About the home
Sea Dunes is a spacious and comfortable, traditional Croyde bungalow, offering everything that you will need for a relaxing holiday. It is perfectly located in the village, within easy walking distance of the award winning sandy beach and also the thatched cottages, shops, pubs and restaurants in the centre of the village.
Under new ownership from the 2011 season, this property has been renovated and redecorated in order to provide high standard holiday accommodation.
There is a decked area at the front of the property, which has sea views across the sand dunes and bay to the headland on the far side. This is ideal for a quiet glass of wine in the evening or now that a gate has been added the children can play safely, without Mum and Dad worrying. From the decking, large patio doors lead into the large open plan living area, with a TV, DVD player and video recorder and sofas in the lounge, which is over 24 ft in length and then two small steps lead up into the dining area, with its large pine table and chairs and the fully equipped kitchen. There is also an iPod / iPhone dock / charger and CD player in this area.
There is free Wi-Fi available.
Sea Dunes is ideal for larger families or two families, as it will sleep 8 people easily and up to a maximum of 10. There are four bedrooms in total, two double bedrooms (one of which is en suite), a twin room with two single beds, a bedroom with bunk beds and blackout blinds and a double sofa bed in the lounge.
At the back of the property there is a large decked area with garden furniture which is ideal for BBQ's. There is also an outbuilding that has facilities to store surf boards and wet suits.
Guests can also use the garage for storing a car, surfing equipment or beach toys etc
|Size:||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Croyde, 500m|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 300m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||DVD player, Sea view|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 10|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
A travel cot and highchairs are available, for no additional cost (cot bedding not included).
Towels not supplied.
Further details outdoors:
Large enclosed, decked and private rear garden.
Separate outbuilding for the storage of surf boards, canoes, wet suits etc.
Fantastic sea views from the front garden.
Ample parking. At the front of the property there is off road parking for two or three cars.
A lawn with a rotary clothes line.
Smoking - outside only.
The West Country / Devon region
The award winning beaches of Croyde, Putsborough, Saunton and Woolacombe are all within easy reach. Croyde beach is within 5 minutes walk of Sea Dunes.
On the north coast are the very picturesque villages of Lynton and Lynmouth. In Lynmouth there is a harbour and cliff railway, salmon and trout fishing and a great choice of shops and restaurants.
The tiny, secluded fishing village of Clovelly is easy to find, with its wonderful old cobbled, traffic free streets that descend 400 feet to the harbour, protected by an ancient stone breakwater. It is a tranquil and picturesque haven of small cottages and tiny winding lanes that promise to reveal even more hidden treasures.
Breathtaking coastal scenery and fantastic walks can be found at Hartland Quay. It is great for families with rock pools to explore, swimming in the sea or simply to lie on the sand and enjoy the sunshine.
The famous village of Woolacombe with its three mile long beach of golden sand which has won numerous awards for cleanliness, water quality and facilities, is only a short drive away.
A short distance to the north is Ilfracombe, which contrasts its Victorian fishing village origins with its modern galleries and top class restaurants. It also boasts a vibrant nightlife from theatres to pubs and clubs. Boats from the harbour take visitors over to the magical Lundy Island.
For fun and all weather family entertainment this area is fantastic.
The Milky Way Adventure Park is located on the A39 near Clovelly. It boasts all weather entertainment, Devon's biggest Roller Coaster and fantastic live shows.
The Big Sheep is also on the A39 Atlantic Highway, near Bideford. This attraction has something for everyone - rides, shows, bottle feeding lambs, an indoor play zone and an outdoor combat zone. There are dog trials, duck trials and sheep shearing. There are even sheep races complete with jockeys - such as Woolie Carson. If it all becomes too much, you could always retire to the on site brewery !!
The Wildlife and Dinosaur Park at Combe Martin is also a favourite with children. It features dinosaur and sea lion shows as well as bird displays. There is the Earthquake Canyon ride, Tomb of the Pharoahs and an Into the Light show. Animals include many species from lions and wolves to meerkats and Lemurs - some of which are available for close encounters !!
Barnstaple has a variety of activities including theatres, a four screen cinema, a ten pin bowling alley and squash, badminton and bowls at the North Devon Leisure Centre.
You can also enjoy the thrills and excitement of kart racing at the North Devon Karting Centre on the outskirts of Barnstaple.
A selection of leaflets for attractions in the area will be left in the bungalow for you to plan your trips at your leisure.
The Croyde / Braunton area
Croyde in North Devon is a 'chocolate box' village of delightful white washed, thatched cottages, situated by a beautiful sandy bay, which is renouned throughout the UK for the quality of its surfing.
The wide, sheltered bay, with its golden sandy beach offers both excellent surfing and safe family bathing. The beach is very well kept and is patrolled by lifeguards between the months of May and September, when many families return year after year because of the facilities available.
The headland of Baggy Point provides great walking and stunning scenery. Cycling, horse riding, golf and tennis are all available locally, as are pubs, cafes and restaurants catering for everything from indulgent Devon cream teas to three course dinners.
You can get excellent food and drink in Croyde at The Thatch, The Manor or Billy Budds. The latter two have children's play areas. For more sophisticated dining, either the Kittywell and Whiteleaf would be a great choice.
In nearby Georgeham either The Rock or The Kings Arms are both popular with families for places to eat.
There is a takeaway on the Ruda Holiday Park site and also Bay View Farm in the village serves Fish & Chips or you could venture into Braunton which has a variety of Indian, Chinese and English takeaways and restaurants.
There are two indoor swimming pools. The Cascades pool is on the Ruda Holiday Park and is a fun pool with slides and an area for younger children. The other pool is an Olympic size pool for more traditional swimming, at Barnstaple Leisure Centre.
Golf is very popular locally. There are two 18 hole links courses at Saunton, which is only a couple of miles away, with further courses at Ilfracombe, Westward Ho and Portmore, which is just outside Barnstaple.
A short walk from Sea Dunes, there is a Tennis court at 'Upover' which is open to the public. Other courts are available at the Tennis Centre in Barnstaple.
For those who enjoy horse riding, 'Roylands Riding Stables' are only two minutes walk down the road.
How to get there
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Bristol - 2 hours from the M4 junction - via a straightforward and easy journey on the M5 and A361
Taunton - 1 hour, 15 minutes on the M5 and A361
Exeter - 1 hour, 10 minutes via the M5 and A361
Barnstaple railway station is 25 minutes away and from there it is a 1 hour train journey to Exeter.
Bristol Airport is 2 hours away.
Exeter Airport is 1 hour, 10 minutes away.
Activities near Croyde
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
03 Apr 2013
The house was in one word perfect.
It was extremely well located (10 min walk with board to the waters edge at Croyde) and 5min walk to the pub.
Large external surf specific storage outhouse for all wetsuits and boards.
Lovely outoor space to sit in the sun.
And inside was hugely spacious, yet very felt cosy. As the weather was fairly bitter, we were happy to laze on the couches watching films whilst sipping wine.
Every night we accomodated 3 extras friends for dinner so there would be big family dinner for 11 around a lovely wooden table. The kitchen, aptly stocked with all cooking utensils to fire out all sorts of wonderful cuisine.
Beds, and bathroom were comfortable and all you needed.
It's just a shame we couldn't stay longer, and look forward to coming back when the sun is really out!
Great to hear that you had such a good time at Sea Dunes. Many thanks for your review. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
11 Dec 2012
As the title says this is a really great spacious bungalow, in a ideal location for the beach or the town, both in easy walking distance. The property is very clean and well presented with everything inside you could possibly need for a home from home.
Many thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again.
08 Oct 2012
The booking process was straightforward and efficient.
The property was clean and well equiped and as descibed on the web site.
The Tesco store in Braunton is convenient for more major shopping and supplements the local village shops.
Pubs in Croyde and Georgeham are all good and cover the range from gastro-pub to family eating.
If there are kids in the party the Big Sheep and Watermouth Castle are recommended.
If exercise is needed, walk round Baggy Point to Woolacombe and back - terrific scenery.
Many thanks for you kind review. we hope to see you again in the future.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|6 Apr 13||27 Apr 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|27 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring Half Term Holiday||25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 1050||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 13||22 Jun 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|22 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 625||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Jun 13||13 Jul 13||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|13 Jul 13||20 Jul 13||£ 950||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer holidays||20 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 1400||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 13||7 Sep 13||£ 725||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Sep 13||14 Sep 13||£ 665||-||-||1 Week|
|14 Sep 13||28 Sep 13||£ 615||-||-||1 Week|
|28 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 515||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn half term holiday||26 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 425||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas & New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|4 Jan 14||15 Feb 14||£ 390||-||-||1 Night|
|Spring Half Term Holiday||15 Feb 14||22 Feb 14||£ 475||-||-||1 Night|
|22 Feb 14||5 Apr 14||£ 425||-||-||1 Night|
|Easter Holiday||5 Apr 14||19 Apr 14||£ 625||-||-||1 Night|
|19 Apr 14||24 May 14||£ 550||-||-||1 Night|
|Half Term Holiday||24 May 14||31 May 14||£ 1050||-||-||1 Night|
|Prices for group size 10|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|6 Apr 13||27 Apr 13||£ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|27 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 575||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring Half Term Holiday||25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 13||22 Jun 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|22 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 675||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Jun 13||13 Jul 13||£ 850||-||-||1 Week|
|13 Jul 13||20 Jul 13||£ 990||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer holidays||20 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 1450||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 13||7 Sep 13||£ 775||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Sep 13||14 Sep 13||£ 715||-||-||1 Week|
|14 Sep 13||28 Sep 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|28 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn half term holiday||26 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 460||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas & New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 1150||-||-||1 Week|
|4 Jan 14||15 Feb 14||£ 410||-||-||1 Night|
|Spring Half Term Holiday||15 Feb 14||22 Feb 14||£ 500||-||-||1 Night|
|22 Feb 14||5 Apr 14||£ 450||-||-||1 Night|
|Easter Holiday||5 Apr 14||19 Apr 14||£ 650||-||-||1 Night|
|19 Apr 14||24 May 14||£ 575||-||-||1 Night|
|Half Term Holiday||24 May 14||31 May 14||£ 1100||-||-||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
We are happy to be flexible over the length of your stay with us, outside of the main holiday periods.
What you see, is what you pay - no booking fees or additional items to be added on !!
A 25% deposit secures your booking, with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to your arrival date.
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Changeover day is Saturday for weekly rentals from the beginning of June through to the end of September and also half term holiday weeks. Outside of these periods I am happy to be flexible regarding arrival and departure days and also the length of rental - please enquire.
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