Watermouth Castle - Harbour Apartment

Nr Ilfracombe

Property Reference: FHH
  • Sleeps4
  • Pets0
  • Bedrooms2
  • Grade4 Star rating

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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
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Property Features

  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Property Description

"Views over bays and cliffs from a castle stronghold – a unique holiday opportunity . . ."

Watermouth Castle offers a rare combination of opportunities – for not only do visitors have the chance to live in a castle, but they also enjoy unlimited, free entry to one of the West Country’s premier tourist attractions during their stay. Within the splendid castle itself, there are six superb apartments, an indoor heated swimming pool, a museum, a choice of theme attractions, and some fascinating water displays. There is free wi-fi in the on site cafè and swimming pool area. Outside, the castle’s 50-acre estate features wonderful landscaped gardens, with plenty of space for strolling and relaxing, and glorious woodland walks. There are ducks and waterfowl to admire on the lake outside the walls, and beautiful views from the castle over Watermouth Bay and its harbour, where there are slipway facilities for visitors’ boats, as well as moorings for larger craft (by arrangement with the harbourmaster).
The castle is a true example of a Victorian folly, completed in the mid 19th-century by the Bassett family. Now extensively restored by the current owner, its self-contained holiday apartments are reached through an archway in the south court, where the indoor heated swimming pool is available exclusively to apartment residents. All of the properties have been decorated and furnished to a comfortable standard throughout, in keeping with the style and ambience of the Castle, and all feature four-poster, half tester or brass beds.
A separate part of the castle, open to the public, contains the fascinating museum collections, including a Victorian kitchen, animated displays, mechanical musical instruments, a large model railway and a unique arcade of pier slot machines, all in working order. In the underground theatre is the Water Spectacular, reputedly one of the best fountain shows in the world, a thrilling mix of lights, music and water. Outside in the grounds are further family entertainments, including traditional rides and slides, fascinating water features, children’s play areas, a ‘Gnomeland’, themed crazy-golf, and much, much more all of which earned Watermouth Castle a place in the finals of the South West Tourism ‘Large Visitor Attraction Of The Year’ Award in 2005.
Watermouth Castle enjoys an incomparable setting on rising ground, commanding views over the bays and cliffs of the magnificent coastline stretching away to the east. Take a woodland walk through the estate to the picturesque, award-winning village of Berrynarbor, or visit the coastal village of Combe Martin (less than 3 miles to the east) – famous not only for its sandy coves, inlets and majestic headlands but also as ‘the gateway to the Exmoor National Park’. Combe Martin offers a choice of shops and cafes, and one of Devon’s oldest inns! Ilfracombe is only a five minute drive away to the west, with a range of seaside attractions, good shops and a golf course, and visitors can enjoy miles of golden sand at nearby Woolacombe and Croyde Bay. Superb cliff-top scenery and beautiful wooded valleys make this one of North Devon’s most scenic areas – as well as a paradise for walkers. Shops 2 miles.
Note: Music may filter into the pool area from the antique Mortier organ between 10am and 6pm.

(First floor.) West-facing, overlooking the harbour. Living/dining room. Kitchen in tower. Double bedroom with brass half-tester bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and

  • Electricity, gas, heaters in all rooms and bed linen included
  • Towels £3 per person per week by arrangement
  • Cot and high chair by arrangement
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Shared laundry room (coin-operated) with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wi-fi in onsite cafe
  • Shared payphone
  • Shared patio and garden furniture
  • Shared barbecue
  • Parking
  • Indoor heated swimming pool with Fitstar counter facility
  • Office facilities included fax/modem/photocopier by arrangement
  • No smoking
  • NB: Lake in grounds

Indoor heated swimming pool and sun lounge. Unlimited free entry to award-winning ’Watermouth Castle Family Attraction’ offering a wealth of experiences and entertainment for all ages. (open Easter– end Oct)

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. Great location, comfortable although not luxurious accommodation. Weather was cold and so was the apartment, not being centrally heated - although there were electric radiators in the bedrooms and a fan heater in the lounge. That was the only downside though. Fantastic to have free entry to the park, even when park was closed - much appreciated by children (ages 7 and 6). Pool was very warm after the heating glitch of the first day, and was much enjoyed. Very close to Exmoor (a dark sky reserve) for lovely stargazing. Great walks in Lee Bay and all the beaches were fantastic. March 2012.
  2. We thoroughly enjoyed Water mouth castle.The apartment was very well equipped and we made daily use of the swimming pool and family theme park.It was very age appropriate for our three year old son who never got bored with the theme park always finding something new to explore. Sept 2011.
  3. Wonderful place to visit with very helpful and pleasant staff. Recommend eating at Watermouth Lodges. May 2011.
  4. Great location, kids loved staying in castle and theme park. Oct 2010.
  5. The brochure does not fully convey the magical world the owners have created withing the grounds. July 2010.
  6. Large appartment with wonderful sea views. Antique furnitures. Everthing practical, clean and well organised. July 2010.
  7. The castle grounds are stunning, and being able to use them out of hours was a real bonus. The apartment was large and well equipped, and the swimming pool was great. May 2010.
  8. Could not fault it in any way. May 2010.
  9. Our 4 year old son loved playing hide and seek, making use of the pool (usually had it to ourselves), amazing sea views, magical theme park and the novelty of telling everyone he was staying in a castle. As for us, I’ll never forget the the music from Gnomeland and the smile on his face!!! Oct 2009.
  10. It’s a castle, how much better does it get! Loved the big rooms and quirky features such as the kitchen in the tower. Very comfortable accommodation in a brilliant location. Sept 2009.
  11. Very helpful staff - pleasant and welcoming. Wonderful gardens and theme park. This was our third holiday in a row at Watermouth Castle and we have booked again for next year! Cannot fault the place! May 2009.
  12. Beautiful setting, excellent facilities; our daughter loved the attached theme park and the indoor pool. Close to some amazing beaches... we loved it all!. May 2009.
  13. Good sized rooms; very comfortable; beautiful views. Aug 2009.
  14. Spacious, clean, recently refurbished, fantastic views. Watermouth Castle adventure park is excellent for young children and free to residents at all times of day. Brochure and literature doesn’t do it justice! July 2009.
  15. Fantastic combination of great accommodation with your very own theme park!! Oct 2008.
  16. It was a great location with superb beaches close by. May 2008.
  17. The availability of the free access to the Watermouth Theme park (on the doorstep) was a great bonus on all the days especially when we had our one bad weather day. The pool although not large it is just enough for kids to have good, safe fun. Nice Poolside area for reading whilst letting the kids get on in the pool. July 2008.
  18. Lovely apartment, access to grounds made all the difference. Aug 2008.
  19. Fantastic property with the added bonus of a pool and an attraction park thrown in for free. I would definitely return here, and will be. I don’t think the pictures or description on your site do it justice! Sept 2008.
  20. The castle created a magical first holiday for our 3-year old and son and the apartment, a honeymoon with some little luxuries for us! Sept 2008.
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