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The Vines situated at the head of the village

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7

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

A large detached Victorian house stylishly renovated. Ideal for large family groups or groups visting Devon for surfing, golfing or walking. Inside the house you will find a mix of traditional styling with contemporary comforts. The woodburner and Chesterfield sofas in the living room contrast charmingly with the modern kitchen and bathrooms.

The house is near enough to the major tourist destinations but far enough away to avoid the crowds. At the same time it's village location means that the local shop, pub and post office are all a 2 minute walk away. The house is a real home from home with all the amenities you could wish for. North Devon's fabulous surfer beaches and the rural delights of Exmoor are all within a short drive. The wood burner and gas central heating make this an all year round holiday location.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 40 km, Nearest railway: Umberleigh 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Games room, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 9, Lounge seats for 9
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Downstairs the house has a large living room with wooden flooring, tiled dining room, large fully equipped kitchen, utility room, games room and second living room with double sofa bed.

The living room has a wood burner, TV with freeview and Xbox/DVD player, DAB radio and CD player. Two large Chesterfield Sofas give the living room extra comfort.

The kitchen has a professional range cooker (Gas) with double oven for those serious foodies/cooks out there. It also has a dishwasher, fridge freezer and cutlery/crockery/Pans to cater for 10. The utility room has a washing machine and further sink.

The dining room is a lovely big room with an open ceiling. There are, Oak Beams, tables and seating for 8. It provides open access to the kitchen.

For wet days there is also a games room with childrens toys, books and board games. It also has squashy sofa for mum or dad to supervise.

Finally there is another sunny reception room with lovely views over the village. It contains an extra roomy double Sofa bed that transforms the room into another bedroom.

Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms, 2 with double beds with views across the village and fields, One with 2 singles and 1 with 1 single. The singles have views which overlook the gardens.

A large door opens into a small vestibule which leads to the the bathrooms.There are two moderrn bathrooms, one with a walk in shower and the other with a combined bath/shower. Both bathrooms are fully tiled with large mirrors.

Further details outdoors

A unique aspect of the property is it's off road parking. There is plenty of space for 4-5 cars.

The garden extends to approximately 1/3 rd of an acre equpped with mature apple trees, flower beds and a small pond. A large beech hedge and terraces seperates the Garden into 3 levels. the garden is secluded yet provides lovely views over the village and a field at the back..

There is a patio area with table and chairs for relaxing alfresco dining with access from the living room. Breakfast outside is a must on those sunny days. A barbeque is provided.

The West Country region

North Devon is an unspoilt area of rolling hills and beautiful clean beaches. The nearby resorts of Saunton, Croyde, Woolacombe and Westward Ho! have become a Mecca for the surfing community. The more traditional 'bucket and spade' sandy family beaches at Ilfracombe, Instow and Combe Martin are also not to be missed.

For the country lover there is Exmoor National Park a 10 minute drive away with it's fabulous walks such as the North Devon Coastal path. Local wildlife can be spotted such as buzzards, owls, deer and of course the Exmoor ponies. Nearby there are largely undiscovered atmospheric inland towns and villages such as South Molton and Torrington. This is where you'll find the 'real' Devon where life still revolves around their respective livestock and farmers markets.


Chittlehampton is a lovely unspoilt North Devon village. It has it's own Pub and Post Office/shop. The Pub is central to the village serving locally sourced food and drink that doesn't cost the earth. It is child friendly with an outdoor play area complete with Alpacas! Facing the pub across the village square is the village church. a place of pilgrimage in the middle ages dedicated to St Hierthra.

Local attractions include The Big Sheep, The Milky Way, Exmoor Zoo, Cobbaton Combat Museum and the Tarka Trail. For the golfers there are plenty of courses to choose from with the nearest at High Bullen approx 2 miles away.

For the garden lovers there are the RHS Rosemoor gardens at Torrington, 20 mins drive away while TV's Carol Klein's Glebe cottage nursery is within walking distance. Just down the road, the gardens at Filleigh, home to the Duke and Duchess of Arundel are also open to the public. Further afield there is the Eden Project in Cornwall which is a great day out.

Local festivals include the Oceanfest at Croyde and of course the North Devon show, held near Torrington.

A short drive away is Barnstaple with it's shops and famous Pannier market. A little further afield there is the picturesque City of Exeter for a great day's shopping.

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22 Sep 2013


"Fabulous House & A Wonderful Holiday"

What a house, its just huge, with everything you could possible need.....apart from egg cups :-)!! Its a real gem and such good value, we were over the moon. The bath is massive, definitely big enou… More

28 Aug 2013


"Very enjoyable week, great accommodation."

Myself, husband, son, daughter in law, 2 granddaughters (2 years and 6 weeks) had a really lovely time here. Lots of room and virtually everything you need. Downstairs quite cold even on a warm day b… More

29 Sep 2012



Just had a fantastic week here. The house was gorgeous plenty of space, only myself and hubby stayed here.Lounge was very comfy, dining room and kitchen are large, bedroom and bathroom, very nice, as … More

16 Sep 2012


"a perfect retreat"

Had a great two week stay at the vines.The house was in the perfect charming village location.Enjoyed the secluded garden for sunbathing.Nice house has everything anyone would require on holiday.The village pub had plenty of activities going on and very friendly locals and staff.Would recommend a stay here.

10 Aug 2012


"Great getaway destination."

Family of four with two adult sons, stayed late July 2012. Good, large house in a quiet location but within easy reach of South Moulton and the coast. We had fantastic weather and used the barbecue, outside dining area and large garden extensively. The garden is not overlooked and was ideal for sunbathing late into the day. The two bathrooms are clean and new and good for larger groups. Nice pub within easy walking distance, good, reasonably priced food, good selection of beers and a friendly landlord. Limited internet access via 'hot spots'. A car is essential but there is ample parking space for two or more cars and there is a good pub with excellent food at nearby Chittlehamholt.
Highly recommended accommodation for a quiet time away from it all.

22 Sep 2011


"a lovely holiday"

we were two families of nine people with young children and teenagers staying at the vines and all thought the house was great with more than enough space for us all. although the garden is on a slope it didnt stop the kids from having fun or the adults sunbathing and it does have a patio area. The village is lovely and the local pub is family friendly with a nice garden at the back and play area for the kids. we did think that the post office shop was a little pricey on some bits! really good place to stay with some lovely beaches to visit especially saunton sands and putsborugh (not sure of spelling!!)

16 Aug 2011


"Really well equipped spacious property in a lovely friendly village"

We had max 8 staying here, inc 4 teenagers. Property was excellent, very spacious and comfortable with everything we needed, and a nice big garden too ( but on a slope so probably not good for unstable people!). The village is lovely and the nearby pub is excellent for food, beer and geniality! This was a good base for exploring North Devon and we had a really active and interesting 2 weeks here. Thoroughly recommended.

Thanks for taking the time to supply your feedback. Glad to hear that you had an enjoyable stay at our property in Devon.

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