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The Shoe Box

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Northam, near Bideford, Devon
Grade 4 Star rating
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Located just ½ mile away from the sandy beach at Northam Burrows, couples can come and enjoy a lovely seaside holiday at this property.

Tucked away in the pretty coastal village of Northam just ½mile from the glorious wide golden sandy beach of Northam Burrows, The Shoe Box is the perfect romantic retreat to escape and unwind and the ideal holiday base to explore this stunning location. This quaint little cottage is well-furnished and is one of the oldest buildings in Northam, sitting peacefully within a small courtyard but just a short stroll from lovely restaurants, shops, bars and the beach.

The National Coastal Path passes close by and a short walk takes you to Royal North Devon Golf Club, The Northam Burrows Country Park and the stunning beach at Westward Ho! which is popular all year round with surfers and kiteboarders. The delightful North Devon coastal village of Appledore with its cobbled streets and bustling quayside is 1 mile and Bideford, 1 mile, offers town amenities and boat trips to Lundy Island.

Clovelly and Hartland Quay are close by and the area is a must for water sports, sailing enthusiasts and fishermen, whilst walkers and cyclists will enjoy the famous Tarka Trail which passes close by. Golf and riding are available locally. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

Ground Floor:
Open plan living space.
Living area: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With breakfast bar, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine and slate floor.
First Floor:

Bedroom: With kingsize bed, sloping ceiling and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet with Velux.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Small courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Public car park, 100 yards (foc). No smoking. Please note: The neighbour has access through courtyard to their property and there are steps to the courtyard. This property has a security deposit of £100.

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  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Horse Riding Nearby
    Horse Riding Nearby
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/01/2018
    Tremendous value , warm welcome and everything you need for a comfortable vacation . Fully equipped , just bring yourself and enjoy this quiet beautiful cottage .

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 26/10/2017
    We really enjoyed our stay at The Shoebox. It's clean, well equipped with amenities close by, ideally placed for a couple looking to explore North Devon and wind down. The extra little touches (fresh flowers, delicious cream tea, beers, slippers and bathrobes) were a bonus, and Garry, the proprietor couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. We'll be back! :-)

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/10/2017
    Exceptionally clean and cosy cottage. Caring owner whose thoughtful actions such as fresh flowers and welcoming Cream Tea on arrival got the holiday off to a great start. Very good location for those who like gentle rambles around the coastline and estuaries.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 22/09/2017
    Good location for coastal path and Tarka Trail

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/09/2017
    Absolutely superb cottage ideally placed for walking, biking and golf. The owner is welcoming and very helpful. The attention to detail in the cottage is first class and it is in immaculate condition.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 26/08/2017
    We really enjoyed our stay!!!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/08/2017
    Great place to stay owner very nice great for any couple that wants to see the north coast

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/07/2017
    Fantastic. The only word to describe this absolute gem. Garry, the owner, is so welcoming and full of local knowledge. Perfectly located in a quiet side street. But close enough to a supermarket, a chippy and a local pub. Appledore is within walking distance and Westward Ho! is only a short drive away. We loved every minute in Devon and staying at the Shoe Box. Will definitely return again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/06/2017
    Perfect place, central to all area's in Devon. Cosy and very comfortable - loved it!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/05/2017
    Excellent cottage very cosy and peaceful. Really well equipped kitchen and nicely decorated all round the property. The owner was really nice and even left chocolates and wine for us on our arrival. Would stay here again and would recommend to anyone.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/04/2017
    We had a great stay at the Shoebox recently in April. We were met by Garry, the owner, who showed us how everything worked, and told us lots about the local area. The cottage itself was perfect for our needs, smallish yes, but everything a couple would want as a base, comfortable bed, nice powerful shower en-suite, all the cooking facilities, and a comfy sofa with a TV and DVDs. The local area is very good, we walked everywhere, Appledore, Bideford, Instow, Westward Ho!, Northam Burrows and beyond. There are local stores, a chippy just down the road, a Chinese in the village, a pub and a cash machine, and much more nearby in the local towns. Its a great base for North Devon walks like Clovelly (yes, walk to it!), Hartland Point and Peppercombe beach, was very quiet, and the neighbours were lovely. Thoroughly recommended, thanks Garry! :)

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9.8 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews collected by Reevoo
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