The Watch Tower

Paignton, Devon

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 012004

About The Watch Tower

An intriguing three-storey abode, built into the walls of a small Devonshire castle.

Enter The Watch Tower through a large wooden door to discover a carefully restored medieval gem. The three-storey building is built into the curtain wall of Compton Castle and features a narrow winding staircase and small peeping windows. 

The castle is set in a landscape of rolling hills and orchards, close to the South Devon coastline. There are gardens of the estate to explore as well as the inside of the small castle. 

Other nearby estates, which guests will have free access to, include to Coleton Fishacre and Bradley Manor. The seaside town of Paignton and its zoo are less than a 20-minte drive from here. 

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Features and facilities

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


Not accessible


  • Ground floor

    Bathroom with shower over bath, separate lavatory, steep stairs leading to first floor.

  • First floor

    1 double bedroom with 4' 6" bed, and steep narrow stairs leading to second floor.

  • Second floor

    Second floor: open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room.

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Children: Due to very steep, narrow stairs we feel this cottage is not suitable for children under 12.

Heating: Night storage heating included.

Parking: Cars must be parked on the grass outside the castle gates at all times. It is possible to load and unload quite near to the Watchtower although luggage will have to be carried a short distance. 

Access: The Watch Tower is set over 3 floors with narrow stairs. 

Utilities: The kitchen has a fridge with icebox.

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

Please note: It is advisable to take a torch if arriving after dark. The key to this cottage if collected has to be picked up before 6.30pm.

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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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