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Gorwell House

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Combe Martin, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful, spacious property."

    Everything catered for. Lots of games, puzzles, buckets and spades, nets, books. Loved the views. Owner easy to contact and friendly. We had problem with hot water but it was because it is fed by hot water tank which had run out due to someone running a bath, not a combi boiler, but heated up quickly. Would highly recommend and will be booking this again in the future. Thank you for making our holiday lush.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0May 2024

  • "First thing that hit us was the musty damp smell of the property."

    The sofa and chairs were unhygienic and not as the picture on the site. The whole property needs a thorough deep clean. Seasonal bedding needs attention as the current duvet and pillow covers are best served for the summer months. We live in a coastal village but still felt extremely cold in our beds. Towels not fit for purpose. Are was nice and we spent our week harbour fishing, weather was pleasant which helped soothe our overall disappointment of the cottage.

    Reviewed by Rosie1.9Jan 2024

  • "Well we had a great time, the house was well equipped and large enough for our family with four bedrooms and two sitting rooms."

    The garden was lovely we liked chilling out on the top table taking in the views of the valley. Yes we would definitely consider coming back at some point in the future .

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Sep 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Gorwell House."

    Helpful welcome email with all the details we could need. The house was clean and tidy on arrival. Big enough for six, well equipped and very comfortable beds. Great location in the heart of Combe Martin with easy access to local coast walks, beach, shops, pubs & the North Devon coast & moors. Garden on several levels with steep steps. If anything, the washing machine was a bit fiddly to use. Overall, nice comfortable family sized home.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Aug 2023

  • "This is beautiful cottage which has been tastefully appointed with good quality furniture, and the beds were wonderful!"

    There were plenty of books, games and puzzles for when the weather let us down and Gorwell House quickly felt like home. Gary could not have been more obliging and we certainly hope to return soon. Many thanks for a memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Jul 2023

  • "The house was immaculately clean on our arrival."

    Good clear instructions had been sent about key pick up and the operation of dish washer etc. Lovely light roomy bedrooms, kitchen is spacious with good facilities.

    Reviewed by David4.4Dec 2022

  • "When we arrived the house was clean and tidy."

    We also had a pint of milk in the fridge and biscuits. There was plenty of room for 5 of us for the week. The bedrooms are spacious and lots of storage. There's everything you need in the kitchen. There are games, jigsaws DVDS to keep you entertained if you want. I liked having 2 living rooms as the teenagers could sit in one and we had the other. There is a nice quiet area at the front of the house where you can sit outside in the sun. There are also 2 more seating areas in the garden. One is harder to get to being on a hill if you have difficulty walking. The house is situated on a hill up a narrow road. There is a steep drive and a bit scary first time but you get used to it. Parking bay outside . Also you don't have to turn the car in the bay and go back down the same way, you can drive in front of house and loop round. We had a lovely stay and would recommend this house . Good location. Very short walk to shops etc.and nearby other local towns.

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Aug 2022

  • "Lovely place to start at the heart of the village."

    Everything in the house that we could have wanted.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a great stay at Gorwell House."

    It is comfortable, clean and well laid out, with a really lovely garden. The owner is friendly and helpful - I would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by April5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely house really close to the beach."

    Access to the house is very steep (both driving and walking!) which could be challenging for some. Lovely quiet area with great views. The house was quite dated and the doors creaked and banged at night, however, we did really enjoy our stay. Good cooking facilities and BBQ is provided although not stated on the listing. We enjoyed trips to Lynton, the Valley of Rocks and Woolacombe beach.

    Reviewed by Becky4.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely house within easy distance of the beach."

    Nice and cool when it was very hot outside. Lovely decking area for meals.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2022

  • "Most enjoyable holiday greatly helped by exceptionally good weather for Easter."

    Short walk to and from the beach was easier than anticipated. Easy car parking although a little tight for turning. Steps up to the property and in the pretty garden would mean it may be unsuitable for people with mobility problems although no issue for us. Our two small grandchildren enjoyed trips out to Watermouth Castle and Barricane beach at Woolacombe.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2022

  • "House perfect but need more information about steep access on foot from the village."

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Mar 2022

  • "Gorwell House was just right for us."

    It was warm, comfortable and well equipped. It was well situated for the beach, coastal walks and hill climbs - all accessible on foot. Our hosts were generous, accommodating and quick to respond to any queries that we had. We would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Nov 2021

  • "Great location, very close to beach, and very comfortable."

    Thankyou for the lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Robin3.8Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage family stay for 6 people, and a short walk to local facilities, pubs, and coast path."

    Would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Kieran5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in an excellent location and really is just a 5 minute stroll from the beach and local shops"

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Sep 2021

  • "The property is advertised as being 3* and that’s what it is but the entrance through the back door with sadly neglected garden, scuffed step, grubby mat into kitchen and stained and grubby carpets in back sitting and dining rooms was a very poor first impression."

    Elsewhere the carpets were fine but the house was over furnished in particular the big heavy wooden bed frames too large for the size of the rooms so was constantly catching my legs walking past. Also description should be more specific about the narrow steep ( albeit short ) access which could be difficult in bad weather.

    Reviewed by Marjorie3.4Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful, comfortable house and very enjoyable holiday in a lovely village."

    Only one problem for us, as the curtains are very thin and light we had to go out to buy expensive temporary black out blinds to enable the children to sleep past 5am. Looking at the matching marks on the windows as I put them up, I would say we weren’t the first guests to encounter this issue and may be worth noting for the owners. Thank you for a wonderful holiday!

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Jul 2021

  • "Gorwell house is positioned on a hillside which gets the evening sun, and still near the beach."

    Lovely garden to sit out in and spacious well equipped house.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2021

  • "The access to the property is either via a steep, narrow road or an uneven track, we had an elderly family member in our party who was unable to walk up or down the hill and although we had a wheelchair with us the uneven track was not suitable for the wheelchair so when we went out anywhere we had to use the car."

    However this did not stop us having a wonderful relaxing week in a beautiful part of the English countryside.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Jun 2021

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at Gorwell House."

    The cottage is cosy and very well equipped. I would recommend without hesitation. You will not be disappointed

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Sep 2019

  • "Amazing holiday – the best holiday cottage/house we have ever stayed in."

    A true ‘’home from home’’ – fantastic location - awesome views – local amenities on your doorstep! We cannot recommend Gorwell House highly enough. Very clean, comfortable and well presented. We were all very comfortable and loved the 2 separate lounges – allowing us to do seperate activities of an evening if we wanted to. The only thing that would have made the stay slightly more comfortable would have been bigger towels (bath-sheet) and more towels in general. Having said this – we immediately re-booked for next year upon our return home and are all very much looking forward to staying again. A definite 5-star rating! Thank you from The Jeffrey Family.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2019

  • "Gorwell was a lovely house to stay in."

    The only thing that could have improved our stay, would be a better shower. The location is excellent and the locals were very welcoming. I would definitely recommend this property for couples or families.

    Reviewed by Rita4.7Mar 2019

  • "A wonderful cottage up a quiet lane a short walk from beach and shops."

    The cottage is spacious and nicely furnished. Very homely and comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped including a washing machine. We loved playing UNO, watching dvd’s and relaxing with our children after beautiful days cycling the Tarka trail, crabbing on the beach and walking on the coast path. This was a lovely village to be based in the locals were very welcoming. We did the Coomb Martin Museum’s beach safari which was particularly lovely. So much to see a week was not long enough.....

    Reviewed by Emily4.7Aug 2018

  • "Excellent location—but clients do need to be told of tricky/steep access Lovely but challenging terraced garden ——not suitable for young families and definitely not for people with mobility issues Two of our family adults were unable to come— if they had, it would have been a tight squeeze esp in dining area There were 4 adults and 2 v small children and that was just fine However- a lovely lovely characterful old house —good ,well equipped ,big kitchen ——and it was literally 5 mins walk from beach We had a delightful week ."


    Reviewed by Alison4.4Jul 2018

  • "Just a lovely cottage with a splendid view."

    Interesting garden and only a 5 minute walk to the beach. Very quiet with no traffic or other noise.

    Reviewed by Mark4.8Jul 2017

  • "Very comfortable house, well equipped."

    We felt very at home. Pity Sykes cannot quality control the weather!

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Jun 2017

  • "We had a great week at Gorwell House in Combe Martin."

    Nice village, a beautiful house with all comfort you need. The garden was great, sitting on the deck in the afternoon sun after a tour.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Apr 2017

  • "Lovely warm cosy cottage, spectacular views all amenities a few minutes away."

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Dec 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single with garden access via external steps
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over and basin
  • Separate WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner
  • Second sitting room (seats 6).
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Range-style gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, fuel for stove available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • External building with full-size table football and seating for 4 people
  • Private patio garden with lawn, decked areas and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Beach 5 mins walk
  • Note: 4pm check in. Please note: This property does not allow the charging of Electric cars - Please use the designated charging points in the area,

The property

A 200-year old detached cottage, tucked away in an elevated south-facing position along a quiet lane in the coastal village of Combe Martin, North Devon.

This four-bedroom cottage has plenty of character, providing spacious accommodation for families and is a 5-minute stroll from the beach.

The L-shaped sitting/dining room has exposed beams and a stone fireplace with a woodburner, perfect for family gatherings.

There are a well-fitted kitchen in this Combe Martin cottage and a second sitting room, which leads off the mosaic tiled hallway.

Upstairs there are four bedrooms plus a family bathroom.

The south-facing terraced garden can be accessed from the ground floor and also from the single bedroom and provides several decked seating areas with lovely views of the countryside beyond the village of Combe Martin.

There is a short walk from this North Devon cottage to the coastal path and the award-winning Combe Martin Beach, providing walks and activities amongst some breathtaking scenery.

Nearby, why not visit the Dinosaur Park or Watermouth Castle or take a wildlife and coastal cruise from Ilfracombe?

This delightful cottage provides a great seaside location where there is plenty to occupy the family, come rain or shine.

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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, and is home to a very popular beach as well it's own 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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Please note: This property does not allow the charging of Electric cars- Please use the designated charging points in the area,

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas