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3 Bed Ground floor apertment minutes from the Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Located 2-3 MINS WALK TO THE BEACH. A contemporary ground floor apartment with direct access to a large garden, in an imposing property within walking distance of Croyde beach and the village centre. Ideally situated in the village of Croyde, famed for its surf and ideal for children. Saunton sands, south of Croyde, backed by the Burrows nature reserve and famous Saunton golf club is a short car ride away. Villages such as Lynton and Lynmouth and the walkers paradise Watersmeet, are only a short drive away. LORNA DOONE 2 is located in an extremely desirable position on Moor Lane, only a two minutes stroll from the beach and just a short walk into the quaint and picturesque ‘chocolate box’ village of Croyde. Croyde itself boasts village stores, a post office, thatched pubs, restaurants, tearooms and surf shops.

The apartment is light and spacious, ideal for one large family or two smaller families. As this is a ground floor apartment, LORNA DOONE 2 also appeals to those who would rather not have the inconvenience of stairs.

The stylish and trendy open plan kitchen, dining room and living room is light and spacious, with two sets of double glazed patio doors that lead out onto a private decked area with canopied sun terrace and steps leading down to the garden beyond. There is a wooden dining table adjacent to the kitchen, providing plenty of space for 6 people. The lounge area is fully carpeted and boasts contemporary furniture in coordinating colours. There are two fabric sofas and two easy chairs that enable guests to relax in comfort. The entertainment hardware includes a TV and stereo system (CD, radio and audio tape), as well as inclusive WiFi internet access.

Limed oak units with a light laminate work surface help to increase the feeling of space in this open plan room. The layout has been well thought out, and appliances include a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, built in electric oven and hob, microwave, 2 slice toaster and kettle. There is a plentiful supply of glassware, coordinating crockery and cooking utensils.

There are 3 bedrooms all accessed from the central hallway.

Bedroom 1 is the master double bedroom with en-suite. Decor is simple yet elegant.

Bedroom 2 is a bright and airy charming twin bedroom, with wooden beds and storage space.

Bedroom 3 contains adult-sized pine bunk beds, chest of drawers and a mirror.

The fully tiled family bathroom with slate grey tiles has a really modern feel. The shower is separate from the bath in its own cubicle. The white suite also includes a pedestal wash basin with polished chrome taps, low level WC and a good sized bath, perfect for relaxing in aromatic bubbles after a day at the beach. Bedroom 1 has an en suite shower room.

There is dedicated parking for two cars on a level driveway. LORNA DOONE 2 is set in its own grounds, surrounded on two sides by a large flat lawn, the size of two tennis courts, perfect for enjoying the late afternoon sun. The grounds are a great social space, available to all guests to dine al fresco or simply just relax and unwind in the sunshine. A BBQ is provided.

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Tracy Edwards
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Tracy Edwards

Tracy & David - happily married with 2 children, Jake & Madi. David is born and bred North Devon and having spend time away working and travelling, he finally returned to this incredibly special area with his family. Having bought Lorna Doone whilst living away, it was for a time, the family home, before then buying in Braunton.

Tracy Edwards purchased this apartment in 1987

Why Tracy Edwards chose Putsborough

Our love of sand, sea and surf brought us to Croyde, David and I thought this would be a perfect location to share with family and friends and we have loved every minute of time spent at Lorna Doone. We are thrilled to be able to share it with you for your fabulous seaside holiday

What makes this apartment unique

Close proximity to the beach / fabulous village infrastructure / activities for all the family / beautiful sandy beaches on the doorstep /


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Putsborough in Croyde

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to Master bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk Bed
  • Ensuite Master bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(5 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews

Lovely location but definitely not a "luxury" apartment

  • 1 of 5

We booked as a family for a weekend break in October and whilst we loved Croyde and the location of the apartment we were very disappointed by the overall management of the booking and the apartment itself.

Communication was poor, I had to ask several times for a contact number in case of emergencies as the owner was apparently in Brazil and had left nothing by way of communication before leaving, it took some time to track someone down.

The apartment itself needed some TLC. All of the cutlery, crockery, and glassware was filthy and we had to wash everything before use as it was sticky to touch. Possibly not helped by a seemingly broken dishwasher. Whilst not averse to a bit of washing up this is not what was expected nor advertised.

One of the heaters in the main bedroom had a loose electrical socket because the plug was not screwed together properly, exposing electrics so not ideal for children of which we had 2 (toddlers) with us.

Also not child-friendly was the lack of gate on the decking which leads to a steep drop off and steps which is not ok for young children. The other ground floor apartments had gates so I am not sure what had happened here, it meant that we constantly had to watch them on the deck rather than just let them play. Which leads to the advertised "games and toys", one Jenga style game and 2 card games or at least that was all we found on the shelves which is poor if advertising (another) facility that barely exists.

One of the lampshades in room two was hanging off and not in anyway fixed, no full length mirror, no hairdryer (which would be helpful) and all of the furniture seems to be from Ikea. Nothing wrong with Ikea but this is NOT luxury.

The owners had mentioned a broken tile in the bathroom which had been temporarily fixed (badly) but the bathrooms themselves needed a total overhaul. One of the walls in the main bathroom seems to have been recently updated possibly for pictures but the remainder was fairly awful.

Lastly, my husband trod on some glass in the kitchen, thankfully him and not one of the children. When I relayed this back to the owner there was little by way of response.

The space and location of the apartment is lovely but the owners clearly don't look after it and to market it as luxury is totally inappropriate.

I would go back to Croyde but definitely stay somewhere else, such a shame.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent apartment, close to beach

  • 5 of 5

Light and spacious apartment, well equipped and comfortable. Large decking area off living room. Just a few minutes' walk to Croyde beach.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely and spacious ground floor flat in Croyde Bay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and daughter stayed in this flat in July this year. They found it to be exactly as described. Clean, spacious and near the beaches, great decking area with BBQ and walking distance to the centre. We will no doubt return as a family as the stay was a success. Their only negative observation is the beds were not very comfortable.

The owners were easy to communicate with. Nice to deal with them.

However, feedback for Owners Abroad: Not so easy too communicate with. We had problems making the reservation on line and it appeared on screen that this accommodation was full for our dates, when in fact it wasn't. We asked Owners Abroad for help and they eventually helped, but made 2 reservations for us instead of the one we requested. There was quite a bit of chasing on our behalf. Owners Abroad did not make it easy and straight forward.

Highly recommend this accommodation!

Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location, perfect holiday retreat for a family.

  • 5 of 5

I searched the internet for ages, trying to find the perfect location to the town and the beach, wanting easy access for both. We took our own 2 teenage children and both took a friend. They were in surf school each day and loved the access to the beach and the town. My husband and I enjoyed the local area and managed to cycle some miles, particularly enjoying the Tarka Trail. When we arrived at the house we discovered a problem with the fridge, which was quickly resolved and Tracey and David were helpful from the first point of contact. We had the most amazing week and will have lovely memories of a special holiday in Devon. The location of the apartment is perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious, comfortable and well located

  • 5 of 5

This is a spacious and comfortable apartment with a large garden, conveniently situated for access to Croyde beach.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Exeter is 65 miles and a 1hr 30mins drive.
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
The Thatch Barn
Nearest Ferry
85 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Saunton Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Barnstaple Station
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
450 Metres
The Blue Groove
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Croyde Beach is a short 2 minute walk.
Car: recommended

Flat 2 Lorna Doone is located in the heart of the village and is just a short walk from the beach. It benefits from a large level garden and is perfect for family holidays. There is full access to all the sports and activities available from the village and is located next door to a riding stable for equestrian enthusiasts. Golf is available at Saunton which is just a short drive and the village of Braunton is only 5 miles away, offering excellent village facilties including bars, restaurants, supermarkets, shops, library, doctors etc. We wholly recommend dining at Le Bistrot du Coin and The Riverside in Braunton. To fully enjoy your stay at Lorna Doone, we wholly recommend bbqs on the beach watching the sun go down, surfing at sunset, early morning walks on the beach, walks around baggy point followed by a Devon cream tea, picnics in the sand dunes! The beaches of Saunton, Putsborough and Woolacombe are all accessible and just a short drive. The Braunton Burrows, an area of outstanding natural beauty and Biosphere service, is a walkers delight and fully accessible from Croyde. From Braunton you can hire bikes and go on an amazing bike ride around the burrows - remember to pack a picnic ! Ilfracombe offers an incredible array of amazing restaurants including Damien Hurst's restaurant 11 The Quay. Fabulous fish can be found at L'espresso. Why not try a cocktail or two at Bar Eclectic, followed by a fabulous fish supper at Relish on Fore Street - amazing!!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Putsborough, Devon

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer 18
3 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 18
21 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 18
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 18
30 Sep 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
October Half term
21 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late winter 18
28 Oct 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas 18
23 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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