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Large family and dog friendly home situated in picturesque North Devon village

People9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 bedrooms, sleeps nine (optional +2 children) with valley and coastal views

TOAD HALL – BERRYNARBOR

The Area

Situated in picturesque Berrynarbor (several times a winner of ‘Best Kept Village’) at the coastal end of the beautiful Sterridge Valley, this detached dormer bungalow makes an ideal retreat for a relaxing holiday in one of Devon’s most popular areas. The 13th-century church, superb 17th-century family-friendly pub (400 yards) and pretty stone cottages with dazzling floral displays create the rural charm of this tranquil setting.

Located just a 10 minute walk from a secluded beach nestled amongst towering cliffs and majestic headlands of the spectacular Heritage Coastline, the house offers easy access to the golden sands of Woolacombe (6 miles) and Croyde (9 miles), popular with surfers and beach lovers, as well as Watermouth Castle (½ mile - one of the West Country’s premier tourist attractions) and its attractive harbour where there are slipway facilities for visitors’ watercraft.

Away from the coast is the rugged beauty of Exmoor National Park (5 miles). Famous for its wildlife, hidden valleys, charming villages and marked tracks it is a fabulous landscape for nature lovers, walkers and horse riders.

To the East lies Combe Martin (½ mile), with its rocky coves, tearooms and pubs. In the West you’ll find Ilfracombe (2 miles), the fashionable family seaside town, with its theatre, swimming pool, restaurants, shops, pubs and lively harbour, from which the windswept Lundy Island is accessible by boat. National Trust properties Arlington Court, Dunster Castle and Watersmeet are all nearby, as is Chambercombe Manor, Marwood Gardens and Dinosaur Park (Combe Martin). Tennis, golf, riding, quad biking and water sports are all available locally. Shop 400 yards.

Toad Hall

Toad Hall is a dog friendly, 5-bedroom house that comfortably accommodates nine, with the option to sleep an additional 2 persons (1 x child and a baby). The house has a driveway for 2 cars, but additional parking is available in roadside bays and a free, 24-hour car park in the village, 400 yards away.

GROUND FLOOR

Living Room - a large, sunny room with wood burner, sofa-bed (for +1 alternative sleeping only), bay window, sea views and patio doors to verandah and a raised, decked area.

Kitchen - a large, well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room, complete with range cooker in inglenook, large dining table, TV and wooden floor.

Utility Room - outside there is a utility room complete with washing machine, dryer and sink.

Large Double Bedroom – a large double bedroom with four-poster bed, additional child’s single bed (for +1 alternative sleeping only), cot, TV, bay window, sea views and patio door leading to verandah.

Twin bedroom

Single bedroom

Bathroom - with over-bath shower and toilet.

FIRST FLOOR

Double bedroom – Complete with TV, sloping ceiling, large dormer window overlooking valley and sea views.

Small Twin bedroom - more suited to children but adults can sleep here perfectly well. Dormer window and chest of drawers.

Bathroom - with over-bath shower, toilet and Velux window.

KEY FEATURES

• Wood burner - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally

• Sleeps 9 with alternative sleeping +2 (1 x child) and a baby if required

• Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included

• Cot

• High chair

• Four TVs

• Video (small library)

• DVD (small library)

• Radio/CD

• Range cooker included

• Microwave

• Washing machine

• Tumble dryer

• Dishwasher

• Fridge/freezer

• Large enclosed garden with lawn, terrace and furniture

• Verandah

• Barbecue

• Parking on driveway for 2 cars only; you may be able to park in front of the property gates or alternatively, there is a free, 24 hour village car park approx 400 yards from the house

• Secure cycle store

• Ground floor facilities

• No smoking

• Dog friendly

More Details

Owner
Ann Rees
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Ann Rees

Hi,

My name is Ann Rees, owner of Toad Hall, Berrynarbor.

I am a mother of four, currently residing in Kent where I run a business handcrafting bespoke Dog Collars and Coats.

I spent all my summer holidays as a child in Cornwall, thus when my parents retired to Devon it was lovely to take my own family for holidays in the unique surrounds of the West Country.

Ann Rees purchased this house in 1975

Why Ann Rees chose Ilfracombe

Toadhall has been in my family since 1975, when my mother and father chose to retire to North Devon.

All four of my children spent their summer holidays at Toadhall, embracing the fresh air, countryside, beaches and delights that Berrynarbor and surrounding areas have to offer. An idyllic escape for children, adults and families alike.

The house has such sentimental value and memories that we couldn't bare to part with it when my parents passed away and thus, I took on the ownership of the property.

It gives me great pleasure to be able to share our family home with you, and hope that get as much enjoyment out of it as we have done over the past 40 years.

What makes this house unique

- Beautiful, tranquil village location

- Large but cosy accommodation

- Large rear garden

- Ideal for owners with dogs

- Stunning local walks

- Peace and quiet

- Detached house with stunning views over the valley to the sea

- Excellent access to beaches and family entertainment venues

- Ideal for water sports enthusiasts

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ilfracombe in Berrynarbor

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Lift
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Downstairs
  • DOWNSTAIRS BATHROOM - 1 x Basin 1 x Toilet 1 x Over-bath shower UPSTAIRS BATHROOM - 1 x Basin 1 x Toilet 1 x Over-bath shower 1 x Velux window
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Family Room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Downstairs Twin
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Downstairs single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Upstairs Double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Upstairs Twin
  • DOWNSTAIRS FAMILY ROOM - 1 x Double, 4-poster bed 1 x Cot 1 x Single bed (recommended for extra child) 1 x TV 1 x Wardrobe 1 x Chest of Drawers View across valley to sea Patio doors to veranda DOWNSTAIRS TWIN - 1 x Wardrobe 1 x Chest of Drawers DOWNSTAIRS SINGLE - 1 x Chest of Drawers UPSTAIRS DOUBLE - 1 x Double bed 1 x Chest of Drawers 1 x Wardrobe 1 x TV View across valley to sea UPSTAIRS TWIN - 1 x Chest of drawers
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Large family and dog friendly home situated in picturesque North Devon village
average rating of 4.6 based on 20 reviews
4

Beautiful location - Perfect for family gatherings with your pet too

  • 4 of 5

All enjoyed our stay, lots to do in location. Rear garden and patio have wonderful views towards the sea. Thanks for drinks, cakes and party poppers on arrival, enjoyed by us all. Rooms very clean and perfect for the range of ages in our group. Only one disappointment was the single bed facing you as you enter the twin room upstairs. At every slight movement it made a loud noise (springs?) and kept the other person awake at night. New bed/mattress needed?? The driveway was very uneven and very slippery in wet weather, which might be of concern to some people (not us). These are only two moans, it really was a superb week and we would like to thank you for letting us share your home.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our absolute pleasure to welcome you and your guests to Toad Hall and we are very grateful for the time you have taken to offer us some feedback. We are very happy to know that your enjoyed your stay so much and would like to return some day. We can only apologise for the inconvenience caused by the single bed in the twin room and of course, the patio. Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention. All furnishings are regularly checked and maintained as required and rest assured, the bed has been reviewed by our caretaker. We are aware of the patio being slippery when wet and do whatever we can to keep this concern to a minimum, by jet washing and utilising grit as required. Many thanks again for the feedback as it is so important to us to hear the views of our guests to ensure that we continue to provide a comfortable, welcoming and safe home for all who stay at Toad Hall. Thank you.
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5

70th Birthday Family Celebration

  • 5 of 5

Just to say thank you very much for a lovely stay at Toad Hall, we were very impressed with all the decorations, cake and bubbly! Toad Hall is a fabulous place for a family holiday in a very picturesque area.

Many thanks to Nicki for all your help in making us very welcome.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the feedback. It is so important to us to hear your views to ensure we continue to provide the best experience possible for all our guests. It was a pleasure to welcome you all and to add all the extra trimmings for your birthday. We are so glad that you and your guests had a lovely time. Please do return in the future. It would be a pleasure to welcome you and your guests back to Toad Hall.
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5

Peace and quiet in a lovely coastal setting

  • 5 of 5

Toad Hall is a large dormer bungalow, very well equipped to house a big family group. We found everything we needed, plus Christmas decorations and table settings, as we arrived close to Christmas. Contact with the owner and owners agent was easy and much appreciated. I have arthritis issues and found the big bedroom at the back a little chilly for me, so moved to a smaller room, but that would not be a problem for everyone and certainly not in the summer. Wonderful views, spotless facilities and convenient parking. All in all, a lovely home in a stunning area. We couldn't recommend it highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Toadtally brilliant

  • 5 of 5

Perfect long weekend away .Lovely house spacious and clean .There was cakes bottle of bubbly ,balloons, birthday banners ,we all had smiles on our faces all weekend even the mother-in-law, hope she doesn't read this .If carlsburg did holiday rentals this would be it . Definitely coming back ,thank you

  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so grateful for the time you have taken to write us a review. It certainly put a smile on our faces and there was a chuckle or two (we do love a bit of comedy). Absolutely thrilled to know that you and your guests had a lovely time at Toad Hall and it was our absolute pleasure to be able to play a small part in your special weekend away. We would love to welcome you all back in the future. Thank you again for visiting.
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5

Lovely Long Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from a long weekend stay at Toad Hall. We had a great time! The house is well located, lovely and comfortable, clean, spacious, warm and the cakes on arrival went down a treat! The booking process was easy and communication with the owner and property manager was excellent. We will definitely be booking Toad Hall again in the future. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Toad Hall. We are so happy to know that you and your guests had such a good time and everything met your expectations. Thank you again for your visit. We would be thrilled to welcome you all back in the future.
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4

Excellent choice for family or large party

  • 4 of 5

A well kept house with spacious gardens suitable for young children and dogs. Easy access to friendly village with well stocked shop an excellent pub, coves, coastal walks, Combe Martin harbour with its exceptional rock pools, Woolacombe Sands ("best beach in UK"), Woody Bay steam train and Exmoor.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate the time you have taken to write a review of your stay at Toad Hall. It's great to know that you found the location suitable for all your holiday needs and Toad Hall met your expectations. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to return in the future. We would be thrilled to welcome you back. Thank you again for visiting.
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Location

Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Exeter International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Ye Olde Globe
Nearest Ferry
73 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Ilfracombe Golf Club, Hele Bay
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Barnstaple
Nearest Motorway
60 Miles
M5 Tiverton
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Ye Olde Globe
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Combe Martin
Car: necessary

Situated in picturesque Berrynarbor (several times a winner of ‘Best Kept Village’) at the coastal end of the beautiful Sterridge Valley, this detached dormer bungalow makes an ideal retreat for a relaxing holiday in one of Devon’s most popular areas. The 13th-century church, superb 17th-century family-friendly pub (400 yards) and pretty stone cottages with dazzling floral displays create the rural charm of this tranquil setting.

Located just a 10 minute walk from a secluded beach nestled amongst towering cliffs and majestic headlands of the spectacular Heritage Coastline, the house offers easy access to the golden sands of Woolacombe (6 miles) and Croyde (9 miles), popular with surfers and beach lovers, as well as Watermouth Castle (½ mile - one of the West Country’s premier tourist attractions) and its attractive harbour where there are slipway facilities for visitors’ watercraft.

Away from the coast is the rugged beauty of Exmoor National Park (5 miles). Famous for its wildlife, hidden valleys, charming villages and marked tracks it is a fabulous landscape for nature lovers, walkers and horse riders.

To the East lies Combe Martin (½ mile), with its rocky coves, tearooms and pubs. In the West you’ll find Ilfracombe (2 miles), the fashionable family seaside town, with its theatre, swimming pool, restaurants, shops, pubs and lively harbour, from which the windswept Lundy Island is accessible by boat. National Trust properties Arlington Court, Dunster Castle and Watersmeet are all nearby, as is Chambercombe Manor, Marwood Gardens and Dinosaur Park (Combe Martin). Tennis, golf, riding, quad biking and water sports are all available locally. Shop 400 yards.

Toad Hall

Toad Hall is a dog friendly, 5-bedroom house that comfortably accommodates nine, with the option to sleep an additional 2 persons (2 x child) and a baby. The house has a driveway for 2 cars, but additional parking is available in roadside bays and a free, 24-hour car park in the village, 400 yards away.

GROUND FLOOR

Living Room - a large, sunny room with wood burner, sofa-bed (for +1 alternative sleeping only), bay window, sea views and patio doors to verandah and a raised, decked area.

Kitchen - a large, well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room, complete with range cooker in inglenook, large dining table, TV and wooden floor.

Utility Room - outside there is a utility room complete with washing machine, dryer and sink.

Large Double Bedroom – a large double bedroom with four-poster bed, additional child’s single bed (for +1 alternative sleeping only), cot, TV, bay window, sea views and patio door leading to verandah.

Twin bedroom

Single bedroom

Bathroom - with over-bath shower and toilet.

FIRST FLOOR

Double bedroom – Complete with TV, sloping ceiling, large dormer window overlooking valley and sea views.

Small Twin bedroom - more suited to children but adults can sleep here perfectly well. Dormer window and chest of drawers.

Bathroom - with over-bath shower, toilet and Velux window.

KEY FEATURES

• Wood burner - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally

• Sleeps 9 with alternative sleeping +2 (2 x child) and a baby if required

• Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included

• Cot

• High chair

• Four TVs

• Video (small library)

• DVD (small library)

• Radio/CD

• Range cooker included

• Microwave

• Washing machine

• Tumble dryer

• Dishwasher

• Fridge/freezer

• Large enclosed garden with lawn, terrace and furniture

• Verandah

• Barbecue

• Parking for 2 cars; additional roadside parking bays and free, 24 hour village car park

• Secure cycle store

• Ground floor facilities

• No smoking

• Dog friendly

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ilfracombe, Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer Holidays 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,550
for 7 nights
£1,550
 
 
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
October 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£362
for 3 nights
From
£104
£650
 
 
Autumn Half Term 2018
20 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
November / December 2018
3 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£317
for 3 nights
From
£89
£550
 
 
Christmas 2018
20 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,550
for 7 nights
£1,550
 
 
New Year 2018
29 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£758
for 3 nights
From
£236
 
 
January / February 2019
3 Jan 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
£228
for 2 nights
From
£89
£550
 
 
Winter Half Term 2019
16 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
£376
for 2 nights
From
£163
£1,050
 
 
February / March 2019
23 Feb 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
£228
for 2 nights
From
£89
£550
 
 
March 2019
2 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
£258
for 2 nights
From
£104
£650
 
 
April 2019
30 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Easter 2019
6 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
May 2019
27 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
May Half Term
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
June 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
July 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
Summer Holidays 2019
20 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,550
for 7 nights
£1,550
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Cleaning and Laundry £50

A £200 refundable security deposit is required, and will be considered paid when the remaining balance of the holiday rental has been received. This will be refunded fully, within 14 days of check-out, subject to the property being left in an acceptable condition. Reasonable deductions will be made for any damages and / or extra cleaning required following your departure (please see Contractual Agreement for more information).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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