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Cottage In Braunton, Sunny Devon Near The Best Beaches and Golfing In The Uk



Updated: 21-Nov-2016
House in Braunton, Devon, England - Peaceful Location, 10 Mins Drive To Beach!

This comfortable bright cottage is in the friendly village of Braunton within easy reach of the beautiful beaches of the North Devon coast. Dove Cottage is perfect for a couple and is ideal for relaxing or active holiday with excellent water sports, walking and cycling trails on the doorstep. Surfers can choose between three of the county's finest surfing beaches all just a short drive away; Saunton Sands, Croyde and Putsborough. Others can enjoy these amazing sandy beaches at a slower pace heading off with buckets, spades and fishing nets in hand.

Just behind the beach is Saunton Sands Golf Course, one of the UK's best 18 hole Championship golf courses open to members and non members. Holiday makers are welcome to use the facilities and equipment hire can be arranged along with day passes.

There are excellent walking trails including easy access to the South West Coastal path and the family friendly Tarka cycle trail is at the bottom of the road. It is the ideal base for exploring North Devon and Exmoor.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hello, I'm Nicola. I have lived in Braunton for 25 years. I love living here as it is so convenient to the beaches, Exmoor and the other wonderful activities this area has to offer. I love walking my dog Jessy, swimming, gardening and spending time with my family. We enjoy having picnics and walking along the coastal path and Exmoor and chilling out on one of the amazing local beaches.

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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property and location.

recommend 100%

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cyclist's base in Braunton.

  • 5 of 5

Nicola's "Dove Cottage" provided us with an extremely clean, comfortable and cosy base from which we explored the excellent cycling on offer around this beautiful North Devon coastline. The cottage, situated in a quiet and convenient location, has been comprehensively and thoughtfully equipped with quality furnishings and fittings. Nearby are good restaurants and pubs plus a large supermarket and also frequent public transport links.

"Dove Cottage" provides everything required for a very enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely spotlessly clean comfortable property , great location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little property.

Spotlessly clean and everything you could want was provided by Nicola.

We loved the location, it was great for walks and for the town. Beaches all all within easy reach.

We took our dog and Nicola had provided dishes, towels, pooh bags for dogs which we thought was a very nice touch.

The garden was very nicely done and although we went mid September we could still sit out and enjoy it.

Thank you for the afternoon tea and wine, again another nice touch.

We would definitely stay again and would recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location in Braunton

  • 5 of 5

The location of this lovely cottage within Braunton could not be better. It offers the beauty of Braunton Burrows just accross the road, Tescos within walking distance and also Braunton shops and eateries not far at all. So the peace and quiet of the little lane where the cottage is situated can be enjoyed without being away from all amenities.

Pebble Cottage itself was amazing. It is spotlessly clean and equipped with all you could possibly need. From the luxury towels to the hairdryer that really did the job. (Not the cheap variety that can be usual).

The private garden was brimming with beautiful flowers and lovely summer smells. Obviously constructed with care but also an air of informality as a garden should be.

All the kitchen requirements were supplied. Cleaning materials, tea, coffee & sugar. The bathroom, with its skylight window, is a very good size and has a brilliant modern shower.

The bedroom has a comfortable large bed with a view of the garden.

When you first see the front of the cottage it does not give the impression that it is very large inside. But when you walk in it is like Dr Who's Tardis. The entrance hallway is long and it leads to a large utility area for the washinng machine, sink and also where you can store your surfboad should you have one. We found that this enabled us to store things that would maybe have otherwise cluttered up the bedroom or kitchen area.

The owners looked after us very well indeed whilst still ensuring that we had our privacy. The milk, scones with cream and wine which were left for us when we arrived were very much appreciated.

We would not hesitate to recommend this property to our friends and family and I am sure we will return some time in the future.

Marie & Dave


  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing. Relaxing. Exceeded every expectation

  • 5 of 5

We booked this cottage for ourselves, as family were staying nearby and we live in Plymouth. We were worried about our two Labradors and trying to find somewhere that would accept them both. After speaking to Nicola she was so friendly and welcoming that we booked straight away without a second thought. This was in March and we were trying to find somewhere for the height of summer. The accommodation is outstanding! The website doesn't say, but when you enter the cottage there is even a separate utility room for you to brush off the dogs and clean your boots in the sink. There are beaches minutes away and the 60km Tarka Trail is across from the font door. Saunton Sands is 10 mins away and there are so many dog friendly beaches nearby. Amazing for any dog owner. To top it off, location wise there is a tesco down the road and the Saltrock clothing outlet nearby. Every single detail had been considered. The Bed Linnen was high quality cotton and plush towels were provided in the bathroom (The bathroom is massive). There were even towels, dog bags and dog bowls provided. The garden is so much larger than the pictures suggest, and catches the sun all day. For those who want a cosy night in, the TV even is a smart one with Iplayer, ITV hub and Netflix all built in. Nicola was fantastic and we couldn't believe the attention to all the finer details, such as milk in the fridge and coffee in the pots. An amazing stay and we both slept brilliantly every single night. We will definitely be going back and couldn't recommend this any more highly.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Little Gem

  • 5 of 5

The cottage proved to be the perfect little hideaway for us to explore North Devon. A lovely warm welcome awaited us on arrival at Dove Cottage, with it proving to be the perfect balance of light and airy as well as comfortable and cosy. The attention to detail by the owners of the cottage was spot on and it was spotlessly clean. The welcome pack was very gratefully received too. We were very lucky that the weather was excellent while we were there, so we were able to sit back and enjoy the pretty garden when we weren't out and about.

The centre of Braunton is approx a 10 minute walk away and has a good range of places to eat, drink and shop. With the tarka trail practically on the doorstep of the cottage and the coast close by we would definitely recommend this lovely cottage to anyone wanting a quiet and relaxing base with easy access to both. We used the tarka trail for our morning runs, it felt safe and people were friendly as we passed them by. We did a walk out to Crow Point as recommended by the owner Nicola, it was amazing we would definitely recommend it, if you're not so much if a walker you can drive there too.

We had a very relaxing, happy time on our stay and are hoping to visit again soon, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

This property is comfortable for a couple and has a cot should you require one. Patio doors lead to a lovely garden area, with garden furniture, a chiminea, vegetable patch, lavender beds and shrubs. There is parking for two cars outside and inside storage for bikes, surfboards and wellies.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Golf : Saunton Sands Golfing- UKs best 18 hole course at 5 Kilometres


Braunton is a great location for your holiday, close to wonderful sandy beaches, a rugged and dramatic coastline, harbours filled with fishing boats, easy access to Exmoor, beautiful rolling countryside and the island of Lundy. The closest beach to Braunton is Saunton a three and a half mile stretch of golden sand backed by the dunes of Braunton Burrows a world heritage site and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Just behind the beach is Saunton Sands Golf Course, one of the UK's best 18 hole Championship golf courses open to members and non members.

Around the headland is the curved sandy bay of Croyde, Woolacombe, and Putsborough!


Braunton is five miles from Barnstaple on the A361. The nearest railway is in Barnstaple and the closest airports are Exeter and Bristol and the National Express Coach services runs through Barnstaple with a drop off in Braunton. Braunton can be reached by bus from Barnstaple on the A20 and A20A and there is a good taxi service.


Dove Cottage is a short walk from the centre of the delightful village of Braunton which offers a great choice of pubs, restaurants and cafes. Among the types of food available are a traditional carvery at the family friendly Williams Arms, famous for the vast number and variety of vegetables on offer for lunch and evening meals.

In the centre of the village is Squires an award winning fish and chip restaurant and take away. There is also a fine selection of world cuisine.

Further Details:

Alongside all the essentials such as banks, supermarkets and a post office is also a wide variety of independent surf, gift and cycle hire shops. The village has a museum on local history and also a tourist information centre which is a great starting point for exploring the attractions available in Braunton and the wider area.

The famous Tarka Trail begins in the village and is the ideal traffic-free way to enjoy the beautiful local scenery, either on foot or by bicycle.

Less than 5 miles away is the bustling market town of Barnstaple and just around the headland is the surfers' paradise of Croyde.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas and NY 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Half Term
11 Feb 2017 - 18 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May Half Term
27 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Holidays Sale
22 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas and New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

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From the Owner

Dove Cottage is a 30 second walk to the Tarka Trail for coastal and town walks or cycle rides. The cottage is on the ground floor and has a beautiful south facing garden.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Kitchen


  • Dining Area


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


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot


  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering

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

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