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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.
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.

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 machie and tumble dryer are a combined washer/dryer.

Telephone: Outgoing calls only can be made from the Payphone located near the car park. There is no mobile signal at the cottage but 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/Charcoal: A fire starter kit consisting of 1 x net of logs, 1 x net of eco-kindling and a box of 28 eco-firelighters can be purchased for £12.50.

Additional supplies of logs can be purchased for £5 per net.

Additional supplies of kindling at £3.50 per net.

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
Special offers
  • 15% Discount - Offer from 18/04/2014 to 04/05/2014 Save 15% 15% Discount
Features
  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Romantic
  • Remote location
Facilities
  • 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 0844 335 1287

Nearby

Things to see and do nearby

South West England
Two women drawing a huge sun on the sandy beach at Kynance Cove, Cornwall. © John Miller

The South West region is probably England's most well-known holiday hotspot, being home to some of the most famous seaside resorts. Pretty villages and harbours in Cornwall, many with sweeping sandy beaches, such as St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to name but a few, give way to sophisticated seaside resorts in Devon and Dorset which include Bournemouth, Torquay and Ilfracombe. The history of this region is unrivalled; Wiltshire's spectacular downland and the stone circles at Avebury and Stonehenge, through Hardy's Dorset, dramatic Dartmoor and gentler Exmoor, to the mining landscapes of Cornwall and West Devon, which are now recognised as being of international significance, having been awarded World Heritage Site status in 2006. The Trust protects 370 miles of the coastline in Devon and Cornwall and, wherever you are in the two far western counties, you're never more than 25 miles from the sea. As well as this peninsula, the Trust also cares for much of the countryside in Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset and a wide array of fascinating properties to visit and explore. Not surprisingly, perhaps, this area is also home to the widest selection of National Trust holiday cottages.

North Devon
Coastal heath (Common heather, Bell heather and Western gorse) lining the coastal path in late summer on the Great Hangman (National Trust) near Combe Martin, North Devon. © David Noton

North Devon with its outstanding coast, glorious moorland, plunging wooded valleys and remote, unchanging rural landscapes inland - has so much to offer the visitor, no matter what type of holiday you are looking for. On the coast you will find miles of sandy beaches at places like Woolacombe and Croyde, and some of the finest surf in Britain (whether you're a beginner or a pro), interspersed by long and lonely stretches of dramatic soaring cliffs and rugged headlands, with the South West Coast Path running all the way along the coast, guaranteeing some exhilarating walking . The beautiful wooded valleys and winding rivers of Exmoor National Park add a softer touch to the landscape around the fringes of the high bare moorland, whilst the lively coastal towns in the area Lynton, Ilfracombe, Barnstaple and Bideford - bring a bit of seaside sparkle. Inland, there are historic market towns and hidden villages in the lovely unspoilt valleys of the Taw and the Torridge.

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place to visit
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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

  • 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.

  • David Marshall
    • December 2013
    • Berkshire
    Beautifully prepared

    Beautifully prepared for our arrival, thank you.

  • John Irving
    • January 2013
    • Bristol
    Wanted to stay longer

    An exemplary standard of care and attention which left us wanting to stay in such a beautiful location for a lot longer.

  • 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.

  • Leanne Hyde
    Lovely warm cottage

    Lovely warm cottage, be aware the road down to the cottage is not for the faint hearted. Nearby village of Clovelly worth a visit

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Prices include:

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  • Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)

Special offers

  • 15% Discount - Offer from 18/04/2014 to 04/05/2014 Save 15% 15% Discount

Supplements
(not included in the price table above)

  • A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
  • Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0844 335 1287 or email cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
  • As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain 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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