The Watch Tower

Paignton, Devon
The exterior of The Watch Tower, Compton Castle, Devon
The stone exterior of The Watch Tower, Compton Castle, Devon
Compton Castle near the Watch Tower, Devon
The entrance hall at The Watch Tower, Compton Castle, Devon
The large sitting room at The Watch Tower, Compton Castle, Devon
The kitchen at The Watch Tower, Compton Castle, Devon
The double bedroom at The Watch Tower, Compton Castle, Devon
The bathroom at The Watch Tower, Compton Castle, Devon
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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

Accessibility

Not accessible

Layout

  • 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 through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. 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.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities (details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage). Bedding, linen and towels are supplied (with a few exceptions, which is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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