The Old Stores
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Old Stores is a high quality, Grade II listed, reverse level cottage, which sleeps 4 people. It has a a small, fully-enclosed courtyard garden with patio furniture, a BBQ and an outside tap to rinse off wetsuits and boards. A few minutes walk from the cottage there is a children's playground for your little ones and for slightly older visitors there is a basketball court and five aside football pitch (new in 2013)
Georgeham is a beautiful Devon village central to many beaches, stunning countryside and numerous tourist attractions. The village has a Post Office, a shop and is home to two great pubs. The 17th century 'Rock Inn' is a beamed family pub serving the finest quality locally sourced food and whole-heartedly deserves it's approved rating in the 'Good Pub Guide' for its range of ales! The recently rennovated KIngs Arms also serves good food and often hosts live musicians. The village is also served by a mobile fish and chip van (Monday evening) and a Thai food van (Thursday evening).
There is ample parking in the free village car park.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Putsborough 2 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 60 km, Nearest railway: Barnstaple 14 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The upstairs accommodation consists of a triple-aspect, open plan space containing the lounge, dining and kitchen areas. It is comfortably furnished with a sideboard, two and three-seater settees and an extending tables with four chairs. This space boasts views over Georgeham, traditional beams and a feature gas wood-burning stove.
A TV/DVD player, radio/CD player and a selection of DVDs are provided. There are a number of table games and books provided for guests including walking/nature books and maps. There is a file/box containing details for local tourist attractions and places to visit. To keep your little ones entertained there is also a seaside activity box filled with story books, games, puzzles, crayons, drawing/clouring sheets, treasure hunt ideas etc.
The kitchen is well equipped with a butler sink, washer/dryer, freezer, dishwasher, oven, hob, fridge and microwave.
There are 2 bedrooms downstairs - one twin; one double. To suit your individual preferences alternative weight duvets and pillows are provided.
The bathroom is also on the lower level and is fitted with a feature 'roll-top' bath, w/c and basin.
There is a patio table, four chairs and a parasol provied in the courtyard garden.
|Further details outdoors|
There is ample free parking in the village car park close to the property.
The West Country region
Much of the North Devon coast and countryside has been designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty.
The area is famous for its high quality, clean, safe beaches with many having RNLI lifeguard patrols during the summer months. This region of Devon is recognised as a haven for surfers and boasts some of the best surf in Europe.
The diversity of landscapes including moors, dunes, mud flats and cliff are home to a host of wildlife with opportunities to see a variety of birdlife as well as seals, dolphins, red deer and the famous Exmoor ponies.
There is an extensive range of sport and leisure activities: walking, cycling, surfing, golf, bird watching, horse riding, water sports and fishing.
The area is ideal for family holidays with loads to do for the kids no matter what the weather. Adults will enjoy experiencing the art, heritage and culture of North Devon.
This area is called the Golden Coast due to its beautiful sandy beaches and UNESCO designated biosphere dunes at Braunton Burrows.
Georgeham is a quiet, picturesque village where Henry Williamson lived and wrote Tarka the Otter. It is central to the beaches at Croyde, Saunton, Putsborough and Woolacome, which was voted 7th best British beach destination in the 2011 TripAdvisor Travelers' choice survey. It is also conveniently situated for tourist attractions such as the village of Clovelly, Lynton and Lynmouth, National Trust and RHS properties, Atlantic Village outlet centre, The Big Sheep and the Milky Way.
The National Cycle Route 27, which soon becomes the Tarka Trail, runs through the village and the South West Coastal Path passes close by. Nearby is bustling Croyde with its surfing beach and lively nightlife.
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18 Nov 2013
"Just what we wanted; will definitely return"
Myself and 2 friends rented The Old Stores for a surf trip. This is the second time I have stayed here and will definitely return. The location is perfect; within a dry short drive of 3 beaches. The cottage is lovely; modern yet retains it's charm. 2 pubs within stumbling distance is an added bonus.
22 Sep 2013
"Great location and good pubs"
Good location within easy reach of Putsborough Beach. Two good pubs nearby, the Rock being very near by - one house away!
Cottage was unusual in so much as downstairs was up, and bedrooms were down.
The twin bedroom had a damp smell which was about the only disappointment. Beds comfy and fixtures and fittings were all satisfactory, and everything worked, which is always good.
Good selection of books and games for non-electronic fun, my kids discovered Scrabble, and fights over definitions ensued!
We certainly enjoyed our stay, and would recommend this cottage, its a lovely village and would come back again.
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20 Aug 2013
Can't say enough. Perfect location. Next door to a pub, short walk to another. Lovely village. Beaches a short drive. The house is lovely, very cleverly set up. It made for relaxing evenings once the kids went to bed.
7 Aug 2011
"A charming cottage in an ideal location"
Full of character this inverted two storey home is a delight to stay in. Having bedrooms below the living accommodation works well, allowing for better views from above. The owners are to be congratulated on fitting out and restoring a delightful old village cottage which has lots of history.
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