Britannia House

Northam near Westward Ho!, Devon (Ref. 941080)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The property

This character Victorian house is in a terrace of 10 properties, set on a quiet hill in the small village of Northam, with stunning views over Westward Ho!, the Burrows, the long sandy beach and across to Lundy Island and Saunton Sands to Baggy Point.

Furnished to a high standard, the sitting room boasts sumptuous sofas and a large bay window where you can sit and relax and enjoy the views at the end of your day.

Separate to the sitting room are a well-equipped kitchen and dining room, where a Sunday lunch can be enjoyed in comfort.

This beautiful holiday home is set over four floors with three large bedrooms and a fourth floor attic bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and exposed beams.

There’s also a separate family bathroom on second floor and a shower room on the ground floor.

Outside there are two enclosed garden areas to enjoy alfresco dining whilst planning the next day’s activities.

There’s something for everyone nearby, with a day spent on the sandy beach at Westward Ho! a must.

There’s also walks and cycle routes in the area through wonderful countryside, and also in the area are quaint seaside villages and family attractions, such the The Big Sheep in Bideford.

Also Northam itself has a number of amenities, including a small supermarket, a pub, restaurant and takeaway.

An ideal base for friends and families to get together and enjoy your break all year round.


Over four floors. Four bedrooms: 1 x third floor attic king-size double with en-suite roll-top bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 2 x second floor king-size double, 1 x first floor twin. Second floor bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Dining room. First floor sitting room. First floor mezzanine snug.


  • Gas central heating powered from Rayburn
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine in bathroom, dishwasher, 3 x TVs (two with basic Sky and one with Freeview)
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car plus roadside parking
  • Front enclosed courtyard garden with furniture, enclosed lawned garden with furniture across private driveway
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 8 mins walk
  • Beach 1.5 miles
  • Note: The off road parking space is accessed via a narrow unmade driveway
  • Note: Attic bedroom has exposed beams and sloping ceilings and is accessed via a steep, narrow curved staircase
  • Note: Children over two only due to a number of internal stairs
  • Note: Property isn't suitable for people with limited mobility.

About the location


Bideford 2 miles; Barnstaple 11 miles.

Northam is a small village with a restaurant, pub, takeaway and small supermarket and lies on the hill above the lively village of Westward Ho! Westward Ho! has a two mile long glorious sandy beach, an excellent selection of cafes, bars and restaurants, a surf school and shops. The beach is popular for surfing and kite surfing, plus life guards are on duty during the summer season and there's a designated dog area. The Tarka Trail runs through Bideford and is especially popular with cyclists, with cycle hire, including child buggies and even dog buggies available here and at many places along the way. Northam Burrows is part of North Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is enjoyed by walkers, and the Royal North Devon Golf Club is also here. For the more energetic the coastal path to Peppercombe and Clovelly offers stunning views along the coastline. From Bideford there are boat trips to Lundy Island, and nearby Appledore has fascinating narrow streets, interesting shops, fish and chips shops and a restaurant, as well as fishing trips. Family attractions nearby include the Big Sheep and Milky Way, as well as National Trust properties, Hartland Abbey, RHS Rosemoor and Dartington Glass. Also Clovelly is delightful with its quay, steep cobbled streets and donkeys and no cars are allowed down into the village. There's plenty to see and do from Northam.

Region Information

Note: Children over two only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas