There is a fabulous open-air swimming pool for you to enjoy. It is not heated but great fun in a wet suit if you are not so brave !
The cheerful kitchen/dining-room.
This lovely cosy sitting-room has a multi-burner for any cooler evenings.
The sitting-room with its comfy sofa and chairs.
The private patio is sun-drenched - the gateway leads down to the swimming pool.
The second sitting-room is spacious and ideal for children to play in......
......and has a door right out onto the fully enclosed, private patio.
The kitchen/diner also opens out onto the patio.
The double bedroom (Bedroom 1).
There is a really large family bathroom with bath and shower.
One of the single bedrooms (Bedroom 2).
This is the huge, fully enclosed terrace for guests' sole use. Gates from the private parking space lead straight into the courtyard so unpacking is easy.
Orchard Dene is the cottage in the background. The gated steps lead down to the pool from a really large and private sun-trap patio behind the wall.
The cottage fronts onto the little village road, parking is to the left-hand side, and from there you can go straight through to the patio.
Another view of the lovely pool - from the top of the steps from the cottage.
A view of the pool with steps on the right leading up to the patio.
The owners even provide you with a  car parking permit for the Putsborough Beach car park. Miles of golden sand and surfing at the Woolacombe end to the right.
The steps from the pool up to the cottage. The gate is at the top.
The King's Arms is just along the road and offers great food.
The owners kindly provide you with a parking permit for the private car park at Putsborough beach, one and a half miles from the cottage.
Saunton Sands is nearby - a vast expanse of sand to enjoy!
The church is at the heart of this pretty village.
You will be spoilt for choice with so many beautiful north coast beaches close by, this one is Westward Ho!
The pretty market town of Barnstaple.
Woolacombe is magical.
Croyde Beach is loved by surfers.
Another view of this huge sunny patio.

Orchard Dene


1.2 miles E of Croyde / Sleeps 4 + cot*

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7 Nights from £437

We enjoyed a lovely week at Orchard Dene. The house is comfortable, spacious and well equipped. It’s location is perfect for exploring the area and local beaches. Mrs Meek, the housekeeper, is a delight and provided us with plentiful information in terms of walks from the door and top tips etc. The garden, courtyard and swimming pool are fantastic assets and really facilitated outside living and dining. We swam in the pool every day and loved it.

Perfect place to stay with the pool, the beach only 1.5 miles away and good food on the doorstep.

Great location, helpful owners and very comfortable accommodation.

Good location for visiting the area.

Helpful and welcoming owners and a super pool in warm weather!

Great location, amazing swimming pool, friendly owners, just a perfect relaxing holiday for all the family, will definitely be rebooking!!

Reply from Classic Cottages

We are so pleased that the location worked so well for you - but if you are spending the day at the property then the pool is a fantastic facility. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Sarah, Customer Support

Lovely space and well equipped Garden good space

Georgeham is a very pleasant village away from the main resorts and also visitors to the area so quieter but within 5 minutes drive of the coast. Attractively furnished cottage and well-equipped kitchen, also very private.

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!

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.

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

Beautiful, comfortable and homey.

It was our 4th visit and booked again for next summer! Perfect for what we want. Peace and quiet, hassle free.

Again Brilliant 3rd time been...

Very friendly owners!

Wonderful cottage set in a lovely, picturesque village. Near the sea and yet rural. Comfortable, idyllic and home from home. A definite rebook!

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

fantastic place, everything you need, made very welcome, deffernatley stay again

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.

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.

Just that it was a really beautiful cottage, so well equipped, homely and comfortable. We really enjoyed staying here.

Have great confidence in Classic Cottages. They are extremely helpful, nothing is too much trouble. 11/10!

Very comfortable and well equipped cottage with lovely grounds too. We had a great week here. Thank you!

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.

Good standard throughout and so well equipped, a real find in this lovely part of Devon.

On arrival we was made most welcome every thing was explained to us nothing was to much trouble a lovely place to stay.

Great facilities, Great location and Great Beaches.

Lovely cottage, well equipped. Comfortable. Excellent written information on the area and where to go.

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.

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.

Lovely cottage, plenty of space inside, pool is gorgeous.

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.

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

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.

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.

lovely place; lovely people

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