Large house in Abbotsham, near Bideford, North Devon, England

Spacious Luxury Holiday Home with Private Hot Tub, Cosy Wood-burner & Tennis Court

Edge of Friendly Village. with Panoramic Sea Views

Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) + 2 on sofa bed

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    £1100 - £3200WEEKLY
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    • Property type:House
    • Sleeps:12 (5 bedrooms)
    • Bathrooms/Toilets:4
    • Pool with heating
    • Internet access
    • Pets accepted

    Location:

    Property description

    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!

    Accommodation description

    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.

    Bathrooms:
    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.

    Kitchen:
    Huge, bright, modern kitchen. Leather sofa and large wooden island with bar stools make this a very sociable place to cook. Two ovens, two fridges, microwave, dishwasher etc. Equipped to very high standard. Separate larder (with extra fridge and freezer).

    Utility Room:
    Separate utility/drying room with washing machine and tumble drier, iron and ironing board and clothes airer.

    Living Rooms:
    Large conservatory off the kitchen is used as a dining room (seats 10+). Living room with leather sofas and cosy wood burner, flat screen TV/DVD and music centre. Games room with pool table, keyboard, card/puzzle table and lots of toys/games/jigsaws etc.

    Other:
    All rooms have a sea view with spectacular sunsets except bedroom 3 (country view and the sunrise).

    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.

    Amenities/Facilities:
    Barbecue, Pool Heating, Shared Pool.

    Dishwasher, Fridge, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Tumble Dryer, Washing Machine.

    Central Heating, Cot, High Chair, Internet Access, Room Fans, Telephone, TV.

    Location Type:
    Near ocean, Village.

    Accessibility
    Southclay may not be suitable for people with very limited mobility as there are internal steps between some of the main rooms, steps to the patio and from the patio to the lawn.

    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.

    Important 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.E1158 can be rented in conjunction or independently. Well behaved pets are accepted by arrangement but never allowed upstairs or in the main living room.

    Rates

    Prices

    Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
    3 October 2014 - 17 October 2014 £ 1400.00 -
    17 October 2014 - 31 October 2014 £ 2200.00 -
    31 October 2014 - 22 December 2014 £ 1100.00 -
    22 December 2014 - 2 January 2015 £ 3000.00 -
    2 January 2015 - 13 February 2015 £ 1100.00 -
    13 February 2015 - 20 February 2015 £ 1500.00 -
    20 February 2015 - 27 March 2015 £ 1100.00 -
    27 March 2015 - 3 April 2015 £ 2200.00 -
    3 April 2015 - 17 April 2015 £ 3000.00 -
    17 April 2015 - 22 May 2015 £ 1900.00 -
    22 May 2015 - 29 May 2015 £ 3200.00 -
    29 May 2015 - 26 June 2015 £ 1900.00 -
    26 June 2015 - 10 July 2015 £ 2200.00 -
    10 July 2015 - 4 September 2015 £ 3200.00 -
    4 September 2015 - 2 October 2015 £ 1900.00 -
    2 October 2015 - 16 October 2015 £ 1400.00 -
    16 October 2015 - 30 October 2015 £ 2200.00 -

    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.

    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

    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.

    Location

    Large house in Abbotsham, near Bideford, North Devon, England

    About the area

    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.

    Golf
    The Royal North Devon Golf Club at Northam Burrows, only 4 miles away, is the oldest links course in the country. Also the famous Sounton Sands Golf Club, and the less formal Hartland Forest and Great Torrington Clubs are less than 30 minutes away.

    How to get there
    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.

    Guest reviews

    3 reviews
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    Guest
    rating

    5/5

    Reviewed by: D&L and Large Family, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 24 September 2014

    Date of stay: August 2014

    "Southclay is Brilliant"

    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!

    Response to review:
    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

    Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with teenagers and families with young children

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    5/5

    Reviewed by: Pinner girl, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 4 June 2014

    Date of stay: May 2014

    "Accommodation at Southclay"

    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.

    Response to review:
    Thank you for taking time to write a review Sheila. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

    Recommended for: Families with teenagers and families with young children

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    5/5

    Reviewed by: Fat Tony, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 13 May 2014

    Date of stay: April 2014

    "Wonderful Week"

    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.

    Recommended for: Pet friendly, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers and families with young children

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    Guest comments

    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!

    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 18, 20 and 22, 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.

    Year property purchased: 2003

    Why this location?

    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 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 from a barn (the barn end of a Devon longhouse) to a high spec. character cottage with its own hot tub. We still live in the other end of the house though Steve (my husband) and I rather rattle around now the children have grown up.

    What are the unique benefits of the property?

    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.

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    Large house in Abbotsham, near Bideford, North Devon, England

    Contact Name: Jacquie Jury

    (UNITED KINGDOM) +44 01237424066

    Languages spoken: English, French, German.


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