Watermouth Cove Cottages - Driftwood cottage - Exmoor, Sleeps 4
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Watermouth Cove Cottages - Driftwood cottage - Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Devon, Exmoor, England - Sleeps 4

Group bookings available: This property is one of 8 properties which, when rented together, can accommodate up to 40 guests

Watermouth Cove Cottages - Driftwood cottage

Watermouth Cove Cottages offer a choice of eight attractive self-catering cottages that nestle amongst tranquil grounds in an enviable position between Combe Martin and Ilfracombe in a peaceful valley on the North Devon Coast. Adjacent to Watermouth Castle which is one hundred and fifty years old, the cottages accommodate parties of four to eight guests individually and are perfectly positioned just two hundred yards from the sea. They are in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which offers dramatic scenery, woodland, moorland and a variety of beaches.

Formerly the stables and coach house of the castle, the cottages are enclosed in their own courtyard with a beautiful garden to the rear which is often visited by rabbits, foxes, jays, woodpeckers, visiting ducks from the nearby lake and plenty of garden birds, along with the occasional badger of a night.

The cottages are well equipped with full cooking facilities, ample crockery, fridges, microwaves and dishwashers. There is also a communal laundry room with washing machines, tumble dryer and public payphone and each holiday cottage has a television with DVD in the lounge.

Guests' are welcome to bring their well behaved pets with them and the area offers great walking opportunities with plenty of trails and footpaths to explore.

Watermouth Cove is within the parish of Berrynarbor and is a sheltered little harbour and rocky shoreline that is just two miles from both Ilfracombe and Combe Martin. Its sheltered position offers peaceful anchorage for small boats which can be seen bobbing on the water. There is also a slipway for those who want to bring their own boat.

For walkers, the Tarka Trail and South West Coast Path are easily accessible, as they meet at Watermouth Cove just two hundred yards from the cottages. Watermouth Cove is also on the edge of Exmoor which provides plenty more walking opportunities across the beautiful moor which is a haven for wildlife with red deer, birds of prey and the famed wild ponies to name just a few.

There is plenty to see and do in the surrounding area. The prize winning village of Berrynarbor with its first class restaurant and historic inn is just a few minutes’ drive from the cottages. Closer to home and under a ten minute walk from the cottages is The Old Sawmill pub which serves good pub food and a pint of real ale! Watermouth Cove Yacht Club also welcomes guests to their bar on Friday and Saturday evenings. Ilfracombe is a short drive and has Hele Bay, Rapparee and Tunnels beaches, along with delightful walks, gardens, pubs, restaurants, an exceptionally scenic coastal golf course, swimming pool and tennis courts. Boat trips are also available for visits to Lundy Island and fishing. Close by are the beautiful golden beaches of Woolacombe and Croyde which are popular with surfers and families, along with Saunton Sands.

Whether you want to stay locally and relax in the beautiful surrounding countryside or explore the area with its many attractions, Watermouth Cove Cottages provide an ideal place for a holiday or break away.

For up to date availability, prices and online booking, please click through to the owners website

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  • Driftwood cottage and patio area in the courtyard
  • Driftwood lounge is comfortable with a TV/DVD
  • Kitchens are fully equipped with cookers, microwave ovens & dishwashers
  • Driftwood double bedroom
  • Twin bedroom
  • Dining area
  • Seashell Cottage and patio in the cottage gardens
  • Watermouth Cove Cottages courtyard
  • Fushias in the gardens
  • Watermouth Castle next to the cottages
  • Watermouth Cove sunset
  • Watermouth Cove next to the cottages
  • Broadsands beach near to the the cottages
  • Combe Martin bay
  • Lynton & Barnstaple railway
  • Watersmeet waterfalls
  • Woody bay Exmoor coast
  • Combe Martin Sunset
  • Woolacombe beach
  • Woolacombe Sunset
  • Lynmouth harbour
  • River Lyn near Watersmeet
  • Smugglers Cove lounge
  • Smugglers Cove lounge with TV/ DVD and log burner
  • Watermouth Cove Cottages - Driftwood cottage


  • Internet Access
  • Log Burner
  • Pub/Restaurant Nearby
  • Waterside Location
  • Beach Nearby
  • Garden/Outside Area
  • Golf Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • DVD
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Accessible via Public Transport

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Driftwood Cottage is featured within this advertisement and sleeps up to four guests in two bedrooms. The ground floor accommodation provides a spacious living area which could be suitable for people with restricted mobility (please discuss your personal requirements with the owner before booking to ensure it is suitable both inside and out).

Accommodation comprises:

  • One double bedroom.
  • One bedroom with two single beds.
  • Lounge/kitchen/diner which is a spacious area with exposed beams and two windows. There is a television/DVD player and the kitchen area has cooker, fridge, microwave, dishwasher and plenty of crockery and utensils. The dining area has a round table with seating for four in the bay window, overlooking the courtyard with its patio area and barbecue.
  • Bathroom including shower over bath, wash basin, heated towel rail and WC.
  • A communal laundry room is available for the shared use of guests with washing machines (no charge for using this facility) and tumble dryer (small charge applies).

Outside: Driftwood has a dedicated parking bay for one car and affords its own patio area in the courtyard, along with the shared use of the half-acre gardens. The holiday cottages sit in an idyllic position just a pebbles throw from Watermouth Cove, castle and the South West Coast path.

Additional information: Extra parking is often available - please enquire with the owner. Fresh bed linen is provided but please bring your own towels. Cots and high chairs are provided (please bring your own cot bedding). Electricity is via £1 coin meters but the night storage heaters are included in the price. Well behaved pets are welcome. Pay phone available. Barbecues in the garden area.

Group Bookings: Eight cottages available that can accommodate large groups of forty guests when rented together. A perfect retreat for families and friends wanting a holiday by the sea.

For up to date availability, prices and online booking, please click through to the owners website

Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £249
Mid Season from £349
High Season from £549
Peak Season £799

Key details:
Pets: Yes, 2 dogs allowed
Smoking: No
Children: Yes
Changeover Day: Flexible
Payment options:
Cheque, Credit Card, Bank Transfer

Bedroom configuration:
Sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Twin)

Group booking details:
Please note: Watermouth Cove Cottages - Driftwood cottage sleeps 4 people. The owner has 8 properties which, when booked together, can accommodate up to 40 guests.   Dining capacity: 8.

Contact owner for group prices
All male groups: Please enquire with owner
All female groups: Please enquire with owner
Catering Available: No

Owner's details:
Owner: Steve & Clare Mountain, click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.

Watermouth Cove Cottages - Driftwood cottage joined Independent Cottages in July 2011

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Cottages by the sea. Open all year. 8 self catering cottages. 200 mtrs from Sea, Cove & Watermouth Castle. Near sandy surf beaches & Exmoor. Dog friendly cottages available. Open all year

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Cottages by the sea. Open all year.
8 self catering cottages.
200 mtrs from Sea, Cove & Watermouth Castle.
Near sandy surf beaches & Exmoor.
Dog friendly cottages available.
Open all year