Quality link detached bungalow, ideal for golfers, walkers and families
About Barrie Richmond
My name is Barrie Richmond. I am a Chartered Engineer and keen golfer based in Farnham, Surrey
Barrie Richmond purchased this Bungalow in 2007
Why Barrie Richmond chose Braunton
This is my only holiday property / holiday let and I bought it because of: - its location - what the village has to offer - its quiet location - the property was ideal to revamp, reequip for our use and the use of others - the ambiance and feel of Braunton - Saunton Golf club (Braunton and Bay Tree is the ideal base for golfers). - It's great to play golf return to Bay Tree, enjoy an evening drink on the patio before wandering out and sampling one of Braunton's restaurants.
What makes this Bungalow unique
- Location - Enclosed garden - Off road parking - Facilities - Ambiance - Good road connections to M5
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Sorry - definitely no smoking.
Sorry none allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Fully consideration for neighbours is essential. Noise in the evenings to be kept to a minimum. Parking only on Bay Tree's drive or the road.
No rights to stay within Bay Tree beyond 10am on the final day of booking.
All items within Bay Tree are owned by Barrie Richmond and are not be removed from Bay Tree during or after the rental period.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The bungalow was lovely. The kitchen was very well equipped, although we didn’t take full advantage of everything and the bathroom was also fine. Very comfortable beds, I especially liked having a large cupboard instead of a wardrobe, plenty of room for hanging and also for case and hold-all storage. Overall a very nice bungalow. Braunton has masses of eating places, no need to cook if you don’t want to, which we didn’t. Thank you Barrie.
Thanks for your great review
And I look forward to you returning to Bay Tree .
Great holiday property
The bungalow is in a great location, walking distance from town and all the shops, restaurants etc. It is also well situated for driving to different places in North Devon. The bungalow interior is clean, modern and nicely decorated. It has everything you need for your stay and is perfect for a family of three or four. There is also a nice rear garden for sitting out. Highly recommend the bungalow for anyone wanting to explore the beaches and local area.
Thanks for your great review and I look forward to you coming back to Bay Tree
Nice stay at Bay Tree Cottage
The process of booking & communication was very easy. The cottage had everything we needed: and was relaxed and comfortable and has a great location within a short walking distance to the town. The garden was a bonus. We enjoyed our stay but just one small suggestion to replace the old chest of drawers in the bedrooms and replace with new storage drawers. Otherwise, perfect, thank you Barrie.
Thanks for your review and I look forward to your next stay.
Short walk to shops and a convenient
and frequent bus service. Locals were friendly and helpful.
Great place to stay
Immaculate , warm, convenient location, thoughtful touches like providing hand soap and a few tea bags
Thanks for your review.
Bay Tree in central Braunton is a good place to stay even in winter!
Have a great 2019 and I look forward to your return.
Barrie - Owner
Very impressive property
Fantastic location to village
Would recommend you.
Really enjoy are stay and also talk to owner Barrie who was very helpful.
Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed your stay at Bay Tree and hope you had a great Xmas.
Happy new year.
Bay Tree has in recent years been let through Marsdens. The property has been popular and with numerous repeat bookings, but because of rising costs, I have decided to market and manage the property myself.
Bay Tree is located in the centre of the village - but also on the 'correct' side of the central traffic lights, which means an easy low traffic drive towards Saunton Golf Club, Saunton Beach, Croyde Bay and Braunton Burrows.
And being able to walk out in the evenings, to a good range of restaurants and pubs, really means that Bay Tree is in the optimum location. We stay for two weeks and eat in a different location each evening. Fish , Thai, Indian, French, Modern are available as are various takeaways as well as pubs with a range of fare.
The property is an ideal base for many activities. We are golfers and bought Bay Tree in 2007, after coming down to play golf at Saunton Golf club (see sauntongolf.co.uk) for many years. There are two 36 hole championship links courses with the East Course said to be best course never to have staged the Open.
Bay Tree is located about 200 metres from the start of the Tarka Trail. This is a cycle and walking path that takes the route of the old railway line towards Barnstaple before crossing the estuary towards Instow. Whether you cycle or walk its good to stop at the Braunton Inn and take in the stunning views from their beer garden.
If you walk to Barnstaple along the Tarka Trail you can enjoy all the area's principle town has to offer, including their Pannier Markets and then take a bus ride 'home' to Bay Tree.
Cycle hire is possible with a hire shop within 250 metres. You can head out from the shop straight to cycle paths.
Also, within a short walk is Velator Quay. This was the location for mooring of commercial fishing boats in the past and is now a where pleasure craft and house boats moor.
Follow the paths beyond the quay takes you to Braunton Burrows. Its a Biosphere Reserve, a flora and fauna haven of many square miles, between Braunton, the estuary and the 5 mile long famous Saunton Beach.
So an ideal base for walking whilst you leave your car on the drive.
Take the A361 north from Braunton and you are heading towards a range of historic and beautiful harbours, towns and villages. These include Woolacombe, Ilfracombe, Combe Martin, Martinhoe, Lynton and Lynmouth before you reach Exmoor Nation Park and Heritage Coast.
Lynton and Lynmouth are a must. A water powered funicular cliff railway links Lynton and Lynmouth. Near by is one of the many National Trust sites of Watersmeet. Scenic and ideal place for a Devon cream tea.
Drive towards Barnstaple and then crossing the river Taw takes you onto the Atlantic Highway. Off the highway are villages, towns and places to visit including: Instow, Appldore, Westward Ho!, Clovelly and Bideford.
A favourite of ours is Hartland Quay and Hartland Point. There is a lighthouse, dramatic coast line, costal path walks and very importantly Hartland Quay Hotel that offers your well earned lunch, afternoon teas or refreshment.