What a year it has been! You deserve something to look forward to. Why not get away for Christmas? Book a festive week in our cosy, homely and luxurious self-catering accommodation near the beautiful north Devon coast. Single family apartments set in peaceful stately home surroundings within mature tree-lined gardens, just minutes from the beach. Easy access to shopping, driving routes, and the small historic port town of Bideford.
Reserve with confidence and enjoy our full refund guarantee if government restrictions prevent travel. Concierge and catering services available to take the work and worries away. Fully equipped home from home with masses of space, and farm shop and local deli produce hampers and deliveries available.
Though we don't yet know exactly what restrictions will apply by Christmas, our apartments are ideal for single household groups. With four apartments available, even with social distancing regulations, you could gather the family close enough to meet outside or in smaller groups, without actually staying together. If restrictions allow, there's room and place settings to gather extra friends and family around the dinner table or lounge.
Each apartment comes festively trimmed, with a locally grown tree, table centre, wreath and lights. All newly renovated, they combine elegant timeless design with modern comforts - wifi, smart TVs, plenty of charging points, plus a good supply of more traditional family games and puzzles. Our fully equipped kitchens, complete with range cookers, baking supplies, and everything you need to cook up a festive feast, are all open plan so meal preparation doesn't have to be done in isolation. Cook only as much as you want to, however, with bakery and deli treats, chef-prepared ready meals and meal kits available (for an additional charge).
Our Buck and Housekeeper's suites (both 2 bedroom) are equipped with wood burners, fully supplied with logs for full festive cosiness. Our Cook's (2 bedroom) and Bakehouse (studio) are dog-friendly, with direct access to the gardens and private deck or courtyard areas where a BBQ or firepit make it possible to enjoy fresh air on a crisp evening.
For an extra special treat, you can book a meal, or spend an evening in either our billiards room (club room), formal dining room or snug. Tastings, workshops or activities can also be added with the help our concierge team.
Prices from £1225 + VAT per week for 2 bedrooms. 19-26th or 20th-27th December.
Moreton House is a grade-II listed Georgian estate house on the outskirts of Bideford in North Devon. The Buck-Stucley family, who have owned land around Hartland and North Devon for centuries, built and lived at Moreton until it was commandeered for use as a school during the second world war.
Shortly after the war, Moreton and the surrounding estate became home to Grenville College boarding school, and remained so for more than half a century. But when the school moved on and merged with Kingsley school in 2009, the property was divided up and sold. After national publicity surrounding its sale, the house and five acres of the original grounds are in family ownership once again.
The current owners have spent 5 years lovingly renovating and restoring the house, hoping to develop a business that can provide a sustainable future for Moreton. Catering for the local community and visitors from further afield, the house currently offers four luxurious holiday lettings apartments and four large function rooms which are offered along with the accommodation for boutique weddings, private events, parties, meetings and workshops, as well as garden spaces..
The house is within easy reach of the coast at Westward Ho!, the southwest coast path and the lovely fishing village of Appledore. Clovelly is a 15 minute drive, north Cornwall less than 30 minutes, Tintagel an hour. The beaches of Woolacombe, Saunton Sands, Croyde and Putsborough are around half and hour away, and Dartmoor and Exmoor easily accessible.
Lying just off the main north Devon link road, we can be found less than an hour from the M5 at junction 27, and three and half hours from Heathrow.