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Large Farmhouse Close To North Devon Beaches With Barns And Farm Land



Updated: 11-Oct-2016
Crowborough Farm, Farmhouse in Georgeham, Nr. Croyde, North Devon, England - Short Walk To Village Pubs And Shop, 5 Minute Drive To North Devon's Best Surf Beaches

Crowborough Farmhouse. Comfortably sleeps up to 14 in 5 double bedrooms and 1 family bedroom. Modernised, spacious and well equipped family house with open plan kitchen-sitting-dining room, enables all guests to meet and gather together. The farmhouse has been designed specifically for large family gatherings with great facilities including two dishwashers, two huge water boilers and a downstairs utility room with two showers for those still wet and sandy from the beach. The decor is modern, stylish and the walls are adorned with beautiful artworks. The library will ensure you are not short of holiday reading. Only a short walk to great local shop and two award winning pubs . Short distance to surfing beaches of Croyde, Putsborough, Saunton and Woolacombe. Privately set in South facing valley. Guests have access to surrounding farm land, 50 acres, which has views over the sea to Lundy. Lovely location for a great family holiday and from which to explore and enjoy the best of north Devon.

  • Sleeps 14
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

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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'd arrived on Friday night. The house we were staying at was the type that you pick out online 'incase I win the lottery.' Airy, spacious, huge kitchen replete with an island as big as my own kitchen at home - with massive sofas, tonnes of windows and stylishly simple white walls dotted with fabulous art. 7 adults, 8 kids and still it felt massively roomy. I honestly wished never to leave. The garden led to treehouses, barns filled with a play stage, table tennis table and a disco glitter ball, and rolling hills. Utterly peaceful, blissfully quiet. I barely saw my kids as ran around, playing football and cricket and chess and feeding the two happy as larry pigs who grunted around the place.

Jan 2014
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Perfect house and location for a large group holid

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Stayed in this lovely house at Easter with two other families, 6 adults, 7 children in total. We would happily recommend both Crowborough Farm and North Devon as a great place for large families or groups of friends to get together.

In the farmhouse there was plenty of living space for all. The layout downstairs was perfect, open and sociable, with plenty of space in the well equipped kitchen allowing cooks and non-cooks to keep company without getting crowded. Bedrooms are spacious and airy with the bathrooms nicely appointed. The master suite is huge! With a couple of extra beds and mattresses available we were also able to juggle childrens' sleeping arrangements to match the different child age groups into separate rooms. The utility room was useful to keep bikes safe and air damp coats and boots.This also had a second fridge, useful for chilling drinks etc.

We enjoyed exploring the area at the back of the farmhouse. Plenty of good hiding places for an Easter Trail and also wild and dark enough to try out a night-time 'wide-game'. The tree house, quarry area and stream were fun for the children although you would need to keep an eye out for younger children here.

Croyde is a few minutes drive away so trips to the beach were simple. One day we parked at Baggy Point (NT) and walked to Putsborough Sands along the craggy cliff path, finishing off on the beach building sandcastles and watching surfers. Braunton is 10 minutes drive where we hired some extra bikes from Otter Cycle Hire and cycled the Tarka Trail out to Bideford and back (30 miles of traffic free, almost flat, cycle path). Good refreshments and a playground at Fremington Quay. On the rainy day we drove out through Ilfracombe to Watermouth Castle -- quite a unique visitor attraction but all children had a great time (ages 3-12).

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Surfers paradise. The best surf beaches in Devon are on your doorstep! A cross country walk to Putsborough for the soul surfers, or a 5 minute drive to Croyde, Puts or Middle beach. 10 ins drive to Saunton or Woolacombe. We are an experienced surfing family and can guide you to the best spots locally with detailed knowledge of the tides, weather patterns and the reefs, points and coves that make this area so special.

We are also connected to a sailing catamaran business and can arrange expeditions to the coast of North Devon, Lundy Island, or the Taw-Torridge estuary.


1.5 miles from Croyde & Putsborough. Its a 5 minute drive, 10 minutes bike ride, or half hour walk.


Bristol and Exeter Airports are approx. 2 hrs. drive. Bus stop is 100 metres from arm gate. Barnstaple coach station connects to London/Gatwick/Heathrow. Barnstaple Railway station connects to mainline trains via Exeter.


5 minute walk into Georgeham village (shop, pubs, church, bus stop). Croyde is 5 min drive with surf shops, more pubs etc.

Braunton (supermarket, more surf shops, pubs, restaurants is 20 minute walk or 5 minute drive. Regional town centre of Barnstaple is 15 minute drive.

Further Details:

Everything you want to have a great time in North Devon is within easy reach. If you'd like more information please visit our website http://crowboroughfarm.com/


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Sep 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 Jan 2018 - 28 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

Booking Notes:
Friday is our changeover day. This is a family home for most of the year and so it is only really available in the summer or about 10 weeks, or at xmas/ new year. We might make special arrangements for other times if parties want to book the house and cottage together for a special occasion or event.
Deposit to secure. A security deposit will also be held.

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Notes on prices:
Deposit of 25% payable to secure booking. Balance payable 8 weeks prior to your booking start date. A damage/ security deposit of £400 will also be required with your balance payment to be held and and returned after your holiday.

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Property Type

  • farmhouse


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


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


  • Television


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Master bedroom has en suite with shower, bath, sink, toilet. Shared bathroom on 1st floor has bath, shower, sinks, toilet. Second floor bathroom has shower, sink, toilet. Ground floor offers additional double shower room for washing off after the beach!


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master/Family room (1st floor) with double, single and sofabed & en-suite bathroom. 3 other double bedrooms on 1st floor share additional bathroom. Two double bedrooms on Second floor (loft conversion) share second floor bathroom.


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

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Additional detached 3 bedroom cottage offers wheelchair accessible overspill accommodation for extra or elderly guests. Please enquire for details. Outside: Gardens, loads of parking room. Open access to Crowborough farm land which includes fields with Ocean views and the old Quarry which is a great place for kids to play- boasting an exciting tree house and stage. Utility Room: Large capacity washing machine, dryer, double shower unit for washing sand/wetsuits etc off after the beach. Toilet, sink, ironing board etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen included but not towels. Cleaning & laundry service weekly. Other: Additional sitting room with piano, daybed, armchair. Wood burner. Library/Hall with well stocked book shelves and board games. Downstairs toilet & sink.

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