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Ebrington House - Character Cottage Just 50 Yards From The Beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Combe Martin, North Devon, England - Ideal Centre For Walkers, With The South West Coastal Path Just Yards Away

New on the market in 2014, Ebrington House is a lovely character cottage just 50 yards from Combe Martin beach. Originally built around 1650, it is a former pub and one of the oldest houses in the village. It has been completely refurbished and now sleeps 8 people in comfort and style. The property features lots of exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, two Inglenook fireplaces, and a wood-burning stove. However, as well as these character features, it has all the latest modern appliances, plus full gas central heating, with constant hot water and Wi-Fi.

Ebrington House is an ideal centre for walkers, as the South-West Coastal Path is just yards away. Among other local amenities, are two pubs (both serving food) a fish & chip shop, butcher, baker, pharmacist, two mini-markets, plus a selection of tourist shops, including two offering kayaks for hire. The house is located next door to the Combe Martin Museum and Tourist Information Office, which provides a comprehensive and fascinating insight into the rich and varied history of this village.

Within a mile or so is the Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, whilst the other way takes you to Watermouth Castle, a popular theme park for the younger members of the family. The seaside town of Ilfracombe is about four miles away, with its pretty harbour now featuring Damien Hirst’s statue of Verity. Heading further west brings you to the sweeping beaches of Woolacombe, Saunton and Croyde, all very popular for surfing.

More Details

Mr and Mrs A Davis
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

About Mr and Mrs A Davis

Jan and Tony Davis first discovered Combe Martin in 2008 and liked it so much that they bought a holiday home here.

Since 2014, they have been living in the village full-time and have really enjoyed restoring Ebrington House to the stylish, comfortable and characterful holiday home it is today.

Mr and Mrs A Davis purchased this cottage in 2014


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Combe Martin in Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom upstairs with WC and bath with shower over Downstairs shower-room with WC and hand basin
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 adults plus a small child (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with super-kingsize bed Bedroom 2 with standard double bed Bedroom 3 with twin beds Landing / Bedroom 4 with twin beds The Parlour downstairs also has a 4'2" (130cm) sofa-bed Cot and small child's bed available on request.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The Parlour has exposed beams, an Inglenook fireplace containing a coal-burner style gas fire, a dining table and chairs and a sofa-bed. Directly off this room, is a newly-refurbished shower-room / WC. (This layout could be really useful if someone in your party is less mobile and stairs are a problem). Outside: There is a pretty, secluded, walled garden at the rear of the house (reached by stone steps), which contains a range of attractive plants and a selection of garden furniture. The garden gets the sun most of the day and is sheltered from the wind. A coal-fired barbecue is also provided for your use. The garden gives direct access to the Car Park behind and a parking permit for one car is included with your week’s rental. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and changed weekly and the property is cleaned on a weekly basis. Other: The spectacular landing has vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, etc. and turns into bedroom 4 at night when you pull the heavy drapes for privacy.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)


Perfect and spotlessly clean!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic property! Great parking, large kitchen, washer & dryer, fireplace/stove, plenty of room to spread out yet so cozy. It was off season and only 2 of us but I see returning with a group to take advantage of all the surrounding area has to offer as well as just staying put in Combe Martin and letting cares slip away. Thank you Tony & Jan for a wonderful stay!! It could not have been any better!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear P & T, thank you very much for your kind words. We hope to see you again (with the rest of your group !) in the very near future. Very best wishes, Tony & Jan.
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All you could ask for

  • 5 of 5

A warm welcome a comfortable, clean, well equipped House and a hop skip and a jump to the beach. It was fabulous

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much - we look forward to you all returning some time soon. Regards, Jan & Tony.
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Fabulous property

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely welcoming ,relaxing house in a delightful village which was perfect in early September. Even if the house was filled to capacity it would still have room for everyone. Every piece of kitchen equipment you could possible desire. Comfortable furniture in the lounge. Very comfortable beds which is so important, quality pillows,bedding and towels. Odd cool evening house warmed up in no time with simple to use heating so I would be happy to stay there in the winter. Parking very easy outside the back garden gate. Garden area was charming and again well equipped. I noticed dogs were welcome and was slightly concerned as we're not dog people but there was absolutely no trace whatsoever of dogs, full marks to the cleaner.

Do try the Black Venus at Challacombe for a meal but arrive early, definitely well above the average. We would also recommend the surfing and boarding at Woolacombe where you can hire boards and wet suits - fabulous fun for young and old(ish). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, even the teenager who managed to find lots of Pokemon. Hope very much to return sometime.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lynn, thank you for your kind words - it's nice to know that all our hard work is appreciated. You will be welcome back whenever you want to return to North Devon. Sincere regards, Jan & Tony Davis.
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  • 1 of 5

Misleading information about garden and bedrooms no details about difficulty parking and situated in very run down village of Combe Martin. Very expensive and overall disappointing stay. Would not stay there again nor recommend it to anyone

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, it had to happen at some time - after three years of nothing but happy guests and tremendous reviews, we were bound to get somebody who didn't enjoy their holiday at Ebrington House for whatever reason - it just goes to show that you really can't please all of the people all of the time... We sincerely hope that anybody considering booking with us, pays far more attention to all the happy travellers who have posted 5-star reviews and returned to us time after time, than this particular one... Jan & Tony Davis. P.S. I just noticed that this is the same family that wrote "lovely holiday, cottage great, Thanks" in our visitors book !
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Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay at Ebrington House. It is very clean and well equipped. Tony and Jan go that extra mile to make you feel welcome, with a bottle of Prosecco and a box of chocolates on arrival. Such a thoughtful touch. We look forward to coming and staying again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Becki, it was really good having you here and you will be welcome back any time. Kind regards, Tony & Jan.
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Great for all ages

  • 5 of 5

Suited our family of 4 adults ,and we had room to entertain some more family that live in the village.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year
21 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
25% deposit is required at the time of booking, with the balance payable six weeks before the start of the rental period. Bookings made within six weeks of the start of the rental are payable in full at the time of booking.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is normal changeover day for weekly lets, with departures by 10.00am and arrivals from 4.00pm. Other arrangements can be made for shorter-term occupation. Christmas and New Year weeks will both be bookable this year from Monday to Monday.

Notes on prices:
Well-behaved dogs are welcome at a weekly charge of £20 for a big dog, or £10 for a small one.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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