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Owls Roost

(Ref. 975959)

Combe Martin, Devon Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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66 Customer Reviews

  • "Great find my second visit and not my last"

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2024

  • "I can’t recommend the Owls Roost highly enough, it’s so cosy, warm and comfy."

    It’s so well equipped with everything you need for a pleasant stay. Jane and Keith are so friendly and welcoming. We loved everything about our stay and would love to return some day. Thanks for a very memorable stay

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2024

  • "Absolutely lovely place we've now been quite a few times and we've already booked for next year."

    Its kept lovely and clean,your always made very welcome.

    Reviewed by Shelagh5.0Apr 2024

  • "Amazing service very clean and comfy cottage to stay at"

    Reviewed by Simona5.0Sep 2023

  • "The shower needs doing in the down stairs double bedroom because it doesn't work ..."

    The shower needs doing in the down stairs double bedroom because it doesn't work well you can't get an even heat on it and the smell of the bedding needs changing not a nice smell but otherwise ok

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely loved this property!"

    The best equipped we’ve ever rented, everything we’d hoped for and brilliant for the children! Even though the weather was grim we had a truly lovely family holiday!!

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jul 2023

  • "Home from home!"

    A beautiful property which was perfect for our stay with 4 adults. That was the 2nd time we’d stayed at this property and it won’t be the last! X

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is without doubt the best accommodation we have ever stayed in - beautiful"

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property is perfect and very well equipped for the 6 adults we had in our party with more than sufficient crockery, space etc."

    The terrace was lovely to sit on admiring the rolling countryside and distant sea views. The garden also with space to play badminton and have a barbeque was excellent. The hot tub too was kept spotlessly clean. Jane, our host, was available if needed and a considerable help when one of our party was taken ill on arrival. Good idea to phone Jane in advance for the more specific directions as the cottage name 'Owls Roost' was not signposted. An excellent stay and we would highly recommend for a quiet relaxing break but still within easy drive of beaches, towns etc

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Jun 2023

  • "An amazing location, with amazing views from the living areas and raised decking."

    Sofas and beds were very comfy and the kitchen was very well equipped. We all had a wonderful holiday - plenty of things to do for all ages! Downstairs shower door (double bedded) was not easy to open when coming out and the fan in the other bedroom became noisy towards the end of our stay.

    Reviewed by Mari4.7May 2023

  • "Amazing accomadation, so comfortable, exceptionally clean and well equipt."

    Jayne and family excellent hosts , friendly and very welcoming. We can highly recommend this cottage to every one.The best accommodation we have ever stayed in. We will definitely be returning. We couldn't have wanted a better place to stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, extremely comfortable, a helpful and friendly host, we enjoyed our stay here"

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0May 2023

  • "We had a really lovely weekend at Owls Roost."

    The set up of the property was lovely. A real luxury having en suite bathrooms for every bedroom. The pressure of the shower was a little low for us but the bathrooms were spacious, modern and clean. Just a short drive to Combe Martin was perfect and easy access to the coastal path made for some lovely walks. We would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2023

  • "The property is spacious, comfortable and generously equipped, in a rural working farm location perfect for exploring North Devon."

    The beds provided a very relaxing nights sleep. The only downside we noted, was the size of the provided bath towels, which we thought were on the small side.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Apr 2023

  • "A beautifully equipped holiday home."

    We had a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent cottage - a real home from home."

    All essentials for a successful holiday are supplied. a good location & the hot tub is a real bonus.

    Reviewed by Stephan4.7Feb 2023

  • "Cottage was lovely,clean,comfy and spacious."

    Situated in the farm views and wildlife exceptional. hostess was interesting,helpful really nice to meet her. absolutely no disappointments.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Feb 2023

  • "Could do with a sign at the end of driveway saying Owls Roost as we ended up in the opposite farm."

    Absolutely gorgeous place very cosy. Beautiful views and excellent hot tub.

    Reviewed by Sabrina Jane5.0Jan 2023

  • "Beautiful, comfortable property in superb condition throughout with all mod cons."

    Three good bedrooms each with its own bath or shower room so ideal for sharing with good friends. Situated on a working farm in glorious countryside but with good access to the North Devon coast and local towns and attractions. The hot tub and shower in a separate room across the yard is an attractive facility. Very welcoming, friendly hosts and, all together, a most enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great cottage , Jayne is a fantastic hostess and very helpful Cottage is a ..."

    Great cottage , Jayne is a fantastic hostess and very helpful Cottage is a great size like a happy me from home Would recommend Owls Roost for anyone

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "Comfortable cottage in a quiet location on the edge of Exmoor."

    Lovely fully equipped kitchen. Everything spotlessly clean. Good broadband. Very welcoming host.

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a great stay at owls Roost is a fabulous place to stay Beautiful out look on the landscape."

    So comfortable slept like a log my self sister and 3 young children we made a great choice in booking here

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jul 2022

  • "Owls Roost was the perfect getaway for us with our two grown up daughters and their partners."

    A glorious location, quiet and secluded but within easy reach of Coombe Martin and the surrounding area. Spotlessly clean (and our standards are high!) and everything provided. Three generously sized double bedrooms each with their own en-suite. Attention to detail was faultless and the benefit of having the owner on site and taking obvious pride in accommodating their guests, made this the perfect stay for us. The outside balcony sitting area provided the idyllic setting for enjoying the glorious sunshine and breathtaking sunsets. The hot-tub also a welcome treat!

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property and location were perfect!"

    The condition and cleanliness outstanding! The peace and tranquility was devine! The owners were welcoming. friendly and very accommodating. Our only negative was having to leave and go back home after a ‘much needed’ break. We will be back as soon as we can.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful, well equipped and well appointed."

    Perfect location for us on a farm in the middle of beautiful countryside with lovely views. Owners very friendly and accommodating. Loved our holiday and very likely to come back.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2022

  • "A very well equipped and comfortable cottage, a peaceful location for relaxing and enjoying the local area."

    The hot tub is excellent after a day out.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2022

  • "Had absolutely fantastic time we love staying here and we keep coming back for more and we love the owner she makes us feel really welcome."

    Reviewed by Shelagh5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely comfy, well equipped property with everything we needed."

    Jayne is a very helpful and friendly host. ..and on hand if we had any queries. We enjoyed the stunning scenery and hot tub. It is in a good location too for exploring the area. We would love to return one day.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a peaceful location."

    It had everything we needed for a fabulous weekend away and is highly recommended. The owner was very helpful and on hand if we needed anything. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Nov 2021

  • "Second time back here."

    We loved it. Great surroundings, lovely places around to visit. The hot tub is a a wonderful way to relax after a busy day.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Oct 2021

  • "It was absolutely fantastic couldn't fault it at all jayne made us feel really ..."

    It was absolutely fantastic couldn't fault it at all jayne made us feel really welcome can't wait for our next visit in April 2022

    Reviewed by Shelagh5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic location, fantastic views, and was the best cottage we have ever stayed in very clean everything you need wonderful holiday all round."

    Owners very friendly.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Sep 2021

  • "We love this cottage and Jane is so friendly."

    It's our third visit. It is so peaceful and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2021

  • "House and host were perfect for a busy week in Devon with the kids."

    Hot tub was a great bonus and enjoyed by all.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Aug 2021

  • "I made this booking initially through VRBO / AirBNB and paid £160 fee only then for this stay to be directed to you and pay the cost of the rental , I felt misled although you may say you copuld have booked through us first I dont see where paying customers should be penalised by owners advertising in numerous areas and not been clear in the actual rental arrangement ."

    The property was excellent

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2021

  • "It was absolutely wonderful."

    So quiet and relaxing we were so lucky with the weather too with only one day of rain x hot tub was lovely too at the end of a busy day touring around

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jul 2021

  • "Gorgeous setting,on the farm with with cattle in the fields."

    Cottage was lovely,host very friendly and helpful. Easy to access the rest of the area. Would return again. He

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is in a lovely location and was of a very high standard, it had lovely views, plenty of wildlife and friendly owners, who made us feel most welcome, without being intrusive."

    The hot tub was a bonus, very welcome and soothing after a particularly strenuous walk. There are plenty of walks not far from the cottage and it was lovely to sit out on the verandah after a day out, watching the sun set. The lovely sandy stretch of Woolacombe Beach is just a short ride away, and the surrounding countryside was breathtaking. A very relaxing and enjoyable break. We would stay here again at the drop of a hat, Thank you

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Jun 2021

  • "Well sighted on the edge of Exmoor and not too far from Coombe Martin and surrounded by beautiful views"

    Reviewed by George5.0May 2021

  • "Fantastic ,spacious , warm , premium property!"

    Owner was welcoming and on hand if any help needed but also the property gives you full privacy for your holiday. Great views , great walks from your door ..beautiful location. Close to Combe Martin @3miles and ilfracombe @8 miles. Hot tub is brilliant for a relaxing evening soak. Kids loved it. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7May 2021

  • "An amazing place to stay and will definitely return one day"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2021

  • "Owls nest is in an exceptional area ."

    The balcony at the back meant we could enjoy the wildlife. The owners were very friendly and approachable. The accommodation itself was tremendous. Each room had it's own ensuite.It was very very homely and comfortable and had everything we needed.A wonderful place.

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Apr 2021

  • "V Very difficult to find not very good directions it needs updating"

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Directions are emailed prior to travel and instructions are given that Sat Nav is only satisfactory up to a certain point, thereafter written instructions should be followed instead. We do hope you enjoyed your stay and once again thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lilian5.0Oct 2020

  • "Owner ‘Jane’ really helpful and friendly."

    Very relaxing and lovely location.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Jul 2020

  • "We all loved the house, beds were comfy, plenty of room for 6 of us, there tended to be lots of flies but it is a farm."

    The outside patio is lovely to sit outside for meals if the weather permits.The only negative for us was we took our bikes but the roads are not suitable very narrow only wide enough for a car, and pray no one is coming the other way.The lady who who owned it was very nice.

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Jul 2020

  • "The cottage and setting was absolutely beautiful!"

    Very spacious with everything you need for your stay. Couldn’t fault it one bit. Thank you for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2020

  • "The owls roost is a fab place."

    The beds are comfy, facilities are great as each bedroom has en suite and a lovely layout and unique. The owner is really nice and lovely. She didn’t even mind my 20month old running up and down making loads of noise. We will definitely return again at some point.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Mar 2020

  • "Felt very comfortable at Owl's Roost."

    The hot tub was the perfect temperature and a real hit for our girls. Although the weather didn't permit us to go our and about much, this was no problem as Owl's Roost is the perfect setting cor a cosy night in with extra heaters in the dining room and sitting room. The bathrooms were nicely decorated and spotlessly clean! Normally I take disinfectant wipes to wipe over the surfaces etc but really didn't have the need as this place was so clean. One thing which surprised me was that the Guest Book dated back to 1979! The owners are obviously dab-hands at what they do! I will highly recommend this place to my friends and family.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Feb 2020

  • "Everything was perfect from initial booking all the way through to leaving."

    The owner greeted us with a beautiful home baked cake and scones, jam and clotted cream, 2 vases of flowers plus 2 bottles of wine! Absolutely heavenly place to stay. Loved it.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jan 2020

  • "Fantastic accommodation and value for money."

    Everything was of the highest standard. Beds extremely comfortable. Will definitely book again

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Nov 2019

  • "This property is off the beaten track and does not match postcode provided."

    You need to arrive in day light! Our journey took 8 hours instead of 4 and if it weren’t for the lovely host coming out in her car to find us, I truly believe we would have spent the first night in our car!! Beautiful house on a working farm. Lovely attention to detail. Lovely, friendly host.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Oct 2019

  • "As usual the house is always very clean and everything you need for a self catering holiday."

    We have been there several times now.

    Reviewed by Sylvia4.7Sep 2019

  • "Great accomodation and location for day visits."

    We enjoyed Lynmouth, Watersmeet, Woolacombe Bay, and Arlington Court.

    Reviewed by Noel4.7Jun 2019

  • "We had a lovely"

    Reviewed by Samantha4.4Jun 2019

  • "Everything was lovely except the weather."

    A lovely quiet cottage with great facilities, ideal for a relaxing week

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2019

  • "Fantastic stay at Owls Roost with my Husband and Children 24th - 31st May."

    The cottage was amazing very clean, well equipped and comfortable. The location was great with fabulous views. Owners friendly and helpful. Our only suggestions would be a blackout blinds or curtains in the master bedroom and some pasta bowls in in the kitchen but this is just preference.

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was extremely well equipped and very comfortable, would highly recommend a stay here."

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0May 2019

  • "Beautiful homely cottage, very comfortable with amazing views."

    Perfect position for exploring North Devon, would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2019

  • "A really excellent property, ideally positioned to explore North Devon."

    The accommodation had everything that we needed - the beds were comfortable, the kitchen well equipped, good TV and WiFi reception and the icing on the cake; a hot tub to relax in after a days walking.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Oct 2018

  • "Had a great time."

    Lovely and relaxing with only a short drive to coombe Martin.

    Reviewed by Tanya5.0Oct 2018

  • "Owls Roost is a beautifully clean & well presented holiday home."

    Everything there that is needed and so peacefully quiet. Would thoroughly recommend it & hopefully will get back at some point. Easily accessible for Woolacombe & Ilfracombe. If you go into Coombe Martin & want lunch try the Pack of Cards. Excellent food, service & staff very friendly.

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Jul 2018

  • "Perfect location, peaceful and surrounded by lovely countryside, just the odd wiff of a farmyard smell, but to be expected for a working farm, and a small price to pay for such a lovely place."

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jun 2018

  • "Loved the cottage fitted all our needs with 3 couples having own room with on suite and the added bonus the jacuzzi."

    Very well equipped with everything you would need for a short break. Good clear information on how to find the property. Very relaxing we will be back

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Jun 2018

  • "My wife and I have used the venue twice before, but our 4 guests hadn't and we all enjoyed the property and its facilities."

    Everything was thought of and provided. We were very much left alone to enjoy our stay, but Jayne was very obliging when we needed help, and her family and staff were happy and amenable as we encountered them.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2018

  • "Great location."

    friendly, will leave you alone but there if you need them for anything.

    Reviewed by Mick4.1Apr 2018

  • "Very enjoyable holiday, lovely house, with tasteful furnishings, beds extremely comfortable, kitchen well stocked with everything you need."

    Hot tub was an added bonus and enjoyed by everyone. The location was excellent for visiting places up and down the coast, views all around were stunning with plenty of walks close by.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Mar 2018

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  • Reverse level
  • Downstairs: 1 x king size double bedroom, 1 x twin, both with en suite shower room with shower, WC, basin
  • Utility room
  • 1 x upstairs king size double bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath, hand shower, WC, basin
  • Upstairs sitting room with electric fire
  • Kitchen with dining area and balcony.
  • Central heating with electric fires
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, Cot, highchair and stairgate are available on request, Off road parking for three cars
  • Barbecue, hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Note: Hot tub is available until 8pm or later by arrangement and is closed on Thursdays
  • Note: Electric vehicles cannot be charged at this property
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly.

The property

This smart cottage attached to an ancient farmhouse is two miles from Combe Martin village and three miles from the great beach.

With an upside down layout and traditional Devon farm location, it is a peaceful, relaxing cottage for families or friends.

From the hall with practical slate floor, you head up the stairs to your sitting room, a cosy place with electric fire for watching TV or the glimpse of the sea.

Prepare and enjoy meals in the proper country style kitchen with dining table and glass doors to a balcony, from which you can get down to the garden.

The upstairs double bedroom is a romantic place for couples to chill out, with its en suite bathroom with a bath made for two.

You will find the other two bedrooms downstairs, both with handy en suite too.

Outside the star feature is a hot tub in an adapted barn, big enough for five people to soak in after a long country walk, and complete with changing room with shower and furniture for eating outdoors.

Enjoy games or a good book in the generous lawn garden with barbecue.

This is a lovely uncrowded coastline to enjoy.

The beach at Combe Martin is sheltered and you can safely swim or hire kayaks here, and maybe even catch a thrilling glimpse of dolphins.

Bring your buckets because to either side of the beach are fabulous rock pools.

The village has all you need in the form of shops and pubs, as well as a wildlife park, or walk the Coast Path to interesting Lynmouth and the funicular railway.

Woolacombe and Saunton have all the sand and surf you could wish for, or head to Ilfracombe where you can board a boat to Lundy Island.

Owls Roost is a very special place, loved by the farming family owners, and the friendly atmosphere is wonderful.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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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Note: Hot tub available until 8pm or later by arrangement, closed on Thursdays. Spring water.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas