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About the Golden Coast area of North Devon

- this is the westward facing coastline of North Devon: a coast of vast sandy beaches and rocky headlands.


This coast, eroded by great seas and the prevailing westerly winds screaming in from the Atlantic in winter storms, is interspersed by the headlands of more resistant rocks at Down End, Baggy Point (NT) and Morte Point (NT). In summer, and on calmer days out of season, the beaches are popular with young families and surfers.


Saunton Sands, just under four miles long, is the southermost; backed by 2,000 acres of sand dunes some of which are over 100 feet high. The tide covers a gently shelving beach of golden sand, which at low tide is 600 yards wide. The beach is privately owned and the carparking charge pays for beach cleaning and other services including some well-maintained toilets; apart from a beach shop and quality cafe among the dunes, and the four star hotel on the hill above, there's little sign of man's influence - the long beach is bordered by the sea to the west and south, dunes to the east and rocky Down End to the north.


Beyond Down End is Croyde, a partly thatched village half a mile inland from its relatively small, sandy beach, again bordered by dunes: the beach is 600 yards across. North of Croyde is the wonderful Baggy Point, owned by the National Trust: freely accessible, Baggy provides a lovely setting for a gentle walk from the northern side of Croyde Beach, there are many seats to sit upon and gaze wistfully at the waves and distant Lundy isle.


North of Baggy is Woolacombe Sands, over two miles of golden beach, backed by sand dunes belonging to the National Trust. The southern end of Woolacombe Sands is known as Putsborough, this is a popular beach for young families, it has a stream flowing across it which can be fun to dam or divert. The central part of Woolacombe Sands is not suitable for water sports as tidal currents can be treacherous, but the northern end, at Woolacombe itself, offers extensive areas for bathers, with separately designated surfing stretches. The smaller beaches and coves around Morte Point (again National Trust) offer many different, even unusual, features well worth exploring.


All the National Trust lands on this coastline are freely accessible - please put a few coins in their collecting boxes or alternatively pay to park in their carparks at Woolacombe Warren (the sand dunes behind the beach, accessed from Woolacombe) or Croyde Bay (at the end of the road running around the northern side of Croyde Beach).


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Significant reductions in low season tariffs for two people in a four-berth cottage.
 
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Little Comfort Farm

Nr Braunton, 4 miles north-east of Braunton. Tel: 01271 812414.
Website: www.littlecomfortfarm.co.uk Email: info@littlecomfortfarm.co.uk

Five spacious cottages with private gardens in a tranquil valley just minutes from golden sandy beaches. Log fires for cosy winter breaks. Take a tractor & trailer ride to help feed the animals and collect the eggs on our working organic farm. Well-stocked coarse fishing lake. Pets very welcome. Meals and fresh farm produce for sale. Short breaks from £240 per cottage.

Weekly Tariff: £324–£1,917. Electricity/Logs: included. Linen: included.
Units: 5 Cottages. Bedrooms: : 2 (double, twin), 2 (double, twin), 2 (king-size double, triple), 3 (double en-suite, 2 twins), 5 (2 doubles–1 dble converts to twins, 2 twins, bunks).
Sleeping: 4, 4, 5, 6, 10. Open: All year round. OS grid ref: SS 513 403.

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Braunton Apartment

2 The Square, Braunton. Tel: 01271 814056.
Website: braunton apartment

A large four-bedroomed apartment, on two floors, above small shops in the centre of Braunton, offering comfortable modern facilities. A brand new apartment for 2013, exceptionally well furnished. The apartment is within 250 yards level walk of several popular restaurants, family taverns and the village's many surf sport shops. The Tarka Trail Cycle Path (32 miles long) passes within 100 yards. North Devon's longest beach, Saunton Sands, is exactly 3 miles west of Braunton village centre.

Weekly Tariff: £450–£900. Electricity/Gas: included. Linen: included.
Units: 1 Apartment. Bedrooms: 1 family (4), 1 double (en-suite), 1 double+single bunk, 1 twin.
Sleeping: up to 11+cots. Open: All year round. OS grid ref: SS 489 366.

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Bloomfield House, Braunton
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Bloomfield House

Hills View, Braunton. Tel: 01271 812398.

Two attractive and well equipped cottages and one apartment, adjacent to and within a large Georgian house, set in extensive, south-facing mature gardens. Only 3 or 4 minutes walk from the centre of the village (supermarket, bank, PO, shops, pubs, restaurants). 3 miles from Saunton Sands (3 mile beach); 800 yards from Tarka Trail Cycle Path (34 miles) and 'Otter Cycle Hire'. One docile dog allowed only in the Coach House Cottage, which sleeps 2 (either King-size double or twin beds). Short breaks available October to May.

Weekly Tariff: £262–£575. Electricity/Gas: included. Linen: included.
Units: 2 Cottages, 1 Apartment. Bedrooms: 1, 2, 2.
Sleeping: 2, 4, 4 or 3+cot. Open: All year round. OS grid ref: SS 489 366.

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Saunton Beach Villas, Saunton Beach
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Saunton Beach Villas

among the sand dunes, Saunton Beach. Tel: 01271 890052.
Website: www.sauntonbeachvillas.co.uk

Saunton Beach Villas are the perfect location for a self-catering holiday. Nestled in the sand dunes and situated on one of the most beautiful coastlines in Britain, wake up to the sound of the sea and open the curtains to reveal 4 miles of superb golden sands. Dog friendly accommodation offering some dog free-of-charge weeks.

Weekly Tariff: £375–£1,520 (midweek/weekend £275–£810). Electricity/Gas: extra. Linen: included.
Units: 26 Chalets, 2 Holiday Bungalows. Bedrooms: 2 (2 twins), 3 (2 twins, 1 double), 4 (3 twins, 1 double).
Sleeping: 2/4, 6, 8. Open: March–December. OS grid ref: SS 552 344.

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Sitting Pretty

Leadengate Fields, Croyde. Tel: 01344 776515.
Website: www.croyde-sittingpretty.co.uk

A three-bedroom bungalow in its own secure garden with drive. Private road runs around central green. Sand dunes and beach 500yds. Croyde village with Olde Worlde Pubs 600yds. Dishwasher, tumble dryer, etc. Night storage heating included.

Weekly Tariff: £300–£1,050. Electricity/Gas: free in June/July/Aug. Linen: included (except beach/bath towels).
Units: 1 Holiday Bungalow. Bedrooms: 3 (1 double, 2 twins).
Sleeping: 6. Open: All year round. OS grid ref: SS 440 389.

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Gilonica, West Croyde, Croyde
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Gilonica

West Croyde, Croyde. Tel: 01598 710498.
Website: www.croydeholidaybungalows.co.uk

Residential bungalow, private garden with lawns and parking, in a quiet cul-de-sac leading to a footpath to the sand dunes and Croyde beach 500 yards away. Gilonica, which has had a new kitchen and bathroom installed in 2005, sleeps up to five and is 600 yards from Croyde village. Available Friday–Friday.

Weekly Tariff: £280–£780. Electricity/Gas: extra. Linen: included.
Units: 1 Bungalow. Bedrooms: 2.
Sleeping: 4/5. Open: All year round. OS grid ref: SS 439 389.

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Seashells, Croyde
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Seashells

Leadengate area, Croyde. Tel: 01598 710498.
Website: www.croydeholidaybungalows.co.uk

Holiday bungalow, in its own lawned garden, private parking, in a safe private road leading to the sand dunes and Croyde beach 500 yards away. Seashells sleeps up to six and has panoramic views over Croyde and the Bay, and private access to the dunes. 500 yards from Croyde village. Available Friday–Friday.

Weekly Tariff: £280–£850. Electricity/Gas: extra. Linen: included.
Units: 1 Holiday Bungalow. Bedrooms: 3.
Sleeping: 6. Open: All year round. OS grid ref: SS 438 390.

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Brierley

Leadengate Close, Croyde. Tel: 01837 851586.
Website: www.croyde.co.uk/brierley-chalet

A bright and spacious bungalow, in a private close of holiday chalets, Brierley is on a large plot with garage (lots of room for bikes, surf boards, etc.). Exceptionally well furnished, very comfortable living room with large screen TV (freeSat), games and books. Parking for 3 cars and a lawn. A short walk from Croyde beach via a footpath through the dunes and within easy walking distance of the village.

Weekly Tariff: £360–£1,000. Electricity/Gas: included. Linen: included.
Units: 1 Holiday Bungalow. Bedrooms: 1 double, 1 double/twin, 1 bunks.
Sleeping: 6. Open: All year round. OS grid ref: SS 552 344.

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Kildarna holiday chalet by the sand dunes at Croyde
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Kildarna

12 Leadengate Fields, Croyde. Tel: 01837 851586.
Website: www.croyde.co.uk/kildarna-chalet

A newly built timber framed chalet sleeping up to 6 – but ideally 4, in two bedrooms. Kildarna is in a quiet cul-de-sac behind the sand dunes at Croyde Beach, beside a large area of short grass, nibbled by wild rabbits. Large, triple aspect, high ceiling, living room with new modern and well equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area with 32" TV and french windows. Master double bedroom with TV/DVD and ensuite power shower room. Twin bedded room with TV/DVD. Family bathroom. Parking for 3 cars. Secure out-house with washing machine/drier and room for surf boards and wet suits.

Weekly Tariff: £360–£885. Electricity/Gas: included. Linen: included.
Units: 1 Holiday Chalet. Bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 sofa-bed in living room.
Sleeping: 4/6. Open: All year round. OS grid ref: SS 440 390.

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Daisy Dell, Croyde
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Daisy Dell

8 Ora Stone Park, Croyde. Tel: 01283 812470.
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Pretty, modern detached house with lovely views, garden and barbecue, on the edge of Croyde yet only 600 yards from the beach and 700yards from the village centre (inns, shops, cafes, PO and many thatched cottages). Dishwasher, ColTV+video. No smoking.

Weekly Tariff: £402–£805. Electricity/Gas: included. Linen: included (except towels).
Units: 1 House. Bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. (2 showers).
Sleeping: 4+cot. Open: All year round. OS grid ref: SS 440 387.

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Little Acre, Croyde Bay, Croyde
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Out of season price reductions for smaller parties.

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Little Acre

Upover, Croyde Bay, Croyde. Tel: 01271 890387.
Website: www.croydeslittleacre.co.uk

Three bedroomed south-facing bungalow, set in spacious gardens with extensive sea and country views. Just 500 yards from both the sandy beach and the charming village of Croyde (thatched cottages, restaurants, pubs, shops and PO). Lawned play area, garden furniture and ample parking for 3 cars. Lock up store for bikes and surf boards. Short breaks available.

Weekly Tariff: £495-–£1,220. Electricity/Gas: extra. Linen: included.
Units: 1 Bungalow. Bedrooms: 3.
Sleeping: 6/7+cot. Open: All year round. OS grid ref: SS 442 397.

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Putsborough Cottages, Putsborough
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Each cottage provides a FREE parking permit for Putsborough Sands beach (worth £6 per day!)
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Putsborough Cottages

Putsborough, 1 mile north of Croyde. Tel: 01271 890230. Mobile: 07774 887952.
Weblinks: The Thatch Cottage and Manor Farm Cottage

Two 16th Century oak-beamed thatched cottages at Putsborough, a small hamlet half a mile from the multi-award winning Putsborough Sands and one mile from both Georgeham, and Croyde. Manor Farm Cottage (pictured left) has three bedrooms and is surrounded on three sides by secluded gardens for your enjoyment. The Thatch Cottage has two bedrooms and a small, safe and private walled lawn. Each cottage has a DVD/CD player and is comfortably and tastefully furnished.

Weekly Tariff: £375–£1,345. Electricity: included. Linen: included.
Units: 2 Cottages. Bedrooms: 2 (1 double, 1 twin), 3 (2 doubles, 1 twin).
Sleeping: 4+cot, 6+cot. Open: All year round. OS grid ref: SS 448 404.

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Pickwell Manor Farm, Georgeham
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Pickwell Manor Farm

Pickwell, Georgeham, 2 miles north-east of Croyde. Tel: 01271 890925.
Website: www.pickwellholidaycottages.com

* Two Cottages, each sleeping up to 6, converted from stone coach houses with superb panoramic views over Woolacombe Bay to Lundy Island and Baggy Point from most rooms. Just over half a mile walk to award winning Putsborough Beach. Pets welcome. Outside barbecue area with sunset / sea views for each unit, plus extensive lawned gardens. Separate, well equipped games room. Four-poster bed in three bedroomed cottage.

Weekly Tariff: £300–£775. Electricity/Gas: extra. Linen: included.
Units: 2 Cottages. Bedrooms: 2, 3.
Sleeping: 6, 6. Open: All year round. OS grid ref: SS 458 407.

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Spreacombe Gardens Holiday Cottages

Spreacombe Gardens, 4 miles S-E of Woolacombe. Tel: 01271 870536.
Website: www.spreacombe.com

Six holiday bungalows in the grounds of the 450 acre Spreacombe Manor Estate. Set in a wooded valley in the peaceful North Devon countryside: lots of wildlife – wildflowers, butterflies and birds. Guests may walk the woods and fields of Spreacombe. Dogs accepted in most of the cottages. 2½ mile walk to Woolacombe beach. Ideal for groups of friends or an extended family. Short Breaks available.

Weekly Tariff: £374–£735. Electricity: included. Linen: included.
Units: 6 Holiday Bungalows. Bedrooms: 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4.
Sleeping: 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5. Open: Easter – end of October. OS grid ref: SS 485 415.

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