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Modern House In The Heart Of Croyde, Walking Distance To Croyde Bay Beach

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Croyde, North Devon, England - Located Just Off The High Street On A Quiet Lane Right Beside The Thatch And Ralph's Surf Shop

Anchor Down is situated in a quiet leafy lane in the heart of Croyde, just round the corner from the famous Thatch Inn and Billy Budd’s. The legendary surfing beach at Croyde Bay is only a short walk away, and some of the finest links golf courses in Britain are located nearby. The house is in a Swiss chalet style, and the décor combines surf and ocean themes. Spacious and newly renovated, Anchor Down is a modern four bedroom house, sleeps 8, with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms including a family bathroom and a separate shower-room. Ideal home from home for larger families, two families or group of friends. There is a double width drive and a garage, allowing ample parking for up to three vehicles. The garage can also be used to securely store surf boards, wetsuits, bikes, or any other outdoor equipment.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017

About Steve

Hi, I'm Steve. I like surfing :)

Steve purchased this house in 2015

Why Steve chose Croyde

Croyde is set in a beautiful location, and the village has a relaxed, friendly vibe. The local beaches are amazing, and there are endless walks and cycle routes in the area. Oh and Croyde also has some of the best surfing in the UK!

What makes this house unique

Anchor Down is right in the centre of Croyde, a sixty second walk from the famous Thatch Inn, yet set back from the high street on a leafy lane so it remains quiet, even in the busy summer months. The sandy beach at Croyde Bay is only a ten minute walk along a footpath.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely weeks stay at Anchor Down in Croyde. The accommodation was spotless throughout and the layout very well organised and would suit all families. It is located very close to the beach, a 15 minute very pleasant stroll through the village amenities. We would thoroughly recommend this cottage to our friends and family and will certainly be re-booking in the future. Steve has made Anchor Down a very homely and comfortable place to stay.
Jul 2015
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Ten minute walk to Croyde Bay beach along a pedestrian footpath. Two minute drive to Croyde Bay, or five minute drive to Saunton Sands.

Further Details:

Local shops (25m) and post office (50m) located at the bottom of the lane.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • Main bathroom with bath, washbasin and WC; Shower room with double sized shower and washbasin; Downstairs WC with washbasin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 master double bedroom, Bedroom 2 double room, Bedroom 3 bunk beds, Bedroom 4 twin room (downstairs).
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation Smoking: Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the house, it is only permitted in the outside area to the rear of the house. WiFi and TV Unlimited BT broadband WiFi included. All TVs have HDMI connections for laptops, games console, digital cameras, etc. Outside: Fully enclosed and private lawn garden at the front. To the rear of the house is a private decked area with large wooden picnic tables, allowing outside dining. BBQ for outside entertaining. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble drier. Linen and Towels: Bed linen included. Towels are included for stays of 3 nights or more. Please bring your own bath towels for stays of 2 nights, or contact me to arrange some to be supplied at a small additional cost. Other: Large entrance hall with storage cupboard and separate WC.


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Modern House In The Heart Of Croyde, Walking Distance To Croyde Bay Beach
average rating of 4.75 based on 13 reviews

Anchor Down

  • 5 of 5

We travelled to Croyde for a 50th birthday get together. AnchorDown proved to be absolutely perfect, in a great location, the house was furnished with everything we needed. Cannot fault it.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Paul, glad you had a good time!
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Lovely family break

  • 5 of 5

Great base for our stay. We had two young children who loved running round & Steve was incredibly helpful making sure everything was set up for us. Really nice property, we would definitely consider staying again.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Peter, let me know if you want to come back next year, you are welcome anytime!
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Great house!

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed for 5 days at Anchor Down, the house is spacious and well equipped and in a quiet area. We received wine and crisps as a welcome, a nice gesture. All the bedrooms are a good size and having the bathroom and a shower room upstairs, meant we weren't in each others way in the morning . The washing machine and tumble dryer are in the garage that didn't cause any issues for us but if the weather was particularly bad unlocking the garage door to access them may be a bind. There is a small washing line on the rear decking area with a few pegs, the kitchen has most equipment needed. The electric oven is an all in one so grill/oven and there is an electric hob. There is a dishwasher although we didn't use it. The dining area is really spacious with a large table to seat 8. The lounge is large with a smart tv, PS3 and a Wii. There is also a good selection of DVD's and books which is great. The heating system is easy to use. Steve the owner is very accommodating he allowed us to go into the house earlier than we expected which was a real bonus. The village of Croyde is lovely, there are many eating places to suit all, we particularly liked the Thatch. The food was really good and the service we received was superb. The beaches in the surrounding areas are outstanding, I would definitely recommend this house for it's homely relaxing feel. We vacated on a Friday, Steve said we could leave a bit later if required as there wasn't anyone arriving straight away. Great house! Superb owner.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Beverley, glad you had a good time and enjoyed the local beaches!
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Lovely house, good location.

  • 5 of 5

The house was very homely with everything that we needed was there. Steve gave very clear instructions on all of the equipment which was available to us. Also gave lots of useful information on where to go to eat and local beach. Steve was easily contactable if we required anything. This was a family holiday which worked well with the spaciousness of the house. Good parking also.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning house in Croyde, Devon

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house in a beautiful location

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved staying at Anchor Down. The property was bigger than we expected from the photos and was very clean and welcoming. A great space to socialise in and also to relax in after a busy day on the beach! Everyone commented on how comfortable the beds were too!

The house was in a great location, just a few minutes walk to the centre of Croyde and about 10 minutes walk to the beach along a footpath which was suitable for a pushchair (just a little bumpy). We loved the new deli in Croyde - delicious food and very friendly.

Steve, the owner, gave us loads of information before we left and then was on the end of the phone all weekend if we needed to ask him anything about the house. Thanks for being so flexible about arrival and departure times - that made the weekend even more relaxing for us :-)

Everyone in our group enjoyed our stay and we'd love to stay again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Croyde, Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas 1
18 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New Year 2017
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Half Term 2018
9 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
16 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Friday (flexible in certain months).

Notes on prices:
Special short notice last minute deals available to surfers watching the short term surf forecast. Reduced rates for lower person occupancy and flexible dates available, contact me for more info.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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