UK, Croyde, North Devon
ChangeoverSaturday, Flexible Off Peak
This popular property has just had a major build and renovation - turning it into a stunning retreat that is sure to please. All the interiors have a real 'wow' factor and there are lovely 'surprises' throughout the property. Care has been taken to come up with comfortable and imaginative interiors that allow for an easy flow for groups and families, while still creating small individual spaces for relaxation.
The property centres around a large open plan kitchen living room with a stunning double height ceiling over the living area and a mezzanine overlooking the space. The chef- quality kitchen is a well thought out space benefitting from granite countertops, a large Smeg range cooker and a double door American fridge freezer. The Belfast sink overlooks the garden and the island is clad with reclaimed wood from Indonesian wooden boats. All of the units have deep storage drawers with clever internal drawers to maximise the storage space in this well stocked kitchen.
The living area is a lovely, bright and inviting space where the family can gather to plan their day and come together in the evening to share their experiences around the large table. The bi-fold doors open straight on to a large slate terrace - providing real inside/outside living. There is a large outside settee with comfortable cushions for relaxing at any time of the day and the clever contemporary garden room with a day bed, home office and bi-fold doors. When the doors are open on a bright and sunny day it further extends the living space - while offering quiet places to 'escape' and relax. The three sofas in the living room area provide ample and comfortable seating. There is a large TV cleverly hidden behind the surfing artwork for movie and TV viewing.
A little snug has been created under the stairs, with a light, to create a reading and relaxing area - creating a private space while still part of the group. The statement staircase, with a bookcase (filled with books, DVDs and games for all ages) runs along the full wall, leading its way to a balcony mezzanine overlooking the open plan living area and providing an additional seating area.
The bookcase is also sure to delight as it 'hides a secret'! A hidden doorway, disguised as part of the bookcase, leads into the impressive master bedroom, enjoying beautiful views overlooking the hills. The room also has a comfortable sofa and its own TV/DVD. The open plan en-suite has underfloor heated slate tiles, a free-standing bath, extra-large shower, double sinks and an enclosed toilet.
Three further bedrooms are found downstairs: The first room off the hallway (to the front of the property) provides sleeping for 3 guests with a single bed at the top and double underneath. The next bedroom is a double room with an en-suite toilet and sink with underfloor heating. Both of these bedrooms have large closets for storage, contemporary and beautifully thought out interior design schemes and small TV/DVDs..
The family bathroom, found at the end of the hallway is bright with lots of storage and has a large walk in shower with both a hand held and wall shower options, shower stool and underfloor heating.
The final double bedroom has an en-suite shower, toilet, sink with storage and underfloor heating. This calm and relaxing room cleverly mixes rustic charm with a comfortable iron bed has large closets and French doors that open onto the garden.
The laundry/systems room - has a stacked washer and drier (with a pull-out folding table), small 'extra fridge' and additional storage. This room has been cleverly thought out with a fold out interior drying rack.
The property is situated very close to the centre of this timeless village and has parking for two cars. It is a very short walk to all the village facilities (including three public houses, bistro, ice cream and surf shops) and a short walk to the beach via a pretty footpath through the sand dunes.
4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
- Bedroom 1 - Super king bed with en-suite (sleeps 2 - first floor)
- Bedroom 2 - Double bed with en-suite (sleeps 2)
- Bedroom 3 - Double bed with en-suite (sleeps 2)
- Bedroom 4 - Double bed with single over (sleeps 3)
|Refundable Security Deposit||
|To The Beach||
10-15 minutes walk (approx)
|To The Amenities||
5 minutes walk (approx)
|Suitable for Children||
Great location, Fantastic property
This was our first time away with our baby granddaughter and what a lovely place to stay to celebrate this. Looks are deceptive when arriving but once you step inside there is a wonderful feel to the house along with quite enough space. All areas are very tastefully decorated, there is plenty of space in the open plan kitchen, dining, living area and if that is not enough a summer house and outdoor seating. It is a very quiet location but it only takes a few minutes to walk to the local pubs and a few shops. You can walk to the beach in about 10 minutes and if you want to push yourself a walk around baggy point will take about an hour. This house had such a lovely feel to it that we will return next year.
Fantastic property in a superb location for village centre
Stayed at Driftwood as a celebration of our 25th wedding
anniversary - bringing together our three children and partners.
Our large 'ish' party of 7 adults was certainly accommodated with
ease in this stylish and spacious property. An exceptional job has
been done with the recent refurbishment creating a real holiday
vibe, the open plan living / dining / kitchen area is a
particularly lovely social space where everyone can congregate. We
ate out at the local pubs a few nights but equally enjoyed cooking
ourselves at the property and sitting round the large dining table
playing board games afterwards with a glass of wine or two!
Brilliantly located for the pubs and village centre and only a 10
mins or so to the beach. We enjoyed loads of walking in and around
Croyde and of course Baggy Point is a must if you are visiting
Croyde. The only slight negative would be the fact that the back
garden doesn't catch very much sun so we perhaps didn't enjoy the
outdoor space as much as we would otherwise have done (I accept of
course that nothing can be done about this so just an observation
really). Wouldn't hesitate to return in the future and thank you
for a fabulous week.
Ocean Cottages response:
Thank you for the fabulous review of Driftwood. We are sorry to hear that you did not experience much sun in the garden, we can confirm that as the seasons progress this property is blessed with lots of sunshine and blankets are provided to enjoy the sunny evenings in the garden to take away the slight chill! We hope that we can welcome you back to Driftwood in the near future.
|From||To||Week (£)||Min. Rental||Changeover||To|
|19 Oct 2019||25 Oct 2019||1,520||3+ nights||Flexible||Flexible|
|26 Oct 2019||20 Dec 2019||975||3+ nights||Flexible||Flexible|
|21 Dec 2019||03 Jan 2020||1,830||7+ nights||Saturday||Saturday|
|04 Jan 2020||03 Apr 2020||975||3+ nights||Flexible||Flexible|
|04 Apr 2020||17 Apr 2020||1,545||7+ nights||Saturday||Saturday|
|18 Apr 2020||22 May 2020||1,025||3+ nights||Flexible||Flexible|
|23 May 2020||29 May 2020||2,465||7+ nights||Saturday||Saturday|
|30 May 2020||19 Jun 2020||1,130||7+ nights||Saturday||Saturday|
|20 Jun 2020||03 Jul 2020||1,365||7+ nights||Saturday||Saturday|
|04 Jul 2020||17 Jul 2020||1,690||7+ nights||Saturday||Saturday|
|18 Jul 2020||28 Aug 2020||2,465||7+ nights||Saturday||Saturday|
|29 Aug 2020||11 Sep 2020||1,295||7+ nights||Saturday||Saturday|
|12 Sep 2020||25 Sep 2020||1,060||7+ nights||Saturday||Saturday|
|26 Sep 2020||23 Oct 2020||1,025||3+ nights||Flexible||Flexible|
|24 Oct 2020||30 Oct 2020||1,545||7+ nights||Saturday||Saturday|
|31 Oct 2020||21 Dec 2020||975||3+ nights||Flexible||Flexible|
|22 Dec 2020||05 Jan 2021||1,855||7+ nights||Tuesday||Tuesday|
Rental & Booking Information
Additional Booking Information
£45 booking fee payable at time of booking.
50% of the accommodation cost and booking fee are required to secure the booking. The remaining balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival along with the refundable damages deposit.
Check-in time is from 4pm and the check out time is 10am.
Subject to availability and if requested upon booking.
- Highchair - One highchair supplied free of charge
- Travel Cot (Linen not provided) - £5 per week
- Linen - Provided free of charge
- Bath/Hand Towels - Provided free of charge
Any special requirements? Speak to us and we will be pleased to do all we can to make your stay special.