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Spacious 5-Star Holiday Home: Private Hot Tub, Pool, Wood-burner & Tennis Court

Spacious 5-Star Holiday Home: Private Hot Tub, Pool, Wood-burner & Tennis Court

Overview

Property

Updated: 19-May-2015
Large house in Abbotsham, near Bideford, North Devon, England - Edge of Friendly Village. with Panoramic Sea Views

This large, 5 star, contemporary detached house, is furnished and equipped to an extremely high standard with great attention to detail. Visitors enjoy spectacular sunsets over the North Devon coast to Lundy Island from nearly every room in the house or from the hot tub in the garden! With tennis court; safe garden; heated pool (April-October); cosy wood burner for cooler evenings; internet; full sized pool table in the games room; a huge, well equipped kitchen; two lounge areas and a conservatory, this house is perfectly suited to a larger group which even for winter bookings has loads of room to spread out, to party, to do a jigsaw or just to snuggle up and read a book.

You will find the A39 Atlantic Highway is very easily accessible making this an incredibly convenient base for exploring the numerous rocky shores or the famous sandy surfing beaches and rural North Devon and North Cornwall and all the country pubs in between. Enjoy quaint harbours, local visitor attractions or the coastal footpaths and cycle tracks. On the edge of a delightful Devon village, only 2 minutes walk to the thatched pub, church, post office and general store, village playing fields and a popular tourist attraction at the bottom of the hill, you may, however, decide not to get back in the car for the whole holiday!

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I was born a farmer's daughter and grew up in the village of Abbotsham. Having moved away, I was delighted to have the opportunity to come back and bring up my children here. I have three grown up girls, now 20, 22 and 24, who are mostly away now but my mum and my brother live close by and most of the rest of my relations are buried in the local church yard! It means we know everyone in the village, we have a great support network and in return we are passionate about supporting the local rural and business community. If you need any introductions or have any questions about where to go and what to do I am sure I will be able to help you.

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Speaks: English, French, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

A haven of relaxation and calm, so much space and so well equipped, it seems you have tried to think of everything, what can we say but a huge THANK YOU JACKIE!



Great house, great views, great beaches, great surf, great fun, Great Britain!



What a fantastic holiday and a perfect place for a family 65th birthday. Plenty of room even for our 6 boys! Everything has been wonderful! keep our beds warm, we'll be back some time soon.



Back again! our summer wouldn't be the same without our reunion at your wonderful holiday home, it gets better and better - loved the hot tub!
Apr 2009
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4 Reviews

5
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

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Spacious 5-Star Holiday Home: Private Hot Tub, Pool, Wood-burner & Tennis Court
http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8044407
+44 -01237424066
Bideford Torridge
Chippenham
5

Fantastic Weekend Away

  • 5 out of 5
We had a fantastic weekend away in November, the weather wasn't brilliant but the hot-tub made up for it!

The house was lovely and in a great location for hiking, sightseeing and really handy have a large Asda near by.

I certainly will be back and would recommend Southclay to anyone.
  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Lee - a weekend at Southclay is great but isn't long enough - so glad you are hoping to come and visit in the summer for a week. We look foreword to welcoming you back!
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Spacious 5-Star Holiday Home: Private Hot Tub, Pool, Wood-burner & Tennis Court
http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8044407
+44 -01237424066
Bideford Torridge
5

Southclay is Brilliant

  • 5 out of 5
Everything is perfect at Southclay. The house, location and facilities are excellent and the welcome fantastic. Jacquie could not have been more accommodating - every guest review mentions the cream tea she served on arrival and it was a memorable way to start a wonderful week. There's plenty to do in the locality and no-one could fail to enjoy a holiday here (even though the weather can never be relied upon!)
We'd go there again like a shot!
  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Oh NO! You really shouldn't tell everyone about the cream tea - it puts me under such pressure to try and make sure my scones rise! (Only my most special guests get a cream tea anyway so I am really glad you enjoyed it!) Thank you for taking the time to write a review David - you and your lovely family would be very welcome back anytime. Jacquie
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Spacious 5-Star Holiday Home: Private Hot Tub, Pool, Wood-burner & Tennis Court
http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8044407
+44 -01237424066
Bideford Torridge
London
5

Accommodation at Southclay

  • 5 out of 5
Excellent accommodation. Well suited to a family holiday with good beaches and lots to do for children in the near vicinity.
The westerly aspect looking towards Lundy island provides some stunning sunsets.
  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review Sheila. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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Spacious 5-Star Holiday Home: Private Hot Tub, Pool, Wood-burner & Tennis Court
http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8044407
+44 -01237424066
Bideford Torridge
Frimley
5

Wonderful Week

  • 5 out of 5
THE BRUTY`S AND THE BAWTREE`S HAD A WONDERFUL WEEK IN APRIL WHEN THE WEATHER WAS FAB AND THE COTTAGE EVERYTHING WE HOPED FOR.SOUTHCLAY IS VERY WELL EQUIPPED AND THE GAMES ROOM AND HOT TUB WERE THE ICING ON THE CAKE. POOL WAS A BIT FRESH BUT STILL ABLE TO SWIM AND HOT CHOC IN HOT TUB AFTER WAS GREAT.NICELY SITUATED FOR WALKS ,GREAT VIEWS AND THE BIG SHEEP (GREAT FUN DAY). LOVELY PUB AND GOOD FOOD WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE.A GREAT BASE TO COVER NORTH DEVON . OVERALL EASY TO RECOMMEND AND HOPE TO COME AGAIN.JACQUIE WAS VERY HELPFUL AND CREAM TEA ON ARRIVAL A NICE TOUCH.
  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Location

From the Owner

Southclay is in a fabulous location on the edge of the village with spectacular views over open countryside to the sea. We built the house ourselves including a sunken tennis court so that the sea view was maintained. We originally intended to move into Southclay, it was therefore built with a really high specification but having rented the property out for a couple of months never got around to the move when we realised its value as a holiday let! The Annex is actually on the end of our family home, adjacent to Southclay. Recently converted (the barn end of a Devon longhouse) It is a delightful, stone, character cottage with its own hot tub. My husband and I rather rattle around in the other end of the house now the children have grown up but love to hear our guests enjoying the garden.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

There are sea views from nearly every room. Children and adults will love the sandy beaches, the rock pools and the cliffs of North Devon and North Cornwall. Famous for it's surfing and kiting beaches and traditional fishing villages (Appledore and Clovelly) most of which can be reached by car between 5 and 30 minutes.

Travel:

Bristol and Exeter are the South West of England's main airports. A choice of car hire is available at both with driving times to Southclay: 2 and a half hours and 1 and a half hours respectively.

Barnstaple is the nearest train station, 20 minutes from Southclay. There is an infrequent bus service or it is an easy taxi ride.

Distances:

Near by, Bideford (2.5 miles) has town amenities, restaurants and delightful quayside where boat trips are available to Lundy Island.

Further Details:

The area is famous for water sports and activity holidays including, surfing, sailing, water skiing, kiting, diving, rock climbing, horse riding, fishing and more, whilst walkers and cyclists will enjoy the famous Tarka Trail, the idyllic countryside and the coastal footpaths. Golf at the Royal North Devon (the oldest links course in England) is only 3 miles along the coast.

Availability

From £1,400 Weekly

Rental rates

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
22 May 2015 - 28 May 2015
1 night minimum stay
£3,200
 
 
29 May 2015 - 25 Jun 2015
1 night minimum stay
£1,900
 
 
26 Jun 2015 - 9 Jul 2015
1 night minimum stay
£2,200
 
 
10 Jul 2015 - 3 Sep 2015
1 night minimum stay
£3,200
 
 
4 Sep 2015 - 1 Oct 2015
1 night minimum stay
£1,900
 
 
2 Oct 2015 - 15 Oct 2015
1 night minimum stay
£1,400
 
 
16 Oct 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
1 night minimum stay
£2,200
 

Notes

  • Booking Notes:
    Please contact Jacquie for a booking form and confirmation of prices. 1/3 deposit and completed booking form secures the booking if more than 8 weeks before holiday, otherwise full payment is required.

    Changeover Day:
    Friday is the preferred changeover day (may change over Christmas/New Year) Mondays or Fridays is the usual changeover for short breaks, although we do try to be flexible where possible off season

    Notes on prices:
    Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. All heating and laundry included. At Christmas and New Year Christmas decorations are also included. Discounts may be available for late bookings where there is still availability, please enquire. Short breaks are available at a discounted rate off peak or when there is late availability - please enquire.
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Facilities

From the Owner

An exceptionally friendly village with a great community spirit, good local pub, village stores and post office, church, chapel, village school and community play area and the Big Sheep tourist attraction at the bottom of the hill... Abbotsham has something for everyone. It is convenient to the main A39 highway (1 minute's drive) so excellent for cutting journey times and as a base for exploring the rest of North Devon yet from Southclay you would never believe a main road was nearby. It has only village traffic noise, a peaceful rural aspect and beautiful uninterrupted sea views.

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool

Suitability

  • pets considered

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village

Bathrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bedroom 1: marble with double bath, separate large shower enclosure, wc, bidet, basin. En-suite to bedroom 2 with shower, wc and basin. Family bathroom: large wet room with free shower, wc, corner bath, basin. Separate wc downstairs.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) + 2 on sofa bed Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - superking double, en-suite. Bedroom 2 - king-size double, en-suite. Bedroom 3 - twin beds. Bedroom 4 - twin beds (+ sofa bed, double or 2 singles suitable for children only). Bedroom 5 - bunk beds.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Underfloor heating throughout. Additional log burner in lounge for cosy evenings in the winter (logs provided). This house works well for two families, an extended family or groups of friends as there is plenty of living space to accommodate everyone without feeling crowded. The Annex (sleeps 4-6) next door ref.E5584 can be rented in conjunction or independently. Well behaved pets are accepted by arrangement but never allowed upstairs or in the main living room. Outside: Private parking for 4 cars plus a double garage with surfboards, buckets and spades, crabbing lines, windbreaks etc. Large patio and a fenced lawn to the rear with garden furniture, gas barbecue, private hot tub and tennis court. There is also access through a gate to a heated swimming pool (April - October) shared with the owner. Utility Room: Separate utility/drying room with washing machine and tumble drier, iron and ironing board and clothes airer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and hand/bath towels are provided but please bring beach/swimming towels. A cleaning service & babysitting can be provided at an extra charge by prior arrangement. In house catering for a special occasion or on your arrival can also be arranged. Other: All rooms have a sea view with spectacular sunsets except bedroom 3 (country view and the sunrise).

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