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Fabulous Victorian Seaside House Modernised 2011 By Architect-owner - Cromlech House



Updated: 24-Nov-2015
House in Mortehoe, Nr. Woolacombe, North Devon, England - At Centre Of Charming Village Surrounded By National Trust Land, Short Walk To Secluded Beach

The Buttery is a wonderful self-catering holiday home in Mortehoe, near Woolacombe, North Devon. We bought this property in the village's Victorian 'crescent' in July 2010 and have worked non-stop since then until July 2011, together with our excellent builder Pearce Barnstaple, to create what we feel is an ideal holiday home in a perfect North Devon village. The Buttery is now our own much-loved family holiday home and is also available for rent. If you choose The Buttery for a holiday we aim to make you want to come back again and again.

Details for holiday home Cromlech House, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 2 Bathrooms

Bedroom 1, 2 and 3 have double beds. Bedroom 4 has two single beds and a bouble sofabed. First floor WC and shower. 2nd floor bathroom with bath, showerhead, WC.

Beautifully designed kitchen: glass splashbacks, slate worktop, Smeg cooker with 5-ring hob, fridge-freezer, washing machine, microwave, large extendible dining table for up to 10, electric blender, all new range of kit and crockery. Back entrance leading to communal outdoor laundry hanging area. Washing machine, drying facilities.

A wonderfully light-filled room. Double sofa, armchair, long window seat, Smart TV with DVD/VHS. Hi-fi with Ipod dock, DAB etc.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am an architect living in London. I know North Devon well, having holidayed here and worked on design projects in the area. Mortehoe has always struck me as a gem - amazing location and people, and not spoiled by excessive tourism. When in 2010 my husband Dominic and I had the opportunity to buy a run-down hotel/restaurant in the terrace at the heart of the village we jumped at the chance. The next 12 months were incredibly busy and satisfying ... with a huge effort by excellent local builder and a lot of design, structural work, conservation, inspiration and management, The Buttery was reborn as our own holiday home, which we are also going to rent out. We hope to have a lot of the same guests renting year after year. We would welcome you to our house in Mortehoe!

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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian

4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


“Accommodating house with lots of space"

  • 5 of 5

ayed for a week to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. Our family joining us for the weekend. Cromlech House is very well equipped with all that you need. It is very clean, comfortable and practical. Plenty of games to amuse the children. My husband and I then explored the local area and thoroughly enjoyed the 'locals' in the village of Mortehoe. The Ship Aground pub was very welcoming with good food and our son's dog Dora, really enjoyed visiting and being fussed over. The whole area has plenty to offer for young and old alike...hopefully we can return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear that the holiday went well, and that you might return to Mortehoe! :) Dom
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Incredible house and location

  • 5 of 5

The house was absolutely incredible, very clean, modern, spacious and

true to the photos. In a great location, in the heart of Mortehoe,

with a range of places to eat and drink. A 5 minute walk to the beach

(slightly on a hill), or a short 5 minute drive to Woolacombe beach.

The owners could not have been more helpful or friendly. Would

recommend to anyone wanting somewhere near the beach, whether friends

or families.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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It's always a pleasure to come back!

  • 5 of 5

I've been back to stay at either The Buttery or Cromlech house a few times and each time I never want to leave! I'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lucy, you'll be very welcome to return to Mortehoe!
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Fantastic house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 6 adults, 1 x baby and 2 x toddlers. We have previously stayed at The Buttery so we knew that we would not be disappointed with the property. The property is as the photos, although there are less photos of Cromlech on the website, don't worry the house is beautiful throughout. The kitchen is well equipped for catering in the house. The twin room on the top floor is huge and is great as a 'family bedroom'. The house overall is very spacious but has a lovely homely feel. The owner provided excellent customer service and quickly dealt with any queries, and the deposit was returned promptly.

I would recommend this property (and The Buttery) to friends and family, and I know that our family whom holidayed with us were equally impressed with the house. We hope to make another return visit at some time in the future.

With regards to location the pub serving good food is opposite and the coast path (off road) to local beaches is about a minutes walk away. The kids loved the local beach with rock pools, down the bottom of the grassy hill. Mortehoe is a small village with a small village store, pub and beaches within a 10 minute walk (down hill). You can very easily spend a few days exploring the local area by foot.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Clare and family, we were delighted to read about your holiday. Thanks for sharing your experience online, and we hope to welcome you to Mortehoe again in the future! :) Dom
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From the Owner

If you don't know Mortehoe - come and discover it! An ideal place for a family holiday, golfing holiday, walking odyssey, cycling, dog-walking, socialising .... relaxing all year around.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bristol at 97 Miles Nearest Barpub : Chichester Arms pub at 20 Metres Nearest Ferry : Ilfracombe to Lundy Island at 6.6 Miles Nearest Train : Barnstaple at 13 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 Tiverton at 45 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Rockleigh at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : Grunta at 697 Metres Car: recommended


10 minutes very pleasant walk to Grunta Beach - a bit longer to get back up the hill! Walking distance to other great beaches at Combesgate, Barricane and Woolacombe, and 20 mins drive to Croyde beach.


Buses pass the house (to Barnstaple). National Cycle Route 27 is also directly outside the house. Nearest rail station: Barnstaple. Airports: Exeter, Bristol. Driving: M5, North Devon Link Road.


At the heart of North Devon's best village! 10 mins drive to Ilfracombe, 30 mins cycle to Ilfracombe via disused railway, 20 mins drive to Barnstaple.

Further Details:

Landline phone: free outgoing calls to UK landlines. Other calls (very cheap int'l calls) will be itemised and deducted from your damage deposit. Non smoking.

Guestbook comments:

Have been exploring the area - its simply sensational. House is a dream, reflects brilliantly on u both. Everything is beautiful and perfect. Had a truly fantastic time, thnx so much. A lovely week in your beautiful house.

Jill, Tunbridge Wells.

We all really enjoyed our week in Mortehoe. The Buttery is an ideal place to stay, and we are certainly intending to visit again.

Diane, Birmingham.

We had a great stay and really enjoyed sharing your property. We would not hesitate to come back. We thought the property was finished well with a refreshing modern simple feel to it that made it very relaxing.

Rory, Tunbridge Wells.

The house presented well and was very comfortable. A great kitchen, good beds and nice bathrooms.

Andrew, London.

We had a great weekend in Mortehoe and you and Iona have done a very good job of renovating the Buttery.

Mary, Twickenham.

We had a really good holiday and very much appreciated the excellent accommodation at The Buttery. Everything was very comfortable.

Andrew, Bristol.


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Full payment required 6 weeks before arrival date. 25% booking deposit payable when you decide to book. £200 good housekeeping
deposit payable when making full payment. Deposit will be returned within 4 days of end of tenancy. This house has only been made available in Aug 2011, so there is good availability. Update Nov 2011: to date we've had fab tenants and high occupancy, never had to retain a penny from anyone's deposit ... Thank you Owners Direct! Iona and Dominic.

Changeover Day:
Fridays in high season. Some flexibility out of season.

Notes on prices:
See owner's website link mortehoeholiday.co.uk for more info including graph of seasonal pricing variations. Our preferred payment is by electronic transfer, but if you need to you can pay by cheque and if your booking is at least 3 weeks in advance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Carefully designed for style, comfort, convenience and fun!

Property Type

  • house


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


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4


  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Cleaning/Linen/Towels: Our excellent changeover/cleaning team will ensure that all is spic and span. Bedlinen and towels are included. Both houses have solar thermal panels on roof. This automatically supplements the gas boiler with carbon-free energy whenever the sun is shining. Outside: Front of house is on Mortehoe's lovely Victorian terrace leading down the hill to the sea. There is also rear access to house... path leads leads down the hill towards the sea. So you can get to the beaches by the front or the back of the house.

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