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Enjoy Stunning Sea Views From A Detached Contemporary Coastal Holiday Home

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 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 Woolacombe

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
  • Ocean View
  • 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 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , also have a pull out single bed
  • 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 29 reviews

A fabulous property in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place, great location

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house with everything you need and more. Location is perfect too. Thank you

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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First class accomodation in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning, spacious house, in an excellent location with an uplifting view of Woolacombe beach.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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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: July 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $698.23

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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