|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
The spacious Devon Beach Court was converted approximately 5 years ago and No.8 is one of only 12 apartments in a quiet and private building with beautiful sea views. The second floor 2-bedroom apartment (with lift access) is light and airy, and offers comfort and style throughout. Full of homely touches it is a real ‘home away from home’. Carpets in the bedrooms create a sense of cosiness, while laminate flooring in the main open-plan living area is perfect for sandy feet. Accessed via the main living area is a good sized balcony with decked flooring and views of Barricane Beach. The main living area is bright and spacious. The dining table seats 4 and there is also a high-chair if needed. There is a compact and well equipped kitchen fitted with everything you need and sofas for curling up and relaxing. The master bedroom with en-suite shower room is large and has plenty of storage. Next door is the children's bedroom with full size bunk beds.
September 2014 - We have spent an exceptional 2 weeks here in this beautiful apartment.Jenny could not have been more helpful in supplying information on places to eat and days out. From the moment we booked until our last night we have felt Jenny has always been available and attentive to our needs especially with the welcome pack. Family Fox
September 2014 - Excellent home from home couldn't ask for any more to have a wonderful holiday. You've made it very easy for us to settle in straight away and just get on with enjoying everything. Weather has been amazing for this time of year making it a brilliant holiday. Would definitely recommend to friends and family. Spencer family
August 2014 - We had a stunning 2 weeks here in Woolacombe. Jenny, you have made it feel like a real home from home here. Thank you. My 4 year old daughter is devastated about leaving number 8. She, as have we all, has had the most wonderful time. Hillier Family, Suffolk.
May 2014 - Perfect accommodation! A lovely bright open space.Excellent location and everything we could possibly need for a family holiday. Balcony for bikes and surfboards....toys and games for children and washer and dryer for baby related textile carnage! Jenny you were fantastic help and the personal touches were greatly appreciated. Your will be highly recommended to friends and we will certainly be back. Cairns family
The property in Woolacombe was perfect. It was spotlessly clean and every thing you could possibly need, even down to toothpaste, for the perfect stay.
Jenny the house keeper texted to say the apartment was ready early and access was as easy as the info sent said it would be. It was ideally situated overlooking the beach yet close to town centre.
Jenny and her team, if she has one, did a great job of keeping the apartment in 100% top class condition.
This apartment was great. It was spacious, the master bedroom was big with an en suite too. It was clean and tidy throughout and had everything you needed & more. Toys & books provided for little ones. Small balcony but nice view of sea. Main balcony very big. Communications between house keeper & myself made it easy and smooth from the start of booking. Will definitely stay again very happy!!
The property was very clean and well maintained. It was a perfect location for myself and my family to have a relaxing week holiday. The Sri-Lanka curry was great to enjoy a delicious meal with friends while our young children played on the beach and rocks.
The apartment was just as described. Everything we needed was there for us, even checking the bedding for my allergy. To have the car off the road, and still be on the front is a winning combination. Many places say fridge freezer but mean fridge & ice box, but this was equal sized so if you want to shop & eat in it's perfect. So many places to go around, fabulous beaches if you want to stay close and so big you are not on top of each other as you settle down for the sun. It's on our list to return too.
Bright, very clean apartment which had everything we needed. The kids loved the bunk beds and we had a great stay. Plenty to do in and around Woolacombe and I would recommend for young families.
Thanks to Jenny for returning my daughters misplaced slippers also, a very welcome touch.
Special interest holidays:
North Devon is a walkers paradise with Exmoor rolling gently down to the sea, providing great moorland and coastal walks for everyone.
There are plenty of extreme activities for the dare-devils amongst you, with kite surfing and para-gliding, as well as horse riding and tennis!
The area has a wealth of small villages providing a host of arts and crafts. Appledore has many beautiful galleries and the North Devon Festival welcomes top-line acts from around the world every summer.
The most popular cycle path in North Devon is the Tarka Trail, named after the famous story of Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson. Stretching along 180 miles through North and Mid Devon, the Tarka trail takes you through the Estuaries of the Two Rivers of Tarka - the River Taw and the River Torridge.
This carefully maintained path is open to walkers and cyclists, but is particularly popular with cyclists as the path is an old railway line, so totally flat.
Woolacombe has the quieter Barracaine beach and an impressive two and a half mile stretch of golden sands complete with traditional beach huts.
Putsborough is located at the southern end of Woolacombe beach and to the northern edge stands Mortehoe and Rockham Bay, which is on the south west coastal footpath.
Woolacombe Sands is a beautiful beach and has been awarded the Blue Flag and Premier Seaside Beach awards year-on-year for its cleanliness and water quality.
By car: leave the M5 at Jct 27 and follow signs on the A361 to Barnstaple. Follow the signs to Braunton and Ilfracombe avoiding possible town centre delays. In the centre of Braunton, at the traffic lights, go straight across following the signs to Ilfracombe. At Mullacott Cross roundabout turn left signposted Woolacombe B3343. More detailed directions are provided on booking.
By rail: train from London Paddington to Exeter and from Exeter to Barnstaple.
By plane: nearest airport is Exeter.
Guides to nearby towns. Straight line distances.
Abbotsham (10.91 miles).
Appledore (8.25 miles).
Barnstaple (9.24 miles).
Bideford (10.75 miles).
Braunton (4.83 miles).
Bucks Mills (14.13 miles).
Clovelly (14.85 miles).
Combe Martin (8.11 miles).
Croyde (2.91 miles)
Ilfracombe (4.72 miles).
Mortehoe (0.92 miles).
Parracombe (13.08 miles).
Saunton (3.81 miles).
Westward Ho! (9.10 miles).
Places to visit.
The ancient village of Mortehoe is just north of Woolacombe and sits high above Grunta and Rockham beaches. This beautiful stone built village with tea rooms and pubs is a welcome stop for walkers on the coastal path, which passes through here. Just north again and reached by a steep path is Rockham beach.
The very old harbour town, Ilfracombe became very popular with holiday makers in the Victorian era when steam power enabled the town to boom. Victorian architecture still dominates in this hilly location which cradles the harbour, from where you can set sail to Lundy Island and there is a proposal to link it to Wales across the Bristol Channel. You might prefer to take a fishing or wildlife boat trip.
Ilfracombe is host to a number of rocky beaches including the famous “Tunnels” beaches, it’s also home to the Landmark Theatre and some great restaurants.
Now owned by the National Trust this dramatic island steeped in myth and legend, lies around 20 miles west of Ilfracombe and is inhabited by a small population of locals, a warden and an amazing variety of birds and wildlife, the most famous being the Puffin. This is also the home of the Lundy Pony, a breed which has been carefully managed by the Lundy Pony Breed Society since 1984. Due to the harsh winter environment of the island, with its poor vegetation and severe weather, the ponies grew to be incredibly tough and hardy. They rarely exceed 13.2hh in height. Lundy Ponies are strong and compact and are useful as mounts for children, as they are both attractive animals and good natured.
The 3 mile long island is home to England's only statutory Marine Nature Reserve. The wealth of marine life, which surrounds the island remained largely undiscovered until the development of the aqualung allowing marine biologists to study the seabed at first hand.
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