Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
In Heanton Punchardon, a handsome, very spacious detached house with lovely long rural views, quietly tucked away in a cul-de-sac. At the front, open shrub/flower borders and wide driveway; at the back, about ½ acre of well kept, mostly lawned garden with patio areas, approached from an enclosed patio over a little bridge spanning an ornamental pond.
Inside, comfortable and well furnished with emphasis on quality. Hall with loo (washbasin); living room with exposed granite, oak beams, 'living flame' gas fire, TV/Sky/DVD and sliding doors to patio; large, south-facing conservatory and dining room, both opening to small enclosed landscaped courtyard (table/chairs) beyond; large, smart fitted kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, TV) with sliding doors to patio; utility room (washing machine, tumble drier, fridge-freezer). From hall, stairs up to landing and three bedrooms – a double (5' bed, TV) with en suite shower-room (suite), and two twin; bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). An excellent home, well positioned for beach or moor.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 4.5 star.
The West Country region
North Devon: its coast is perhaps the most varied of all, from Hartland Quay with its tremendous cliffs and multi-coloured rocks like dinosaurs' backs, via car-free Clovelly village tumbling to the sea, and the estuaries of the river Torridge (where Tarka lived) and river Taw, and Braunton's wilderness of sand dunes (all good for birdwatching), to the best sand/surf beaches in Devon at Saunton (the West Country's best golf course too), Croyde and Woolacombe, all the way to Exmoor.
The main town is Barnstaple - busy, thriving, not too big. The Tarka Trail cycleway (bicycles for hire) follows, very attractively, the river Torridge from deep inland to the sea and on past Instow's good beach and lovely cricket ground to Bideford, from where Elizabethan merchantmen sailed. From Hartland Point's lighthouse, great views to Lundy Island - and from Ilfracombe ships (day trips) to it. In Appledore unusual ships are built and its heart is very pretty. Inland, woods and fields roll, sometimes steeply, with streams, rivers and farms, almost totally unspoilt - as is most of the coast. Its north-west, stretching from Hatherleigh to Hartland, is Devon's least changed, least visited, least inhabited part, a country of big fields, some forests, gently undulating, with long, long views beneath big skies where old men in their vegetable gardens look up as a car passes. Holsworthy is the main (very small) town, with square, market, firm purpose. The river Tamar rises in the Tamar Lakes (watersports, fishing). The roads are straighter and less high-hedged than most in Devon - and emptier.
Heanton Punchardon: hamlet (church, some ancient, but mostly 20th cent. dwellings) on high land looking over rolling farmland, 3 miles from Saunton's wonderful sand/surf beach and excellent golf course. More superb sand/surf beaches at Croyde, Putsborough and Woolacombe. Nearest shops/pubs at Braunton, 1 mile. Barnstaple (market town), 4. Exmoor, 10.