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Croyde, Devon. Stunning luxurious 3 bed flat, minutes from beach. Sleeps up to 8

Bedrooms 3
Space 850 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Outstanding luxury. 3 bed ground floor flat, 'top to toe' refurbishment!

Croyde Sands, Flat 1 in Lorna Doone, a former grand Edwardian house set in its own private gardens is a great location for Croyde beach in North Devon. Enjoy the large new sun deck and glimpses of the sea. This is a truly stunning ground floor luxury apartment which has been completely refurbished with no expense spared. The ground floor makes it particularly attractive as it allows ready access to the large private gardens and a gate ensures the safety of children playing on the lawns.

The lounge is furnished with new luxurious sofas, one of which converts into a double bed. There is a sleek modern inset fire, TV, DVD, sound system with Bose speakers, Ipod docking station and free wifi.

The newly fitted high spec kitchen has top of the range hob and oven, overhead extractor with inbuilt lights, all new appliances: microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine and dishwasher and is fully equipped with an extensive range of new kitchen accessories. There are 3 delightful bedrooms.

The lounge is planned in such a way as to provide a harmonious relaxed open plan environment, integrating the kitchen.

The master bedroom has a new king sized bed, built in wardrobe, TV with integral DVD, and a radio and CD player. It has its own en suite, with shower, heated towel rail and underfloor heating.

The second bedroom has two single new beds and all matching furniture, whilst the third bedroom offers flexibility to sleep one or two people, with its single bed and matching pull out sturdy guest bed.

The main family bathroom is situated in the hall and is beautifully tiled throughout with bath, separate shower, heated towel rail and underfloor heating.

Throughout the freshly decorated apartment, new flooring has been laid and new central heating installed.

As it is ground floor, its twin double patio doors open out onto its own private decked patio, with patio furniture, barbecue and views out over the garden to catch small views of the sea. The beach is minutes away whilst all the amenities of Croyde itself are also within easy walking distance.

There are large communal gardens and two dedicated parking spaces.

Electricity, heating and the new linen and towels are all inclusive, but please do bring your own beach towels. No pets.

More Details

Bob and Maureen De Barr
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

Why Bob and Maureen De Barr chose Croyde

Perfect position, only minutes walk from the beach and easy walking distance into Croyde. Fully beautifully refurbished - a real "home from home". Ideal for families with children or elderly relatives as 3 bed roomed ground floor flat with its own large patio. Superb also for all beach lovers and surfers!!

What makes this apartment unique

Due to demand, now available for short breaks or weekend getaways!! Excluding the main peak seasons of half terms, Summer and the Gold Coast Oceanfest


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Croyde in Georgeham

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • The lounge has a sofa which converts to a double bed, thereby creating an extra two people. The Master bedroom has an en suite whilst the other two bedrooms are catered for with the family bathroom which has both a bath and separate shower.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveller reviews)

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Croyde, Devon. Stunning luxurious 3 bed flat, minutes from beach. Sleeps up to 8
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

The perfect place for us to stay in Croyde

  • 5 of 5

We've had a lovely week at Lorna Doone. It's worked really well for us all, which is quite something when we ranged in age from 14 to 80. My mother was helped by the easy level access and sunny verandah to sit on, the beach is a few minutes walk away so we could go surfing or body boarding and pop back for lunch and the boys were very happy with free wi-fi, TV and DVD player in the evenings. We sampled local wood fired pizzas, fish and chips and discovered the amusement arcade over the road. The appartment is really well equipped, especially the kitchen, which had everything we needed, even a surfer's biscuit tin! Useful, thoughtful extras like salt and pepper, a few binliners and dishwasher tablets were appreciated. We hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ros It brings us happiness to hear that everyone in your family, of whatever age, was able to enjoy their holiday in our apartment, especially your mum of such a grand age!! Thank you for finding time to write this charming review. We would love to have you back! With best wishes Maureen and Bob
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Great house great location

  • 5 of 5

All the facilities that you would need, lots of space indoors and out, just minutes from the beach. Couldn't be better.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jamie and family Thank you for your review of your holiday in Croyde. It makes us so happy when families have such an enjoyable time and like our upgraded flat. You would be welcome back anytime! Best wishes Maureen and Bob
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The Johnson family

  • 5 of 5

Flat 1 Lorna Doone exceeded all expectations everything about the property was gorgeous. The closeness to the beach made it ideal for my family of surfers. The main ensuite bedroom with the amazing comfortable bed and own television made it perfect for a relaxing holiday. We all look forward to the next time .

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear J family ( stay date Oct '15) Your comments bring joy to us especially hearing that all of the family had such a wonderful holiday in our flat in Croyde. We spent a lot of money totally refurbishing it to make it a restful and lovely "home from home". Your words make the hard work all worth while. So glad you loved the comfy master bed! It's got a special mattress and we too love snuggling down into it on the rare occasion we get to enjoy it! As we have surfers in the family being able to check the waves -just minutes away -is a real bonus. And our grandchildren adore running down to the sea. A huge thank too from our caretaker for taking such good care of it. She whooped with happiness. You'll be most welcome to come back anytime!! Maureen and Bob De Barr
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Rosliston, South Derbyshire


  • 5 of 5

This is a ground floor 3 bedroom apartment that is quite simply fabulous. Double room has an en suite which is perfect, bed is to die for, plus tv in the room if the grown ups want to escape!

The two twin rooms are plenty spacious enough for two teenagers in each and all their stuff. Main bathroom is lovely, heated towel rail, shower attachment over the bath plus a separate shower cubicle, all looked brand new to us, and was certainly good quality.

The main living space is open plan and was plenty big enough for all of us, with 2 large sofas and a big dining table. The kitchen is superbly equipped, no need to remember essentials like bottle openers! Plenty of cutlery, glasses, crockery, cookware etc etc, excellent hob & oven, big fridge / freezer and microwave.

Lovely deck outside with table, chairs & BBQ, overlooking the large garden. On foot, the property is 3 minutes to the beach and 10 minutes to the Village centre.

Would love to go back some time and would thoroughly recommend this apartment for a family holiday. Thanks so much the owners for letting this out, it's a gem!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That you SO much for your wonderful words about your holiday in our apartment in Croyde. It is a joy to us that you appreciated the careful thought we have put into creating something special for our guests. We'd love to have you back and maybe next time we'll have a new hot tub for you!! Thanks again, Maureen and Bob
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Bright,spacious,comfortable home from home!

  • 5 of 5

Arriving at Lorna Doone we held our breath as we walked thru the apt door but all our little doubts were soon dispelled! The overall standard of the apartment was of great quality, impressed with the cleanliness and the comfort of beds and bathrooms we set about claiming our rooms and just chilled for the week. There really wasn't anything missing. The beach is beautiful and kept that way, the local pubs are friendly and there are nice takeaways in Braunton( a few minutes away by car) if you fancy a change. Croyde surf academy are the people my wife chose to give our girls their first surfing lessons and they can only be recommended by us also! We had friends staying in Woolacome and they joined us for a BBQ one evening and at one stage Jezza whispered to his son Tom to get out and take off the distributor cap on the car to allow them and their family to stay! Overall, loads to do and see or just chill, your choice! We will be back! Mark,Helen,Kenz and Kaytlin Roberts from Southampton

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Roberts family, We are so delighted you enjoyed your holiday in Croyde and thank you for the lovely comments about our apartment. We recently spent a considerable amount of energy ( and money!) in creating a welcoming environment and a "home from home". It gives us great pleasure to know that you had such a wonderful holiday in this very special part of the UK. We would love to have you back again! With warmest wishes to you all, Maureen and Bob De Barr
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Just Fab

  • 5 of 5

Just a note to say thanks - what a wonderful apartment, we had a fantastic time and the weather even joined in ! We hope to become one of your “regulars” as we want to come back again and again. We found some great walks out over Baggy Point to Woolacombe and superb places to eat - NC@EX34 in Woolacombe was one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paul and family Thank you so much for your super review. And of course we would be delighted to have you as "regulars" ! Best wishes, Maureen
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Nearest Airport
67 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Junction 27 of the M5
Car: recommended

'Croyde Sands' in the stunning Lorna Doone apartments, in Croyde, North Devon is set in its own landscaped gardens and is literally a few minutes away from the glorious beach of Croyde. . The picturesque typical Devonian village of Croyde is also within easy walking distance and offers beautiful thatched pubs, the most famous of which is 'The Thatch', much loved by both surfers and families alike. There is also a range of tourist shops,an ice cream parlor, cafes, restaurants and an ample number of surf hire shops in Croyde. The area boasts other magnificent beaches: Saunton Sands, 5 minutes away, Puttsborough, 10 minutes away and Woolecombe, 15 minutes drive away. All are blue flagged beaches.

For golfers, Saunton Sands, the famous links course, has just got to be experienced, although there are many other courses in the region. For walkers, Baggy Point is a short but beautiful walk as well as the Tarka Trail for the more adventurous. The kids will have a ball on the golden sands of the beaches. The surfers will be in heaven. There are innumerable stunning villages in this entire area with many tourist attractions which makes Croyde such an attractive location for a holiday which will suit all tastes.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

Note: There could be flexability on 'changeover 'dates. Could be either Friday or Saturday. Just make contact to discuss.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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