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Combe Cottage


Clovelly, Devon

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Combe Cottage can be found up the hill from the Coastguard Cottages 1,2 and 3 in a wonderfully secluded position in the heart of the Peppercombe valley. Full of charm, many of the old cottage's original features have been preserved including a steep, winding staircase, slate flooring, and a baker's oven in the large fireplace.

The rocky and pebbly foreshore of Peppercombe beach is just a few minutes stroll away. 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 and rugged Hartland Point 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 ten miles away with designated surfing areas; it is also renowned for angling. There are other excellent beaches in easy reach.

Why not have a look at our other holiday cottages in Devon.

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, eco electrorad heating and convector heating included.

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

Garden: There is a small, fenced, sloping front garden which you can sit out in, with a picnic table provided. The back garden is not fully enclosed; please note that there is a steep drop to a stream.

Accessibility: 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.

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: There is a combined washing machine/dryer.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm.

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.

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.

Logs: Environmentally friendly briquettes can be purchased at the time of booking or whilst at the cottages for use on the fire.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 1
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Romantic
  • Remote location
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared telephone
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


Things to see and do nearby

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. We have a great range of holiday options in Devon, from holiday cottages brimming with character and lovingly restored to our bunkhouses and bothies, all located on or near land in the care of the National Trust.

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place to visit
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  • South West Coast Path
  • ferry link for day trips to Lundy from Ilfracombe and Bideford
  • 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 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


Comments from past visitors

  • Alison Patterson
    • July 2016
    • Merseyside
    Peace and quiet!

    Isolation, proximity to beach, privacy, peace and quiet, access to coast path all made our stay enjoyable. We consider lack of WiFi and phone signal a positive as these are what we are escaping on holiday.

  • Carol Wade
    • March 2016
    • Kent
    Enchantingly remote

    Combe Cottage was enchantingly remote. The surrounding countryside was great for walking and there were plenty of places to visit without too much car travel.

  • Jan McNair
    • October 2015
    • Harrow
    Beautiful area

    The cottage was in a wonderful place with no phone or wi-fi . The cottage was most beautiful and Kim and Roger had made sure it was very clean, with flowers, tea, coffee, milk and biscuits to welcome us. There were games in the cupboard and time to read. The welcome pack was good and all the instructions on how to use things was handy. The area was very beautiful.

  • Anonymous
    • September 2015
    • Unknown
    Made enjoyable...

    We loved the remote location of Combe cottage. No light or noise pollution. No Wi-fi, no mobile signal . It really was a get away from it all holiday. We would love to return.

  • 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

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What it will cost

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 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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