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from £184 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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Cottage / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 14

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Cottage / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 14

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

2 miles seaward of Holsworthy and 7 miles from Bude is Parnacott House, a beautiful, mainly Georgian house (some parts 17th cent.), Grade II listed, in the same family since 1580 (Pepys, Creed, Dryden and John Graves Simcoe, founder of modern Ontario, were ancestors), set in 12 acres of gardens and grounds surrounded by fields, rich in lawns, Victorian rhododendrons, flowers, shrubs, lots of mature trees and plentiful wildlife, especially birds. Parnacott is approached down � mile of private, tree-lined lane.

This is a superb, extremely comfortable house with excellent furniture, family memorabilia and portraits. Big, square, high rooms with large windows, beautifully decorated and furnished, with flowers from the garden and other homely touches.

Hall; sunny, peaceful, comfortable drawing room with open fire, and formal dining room, both with big windows overlooking the garden; large, slate-floored beamed children�s room with sofas, TV/DVD/video, PlayStation 2, Wii, toys, dressing-up boxes, puppet theatre and half-sized pool table; well-equipped kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, larder fridge, electric range-style cooker) and pretty breakfast/sitting room (woodburner) with TV/DVD; from the rear hall a door to a ground-floor wing comprising a low step into a twin bedroom (TV) which leads to shower-room (suite), utility room (washing machine, tumble drier, fridge-freezer, sink), door to rear forecourt, and 2 steps (handrail) into sunny small double bedroom (footboard).

Two staircases - the main

one gentle, elegant, three-tier with sky-light - lead up to five more bedrooms:beautifully

spacious and comfy master double (5' four-poster bed) with mahogany

furniture, washbasin and south-facing views over the gardens equally

beautiful twin (linkable to 6' double, washbasin), also south-facing,

overlooking the garden low archway to pretty

17th cent. double (5� bed) with 2 steps down to large bathroom (suite, bidet) en suite 2 shallow steps and low entrance to twin

(washbasin), partly wood-panelled, with connecting door (lockable) to another

twin bedroom (washbasin)

Bathroom (suite with separate

power-shower) and shower-room (suite, power-shower). 

Outside, barbecue, croquet, boules, badminton, quoits, hoopla, soft ball, swing, sandpit and ride-on toys for little children. Table tennis in open-sided barn. Lots of outdoor space for playing. Bicycles can be hired in Bude; surfing lessons; riding stables locally and on the coast for all standards of riders; clay pigeon shooting available locally, by prior arrangement. Professional catering using fresh, locally sourced produce available. Daily domestic help and dog-sitting available (extra).Damages Deposit �400. Arrival after 4.30pm. Altogether, a peaceful, elegant, gentle place with friendly owners, there if you require help, otherwise unobtrusive. They live in a lovely cottage adjoining the house with its own walled garden. Only 20 minute drive to the South West Coast Path and beautiful surf beaches (bodyboards, buckets/spades provided). 

Size Sleeps up to 14, 7 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, Pool or snooker table
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (3), Single beds (8)
Other Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Please bring your own beach towels.

The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 5 star.

The Devon region

North Devon: its coast is perhaps the most varied of all, from Hartland Quay with its tremendous cliffs and multi-coloured rocks like dinosaurs� backs, via car-free Clovelly village tumbling to the sea, and the estuaries of the river Torridge (where Tarka lived) and river Taw, and Braunton�s wilderness of sand dunes (all good for birdwatching), to the best sand/surf beaches in Devon at Saunton (the West Country�s best golf course too), Croyde and Woolacombe, all the way to Exmoor.

The main town is Barnstaple - busy, thriving, not too big. The Tarka Trail cycleway (bicycles for hire) follows, very attractively, the river Torridge from deep inland to the sea and on past Instow�s good beach and lovely cricket ground to Bideford, from where Elizabethan merchantmen sailed. From Hartland Point�s lighthouse, great views to Lundy Island - and from Ilfracombe ships (day trips) to it. In Appledore unusual ships are built and its heart is very pretty. Inland, woods and fields roll, sometimes steeply, with streams, rivers and farms, almost totally unspoilt - as is most of the coast. Its north-west, stretching from Hatherleigh to Hartland, is Devon�s least changed, least visited, least inhabited part, a country of big fields, some forests, gently undulating, with long, long views beneath big skies where old men in their vegetable gardens look up as a car passes. Holsworthy is the main (very small) town, with square, market, firm purpose. The river Tamar rises in the Tamar Lakes (watersports, fishing). The roads are straighter and less high-hedged than most in Devon - and emptier.


Holsworthy: main town of this large, sparsely-populated, unspoilt farming area: small but important, down-to-earth yet lively with good market, attractive square, shops, pubs. Golf course and leisure centre (indoor swimming pool). Fishing, sailing, windsurfing on Tamar Lakes, 4� miles; river fishing not far. Sea/sand/surf/tennis/golf/walking at Bude, 9 miles.

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    Calendar last updated:20 Aug 2015

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