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    Heatherside House

    Ref: S59568


    • Bedrooms: 10
    • Sleeps: 24
    • Baths: 8
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    Heatherside House sleeping up to 24 guests

    Heatherside House is an elegant Georgian house situated remotely in open farmland close to the cliffs of the rugged and dramatic North Devon coast. This a designated ‘area of outstanding natural beauty’ and the house has superb views out to sea, as well as inland across a wooded valley to the tall medieval tower of St Nectan's church.
    Great care has been taken to retain the historic character of the building while discreetly incorporating the best modern services in order to provide a great sense of contemporary style without the feeling of being 'too new'!
    ***** For all Bank Holiday weekends, the minimum stay will be 3 nights with an additional charge of just £250 for the entire weekend*****

    The options are virtually endless, but here are some of the most popular:

    The indoor games barn at Heatherside is a real asset for rainy days – it has basket ball, 5-a-side footie, table tennis, plasma screen and sound system and many toddler toys.
    Massage: Just the thing to soothe away stress! The masseurs come to the house for a minimum of 3 hours, for either hour or half hour treatments.
    Archery, laser clay, pistol and clay shooting can be arranged in the grounds, which is ideal if you are short of time or don’t fancy driving further afield.
    Cooking skills: let chefs work with you and have a fun experience producing a meal for yourselves – the Thai course is very popular.
    Golf: there are excellent parkland, championship and links courses all within 5-10 miles of our properties.
    Walking: Whether you want a gentle stroll, or a more energetic hike up a hillside, there is something for everyone, (most with a pub along the way!) There are maps and guided walks at the houses.
    Surfing: There are great spots nearby. Arrange excellent private tuition for your group including all equipment.
    Saunton Sands; near Barnstaple, north Devon, is a two mile stretch of lovely, soft, sandy beach. Around the corner is the popular surfing beach Croyde Bay and Woolacombe Sand. Roads around this area can get busy in the peak summer months.

    Ground floor: Entrance hall with main staircase opening to formal panelled drawing room and dining room, with open fire and wood-burning stove respectively. Cellars include an original wine cellar and laundry facilities. The rear hall leads to a large flag-stoned kitchen with sunny breakfast room beyond. French windows open from the breakfast room to the walled terrace for outside dining. There is a boot/utility room, cloakroom and at the rear 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a secondary staircase.
    Upper floors: There is a large games room with petit-football and pool table and a computer set-up providing wi-fi internet and links to all local attractions and information. Beyond is the reading room facing West out to sea with comfortable sofas on which to curl up with a good book or watch the large screen TV with video/DVD.
    There are 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms on the first floor and 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the second attic floor. Bedrooms range in style from the grand panelled Georgian rooms to the simple almost rustic and the attic which has the feel of a good modern barn conversion. All have been carefully designed planned and are equipped with sumptuous beds. Bathrooms are all newly fitted with top quality German fittings throughout. In total there are 10 bedrooms (all 6ft doubles or 3ft twins), four of which have an additional single 'daybed'. There are 8 bathrooms (5 bath / 3 shower), three of which are en-suite.

    Local amenities

    • Wrecker's Retreat 0.5 miles
    • Bush Inn 6.5 miles
    • Rosie's Kitchen 11.5 miles
    • Crooklets Beach 11.5 miles
    • Life's a Beach 11.5 miles
    • Summerleaze Beach 12 miles
    • Westward Ho! Beach 12.5 miles
    • Elements Hotel and Restaurant 13 miles
    • The Weir 13.5 miles
    • Bay View Inn 14 miles

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    43 Customer Reviews

    Our third stay at this wonderful house – 29 Nov 2017
    "This is our third stay at this beautiful house. As ever, the housekeepers gave us a warm welcome and presented a spotlessly clean house. It is extremely well equipped (two dishwashers, three fridges, etc etc) and as warm as toast. The internal layout is great for family gatherings and for house parties of all sorts. The location too is amazing, with views and walks in all directions. Absolutely brilliant."
    "What an awesome place – amazing time had by all! Shaun 2016"
    The G Group
    "Great venue for large groups. Fantastic week. The G group 2016"
    "Comfy beds, lots of bathrooms and lovely décor – couldn’t ask for more. The coastal walks are stunning and there is such a lot to explore in the surrounding area. The housekeeper who met us there, was so kind and helpful too."
    The B Group
    "We had an amazing time. The house is beautiful and we were made to feel very welcome. The children loved it too. Thank you so much. The B group 29th January 2016"
    McV Group
    "What a stunning place and location, the perfect setting to celebrate and relax, with beautiful coastal walks. One to remember. Thank you."
    Dan family
    "We have had a special weekend here in wonderful surroundings'. Celebrating a 90th birthday. Ages from 3-91 all enjoyed the atmosphere and facilities of this memorable house."
    G's Group
    "Heatherside House is a beautiful house close to the coast, beautifully decorated, very spacious and well equipped. Everything you could wish for. Our large party all thought it was great for the occasion."
    Wall Group
    "We had the most fabulous Christmas – almost the whole family from ages 4 to 78, and the time just flew by. Christmas Eve we dressed for dinner, canapés and champagne by the log fire, then dinner by candlelight around that huge table in the dining room. Christmas Day was a really relaxed affair – presents round the tree, a treasure hunt (ideal house for that) and silly family games. The children of all ages loved the games room and the barn, and the cooks gloried in the huge kitchen. A real old-fashioned Christmas, with lots of photos to aid our memories for years to come. Things we particularly liked though were: the huge centre work surface in the kitchen, with TWO dishwashers, the courtesy lighting in the skirting upstairs, the boot room (VERY useful), lots of fridge space, and lots of logs for the log fire. Many thanks for all your help throughout our preparations, and best wishes for for next year."
    The Woodcock Group
    "Oh what fun we had and what a wonderful house! Superbly equipped, in perfect location. Thank you, thank you, we will be back."
    Barnes Group
    "A fantastic week at Heatherside! Fantastic weather, great food, wine and cakes. Children enjoyed all the amenities very much. Superb surfing, boogie boarding, rugby, Frisbee, bat and ball, rock pooling, and picnics on the beach."
    "Absolutely stunning on all accounts. We are a family of 9 people and all of us had a wonderful time. The house was lovely and well equipped with, with all kinds of facilities . A fantastic location. The garden is very beautiful. Thank you"
    The Collins Group
    "The best weekend in the best house. Thank you for a perfect weekend."
    Wall group
    "We were a group of 23 aged from 4 to 50 and we've been organising New Year breaks for over 8 years now and everyone agreed Heatherside House as the best place we've ever stayed at. The House is fabulous and facilities to match. I don't think the website does the house justice - all the rooms are a great size and furnished to very a very standard. Many thanks and we hope to stay with you again."
    The Dew Group
    "Everything we needed and more. It was the perfect place for our wedding weekend. Thank you x"
    The Dew Group
    "We all had a brilliant wedding weekend. Everything here to cater for all ages. The time went all too quickly.Thank you very much."
    The Nes Group
    "The people are very nice. Heatherside House is beautiful. We shall be back during the summer. Very relaxing, thank you very much."
    claire bendall
    "Fabulous place to celebrate my 70th birthday, setting fantastic, weather beyond expectations, altogether a holiday we will all treasure. The Ward family June 2013"
    claire bendall
    "After a week touring the west country in a van a great house to kick back in and relax, full of friends and frolics, 007 murder mystery party. Thanks to the ''Big House Co.'' Boissier Party May 2013"
    claire bendall
    "Thank you so much for all concerned in creating and presenting this amazing house in such style. we have all (aged 6 months - 70 years) had such a fantastic time. Downes group April 2013"
    claire bendall
    "The group had an excellent weekend. They particularly wanted to commend the organising and running of the shooting on the Saturday morning. They all thought he was brilliant!!! The Toye party March 2013"
    claire bendall
    ".. A truly fantastic weekend booked by the remarkable "Collins" - Thankyou so much. Tweed, black tie, party barn, the list is endless. Some excellant sport with snipe, woodcock, pheasant and duck. and all rounded off by the stunning house and location. Truly memorable. Collins Group January 2013"
    claire bendall
    "We managed to use every single facility except the croquet lawn (monsoon) Best New Year ever. Sports barn makes this the best house I've ever stayed in. This has been an amazing Christmas. Even managed to squeeze in 2 surfing trips, in the "Baltic" sea. Great place to play real life Cluedo! The Richer Party Christmas 2012"
    claire bendall
    "Von. Another memorable weekend at Heatherside. Thankyou so much. Connor.Fantastic house and gardens, thankyou, its been great. Jenny. Fantastic weekend spent with friends and family. Stunning wild scenery and a wonderful house. Thankyou. Jason. Second visit, just as great as the first. Can I live here please! Clarke party December 2012"
    claire bendall
    ".. Thanks so much for a fantastic weekend, a beautiful location. We would recommend it - hopefully will return one day. Perfect location to celebrate 40th birthday party. Some beautiful walks too. It was a lovely place and I really enjoyed it. Thanks for a great time. Maddison family and friends November 2012"
    claire bendall
    "A superb house for a large family reunion with four generations of us. We had a fantastic weekend and enjoyed everything about Berry. Congratulations to the Housekeeping staff for presenting the house so well. We hope to return some day. Bucknell and Willmott Families. November 2012"
    claire bendall
    "We had a wonderful time despite the weather. The house was gorgeous and yet a superbly comfortable home, The games barn/games room kept all ages from 5 - 74 greatly entertained. Many thanks to the Team at The Big House Co. Tareen Family. August 2012"
    Lucy Duncan
    "The most fabulous place for Christmas. For the first time ever we were glad of the lousy weather as there was so much in the house to keep us occupied. All from ages 18 to 88 declared it the best Christmas ever with the sports barn a definite highlight! The house itself could not have been better designed or more fully equipped. The surroundings were beautiful ad the 10 minute walk to the cliffs was beautiful even in monsoonal rain. We now want to come again in summer!"
    Anon User
    "High Praise in Rhyme! Heatherside is a sight to behold, Lovingly renovated much history does it hold. Families visit and admire the coast a beautiful scene, A place to relax a great joy it has been, The games barn is a plus, loose energy, have fun, Back to the house for food, the dining is second to none. Visit the local spa if you can, it truly is a treat, I opted for reflexology, an indulgence focused on the feet. We celebrated a family silver wedding and were spoilt in every way. A return visit would be highly recommended one would say. Trimmer family"
    Anon User
    "I have enjoyed the best 30th birthday girl could ever have imagined! This is a glorious grand setting to spend a long weekend with all my beautiful, wonderful, generous friends. Would highly recommend to one and all – Thank you so very much. I hope we have the opportunity to come back again and again to this fairy tale house…. Nicola Cook"
    Anon User
    "A fantastic venue for a long weekend of fun, laughter and giggles to celebrate my 40th Birthday. Perfect in so many ways. Some very special moments with some very special people. Good memories. Pepperell Family and Friends June 2011"
    Anon User
    "Fabulous weekend and Birthday celebrations. Hope to come back again! Lucy Henman and friends"
    Anon User
    "What an amazing house, fantastic location for some breathtaking scenery! Never known such a warm rambling house. Excellent facilities and every utensil you can imagine you might need for up to 24 hungry adults. Definitely recommend to friends and family. A Hodge"
    Anon User
    "Wow! X Factor House Gracie Dossett"
    Anon User
    "…where to begin with a stay and an experience which just seamlessly worked so well. Yes, the weather God’s also smiled on us such that the latter part of Sunday afternoon was spent by most of us sitting out in the deck chairs facing the setting sun..it was an incredible week-end weather wise and we really could not speak highly enough of the whole experience. The house works on so many levels and we were formerly resident in the Far East and have already mentioned it (Heatherside House) to that many people that hopefully some bookings from over there might materialize in the future! We were very appreciative of your patience with our booking and how accommodating you were. I honestly looked at the Croquet Lawn when we visited the property and thought, ‘well that will be too wet or damp and will not get any use’…oh how wrong I was! The ladies who cooked were great, the food very good indeed and really this is, as I am aware you already know, a very special venue..we all had the best week-end possible, with the laser clays also being a lot of fun. Whilst we were blessed with one of the best week-end's weather for summer, let alone that is was autumn, our three days at Heatherside House were quite simply brilliant. Every aspect of our stay from the venue itself to the in house caterers and including the arranged activity of laser clay's worked perfectly. Heatherside House is simply an outstanding venue for all ages to enjoy each other's company for a few days and to celebrate any special event. Edwards Group"
    Anon User
    "Love it!! Amazing venue for living a dream Mortimer Group"
    Anon User
    "We had a wonderful time despite the weather. The house is gorgeous, a superbly comfortable home. The games room/barn kept all ages – from 5 to 74 – greatly entertained. Haider Family"
    Anonymous User
    "The house and the weekend were absolutely fabulous - we really appreciated the warm welcome from Savannah, the lit fire and the beautifully laid table. The weather was on our side so we were able to walk on Friday and much more extensively on Saturday, before settling into a gorgeous meal and then interrupting our digestive process with our own version of 5 a side table tennis and dancing in the barn. The house and the situation were better even than the photographs, and the layout lead to very easy ebb and flow of groups through the weekend."
    Anonymous User
    "The House is superb for our sort of event with both the games room and the games barn wonderful for Children of all ages. The activities were first class; the riding, laser shooting, gambling and surfing were much better fun than I expected and very well organised. The two massage girls were very good. The food was excellent. You even managed two days without rain !!"
    Anonymous User
    "Just contacting you to say we had the most AMAZING stay at Heatherside House. What a beautiful property, and it far outdid our expectations by a long way. I simply cannot believe we were so so lucky to have found it! Your patience with us throughout was way more than appreciated and I simply cannot thank you and all of your staff enough. Anyway, a HUGE thank you once again."
    Anonymous User
    "Thanks for an absolutely awesome weekend. Heatherside House was everything I hoped it would be and more. I was also very impressed with how well the kitchen etc was equipped."
    Anonymous User
    "Everyone had an amazing time in Devon and fell in love with Heatherside House. It really was the perfect venue and location. Even the mixed weather played to our advantage as we had a bit of everything! We were all very sorry to leave after what was an amazing weekend. The horse riding was a lot of fun and the girls who looked after us made sure everyone had a good ride, including the novices as well as the more expert riders. The murder mystery was very good. We had four actors who had to drive home in the middle of some rather horrendous weather, but it set the scene for the evening and they did a great job in getting everyone involved. The catered black tie dinner was delicious and provided a superb official dinner for my 40th birthday celebrations. So - we have some wonderful memories for what was a very special occasion. So thank you and the team for helping to make it possible."
    Anonymous User
    "Heatherside House is a very special place and we had such a wonderful time. Not only is the property and location quite something but it has been done up beautifully and we wanted for nothing. We felt very lucky being able to stay there and the entire team has given very positive feedback. It was difficult to get them all to leave! We'll definitely be in touch when we're planning our team event next year - I've already got my eye on Wellington Manor, one of their other properties!"

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