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E3569 - The Crescent (Buttery + Cromlech jointly)

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Overview

Property

Updated: 16-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 20
  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Description

The Crescent (Buttery + Cromlech jointly)

The Buttery and Cromlech House are two adjacent houses (was once a single 10-bedroom hotel), which we rent out jointly as 'The Crescent'. This gives a total of 9 bedrooms sleeping 18 or 20. More property info at mortehoeholiday.co.uk which is owner's website.


About the property

E3569

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.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Dominic Parkinson
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2017

About Dominic Parkinson

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!

Dominic Parkinson purchased this house in 2010

Why Dominic Parkinson chose North Devon

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.

What makes this house unique

Carefully designed for style, comfort, convenience and fun!

Available Rentals

7 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

5

Great Holidat Base and Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in both the Buttery and Cromlech ( together the Crescent) and it accommodated our large family group ( 7 months to grandparents) in bright airy rooms, well appointed in both houses. Rear and front galleries to the properties added an extra little sun time for the non-active. There is no garden area which is fine if you get the good weather but could be a drawback otherwise. The houses were roomy and well equipped in terms of kitchen, and utility rooms. Access between the two by the rear was easy and the main dining in the Buttery accommodated us all for meals in the evening. The whole place allowed for time together and private time as people wanted it. The village of Mortehoe is a delightful place and base with a little bit of everything in terms of meeting needs, post office, shops, national trust property, pubs with the Chichester Arms being excellent to drop in or eat as we did. The towns of Ifracombe and Woolacombe are easily accessible. Parking for tow cars right outside the property is very tight but workable and extra spaces can be obtained through the owners. On that level Dominic is very attentive to his clients. Nothing was too much trouble and any questions were answered by email promptly and efficiently. There is plenty of information in the house in the pack to give you some sense of the whole place too. Good surfing, good beach-combing, good walks, good souvenir shopping, good holiday. Really pleased with the whole experience.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the useful feedback. Great to hear that the property worked well for your broad age range! :) D
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5

Brilliant accommodation for big groups

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely brilliant stay at the Crescent. It was great, family friendly, accommodation for a big group, with really nice extra touches like lots of games and books, places to hang the wetsuits and body boards to use. Dominic the owner couldn't have been more helpful, and provided lots of information in advance of our stay. It was only a short (although slightly hilly!) walk down to Woolacombe beach to enjoy the sand and surf and there were lots of lovely things right on the doorstep too - pub, deli, delicious fish and chips! Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy to hear of your positive experience, and of what you liked about the house!
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5

Beautiful, well equipped house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

I loved my first visit to The Crescent and Mortehoe. The houses had everything you could want including somewhere to hang and dry wetsuits. They are well located near the beach and coastal walk.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely!

  • 4 of 5

The propery is perfect for families and groups of friends. Fantastic location, epic interiors (kitchens are brill), good living rooms!

Seperate utility room is great for wetsuits/anything water related.

A fantastic stay

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear that the house suited you! :)
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5

Great houses, beautiful village!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay - the houses were so well equipped for the 12 of us to cook a feast. The kitchen dining rooms were perfect spaces to socialize yet there was plenty of space for those who wanted to sneak off for some peace and quiet. Great facilities - love the number of toilets and bathrooms, which made it very easy for us all to get showered after a surf at woolacombe. The village shops and nearby woolacombe had everything you could want to stock the fridge. Would definitely come back again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love to welcome you back to Mortehoe!
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5

Paradise whatever the season...

  • 5 of 5

This is my second visit to The Crescent. It will not be my last. Each time I have stepped through the door, I feel as though I have come home (from home). The kitchens are plentiful in their communal feel - accommodating without a groan a good rabble of people young and old. The living rooms are comfortable and easy to live in - sunlight being the main feature. There are so many bedrooms, each slightly different in feel and design. Fantastic bathrooms, kit and linens - you will not want to go home (from this new home). Charlotte x

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Charlotte, thanks for the very encouraging review! Dom
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Location

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 Golf : Mortehoe Golf Club at 1 Kilometres 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

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
weekend or week
13 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£759
for 3 nights
From
£253
From
£337
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,459
 
 
half term
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£2,099
for 7 nights
£2,099
 
 
half term
17 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£864
for 3 nights
From
£288
From
£384
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,699
 
 
weekend or week
24 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,020
for 3 nights
From
£340
£1,479
 
 
Easter holiday
31 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£2,219
for 7 nights
£2,219
 
 
weekend or week
14 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,662
for 3 nights
From
£554
£2,589
 
 
weekend or week
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,080
for 3 nights
From
£360
£1,589
 
 
weekend or week
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,662
for 3 nights
From
£554
£2,589
 
 
weekend or week
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,080
for 3 nights
From
£360
£1,589
 
 
half term
26 May 2017 - 8 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,629
for 7 nights
£2,629
 
 
weekend or week
9 Jun 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,281
for 3 nights
From
£427
£1,929
 
 
weekend or week
23 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,602
for 3 nights
From
£534
£2,489
 
 
weekly £3429
30 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£3,429
for 7 nights
£3,429
 
 
weekly £3819
7 Jul 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£3,819
for 7 nights
£3,819
 
 
weekly £3999
25 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£3,999
for 7 nights
£3,999
 
 
weekend or week
1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,470
for 3 nights
From
£490
£2,259
 
 
weekend or week
8 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,131
for 3 nights
From
£377
£1,669
 
 
weekend or week
22 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,062
for 3 nights
From
£354
£1,559
 
 
weekly £2199
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£2,199
for 7 nights
£2,199
 
 
weekend or week
27 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,401
for 3 nights
From
£467
£2,199
 
 
weekend or week
3 Nov 2017 - 7 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,002
for 3 nights
From
£334
£1,499
 
 
weekend or week
8 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,401
for 3 nights
From
£467
£2,199
 
 
weekly £3199
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,199
for 7 nights
£3,199
 
 
weekend or week
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,701
for 3 nights
From
£567
£2,799
 
 
weekend or week
5 Jan 2018 - 11 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,401
for 3 nights
From
£467
£2,199
 
 
weekend or week
12 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£900
for 3 nights
From
£300
£1,399
 
 
weekly £2059
9 Feb 2018 - 15 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£2,059
for 7 nights
£2,059
 
 
weekend or week
16 Feb 2018 - 22 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,101
for 3 nights
From
£367
£1,689
 
 
weekend or week
23 Feb 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,002
for 3 nights
From
£334
£1,499
 
 
weekly £2199
30 Mar 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£2,199
for 7 nights
£2,199
 
 
weekend or week
13 Apr 2018 - 19 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,602
for 3 nights
From
£534
£2,599
 
 
weekend or week
20 Apr 2018 - 3 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,002
for 3 nights
From
£334
£1,599
 
 
weekend or week
4 May 2018 - 10 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,602
for 3 nights
From
£534
£2,599
 
 
weekend or week
11 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,002
for 3 nights
From
£334
£1,599
 
 
weekly £2659
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£2,659
for 7 nights
£2,659
 
 
weekend or week
1 Jun 2018 - 7 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,602
for 3 nights
From
£534
£2,659
 
 
weekend or week
8 Jun 2018 - 21 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 4 nights
From
£400
£1,949
 
 
weekend or week
22 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,602
for 3 nights
From
£534
£2,499
 
 
weekly £3479
29 Jun 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£3,479
for 7 nights
£3,479
 
 
weekly £3799
6 Jul 2018 - 23 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£3,799
for 7 nights
£3,799
 
 
weekly £3999
24 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£3,999
for 7 nights
£3,999
 
 
weekend or week
31 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,401
for 3 nights
From
£467
£2,289
 
 
weekend or week
7 Sep 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,101
for 3 nights
From
£367
£1,689
 
 
weekend or week
21 Sep 2018 - 11 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,002
for 3 nights
From
£334
£1,559
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£321
for 3 nights
From
£327
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,409
 

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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Carefully designed for style, comfort, convenience and fun!

Property Type

  • house

Theme

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

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront

Attractions

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

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Bedroom 8
  • Bedroom 9

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • 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. More property info at mortehoeholiday.co.uk which is owner's website.

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