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Large Holiday Home In Braunton, Sunny Devon Near The Best Beaches In The Uk

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Braunton, North Devon, England - Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes Drive To The Beaches

This spacious, airy house is in the friendly village of Braunton within easy reach of the beautiful beaches of the North Devon coast. Gull Cottage sleeps up to seven and is ideal for relaxing or active holiday with excellent water sports, walking and cycling trails on the doorstep. Surfers can choose between three of the county's finest surfing beaches all just a short drive away; Saunton Sands, Croyde and Putsborough. Others can enjoy these amazing sandy beaches at a slower pace heading off with buckets, spades and fishing nets in hand. There are excellent walking trails including easy access to the South West Coastal path and the family friendly Tarka cycle trail is at the bottom of the road. It is the ideal base for exploring North Devon and Exmoor.

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 July, 2017

About Claire

Hi, I am Claire. I am a pre-school teacher and I have lived in Braunton for over twenty years. I enjoy walking the north Devon coastline and love our beautiful beaches. My interests include walking, gardening, reading and travelling – I particularly enjoy visiting London and other cities – a huge contrast to rural north Devon. Gull Cottage has been a happy family home and I hope you enjoy it too.

Claire purchased this house in 1980

Why Claire chose North Devon

I moved to Braunton from Cambridgeshire to be near my family and because I have always loved to be beside the sea. The area is so versatile, beaches, moorland and gentle countryside and just a short journey to the more rugged Cornwall. Braunton is a bustling friendly village with interesting shops, pubs and restaurants plus a medical centre, dentists and schools.

What makes this house unique

Braunton is ideally positioned close to the beaches and the market town of Barnstaple. It has a good infrastructure and easy access to coastal and country towns like Simonsbath, Lynmouth, Bideford and Westwood Ho! Gull Cottage is on the edge of the village within easy walking distance to all the facilities the village has to offer.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Shower Room - Shower Enclosure
    Downstairs Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Family shower room upstairs – shaving point Family bathroom with shower downstairs – shaving point
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Double/Twin Room - 2 Single Bed , Beds can be either a double or set up as a twin
    Main Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Single Room - 1 Single Bed
    Reception Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Comfortable double sofa bed in the second reception room
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Rooms) Notes on bedrooms: 4 rooms sleeping 7 people – one king, 1 twin link bed 1 single and sitting room with double bed settee Wardrobes, dressing table and occasional tables.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Notes on accommodation: The cottage is suitable for children and pets are welcome. Smoking is not permitted inside the cottage. There is a secure area for bicycles and surf boards and a box of games is provided Outside: Large sunny patio with comfortable garden settees and dining table and second smaller patio with table and chairs and hammock. Surf shack for storage of boards and wetsuits and outside cold water shower for washing surf gear Barbecue area Large private driveway with parking for up to 4 cars Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The cottage is cleaned following each letting. Each bed has a duvet and pillows and linen and towels are provided Other: There is a separate dining room adjoining the kitchen with a door leading to the garden and utility area. There is Wifi internet access in all rooms.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Large Holiday Home In Braunton, Sunny Devon Near The Best Beaches In The Uk
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Gull Cottage Braunton

  • 4 of 5

Gull Cottage is a spacious well appointed holiday cottage equipped with everything you require for a holiday (and more). Our 2 and a half year old grandson really enjoyed the selection of toys and books that were in the cottage. The garden is well landscaped and has a seaside theme and provide a good supply of pebbles and shells to entertain said grandson! The location on edge of Braunton is close to coastal path to the Burrows and short drive from all the lovely beaches and spectacular coastal cliffs that can be found in this part of Devon. We can also recommend the excellent Sri-Lankan curry van that is parked at Velator Quay on Friday evenings (until 8.00 pm) - and where you can enjoy a curry whilst watching a barn owl hunting!

The only slight negative is that the cottage is bounded (but well shielded from) by a busy A-road and anyone wanting a quiet chill out in the garden on the comfortable garden furniture (at least without an ipod) might find the traffic noise intrusive - I guess we noticed this more because we come from quiet rural Northumberland.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We hit the jackpot!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, high quality, light and spacious house. It has everything you could possibly want for a great holiday. The kitchen has all the equipment you need to cook great meals.

I would highly recommend this house.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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This property was immaculate & well equipped with everything you may need while on holiday catered

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the cottage mainly due to the cheery seaside / beach themed décor, wonderful hot showers, comfortable beds and beautifully decked out garden. The outside space is a treat and is an amazing space to chill out in. We had everything we wanted and more with the surf shack goodies including a wonderfully relaxing hammock, sun parasol and very comfortable cushioned wicker sofas and table. The whole house was very well equipped with crockery, glasses and all the kitchen utensils we would ever have needed. We were also impressed by the "welcome to Gull Cottage" milk and bottles of rose wine which helped ease us ourselves nicely into the holiday spirit :-). The location of the cottage is perfect as you are just on the outskirts of the main high street into Braunton and it was easy to find the local places to visit. A group of us hired the cottage in order to meet up for a school reunion in Barnstaple, so we were all local to the area at some point in our childhood and beyond. The location really added to the special occasion and we would definitely recommend this property to friends and family - 10 out of 10 ! Thank you Claire :-)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely lovely

  • 5 of 5

Gull Cottage was perfect! It had everything we needed with two small children (we especially appreciated the stair gate and plastic cups and plates)

Everything was of the highest standard and the welcome wine and cream tea supplies were much appreciated! We will definitely be making further booking on our next trip to north Devon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing cottage central to Braunton.

  • 5 of 5

Our host was more than accommodating and we arrived to a home from home with everything we could possibly need there. The cottage was beautifully done out (as was the garden) and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gull Cottage Braunton

  • 5 of 5

What an adorable cottage, charming and yet with every modern convenience possible. A really lovely place to stay and we, as a family, enjoyed our stay at Gull Cottage immensely. An added bonus, of course, was that Gull Cottage was extremely dog friendly both within the house and the safe environment of the garden. Would highly recommend this as a holiday destination.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Braunton is a great location for your holiday, close to wonderful sandy beaches, a rugged and dramatic coastline, harbours filled with fishing boats, easy access to Exmoor, beautiful rolling countryside and the island of Lundy. The closest beach to Braunton is Saunton a three and a half mile stretch of golden sand backed by the dunes of Braunton Burrows a world heritage site and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Around the headland is the curved sandy bay of Croyde, Woolacombe, and Putsborough!


Braunton is five miles from Barnstaple on the A361. The nearest railway is in Barnstaple and the closest airports are Exeter and Bristol and the National Express Coach services runs through Barnstaple with a drop off in Braunton. Braunton can be reached by bus from Barnstaple on the A20 and A20A and there is a good taxi service.


Gull Cottage is a short walk from the centre of the delightful village of Braunton which offers a great choice of pubs, restaurants and cafes. Among the types of food available are a tradition carvery at the family friendly Williams Arms, famous for the vast number and variety of vegetables on offer for lunch and evening meals.

In the centre of the village is Squires an award winning fish and chip restaurant and take away. There is also a fine selection of world cuisine.

Further Details:

Alongside all the essentials such as banks, supermarkets and a post office is also a wide variety of independent surf, gift and cycle hire shops. The village has a museum on local history and also a tourist information centre which is a great starting point for exploring the attractions available in Braunton and the wider area.

The famous Tarka Trail begins in the village and is the ideal traffic-free way to enjoy the beautiful local scenery, either on foot or by bicycle.

Less than 5 miles away is the bustling market town of Barnstaple and just around the headland is the surfers' paradise of Croyde.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Braunton, Devon

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Holidays
22 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas & New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Accommodation is available from 4pm on the start day. The property should be vacated no later than 10am on the final day.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Weekend or mid week breaks are also available out of season subject to availability.
B&B also available, please contact us to discuss your requirements!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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