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Watermouth Castle, West Tower Apartment

(Ref. 1144506)

Berrynarbor near Ilfracombe, Devon Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

1 Customer Review

  • "We had a nice stay here and found the twin beds comfortable."

    I liked the decor and I liked that they had tried to make it modern but with original touches. There was a nice harbour and sea view. The master bedroom which we did not use was a very generous size and I would suggest putting a sofa in there as extra seating for when 4 guests stay as the lounge is on the cosy side. There is an indoor swimming pool which is open from approx 8am-5pm when staff are around. We didn't use it so can't comment on it. This apartment has a shared balcony with harbour view apartment next door. It does require some decent outside seating, which 4 guests can use though. You can hear some of the theme park music from here but we didn't hear any inside. There was a nice breakfast pack left for us, which was a thoughtful touch. There were only 4 plates/cups etc so you had to use the dishwasher after every meal or wash up so more of these are required. I also found on arrival that the dishwasher was full of dirty dishes so cleaners need to be made aware of checking this as I don't go on holiday to have to sort out other peoples dirty dishes! There are no staff on site after 5pm so consequently the side gate leading to the car parking area is not locked up and more importantly the main doors leading into the apartment block are not locked either so lack of security because anyone can wander in! That main door should have some coded lock on it so only guests can access the building especially as this is at the back of the castle. There is a shared patio area with table and benches. I didn't receive a phone call with access details before I arrived so was a little clueless about where to go and how to get in luckily Richard, general manager was there to show me around but if I had arrived later than 5pm I would have been in a pickle! I did have a missed call from London on my phone (spam? or the company?) but no voicemail left and no email sent so they need to rectify this especially as all staff go off site around 5pm. I was also sent a 20 page document of T&C's from the owners after I had booked and paid in full to Sykes. Guests need to see this before they have paid not after so that they know what the rules are and if they want to go ahead with the booking!! This apartment would not be suitable for anyone with a mobility issue as there are stairs and the free standing bath is quite tall. A shelf is required in the bathroom and the shower is a tall overhead one so not practical if you don't want to get your hair wet every day. A lower shower in addition to a high up overhead one is the norm nowadays. I would have preferred a lid on the toilet seat too. The bathroom door cannot be unlocked from the outside so be careful if you stay with children incase they get themselves locked in. The kitchen is situated in like a hallway between the lounge and then the bathroom /bedrooms so hubby just had to stay in the lounge whilst I cooked to avoid accidents with hot water/food. Take tea towels/washing up sponge and kitchen roll as there were none. The freezer is a small ice box type. A shared washing machine is provided in a room elsewhere and is free and there is a tumble dryer which is 50p to use. It was very quiet at night, which we liked. The best value would be for a family with young children that use the pool and go into the 'time warp', but quite endearing theme park.

    Reviewed by Eileen3.8May 2024

Summary

  • Free entry into the Watermouth Castle & Family Theme Park during times when attraction is open to the public
  • Extensively refurbished to a very high standard with brand-new kitchens, bathrooms, and furnishings for 2024
  • West Tower Apartment is a well-presented, first-floor apartment situated on the Watermouth Castle Estate
  • First-floor apartment, Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC Kitchen/diner, Sitting room, Shared external utility with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electric storage heaters, Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen, towels, tea towel and oven glove inc. in rent (please bring your own beach/pool towels)
  • Cot and highchairs available on request (£10 per highchair, £15 per cot) .Offroad private parking for 1 car, additional free of charge car park available
  • Shared patio with garden furniture and access to shared 50-acre grounds. Shared sun lounge and seasonal indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 4m, depth 1m to 1.5m, open 8.30am-5pm) . Two well-behaved dogs welcome (£35 per pet per booking). Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.7 miles, pub 0.8 mile, beach 0.5 miles. Note: Z-bed available for additional child on request (£40 per z-bed) .Note: Check-in from 4pm and check-out by 10am; early arrivals may use the on-site facilities at Watermouth Castle. Note: There is a lake and pond in the grounds, please take care

The property

Ilfracombe 3.2 miles.

West Tower Apartment is a well-presented, first-floor apartment situated on the Watermouth Castle Estate in Berrynarbor, Devon.

Boasting a range of on-site facilities, including free entry to the Watermouth Family Theme Park, this pet-friendly abode is ideal for families looking to getaway to Devon.

On arrival, find handy private parking before making your way upstairs and into your home-from-home.

Spend your down in the sitting room, relaxing on the plush sofas as you browse the TV.

Step into the kitchen/diner, boasting a range of appliances to assist with home-cooking, including with a dining table for mealtimes.

Head to the bathroom for a freshen up, choosing from the roll-top bath or walk-in shower, before finding comfort in either of the double or twin bedrooms.

WestTower Apartment is a magnificent choice for those looking to spend some time in Devon.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1148868, 1148869, 1148872, 1148873, 1148874, & 1148876, together sleeping up to 34 guests.

Features – Free Castle & Theme Park Entry.

Watermouth Castle Apartments

Watermouth Castle Apartments are a collection of inviting apartments, set on the 50-acre grounds of the Watermouth Castle Estate in Berrynarbor near Ilfracombe, Devon. Nestled on the edge of Exmoor National Park and the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the grounds are encompassed by wonderful scenery over the bays and cliffs of the magnificent coastline. Perfect for large family gatherings or breaks with friends, the Watermouth Castle Apartments have access to the heated indoor swimming pool and patio and barbecue areas, so you can take your meals alfresco in the warmer months. Our guests also get free entry into the Watermouth Castle Family Theme Park, to really kick your holiday off. When your group is not enjoying the glorious grounds, you can take a woodland stroll into the award-winning village of Berrynarbor, or venture further into the coastal village of Combe Martin, known as the gateway to Exmoor National Park, where you can find gorgeous sandy beaches and coves, picture-perfect headlands, and a selection of shops and pubs; you may even happen upon one of Devon's oldest inns here! Ilfracombe is also within easy reach and a popular choice for visitors, home to a golf club, seaside attractions, and yet more beaches to explore. Walkers will be elated with the landscapes and scenery, varying from woodland, to valleys, to clifftops, and of course, miles of beaches, such as Woolacombe and Croyde Bay. A lovely collection in a most-welcoming area, choose Watermouth Castle Apartments.

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About the location

ILFRACOMBE

Barnstaple 11 miles.

The bustling seaside town of Ilfracombe lies on a beautiful stretch of North Devon coastline, with five beaches, much of it owned by the National Trust. Ilfracombe is only a ten minute drive from Exmoor National Park, with its rolling countryside and quaint villages. Ilfracombe's heritage harbour and quay are spectacular, with many pubs, shops and restaurants and frequent live music, creating a lively, friendly atmosphere. From here, take a wildlife cruise, a fishing trip or a boat trip to magical Lundy Island, a place of natural beauty, which will provide you with an unforgettable experience. Ilfracombe is the centre for some of the finest walking country in England. Whether you enjoy a gentle promenade walk around Capstone Hill, tackling the rugged coastal path or prefer the river valleys and tranquillity of the moorland hills of Exmoor, you will find the scenery spectacular. Ilfracombe also boasts a number of high-quality eateries, with local fish being prominent on their menus. To the east of Ilfracombe are the unique villages of Lynton and Lynmouth with its clifftop railway, and to the west lie the delights of Clovelly and Hartland. Moreover just a short drive away is the 3 mile long golden beach of Woolacombe Bay, which was been voted one of the top 20 beaches in the world, the perfect place to relax in the sun or catch some waves surfing. Ilfracombe is the perfect location for a North Devon holiday, offering you a gateway to an exciting blend of stunning coastal scenery, seaside fun, rural tranquillity and centuries of heritage and style.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas