(EBV) Bay View holiday cottage with sea views. Combe Martin beach in Devon
- Local Area
- Adults only accommodation
- Exmoor National Park
- Commanding position
- Beach 5 mins walk
- Combe Martin 5 mins walk
- 2 balconies with bay views
- Widescreen TV
- Freeview Sky TV
- Private parking
- Private garden
- BBQ (Charcoal)
- Coastal path walks
Bay View is a high-quality holiday home set in Exmoor National Park on a hill at the end of a private road with a commanding position overlooking the bay and beach of Combe Martin. Though very close to the beach and the hustle and bustle of this popular holiday destination, Bay View is located in a peaceful spot with sea or beach views from all rooms of the house.
Important note: Bay View is adult-only accommodation and is not suitable for those with mobility problems due to the nature of the garden and different levels that the house is set over. Please also note the information under “Private off-road parking” below for access information. Please contact us for further advice if required.
At 1.5 miles Combe Martin has one of the longest high streets in Britain. The beach, pubs, restaurants and shops are just 350 metres (5 minutes walk) away from the main street. The best fish and chips are about 6 minutes walk away.
A regular farmers market is held at the village hall and there are many events and festivals held around this gorgeous part of north Devon throughout the year.
Combe Martin lies within the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Just to the east of Combe Martin Bay are the Hangman cliffs, made up of Little Hangman and the Great Hangman. The Great Hangman is a hog-backed hill of 1043 ft with a cliff-face of 820 ft, making it the highest cliff in southern Britain and can be reached by following the South West Coastal Path just a minute’s walk down the hill, which also runs through the village.
Combe Martin is a central location to visit the towns and beaches of Ilfracombe, Lynton, Lynmouth, Woolacombe, Croyde, Saunton and Barnstaple which are all short drive away.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
Sleeping six guests over three bedrooms; all with views of the bay. 1 hairdryer is provided.
Bedroom 1 (Top floor)
Double room with oak king size bed. Patio doors open onto a generous sized steel and glass balcony with views across the town and beach. En-suite walk-in shower, separate WC with washbasin across the landing.
Bedroom 2 (Lower floor)
Super king-size or twin room with a beach and sea view. Small en-suite walk-in shower and a washbasin. Wall-mounted widescreen TV with Freesat channels.
Bedroom 3 (Lower floor)
Double room with a beach and sea view.
Family bathroom (Lower floor)
Located between bedrooms 2 and 3 a large bathroom with a corner bath and hand shower, washbasin, WC and large heated towel rail. (The jacuzzi in the bath is not operational).
Located on the middle floor. Dual aspect windows both with sea views. The modern fitted kitchen is well equipped with an eye-level double oven with grill, induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, integrated fridge and freezer, a kettle and toaster etc. Breakfast bar with 3 chairs. Wall-mounted TV with Freesat channels.
Located on the middle floor. Open plan living/dining room. Patio doors open out onto a steel and glass balcony with fantastic uninterrupted sea views. Widescreen TV with free to view Sky channels, large corner sofa and coffee table. The large dining table easily seats 6 people. Free Wi-Fi throughout the house.
Located on the lower floor. Contemporary utility room with American style fridge/freezer with cold water and ice dispenser, washing machine and tumble dryer. Door with steps into the garden.
Outside and the gardens
Mature sloping, landscaped garden on differing levels surround the property on three sides with views of Combe Martin, the beach, bay and sea. Outside table and chairs and charcoal BBQ. There is hanging space for clothes drying under the entrance to the house.
Private off road parking
A private drive with off-road parking easily accommodates two cars but three can be parked with careful planning.
This is the last of four properties on a private road.
The road is very narrow and steep with two very tight bends. At a squeeze, the owner gets his VW T6 camper van up there with a little two-point reversing and full lock on the steering. If small roads and difficult parking are tricky for you then you can park in the car park at the bottom of the private road by the beach where 24-hour parking is available, more info in the ‘Local Area’ tab.
Regular bus service from Combe Martin to all local towns.
What’s on and what to do in Combe Martin, North Devon
There are lots to explore in the area, you can walk, drive or take the local bus. More information is in the Local Area tab above.
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The local area and what to do, Combe Martin in North Devon
The house is situated just to the east of Combe Martin Bay are the Hangman hills, the Hangman cliffs are made up of Little Hangman and the Great Hangman. The Great Hangman is a hog-backed hill of 1043 ft with a cliff-face of 820 ft, making it the highest cliff in southern Britain, and can be reached by following the South West Coast Path which runs through the village. Combe Martin lies within the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Combe Martin, Berrynarbor and Parracombe have some outstanding places to eat and drink. The village has tea rooms, 4 pubs, fish and chip shops, gift shops, small supermarket etc, all you need to ensure you have a rest from the kitchen when on holiday in Combe Martin and of course lots of opportunity for ice cream!!
A regular farmers’ market is held at the village hall.
Combe Martin museum and information point
The Wildlife and Dinosaur Park is similar to a normal wildlife park, containing animals such as wallabies, free-roaming macaws, wolves and lions, but there are also models and animatronic dinosaurs. The models are in their own area, Domain of the Dinosaurs, whilst the animatronics (T. rex, Dilophosaurus, Megalosaurus and Velociraptor) have an enclosure in the main area of the park. There is also a Dinosaur Museum with a fossilised skeleton and egg nest of some dinosaurs. Other attractions include a train ride with a massive flood of water, shows with sea lions and wolves, a light show and a mock Egyptian tomb with hieroglyphics and mummies.
Watermouth castle family theme park.
Lundy island, day trips and boat trips.
Public transport and buses Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Barnstaple
The bus is an easy option to get around, the bus stops just by the beach. Goes to the local towns and seaside beaches etc.
Filers Travel bus company, Local bus services link.
Double check the below information with Filers Travel Bus company in case they change anything.
Frequent services: 31 – Ilfracombe to Woolacombe via Mullacott Cross, Mortehoe. Monday to Saturday (except public holidays).
301 – Combe Martin to Barnstaple via Ilfracombe, Muddiford and North Devon District Hospital. Monday to Saturday (except public holidays).
302 – Ilfracombe to Woolacombe via Mullacott. Sundays and Bank holidays, Summer service from the beginning of July to mid-September.
303 – Woolacombe to Barnstaple via Braunton. Monday to Saturday (except public holidays).
309 – Lynton & Lynmouth to Barnstaple via Shirwell. Monday to Saturday (except public holidays).
310 – Lynton & Lynmouth to Barnstaple via Bratton Fleming. Monday to Saturday (except public holidays).
Bus Times bustimes.org
Public car park 24 hour parking by Combe Martin beach
Parking permits can be obtained from the council office just by the car park, Tel:01271 883403. The office is open to the general public Mon/Tues/Wed and Fri 10:00 – 12:00.
Pay by machine, depending on the time of year from £1 per hour up to £5 per 24 hour period.
Combe Martin Churches
St Peter and Vincula Church, Sunday service.
Methodist, Sunday service.
Baptist Sunday service 10.30 am.
Combe Martin Health centre / hospital
Combe Martin Health centre 01271 882406.
Tyrell Hospital – minor injuries unit, Ilfracombe 01271 862448 closes at 6 pm.
North Devon Hospital with A&E, Barnstaple 01271322577