The Property is one of the most picturesque and photographed thatched cottages in Croyde appearing on postcards, in guides and even on boxes of fudge! Originally built is the 16th Century, this special holiday home is full of charm and character with many original features including oak beams, inglenook fireplaces, wooden floors and picture window seats. Situated in the centre of the village, just minutes away from a choice of restaurants, ice cream parlours, family friendly pubs and surf shops, whilst the beautiful Blue Flag sandy beach, great for surfing and rock pooling is within an easy walk.
The property is set back from the road with a low garden wall, flower beds and a stream flowing along its frontage through to the middle of the village. The side gate and path lead you to the original main oak front door. There are wooden floors throughout and on entering the hallway you will find plenty of storage for coats, flip flops and walking boots.
The magnificent ‘L’ shaped open plan living room with comfortable sofas provides a great social space, being connected to both the dining area and the kitchen. A beautiful Inglenook fireplace with bread oven creates an ideal setting for the wood burner, a perfect cosy focal point on cooler evenings. Why not take advantage of the basket of throws provided and snuggle up to watch a DVD or good film on the large flat screen TV also a Playstation 3 is available.
The bespoke kitchen benefits from a large vaulted glass roof – allowing light to flood in. Handmade units in washed grey, compliment the worktops and appliances. Underfloor heating keeps the kitchen cosy during cooler seasons. Adjacent to the kitchen, the dining area has a large oak table which can be extended with wooden benches alongside. This dual aspect room has views towards the spacious back garden and patio which is accessed via French doors.
A handy utility area provides dual sink units and washing machine, whilst also giving access through to the downstairs WC.
A second lounge area with sofas and a bookcase full of interesting reads is a great place to escape and gives access to the open sided wooden staircase leading up to the 5 bedrooms. Bedroom One with king size wrought iron bed, beautifully tiled en-suite shower room with washbasin, WC and heated towel rail. Bedroom Two with twin beds and matching pine furniture. A lovely separate bathroom provides a short hip bath with handheld shower attachment, wash basin, WC and towel rail. Access to bedrooms Four and Five is through bedroom Three which has two single beds, original oak beams and views over the garden/stream to the front and garden to the rear. Bedroom Four is spacious with a king size bed and matching furniture also enjoying garden views. Bedroom Five with bunks has a sloping ceiling, this small, quaint room is more suited to children, but many adult guests have enjoyed a stay in here.
Outside, there is a very private and protected south facing terrace directly off the French doors from the kitchen/dining area with teak chairs and a parasol for alfresco dining and a gas barbecue. There’s also a hot tub for up to 6 guests available all year round. Beyond this an extensive sloping lawn garden with a small patio area at the top, ideal for those wishing to relax and read. At the back of the house there is also an outdoor shower for those returning from the beach and a board store with a selection of surf boards for guest use.
Parking is available for up to 4/5 cars depending on size and storage for bikes.
Accommodation: Ground floor Entrance into hallway. Cloakroom, WC and basin. Kitchen with Falcon range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher, American fridge/freezer. Washing machine in the utility room. Living room with TV, Freeview, DVD, woodburner. Second lounge area. First floor Bedroom 1 with King, en-suite shower room, basin and WC. Bedroom 2 with Twin. Bathroom with hip bath, mixer handset over bath and basin. Bedroom 3 with twin, a spacious through room leading to three other rooms being bedroom 4 with King. Bedroom 5 with bunks and a shower room with WC and basin, heated towel rail.
Facilities and Services Linen and towels. Garden furniture. Gas barbecue. Outdoor shower. Hot tub. Oil CH. 2 travel cots. 2 wooden high chairs. Please note at the front of the house where the stream is this is not fenced, if using the front door. Complimentary basket of logs. No smoking. Woodburner. Regret no pets. Private parking for 4/5 cars. Playstation 3. Storage for bikes and boards. Short breaks available. Arrival for weekly/weekend bookings is Friday. 3pm arrival time.