At Junction 27 on the M5 take the A361 towards Tiverton/Barnstaple. At the first roundabout take the 3rd exit onto A361 heading to Barnstaple/Tiverton/Halverton/Sampford Peverell. Go through 2 roundabouts. Just west of South Molton, at the North Aller roundabout, take the A399 towards Combe Martin. After about 15 miles the A399 continues into Combe Martin. As you approach the outskirts of Combe Martin look for a road on the right hand side called “Holdstone Way” Turn right into here and continue along this road for 3/4 mile (it will become narrow and you start to climb steeply) Coulscott will be found on the left hand side.

If you use Sat Nav to reach us please DO NOT follow instructions that take you on to Kiln Lane (just outside Combe Martin). This lane is impassable and on several ocassions we have had to rescue guests after they have become stuck.

Once in Coulscott’s grounds:

  • Peacock, Aylesbury and Bantam Cottage guests continue up the main drive (right hand turn)
  • Old Farmhouse and Georgian House guests take the first left off the main drive, past the swimming pool and turn right up the gravel drive.
  • Old Barn guests take the first left off the main drive past the swimming pool, continue past the gravel drive on the right, continue past the greenhouse on your left. Follow the drive as it curves round to the right, you will reach a green gate with a private sign on – go through this and you are in the yard of the Old Barn.

Open: 09:00–20:00. Closed Fridays 09:00–14.00

Always kept at at least 30°C and whenever the sun is out heated by our solar panels.

Coulscott has three hot tubs. The Old Barn, Georgian House and Old Farmhouse each have a hot tub, on their private terraces, for their exclusive use.

There used to be a shared hot tub for the smaller cottages but as of November 2016 this will no longer be available.

Please sort out your recycling and put it in the labeled bins.  The recycling is put out on the road late on Monday for collection the next day.

In North Devon we can recycle the following:

Metal only tins and cans
Paper
Cardboard
Clear glass
Coloured glass
Plastic bottles (no other plastics)

Please free space by squashing plastic bottles and flattening cardboard boxes.

We CANNOT recycle:-

Any tetrapacs i.e. fruit juice containers or other plasticised cardboard
Plastic packaging or plastic bags

Composting
We provide compost containers in each kitchen for all vegetable matter. There is a green bin at the entrance to Coulscott to empty your containers into. Please put no plastic in there. This bin is emptied every two weeks and it is kept where it is because it sometimes smells.

Rubbish
Any waste that cannot be recycled please put in black bin liners provided and place in the large black bins in the car port – these are collected every other Monday. Please do not overfill the bins or leave the bin bags on the floor as otherwise animals and birds will spread the rubbish over a wide area.

Leftover Food
If you have any food (whole, fresh or still in unopened packets etc) leftover please do not throw it away. Leave it in your kitchen and we will see it goes to a good cause.

Please help us to recycle. We aim to recycle at least 70% of our waste and to do so we have a recycling centre on the drive leading to the cottage courtyard.

Hunting the Earl of Rone
May Spring Bank Holiday ( 4 days from Friday to Monday evening) – Over the four days of the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, the Grenadiers, Hobby Horse, Fool and villagers hunt through the village for the ‘Earl of Rone’, finally finding him on the Monday night. The hunt starts on Friday evening around the village, Saturday is the juniors day, led by children from Combe Martin School. The hunting continues on Sunday afternoon with the addition of a band. Monday evening sees the last hunting when the Earl of Rone is finally captured. He is mounted back-to-front on a donkey and paraded through the village accompanied by hundreds of villagers, reaching the beach at sunset. He is frequently shot by the grenadiers and falls from the donkey only to be revived by the Hobby Horse and Fool, re-mounted on the donkey and carried onwards to his fate. At the final shooting on the beach, he is not revived but thrown into the sea.

North Devon Walking & Cycling Festival
First week of May – Quality guided walks with our friendly guides in our beautiful countryside

Devon County Show

In addition to the magnificent livestock, wonderful food and drink, inspiring flower and garden displays, stalls offering a wealth of goods, there is wholesome entertainment in six rings – flying motorbikes, falconry on horseback, a horse whisperer, scurry driving, axe racing, vintage tractors, steam engines and dog agility to name but a few.

Strawberry Fayre
June – A celebration of the village’s history, with local strawberry-growing dating back hundreds of years. There are usually about 20 stalls, selling locally grown strawberries, crepes, pancakes, scones, clotted cream, cakes and pasties. With raffles, face-painting and toy stalls.

North Devon Festival
Recognised as being one of the top five events in the country by The Times, the North Devon Festival is a celebration of the rich cultural life of the area with dance, fairs, art, lifestyle, sport, theatre, comedy, and nature events happening throughout the area over the month of June.

Music festival

Starts first weekend in July for 4 consecutive weekends – The festival starts on the first Friday in July with live music and events every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for four consecutive weekends, and also some midweek events. The festival has something for everyone, with music for all ages and tastes.

North Devon Show

North Devon’s premier Agricultural spectacle. This annual event is a celebration of North Devon’s agricultural roots.  A host of livestock classes occupy the arenas throughout the day with Alpacas, Cattle, Goats, Horses, Sheep, Show Jumping and Open Dog Show. Attractions, displays, demonstrations and trade stands for all

Combe Martin Carnival

Second week of August – The week starts with the crowning of the carnival queen and includes the huge main parade, wheelbarrow race, raft race, live music and events for all ages. The main parade is always an evening of excitement and fun, attracting thousands of onlookers and featuring a long procession of colourful and imaginative floats. The floats, varying in size, theme and history, are what make the Combe Martin Carnival stand out from others. These include many from local businesses and villagers and some, like the ‘Uncle Tom Cobley’, which have been entered into the parade since 1911. The parade starts at the top of the village for judging and finishes at the seaside where the party begins. Carnival week concludes on the Friday night with a spectacular fireworks display.

The Fox and Goose
Set in the heart of an unspoilt Exmoor village (Parracombe). Relaxing place. Good food from fresh local produce. Local ales and extensive wine list. Parracombe, EX31 4PE Tel: 01598 763 239

The Black Venus

North Devon pub of the year 2008. Many circular walks from here. Homemade food and local drinks. Well maintained beer garden. Challacombe, EX31 4TT Tel: 01598 763 251

The Rising Sun
Lynmouth – Ancient and picturesque building with generally excellent food. Perhaps not child friendly. Harbourside, Lynmouth, EX35 6EG Tel: 01598 753 223

The Masons Arms

Superb food in a thatched 13th century inn in a small village on the edge of Exmoor. One Michelin star. A 40 minute drive but worth it. Knowstone, South Molton, EX36 4RY Tel: 01398 341 231

Chichester Arms 
Situated next to the church in the pretty village of Mortehoe near Woolacombe, this 16th century pub is gas lit and once was the old vicarage! The Chichester arms offer a variety of real ales, cider, foreign beers, ample parking, beer garden and outside terrace. Specialising in fresh seafood, steaks, roast meats, and fresh vegetables all cooked to order. Mortehoe, EX34 7DU Tel 01271 870 411

The Rock

This 17th Century Inn boasts five cask marque real ales, an extensive wine list and really good fresh food cooked with flair served in either the fireside bars or airy conservatory. Rock Hill, Georgeham, EX33 1JW Tel: 01271 890 322

Hunters Inn
Excellent local pub at the heart of Heddon Valley. Perfect for walking the coast and Exmoor. Nice food. Large out door area. Room at the back with huge picture windows. Heddon Valley, Parracombe, North Devon, EX31 4PY Tel: 01598 763 230

Esplanade Fish Bar 
Award winning fish and chips. The Esplanade, Lynmouth, EX35 6EQ Tel: 01598 753 798

11 the Quay
Damien Hirst’s Restaurant – Ilfracombe – Lovely building overlooking the harbour. Great views and good food – particularly the fish. Have a good look round for all the original Hirst artworks. The top room at the back is lovely. 11 the Quay, Ilfracombe, EX34 9EQ Tel: 01271 868 090

Andrew’s on the Weir 

Porlock Weir – Our favourite restaurant but some distance away – Fresh seasonal Exmoor produce that creates superb but unpretentious modern food. Porlock Weir, Exmoor, Somerset, TA24 8PB Tel: 01643 863 300

Quackers Restaurant

Combe Martin – Family run restaurant serves good home cooked meals. Newly and smartly converted with a lovely courtyard. Castle Street, Combe Martin, EX34 0HX Tel: 01271 882 282

Le Bistro
Located in the picturesque village of Lynmouth. Simple cooking served from the best local produce with a friendly service and relaxed atmosphere. Le Bistro, 7 Watersmeet road, Lynmouth, EX35 6EP Tel: 01598 753 302

Top Chippy
Traditional seaside village fish and chip shop. High Street, Combe Martin, EX34 0HT Tel: 07775 441 481

Squires Fish Restaurant
Classic fish and chip shop. Exeter Road, Braunton, EX33 2JL Tel: 01271 815 533

Ye Olde George and Dragon (Bottom George)
Combe Martin Pub – Attractive local pub, recently refurbished to a high standard – very welcoming to all. Castle Street, Combe Martin, EX34 0HX Tel: 01271 882 282

The Castle Inn
Combe Martin Pub – Live entertainment most Saturdays, children and dogs welcome. High Street, Combe Martin, EX34 0HS Tel: 01271 883 706

Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park – A collection of animals “from present day, to the world of 225 million years ago!” Set in 25 acres – just across the valley from Coulscott. Higher Leigh Manor Hotel, Combe Martin, EX34 0NG Tel: 01271 882 486

The Big Sheep
 – Working farm turned adventure park with shop and restaurant. Abbotsham Road, Abbotsham, Devon, EX39 5AP Tel: 01237 472 366

Milky Way Adventure Park – Attractions for all ages whatever the weather. Downland Farm Higher Clovelly, Bideford, EX39 5RY Tel: 01237 431 255

Hartland Abbey – Abbey with woodland gardens, secret 18th Century walled gardens and the Baronets Bog Garden. Hartland, Bideford, EX39 6DT Tel: 01237 441 264

South West Shooting School
 – Clay Pigeon Shoots & Rifle Ranges. Ettiford Farm, Nr Ilfracombe, EX34 9RG Tel: 01271 864 784

Combe Martin Museum – History of Combe Martin. Cross Street, Combe Martin, EX34 0DH Tel: 01271 889 031

Lynton and Barnstaple Railway – Famous and picturesque narrow gauge railway. Woody Bay Station, Barnstaple, EX31 4RA Tel: 01598 763 487

Theatres – Landmark Theatre (Promenade,Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 9BZ). Queens Theatre (Boutport St, Barnstaple, EX31 1SY). Barnstaple Box Office Tel: 01271 324 242

RHS Garden Rosemoor – A National Garden: 40 acres with arboretum, formal planting, potager and many varieties of Rose. Visitor centre, shop, restaurant & plant centre. A3124, Great Torrington, EX38 8PH Tel: 01805 626 815

Dartington Crystal 
– Working factory. Watch glass blown, shaped & engraved and have a go at glass decoration yourself. Factory shop, visitor centre & restaurant. Dartington Crystal, Linden Close, Torrington, EX38 7AN Tel: 01805 626 242

Arlington Court – National Trust property with fine collections. Lovely gardens and grounds to wander through Licensed restaurant and shop. Arlington, Barnstaple, EX31 4LP Tel: 01271 850 296

Broomhill Sculpture Gardens
 – International Contemporary Art Gallery, with 10 acres full of sculptures situated in a beautiful valley. Muddiford, Barnstaple, EX31 4EX Tel: 01271 850 262

Mullacott Quads – Mullacott Equestrian Centre, Honeycleave Farm, Ilfracombe, EX34 8NA. Tel: 01271 866 685

Exmoor Zoological Park – Organised keeper talks, orientated around animal feed times. Great selection of animals. South Stowford, Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple, EX31 4SG Tel: 01598 763 352

Watermouth Castle and Theme Park – The Castle, Edwardian history. Dungeon labyrinth. Courtyard – Magical Multi-Coloured Fountain Show, Merrygoland, rides and games. Gnome land – speaks for its self. An all inclusive price covers every thing except coin operated machines, shops and restaurant. Berrynarbor, Ilfracombe, EX34 9SL Tel: 01271 863 879

Ilfracombe Princess – Regular sailings from Ilfracombe Harbour – Timetable and tickets from Combe Martin TIC or Ilfracombe Princess. Tel: 01271 879 727

Silverdale Nurseries – Combe Martin – National hardy fuchsia collection. Shute Lane, Combe Martin, EX34 0HT Tel: 01271 882 539

Dean Riding Stables – An approved yard, within the Exmoor National Park. With quality well mannered horses and ponies. Offer escorted hacking and instruction for all ages and levels. Lower Dean Farm, Dean, Parracombe, EX31 4PJ Tel: 01598 763 565

Marwood Hill Gardens – Garden, Plant Sales and Garden Tearoom. Marwood, Barnstaple, EX31 4EB Tel: 01271 342 528

Quince Honey Farm – Quince includes hives that open to reveal their inner workings safely behind glass. With shop and refreshments. North Road, South Molton, EX36 3AZ Tel: 01769 572 401

Chambercombe Manor – Lovely property steeped in history and legend – reputed to be haunted. Chambercombe Lane, Ilfracombe, EX34 9RJ Tel: 01271 862 624

Larkstone Café and Leisure Park
 – Where the whole family can spend a day playing lawn games such as Bowls, Croquet, Tennis and Putting, or 9 holes of Golf on the adjacent Pitch and Putt course with its views of the Harbour and Seafront, and enjoy a spot of lunch or a cream tea. Tel: 01271 269 240

Leaflets giving information are in the houses. There is also a tourist information centre in the village near the beach. Cross Street, Combe Martin EX34 0DH Tel: 01271 883 319

Perfectly situated two miles from Exmoor’s Heritage Coast with spectacular views across a privately owned valley, Coulscott is less than a mile from the village, the Tarka Trail and the South West Coastal Path. Within the 12 acre grounds available to our guests there are many tranquil areas where one can sit and read or just simply relax and take in the stunning views.

The village, famous for having the longest High Street in the Country boasts 2 small supermarkets, cash points, petrol stations, post office, garage, chemist, bakery, a fish and chippy and numerous eateries some overlooking the beach and harbour.

Coupled with the many fetes, carnivals and colourful events that take place throughout the summer you will find plenty to occupy your time if so inclined.

Spectacularly beautiful, awe inspiring, Exmoor and just half a mile from our gates! With over 700 miles of footpaths and bridle ways, tumbling waterfalls and rivers, heather topped hills the Park looks beautiful whatever the time of year. The Victorians christened it Little Switzerland and as you travel through it is possible to see wild ponies, birds of prey, red deer and ancient horned sheep amongst other things.

Situated in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty there are excellent beaches such as Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton as well as many other visitor attractions just a short car ride away.

North Devon has a fantastic coast line ranging from the highest cliffs in England to what is said to be the country’s best beach.

Beaches

Hele Bay – Close – Dogs OK.

Sandymouth Beach – Good for sports. Beware of currents. Dog access restricted May – September. Near Bude. Sandymouth Beach website.

Lee Bay – No dogs. Loos and tearoom in season. Near Lynton. Lee Bay website.

Putsborough and Woolacombe – Dog access restricted to May – September. Dogs can go between the two beaches. Very good for sports. Woolacombe website.

Bucks Mills Cove – Near Bidiford – Usually quiet.

Saunton Sands – 3 Miles long – Food available all year – Dogs permitted. Saunton SandsWebsite.

Clovelly – Cobbled, traffic-free private fishing village. Clovelly Visitor Centre, Near Bideford, EX39 5TA Tel: 01237 431 781 . Clovelly Website.

Lynmouth Beach – Dogs OK. Lynmouth Website.

Horse Riding
There are many riding stables in North Devon, our closest is Dean Riding Stables. They are an approved yard, within the Exmoor National Park. They have quality, well mannered horses and ponies, offer escorted hacking and instruction for all ages and levels, nervous and novice are especially welcome. Livery is also available. They offer 10% discount on rides to all Coulscott guests providing they are booked in advance, subject to availability. Contact Dean Riding School direct ( Lower Dean Farm, Dean, Parracombe, EX31 4PJ Tel: 01598 763 565). Click here for their website.

Golf
There are many excellent golf courses in North Devon catering for every ability from beginner to scratch player. Some are very informal and others insist on strict etiquette. Courses nearby include Saunton Sand Golf Course (the links are of championship standard), Ilfracombe Golf Club, Mortahoe and Woolacombe Golf Club, Willingcott Valley, Portmore Golf Park (including driving range), The Royal North Devon and Libbaton Golf Club. Information on all these and more can be found here.

Surfing
The surfing in North Devon is amongst the best in Britain. The beaches offer surfing for a wide range of abilities, from the beginner to the expert. Surfing beaches nearby include Croyde, Woolacombe, Putsborough, Saunton Sands, Westward Ho!, Bucks Mill, Speaks Mill, Lynton and Porlock Wier. At many of these equipment can be hired, for more information on North Devon surfing beaches click here.

Cycling
North Devon has an exceptional selection of cycle tracks with something to suit everyone – from the most inexperienced beginner to the most experienced mountain biker. We recommend hiring from Tarka Trail Cycle Hire at the railway station Barnstaple, click here for their website, or Otter Cycle Hire- Braunton Only 20 yards from the Tarka Trail Open March – November 9.00-5.00 Tel 01271 813339. For more information on cycling in North Devon please click here.

Walking
Exmoor has hundreds of miles of superb footpaths and bridle ways, some are short and gentle whilst others are long distance. Many of the walks are near the coast with fabulous views. Click here for more information. The South West Coastal Path gives excellent walking with stunning views. Click here for further information. Further away are Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor with their many varied walks. Click here and here for more information.

Old Barn Georgian House Old Farmhouse Peacock Cottage Aylesbury cottage Bantam Cottage
Sleeps 10 9 6 4 4 2
Bedrooms 5 5 3 2 2 1 (& cot room)
Bathrooms 3 (3 ensuite) & WC 3 (2 ensuite) & WC 3 (2 ensuite) 1 1 1 (ensuite)
Bedroom Size Super kingsize x 2
Kingsize x 1
Twin x 2
Kingsize x 2
Twin x 2
Single x 1
Super kingsize x 1
Twin x 2
Kingsize x 1
Twin x 1
Kingsize x 1
Twin x 1
Kingsize x 1
Four Poster Bed No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shower Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bath Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Parking Spaces 3 3 2 1 1 1
Private Outdoor Area Garden, terrace & decking Garden & terrace Garden & terrace Garden Terrace Furniture in shared courtyard
Hot Tub Yes Yes Yes No No No
Log Burner Yes Yes – 2 Yes Yes No No
Dogs Welcome No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Washing Machine Yes Yes Yes Yes – shared Yes – shared Yes – shared
Tumble Dryer Yes Yes Yes Yes – shared Yes – shared Yes – shared
Dishwasher Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Freezer Yes Yes: Yes Yes – icebox Yes – icebox Yes – icebox
Arrival Day Friday Friday Friday Friday Friday Friday
Rating 5 Star Gold 5 Star Gold 5 Star Gold 4 Star Gold 4 Star Gold 4 Star Gold

Coulscott has 12 acres of gardens and grounds for guests to use. There are streams, ponds, wooded areas, lawns, meadows and fields. Please explore the grounds which are rich in wildlife. The maps provided in the cottages show where guests may go.

With the exception of Bantam every cottage has it’s own terrace and/or lawn. (Bantam has it’s own seating area in the communal courtyard).

Our free range peafowl wander through out the grounds, please do not feed them- or it encourages them to spend time in areas of our grounds where they may be attacked by foxes.

The animal enclosure is by our ponds and contains the pigs, goats, alpacas, ducks, chickens (and sometimes the peafowl). The animals are always happy to see our guests down here.

There is a green lane behind the green house which leads in to our 4 and 6 acre fields, this is the only area of Coulscott where dogs may be off the lead.. These are rather steep but very beautiful, with a lovely wooded stream running along the bottom.

The children’s play area is near the cottage court yard including swings, climbing frame, slide, large pirate ship, Wendy house, trampoline and football goal.

Andy’s Cabs
Local Taxi firm. Tel: 01271 889 200

Pawfully Happy
Dog Day Care. Tel: 01271 882 847 / 07791 167 795 / 07813 013 462

Gilly’s Helping Hands
Professional childcare services Tel: 01271 376 674 / 07527 346 279

Hibiscus Catering
“Stylish and tasty cuisine for every occasion” Tel: 07891 587 218

Goodenough Plants
Good local florist Tel: 01271 879 749

Hanson’s Garage
Castle Street, Combe Martin, EX34 0JF Tel: 01271 883 555 / 07850 112 233 / 07834 043 251

Loverings Garage
Borough Road, Combe Martin, EX34 0AN Tel: 01271 883 257

Local Farm Box
Fresh farm produce delivered Tel: 01271 869 191

Julie’s Mobile Beauty
Mobile beauty therapist Tel: 07773 313 812

Time for Beauty
Mobile beauty therapist Tel: 01271 327 264 / 07719 623 587

My Personal Sanctuary
Visiting Spa Treatment Service Tel: 01625 540 557

Majestic Wine
Wine delivered Tel: 01271 379 545

Besshill – (Farmshop)
10 minutes from Coulscott – Sells stunning meats reared on their own farm, as well as localy produced seasonal vegetables, fruit, salad, preserves, milk, cream & Cheese. Will make local deliveries. Open Tuesday – Saturday 9:30am-5pm. Besshill, Arlington, Barnstaple, EX31 4SW. Tel: 01271 444 440.

The Village Bakery
(Near the sea) King Street, Combe Martin, EX34 0AL Tel: 01271 883 392

Sue’s of Combe Martin (Spar)
Newsagent and supermarket (near the sea) Sunnycroft, Cross Street, Combe Martin, EX34 0DD Tel: 01271 882 214

Garage
Petrol station and convenience store – 1 mile from Coulscott (turn right out of Coulscott’s drive and keep going in to the village) at the top end of Combe Martin

Tesco
New Barnstaple Road, Killicleave Farm, Ilfracombe, EX34 8PQ – open 8am-10pm Monday–Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday / Rose Ln, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 8PG open 24 hours Monday – Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday / Unit 6-7, Seven Brethren Bank, Barnstaple, EX31 2AS open 24 hours Monday – Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday

Sainsburys
Gratton Way, Roundswell Buisness Park, Barnstaple, EX31 3NH – open 7am-11pm Monday-Friday, 7am-10pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday

Post Office
High Street Combe Martin, EX34 0ET Tel: 01271 882 266

Pets Pantry
(Pet Shop) Treevale, High Street Combe Martin, EX34 0ET Tel: 01271 882 807

Boots
(Pharmacy) Borough Road, Combe Martin, EX34 0ET Tel: 01271 883 357

Surfside
(Kayak Hire, Surf clothing and gift shop) Borough Road, Combe Martin, EX34 0DQ Tel: 01271 883 220

West Country Fayre
(Gift Shop) Borough Road, Combe Martin, EX34 0AN Tel: 01271 889 334

Richards Television
(Electrical Shop) King Street, Combe Martin, EX34 0AG Tel: 01271 882 633

Coulscott has been inhabited for over a thousand years. Set in a secluded wooded valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty a very short distance from the Exmoor National Park and close to the spectacular North Devon Coast, it has the appearance of a small private hamlet. There are just six letting properties. Two are the luxury wings of the old Coulscott farmhouse; one medieval and one Georgian. The others are converted farm buildings, three of which are set around a courtyard. There are no other houses within a quarter of a mile.

Good sleep is essential to a relaxing holiday. All beds in Coulscott have pocket sprung mattresses with Memory Foam. The beds are big too. All the double beds are king-sized or bigger. We also understand the importance of spotlessly clean properties provided with crisp sheets and lots of good quality towels.

Coulscott has a full-sized indoor pool open all year round. Three properties each have their own sheltered outdoor hot-tubs. The three cottages share a hot-tub; here private sessions are bookable. There is a children’s play area including a large climbing frame with swings and a big trampoline. A large pirate ship and two story Wendy House are hidden in the trees near the children’s play area. The indoor play room with its soft play area is by the pool. Coulscott is set in 16 acres, much of it open to guests. It has woodland, streams and a pond and is home to badgers, foxes, buzzards, owls and much more wildlife. Sheep and cows graze the surrounding steep meadows that shelter it on three sides. Down the valley are lovely views over rolling fields and woods with scarcely a building in sight.

The village is less than mile away winding down its valley to a pretty sheltered beach. It has all the shops pubs and other facilities you are likely to need. Further afield is a supermarket that will deliver. The village has a rich history and has been famous for its silver mines and strawberry fields. It has an ancient yearly ritual, “the hunting of the Earl of Rone” and a lively annual Carnival.

Exmoor, with England’s highest cliffs, its sea coves and many lovely walks is very close and still relatively undiscovered. Its moors are cut by steep wooded combes including the famous Doone Valley. It is littered with prehistoric remains, ancient churches and unspoiled villages.

Wonderful massive beaches are not much further, from trendy surfing Croyde and mile-long Woolacombe Sands to Saunton Sands bordered by its vast nature reserve.

North Devon has plenty of commercial attractions when you tire of nature, the closest being Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park. There are excellent riding stables nearby. There are to be found golf courses for all abilities, boat trips, sailing, fishing, surfing, theatres, cinemas, restaurants, markets, craft centers and just about anything you could imagine.

Come to Coulscott. Relax and forget for a while the cares of urban life.

Coulscott is set in the countryside, which of course does have hazards different from those of towns and cities. Please make sure that all members of your party are aware of this fact and particularly that children are supervised to a level appropriate to their age and maturity. Here are a few matters to be aware of but it is essential that all generally use their common sense.

Our grounds are steep in parts and may be slippery at times. There are ponds and streams. There are all sorts of items from machinery to piles of logs that should be left alone. Plants may be poisonous. There may be animals such as cattle and sheep in our fields that should be treated with caution. They may particularly react to dogs. Do not keep a dog close to you or on a lead near to cattle.

The swimming pool is open from 9am to 8pm but may be closed otherwise for maintenance. Keys are given to guests. Please ensure that only responsible adults have custody of these and that the building is always left locked. Please observe the usual common-sense rules for pools.

• No unaccompanied swimmers or unsupervised under 14 year-olds please
• Please do not wear shoes in the building or take any glass objects in
• No smoking of course as in all Coulscott buildings please
• Please do not run, jump or dive
• Please do not swim when having drunk alcohol
• Young children should wear swimming aids

The equipment on the children’s play area should be used only under proper supervision. In particular the trampoline should only be used by one person at a time, and should not be used with shoes on. Somersaults or flips should not be attempted as landing on head or neck is dangerous. No hard objects should be worn or carried. Only bounce in the center of the trampoline. The climbing frame and swings have obvious risks. Please closely supervise younger children to ensure their safety. Please make sure that older children are aware of their responsibility to others in using the equipment and particularly when using the swings.

Coulscott is old and its buildings have eccentricities. There are, for example, unexpected steps, low ceilings, lintels and beams. Stairs and floors may be out of true. There is the odd sharp corner or protuberance. Please take time and care so that there are no accidents. If you need a mat in the shower or anything else to safeguard your safety please let us know. Please report any problems to us.
Please show consideration for other people staying at Coulscott. In particular please keep noise to a minimum. If you have a dog with you please control it and clear up after it.

Since arriving at Coulscott we have looked at all aspects of life here in order to reduce our carbon footprint. We are making steady progress and ask all our visitors to assist in this where they can.

What we have done to reduce our environmental impact:
• Low energy light bulbs are in all fittings where possible.
• All water is from our own spring, cleaned by UV light and tested regularly.
• All waste from the plumbing is processed on site using our spring water and no chemicals.
• The pool is heated with solar panels which has reduced oil use by 70%.
• All cleaning chemicals where practical are eco-friendly.
• Introduced an on line booking form.
• Recycle all materials which the council will collect.
• Provided all cottages with compost collectors which are emptied into a central compost system.
• Regularly service all boilers to maintain their efficiency.
• All wood provided for the wood burning stoves are from renewable sources and most are from our
grounds.
• Thick and/or lined curtains to stop heat loss.
• Use local labour and recycled materials when they are available.
• Reduce our car use by doing all errands in one go and planning ahead.
• Growing a lot of our own vegetables, some of which is used in the food which is prepared for guests.
• Buy most things from local shops and farms.
• Providing free range eggs for guests from our very free range chickens.
• Provide towels and bedding only for guests on the booking form.
• Launder all our own towels using sensitive methods and air drying where possible.
• Planted 1500+ plants, trees and hedging in 2009. All the hedging plants are native.
• Encourage guest to do things locally by providing interesting grounds and local information.
• Hope guests will follow our lead.

What we hope that guests will do:
• Not waste water as it is from a spring and does not replenish as fast as mains water.
• Keep the pool door closed and the cover on when not in use, in order to conserve heat.
• Collect all compostable material in the bins provided in the kitchens.
• Recycle as much as possible.
• Turn off all lights and appliances when they are not in use.
• If the cottages are too hot turn down the heating rather than open the windows.
• Dry clothes outside rather than use the tumble drier.
• Use local shops and farms.
• Reduce use of any chemicals.
• Let us know how many guests will be in each house in order to reduce wastage of linen and towels. • Participate in activites close to Coulscott and get information from leaflets and us in order to do so
• Unfortunately Public Transport in North Devon is very poor. Our nearest train stations are at Barnstaple and Tiverton(mainline station). There are buses from Combe Martin to Barnstaple, Illfracombe and Lynton. The most practical way for guests to reduce their carbon foot print is to share a car to get here or to pick extra guests up from Tiverton station which most people pass on the way intoNorth Devon.
• Enjoy our extensive grounds and visit areas which are close to Coulscott. Hundreds of miles of walking start just up the road.

Things we are hoping to achieve in the future.
• Researching into, with the hope of installing some of them:
a. Wind turbines.
b. Water turbines (feasibility study done). c. Photo voltaic cells.
d. Air source heat pumps.
• Some of the excess heat from the pools solar panels may be diverted into the cottages to provide some of their hot water.
• Install solar panels for our larger houses hot water.
• Much increased level of food self sufficiency.
• Reduce our paper usage and use only recycled paper.
• Use on-line banking and accept payments from same.
• Research using sheep or goats to keep our rough grass areas short.
• Work with suppliers to encourage green activities.
• Achieve a Gold Green Award.

This is to help potential guests decide if there are any problems of access to any of the houses and facilities at Coulscott. The Old Farmhouse has a downstairs twin room and shower room. This offers access to those with limited mobility and who the ability to climb 2 steps.

The Site
Coulscott is situated in a steep sided valley one mile up a steep road from the village of Combe Martin. This road has no footpaths. Once through our gate there is a smooth and slightly slopping drive. This divides into two. One is the slightly steeper access to the cottages and the other is the steep and gravelled drive to the Georgian House and the Old Farmhouse. The grounds are all steep with streams; for the most part in small ravines with little or no protection except vegetation and there is also a pond. Most of the grounds are grass some of which is allowed to grow long for the bird life. The lawns near the houses are kept quite short.

The Buildings
It is possible to drive quite close to all the buildings, the only area which is not accessible by car is the children’s play area. The floors have a mixture of coverings from carpets, slates, marble, tiles, cushion flooring, bath mats and Persian rugs. All houses are heated with oil fired boilers with radiators in all rooms.

The Georgian House
The Georgian House is old and both floors are on several different levels. The front door, hall, dining room and drawing room are on one level. There is a step up to the back of the house where the toilet, snug and kitchen are. There is a wide carpeted staircase to the bedrooms. The bedrooms at the front of the house are on a different level to those at the rear. The 2 en-suites and the family bathroom are on the first floor. All of these have walk in showers. There is a downstairs clock room. There are 2 wood burning stoves in the front living rooms both of which are set into the old fire places. The terrace is fairly level with steps down to the lawn.

The Old Farmhouse
This is a particularly old building with uneven floors and low doors. Both entrances are up a small step. There is also a step between the living area and the kitchen. The downstairs twin room has a new ensuite shower room with a toilet and hand basin which gives access to those who can climb 2 steps. There is a very wide and shallow carpeted staircase to the bedrooms. This has quite a low banister. Upstairs is on one level and this is where the bathrooms are. The en-suite shower room has a walk in shower but this is up a single step. The door into the master bedroom is very low. The wood burning stove is in the living room and is inglenook in style.

Peacock Cottage
The entrance is up a double flight of steps of 4 and 5 risers. The entrance opens into an open plan area, which then has steps up to the kitchen. The carpeted stairs to the bedrooms are standard. There are 2 bedrooms and a bathroom here and the second bedroom is up more steps. There is a wood burning stove in the living room, which is set into the old fire place. The private lawned area for this cottage is up a steep grassed bank though the lawn is quite flat.

Aylesbury Cottage
The entrance is over a slightly elevated threshold into a large open plan living room on one level. The steps to the bedrooms rise from here with standard carpeted steps. The 2 bedrooms and bathroom are all on one level. The private terrace is either down a step or up several steps depending on the access point.

Bantam Cottage
The entrance is over a slightly elevated threshold into an open plan living room which is on one level. The steps to the bedroom and bathroom rise from here with standard carpeted steps.

The Swimming Pool Hall
To get to the entrance there is a step onto a small terrace. There is then a slight lip to go through the French doors into the pool hall. The pool is directly in front at this point. The shower room and toilet are up several stairs

The house is fitted with smoke detectors.
•In the case of fire leave the house quickly, leaving all possessions behind Ensure that anyone who has reduced mobility is helped and that all children and babies are removed from the house.
•The eight exits are the front door, two doors from the drawing room, two doors from the downstairs bedroom, one door from the sunroom, one door from the gallery and one door from the master bedroom of the family suite. Please use which ever of these is the safest at the time. In an extreme emergency ground floor windows may be used or the first floor back bedroom windows, which are the lowest first floor windows in the building as it is cut back into the hillside.
•Please keep the key in the door at night so it can be opened.
•Please phone 999 when everyone is safe and then contact us 01271883339.
•To minimize the risk of fire we have a few house rules. The most important are NO SMOKING and NO CANDLES in the house.
•Please use the wood burning stoves properly; the stove doors should be closed at all times whilst in use, except for adding more wood and the fire guard should be in place at all times. Please keep the matches and firelighters away from children and wood by keeping them on a non-flammable surface highabove the stove.
•It is good practice to close all doors downstairs at night. In this house the most important are the kitchen and drawing room.
•In the kitchen please never leave oil unattended on the hob.
•Please do not let flammable rubbish build up in the houses, as this is not safe.
•Please ensure that any celebratory decorations you may bring are safe and are used safely.
•If there are any worries about electrical items being unsafe or indeed anything being of a concern please report it to us as soon as you can.

The house is fitted with smoke detectors.
• In the case of fire leave the house quickly, leaving all possessions behind Ensure that anyone who has reduced mobility is helped and that all children and babies are removed from the house.
• The two exits are the front door and the kitchen door. Please use which ever of these is the safest at the time. In an extreme emergency ground floor windows may be used or the first floor back bedroom windows, which are the lowest first floor windows in the building as it is cut back into the hillside.
• Please keep the key in the door at night so it can be opened.
• Please phone 999 when everyone is safe and then contact us on 01271883339.
• To minimize the risk of fire we have a few house rules. The most important are NO SMOKING and NO CANDLES in the house.
• Please use the wood burning stoves properly; the stove doors should be closed at all times whilst in use, except for adding more wood and the fire guard should be in place at all times. Please keep the matches and firelighters away from children and wood by keeping them on a non-flammable surface highabove the stove.
• It is good practice to close all doors downstairs at night. In this house the most important are the kitchen, drawing room and dinning room doors.
• In the kitchen please never leave oil unattended on the hob.
• Please do not let flammable rubbish build up in the houses, as this is not safe.
• Please ensure that any celebratory decorations you may bring are safe and are used safely.
• If there are any worries about electrical items being unsafe or indeed anything being of a concern please report it to us as soon as you can.

The house is fitted with smoke detectors.
• In the case of fire leave the house quickly, leaving all possessions behind Ensure that anyone who has reduced mobility is helped and that all children and babies are removed from the house.
• The exit is the front door, through the kitchen. In an extreme emergency ground floor windows may be used or the first floor back bedroom windows, which are the lowest first floor windows in the building as it is cut back into the hillside.
• Please keep the key in the doors at night so they can be opened.
• Please phone 999 when everyone is safe and then contact us on 01271883339.
• To minimize the risk of fire we have a few house rules. The most important are NO SMOKING and NO CANDLES in the house.
• Please use the wood burning stoves properly; this stove can be used whilst the doors are open, the fire guard should be in place at all times. Please keep the matches and firelighters away from children and wood by keeping them on a non-flammable surface high above the stove.
• It is good practice to close all doors downstairs at night. In this house the most important are the doors into the staircase.
• In the kitchen please never leave oil unattended on the hob.
• Please do not let flammable rubbish build up in the houses, as this is not safe.
• Please ensure that any celebratory decorations you may bring are safe and are used safely.
• If there are any worries about electrical items being unsafe or indeed anything being of a concern please report it to us as soon as you can.


The cottage is fitted with smoke detectors.
• In the case of fire leave the house quickly, leaving all possessions behind. Ensure that anyone who has reduced mobility is helped and that all children and babies are removed from the house.
• Please keep the key in the door so it can be opened at night.
• Please phone 999 when everyone is safe and then contact us on 01271883339.
• The exit is the front door or if necessary the ground floor windows.
• To minimize the risk of fire we have a few house rules. The most
• important are NO SMOKING and NO CANDLES in the house.
• Please use the wood burning stoves properly; the stove doors should be closed at all times whilst in use, except for adding more wood and the fire guard should be in place at all times. Please keep the matches and firelighters away from children and wood by keeping them on a non flammablesurface high above the stove.
• In the kitchen please never leave oil unattended on the hob.
• Please do not let flammable rubbish build up in the houses, as this is not safe.
• Please ensure that any celebratory decorations you may bring are safe and are used safely.
• If there are any worries about electrical items being unsafe or indeed anything being of a concern please report it to us as soon as you can.

The cottage is fitted with smoke detectors.
In the case of fire leave the house quickly, leaving all possessions behind. Ensure that anyone who has reduced mobility is helped and that all children and babies are removed from the house.
Please keep the key in the door so it can be opened at night.
Please phone 999 when everyone is safe and then contact us on 01271883339. The exit is the front door or if necessary the ground floor windows.
To minimize the risk of fire we have a few house rules. The most important are NO SMOKING and NO CANDLES in the house.
In the kitchen please never leave oil unattended on the hob.
Please do not let flammable rubbish build up in the houses, as this is not safe.
Please ensure that any celebratory decorations you may bring are safe and are used safely.
If there are any worries about electrical items being unsafe or indeed anything being of a concern please report it to us as soon as you can.

The cottage is fitted with smoke detectors.
In the case of fire leave the house quickly, leaving all possessions behind. Ensure that anyone who has reduced mobility is helped and that all children and babies are removed from the house.
Please keep the key in the door so it can be opened at night.
Please phone 999 when everyone is safe and then contact us on 01271883339.
The exit is the front door or if necessary the ground floor windows.
To minimize the risk of fire we have a few house rules. The most important are NO SMOKING and NO CANDLES in the house.
In the kitchen please never leave oil unattended on the hob.
Please do not let flammable rubbish build up in the houses, as this is not safe.
Please ensure that any celebratory decorations you may bring are safe and are used safely.
If there are any worries about electrical items being unsafe or indeed anything being of a concern please report it to us as soon as you can.

We love dogs. We like dogs coming to stay. Not all dogs are suitable for Coulscott though and so we don’t always take them. We must protect the interests of other people staying with us and protect Coulscott itself.

Charges
There is a small charge per property of £25 per dog.

When we will take dogs
We don’t take any dogs automatically.
We don’t take big dogs, dogs which we think are of an unsuitable breed or dogs aged under 12 months. As a guide line we consider labradors to be a medium sized dog.
All dogs must be booked in by prior agreement and we must be informed of their name, breed and age.
We will not take more than two dogs per property. Please contact us by phone or email if you wish to bring two dogs. In smaller cottages and with full human occupancy this is not always possible.
We are happy to have dogs that are clean, obedient and gentle.
Do not bring any dog that is not all of those.
We do not accept female dogs in season or close to it.
We take dogs in any of our properties except The Old Barn.
The owner must agree to the conditions of this policy.
When the dogs are here
They may be walked off the lead in our dog  field but not otherwise let off the lead outside.
They must never go in our animal enclosures, play areas, playroom or pool building.
They may not go upstairs (our stair gate must be in place at all times while a dog is staying).
They are allowed on the sofas provided that you use the throws provided and keep the dog from contact with the soft furnishings.
They must be clean inside the property and if you bring a muddy dog back from a walk, please clean them off using the outside hose and dog towel provided. Please do not use any towels provided for our human guests.
Owners must clean up after them outside. We provide poo bags and a poo bin. Please do not leave the poo bags, full, around the site – always place them in the designated bin.
They must not be left alone in a property unless they are suitably crated and will not make a noise to disturb other guests.
They must not bark excessively or otherwise interfere with the enjoyment of other guests
We may charge for any damage.
When you leave please remove as much dog hair and dirt as possible; if properties require serious additional cleaning we will have to charge a £50 fee to cover the cost.
If you are part of a group booking, and your party has taken two or more cottages the dog/s must remain in the cottage that the dog/s were booked into. If they are going to enter the other cottages the dog fee per cottage must be paid.

Reassurance
If this all sounds a bit formal don’t worry too much. If you are a considerate, well-trained owner everything will be fine!

The Contract
This Contract for a short-term holiday letting (in accordance with Schedule 1, Part I, section 9 Housing Act 1988) is between the owners of Coulscott House (“us” or “we”) and those staying or agreeing to stay at Coulscott House (“you”). The property let is one or more of the cottages or houses comprising Coulscott House (“the property”). The person making the booking (‘the booker”) certifies that all members of the holiday party are aware of the terms and conditions of this contract and agree to be bound by them. All members of the party are jointly and severally liable under it. They agree that all communication with them can be through the booker. This contract has been made within England and Wales. Your submission of a booking form constitutes an irrevocable offer to enter into a contract, which will be complete when we have accepted your booking (as distinct from merely acknowledging receipt of your booking request). This acceptance will include a payment, in part or in full by you for your holiday unless we have specifically waived this requirement. Any of the terms of this contract may be varied by specific agreement in writing.

Payment
A deposit of one third of the price of the holiday is payable by you on booking. The full amount is due from you six weeks from the start of your holiday or at once if the booking is made at shorter notice. Payment may be made by cheque or bank transfer.

Cancellation by you
Once we have accepted your booking there is a binding contract between us and you may only cancel your holiday with our agreement. If you do wish to cancel, tell us at once and we will do our best to re-sell your holiday for the highest price we can, at our discretion, obtain. You will still be liable to us for the full price of the holiday. If, however, we find someone else to take it we will reduce your debt, or repay you, accordingly. We reserve the right, in this case, to charge a modest administration fee and any additional expenses we incur such as agency fees. You would be well advised to consider taking out appropriate cancellation insurance.

Cancellation by us
We retain the right to cancel your holiday in advance for any reason which seems to us sufficient, including circumstances beyond our control such as fire, flood, epidemics or damage to the property, in which case you will be repaid money paid to us by you for the holiday in full. If we have to terminate your holiday part way through for such a reason you will be refunded part of the amount pro rata based on the time remaining of the booking.
No additional compensation, expenses or costs will be payable by us to you in any circumstances.

Services and Facilities
Services and facilities can be interrupted or break down, particularly in a rural setting. In the absence of electricity supply or other essential service, in such circumstances that the holiday cannot reasonably take place or continue, you will be offered the opportunity to curtail your holiday with an appropriate refund.
The absence of non-essential services such as television or wi-fi or problems with non-essential facilities including pool and hot tubs will not be a good reason to terminate the holiday or seek a refund.
We have a discretion to distinguish in these cases between the essential and non-essential.
We will make every effort to sort out all such problems as quickly as possible.

Compensation
Except where otherwise stipulated by law, no compensation, expenses, costs or refund whatever and for whatever cause will in total exceed the cost paid by you to us for the holiday.

Smoking
Smoking is entirely forbidden in the property or any building on site. You may be charged for any extra cleaning arising out of breach of this condition.

Guests
Details of guests must be supplied to us at the time of booking on the booking form or as soon as possible thereafter in the event of any agreed change. Those guests so detailed are those who may stay in the property. The number of guests cannot exceed the maximum number advertised for the property.
If you wish to invite non-residents on site, this must be cleared with us first. Use of the pool or other facilities by non-residents will be consented to sparingly.

Vehicles
Due to the steep nature of our site, parking is limited. Details of vehicles (up to the maximum advertised for that property) must be supplied to us in advance and any extra, or particularly large, vehicle must be agreed with us beforehand..

Deposit
We reserve the right, at our discretion, to charge a refundable deposit for any booking.
We always do so for group bookings.
We have the right to retain all or part of the deposit in the event of damage, breakages or other loss to us by breaches of this agreement. This does not affect our right to claim further if the deposit is insufficient compensation.

Care of the Property
You must take reasonable care of the property and its contents as well as the facilities, outbuildings, grounds and livestock.
You must not cause damage or breakages beyond normal wear and tear.
You must not move furniture and must leave items as far as possible where you found them. In the event of a group booking you must not move items between properties without being sure to replace them.
You must leave the property reasonably clean and tidy.

Behaviour
You must act with consideration for other guests.
Please have a good time but don’t act to the annoyance of others. We are in the peaceful countryside. Children go to bed early. In particular there must be no –
Noise – no excessively loud music or music played outside, repeatedly barking dogs, late night revelry outside etc
Offensive behaviour such as loud swearing, nudity etc
Dangerous, threatening, unlawful or illegal behavior.

Breach
If you repeatedly breach or very seriously breach (of which we are the sole judge) these terms during your holiday we may require you to leave at once without compensation. In this case your letting is terminated at once and if you fail to leave you will be charged accordingly.

Period of Letting
You may take possession of the property at any time after 4pm on the first day. You must have left by 10am on the last day.
If you are late leaving we may charge you a daily amount, based on your total holiday payment, for each day or part day that you remain.

Swimming Pool, Hot Tubs, Play Room and Play Areas
We have separate rules relating to these. The rules are to ensure their use without damage to the facilities or annoyance to others. Much more importantly they are for the safety of our guests. They must be observed.

Pets
You may not bring any pets with you to Coulscott save for dogs agreed and paid for in advance. We have a separate Dog Policy which must be observed.

Right of Entry
We, and workmen and others authorized by us have a right of entry to the property at all reasonable times for inspection or maintenance.

Fire Safety
Candles, fireworks, indoor smoking and similar fire hazards are not allowed. Guidance for the use of woodburners must be observed. Familiarise yourself with the Fire Safety Emergency Plan.

Children’s Colouring Items
Felt and fibre tipped pens, paints and wax crayons cause damage. Please do not bring them. We have lovely pictures drawn for us by guests’ children with ordinary crayons.

Complaints
You should raise any problems or concerns during your stay as soon as you are aware of them. We can then assess the situation and put things right as soon as possible. We will not entertain complaints made after leaving which we could have addressed during your stay.
We do have a complaints procedure, will take any complaint seriously and will do everything we reasonably can to resolve it to your satisfaction.

Liability
Except where the law, or these conditions, specifically stipulate to the contrary, we, our employees, agents and representatives will not be liable for any loss or damage however arising.

Data Privicy
Unless you have indicated otherwise during the booking process, you consent to our sharing your data with Premier Cottages, a marketing collective to which we belong. You may receive occasional promotional emails and post from them and from us. You may at any time decline to receive more. We will not pass your data to anyone else.

For weekly lets the changeover day is Friday.

For weekend breaks the arrival day is Friday, departing on the following Monday. (Three nights accommodation).

For mid-week breaks the arrival day is Monday, departing on the following Friday. (Four nights accommodation).

Departure time 10 am , arrival time from 4 pm.

Linen and towels for use in Coulscott are provided – however beach towels are not.

We provide 2 cots and 2 highchairs in each of the Old Barn, the Georgian House and the Old Farmhouse. We provide 1 cot and 1 highchair in each of Peacock Cottage, Aylesbury Cottage and Bantam Cottage.However cot linen is not provided. Our cots are travel cots and we will only provide them for children 2 years of age or younger and weighing under 30 pounds.

Only guests listed on the booking form can stay or use the facilities at Coulscott House.

Linen and towels will only be provided for those guests listed on the booking form.

No more than the maximum number of persons stated (plus cot/s) in the brochure and the web site may occupy the property – This is important because we have a septic tank system and the water supply is our own bore hole- too many people on site put too much pressure on these systems.

No smoking is allowed in any of our properties

Cheques should be made payable to “Coulscott House”. Payment of the deposit is to be made by cheque or bank transfer upon confirmation of booking. The balance is payable by cheque or bank transfer 6 weeks prior to arrival.

No Fireworks are allowed at Coulscott as we are surrounded by livestock

Contact Details
Sue
Tel: 01271 883339

Owners Address:
Coulscott House
Nutcombe Hill
Combe Martin
Devon
EX34 0PQ
Grid reference: SS 606 459 GB

Septic Tank:
We have a septic tank system and are not on mains sewage.
Water:
Water in all properties and the swimming pool comes from a borehole. It is processed – without chemicals – on site.

Recycling:
We ask our guests to recycle as much as possible and have a dedicated recycling area. Please see our page on recycling for more details.

Parking:
Each cottage has a certain number of parking spaces allocated to it and if more are required it must be discussed in advance as in peak season there may not be room on site for extra cars.

Old Barn – 3 Spaces
Georgian House – 3 Spaces
Old Farmhouse – 2 Spaces
Aylesbury,Peacock and Bantam Cottages – 1 space each

Guest Lists:
Only guests listed on the booking form may stay overnight or use the facilities, we reserve the right to charge for unauthorised overnight stays and to ask guests to leave.

Grounds:
We have 12 acres of gardens and fields for guests to use, however please do not cross into our neighbours fields. A map is provided to show private areas of the site and our boundaries.
Fire:
In case of fire, please evacuate the buildings as fast as possible taking account of all members of your party. Dial 999 and say the fire is at Coulscott on Nutcombe Hill, Combe Martin. The nearest fire station is in Combe Martin on the High Street.

Police and Ambulance:
The nearest stations are in Ilfracombe, dial 999 and say you are at Coulscott on Nutcombe Hill, Combe Martin.

Doctor:
There is a health centre in Combe Martin located at the top of the village on corner of Castle Street & Victoria Street Tel: 01271882406. Out of hours Tel: 01271 824600.

Dentist:
We do not know of any specific dentist which takes emergency patients but provide a list of local dentists for guests to try.

Hospitals:
North Devon District hospital is located in Barnstaple.

Smoking:
Smoking is not permitted in any of the properties under any circumstances.

Pets:
We are happy to accept dogs in all cottages other than the Old Barn, they must be well behaved dogs, only following prior discussion and agreement at the time of booking – before we accept your booking you must let us know the breed and age of your dog. Please see our pets page for more information.

Fireworks, Dyes, Felt pens, Candles and Wax crayons:
None of the above are allowed.

Semi – Permanent Hair Dyes:
If any member of a party has semi permanent hair dye we ask them to bring their own towels as the dye will not wash out and ruins ours.
Damages:
Please inform us of all damages before you leave. The booking member of the group booking is responsible for payment of all damages. Furniture must not be moved from its original position.

Barbeques:
All properties other than Bantam cottage have a barbeque in their private terrace or garden.
Banks:
There is a Lloyds TSB bank in Combe Martin – it is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Ilfracombe and Barnstaple have branches of most other major banks and have more normal opening hours. The nearest free cash points are in Ilfracombe – there are Link machines in several shops in Combe Martin.

Post Office:
There is a post office in Combe Martin, on the High Street, which has normal opening hours.

Church:
St Peter’s Ad Vincula (C of E), off Castle Street, Combe Martin
Baptist Church, High Street, Combe Martin
Methodist Church, Castle Street, Combe Martin
Orthodox Church, Shute Lane, Combe Martin

Chemist:
There is a Boots in Combe Martin on the high street. There is a Super Drug and a Lloyds Pharmacy in Ilfracombe. To find out which chemists are open an out of hours call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47.

Taxi
Andy’s Cabs – excellent local firm. Tel: 01271 889200.

Bath towel, pool towel and hand towel per person
Dressing gowns in double bedrooms
Unlimited Wifi
Beds ready made for your arrival
Electricity, water & heating
Logs for wood burning stoves (two baskets per stove free)
Matches
Bath mats
Oven gloves
Tea towels
Dish cloths
Scourer
Washing up liquid
Dishwasher tablets
Two loo rolls per loo
Composting bin
Recycling containers
Black bin bags
Books
Recipe books
Selection of DVDs
Selection of games
Selection of toiletries
Christmas trees at Christmas
Cots (Old Barn / Georgian House / Old Farmhouse x2 each. Peacock Cottage / Aylesbury Cottage / Bantam Cottage x1 each
Highchairs (Old Barn / Georgian House / Old Farmhouse x2 each. Peacock Cottage / Aylesbury Cottage / Bantam Cottage x1 each
Bed-guards x1 in each cottage (except Bantam Cottage)
Welcome pack
Hot-tubs
Salt
Pepper
Cling film
Aluminium foil
Cleaning liquid