In a unique position overlooking the sea at Woody Bay, this historic Manor House sits within its own 26 acres of extensive grounds nestled into the tree-covered Exmoor hills and with its own private outdoor swimming pool. The views here are jaw dropping. Ancient woodland falls down almost to the sea and cliffs rise sharply up out of the water to become the highest in England. The craggy coastline is spectacularly beautiful, peaceful and unspoilt; little can be heard apart from the crash of the waves and the call of the birds. A steep path from the Manor leads through manicured grounds to a sand and shingle beach. A sparkling waterfall plays down the rocks and it is rumoured that German submariners would sneak ashore under cover of darkness and replenish their supplies of fresh water here during WWII. Rock pools, visiting seals, and a part natural swimming pool make Woody Bay a magical place to take a picnic and spend time on a fine day. Exhilarating walks wind through Exmoor National Park and over National Trust headlands and the South West Coast Path passes close by. A particularly scenic route follows the coast to Valley of Rocks and on to the twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth. Horseriding and fly, lake and sea fishing are all available nearby.
The Manor has been tastefully developed into six apartments. Set on the first floor Brendon Suite benefits from a pretty decked balcony which looks over the tree-filled garden to the Exmoor hills. The suite has its entrance via the balcony which is south facing to catch the afternoon sun. The open plan living/dining room and kitchen area and a double bedroom make this a comfortable and convenient base from which to explore the area.
Outside Martinhoe Manor has landscaped gardens, sweeping lawns, mature, colourful borders and meandering paths which melt into the Exmoor landscape beyond. East-facing, the morning sun lights up the front terraces and in the evenings the sun sets over the sea in a spectacular show of colour. A walled garden encloses a swimming pool and patio for exclusive use of the guests at the Manor. There is also a communal games room with a pool table and a very useful laundry room.
Accommodation: First Floor: Living/dining room with electric coal-effect stove, TV and DVD. Kitchen area with electric cooker, microwave and fridge. Bedroom 1 with Double and basin. Bathroom with bath and electric shower over, hand basin and WC. Communal laundry room with coin operated washing machines and tumble dryers, ironing facilities and shared use of freezer.
Facilities and Services: Bed linen supplied, no towels provided. Wi-Fi available in large communal entrance hall. No Smoking. Regret no Pets. Outdoor swimming pool available May 27th - Sept 3rd. Purified spring water supply. Short breaks available. Allocated parking for one car (additional parking available for £10 payable on arrival) Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Friday.
- Sleeps 2
- 1 Bedroom
- Sorry, no pets
- WiFi connection available
- Friday changeover
- 1 Bathroom
- Bed linen provided
- Swimming pool available
- Private parking
- 5 miles to the nearest pub
- 0.25 miles from the coast
- Washing machine
Love this place. Basic but good accommodation. Main thing is the quiet and beautiful location.Mrs E Perry - 6th August 2017
Stunning location...could not ask for more! Worth recommending to friends!Ms Ria Rabara - 4th September 2016
Incredible location and lovely sea viewsMr N Galton - 24th July 2016
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