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Enjoy Stunning Sea Views From A Detached Contemporary Coastal Holiday Home

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

House in Woolacombe, North Devon, England - Overlooking Woolacombe Beach Situated In A Quiet Private Road A Short Walk To The Town Centre

Thorpe is a detached, contemporary, 5 bedroom coastal house with stunning views to the sea and a short walk to the beach and town. This 1930's house was extensively modernized in 2008 (as featured on BBC1 Homes programme) to provide luxury accommodation throughout. A sunken hot tub in the front decking enjoys the best views of Woolacombe beach. Thorpe is equipped with high speed 40Mb Unlimited broadband.

We now offer shorter bookings for 3 days + out of school holidays.


Owner
Chris and Liz Jones
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017

About Chris and Liz Jones

We live near Bath in England, have two kids, ran a Telecom business for 25 years (now sold), met in 1980 and have finally realized our dream of a fabulous coastal holiday home to enjoy in Woolacombe England (ref p8157836) and a Villa in Crete (ref p8155180).

Chris and Liz Jones purchased this house in 2008

Why Chris and Liz Jones chose Woolacombe

Detached houses rarely come on the market in Woolacombe so when Thorpe appeared we snapped it up!

The location and views were the primary reasons for our decision. Thorpe had only been owned by two families since it was built in the late 1920's. Although rather tired we felt it had great potential so set about a complete redevelopment of the property. BBC1 featured Thorpe in their TV series about redeveloping houses.

What makes this house unique

Thorpe ticks all the boxes for us! Stunning views over Woolacombe's 3Km blue flag golden sandy beach yet only a short walk to the town centre.

A real family home that accommodates up to 10 people (sorry, no pets & non-smoking!) Thorpe is a great place to unwind and relax. Amazing walks from your door step, pubs and restaurants nearby, a few minutes stroll to the beach and even the UKs oldest nightclub (The Marisco 1967) in walking distance! A fabulous place to enjoy all year round.

We maintain Thorpe to a high level of decor and are delighted that our guests respect and enjoy it as a family home. It is not a party venue as the maximum occupancy is for 10 people. It is not suitable for under 5's (except babies) as there are many steps and a high level of decor maintained.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Woolacombe in North Devon District

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bed 1 - large walk in shower, bath with views to the sea, basin, wc. Bed 2 - shower, basin, wc. Family bathroom - bath, shower, basin, wc. Bed 4 - shower, basin, wc. Downstairs wc & basin. Downstairs shower room. Outside hot shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) - sorry, No pets. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Super king size double with en suite. Bed 2 King size double with en suite & small single - teenagers usually opt for this room. Bed 3 - Super king size. Bed 4 King size with en suite. Bed 5 Single with pull out extra single.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Sorry, no pets and non-smoking property. Thorpe has decking to the front that has a drop of 3ft so may not be ideal for really young kids (under 5 as a guide). We have rented it for a few years now and have been delighted how people respect and enjoy our family home - it's not a place for hen & stag weekends or a venue for parties! Maximum occupancy is 10 people. Outside: Gas BBQ, Hot Tub for 6 people, Large decking area, Garden & Garage - ideal for storing surfing equipment. Utility Room: Second Fridge/freezer, tumble drier, washing machine, belfast sink. There is a shower off this room that's ideal to use when you come off the beach. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Thorpe is prepared by our brilliant housekeepers who live locally. We supply towels and linen and maintain the hot tub. Usual check out time is 10am, check in time is 3pm. Other: Large entrance room with ample storage for outdoor gear which can be effectively dried in the boiler room.

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Enjoy Stunning Sea Views From A Detached Contemporary Coastal Holiday Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
5

First class accomodation in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. Thorpe House is magnificently located and offer wonderful accommodation with everything you could possibly require for a fantastic holiday. Absolutely wonderful and highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great House

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful. Spacious, clean & generally very well equipped.

There were only 6 of us, there should have been 8 but 2 could not make it. So there was plenty of space for everyone.

Crockery, glasses & cutlery were in plentiful supply and there were lots of food goodies.

We had a great time despite the weather.

The only real niggle was that the 3rd bedroom had no hanging space, we brought up a hanging rail from the hall cupboard.

We would recommend Thorpe to anyone who wants a luxurious holiday with great views.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning, spacious house, in an excellent location with an uplifting view of Woolacombe beach.

  • 5 of 5

The house has everything you could wish for and is in a prime location overlooking Woolacombe beach. The main living space is open plan, so family / friends can spend time together, but there is also a separate lounge to relax in. Both have TVs and there is a juke box in the open plan, which is well stocked with a variety of music. The hot tub, set in the outside decking, is a real treat to sit in and watch the waves roll in.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant house

  • 5 of 5

The views were amazing, weather permitting it was great sitting in the hot tub watching the sunset. The house was well stocked with cutlery, dishes and glasses. It was nice to get the welcome pack & Julie was very helpful, showing us around when we arrived, she also had good tips of places to visit.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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An amazing house - perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday at Thorpe. The house is amazing - spacious, clean, modern, extremely well equipped and with stunning views and in a great location.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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A wonderful home in a truly spectacular setting

  • 5 of 5

Thorpe is an amazing place to stay on your holiday - it's a stones throw from one of the UK's best beaches and is impeccably furnished and maintained. We had a wonderful time and are already looking at when to return.

If you are thinking of booking this property, do it, we can whole heartedly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
exeter
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
red barn
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
saunton sands golf club
Nearest Train
14 Miles
barnstaple
Nearest Motorway
52 Miles
M5
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
the boardwalk
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
woolacombe
Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

A few minutes walk to the golden sand of Woolacombe's 3km blue flag beach. There are also amazing walks right from your door step.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Woolacombe, Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 31
29 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,330
for 3 nights
From
£443
£1,900
 
 
Rate 32
20 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,500
for 7 nights
£3,500
 
 
Rate 33
8 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,395
for 3 nights
From
£465
£1,995
 
 
Rate 34
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,850
for 7 nights
£2,850
 
 
Rate 35
24 Feb 2018 - 16 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,395
for 3 nights
From
£465
£1,995
 
 
Rate 36
17 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,300
for 7 nights
£3,300
 
 
Rate 37
14 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,995
for 3 nights
From
£665
£2,850
 
 
Rate 38
25 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,490
for 7 nights
£3,490
 
 
Rate 39
2 Jun 2018 - 24 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,150
for 7 nights
£3,150
 
 
Rate 40
25 Jul 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,650
for 7 nights
£3,650
 
 
Rate 41
5 Sep 2018 - 5 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,150
for 7 nights
£3,150
 
 
Rate 42
6 Nov 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,395
for 3 nights
From
£465
£1,995
 
 
Rate 43
17 Dec 2018 - 8 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£3,650
for 7 nights
£3,650
 
 
Rate 44
9 Jan 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,455
for 3 nights
From
£485
£2,095
 
 
Rate 45
16 Feb 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,995
for 7 nights
£2,995
 
 
Rate 46
2 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,455
for 3 nights
From
£485
£2,095
 
 
Rate 47
30 Mar 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
£3,495
for 7 nights
£3,495
 
 
Rate 48
27 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,455
for 3 nights
From
£485
£2,995
 
 
Rate 49
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
£3,665
for 7 nights
£3,665
 
 
Rate 50
1 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
£3,395
for 7 nights
£3,395
 
 
Rate 51
6 Jul 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£3,995
for 7 nights
£3,995
 
 
Rate 52
7 Sep 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£3,395
for 7 nights
£3,395
 
 
Rate 53
28 Sep 2019 - 18 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,455
for 3 nights
From
£485
£2,095
 
 
Rate 54
19 Oct 2019 - 1 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
£3,395
for 7 nights
£3,395
 
 
Rate 55
2 Nov 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,455
for 3 nights
From
£485
£2,095
 
 
Rate 56
14 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
£3,995
for 7 nights
£3,995
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
We require a £500 damage deposit to secure the booking (refunded 7 days after your stay) and full payment 30 days before your holiday. We have refunded virtually every damage deposit in full to date as people really look after our house. The £500 deposit secures your booking so is not refundable if you wish to cancel unless we are able to re-let the booking dates.

In peak school holidays Thorpe is available for weekly bookings. We also offer 3+ day breaks at other times of the year.

Changeover Day:
In peak school holidays Thorpe is available for weekly bookings - Saturday-Saturday. We also offer 3+ day breaks at other times of the year.

Notes on prices:
Please see our rates for weekly bookings (sorry, no discounts available as we believe the prices are realistic for a property of this quality and location).

For 3 day breaks we offer a 30% discount on the weekly rate, 20% discount for 4 day breaks and 10% for 5 day breaks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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