Cornborough Coombe: Country House and Gardens near Westward Ho!, Devon
The whole house is designed to have fun, with a massive kitchen/diner at the centre of the house. It’s where everyone meets, eats and has a good time, enjoying relaxed mornings, lazy lunches and fabulous family dinners. There is a large patio outside which is a real sun-trap and ideal for family barbecues after a fun day at the beach or walking along the many trails all around the area. The house is great for large parties with children of all ages; there is a games-room with table-football and a PlayStation and upstairs there is a box-room with a huge toy collection. Cornborough Coombe is set in almost an acre of private grounds with lawns, woods and gardens perfect for exploring, climbing and playing games all day long. The house has many original features with uneven floors and a twisting, narrow wooden second staircase, so be careful after dinner! There are four large bedrooms, two en suite, looking over the gardens. This house is made for great holidays with family and friends.
Top Traveller Review
WESTWARD HO! CORNBOROUGH COOMBE AND COTT
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Guestbook comments from the manager
"Arriving to a warm welcome from Sally the delicious cream tea really set the scene for the rest of our stay in this delightful cottage. Such attention to detail is so good to see! We decided not to travel as the weather has been so beautiful we decided to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the lovely garden."
"What a beautifully quiet, fantastically well-appointed and well-located home from home this is. We relaxed completely and the kitchen was our permanent chill out zone. The multiple rooms in the house made it easy for noisy kids + quiet adults to exist together. "
"Thank you Jack, Gro, Sally and all the staff involved for making Orchard so magical – beds are so comfortable, every room is beautifully decorated and furnished and it is all so wonderfully equipped."
4.6 based on 5 holidaymaker reviews
WESTWARD HO! CORNBOROUGH COOMBE AND COTT
IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST COTTAGES WE HAVE STAYED IN. IT WAS VERY BIG FOR ALL 10 OF US TO GET LOST IN. EVERYTHING YOU COULD WANT WAS THERE. EVEN THINGS TO TAKE TO THE BEACH, GAMES, BOOKS, THE WOODS, SWINGS, SLIDE, ROPE SWINGS AND MUCH MORE. WE WHERE A FAMILY RANGEING FROM 4 WEEKS TO 83 YEARS OLD AND WE ALL ENJOYED IT SO MUCH. IT WAS EXCELLENT FOR MY DISABLED MOTHER. SHE COULD DO ANY THING ON HER OWN IF SHE WANTED BECAUSE THE COTT WAS SO GOOD EQUIPED FOR THE DISABLED. THANK YOU FROM EVERYBODY.
A real GEM
We stayed at Cornborough cottages for a ladies weekend break it was a real gem of a property and absolutely perfect for a relaxing getaway. The main house and annex were full of charm with a lovely mix of old and new, very clean and well maintained with good quality furnishings and comfy beds. Tucked away in a peaceful rural location both cottages were well equipped with everything you could possibly need, the woodland and cottage gardens were really beautiful with plenty of space to lose yourself if you wanted to.
We would all love to book again and will definately recommend to friends.
I have stayed in many holiday cottages this property is one of the very best.
Thankyou for a truly wonderful weekend.
PS. The pub ' Pig on the Hill ' served great food and was only a 5 minute walk. Perfect !
A delightful retreat far from the madding crowd.
I came to stay at the Cott for a week and could have stayed a lifetime!
It was fresh, bright and clean,and extremely comfortable. The garden and grounds were gorgeous and I spent most of my time outside from breakfast until dusk. Lots of places nearby to visit and explore. My favourite being a day in Clovelly. I would love to come with a larger group and stay at the cottage sometime. I had the most wonderful break.
THE PROPERTY WAS COMFORTABLE AND SPACIOUS, WE HAD THE COTT A TWO PERSON ANNEX WITH A DISABLED SHOWER AND TOILET.
VERY QUIET AND OFF THE BEATEN TRACK.
WE TOOK OUR WESTIE ANGUS AS IT CATERS FOR PETS, BUT WE WERE A LITTLE PUT OFF BY DOG HAIRS ON THE SEATING,AS ANGUS IS NEVER PERMITTED ON FURNATURE.
OTHER THAN THIS IT WAS RELAXING AND CLOSE TO MANY PLACES TO VISIT.
Cornborough Coombe cottages were a dream! We were a party of 8 aged from late fifties to toddlers! We had two small boys with us, and the grounds of the cottage were a complete wonder to them, they were always outside exploring we had to drag them inside! slides, rope swings, trees to climb, pooh sticks in the (shallow) stream it had it all! Two lounges meant the kids could play in one room, and the adults could lounge in the other, & then there was the kitchen where we all gathered from morning till late night around the huge kitchen table - it was very cozy. The bedrooms were stunning, and the little toy room at the turn in the stairs were a favourite place for two small toddlers to hide. The place was spotless and we were welcomed by Sean who showed us around the property when we arrived and was very helpful responding quickly to my text queries! The cottage is very private, its not signposted its down a very small lane that has a notice up that says "private keep out" lol! But as you creep down the lane in your car wondering if you're going to end up in someone's front garden, Cornborough Coombe Cottage reveals itself with its bright pink facia and crunchy gravel drive, its a real joy! We all absolutely loved it, and my grandson keeps asking where has the pink house gone? My only niggle was the wifi didn't work but we understand there was a problem that was being worked on, and our only recommendation is that the TV's really need upgrading. On the whole perfect!
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
North Devon is a mecca for adventure holiday seekers, with some of the best surfing in the UK and great beaches for kite and wind-surfing. There are outdoor pursuits centres nearby with Skern Lodge down the road. For the less energetic there is plenty of fishing, both river and sea. North Devon boasts some of the best walking in the world with miles of coastal walks and Exmoor less than an hour away. Instow sailing club is 2 miles away and there are plenty of rivers for canoeing and kayaking.
Horse riding is also widely available across North Devon with stables offering rides out across the moors and along coastal paths. For something truly memorable try riding along Woolacombe beach.
North Devon has some of the best beaches in the world and Cornborough is perfectly placed for both the north Cornwall and Devon beaches. Westward Ho! is just down the road but the larger beaches of Widemouth, Bude, Saunton Sands and Putsburough are not far. Plus there are loads of coves and estuary beaches for those seeking a quieter day out.
Nearest airport is Exeter - 70 miles.
Port at Plymouth and Portsmouth - 150/200 miles.
Train Station in Barnstaple 7 miles or Exeter 70 miles.
A Car is essential and can be hired locally or from points of entry.
Cornborough is a mile from the nearest town of Westward Ho! and 70 from Exeter.
It is 15 miles from Exmoor and close to all the beaches along the North coast of Devon and Cornwall. The Pig on the Hill Pub is also within walking distance and serves excellent food all year round.
Cornborough is close to local shops at Northam and Appledore. Bideford is only a few miles away and has a large Morrissons. The villages of Appledore and Instow have wonderful restaurants and pubs. Look for The George at Appledore and the Boathouse at Instow.
- Available arrival
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Tumble Dryer ...
- Washing Machine ...
- Wood Stove
- Dishes & Utensils
- Hob ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair accessible ...
- near the sea
- autumn foliage
- botanical garden
- live theatre
- theme parks
- bird watching
- horse riding
- outlet shopping
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- equestrian events
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- jet skiing
- pier fishing
- bay fishing
- surf fishing
- water skiing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 4 - Toilet
- Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
- Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
- Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
- Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed, Bunk beds
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 5 large bedrooms, two double, three twins and a bunk room. In the main house on the second floor you will find 4 bedrooms, two en-suite doubles, two twins and a bunk room. A separate ground floor twin with en-suite wet room is in the attached annexe.
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Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: Cornborough Coombe is a stunning, beautifully presented country house. It's warm pink façade reflects the luxury and elegance of the interior design. Cornborough Cott can be let separately outside the school holidays unless Cornborough Coombe has already been booked. If the Cott is booked, then the House will not be let. Essentially, if you are renting Cornborough Coombe you have the whole property including the Cott to yourselves - there won't be another party in residence! Dogs are welcome. All utility services, bed linen and towels are included. Outside: Cornborough's garden and patio are full of country plants and perfect to sit out and relax. To the front of the house is a large lawn with children's play frame and gate leading on to open fields.