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Contemporary family friendly bungalow in beautiful coastal location near Croyde



Updated: 26-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Lovely refurbished 4 bedroom bungalow in fantastic location 5 minutes from beach

Whitegates is uniquely located nestled amongst quiet country lanes behind Braunton Burrows Biosphere Reserve. It is the perfect peaceful spot from which to explore the North Devon coast and it's surfing beaches. It's only a 5 minute drive to Saunton Sands beach and Braunton Village and a 10 minute drive to Croyde beach. Woolacombe Bay is a 20 minute drive.

Some of the comments left by our guests in 2015

"Thank you for a lovely holiday. The place was perfect. Very well kitted out. Great for the little ones too. We love the big shower + green house the best! xx"

"Beautiful property, great garden for kids to play. Everything top spec. Fabulous holiday. Thank you."

"Had a lovely holiday here at Whitegates. Lovely accommodation, very well equipped and clean."

"We've had a great time, thank you. House clean, tidy, light + spacious. Better cooking utensils than home! Very homely and comfortable. Beds/ linens/ towels all new + nice quality. Enjoyed tomatoes - thank you. We hope to come again."

The property sleeps 9 ( +1 travel cot provided on request) in 4 comfortable bedrooms. There is one king sized bedroom, one double bedroom, one twin room (with extra pull out single bed) and one bunk room. The bedrooms have ample storage and come complete with linen.

The family bathroom has a large bath, walk in shower, wash basin and WC. The ensuite bathroom has a walk in shower, wash basin and WC. Both have heated towel rails and bath towels are included.

The lounge, dining area and kitchen are open plan, light and airy, with oak flooring throughout. A solid oak dining table with matching benches and chairs seats up to 10 people (high chair available on request). The quality contemporary kitchen has plenty of surface and cupboard space. Appliances include a fridge/freezer and Mercury oven with grill and gas hob. There is an excellent supply of pots and pans, utensils, crockery and cutlery, including childrens.

The lounge has comfortable seating for 9 which includes a large leather corner sofa. Home entertainments include a 40" flat screen TV, Wii with games, DVD player and DVDs, books, local information and children toys. Free Wifi is included. The handy utility room has a washing machine, tumble dryer, belfast sink, space for boots and coats and an additional WC.

Large bifold doors open directly onto the family friendly garden. The large lawn is perfect for children and lawn games are included. There is a contempory BBQ/ firepit, 2 picnic benches and 6 deckchairs. The large trampoline (please use at own risk) and sandpit are perfect for children. A large courtyard drive provides off-street parking for 3+ cars. The polytunnel is perfect to store wetsuits, bikes, surfboards etc. There are even some tomato plants to help yourself to when ripe!

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About the Owner

Alan Godsmark
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 January, 2017

3 Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


Absolutely fantastic.

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped. High spec. Beautiful garden and country view with outdoor games equipment provided. Brilliant family holiday let. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family friendly home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the house. There is so much space inside and out which really lends itself well to family living.

The view is beautiful, the house is comfortable and well equipped; what more could you want!

We would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property and location

  • 5 of 5

Whitegates is an excellent property. Very spacious and child friendly, lots of books, games and toys to keep little ones and big ones entertained. The garden is amazing, as is the trampoline, sand pit and additional garden toys. The property is very well appointed, especially the kitchen area, with washing machine and tumble dryer in the utility room (very handy with little ones). You can also help yourself to tomatoes etc from the polytunnel.

Kate and Alan are very obliging and provide excelllent customer service.

The bungalow is positioned centrally to beaches and attractions. Braunton village is lovely with some good restaurants. It is very close to Saunton Sands (dogs allowed), Croyde beach (beautiful) and Woolacombe. Additional days spent in Ilfracombe at the harbour and the aquarium. A must to visit is Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur park.

I would definitely recomend Whitegates as a holiday property, and one day would look to return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 59.5 Miles Nearest Barpub : White Lion, Braunton at 1.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 105.6 Miles Nearest Golf : Saunton Sands at 1.6 Miles Nearest Train : Barnstaple at 7.4 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 58 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Braunton Village at 1.6 Miles Nearest Beach : Saunton Sands at 2.2 Miles Car: recommended

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Summer
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 26-Jan-2017


Property Type

  • bungalow


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library


  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Family bathroom - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • WC - Toilet


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, Wardrobe, chest of drawers/ dressing table, bedside tables
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Chest of drawers, full length mirror, bedside tables
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Extra pull out bed, wardrobe, drawers, bedside table
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Child Bed, Bunk bed, chest of drawers, bedside table


  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

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