Barn | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9
Croyde Bay Barn is probably one of the highest specification holiday homes in Croyde, Grade II listed from the outside, uber contemporary on the inside. Each of the four bedrooms is ensuite and has a flat screen TV. The master bedroom has a Roman style bath, the size of a kingsize bed! Sleeps 8 with an option for an extra 1 on a sofa bed. The kitchen is also super high spec, with 3 ovens, gloss grey units, finished with orange Corian work surfaces. You can enjoy your food in the adjoining open plan vaulted dining room, the lounge or alfresco on the BBQ terrace. But you can consider all the kitchen/dining area as just cool aesthetics and not lift a finger to cook during your stay as Croyde has three pubs, a bistro, cafe and numerous other eateries all within walking distance. It's a great village right on the coast with an easy surf-style vibe, the beach only 10 mins walk away. But whilst the house is right in the village, you'll still be able to enjoy peace and quiet in the back garden with teak deck and lawned areas.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Croyde Bay beach 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||250 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 1.5 hours drive 100 km, Nearest railway: Barnstaple 20 mins, mainline Tiverton Parkway: 14 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The West Country region
North Devon has an incredible diversity of lansdscapes: the beautiful golden surf beaches of Putsborough, Croyde, Woolacombe and Saunton; the amazing coastal cliffs, some of the highest in Britain, rising to over 800' above the sea. Then there's the lush green rolling countryside for which Devon is so famous and the deep wooded valleys around Lynton with ancient oaks and rivers tumbling over giant boulders. And then of course the rugged wilderness of Exmoor - quite breathtaking in its desolation with stories of Lorna Dune and the terrifying brigands. Not forgetting the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Braunton Burrows, the fishing port of Appledore, still landing locally caught fish and Ilfracombe now boasting Damien Hirst's 65' sculpture, Verity.
The main 'county town' in Barnstaple with all the normal stores and supermarkets, as well as some smaller shops. And lots of visitor attractions for families - both the cultured (National Trust etc) and those for pure entertainment for children (Big Sheep to name but one of many)
The coastal villages are full of welcoming pubs, good food, and show a vibrant live music scene here in this part of the South West. Of course there is the traditional and original Devon Cream Tea (scone, cream, jam NOT as in Cornwall where it is scone, jam, cream) and lots of sea faring tales of pirates, smugglers and shipwrecks. Some may have been embellished through the ages, but they make captivating stories for both children and adults alike.
Places of interest in the region include:
- Lundy Island, a Pirates' hideaway in years gone by, now owned by The Landmark Trust. It is well serviced by day trip boats from Ilfracombe
- Clovelly: a world famous fishing village in North Devon, built into a cleft in a 400' high cliff. The cobbled street tumbles its way down past whitewashed cottages festooned with flowers to the tiny working port. It is famous for its donkeys, which traditionally carry goods up the hill; sledges bring things down. There are links with Charles Kingsley, Turner, Dickens and the Spanish Armada.
- National Trust's Arlington Court - a splendid regency house and gardens full of the Chichester's collections. Other properties in the region include Knightshayes and Killerton House.
- Panier Market and Butcher's Row, Barnstaple - a must visit for foodies.
- RHS Rosemoor - 65 acres of both formal and informal gardens - as well as woodland walks, water features and open spaces - there is something for children and adults alike to enjoy time and again.
- Dartington Crystal, Torrington - at the award winning visitor centre you can watch the live demonstration of glassmaking and try the many hands-on activities we have to offer, as well as seeing the museum collection. The shop has lots of tempting goodies.
There are so many things to do in and around Croyde but probably surfing is the activity Croyde is best known for. Anyone can have a go, if you would like surf lessons – we know the best instructors and the best surf spots – solo or in a group. Example cost, £40 for a half day (2 hours) session including board and wetsuit. Coasteering – you'll be equipped with a wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet before setting off round the cost with an instructor, leaping - lemming-like - off the cliffs … as low or as high as you like! Cost at £40-50 per person depending on group size and season.
Fishing - boats go out from Ilfracombe approx 8 miles away weather permitting.
Horse riding - Croyde has a riding stables.
Chef for a night – let a chef come cook for you. Choose a menu and everything is taken care of, even the washing up! It costs no more than a good meal at a decent pub.