Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
In Woolacombe, a light, modern, comfortable first-floor apartment with terrific views over the beach from several rooms and from its smart, roomy balcony (table/chairs, lovely sunsets). About 350 yards of footpath go down to the beach through a shared lawned garden (pond on neighbour's side) with table/chairs, barbecue and useful shed for storing surfboards. Ten steps lead up to the front door, and the moment you walk into the open-plan hall/dining room (VDU/DVD, iPod dock) the stunning sea view through floor-to-ceiling windows demands your attention; same great view from the living room (TV/DVD/video); good fitted kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer) with washing machine in cupboard. Double bedroom (5' bed) and bathroom (suite with separate shower) at this level. Stairs (stairgates) up to two more bedrooms, both twin, and bathroom (suite). Convenient and comfy all year.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|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 3.5 star.
The West Country 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.
Woolacombe: little seaside town of shops, cafés, hotels and restaurants built around 3 miles of superb sandy/surfing beach (watersports, rock pools). Golf at Saunton and another fine surfing/windsailing beach. The glorious wildness of Exmoor, 14 miles.