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. Horse riding and fly, lake and sea fishing are all available nearby.
The Garden Suite is a single storey ground floor wing off the main house and has its own private garden. Fully-enclosed, the small garden is ideal for pets and for those who want direct access through the gate to the swimming pool. There is a comfortable living room with a bed settee for alternative sleeping and a separate kitchen/diner with patio doors leading out to the garden. One double bedroom and a compact bathroom(with sloping ceiling) complete this neat and convenient suite.
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: Ground Floor: Living room with electric coal-effect stove, TV and DVD. Spacious Kitchen/diner with electric cooker, fridge freezer and washing machine. Bedroom with King. Bathroom with bath and electric shower over, hand basin and WC. Communal tumble dryers and ironing facilities.
Facilities and Services: Bed linen supplied, no towels provided. All electricity inclusive. WiFi available in large communal entrance hall. No Smoking. One or two small dogs welcome. Garden furniture. Outdoor swimming pool available May 22 - Sept 5. 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 Saturday.
- Sleeps 2
- 1 Bedroom
- Suitable for up to 2 pets
- WiFi connection available
- Saturday changeover
- 1 Bathroom
- Bed linen provided
- Swimming pool available
- Private parking
- 5 miles to the nearest pub
- 0.25 miles from the coast
- On one level
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
Martinhoe Manor is just one of the best places to visit - the location overrides all other considerations! First time back for over 20 years, won't be the last!Ms Tessa King - 16th October 2017
Enjoy our holiday quite lovely walks ,and a garden for our dogs , dave was very welcoming will come again thank you Mr R Pratt - 16th September 2017
We & Our dogs loved the cottage & the surroundings, it was very quite, the enclosed garden was safe for the dogs & the views were stunning.Mrs Helen Forbes - 7th August 2017
I want to go back next yearMrs june smith - 16th May 2017
An amazing location with spectacular views and a private garden. The property is unpretentious, even a little shabby, but in terms of value for money and location, it suited us perfectly and we'd stay there again.Prof D G Henderson - 10th April 2017
Lovely area, accommodation great.Mrs Y Few - 8th February 2017
A beautiful quiet locationMrs P Wills - 25th January 2017
Lovely cottage and peaceful surroundings.Mr & Mrs J Parry - 15th June 2016
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