This was our second consecutive holiday visit to Willowfield Lake, staying again in Swallow cottage with our 2.5yr old son and my folks joined us this time also hiring the cottage next door. The cottages are immaculate and have everything you need, Terry & Wendy are the perfect hosts and really nothing is too much trouble for them. We thought we'd attempt using the break as the time to move our son out of a cot into a bed, after a bad first night Terry & Wendy came to the rescue quickly assembling a cot and turning the room round - Needless to say our son then decided he didn't want the cot the next night & spent the rest of the week in his 'cosy' bed!!
The location is fantastic, just a short drive from Saunton Sands beach and then a few more miles along the coast to Croyde and our favourite Putsborough Sands which when you arrive early feels like your own private enclave! (you just need to survive the crazy drive down the narrow lanes!!) Braunton the nearest town, again just 5mins in the car has all you need & there is lovely new Tesco's just before you get into town so you can stock up as & when you need. Willowfield has plenty to occupy all ages whatever the weather from the indoor pool and the games room loaded with toys, games, rackets, balls etc to the toddlers play area and the larger playground (which our little bundle of energy loved even if he needed some help!) Swallow & the connecting cottages had the added bonus of private rear gardens which we thought are well worth the extra cost + we also had the hot tub which we were using all the time and the little man loved it also. Terry & Wendy have really thought of everything and are always seeking new ways to improve the holiday experience. Superb accommodation, hosts & location, I'm sure we'll be back for a third year!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 12 cottages with warm indoor pool and large hot tub set in the beautiful naturally tranquil surrounds of Braunton Burrows Nature Reserve, with miles of stunning golden sands and surf close by at Saunton and Croyde. A wonderful place to enjoy the glorious countryside on bike along the famous Tarka Trail or in endless walks across the unspoilt burrows and dunes that lead down to the sea at Saunton Sands. Some cottages have hot tubs or whirlpool baths to help you relax and unwind after a long day on the beach. Open all year long for long or short breaks. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Saunton Sands Farm Braunton, Devon