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Driftwood - OC104

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 5 reviews

Bungalow | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Beautiful contemporary property finished to an exacting standard, complimented by solid oak flooring, modern superior quality bathrooms and a high specification kitchen with oak fixtures and 'black pearl' granite worktops. The open plan living, dining and kitchen area imparts a spatial opulence which flows seamlessly through the French doors into the decked terrace and lawned garden, offering the opportunity to indulge in al fresco entertainment, or; dependent on mood; simply relax, whilst being seduced by the fading light. Two double bedrooms (master with en-suite) and thoughtfully arranged third bedroom, with single bunk above double bed, crisp Egyptian cotton linen provided.

Nestled below Down End Hill with an enviable panoramic vista over the surrounding undulating country side, this delightful holiday idyll is conveniently positioned to take full advantage of the nearby beach and local village amenities.

Leave your cars on the drive (parking for two) and take a leisurely stroll through this timeless village admiring the thatched roofs and period cottages, colourful gardens and gentle soothing stream. There are three public houses in Croyde; the famous Thatch (great hot chocolate!); Billy Budd's & The Manor.

The North Devon Festival runs from the end of May for a month with a packed programme of musical entertainment, dance, sport theatre and comedy at a variety of popular venues across the north of the County and is said to be one of the top five events of the country! Croyde itself hosts The GoldCoast Oceanfeast from 19th to 21st June which is part of the festival where 500 athletes compete for 10 beach free sports titles in Croyde Bay together with live bands and lots to eat and drink. There is fun for all!

The past 3 years have been fantastic letting seasons for this delightful property - book early for 2013 to avoid disappointment. The perfect holiday base located in fabulous Croyde!

Size Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
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 DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

The Devon 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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Review 1-5 of 5

24 Apr 2014


"Driftwood - lovely house VERY child friendly!"

We had a lovely week in Devon - the sun shone all week .. and the house was great .. walking distance to the beach, very child friendly (the kids room was great bunk beds & toys! ) .. would def recomm… More

We are so pleased that you had such a wonderful stay at Driftwood. We hope to welcome you back to Ocean Cottages in the future.

3 Jan 2014


"Fantastic stay in a clean, cosy, high spec, great location holiday home. Can't wait to come back"

We arrived for our New Year stay in Croyde to Driftwood after a long journey from london and were met by a lovely warm house in the centre of croyde village (great location, with a nice welcome note a… More

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Driftwood. 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

16 Jun 2013


"A fantastic property in a great location"

Driftwood is a very well equipped, clean and fantastically located property. It has everything you could want and a bit more! Well though-out touches make it a home from home. Very comfortable rooms,… More

Hi There,

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 in the future!

Kind Regards

Ocean Cottages

9 Jun 2013


"Great Location"

We stayed the first week of June. The weather was superb. Croyde is a great UK destination with fantastic beaches on the coast with plenty to do for a young family.The property itself is located withi… More

Pleased to hear that you enjoyed Driftwood as your holiday destination - we are sorry to hear that the mattress was a little hard for your own comfort so we will watch for that one. Driftwood may be the subject to some significant extension work very soon, so I am sure the owners will take on board your comments regarding the fridge. Look forward to welcoming you back again!

1 Dec 2011


"Beautiful property in a fantastic location!"

We've stayed at Driftwood 2 years running now and would def go back again. Great place with kids. 2 minute walk and you're in the village centre, 10 minutes to the beach. The accomodation has everything you would need, like a home from home. Rooms are all a good size. Every little detail has been thought of, even including beach rugs, body boards and a cool bag! Only thing I could criticise would be there is only parking for 1 car so not ideal for people visiting or multiple families. Would highly recommend to anybody.

Hi There,

Thank you for your lovely review! The owners are currently seeking permission to create extra parking so hopefully by the summer there will parking for 2 or 3 cars.

hope to see you again in the future!

Review 1-5 of 5

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