Serenity @ Pickwell Manor
With pre-school children and infants, Serenity is a self-catering apartment for couples or small family presenting a wonderful opportunity for relaxing seaside holidays in and outside the peak season. It stands on the North Devon Coast at 16th Century Pickwell Manor above the beach at Putsborough.
- Sleeps 3
- Bedrooms 1
- Bathrooms 1
Serenity is a much-appreciated light and airy apartment reached through the main front door of Pickwell Manor. The light floods in through aged stone-mullioned windows through which are glorious rural views of the North Devon countryside. It is equally appealing for a couple or a young family looking for a seaside getaway at any time of the year.
The living space at Serenity is a convivial open-plan area with kitchen, dining and lounge facilities. The kitchen with granite worktops include facilities such as a fridge and freezer, hob-oven, toaster, dishwasher and a microwave, plus many smaller utensils. The dining area has a table large enough to accommodate six guests. Technology includes a flatscreen TV, DVD-player and Wi-Fi. Please note that this is a Wi-Fi rural service as fibre cables have yet to reach these quiet shores.
Bedroom facilities are all within a single large bedroom containing a King-size bed, a child’s single bed with a second truckle bed stored beneath it plus two single sofa beds in the lounge.
Facilities at Pickwell Manor available for guest use include a laundry with washing machines, tumble drier and washing lines, plus a separate Games Room – frequently a hit with all ages. Within the six-acres grounds are some lovely walks with little surprises such as Forest Basketball, a Wendy House and a pirate camp (make and fly your own pirate flag or build a den). For a more sedate sport, the lawn contains a croquet pitch. There are plenty of quiet spaces with benches upon which to relax and enjoy the far-reaching views.
Putsborough Beach is a superb sand-castle building and safe-swimming paradise. It is a leisurely 25-minute walk across fields and has a great beach café plus a shop where surfboards, bodyboards, windbreaks, wetsuits and other beach paraphernalia can be rented.
Further afield are many more delightful beaches and seaside towns and villages such as Croyde, Lee Bay, Saunton Sands, Woolacombe, and Combe Martin. Rent bicycles for a coast ride along The Tarka Trail, a long distance Sustrans Cycle Path built on an old railway line, or travel further afield to the attractions of such small towns and villages as Great Torrington, Lynton, Clovelly, Appledore and many more.