Seacombe Cottage

Combe Martin, Devon (Ref. 922579)

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

  • Tracey L
    November 2016
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    “Beautiful large beach cottage”
    We all absolutely loved the cottage. It was like a home not something you could hire well impressed. Good sized rooms plenty of space, loved the bathrooms this cottage catered for every ones needs. Large tv and we were all cosy by the log burner. Will definitely be back when you add the hot tub. Enjoyed our stay.


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

The property

A beautifully restored 200-year old cottage, originally a pair of fisherman’s cottages, in the heart of Combe Martin, 200 yards from the beach and the coast path.

In a quiet, pretty setting alongside a small stream, this smartly-presented seaside cottage with a Tourist Board Gold Award is a gorgeous place for a family or group to stay on the North Devon coast.

There is also plenty of parking, which is an added advantage in this small coastal village.

The heart of this cheerful holiday home is the spacious sitting room with woodburner and dining area, where everyone can gather together and plan the day ahead over a hearty Devon breakfast.

At each end of the cottage there is a pair of bedrooms, each with its own staircase and each sharing a large bathroom.

Each pair has a king-size double on the first floor and a family room on the second floor, making this Combe Martin cottage an ideal layout for two families to have their own privacy yet be able to gather together for meals and relaxing in front of the woodburner.

The cottage has a small lawn and a large decked area by the stream with a barbecue and a table and seating for everyone, perfect for dining alfresco.

There is also a separate external wet room, perfect for washing off the sand after a day at the shore; the local beach is a short stroll away as are the village shops and pubs.

At nearby Ilfracombe, Damian Hirst's 'Verity' statue dominates the skyline above the picturesque harbour, and the bustling seafront has many good-quality restaurants and bars along with small independent shops.

Damian Hirst's influence on the town continues to grow and there are now many art galleries in the immediate area.

Families will love Watermouth Castle, the award-winning Tunnels beach and Combe Martin Wildlife Park, all of which are a very short drive from the cottage.

The dramatic North Devon coastline will appeal to walkers, and a 15-minute drive from Combe Martin is the 3-mile long sandy beach at Woolacombe, which holds the 'England for Excellence Gold Award' for best family resort and was voted the Best British Beach in the Mail On Sunday.

Lots to do for the whole family in this dramatic part of North Devon.


Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size double, 2 x second floor family rooms with 3 singles. Bathroom with freestanding bath, double shower, basin and WC. Second bathroom with freestanding whirlpool bath, separate shower, basin and WC. External wet room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Utility. Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.


  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric range cooker with gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, wine cooler, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgates
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Secure storage for bikes and surf boards
  • Private front decked area with furniture, BBQ, and small lawned area alongside gated stream
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pubs 2 mins walk
  • Beach 200 yards
  • Note: Wet room is an external room, which cannot be accessed via inside the property
  • Note: Stream is separated from the garden by a fence and gate
  • Note: Check-in 4pm.

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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