The House: 5-bedroom, luxury accommodation with swimming pool and tennis court.
Southclay is perfect for family holidays, for groups of friends or special celebrations. Rated as 5 star by Quality in Tourism, the assessment service for VisitEngland. It has 5 spacious bedrooms, two en-suite, sleeping 10 (+ 2 on small mattresses in one of the twins by arrangement with the owner) and with two travel cots if needed. It boasts a large, sociable kitchen, conservatory/dining room, lounge with wood burner, a second ‘snug’ lounge and games room with full size pool table.
Outside, a large and secure lawned garden stretches down to green fields with traditional Devon hedges, beyond which lies the North Devon coast. The garden contains a barbecue terrace, private hot tub and tennis court plus a good-size heated outdoor swimming pool shared with the owners and The Annex.
To create a welcoming and memorable holiday home rental, Jacquie, the owner, has endeavoured to think of many little extras to help her guests' holiday run smoothly, to ensure a really warm welcome and truly personal service.
The property is approached from a private, gated, off-road car parking area where there is ample space for up to 5 cars and a double garage. From the porch, a solid oak front door welcomes you to the entrance hall with slate floor, coat hooks and downstairs WC.
To the right, three steps lead you down to a delightful, spacious living room with a panoramic view. Through sliding patio doors, across the garden and fields and down to the coast you can see Lundy Island floating just off shore. A cosy wood burning stove adds a warm glow for cooler evenings and on stormy days; Comfortable leather and fabric sofas in cream and dark brown invite you to relax and a modern TV with Freeview, DVD and music station complete the room.
Two further rooms lead from the living room. The first, a small second living/child friendly room equipped with toys, children’s books etc. makes a great child/teenage escape zone or simply the ideal place to de-clutter the rest of the house from toys and noisy young things!
A spacious games room with beautiful solid oak floor links the conservatory with the lounge. Complete with pool table, card table, keyboard and a separate jigsaw puzzle/games table and chairs. You will also find puzzles and games for all ages plus a small library which includes maps, reference and historical books about the area.
A kitchen for sociable chefs
To the left of the entrance hall, a huge kitchen will delight even the most demanding chef. Well-equipped, with two fridges; two large ovens; both induction and ceramic hobs; two sinks and a microwave, all arranged around a large central island, Chef’s need not cook alone. A comfortable seating area with leather sofa on one side, loads of natural light and a kitchen radio and CD player creates a very sociable area to cook. When the knives are sharp and the drinks are chilled, how can preparing a feast be a chore even on holiday?
A utility room with rear door, large Belfast sink, washing machine, tumble drier and other laundry equipment and a separate larder with an additional fridge and freezer add to the kitchen’s superb facilities and feeling of space.
Glass double doors lead from the kitchen to a large conservatory used as a dining room seating 10 with ease, 12 with a squeeze. Modern floor lights illuminate the conservatory’s slate floor; the moon and stars shine down from above to create the perfect ambience for a special feast! Patio doors lead down two steps to the outdoor seating/eating/barbequing area for those guests who prefer to eat alfresco while enjoying frequently spectacular sunsets over the sea and of course the panoramic views.
Luxury accommodation standards continue on the 5 bedroom first floor of the house. Sit up in a 6ft super-king-size bed in the master bedroom and admire the view, or lounge in a comfy sofa at the window. This room has a beautiful marble en-suite bathroom with double shower cubicle, bidet, double bath and WC.
Four other tastefully decorated bedrooms, offer a further king-size double bedroom (with en-suite shower room) two twin-bedded rooms and generous 3foot-wide bunk-beds in the last room. Southclay sleeps 10 but has space for 2 more on foam mattresses by arrangement and of course, there are travel cots also available to save you bringing your own when you have little ones. The bedrooms are just what would be expected from such a stylish house, comfortable beds, fantastic views and televisions in every room.
The family bathroom has a large corner bath and a wetroom-style shower, like the other bathrooms, it is fully tiled and has quality fittings and fixtures.
Come into the garden...
A particular feature of the property is the raised patio and large enclosed, sunny garden with grass lawn... with panoramic views, it is ideal for relaxing or al fresco dining with spectacular sunsets over the sea. For the more energetic, a game of tennis can be enjoyed on the fabulous full-size tennis court at the bottom of the garden or a dip in the heated outdoor pool (heated Easter - October) adjacent to the property and shared with the owners and any guests in The Annex. There is also a private six-man hot tub outside the living room window in which to soak your cares away; to rinse the children; to party into the night or simply to star gaze...
Note: To see more detail of the property in our Access Statement, click to open the pdf file: ACCESS_STATEMENT SOUTHCLAY