The Old Police House

Located in Braunton, Devon

This terraced cottage in Braunton sleeps nine people in four bedrooms and is pet-friendly.

  • Sleeps: 9
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: 5


The Old Police House is a terraced cottage in the village of Braunton. The cottage has two double rooms (one with access to the decked area) and a family room upstairs, along with a bathroom. Downstairs, the former cell is now a room with adult bunks and there is also a kitchen with a dining area, a utility room and a sitting room. Outside is an enclosed, rear garden area accessed by steps, with a small lawn and a raised decked area with furniture and barbecue and views over the village. Cars can stop to load and unload directly outside the property, and parking is found in residential streets a two-minute walk away or in the 24-hour council pay and display car park, just a four-minute walk away. The Old Police House is ideally placed for enjoying the beautiful coastline of this area, as well as the walking, cycling, villages and towns of this lovely part of Devon.

Property Details

A terraced former police house in the village centre of Braunton, this charming cottage is just three miles from the beautiful North Devon Coast. Located in the heart of the village, you are surrounded by village shops, surf shops, traditional village pubs, contemporary restaurants, bars and cafes, and also close to the bank and cash point. With sandy beaches and golf courses, this is an ideal holiday cottage for all the family.

The Old Police House has been beautifully converted, with some of the interesting original features retained. The kitchen with its large dining area leads out to a utility room and surfboard storage area. The sitting room has plush sofas and a large TV and makes a really cosy, relaxing family room. The former ground floor cell has the original viewing panel and now serves as a bedroom with bespoke bunk beds, and the wide staircase used to take criminals up to the first floor has a fabulous feature window, letting in plenty of light to the upstairs landing.

The three bedrooms on the first floor are spacious; the Kingpin Room with a king-size bed, the Garden Room with a double bed and patio doors leading out to the garden, and The Family Room which can either be made up with a super king-size double and a single or with three single beds. The enclosed rear garden is reached via the inner hallway or the utility room, and several steps lead up to extensive decking across two areas. The decking can also be reached from one of the first floor double bedrooms, being on the top level, and it has wonderful views across the village, providing a sunny spot to relax around the barbecue.

A short stroll into the village provides easy access to a bistro, pubs, cafes and shops and a three-mile drive leads to the fabulous long sandy beach at Saunton, which is backed by Braunton Burrows, a vast area of sand dunes, designated an AONB.

A welcoming cottage with a wealth of charm, close to beaches and family fun.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x family room with zip link twin beds (can be king-size double on request) and 1 single, 1 x ground floor adult bunks
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, separate double shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Newly added outside toilet
  • Property heating: Gas, other heating sources: Central Heating
  • 1 oven of type: electric
  • Hobs
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Washing Machine
  • TV
  • Dvd Player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Fuel and power are included in the rent
  • Bed linen and towels are included in the rent
  • 1 x Garden
  • Pets allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 150 metres
  • Note: Open fires are for decorative purposes only and are not in use


Downstairs bedroom
Ground floor facilities
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Pet Friendly
Washing machine




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Area Details


Braunton is a small parish village situated near Barnstaple. Known as "the gateway to the northern Coast", it is the base for all watersports. The village is close to the surfing beaches at Croyde and Saunton Sands. The village has a surfing vibe to it and a few surfing shops which reflect this. Barnstaple is a 15-minute drive away and is the largest town in Devon. From here you can explore the Tarka Country and the 180 mile Tarka Trail. If you don't fancy walking then take the picturesque Tarka train line. Exmoor National Park is 20 minutes from Barnstaple. This offers spectacular views of the countryside. It is a mecca for walking and nature enthusiasts.

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