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Comfortable House,Sunny terrace, large garden,10mins beach, sleeps 8 +cot.

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

4 beds,parking, large garden with terrace, easy walk to beach, dog friendly

The Firs is our home, a wonderful Victorian house in it's own grounds, Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Tucked down a quiet lane it is a very peaceful spot although just a few minutes from the high street.

Some of the best features of the house are: it's spacious open plan country kitchen/diner which is the hub of our home and great for for spending time eating and drinking around the kitchen table.

This year 2017 we have had lovely new kitchen units and work tops fitted.

There are beautiful views of the valley and our garden from every room.

We have an en-suite wet room and traditional family bathroom complete with a large roll top bath ..perfect to unwind in after a day exploring North Devon.

We now have fitted carpets upstairs in 3 bedrooms and the landing...another new for 2017!

The lovely kids room with bunk beds and also they have a separate living room off the kitchen to play in/watch Dvd's away from the adults.

For the Adults we have a 42" Tv and plenty of Dvd's, c.d's and books in the large living room. Also a log burner if there's a chill in the air.

The house Is decorated in a combination of relaxed French/coastal/vintage style!

Anyway we hope you will find it has a comfortable and relaxed feel.

Outside the delightful gardens are south facing.

There is a lawned area at the front where we love to sit on the bench with our morning coffee.

There are 2 sheltered sun trap courtyards on either side of the house,one has a rotary clothes line and is enclosed so very useful for storing surf equipment and beach paraphernalia etc.

There is a kettle BBQ for your use in the courtyards.

Our favourite is the wonderful large sun deck with fantastic views. Complete with dining table that seats 8 and 2 sun beds,you can sit there until the sun goes down. It is the perfect spot to unwind.

The rambling woodland garden is on 2 levels with a large tree ( with swinging hammock chair) at the top.

There's plenty of room for kids to run around ( supervised of course) and kick a football. It is a relaxed woodland garden with several Apple trees.

We also have some outbuildings which we are renovating to let out eventually!

From the house it is an easy 10 minute walk along the high street to our lovely cove with 2 beaches. And all the shops cafes and pubs.

There is also a shop/post office, and a lovely pub Just up the road..children and dogs welcome.

We have an extensive drive which can accommodate up to 4 cars, this is a major bonus for a holiday home.

But once you're here hopefully you won't have to use your car too much!

Sleeps 8 +travel cot

4 bedrooms

2 bathrooms

Downstairs toilet

Large kitchen diner

Parking for 4 cars on site

Large sun deck

Terraced gardens

Log burner

BBQ

2 dogs welcome

BEDS:

Bed 1 - king size bed, dressing table with mirror, wardrobe, bedside tables. carpet

Bed 2 - Double bed, wardrobe with drawers, bedside tables. En-suite wet room. carpet

Bed 3 - Twin divan beds, large chest of drawers, bedside tables. wooden floor.

Bed 4 - Bunk beds (adult length but low height)), large cupboard, small chest of drawers/ bedside table.

Travel cot and mattress available for baby( supply own bedding) carpet

BATHs:

Family bathroom - Roll top bath with shower mixer, sink and toilet. Amtico flooring

En-suite wet room - shower plus hand shower and sink.Tiled floor.

Downstairs washroom - toilet and large sink

KITCHEN:gas fired Aga ( will be switched off for summer let)

double electric oven and hob, dishwasher,Dualit 4 slice toaster, dining table seats 8, large Fridge Freezer, microwave, high chair if needed. Dresser. Slate tiled floor

UTILITY:

Washer/dryer,iron +board,clothes drying rack, washroom, boot room. Slate tiled floor

LOUNGE:

Seating for 8, wood floor,log burner,40" TV with Freesat channels, DVDs player, Internet,CD player, games, books. wooden floor.

SNUG ROOM:

Sofa, table,wood floor, TV just for DVD's and games. Ideal as separate kids room. wooden floor

HALL:

Coat stand and coat hooks. Tiled floor

OUTSIDE:

Large rambling terraced garden, large sun deck with table seats 8,2 sun loungers+umbrella. Front lawn area, 2 courtyards(1 enclosed), rotary washing line, BBQ, Parking for 4 cars on site.

More Details

Owner
Vivienne Redmond
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2017

About Vivienne Redmond

We moved to Combe Martin In 2014 from London after finding this unique property.

We have absolutely no regrets about moving here, what's not to like.. We're in an area of outstanding beauty, we have beaches and Exmoor on our doorstep. So many Artists and craftspeople around, interesting market towns to shop in, farmer's markets, plenty to do with visiting family and Grandchildren, the list is endless!

Combe Martin is a really friendly village with practically everything you need on your doorstep, so if you don't want to travel you don't have to! We hope you will love the place as much as we do.

Vivienne Redmond purchased this house in 2014

Why Vivienne Redmond chose North Devon

The house is spacious and comfortable,with a great kitchen diner.

The garden is a lovely place to relax and enjoy the views of Combe Martin and Exmoor beyond,especially from the large sun deck.

We're situated down a quiet lane so no worries about passing traffic.

Plenty of parking

Plenty of space for the children to play, we ask that you do supervise them though.

2 dogs are welcome ( £25 supplement per dog) we insist you are responsible for collecting the dog waste as the management company won't do this.

There are games and Dvd's for rainy days.

There is a BBQ to be used in the kitchen courtyard.

The beach is an easy 10 min walk along the high street

Passing our lovely baker for treats on the way!

What makes this house unique

Parking for 4 cars.

Quiet lane safer for children and dogs.

Large grounds detached house

Fantastic views

10 min walk to beach

5min walk to pub with garden.

Child and dog friendly.

Location

Nearest Airport
63 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Combe Martin
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Ilfracombe
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Barnstaple
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Combe Martin
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Combe Martin
Car: recommended

Combe Martin beach ideal for children, rock pooling, swimming. great for Kayaking all ages.

Woolacombe beach voted best beach in uk 20 min drive away.great for surfing, surfing lessons, kids area, long beach walks and shops,bars and cafes.

Croyde and Saunton sands surfing beaches.

Ilfracombe for boat trips, sea fishing, restaurants, art galleries ,shopping and Damien Hirsts statue Verity.

Tesco in Ilfracombe

Plenty of Coastal walks and Exmoor close by, for horse riding/pony trekking. Walking, hiking and pubs.

Plenty of quality theme parks for children nearby,

Wildlife and Dinosaur park, Exmoor Zoo, Watermouth Castle, Tunnels beaches.

Barnstaple, Bideford and South Molton market towns, Atlantic village outlet shopping centre Bideford, all worth a visit.

Plenty of Gorgeous villages with traditional pubs, all child and dog friendly.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Combe Martin in Combe Martin

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom - large roll top bath with shower mixer, sink, toilet. En-suite Wet room - large shower and hand shower, sink. Downstairs washroom - toilet and large sink
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bed 1 - king size bed , wardrobe, dressing table, bedside tables. Bed 2 - double bed, wardrobe, bedside tables, en-suite wet room. Bed 3 - twin divan beds, large chest of drawers, bedside tables. Bed 4 - bunk beds adult length but low height. - bunk beds, large cupboard, bedside table. Travel cot available
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
This is a family home for family holidays,we do not accept Stag or Hen parties.

Reviews

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Comfortable House,Sunny terrace, large garden,10mins beach, sleeps 8 +cot.
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Brighton
5

Lovely family home - perfect for relaxed get together with old friends

  • 5 of 5

House was a perfect size for two families - wonderful view from house. Relaxed and homely.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen for leaving Your review. It's great to know that the house worked well for 2 families and that you enjoyed your holiday in North Devon. Thank you also for being such lovely guests. Vivienne
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5

Lovely spacious, well-appointed cottage which we'd come back to! Great location for North Devon

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week in The Firs. Fantastic location for exploring the beaches - Woolacombe a favourite - riding along the Tarka Trail, long walks and exploring generally. Great fish and chips and village pubs. Cottage very spacious for 2 families. Would have liked another walk in shower and loo but everything else spot on. The owners were very prompt and lovely to deal with. We had children from 15 to 9 years old and they all found things to do and loved the Wii and DVDs! We'd certainly come back. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review, thank you Kim. Sounds like you all had a wonderful time...not easy with several teenagers..I'm glad they were happy with the Wii and games etc. You certainly managed to pack a lot into your week. It would be lovely if you visited again. Best wishes, Vivienne
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5

We had a great week at The Firs, house is beautiful and well placed for all North Devon attractions.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful house, very well maintained and comfertable

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Danny, we are so lucky to have so many beautiful places within easy reach of Combe Martin. And having the sea and Exmoor on our doorstep is fabulous. So glad you enjoyed your stay, and spending quality time with your grandchildren. Best wishes, Vivienne
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5

Fantastic family holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at The Firs was perfect. The house is extremely well equipped and we felt at home as soon as we arrived. The children loved the adventurous garden and we enjoyed relaxing in the decked terrace. The location of the property is excellent, we walked into Combe Martin daily to buy fresh bread and it is also an easy walk to the beach. We didn't eat out in Combe Martin but did try the black and white chip shop which was superb. A lovely relaxing family holiday, we hope to be back in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review, thank you Emma. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay in our home and Combe Martin, we love that we can just nip down the road to the bakers, butchers etc. Means you don't always have to use your car. You were great guests and we'd love it if you returned for another holiday. Best wishes, Vivienne.
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Birmingham
5

Excellent holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The cottage is in a great location with shops and local pubs nearby. The cottage is spacious and the bedrooms are a good size. There are large secluded gardens and ample car parking.

Our three grown up children thought the cottage was fab and our dog had a great holiday too.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We're glad you all had a great time, hope the birthday went well. The house is very convenient for all amenities, it's nice not to have to use the car sometimes. Best wishes and hope you visit us again. Vivienne
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5

A PROPERTY THAT FULFILLED ALL EXPECTATIONS AND MORE. FANTASTIC GARDENS THE CHILDREN LOVED IT.

  • 5 of 5

PARENTS CHILDREN GRAND CHILDREN (8 IN TOTAL) AND BUZZ ONE BLACK LABRADOR TOGETHER FOR ONE WEEK.

OUR FIRST IMPRESSION AFTER A 200 MILE JOURNEY CULMINATING IN A VERY CAREFUL DRIVE ALONG A NARROW LANE WAS YES WE MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE. THE SETTING JUST OFF THE MAIN STREET OF THE VILLAGE IS EXCELLENT WITH VIEWS ACROSS THE VALLEY TO THE HILLS COLOURED BY A VAST EXPANSE OF BLUE SKY. THE PROPERTY IS ONE OF THE BEST WE HAVE STAYED IN AND WHILST THERE IS A LOUNGE THE AMOUNT OF TIME SPENT IN THE VERY LARGE KITCHEN WAS CONSIDERABLE AS A PLACE WHERE ALL THE FAMILY CAN SIT TO EAT AND PLAY GAMES.

BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS ALL MET OUR NEEDS AND THE SMALL TOUCHES PROVIDED ON ARRIVAL WERE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED.(WHAT WERE THEY YOU WILL HAVE TO STAY TO FIND OUT !).

WE WERE BLESSED WITH MAINLY GOOD WEATHER AND MADE FOR THE BEACH AT WOOLACOMBE WITH ITS MASSIVE EXPANSE OF SAND GENTLY SLOPING INTO THE SEA AND WHERE WE WERE ALLOWED TO TAKE THE DOG. GREAT TIME HERE WITH BODY BOARDING AND ALL THE USUAL BEACH FUN INCLUDING DIGGING A VERY LARGE HOLE FOR THE CHILDREN TO PLAY IN AND WHILST CAR PARKING IS NOT CHEAP THE ABILITY TO GET TO A PART OF THE BEACH THAT IS UNCROWDED OUTWEIGHS THE PRICE.

IN COMBE MARTIN THE BAKER IS A MUST WONDERFUL BREAD AND CAKES MADE ON THE PREMISES ALONG WITH OTHER LOCAL SHOPS ABLE TO PROVIDE MOST OF OUR NEEDS ALL WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE FROM THE PROPERTY. ALSO ONLY A SHORT STROLL TO THE FAMOUS PACK OF CARDS FOR A TASTE OF THE LOCAL BREW.

EXPLORATION OF THE ROCK POOLS IN THE VILLAGE AND THE CAVES IS A MUST FOR THE CHILDREN MAYBE SLIGHTLY EMBELLISHED WITH PIRATE TALES WHILST WE WERE THERE.

FOR US THE DRAW OF THE AREA WAS THE SEASIDE AND A PROPERTY THAT WE COULD ALL ENJOY. THERE ARE MANY ATTRACTIONS TO BE FOUND IF YOU NEED THEM EXCELLENT WALKING ALL VERY CLOSE.

OVERALL WE EXPERIENCED A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY IN A LOVELY PART OF THE COUNTRY AND A PROPERTY THAT YOU CAN LIVE IN AS YOUR OWN ALBEIT IN OUR CASE ONE WEEK. OUR RECOMMENDATION TO ANYONE THINKING OF "THE FIRS" IS DO NOT WAIT TO LONG AS SOMEONE ELSE WILL BEAT YOU TO IT.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Ian for such a wonderful review, we are happy you had a great week and good weather. It's lovely knowing our house has been a place for 3 generations to get together. Hopefully you'll return one day. Best wishes Vivienne
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Combe Martin, Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Easter 2018
30 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Summer 2018
20 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,700
for 7 nights
£1,700
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

The house is available for Summer holidays from 21st July until 8th September 2017
The property is the owner's home.
Friday change over. Check in time 4pm Check out 10a.m
We expect the house to be left clean and tidy but that can be quite stressful at the end of your holiday! If you would like the cleaning done for you please let me know and I will get a price from the changeover ladies.

We ask for a 25% deposit up front to secure the booking with the remainder paid 8 weeks before your arrival date.
The £150 security deposit is also to be paid then, and will be refunded by bank transfer once the property has been checked after your departure.
Cancellations before the 8 weeks will be refunded in full.
Cancellations within the 8 weeks will forfeit 50% of the deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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