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

Nearest pub

The Kings Arms Georgeham (80 yards)

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

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 (300 yards)

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 southwestcoastpath.org.uk 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

Tea on the Green (6 ¾ 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 ¼ 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 ¾ 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.

Instow (5 ¾ miles)

Located where the rivers Taw and Torridge combine and flow into the sea, Instow is a pretty waterside village and perfect for a spot for sailing or windsurfing, and for families to take advantage of the sheltered sandy beaches.

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

April 2017

Pretty Village

Such a pretty village and the local beaches are lovely. Try John's Deli, a great place for breakfast, lunch, cakes etc.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Goetz April 2014

Have Cream Tea at the Commodore Hotel

The Commodore Hotel offers Cream Tea for non-residents. You can sit inside or outside and enjoy a good cream tea as well as a gorgeous view across the estuary. If the tide is coming up and the sun is setting, this is a marvelous experience.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Dance August 2013

Beautiful, sleepy Instow

Instow is a pretty little village and makes a perfect base for exploring North Devon. It retains a sedate pace of life, perfect for winding down from the rat race. Johns' deli provides everything you need to spoil yourself at breakfast time, and there are a couple of restaurants to spoil you at suppertime. The Tarka Trail is on your doorstep and it would be rude not to hire some bikes and meander through the pretty Devon countryside for an hour or two.

The Rock Inn Georgeham (350 yards)

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.

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