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Surf View

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Woolacombe, Devon Show on map


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  • 14 Guests

  • 7 Bedrooms

  • 7 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Surf View is spacious, clean, well furnished and maintained."

    Ideal for large gatherings of family and friends, warm, comfortable and close to Woolacombe Sands beach with stunning views particularly sunsets over the sea as well as being dog friendly. Sarah, the property owner, has been outstanding in her approachability , helpfulness and has always interacted with me in a friendly, professional manner. I have consistently felt that nothing has been too much trouble for her .Thank you for a wonderful stay. Ann

    Thank you for such a detailed and glowing review Ann. We are really glad you had such a wonderful holiday and that Surf View worked so well for your family. Thank you also for your kind words - you were lovely guests to interact with Sarah xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Apr 2024

  • "We loved our all-too-short stay but hope to return as a group next year."

    Everything was spot on. The only glitch was that some of us were rather chilly one night, which the owner thought was because the previous people had been too hot and turned down the radiators or thermostat. Oh, and the turn off down to the house is a bit hairy: a sudden turn off (very easy to miss) and then very narrow and bumpy. You pray not to meet another car. But it's lovely to be able to just walk down the path to the seafront. No car needed! I have only given the grade 5 recommendation because that relates to Sykes Cottages, who were rather opaque and obstructive about the possibility of an earlier arrival (the stated time of 5pm is quite late). When I contacted the owner directly she was very obliging and helpful, and in direct contradiction to what SC had told me, said she often negotiated earlier arrivals via SC especially out of season. They had said to me, and I quote, that 'it was their policy never to contact the owners about early check ins'. So I was left feeling pretty annoyed about that. But as I said, the house and location are lovely, as is the owner. Sykes, not so brilliant.

    So glad you and your book group enjoyed your stay Stella and were abl to snjoy the walk to the beach, and once again I apologise for the confusion with the check in time. We look forward to welcoming you back to Surf View. Thank you Sarah x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stella5.0Mar 2024

  • "Can the lane to surf view be improved"

    Hello Roger, we agree that the lane is a little bumpy at the very last part - just before the driveway. We have flagged this with both the council and the water company several times as we unfortunately don't have ownership of it. I hope otherwise you were able to have a lovely holiday. Sarah x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger3.4Sep 2023

  • "This is an ideal cottage for family gatherings especially those with young children."

    Our grandchildren loved their walks to and from the wonderful beach. Having the facilities of the holiday village and shop within a few yards was also a bonus. Plenty of parking and so many extras for cooking and general living. The welcome email from the owner was also very welcome. Highly recommended.

    Many Thanks David for such a positive review. It's wonderful to hear that Surf View was ideal for your family gathering and that you enjoyed both the house and the location so much. Thanks again Sarah x Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "Definitely the best holiday home I have ever stayed in."

    It was spacious for 9 of us plus 2 dogs even though the weather meant we were inside more than usual on holiday. A pleasant walk down to the beach, walks in the hills above and a gorgeous sea view from the house itself.

    We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your holiday and stay at Surf View Sue. Thank you for taking the time to provide such lovely feedback. Sarah x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Jul 2023

  • "Surf view is an absolutely wonderful cottage, our party made up of 14 adults from 2 families had a fantastic week there."

    The bedrooms are lovely and the master suite is sooo big, comfy beds all rooms ensuite, great place. Massive kitchen, really well equipped and the main dining table in the conservatory seated everyone comfortably and was perfect for group meals and games. The outside space is also lovely with plenty of seating, patio areas with a beautiful view down to Woolacombe beach, stunning. We also took the opportunity to have a couple of BBQs in the beautiful June sunshine. Thanks Sarah and family for being so helpful and sharing your beautiful location with us, we would thoroughly recommend surfview to anyone, brilliant place, great holiday location.

    Thank you for taking the time to write such an encouraging, positive and detailed review. We are delighted that Surf View worked so well for you and that you had such a wonderful holiday. We would love for you to visit again! Thanks again Sarah x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was a perfect holiday home for our family get together ages ranging from 5 weeks to 74 years."

    Having en suite bathrooms with every bedroom made life easier with 14 of us and there was plenty of room to play in the large garden. The walk to the beach took 20 minutes with small children, 10 minutes for adults without children! We will definitely be going again.

    Thank you so much for such lovely feedback Sheila. We are so glad that you had such a great stay and that Surf View was so ideal for your family. We certainly hope you will be back! Sarah x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at Surf View, super location and perfect for a large group."

    Lots of nice places to visit in the area and as a bonus we had very nice weather. We enjoyed our family stay!

    Thank you for thr lovely feedback David. I am so glad the sun shone for you! Sarah x Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2023

  • "Superb stay in a lovely property."

    One small problem, tv didn’t work in my room but that didn’t bother me.

    Thank you Denis! We are grateful for your feedback and glad you had such a good time! Sarah x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denis5.0Mar 2023

  • "Our midwinter Christmas stay at Surf View was wonderful."

    Our ages spanned from 1 to 79 and we all enjoyed the house, Woolacombe, the beach, the local area and the sea very much. Sarah, the owner of the house was very attentive to our needs and helpful in every way. 7 good sized bedrooms all en suite gave our party of 8 + a little one plenty of space and privacy. Our first visit to Woolacombe was a winner!

    We are so pleased that you had a great Christmas holiday in Woolacombe and enjoyed Surf View. Thank you for taking the time to give us this encouraging feedback Peter. It is lovely to be able to get to know our guests a little and support them with making the most of their stay. Thanks again. Sarah x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Dec 2022

  • "Surf View is a great place to meet up with friends and family."

    The ensuite facilities are brilliant and accommodation and parking generous, while the playroom was a bonus for children and adults especially when the rain kept us in. There are walks from the house to several pubs, we visited the Jube and the Old Mill and both were very welcoming and child friendly! The 10 minute walk down the track to the shop was also extremely useful when supplies ran low!

    Thank you for your feedback and pleased you had a great week away with you family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graeme3.1Nov 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this comfortable and beautiful house, despite extremely variable October weather."

    Had a morning on the beach and games in the garden, board games and a fish n chip supper from Squires in the conservatory. The children did not want to leave…

    Thank you for your lovely feedback - we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Surf View so much x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeanette4.7Oct 2022

  • "We had a fantastic time at Surf View."

    The 7 on suite bedrooms meant no queuing for showers in the morning. The facilities and kitchen were great. Plenty of outside space for parking. Barbequed most nights. The beach is a short 15 minute walk, or a 5 minute drive into Woolacombe. The vast beach is excellent for children, with a very shallow slope. Surfing, paddle boarding etc. The fish & chip shop in Morthoe will prepare and sell fish for the barbeque, excellent. We had a 19 month old child with us and the property had loads of space for him to wander about, supervised of course. Surf View is a very sociable place to stay for family gatherings, we all had an amazing time and would recommend this place to anyone. We talked to people in the caravan park next door and they paid £700 for a caravan for the week, 3 groups, 3 caravans. I gave them Surf Views details. Surf view was good value for money.

    Huge thank you Gary for such detailed, helpful and positive feedback. We are so pleased that you had such a fantastic holiday at Surf View and that it was so suitable for your family's needs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Sep 2022

  • "Wonderful place to stay; spacious, comfortable and well equipped."

    The location was excellent

    Thank you for taking the time to share such lovely feedback Elinor! We are so glad that Surf View was the ideal location for your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elinor4.7Aug 2022

  • "Great place to stay."

    We were a group of 7 adults and 5 children and had plenty of space and play area.

    Thank you for leaving a review Colin. Lovely to hear how much you all enjoyed your holiday and stay at Surf View. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin4.1Jul 2022

  • "A lovely property, well furnished with amazing views Well placed and suitable for large families"

    Thank you for taking the time to review Surf View and for your helpful comments George! We are so pleased it worked well for your family hoiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by George4.4Jul 2022

  • "We were three families of all ages it worked very well."

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback Jill - we are so glad that all generations of the family enjoyed Surf View Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Jul 2022

  • "We have just had a great weekend at surf view, the place is in a great location and everyone in our group loved it, especially having their own en suite."

    There was 14 of us but we never felt on top of each other in fact we had such a good time we are going to make it a annual event

    Thank you for taking the time to share this lovely feedback with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed the space and we would love to have you stay with us again at Surf View Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7May 2022

  • "Fabulous stay at SurfView."

    Such a gem of a location. Very grateful to our hosts for making our stay so comfortable and welcoming, they have thought of everything. Perfect beach, lots of fun activities, great local restaurants. Highly recommend.

    Thank you for taking the time to share such lovely comments. We are delighted that you were so happy with Surf View, enjoyed your holiday and were able to make the most of all that Woolacombe has to offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2022

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  • Seven bedrooms – all en-suite with shower, basin and WC
  • Main building bedrooms: 1 x upstairs king-size including bath within en-suite, 1 x ground-floor super king size, 2 x ground-floor double, 1x ground floor twin
  • Adjacent building bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x twin
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Games room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, grill, microwave, 2 x fridge, 1 x fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Smart TV in lounge, Wi-Fi, table football
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 6 cars
  • Garden with ample furniture
  • Storage room for surf boards and beach equipment
  • Built-in BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.5 miles, beach 1 mile
  • Note: The stairs in the garden behind the property are very steep and guests are advised not to climb up them or to use this elevated area of the garden
  • Note: Dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms
  • Note: Strictly no Stag/Hen parties or similar
  • The walk from Surf View into Woolacombe is rugged in places and may be difficult for those with limited mobility.

The property

Settled opposite the sea in the coastal town of Woolacombe in Devon, is this spectacular, 7-bedroom holiday home.

Surf View is just over a mile countryside walk to Woolacombe Sands famous blue-flag beach and even closer to the local pub.

Benefitting from breath-taking sea-views, this detached house is idyllic for a family getaway, sleeping up to 14 guests.

Be greeted by ample off-road parking and admire the unfolding countryside from your elevated position.

Discover the well-equipped kitchen, where the chef of the group can make use of the electric oven and hob to conjure delicious meals.

There is a washing machine and dryer to keep your holiday attire fresh!

Moving through the property, find the spacious sitting room, here you can sprawl on the sofa with a cup of tea and afterwards enjoy meals together in the dining room, which boasts panoramic views of the coast and countryside.

Throw open the patio doors to roam the garden and on warm days unwind on the furniture and escape into a book.

As the sun begins to set, head inside and have some family fun in the first-floor games room.

Also upstairs there is a king-size bedroom to soak in the scenery from Velux windows.

Head downstairs to the ground-floor to choose between a super king-size, two doubles, and one twin bedroom, all with TVs (bar one) and en-suites of which two have sea views.

In addition, stay in the external annexe with a super-king-size and twin bedroom.

Surf View rests within an AONB so lace up your walking boots and explore Baggy Point to view rugged clifftops and stroll along the South West Coastal Path.

Venture to the seaside resort of Ilfracombe, ideal for history buffs with its quirky museum, its small harbour and a sandy beach which is accessed via Victorian tunnels.

For a special holiday home with sea-views, choose Surf View.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £750.

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About the location


Ilfracombe 7 miles; Barnstaple 11 miles; Exmoor National Park 21 miles.

The seaside town of Woolacombe is located on the north Devon coast and is home to a wonderful 3 mile long golden beach which has been awarded Blue Flag status and has safe family swimming. Woolacombe has won many awards and is a fabulous holiday destination with a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants. Woolacombe lies within the North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with its dramatic coastal cliffs and landscape. Along the coast is the bustling seaside town of Ilfracombe and from here you can take a boat trip to magical Lundy Island, a place of natural beauty, which will provide you with an unforgettable experience. Exmoor National Park is close by with its rolling countryside and quaint villages. A fabulous area for a superb family holiday.

The walk from Surf View into Woolacombe is rugged in places and may be difficult for those with limited mobility.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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