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.
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 !
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.
This lovely cosy sitting-room has a multi-burner for any cooler evenings.
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 sitting-room with its comfy sofa and chairs.
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 cheerful kitchen/dining-room.
The kitchen/diner also opens out onto the patio.
The double bedroom (Bedroom 1).
One of the single bedrooms (Bedroom 2).
There is a really large family bathroom with bath and shower.
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 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.
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  £376

September 2020

Beautiful, comfortable and homey.

July 2020

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

July 2019

Again Brilliant 3rd time been...

June 2019

Very friendly owners!

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!

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

May 2018

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

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.

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.

May 2017

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

September 2016

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

July 2016

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

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.

May 2016

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

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.

June 2015

Great facilities, Great location and Great Beaches.

June 2015

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

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.

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.

August 2014

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

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.

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

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.

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.

June 2013

lovely place; lovely people

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