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Sea Dunes

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 26 reviews

Sea Dunes - a traditional and idyllic Croyde bungalow

Bungalow | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

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 500 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter Airport 95 km, Nearest railway: Barnstaple 16 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

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 bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
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.

Further details

Smoking - outside only.

The West Country 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.


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.

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4 Sep 2014


"Great location"

7 of us stayed at Sea Dunes, 2 families. Handy to walk into village. Just a 10 minute walk to the sea for body-boarding. Good bungalow, well equipped. We sat outside for lunches on the decking, front and back! Washing line for hanging wetsuits, and outbuilding for storing stuff, all very useful. Just one thing would have helped - a hose attachment for outside tap would make it easier to rinse wetsuits.

25 Aug 2014


"Lovely spacious and clean holiday home in an ideal location."

We had a great family holiday at Sea Dunes - there was lots of space and the layout worked really well for the three generations of family! The property was very clean and it felt like this home is well looked after and loved. Home from home! Great DVD selection for children and adults - WiFi also provided - wonderful!! The gardens surrounded the house and there are two patio/decking areas so whatever time of day you can have the sun shining on you (weather permitting!) The front decking is super as you have views of Croyde Bay - beautiful.

16 Aug 2014


"Glorious week in sunny Devon"

Home from home but with wonderful views, peaceful surroundings, happy kids, sunshine and no work. Fabulous holiday.

I'm glad that you had a wonderful holiday at Sea Dunes and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

10 Aug 2014


"Perfect holiday rental, spacious, clean and well equipped."

It was a perfect home from home for myself and family ages ranging from 1 to 54. Wifi was a boom for our youngsters. Such a well equipped bungalow to a very high standard. Location excellent for the beach, village and eating places all within walking distance. Yes we will be visiting again thanks so much for sharing this lovely place.

Many thanks for your kind review and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

7 Jul 2014


"Perfect location!"

Stunning views, bungalow is huge - we had 4 adults 2 children and a baby and still had plenty of space. Well equipped, the fishing nets in the outbuilding were used daily as was the bbq. Booking was smooth and easy. Hoping to return next year

We are glad that you enjoyed yor holiday and thank you very much for your complementary review. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

13 Jun 2014


"Very nice and pleasant"

We were 3 families with 4 children and there was plenty of space at this pleasantly presented bungalow in Croyde.
Stunning village with a stunning accommodation and facilities.
The kids loved every inch of the place and we felt like we were home.
Thoroughly recommended!

Many thanks for your kind review and we hope to welcome you back again in the future.

21 Apr 2014


"All we could wish for"

Our extended family 6 adults and 1 child aged 4 had a fantastic time at this lovely spacious bungalow. We were impressed with the space, cleanliness, décor, furnishings and equipment. Everything was thought of. The sun decking was used throughout our week as we had the most amazing weather. Close to both the beach and the village - a great position. Plenty of room to store sandy beach gear and surfboards.

Many thanks for your kind feedback. We hope to welcome you back in the future.

26 Feb 2014


"A February winner"

Sea Dunes is an excellent property and very spacious. We were a party of six adults and two very young children. Although we could not take advantage of the garden, because of the time of year (February), it did not stop us enjoying our stay. The kitchen is very well equipped and everything is there that you would need. The property is ain a good location and handy for both local shops, pubs and beaches. ~Woudl definitely stay again.

We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future.

19 Feb 2014


"Perfect location"

My friend and I and our 7 children (yes, seven!) stayed for a long weekend at Sea Dunes. The bungalow is very, warm, comfortable and very well equipped. It was certainly big enough for our group and t… More

Many thanks for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

3 Nov 2013


"Brilliant, spacious house that has everything."

Great house has everything you could possibly imagine. Very spacious and close to the beach, surf shop and local pubs/restaurant. would recommend even for larger party.

Many thanks thanks for your positive feedback and we hope to welcome you back again in the future.

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