Ocean Crest

Horns Cross, Devon (Ref. 974405)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Ms Evans

    “Location: *Good location for ...”

    Location: *Good location for exploring North Devon. ...

    Location: *Good location for exploring North Devon. Facilities: * £59.99 for entertainment pass for a 2 bed chalet. *Indoor pool was 0.9m deep and outdoor pool 1m so not much swimming to be done for adults. *9 yr old did enjoy the outdoor pool and flume when it was open. *Extra fees for timetabled pool activities such as inflatables, which we did not bother with having already paid quite a substantial amount to 'swim' in shallow pools (entertainment passes also covered access to evening entertainment but we were not wanting to use this). * Obviously this has nothing to do with owner but may be informative information for future guests as the main Parkdean site fails to mention pool sizes too. Chalet: *The chalet is described by Sykes as 'fresh'. The glossy web photos make it look welcoming and clean but close up there are large cracks in the walls in both bedrooms. The markings on the knobs for the hob have worn away. *The shower has low pressure and randomly changes from cold to scalding hot. Hardly getting ready in style, Sykes and not ideal for using on children. * The lounge furniture is neither cosy nor leather. Very firm and uncomfortable with no upper back/neck support for anyone over 4ft - disappointing after busy days out. *Our main expectation was being able to relax and be well rested on holiday. This was not possible as the main double bed has a mattress that sinks in the middle when two adults lay upon it, pushing up the sides, forcing the couple into the centre of the mattress. I tried to sleep in my son's bottom bunk but was unable to, later discovering it was the same mattress but in a single size. We had no sleep for the first two nights. I contacted Sykes after the second night to be told comfort was 'subjective'. Sykes contacted the owner who apparently said it was our personal opinion and that she wasn't going to replace the mattress as there was nothing wrong with it. I didn't expect the mattress to be immediately replaced but some suggestion for a resolution would have been nice. I rarely had any mobile signal or Wifi at the chalet or in the Clubhouse so did spend a bit of time, frustratingly, on days out trying to sort this via email. My last email on the fourth day from Sykes said the owner would not be providing us with a memory foam mattress as the property was a holiday let. At NO point had I asked for a memory foam mattress. I sent Sykes an email repeating that I did not expect an immediate bed replacement but that the bed provided was unsuitable and having resigned ourselves to sleeping on the mattress on the lounge floor for the rest of the holiday, I requested some form of recompense. 4 days later, I have no reply. *Paying £600 to not be able to use a bed or bedroom in holiday accommodation is something we find unacceptable. Website reviews of that particular mattress give it 1 star out of 5 and suggest it is not suitable for couples. Sykes make promises about comfort and home from homes but have then hidden behind their contract that they are merely a booking agent when we've had an issue.In effect the response we got was 'sorry and put up with it'. We have stayed in many hotels and self catering accommodations and have never had an issue where two individuals find a bed intolerable and have to sleep on the floor. Two positives of the accommodation is that towels and linen are provided and that the kitchen is well stocked. Overall, we would not visit this particular chalet or holiday park again and we would not use Sykes for future holidays based on this experience.


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

The property

This fresh, single-storey chalet sits on the wonderful Bideford Bay Holiday Park, close to the lovely Devonshire village of Horns Cross.

With some excellent on-site facilities, as well as a wealth of astounding opportunities within easy reach, this is a homely base for friends, families and couples to come and enjoy together.

Be welcomed into the property by its soothing and neutrally furnished open-plan living area; the cosy leather seating is matched with an alluring electric fire and a wall-mounted TV to create a comfortable and peaceful spot to sit and relax.

This delightful layout also includes a dining table, as well as a modern kitchen area where you can rustle up those hearty home-cooked meals.

Just off of this room you will find the two bright and airy bedrooms, a double and a bunk room provide perfect arrangements for families.

Completing the interior of this splendid cottage is a crisp black and white family bathroom; get ready for each excitement-filled day in style.

To the front of the chalet sits a calming patio area, a perfectly peaceful spot to sit and enjoy your morning coffee with the refreshing air to accompany you.

The wonderful Bideford Bay Holiday Park offers all that you could need from a base for your holiday, providing a convenience store, a bar/restaurant and a selection of activities including swimming pools, crazy golf, a multi-sports court and more.

The charming old port town of Bideford sits a short journey away and comes with a wide range of superb shops and places to eat and drink.

Also from this fabulous setting, you can trek along the breath-taking South West Coast Path and explore the magnificent Hartland Devon Heritage Coast.

A well-presented chalet, ideally situated for taking advantage of the wonders of rural Devon.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x bunk. Bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC. Open-plan living area with a kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area with an electric fire.


  • Electric heating, electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV, DVD, WiFi in clubhouse
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Shared use of indoor swimming pool, restaurant, bar and entertainment centre are available on site at an extra charge
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Patio with furniture
  • 1 well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub on-site
  • Note:A weekly pass for the facilities can be purchased from the reception

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About the location


Bideford 5 miles; Westward Ho! 5.5 miles; Barnstaple 13 miles

A rural village on the fringes of the astoundingly beautiful Hartland Devon Heritage Coast, North Devon. Horns Cross is a small village, offering two well-respected pubs, both serving food, the Hoops Inn is a 13th century thatched building said to have been the haunt of smugglers such as Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh. Horns Cross has its own 'secret' pebbled beach, Peppercombe, which is certainly worth a look. The stunning South West Coast Path also runs alongside the village for your outdoor lovers. From here you can visit the popular spots including the historic port town of Bideford and the seaside village of Westward Ho!. The well-appointed town of Barnstaple is also easily accessible, its museum and high-quality amenities make it a wonderful destination for a day trip.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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