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Devonair

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Westward Ho!, Devon Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

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

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  • lovely (24)
  • well (17)
  • great (15)
  • clean (15)
  • location (15)
  • property (14)

40 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely property."

    Well furnished, comfortable and we'd look to book again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely property, great location."

    Well equipped, comfortable and cosy. Would definitely stay again.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We have refurbished Devonair and gone dog free for 2024 for the pleasure of future guests. We hope to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Nov 2023

  • "Fabulous property , great location ."

    Everything had been provided to ensure you had everything you would need for a great holiday . Would highly recommend

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We are going to make Devonair dog free for 2024, for the benefit of future guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2023

  • "Devonair is the perfect house if you don’t want to keep getting in the car."

    Easy walks to the beach, golf course, shops and restaurants - e.g. the Atlantic fish bar does wonderful fish and chips and the Pig on the Beach serves really tasty hand made pizzas. The house itself is warm and very well-equipped with the best shower we’ve ever had in a rental. Lovely touch was finding a Devon cream tea in the fridge on our arrival and a bag of dog treats plus tennis ball for our four legged friend. We’d highly recommend this house and location - we’ll be back!!

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent property, well equipped with good quality furnishings and kitchen equipment, and sparkling clean."

    Lovely comfortable mattress. Just one little niggle, we couldn't understand why in October the towel rail in the bathroom wasn't connected to come on. It was a pain trying to dry our towels especially on the last two days when there was no sun and it was raining. A serving bowl would have been nice only a very large glass fruit bowl. We had a really nice week the weather was kind and we got out and about. We got to access point to the beach from the toll road looked over the top and decided it wasn't an option, we are both in our 80's and didn't want to risk a fall on the slippery rocks! We did do the Baggy Point walk from the National Trust car park. Our cockapoo thoroughly enjoyed the beaches.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback about the cleaning standards and the Hypnos Mattresses. We invested in the best mattresses available when we furnished Devonair so that our guests can enjoy a wonderful night's sleep. The heated towel rails to each en-suite bathroom are operated by pressing the button immediately below each towel rail. We have now added this explanation into the guest information file. We hope to welcome you back to Devonair soon... Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Oct 2023

  • "Really lovely property (very warm"

    Thank you for your kind feedback. The house was built in 2020 and is super-insulated, which maintains an ambient temperature all year around - cool in the summer and warm in the winter. We look forward to welcoming you back to Devonair. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property is in a great location close to the beach and seafront with arcades, go karts, crazy golf and plenty of places to eat which are dog friendly."

    I had twin boys 13 so they loved all the arcades and activities available. The accommodation was clean, cosy and everything was provided to what you need. The owners had left us scones and cream with a doggy bag for our pooch which was lovely. The beds were very comfortable and we loved the upstairs living with a lovely view from your balcony which we loved sitting on when the weather was dry. We had a issue with the DVD player I messaged the owner and he responded and tried to help which was great. Thanks for a lovely stay we would definitely recommend to friends and family.

    We are so pleased you had a wonderful stay at Devonair. We leave a selection of DVDs for guests to view on any rainy Devon days. We always encourage guests to contact us if we can do anything to make their stay more comfortable. Thank you for calling us so that we could talk you through the DVD player controls. And finally, we are delighted you loved the Hypnos beds and mattresses. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2023

  • "Wonderful holiday, cottage had everything you needed."

    Situated in nice area within 15 minute walk of sea front, and Westwood Ho! Was a lovely tranquil seaside area with some stunning views and wonderful places to get food. We visited several local areas and attractions.

    Reviewed by Lynette4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely house to stay in overall was well equipped and had everything we needed."

    The layout was upside down which I get due to the views you have from the balcony. However in the bedroom downstairs you could hear everything upstairs. The only access to the back garden for the dog was through the bedroom so once someone was in bed it was a nightmare letting dog out for the toilet.

    Thank you for your kind comments about the sea views. Rear garden access is provided through the patio doors and the conveniently located side gate. There is a large communal grass area to the front of the property which guests tend to take their pooch out onto, when they need the toilet. You'll understand that not all Devonair guests are pet owners, so it's preferable to use the public space for this purpose, rather than our beautiful little garden. We have paid to have the garden fully sanitised for the pleasure of future guests. Regarding your comments re noise, it was a newbuild property in 2020 with A rated insulation and sound proofing, and no guest has ever commented on noise problems during the many years we have owned Devonair. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha4.4Jun 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Devonair very much."

    The house was very comfortable and had everything you need for a self-catering holiday. We loved sitting on the balcony in the afternoon sunshine. The cream tea that welcomed us was a great touch, as was the bag of dog treats for our cockapoo. We would recommend to our family and friends.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, and we are pleased you had a wonderful holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent property in terms of facilities, cleanliness and comfort."

    Only a few minor points to make 1) Provide a pedestal fan as the upper floor does get quite hot on a hot day even with the windows open 2) the garden backs onto a bus stop over the hedge - did get a bit noisy on the Saturday night.

    Thank you for the excellent feedback about cleanliness. Our housekeeper is an absolute godsend, and works so hard to give our guests an amazing experience. We are pleased you enjoyed some warm weather during your stay. When we stay in Devonair, we love to open the balcony doors and the kitchen windows and enjoy the sea breeze. To be honest, we don't think an electric fan could improve on the Devon fresh air. With regard to the rowdy people waiting for the bus, you were incredibly unlucky. Very few people ever use the bus stop, and there are two buses an hour, so hopefully they weren't there too long, and your Saturday evening returned to peace and tranquillity as soon as they had departed. We hope this brief encounter didn't spoil your holiday - you were so lucky to have a whole week of unbroken Devon sunshine. We look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful home, soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful accommodation in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Devonair is a beautiful townhouse situated in a lovely cul-de-sac with space for a car right outside which is a bonus."

    The location is really nice as far enough away from Westward Ho to avoid crowds but close enough to walk in to the seafront in around 20 mins all on the flat. We were pleasantly surprised by the cream tea, tea and coffee supplied. Its upside down living with a spacious open lounge and kitchen upstairs. The balcony is really lovely to sit out on and we enjoyed lots of time sitting out there. However there isn't much of a view and you are directly opposite other townhouses. The downside being that if a loud party are enjoying time on their balcony at the same time it maybe difficult to relax. The place was really clean, comfortable and modern in its furnishings. Included is a few games and books to keep you entertained if weather isn't the best. There is a lovely private garden to the rear which we were also able to enjoy until one day when a large group arrived and blasted music whilst enjoying the hot tub next door! Its good though if you have a dog and includes a few little bits in a box for them. The kitchen was well equipped with good quality crockery, cutlery, pots and pans etc for cooking your own meals but personally just could have done with some basic supplies. Empty Salt and pepper mills were in the cupboard and there was no oil for cooking. Also the guest book was completed by previous guests stating they had broken the can opener which wasn't replaced so we had to buy one. The only heating was underfloor and this was fairly easy to control however when we wanted to change the temperature it did take quite a while to cool down or heat up. The towel rail in the bathroom never heated up so when we came out of the shower it was cold and we couldn't dry the towels so could have done with the heated towel rail or a little fan heater for instant heat when needed. Also for the price would have been nice if shower gels etc were supplied. We only used the double bedroom which had good storage. The bed was comfy with nice quality linen and it was great having a TV in there too. It has a nice size twin room too although we did notice a damp smell in that en suite. We did try to attempt the short cut to the beach through the estate via the golf course and burrows but it was very boggy so we gave up. I imagine it would be nice to walk across when its dry in the summer. Westward Ho is a lovely small seaside town with the most amazing large beach and a handful of restaurants and pubs. We also find it an excellent base for visiting lots of beaches within 30 to 40 minutes drive in Devon and Cornwall. Both Barnstaple and Bideford are close by for shopping and other dining out options. This place is such a great home to stay in and feels more upmarket than some of the other places so we would happily return and despite minor issues which really are just personal preferences we would recommended it to others. Book and you won't be disappointed with your stay. Just one final point take a look in the information booklet which day the window cleaner is due as they took us by surprise early one morning!

    Thank you for the feedback and for giving us a 100% feedback score. We are always grateful when guests raise concerns so we can put things right. For this reason our housekeeper always rings every guest on arrival to make sure everything is ok, and would gladly have attended to these points, including replacing the can opener. 1st April to 30th September is our summer season, and the heated towel rails are switched off during this period to reduce our carbon footprint. We do provide a fully integrated washing machine, a washing line and two clothes horses for you convenience. Thank you for all of the positive comments, and we are pleased you had a wonderful stay in our beautiful home. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Apr 2023

  • "Lovely house and Comfortable stay, with a well equipped kitchen Ideal location for many great places to visit."

    We did find the bedroom backing onto a Bus Stop and busy road quite noisy though and wasn’t expecting that !

    Thank you for giving Devonair a score of 100% in your feedback. It is really appreciated. With regard to your comments - behind the property there is green open space and a natural hawthorn hedge in which you’ll find birds nesting. Most guests leave lovely comments to say how nice and peaceful the location is, given the property is detached from the hustle and bustle of Westward Ho!, and they also comment on the pleasant walk into town, along Golf Links Road. As the name of the road suggests, Golf Links Road leads down to the historic golf course. (The Royal North Devon Golf Club has the oldest Links golf course in England). The buses are infrequent, and the bus only stops in this area if some is waiting. We hope you enjoyed the beautiful views out to sea, and to Lundy Island, and we hope to welcome you back to Devonair again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2023

  • "It was great."

    Plenty of room and really clean and decluttered. We will book it again if we come that way again. Really excellent.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Feb 2023

  • "It was lovely after our long drive to get there to walk in and find a fab cream tea."

    Devonair was immaculate and so comfortable. The flip of having the two bedrooms, each with ensuite, on the ground floor and the open plan lounge/diner/kitchen on the upper level was perfect for our needs. Devonair was convenient for walks over the Northam Burrows and the South West Coastal Path from the Pier Head. We had great weather and great walks: Hartland Qay was spectacular. Lynmouth was beautiful and the food at the Boathouse in Instow was delicious.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2022

  • "A fantastic home from home."

    Loved the cream tea welcome pack plus the dog treats for Jake our miniature schnauzer. Property was spotlessly clean and perfect for our week away. Hopefully we will return soon.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property is well managed by dedicated owners."

    The house is clean, comfortable with every amenity. The house is a walkable distance from the beach and town with plenty of cafes and restaurants to eat and drink. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Sep 2022

  • "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 Linda5.0Aug 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 Mark5.0Jul 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 Claire5.0May 2022

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

    Had a lovely relaxing week.

    Reviewed by Allie5.0May 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 Suriya5.0Apr 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 Rebecca5.0Apr 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 Euan4.7Apr 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 Melvin5.0Mar 2022

  • "Well appointed accommodation, close to amenities."

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

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2022

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

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 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 Keith5.0Aug 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 Iain4.1Aug 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 Peter5.0Aug 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 Jane5.0Jun 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 Lyn4.7May 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 Paul5.0May 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 Anne4.7Oct 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 Michael5.0Sep 2020

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

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 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 David5.0Aug 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 Christina4.4Aug 2020

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

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 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
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • 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, refurbished and pet free for 2024.

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.