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Inviting Family Retreat | VALECMA

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  • At a Glance
  • Facilities
  • Accommodation

    • Sleeps 8
    • 4 bedrooms
    • 4 bath / shower rooms

    Your holiday home

    • £1,025 - £1,545 per week
    • Thursday changeover
    • 4:30 PM check in
    • 10:30 AM check out
    • 2 pets welcome (£24 pppw)
    • No smoking
    • Property rating: 4
    • Facilities

      • Freezer
      • Dishwasher
      • Washing machine
      • Private parking
      • High chair
      • Wifi
      • Ensuite
      • Ground floor W.C.
    • Features

      • Ground floor bed
      • Welcome basket


Vale Cottage is a beautiful grade II listed 550 year old thatched Devon longhouse situated in the popular coastal village of Croyde. It has just been lovingly restored and now has a country cottage feel combining 15th century charm with 21st century amenities with all the comforts to make a relaxing holiday home from home.   The cottage retains much of its character, with many original features including low oak beams, inglenook fireplaces and window seats.

Situated about 10 minutes walk from the centre of Croyde village, with a choice of restaurants, family friendly pubs, ice cream parlours, boutiques and surf shops. The beautiful Blue Flag sandy beach of Croyde, which is renowned for its fabulous surfing patrolled by lifeguards in the main season, equally the beach is ideal for little ones with buckets and spades for rock pooling is within walking distance.  The South West Coastal path is closeby for those that enjoy exhilarating coastal walks along our dramatic North Devon Coast.

The property is located on a private lane, with its own private covered courtyard and separate garden area 100 yards up the lane. The private parking is found adjacent to the garden area. 

On entering Vale Cottage into the  hallway which has plenty of storage for coats, flip flops and walking boots.  A beautiful Inglenook fireplace with electric log burner is a cosy focal point for cooler evenings in the living room. The dining room is full of character and charm, with a feature inglenook and small cottage style windows. There is a large dining table with 8 chairs which is the ideal place for a family meal. The modern kitchen has new bespoke units and is very well equipped. The main family bathroom is off the utility room and there is a stable door off the kitchen to the covered courtyard area, perfect for enjoying an alfresco breakfast.

There are two fairly steep stair cases which lead up to the first floor, where the character of this 15th Century property is really evident, with low thresholds, ceilings and windows.

The Kingsize room with smart TV, integral hanging space, chest, and spacious en-suite bath and shower is on the right and to the left is a twin room with smart TV, chest, hanging rail and (lockable) door to further Kingsize room.  This room has its own access via the staircase leading up from the hallway and also benefits from integral hanging, chest, smart TV and its own en-suite shower room.  Adjoining this room is the family den with 50" TV, Playstation, Wii & DVD player and travel cot. 

The fourth double bedroom is located on the ground floor and has its own en-suite shower room, smart TV and chest with ample hooks for hanging.

Ground Floor:

Entrance hall: (1 step down) With coat hooks and storage for boots and shoes.

Living room: (1 step down) to Inglenook fireplace with electric log burner, two sofas, arm chairs and Smart TV

Dining room: Table and chairs seating 8

Kitchen: (2 steps up) to modern equipped kitchen with electric Belling range cooker with induction 5 ring hob, dishwasher, microwave and Nespresso coffee machine

Utility: Washer/dryer, large fridge and separate freezer

Family bathroom: Bath with shower over, heated towel rail, WC and handbasin

Bedroom 4: (2 Steps down) to Double room with en-suite electric shower, heated towel rail, WC and handbasin

Stairs from dining room and hallway lead to;

First Floor:

Bedroom 1: Master Kingsize room with built in wardrobe, chest of drawers and Smart TV. Large en-suite shower room, roll top bath and heated towel rail, WC and handbasin.

Bedroom 2:  Twin beds with Smart TV, chest of drawers, hanging rail and access to bedroom 3 (lockable door)

Bedroom 3: Accessed via a private staircase, Kingsize room with built in hanging, chest of drawers and separate dressing area and ensuite shower with heated towel rail, WC and wash basin, smart TV.

Den: Large 50" TV with Wii, Playstation, Apple TV & DVD.

Pets: Two pets welcome 

Parking: Private covered parking for up to 3 cars 

Patio: (2 steps up) to small covered courtyard area off the kitchen with seating for 8.

Garden: Accessed via private lane, approx. 100 yards from property. Private patio area with garden table & chairs for 8, Charcoal BBQ, outdoor shower (cold water).

Heating: Oil central heating plus underfloor heating in living and dining area.

Short breaks: Available outside of peak times. 

Security Deposit: This property has a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £350, which is payable with the final balance of your holiday, eight weeks prior to your arrival, and is refunded within 5 working days of your departure. Alternatively, you may wish to pay a non-refundable Accidental Damage Deposit Waiver equivalent to 10% of the Accidental Damage Deposit value, which covers you for the full value of the Accidental Damage Deposit, should any damage occur during your stay.

Notes: Professionally laundered Linen and towels are provided (please bring beach towels).  Fibre WiFi available ( BT & VF). Highchair available and Travel cot. Strictly No Smoking at this property due to thatch roof. Arr/Dep day is Thursday. 

Beach: Croyde, 1.2 miles Pub: The Manor, 0.1 miles 

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Nearest shop
1 mile
Nearest pub
0.5 miles
Nearest Airport
Royal Marines Base Chivenor Airport 5 miles
Train Stations
Nearest Train Station
Barnstaple 8 miles
Chapleton 12 miles
Umberleigh 14 miles


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