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Beautifully designed house in stunning village


Excellent 5/5 Score from 3 reviews

The Retreat

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

The Sterridge Valley is incredibly peaceful and beautiful, so we designed and built The Retreat with the landscape at the heart of the house. The lounge, dining and kitchen areas enjoy panoramic views of the countryside and our garden and decking lead from the kitchen, making alfresco dining as easy as staying indoors. For colder nights we have a wood-burning stove to warm you, and for balmy evenings the balcony is a great place for a drink or a quiet read. The Retreat passes the Visit Britain 5-star standard, so your comfort is assured

There are many great walks straight from the door - over the hill to Hele bay or down the lane to Watermouth Harbour. We're also only a short drive to the large sandy beaches of Woolacombe and Puttsborough. There's generally a few crabbing buckets and nets and we've a large warm utility room for drying off your gear after an adventure.

We're well set up for children, and as parents to young children ourselves we've bought all the child-proofing, bathing and feeding equipment you'll need. We also have plenty of games, books and toys for all ages.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Barnstaple 18 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The West Country region

Ilfracombe has 2 shale beaches, both within a few minutes walk from the house. The public beach is small and rocky and allows dogs all year around.

The Tunnels beach is one of the best rock-pooling beaches in the country and a wedding venue. There's also a fantastic soft play centre and cafe onsite.


Woolacombe holds the 'England for Excellence Gold Award' for best family resort and it's a 15-minute drive from the house.

The 3-mile walk along its length is stunning at any time of year.

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7 Sep 2013


"A Wonderful Holiday"

The location of this property is fabulous - the Sterridge Valley, Berynarbor. It is very tranquil and beautiful. The views from the property of the hillside are lovely. The layout of the house (lounge… More

8 May 2013


"Tranquillity, beauty, charm and comfort"

This is an amazing location, very quiet and stunningly beautiful especially now as nature comes to life after the long winter. We had a weekend break and were rewarded with good weather and enoyed the… More

Thanks for your lovely review. I think the birds have really been enjoying breakfast crumbs on the balcony this year, as we seem to be getting even more visitors. We hope to host you again soon

1 May 2013


"Terrific rental, beautiful location, ideal for families with young children"

Had a terrific short break at 'The Retreat'. House is lovely, inside and out. We often rent houses both in the UK and the US and it is important that the rental is nicely designed, clean and… More

Thanks so much for staying with us - I hope your little girl doesn't miss the village "Pot Men" too much! Ours is such a fan we've had to buy a small one for her room!

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Calendar last updated:17 Oct 2014

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Languages spoken
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