery dinner at the Chichester Arms at Morthoe. We feel very blessed.

Perhaps though, it is the people that make Pickwell so special, and the warmest of welcomes we have received will also always be extended to you. 

If you are able to come - as repeat guests or for the first time - you will find many old friends and some new. Along with new accommodation in the form of our superb and romantic tree houses and magnificent apartment - Grace. Both Amity and Grace are now dog friendly so your pet can enjoy your holiday too.

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And new for 2019 - Can you imagine celebrating New Year in this amazing place. Well now you can make a Group Booking and bring in the New Year in style.
Phone Julia for details on 01271 890110 or e-mail

Holly, Ben, Tilly and Thea are leaving us at the end of March to start their own new adventure. They would like to say a huge thank you to all the guests over the last 3 years who have made their time here so special. Please do say hello if you bump into them on the beach or in the local pub! We wish them every success and happiness.

We so look forward to meeting you and sharing this special place,  Simon and Julia

We so look forward to meeting you and sharing this special place,

Simon and Julia