Mrs Dennison October 2020
It was an ideal location for us, we booked fairly last minute and wanted to stay near family. A gorgeous village which I remember from many years ago when I came with a girls' camp. Our family loved the wonderful beaches nearby and despite pretty blustery weather, the sun shone most of the time and kite flying, surfing, horse riding and sandcastle building were much enjoyed. We would certainly come to the artea and hopefully Orchard Dene again!
Mrs Edwards October 2020
We loved our stay there. We saw Mrs Meek on first arrival and that was it - which suited us. If we had any issues she was just next door. We didn’t have any issues.
Lovely log burner, but though we used it twice, it was not really necessary as the thick stone walls and more than adequate storage heaters kept the place nicely warm. Good over the bath shower.
The courtyard and garden/swimming pool areas were attractive, although in October we did not sit out! The two pubs in the village - The Kings Arms and The Rock Inn - were within walking distance and both served excellent food. We found a local dog walk down the road past The Kings Arms, up a slope and onto fields. We walked to Putsborough over the fields (about 20 minutes), but beware the steep slope down to the beach. Also, be aware of the narrow roads around the area, be prepared to do a lot of reversing!
All in all, a nice relaxing break.
Msiss Finch September 2020
Lovely owners/neighbour. Warm, well equipped. Shame there were no games but I understand this is a covid thing. Great fun for our dog and surfers. Many thanks
Miss Cummings September 2020
Beautiful, comfortable and homey.
Mrs McDonagh July 2020
It was our 4th visit and booked again for next summer! Perfect for what we want. Peace and quiet, hassle free.
Mrs McDonagh July 2019
Again Brilliant 3rd time been...
Mr Schultze-Motel June 2019
Very friendly owners!
Mrs Lane May 2019
Wonderful cottage set in a lovely, picturesque village. Near the sea and yet rural. Comfortable, idyllic and home from home. A definite rebook!
Mr Brampton August 2018
An excellent stay in a great location, we would recommend Orchard Dene. Both our children loved the weeks break it was just what we all needed - thank you
Mr Sturgess May 2018
fantastic place, everything you need, made very welcome, deffernatley stay again
Mrs Cockcroft November 2017
We had a wonderful relaxing week in this lovely cottage. The location was perfect for us to visit local beaches and to travel to Braunton, Barnstable and Dunster. During our stay the lady next door ( sorry I didn't catch her name) who looks after the property gave us lots of information on the area and recommended places to us. We would not hesitate to recommend this property for a holiday.
Mrs Turfrey September 2017
A lovely, warm and welcoming cottage in an excellent location. There are two very good pubs within walking distance and the parking permit for nearby, beautiful Putsborough Sands is a real bonus.
Mr Chambers May 2017
Just that it was a really beautiful cottage, so well equipped, homely and comfortable. We really enjoyed staying here.
Mr Martin September 2016
Have great confidence in Classic Cottages. They are extremely helpful, nothing is too much trouble. 11/10!
Ms Salinsky July 2016
Very comfortable and well equipped cottage with lovely grounds too. We had a great week here. Thank you!
Mr Rice July 2016
Orchard Dene is every bit as charming as the brochure seems and more. Set in an idyllic country village, close to the beach and with all the mod-cons it ticks all the boxes for an amazing family getaway. We had fun visiting all the local attractions (once we negotiated the scary country roads which are an eye opener for us city folk) but the most fun was often had in the excellent swimming pool. I would heartily recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a country break and especially to families.
Mrs Owen May 2016
Good standard throughout and so well equipped, a real find in this lovely part of Devon.
Mrs Holverson July 2015
On arrival we was made most welcome every thing was explained to us nothing was to much trouble a lovely place to stay.
Mr Watson June 2015
Great facilities, Great location and Great Beaches.
Mrs Standfast June 2015
Lovely cottage, well equipped. Comfortable. Excellent written information on the area and where to go.
Mrs Huy September 2014
As always property came up to expectations thoroughly enjoyed staying there again and Mrs Meek is the most lovely host you could have. Always pleasant, cheerful and helpful in every way. The cottage is well placed in the most beautiful part of Croyde and close to the beach of Putsborough. I couldn't wish for anything more I absolutely adore the location.
Mrs Burt August 2014
This was a lovely property in a small friendly village. We had everything we needed in the house. Access to local surfing was easy early on in the day but be prepared for lots of cars down tight lanes at busier times. Worth the effort for wonderful local beaches. Would recommend without hesitation.
Mrs Clark August 2014
Lovely cottage, plenty of space inside, pool is gorgeous.
Mr Crook August 2014
Excellent location with adjacent private parking. Friendly owners. Two excellent pubs very close by. Grocery shopping in Braunton topped-up by trips to the village shop. Excellent beach at Puttsborough, or just pottering around by and in the pool. We also enjoyed the village fair and the book sale in the village hall.
Mrs Kissling July 2014
We felt very comfortable in Orchard Dene. The couple that owns the house next door is very friendly, helpful and restrained in typical English style. In close proximity you will find very nice beaches and the village offers a shop with the necessities of life, the pub excellent food. Gaby, Matthias, Karla and Michaela
Mrs Griffin October 2013
We have booked holidays through Classic Cottages for over 20 years and experienced a variety of properties.
Orchard Dean is a favourite due to the overall high standard they maintain and its location.
We have also been happy with the overall service of Classic Cottages over the years.
Ms Stevens August 2013
Fantastic location in a lovely village. Perfect distance to beaches and great to have local shop and foodie pubs so close. Very well thought-out provisions/facilities for guests in the property. We would definitely return and recommend to others.
Mr Graves June 2013
lovely place; lovely people
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