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Enjoy Stunning Sea Views From A Detached Contemporary Coastal Holiday Home

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House in Woolacombe, North Devon, England - Overlooking Woolacombe Beach Situated In A Quiet Private Road A Short Walk To The Town Centre

Thorpe is a detached, contemporary, 5 bedroom coastal house with stunning views to the sea and a short walk to the beach and town. This 1930's house was extensively modernized in 2008 (as featured on BBC1 Homes programme) to provide luxury accommodation throughout. A sunken hot tub in the front decking enjoys the best views of Woolacombe beach. Thorpe is equipped with high speed 40Mb Unlimited broadband.

We now offer shorter bookings for 3 days + out of school holidays.

Chris and Liz Jones
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Chris and Liz Jones

We live near Bath in England, have two kids, ran a Telecom business for 25 years (now sold), met in 1980 and have finally realized our dream of a fabulous coastal holiday home to enjoy in Woolacombe England (ref p8157836) and a Villa in Crete (ref p8155180).

Chris and Liz Jones purchased this house in 2008

Why Chris and Liz Jones chose North Devon

Detached houses rarely come on the market in Woolacombe so when Thorpe appeared we snapped it up!

The location and views were the primary reasons for our decision. Thorpe had only been owned by two families since it was built in the late 1920's. Although rather tired we felt it had great potential so set about a complete redevelopment of the property. BBC1 featured Thorpe in their TV series about redeveloping houses.

What makes this house unique

Thorpe ticks all the boxes for us! Stunning views over Woolacombe's 3Km blue flag golden sandy beach yet only a short walk to the town centre.

A real family home that accommodates up to 10 people (sorry, no pets & non-smoking!) Thorpe is a great place to unwind and relax. Amazing walks from your door step, pubs and restaurants nearby, a few minutes stroll to the beach and even the UKs oldest nightclub (The Marisco 1967) in walking distance! A fabulous place to enjoy all year round.

We maintain Thorpe to a high level of decor and are delighted that our guests respect and enjoy it as a family home. It is not a party venue as the maximum occupancy is for 10 people. It is not suitable for under 5's (except babies) as there are many steps and a high level of decor maintained.


Woolacombe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
    Shower room 3 - shower
    Shower room 4 - shower
  • Bed 1 - large walk in shower, bath with views to the sea, basin, wc. Bed 2 - shower, basin, wc. Family bathroom - bath, shower, basin, wc. Bed 4 - shower, basin, wc. Downstairs wc & basin. Downstairs shower room. Outside hot shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) - sorry, No pets. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Super king size double with en suite. Bed 2 King size double with en suite & small single - teenagers usually opt for this room. Bed 3 - Super king size. Bed 4 King size with en suite. Bed 5 Single with pull out extra single.
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Sorry, no pets and non-smoking property. Thorpe has decking to the front that has a drop of 3ft so may not be ideal for really young kids (under 5 as a guide). We have rented it for a few years now and have been delighted how people respect and enjoy our family home - it's not a place for hen & stag weekends or a venue for parties! Maximum occupancy is 10 people. Outside: Gas BBQ, Hot Tub for 6 people, Large decking area, Garden & Garage - ideal for storing surfing equipment. Utility Room: Second Fridge/freezer, tumble drier, washing machine, belfast sink. There is a shower off this room that's ideal to use when you come off the beach. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Thorpe is prepared by our brilliant housekeepers who live locally. We supply towels and linen and maintain the hot tub. Usual check out time is 10am, check in time is 3pm. Other: Large entrance room with ample storage for outdoor gear which can be effectively dried in the boiler room.


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Enjoy Stunning Sea Views From A Detached Contemporary Coastal Holiday Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Brilliant house

  • 5 of 5

The views were amazing, weather permitting it was great sitting in the hot tub watching the sunset. The house was well stocked with cutlery, dishes and glasses. It was nice to get the welcome pack & Julie was very helpful, showing us around when we arrived, she also had good tips of places to visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An amazing house - perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday at Thorpe. The house is amazing - spacious, clean, modern, extremely well equipped and with stunning views and in a great location.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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A wonderful home in a truly spectacular setting

  • 5 of 5

Thorpe is an amazing place to stay on your holiday - it's a stones throw from one of the UK's best beaches and is impeccably furnished and maintained. We had a wonderful time and are already looking at when to return.

If you are thinking of booking this property, do it, we can whole heartedly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Hi Chris,

Just a quick note to thank you for the use of your wonderful beach-view house last week. It was a great base from which to enjoy the best on offer from a great resort and the weather made it all the more memorable.

The facilities at Thorpe exceeded our expectations. Not only did we manage to catch the final two days play in the US Open Golf, we also managed to see the first Rugby test against the All Black's just before our departure on Saturday. In between we made extensive use of the beach, the golf course at Saunton on a sweltering hot Tuesday, the lovely coastal walk on the slightly cooler days towards the end of the week, and some of the nice bars and restaurants in the local villages. The family especially liked the Barricane Curry experience.

I have a rather large extended family and plan to ensure they are all well aware of the hospitality on offer at Thorpe. Thanks once again. Perhaps we will be back with an even bigger family gathering next time.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Thorpe provided the perfect view from the perfect accomadation and facilities.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived to the final hours Thorpe provided everything we needed, and more, to complete a perfect holiday.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

This house is stunning with beautiful views over Woolacombe beach. We had a lovely week with extended family including 2 elderly mothers. The hot tub was great and there was even wet suits and body boards which we used. Well equipped for cooking. Lovely location with great walks from the door along the coast in either direction and lots of places in the area to visit/things to do. We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
red barn
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
saunton sands golf club
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Nearest Motorway
52 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
the boardwalk
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: not necessary


A few minutes walk to the golden sand of Woolacombe's 3km blue flag beach. There are also amazing walks right from your door step.


Rates & Availability

Woolacombe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 28
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 29
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 30
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 31
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 32
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Rate 33
Jan 8 2018 - Feb 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
Rate 34
Feb 10 2018 - Feb 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
Rate 35
Feb 24 2018 - Mar 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
Rate 36
Mar 17 2018 - Apr 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
Rate 37
Apr 14 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
Rate 38
May 25 2018 - Jun 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Rate 39
Jun 2 2018 - Jul 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
Rate 40
Jul 25 2018 - Sep 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
Rate 41
Sep 5 2018 - Nov 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Rate 42
Nov 6 2018 - Dec 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
Rate 43
Dec 17 2018 - Jan 8 2019
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $643.33

Booking Notes:
We require a £500 damage deposit to secure the booking (refunded 7 days after your stay) and full payment 30 days before your holiday. We have refunded virtually every damage deposit in full to date as people really look after our house. The £500 deposit secures your booking so is not refundable if you wish to cancel unless we are able to re-let the booking dates.

In peak school holidays Thorpe is available for weekly bookings. We also offer 3+ day breaks at other times of the year.

Changeover Day:
In peak school holidays Thorpe is available for weekly bookings - Saturday-Saturday. We also offer 3+ day breaks at other times of the year.

Notes on prices:
Please see our rates for weekly bookings (sorry, no discounts available as we believe the prices are realistic for a property of this quality and location).

For 3 day breaks we offer a 30% discount on the weekly rate, 20% discount for 4 day breaks and 10% for 5 day breaks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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