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OC 114
Croyde, UK
Pet Friendly:
max 9
Changeover Day:
Saturday, Flexible Off Peak


A stylish open plan kitchen/living area with bi-fold doors opening onto a south facing slate terrace with outside settee & garden room. Oak flooring, kitchen with range cooker & American fridge/freezer. Parking for 2 cars, close to the village facilities & a short walk to the beach.


Driftwood is 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/dining/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 area 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 dining table. The bi-fold doors open straight on to a large slate terrace - providing real inside/outside living.

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.


There are 4 bedrooms in total, the master bedroom enjoys beautiful views overlooking the hills, a comfortable sofa and TV/DVD, plus contemporary en-suite bathroom. 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. Both of these bedrooms have large closets for storage, contemporary and beautifully thought out interior design schemes and small TV/DVDs.  The final double bedroom has an en-suite shower room. 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 family bathroom, found at the end of the hallway downstairs 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 master bedroom en-suite has underfloor heated slate tiles, a free-standing bath, extra-large shower, double sinks and an enclosed toilet. Bedroom 2 has an en-suite with a shower and bedroom 4 has an en-suite with a wc and wash basin.


The exciting features of this property don't stop inside!  The outside areas have been thoughtfully created to provide areas to relax and escape.  The large slate terrace provides an extension to the living space with fully retractable bi-fold doors giving 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 (currently not available for use during covid-19).

There is also a laundry/systems room with 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 for wetsuits etc.  There is also a coal BBQ provided and driveway parking for 2 cars.

Good To know

Wifi, bed linen & bath/hand towels are provided free of charge.

Walk to the beach - 10 - 15 minutes

Walk to village - 3 minutes

Pets are not accepted at this property

Bedroom Configuration:

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)

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Pet Friendly





Washing Machine



Central Heating

Property Type


Refundable Security Deposit

Not Required

To The Beach


To The Amenities



2 Cars

Suitable for Children




Downstairs Bedroom


Downstairs Bathroom


Rental & Booking Information

Additional Booking Information

£60 non-refundable booking fee payable at time of booking.

50% of the accommodation cost and booking fee are required to secure the booking. The remaining balance & payment for any extras is due 8 weeks prior to arrival along with the refundable damages deposit (if applicable).  If your dates are within 10 weeks, full payment is required.

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.


Booked Provisional Available


Local Amenities Nearby

RESTAURANT: Croyde Pubs & restaurants - 0.1 kilometres
BEACH: Croyde Beach - 0.9 kilometres
GOLF: Saunton Golf Club - 3 kilometres



9.8 out of 10
Excellent accommodations and location

My 3 generation family enjoyed a sunny week in this delightful spot. The admin all worked flawlessly and our house was presented and equipped to a high standard. The location is great for the village and beach. Both are easy walks but we did one car run each day with the boards, wetsuits etc. Local pubs and restaurants are good. Blue Groove is great. We'll be back!

Paul   Jun 2022
Great accommodation

Roomy accommodation in a great location. Everything on hand. Prompt attention if you need assistance. We will be back.

Catherine Price   Jun 2021
Perfect for a family beach holiday

A very well executed conversion has made this former bungalow a modern and comfortable house in which to relax. Great outdoor space. Awesome location.

Mike   May 2021
Great location, lovely property

WE have stayed here before so knew it was a lovely place to stay and in a great location for the village and beach. The whole house was beautifully cleaned with very clear instructions to keep everything safe for vistors around covid. So thank you to the team.

Nikki   Oct 2020

Driftwood is an excellent family holiday home. Lots of space with a great central socialising area. Close to all amenities of Croyde and surrounding beautiful beaches. Thanks

Simon   Sep 2020

great property for family chirstmas. Excellent location!

Mark   Dec 2019
Christmas 21.12.20

A great property for a family holiday! Excellent location!


mark   Dec 2019
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.

Nikki   Sep 2019
We had a rather delightful time!

My Mum, Dad and Grandparents all came here with me to stay.  We had a rather delightful time!  We all slept magnificently.  I simply LOVED the secret bookcase door and the sliding picture; they're right out of a mystery novel!  I would recommend the walk out to Baggy Point because it isn't too strenuous, and it has a wonderful view at the end.  Dunster Castle is also worth a visit (and the quaint little village), even though it is about an hour and a half away from Croyde.  Croyde Bay is great for surfing.  You can swim there but within the flags (there are fierce undercurrents).  It's fun jumping the waves.  In Croyde: the Croyde Ice Cream Parlour is AMAZING, go to The Stores for tea and cake, Saltrock is a really nice shop, buy swimsuits from The Beach Hut and on Thursdays there is a lovely little craft market just outside and inside the village hall.  We've all had such a nice time.  There was a problem with the sliding doors, but it was dealt with very well and swiftly. Thank you!

The Elliott Family   Jul 2019
Thanks for a great stay!

Loved the hidden bedroom.  Really nice house, many thanks

The Derry Family   May 2019
A wonderful place to spend a May Bank Holiday!

Great house and setting, our favourite place in the UK! Love the bookshelf door and outside area.  Great house for a family gathering, loved the outside seating area and inside of the house worked well for us all.  We love Croyde and will be back.


The Davenports   May 2019
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. 

Simon   May 2019
We have had a wonderful week staying in Driftwood

The space has allowed all our family to holiday together and create lovely lifelong memories.  The closeness to the village amenities (pubs) has been a real positive and we have enjoyed lovely meals at The Thatch and Blue Groove.  The surf shop on the corner of the road opposite The Thatch was good value for money and our grown-up children enjoyed a couple of days body boarding.  Lots of lovely long walks including Baggy Point which is well worth the effort.  Thank you very much.

The Bellamy Family   Apr 2019
Thank you for allowing us to stay in this fantastic home.
It has brought my family together for the first time in a while. We have really enjoyed ourselves and it’s also the first family holiday our baby bump has enjoyed. Many memories.
  Sep 2018
Fun, family friendly house in great location
Really well equipped house with great design and features. Very sociable living areas with lovely private bedrooms and bathrooms . Ten minute walk to Croyde beach, right in centre of village but very quiet. Would definitely book again.
Jinny Hayes   Sep 2018
We have all had a wonderful holiday in Croyde despite the very wet start which improved throughout the week.
Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely house which we have all enjoyed very much. This is our first visit to North Devon and we have enjoyed visiting the different places, the children enjoyed Watermouth Castle and The Big Sheep and the beaches. Many thanks.
  Aug 2018
Many thanks for a great week in Croyde in a fantastic house! See you next year!
  Aug 2018
Wonderful house!
So full of lovely touches and surprises - we are still finding little hidden things a few days in :-) we’ve had such a lovely holiday in Croyde and Driftwood played a part in that. We will be back!
  Jul 2018
Thanks so much for a lovely stay, it has been our first family holiday in Devon, and we have absolutely fallen in love!
Who needs the French Riviera?? We loved the house with all its little secrets and hidden adventures. Discovering the room behind the bookcase brought out our love of escape rooms! And the surfer TV girl is a wonderful idea (even in spite of our rush to get the telly on for the England vs Sweden World Cup match!) Hope to have the chance to visit again!
  Jul 2018
We are honoured to have been the first visitors to Driftwood since all the new building has been completed - and it is beautiful!
Particularly loved the bed in a shed, the secret tv channel surfer, and above all (literally) the bedroom of great expectations! We have had a lovely week in this happy home and look forward to returning one day. Croyde has been gorgeous. Many thanks.
  Jul 2018
We will be back!
We stayed in driftwood, great cottage and location. Beautifully and I would say recently refurbished with a great outdoor space! They even had some body boards and kids wetsuits to borrow which was a lovely little extra benefit. We are already looking to return to croyde in October as a smaller group and will book with Ocean Cottages that's for sure !!
Sarah Newsham   Aug 2017
Great, open plan family space
We enjoyed a great week at Driftwood and despite quite a bit of rain, the communal space worked really well for a family of 5 and Grandma. The kitchen was well appointed (massive fridge if you're thinking of ordering an online shop); the fabulous big dining table and bi-fold doors opening out on to the garden area made for a really sociable space. The kids loved the garden room too. Great location, right in the heart of Croyde.
Kirsteen Hogg   Aug 2016
So comfortable
We've rented a number of places in Croyde and this one topped them all. Fantastic property, kids loved making dens in the garden house
19.08.16   Aug 2016
we love the new and improved kitchen/dining room
Have been coming to Croyde every year for about the last 10 years and this is our second stay at Driftwood. We love the location of the house, close enough but nice and quiet, and we love the new and improved kitchen/dining room. We always sleep well here - it is very comfortable and well equipped bungalow. There's a reason we come back every year - we have so much fun!!! Thanks The Bouds
13.8.16   Aug 2016
From the moment we opened the door we loved it!
A wonderful week in our favourite seaside village, only enhanced by this beautiful place. From the moment we opened the door we loved it! We had plenty of space for 5 adults and 3 small children, they just loved the toys and games. We were lucky with the weather and had some sunny days on the beach. We enjoyed our favourite cream tea at Baggy Point (Seashells) and had a lovely day out at Lynton and Lynmouth. Sitting in the garden on a hot sunny evening was perfect! Thank you
2.7.16   Jul 2016
I love the finish and the design is gorgeous.
I had so much fun here. Great location and a peaceful atmosphere. Really don't want to leave. I will definitely be coming back Ed Very comfortable and a great atmosphere. I love the finish and the design is gorgeous. Will definitely be coming back. Thanks for a great holiday. Will It was an amazing place here , I love the location and the place looks fantastic. Beds were very comfortable and it was great having the beach at our door step. Be back soon Anna
11.6.16   Jun 2016
I was very impressed by the new extension and kitchen
It has been too long since my last visit to beautiful Croyde and this lovely house. I was very impressed by the new extension and kitchen which makes it a great space for friends/family to gather. Love the space, quiet and everything that has been put in place to make it so comfortable. Enjoyed the beach and dunes and the hot shower after. Will be back soon Melanie
4.6.16   Jun 2016
The newly extended kitchen makes a much roomier living area
A very enjoyable holiday in this very well equipped home. My toddler loved all the books and toys, he discovered all the place and the adults really appreciated the cream tea provided for us on arrival! The newly extended kitchen makes a much roomier living area and once the outside is finished, I'm sure it will be perfect. The Taylors and The Veals
2.4.16   Apr 2016
Driftwood - lovely house VERY child friendly!
We had a lovely week in Devon - the sun shone all week .. and the house was great .. walking distance to the beach, very child friendly (the kids room was great bunk beds & toys! ) .. would def recommend !
April 2014   Sep 2015
the decor and bedding were lovely.
The accommodation was lovely and clean and all was as per the description. Lovely spacious open plan kitchen/diner/lounge and absolutely everything you could possibly need. Bathroom a good size and includes a bath. The ensuite is a trifle snug but serves its purpose. Beds were very comfortable and the decor and bedding were lovely. We requested a cot and highchair for our granddaughter and they were supplied, further charge for cot. The outside space was good we used the decking a lot at the end of the day to relax after busy days. The bungalow is fantastically situated just off of Croyde high street and a short stroll to the beach. The scones from the little grocery store were the best I have ever tasted My only negative comment would be that the fridge in the kitchen, there is another in the 'super shed' outside, did not keep things as cold as you would expect as I don't think the door closes properly. All in all a lovely place to stay, thank you.
Aug 2015   Sep 2015
Fantastic stay in a clean, cosy, high spec, great location holiday home
We arrived for our New Year stay in Croyde to Driftwood after a long journey from london and were met by a lovely warm house in the centre of croyde village (great location, with a nice welcome note and some chocolates! (Good start :-)). The facilities at the house are great with two clean and recently refurbished bathrooms, good sized bedrooms and a really nice open plan kitchen and living room, which was perfect for a group of us. It had wifi,cosy sofas, and is right in the middle of the gorgeous village of Croyde, a stones throw from the famous Thatch pub! What more could you want. It was also a pleasure dealing with Ocean Cottages, very friendly and prompt at replying to emails. We have stayed in lots of different cottages in the Croyde area and thus is definitely one we would come back to. Thanks!
Jan 2014   Sep 2015
Management comment
Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are delighted to hear you are happy with our service and the Cottages we Provide at Ocean Cottages.
The location is great, close to everything but nice and quiet.
We had a fabulous week at Driftwood. The weather was unexpectedly kind to us, so we were able to fully appreciate staying at the house and in Croyde. The house itself was ready for us early when we arrived at 3pm, it has everything in it we could possibly need including a zillion DVDs and books. The beds and sofa's were comfortable, the water hot after getting home from body boarding - very important, the kitchen well equipped. The location is great, close to everything but nice and quiet. The only thing really needing improvement in our opinion was the outside shower, which needs a bit of TLC. But to be honest, that is just a minor comment. We had a fab and comfortable time in Driftwood - a real home from home!!!
Kim Boud   Sep 2014
fully met our expectations: clean, airy, welcoming & comfortable
This bungalow fully met our expectations: clean, airy, welcoming & comfortable for both teenagers & adults. Well-equipped kitchen (hob instructions would be handy); comfortable sitting area; bright bathrooms; tables seating up to 6 - both indoors and in the garden; roomy outdoor shed a great additional facility for wetsuits, washing & bikes; easy private parking in the driveway. Shops & cafes 2 mins walk; beach 15 min scenic walk or 5 min bike ride. Bedrooms clean and fresh but small downside: second double bed a bit hammocky & double bed under the bunk on the short side for a tall teenager. Otherwise great to find the bungalow as you hope it will be, makes for happy holidays :)
A. L. Jackson   Sep 2014
Very well equipped holiday home. Everything our family needed
Thank you for the wine. Very well equipped holiday home. Everything our family needed and it was lovely and peaceful too. Happy days.
Everything we needed   Aug 2014
Wow what a fantastic place to stay.
Wow what a fantastic place to stay. We have loved every minute of it and the bungalow has been fantastic. It was more than we were expecting and we couldn’t have asked for more. Matilda was fantastic and we will definitely be back. We will recommend to our friends and thank you for a brilliant week. We will definitely be back.
A fantatsic place to stay   Jul 2014
A well equipped cottage, ample toys and books
We have had a lovely week at Driftwood. Amazing weather all week and we went to the beach every day. A well equipped cottage, ample toys and books to keep us occupied. Looking forward to a return trip.
A lovely week   Jun 2014
A great house
A great house and the deck chair cinema was awesome. Thank you.
A great house!   May 2014
the house was lovely/very child friendly… I imagine we will be back
We had a great time - we we’re sooo lucky with the weather ! and the house was lovely/very child friendly… I imagine we will be back ;)
12th April 2014   Apr 2014
Definitely would be our first choice for any return visits to Croyde.
Great place in a fantastic location. Others have made comments about uncomfortable beds. Don't understand that - we all found them super comfy! Maybe they've changed the mattresses since?!?! Definitely would be our first choice for any return visits to Croyde.
12th April 2014   Apr 2014
A great house which is very child friendly.
Lovely time and amazing weather. A great house which is very child friendly. Great time had by all and we are sad to be going home.
A great, child friendly house   Apr 2014
We really enjoyed our break and hope to come back to Driftwood again.
A real home from home. Nice and clean with all the bits and pieces needed for a great stay. We really enjoyed our break and hope to come back to Driftwood again.
A home from home   Apr 2014
Very peaceful location.
We had a lovely week here in this very comfortable bungalow. Very peaceful location. We were very lucky with the weather also. Thank you.
Very peaceful   Sep 2013
A wonderful cottage had everything we needed
A wonderful cottage had everything we needed. Matilda was ever so helpful. Thank you for the wine.
A wonderful cottage   Sep 2013
Driftwood made our stay a totally relaxing and chilled out holiday
A beautiful home from home that had everything we needed and more. There was sun all week so lots of beach time. Thoroughly enjoyed Croyde with everything on your doorstep. Driftwood made our stay a totally relaxing and chilled out holiday. We will definitely be back.
A beautiful home from home   Aug 2013
We appreciated all the games, books, films and equipment in the shed.
We love Croyde and always have a good time here. It is always a comfortable stay at Driftwood. We appreciated all the games, books, films and equipment in the shed. On wet days the children were very happy in the pool at Ruda. Thanks to Matilda who was helpful as ever. We will be back.
We will be back   Aug 2013
everything we needed and more
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely home. It was everything we needed and more. We spent some beautiful days on the beach and fun packed days at the dinosaur park. We visited all the restaurants and the ice cream shop was delicious. A fantastic time had by all and we will come back again.
Everything we needed and more   Aug 2013
Driftwood is the pefect base
We've had a fantastic week and it was made even better by the fantastic weather. Driftwood is the pefect base. We would highly recommend Putsborough Beach and the Rock Inn at Georgeham. We would love to come back agin. Many Thanks and thanks for the wine which was a very lovely touch.
The perfect base   Jul 2013
very well equipped, clean and fantastically located property.
Driftwood is a very well equipped, clean and fantastically located property. It has everything you could want and a bit more! Well though-out touches make it a home from home. Very comfortable rooms, although hubby found main bedroom mattress a bit too firm, everyone else slept fine. TV and DVD player in each room meant 11 and 13 year olds disappeared most evenings to watch film in their rooms from library of films at the house. Books and games for not so good days. WIFI, DAB radio, docking station to name but a few extra touches that make the stay great. Short walk to village and beach. Beautiful quiet location although traffic in peak summer months is very heavy around area. Kids loved it and us older ones did too! Would definitely return.
16th jun 13   Jun 2013
clean, comfortable, with a well equipped kitchen
We stayed the first week of June. The weather was superb. Croyde is a great UK destination with fantastic beaches on the coast with plenty to do for a young family. The property itself is located within 2 minutes walking distance of the village, with its ice cream shops, 3 great pubs and a general store. The property was clean, comfortable, with a well equipped kitchen and toys for young kids. Our only criticism would be the mattress in the main bedroom was very hard and the fridge wasn't really big enough. Also, remember to take your own towels as none are provided. Overall it was a great week and we would certainly return to Croyde and Driftwood.
Driftwood 9th June 2013   Jun 2013
Management comment
Thank you for your feedback. Towels are now provided for your comfort in all of Ocean Cottages Properties.
right in the centre of Croyde but so quiet and tucked away.
What a great bungalow and a really lovely setting right in the centre of Croyde but so quiet and tucked away. Weather has been mostly kind and managed the beach twice (without coats)! Would recommend Torrington 1646 and Arlington Court, Paint a Pot in Braunton is good for a few hours when it rains. Food wise - would highly recommend Blue Groove though do make sure to book. The ice cream sop in the middle of the parade is the better one. The cream teas at Watersmeet are excellent and they even have a gluten free option.All in all we have had a wonderful week in North Devon and look forward to returning next year.
24th May 2013   May 2013
everything you could need - and then a bit more!!
Thank you for sharing this lovely cottage. A real home from home - it has everything you could need - and then a bit more!! A fantastic, chilled week, lots of lovely walks and some great food. Rock Inn at Georgeham a must! Sad to leave - the kids want to stay. Thanks for the wine - much needed after a 6 hour drive.
18th May 2013   May 2013
What a lovely cottage! Great location, Croyde as beautiful as ever
What a lovely cottage! Great location, Croyde as beautiful as ever. excellent service from Matilda. We will take happy memories back to Australia. Thank you.
6th May 2013   May 2013
Back again, another superb stay. Thank you.
Back again, another superb stay. Thank you.
29th April 2013   Apr 2013
We've been very warm and comfortable in the house
Lovely few days - beautiful sunshine but very cold. We've been very warm and comfortable in the house and had a relaxing time . We'd just like more surf next time, please?!
2nd April 2013   Apr 2013
Really good location, house lovely and warm (as it was freezing outside)
Really good location, house lovely and warm (as it was freezing outside). Would definitely come again.
March 2013   Mar 2013
The accommodation has everything you would need
We've stayed at Driftwood 2 years running now and would def go back again. Great place with kids. 2 minute walk and you're in the village centre, 10 minutes to the beach. The accommodation has everything you would need, like a home from home. Rooms are all a good size. Every little detail has been thought of, even including beach rugs, body boards and a cool bag! Only thing I could criticise would be there is only parking for 1 car so not ideal for people visiting or multiple families. Would highly recommend to anybody.
Driftwood 1st December 2011   Dec 2011

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