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The Smithy

Croyde, North Devon Coast
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Towels included
Family friendly
Internet access
Open fire / woodburner
Shop nearby
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
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At a glance

  • A traditional and characterful cottage surrounded by wildlife and nature
  • Enjoy a coastal holiday in a charming village with a picture-perfect sandy beach
  • Cuddle up on the sofa in front of the fire after a day of hiking along one of the coastal trails

Property code: OC-SMITHC

Full of character and beautifully presented, this appealing cottage is a home-from-home at any time of the year, welcoming couples and small families, plus two furry friends. In the centre of vibrant Croyde, it’s perfect for days on the beach, surfing the waves or walking the coast path.

Enter this Grade II-listed bijou cottage via the front courtyard and three steps to the front door. The living space is wonderfully cosy, with exposed stonework and original beams, while whitewashed walls and co-ordinated furniture in muted colours add gentle modernity throughout. The focal point is a Charnwood stove, a lovely feature for cooler evenings, and there’s also comfortable seating, a TV and a farmhouse-style dining table. The bright kitchen is equipped with all you’ll need for holiday cooking, and has an unusual feature in the floor - a glass viewing panel to the cottage’s old well. On the first floor there are two elegant bedrooms: a king-size (twin on request) and a double, with limited access to one side of the bed. The latter also has a 2’6” raised bed suitable for children over the age of six. They share an airy family bathroom. The cottage’s sunny front courtyard is the perfect place to enjoy an al fresco meal, and there’s also a cobbled courtyard which has a storage shed for bikes and beach gear.

The sweet village of Croyde is popular with a cool surfing crowd as well as families looking for a traditional seaside holiday. You’ll find friendly pubs, shops and places to eat and, of course, a fabulous beach, Croyde Bay, which neighbours both the huge Saunton Sands and 3-mile long Putsborough Beach. Scenic walks take you across the rugged headland of Baggy Point, with its far-reaching views to Lundy Island, or along the dunes to Saunton Sands.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size (with zip and link beds which can be converted into twins on request), 1 double with an additional high bunk bed which sleeps 1 child
  • Bathrooms - 1 with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine and washer/dryer
  • Wood burner
  • Electric heaters
  • TV
  • Paved courtyard with garden furniture
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Beach 0.5 miles, pub and shop less than 0.5 miles
  • Raised bunk bed only suitable for children
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • 2 dogs allowed. Additional charges may apply

Julie Marwood-Jones

This property is personally managed by Julie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kate 7th October 2023

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Reviewed by Karen 17th September 2023

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Reviewed by Nicholas 11th August 2023

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Reviewed by Andrew 23rd June 2023

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Reviewed by Colin 26th May 2023

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The cottage was beautifully presented inside and bed was very comfortable. Situated in an excellent location and would like to visit again. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Julie 12th May 2023

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Disappointed that the washer was not also a dryer as it was stated but we did find a clothes horse upstairs to dry out clothes. The washing machine was also the only manual which was not inside the property manual! The shower was also very temperamental bring very hot then cold, being hot to the point you could not stand under it.

Reviewed by Shona 14th April 2023

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Lovely cosy cottage in the centre of Croyde, handy for pubs and short walk to beach. Relaxing stay, thank you!

Reviewed by Jonathan 28th November 2022

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Reviewed by Rebecca 11th November 2022

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Cosy comfortable well appointed cottage a minutes walk from a brilliant pub.

Reviewed by Jonathan 4th November 2022

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Reviewed by Lauren 2nd November 2022

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Reviewed by Michelle 13th October 2022

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Reviewed by Peter 25th September 2022

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Reviewed by Arthur 9th September 2022

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Reviewed by Emma 30th August 2022

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Lovely property in an amazing location close to the beach in a very pretty and thriving village which has great little shops, cafes, post office etc. There are some excellent regular craft markets in the village centre (good for holiday gifts!). We really enjoyed just stepping out of our door and walking along the path to the beach, or going for anRead more evening bite to eat; also highly recommend the open topped bus which is a fun way to see the local areas and beaches from a high up vantage point. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 21st August 2022

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Reviewed by Stephen 17th June 2022

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Very comfortable, beautiful cottage. Close to stunning beaches and costal walks. Plenty of restaurants in walking distance.

Reviewed by Jude 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by Julia 3rd March 2022

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Location

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