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The Old Police House

The Old Police House, Braunton, Devon

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 9

Pricing From: £435.00

This terraced cottage in Braunton sleeps nine people in four bedrooms.

The Old Police House is a terraced cottage in the village of Braunton. The cottage has two double rooms (one with access to the decked area) and a family room upstairs, along with a bathroom. Downstairs, the former cell is now a room with adult bunks and there is also a kitchen with dining area, a utility room and a sitting room.

Outside is an enclosed, rear garden area accessed by steps, with a small lawn and a raised decked area with furniture and barbecue and views over the village. Cars can stop to load and unload directly outside the property, and parking is found in residential streets a two minute walk away or in the 24-hour council pay and display car park, just a four minute walk away. The Old Police House is ideally placed for enjoying the beautiful coastline of this area, as well as the walking, cycling, villages and towns of this lovely part of Devon.


Wonderful walks every morning. What a beautiful house!
This house feels like home, we want to move here. Spacious, clean and beautifully equipped, with a large kitchen diner fitting us all in, including the dog. The house is so well situated with the park up the road, the river walk 5 minutes away and the Tarka trail conveniently close. We walked from the property on all these paths and up the hill at the back of the house where we had stunning views across Braunton Burrows. Other days we drove to Braunton Burrows or Saunton Sands or Crow point, all 10 minutes drive, and wandered for hours taking in the wildlife, the plants and picking mushrooms and mussels for dinner. We'll be back next year for sure.

This place was amazing. Lovely relaxing house decorated beautifully with the perfect location to pubs/restaurants. Very well equipped. Would recommend

Fantastic Spacious Cottage that is becoming an Annual Booking
The Old Police House is a spacious house in the heart of Braunton that comfortably fits our group of 4 adults and 5 children. Its in a great location, within walking distance of the shops, bar and famous Squires fish and chips and just a few mins drive from the amazing North Devon beaches. The house has been sympathetically renovated, keeping its quirky features including the wonderful "Cell" with its hand-built bunkbeds. Its well equipped and furnished. There is a large dining table that seats everyone off the open plan kitchen and a great decked garden complete with slide that keeps the kids entertained. In fact the kids keep asking "are we going to the house again for Easter?" Well we have just booked for the third time as its such a comfortable house in a great location.

Lovely atmosphere, relaxing house
This is the second time I have visited the old police house. This time we had lots of sunshine and really enjoyed lazing on the top deck with prossecco and raspberries; cooking up meals in the sociable kitchen (with ingredients from the shops conveniently 2 minutes away) and watching Netflix and a DVD from the selection. During the day we visited nearby beaches and dunes for long walks, the obligatory icecreams, and excellent fish and chips from over the road (squires are award winning and 16 is super - but closed Sundays). I love waking up in the garden room to the sound of distant seagulls reminding you you are on holiday at the seaside. We also spent an evening playing various board games which was great fun and all provided too. The house is really well equipped for relaxing and feels spacious and happy. Oh and the shower is great - proper powerful and gets the salt of you easily. I will have to come back again to use the lovely claw foot bath next time tho.

Exceeded all expectations!!
Right in the heart of the town with a butchers, grocers, bakery, and Coop all 2 minutes walk away as well as plenty of surf shops and lovely cafes. The house was amazing - such a great garden. We sat out on the decking and had a BBQ while the kids ran around the garden having a water fight and tiring themselves out on the slide before going to sleep in the fantastic bunk beds, which have to be seen to be believed - there is no bottom bunk!! When it is sunny there are gorgeous beaches a few minutes drive away, and when it rains there is plenty to do just in the house: there is a cupboard full of board games, a smart TV, tonnes of baking equipment and great wifi. We will definitely be coming back!
Stephanie J



Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine


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Double Beds

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Gas central heating
Electric oven, 5-ring gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Parking available in residential street 2 mins walk away, 24-hour council pay and display car park
Loading/unloading only outside property
Steps to enclosed garden with small lawn and raised decked area with furniture and BBQ
One well-behaved dog welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop and pub 1 min walk
Note: Open fires are for decorative purposes only and are not in use
Note: Limited mobile phone signal

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