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.
Another view of this huge sunny patio.
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.
The pretty market town of Bideford.
Woolacombe is magical.
Croyde Beach is loved by surfers.

Orchard Dene


1.2 miles E of Croyde / Sleeps 4 + cot*

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7 Nights from £486

  • 47 Reviews

This cottage was spotless, is well equipped and has everything you need for a wonderful stay. The garden is a real sun trap so it was a lovely space to sit and relax and the pool was warm enough by the afternoon. The kids loved it. The location is great; lots of lovely beaches nearby and also lots of family attractions nearby to enjoy. We loved Exmoor zoo and a bike ride on the Tarka trail. The village is great: a village shop, 2 pubs which serve food and a park with playground/football pitch provided us with everything we needed nearby. We had a brilliant stay and the parking permit for Putsborough and the lovely swimming pool really made it an amazing, well-priced holiday! ...

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Lovely cottage in a lovely village with lovely owners!

Orchard Dene has everything you'd expect from a cottage holiday. Relaxing or dining in the courtyard is a pleasure. This was our second visit and the host Mrs Meek was once again very helpful. Putsborough beach is fabulous and not very far but requires careful driving. However familiarity will sort that out as the lane has many passing places. The nearest supermarket is Tesco in Braunton but all the main ones deliver, including Waitrose as far away as Okehampton! We used also the village shop (use it or lose it). Likewise the local buses, free with your bus pass. Overall we can thoroughly recommend Orchard Dene....

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Comfortable and in a perfect position.

Fantastic stay at this comfortable and spacious property. The friendly owner generously allows use of their lovely swimming pool, and the patio dining area is a beautiful sun trap - we ate outside every evening! Thoughtful extras such as parking permit for Putsborough Beach was very gratefully received. Walking distance to very nice pub with good food....

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