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Sundowner

Croyde, Devon

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
grade 4 star
Parking on site / nearby
Highchair available
Travel Cot available
Towels included
Family friendly
Internet access
Enclosed garden / patio
Downstairs bedroom
Decorated for Christmas
Downstairs bathroom
Shop nearby
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
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At a glance

  • Living area on the first floor taking full advantage of sea and village views
  • Pretty garden with outdoor seating, BBQ and lawns
  • Table tennis table for enjoying a little friendly competition

Property code: OC-SUNDOW

This ample home is ideal for a large family or group looking for a convenient seaside holiday. Set in a quiet cul-de-sac in the coastal village of Croyde, this home is just a few hundred metres from the town's shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. It is also within 400 metres of the beautiful beach. This horseshoe-shaped stretch of golden sand is likely where you'll spend much of your time. It is a very family-friendly beach with lifeguards on duty throughout the summer season. Beginner and intermediate surfers might like to give it a go on the generally gentle rolling waves. Others will be happy sunbathing, sandcastle building and paddling in the shallows. Up on Baggy Point walkers can enjoy cliff top trails along the dramatic North Devon Coastal Path. Beyond the point, you will see the pristine 3-mile stretch of Woolacombe Beach reaching all the way along to Morte Point. Woolacombe Village is at the far end of the beach 5 miles from Croyde and offers a good range of amenities. Head in the opposite direction and you'll arrive at the lovely Saunton Beach 2.5 miles away.

To make the most of the views the house is arranged with the living areas on the first floor and the bedrooms on the ground floor. Upon entering the spacious hallway guests will go directly up a flight of stairs to reach the living room. Here they will find a bright and airy space with French doors leading out to a balcony and showcasing the views. There is a wood burner in the living room for cooler evenings and comfortable seating to accommodate the whole group. The kitchen has all you need for cooking up big family feasts and features a small breakfast bar for four. Back in the main living area, there is a large dining table where everyone can pull up a chair at mealtimes. The master bedroom is also on the first floor with a king-size bed, TV and en-suite bathroom. There is also a useful separate WC on this floor. Downstairs you will find the three remaining bedrooms. These are two doubles and a room with bunk beds; all three bedrooms share access to the family bathroom with a shower over the bath and a heated towel rail. A further separate WC completes the ground floor. In addition, there is lockable access to the garage, which features a table tennis table and storage area.

The large upstairs balcony is a real star feature of this holiday home. Leading off of the living/dining area and featuring a table, chairs and a parasol it is a lovely space for enjoying relaxed meals together in the open air. The views across to the beach are beautiful and it would suit morning coffee and evening sundowners alike. Outside there is also a fenced-in enclosed rear lawn with a picnic table.

Read more Code: OC-SUNDOW

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 2 doubles, 1 bunk bed
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite with shower over bath and WC, 1 with shower over bath and WC, 2 WCs
  • Electric oven/hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and Tassimo coffee machine
  • Garage with table tennis table, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Stairgate and highchair are provided
  • Freesat HD TV/DVD, iPod dock/CD player in lounge, TV in master bedroom
  • Wood burner
  • Large first-floor balcony, enclosed rear garden with lawn area, barbecue and garden furniture
  • Private parking for up to 3 cars
  • Two pets only at this property.
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.4 miles
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • 2 dogs allowed. Additional charges may apply

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Julie Marwood-Jones

This property is personally managed by Julie.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Philip 8th July 2024

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A fantastic place for a family stay, super comfortable beds. Its location is superb and the facilities of the BBQ and the table tennis table kept most of us happily occupied for the week.

Reviewed by Stephanie 30th June 2024

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We really enjoyed our stay at sundowner, the property was close to the beach and local pubs and shops. The property was really clean and had great facilities and had a great garden for our dog. We will definitely book again.

Reviewed by Ian 1st June 2024

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This was our second time at Sundowner and we have already booked for next year. The owners are super responsive and made our stay very comfortable. Sundowner is in a great location close to all Croyde has to offer, but in a quiet cul-de-sac. It is really well equipped and the view is fabulous from the balcony of the lounge and the main bedroom. Read more The garage is great for all your beach stuff and the table tennis is great fun. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 28th December 2023

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This house was perfect for our family over Christmas. It was clean and spacious and walking distance to the beach. There was 4 of us and we all had a lovely room each. The lounge and kitchen was a nice size and we found the house had everything we needed within. We were lucky to have such a mild day on boxing day to be able to sit in the large gardRead moreen and look out on the beautiful views. We found the biscuits and bottle of wine welcome, a lovely touch and also all the tea and coffee. I would love to return to this property again. Hide

Reviewed by Ute 6th October 2023

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Reviewed by Stephanie 2nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Jenny 27th August 2023

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Reviewed by Tracy 5th August 2023

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Reviewed by Juliette 29th July 2023

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Great spacious family home to share.

Reviewed by Steve 20th July 2023

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Excellent holiday home with plenty of equipment. Beds very comfortable. Beach not too far away. Croyde village almost on doorstep. Plenty of room for 2 cars. Balcony great addition with views towards the sea. Would love to go again. Sub note for owners. Noticed that the side gate was being opened on several occasions we thought by persons using Read morethe garden as a short cut. Had to keep checking as we had dogs in the garden. Hide

Reviewed by Anthony 8th July 2023

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The ease of booking, description of the property and general overall experience was excellent, and yes, We Will Be Back.

Reviewed by David 1st July 2023

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Spotlessly clean, spacious and well equipped. Ideally located 2 mins from village centre and 10 mins from croyde bay beach (dogs not allowed). 10 mins drive or 30 min walk to dog friendly putsborough beach. Dog secure garden. Parking for two cars on drive which is essential as other parking is limited. 3 double bedrooms and 1 smaller with bunk bedRead mores. Spacious lounge and dining area with enough comfortable seating for all. Kitchen well equipped with plenty of cutlery, crockery, pots and pans. Everything well maintained. Spacious outdoor veranda offers great views. Happy to recommend and would love to revisit. Hide

Reviewed by Robin 10th June 2023

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Very easy to book, excellent communications, accurate description, no problems at all, very convenient and professional service. Lucky to have superb weather as well.

Reviewed by Ian 3rd June 2023

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Sundowner is a great house to share with family. There were 8 of us from 3 separate families and we had plenty of space. The table tennis in the garage is great fun. The location is fabulous being close tot all the shops, pubs and restaurants. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Thank you

Reviewed by Lorraine 27th May 2023

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Accuracy - stair gate, it is not a stair gate, more a living room gate (more below), putsborough beach pass non-existent Location - right in the middle of the village and handy for the beach. Couldn't ask for better Equipment - as above stair gate. There are attachments screwed into the top of stairs which a stair gate would connect to. Looked forRead more this gate. Could not find. Tried to call the maintenence number in book (7pm Friday time we arrived at property) numerous times and no answer. There is also a number in the book for another holiday cottage company which I called to be told they did not have any property of this name on their records. 3rd time lucky got through to marsdens. Lady was very understanding that I had a 1 year old running around an upstairs living room with no stairgate to ensure his safety on the landing. She tried to contact maintenance but again no luck. I tried maintenance direct a few times the next morning. Finally got through a very rude unhelpful person called Claire. I explained we had found a stair gate but it was too small for the stairs and did not fit the attachments on top of stairs and asked if she could let me know where the correct gate was. She told me this was the correct gate and should extend. When I told her it wouldn't (and confirmed this by photo message) she very rudely said "well it was used by customers 2 weeks ago". She said she could not come and fit it as it was against health and safety. I understood this but asked if she one someone else could come and at least show me how it extended. She said this was not possible as Saturday was such a busy turnover day and she could try for Monday. I explained this was not acceptable as having paid a lot of money for the holiday I needed to be able to keep my child safe. She then told me I should search the house as she believed the extension bars may be in a wardrobe. I finally found 2 of these under the stairs (not a wardrobe). The gate still did not fit at the top of the stairs. It was not the correct gate for the attachments on the wall. I eventually had to makeshift the gate on the living room door using tools I had brought myself as without I could not have made it tight enough to be safe. This is not acceptable and I do not believe this should be advertised as a child friendly property. The highchair provided was also dirty with raisins still on the seat section from the last user. Cleanliness- as above the highchair was not clean, there was also hair in some of the plug holes in both baths and sinks Comfort - everything was comfy however the were a few things which would do with fixing at the property in order to obtain a 5 star for quality (the wood around the top of the balcony for one) Value for money - think it was expensive when taking into account the service we received from maintenance Likely to book with you again but unlikely to be this property unless it became more child friendly Would recommend the company as the lady I spoke to at 7pm on the Friday we checked in was very sympathetic and tried to help. But would not recommend property as it is. I would suggest marsdens or original cottages revisit this property and reassess if it is right for the company and if it still deserves 4 stars Hide

Reviewed by Richard 30th March 2023

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Could not fault the property. All great.

Reviewed by Deborah 26th September 2022

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We have stayed at Sundower previously on two occasions so knew that the accommodation and location were exactly what we required. The lower score for the equipment was due to the fact that the stair gate, which I had asked about prior to our arrival didn't seem to fit any of the doors or top of the stairs where there are fixings. Also, there was noRead more brown bag for recycling cardboard, the hosepipe located in the garage leaked and the shaving mirror in the ensuite was loose, my husband said it seemed to have been missing a rawl plug. Nothing however detracted us from thoroughly enjoying our stay. I have already recommended Sundowner to a friend who was looking for a property and location to suit three generations of their family, which is how I found Sundowner originally. It is rare to find a property of this size which has three double bedrooms with three double beds. Hide

Reviewed by David 9th September 2022

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Property let down by housekeeping and maintenance and failure to attend property following call out. First impression overflowing bins and general untidiness around property - looked tired. First floor bedroom -central ceiling light 2 out of 3 bulbs not working. Ensuite- shaving mirror hanging off wall held on by one of two screws with skirting aroRead moreund bath panel held on by numerous pieces of sellotape. Ground floor main bedroom - large burn mark on carpet to right on entering. Bedroom with bunk beds - strong smell of dogs/animals. Contacted caretaker as per instructions during our stay as only light in downstairs bathroom stopped working. Essential to have urgently rectified with 3 young children using the facility at night. Surprised by our call we had to remind her that she was the main point of contact. We gained the impression she would not attend and tried to escalate the matter and phoned Marsden with no reply and then tried your "live chat" line twice with again no response. Your caretaker did not attend the property during our stay to fix matters despite her legal duty of care given young children using the bathroom at night. It was a pity something so minor became a big problem for us. Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 2nd August 2022

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All great. The only negatives were that there Were no smoke detectors and no bath mats

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