Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Surf is a detached spacious bungalow standing in its own grounds of half an acre with magnificent views over Braunton Burrows and Saunton Championship Golf Course to the sea and the Taw/Torridge estuary.
The lounge/sunroom, dining room and largest bedroom all lead out through french doors to the south facing sundeck, which runs across the entire width of the house. Apart from the third bedroom which faces the wood on the east side, there are extensive views from all main rooms over the 2500 acres of Braunton Burrows which forms the centre of the only English Unesco Biosphere Reserve.
At the bottom of the garden, the gate leads directly to Saunton Championship Golf Course, the South West Coast Path National Trail and the dunes paths to the 3 mile-long sandy beach, avoiding crowds and cars.
Saunton is a renowned safe surfing beach, with lifeguards at peak times. Surf board hire and tuition is available. Sandboarding, kite surfing and longboarding are also popular.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 95 km, Nearest railway: Barnstaple 12 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
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
One bedroom has a king sized bed and a single and direct access to the sun deck. A second bedroom has a king-sized bed and a single with an en-suite lavatory and basin. The third bedroom has twin beds.
There are two bathrooms, one with bath, shower and WC, the other with bath and separate WC. A mural attributed to a Royal Academician fills one wall.There is a modern kitchen
There is a spacious dining room and a large sun room which both open onto the sun deck via patio doors. Telephone for incoming calls and chargecards.
|Further details outdoors|
The glass-surrounded sun deck has magnificent views across the golf course and sandhills to the sea and Hartland Point. Steps lead from the deck to a small, largely enclosed garden, and a path leads down through Surf's private grounds (of about half an acre) to a gate opening onto the sandhills and giving access to the beach, golf course and coast path.
Surfing equipment hire and tuition is available at the beach.
Bicycle hire is available at Braunton (2 miles) for the quiet lanes nearby which are lined with wildflower blossoms in the spring and summer. The Tarka Trail provides traffic-free cycling for more than 20 miles to Barnstaple, Instow and Torrington. The village chapel is a short walk away. From there two lovely footpaths take different routes over Saunton Down.
Surf has ample safe parking.
Cost of bed linen, electricity, central heating and wi-fi is included in the rental.
The West Country region
Devon is predominantly a farming county, known for its unspoilt beauty with gently rolling countryside, high moorland and magnificent coastines offering wonderful rural views. Devon is famous for its mild climate and friendly people.
Saunton Sands is often listed as the place that has most sun, or the highest temperatures, having a unique microclimate created by the topography. The parish of Braunton has 500 species of wild flowers, more than any other spot in the UK. There are 33 species of butterflies. Though it has 3 mile long safe beach, it is a small place with no caravan or camping sites. Adjacent to the beach there is a good restaurant, and a snack bar, beach shop, surf hire and tuition and beach hut hire. St Anne's Chapel has services every Sunday.
Cliff walks,easy day trips to Lundy Island, Appledore,Clovelly or Exmoor ...there is much to do if you tire of the beach or the deck. The RHS garden at Rosemoor is popular with gardeners.
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