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Holsworthy, Devon (Ref. 976285)



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  • Sleeps 14

  • Bedrooms 7

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "This house is beautiful!"

    The grounds it’s set in, beautiful! The surrounding area? You guessed it! BEAUTIFUL! John and Rondi are just wonderful! The house feels like a home away from home. Everything you could need is in the house! Travel light, there’s ironing facilities, washing machine and dryer, hairdryers! You name it, parnacott has it! Perfect for children, the barn is well stocked with games, beach equipment for all ages and a ping pong table too! We had the most amazing holiday and can not wait to return! If you get the chance, say hi to Wilfie he’s great!!!! Thanks Team parnacott!

    Reviewed by LSep 2021

  • "Fantastic location!"

    beautifully tranquil and relaxing but also not far from towns or beaches. The house was perfect for our family holiday as it easily housed 13 of us and not once did we feel crowded. The great grandparents enjoyed the beautiful grounds which they felt comfortable wandering around whereas the younger members were able to play table tennis or snooker. We visited Bude a few times as the surfing was excellent there. The house itself was clean, comfortable, spacious and full of interesting history. The owners of the property were kind and incredibly helpful, we were sad to leave.

    Reviewed by NicolaSep 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday, the 1st for a while with all the family."

    Perfect location & with the most beautiful gardens, our Grandchildren loved it. The hosts, John & Rondi are very welcoming & the treats that were waiting for us were very much appreciated. A perfect place to stay, particularly if wanting a beach holiday.

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2021

  • "Parnacott is a real treat."

    A very special place to stay. Close to great walks and fab beaches. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2019

  • "Little extras such as wine, cake, soap and general basics were very much appreciated."

    Hosts were welcoming and friendly. Plenty of parking. Dogs were made welcome also.

    Reviewed by SallyAug 2019

  • "We were a party of ten adults and one child and enjoyed a wonderful week here."

    The beautiful house is a lovely cosy home. Every possible need is catered for. The bedrooms are large, with comfortable beds. The bathrooms have excellent showers. The kitchen is excellently equipped. The games room has lots of games. The gardens are beautiful with plenty of seating areas. I can highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by AJul 2019

  • "An absolutely fabulous weekend - the owners of Parnacott House could not have been more welcoming to their home."

    Brilliant gardens - thoroughly recommend for large family get - togethers

    Reviewed by IainApr 2019

  • "The property is beautiful, set in tranquil grounds."

    It offers a different experience to most other large highly rated properties. It is densely decorated with old family portraits, much old china and other family heirlooms. The owners and other members of the family live in adjoining and neighbouring cottages, there is an internal interconnecting door between the main house and the owners’ cottage. The property could perhaps do with some internal decoration and replacements, such as repainting ceilings and replacing threadbare carpets but perhaps this adds to the ‘old country house experience’? The property was very clean when we arrived.

    Reviewed by PhilippaJul 2018

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  • Seven bedrooms
  • Five first floor bedrooms: 3 x double, one with king size four poster and basin, one with super king bed or twin and basin, one with king size bed and en suite bathroom with bath, bidet, WC and basin, 2 x twin with basins
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC, basin
  • Shower room with shower, WC, basin
  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x twin leading into 1 x double
  • Shower room with shower, WC, basin
  • Drawing room with open fire
  • Children’s room
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast/sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Utility room.
  • Central heating, electric fires, night storage heating, open fire with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 10 cars
  • Childrens play area, barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Note: Parnacott has a wedding licence and you can pitch a marquee on site by prior arrangement.

The property

Parnacott is a Grade II listed 16th century house three miles from Holsworthy and eight miles from the surf beach at Bude.

Elegant and comfortable, with large rooms, big windows and lovely furniture, it is very special accommodation for family gatherings or get-togethers for friends with two ground floor bedrooms ideal for those who cannot do stairs.

From the hall, the drawing room is a serene space with an open fire and the dining room is a stylish place for fine dinner parties.

An informal place to eat is the breakfast room which has a wood burning stove and doubles as a sitting room just off the excellent kitchen.

For the children, there is a special sitting room with TV, games consoles and toys.

You will find two of the bedrooms downstairs, and the other five up the curving staircase.

Outside is lots of space for children to play, with 12 acres of grounds, perfect for hide and seek and spotting wildlife.

A barn houses a table tennis table and there are lots of garden games for adults and children to enjoy, such as badminton and croquet.

The friendly owners also provide buckets and spades and bodyboards for you to use on the beach at Bude, where you can hire bikes too.

This is a perfect place for an active holiday, since horse riding and clay pigeon shooting are available locally and the Coast Path is perfect for walkers.

With all sorts of services available, from daily domestic help to baby-sitting and dog-sitting, Parnacott is a peaceful, much loved house for relaxing or enjoying the area.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Kitchen Dining Room DrawingRoom Double Bedroom Shower Room Twin Bedroom Sitting Room Utility

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Bude 10 miles; Barnstaple 25 miles.

The ancient market town of Holsworthy lies nestled amid the rolling green hills of Tarka Country. There are many different landscapes within the region, from rugged cliffs and sandy beaches to rolling farmland and lush valleys. Holsworthy has much to offer, including a swimming pool, tennis court and splendid park with bowling green. The town centre boasts a varied selection of traditional shops, pubs and cafés, based around the market square. There is an 18-hole golf course just outside the town, while the local area is rich with opportunities for fishing, sailing, cycling and walking. The sandy beaches at Bude are within easy reach, while further afield visitors can explore the changing face of the South West Coastal Path, dramatic Exmoor and Dartmoor, and unspoilt Bodmin Moor, or simply relax in the quiet countryside that typifies North Devon.

Region Information

Note: No stag or Hen parties.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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