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Kiln Cottage

(Ref. 1039002)

Combe Martin, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Stayed as mature couple."

    Excellent cottage with a well equipped and modern interior. Everything inside was spotlessly clean. Beds and bedding good quality and gave us a good nights sleep. As per previous reviews access to the cottage takes care as narrow with a tight turn. As located off the main road is very quiet. Local shops and pubs within easy walking distance. Flowers and cream tea upon arrival much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2023

  • "Second time at this lovely cottage and quality of cleanliness is excellent."

    Lovely welcome pack of scones, cream and jam.Plus fresh flowers. Recommended it to friends who stayed in May and loved it.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Jul 2023

  • "Really lovely stay."

    Very comfortable beds and sofas and well equipped kitchen, brilliant shower, cant fault anything. Great location and communication before our stay. Thankyou!

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had a fantastic stay at kiln cottage, had everything we needed for our week, the settees were very comfortable as was the king size bed."

    The patio outside was nice to sit on and enjoy the weather, combe martin beach is just down the road and the pack o cards inn is pretty much a 2 minute walk and does a fantastic carvery and we also tried the burger another night and that was fantastic too. All in all I would definitely recommend the kiln cottage.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely stay."

    Very convenient place to stay.everthing you needed was there for you thank you. Enjoyed the treat. Would stay again all the people there Lovely very friendly.

    Reviewed by Karen4.4May 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay."

    Thank you for the scones and milk. We found the house a great base for exploring the area and walking the SW coast path. Glad that the narrow entrance to where you park was highlighted, we brought our little car and it was fine.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0May 2023

  • "Great stay."

    Very comfortable cottage, well located in the heart of Combe Martin. Well presented with everything that you need for a great stay. Beds were comfy while the lounge area was good for four adults. Warm and cozy whilst the cream tea, cut flowers and milk were a wonderful welcome. Nothing to fault for us. Thank you for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay as a family of 4 at Kiln Cottage which catered well for our needs."

    The accommodation was warm and spacious, the beds were comfortable and the shower was decent. It was ideally located to visit lots of local attractions. As we did lots of cooking the only thing we found lacking was the need for a decent chopping board.

    Reviewed by Sian4.7Oct 2022

  • "Kiln cottage was a nice and cosy place to stay with enough room for a family of 5."

    The turning into the cottage is very tight (as stated in the details for the cottage). We arrived to a yummy scone and cream along with milk, tea, coffee and sugar which was perfect after a six hour drive. Information was left for using the facilities. Plenty of towels and very comfy beds. Combe Martin is very nice with tea rooms and gift shops. We mainly drove out to go to the beach (Woolacombe and Saunton Sands) as we prefer sandy beaches to the rocky one in Combe Martin itself. Overall a pleasant stay and already looking to come back to Devon again best year!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent holiday let, great position and facilities."

    Quiet and nice patio. Loved it all and recommended it to another friend. On arrival cream tea was left for us what a great welcome.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in an excellent location."

    The approach road was quite tight with a few potholes but no problem. The sofas were a bit low but overall really good. The smoke alarm started bleeping during our stay but we messaged the owner and her son changed the battery that day.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2022

  • "This property is in central Combe Martin very close to other neighbours."

    There is indeed a tight entrance but our Megane managed it well. The surrounding area is beautiful and peaceful as was the cottage. We enjoyed Exmoor, Lorna Doone country, the Lynton/ Barnstable steam railway where we were visited in the skies by a White Tailed Sea Eagle, very exciting! The neighbours were friendly as were locals. We had a super week location wise but will not return as we like to experience other areas.

    Reviewed by Jayne4.7Jun 2022

  • "This property is ideal for the purpose of a walking holiday and has all the facilities that you need."

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Jun 2022

  • "Great cottage in quiet position."

    Spotless.Had great facilities.Lovely welcome of flowers scones jam, cream and milk. Thanks Sue. Plenty of parking and not overlooked. The moaners from previous reviews should stay at home!! This cottage was brilliant.would recommend it to friends.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean and tidy."

    Perfect for our needs as a couple and the time of year. Only suitable for maximum of 3 adults, due to third bedroom being bunk beds, however this is stated in the write up. We would have liked a blind in the bathroom due to this window (although obscured glass) being at the front of the house. There is a patio to the side of the property, but this is not very private. However, being the time of year (March) we didn't use this. The garden is not usable as stated in the write up. There is a pathway to the other side of the property which other neighbours have access to and goes directly past the lounge window. All in all a great base for walking and the nearby coastal paths in North Devon and visiting nearby Exmoor

    Reviewed by Angela4.1Mar 2022

  • "Kiln cottage was every thing it said it would be, yes the drive is narrow but you just drive with care we didn't find it a problem."

    The cottage was lovely and warm (we were there mid December) well equipped, the bed was comfortable, sofas were very comfortable, lovely shower just would have liked a blind at the bathroom window. It is a lovely quiet location. It was also nice to have scones and clotted cream for afternoon tea, also a lovely welcome touch with the flowers Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Dec 2021

  • "We really loved our stay here."

    We were a group of 5, 3 adults and 2 children and it was perfectly set up for us. It was clean, comfortable and very homely. Great location to walk to the beach but also as a base for exploring places like Ilfracombe and Woolacombe. The flowers, scones and cream were a nice welcome!

    Reviewed by Rachael4.4Oct 2021

  • "Everything was just as we expected even had scones, jam and cream left for us."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely clean cottage, it smelt so fresh as we stepped through the door."

    Plenty of space for a family of 4. Shower was powerful. Sofa was comfy (squashy but comfy, despite what previous reviewers may say!). Upon arrival we had fresh flowers and a cream tea waiting for us which was a lovely touch. Location was good - we could walk to the beach in under 15 minutes with our 5 and 7 year olds, and we did several of the local walks (little hangman was our favourite) straight from the door. There is a lack of pavements around there so may not be ideal for younger children. Overall, we would definitely recommend this cottage and wouldn’t hesitate to stay again!

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Aug 2021

  • "Wasn’t as far to the beach as we thought."

    Pub next door good for Sunday dinner. Good beach shops for hiring sea stuff- SUP snd kayaks

    Reviewed by Alec5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great location for exploring the area."

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2021

  • "Overall we had a lovely time."

    Previous comments re the sofa will be down to personal preference - we found them comfy. Agree regarding the previous comment on the cutlery - they could be improved. A few other comments that would improve the experience: - a bigger (or more) chopping boards. - invest in some chopping knives (only found a bread knife and a serrated knife). - washing up brush would have been useful. - a bigger toaster that holds 4 slices. - an ice cube tray for the freezer. Hope that doesn't sound too harsh!

    Reviewed by Martin3.8Jul 2021

  • "Kiln Cottage was clean, comfortable and functional for our week away."

    Reviewed by Steve4.4May 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Kiln Cottage."

    It had everything we needed. We couldn't believe how peaceful and quiet it was and it was only a 10 - 15 minute walk down to the seafront. The weather was very kind to us and we were able to sit out on the patio for breakfast in the sunshine. We also made use of the BBQ one evening.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage is well furnished, clean and comfortable and has everything that you need, including a nice sunny outside seating area."

    Sue provided a cream tea for us, which was a nice surprise and there were fresh flowers on the table. We really enjoyed exploring the area and felt that we managed to squeeze in visits to lots of different places during our short break. Coombe Martin also has a good little pub overlooking the beach - a great way to relax at the end of a full day!

    Reviewed by Libby5.0Apr 2021

  • "Cottage more than met expectations."

    A great place to stay to explore the area. Owner was in touch and we were made to feel welcome. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very comfortable, including the sofas which some other reviewers did not like."

    Cottage nicer from the outside than the photo suggested. Only suggestion would be some better cutlery!

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Oct 2020

  • "We were unable to get in touch with the owner on our first night, then next day no hot water there son came to check boiler and got it going."

    Like previous customers the settees are very uncomfortable especially for someone with a bad back like my husband. The entrance is really tight if you have a long car like our a Mercedes 220 my husband has driven large plant machinary so even he found it difficult, on inspecting the car we now have plenty of scratches down one side from the overhanging shrubs from thd left hand side of the lane. The entrance off the main road onto Water Lane is tight too but easier if go past and turn round at the pub and come back on yourself. We left on the Thursday losing two nights because of the discomfort of the sofas. This will be the last booking we will make with you as we were also disappointed with last years cleanliness of the cottage we had at Portknockie. Plus we had problems with payments for Kiln Cottage.

    Reviewed by Marion2.5Sep 2020

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a beautiful area of Devon."

    Would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Alison4.1Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage so lovely and quiet so close to the local pub and shops all the ..."

    Lovely cottage so lovely and quiet so close to the local pub and shops all the rooms were very cosy and plenty of draw space couldn’t have been better felt totally safe during this strange time everyone we met were so friendly and the scones and cream was a lovely touch and nice to have some milk in the fridge

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was in a great location and perfect for our family of 4."

    Really clean and modern. Lovely comfortable beds and fluffy towels. The only downside was the sofa's were very low and too soft for us. We had a great stay and the property owners were friendly and helpful. Beautiful area to explore.

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7Jul 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor single, 1 x king-size and 1 x bunk room
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Gas central heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Rear garden with patio and Grade II listed kiln
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Note: The lawn at the rear of the property is out of bounds for safety reasons
  • Note: The entrance into the parking area is quite narrow Note: This property accepts 3 night minimum

The property

Combe Martin is a popular seaside resort resting on the coast of Devon; encompassed by the amazement of the Exmoor National Park and the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you can ensure that Kiln Cottage is perfectly positioned for a scenic break.

Within this semi-detached cottage you will find an inviting open-plan living space, ideally suited for spending quality time with family when you're not out exploring the beauty of North Devon.

Step inside to find the social hub of your holiday at your feet; gather together around the dining table and create a plan of action for the day, soaking in the contemporary interior of your holiday home with its neutral hues creating a warm and welcoming aura.

The kitchen area is home to all the essential appliances needed during your stay, with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, this cottage is wonderfully equipped to host your celebratory meals.

At the other end of the room is the sitting area, with two plush sofas to sink into in front of the impressive Smart TV, this area is a true idyll to retreat to after a day of exploration.

Also on the ground floor you can find a charming single bedroom, wonderfully suited to a grandparent coming along on your trip or a little one, and serviced by the cloakroom.

Moving onto the first floor you can find the other two bedrooms in the form of a master king-size and a bunk room, each as lovely as the next, with the gleaming shower room providing you with a spot to freshen up in the mornings before heading to your private patio to soak in the sun with your morning coffee.

A short stroll will bring you to the centre of Combe Martin where you will be greeted by a good selection of shops where you can pick up some last-minute items to prepare a delicious picnic to bring out with you, as well as a welcoming pub serving delicious meals.

The coastal village also benefits from a beautiful beach, boasting some of the highest sea cliffs in England, where you'll also find its enticing museum, as well as its own Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, perfect for a family day out.

Roam the National Park to discover scenery and a plethora of nature like you've never seen, or head to Ilfracombe to find its picturesque harbour, even more beaches and the famous South West Coastal Path.

In easy reach of Lynton and Lynmouth, Woolacombe, Croyde Bay, Saunton Sands and Barnstaple, Kiln Cottage is a marvellous base for exploring the coast and countryside of Devon.

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About the location


Ilfracombe 5 miles; Woolacombe 12 miles; Barnstaple 13 miles.

At the point where the Exmoor National Park and the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty meet, is where you'll find Combe Martin. This small seaside resort, with all of the necessary amenities, is a great attraction to locals and visitors alike. Combe Martin has a very popular beach; the sheltered cove is perfect for rock-pooling and it is a popular paddle boarding bay. The village also boasts its own Wildlife and Dinosaur Park! Combe Martin is home to the historic Earl of Rone festival held in May each year and has an annual carnival in August. This is an ideal base for touring, and discovering the delights of North Devon, with Lynton and Lynmouth, Woolacombe, Croyde Bay, Saunton Sands, Ilfracombe and Barnstaple all within easy reach. There are also numerous National Trust properties and gardens waiting to be enjoyed. Surfing at Woolacombe is among the best in the South West, while the South West coastal path passes within a mile. Combe Martin is a great base for enjoying a seaside getaway, with something to keep everybody entertained.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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