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The Old Coach House

(Ref. 1055592)

Braunton, Devon Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 12 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 6 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "The old Coach house was perfect for our stay."

    We were three families and the property layout worked really well. The children loved the Hot Tub (even in October!) The owners wete very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2023

  • "My family and I have just had a wonderful week at The Old Coachhouse, Braunton, North Devon where we celebrated my 80th birthday."

    There were 11 of us and with 6 spacious bedrooms and 6 bathrooms all had their own privacy. All the accommodation was perfect, kitchen, dining room and lounge were all large and very well equipped. We hired a chef to cook for us on my birthday who was fantastic, wonderful food and service second to none. In fact one of the best experiences of my life. The owners, Paul and Allison, who live nearby, couldn’t be more nicer and helpful, they even put together a welcome pack for us on arrival. I would highly recommend this holiday home.

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Sep 2023

  • "Stayed at the old coach house for a week as a family 13 (7 adults, 5 kids, 1 baby) for my father in law’s 70th birthday."

    What an absolutely stunning property! It was everything and more that we could have wished for! There was ample room for us all, the beds were super comfy, the living room was big enough for us all to sit and relax, the crab shack and hot tub was thoroughly enjoyed by the adults and the kids! We honestly couldn’t have found a more perfect place, my father in law was absolutely over the moon! Having the separate dining room worked perfectly for the night we hired a private chef as a surprise, the food and service was incredible and I’d highly recommend doing it for a special occasion! The only thing that would have also been great was having a baby gate at the bottom of the stairs as well as the top just because we had 2 very adventurous little boys that love climbing lol! But it was no problem, there were enough eyes on them to stop them going up! Overall a perfect stay and wouldn’t hesitate to return!

    Reviewed by Jess5.0Aug 2023

  • "From a family of 12+infant."

    A really lovely well equipped house. Comfortable large beds and all with bathrooms! Kitchen great with a good range of cooking equipment. Large dining room so all the family can fit in and move around.There is a basic BBQ in the garden for those who are lucky enough to have good weather to use it. Now parking, we fitted 3 SUVs and a VW large van on the drive but don't be fooled by the picture you only have half the drive. Beaches not far away and you can walk to the shops. You will be thoroughly spoilt with this holiday home, so enjoy it. Thank you Lisa and Paul for the wine, juice and milk etc. A lovely thought. A truly lovely house.

    Reviewed by Beth4.7Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful property in a great location."

    We had a lovely week here. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great property that had recently been renovated and provided everything we were hoping for."

    Lovely location in a small town with several pubs and restaurants. Very clean, tidy and enjoyed the hot tub.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Apr 2023

  • "This property was everything we had hoped for and more!"

    We were a party of 6 adults and 3 children, ages 8 (twins) and 12 and we were celebrating my 70th birthday. Everything was perfect and we especially liked the quirky touches, especially in the Crab Shack and ET overlooking the hot tub (which had plenty of use)! The owners live next door and are friendly and helpful but never intrusive. Our Grandson loved the Xbox. The bedrooms were lovely, and the number of bathrooms meant we were all able to shower and get ready at our leisure. The weather was very kind for the beginning of April and we were able to visit beaches at Saunton, Woolacombe and Puttsborough which are all nearby plus trips to Lynton & Lynmouth and beautiful Clovelly. This property is superb and the owners should be very proud of what they have achieved in renovating this wonderful house.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Apr 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay in a fabulous property."

    Very well equipped, lots of room and good quality decor and furnishings. Comfortable beds. All lovely and everything to a very high standard. The friendly owner who lives next door chatted to us and made us feel welcome. Would thoroughly recommend. One tiny suggestion - robe hooks on the bathroom doors would be great.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2023

  • "We were a party of ten, staying for a 60th Birthday, found The Old Coach House to be an amazing place to stay, beautifully furnished, very clean and comfortable, with good faclities."

    Really did not want to leave!

    Reviewed by Doug5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had an amazing time in this cottage and was perfect for what we needed."

    Our group does a similar trip every year and this was best house we have stayed in with plenty of room to sit down to eat at the table together and watch the tv together - usually it is all a bit cramped. Also amazing that every room had an ensuite and the crab shack was a lovely addition to the house! We got some great recommendations for a takeaway to watch the rugby on Saturday evening from the host and also had a lovely roast at The Rock Inn - would really recommend.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Nov 2022

  • "This is indeed a quite superb property ideally situated, immaculately clean with all the comforts of home ."

    ...plus much more ! We were made up of 4 couples + 1 with differing taste, I guess, on style and design ....yet the hosts Allison and Paul have 'pulled together' a very tasteful and quirky array of furniture & additions making it so comfortable, unique and fun. The outdoor space coupled with the spacious rooms easily accommodated us all, noting all bedrooms were indeed on the large side. The kitchen is worthy of special praise with designer units, worktops and all facilities required. The property is located within easy walking distance of the Town so the ample car parking space saw all our cars safely parked away for the long weekend. The hosts have done a fantastic job in making this a quite superb place to stay and enjoy. Having some experience in the hospitality field I can only be in awe of what has been achieved here.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Nov 2022

  • "The property was certainly worth five stars."

    Our group was three generations of family and the accommodation catered for everyone. It had a very well equipped kitchen and a utility room, and all the rooms, including the bedrooms, were very spacious. It was also a bonus that all bedrooms had en suites, thus saving queuing for the bathroom! We loved the hot tub and the younger generation the Crab Shack table football and darts. We had in expectantly good weather for the time of the year so did a lot of walking and rock climbing on the beaches and, of course, paddling! Highly recommend this lovely house and hope to return!

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Oct 2022

  • "Outstanding accommodation with everything you need for a great holiday."

    The kitchen was fabulous, superb lounge, large dining room and hot tub was great. The beds were comfortable and a great size....

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2022

  • "We have just returned from a week's stay at this beautiful house."

    There were 8 of us in our family group - 6 adults plus a 14yr old teenager and a 5 yr old child. We were absolutely delighted when we arrived to find an immaculately clean and beautifully presented house with loads of space inside and a lovely area outside for everyone to enjoy. The bedrooms and bathrooms were spotless and everyone had plenty of room to relax with no worries about queuing for bathrooms or taking turns in showers. Although my husband and I don't like to use hot-tubs, the rest of the family loved it and it certainly looked super clean and well maintained - as was the whole property. The furniture was plentiful for our large group and the decor was lovely with some quirky touches around! We had a wonderful time and wouldn't hesitate to recommend for a family holiday. The communication with the owners couldn't have been better - any questions were quickly answered and they were most helpful. We had 3 large cars between us and there was no problem fitting them all onto the driveway (the lane outside though is quite narrow!) We walked into the small town most nights where there were plenty of shops, bars etc. Squires fish and chips must be sampled! We were also very lucky with the weather - 7 days of sunshine - and we went to the nearest 3 beaches - Saunton Sands, Croyde and Woolacombe - all delightful (apart from too many dogs on Saunton Beach!) It was all just fabulous and, if you are considering making a booking here, then don't hesitate - it's perfect and you'll LOVE it!

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent location and facilities."

    The children in our party particularly liked the Crab Shack.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a fabulous family holiday at the Old Coach House in Braunton."

    The property is beautiful - lots of room and really well resourced - the owners have thought of everything. We really enjoyed the hot tub and the Crab Shack. It’s in a great spot with easy access to the amazing beaches, shops and cafes/restaurants. Squires the very popular local fish & chip shop does a click & collect if you order online - no queuing! Good communication from the owners and Lisa the housekeeper was so very helpful.

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Aug 2022

  • "I booked this property for a family get-together, and I wasn't disappointed."

    The house was tastefully furnished and very clean. The kitchen was beautiful and well equipped, and the Grandchildren enjoyed the Crab Shack, Hot Tub and x-box games, as did the adults. The house is a short walk from the Centre of Braunton which has pubs, a variety of shops, including a Co-op and nice Fish & Chip shop, and a large Tesco supermarket nearby. Saunton Sands, only a few miles away, is ideal for surfing, has a large car park and some tasty food outlets. Croyde, Woolacombe (Barricane Beach) and Ilfracombe are also worth a visit. We all enjoyed our stay at The Old Coach House and were sorry when our holiday came to an end.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic house - plenty of space for a holiday for a large family group."

    Great living spaces, wonderful outdoor areas and the “crab shack” was a treat for kids and adults! Well located for a quick whizz down to Saunton and Croyde, whilst being an easy stroll into Braunton with all amenities.

    Reviewed by Ella5.0Jul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the house."

    Lots of space for 3 families and the court yard is perfect for kids to run around safely. We liked it so much we will come back. great location by Saunton Sands and Braunton is a lovely little town with great cafes. One thing that would make it even better is a BBQ

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great family holiday at the Old Coach House in Braunton."

    Our group of eleven ranged from 25 years old to 88 years old and the property catered for us all fantastically well right from the lovely welcome pack in the Kitchen to the well stocked fridge in the bar

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2022

  • "Everything was ideal, really first class."

    What was missing, was the teapot!!

    Thank you for your feedback Sarah. From now on our guests will have a teapot to use. I hope you all come back to try it out. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful rental home with so much space."

    Lots of kids entertainment such as football table, darts, hot tub and board games, Xbox etc. The bedrooms are all fantastic and super comfortable all with en suites. We loved this place and will be definitely coming back that’s for sure. 5 stars

    Reviewed by Callum5.0Jun 2022

  • "We found everything was perfect for our stay."

    It was very clean, plenty of room for all of us, beautiful house x

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0May 2022

  • "We were delighted with our stay at the Old Coach House and everyone was excited as we explored on our arrival."

    The whole family appreciated the Crab Shack facilities, the bar being put to good use. The Hot Tub proved very popular, particularly with those who had enjoyed the days surfing at the nearby beaches. Altogether a wonderful holiday together.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "We had a fabulous stay."

    The property was very clean and comfortable and very well equipped. The bedrooms were lovely and each has it's own bathroom, and we loved the spacious living areas. The owners had left fresh flowers and a basket of easter eggs which was a lovely touch. The whole place felt comfortable and luxurious. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Apr 2022

  • "The Old Coach House was excellent."

    The whole family enjoyed our stay there from our grandchildren (6,6,9 & 10) and their parents to myself and my wife. The house was extremely comfortable, it had just about everything we could wish to have. There were plenty of cups, crockery and cutlery for all twelve of us. we didn't use the laundry room, so I can't comment on that but the kitchen was great; two large ovens, brilliant induction hob, gas wok ring, large sink and a surprising instant hot water tap. The garden area contained a hot tub that was used daily and a large picnic table for twelve when the weather is warmer. Also the 'Crab Shack' was a great surprise, i'll say no more. The drive was big enough to get 4 cars on. Ok there may have been a bit of shuffling of cars at times but no one found it to be a problem. We chatted with the owners (next door) who were friendly and helpful. I can't recommend The Old Coach House highly enough.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very nice house."

    We had not realised from the photo that it was so close to other houses. The parking bit difficult. As such a big house catering for so many, one would expect a few cars. Only room for 3 and have to shunt around a lot to get out. Otherwise all good!

    Dear Susan We’re glad you liked our house. The property is close to the village centre and does have houses around it as shown in the photos. There is off road parking for 3 cars as stated in the property description, or plenty on the road. Hope to see you again. The Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Mar 2022

  • "The Owners were friendly and helpful."

    The house is so well appointed and the owners have really thought about what the guest might need. We loved the location. Lots of lovely things to do and places to see just a short drive away. The hot tub was a real plus too! Thank you for making our stay so lovely. We would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable modern house with the added amenity of the hot tub."

    The property was enjoyed by all especially as it was a last minute choice. It's close proximity to the coast was ideal, along with country walks in all directions. A highly recommendable property and welcoming owners. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Feb 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful house, really well equipped, lots of lovely personal touches and fantastic location!"

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday, the house was bigger than it looked in the photos and works really well, our hosts were really helpful with tips on where to go and what see."

    Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Sep 2021

  • "Accurate listing and very well equipped house in an amazing location."

    Could do with a hand blender and mixer for cooking/making soup but otherwise spot on! Nice to have owners next door who were v helpful. We had a fantastic happy 60th Birthday celebration hols.

    Reviewed by Elise5.0Sep 2021

  • "The facilities and space were fantastic but I've downgraded because of the dishes and glasses."

    The plates and bowls were extremely heavy - we could only carry 3 or 4 at a time. The wine glasses were too tall to fit in the dishwasher and I think should be replaced for conventional size glasses. I also recommend that you suggest approaching the house from the west end of the road as the shorter route from the east is very narrow and blocks easily. Apart from these issues the house exceeded expectations.

    Reviewed by Derek4.7Aug 2021

  • "We had an amazing time, the house was excellent, perfect location for town."

    Only suggestion would be to have some loungers/deckchairs for casual seating in the garden. Such a lovely space to relax in.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jun 2021

  • "The house is lovely."

    ... very comfortable and roomy and very well equipped. The photos on the web site do not do it justice ....inside is homely, quirky, modern, well decorated and thought out. Owners next door are friendly and very helpful, suggesting places to visit.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Jun 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay the owners have made this house a lovely place to stay it was clean and had everything you needed for you stay."

    The owners of the property we're really lovely. We would definitely stay at this property again. A trip to Lynmouth is a must.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2021

  • "A great house in a great location, the house itself was spotless , an ideal location for our family holiday within walking distance to local shop and only 10 minutes by car form two lovely beaches Saunton sands and Croyde beaches, thankyou to the owners for making us feel so welcome to their beautiful house."

    Reviewed by Pat5.0May 2021

  • "The house was lovely and the owner Paul was very pleasant and helpful."

    The rooms were spacious, the beds were comfortable and everything was pristine. It all made our family get together very enjoyable - we especially liked the hot tub, but also found the kitchen/diner/lounge the ideal place to congregate both in the day and in the evening. The house location was very convenient for the village shops and restaurants. We enjoyed a take-away from Squires chip shop plus excellent meals from the Riverside restaurant and At One Dining Room. Braunton is served well with dining options. The area is beautiful, we would especially recommend the nearest beach - Saunton Sands - on the way to Croyde (another lovely sandy beach).

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation, newly refurbished and furnished to a very high standard."

    Extremely comfortable and we loved the hot tub. Good location - a short walk from Braunton, and very close to Saunton Sands and Croyde beaches. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Apr 2021

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Summary

  • Six bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 2 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Detached Old Coach House
  • Gas central heating, underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Two electric ovens with induction hob and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Games room
  • Logs for wood burner are available to buy locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for three cars and an EV Charging Point - EV payable via Square Up App
  • Enclosed patio with picnic seating and a decking area with hot tub and seating
  • Hot tub is cleaned & refilled with hot water during every change over, ready to use when you arrive
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.3 miles
  • Note: No stag, hen, or similar parties
  • Note: The owners live next door to the property

The property

The Old Coach House is a grand detached cottage nestled in the beautiful Braunton village, found in one of North Devon's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This six bed property is perfect for a large family group who are looking for a base to gather and enjoy a big catch-up in a beautifully scenic area.

Rustle up a mouth-watering brunch buffet in the well-equipped breakfast kitchen, a spacious room which holds two electric ovens, a variety of hobs, coffee maker, dining seating, and even a sofa and wall-mounted TV for those taking a break from cooking.

Patio doors from the kitchen take you to a gorgeous outdoor area with picnic style seating and games room with table football and darts.

Settle down for a family film night in the sitting room as the woodburning stove crackles on a winter's night.

There's also direct access to a separate outdoor decking area, where the adults can unwind in the relaxing sunken hot tub as they raise a glass of Prosecco.

The dining room has space for your entire group, a delightful opportunity for everyone to sit around and enjoy a takeaway on the large dining table, a room ideal for laughs, chatter and memories.

No need to worry about the early morning shower queue, as nearly every bedroom in this dwelling benefits from an en-suite shower, with one lucky room containing a bath.

Choose between five luxurious super-king-size bedrooms which can be made into twin if needed, and a homely king-size room.

The guests on the ground-floor room will have free rein of the downstairs stylish shower room, decorated with stunning pink-tile walling.

Outside is a utility room, fitted with a washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer.

Here you can store any bikes or extra belongings.

Braunton village centre is just around the corner, comprised of a selection of shops, restaurants, pubs, and two museums, as well as heaps of takeaways for a Friday night treat.

Braunton Burrows is close to the property, the largest area of sand dunes in Europe at around 1000 hectares, an amazing opportunity for dog walkers, hikers and nature enthusiasts.

The North Devon AONB is home to medieval Braunton Great Fields, and a surfer’s paradise at Saunton Sands Beach, a sandy haven where you can take the whole family.

The South West Coast Path leads you over to gorgeous villages including Croyde, Woolacombe, and Mortehoe, all boasting tall cliffs, sand dunes, and breath-taking views for walkers and cyclists alike.

If you're looking for a day of shopping, the bustling town of Barnstaple is but a short drive away, filled with markets, shops, museums, and a recreation centre, as well as hosting the Tarka Trail, which offers 180 miles of walking and cycling trails, passing by Bideford and Clovelly.

The Old Coach House is a fabulous cottage for a large group who want to enjoy a deluxe stay within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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About the location

BRAUNTON

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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