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Excellent 5/5 Score from 2 reviews

Charming lounge with wood fire

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden


This delightful character cottage is brimming with old world charm and situated close to the heart of Croyde. Walk to the golden sands of Croyde Bay beach, fantastic pubs, surf shops, cafes and restaurants in minutes. CROYDE ST HELENS COTTAGE is steeped in history with a wealth of original features including beams, latch doors, deep-set windows and inglenook fireplaces. A stone path through the pretty cottage garden leads to the front door of this charming home. The cottage has 3 bedrooms sleeping 6 people, a great holiday home for families or friends.


Step through the front door into a quarry-tiled lobby with room for boots, coats and beach gear. Continue into the spacious hall with stairs to the first floor and doors to the kitchen and sitting room. The sitting room is very comfortable, with its natural stone inglenook fireplace and bread oven, two sofas, polished oak floor and country cottage windows overlooking the garden. This is a truly lovely room for reading, relaxing and socialising. Sit back and unwind in front of the TV, with DVD player and stereo.

The dining room has an original Norman arched window and a pine dining table seating 6 people.From the dining room patio doors lead out onto the private courtyard with beautiful views to the surrounding hills. From the dining room there are stone spiral steps that lead to the third bedroom.


A traditional country style kitchen contains fitted units, a decorative Rayburn in an inglenook (not in use), additional double electric oven with grill and ceramic hob, a washing machine, microwave, kettle, toaster and many more kitchen utensils and crockery. An oak dining table is ideal for breakfast and evening meals.


Bedroom 1: Master bedroom - a simple, stylish double bedroom, with king size bed. Delightfully furnished with plenty of room for a cot. The deep-set window has village views to gaze on as you enjoy breakfast in bed.

Bedroom 2: Bunk beds, painted floorboards and cosy rugs underfoot. An original feature fireplace and village and country views complete the room.

Bedroom 3: Double bedroom accessed from the dining room with stone steps that lead to the arched bedroom. Original beams, solid wood furniture and lovely views to the surrounding hills.


Enjoy the freestanding bath with ball and claw feet for a deep and luxurious soak. This family bathroom also contains a WC, hand basin, heated towel rail and airing cupboard. A quaint shuttered window completes the look of antiquity.


Outside the gardens are beautifully planted and landscaped and there are many delightful and interesting features. These include stone seating, a private old stone courtyard with niches and 'arrow slit' apertures, lawns and a secluded stone terrace dining area – a real suntrap with wood furniture, a really lovely place for al fresco dining. There is parking for 2 cars in a gated driveway.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Croyde 1 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 96 km, Nearest railway: Barnstaple 16 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

The West Country region

Gently rolling Devonshire hills & valleys, the stunning Cornish coastline and miles of lush English countryside, make our landscape heaven for anyone who loves the great outdoors and the seaside. Exciting tourist destinations, mix fascinating history with a vibrant culture and delectable local food produce will tempt your taste buds.

Choice Cottages has hundreds of carefully selected holiday cottages within the West Country and aims to provide you a stay second to none, whatever your budget, however large your party size.


WALK TO – Croyde is a magical place nestling around a stream running down to the sea. This award-winning sandy beach is fine and flat, ideal for children and good for surfing. Rock pools are in abundance and dunes a haven for young and intrepid explorers. Local fun parks for the children such as Cascades Pool Park are a great way to spend the day. Croyde Bay is renowned as a premier surfing beach destination in England for short and long boards. For the more adventurous, kite surfing, volley ball, kayaking and horse riding is on your doorstep. Within walking distance of Croyde beach enjoy its ice cream shop, gourmet restaurants, superb village pubs, surf shops, and art gallery. This classic 'chocolate-box' village is steeped in old-world charm and echoes the feeling of life in Britain in times gone by. Coastal and Countryside walks include the majestic Croyde cliff path to Baggy Point, (and for those energetic), to Woolacombe and beyond.

CYCLE TO - A day at historic Braunton Burrows is great. Cyclists can enjoy the 30-mile Tarka Trail tracking the scenic coastline of North Devon.

DRIVE TO – explore the beautiful Exmoor National Park. Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, The Milky Way and The Big Sheep all within a short driving distance. Cultural days can be passed at Arlington Court, historic Clovelly Village, Watermouth Castle, Lynton, Lynmouth, Victorian-styled Ilfracombe with its quaint fishing harbour and many more. Saunton Golf Course is a mere 3 miles down the road with its 2 famous links courses. Finally, picturesque walks through beautiful forested areas and running rivers such as at Watersmeet will complete your wonderful stay in this beautiful part of England.

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27 Jul 2014


"Quaint cottage, very comfortable."

We had a lovely week at St Helen's cottage in Croyde. Fab location and lots of charm make this an ideal place to stay. The property was clean and welcoming when we arrived. 15 minute walk to the… More

23 Jun 2014


"Gorgeous holiday cottage in perfect location"

We've just came back from a lovely mid week stay at St Helens cottage in Croyde. Central location within reach to lovely restaurants, shops etc. Beach a leisurely 15 minute walk from the cottage.… More

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