The Old Police House

Braunton near Croyde, Devon (Ref. 917405)

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  • Sleeps 9

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A terraced former police house in the village centre of Braunton, this charming cottage is just three miles from the beautiful North Devon Coast.

Located in the heart of the village, you are surrounded by village shops, surf shops, traditional village pubs, contemporary restaurants, bars and cafes, and also close to the bank and cash point.

With sandy beaches and golf courses, this is an ideal holiday cottage for all the family.

The Old Police House has been beautifully converted, with some of the interesting original features retained.

The kitchen with its dining area and comfy leather sofa, leads out to a utility room and surfboard storage area.

The sitting room has plush sofas and a large TV, and makes a really cosy, relaxing family room.

The former ground floor cell has the original viewing panel and now serves as a bedroom with bespoke bunk beds, and the wide staircase used to take criminals up to the first floor has a fabulous feature window, letting in plenty of light to the upstairs landing.

The three bedrooms on the first floor are spacious; two doubles and a family room with a super king-size double and a single.

The enclosed rear garden is reached via the inner hallway or the utility room, and several steps lead up to extensive decking across two areas.

The decking can also be reached from one of the first floor double bedrooms, being on the top level, and it has wonderful views across the village, providing a sunny spot to relax around the barbecue.

A short stroll into the village provides easy access to a bistro, pubs, cafes and shops and a three-mile drive leads to the fabulous long sandy beach at Saunton, which is backed by Braunton Burrows, a vast area of sand dunes, designated an AONB.

A welcoming cottage with a wealth of charm, close to beaches and family fun.


Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x family room with 1 super king-size double (can be twin on request) and 1 single, 1 x ground floor adult bunks. Bathroom with freestanding bath, separate double shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, 5-ring gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking available in residential street 2 mins walk away, 24-hour council pay and display car park approx
  • 4 mins walk
  • Loading/unloading only outside property
  • Steps to enclosed garden with small lawn and raised decked area with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk
  • Note: Open fires are for decorative purposes only and are not in use
  • Note: Limited mobile phone signal.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location


Croyde 5 miles; Barnstaple 6 miles; Woolacombe 9.5 miles.

Braunton is a village in North Devon, situated right at the centre of the North Devon Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and incorporating Braunton Burrows, the largest area of sand dunes in Europe, a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest. A couple of miles from the village is Saunton Sands beach, a three-mile stretch of beautiful west-facing sandy beach, backed by the sand dunes. Stroll along the beach, enjoy the surfing, or have a leisurely picnic. Just five minutes around the headland is Croyde Bay an excellent surfing beach, and round the next headland is Woolacombe Bay, another 3 mile stretch of beautiful sandy beach. There are some fabulous golf courses in the area including Saunton, Portmore or Royal North Devon golf courses. The South West Coast Path from Braunton to Instow follows part of the Tarka Trail along the estuary of the River Taw. This is part of North Devon’s Biosphere Reserve and much of the route follows old railway trackbeds, which now serve as an easy level route for walkers as well as cyclists. An understated part of Devon, with plenty to do for coast and country lovers alike.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas