High quality self-catering cottages in North Devon & Exmoor


Combe Martin - North Devon Coast

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
£289 - £650 per week

Special Offers: Bookings between 20th December and 4th january 2016 now 15% discount


Set in the midst of an area of outstanding natural beauty Holdstone is in a great location. If you are looking for a family holiday or a break away with friends Combe Martin is an ideal base, close to the South West Coastal Path, having its own sheltered sandy cove and being within easy reach of the stunning beaches of Woolacombe and wonderful scenery of Exmoor National Park. This stylishly presented home forms part of a small row of town houses with pretty front gardens and ample private parking. The spacious dining kitchen boasts modern beech units complemented by granite style worktops and the comfortable living room has an attractive feature fireplace. Upstairs are two lovely bedrooms, the double enjoys an ensuite shower room whilst the guests in the twin room have a spacious fully tiled contemporary bathroom. Aptly named after the nearby Hill and Down,  Holdstone provides a warm welcome to visitors of this popular area at any time of year.

Accommodation: Ground floor: Hall. Living room with TV with Freesat and  DVD. Kitchen/Dining room with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher. First floor:  Bedroom 1 with King and ensuite shower room with WC and basin. Bedroom 2 with Twin. Bathroom with bath, WC and basin.

Facilities and Services: Linen and towels. Gas CH. Wi-Fi broadband.  No  smoking. 2 pets welcome. 2 parking spaces. Hairdryer. Stairgate available. Short breaks available. Arrival/Dep for weekly bookings is Friday.


  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot available
  • 1.5 miles from the coast
  • 1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer


Band Date Range 7 night price *
A 30th Oct 2015 - 10th Dec 2015 £289.00
F 11th Dec 2015 - 17th Dec 2015 £550.00
F 18th Dec 2015 - 24th Dec 2015 £550.00
F Christmas £550.00
F New Year £550.00
A 01st Jan 2016 - 17th Mar 2016 £295.00
B 18th Mar 2016 - 07th Apr 2016 £407.00
C 08th Apr 2016 - 26th May 2016 £357.00
D 27th May 2016 - 02nd Jun 2016 £536.00
E 03rd Jun 2016 - 30th Jun 2016 £458.00
F 01st Jul 2016 - 21st Jul 2016 £559.00
G 22nd Jul 2016 - 01st Sep 2016 £650.00
B 02nd Sep 2016 - 22nd Sep 2016 £407.00
H 23rd Sep 2016 - 20th Oct 2016 £337.00
B 21st Oct 2016 - 27th Oct 2016 £407.00
A 28th Oct 2016 - 15th Dec 2016 £295.00
F 16th Dec 2016 - 24th Dec 2016 £559.00
F Christmas £559.00
F New Year £559.00

* Please note: guide prices are based on the current year's prices and do not include optional items such as pet fees.



Lovely situation, easy parking. Very comfortable cottage. Great for both beach and Exmoor walks with the dogs. Will return soon.Mrs PM Aldington - 28th December 2014
It was very good value with children and we would use it again.Mrs C Plunkett - 8th October 2014
A thoroughly well appointed and comfortable house. Suited us, my parents and our 3 month old daughter very well.Mr T Richardson - 23rd May 2014
Lovely little cottage ideally situated for the facilities in Coombe Martin, very clean & tidy with good facilities to have a nice self catering baseMrs W Jenkins - 17th April 2014

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