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Sleeps 12 adults Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 3 Pets 2 Welcome Region Devon Town/village Middle Marwood
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Well Appointed Holiday House, near Middle Marwood (STEPPSMA)

The Property is in a delightful picturesque hamlet called Middle Marwood and is situated on the outskirts of the village of Braunton which offers a lovely selection of restaurants and amenities. Braunton Burrows is also within easy reach which is a biosphere Nature Reserve and the fabulous sandy beaches of Saunton, Croyde or Woolacombe can be easily reached within a twenty-minute drive. This very spacious, detached 18th century farmhouse and barn conversion has been lovingly renovated with many modern features added, yet the property retains its appealingly rustic character and charm with exposed beams and many original features. The expansive kitchen/breakfast room is located next to the dining room complete with attractive handcrafted large oak table and feature original bread oven. Whether it is coffee and croissants before a trip out onto Exmoor or for those wanting to indulge their culinary credentials will love the well-equipped and sociable kitchen.

The generous number of welcoming reception rooms are a real bonus. After returning from a fun filled day in the surf and sand you might choose to play pool in the games room, join your friends for a chat in front of the log burner in the living room or perhaps watch a movie in the sitting room. It's easy to find a quiet space before getting together again for a convivial meal, board game or adventure out.

Upstairs the bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious and well designed. The magnificent master bedroom is a lovely spacious room with its Superking bed and its own en suite facilities with powerful shower. Guests also benefit from a King room with en suite facilities, bath and shower and there are also a Twin room and a King room (which can be made into Twin on request). The fifth bedroom is sure to become a firm favourite with the younger party members with its two sets of full-size bunk beds catering for up to four. However, if just two children share the bedroom, imagine no fights over who gets the top bunk! The main bathroom is very generously apportioned with both a bath and separate corner powerful shower.

Outside there are plenty of places to relax in the sunshine with a cool drink on a summer's evening. From the kitchen door there is a patio area with seating, and on the other side of the house, steps lead up to a quiet lawned courtyard garden. For the more energetic, The Property has more to offer; next to the house is the lane which is ideal to walk your pets as this take you to where there is a mown area of garden that can be used to play five-a-side football or other games and a wild meadow where, at the top, seats are provided for you to enjoy a sundowner, look down the wooded valley, admire the countryside and look out for the local wildlife.

In addition to Woolacombe Beach as well as the lovely sandy surfing beaches of Saunton, Putsborough and Croyde (A FREE parking permit is provided for one car at Croyde's Down End Car Park up until end February 2020), there are numerous other attractions within driving distance from the house. Along the rugged north Coast you will find exhilarating hikes on the South West Coast Path, days out on Exmoor, including Lynton and Lynmouth known as 'Little Switzerland.' Boat trips from Ilfracombe harbour to Lundy Island. Plus, there are plenty of local attractions for the children including the Combe Martin Dinosaur Park, Watermouth Castle and Arlington Court.

Nearer to The Property are the beautiful Marwood Gardens and the homeowners provide a pass that they leave in the property and the Muddiford Inn is approx. 2 miles away. Braunton offers a great selection of individual shops, family-friendly cafes and restaurants. The village has easy access to the Tarka Trail cycle path and golfers are spoiled with a variety of courses to suit all standards in easy reach.

The Property is perfect for families, extended families or groups of friends, and you pets at any time of the year.

Accommodation: Ground Floor: Entrance Hall. Kitchen/Breakfast room with large range cooker (six rings, two ovens and grill), microwave, dishwasher and American style fridge/freezer. Coffee machine. Radio/iPod dock. Living room with wood burning stove and Smart TV. Sitting room with freeview TV and DVD, Netflix and Prime. Dining room. Games room with pool table. Utility room with sink unit, washing machine and tumble dryer. Cloakroom with WC and basin. First floor: Bedroom 1 with Super king, freeview TV and en suite shower room with separate corner shower cubicle, WC and basin. Bedroom 2 with King and en suite bathroom with shower attachment, WC and basin, freeview TV. Bedroom 3 with Twin with zip 'n' link option to King on request. Bedroom 4 with King with zip 'n' link option to Twin on request. Bedroom 5 with two sets of full size bunk beds (sleeps a total of 4). Bathroom with bath, separate corner shower cubicle, WC and basin.

Facilities and Services: Linen and Towels. Oil CH. Wi-Fi Broadband. Netflix and Prime. No smoking. 2 pets welcome. Selection of games, books and DVDs. Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available. Complimentary basket of logs. Garden furniture. One acre of natural grounds/meadow. Barbecue. Secure cycle store. Ample private parking. A FREE parking permit is provided for one car at Croyde's Down End Car Park (up until end February 2020). Short breaks available. 4pm arrival time. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Friday.

The truly spacious master bedroom is a real gem (it is huge!)Beautifully decorated master bedroom with superkingThe dining room is just off the kitchenMaster bedroom ensuite with corner showerThe fantastic Pool room!The children will love the bunk roomThe bathroom is very generously apportioned with both a bath and separate corner powerful showerThe hallway has exposed brickworkSteps lead up to a quiet lawned courtyard gardenSteps lead up to a quiet lawned courtyard gardenThe patio area is perfect to enjoy a BBQ together Croyde Beach, just a 25 minute drive awayMarwood Gardens is a short drive away and well worth a visit!Panoramic View of Saunton Sands beach, just a 20 minute drive awayThe well-equipped kitchen has a large range oven and American fridge/freezerStunning master bedroom which is enormous!Challenge your friends to a game of Pool in the Pool roomEnjoy a feast for 12 people round the dining tableNeutrally decorated Twin bedroomThe dining room is next to the kitchen making entertaining easyThe huge kitchen has a sofa and dining tablePretty floral double bedroom which also has an ensuiteCosy sitting room with log burnerThe beautiful rustic dining table comfortably seats 12 peopleEnsuite bathroom to the double bedroomThe well-equipped and sociable kitchenThe kitchen is full of character with beams and a slate floorPlenty of work surface space in the kitchen to prepare delicious meals together
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • High chair
  • Open Fire
  • Stairgates
  • Washing Machine
  • Welcome Basket
  • Ensuite
  • Luxury
  • Parking, Private
  • Ground Floor W.C.


Check in / Check out

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.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.


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 3 miles Nearest pub 1.7 miles


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