Kentisbury Cottage has an enclosed garden with a wooden fence on one side and a bank and hedging to the other. The garden seating and barbecue are at the bottom end of the garden.
This is a beautifully renovated, very old cottage - there are therefore quite a few internal steps to different areas, steep stairs and some low beams - all adding character but do take care.
The open plan sitting-room overlooks the lovely enclosed garden.
The master bedroom, as with the other bedrooms, has painted floorboards and original cottage doors.
A well-designed kitchen makes the most of the space with a walk-in larder at the far end.
Coming in through the garden-room, the hall is as prettily presented as the rest of the house.
This bedroom also has a double bed and overlooks the garden.
The bathroom is really pretty - a three-quarter sized bath fits perfectly and you have the flexibility of a shower too (there is also a downstairs WC).
Kentisbury Cottage is tucked down a private lane on the edge of the village. The shop and one of the two pubs are a perfect five minute stroll away.
There is a stable-door to the back of the cottage where you can park your car.
This is Woolacombe Beach. It adjoins Putsborough Beach and this wonderful stretch of sand is the closest to the cottage.
Another view of the master bedroom which has a side window across the lane and the fields, and a front window looking over the garden.
This is the twin bedroom. Please take care of the step outside the bedroom door, to the inset landing at the top of the stairs.
Another view of the twin bedroom.
The garden-room enjoys a view over the south-facing garden and is a lovely peaceful place to sit with a coffee before starting the day.
Explore the World Heritage Site at Braunton Burrows - the largest expanse of sand dunes in the UK!
Yes another amazing beach - this is Saunton Sands.
A very short drive along the coast is the renowned surfing beach at Croyde Bay.

Kentisbury Cottage


1.4 miles NE of Croyde / Sleeps 6 + cot

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Rock Inn Georgeham (¼ mile)

A 17th century village pub offering freshly cooked food served in either the fireside bar or conservatory. Food is sourced locally including pork from rare breed Engish pigs and free range chickens who provide eggs for both the kitchen and for guests to buy.

Nearest beach

Putsborough Sand (1 ¼ miles)

At the southern end of Woolacombe Sands, Putsborough Sands is part of a huge 3 mile stretch. Sheltered by Baggy Point headland and backed by rolling countryside, this picturesque beach is surrounded by attractive scenery. More out of the way than its neighbours, Putsborough Sands is fairly quiet and you will often see surfers trying to catch their "best wave". A car park is nearby and facilities are available. A seasonal dog ban is in place.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2019

Large beach, dog friendly

Large sandy beach which is dog friendly. Good for surfing. A nice walk along the beach to Woolacombe but note that on Woolacombe dogs will need to be put in lead.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2008

Putsborough Sand

This beach is at the far end of Woolacombe Sands, and is accessed through Georgeham, following the signs from there. It is ideal for families with small children as there are rock pools and safe swimming. There is a car park, loos and a snack bar.

- A and P Stafford

Nearest walk

Georgeham to Putsborough (¼ mile)

This walk is a short stroll of just over a mile from Georgeham to Putsborough. The route takes you through farmland and grassy pastures with several gates. Check out the website for other lovely walks in the area.

Nearest town

Croyde (1 ¼ miles)

Lots of old world Devon charm to be found here - Croyde is a tangle of narrow, twisty lanes and pretty cottages. The main attraction is, of course, the beach – a perfect v-shaped notch in the towering cliffs with fine, yellow sand. Croyde is a mecca for surfers due to the consistent waves that roll onto the shore, but even if you don’t fancy a dip yourself, there are plenty of other ways to enjoy the location, from horse riding on the sand, walking the coast path or hiring a bike and setting off to explore the north Devon coast.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Taylor March 2012

Lovely walk round Baggy Point (2.5 miles - 1.5 hours) - wild flowers and birds. Super cafe next to NT car park - excellent food and service. Georgeham village nearby has a lovely church and convenient parking.

Also nearby

The Kings Arms Georgeham (¼ mile)

The beating heart of Georgeham, this pub offers both locals and visitors alike fresh quality food, a specials board and large selection of drinks. There's seating both inside and out so you can choose where you dine depending on the weather.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2019

Great food

Lovely local pub, delicious food, it is best to book table as very popular

Tea on the Green (7 ¼ miles)

A retro delight, to take tea back in the forties and fifties close to the seafront at Westward Ho!. A traditional tearoom with cakes and light bites to be washed down with a variety of teas and coffee. This lovely little cafe was voted the best for 2011/2012 in the North Devon Food Awards.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Mackenzie June 2019

You need to feel hungry before you call in here.

Fantastic small retro café serving hot and cold light meals along with cream teas to die for. Sit outside looking at the sea and town green on inside and wallow in an era gone by. Food excellent, portions enormous and staff were efficient and friendly.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Adams August 2015

Still fantastic!

We first found Tea on the Green in 2012, and whenever we've been anywhere close (that means within a 1 and half hour drive!!) we've always spent the day at Westward Ho! and included something to eat here. The lunches are great, with excellent choices (you won't go hungry) and the cakes are magnificent. It's always busy though, so you have to be prepared to wait or maybe sit outside.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Shippam September 2014

The cream teas really are to die for!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Burton September 2012

A visit a must if you are in Westward Ho

What a lovely little place to stop for tea and cake. Although it was next to where we were staying whatever time of day we walked past it was always full and we determined to try it during our week in Westward Ho so waited across the road until a table outside was empty and ran across before another lucky person was able to sample their lovely food and surroundings. Just amazing.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Selby April 2012

WOW!!!! The MOST incredible tea shop!

You MUST visit this tea shop! From the outside it's easy to miss or walk past as its not big but once inside it is just fantastic. all decor and music is 1950's and there is so much attention to detail especially the lovely crockery. But best of all the menu is amazing. Cakes are delicious and such a great choice of drinks and food. I'd recommend booking a table to avoid any disappointment!

The Williams Arms (3 ½ miles)

Classic pub food created with excellent ingredients and served with real attention to detail.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Rice July 2016

Best Food of Our Whole Holiday

We happened on the Williams Arms while searching for a bite to eat one evening and although they were booked out, the very helpful and friendly staff juggled things around and made room for us (my Wife, Son and I).
The location itself is fantastic with the inn being thatched and heralding from the 16th century and although I wasn't expecting the moon on a stick, I came very close to getting it!
The food was superb from the gorgeous soups and starters, to the mains menu and my personal favourite, the carvery. Even the deserts were great and the bannofee pie is to die for.
Can't speak highly enough about this place and the staff but needless to say we made a few more visits after our first and never looked back.

Woolacombe Sand (1 ½ miles)

At a glance, Woolacombe appears to have been somewhat swamped by modern holiday facilities, with rows of hotels, shops and cafes. Once on the beach, however, extensive dunes shield the development and leave you to enjoy three miles of flat, wide sand. Even on the busiest days, if you’re happy to take a stroll along the beach, you’ll find a quiet spot.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

Great for surf

A huge expanse of sand at low tide and from the beach you cannot see the buildings behind. Good surf but not as clear water as further west.

Westward Ho! Beach (5 ¼ miles)

Two miles of sand stretching into the distance backed by a pebble ridge which divides the beach from Northam Burrows Country Park, a magnificent stretch of salt marsh, grassland and dunes.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Miss Taylor September 2016

the pier house

Gorgeous restaurant serving lovely food. Stunning views while you eat.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Selby April 2012

Awesome beach for surfers/bodyboarders!

This beach is incredible...2 miles of the most incredible surf I've ever seen and however busy it gets it never seems crowded.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Miss Morgan September 2011

Felt like I was a kid again

The beach is huge....3miles of it! Although it's a sandy beach, the sand never actually dried out during our visit. But that was great for sandcastle building. Plenty of surfers make use of the beach and the rock pools are fantastic. Great fish and chip shop just up from the beach. Parking is easy. Definitely worth a visit.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Douglas-Mann September 2010

Vast expanses of golden sand

Westward Ho! beach is a 'Blue Flag' beach, offering vast expanses of golden sand. Good for surfing, it is patrolled by lifeguards and is one of the safest in the area. An added attraction for youngsters are the many rock pools to explore at low tide.

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