Chapel @ Pickwell Manor (NEW)
About the home
Pickwell Manor is a stunning period manor house set in the heart of the hamlet of Pickwell, yet within easy walking distance of Putsborough beach and a few minutes drive from the popular Croyde and Woolacombe beaches. On site there are 6 acres of wonderful gardens and grounds including an Italian garden, walled garden and areas of woodland. There is also a tennis court and games room.
The Manor has been sensitively converted into 8 apartments with the recent additions of the converted laundry (Amity - Home ID 57330) and now the Chapel which are both situated in the grounds of the Manor. The Chapel is a small magical hideaway with a charming one room up and one room down structure. It has been perfectly designed to meet all your needs for a weekend break or a longer stay for a week or more
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Puttsborough, 800m|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed Property, Sea view|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Pool / Snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Double beds (1), Dining seating for 2, Lounge seating for 2|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Shared tennis court on site|
Further details indoors:
This magical space retains many of its original features such as the beautiful arched windows, the white-washed beams and the impressive large door which has been hand crafted from solid oak. Restful hues of white, grey and soft pink create an understated elegance and sophistication.
The Chapel is one room up, and one room down and provides all that you need for your holiday. Downstairs, the kitchen is hand-made in Devon and provides sufficient space to rustle up a gorgeous meal. The bespoke concrete dining table and 50's style diner seats are ideal for a meal for two, by candle-light. The wet-room, which is situated just off the kitchen has a shower made to be shared, with separate shower heads from the ceiling.
Up the ladder-like stairs you will find a sanctuary of calm. A sumptuous double bed with a beautiful headboard covered with a welsh blanket fabric. A small dressing table, large chest of drawers and a flat-screen TV and
DVD are yours to enjoy in this surprisingly spacious room.
Further details outdoors:
Situated within the ground of the Manor 'The Chapel' has the advantage of providing a secluded hideaway whilst also offering many advantages of being in a large Manor house which includes 6 acres of gardens that span the front of the house. These gardens include the sun terrace with its breathtaking sea view; the Italian garden with its croquet lawn; the tennis court and 2 beautiful woodland areas.
During school holidays the rental period is from Friday to Friday. Outside of school holiday both weekend and mid-week breaks are welcome (minimum 2 night stay)
We ask for a 30% deposit on booking and then the balance 6 weeks in advance of your holiday. For bookings within 6 weeks of your arrrival date then full payment is requested. Payment can be made by bank transfer, cheque or debit card. It is also possible to pay by credit card but a 2.5% charge is added.
The West Country / Devon region
The North Devon coast provides a fantastic location for a holiday and Pickwell is the perfect base from which to explore the region. Situated on the ‘Golden Coast’ – an area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty’ Pickwell is a few minutes from the coastal path and benefits from breath taking country and sea views. Under an hour from the M5 it also benefits from being one of the most accessible coastal sections of the West Country.
There are a whole host of wonderful places to explore within easy reach by car from Pickwell Manor (or by bike for the more adventurous). We are just 25 minutes from the western section of Exmoor National Park. This is the location of one of favourite walks at Heddon's Mouth (it has everything pub, stream, woodland, beach). Also situated in this part of Exmoor are the historic villages of Lynton and Lynmouth linked by their famous water powered railway and then further north is the village of Dunster with its 11th Century castle which provides a great day out.
Heading inland along the estuary is the Tarka trail cycle path leading from the local village of Braunton through to the market town of Barnstaple and then on to Bideford and Torrington along the old disused North Devon railway network . The route passes through the largely unspoilt countryside as it was described by Henry Williamson in his classic novel ‘Tarka the Otter’.
Going south from Barnstaple where the Taw and Torridge rivers meet is the quaint fishing village of Appledore –known as much these days for its book festival as for its fascinating fishing heritage. Just the other side of Hartland Point is another famous fishing village, Clovelly. Pickwell Manor actually has a sea view looking out towards Hartland. From the gardens we also have a view out towards the island of Lundy - known for its rugged walks and its migratory birds. Day trips can be arranged from nearby Bideford or Ilfracombe.
The area has a number of beautiful National Trust properties including Arlington Court and at Torrington is Rosemoor one of the RHS's flagship gardens.
The Croyde / Georgeham area
At Pickwell we are completely spoilt with 4 amazing sandy beaches all within a short distance of the Manor. Croyde, Woolacombe, Saunton Sands and Putsborough are spectacular surfing beaches with beautiful golden sand and sand dunes. All the beaches have beach car parks if you don’t want to walk across the fields. You can find a video of the spectacular walk from Pickwell to Putsborough beach on the following link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6KlMuPTQLw
From Putsborough you can follow the route of the breathtaking coastal path around Baggy Point to Croyde. As you reach Croyde Sandleigh Tea rooms are perfectly situated for a well earned rest and a cuppa or maybe a cream tea http://www.sandleigh.info/ . Alternatively you walk along the 2 miles of sands from Putsborough beach round to Woolacombe beach and back for a perfect afternoons walk.
The hamlet of Pickwell is also just a 10 minute walk to the village of Georgeham (once home to Henry Williamson). In addition to the well stocked village shop & post office its also boasts 2 fantastic pubs The Rock Inn www.therockgeorgeham.co.uk and the Kings Arms www.therockgeorgeham.co.uk. They give any Pickwell Manor guest fantastic dining opportunities on their doorstep. Then just slighly further afield Braunton, Woolacombe and Croyde all have a good selection of restaurants or why not take a trip to the nearby fishing port of Ilfracombe and try Damian Hurst's restaurant No 11 The Quay. If you fancy a dining experience a little more off the grid then you might want to consider the family run Mortehoe Shellfish restaurant just a 15 minute drive along the coast.
The area provides a wealth of opportunities for sporting adventure whether on or off the water. Surfing, kayaking, kite surfing, coasteering, sailing, sea fishing and diving can all be arranged from local beaches or ports. For those who prefer to stay on land then rock climbing, horse riding, cycling, running, mountain biking, shooting and quad biking are all ideal activities that can be pursued locally. For those keen on a round of golf we are less than 15 minutes from Saunton Golf Club - with two championship courses that are amongst the West Country's finest.
Obviously we hope that you will get lots of warmth and sunshine when you are staying at Pickwell and can get plenty of time on the beach and the freedom to explore without any cares. If however you get the odd rainy day here are a few ideas of activities in the locality: Cream tea at Sandleigh NT tea rooms @Croyde; lunch, tea or a glass of something stronger @Saunton Sands Hotel; Broomhill sculpture gardens restaurant and gallery @Muddiford; Arlington Court NT property & carriage museum; Pampering @Woolacombe Bay Hotel (gym, pool, steam room, sauna + spa treatments); cinemas @Barnstaple & @Ilfracombe
How to get there
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By Car - From Junction 27 of the M5 take the A361 to Barnstaple and then continue on this road to Braunton. At the traffic lights in Braunton take a left on the B3231 to Croyde and then on to Georgeham. Turn left at The Kings Arms pub in Georgeham (signposted for Putsborough). Then after half a mile turn right on a lane signposted for Pickwell. Turn in to the entrance to Pickwell Manor Farm which will be on your left and then proceed straight on to the entrance to Pickwell Manor.
By Train - Tiverton Parkway Station is just 1hr 55 minutes from London Paddington Station. From Tiverton it is just under an hour by taxi to Pickwell Manor. Alternatively change at Exeter station for trains to Barnstaple which are linked by bus to our local village of Georgeham or just 20 minutes by taxi.
Activities near Croyde
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Easter week||29 Mar 13||5 Apr 13||£ 375||£ 80||£ 90||3 Nights|
|School Easter holiday||5 Apr 13||12 Apr 13||£ 325||£ 80||£ 90||2 Nights|
|April & May||12 Apr 13||24 May 13||£ 325||£ 80||£ 90||2 Nights|
|May half term week||24 May 13||31 May 13||£ 400||£ 80||£ 90||3 Nights|
|June / Early July||31 May 13||5 Jul 13||£ 350||£ 80||£ 90||2 Nights|
|July (week 2)||5 Jul 13||12 Jul 13||£ 375||£ 80||£ 90||3 Nights|
|July (week 3)||12 Jul 13||19 Jul 13||£ 400||£ 80||£ 90||3 Nights|
|Peak summer||19 Jul 13||30 Aug 13||£ 475||£ 85||£ 95||1 Week|
|September breaks||30 Aug 13||1 Oct 13||£ 350||£ 80||£ 90||2 Nights|
|October||1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 325||£ 75||£ 85||2 Nights|
|November / December||1 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 300||£ 75||£ 85||2 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Preferred methods of payment are by cheque, debit card or bank transfer. Credit cards are accepted with a 2.5% charge. A 30% deposit is payable to secure the booking and then the balance is available 6 weeks in advance of your stay.
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