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Bay Tree-heart of village-walk to restaurants, pubs & shops - Saunton GC clo



Updated: 04-Dec-2016
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
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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

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Speaks English, German

5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


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: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Jul 5, 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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Nice place

  • 5 of 5

Lovely bungalow used to visit family in the area and beach trips. Brought own highchair for my 10 month old son to use during stay. Also used own travel cot.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and look forward to your return. I am glad we were able to sort your booking just before your stay. Barrie
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This is an excellent property.

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent property. Well presented and equipped. It is in an ideal location, very close to the local shops and restaurants and within easy reach of great walks and beaches. There is a wonderful enclosed patio which is very sheltered. Although my visit was in late April I was able to sit out and enjoy three great days of sunshine. It's a real suntrap. The owner ensured that the booking process was very straightforward (excellent customer service) and the provision of a complimentary bottle of wine was very much appreciated after a long journey. He also provides a list of restaurants and comments which I found really helpful. I had a very quiet, restful break and hope to return in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay in Bay Tree and look forward to your next stay. Barrie
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 59 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 250 Metres Nearest Golf : Saunton Golf Club - 2 superb links courses! at 2.5 Miles Nearest Train : Barnstaple at 6 Metres Nearest Motorway : M5 - via A361 at 47 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Fish, Indian, Thai, Modern, French .... at 350 Metres Nearest Beach : Saunton (many more good beaches near by) at 3 Miles 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.


Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 3
29 Oct 2016 - 9 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
10 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Spring 17
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter 17
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Easter Week 17
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter 17 '2
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer term e
29 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer term 17
20 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Half Term
27 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Term 2
10 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Term 3
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Holiday
15 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn Term 1
26 Aug 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn Term 2
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half Term 3
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn Term 3
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas 17
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 04-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

- Location - Enclosed garden - Off road parking - Facilities - Ambiance - Good road connections to M5

Property Type

  • bungalow


  • 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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...

Location Type

  • village


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 56 m²


  • 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.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • 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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