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Place House

Bideford, Devon | Property Reference: UKC3187

Newly Listed
Grade4 Star rating
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
  • Newly Listed Property
  • Heritage Collection
  • Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
  • Shower Cubicle
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3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

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Historical 17th-century family town house, with original timber beam, is perfect for alternative family get-togethers with beautiful walks on the Tarka Trail only 5 minutes away.

Historical 17th-century family town house, with original timber beam, is perfect for alternative family get-togethers with beautiful walks on the Tarka Trail only 5 minutes away.

Place House is a unique Grade II listed semi-detached holiday home with stacks of history and character. This is not your run-of-the mill, holiday cottage but it is the setting for a memorable holiday experience. Place House was the birth place of Elizabethan naval hero and explorer Sir Richard Grenville. This beautiful Grade II house has gone through a number of incarnations since its construction in the early 17th-century as the Grenville’s family home. The large timber beam on the ground floor dates back to the original build. It was probably imported from Canada and still bears the cargo marks that were used as a tally system by the shipmen. Remodelled internally during the 19th century and subsequently turned into a very popular public house (note the stiletto marks on the ground floor!), the pub was more recently divided into three separate residences, of which this house is one.
Sir Richard Grenville is one of the country’s most celebrated naval commanders, whose fearless, and suicidal, naval campaign during the Spanish Armada resulted in a hero’s death at the Battle of Flores in 1591. Grenville, who was born in this house in 1542, is also believed to have sent the first colony to America. Ideally situated in a central location with estuary glimpses, this delightful house, refurbished in 2018, will appeal to history buffs and those with a penchant for the quirky and unusual. Place House is perfect for an alternative family get-together, intimate gathering of friends, writers retreat, or a romantic weekend break. Place House has been furnished with the hope to provide you not only with a unique holiday experience, along with a bit of personality and charm too.
There is plenty to see and do on your doorstep with the famous Tarka Trail less than 5 minutes’ walk away for walking or cycling. Take time to meander around the many delightful shops, pubs and restaurants that the town has to offer. Bideford also has a regular pannier and water front markets, all within a 5 minute stroll of the house. Take a boat trip to the nature reserve at Lundy Island, or explore many pretty fishing villages, including nearby Clovelly and Appledore. Enjoy a family day out at the nearby zoo and the Milky Way Adventure Park. Instow is just 3 miles and is a pretty, unspoilt, seaside village with large stretches of sandy beaches and dunes. In addition, you will find fishermen’s cottages, shops and a good selection of pubs and restaurants specialising in locally caught seafood. The wide golden sandy beach of Westward Ho! is popular with surfers, and is just 3 miles with Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe all close by. With so much to discover in this lovely part of North Devon this is your perfect holiday choice. Beach 3 miles. Shops and pub 50 yards, restaurant 20 yards.

Step to entrance.
Ground Floor:
Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, selection of books, double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements), beams and wooden floor.
First Floor:
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
Second Floor:
Bedroom 2:
With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Logs for wood burner available locally. Stairgate. Welcome pack. Public car park, 200 yards, £3 per day, £16 per week. No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £200.

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What do our customers say?

  • 5


    Posted by anonymous

    There were a number of issues. Firstly, there was no microwave despite the particulars saying there would be. Secondly, the oven: 1) the glass pane which should have been in the oven door was separated from it and 2) when opened the door wouldn't lie flat but closed itself. And there were no oven gloves. These are safety concerns. Fortunately no-one was hurt. Thirdly, many windows were impossible to open, so in hot weather it became stuffy. This was true of those in two bedrooms, the bathroom and the living space downstairs. Fourthly, the sheet in one of the bedrooms couldn't be tucked in, being too small, so kept getting rucked-up, making it uncomfortable. Other aspects were satisfactory but unfortunately it seems that the cottage isn't being maintained at the level commensurate with its rent level. It's being advertised and priced as a luxury cottage but the issues noted above are serious ones. I have made a complaint to the owners via the letting agency but haven't had a reply.

    Confirmed guest, 29/07/2018 01/08/2018

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your recent stay at Place House. You are correct in saying there is no microwave at the House and the property description will be updated ASAP. We apologise for this oversight. Following your feedback, the oven has been checked by our House Manager and is in good working order. Appliances in unfamiliar houses can often be confusing therefore full instructions are provided within the House book. Oven gloves, t-towels and oven sheets are provided for guests use, we are sorry that you missed these items. The outside of the House had recently been painted and unbeknown to us, some of the windows had become stuck. This problem has now been rectified and we thank you for bringing the issue to our attention. We are a little unsure about the comment regarding the bed sheet as no complaints have been made previously. We ask all of our guests to let the House Manager know the moment you meet a problem as the chances are it can be solved quickly and easily, and lets you continue to enjoy your holiday to the full.
  • 6


    Posted by anonymous

    Nice location, although lack of parking became a bit of a bind. Just a bit expensive for four nights when the overall quality was just okay...

    Confirmed guest, 15/07/2018 20/07/2018
7.0 out of 10 – based on 6 reviews collected by ReeVoo