...Or explore CoolStays
Collections New Editor's Picks

Memory House at Parade House

Woolacombe - North Devon

Luxurious North Devon holiday let with incredible sea views, boutique furnishings and your own hot tub.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
£3250-4500 per week
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 7 nights

How to book...

Memory House at Parade House is owned and managed by John Styring and Briony Britten.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with John Styring and Briony Britten.

Message the owner  

Where we are: 

  The Highlights...

  • This charming holiday home offers wonderful sea views and great access to the beach below.
  • After a day exploring the local area why not relax and unwind in the hot tub and enjoy a glass of bubbly?
  • Extremely comfy furnishings and a modern kitchen ensure you've got everything you need for a great holiday.
  • Woolacoombe is situated in the North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - the coastal paths make for wonderful walks.
  • Find fresh fish and local produce for beach picnics at Barnstaple's Pannier Market.
  • Guests can make use of the outside shower after a day on the beach and also have access to the lovely gardens this property has to offer.

  You should know...

  • The property has four bedrooms but the owners only take booking for six guests.
  • Car parking available for two cars.
  • Memory House has a 7 night minimum stay requirement, with a Saturday to Saturday change over day.
  • There's a 1000 refundable damage deposit.

  The Detail...

When Memory House was first built back in 1890 it was the only property on Woolacombe esplanade and, despite other properties popping up, the spectacular views of the Woolacombe sands remain unchanged, apart from the odd surfer or two. This breathtaking period home is full of charm and character but has been stylishly and thoughtfully renovated ensuring guests enjoy traditional style with the modern comforts.

Step through the large doorway of this double fronted property into a grand hallway where you are greeted by a grand stairway which sweeps upstairs to the four beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms. Huge windows fill the property with light in every room, and 3.5 metre high ceilings add to the grandeur of the house. Almost every window offers guests views of the sea, perfect for wet weather days.

Wake up in the morning and enjoy breakfast whilst watching the surfers catching early waves and spend the evening sipping cocktails as the sun slides into the sea.
The kitchen and living area are open plan and a huge, gorgeous corner sofa makes the perfect spot to relax and take in the views. The Stephen Graver kitchen is stylish, modern and wonderfully well-equipped, making cooking an absolute pleasure.

On warmer evenings, take dinner outside onto the fabulous wrap-around terrace. Or relax with a drink in the hot tub and listen to the roar of the sea. When it's time for bed there are two glorious master bedrooms with super king beds, 250 thread count linen, large bay windows and large en-suite bathrooms. Two further bedrooms share a bathroom on the top floor. One is a comfortable double and another a lovely children's room with a single bed and a tiny piano to occupy any early risers.

Woolacombe is popular spot for surfers but its long sandy beach makes it a great choice for those holidaying with children. The beach often makes the top spot in Britain's best beach polls and is a wonderful stretch of golden sand.

Wander along the windswept sands to Putsborough beach and stop at The Rock Inn in Georgeham for some refreshment before heading back to Woolacombe. Nearby Ilfracombe is popular traditional seaside fishing village which has recently enjoyed the attentions of Damien Hurst, whose bronze sculpture 'Verity' is on long term loan to the town and is positioned pride of place on the promenade overlooking the ocean.


Essential Features
  • Baby Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Smoking
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Coffee machine
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Highchair
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • Towels (beach)
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Stereo music system
  • Television
  • BBQ
  • Car Charging Point
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Babysitting
  • Chef for hire
  • Off road free parking
  • Walking distance to pub

Each Property has a private patio with it's own private hot tub. We have the contact details for a Baby Sitter and Private Chef


  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Kite surfing
  • Markets
  • Massage
  • Mountain Biking
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Nightlife (low key)
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Rock Climbing
  • Spa
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Tennis
  • Wellbeing
  • Wildlife
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga
  • Zoo/Wildlife park

  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

Exeter Airport 59KM, Cardiff Airport 61KM, Bristol 99KM

  Detailed Pricing Information...

For details about all of our properties, availability and pricing throughout the year, please visit our website:

Please note: During the festive period 2020 we have a change over day of Monday 21/28th Dec



Have you stayed at Memory House at Parade House?

Leave a review for this property   
David says...
"After staying at 'The View' a couple of years ago, we decided to revisit Woolacombe with some friends and booked the larger (main house) 'Memory House'. I cannot begin to describe how beautiful this property is. It's one of the areas most historic buildings which the owners have done a wonderful job of restoring. Every room is bright and welcoming and even the kids immediately felt at home in what is a quite a large property. The location is to die for, with the beach being just the other side of the glazing (yes.. it really is that close). The garden is beautifully maintained and is equipped with a large hot-tub - perfect for relaxing with a glass of vino at the end of a days surfing.
I really felt quite sad leaving Wollacombe at the end of our stay but we're already looking forward to returning next year when we'll create new memories."
(Stayed: August 2019 )
Alex Heslip says...
"We had the most fantastic week at Memory House. The property is just fantastic, very well set up for a big family (we have 6 children!)
Everything has been done to a very high standard and the house is very well kitted out with everything you need (for cooking/bbq, etc.)
Being situated only a few hundred yards from the beach meant that we could nip out for evening swims.
The house is situated really conveniently near the centre of Woolacombe so it's only a short walk to the surf schools, shops & restaurants, etc.
We will return in 2020!"
(Stayed: August 2019 )

  You might like...

£3250-4500 per week
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 7 nights

Availability Calendar...

How to book...

Memory House at Parade House is owned and managed by John Styring and Briony Britten.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with John Styring and Briony Britten.

Message the owner  
submission spinner

Get the best CoolStays by email  

  I agree to the Terms of Use & Privacy Policy