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Charlesworth

Braunton, Devon (Ref. 959970)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "What a find!"

    Such a fabulous view and great property! We spent a good few hours of each day lazing about in the garden just chilling the days away. The table tennis was an added bonus - a couple more outside chairs would have been welcome. A wonderful welcome from Arlene with home made scones (with clotted cream & jam in the fridge) plus homemade bread and a huge bowl of fruit! Everything you need for a great holiday - thank you so much.

    Thank you Jackie and I do appreciate your very kind comments. We aim to make improvements to the property every year and more garden chairs are on the list. I do hope you manage to return to us. Arlene Property Owner

    Reviewed by JackieJul 2022

  • "We were greeted by the owners and made to feel very welcome."

    Lots of thought was put into what we might need during our stay which was much appreciated and not had at previous cottage’s. Loved the homemade scones, jam and loaf of bread

    Thank you Mary. I appreciate your comments very much. Arlene Property Owner

    Reviewed by MaryJun 2022

  • "A spacious, spotless property, with the most staggeringly gorgeous views over the Taw's tidal estuary and down the valley, as far as Barnstaple which is about 4 miles away, and about 5 miles in the opposite direction to Saunton Sands, plus a little further to Croyde and Woolacombe, so it's very handy for both beaches and shops, or a totally relaxing place just to chill out with a drink and a book on the terrace."

    There was fresh milk and butter in the fridge, and a welcome pack of home-made bread and scones, plus clotted cream and home-made jam, lovely! The delightful gardens form a long sweeping curve down to the steep, quiet road, and the lawns were covered in buttercups, daisies and clover, which the local bunnies clearly appreciate! Arlene is a friendly, helpful and approachable owner and local neighbour, ready to give advice and deal promptly with any little queries. This is a really great property in a spectacular location, definitely a one-off holiday home.

    Thank you Marianne, You are very kind and your comments are very much appreciated. I hope to see you again. Arlene Property Owner

    Reviewed by MJun 2022

  • "From the warm welcome of home made goodies to the peaceful beautiful surroundings this home added up to the perfect holiday."

    Even our one day of rain just meant we curled up and enjoyed our surroundings which included the stunning view. The house is spacious, spotlessly clean and has everything you require for a comfortable stay including a summer house and table tennis. The house is near enough to towns and villages for supplies and situated in a perfect area for exploring whether by car, foot, bike. Just do be careful of junctions as hedgerows in Devon are high.

    Hi Margaret, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. It is very much appreciated. I do hope you manage to return one day, although I do appreciate you have a very long way to travel. Arlene Property Owner

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2022

  • "Very comfortable accommodation with fantastic views across the countryside and beyond."

    The owner left us homemade scones, jam and bread which were much appreciated and eggs from their own chickens. We would definitely recommend to friends and family and hope to return one day.

    Hi Vanessa, Thank you for your lovely feedback and I do appreciate what you say. I hope to welcome you back in the future. Arlene Property Owner

    Reviewed by VanessaMar 2022

  • "Generally the facilities were excellent and the attention to details were outstanding and very much appreciated."

    However we did feel that the single downstairs bathroom shower was inadequate for the size of the house. Having to come downstairs to shower from the main bedroom was very inconvenient. The upstairs bathroom was lovely, but a handheld shower tap over the bath did not do the master suite justice. A warm welcome from a lovely hostess. Thank you. Jackie.

    Hi Jackie, thank you for your feedback. When I took the house on, the windowless room upstairs did in fact just house a huge chimney for the fireplace in the dining room below, which took up two thirds of the room. The slope of the ceiling made it impossible to fit a shower (I did try every which way) and that is why the bath is in the middle of the room. I do hope it didn't detract too much from your enjoyment of the holiday. Arlene Property Owner

    Reviewed by JackieMar 2022

  • "An amazing house - one of the very best locations I've ever stayed in, and it's so beautifully equipped with absolutely everything you could possibly need."

    From puzzles to pots and pans, from dishwasher tablets to fabulous bedlinen - a really superb property to enjoy a break in any kind of weather.

    Thank you Elizabeth. Your comments are very much appreciated as we aim to offer the property to a standard we would want for ourselves. Your feedback is very much appreciated and we hope you are able to return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElizabethFeb 2022

  • "A lovely property, extremely clean and very well presented."

    The welcome gift provided was fantastic and very thoughtful. The grounds are immaculately kept. Everything you could ever possibly need is provided. It is centrally located for the beautiful walks and beaches in Devon. A delightful place to stay.

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean and the flowers were lovely made it more like home."

    The welcome pack was excellent.

    Reviewed by EvelynOct 2021

  • "Our second visit to Charlesworth, a lovely, clean and well positioned cottage with superb panoramic views over the Taw estuary."

    The owner made us feel very welcome with gifts of fruit, scones, home baked bread and much more. We enjoyed the scones with home made jam and clotted cream in the sunny garden summer house whilst taking in the view. Charlesworth is ideally placed for great walks at Braunton Burrows, Saunton Sands, Croyde, Woolacombe and Mortehoe. If cycling is your thing at the bottom of the road is the old Ilfracombe railway line which offers an estuary view flat ride. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be returning again in the near future.

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2021

  • "Charlesworth is a wonderful venue for a holiday."

    The description and photos in your advertising didn’t do it justice. It was a very relaxing experience.

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2021

  • "Beautiful house in a lovely location with fantastic views."

    Had a great week here easy access to all the main beaches.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2021

  • "Lovely, well equipped cottage with the most amazing views across the estuary."

    Great spot for exploring the north Devon coastline. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2021

  • "Beautiful big house with fantastic views."

    Well equipped kitchen with a large fridge freezer and a large comfy living room. Enjoyed the summerhouse and table tennis in the garage. Excellent host, on arrival we had fresh bread, eggs, and scones, with home made jam. Good location for nearby beaches.

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2021

  • "Our stay at Charlesworth was wonderful."

    Arlene, the owner, had thought of everything and the welcome provisions of fruit, home made jam, scones and bread was much appreciated. The views from the house were amazing and the gardens immaculate. The north Devon coast is a great place to spend a holiday.

    Reviewed by DeborahJun 2021

  • "Have stayed at Charlesworth around 4 times now and love going there."

    Booked ahead during 2020 pandemic for 2021 as we knew it would be a clean and safe place to be if Covid was still a problem. You can stay at the property and enjoy the beautiful estuary scenary away from the crowds, shop localy and safely and enjoy the gorgeous beaches with places away from the crowds. Our most favourite place to holiday.

    Reviewed by RachelMay 2021

  • "Overall we loved the house and location."

    The view over tj estuary and fields is amazing and apart from the lambs it is very quiet and tranquil. All the rooms are light and spacious with plenty of towels, luxury linen and comfy beds. Arlene provided a delicious cream tea and home home made bread and some eggs for our arrival. When we asked for a thinner duvet as we were too warm she provided it the next day. The only downside is the water pressure is very low especially upstairs so running a bath or washing your hair in the shower takes a bit longer. I would definitely consider staying at Charlesworth again.

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2021

  • "Beautiful house!"

    And amazing views. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by SahiraOct 2020

  • "There are fabulous views from most windows."

    Everything you could possible need in the kitchen even an electric steamer which is most unusual. Plenty of space for 4 adults and a dog not to get in each other’s way. The biggest welcome pack I’ve ever had and a lovely owner who comes to make sure everything is ok. Enjoyed the table tennis. The downside is no blinds/curtains to either bathrooms or dressing room which was a problem for me and could have done with some wardrobes. Would recommend this house though.

    Reviewed by JillOct 2020

  • "A beautiful place to stay with everything you need provided."

    Homemade bread and scones on arrival were a lovely surprise and delicious. Some basic food items were in the fridge which was a lovely touch. Thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2020

  • "Fab- super clean and extra touches of home made bread, scones and jam were lovely."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by TeresaAug 2020

  • "The holiday was wonderful & the house was great, clean and tidy & was in a perfect location for local beaches, lots of choice within a 30 minute drive and a few good restaurants close by."

    My only comments would be that the en-suite bathroom upstairs could do with some curtains or window covering, it overlooks fields so there is no-one around, but would just give that feeling of privacy if required.

    Reviewed by LauraAug 2020

  • "Lovely holiday home with fantastic views."

    Comfortable accomodation with good facilities and convenient for everywhere on the North Devon coast.

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2020

  • "Charlesworth is an excellent property in an enviable hill top location with panoramic views over the Taw Estuary."

    The house itself was warm, clean and well equipped and on arrival we received the best owners welcome pack that you could wish for, a very nice touch. There is a downstairs double bedroom with an adjacent bathroom for those unable to use the stairs, whilst the first floor master bedroom and ensuite bathroom are very spacious. The garden is large but is not totally enclosed for a dog as there is an open driveway albeit on to a very quiet lane. It wasn't warm enough to use on our visit but there is a summer house in the garden where you can sit and enjoy the stunning views. The house is ideally situated for exploring the area. The expansive Saunton Sands and Braunton Burrows are just a short drive away via the toll road to Crow Point. At low tide there is huge swathe of sand with no dog restrictions and in March it was virtually deserted. The more well known beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe are also within easy driving distance. A little further afield but still worth a visit are the towns of Ilfracombe and Lynton and Lynmouth. All in all a very enjoyable stay and we will return in the future.

    Reviewed by ChrisMar 2020

  • "Arlene went out of her way to ensure that we were 100% happy with our accommodation, paying us a quick visit when we arrived to check that we had settled in & to let us know that if we had any problems she was just across the way & we could knock on her door at any (reasonable) time!"

    Hes arrival pack off fruit & essentials was an entirely unexpected treat!

    Reviewed by OwenSep 2019

  • "Charlesworth is a beautifully presented property in a peaceful, rural location."

    The host/landlord obviously cares greatly about the property and her guests. She really puts thought into a fabulous welcome pack. We loved every minute spent there. The views over the estuary are stunning and vary with the tides. Quality bed linen, well equipped kitchen, shall I go ? etc etc. Sykes, however were not so helpful. Prior to confirming our booking I posed a couple of questions that they didn't know the answer to, largely because they are so far way nobody in the office had ever visited the property, nor were they prepared to "bother or disturb" (their words not mine) the owner of the property, apparently it's not their policy! If you try to book through Cornish Country Cottages or similar local Company, hoping to find someone who DOES know the property, the phone lines transfer you back up to Sykes .

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2019

  • "This is a great house in a wonderful location and we received a warm welcome from the owner as well as scones and fruit."

    The property was very clean and in a great location with gardens and views to match. There are a couple of points that should be considered to improve the property to match other 5 star ones we have stayed in but should not put anyone off renting this location. The lounge would benefit from some new sofa’s and one should be larger or an L shaped one that will accommodate 6 people as the 2 small ones this is a struggle to math the number it accommodates. Also look to update the tv for a modern smart tv as this one is very dated. The kitchen is very clean but looks dated and getting ready for replacement and a refresh. The downstairs shower room is ok but the shower water flow is poor and a modern unit would address this. Upstairs the mains bathroom has been modernised already and is great standard and this just needs to be reflected in the other rooms mentioned above. A further improvement could be made by adding an upstairs shower room in the dressing area above the downstairs one as the main bathroom does not have a walk in shower. We had a great holiday stay at the property and would return and agin the feed back would turn this from a great to and outstanding location

    Reviewed by PhilSep 2019

  • "We have had a lovley family holiday which includes 4 adults 2 children and a dog the house was beautiful and spacious a perfect family home."

    Along with the stunning views. Arlene was a wonderful host with home made bread and Devon scones cream and jam on arrival. Just what was needed after a long journey.

    Reviewed by HollyAug 2019

  • "It was the holiday home that exceeded expectations!"

    Charlesworth was a fantastic place to stay ! On arrival there was fresh flowers home made scones with Arlene’s home made raspberry jam , and a very large bowl of fresh fruit! The house it’s self has views to die for ! Spotlessly clean , a great summer house with a hammock to use between the apple tree. Will definitely stay here again ! Well done Arlene !!

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "This was our second visit & we have rebooked for next year - twice!"

    !! Enough said?!

    Reviewed by TrudyJun 2019

  • "Beautiful home with outstanding views."

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2019

  • "Charlesworth is an amazing cottage!"

    The house and garden are spacious and the views incredible. My grandson (aged 7) adored it, especially the baby bunnies in the garden and the hammock! Arlene kindly provided freshly baked bread, a cream tea and fruit for our arrival too. A truly beautiful place, which we will book again.

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2019

  • "Absolutely fantastic and beautiful cottage."

    We’ve stayed in many cottages across England and Wales over the past 5 years and ‘Charlesworth’ has been the best cottage so far. Cottage had everything you could ask for and a spectacular view that I could never tire of. Arlene is a wonderful host, nothing was too much trouble and the welcome package of homemade scones, bread, jam and fruit was amazing.

    Reviewed by SamanthaApr 2019

  • "The holiday home was very welcoming with many goodies and fresh flowers waiting for us."

    The table tennis was a big hit with the kids. Our only criticism would be that we would normally expect all windows to have curtains, as although the property wasn't really overlooked it seems somewhat exhibitionist not to have either curtains or frosted glass in the upstairs bathroom in particular.

    Reviewed by NajenOct 2018

  • "The views and welcome from the owner"

    Reviewed by PatSep 2018

  • "Sykes makes the booking procedure effortless."

    Even down to the very polite email when I forgot to transfer the balance (Oops! We've all done it at some point

    Reviewed by LorraineSep 2018

  • "Our holiday in Braunton was wonderful; the property was in a great location and felt like home from home with the added bonus of great views and a garden big enough to double up as a football pitch."

    Not to mention the table tennis. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by DebAug 2018

  • "Absolutely AMAZING The house was beyond anything we expected, a family of 4 and 2 grandparents, we had ample room."

    Everywhere was clean and tidy, beds were comfortable and the kitchen had all we needed. Added bonus of freshly baked bread, scones, jam, fruit and milk left for us. The gardens surrounding Charlesworth were beautiful, stunning unspoilt views. The photos only show half of how incredible the home from home is.

    Reviewed by LucyJul 2018

  • "Our stay at Charlesworth was fantastic lovely views , great accommodation, everything we needed."

    The owner was helpful and also left a lovely welcome pack including cream tea. We couldn’t ask for more and we will certainly return

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2018

  • "A fantastic property whose listing doesn’t really do it justice."

    Everything has been considered by the owner and we left wanting for nothing. Stunning panoramic views of the estuary, tasteful interiors, lots of space both inside and out and plenty to do and enjoy nearby. We hope to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by RachelMar 2018

  • "A beautiful house with stunning views in an idyllic position."

    The property is well equipped with everything that you could want and more. Comfortable beds and lots of little extras. Arlene made us delicious bread and scones and we had cream tea when we arrived. Shops, pubs and restaurants all close by as well as the most amazing beaches! Fabulous holiday and we will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by CarolFeb 2018

  • "Property was a home from home with lots of lovely touches - gorgeous bed linen, plenty of toilet roll, cling film, lovely soaps, fresh flowers, etc."

    Fabulous host and stunning location.

    Reviewed by RachelDec 2017

  • "The views, gardens and space with Charlesworth are wonderful."

    The owner gave us a very generous welcome which was a lovely start to the holiday.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2017

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Summary

  • Two-storey detached chalet bungalow
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Utility area
  • Games room
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king with en-suite bathroom with roll top bath, basin and WC, 1 x double (downstairs), 1 x twin
  • Dressing area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC (downstairs, next to bedroom, making it ideal for an elderly relative).
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, coffee maker
  • TV, DVD, CD player
  • WiFi
  • Table tennis in garage
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars on driveway
  • Patio with seating
  • Garden with deck chairs, hammock and summerhouse
  • One well-behaved pet welcome at £20 per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 3 miles
  • Coast 5 miles
  • This property has £100 Good Housekeeping Bond.

The property

Stunning estuary views from this beautiful detached chalet bungalow providing excellent accommodation in the small village of Ashford, perched high above the village of Braunton.

With the outstanding views and a ground floor bedroom, the whole family can relax and unwind with a touch of luxury for that much deserved holiday.

Step inside and you will see that the kitchen has everything you need for rustling up feasting treats and as you walk into the sitting room your eyes will be drawn to the fantastic views where you can lounge and relax and simply marvel at the beauty.

The three bedrooms are beautifully styled with luxurious linens for you to sink into at the end of a busy day; wake to estuary views in the master bedroom and pamper yourself a little in the gorgeous en-suite bathroom.

Let the children play in the garden or compete over table tennis, while you take your coffee on the large patio area or escape to the cottage garden or the summerhouse with a good book.

Surrounded by the lovely gardens you can easily lose a few hours taking in the views from inside or out.

The village of Ashford is situated to make the most of the views giving a feeling of peace, quiet and countryside air with Braunton providing all your amenity needs.

Take a trip to the historic market town of Barnstaple which offers some good shopping and nightlife for the young at heart.

Pack your bucket and spade and head off to one of the sandy beaches along the North Devon coast, with Woolacombe, Saunton and Croyde all within easy driving distance and offering miles of soft sand, plenty for the water-sport enthusiast and don't forget to have the compulsory Devon Cream Tea!

A superb choice whether you are looking to relax and unwind or love the great expanse of sandy beaches for fun family time together – go ahead, make some wonderful family memories.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

BRAUNTON

Croyde 5 miles; Barnstaple 6 miles; Woolacombe 9.5 miles.

Braunton is a village in North Devon, situated right at the centre of the North Devon Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and incorporating Braunton Burrows, the largest area of sand dunes in Europe, a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest. A couple of miles from the village is Saunton Sands beach, a three-mile stretch of beautiful west-facing sandy beach, backed by the sand dunes. Stroll along the beach, enjoy the surfing, or have a leisurely picnic. Just five minutes around the headland is Croyde Bay an excellent surfing beach, and round the next headland is Woolacombe Bay, another 3 mile stretch of beautiful sandy beach. There are some fabulous golf courses in the area including Saunton, Portmore or Royal North Devon golf courses. The South West Coast Path from Braunton to Instow follows part of the Tarka Trail along the estuary of the River Taw. This is part of North Devon’s Biosphere Reserve and much of the route follows old railway trackbeds, which now serve as an easy level route for walkers as well as cyclists. An understated part of Devon, with plenty to do for coast and country lovers alike.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Christmas