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Large family and dog friendly home situated in picturesque North Devon village

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 bedrooms, sleeps nine (optional +2 children) with valley and coastal views

TOAD HALL – BERRYNARBOR

The Area

Situated in picturesque Berrynarbor (several times a winner of ‘Best Kept Village’) at the coastal end of the beautiful Sterridge Valley, this detached dormer bungalow makes an ideal retreat for a relaxing holiday in one of Devon’s most popular areas. The 13th-century church, superb 17th-century family-friendly pub (400 yards) and pretty stone cottages with dazzling floral displays create the rural charm of this tranquil setting.

Located just a 10 minute walk from a secluded beach nestled amongst towering cliffs and majestic headlands of the spectacular Heritage Coastline, the house offers easy access to the golden sands of Woolacombe (6 miles) and Croyde (9 miles), popular with surfers and beach lovers, as well as Watermouth Castle (½ mile - one of the West Country’s premier tourist attractions) and its attractive harbour where there are slipway facilities for visitors’ watercraft.

Away from the coast is the rugged beauty of Exmoor National Park (5 miles). Famous for its wildlife, hidden valleys, charming villages and marked tracks it is a fabulous landscape for nature lovers, walkers and horse riders.

To the East lies Combe Martin (½ mile), with its rocky coves, tearooms and pubs. In the West you’ll find Ilfracombe (2 miles), the fashionable family seaside town, with its theatre, swimming pool, restaurants, shops, pubs and lively harbour, from which the windswept Lundy Island is accessible by boat. National Trust properties Arlington Court, Dunster Castle and Watersmeet are all nearby, as is Chambercombe Manor, Marwood Gardens and Dinosaur Park (Combe Martin). Tennis, golf, riding, quad biking and water sports are all available locally. Shop 400 yards.

Toad Hall

Toad Hall is a dog friendly, 5-bedroom house that comfortably accommodates nine, with the option to sleep an additional 2 persons (1 x child and a baby). The house has a driveway for 2 cars, but additional parking is available in roadside bays and a free, 24-hour car park in the village, 400 yards away.

GROUND FLOOR

Living Room - a large, sunny room with wood burner, sofa-bed (for +1 alternative sleeping only), bay window, sea views and patio doors to verandah and a raised, decked area.

Kitchen - a large, well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room, complete with range cooker in inglenook, large dining table, TV and wooden floor.

Utility Room - outside there is a utility room complete with washing machine, dryer and sink.

Large Double Bedroom – a large double bedroom with four-poster bed, additional child’s single bed (for +1 alternative sleeping only), cot, TV, bay window, sea views and patio door leading to verandah.

Twin bedroom

Single bedroom

Bathroom - with over-bath shower and toilet.

FIRST FLOOR

Double bedroom – Complete with TV, sloping ceiling, large dormer window overlooking valley and sea views.

Small Twin bedroom - more suited to children but adults can sleep here perfectly well. Dormer window and chest of drawers.

Bathroom - with over-bath shower, toilet and Velux window.

KEY FEATURES

• Wood burner - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally

• Sleeps 9 with alternative sleeping +2 (1 x child) and a baby if required

• Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included

• Cot

• High chair

• Four TVs

• Video (small library)

• DVD (small library)

• Radio/CD

• Range cooker included

• Microwave

• Washing machine

• Tumble dryer

• Dishwasher

• Fridge/freezer

• Large enclosed garden with lawn, terrace and furniture

• Verandah

• Barbecue

• Parking on driveway for 2 cars only; you may be able to park in front of the property gates or alternatively, there is a free, 24 hour village car park approx 400 yards from the house

• Secure cycle store

• Ground floor facilities

• No smoking

• Dog friendly

More Details

Owner
Ann Rees
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 9, 2017

About Ann Rees

Hi,

My name is Ann Rees, owner of Toad Hall, Berrynarbor.

I am a mother of four, currently residing in Kent where I run a business handcrafting bespoke Dog Collars and Coats.

I spent all my summer holidays as a child in Cornwall, thus when my parents retired to Devon it was lovely to take my own family for holidays in the unique surrounds of the West Country.

Ann Rees purchased this house in 1975

Why Ann Rees chose Ilfracombe

Toadhall has been in my family since 1975, when my mother and father chose to retire to North Devon.

All four of my children spent their summer holidays at Toadhall, embracing the fresh air, countryside, beaches and delights that Berrynarbor and surrounding areas have to offer. An idyllic escape for children, adults and families alike.

The house has such sentimental value and memories that we couldn't bare to part with it when my parents passed away and thus, I took on the ownership of the property.

It gives me great pleasure to be able to share our family home with you, and hope that get as much enjoyment out of it as we have done over the past 40 years.

What makes this house unique

- Beautiful, tranquil village location

- Large but cosy accommodation

- Large rear garden

- Ideal for owners with dogs

- Stunning local walks

- Peace and quiet

- Detached house with stunning views over the valley to the sea

- Excellent access to beaches and family entertainment venues

- Ideal for water sports enthusiasts

Map

Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Exeter International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Ye Olde Globe
Nearest Ferry
73 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Ilfracombe Golf Club, Hele Bay
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Barnstaple
Nearest Motorway
60 Miles
M5 Tiverton
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Ye Olde Globe
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Combe Martin
Car: necessary

Situated in picturesque Berrynarbor (several times a winner of ‘Best Kept Village’) at the coastal end of the beautiful Sterridge Valley, this detached dormer bungalow makes an ideal retreat for a relaxing holiday in one of Devon’s most popular areas. The 13th-century church, superb 17th-century family-friendly pub (400 yards) and pretty stone cottages with dazzling floral displays create the rural charm of this tranquil setting.

Located just a 10 minute walk from a secluded beach nestled amongst towering cliffs and majestic headlands of the spectacular Heritage Coastline, the house offers easy access to the golden sands of Woolacombe (6 miles) and Croyde (9 miles), popular with surfers and beach lovers, as well as Watermouth Castle (½ mile - one of the West Country’s premier tourist attractions) and its attractive harbour where there are slipway facilities for visitors’ watercraft.

Away from the coast is the rugged beauty of Exmoor National Park (5 miles). Famous for its wildlife, hidden valleys, charming villages and marked tracks it is a fabulous landscape for nature lovers, walkers and horse riders.

To the East lies Combe Martin (½ mile), with its rocky coves, tearooms and pubs. In the West you’ll find Ilfracombe (2 miles), the fashionable family seaside town, with its theatre, swimming pool, restaurants, shops, pubs and lively harbour, from which the windswept Lundy Island is accessible by boat. National Trust properties Arlington Court, Dunster Castle and Watersmeet are all nearby, as is Chambercombe Manor, Marwood Gardens and Dinosaur Park (Combe Martin). Tennis, golf, riding, quad biking and water sports are all available locally. Shop 400 yards.

Toad Hall

Toad Hall is a dog friendly, 5-bedroom house that comfortably accommodates nine, with the option to sleep an additional 2 persons (2 x child) and a baby. The house has a driveway for 2 cars, but additional parking is available in roadside bays and a free, 24-hour car park in the village, 400 yards away.

GROUND FLOOR

Living Room - a large, sunny room with wood burner, sofa-bed (for +1 alternative sleeping only), bay window, sea views and patio doors to verandah and a raised, decked area.

Kitchen - a large, well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room, complete with range cooker in inglenook, large dining table, TV and wooden floor.

Utility Room - outside there is a utility room complete with washing machine, dryer and sink.

Large Double Bedroom – a large double bedroom with four-poster bed, additional child’s single bed (for +1 alternative sleeping only), cot, TV, bay window, sea views and patio door leading to verandah.

Twin bedroom

Single bedroom

Bathroom - with over-bath shower and toilet.

FIRST FLOOR

Double bedroom – Complete with TV, sloping ceiling, large dormer window overlooking valley and sea views.

Small Twin bedroom - more suited to children but adults can sleep here perfectly well. Dormer window and chest of drawers.

Bathroom - with over-bath shower, toilet and Velux window.

KEY FEATURES

• Wood burner - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally

• Sleeps 9 with alternative sleeping +2 (2 x child) and a baby if required

• Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included

• Cot

• High chair

• Four TVs

• Video (small library)

• DVD (small library)

• Radio/CD

• Range cooker included

• Microwave

• Washing machine

• Tumble dryer

• Dishwasher

• Fridge/freezer

• Large enclosed garden with lawn, terrace and furniture

• Verandah

• Barbecue

• Parking for 2 cars; additional roadside parking bays and free, 24 hour village car park

• Secure cycle store

• Ground floor facilities

• No smoking

• Dog friendly

Amenities

Ilfracombe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs
  • DOWNSTAIRS BATHROOM - 1 x Basin 1 x Toilet 1 x Over-bath shower UPSTAIRS BATHROOM - 1 x Basin 1 x Toilet 1 x Over-bath shower 1 x Velux window
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Family Room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs Twin
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Downstairs single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Upstairs Double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs Twin
  • DOWNSTAIRS FAMILY ROOM - 1 x Double, 4-poster bed 1 x Cot 1 x Single bed (recommended for extra child) 1 x TV 1 x Wardrobe 1 x Chest of Drawers View across valley to sea Patio doors to veranda DOWNSTAIRS TWIN - 1 x Wardrobe 1 x Chest of Drawers DOWNSTAIRS SINGLE - 1 x Chest of Drawers UPSTAIRS DOUBLE - 1 x Double bed 1 x Chest of Drawers 1 x Wardrobe 1 x TV View across valley to sea UPSTAIRS TWIN - 1 x Chest of drawers
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Large family and dog friendly home situated in picturesque North Devon village
average rating of 4.5625 based on 16 reviews
5

Lovely Long Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from a long weekend stay at Toad Hall. We had a great time! The house is well located, lovely and comfortable, clean, spacious, warm and the cakes on arrival went down a treat! The booking process was easy and communication with the owner and property manager was excellent. We will definitely be booking Toad Hall again in the future. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Excellent choice for family or large party

  • 4 of 5

A well kept house with spacious gardens suitable for young children and dogs. Easy access to friendly village with well stocked shop an excellent pub, coves, coastal walks, Combe Martin harbour with its exceptional rock pools, Woolacombe Sands ("best beach in UK"), Woody Bay steam train and Exmoor.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Memorable Holiday!!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for giving us such a memorable holiday, the property was home from home and everybody loved it!!! The garden was loved by both the children and the dog. All the rooms were clean and spacious. This was such a special holiday for us as this will be last we will have all together, so thank you so much for the precious memories.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable and well equipped house in lovely village

  • 5 of 5

Always loved coming to North Devon and Berrynarbor is an excellently situated base and a fine destination in itself. Second time at Toad Hall and its perfect for us - comfortable and well presented with lovely view of fields and sea, and close to village amenities.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Good sized family property ideal for 2 families like ourselves

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at Toad Hall. Easy accessible in a lovely village. We found the property was ideal for 2 families sharing and there was plenty of room for everyone. A well equipped kitchen, and we wanted for nothing. We really enjoyed sitting on the decking looking at the view of the fields and sea in the distance. The property was in a good location easily accessible for Coombe Martin, which we found the walk down the coastal path with our dogs great with stunning views. Only 5-10 minutes by car to Ilfracombe. The village itself whilst only hosting a village shop and bar was so pretty, and the locals very friendly. We enjoyed 2 lovely evenings in the pub 'ye old globe inn'. I would definitely recommend this property.

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  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely long weekend away

  • 5 of 5

Our family including our dog stayed here for a long weekend to celebrate my mums 60th birthday and we had such a lovely time. We were pleasantly surprised when we walked through the door and there were happy birthday banners, balloons and party poppers on the table. We were even more surprised when we opened the fridge and found a homemade chocolate birthday cake with a bottle of cava. We couldn't believe the hospitality from the owners and property manager it was such a lovely touch. The house was just perfect plenty of space and the views were amazing. It was nice and clean and tidy and the owners have thought of everything from dvds to all cooking utensils. The weather was awful the whole weekend but the house was just perfect for our family to relax and spend time together it was so homely. The owners and property manager have been very accommodating and nothing seems to be a problem they even let us check in early and check out late which made our holiday even more perfect. We will definitely be staying here again I can't recommend it enough!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for taking the time to provide us with such lovely feedback. The Team at Toad Hall are thrilled to know you and your guests all had such a wonderful time and it was our absolute pleasure to do all we could to ensure that your Mum had a happy 60th Birthday. Thank you also for the feedback re: the condition of the house / facilities etc - this really helps us to keep on top of the property's finer details. We would be very happy to welcome you all back to Toad Hall at some point in the future.
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and Laundry $66
Refundable damage deposit $263.99

A £200 refundable security deposit is required, and will be considered paid when the remaining balance of the holiday rental has been received. This will be refunded fully, within 14 days of check-out, subject to the property being left in an acceptable condition. Reasonable deductions will be made for any damages and / or extra cleaning required following your departure (please see Contractual Agreement for more information).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund