Reviews

Thank you so much for your hospitality in your lovely home.
We have had a fabulous few days, enjoying our stay beyond measure.

The Wight Family, June 2024

Vale Cottage is truly beautiful, a real gem. It feels so homely and has a very magical feel.
We will be back!

The McCann Family, June 2024

Vale Cottage has provided all we needed and more!
What a beautiful home, with so much character and wonderfully well equipped.
We shall remember our time here - so many happy memories.

Chris, Jenny & Family, May 2024

We had a fantastic time at Vale Cottage. It was a beautifully renovated 15th Century cottage, with loads of character.
Of particular note is that, of all the rentals we have stayed at around the world, you have THE most well equipped kitchen with absolutely everything we could possibly need.
It was extremely clean and Tim's recommendation of the Kings Arms for Sunday lunch was excellent.
Our local top tip is Siam Bistrot in Braunton - fantastic meal!
Would highly recommend.

Jo & Friends, April 2024

Family and friends had a wonderful time and Tim's place added to the experience. We enjoyed the space and the cottage felt like it had everything needed. Would definitely recommend it.

Garth, March 2024

This is a wonderful house located in a hands-down fabulous area.
Such a pleasure to stay in a home that has retained its charming history and a wonderful higgledy-piggledy layout, yet has been thoughtfully updated to provide all the comforts of 21st Century living.
It's peaceful and private, yet steps away from a good "local" and a 15-minute walk away from one of the best Sunday roasts on the planet!
Tim & Sarah have organized everything so you immediately feel at home . Beaches are minutes away by foot or car and country walks just outside the door. You can fall asleep to the sound of a street side brook or the soft lowing of the cows a couple of fields away.
Thank you Tim & Sarah for sharing your much-loved home with us - we loved it as well!

Annie, March 2024

Vale Cottage is one of the charming and stylish yet comfy places I have stayed in. And very well organised. I love all the little touches: they are homely but not twee. Not an easy balance to achieve!
Thank you for being brave enough to share such a nice place with strangers.

Anna, February 2024

We had such a perfect Christmas here.
The cottage is so full of character and helped make our Christmas extra special.
The kitchen is really well equipped and had absolutely everything we needed. The beds were super comfy and there was plenty of space for all the family.
We had a lovely time here.

Jess & Family, December 2023

We had the best mini break at your wonderful cottage, it was perfect and couldn't have expected a better place to have stayed. It was spacious and had all the amenities we needed for our stay. We particularly were grateful for the extra baby things like the high chair etc, just makes it one less thing to travel with. We noticed as well there were extra bits for the dogs incase we'd forgotten so that's always super helpful too. I cannot think of anything that we were missing or we'd recommend to improve, it was all fantastic!

Charlotte, December 2023

What a perfect spot for a peaceful, relaxing autumn break.
We loved the cottage and it's history and it is so well equipped.
A superb meal at New Coast Kitchen - as good as anything we have eaten in London. And Sunday lunch at the King's in Georgeham was brilliant.
Loved it!
Thank you Tim & Sarah
Top Tip - Giant sausage rolls at the Hub

The Seddons, November 2023

What a lovely cottage you have and thank you for sharing it with us. The pictures don't do it justice
We got our best sleep in a long time in the comfy beds and those soft sheets.
How lovely to hear the brook running under the windows and the cows greeting us in the morning.

Raz & Bill, October 2023

We've had a wonderful stay in your very lovely cottage.
What a beautiful part of the world!

Jonathan & Emma, October 2023

We had a fabulous stay at Tim's beautiful old cottage. Croyde is a lovely little village, in close proximity to the beach and with a selection of pubs in walking distance. The cottage was perfect, with lots of thoughtful touches to make it well set up for receiving guests. Tim and Sarah were communicative throughout, providing clear instructions and responding to any queries quickly. I couldn't recommend a stay more highly.

Jane, October 2023

We certainly hit the jackpot here!
Vale Cottage has been a real home from home and perfect for our family group, ranging from 56 to six months.
We particularly appreciated the well equipped kitchen and bathrooms for all.
Thank you Tim & Sarah for a super stay in your home and thank you Sophie for making it so clean and welcoming on our arrival.

Sara & Family, August 2023

Vale Cottage is an absolute gem, full of cosy, quirky charm but with all the mod cons. Prosecco, biscuits and milk on arrival was a real bonus too. Thank you Tim! We had plenty of space for our family group, 3 couples and a baby, spanning 3 generations and a dog. We all had the luxury of a double bed, en-suite and a parking space, a rare find! The location was perfect, the walk down to the village and beach was 20 mins. We had delicious food/drinks at The Blue Groove, The Thatch, The Manor and May's cafe, we would recommend them all. Putsborough/ Woolacombe beaches are a short drive away, we preferred Putsborough for the amenities plus the beach was more picturesque this end. The walks suggested by Tim were spot on, we especially enjoyed the circular walk to Baggy Point, with Cafe Croyde a welcome stop off point near the end. We had 6 wonderful nights and would thoroughly recommend staying here! Thank you Tim and Sarah for being such great hosts and for sharing your home with us.

The Page Family, August 2023

We had a wonderful time in Croyde. Tims cottage was lovely and charming. Tim was super responsive and provided great instructions and left lots of useful info for us at the cottage. The cottage had everything you need, easy walking distance of the village centre and beach.

Adrian & Family, August 2023

Our week at Vale Cottage could not have been better.
It suited us perfectly - three generations spanning 69 years.

Antonia & Family, August 2023

We all had a fabulous stay at this amazing, ancient cottage with so much history.
The cottage has been brilliant!
And great recommendations for fantastic food locally, much appreciated thank you.

Chris, July 2023

Lovely cottage, full of charm and just right for 7 adults and a dog! Well located for beaches. A lovely little village. Tim was very helpful and checked in via email when the weather wasn't good, to ensure we were ok and had what what we needed. The wifi was good and the house was well appointed wirh all the facilities you would need. The little welcoming touches of prosecco and biscuits were so thoughtful. We would happily stay here again and it's a shame we couldn't stay longer.

Carla, July 2023

What an absolutely gorgeous cottage in a stunning place. Leaving here with a big grin on my face!

Libby, June 2023

We had a wonderful stay at Vale Cottage. It was as beautiful as all the pictures and spotlessly clean. The location is brilliant and Tim was very communicative and helpful. Thank you so much!

Francesca & Friends, June 2023

We had a fabulous experience staying at Vale Cottage. Everything was just as it was in the pictures, super clean and so well-equipped. Tim was an exceptional host, very helpful and really easy to contact before and during our stay. I would highly recommend for a trip to Croyde!

Georgia, May 2023

Thank you for a great stay.
The cottage is beautiful and so clean, spacious, well equipped and comfortable.
We would definitely love to return.

Carol, April 2023

Incredible location and the fortune to stay in a historic cottage but with all of the modern conveniences that a family need.
Attention to detail is what sets Vale Cottage apart from most holiday accommodation - things like the PIR lighting on the stairs and duck signs and photos.
The location is outrageous - so many differing types of beaches in the area.
We will be sure to return.

Family McDay, April 2023

Beautiful cottage in Devon. So great for a weekend away with friends - would 100% stay again.

Ally, April 2023

We spent a lovely few days at Vale Cottage.
Despite inclement weather, we had wonderful walks straight from the door - over Saunton Down to the beach and round Baggy Point & the Putsborough Circuit, both absolutely stunning. Slightly further afield, both Morte Point and Bull's Point are also spectacular.
Great meals enjoyed at the Thatch, The Manor and best of all at New Coast Kitchen - all just a walk from the cottage.
So nice to come back to each day, such a warm and cosy haven - you have created a lovely holiday home.
Many thanks

Philippa, March 2023

We were three couples staying for a long weekend. The cottage is gorgeous and very well set up for self catering. Area is lovely and we had several meals out which were excellent (our host Tim very kindly sent some recommendations before we arrived so I could book in advance).
Tim couldn't have been more helpful - would highly recommend a visit to his lovely cottage.

Catharine, February 2023

Thank you so much for everything Tim, we had a fantastic stay at Vale Cottage. It is a beautiful property which has been refurbished to a very high standard and must have taken a great a deal of work. Everything in the house was as described and worked perfectly. You certainly went the extra mile to inform us of all the best eateries etc. which was much appreciated.

Natasha, November 2022

we had a GREAT time. Such a lovely cottage with tonnes of character. Awesome location too.

Ben, December 2022

Had a great weekend. Wonderful cottage with lots of period features. Very clean and good facilities. Nice walk to the beach. Easy walk to good restaurants or pubs with food. They even have a park run nearby (although it is one of the hardest in the country so beware!)

Dave, November 2022

The cottage was superb and met all of our requirements. The facilities were as we would have wished for. It's location suited us perfectly as it was a short walk to the centre of Croyde (500m). The facilities and the beds were of excellent quality and really comfortable. One point, the parking is about 85m up the lane in front of the entrance to the cottage. We had everything we would have expected. I would definitely recommend this cottage and we will be back, we loved the cottage and the location.

Elizabeth, September 2022

We Stayed with 3 adults and 5 teenagers, we all enjoyed the cottage and its character, definately one to try if you havent stayed in a thatched cottage before. We used it as a base and went to the amazing local beaches that this area has to offer. Tim is a good host and is very responsive to messages.

Angela, August 2022

An amazing area, lovely property with character yet all modern amenities required. Tim was exceptionally informative and prompt with his communication. I highly recommend you to go and stay and enjoy the world class coastal area.

Darren, August 2022

We have had a lovely stay, just what we all needed. This has been our first visit to Croyde and we are all of the same mind that we would love to return. This is a gorgeous accommodation loved and looked after, clean and extremely well equipped. Thank you again for hosting and for communicating so helpfully before and during our stay.

Jenny, July 2022

This is a beautiful original cottage. Spacious but at the same time cosy and comfortable. The kitchen is extremely well equipped and the beds are super comfortable . All the bathrooms are clean bright and modern . Parking for 3 cars is a very short walk away just cup the road. Tim was reliable, helpful , informative and available for any questions or issues , we just had a great time . All the meals and teas that we ate out locally were too class and the beaches are clean and safe. I recommend Vale cottage for a family seaside holiday - our family ranges 65yrs to 3 yrs and we all had a lovely time.

Hazel, July 2022

An excellent property which has been finished to a very high standard and has superb facilities. All four bedrooms are of a good size and have comfortable beds and decent quality furniture. There are four bathrooms in total and all have been recently finished to a very high standard. The kitchen is similarly high spec with a variety of gadgets for cooking/making coffee etc plus a very spacious fridge, a dishwasher and loads of brand new crockery. The parking and garden (which is a work in progress) are a short walk up the lane which is a small compromise but didn't cause us any great issues. The cottage is a short walk from the centre of Croyde with its busy pubs, cafes and of course the fantastic beach. The surrounding area is absolutely stunning with two other world class beaches nearby should you like to ring the changes. The kids had a wonderful time boogie boarding and there's lots of good sightseeing to be done too. Overall we had a wonderful short break and would definitely recommend Vale Cottage!

Mike, June 2022

Great place - loads of character and an amazing location. Croyde beach is beautiful and the village is lovely. The cottage is spotlessly clean and Tim is super helpful. Highly recommended.

Mark, June 2022

Spent 4 nights in this beautiful thatched cottage in Croyde. The cottage is very comfortable and well furnished with everything you would need. It is a short walk to the lovely village of Croyde which meant that the location was very quiet and peaceful. The plentiful parking in a very popular area was a real bonus. Tim's communication was very helpful.

Kevin, June 2022

Eight of us (including Alfie, The Australian Shepherd) enjoyed a warm and sunny week here in Croyde. The cottage is a wonderful base from which to explore whether on foot, by car or bus. We were impressed by this beautifully restored cottage with its tasteful decoration and furnishings as well as lashings of hot water and a decent heating system. Many many thanks.

Jane 7 Friends, March 2022

Vale cottage was an outstanding property, it was very well kept and had a fully equipped kitchen with everything that was needed during our stay. It is situated about 10 mins walk from where the pubs and restaurants were but it was an easy walk. There was plenty of dedicated parking for the cottage which is always a huge benefit with any property. We had a fantastic stay and would highly recommend this property to anyone who wants to spend time in Croyde.

Rachel B, March 2022

We spent a wonderful six days at Tim's cottage in Croyde. Vale Cottage is a beautifully furnished, thatched roof, Devon longhouse, which was warm and cosy for our five night stay in February. The house is spacious, comfortable and well equipped for all cooking needs. The kids were ecstatic to wake up and watch TV in bed and we were happy to have wi-fi as we still needed to work! We would loved to have used the outside courtyard and garden, but it was far too cold and wet....next time, as we would love to go back here. The local beaches are stunning, possibly some of the most beautiful English beaches I've seen. We walked down to the village and across the fields to Croyde Bay, where the kids loved running over the dunes and were desperate to borrow toys from the beach toy library. Saunton Sands is spectacular with the largest sand dunes in the UK and despite the terrible weather, we managed to fly a kite while the waves crashed around us. We watched the surfers and longboarders at wild and beautiful Putsborough Beach. We saw "Verity" by Damien Hirst in Ilfracombe, went to the aquarium, wandered up the hill and saw the sleeping elephant and Lundy island. We visited Clovelly, took many photos and then climbed back through the steep (steep) village. The rain did not stop us exploring! Thank you Tim for letting us stay in your most beautiful and fabulous house.

Paula & Family, February 2022

We have had the most fabulous few days in Croyde. Vale Cottage was the most perfect place for a relaxed vacation with the girls. We made use of the pubs and restaurants within walking distance of the cottage. The cottage was picture perfect. There were some fantastic beaches closeby Croyde, Saunton and Putsborough being our favourites. We can't wait to return.

Nadine & Friends, February 2022

What a truly fantastic stay in lovely Vale Cottage. Comfy beds and a very well equipped kitchen with everything a cook would need. Looking forward to a revisit soon.

Eugene & Jules, January 2022

Knowing this would be the first Christmas when we couldn't all be altogether as a family, we had booked Vale Cottage as a special gathering at New Year, and so it proved to be! We loved Vale Cottage with its plentiful supply of mugs (tea and beer) and all other things culinary. We have passed through Croyde so many times admiring the thatched cottages and here we are staying in one. We learned to love the feel of the place with old beams, floorboards, thick walls and fireplaces. Walking to the beach, to the top of Saunton Down and to Putsborough from the cottage were constant delights and when we ventured into the surf it was great to find that even in January the wetsuits would drip dry in the car port. We have had a fantastic holiday, a really replenishing break and great start to what we all hope will be a wonderful New Year.

The Curtis Clan, December 2021

This property was a quintessential Devonshire property and instantly made us feel like locals. It had everything to make our stay more amazing. A local farm to collect fresh milk, a small walk to the local pub, and at night a walk back from Croyde village, whilst gazing at the amazing stars were a few highlights to name a few. A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location.

Mrs G, September 2021