Northam Beach House

Northam near Westward Ho!, Devon (Ref. 16136)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • A FlipKey verified reviewer
    May 2014
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    “Visiting family for a Birthday”
    Overall, we were so pleased with this lovely, huge old house. ...
    Overall, we were so pleased with this lovely, huge old house. There is a well stocked kitchen, all mod cons - admittedly our stay was short and we didn't use all cooking sources to any large extent, but we were able to have our family visit for a lunchtime meet up! The heating kicked in and it was lovely and warm and cosy, the decor is simple and there were some lovely local prints/canvases - all helped to give the house a welcome feeling. If visiting for any length of time, would definitely look this property up again.. Parking was a tad tricky if you drive a bigger vehicle, that was the downside for us, but presumably there is parking on the roadside if needs be.


  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Westward Ho! 1 mile. An imposing Victorian terraced house in Northam, overlooking the sea at Westward Ho! on the dramatic North Devon coast.

With large rooms and windows to take in the spectacular sea views, wooden floors and high ceilings, this Westward Ho! cottage has a wonderful feel of spaciousness, is light and airy throughout and combines character with modern amenities.

The ground floor is completely taken up with the well-equipped kitchen leading through an archway to the dining room, which faces the pretty front garden.

The first floor of this Westward Ho! cottage has a large sitting room with feature fireplace, unrivalled sea views and original pine floorboards, and the family bathroom.

On the second floor are three bedrooms.

The garden at the front of this Westward Ho! cottage is an ideal sunny place to sit and look out to sea.

The beach, which is extremely popular with surfers, can be reached in less than five minutes by car.

Westward Ho! beach is patrolled by lifeguards and is one of the safest in the area, offering two miles of golden sands, which means it never feels crowded and makes it ideal for fun family bathing.

The golden sand is backed by a unique pebble ridge linking to Northam Burrows Country Park, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and the Royal North Devon Golf Club.

Near to this Westward Ho! cottage are the pretty fishing villages of Clovelly, Instow and Appledore, the BIG Sheep theme park and the Lynton & Barnstaple steam trains which chug through rolling countryside offering views out to wild moorland and the rugged coastline.

The family will be well-entertained whilst staying at this character Westward Ho! cottage.


On three floors. Three second floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link - can be double on request), 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC. Additional WC. Fitted kitchen leading to dining room. First floor sitting room.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Private front garden with furniture and sea views
  • Rear enclosed courtyard with external shower
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile.

About the location


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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas