Braunton, North Devon Coast

  • 4 Star Gold

You can book this property from:

  • £609 per week
  • £87 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wet room
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Parking permit provided
  • On-street parking

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Surfing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

How far to ...?

  • Beach 3 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.5 miles


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Wet room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 5:00pm
  • Check out: 11:00am


Gladstone is an attractive Grade II colonial style character house located in the historic part of Braunton, opposite the picturesque Parish Church and within an easy walk of the village centre. It is reputed that Prime Minister William Gladstone stayed in the property whilst visiting relatives.

The ground floor of the house is mainly open plan with the front door opening into the attractively furnished living/dining /kitchen room. Guests can relax on the comfy seating in front of the ornate fireplace and admire the historic church architecture through the bay window. During cooler seasons cosy evenings can be enjoyed beside the log burner. The dining area is separated by comfortable sofas and to the rear is the  newly fitted kitchen area complete with Rangemaster stove, and quartz worktops. There is also a small utility room. From the kitchen, through low lintel doorway, is a separate handy wet room with slate floor and Italian marble wall tiles.

Stairs lead up to the landing where two of the bedrooms are located, the double across the unique bridge walkway and the king with ensuite shower room at the front of the house. Please note there is no access to the balcony which is for ornate purposes only. From the landing behind the door are further steep stairs which go up to the second floor (fixed stair gate in place at top of stairs). Here you will find the snug room with low ceiling, painted floorboards, sofa, Freeview/Freesat/Smart TV and velux window. Leading off the snug room are the bathroom (low threshold and ceiling and with prominent low beams) and third bedroom with twin beds. All bedrooms have wooden flooring. 

After returning from a fun filled day in the surf and sand or exploring the local countryside, guests can choose to relax outside at the table and chairs on the attractively tiled veranda, or alternatively in the rear courtyard room with its raised gravel terrace and outdoor seating. If you are in search of refreshment the Black Horse traditional pub is next door and you can stretch your legs through the church yard adjacent to the picturesque River Caen.

The village centre is accessible via the nearby, level Tarka Trail cycle path and in under ten minutes you can walk to a great selection of individual shops, family-friendly cafes and restaurants. Just a short car journey away are the magnificent sandy, surfing beaches of Saunton and Croyde whilst slightly further afield are Woolacombe Bay, the harbourside at Ilfracombe and Exmoor National Park, all offering memorable days out.

Accommodation: Ground Floor: Open plan kitchen/living/dining room with Freesat/Freeview smart TV, DVD and wood burning stove. Kitchen area with dual-fuel Rangemaster stove - 5 ring gas hob, electric double oven, fridge with ice box, microwave, dishwasher. Utility room with small freezer, washing machine. Wet room with walk-in shower, wash basin and WC. 

First Floor. Landing with access to Bedroom 1 with King and ensuite shower room with WC and basin. Walkway to Bedroom 2 with Double. 

Second Floor. Stairs (with stair gate at top) to snug room with sofa and Freesat/Freeview TV. Bedroom 3 with Twin. Bathroom with narrow slipper bath, basin and WC (restricted height over bath and WC due to eaves).

Note: on the second floor height clearance is approx 6"2 and lower in the snug, bedroom 3 and bathroom.

Facilities and Services: Linen & towels. Gas CH. Wi-Fi. No smoking. 2 pets welcome.  Garden furniture. Complimentary basket of logs. Some out-house storage for surfboards. A parking permit is provided for one space in pub car park 500m away and on street parking may also be available. Short breaks available. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate provided.  Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Saturday.


A lovely property which is well equipped with plenty of bathrooms to go round. Nicely finished to a high standard. Good location to get to the coast and surrounding countryside. We had no trouble parking but it was very quiet in February.

mrs B,

Gladstone is a very characterful property in a very quiet and quirky location - opposite a very old church. From a practical point of view, the streets are very narrow and parking is not always available outside the door. However, that's all part of the charm and we never had to park very far away. There is parking available at a nearby pub. The house is unique and we much enjoyed staying there. Thank you for a great week.

Mr C,