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Devonair

Westward Ho!, Devon (Ref. 1033578)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "If we could offer more than a 10 rating we would."

    Immaculately clean and equipped well beyond our expectations, staying in Devonair with the delightful town facilities of Westward Ho! a very short stride away, has has help to some create some very happy holiday memories for us and our two grandchildren .

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2022

  • "Fantastic property!"

    A home from home, everything you good wish for. Lovely touch with the Doggy welcome pack. Super clean throughout, in a nice location for Westward Ho! and other locations in Devon

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2022

  • "The house was beautifully clean and equipped with everything you could need."

    We loved sitting on the balcony watching the golf course and beach - although you can see right into the house over the road. My dog and I struggled with the stair carpet due to the colour and depth perception, but that was the only problem we had. The furniture and bed were very comfy and overall it was a wonderful place to stay.

    Reviewed by ClaireMay 2022

  • "Beautiful property and loved the upstairs living room area."

    Had a lovely relaxing week.

    Reviewed by AllieMay 2022

  • "Immaculately presented property with comfortable beds and a safe enclosed garden ideal for our dog."

    Provision of "mud daddy" which was useful and a hose made for easy cleaning of our dog. A well equipped kitchen with useful printed information on all electrical appliances etc. Constant hot water and parking as stated. 20 minute walk to beach across private access gate and then onto golf course/toll road to beach. Beautiful sandy beach accessed by pebble ridge which was a challenge but we managed it and we are in our seventies! Nearby Tesco Express and good take away fish and chippy. Easy access to all beautiful points in North Devon in particular Hartland Point, Heddon Mouth, Branscombe Woods and Tarka Trail not forgetting Saunton Sands through Broughton sand dunes. Definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by SuriyaApr 2022

  • "What a gorgeous house in a fabulous location."

    The house has lovely views from the balcony, perfect for the evening and the garden is a little sun trap, perfect for the morning coffee before heading out. So much to see and do in the area, and the beach, surf school, town are all a short flat walk away. We’ve been coming to North Devon for the last 18 years and this is the cleanest holiday home we’ve ever rented and was one of the best holidays we’ve ever had in Devon. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by RebeccaApr 2022

  • "Excellent Host, who was very attentive and solved any problems almost immediately."

    Lovely very clean house with almost everything you could possibly need for a holiday. Addition of a Hot Tub would be fantastic. And super dog friendly!

    Reviewed by EuanApr 2022

  • "Visited in October and now march."

    Noticed small changes for the better, such as obscuring the side window upstairs. Really enjoyed both stays, thank you.

    Reviewed by MelvinMar 2022

  • "Well appointed accommodation, close to amenities."

    Tastefully furnished. Dogs were really well catered for. Great attention to detail.

    Reviewed by AndrewFeb 2022

  • "Great location, much nicer house than was expecting."

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2021

  • "Devonair was a lovely modern holiday home, very good location to visit North Devon and would return as long as the price didn’t increase by a large amount."

    Reviewed by KeithAug 2021

  • "A lovely ‘upside’ down house in a great location with good access to the beach and town centre."

    House has everything you could possibly need and was exceptionally clean and well presented. Would highly recommend it!

    Reviewed by IainAug 2021

  • "This place definitely exceeded our expectations and one of the best things was the wonderful views over the the sea, which were even better than on the photos."

    Very clean and modern accommodation with some lovely touches to make it feel welcoming. It really felt like our home for a week!

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2021

  • "This is a really lovely property."

    It has everything you would need and it is very stylish. It really felt like home. We had a very minor issue and the owner was very responsive and the matter was resolved. The location of the property is great for exploring the local area but also close to amenities so that you can easily dine out in the evening. The property allows dogs but you would not know it. I say that from a very positive perspective. There are no signs or aromas to give previous dogs away but there was a lovely welcome pack for our dog. I would highly recommend this property and would definitely stay there again. I would add that I think Sykes Cottages have handled us, as customers, exceedingly well during the pandemic and are now our first choice when looking for holiday accommodation. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2021

  • "This holiday was the best that we have experienced with Sykes."

    The house was stunning, made our holiday having so much space to enjoy our family stay. On this occasion we found the holiday accommodation to be accurate to the description.

    Reviewed by LynMay 2021

  • "We had a lovely time."

    The house was very comfortable and well appointed with lovely touches such as the supply of portable barbecues. It was a shame that the weather did not cooperate but it did not spoil our enjoyment.

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2021

  • "Wonderful holiday at Devonair ."

    The house is outstanding and all our needs were met . Lovely surprise to have on arrival the Devonshire cream tea ,thank you ! We found the beach at Westward Ho rather rocky and difficult to get on to ,both of us are pensioners. Then 10 minutes down the road was Instow a firm favourite and also for my dog Mr.Darcy .The little beach shack is a must for delicious fresh fish finger baps .( The glorious oyster ) We would love to return.

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2020

  • "What a lovely place Devonair is , with all you need with great views from the upstairs living room, it is very well equipped with all you want and need."

    Would recommend and are very likely to revisit, there are lots of places around to see and see again. 5 stars

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2020

  • "Everything you could want, clean, welcome pack (Afternoon Tea plus doggy bag) - highly recommend"

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2020

  • "The holiday house was lovely."

    We are very familiar with the area so knew exactly the location of the development. We thought the “doggy” present for our pet was a very nice touch, and the cream tea was very thoughtful. Parking for 2 vehicles was right outside the property which was a bonus. The house was very well equipped, especially if you like to cook for yourself, and the “Mud Doctor” (shower for the dog) was great, we hadn’t come across one of these before and hope to purchase one ourselves! We would definitely recommend Devonair especially if you bring your dog, ours slept like a baby!!

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "Devonair was one of the best holiday homes I have stayed in, it was so clean and the equipment, cooker, washing machine, dishwasher and fridge freezer made for a good holiday."

    The nice touches like afternoon tea, scones, jam and cream left for us to have on arrival were very appreciated. The only disappointment was it was not close enough to the beach to walk there, the advertisement and photos of devonair made the beach look closer!!

    Thank you for your feedback. Guests can walk to the beach via a private footpath, which is for the exclusive use of Greenway Drive occupants. It can be accessed by the 5-bar gate on the sea facing side of the development. We carry our surfboards down to the beach, via the private footpath, every day when we are in occupation. We agree that it would be a longer walk if you go around by the road, rather than across the footpath. We have now detailed how to access the footpath in our information guide within Devonair, for the benefit of future guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristinaAug 2020

  • "Great holiday home - clean, very well equipped, love the location."

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 2020

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Summary

  • Reverse-level-accommodation
  • 1 x ground-floor king-size with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with balcony
  • Gas underfloor central heating
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Rear patio with storage and furniture
  • First-floor balcony with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Note: Babes in arms are welcome at this property
  • Note: Maximum occupancy for this property is 4 guests, there is no room in this property for a cot.

The property

Newly built brand new property for 2020.

Boasting a charming, contemporary interior and wonderful sea views from the balcony, Devonair makes a beautiful base from which to explore the coast and countryside of Devon.

Internally, the quirky reverse-level offers the best glimpses of the vibrant village and seaside below, making this property an extremely scenic spot for a family, friends or even a couple.

Park up at the front of the property and make your way into the hallway, choosing from one of two delightful bedrooms to settle down your belongings; the first of the two bedrooms is a twin, offering a gleaming en-suite shower room and even its own TV, while the master king-size can be found to the rear of the property and also has a TV and en-suite shower room, as well as access to the rear patio via double doors, making it the perfect spot from which to enjoy your morning coffee in the summer months as your canine companion plays freely.

Both of the bedrooms benefit from ample storage for your personal belongings in their built-in wardrobes, as well as a lovely spot to rest your head in a luxurious Hypnos bed for a great night’s sleep.

And in the morning to refresh, with both of the stylish en-suite shower rooms offering the ultimate tranquil spot for a refreshing shower.

Take the stairs up to the first floor to be met by the incredibly bright and airy open-plan living space; open up the balcony doors to let in the fresh coastal air, a wonderful spot to enjoy alfresco dining, with the assistance of the sleek and impressive kitchen holding every essential need, with plenty of preparation space to concoct your favourite meals.

Sit together at the dining table for more formal occasions, before sinking into the sofa and playing a film on the television for a truly relaxing experience.

The local area of Westward Ho! makes a popular tourist spot at any time of year, with a good scatter of shops where you can pick up a souvenir to bring back home, as well as waterside restaurants for a delicious treat, it boasts all the local amenities necessary, as well as its Blue Flag Beach boasting watersporting opportunities and a family day out to remember.

Explore the Northam Burrows Country Park, home to England's oldest golf course, or enjoy a day out at The BIG Sheep theme park, offering entertainment for all ages in the form of rides, farm animals, micro craft ale brewery and gin distillery, there's something for everyone here.

Barnstaple is well-worth a visit too, considered to be the oldest borough in the United Kingdom, it offers its visitors attractions such as the Barnstaple Pannier Market, perfect for a day of shopping and for exploring the town's scenic spots, with the market being fronted by its Georgian Guildhall, as well as history being found in its Norman castle, multitude of museums and the beautiful Queen Anne's Walk.

With access to Exmoor National Park and a whole host of waterfront attractions, Devonair is wonderfully positioned for exploring the best of coast and countryside of Devon.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

WESTWARD HO!

Bideford 3 miles.

Dominated by 2 miles of spectacular coastline, Westward Ho!, made famous in Charles Kingsley's novel of the same name, proudly retains the prestigious Blue Flag award year upon year. Its golden sandy beach, backed by a unique pebble ridge, attracts visitors from all over the country and offers fantastic bathing and watersports activities. Just beyond the pebble ridge lies Northam Burrows Country Park, home to England's oldest golf course. The South West Coastal path and Tarka Trails pass closely by providing magnificent walks, whilst the Big Sheep Adventure Park and bustling market town of Bideford, with its renowned Atlantic Shopping Centre, lovely quayside and medieval bridge is within 3 miles. The secluded fishing village of Clovelly is just 8 miles away and boasts quaint cobbled streets, littered with many art shops, tea rooms and craft centres. The North Devon coast boasts numerous beautiful beaches, many within easy reach, including those found at Instow, Saunton Sands, Croyde, Woolacombe and Bude. An area of breathtaking beauty, with plenty to see and do for all the family.

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