House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
CROYDE RIDGEWAY OVERVIEW
RIDGEWAY is ideally situated, a spectacular position in a quiet and peaceful location just a short stroll from the picturesque village of Croyde and its many amenities. Best of all, this property is also within a few minutes walking distance from Croyde Beach and the sand dunes. This modern link detached property is decorated in soft natural pastel colours with pine doors and offers a lovely family home from home. The living room is light and bright with triple aspect windows and an attractive stone fireplace that houses a log burning stove, a real romantic treat on cooler evenings. French doors open out onto a pretty rear patio and fully enclosed semi lawned private garden, a perfect spot for family barbecues. Spacious and well equipped, the modern kitchen / dining room features a large wall mounted television and door to the garden. The integral garage provides ample storage for surf boards and beach equipment and gives access to a convenient ground floor shower room / utility room perfect for surfers. An additional cloakroom is found off the hallway. Upstairs the three bedrooms benefit from Ipod docks and are stylishly furnished, having views overlooking the surrounding countryside and all served by a bathroom and separate cloakroom. If you ever tire of Croydes fabulous beach there are many great family attractions within easy reach such as Watermouth Castle and the popular Dinosaur and Wildlife Park.
The spacious entrance hall, with its slate grey tile effect laminate flooring, provides ample storage for shoes and hanging space for coats. The main living room is found on the right as you enter the house. The windows in this double aspect room allow plenty of light to flood in and the many side lamps will create a cosy feel as dusk draws in.
Without doubt, the first thing to catch your eye is the large stone fire surround that draws your eye to the wood burning stove. This large room provides ample space for you to relax in an armchair or either of the light aubergine coloured comfortable sofas to enjoy thefire or make use of the flat screen TV, with Sky package, DVD player or ipod docking station.
Although not the main dining area, there is a
circular glass dining table that can offer versatile use, ideal for using the family board games provided or for the little ones to use as a colouring platform. A door provides direct access to the private garden. A thoughtful touch is the writing desk and chair where the visitors book and house information can be found.
The wide kitchen and dining area will certainly be a hive of activity, the open plan nature of this room means that preparing the food does not mean exclusion from the group. As you would expect in a property of this standard the kitchen, with its modern style wood effect units and coordinating high gloss granite effect laminate work surface, is very well equipped with all manner of cooking utensils, crockery and glassware. The appliances include a ceramic hob, single oven and grill, dishwasher, tall fridge freezer, kettle, 2 slice toaster, cafetiere and ipod dock. A glazed door provides further direct access to the garden.
The dining area boasts a large table that provides ample space for 6 to dine in space and comfort, an added touch for guests convenience is the large wall mounted TV with Sky access.
UTILITY ROOM / DOWNSTAIRS SHOWER
A versatile room that can be accessed either from the Kitchen or the garage surfboard/bike store. This room contains a washing machine and separate tumble drier as well as a large double width fully enclosed power shower. With plenty of hanging space, a solid stone tiled floor and access from the surfboard room, you can return for your beach activities and change before entering the main house.
Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms:
All the bedrooms are decorated following the same theme of pastel walls and light sand carpets. Every bedroom enjoys the added facility of an ipod docking station.
Is the master bedroom and enjoys a view over the front garden and pretty close. There is a large pine bed, shouldered with bedside tables and lamps. A good sized pine chest ensures plenty of drawer space, and whilst there is no wardrobe there are plenty of wall hooks for hanging clothes.
Is also a double bedroom overlooking the fully enclosed garden. Plenty of drawer space and wall hooks ensure guests storage needs are met.
Bedroom 3: This is a single aspect room with a large picture window giving a view over the front garden, the comfortable twin beds are complemented by coordinating bedside tables with lamps and a wooden chest of drawers.
The family bathroom is located upstairs and comprises a white full size bath with hand held shower, wash basin and mirror over and heated stainless steel towel rail.
There are separate W/C's on both the first and ground floors.
Double width, fully enclosed power shower in the utility room on the ground floor.
The fully enclosed garden of RIDGEWAY is a fantastic private, al-fresco social space. It is divided into a half lawned half patioed area with mature borders. There is one pub style garden bench/table that would easily accommodate 6 on its own. Added to this there is another table with 6 chairs ensuring that nobody will be left standing. A wooden garden shed contains parasols for both tables, 2 sun loungers and a kettle style charcoal barbeque (charcoal not included). The rear gate allows direct access to the garden so that the outside tap and hose can be used to rinse off after a hard day at the beach. A rotary washing line is provided for convenience.
Off road parking is available on the long driveway in a tandem format adjacent to the pretty front garden with its feature pear tree and flower beds. Behind the original garage door is secure storage for surfboards and bicycles as well as hanging space for wetsuits. This well planned space also provides access to the downstairs utility/shower room, ideal for cleaning off prior to entering the main house.
E & OE
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Croyde 400 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 105 km, Nearest railway: Barnstaple 15 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||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
Location: Croyde; Dogs - No; Bedrooms: 3; Sleeps: 6+; Post Code: EX33 1PD; Ideal for Families, children, toddlers, 50+; Changeover Day: Saturday during peak weeks (otherwise flexible); WiFi available; Woodburner; Private fully enclosed rear garden; Charcoal BBQ; SKY basic package; Secure storage and hanging space for for wetsuits,surfboards/bicycles; Linen provided: 2 x doubles, 2 x singles; Parking for 2 cars; Dishwasher: Fridge/freezer; Washing Machine; Tumble Dryer; Ceramic Hob, Single oven and grill CD player; DVD Player; Kettle; 2-slice toaster; Central heating; Bath and hand towels included; Free WiFi access
The West Country region
The North Devon Coast
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.
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.
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.
Croyde is ideally located within easy reach of the harbours of Clovelly and Lynmouth which are also perfect places to relax. Meander through the streets of Lynmouth and take a ride on the unique water powered cliff railway to the twin town of Lynton which is perched high on the cliffs. Clovelly is another of the prettiest coastal village where it feels as if time stood still. The only means of transport on these famous cobbled streets are donkeys and sleds.
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, take time to come and find out for yourselves, we will make you very welcome.
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.
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