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Bay Tree - centre Braunton - Walk to restaurants, pubs & shops - Saunton GC clo

Bedrooms 2
Space 602 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Quality link detached bungalow, ideal for golfers, walkers and families

2 bedroom well presented, well equipped modern link detached bungalow with enclosed rear garden and off road parking. Located in the centre of Braunton village within walking distance of a range of cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops.

Bay Tree is now also listed on Indepenent Cottages - search for Braunton and Bay Tree readily comes up.

The property is strictly non smoking and sorry no pets.

Whilst the property is centrally located it is quiet. No main road noise or similar.

The property benefits from WiFi throughout. A ring main signal booster is installed.

Short drive from the 'right' side of the village to Saunton Golf Club and some of the best UK beaches.

Ideal for families, golfers, walkers, couples and anyone who wants to get away from it all in a quiet, modern, tastefully presented well equipped property with easy walking access to all the village can offer as well as direct walking access to the Tarka Trail, Velator Quay and paths to Braunton Burrows.

The property comprises lounge, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, garage and driveway for off road parking.

Lounge has a patio door to the patio / garden. The garden and patio are west facing and thus enjoy the afternoon sun. The lounge includes comfortable seating, dining table, coffee table, TV, DVD player, stereo and gas fire. The gas fire provides instant additional heat on colder winter, spring and autumn days.

Radiators and water heating is by gas. An electric immersion heater is also provided. The property is double glazed.

The kitchen was refitted in 2015 and includes, gas hob, electric fan oven, large fridge freezer, washer dryer, microwave, under cupboard lighting and a DISH WASHER.

The spacious main bedroom is to the rear of the property and includes a king sized double bed, fitted wardrobe as well as bed side lighting and shelving. The second bedroom has 2 single beds. A foldup cot is provided in one of the cupboards. Linen and towels are provided.

The rear garden is laid to lawn, surrounded by well stocked flower beds. To the rear of the property is a pretty dry stone wall. Garden seats are provided and as the garden is fully enclosed with a side gate with bolt its an ideal place for mum and dad to relax whilst small children play safely. Patio table and chairs are also provided.

There is an integral garage which can be used to store bikes, surf board and golf clubs.

Arrival times are no earlier than 2 pm. Departure is before 10 am. Changeover day is Saturday. Booking are weekly although in low season shorter breaks are possible - please email.

Clare is the Bay Tree housekeeper. She lives locally and her contact details are provided should there be any problems during your stay.

More Details

Barrie Richmond
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, German
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018

About Barrie Richmond

My name is Barrie Richmond. I am a Chartered Engineer and live in Farnham Surrey with my partner Helga.

Helga, my partner, is Austrian and teaches German

Barrie Richmond purchased this bungalow in 2007

Why Barrie Richmond chose Braunton

This is my only holiday property / holiday let and I bought it because of:

- its location

- what the village has to offer

- its quiet location

- the property was ideal to revamp, reequip for our use and the use of others

- the ambiance and feel of Braunton

- Saunton Golf club (Braunton and Bay Tree is the ideal base for golfers).

- It's great to play golf return to Bay Tree, enjoy an evening drink on the patio before wandering out and sampling one of Braunton's restaurants.

What makes this bungalow unique

- Location

- Enclosed garden

- Off road parking

- Facilities

- Ambiance

- Good road connections to M5


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Braunton in North Devon District

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 602 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Fully consideration for neighbours is essential. Noise in the evenings to be kept to a minimum. Parking only on Bay Tree's drive or the road.
  • No rights to stay within Bay Tree beyond 10am on the final day of booking.
  • All items within Bay Tree are owned by Barrie Richmond and shall not be removed from Bay Tree during or after the rental period.
Location Type:
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Power shower in modern bathroom
  • Modern well appointed bathroom. Full length bath with pumped power shower. Mirror with light. Saver point. Low level loo,
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Main bedroom. King sized double, built in wardrobe, chest of drawers, bed side lights, bedside shelves. Duvet. Bedroom 2 - two single beds, bedside table, bedside light, chest drawers, Integral wardrobe. Duvets. Cot provided - but no linen for the cot.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Ideally located. Modern 2 bedroom bungalow with newly fitted kitchen, off road parking, sunny totally enclosed garden. Suitable for golfers, families, walkers. Sorry no pets or smokers.


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Bay Tree - centre Braunton - Walk to restaurants, pubs & shops - Saunton GC clo
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Bay Tree is a well maintained property in a great location for exploring North Devon

Barrie and his Housekeeper have done a great job of presenting the property and keeping it current with regard to decoration.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. It's good that particularly Clare's hard work is recognised. I look forward to your next stay. Barrie
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Very clean and tidy property within easy walking distance to shops and restaurants.

  • 4 of 5

Good position for exploring and walking Exmoor and North Devon coast.

Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christine Thanks for the positive feedback I look forward to your next visit Barrie
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A comfortable quiet property in a central location. Ideal for exploring the area

  • 4 of 5

Bay Tree was a lovely property, ideal for all our needs. It is situated in a quiet location in Braunton but within walking distance of shops, restaurants and walks. The comprehensive information pack giving us local information was much appreciated. The beautiful beaches and coastal walks are within a short drive and trips to Barnstaple, Ilfracombe and Coombe Martin are within easy reach

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for you review and I look forward to your next stay. I am glad you enjoyed Bay Tree, it's location and the local facilities. I am actually down in Bay Tree as I write this response. We are here to enjoy a golfing weekend at Saunton golf club and two evenings at our favourite Braunton restaurants. Barrie 7 Jan 2017
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Nice property in a good location

  • 4 of 5

Had a lovely holiday here, nice clean house in a good location if you don't want to stay right on the seafront. Close to Staunton beach and 10mins from Woolacombe.

Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anthony Thanks for your review and I am glad that you had a great holiday. And yes Bay Tree is in the centre of Braunton, with all the advantages that brings, and not directly on the seafront. Barrie
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Comfortable and convenient.

  • 5 of 5

The house was so welcoming,beautifully clean, light and cheery.

The bottle of milk and chilled wine in the fridge were a joy to discover.

The house was full of information to help us get the most out of our stay.

There is plenty of China and cutlery in the kitchen,everything you could think of really.

The TV and music system were easy to navigate.

We really enjoyed our stay here,will certainly recommend .

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melanie Thank you for the review and look forward to your next stay. Barrie
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Fabulous holiday venue!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful, well maintained bungalow, 5 mins walk from local village. Superb modern facilities, very quiet location. Very quick access to beaches. Very easy dealings with owner. Will definitely revisit. Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Charlotte Thanks for the review and I look forward to your next stay. Regards Barrie
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Nearest Airport
59 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Saunton Golf Club - 2 superb links courses!
Nearest Train
6 Metres
Nearest Motorway
47 Miles
M5 - via A361
Nearest Restaurant
350 Metres
Fish, Indian, Thai, Modern, French ....
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Saunton (many more good beaches near by)
Car: recommended

Bay Tree has in recent years been let through Marsdens. The property has been popular and with numerous repeat bookings, but because of rising costs, I have decided to market and manage the property myself.

Bay Tree is located in the centre of the village - but also on the 'correct' side of the central traffic lights, which means an easy low traffic drive towards Saunton Golf Club, Saunton Beach, Croyde Bay and Braunton Burrows.

And being able to walk out in the evenings, to a good range of restaurants and pubs, really means that Bay Tree is in the optimum location. We stay for two weeks and eat in a different location each evening. Fish , Thai, Indian, French, Modern are available as are various takeaways as well as pubs with a range of fare.

The property is an ideal base for many activities. We are golfers and bought Bay Tree in 2007, after coming down to play golf at Saunton Golf club (see sauntongolf.co.uk) for many years. There are two 36 hole championship links courses with the East Course said to be best course never to have staged the Open.

Bay Tree is located about 200 metres from the start of the Tarka Trail. This is a cycle and walking path that takes the route of the old railway line towards Barnstaple before crossing the estuary towards Instow. Whether you cycle or walk its good to stop at the Braunton Inn and take in the stunning views from their beer garden.

If you walk to Barnstaple along the Tarka Trail you can enjoy all the area's principle town has to offer, including their Pannier Markets and then take a bus ride 'home' to Bay Tree.

Cycle hire is possible with a hire shop within 250 metres. You can head out from the shop straight to cycle paths.

Also, within a short walk is Velator Quay. This was the location for mooring of commercial fishing boats in the past and is now a where pleasure craft and house boats moor.

Follow the paths beyond the quay takes you to Braunton Burrows. Its a Biosphere Reserve, a flora and fauna haven of many square miles, between Braunton, the estuary and the 5 mile long famous Saunton Beach.

So an ideal base for walking whilst you leave your car on the drive.

Take the A361 north from Braunton and you are heading towards a range of historic and beautiful harbours, towns and villages. These include Woolacombe, Ilfracombe, Combe Martin, Martinhoe, Lynton and Lynmouth before you reach Exmoor Nation Park and Heritage Coast.

Lynton and Lynmouth are a must. A water powered funicular cliff railway links Lynton and Lynmouth. Near by is one of the many National Trust sites of Watersmeet. Scenic and ideal place for a Devon cream tea.

Drive towards Barnstaple and then crossing the river Taw takes you onto the Atlantic Highway. Off the highway are villages, towns and places to visit including: Instow, Appldore, Westward Ho!, Clovelly and Bideford.

A favourite of ours is Hartland Quay and Hartland Point. There is a lighthouse, dramatic coast line, costal path walks and very importantly Hartland Quay Hotel that offers your well earned lunch, afternoon teas or refreshment.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices below are per week and are all inclusive. Change Over day Saturday. Shorter brakes possible in low season - please email for rates. Arrival no earlier than 2 pm. Departure before 10 am.

02/01/2016 £358.00
09/01/2016 £358.00
16/01/2016 £358.00
23/01/2016 £358.00
30/01/2016 £358.00
06/02/2016 £358.00
13/02/2016 £358.00
20/02/2016 £358.00
27/02/2016 £358.00
05/03/2016 £358.00
12/03/2016 £358.00
19/03/2016 £495.00
26/03/2016 £495.00
02/04/2016 £495.00
09/04/2016 £465.00
16/04/2016 £465.00
23/04/2016 £465.00
30/04/2016 £465.00
07/05/2016 £465.00
14/05/2016 £465.00
21/05/2016 £465.00
28/05/2016 £662.00
04/06/2016 £555.00
11/06/2016 £555.00
18/06/2016 £555.00
25/06/2016 £555.00
02/07/2016 £675.00
09/07/2016 £675.00
16/07/2016 £850.00
23/07/2016 £850.00
30/07/2016 £850.00
06/08/2016 £850.00
13/08/2016 £850.00
20/08/2016 £850.00
27/08/2016 £675.00
03/09/2016 £495.00
10/09/2016 £495.00
17/09/2016 £495.00
24/09/2016 £395.00
01/10/2016 £395.00
08/10/2016 £395.00
15/10/2016 £395.00
22/10/2016 £495.00
29/10/2016 £358.00
05/11/2016 £358.00
12/11/2016 £358.00
19/11/2016 £358.00
26/11/2016 £358.00
03/12/2016 £358.00
10/12/2016 £675.00
17/12/2016 £675.00
24/12/2016 £675.00

A copy of the terms and conditions will be sent via email. Agreement to the same is required.

A key safe is located at the front door. The code will be emailed once the 'balance' is paid.

All breakages must be paid for.

House keeper lives locally and available by phone or email to resolve any issues.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.