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Corner Cottage in Appledore, Devon, South West England

Corner Cottage, Appledore, Devon, South West England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £252 to £ 0

Self catering accommodation in Appledore sleeps 4.

Features include: Short breaks • Close to the Beach • Close to a Pub •

Accommodation overview: Panoramic estuary views can be enjoyed from this cosy fishermans cottage. Parking available roadside or in nearby car parks.

Appledore has an abundance of unspoilt charm, its many fishermen's cottages tucked away in a maze of narrow cobbled pathways, and Corner Cottage, as you may expect, nestles in the corner between two similar cottages. Being in 'reverse style,' to take full advantage of the fabulous views, stairs lead to the cosy open plan first floor living room with the modern kitchen area to one end and comfortable seating area at the other. There is a bay window with French doors which when fully open create a balcony area inside the living room where you may sit and enjoy the panoramic views over the estuary. There are two bedrooms and a small bathroom on the ground floor; the double bedroom enjoys estuary views, and the small bunk bedded room is suitable for children under 11 years only. The pretty quayside with shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants is just a short stroll away. Corner Cottage is ideally suited for couples or young families seeking a good base from which to explore this beautiful area.

Accommodation: Ground floor: Hall. Bedroom 1 with Double. Bedroom 2 with 2'6" Bunks for children under 11years only. Bathroom with bath and fitted shower over bath and basin. First floor: Open plan living/kitchen/dining room with TV(incorporating Freeview and a DVD/CD player). Kitchen area with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer and dishwasher. Cloakroom WC.

Facilities and Services: Linen and towels. NS heating. Limited parking nearby, or in a public car park approx 250m away. Regret no pets. No smoking. A travel cot is available on request for parties of up to three plus one infant. Short breaks are available all year round, please ring to book for July & August. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Friday.


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Homestead Cottage in Mortehoe, Devon, South West England

Homestead Cottage, Mortehoe, Devon, South West England

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £412 to £ 0

Self catering accommodation in Mortehoe sleeps 6.

Features include: Short breaks • Garden • Close to the Beach • Close to a Pub •

Accommodation overview: A charming spacious cottage with wonderful sea views.

It will be hard to tear yourself away from the windows of this charming cottage with outstanding views over the coastline and out to sea as far as Hartland Point. Homestead is just a short stroll to a choice of pubs, the delicatessen, post office and village shop where you can pick up fresh croissants for breakfast! The cottage retains all the charm and character of its age echoed in some exposed stone walls and some uneven floors. A spacious comfortably furnished living room features a stone fireplace with gas fire. The separate dining room is ideal for family meals while enjoying fine views. Steps lead up to a half landing where you will find a fitted oak kitchen to the rear, the family bathroom and an additional compact shower room. Upstairs are three bedrooms all with fantastic views. There is access off the kitchen to a fully enclosed lawned and sheltered cottage style garden, backing onto the National Trust headland and a garden seat is perfectly positioned to enjoy the views. A further small front lawn is found just across the shared driveway. Individually styled and with plenty of character, modern comforts and south facing aspect with outstanding views, Homestead Cottage provides all the ingredients for a lovely holiday.

Accommodation: Ground floor: Porch. Living room with stone fireplace with gas stove, TV with Freeview and DVD. Dining room with gas stove. Half landing. Kitchen with electric cooker and microwave. Fridge and freezer housed in a larder, and a washer dryer in the garage. Bathroom with bath and shower attachment over bath, WC and vanity basin. Shower room with WC and basin, please note the entrance doorway to this room is very narrow. First floor: Bedroom 1 with Double and basin. Bedroom 2 with Twin and basin. Bedroom 3 with Twin with basin.

Facilities and Services: Linen and towels. Gas CH. No cot is provided, please bring your own travel cot. Parking for 2 cars to the front. No smoking. Regret no pets. A selection of books and games. Telephone for incoming and emergency calls. Short breaks available. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Friday.


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Cornmill Cottage in Ilfracombe, Devon, South West England

Cornmill Cottage, Ilfracombe, Devon, South West England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £285 to £ 0

Self catering accommodation in Ilfracombe sleeps 4.

Features include: Short breaks • Pets allowed • Close to the Beach • Close to a Pub • Near Golf •

Accommodation overview: A pretty Devon cottage just a few minutes stroll from the cove at Hele Bay, stylishly furnished and well equipped. Roadside parking available.

In an elevated position close to the Hillsborough Nature Reserve, Cornmill Cottage is just a few minutes stroll from the small sand and shingle cove of Hele Bay. Just five minutes drive from Ilfracombe, Watermouth Castle and the secluded harbour of Watermouth Cove, it is an ideal base for exploring this beautiful area. The cosy living room with oak beams and an impressive stone fireplace housing an electric wood burning stove leads through to a spacious kitchen / dining room oozing character and charm, ideal for family meals or romantic dinners and a stable door leads out onto a small fully enclosed decked patio. Fairly steep and narrow stairs, as can be expected in a cottage of this era, lead up to a huge master bedroom with lovely views over the surrounding countryside. A pretty twin room and modern family bathroom complete the picture. For the energetic an 18 hole golf course or indoor swimming pool is within walking distance and the South West Coastal Path can be joined nearby. For serious sand and surf lovers the award winning beaches of Woolacombe and Croyde are just a short drive away.

Accommodation: Sloping path up to Ground floor: Living room with electric wood burning stove, TV with Freeview, DVD and stereo. Kitchen / dining room with gas hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine and dishwasher. First floor: Bedroom 1 with Double. Bedroom 2 with Twin. Bathroom with bath and fitted shower over bath, WC and basin.


Facilities and Services: Linen and towels. Gas CH. Patio furniture. 2 pets welcome. No smoking. Roadside parking. Short breaks available. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Friday.


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Thatchers Leggett in Croyde, Devon, South West England

Thatchers Leggett, Croyde, Devon, South West England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £359 to £ 0

Self catering accommodation in Croyde sleeps 4.

Features include: Short breaks • Pets allowed • Internet or WiFI Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Close to the Beach • Close to a Pub •

Accommodation overview: Lovely stone cottage in a peaceful location yet within a few minutes walk of the village centre

Thatchers Leggett is a lovely stone cottage nestling in the grounds of the owners own beautiful 16th century thatched Devon Longhouse, just a few minutes stroll from the village centre and path leading to fabulous Croyde Bay. Perfect for keen walkers, there is also a bridleway / footpath leading from the doorstep all the way to the stunning beach at Putsborough around 20 minutes away. The light, bright and spacious open plan living room with kitchen and dining area boasts a high vaulted ceiling, comfy seating and a wood burning stove, making it the cosiest of retreats at any time of year. An attractive twin bedroom is also situated on the ground floor together with a modern bathroom. From the entrance hallway a smart wooden staircase runs up to the mezzanine floor with a spacious galleried bedroom and ensuite cloakroom. Eclectic styling, sloping ceiling and lovely views over the surrounding countryside from the Velux style windows make this a really special room. As the cottage is semi detached a pathway runs a little way from the front door giving access to the neighbouring property, however a side door from the kitchen leads out to a private area with steps up to a pretty courtyard patio with far reaching countryside views, an ideal spot for daytime barbecues or drinks in the balmy summer evenings while the children are tucked up in bed. The friendly owners run a small bed & breakfast from their lovely home and so should a family decide to bring grandparents along they can stay in a room very close by. Guests in Thatchers Leggett are welcome to use all of the grounds of the main house, including a grassy area to the rear. Croyde offers everything you could need in a seaside village, a renowned surfing beach, character cottages and a great selection of pubs and restaurants. Thatchers Leggett is ideal for small families, equally perfect for couples, and is a welcoming home from home after a busy day exploring this wonderful area.

Accommodation: Ground floor: Hall. Open plan living/dining/kitchen with log burning stove and TV with Freeview, DVD and Playstation 2. Kitchen area with gas hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine. Bedroom 1 with Twin. Bathroom with bath and fitted shower over bath, WC and basin. First floor: Bedroom 2 with Double on mezzanine floor and ensuite cloakroom with WC and basin.

Facilities and Services: Linen and towels. Gas CH. Wi-Fi Broadband. BBQ. Garden furniture. 1 small pet welcome. No smoking. One parking space is available in the car park with a short sloping walk up to the cottage. Short breaks available. Arrival time 3pm. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Friday.


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Embleton in Croyde, Devon, South West England

Embleton, Croyde, Devon, South West England

Sleeps 8
Weekly prices from £697 to £ 0

Self catering accommodation in Croyde sleeps 8.

Features include: Short breaks • Internet or WiFI Access • Detached • Close to the Beach • Close to a Pub •

Accommodation overview: A well presented large modern family home located in a quiet cul de sac just a short walk from the village centre.

Quietly located at the end of a residential cul-de-sac in the heart of Croyde, Embleton is a large detached modern home providing comfortable accommodation for the larger family. The attractive living room has a door through to the kitchen/breakfast room and patio doors to the rear garden, together with a utility room. All four bedrooms and family bathroom are on the first floor and the double has an en suite. It is within a ten minute stroll to the pathway that leads down to Croyde beach, and within a short walk you will find a selection of pubs, shops and restaurants providing a good variety of menus. An enclosed south facing level and lawned garden offers a perfect retreat at the end of the day and is ideal for al fresco dining.

Accommodation: Ground floor: Hall, Living room with TV with Freeview, DVD, video, CD & iPod dock. Kitchen/breakfast room with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Utility area with additional sink and washer/dryer. Cloakroom with WC and basin. First floor: Bedroom 1 with King and en suite shower room, WC and basin. Bedroom 2 with King. Bedroom 3 with Twin. Bedroom 4 with Bunks. Bathroom with bath and fitted shower over bath, WC and basin.

Facilities and Services: Linen and towels. NS heaters. Wi-Fi Broadband. Regret no pets. No smoking. Private parking on driveway. Garden furniture. BBQ. Patio heater (guests to provide own gas supply). Short breaks available. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Saturday.


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The Mill House in Lee, Devon, South West England

The Mill House, Lee, Devon, South West England

Sleeps 10
Weekly prices from £1090 to £ 0

Self catering accommodation in Lee sleeps 10.

Features include: Short breaks • Internet or WiFI Access • Detached • Garden • Close to the Beach • Close to a Pub •

Accommodation overview: A unique 16th century former Mill House sitting right on the waters edge in Lee Bay, overflowing with character and charm.

The Mill House is a wonderful 16th Century listed property standing right on the water's edge of Lee Bay and has been featured both in magazines and on television. Period features include the original milling room, inglenook fireplace, bread ovens, boathouse and the drawbridge over the mill race. A stable door leads you directly into the fabulous kitchen with granite work surfaces and central island with Bombo stools. Dining can be enjoyed in the original Mill Room with views looking out to sea and where French doors give access to the terrace and gardens. The main living room boasts a flagstone floor with inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove and in addition there is a second comfortable sitting room with open fireplace. With five bedrooms in total, bedroom five is located on a mezzanine floor over the Mill Room, accessed via open wooden steps, which are narrow and steep. All are served by a separate bathroom and modern shower room with twin head walk-in power shower plus a separate WC. The front terrace is enclosed by a stone wall, and the rear garden is on several levels with patios and an area of level lawn with garden furniture perfect for al fresco dining. Boundaries with the bay are secure with railings and the mill race is safely covered with steel mesh. You can sit out on the terrace overlooking the bay and enjoy a drink, barbecue and the fabulous sunsets. Alternatively, it's wonderful to sit inside around one of the log fires with the sound of crashing waves outside. The Mill House makes a fabulous holiday home all year round.

Accommodation: Ground floor: Living room with wood burning stove and CD player. Second sitting room with TV with Freeview, DVD, video, ipod docking station and open fireplace. Kitchen with electric double oven, hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer with ice maker, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. First floor: Bedroom 1 with King. Bedroom 2 with Bunks, a French style open room with curtain for privacy. Bedroom 3 with Double. Bedroom 4 with Twin. Bedroom 5 with Twin (on mezzanine). Bathroom with bath, WC and basin. Shower room with walk in shower, WC and basin. Cloakroom WC.

Facilities and Services: Linen and towels. NS Heaters. Wi-Fi Broadband. Complimentary basket of logs. Garden furniture. 2 travel cots. 2 high chairs. BBQ. Body boards, Kayaks available for hire directly from owner. Telephone for incoming and emergency calls only. Regret no pets. No smoking. Parking. Short breaks available. 3pm arrival time. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Saturday.


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Browhill in Barnstaple, Devon, South West England

Browhill, Barnstaple, Devon, South West England

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £479 to £ 0

Self catering accommodation in Barnstaple sleeps 6.

Features include: Short breaks • Pets allowed • Detached • Garden • Close to the Beach • Close to a Pub •

Accommodation overview: A spacious, comfortable and family friendly holiday home with stunning views from most principal rooms.

New to our portfolio just in time for the Summer Holidays, this lovely detached house offers all you could wish for in a comfortable family home from home. Sitting high in the pretty hamlet of Heanton Punchardon yet just minutes from Braunton village, Browhill has the most wonderful views over the Taw Estuary and beautiful countryside, stretching as far as the coastline at Saunton in the distance. Being within a short drive of a choice of fabulous beaches such as Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe makes this property an ideal base for fun filled holidays. At the end of the day return to the tranquil surroundings of Browhill to relax in the lovely private gardens or enjoy al fresco dining with a cool glass of wine. Light, bright and welcoming throughout, this traditional home features a spacious living room with living flame gas fire, for those cooler evenings and separate dining area with patio doors out onto the garden. The modern well equipped kitchen will not disappoint any culinary experts in the family and the sun lounge to the front may prove a popular spot for a quiet read of the morning papers. Upstairs are two very stylish double bedrooms together with an attractive twin bedroom and family bathroom. Although Browhill takes just six people, an added bonus for greater flexibility of sleeping arrangements is a further compact single room. Browhill is ideal for families or groups of friends looking for a peaceful setting yet within a few minutes drive of a great choice of shops, pubs and restaurants in both Braunton Village and North Devon's premier town of Barnstaple. If you would like to leave the car behind, a wonderful thatched village pub and restaurant is just a ten minute stroll away.

Accommodation: Ground Floor: Sun Lounge/ Porch. Hall. Living /dining room with gas fire and TV with Freeview, DVD and iPod docking station. Kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge and dishwasher. Utility room with washing machine and freezer. Wet room style shower room with WC and basin. First floor: Bedroom 1 with Double with ensuite WC. Bedroom 2 with Double. Bedroom 3 with Twin. Bedroom 4 with single. Bathroom with Bath, WC and basin.


Facilities and Services: Linen and towels. Oil CH . 2 Pets welcome. Garden furniture. A large selection of books and games. No smoking. Driveway parking for 2 cars. Short breaks available. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Saturday.


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Prospect Cottage in Combe Martin, Devon, South West England

Prospect Cottage, Combe Martin, Devon, South West England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £270 to £ 0

Self catering accommodation in Combe Martin sleeps 4.

Features include: Short breaks • Pets allowed • Close to the Beach • Close to a Pub •

Accommodation overview: A traditional semi detached cottage situated in the heart of the village. Parking is available in the car park directly opposite for a small weekly charge.

This charming semi-detached former farm workers cottage is in the heart of Combe Martin with pubs, shops and restaurants on the doorstep. The cottage fronts onto the famous two mile long High Street, and also has a rear entrance from the lane running to the side of the property across a small, enclosed, cobbled courtyard. There is a modern galley style kitchen and utility room, and an archway joins the living and dining rooms which are comfortably furnished in a traditional style. Both bedrooms on the first floor are in pine together with a spacious, modern bathroom. In an ideal location, within a short drive of all of North Devon's attractions, Prospect Cottage is perfect for walkers who can enjoy this fantastic coastline and the ever changing Exmoor scenery.

Accommodation: Ground floor: Living room with TV with Freeview, video and gas fire. Dining room. Kitchen with electric oven, hob, microwave and fridge. Utility room with washing machine. First floor: Bedroom 1 with Double. Bedroom 2 with Twin. Bathroom with bath, fitted shower over bath, WC and basin.

Facilities and Services: Linen and towels. Electric heaters. No cot is provided; please bring your own travel cot. 2 pets welcome. No Smoking. A parking space is available in The Pack of Cards car park opposite the cottage at a cost of approx 10 per week. Short breaks available. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Saturday.


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