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Updated: 11-Oct-2016
BEACH COTTAGE IN CROYDE, NORTH DEVON, ENGLAND - Great location for an easy walk to the surf, or the pub for a well-earned drink.

"Driftwood" Beach Cottage provides comfortable accommodation and is situated in a quiet close with its own private gardens, off-street parking and WIFI. Leadengate Fields has a large grassy recreation area centrally-placed for all holiday residents to enjoy a family game of cricket or rounders which creates a friendly holiday atmosphere. In the corner of the close is the entrance to the beach footpath and within five minutes you can be kicking off your flipflops and enjoying the soft golden sands, or running into the surf.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine

About the Owner

Jenny & Richard Windsor are long-term residents of Croyde, and since the mid-1970's they have been welcoming visitors to this beautiful area in North Devon. After co-managing one of Croyde's holiday parks for several years, they bought their first holiday home in the early 80's and in l985 purchased a C16th thatched farmhouse in the village centre to run as a guest house. Later, they had the opportunity to move to "Breakers", which is opposite the beach, where they continue to run their comfortable, friendly B&B. The adjacent property "Little Breakers" was developed by the couple in 2008 and is now a popular choice for holidaymakers who want to be near the surf beach. Their other properties "Sunrising", "Driftwood", "Golden Hours" Beach Cottages are home from home for many regular guests.

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From the Owner

Driftwood Beach Cottage is very conveniently-sited to make access to Croyde's surf beach an easy stroll - just five minutes with your surf board, beach mat and a picnic and you will be walking on the soft sandy beach. After a hard day's play on the beach you will deserve a glass of wine or beer and the village pubs and shops are only five minutes walk in the opposite direction. What could be nicer?

Activity and Interests


Five minutes approx walk to the beach and the same distance to the village pubs, shops and restaurants. If you need to drive there are good size pub carparks and a village carpark in the centre.


Exeter Airport approx one and a half hours drive, Bristol Airport approx two hours drive, Heathrow & Gatwick approx 4-5 hours drive. Nearest Railway stations Barnstaple, Exeter & Tiverton with connections to Paddington and further north. Buses connect Barnstaple town & railway station with Croyde - No: 21A stops in Braunton, Saunton, and Croyde/Georgeham villages.


Croyde is centrally-placed for Saunton, Putsborough and Georgeham 2 miles. Woolacombe 6 miles. Other approximate driving times for Exmoor/Lynton/Lynmouth 45 mins, Barnstaple and Ilfracombe 25 mins, Bideford 40 mins, Torrington 45 mins, Exeter/Taunton 90 mins. All times are traffic-dependent.

Further Details:

Delightful Croyde village has several surf shops with clothing, wetsuits, boards and equipment for sale and hire. There are also Gift shops, three small general foodstores, Icecream kiosks, cafes, restaurants and three character pubs serving great food with daily specials all year round. For larger supermarkets there are 3 in Braunton (5 miles), and most of the well-known stores are also in Barnstaple area (9 miles).

For activities Croyde has something for everyone: Sensational walks, surfing and body-boarding, sea-swimming, coasteering, great climbing, cycling-touring, mountain-biking trails, horse-riding, kayaking and Stand-Up paddle-boarding, Bird-watching, Golf and much more.

For most of these activities there are local outlets for hire of equipment, lessons and information. Ring Jenny and Richard if you need recommendations.

The famous South West Way 690 mile footpath runs along the coast only a quarter of a mile from Driftwood Beach Cottage, and just a minute's walk from

our guesthouse Croyde Breakers B&B. Join it at the National Trust's landmark Baggy Point for an afternoon wander along magnificent cliffs, or step out for a longer trek heading south for Braunton Burrows, or north for Woolacombe, Lee Bay or Ilfracombe if you feel energetic!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 11
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 12
22 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30

Booking Notes:
We require £200 deposit per week to reserve Driftwood Beach Cottage. The balance is due on, or before, a set date which falls 42 days prior to your arrival day. If you make a 'late' booking within this period the full payment is required.
We recommend cancellation insurance as the deposit is non-refundable and you are liable for the balance if a cancellation is made within the 42 day payment period. Ask us for a leaflet.

Fresh bed linen, bathmats, tea towels are included in our tariff.

Changeover Day:
Driftwood Beach Cottage changeover day is normally Saturday during school holidays/summer. Flexible changeover days on short breaks or quiet periods. Check-in/key collection from 2pm and Check-out/departure 10.30am or by a pre-arranged time with owners.

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From the Owner

Secluded private gardens, off-street private parking, WIFI, and the great location for a beach holiday. Leave the car on the drive and just relax.

Property Type

  • cottage


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


  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • village


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom with electric shower over bath, Bath, WC, sink.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double, Bedroom 2 - double, Bedroom 3 - twin (bunkbeds), Sofabed in the lounge, cot.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: Electricity is provided by meter. Outside: A private hedged and fenced back garden with patio table and chairs, free-standing BBQ and washing line. Garden shed. Fenced front lawn and hard-standing for 2 cars alongside the cottage, and 1 further car on hard-standing at the front of the property. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Owners Jenny & Richard live only a few minutes from Driftwood Cottage and are on hand for enquiries to make your stay a 'home-from-home'. The changeover is usually on Saturdays (or other day for short breaks) for cleaning, with fresh linen and bathmats. Other: Dining area has large dining table and 8 chairs. Additional chairs available in store cupboard.

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