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The Drift

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West Down, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (9)
  • well (8)
  • equipped (7)
  • everything (7)
  • house (7)
  • comfortable (6)

16 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our second time at The Drift."

    It is a wonderful house, fully equipped with everything you would need whilst on holiday. The rear garden with upper seating areas is stunning. Also, ideally located to access the nearby beaches.

    Reviewed by AlexAug 2023

  • "Very comfortable and well-equipped house, and we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday here."

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at The Drift (23-30 Sept)."

    The property was warm, welcoming and very comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything you could need AND THEN MORE and the welcome pack was lovely, thank you, however, maybe a pack of butter could be included to go with the loaf of bread and the milk. The beds were very comfortable too (comfier than my own bed!) and the bathrooms like everything, were super clean. The outside seating and dining areas are fabulous, providing amazing views of the sunsets and surrounding countryside. Sadly the weather wasn't really warm enough in the evenings to sit out. Good enough reason to visit again during the summer! Sadly the village pub closed down the week before we arrived and if we wanted to eat out in the evening, we had to drive 4 - 5 miles to nearby pubs in Chivenor, Ilfracombe and Georgeham. Hopefully, a new buyer will be found soon for the pub. Stuart and Pauline, thank you for providing a beautiful home with all the attention to detail and also for the very comprehensive guest guide. The alternative route was really helpful to avoid the roadworks. We would highly recommend The Rock Inn at Georgeham for food. Very friendly staff and an awesome chef. Not cheap but in a class of its own.

    Many thanks for your wonderful feedback, we have not tried the Rock Inn, so will have to make a visit when we are down next. So glad you had a wonderful time in North Devon and enjoyed the area so much, Kindest regards Stuart &Pauline Property Owner

    Reviewed by RogerSep 2022

  • "The house was amazing so clean and everything u could need."

    The little basket of goodies was a lovely touch. And what made the holiday the weather was great. We all had a fabulous time making memories.

    Reviewed by MichelleSep 2022

  • "A great house with everything needed for a Staycation."

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2022

  • "Lovely place great location everything we needed."

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday in this very comfortable holiday home."

    It was well equipped and nicely furnished .

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2022

  • "Well appointed and comfortable property and a great stay."

    Owner communication excellent through out

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2022

  • "We had a fabulous stay at The Drift!"

    House was stunning, and well equipped with amazingly comfy beds! The view from the terrace was beautiful - especially in the evening with the sun going down and sitting on the top terrace with a cold cheeky drink ! A parasol or sail on the terrace or seating in the lower garden would have made it a super 10 out of 10..but understand high winds from the valley may be decision not to have these. We were happy to sit on on the lawned area in the shade... but seats for us oldies would have been perfect. Fabulous location for all our favourite beaches and places to visit, like Lynton and Lynmouth (stunning villages !) Set in a charming little village and lovely local pub with scrummy well priced food. We'll be back!

    Dear Katherine, many thanks for your wonderful feedback. Yes you are correct in the reason for not having a parasol or shade sail on the upper terrace. We are looking at options but it is difficult to find suitable parasols or pergola's. We thought of shade sails also, but then the seating would be in shade and then not moveable. Something that we are looking at for the future when we can find the right solution. So glad you had a wonderful time and it was hot a sunny for you to enjoy the terrace and views. kindest regards, Stuart & Pauline Property Owner

    Reviewed by KatharineJul 2022

  • "Excellent house, comfortable and very well equipped."

    Furnished to a high standard. Good centre for touring the area.

    Reviewed by JulianApr 2022

  • "Very well equipped and super comfortable"

    Reviewed by CarolineSep 2021

  • "The Drift is a lovely new property in a quiet village."

    Stuart and Pauline have provided everything you could need. The house really feels like a home with little touches like plants and reed diffusers. The garden terrace is gorgeous with fabulous views of the country side. The Crown Inn in the village is a few minutes walk away and well worth a visit. I would definitely stay again if I was in North Devon.

    Reviewed by StephanieSep 2021

  • "Wow! Such a wonderful holiday home."

    It had everything you would possibly need for a holiday and such a great location to explore the beaches & countryside of Devon. The garden and upper seating area is stunning with amazing views. Wonderful to sit out and watch the sun set over the fields. Highly recommend and we would love to return.

    Reviewed by AlexAug 2021

  • "Lovely property which is very well equipped."

    Excellent views and perfect base for visiting North Devon.

    Reviewed by AimeeAug 2021

  • "Great position in the lovely village of West Down, The Drift is a quiet peaceful place to unwind."

    The elevated patio and terrace are a great place to enjoy drinks after a tough day on the beach. We really liked The Crown Inn, nice relaxed atmosphere and friendly service with a good menu and ample portions at we felt a sensible price.

    Reviewed by CliveJun 2021

  • "Fantastic accommodation situated in the lovely small village of West Down."

    Ideal for visiting beautiful North Devon countryside and beaches.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, hand held shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Snug
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, 2 x Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent (excluding beach towels)
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden with patio, large fire pit and lawn
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Woolacombe beach 4 miles
  • Note: No children under the age of 7 expect babes in arms
  • Note: Multi-level garden with steep drops, care to be taken
  • Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250 for this property
  • Note: No stag/hen parties or similar

The property

Situated in a residential part of West Down, this attractive property provides space and comfort with easy access to the picturesque North Devon coast.

Boasting four bedrooms, The Drift is a great escape for family and friends looking to experience this beautiful part of Devon, home to some of the largest and unspoilt beaches in the UK.

Enter into the property and make the sitting room your hub of relaxation, furnished in a contemporary style with two sofas and a Smart TV, whilst there is also a snug with similar features, ideal for a quiet moment away from the group.

Carry the conversion into the spacious kitchen where you can sit at the dining table to discuss the holiday plans whilst the chef gets acquainted in the kitchen, kitted out to a high spec with integrated appliances and ample worktop space.

Just off the kitchen is a handy utility from which you can do your washing and store walking gear.

As you tire head upstairs to the bedrooms, each of which have been tastefully furnished to ensure the highest-quality sleeping quarters; the master includes a king-size bed and en-suite shower room, while there are two doubles, one with an en-suite shower room, and a pretty single room, all tied together by the lavish bathroom with a bath and a double walk-in shower cubicle.

Continuing to impress, the multi-level garden provides a superb outdoor space, with quirky seating and a firepit on a level and an arrangement of furniture on another, you can easily enjoy alfresco dining and well-deserved glass of wine after a day on the beach.

If you don’t fancy preparing food then take the short walk to The Crown, a traditional 17th century pub in the heart of West Down, serving a varied menu and selection of real ales, or venture a little further afield to Woolacombe, home to a vibrant selection of pubs, restaurants, takeaways and beachside cafés where you can sit and indulge in a Devon Cream Tea.

Woolacoombe also boasts three miles of golden sands which has been awarded a Blue Flag status, perfect for swimming, sunbathing, building sandcastles and playing ball games.

Visit the seaside resort of Ilfracombe to see the historic harbour of quaint pastel-coloured houses and you can even hop on a boat to Lundy Island, a surreal granite outcrop where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Bristol Channel.

With plenty to fill your holiday itinerary in Devon, a stay at The Drift promises wonderful memories to be made.

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

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About the location


Ilfracombe 5 miles.

The picturesque village of West Down is ideally situated amidst the wooded valleys of the beautiful North Devonshire countryside, 5 miles from Ilfracombe. The village is home to a lovely Norman church, a CAMRA recommended 14th Century pub serving real ales and fine wines and a local shop, whilst the surrounding countryside offers many great walking and cycling opportunities. The surfer's paradise of Woolacombe, with its long sandy beach is just 4 miles away and only 5 miles to the North is the coastal resort of Ilfracombe, with its pubs, clubs and great visitor attractions. The enchanting Exmoor National Park, with its rolling hills, wooded valleys, wild deer and pretty villages like Combe Martin, Lynmouth and Simonsbath enchants all who visit, whilst the wildlife and remote natural beauty leading from the high moor down to the sea attracts visitors from far and wide. With Barnstaple also just a short drive away, this fantastic location has plenty to offer all year round!

Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250 for this property