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Situated on the edge of the spectacular Exmoor National Park, the village of Combe Martin in North Devon offers stunning natural views and a warm welcome to all visitors.

The delightful centre of Combe Martin is situated in the heart of a beautiful and fertile valley, with the coastal road that leads to the village giving you plenty of opportunity to take some wonderful scenic photographs. The village itself has a good selection of shops and cafes, while the pretty harbour area is perfect for a gentle stroll. For those fun-filled summer days, Combe Martin's award-winning beach is one of the best in the area.

Visitors to Combe Martin really do get the best of both worlds here, with coastal paths ideal for relaxing walks and plenty of attractions in the immediate and surrounding areas to keep the whole family busy. For the more energetic, it is possible to hire a kayak in the bay, while fishing trips leave the harbour on a regular basis. The Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park offers a fantastic day out with real-life animals, such as meerkats, otters and lions living side by side with huge, animatronic dinosaurs that children just love.

Located not far from nearby Ilfracombe, Watermouth Castle has a number of historic treasures waiting to be explored and is also home to Gnome Land, a quaint little village populated by friendly gnomes.

To discover the unspoilt beauty of North Devon, search for Combe Martin holiday cottages today.

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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

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.

Perched on a hill above Watermouth Bay with a marvellous view, this single-storey beamed cottage stands alone. Open-plan, comfortable sitting/dining room and well-equipped kitchen area. Two bedrooms; one double with wash basin and one twin. Bathroom with shower over sunken bath and toilet. Sunny, secluded, cobbled courtyard with picnic bench and shed.

  • Electricity and full oil central heating included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Secluded courtyard

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

WAS
NOW
£366-£1028
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

"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. 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
toilet.

  • 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
  • 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

ADDITIONAL FREE FACILITIES
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)

WAS
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£420-£1267
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Jacks Cottage Ref: 19935

This semi-detached holiday cottage is just 50 yards from the beach and has been refurbished to a good standard. This seaside resort with a sheltered cove is on the edge of the Exmoor National Park, stretching down to the seashore where there is a sand and shingle beach and a small harbour. Explore the South West Coastal Path, or visit Watermouth Castle and Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park. The Victorian seaside resort of Ilfracombe, Clovelly, Chambercombe Manor, Lynton and Lynmouth all within easy reach. Shop 100 yards, pubs 200 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors. 2 steps down to dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, one with sloping ceiling, both with en-suite shower room and toilet.

NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Small enclosed garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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£231-£852
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
East Haggington Ref: 50161

This holiday cottage forms the main part of a farmhouse dating back to the Domesday Book. Situated on a 108-acre working farm on the outskirts of Berrynarbor it has won best kept village in Devon several times. It is about 1 mile from the sea at Combe Martin and a little further along the coast are the famous surfing beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe. In Combe Martin there is the Wildlife and Dinosaur Park and at Ilfracombe, about 2 miles, you can find a golf course, Landmark Theatre and a picturesque harbour where various boat trips can be organised. A visit to the Victorian towns of Lynton and Lynmouth are also within easy reach as well as access to Exmoor National Park. Other local attractions include Watermouth Castle and Arlington Court (NT). Shop and pub 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. First floor: Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with additional single, 1 twin. Bathroom. Separate toilet.

Electricity fires, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. High chair. Microwave. Use of washing machine and tumble dryer (on site). Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Garden with furniture. Barbecue. Parking. Pet free of charge.

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£360-£760
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1

Located just a few minutes from some of the finest beaches and Exmoor’s spectacular coastline, Wheel Farm is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A collection of cosy and get-away-from-it-all hideaways, the cottages are perfect for a romantic escape; or a family retreat. Facilities onsite include shared indoor swimming pool, games and films. Swooping and chirping birds and abundant wildlife make this magical area come alive. Converted from a 17th-century watermill and farm barns, the cottages retain many original features including beams, exposed stone walls and wood burning stoves. Each are brimming over with comfort whilst retaining rustic charm. Hayloft, Dairy, Linhay and Stable are all accessed via the main courtyard, with Lower Mill, Upper Mill and Byre offering superb views. Hayloft, Shippen, Dairy and Farmhouse are pet friendly. Mill Wheel is part of the original watermill, which offers a unique ‘upside-down’ layout. Granary has been converted from the original barn, and Farmhouse is the largest cottage in the complex. All properties have their own private entrance and come fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy a self-catering cottage holiday.
Hayloft (ref 30114) was originally converted from part of the large barn, and is perfect for a romantic break.
Shippen (ref 30115) is a two storey country cottage, originally converted from a large barn.
Lower Mill (ref 30116) has stunning views across the Exmoor countryside and is situated on the ground floor of the original converted watermill - the grand wheel, which can still be seen attached to the building.
Mill Wheel (ref 30117) is part of the original watermill and is comfortably furnished.
Dairy (ref 30118) is originally converted from a single storey barn.
Upper Mill (ref 30119) is the first floor of the original watermill, boasting fabulous views over the rolling countryside.
Farmhouse (ref 30120) has its own garden and log burning stove. From this property you can enjoy the glorious surroundings whatever the weather.
Byre (ref 30121) is a beautiful two storey country cottage, converted from a large barn and filled with character and charm. On the first floor, a double bedroom boasts full length windows, enjoying views over the glorious Devon countryside.
Granary (ref 30122) is converted from an original barn and offers spacious accommodation over two floors.
Stable (ref 30123) is a beautifully converted two storey cottage, which was originally a large barn.
Linhay (ref 30124) is a beautifully and comfortably furnished country cottage.
Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. 1 step up to kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric cooker.Telephone-honesty box. Shared courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (1 car). Pet free of charge (must be kept on lead).

All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared 7 acres of landscaped grounds. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.8m to 1.7m), open Thu - Tue, 8am-12pm, 3pm-7pm. Shared sauna. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Stream and pond in grounds.

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£413-£22999
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

This cosy and compact renovated barn is situated on its own next to a small brook and makes an ideal holiday destination to really get away from life’s hustle and bustle. It lies next to a small stable yard and looks out over rolling Devon hills and a large pond (which guests can fish in on request). There is a secluded decked area to sit out and enjoy the surroundings. The stunning North Devon coastline has lots to offer, great surfing at Croyde and Woolacombe, great walking along the coast path and places of interest at Lynmouth, Ilfracombe and Combe Martin. Other activities include golf, fishing, riding and cycling on the Tarka Trail. Beach approximately 15 mins. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

Living room with patio doors and wooden floor open-plan with cosy dining room with wooden floor. Compact galley-style kitchen with slate floor. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Terrace with furniture
  • Private use with owners of 2-acre natural grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • On-site carp fishing
  • Cycle store
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Large pond in grounds

WAS
NOW
£275-£733
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

Located just a few minutes from some of the finest beaches and Exmoor’s spectacular coastline, Wheel Farm is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A collection of cosy and get-away-from-it-all hideaways, the cottages are perfect for a romantic escape; or a family retreat. Facilities onsite include shared indoor swimming pool, games and films. Swooping and chirping birds and abundant wildlife make this magical area come alive. Converted from a 17th-century watermill and farm barns, the cottages retain many original features including beams, exposed stone walls and wood burning stoves. Each are brimming over with comfort whilst retaining rustic charm. Hayloft, Dairy, Linhay and Stable are all accessed via the main courtyard, with Lower Mill, Upper Mill and Byre offering superb views. Hayloft, Shippen, Dairy and Farmhouse are pet friendly. Mill Wheel is part of the original watermill, which offers a unique ‘upside-down’ layout. Granary has been converted from the original barn, and Farmhouse is the largest cottage in the complex. All properties have their own private entrance and come fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy a self-catering cottage holiday.
Hayloft (ref 30114) was originally converted from part of the large barn, and is perfect for a romantic break.
Shippen (ref 30115) is a two storey country cottage, originally converted from a large barn.
Lower Mill (ref 30116) has stunning views across the Exmoor countryside and is situated on the ground floor of the original converted watermill - the grand wheel, which can still be seen attached to the building.
Mill Wheel (ref 30117) is part of the original watermill and is comfortably furnished.
Dairy (ref 30118) is originally converted from a single storey barn.
Upper Mill (ref 30119) is the first floor of the original watermill, boasting fabulous views over the rolling countryside.
Farmhouse (ref 30120) has its own garden and log burning stove. From this property you can enjoy the glorious surroundings whatever the weather.
Byre (ref 30121) is a beautiful two storey country cottage, converted from a large barn and filled with character and charm. On the first floor, a double bedroom boasts full length windows, enjoying views over the glorious Devon countryside.
Granary (ref 30122) is converted from an original barn and offers spacious accommodation over two floors.
Stable (ref 30123) is a beautifully converted two storey cottage, which was originally a large barn.
Linhay (ref 30124) is a beautifully and comfortably furnished country cottage.
Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. 1 step up to dining room/kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric cooker.Telephone-honesty box. 10 steps to shared courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Pet free of charge (must be kept on lead).

All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared 7 acres of landscaped grounds. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.8m to 1.7m), open Thu - Tue, 8am-12pm, 3pm-7pm. Shared sauna. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Stream and pond in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£546-£22999
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2

Shared swimming pool and shared games room

Maddox Down Farm is situated in a quiet hamlet with stunning views over the countryside, completely rural. This working farm, with the traditional stone barns converted into 5 delightful holiday cottages in keeping with the area, has been in family ownership since the 1500s. On site there is a shared swimming pool (available from Easter to October), games room in a converted cart linhay, complete with pool table, board games, books, videos, matted area for small children and more. In the meadow below the cottages there is a wildlife pond where you can sit and have a picnic and watch the fish. Also, you might be able to see geese, moorhens and ducks. There is a shopping service available, including local produce. Situated only 2 miles from the edge of Exmoor National Park, 3 miles from the sea. Fishing trips can be booked from Combe Martin and Ilfracombe. The villages of Lynton and Lynmouth, with its unique Cliff Railway, are a short drive. Only 8 miles from Woolacombe with its 3 miles of golden sand and Blue Flag status. Barnstaple is 10 miles away, with its famous pannier market in use every day, a tennis centre, leisure centre and many other amenities. Also visit Bideford, situated on the River Torridge and Tarka Country. Trips to Lundy Island can be taken from here. Enjoy a Devon cream tea upon arrival. Shops and pubs 11/2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 steps up to 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

First £10 NSH and electricity included, remainder by meter reading. Bed linen included. Towel hire. Cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer in shared utiliy room. Freezer. Wi-fi. Ample parking. Shared swimming pool (9m x 4m, depth 1.5m, available from Easter to October). Shared games room with matted play area for small children, darts, pool table, table tennis and table football. Two pets welcome (working farm). No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£197-£599
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

Shared swimming pool and shared games room

Maddox Down Farm is situated in a quiet hamlet with stunning views over the countryside, completely rural. This working farm, with the traditional stone barns converted into 5 delightful holiday cottages in keeping with the area, has been in family ownership since the 1500s. On site there is a shared swimming pool (available from Easter to October), games room in a converted cart linhay, complete with pool table, board games, books, videos, matted area for small children and more. In the meadow below the cottages there is a wildlife pond where you can sit and have a picnic and watch the fish. Also, you might be able to see geese, moorhens and ducks. There is a shopping service available, including local produce. Situated only 2 miles from the edge of Exmoor National Park, 3 miles from the sea. Fishing trips can be booked from Combe Martin and Ilfracombe. The villages of Lynton and Lynmouth, with its unique Cliff Railway, are a short drive. Only 8 miles from Woolacombe with its 3 miles of golden sand and Blue Flag status. Barnstaple is 10 miles away, with its famous pannier market in use every day, a tennis centre, leisure centre and many other amenities. Also visit Bideford, situated on the River Torridge and Tarka Country. Trips to Lundy Island can be taken from here. Enjoy a Devon cream tea upon arrival. Shops and pubs 11/2 miles.

Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with additional bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living room with patio doors and beams/dining room/kitchen. Wooden floors throughout.

Electric woodburner in living room (first £10 included). First £10 NSH and electricity included, remainder by meter reading. Bed linen included. Towel hire. Cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer in shared utility room. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Patio area. Shared grounds. Ample parking. Shared swimming pool (9m x 4m, depth 1.5m, available from Easter to October). Shared games room with matted play area for small children, darts, pool table, table tennis and table football. Two pets welcome (working farm). No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£262-£1007
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
3

Situated in idyllic Berrynarbor – several times winner of ‘Best Kept Village’, this 18th-century farmhouse offers comfortable holiday accommodation within a glorious plantsman’s garden. The village provides everything from a quaint pub to a 13th-century church, tea room and village post office/shop. Little has changed in this farming area which provides easy access to the golden, sandy beaches of Woolacombe and Saunton, and the rugged beauty of Exmoor and its Heritage Coastline.
Nearby Combe Martin, ‘gateway to the Exmoor National Park’, is famous for its sandy coves and majestic headlands and offers a choice of shops, cafés and one of Devon’s oldest inns. The Victorian resort of Ilfracombe has an old world charm with beaches reached by tunnels through the rocks, smugglers’ alleys, a bustling fishing harbour offering boat trips and a lively cultural scene at the Landmark theatre. The area boasts its own castle, with award-winning attractions ideal for a family day out, a picturesque yacht harbour and walks through the beautiful Sterridge Valley.
Just a little further afield is the market town of Barnstaple with a daily pannier market, good shops, restaurants, museum, cinema and theatre. From Barnstaple visitors can follow the Tarka Trail which runs through some of the most sparsley populated areas in Devon. For those wishing an alternative method of transport, then bikes are available to hire and there are designated cycle trails for some of the trail. Croyde Bay is the perfect place for surfing and swimming, while Saunton has championship golf. Tennis, riding, quad biking and water sports all available locally. Shop ½ mile.

Living-room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace. Spacious dining room. Well-equipped galley-style kitchen with electric cooker. Cosy flagstoned sun room. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, wheelchair access and en-suite shower room (small 3in step into shower cubicle 4ft x 2ft with grab rail) with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Further twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter at cost
  • Electricity, full oil central heating and bed linen included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large garden and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Shared use of owners’ 3½-acre grounds
  • Garage (for 4 cars)
  • Ground floor facilities
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£1867-£1867
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
3
Toad Hall Ref: HEEQ

Situated in picturesque Berrynarbor, several times winner of ‘Best Kept Village’, at the coastal end of the beautiful Sterridge Valley, this detached dormer bungalow makes an ideal retreat for a relaxing holiday in one of Devon’s most popular areas. The 13th-century church, superb 17th-century family-friendly pub (400 yards) and pretty stone cottages with dazzling floral displays create the rural charm of this tranquil setting.
Located just 10 minutes’ walk from a secluded beach nestled amongst towering cliffs and majestic headlands of the spectacular Heritage Coastline, the house offers easy access to the golden sands of Woolacombe (6 miles) and Croyde (9 miles), popular with surfers and beach lovers, as well as Watermouth Castle (½ mile - one of the West Country’s premier tourist attractions) and its attractive harbour where there are slipway facilities for visitors’ watercraft. Away from the coast is the rugged beauty of Exmoor National Park (5 miles). Famous for its wildlife, hidden valleys, charming villages and marked tracks it is a fabulous landscape for nature lovers, walkers and horse riders. East lies Combe Martin (½ mile), with its rocky coves, tearooms and pubs. West lies Ilfracombe (2 miles), the fashionable family seaside town, with its theatre, swimming pool, restaurants, shops, pubs and lively harbour, from which the windswept Lundy Island is accessible by boat. National Trust properties Arlington Court, Dunster Castle and Watersmeet are all nearby, as is Chambercombe Manor, Marwood Gardens and Dinosaur Park (Combe Martin). Tennis, golf, riding, quad biking and water sports are all available locally. Shop 400 yards.

Large sunny living room with open fire, sofa-bed (for +1), bay window, sea views and patio doors to verandah and raised decked area. Large, well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with range cooker in inglenook, TV and wooden floor. Utility. Large double bedroom with four-poster bed, additional double sofa-bed (for alternative sleeping only), TV, bay window, sea views and patio door leading to verandah. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Large double bedroom with TV, sloping ceiling, large dormer window and sea views. Twin bedroom with dormer window. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and Velux window.

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Four TVs
  • Video (small library)
  • DVD (small library)
  • Radio/CD
  • Range cooker included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large enclosed garden with lawn, terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars); additional roadside parking
  • Secure cycle store
  • Ground floor facilities
  • No smoking

WAS
NOW
£631-£1948
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

"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. 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 and second floor.) South-facing, overlooking south court to wooded hills. Living/dining room. Small kitchen. Double bedroom with mahogany half-tester bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Upstairs to second floor: Two twin bedrooms, all four-posters. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • 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
  • 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

ADDITIONAL FREE FACILITIES
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)

WAS
NOW
£587-£1504
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