About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
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
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 24, 2018
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 Mortehoe
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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
The perfect beach retreat
I had high hopes for my trip after seeing the beautiful pictures online and it is safe to say, the property and area both exceeded my expectations in every way. The house is stunning and provided us with every need for our visit; a stunning beach view, comfortable beds, a clean, homey living space which was perfect for our group size and easy access to a wide selection of beautiful walks in the local area (and great surfing!). All the locals were welcoming and a wonderful pub nearby provided one of the best meals out of the year. All in all, a brilliant stay and I will definitely be returning asap!
A fabulous property in a stunning location
Our group of eight had a great week in Thorpe. The accommodation was ideal for us. We loved the open plan nature of the social space for cooking, eating and relaxing and appreciated the bonus of a separate cosy sitting room with log burning stove to escape to for TV watching or reading. The balance of bedrooms and bathrooms/shower rooms was perfect too. The accommodation is beautifully presented, with first class beds and showers. The kitchen is extremely well equipped and those of us who were new to an Aga enjoyed learning how to use it. The property is in a stunning location with breathtaking views and easy access to amenities including great beach and coastal walking. We loved it and would love to come back in the summer time some time.
Great place, great location
Amazing house with everything you need and more. Location is perfect too. Thank you
First class accomodation in an excellent location
We had a wonderful stay. Thorpe House is magnificently located and offer wonderful accommodation with everything you could possibly require for a fantastic holiday. Absolutely wonderful and highly recommended.
The house was wonderful. Spacious, clean & generally very well equipped.
There were only 6 of us, there should have been 8 but 2 could not make it. So there was plenty of space for everyone.
Crockery, glasses & cutlery were in plentiful supply and there were lots of food goodies.
We had a great time despite the weather.
The only real niggle was that the 3rd bedroom had no hanging space, we brought up a hanging rail from the hall cupboard.
We would recommend Thorpe to anyone who wants a luxurious holiday with great views.
Stunning, spacious house, in an excellent location with an uplifting view of Woolacombe beach.
The house has everything you could wish for and is in a prime location overlooking Woolacombe beach. The main living space is open plan, so family / friends can spend time together, but there is also a separate lounge to relax in. Both have TVs and there is a juke box in the open plan, which is well stocked with a variety of music. The hot tub, set in the outside decking, is a real treat to sit in and watch the waves roll in.
Coast/Beach: 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
Additional information about rental rates
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.