The Albatross

Woolacombe, North Devon Coast

  • 3 Star Gold

You can book this property from:

  • £958 per week
  • £137 per night
  • 3 Star Gold

Facilities

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds
  • 2 single Zip&Link beds (combine for king/super king)
  • 2 bunk beds

Kitchen

  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher

Bathrooms

  • 2 bathrooms
  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower

Families

  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Games room
  • Sea or coastal views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Surfing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.2 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 0.2 miles

Accessibility

  • Ground floor WC

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 10am

Description

Light and airy, with large windows that make the most of the spectacular views over Woolacombe Sands, Lundy Island and the Atlantic Ocean beyond, this sizable detached 4-bedroom house is made for those families who love to be beside the sea and relish not having to use the car. Just 5 minutes walk from the award winning beach, visitors are attracted by surfing, sunbathing and sand-castle building, although this is also prime walking country with spectacular coastal trails on the doorstep. Guests can easily saunter into the centre of Woolacombe and enjoy refreshments at one of the independent bars, cafes and ice-cream parlours, or perhaps pick up supplies to enjoy back at the house, inside or out. There is a fully equipped and stylish kitchen including large american fridge/freezer with ice and water dispenser, stylish quartz stone worktops, a Nespresso machine and all the small kitchen appliances and utensils you'd expect at home, that makes rustling up supper effortless. The dining table is strategically placed in front of a large picture window overlooking the sea and the double-sided woodburner makes this space cosy at any time of the year. Off the dining area is a family room with one of two HD TVs, hundreds of books, a range of toys, table football, an iPod dock with speakers and an Apple computer, which is perfect for kids. French doors lead onto a deck that is a suntrap in fine weather, with a swing seat and large table and chairs. A comfortable living room with a real fire has fine sea views and a large Freeview HD TV with surround sound system and multi-room music system. The dresser is filled with family board games. There is fast unlimited fibre broadband throughout the house. Upstairs there are four bedrooms, all with ocean views, and a brand new family bathroom with bath and separate corner shower. The first bedroom has a double bed with a brand new en-suite bathroom featuring a large walk-in shower and views over the village and beach. The second bedroom has a superking sized bed with fabulous views of the beach and a private balcony with table and chairs to enjoy the 270 degree views. Bedroom three has sea views towards Morte Point and is a twin which can on request be configured as a superking - offering greater flexibility for larger parties. The fourth bedroom sleeps 4 with twin beds and bunk beds offering a great space for kids to bed down. A useful utility room and ground floor cloakroom take ample care of all the necessities, as does a heated outdoor shower and hanging area; ideal for rinsing wet suits and sandy feet. A large fully enclosed rear garden has a children's climbing frame with wendy house.

Accommodation: Ground Floor: Living room with freeview HDTV, DVD, surround sound audio system, Multi-room music system, open fire. Further family room with wall-mounted freeview TV, iPod-dock speaker system, computer, books and toys. Kitchen/diner with large double-sided woodburner, Hi-Fi with CD, mini disk and radio. Gas hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, large American-style fridge/freezer and Nespresso coffee machine. Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Cloakroom with WC. First Floor: Bedroom 1 with Double and en-suite shower room with WC. Bedroom 2 with Superking and balcony. Bedroom 3 with Twin zip 'n' link which can be converted to a Superking on request (please advise when booking). Bedroom 4 with two singles and bunk beds (for children only) with a wall mounted HDTV. Family Bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, WC and basin.

Facilities and Services: Linen and towels inclusive. Gas CH. Wi-Fi Broadband available.  Regret no pets. No smoking. Travel cot, stairgate and highchair available. Outside gas BBQ.Family parties only. Only suitable for a total party size of 10 including infants (maximum 8 adults) Sloping driveway with turning area and parking for 3 cars. Additional reserved parking spaces on road for 3 cars. Short breaks available Sept-March strictly by arrangement. 4 pm arrival time. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Saturday.  

 

 

Reviews

We loved this property, it was perfect for our family. There were toys provided and a puppet theatre which my girls loved! There was every cooking utensil we needed which made self catering a breeze. We loved the big fridge freezer and water/ice machine. The washing machine did not work when we arrived, but the owners were easy to contact and lovely. They replaced the machine within two days and it was lovely to meet them! We would definitely use this property again.

Mrs Hannah B,

What a privilege to stay in this wonderful family home. It really felt like staying in a much loved family home rather than a sterile holiday apartment. It’s very spacious, two receptions rooms, one of which entertained our children greatly. Boxes of toys perfect for a 4 and 7 year old and the table football went down very well on wet days. We really had no need to bring any of our own toys and books!. There was also a whole room full of wet suits and surfboards to borrow which we tried out. The large garden at the back gave the children some running about time although a very steep slope so may need to take care with younger children. Kitchen was I think the best equipped we have ever stayed in. Everything imaginable to cook, bake and roast if you had wanted to do a lot of cooking! The main selling point of course with this house is the views. From nearly every window imaginable, the vast Woolacombe beach, the gorgeous sunsets and even a telescope to look more closely. For food in the village, we would highly recommend Beach House, especially the Sunday roast.

Mrs k,

A well equipped family home in a superb location.

Mr Richard A,

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