White Sands - OC101
House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
This lovely 5 bedroom holiday home is presented to a very high standard with wonderful attention to detail. There are two bedrooms to the ground floor (one twin and one kingsize double) and 3 bedrooms to the first floor (kingsize master and 2 queen size zip and link rooms). There is a family bathroom upstairs with separate shower. Downstairs the walk in shower room has underfloor heating as does the travertine tiled wetsuit drying room. All the bedrooms are fitted with flat screen tv's.
A spacious hallway gives access to the dual aspect sitting room with a wood burner, 40 inch flat screen TV and dvd/blue ray player which also has a free sat box. Oak doors open to the dining room with 9ft oak table and chairs for 10 people. The dining room leads around to the well fitted kitchen with granite work tops and integrated appliances including dishwasher, microwave, split level oven, gas hob and built in fridges and freezers. The kitchen leads to the utility room, cloakroom and door to the side of the property.
To the side of the property there is a separate entrance to the wetsuit drying room with underfloor heating and hanging rails, steps down to a decked terrace and further steps down to the lawned garden where there is a large decked terrace with heavy wooden chairs and extending wooden table providing a lovely place to sit, relax and entertain after a hard day on the beach.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The West Country region
The South West has arguably some of the most dramatic and enchanting scenery in England. North Devon is proud to boast its rugged coastlines, clean sandy beaches, wide estuaries and a particularly intense clear estuary light, green countryside, wooded valleys and open moorlands. Walk the coastal path, cycle ride the Tarka Trail or across the moor, fish in the many rivers or open seas, horse-ride along the beach or across Exmoor, surf, sail, wind-surf, kite-surf or just build your castle in the sand!
So if you're are looking to get away from it all and relax or to be active and explore, there is always something to suit all of the family in North Devon.
Wander around traditional fishing villages or along sandy beaches. Explore unspoilt landscapes and a wealth of attractions. Unwind at a spa or get active and try one of the water-sports in Devon. Many attractions have special offers and free events and there are so many natural playgrounds including Exmoor, Dartmoor, and, on your doorstep, the coast.
A short walk away from the beautiful sandy beach and National Trust headland of Baggy Point, a couple of minutes by car from Saunton Sands, Putsborough and Woolacombe beaches. The North Devon surfer's Mecca of Croyde with its family friendly golden shore replete with cafe, shop and showers, offers both surfing and riding schools. The area has spectacular scenery to rival any found within the UK and boasts coastal and inland walks to satisfy walkers of all levels of ability. Golfing enthusiasts are well catered for with several excellent courses within "driving range", notably the famous Saunton Sands Club. Other attractions include boat/fishing hire and ferries to Lundy from Ilfracombe, several adventure/theme parks nearby, Watermouth Castle, Arlington Court and a little further The Big Sheep at Abbotsham and The Milky Way at Clovelly.
For spectacular scenery and beautiful beaches whatever the season, there's no better place in England than North Devon coast and in particular Croyde. The beaches are recognised as possibly some of the finest and cleanest in Europe - with two miles of soft golden sand, plenty of rock pools and amazing surf.
Croyde is not only the renowned surf capital of the West Country but is also a beautiful quaint village of unique charm and character with its thatched cottages, rolling hills and the pretty stream that winds its way through to the idyllic sandy beach. The area surrounding Croyde is the perfect place for the outdoor adventurer with Baggy Point close by offering spectacular walks around the cliffs as well as specialised rock climbing. The Goldcoast Festival is held each year on the headland overlooking the beach with large stage and major music entertainment including Ed Sheeran, Ben Howard, Jason Moraz, Newton Faulkner and many more and includes countless sporting competitions. There is tuition available for surfing and numerous other watersports.
Croyde beach lies between the headlands of Baggy Point to the north and Saunton Down to the south. This is one of the most popular beaches in the South West for surfers, and there is also windsurfing, sailing and canoeing. To the north Putsborough Beach can be found with its three miles of golden sands extending to Woolacombe.
The beach has a café/restaurant, toilets with facilities for disabled visitors, and disabled access to the beach. There is deckchair hire, surfboard hire, first-aid, lifeguards, and a lost child centre. The beach has a dog restricted area, pay car parking, and there are nearby shops and a wildlife reserve.
Golf can be enjoyed at Saunton where there are 2 championship courses with further courses at Ilfracombe, Woolacombe and Barnstaple.
The nearby village of Georgeham is home to the renowned Rock Inn where gourmet meals can be enjoyed in its informal and relaxing atmosphere. Stroll through the narrow lanes admiring the many period cottages, thatched roofs and cottage gardens (including the former home of Henry Williamson, author of Tarka The Otter!) down to the traditional shop - the hub of the village!
A few miles inland is the bustling village of Braunton, where you will find many shops, cafes and the famous Squires fish and chip shop. Cycle hire facilities are also available to explore the Tarka Trail along the estuary, into Barnstaple and as far as Instow, Bideford and beyond.
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12 Jun 2014
"Fantastic, house for a family gathering!"
We were 3 generations of a family 10 in total who stayed at The White Sands house. We had had an awful drive dins from the north taking 9 hours do to arrive to a beautiful, clean house was great! What… More
We are so pleased that you had such a wonderful stay. Thank you for your comments on the garden furniture we will deal with this immediately. We hope to welcome you back in the future - hopefully the drive takes less time next visit! Kindest, Ocean Cottages
20 Jan 2014
"Welcoming house in a great location"
White Sands is a great holiday cottage with excellent facilities. We had a group of 10 adults and found ourselves with plenty of space and comfort. Brilliant location - 5 minutes from local pubs, 10-1… More
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at White Sands. We offer great rates during off peak periods on all of our properties and some super last minute deals, just visit our website. We hope to welcome you back soon. Thank you, The Ocean Cottages Team
27 Dec 2013
"Perfect family Christmas"
Beautiful house the pictures do not do it justice. Have had a lovely Christmas with all the family aged from 4 to 80! The house is large enough to accommodate all the family whilst still feeling cosy … More
Ahhh so delighted that you have had such a lovely time. It is always difficult to capture the real essence of such a lovely holiday home but we will take some more photographs and you can let us know if we have achieved our goal! Delighted to welcome you back again so keep in touch. There are always good weekend and off peak holidays to be enjoyed at very good value - as you know Croyde is beautiful no matter what season it is! Happy New Year to you all!
12 Sep 2013
"Great place to stay but you are expected to clean the BBQ prior to using it and after it has been used"
Me and my Friends stayed at this cottage and we had a fabulous time. The cottage is absolutely beautiful and the staff were very friendly. However, on our first day we spent 40 minutes cleaning the BB… More
Thank you for your review and we are sorry that you had a problem with the cleanliness of the bbq. A quick call to us on discovering that the bbq was dirty would of resulted in us ensuring that it was presented correctly for you so we are sorry about that. Really glad that you enjoyed your stay at White Sands and enjoyed all that this beautiful property has to offer.
2 Aug 2013
"Luxurious cottage, would stay there again"
I and a group of 8 girls stayed at White Sands for a weekend in July for a couple of days of coasteering and lazing on the beach in Croyde Bay. We absolutely loved the cottage! It's very spacious… More
Croyde is the perfect place for relaxing and, as you discovered, White Sands offers a great environment for a rejuvenating stay. This lovely holiday home is proving very popular, particularly for families to get together - great for all ages!
So pleased you had such a fabulous time, come back to Croyde again soon!
The Ocean Cottages Team
21 Jan 2013
"Fantastic place - made for a really special and unforgettable New Years trip with friends"
We arrived a couple of days before New Years eve to a fab welcome including mince pies and lovely decorations which really was a nice touch and put us all in the Christmas spirit right away. The house… More
Thank you for your lovely review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your time at this beautiful property.
We hope to welcome you back int he future!
10 Nov 2012
"Fantastic accommodation and location"
4 of us stayed for a cycling holiday and the accommodation was perfect. It manages to be both practical and finished to a very high standard, which is unusual in my experience.
Excellent location both for wandering out at night for food and drink, and also for cycling up to Exmoor.
The booking process was straightforward, with helpful emails along the way and overall the experience was faultless. We will definitely be back next year.....
Thank you for your great review and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at White Sands. We very much look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
29 Oct 2012
"The most stylish, comfortable home we've ever stayed in"
White Sands is stylish and beautifully decorated. The owners have thought of your every need which was a wonderful surprise. We went on holiday with extended family and the house was ideal for the two… More
Thank you so much for your fantastic review, we are very pleased that you enjoyed White Sands and Croyde as much as we do! We very much hope that you will return int he future and we look forward to welcoming you back! It is booking up quickly for this year so I would advise to reserve your dates early!
25 Aug 2012
"Beautiful house, very practical for two families staying together and in great locaction!"
White Sands was tastefully furnished to a high standard and well equipped. We were also very pleased with the layout which worked really well for two families staying together!
The location was great, just a few steps to the pub, a short walk into Croyde and within walking distance of the fantastic beaches!
The property manager checked in to make sure everything was alright for us and was very helpful in suggesting places for us to go.
The owners have obviously put a lot of thought into what makes a holiday home and we had a great holiday! Thank you.
Thank you for your lovely review, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and the house. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
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