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

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Dec-2016
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 (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 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
  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

Speaks English

7 Reviews

4.9
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

4

Our stay at Toad Hall

  • 4 of 5

We all (4 adults and Tramp the dog) had a wonderful week (3rd Sept 2016) at Toad Hall. The property is conveniently located to strike out across Devon to enjoy some great day trips - Tiverton, Porlock, Lynton, Lynmouth, Clovelly, Barnstaple and down as far as Padstow to name a few. Pub in the village (Ye Olde ....) is excellent, staff are very friendly, good menu and completely happy for you to take your dogs in - biscuits provided. Toad Hall is very pleasant - rooms are all a good size and the kitchen is especially well equipped and very clean and tidy on arrival. Nice garden - totally dog escape proof - and the decking is fabulous to sit on at night and star gaze with a glass of wine. The information book left by the owner has some really useful tips and and phone numbers so do take a look.

We had a great time and thoroughly recommend Toad Hall

Colette, Clive, Helen, Bob and Tramp

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy to know that you and your guests had a lovely holiday and stay at Toad Hall. Also, thank you for letting us know that the garden was completely secure for your dog and the Guest Book was of use to you. We really appreciate the feedback and time taken to write us a review. Thank you.
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5

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  • 5 of 5

The property was very spacious and had all the accessories we required.

The views were great.

We enjoyed ourselves and had a good holiday.

Thanks for hiring out the property.

Gary and tracy bashforth

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and offer some feedback. We are really pleased to know that you had a lovely holiday and stay at Toad Hall.
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5

Lovely property near Combe Martin

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay at Toad Hall last week. Great property with lovely view from the decked balcony across the valley to the sea. Four generations of our family enjoyed a holiday and we were lucky to have some sunny days on the beach and George aged 4 loved the rock pools and body boarding in his wetsuit. House was great perfect for us all, 7 adults a 4 year old and 8 week old baby. Very spacious, clean, well maintained and equipped, beds were comfy and plenty of seating. Enjoyed a barbecue on the decking on a sunny evening and George enjoyed running up and down the garden. Berrynarbor is very picturesque with a nice old pub which did take aways but walking back up the steep hill was a bit of a challenge. Loved the area, Combe Martin a few minutes by car and visited Ilfracombe, tunnels beach and of course Woolacombe beach. Need a car as area is hilly. Had a good meal at Sawmills Pub just few minutes away on road to Ilfracombe, good menu, reasonable cost and nice outdoor seating. Visited Watermouth Castle good day out suitable for younger children, some things were a bit random and bizzare but our 4 year old loved it. Had a rainy day at the Zoo and Dinosaur Park, extremely hilly not suitable for the less mobile, but had a good time. Overall had a great holiday would definitely stay at Toad Hall again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would like to offer our sincere thanks for taking the time to review our property. It is wonderful to hear that you all had such a lovely stay at Toad Hall and you were happy with the facilities provided. It would be our absolute pleasure to welcome you and your guests back in the future.
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5

Lovely home with stunning views.

  • 5 of 5

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay, helped in no small part by the stunning weather we managed to get.

We filled the house, using every bed but never felt overcrowded as the deck and garden just make the whole property very spacious. The Kitchen is well equipped, although we made very good use of the BBQ provided most days.

Although in a small, seemingly isolated village, Ilfracombe and Woolacombe are both easily reached within a few minutes. Ilfracombe having lovely restaurants and the beach at Woolcombe was exceptional for the children.

We will definitely be looking to book again for next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for taking the time to review our property. We are thrilled that you and your guests such a wonderful time at Toad hall and everything met your expectations. It would be our pleasure to welcome you and your guests back in the future.
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5

A little bit of heaven

  • 5 of 5

The house was set up wonderfully with every thing we needed, from cooking utensils, sleeping arrangements, and the view from the back porch was very beautiful. We would definitely rent this house again.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very grateful to you for taking the time to review our property. It is lovely to hear that you and your guests had a lovely holiday in Berrynarbor and perhaps one day in the future, we will look forward to welcoming you back to Toad Hall.
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5

Great house in a good location for exploring coastline

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in April for a week and can highly recommend Toad Hall. The house is clean, tidy with quality fit out inc large dining table in kitchen and enclosed decking balcony that is ideal to let small children and dogs roam safely, not to mention fantastic view!. Good communication from owners before and after stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. It is wonderful to know that you and your guests had a lovely time in Berrynarbor and we hope to welcome you back to Toad Hall one day in the future.
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

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

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
November / December 2016
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Christmas 2016
24 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
New Year 2016
31 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£660
for 3 nights
From
£220
 
 
January / February 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£144
for 2 nights
From
£72
£500
 
 
Winter Half Term 2017
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£286
for 2 nights
From
£143
£1,000
 
 
February / March 2017
18 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£144
for 2 nights
From
£72
£500
 
 
March / April 2017
4 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Easter 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
April 2017
15 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
May 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Summer Half Term 2017
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
June 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
Hillier Week 1
22 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Hillers Week 2
29 Jul 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
Summer Holidays 2017
5 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
October 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Autumn Half Term 2017
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
October / November 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£172
for 2 nights
From
£86
£600
 
 
November / December 2017
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£144
for 2 nights
From
£72
£500
 
 
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
New Year 2017
30 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£430
for 2 nights
From
£215
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

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

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

- 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

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

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

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

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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