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Fully enclosed rear garden

Bungalow | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden


A stylish and luxurious family bungalow located just off Moor Lane. It enjoys a prime location, in a quiet private road, being only a few minutes walk from the golden sands of the Blue Flag accredited Croyde beach and a short walk from the pubs, restaurants and shops of this 'chocolate box' archetypal English village. This delightful property has been equipped to a high standard, the spacious accommodation has been attractively and lovingly decorated, a real home-from-home with a distinctive country cottage charm, contemporary and sophisticated yet comfortable and welcoming. The natural wood floors and doors lend a warm feel to this cosy holiday home. With off road parking for at least two cars, GOLDSANDS also benefits from a secluded and enclosed lawned rear garden with patio area and garden furniture, perfect for lazing around the barbeque.


On entering GOLDSANDS you will discover the large double-glazed, tiled floor entrance porch houses a washing machine and provides an ideal room to store outdoor clothing and footwear.


Go through the double-glazed sliding doors into the entrance hall and guests are greeted with a feeling of warmth and calmness. The bright lemon shades on the walls complement the natural wood floor and door and allow the living room to flow seamlessly into the dining room. Light cascades through the rear patio doors into the sumptuously furnished triple-aspect living room. 3 sofas provide ample seating, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the warm glow that radiates from the cast iron wood burner set on terracotta tiles in the wood beamed feature fireplace. The entertainment needs of both adults and children are well catered for, there is a large selection of toys, games, puzzles, books, VHS videos and DVD's suitable for both. The hardware includes a flat screen TV, both VHS and DVD players, iPod dock with integrated CD player, plus a basic Sky package.


The dining area boasts a large pine dining table, seating 8 plus a further children's play table, large doll's house and several toy boxes. Two highchairs are also thoughtfully provided for the larger family.

The large, well stocked bookcase and pine corner unit contain videos, books and DVD's.

Both rooms benefit from large doors that lead directly into the flat lawned rear garden.


This well equipped room enjoys views over, and access to, the rear garden. It is modern and light, with clean lines. The cream shaker style kitchen units and brushed nickel handles tone well with the wood effect laminate work surface and solid wood floor, halogen spotlights add to the ambiance. There is a comprehensive selection of utensils, crockery and glassware as well as a fridge/freezer, microwave oven, 4 slice toaster, kettle, cafetiere, electric cooker with double oven below, dishwasher, washing machine, electric blender/chopper and bread maker including the ever useful selection of children's plates and beakers.


There are 3 bedrooms.

Bedroom 1; is a family room overlooking the rear garden and large enough to accommodate the pine bunk beds and two single beds with ease. Fitted pine wardrobes offer huge amounts of storage space and also house a large selection of children's games and story books. Each single bed has its own bedside table and lamp.

Bedroom 2; a double room, welcomes the early morning sun and looks out over the front garden. Bedside tables and lamps shoulder the large metal framed double bed, whilst a good sized pine wardrobe and chest of drawers ensure guests have plenty of storage space, also, there is a wall mounted pine framed dressing mirror.

Bedroom 3; another double, is the master with en-suite shower room. The large wood framed double bed co-ordinates well with the other bedroom furniture in this sizable room. There is access

to the rear garden through double french doors. A large wardrobe and 5-drawer chest with mirror over provide storage. This room also benefits from an en-suite shower room.


The family bathroom has a white painted wood floor that adds light and a feeling of space. The walls are painted pale lemon white down to the dado rail with natural tongue and groove wood below. There is a separate shower cubicle illuminated by halogen down light. A white bathroom suite comprises bath with polished chrome taps, low level WC and a rectangular traditional style wash basin. As well as the mirror fronted wooden cabinet set above the wash basin there is also a traditional wall mounted shaving mirror. A heated towel rail, potty, booster step and child's lavatory seat are nice extra touches.

The master en-suite shower (down a small step) is illuminated by halogen down lights, has an unpainted wood floor and contains an enclosed shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin with mirror tiles over, a low level WC and heated towel rail complete the facilities.


The south-west-facing rear garden is enclosed and private; a real suntrap and perfect for outdoor entertaining or for the kids to enjoy a game of catch.

The large lawned area leads to a delightful wooden summer house complete with swinging chair seating and raised deck in front. A fabulous hide-away. Beautiful palms provide a real beach atmosphere.


Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Croyde Beach 200 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 105 km, Nearest railway: Barnstaple 16 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Further details


Location – Croyde; Pets – yes ; 3 Bedrooms; Sleeps up to 8; Post Code EX33 1NX; Ideal for families, children, toddlers, 50+; Changeover Day - Saturday during peak weeks (otherwise flexible); Off road parking for at least 2 cars; lounge equipped with: TV, DVD,VHS, Sky basic package; Inclusive linen; fridge/freezer; microwave oven; 4 slice toaster; kettle; cafetiere; electric cooker with double oven below; dishwasher; washing machine; electric blender/chopper;

bread maker; central heating, WiFi Available.

The West Country region

North Devon is one of the most beautiful areas of the British Isles. It boasts miles of unspoilt and award winning beaches. The coastline is one of the most popular surfing venues in the country, with Croyde being the most popular.

The coastline is as rugged as it is beautiful dotted with magnificent cliffs, tiny cove and picturesque harbours. It was once the haunt of smugglers, pirates and wreckers and the fascinating history is retold in many small museums along the coast. Today visitors who love Henry Williamson's famous Tarka the Otter can retrace Tarka's journey by following the Tarka Trail.

Along the coastline surrounding a natural harbour is Ilfracombe with its Victorian architecture, Esplanade and famous Tunnels Beach. The harbour is always busy with fishing boats sailing in and out together with the paddle steamer Balmoral which offers day trips to Lundy Island. North Devon has something to offer and appeal to everyone.

There are activities available for all ages. For children there are fun attractions such as 'The Big Sheep' and 'Dinosaur World'. For the sports fan, there is golf, horse riding, cycling, surfing, kayaking, rock climbing and many other activities all within a 40 minute drive from Barnstaple, the region's major town.

Looking for a North Devon Holiday Cottage or Self Catering Holidays in Devon then you are at the right place!


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. With 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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1 Oct 2012



Good sized house for a family close to the beach. However the property was not that clean when we got there with long hair around the place, the cutulrey draws were dirty and for the price we paid we expected at least some hand towels, we had to go to the local market to buy some. The house needed a good deep clean which was disappointing as we had waited a long time for this holiday a paid alot more for it than any other holiday we had been on. Don't normally write reviews but this time thought i would as i look at reviews when looking to book my holidays.

29 Sep 2012


"Gold sands is must for families. It was clean, comfortable and convenient for amenities. We hope to return in the near future."

Goldsands is lovely family home with great facilities/ entertainment/books. We loved the simplicity and practicality of the house as well its proximity to the beach and village. A really lovely time was had by all! We hope to return in the future.

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