The Slipway

Croyde, North Devon
The back of The Slipway apartment and Sandleigh Tea Rooms
The exterior of The Slipway apartment and Sandleigh Tea Rooms from the road
Flowers in bloom looking towards a gate
Croyde Bay North Devon
View over Croyde Bay from Baggy Point
Baggy Point headland
The back of The Slipway apartment and Sandleigh Tea Rooms The exterior of The Slipway apartment and Sandleigh Tea Rooms from the road Flowers in bloom looking towards a gate Croyde Bay North Devon View over Croyde Bay from Baggy Point Baggy Point headland

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 2 What's this?
  • Reference 011054

About The Slipway

With jaw-dropping sea views from nearly every window, this contemporary-style first floor apartment is yards from a beautiful sandy beach.

A relaxed beach-side retreat awaits when you stay at this brilliant bolthole in surfer’s paradise, Croyde. This stylish apartment, perched on the first floor, is close to the waves for surfers, sandy beaches for families, and glorious walking and cycling routes all around on the South West Coast Path, so you’ll be guaranteed a break full of fresh sea air and incredible sea views.

Sitting at the start of the walk to Baggy Point, this two-bedroom first-floor apartment, with bike/surfboard storage is a great spot for a small family, or friends who love a coastal break. The ground floor has a bathroom, perfect for washing off sand after a day on the beach, or warming up after a day surfing. Upstairs you’ll find the sitting room, kitchen and two bedrooms all with views of Croyde’s rolling waves. Even better, being above a National Trust tea-room means that there are always cakes nearby. Outside, you’ll have access to a vegetable garden and a courtyard (shared with the tearoom), and of course the glorious beach is only a short walk away for long, lazy picnic lunches.

Although you’re spoiled with the incredible beach right in front of you, and Croyde village not far beyond with its shops, pubs and restaurants, if you do venture further afield, then you’ll find lots more postcard-pretty beaches and coastal villages like Saunton Sands, Braunton Burrows and Woolacombe. Serious walkers will love being right on the South West Coast Path to stretch their legs, and families will adore North Devon’s sandy beaches for days together by the sea. Croyde is known for being a surfer’s paradise and the laid back feel of the whole area is the perfect setting for a relaxing seaside break that everyone will love.

Beyond the coast with its irresistible beaches, head inland to explore the Tarka Trail, winding through tranquil wooded river valleys and moorland, or discover the beautiful calm greenery of Watersmeet and the Heddon Valley while escaping the crowds. Spend some time at Arlington Court and the National Carriage Museum which is a Regency house with woodland walks, wild play area, Victorian kitchen garden, walled garden as well as the carriage museum. When you stay at one of our places, the funds from your holiday go towards looking after other special places like this.

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner not available
  • Garden not available
  • BBQ not available


Not accessible

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  • Ground floor

    Bathroom with shower over bath

  • First floor

    Sitting room, kitchen and two double bedrooms

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Heating: Gas central heating is provided throughout the apartment.

Garden: There is a cafe and vegetable garden adjacent to the apartment and a courtyard that can be accessed by guests at all times but may be used by the cafe customers between 8am - 6pm daily. There is no designated guest seating outdoors.

Parking: There are two designated parking spaces available in the National Trust Baggy Point car park adjoining the garden. The car park is locked at night but you will be provided with a key code to come and go as you please.

Utilities: The washing machine and tumble dryer are combined and shared with the National Trust cafe in the courtyard area. This will only be accessible when the cafe is closed.

Beach: The apartment is about a third of a mile from Croyde Beach.

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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