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Sleeps 11 adults Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms 4 Pets Not accepted Region Devon Town/village Croyde

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Welcoming Holiday House, Croyde

Situated in the very heart of Croyde village, Caen House is a wonderfully spacious detached property stylishly presented in a contemporary style, just a ten minute stroll from the beach. The local villagers will tell you that it was formerly known as The Police House, so it's very interesting to find it sits adjacent to the very popular Thatched Barn Inn! The huge open plan kitchen / dining room is the hub of the house, where everyone can gather for convivial meals and wander out onto the pretty lawned garden through a choice of three sets of French doors. The fully enclosed rear patio and lawn backing onto open fields is ideal for a leisurely barbecue with the sound of the waves in the distance, and younger guests will love the space to run and play. The living room, complemented by solid wood flooring, has comfy leather sofas surrounding the attractive ornamental fireplace. A useful utility room has plenty of storage for beach equipment, coats and boots, and a conveniently placed small wet room is ideal for surfers and sand covered children returning straight from the beach. There are four bedrooms on the first floor, the double having an ensuite bathroom and a separate small study/nursery. French doors open onto a decked balcony, with patio furniture, having lovely views over the surrounding countryside and spiral staircase to the garden below. A further double room, a bunk room and a single room are served by a separate shower room. On the second floor the loft has been cleverly converted to provide a snug area with a comfy sofa leading to both a double and a twin room together with separate modern bathroom. Caen House is a welcoming home where fabulous memories will be made and you will never want to leave!

Accommodation: Steps up to Ground floor: Hall. Living room with TV with freeview, DVD and stereo. Kitchen / dining room with large table comfortably seating 12, electric oven and halogen hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge. Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer and sink unit. Shower room with WC and basin. First Floor: Bedroom 1 with King, with ensuite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and basin. Study /nursery. Bedroom 2 with double. Bedroom 3 with Bunks. Bedroom 4 with Single. Shower room with WC and basin. Second floor: Snug room with TV with freeview, DVD and Wii games console. Bedroom 5 with Double. Bedroom 6 with Twin. Bathroom with bath with shower attachment, WC and basin.

Facilities and Services: Linen and towels. Oil CH. Wi-Fi Broadband. Regret no pets. No smoking. Family parties only. Second highchair and travel cot available on request. 1stairgate available. Garden furniture. BBQ. Books and games. CD's & DVD's. Garage and dedicated parking for at least 3 cars, a 3 minute walk from the property. £200 refundable security deposit. Restricted roadside parking. Short breaks available. 4 pm arrival time. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Saturday.

A wonderfully spacious detached property in the heart of Croyde village.The living room, complemented by solid woodern flooring and ornamental fireplace.Very spacious master room with double and ensuite bathroom, French doors lead out to the balcony.The huge open plan dining room and kitchen which is the hub of the house.The sofa area in the master bedroom.The spacious sitting room with large sash windows and comfy leather seating.The kitchen has an extra eating area with French doors leading out to the beautiful garden.Tastefully decorated double bedroom.The huge contemporary kitchen.The cosy single room.The brightly decorated double bedroom.The snug, an excellent area for the children to chill out and watch TV after a day at the beach.The spacious ensuite bathroom.The cosy Twin room with beautiful views.The bathroom situated on the top floor.Caen House - formally known as The Police House!
  • BBQ
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Heating, Central
  • High chair
  • Stairgates
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Beach
  • Ensuite
  • Gold Star, Visit England
  • Parking, Private
  • Ground Floor W.C.
  • Ground Floor Bath/Shower room

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Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings or ask your local agent.

LocationCroyde

This wide sandy bay is sheltered by the two headlands on either side, making this an ideal spot for safe bathing with plenty of space families to relax. Renowned for its surfing, there is life guard cover on the beach in season, with surf and kayak hire available locally. The area has plenty of traditional pubs and cafes to choose from, keen walkers can visit Woolacombe or Mortehoe via the National Trust coastal paths. This route around Baggy Point takes in the dramatic sea and countryside views.

At nearby Woolacombe is a fantastic all weather sports complex featuring a surfing simulator, a climbing wall and high ropes course. A short drive around the River Taw estuary brings you to Bideford and Westward Ho! with the stately home of Tapeley Park nearby. The formal lawns and kitchen gardens are lovely for a stroll, there is also a shop and tea rooms on site.

The Braunton & District museum is packed with historical artefacts and exhibitions of the maritime history from the area. Seaside enthusiasts may also find the Museum of British Surfing an interesting visit. The Braunton Burrows are an impressive sand dune system, the largest in England, with free guided walks once a week and two golf courses nearby. The famous Tarka Trail made up of cycle ways and footpaths is within easy reach.

Devon

From Tavistock and the rivers Tavy and Tamar to the English Riviera of Torbay, and the nautical town of Dartmouth north across Dartmoor (with its famous miniature ponies) to the surfing beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe, there can be few counties in England that offer such a broad spectrum of experiences to the visitor. 

Located in the South Westerly reaches of England, Devon shares a southerly border with Cornwall, and an easterly border with Somerset and Dorset. To the north and south the Bristol and English channels provide miles of beautiful coastline, and numerous attractions to the county. 

Areas of Oustanding Natural Beauty (5), National Parks (2) and many other parks and reserves make it very easy to get off the beaten track, but the cities of Plymouth and Exeter are as modern and vibrant as they come.

Inland are a number of country landscapes to explore; Tarka Country to the north, taking its name from a famous novel, offering the Tarka Trail; a fantastic cycle route through the beautiful country landscapes. Centrally, Dartmoor National Park is the largest open space in South England, and offers miles of rugged and wild moorland for keen walkers to explore.

Dartmoor Zoological Park is situated on the edge of the moor. The zoo is the inspiration behind a Hollywood film, and home to an impressive range of exotic animals. Along the south coast is the spectacular Jurrasic Coast World Heritage Site, reaching from Exmouth along into Dorset, and offering a spectacular coastline to discover.

Further south along the coast is the borough of Torbay, home to some of Devon’s most popular seaside resorts and tourist spots, and known as the English Riviera. Devon’s county town is the attractive city of Exeter, offering a mix of historical and modern architecture and culture. To the south is the University City of Plymouth, a historic port, and home to The Hoe, a popular public open space offering a range of attractions.   

Devon is the third biggest county in the UK by area, but it's quite easy to get around. In population, it is only the twelfth largest, so it's really not very crowded! Geographically and in spirit quite unlike the neighbouring counties, Devon is characterised by the granite structure that forms Dartmoor rising out of its distinctive red soil, and the very different Devonian rock structure underlying Exmoor. The Devonian geological period was actually named after Devon since it was here that these rocks were first studied. 

South West

England’s peninsula incorporates the counties of Cornwall and Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Bristol. This region is mostly rural so is perfect to escape the everyday hustle and bustle, whether relaxing with the family by the seaside or exploring the wild moors and rugged coastline. The area boasts hundreds of beautiful sandy bays to choose from and fantastic surfing opportunities. The historic cities of Exeter, Bath and Gloucester are definitely worth a visit, and with transport links all the way down to Penzance even the famous Lands End and remote Isles of Scilly can be reached.

Area Devon Nearest shop 0.1 miles Nearest pub 0.1 miles

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