5-bedroom detached house with sea views and hot tub
We booked Coast View as a last minute alternative to our planned camping trip and we loved it!
4 adults with 4 children aged 6 and under, the house was just perfect to accommodate us all comfortably (and with one room to spare).
Fantastic light, airy and well appointed living area along with kitchen and dining room space ensured everyone had their own space during our week long stay.
Bedrooms were all well decorated and comfy - the front bedroom has a fabulous view of the bay, perfect for a quiet morning cuppa while the kids were (still!) asleep.
The children loved the games room at the end of the property (along with the games provided there) and it meant they could spread all their toys out without the dreaded end of day tidy up every night!
Two downstairs shower rooms (one with w/c) plus an extra w/c off the kitchen worked well - clean and tidy with lovely hot showers every day.
The utility room was useful to wash and dry off clothes from all our visits to the beach.
House was equipped with pretty much everything we needed, from kitchen utensils (including full plastic sets for the kids, picnic items and gin glasses to good sized pots and pans).
Useful additions to the house added a family friendly feel - stair gates on all levels, toddler steps in main bathroom, night light on landing area and bed guard rail in the bunk bed room.
BBQ on the terrace is a must, great sunset view of Lundy Island made a magical backdrop to our last evening. Plus the hot tub for the adults to relax in after a tough day at the beach or "The Big Sheep".
Prompt and efficient communication from owner and cleaner made our arrival and departure very easy (lovely to be greeted by a Devon cream tea selection, thanks!)
Lots to do in Woolacombe and surrounding area - we visited the main Woolacombe Bay beach (10 min walk with the kids and beach trolley) a number of times as we all loved it so much. Good waves for body boarding, rock pools to explore, chip van, shops and toilets all nearby. Watch out for the seagulls who are very partial to an ice cream/any food!
Electric Bar was great for evening meal and drinks, staff great and pizzas amazing.
We visited The Big Sheep farm - great day out if weather not too great for whole family. We also hired bikes and went along the Tarka Trail. Hire shop in Barnstaple can be very busy so would definitely recommend booking or there is another in Bideford, with easy access onto the trail and lots of pubs to stop at for lunch.
All in all a fantastic trip away.
We could go on, but you should just book and see for yourselves!
Coast View is in a wonderful seaside location located just a few minutes walk from Woolacombe Beach, a three mile stretch of golden sands and glorious blue sea that are patrolled by lifeguards from Easter through to the end of October. Woolacombe itself is a lively, family friendly, seaside village with several shops, bars and restaurants - there really is a pub or restaurant to suit all culinary desires. Once at Coast View it is possible to never get back in the car and just enjoy this beautiful area either on the beach or walking the South West Coast Path to local villages such as Mortehoe on the headland, Lee Bay and the surfing village of Croyde. If you do venture further afield the Victorian harbour town of Ilfracombe, Lynton and Lynmouth where Exmoor meets the sea and Barnstaple are all within easy reach as is all of North Devon.