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Intimate cottage equipped to high standard, TV, "Smart" BlueRay player and Wifi.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Georgeham, Nr. Croyde, North Devon, England - In centre of delightful Devon village close to Croyde and Putsborough Beaches on North Devon coast

The Old Bakery Garden Room is a cosy two person self catering cottage located in the middle section of the garden of The Old Bakery Bed and Breakfast in the centre of Georgeham near Croyde. It comprises an original stone building that has been completely refurbished and extended to create a really intimate and attractive layout arranged in an L shape. The refurbishment has been carried out to a high standard and is now ready for use. The development aims to keep the character of the original building whilst providing modern levels of insulation, warmth, comfort and accommodation making it suitable for year round use. The accommodation is open plan and comprises a bed room and sitting area in the original building with the kitchen/dining area and shower room in the extension. The dining area faces south west and has a large full height window looking out onto a private patio and decking area which is for your sole use and is quite a sun trap. The kitchen is equipped with a two ring ceramic hob, combination microwave oven, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, toaster and electric kettle as well as all the normal utensils, pots and pans etc. There are two 2' 6” single beds that can be zipped together to create a King sized double making the accommodation suitable for both singles and couples. There is room in the living area for a travel cot (not supplied) but no other beds are provided. There is a settee in the living area, a TV with Freeview and a "smart" DVD/Blue Ray player giving access to features such as facebook, iPlayer etc. We have superfast

broadband WiFi which is included in the price. Heating is provided by a wall mounted electric convector heaters. The full height window will also provide a source of warmth in the winter on sunny days. Opposite the Garden Room is an open, decked area which you can also use.

The cottage only sleeps two people but there is room for a baby in a travel cot. Please no toddlers.

Please note we do not allow dogs or any other pets.

We do, however, have our own 2 year old dog called Bobby. she is very friendly and loves company but if you are not keen on dogs, do let us know and we will do our best to minimise any contact with her!

More Details

David Morton
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2017

About David Morton

Having lived in Bristol most of our married life, we moved to Georgeham in 2010 to set up The Old Bakery B&B which has been very successful and a big change from our previous careers as a civil engineer and nurse.

The property had a disused stone building in the garden and after 3 years of deliberation, we finally bit the bullet and have invested heavily by completely refurbishing and extending the building to create a really lovely self catering cottage.

We love living in a village community and so close to the sea.

Why David Morton chose North Devon

Georgeham is a delightful and friendly village with lots of life and character. Less well known (and less busy in summer) than its more famous neighbour of Croyde just down the road, Georgeham is a bit of a hidden gem with lovely thatched cottages, a great village store and two excellent pubs!

It is just a mile and a half from the stunning North Devon coast line with literally miles of sandy beaches, hidden coves, cliffs and headlands.

We had a very special purpose in mind when we bought The Old Bakery - to provide free respite holidays to young adults facing particular challenging circumstances. You can find out more at

What makes this cottage unique

Fresh air, relaxation, peace and quiet yet close to plenty of action and life if you want it.

Georgeham is surprisingly convenient with it's village store (which we own but don't run), garage and two local pubs both a short walk away. They are very friendly, serve great food and are very civilised (!). Oh, and we even have an hourly bus service to Barnstaple.


Croyde Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom has two 2' 6" divan beds which can be arranged either as a king sized double or twins making it suitable for couples and singles.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The owners provide a welcome pack including milk, home made cake, tea and coffee as well as information about the area. Local tourist information leaflets, maps, DVD's, books, games and puzzles can all be borrowed from the main house. As the owners run the B&B in the main house they are normally available for general assistance, advice and information if required. Outside: There is a private patio immediately outside the front door and opposite a larger decked area. The garden to The Old Bakery is in three distinct levels with The Garden Room in the middle section which is well screened from the rest of the garden by fencing, shrubs and trees to ensure privacy from B&B guests. The top section comprises a patio at the back of the main house and grass lawn. B&B guests may use this area, and only this area. During the summer school holidays we serve home-made cream teas to the public on the patio and you are of course very welcome to partake! The bottom section of the garden is used solely by the owners who keep their chickens there. Please be aware that the owners need to pass through the middle section to access their part of the garden. Utility Room: Guests have access to an outside shed for storing bikes, wet suits and surf boards etc. There is an outside tap for rinsing off equipment. There is no washing machine but there is a very good laundrette in Braunton. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is provided but guests must bring their own towels. The property will be cleaned before each booking. Fresh linen and extra cleaning can be provided during a let on request for an extra charge. There is a laundrette in Braunton. Other: The kitchen/diner has a large full height window looking on to a private patio and decked area that is quite a sun trap. Garden furniture is provided.


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Intimate cottage equipped to high standard, TV, "Smart" BlueRay player and Wifi.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Comfortable property had everything we needed. Felt a little over bearing with all the dos and don't

  • 3 of 5

Weather was abysmal all week and that didn't help matters.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review and the helpful additional explanation by email about the dos and donts that you found a bit over bearing. We have reviewed your comments and made some changes. Firstly we have clarified that the internet is fully included in the rental and that no extra charges apply. We enjoy superfast broadband in to the village and have a great connection. We have removed the parental controls. We have removed references to being considerate in the use of electricity and water. This request reflected the fact that water is a scare resource in the southwest and we want to keep our carbon footprint as low as possible (although we do have solar panels and are with a 100% renewable energy company). Nevertheless, our guests are generally considerate anyway and this probably doesn't need to be said. However we do still ask guests to re-cycle as much as possible as we feel this is important, even when on holiday, and we are required to do so by the Council. In common with many establishments, we have also kept the sign about not putting tea bags, sanitary disposables and nappies down the toilet. Whilst this may be obvious, sadly it has happened and it cost us a lot of money to get the toilet unblocked. We hope this response addresses most, if not all, your concerns. With our best wishes, David and Pippa.
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five night break

  • 5 of 5

very nice cottage with everything we needed warm welcome from David and Pippa.

beautiful home made Lemon cake on arrival, Ample information on local attractions for our first

visit to the area, Relaxing break just what we needed in lovely village of Georgeham.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Tres bon

  • 5 of 5

Owners and property were absolutely first rate , thanks for the hospitality and accommodation we would certainly visit again

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. It was a pleasure to have you stay and we are delighted you found the accommodation met all your needs.
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beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 5 days stay at The Old Bakery in Georgeham. It is very comfortable, clean & well maintained & in a gorgeous spot with a shop, pubs & a short drive to Croyde, Putsbrough &Woolacoombe. David & Pippa are very welcoming and gave us information on places to visit & things to do in the area. I would highly recommend The Old Bakery & we hope to return very soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and found the accommodation met your needs. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back any time. Best wishes, David and Pippa
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Everthing very clean, fully functional and of good quality.

  • 5 of 5

Spent our week walking and cycling Tarka trail. Helpful local info from hosts. Lent us an extra bit of cookware when requested. Seems a good base for using local beaches, but too cold in April!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday and staying in The Garden Room. David and Pippa.
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Garden Room

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant few days exploring the North Devon coast and this was perfect accommodation for two. It was very comfortable and well-equipped and in a very peaceful, serene setting. It was extremely well-located between three great surfing beaches and bigger towns are just a short drive away. I would thoroughly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review and delighted you had such a great stay!
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Nearest Airport
63 Miles
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
The Kings Arms
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
46 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Hobbs, Croyde
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Car: recommended


Set in an Area of Outstanding National Beauty The Garden Room is just 1 1/2 miles from the sea which can be reached by car (5 min) or on foot (30 min). There is a wide choice of wonderful sandy beaches including the world famous surfing beach of Croyde, and the 3 mile long Putsborough/Woolacombe beach. Slightly further are more beaches with sandy and rocky coves. There are miles of coastal path with spectacular cliffs and headlands covered in wild flowers in the summer.


Georgeham is about an hour from the M5 by car but can be reached by public transport: national coach services directly to Barnstaple or train via Exeter. There is an hourly local bus service from Barnstaple via Braunton and Croyde which takes 50min.

A car is advised but not essential.

Nearest airports are Exeter (60 miles, 1h 20min) and Bristol (93 miles, 2 hours).


The Garden Room is in the centre of Georgeham which has a Post Office and village store selling groceries, papers, milk, bread, fresh meat and veg etc, There are two excellent pubs and a good parish church. Croyde is 1 1/2 miles down the road with more shops, pubs, restaurants and takeaways as well as holiday parks with swimming pools, gym and sauna open to the public. Woolacombe is 3 miles.

Braunton is 3 miles away and the nearest towns are Barnstaple and Ilfracombe both 10 miles.

Further Details:

Georgeham is a delightful Devon village and the place where Henry Williamson wrote "Tarka The Otter". Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as the stunning coastline there are hidden corners inland with delightful wooded valleys, rivers and walks. We are just 40min drive from the Exmoor National Park.

For the active you can enjoy walking, surfing, kite surfing, kayaking, swimming, biking, coasteering, rock climbing (indoors and on the cliffs), horse riding, golf, nature trails or simply lazing on the beach making sand castles. There are boat trips along the coast and to Lundy Island, beautiful gardens, museums, National Trust properties, family activity centres, go-carting, off-road centres, leisure centres, and much more - the opportunities are endless!

For cyclists, the Tarka Trail starts in Braunton, and National Cycle Network Route 27 which passes through Georgeham.

We can provide you with all the information you need and will happily make bookings for you with suitably qualified instructors and companies.


Rates & Availability

Croyde Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July/August 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
October 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct HT 2017
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov/Dec 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Payments can be made on line, by card over the phone or by bank transfer (details provided when booking). If for any reason you are unable to pay by one of these means we will also accept cheques made out to "The Old Bakery". If paying the balance by cheque please ensure it reaches us 35 days before you are due to stay so it can be cleared by the due date (28 days before you stay). Thank you.

Changeover Day:
Normal changeover day is a Saturday. During quieter periods we will consider shorter lets (minimum 4 days) and alternative changeover days.

Notes on prices:
Daily rates for stays of less than a week are available on request.

Wifi is free for general use such as checking emails but we charge £15 per week if you want to use the "smart" DVD player to access on-line services such as iPlayer or Filmflex. Please let us know if you would like this extra facility when booking. Payment is due when you pay your balance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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