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 are having beautiful new kitchen units and work tops fitted, so will post new photos as soon as it's finished.
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
Large kitchen diner
Parking for 4 cars on site
Large sun deck
2 dogs welcome
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
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
Washer/dryer,iron +board,clothes drying rack, washroom, boot room. Slate tiled floor
Seating for 8, wood floor,log burner,40" TV with Freesat channels, DVDs player, Internet,CD player, games, books. wooden floor.
Sofa, table,wood floor, TV just for DVD's and games. Ideal as separate kids room. wooden floor
Coat stand and coat hooks. Tiled floor
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.
Top Traveller Review
Excellent holiday cottage
Our three grown up children thought the cottage was fab and our dog had a great holiday too.
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
About the Owner
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
10 min walk to beach
5min walk to pub with garden.
Child and dog friendly.
(4 traveller reviews)
Excellent holiday cottage
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.
A PROPERTY THAT FULFILLED ALL EXPECTATIONS AND MORE. FANTASTIC GARDENS THE CHILDREN LOVED IT.
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.
Great home for family Easter holiday
What a welcome - daffodils in all the rooms, Easter eggs and a couple of bottles of wine on the table - a lovely light, clean and warm home. Especially enjoyed the large well-equipped kitchen with the Aga (only at Easter) and the wood burner, as the weather was very mixed. Garden was great for Easter egg hunt and egg rolling with the grandchildren, 13, 11 & 2. Easy walk to beach through village and good location: children enjoyed kayaking from the beach, then we went west for surfing at Woolacombe and east for exploring Exmoor. Vivienne very helpful and answered queries very promptly. Great bakery and farm shop butcher in the village plus several well-stocked general stores and various pubs and eating places. Thanks for sharing your home.
Great House and Location
The house was even better in reality than the photos with a good location with great deck to enjoy sun and views over towards the national park. Beds all really comfortable and huge kitchen made it easy for family meals etc. Property was clean and welcoming. Easy walk into the village and well placed for trips to all the main beaches and national park walks. Vivienne was really helpful before the visit and had some great suggestions for places and activities-the walk up to Great Hangman is just across the village and well worth it for the views.
We had a wonderful week and would book again if we wanted to be in this area.
From the Owner
“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!”
Activity and Interests
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.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
21 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|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.
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
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“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.”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine ...
- Wood Stove ...
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Microwave ...
- Oven ...
- Refrigerator ...
- Hob ...
- Toaster ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player ...
- Games ...
- Music Library ...
- Stereo ...
- Television ...
- Video Library ...
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only ...
- pets considered ...
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- live theatre
- recreation centre
- theme parks
- bird watching
- horse riding
- outlet shopping
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- bay fishing
- 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
- 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
- Terrace ...
- Garden ...
- Barbecue ...
- This is a family home for family holidays,we do not accept Stag or Hen parties.