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Enjoy Stunning Sea Views From A Detached Contemporary Coastal Holiday Home

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Dec-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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).

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17 Reviews

5
based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

5

Wonderful Woolacombe...

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay in Thorpe...and just as great!

The views are outstanding from the house and deck (and hot tub!) you never tire of them whatever the weather or the time of day. It's a few minutes walk to the beach or into Woolacombe town...and lovely walks to Mortehoe.

The house is perfect, beautifully appointed with lovely bathrooms. So relaxing - we wanted to live there and never come home!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning house in a wonderful location overlooking Woolacombe Bay

  • 5 of 5

This was my 4th stay in 'Thorpe' and as ever, lived up to expectations.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Having just returned from a fabulous week in this wonderful holiday home I cannot stop thinking about returning. As stated in previous reviews the house is furnished and equipped to an extremely high standard and everything you need is within. The short walk to the beach and shops/restaurants is great and so space for 3 cars to park ideal for us. As soon as we arrived we didn't want to leave and I would absolutely recommend trying to book for your stay. Could not fault it. I usually go abroad each year but I'm now eager to book longer in Woolacombe.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful week in a superb property- Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a lovely week in Thorpe House, a property that is truly stunning & equipped & decorated to a very high standard. Our party comprised 7 adults, 2 children over 5 & a baby. We were greeted by Julia who showed us around the house & it was also lovely to find flowers, cake, wine & beer on our arrival. The bedrooms were spacious & had stunning views over the beach & the beds were huge & very comfortable. My elderly mother had a ground floor en-suite room, which meant she did not need to climb stairs every night but she could easily manage the 6 steps & slope up to the property. This home was equipped with everything you could possibly want, we made use of the wet-suits & body boards as well as the BBQ. The Juke box in the lounge was an added bonus & the Hot tub, with its wonderful views was a special feature of this house. We found the drying room very useful & the washing machine & dryer came in handy for the children's clothes. The kitchen was exceptionally well equipped with everything you could possibly need. I took throws to protect the sofa's from sticky fingers but they were already provided. The spacious lounge area was great for so many of us & it provided lots of light on the cloudy/ rainy days. It was a short walk down to the beach & to the local shops/ restaurants & parking was provided for our 3 cars. We would not hesitate to return to this house & would recommend both the house & location for a great family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Superb!

  • 5 of 5

Our family holiday in Woolacombe (we were a party of 9) was excellent and my children very much enjoyed doing all the things they last did ~30yrs ago – surfing, fishing in the rock pools, walking along the beach to Putsborough, climbing round Morte and Baggy Points etc. and for the three grandchildren it was all new and exciting. The beach equipment in the garage was most useful, it saved us bringing our own. The house is superb in location, accommodation and facilities and everything is to such a high standard that it is difficult to highlight anything in particular. However after a time on the beach the warm outside shower and hot tub were much appreciated and the spacious entry lobby with its boiler/drying room was invaluable in helping get any wet clothes dry again. The view from the living room is fantastic and nearly every room in the house has spectacular views. Even when the weather didn't encourage sitting out on the verandah it was lovely to be able to enjoy the amazing views from the comfort of the spacious living areas. The grandchildren also loved the jukebox! We very much enjoyed staying there – thank you for the opportunity, the family are already asking for a return visit!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay in Woolacombe

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience of renting holiday properties and we were not disappointed. The house is excellently appointed to a high standard and has outstanding views of the beach. As it was our first time at renting we had taken the kitchen sink but found that everything we needed ( and more) was available in the property. We've already recommended this property to friends, something I am normally very wary of doing.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : exeter at 65 Miles Nearest Barpub : red barn at 100 Metres Nearest Golf : saunton sands golf club at 7 Miles Nearest Train : barnstaple at 14 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 52 Miles Nearest Restaurant : the boardwalk at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : woolacombe at 100 Metres 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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 19
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,260
for 3 nights
From
£420
£1,800
 
 
Rate 20
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£2,280
for 4 nights
From
£570
£3,300
 
 
Rate 21
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,330
for 3 nights
From
£443
£1,900
 
 
Rate 22
11 Feb 2017 - 18 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,750
for 7 nights
£2,750
 
 
Rate 23
19 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,330
for 3 nights
From
£443
£1,900
 
 
Rate 24
1 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,190
for 7 nights
£3,190
 
 
Rate 25
23 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,925
for 3 nights
From
£642
£2,750
 
 
Rate 26
27 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,350
for 7 nights
£3,350
 
 
Rate 27
4 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 7 nights
£3,000
 
 
Rate 28
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,500
for 7 nights
£3,500
 
 
Rate 29
3 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,750
for 7 nights
£2,750
 
 
Rate 30
21 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 7 nights
£3,000
 
 
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 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,995
for 3 nights
From
£665
£2,850
 
 
Rate 38
26 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
 

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

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • house

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

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront

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

Bathrooms

  • 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
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • 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.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

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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