tastefully furnished to a high standard and well equipped.
White Sands was tastefully furnished to a high standard and well equipped. We were also very pleased with the layout which worked really well for two families staying together!
The location was great, just a few steps to the pub, a short walk into Croyde and within walking distance of the fantastic beaches!
The property manager checked in to make sure everything was alright for us and was very helpful in suggesting places for us to go.
The owners have obviously put a lot of thought into what makes a holiday home and we had a great holiday! Thank you.
White Sands 25th August 2012
White Sands is stylish and beautifully decorated.
White Sands is stylish and beautifully decorated. The owners have thought of your every need which was a wonderful surprise. We went on holiday with extended family and the house was ideal for the two families to intermingle but have their own space if needed.
Croyde beach is fantastic and we loved the chilli hot chocolate at the Blue cafe in Croyde.
We have already recommended White Sands to lots of friends and will definitely be coming back for another holiday, its the nicest house we've ever rented!
White Sands 29th October 2012
4 of us stayed for a cycling holiday and the accommodation was perfect.
4 of us stayed for a cycling holiday and the accommodation was perfect. It manages to be both practical and finished to a very high standard, which is unusual in my experience.
Excellent location both for wandering out at night for food and drink, and also for cycling up to Exmoor.
The booking process was straightforward, with helpful emails along the way and overall the experience was faultless. We will definitely be back next year.....
White Sands 10th November 2012
very well looked after and beautifully designed with the log fire
We arrived a couple of days before New Years eve to a fab welcome including mince pies and lovely decorations which really was a nice touch and put us all in the Christmas spirit right away. The house itself is very well looked after and beautifully designed with the log fire being a real winner with the group, especially after some chilly walks around Croyde! The location is also great, a stones throw from the Manor and a very short walk from the main village and the Thatch and other shops/pubs, as well as the path to the beach. The only downside, was that we could not stay longer - but we are already planning our next visit, hopefully very soon!
White Sands 21st January 2013
thoughtfully decorated with a charming beach theme throughout.
I and a group of 8 girls stayed at White Sands for a weekend in July for a couple of days of coasteering and lazing on the beach in Croyde Bay. We absolutely loved the cottage! It’s very spacious, fitted out to a very high standard and has been thoughtfully decorated with a charming beach theme throughout. The beds were especially comfortable and are as comfy as any you would find in a high-end hotel. It was in a great location, being only five minutes to The Thatch pub and ten minutes walk to the beach. The owners had even left us some fresh scones and jam in the fridge which was a lovely touch.
Beautiful house the pictures do not do it justice.
Beautiful house the pictures do not do it justice. Have had a lovely Christmas with all the family aged from 4 to 80!
The house is large enough to accommodate all the family whilst still feeling cosy and homily. We will be back!
a really lovely house that could not have been better.
Just to let you know that we loved White Sands – a really lovely house that could not have been better. Thank you very much for providing such a good property. Please thank Matilda for keeping the house so clean and tidy.
The house was perfect for 2 families sharing
The house was perfect for 2 families sharing as the bedrooms and bathrooms allowed each family their own space, the garden was great for playing games and relaxing in the evening. the house was amazingly well equipped with every gadget you could wish for including DVDs, books, games, buckets and space, surf boards and loads more.
Croyde itself was lovely - we had fresh croissants from the bakery and found everything we needed. Good child friendly pubs and outdoor play areas. The beaches were lovely and Croyde beach was walkable (although not loaded up with buckets, spades, surf boards etc).
Overall it was a great week and Matilda looked after us very well - especially with the jam and scones! We would visit the area again and would highly recommend white sands and ocean cottages
Plenty of room for everyone to have their own space. Loved
White Sands was a perfect family retreat. The house was large, welcoming and furnished to a high standard. Plenty of room for everyone to have their own space. Loved the back garden and the grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed playing there.
Our housekeeper was excellent, responsive and helpful when I needed information or assistance.
A perfect location within the village.
An excellent stay over the New Year for all three generations of family. A wonderful house with facilities that have fitted our every need. A perfect location within the village. Thank you so much.
A wonderful location
the house was great. Love it here!
A lovely house and a very relaxing stay. I loved it! We had a wonderful time and the house was great. Love it here!
a lovely house and a very relaxing holiday. I love it here!
A gorgeous house which was so comfortable. Croyde is beautiful and the beach waves are stunning. The sun shone for some of the time aswell. Overall a lovely house and a very relaxing holiday. I had a great time and I love it here!
We really enjoyed the beautiful garden it was idillic
We stayed here for a family holiday in the Summer of 2014 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. My husband & I love Croyde Bay & always visit at least once a year in our camper van but this year there were lots of us including the 'olds' and the 'youngs' so we decided to rent a cottage.
The house was beautiful & really well equipped. The beds were comfortable (if a little soft) and the bed linens were of a good quality. We really enjoyed the beautiful garden it was idillic with plenty of room for playing and BBQ's etc. There is a store underneath the house which you access from the garden, in there we found lots of spare body boards and wood for the log burner.
We had a wonderful stay at White Sands and would stay again.
“Perfect holiday cottage for exploring North Devon”
We have just returned from a week staying at White Sands for a family holiday. It was a thoroughly lovely cottage to stay in. After a long drive we were delighted to be greeted with fresh scones, jam and clotted cream when we arrived which got everything off to a fab start. The cottage itself was really well equipped and with upstairs and downstairs bedrooms it catered well for my mother who relies on a walking stick for mobility. It is really well located in the quaint village of Croyde which provided an excellent base for exploring woolacombe, braunton, ilfracombe. Equally there is enough on your doorstep with a couple of really nice pubs and restaurants to keep us well occupied. Thank you very much - we hope to visit again soon.
“The perfect Devon holiday base”
This was our second visit to Croyde and staying at White Sands made our holiday just perfect.
The house is extremely well equipped, with great attention to detail - we had absolutely everything we needed. There were five adults and four children in our party and it never once felt like we were living on top of each other as the house is so comfortable and spacious. The house is very clean and well kept and the decor is stylish with a lovely homely feel. We found the large garden was a fantastic bonus as it meant the children could all play outside while we sat in the sun which was on the garden for most of the day. The area is very quiet so that, coupled with the extremely comfortable beds made for a restful stay.
The walk into Croyde only takes five minutes but is very picturesque (look out for the ducks who live at one of the thatched cottages!). The village is small but has two great ice cream shops, a Post Office and convenience store, surf clothing stores and three pubs which all serve food and the Blue Groove restaurant which serves excellent food. The craft fayre on Thursdays shouldn't be missed and of course there are further facilities at the Ruda holiday park by the beach and it is only five miles into Braunton for a greater choice of shops and restaurants. The beach is a further seven minute walk from the village down the public footpath. It has good facilities and is lovely and clean with great surf and lots to see in the dunes and extensive rockpools. Many places in the surrounding area are well worth a visit - such as the walk to Baggy Point, Putsborough beach, Saunton Sands, Woolacombe, Ilfracombe.....
I would highly recommend White Sands to anyone who is looking for a relaxing holiday in a great situation in North Devon.
The house was in pristine condition, spotless and well kitted out
First visit to Devon with family and friends, which included 4 children under age of 6. The house was booked following impressive reviews and due to space for children to enjoy themselves and upon arrival it was clear that this would not disappoint. Warm welcome from housekeeper who showed us around and also provided us with many helpful tips about the area. The house was in pristine condition, spotless and well kitted out. Plenty of space both downstairs and upstairs, very comfortable beds made sleeping a joy. Do not have one negative comment to make about the house, and the company (Ocean Cottages) have been a pleasure to deal with in making the booking process very easy and answering all questions swiftly. Would certainly recommend Ocean Cottages and White Sands to anyone visiting North Devon. We will definitely be using them again.
The house and gardens were beautiful,
We stayed for a weekend at this wonderful property. The house and gardens were beautiful, would like to go back again for a longer stay. It had everything you could possibly need for your stay. Lots of local places to eat, food in all of them was very good. Beach not too far away. Would highly recommend this property to others.
Mrs Angela Miller
very comfortable, clean and warm
My friends and I enjoyed a pleasant 5 days at White Sands. The house was very comfortable, clean and warm and very conveniently situated in Croyde. The décor was good and the equipment was excellent, especially the linen and towels.
We appreciated the Devon cream and scones that awaited us on our arrival, a nice touch.
Used all the wetsuit ranges.
Thanks for letting us stay,, great double birthday weekender! Used all the wetsuit ranges.
great being so close to the beach and Croyde village
We all enjoyed our stay at White Sands (six adults and four children) and thought the house and garden was wonderful.
It was great being so close to the beach and Croyde village, it's really pretty.
We hope to return next year.
North Wales, Surrey & Essex
The house was perfect for us all. We plan to return ASAP!
Wonderful weekend at White Sands. The house was perfect for us all.
The weather obliged and we so have tanned, iinvigorated and with plans to return ASAP!
again we all had a lovely time in this super house,
This is our second visit to White Sands and again we all had a lovely time in this super house, a new washing line would be great as the current one is impossible to use!
Norwich & Bedford
Such a great find for our week!
An extremely beautiful house/gardens that serviced our family of 5 adults & 4 children perfectly! The weather was bad but enough space for the kids to play without getting in the way. Such a great find for our week!
The house and garden are beautiful
A great house to stay in with the whole family to celebratte 50 years of being married! The house and garden are beautiful and wonderful to relax in after many enjoyable days out together.
Ideal accommodation for a family of 10
Ideal accommodation for a family of 10 - ages 4 - 70 - here for a 70th birthday celebration
Very spacious and extremely well equipped.
We have all enjoyed it immensely. Our 7 year old grand daughter loved the body board, her first time.
All home comforts and plenty of space for 10 adults & 1 baby.
We all enjoyed our week, great weather and a lovely house to stay in. All home comforts and plenty of space for 10 adults & 1 baby. A great house for a family reunion. Enjoyed by all!
Plenty of room
Had a wonderful time, grand parents, children & Grandchildren aged 5 months to 65. Plenty of room
Log burner on our final night, a real treat!
Fabulous home from home with every comfort taken care of.
Log burner on our final night, a real treat! Looking forward to returning....
Fantastic few days - in the sun!!! Beautiful home,
Fantastic few days - in the sun!!! Beautiful home, kind & generous hosts.
Hours of fun had by all on the beach, in the sea.
Best house we have stayed in
Had a great stay. Best house we have stayed in in Croyde, and have been to several. Garden perfect for a holiday home & grand-children had a ball. Worth the trip down from Scotland.
Lovely House in a lovely village. Great Holiday
I had a lovely time. Beach was lovely and paint a pot in Braunton is a good idea! I liked the body boarding. The house is lovely.
week away with the family
6 adults and 4 children stayed at White Sands cottage. one of
the best we have stayed in, close to everything and very clean and
Fantastic family weekend away for mum's 60th birthday. House and location lovely and nice walk to the beach. Cream tea was a nice surprise on arrival.
Fabulous family gathering sized house close to beach!
A very clean, spacious and well equipped property. It was
homely, warm and inviting with plenty of space for everyone, all 9
of us spanning three generations! Lots of little details
thoughtfully put together that made for a wonderful family
Christmas. A Boxing Day walk to and on the nearby beach made for a
special occasion. A beautiful area of the country in both summer
A Holiday Lett, Newport
Fabulous house, well kitted out, close to beach
White Sands is a warm, friendly, spacious property that is really well kitted out. The rooms were well thought out with high quality fittings and furnishing. The house is within walking distance of a pub, Post Office and the beautiful beach of Croyde. We had a wonderful Christmas and plan to return in the future. We were a large family group of different generations aged between 2 and 78 with everyone accommodated for and plenty of space for everyone to be both together and quiet time away from everyone.
Despite a lot of grey and sometimes wet weather, we had a fab
week. The cottage is so comfortable. Enjoyed day trips
to various places on the coast and plenty of time just chilling at
Lovely in every way
I think we used all the facilities and enjoyed some fab weather
- even som ewaves. thanks Croyde, Thanks White Sands
A fantastic week in Croyde all round. Surfing, eating,
laughing, walking and playing games. Amazing house will definitely
be coming back.
A Lovely Time
Had a lovely stay, wonderful house, almost felt like home when
we were leaving. Great walking and a lovely town centre.
Most wonderful stay for my wedding!
We had the most wonderful stay at your home. it was the perfect
location for myself and family. While we were here for my wedding
we had everything we could possibly need. Thank you so much &
we can't wait to come back!
Mr & Mrs Farrrin
We rented this cottage whilst we were getting married in
Woolacombe. The property was exactly what we needed and went above
and beyond our expectations. The location is fantastic for local
restaurants and amenities in Croyde and we could not have needed
anything more in terms of facilities at the property. It really
felt like a home away from home. Thank you so much for making out
stay here just so perfect. We cannot wait to come back for our 1
A lovely house, lovely stay. Thank you!
3 generations of Lear Family
Lovely week, hot weather!
Had a lovely week in Devon hot weather. A great house to stay
in, it had everything we needed, plenty of room to move around. We
had a very prompt engineer when we had no hot water, thank you for
the devon cream tea.
A great stay!
We had a great stay in your lovely and clean home! Weather was
up and down but we had beautiful beaches and lovely walks. Enjoyed
the craft fairs and pizza night!
Theres a fabulous tea shop in Croyde!
The Buxton family
Wonderful, as always!
Wonderful as always! Thank you!
Beautiful house for Christmas
Had a lovely stay, beautiful house whch was well equipped. Very
comfortable (slept 10 people and everyone was happy)
Lovely walk to the beach (even on a rainy day). Would definately
come back! Thank you! Merry christmas and happy new year!
The Steggalls family
Had a lovely time!
We had a lovely time and all enjoyed our second New year stay
here. With 5 children all streaming at the same time, the wifi
speed could dip but we managed.
The Johnston Family
Excellent, we will be back
This is our 4th year in this property, it is perfect for our
requirements. We will be back again next year again, need we say
We found the property easily enough ( though What3Words address
for each property would be really helpful) we use it all the time
and as a business too. Although its a ten person property there
were only 2 'relaxing' chairs. We have electric cars ( Tesla's) and
so an outside double socket would have been helpful rather than
charging through the window. We found the comms before, during and
after the stay - brilliant. We won this (paid £3750) in the silent
auction at last year's - Missing People Leading Lights Gala and we
are glad we did. Thank you to whomever donated it.
Wow, wow & wow again
White Sands is a fantastic home from home. Fabulous fully fitted
kitchen. Great utility room with extra fridge - perfect for
chilling a few beers & a bottle or two of Prosecco. Extra large
dining area - seated nine of us easily. Lovely large lounge area
with three sofas, one of which was a massive corner suite. Five
spacious bedrooms - two on the ground floor - great for anyone with
mobility issues. Family bathroom upstairs, family shower room on
the ground flour, both with WC's. Also another downstairs WC off
the utility room. Boot/drying room too. And an outside shower -
perfect when you're back from the beach. Ten minute walk into the
village, 20 minutes walk to the beach. Excellent pubs in the
village, a market on the green twice a week. Our second time in
Croyde, our first time at White Sands. We were so pleased with
White Sands that we've already booked for 2021. Book now - you
won't be disappointed.