Large, newly renovated ground floor apartment within a grade II listed country house. Set on the outskirts of Bideford in the beautiful north Devon countryside near the coast at Westward Ho! Stylish period features updated with all modern conveniences giving a warm, homely feel. Perfect for a Christmas bubble being one of three separate single-household apartments all set around an open courtyard.
The Housekeeper's Suite has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a private deck accessed via french doors with sheltered outdoor seating and BBQ dining area. There is dedicated off-street parking right near the apartment entrance, and Housekeeper's has easy and level access throughout with wide doors and walk-in showers. The main room is a huge (60m2) open-plan kitchen/dining/lounge room, with a gorgeous blue Lacanche range cooker, american style fridge freezer, large breakfast bar, generous dining table and cosy wood burning stove. High-speed WiFi, smart TVs, central heating and ensuite bathrooms
The master bedroom has a king-sized bed, and also its own lounge area with sofa and its own log burning stove too. The ensuite bathroom has a double ended bath, and separate walk-in shower, underfloor heating and heated towel rail. The second bedroom has a king sized carved sleigh bed and a second ensuite bathroom with walk in shower.
Guests have free run of 5 acres of mature landscaped gardens, with hidden BBQ areas, gazebo, carved animals, fire circles, seating, picnic spots, play equipment, mud kitchen, hobbit house, swings and slides, all set among mature trees and a peaceful traffic-free setting that belie its convenient location just 5 minutes from the centre of Bideford or the beach at Westward Ho!
Bideford is known as the "little white town", nestled on the Torridge estuary with its charming mediaeval bridge, Quayside shops and cafes, and regular ferry service to Lundy island. Just minutes from Appledore Village, surfing at Westward Ho!, the Southwest coast path, Tarka trail cycling and walking route; a short drive to Clovelly, the dramatic Hartland Peninsula and the beaches of Saunton and Croyde, and with easy access to Dartmoor or Exmoor, we are ideally placed to enjoy all the varied attractions of North Devon. We are within a half mile of the A39 Atlantic highway, giving easy access from major driving routes and onward excursions to the North Cornwall coast.
Additional accommodation (for example, an additional bedroom suite), private dining or function rooms can be booked by arrangement. Store room and workshop available for surf-boards and bikes, with some available to borrow. Wheelchair access is possible. Concierge services available to arrange food deliveries, private catering, excursions and functions. Special Christmas offer, please see our website. No pets. Guests with pets are welcome in our Cook's or Bakehouse suites.
Our holiday booking process will be slightly different this year, as we incorporate our newly launched wedding packages.
Holiday accommodation can now be booked year round for either a weekend break, a short break during the week, or consecutive weekend and weekday slots to make a full week or more.
Our changeover days will be Thursdays and Mondays.
Weekend slots run Thursday evening to Monday morning. You may of course check in anytime on a Friday if preferred, and leave on a Sunday afternoon or evening.
Weekday slots run from Monday afternoon to Thursday morning. This allows a budget short break option for those not tied to weekends.
To book a standard week, you can choose Monday to Monday or Thursday to Thursday. The price for a week is a little less than a weekend plus a weekday slot.
To book a premium week, with accommodation over both weekends, you can book a weekend slot followed by a week slot then another weekend slot.
These changes may seem a little at odds with the large holiday companies, offering weekly stays starting on Fridays or Saturdays. This is not an accident. We have found that many of our visitors have had difficult and long journeys on standard changeover days, and often our guests have preferred making their journeys on quieter days. In addition, the pandemic has affected the seasonal workforce quite severely, making it very difficult to find staff for busy standard changeover days. We have therefore taken the decision to set a different weekly timetable, that will also allow us to run our weekend weddings and functions throughout the season.
We are aware that many people are concerned about their bookings and the impact of coronavirus on their holiday.
We have received many enquiries about booking terms and conditions
Holidaymaker bookings are made directly with property owners. Each property owner will have individual cancellation policies and local coronavirus information.
Please enquire directly with the respective owners as to the current situation with any bookings.
As we receive new information and guidance from government we will update this information.
Taking any lockdowns or local restrictions into account, we expect holidaymakers and homeowners to follow current government advice with regard to booking rental properties.
Our website remains 100% functional without any restrictions for:
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- Holidaymakers to contact owners about existing bookings.
- Holidaymakers to contact owners about future bookings, past any lockdown or restrictive period.
- Councils and keyworkers to contact owners regarding accommodation for NHS staff and other individuals in need.