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Nr. Bideford, Devon

Combe Cottage

The shaded exterior of Combe Cottage, Devon
The exterior of Combe Cottage, Devon | © National Trust / Chris Lacey
The cosy sitting room at Combe Cottage, Devon
The spacious dining area at Combe Cottage, Devon

Combe Cottage

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

The cosy sitting room at Combe Cottage, Devon
The spacious dining area at Combe Cottage, Devon
The shaded exterior of Combe Cottage, Devon
The bright, airy kitchen dining area at Combe Cottage, Devon
The bright double bedroom at Combe Cottage, Devon
One of two single bedrooms at Combe Cottage, Devon
The bright bathroom at Combe Cottage, Devon
The family bathroom at Combe Cottage, Devon
The stunning local beach at Combe Cottage, Devon
The woodland behind Combe Cottage, Devon
The stunning exterior of Combe Cottage, Devon

© National Trust / Jake Turner

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

At a glance

Guests
4
Bedrooms
3
Number of dogs welcome
1
Reference
012024
Acorn rating

About Combe Cottage

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 stream 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.
 

Features and facilities

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

Location

Accessibility

Careful drive down track required. Once parked, access by foot up steep, 150m path - can be wet, muddy and slippery. Sloping garden with drop to stream. Garden not fully enclosed. Steep, winding staircase. No stairgates. Accessibility questions? Email holiday.enquiries@nationaltrust.org.uk or call us on 0344 800 2070.

Read our accessibility guide 

Layout

Ground floor layout

Slate floored sitting room with solid fuel stove in fireplace, open-plan kitchen/dining room with utility area on one side.

First floor layout

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

More information

Heating: Night storage heating, eco electrorad heating and convector heating included.

Parking: There is a small parking area which has a marked space for each cottage for one car.   Large vehicles eg mini vans are not recommended.

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.

WiFi: We are pleased to provide WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT. Please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon.

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 via s steep track of approximately 150 yards. This unmade track is rough and can be wet, muddy and sometimes slippery. Suitable footwear is recommended.

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.

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: Eco logs and fire starter kits can be purchased at the time of booking or whilst at the cottages for use on the fire. Eco logs are sold in packs and cost £9.00. A pack should last all day or two evenings. We also offer a fire starter kit consisting of 30 eco briquettes and 3 firelighters for £9.00 per bag which will provide a base for approximately 3 fires.