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Cottage On Farm Close to Beaches and Edge of Georgeham Village Short Walk to Pub



Updated: 28-Aug-2016
Cottage in Georgeham, Nr. Croyde, North Devon, England - Quiet And Peaceful Location, lots of space. Perfect for families, surfers or guests with pets

Lower Orchard Cottage is situated on Crowborough Farm which lies just outside the very popular village of Georgeham, one of North Devon's prettiest and most sought after destinations. The cottage forms part of the old traditional farmyard, which is now covered, giving guests a huge dry space to play, leave bikes and surfboards and let pets run around. Just a short walk takes you into the village with its great shop/post office and two excellent award winning pubs. The stunning beaches of Croyde, Woolaccombe, Putsborough and Saunton are just a short drive or a 20 min walk. Guest have free access to the farmland, some 50 acres, which features an old quarry with a tree house, views of the sea and Lundy Island and the Great Oak Dome. You will also meet two huge friendly pigs, Penelope and George and Bessie and Kody the farm cats. This is the perfect destination if you want the freedom of outdoor space yet all the facilities of a village near by.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Suzanne Hobbs and Matt Knight are your hosts at Crowborough Farm. Residents of North Devon for over 15 years and parents of 4 active teenagers. If you need advice about anything local they will happily provide information to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. The family operates an ocean-going catamaran available for charter to Lundy Island and around the North Devon estuaries & coastline. Surf lessons and guiding are also available.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time in Georgeham. We loved the cottage and the pigs and cats and the barn. It is fantastic with children. We would have liked to stay longer, kids even wanted to live there J.(see attached pictures) My son (11 years old) dreams of having a farm and becoming a farmer.

My husband will write a review on Trip Advisor.


Many regards

Dorothea and family Summer 2014

I will certainly leave a great feedback on tripadvisor and we would love to come back to Lower Orchard again !

Thanks Suzanne

Angha Panse

Dear Suzanne

Thanks for your email.  We really enjoyed our stay at Lower Orchard Cottage thank you.  Its the first time I've ever booked a cottage and what a lucky find to book this one.  And we were also lucky with the weather too.  I think my daughter would've liked us to bring Bessie the cat home with us as she just loved her!  I'm sure we'll be back again one day........and I'd definitely recommend the place to others I know.

Many thanks

Best wishes

Lynn Wibberly
Nov 2013
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From the Owner

Great location n for surf, weather, walking, fishing, sailing, excellent pubs

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Surfing on local beaches and the famous reefs & points of North Devon. We have expert local knowledge. Sailing on the lovely Taw Torridge estuary and out to Lundy Island on our ocean-going Wharram Catamaran. Fishing in the sea or on the rivers and lakes of North Devon.


5 minutes drive to the famous surf beaches of Putsborough and Croyde. 30 minutes walk. 10 minutes drive to Woolacombe or Saunton or 1 hour walk


Local Bus stop (Georgeham) 3 minute walk. Bus every hour to Barnstaple. Train and Bus from Barnstaple to Exeter or Tiverton to connect with mainline and motorways. London by Car approx. 4 hours. Exeter is nearest airport.


Village of Georgeham (local shop and post office plus pubs) 3 minute walk. Croyde (shops, pubs, restaurants) 1.5 miles. Braunton (shops, pubs, restaurants) 2.5 miles. Barnstaple (regional town & business centre) 10 miles.

Further Details:

It's all epic- just come, you won't be disappointed! More info on our private website


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October Half Term
21 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Low
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
20 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Low
6 Jan 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
31 Mar 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
18 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Half Term
26 May 2017 - 5 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Low
6 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please either e-mail or telephone us
We require a 25% deposit to secure the booking, with the final payment made 8 weeks before arrival.
Payment can be made by cheque or bank transfer

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Cottage is available for shorter stays during low season, Friday 4pm to Monday 10am and Monday 4pm to Friday 10am at a 40% discount to advertised weekly price. Please ring or email.
Extremely well behaved pets are welcome with an additional cost of £15 per pet and an additional refundable pet deposit of £15 per pet. Strict conditional apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 28-Aug-2016
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From the Owner

Peace & quiet, access to epic surf, lovely coastal walks and all within easy reach of services and transport networks

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • 2 Bathrooms. Bathroom 1 with Bath, Sink, Toilet. Bathroom 2 with Shower, Sink, Toilet


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5/6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin bunks. Bedroom 3 with small double bed. Optional pull-out sofa bed in sitting room.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Lovely accommodation in traditional cottage. The third bedroom is at ground floor level with ramp access and the adjoining bathroom is appropriate for elderly or disabled guests. Extremely well behaved pets welcome. Maximum 2 with strict conditions applying Outside: Access to covered storage area for bikes and surfboards, free access to surrounding farm land for walking and adventures in the old quarry and tree house Utility Room: Washing machine, Boiler (oil central heating) sink and storage area Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen for beds included, towels not included, weekly cleaning. Other: Outside covered yard for storage and play areas. Outside table and chairs for 6 that can be moved depending on the weather. 50 acre farm to explore and enjoy.

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