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Mary's Cottage

(Ref. 970240)

Combe Martin, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (32)
  • lovely (24)
  • farm (16)
  • cream (15)
  • scones (14)
  • comfortable (13)

39 Customer Reviews

  • "A truly lovely and comfortable cottage in the centre of the farm with great facilities and equipment."

    Very helpful and pleasant owners. Highly recommended if you like a working farm environment. Only negative would be the general instructions from the email to identify the farm. To state it is between two areas if you are not local is confusing especially in conjunction with ‘look for the cider farm sign’ when you are not aware it is the cider farm. It’s easy when you know but not after a long journey.

    Reviewed by Rodger5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely place and so peaceful!"

    Our hosts, Sue and Mark, were very welcoming and friendly, and suggested some great places to visit locally. We were greeted with a lovely home made cream tea, and were able to take advantage of the cider produced on the farm too, which is delicious! A little out of the way so we needed to use the car every day, but worth it for the peace and quiet. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2023

  • "A comfortable, welcoming cottage."

    The garden space is a relaxing joy. It's a lovely place to unwind and "get away" from the world whilst being close to coastal and inland attractions and walks. Our hosts were helpful and welcoming whilst not being intrusive. This was our second stay and every bit as enjoyable as the first. Bridget

    Reviewed by Bridget5.0Jun 2023

  • "This charming, farmhouse cottage, ideally suited for exploring N."

    Devon, offers a genuine taste of rural life. Reached down a long, private track, it is very peaceful, as it is sited well away from noisy traffic. Children will love seeing all the farm animals and playing on the lawn, as the ducks contentedly wander by. The cottage is spotlessly clean and the owners are generous and friendly.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Oct 2022

  • "This is the second consecutive year we booked Mary’s cottage."

    Perfect for visiting the north coast of Devon. Cosy and comfortable with friendly owners and assorted animals. Great value for money.

    Reviewed by M J4.7Oct 2022

  • "This is a beautiful, spacious and characterful cottage, very well presented and very clean."

    We loved the isolated location on the farm, the welcoming hosts, the homemade cider, and we really enjoyed the welcome cream tea! We would highly recommend it and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Sep 2022

  • "Sue & Mark were fantastic lovely farm and Marks Dad was very nice to talk to and Marks burger's."

    From there farm shop are fantastic. There son Christopher was lovely to talk to We would highly recommend this farm holiday to everyone .

    Reviewed by Austin5.0Sep 2022

  • "Mary’s Cottage was very quaint."

    A bit too 1950s for us though. We found the access difficult through a farm but we were welcomed with scones jam cream eggs and milk which was a lovely touch. Owners very friendly and helpful. The cottage was well located for the various places we wanted to go to.

    Reviewed by Beth4.1Aug 2022

  • "This comfortable and well-appointed farm cottage has a lovely atmosphere and is set in a tranquil location with the added benefit of a relaxing garden."

    The owners Sue and Mark and their family were welcoming and attentive: the eggs, scones, jam and cream were a really nice touch! The seaside towns and coastal paths are only a short distance away from this rural retreat and we hope very much to stay here again!

    Reviewed by Bridget5.0Jul 2022

  • "Extremely well equipped accommodation."

    Spotlessly clean. Friendly and helpful host. Lovely quiet location yet close to Combe Martin. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jul 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage, very well equipped."

    Fresh home made bread and scone, with jam and cream left for us. Lovely owners who always stopped to talk to us even though it was lambing time. Generations of the family have made cider here and it is superb. Hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Mar 2022

  • "Cosy, tidy, clean and well maintained, seating is a little uncomfortable for long evenings."

    Hosts made us feel very welcome, fresh bread and scones on arrival were lovely. Hosts ensured we were safe and secure throughout storm Eunice, even replacing ridge tile as soon as safe to do so.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Feb 2022

  • "Excellent stay."

    Property comfortable, warm & clean. Susan & Mark are fantastic hosts.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage very cosy, quiet and clean."

    Owners are very friendly and enjoyed learning and watching the cider making. Would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely location, lovely clean cottage and friendly owner, apart from the weather, a perfect stay."

    Reviewed by M J5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely clean cottage."

    Owners went the extra mile. Great holiday

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Sep 2021

  • "Mary’s Cottage is excellent and great value for money with friendly and a very helpful owner"

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Jun 2021

  • "A good clean, comfortable, well equipped property ideal for those who like peace and quiet."

    Easy to find and ideal for exploring the western half of Exmoor without having to travel too far. The owners were welcoming and helpful and the cream tea was lovely!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    We enjoyed some quality family time and day trips to the beach.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2020

  • "Marys Cottage is really lovely."

    I loved every minute of my stay there, it had everything I needed and was very comfortable and cosy, and the kitchen was very well equipped. On my arrival there was a homemade loaf , scones, jam and clotted cream on the table with fresh flowers dotted about , perfect start to my holiday. Lockdown was announced during my stay but Sykes website was informative and I found out that I was able to finish my holiday and not have to cut it short. Obviously lots of places closed but that didnt bother me as I went away to chill. I found some beaches that I could still walk on and there were takeaway places for a coffee or pasty and the supermarkets were open to buy provisions ! All in all a perfect break during strange times . Thank you Sue and Mark the hosts for allowing me to stay in their lovely cottage. Very sad to leave .

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Oct 2020

  • "Mary’s Cottage is one of the best we have stayed in and wouldn’t hesitate in returning when we visit that part of Devon again."

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Oct 2020

  • "Mary’s cottage is absolutely beautiful."

    Well equipped and wanting for nothing at all. Sue made us so welcome from the minute we arrived. Fresh farm eggs, scones with clotted cream and jam, a loaf of home made bread and a pint of milk in the fridge. We will definitely be staying there again. A delight and a pleasure. Pete & Mo

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Oct 2020

  • "Great location, beautiful cottage on a working farm."

    Family are lovely and accommodating as well as the lovely homemade scones, jam, bread and fresh eggs from the chickens when we arrived. Also tried some of their homemade cider that is made on the farm!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Sep 2020

  • "Wonderful hosts, always near if we needed anything , without being intrusive."

    Beautiful, peaceful setting, and a lovely welcome gift of fresh bread, jam, scones and clotted cream, also eggs. Very comfortable cottage.

    Reviewed by Valerie4.7Sep 2020

  • "Where to start Sue and Mark were so accommodating and very helpful with the local knowledge of places to visit, on arrival we had home made scones,jam and clotted cream."

    Fresh baked bread and fresh eggs from the farm which was a lovely surprise Mary’s cottage was great all you need and more such a relaxing place and close to Ilfracombe, and other places to enjoy. Pure bliss.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2020

  • "Mark and Sue made us very welcome with home made bread, scones, jam and clotted cream."

    It was great being on a working farm with such a selection of animals and with lambs being born each day. The cottage was very comfortable and cosy with the wood burner.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Mar 2020

  • "Lovely, well equipped cottage with nice touches from the owners (scones and fresh bread on arrival)."

    A great find.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Sep 2019

  • "The farm that the cottage is on sells lovely tasting cider which is made on the farm, We had a lovely food pack left for us, bread, milk, eggs, scones with jam and cream which we really enjoyed."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful Cottage, clean and comfortable."

    Fantastic position. Very friendly and helpful owners. Would highly recommend. Cider's very tasty too also the sausages and burgers

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Jun 2019

  • "The holiday at Marys Cottage was a very enjoyable experience and we would not hesitate in recommending it to anyone thinking of going to Coombe Martin."

    Mr and Mrs West were excellent.

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2019

  • "Marys Cottage was charming cosy and felt homely."

    It was also nice to be able to walk around the farm looking at all the animals and able to feed some of them. On arrival it was lovely see there was scones and cream jam, bread and eggs yummy. The West family where friendly helpful and made you feel very Welcome.. 10/10

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was extremely comfortable."

    The whole place, especially the kitchen, was generously equipped with everything we needed. From the scones on arrival to the well stocked wood basket we felt welcomed and had all and more than we needed for a really enjoyable and relaxing week.

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Nov 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage owners Sue and Mark very friendly and helpful , A little ..."

    Beautiful cottage owners Sue and Mark very friendly and helpful , A little gem we loved it and hope to return one day

    Reviewed by M5.0Oct 2018

  • "Such a lovely peaceful place to stay, and a very warm welcome from Sue and Mark."

    Lots of little extras which were so thoughtful, and a scrumptious cream tea and home made bread on arrival.We didn't want to leave, and hope to come back again. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely old cottage in a delightful peaceful location on a cider farm, a home made loaf of bread, milk and a cream tea waiting for us was a delight."

    beautiful garden with a bbq a great base for visiting local attractions and national trust properties. 5 stars

    Reviewed by J5.0Jul 2018

  • "We had a lovely welcome by the owner and shown around the cottage which had everything we needed from tea bags to tv."

    It was very clean and comfortable and the bread, scones, jam, milk and eggs went down a treat. I certainly would recommend this cottage to anyone who is thinking of staying in this beautiful part of Devon.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jun 2018

  • "The holiday cottage was beautiful and the food and drink bought from the farm was outstanding, fantastic location, fantastic couple who own the."

    farm and cottage, began to miss the place even as we drove up the farm leaving on our last day, simply fantastic

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0May 2018

  • "We felt that Mark, Sue and Chris the owners of Marys cottage exceeded our expectations."

    There warmth and passion in all they do on the farm is magnificent . The love and care to all the animals is heart warming. The engagement they gave us was wonderful. We have a special needs daughter Sue and Mark gave her opportunities to experience farm life close up. This is a farm with a big heart. Sykes asked me to vote for then as a good provider which they are, I feel that Sykes should offer a reward to good cottage owners as this one would have the Mason vote. Thank you Mark and Sue for a terrific week.

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0May 2018

  • "Mary's cottage felt like a real home from home from the moment we walked across the threshold."

    The cottage was roomy and comfortable. Susan and Mark are great hosts and it is easy to see why they have so many returning visitors. Should we ever go back to North Devon we would definitely stay with them again.

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Mar 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 children's bunks with en-suite shower, basin and WC, Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • LPG oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, WIFI, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Water supply is from a natural spring which is tested regularly.

The property

Set down its own private country lane, in a secluded position, this charming country cottage is located amidst breath-taking countryside with distant views of the dramatic coastline of North Devon.

Whether you are planning a romantic break for two or a family holiday, this retreat has everything you need to feel right at home.

Upon entering, you will be welcomed by a country-style kitchen, housing necessary essentials and a dining table where everyone can gather together in the evening.

For more quality time, the characterful sitting room hosts a sofa and arm chairs, along with a woodburner and inglenook fireplace, so you can relax amongst the warm ambience with your loved ones.

On the ground floor you will also find a cloakroom complete with a wash stand.

Take the stairs up to the nicely decorated double bedroom, finished to a high standard with a traditional feel.

If you are looking for extra space, perhaps for the children, a family bedroom offers a double bed, as well as children's bunks.

And conveniently, both rooms have a delightful en-suite shower room.

Resting on an award-winning working farm, and close to a wealth of attractions, there is much to see around the area, from National Trust's Arlington Court, the resorts of Ilfracombe, to Lynton and Lynmouth.

A little further afield is the ancient town of Barnstaple, with its Doomsday associations and here you can find a good selection of shops, restaurants and a museum.

Or, if you simply prefer to watch the world go by then visit the quiet harbours and picturesque ports or enjoy a leisurely cream tea at a traditional Country Inn before returning to Mary`s Cottage for a well-earned rest.

A memorable retreat not to be missed.

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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
  • Last minute
  • Christmas