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Gorwell House

Combe Martin, Devon (Ref. 23679)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "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 AprilAug 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 BeckyJul 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 SarahJul 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 RichardApr 2022

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

    Reviewed by MargaretMar 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 PhilippaNov 2021

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

    Thankyou for the lovely stay.

    Reviewed by RobinOct 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 KieranOct 2021

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

    Reviewed by StephenSep 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 MarjorieSep 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 LouiseJul 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 SueJun 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 GillianJun 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 JacquelineSep 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 SandraJun 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 RitaMar 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 EmilyAug 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 AlisonJul 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 MarkJul 2017

  • "Very comfortable house, well equipped."

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

    Reviewed by JosephineJun 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 ThomasApr 2017

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

    Reviewed by JacquelineDec 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.

Region Information

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