Combe Cottage

Nr. Bideford, Devon

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 1
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 012024

About Combe Cottage

A country escape with a nearby stream and heaps of rustic charm; slate floors and a stone fireplace.

In a dreamy position atop a hill in the secluded wooded valley of Peppercombe, sits this whitewashed cottage. Blending harmoniously with its leafy surroundings, you’ll be in your own little patch of tranquillity. Gentle sounds of the nearby steam ambling by as it makes its way down to the beach, echo through the garden.  

Adding to its rustic charm, many of the cottage’s original features still remain inside; from the slate floors and winding staircase to the large stone fireplace and exposed beams. 

Just a few minutes’ stroll will lead you to the pebbly foreshore and red cliffs of Peppercombe Beach. At low tide there’s a sandy expanse, so don’t forget your bucket and spade. And if surfing is your thing, the blue flag beach Westward Ho! is a 15 minute drive. 

No visit would be complete without a meander through the cobbled village of Clovelly, which is just three miles away, and the lively old port of Bideford, just four miles to the east.

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


Not accessible

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  • 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

    There bedrooms with wooden floors (1 double with 5’ bed and 2 singles) and a bathroom with a shower over the bath.

Notes for guests

Access: The access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos please those images in the main website page.

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 until 5pm 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."

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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