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Combe Cottage

Clovelly, Devon

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Just up the hill from the Coastguard Cottages, in a wonderfully secluded position in the heart of the Peppercombe valley, Combe is a very pretty cottage.

The rocky and pebbly foreshore of Peppercombe beach is just a few minutes stroll away. Full of charm, many of the old cottages original features have been preserved including a steep, winding staircase, slate flooring, and a baker's oven in the large fireplace.

Wonderfully snug and picturesque, this cottage makes an ideal base from which to explore this fascinating and little known coast. Perfect for nature lovers, birdwatchers and anyone with a hankering after a remote and tranquil spot. Clovelly is around three miles away, and the more remote Hartland Point, romantic, rugged and isolated, is a little further to the west. The delightful and lively old port of Bideford on the River Torridge, with plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants, is just four miles to the east.

Cruise from Bideford to Lundy Island on the MS Oldenburg or take an evening cruise from Bideford along the River Torridge.

The popular family beach of Westward Ho! with its blue flag status is just 10 miles away with designated surfing areas; it is also renowned for angling. There are other excellent beaches in easy reach.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
slate floored sitting room with solid fuel stove in fireplace, open-plan kitchen/dining room with utility area on one side.
First floor
three bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed, 2 singles), bathroom with shower above the bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: night storage heating and convector heating included.

Approach to cottage: Access to the cottage is via a locked gate and requires a careful drive down the track. Once parked the cottage is accessed on foot up a steep path.

Parking: There is a parking area that offers space for one car.

Garden: The garden is not fully enclosed; please note that there is a steep drop to a stream.

Fly fishing: From 1st March to 30th September,a complementary day ticket for salmon and/or trout fishing on the East Lyn is available for guests, this can be collected at Watersmeet, open from 8am till dusk daily, for more information call 01598 763556

Accessibility: There is a steep, winding staircase leading upstairs (no stair gate can be fitted). This is a consideration for disabled visitors and those with young children or babies.

Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer are a combined washer/dryer.

Telephone: Calls can be made and received from the shared telephone located in an outside store behind Coastguard Cottage 3. There is no mobile signal in the valley but the signal is usually good at the top of the track.

Offers: For any 2 night starting on a Friday, or 3 night starting on a Thursday, guests can benefit from a late Sunday departure time of 6pm, at no extra charge.

Logs: The fire will be laid for you on arrival with enough fuel to get you started. Pre-ordered fire starter kits and additional pre-ordered eco-logs will be left in the cottage for guests upon arrival. Further purchases can be made by calling the Contact Centre during your stay.

Fire starter kit - 1 x bag eco-logs, 1 x net of eco kindling, 1 x box of eco-firelighters for £12.

Further supplies of eco-logs at £5 per bag, eco kindling £3.50 and eco-firelighters £3.50.

Cottage details
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
3
Let starts
Friday
Min stay
2
Dogs allowed
Yes, 1
Cottage ref
012024
Acorn rating What's this?
3
Features
  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Romantic
  • Remote location
Facilities
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Shared telephone
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
Accessibility
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287

Nearby

Things to see and do nearby

Devon
The exterior of Higher Brownstone Farm, Coleton Fishacre, Devon  © Mike Henton

Devon's a big and beautiful county with much to offer. From bucolic sleepy market towns to the miles and miles of coastline, much loved by surfers, swimmers, families, and walkers from all over the world, a trip to this special place will stay with you for ever. Our range of holiday cottages in Devon are brimming with character, lovingly restored and all located on or near land in the care of the National Trust.

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Attractions
  • South West Coast Path
  • ferry link for day trips to Lundy from Ilfracombe and Bideford
Activities
  • Bird watching
  • cycling
  • freshwater and sea fishing
  • golf
  • horse riding
  • surfing
  • walking
  • water sports
  • tennis.
National Trust places to visit
Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum
Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum Intimate and intriguing Regency house, set in extensive estate, and impressive collection of horse-drawn vehicles
Lundy
Lundy Unspoilt island, home to a fascinating array of wildlife amidst dramatic scenery
Heddon Valley
Heddon Valley Towering cliffs, secluded coves and a beautiful wooded valley within Exmoor National Park
Finch Foundry
Finch Foundry The last working water-powered forge in England
Lawrence House
Lawrence House Beautiful Georgian town house
Lydford Gorge
Lydford Gorge The deepest gorge in the South West, with spectacular 30 metre waterfall

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Anonymous
    • May 2015
    • Unknown
    Wonderful walks on doorstep

    We were looking for somewhere remote and this ticked the box. Wonderful walks on the doorstep with the beach in walking distance. Peaceful and the sky at night awesome. Clean cottage and welcome pack / flowers a nice touch

  • Ian Harrison
    • November 2014
    • Northants
    Superb location

    Cottage was perfectly prepared / cleaned ready for our arrival - thank you location - superb!

  • Angela Mctavish
    • October 2014
    • UK
    Exceeded expectations

    Remote and peaceful location, loved the walks in the combe and exploring the beach Great cottage .. Welcoming tea tray and flowers beautifully prepared and very well equipped..exceeded our expectations

  • Sean Adams
    • February 2014
    • Isle of Wight
    Welcoming cottage

    We travelled through hideous windy and wet weather, arriving after dark so it was wonderful how welcoming the cottage was. Lamps were left on and a fire all ready to light. The cottage was immaculately clean and very comfortable. Just wish we could have stayed longer. A wonderfully tucked-away position; very comfortable, open-plan accommodation and the fact that we were allowed to bring our dog makes this place special.

  • Mrs G Wells
    The most idyllic getaway

    The most idyllic getaway, with nothing to disturb you. Beautifully furnished, excellent location for sightseeing, a wonderful place to share with family and/or friends.

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Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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