Lydford Farm Cottages - Tom’s House

Watermouth, nr. Ilfracombe

Property Reference: FZR
  • Sleeps2
  • Pets0
  • Bedrooms1
  • 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

  • Gold AwardGold Award
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property

Property Description

This converted cottage offers a peaceful and relaxing holiday base. Set on a hill commanding splendid views across Watermouth Bay and the imposing coastline of North Devon, it is surrounded by fields on a 100-acre farm where cattle and llamas graze. Nineteenth-century Watermouth Castle nestles below the farm. The harbour and the South West Coastal footpath are only 10 minutes’ walk away. There are many local attractions, including the village of Berrynarbor (1½ miles) – a taste of unchanged Devon with its 13th-century church and pub. Ilfracombe (2½ miles) offers the famous Landmark Theatre, picturesque harbour, quayside shops and restaurants, deep sea fishing and pleasure boats. Golf course 1 mile.

The former holiday home of the actor Terry Thomas, this is a comfortable and intriguing property adjacent to the farmhouse. Entrance into modern fitted kitchen. Sitting-room/dining area. Lobby with wash basin and toilet. Spanish-tiled staircase to first floor: Spacious double bedroom with a 7ft newel posted bed and French windows to balcony, with magnificent views over coastline and Hangman Hills. Adjoining bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity, full biomass central heating included
  • Small garden with patio furniture
  • NB: Pond 20 yards

  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electricity blankets
  • TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Washing machine
  • Parking
  • Friday to Friday

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. Excellent property in a great location. Great views across the bay and out to sea. Never stayed anywhere so peaceful and quiet and very lucky with the weather to boot. May 2012.
  2. Stunning property in a quiet rural location. Ideal base for keen walkers and those looking for a relaxing holiday away from it all. Wonderful bedroom, with huge comfortable bed and glorious views and a sheltered sunny balcony. Visited twice and will visit again! April 2012.
  3. The property was very clean and very well located for coastal walks also there were lovely views from the cottage. The owner and her family were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed it so much we are going back to stay there in June! April 2012.
  4. Toms house is an ideal location for a quiet peaceful holiday. The views are spectacular and accommodation superb. We would have no problems in returning for another holiday. Oct 2011.
  5. Very peaceful, good sea views. Aug 2011.
  6. A character property in a charming and quiet location on a working farm. Great views of the sea and coastline. April 2011.
  7. A cottage in a delightful setting with wonderful views over the harbour and a bed that felt as if I was sleeping on a cloud! Feb 2011.
  8. We liked the theatricality of the cottage, inspired, of course, by Terry-Thomas’s links with it. Sept 2010.
  9. Location and sea views; farm animals; Terry-Thomas memorabilia. Sept 2010.
  10. The accommodation was in beautiful countryside and setting with fantastic views. Aug 2010.
  11. The property is in such a lovely setting. Being able to look out of the window and see the sea was a delight! July 2010.
  12. Spacious property with enormous bed and great views. Furnishing a bit "old fashioned" for my taste but functional and clean. July 2010.
  13. This was fantastically relaxing, comfortable and clean, very high standard. I think we were expecting something a bit dated and fusty because of the Terry-Thomas connection, but it couldn’t have been more comfortable or enjoyable. The garden and its wildlife were lovely too. June 2010.
  14. The propery was perfect in every way in situation, facilities, beautiful views, exceptionally clean, very friendly and helpful owners. May 2010.
  15. Superb location and views. Garden, pond, modern kitchen, spacious bedroom. May 2010.
  16. Modern kitchen, but original features left in rest of house. March 2010.
  17. The cottage was quite magical - lovely setting, beautiful views and lots of extra special touches the owner had done for us - we had a lovely time and would go back again. March 2010.
  18. The property was lovely however I felt the settee and chairs in the lounge were not particularly comfortable, everything else perfect. Nov 2009.
  19. We loved the view over the bay from the bedroom window, and all the Terry-Thomas memorabilia. The bed was remarkably comfortable. We also enjoyed the ducks and other farmyard birds. Nov 2009.
  20. The location and surroundings are excellent. Nov 2009.
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    Low deposit only £25

    1. These terms and conditions should be read with the Booking Conditions and insurance information in our brochures or on our website. Especially note Sections 2, 4 and 7 of the Booking Conditions
    2. Offer applies only to bookings for 2014 which are booked before 13th April 2014.
    3. The low deposit payable under this offer is £25.
    4. Does not apply to properties that sleep 10 or more.
    5. The difference between the £25 low deposit and the usual deposit shown in our main brochure or website is payable with the balance payment, which we must receive no later than 8 weeks before your booking starts, or at the time of cancellation if you cancel your booking. This payment will include all applicable charges as detailed on your booking confirmation, including any insurance premiums and any Ferry costs. If payment is not received in full on time, we can treat your booking as cancelled by you for a non-refundable reason. If this happens, you will be responsible for cancellation charges (as shown in our main brochure or our website) including any deferred Booking Fee, Personal Travel Insurance and Ferry crossings that you have chosen to buy, all of which must be paid immediately..
    6. Not available with any other offer except offers featured in our main brochure.
    7. Depending on popularity and property availability, this offer may be extended or withdrawn.

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