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Coulscott's Indoor Swimming Pool

Coulscott's Indoor Swimming Pool

Old Farmhouse Living Room and Galley

Old Farmhouse Living Room and Galley

Bantam Cottage's Kitchen

Bantam Cottage's Kitchen

Aylesbury Cottage Four Poster Bedroom

Aylesbury Cottage Four Poster Bedroom

The Old Farmhouse's Kitchen

The Old Farmhouse's Kitchen

A bedroom in the Old Barn

A bedroom in the Old Barn

Downstairs in Aylesbury Cottage

Downstairs in Aylesbury Cottage

Georgian House Kitchen

Georgian House Kitchen

Peacock Cottage Living Room

Peacock Cottage Living Room

The Georgian House' Games Room

The Georgian House' Games Room

Outside Aylesbury Cottage

Outside Aylesbury Cottage

Outside the Georgian House

Outside the Georgian House

Peacock Cottage Four Poster Bedroom

Peacock Cottage Four Poster Bedroom

Aylesbury and Bantam Cottages

Aylesbury and Bantam Cottages

The Outside of Peacock Cottage

The Outside of Peacock Cottage

Outside the Old Farmhouse

Outside the Old Farmhouse

Coulscott's Indoor Swimming Pool

Coulscott's Indoor Swimming Pool

Old Farmhouse Living Room and Galley

Old Farmhouse Living Room and Galley

Bantam Cottage's Kitchen

Bantam Cottage's Kitchen

Aylesbury Cottage Four Poster Bedroom

Aylesbury Cottage Four Poster Bedroom

The Old Farmhouse's Kitchen

The Old Farmhouse's Kitchen

A bedroom in the Old Barn

A bedroom in the Old Barn

Downstairs in Aylesbury Cottage

Downstairs in Aylesbury Cottage

Georgian House Kitchen

Georgian House Kitchen

Peacock Cottage Living Room

Peacock Cottage Living Room

The Georgian House' Games Room

The Georgian House' Games Room

Outside Aylesbury Cottage

Outside Aylesbury Cottage

Outside the Georgian House

Outside the Georgian House

Peacock Cottage Four Poster Bedroom

Peacock Cottage Four Poster Bedroom

Aylesbury and Bantam Cottages

Aylesbury and Bantam Cottages

The Outside of Peacock Cottage

The Outside of Peacock Cottage

Outside the Old Farmhouse

Outside the Old Farmhouse

Coulscott House

Devon, EX34 0PQ

By Coast and Exmoor in North Devon

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Hot tubs
  • Alpacas,pigs,goats,hens,ducks,peacocks,wallaby
  • Large grounds with play areas
  • WiFi / Apple TV / Netflix
  • "Cook" ready meals.

Awards

VisitEngland Gold award for excellence
VisitEngland 4 star
VisitEngland 5 star

Cottages

From £546

There are 6 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 4
    • Bedrooms 2
    • Dines 4
    • Child-Friendly
    • Extra baby kit
    • Indoor soft play barn
    • Games room
    • Outdoor play equipment
    • Space to play
    • Livestock onsite
    • Animal petting onsite
    • Dogs Welcome*
    • Private chef available
    • Ready meals available
    • Catering available
    • Supermarket delivery available
    • Owners/Manager onsite
    • WiFi
    • Real fire
    • Indoor shared pool
    • Trampoline
    • Beach within 10 miles
    • Fine dining within 10 miles
From £546

There are 6 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 4
    • Bedrooms 2
    • Dines 4
    • Child-Friendly
    • Extra baby kit
    • Indoor soft play barn
    • Games room
    • Outdoor play equipment
    • Space to play
    • Livestock onsite
    • Animal petting onsite
    • Dogs Welcome*
    • Private chef available
    • Ready meals available
    • Catering available
    • Supermarket delivery available
    • Owners/Manager onsite
    • WiFi
    • Dedicated Parking
    • Hypoallergenic bedding option
    • Barbecue
    • Indoor shared pool
    • Trampoline
    • Beach within 10 miles
    • Fine dining within 10 miles
From £410

There are 6 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 2
    • Bedrooms 1
    • Dines 2
    • Child-Friendly
    • Extra baby kit
    • Indoor soft play barn
    • Games room
    • Outdoor play equipment
    • Space to play
    • Livestock onsite
    • Animal petting onsite
    • All Ensuite
    • Matched bathrooms
    • Dogs Welcome*
    • Private chef available
    • Ready meals available
    • Catering available
    • Supermarket delivery available
    • WiFi
    • Dedicated Parking
    • Hypoallergenic bedding option
    • Indoor shared pool
    • Trampoline
    • Beach within 10 miles
    • Fine dining within 10 miles
From £892

There are 6 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 6
    • Bedrooms 3
    • Dines 6
    • Child-Friendly
    • Extra baby kit
    • Indoor soft play barn
    • Games room
    • Outdoor play equipment
    • Space to play
    • Livestock onsite
    • Animal petting onsite
    • Matched bathrooms
    • Dogs Accepted
    • Dogs Welcome*
    • Private chef available
    • Ready meals available
    • Catering available
    • Supermarket delivery available
    • Owners/Manager onsite
    • WiFi
    • Dedicated Parking
    • Real fire
    • Hypoallergenic bedding option
    • Barbecue
    • Indoor shared pool
    • Private Hot Tub
    • Trampoline
    • Beach within 10 miles
    • Fine dining within 10 miles
From £1155

There are 6 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 9
    • Bedrooms 5
    • Dines 9
    • Child-Friendly
    • Extra baby kit
    • Indoor soft play barn
    • Games room
    • Outdoor play equipment
    • Space to play
    • Livestock onsite
    • Animal petting onsite
    • Dogs Accepted
    • Dogs Welcome*
    • Private chef available
    • Ready meals available
    • Catering available
    • Supermarket delivery available
    • Owners/Manager onsite
    • WiFi
    • Dedicated Parking
    • Real fire
    • Hypoallergenic bedding option
    • Indoor shared pool
    • Private Hot Tub
    • Trampoline
    • Beach within 10 miles
    • Fine dining within 10 miles
From £1800

There are 6 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 10
    • Bedrooms 5
    • Dines 10
    • Child-Friendly
    • Extra baby kit
    • Indoor soft play barn
    • Games room
    • Outdoor play equipment
    • Space to play
    • Livestock onsite
    • Animal petting onsite
    • Dog Free Cottage
    • Private chef available
    • Ready meals available
    • Catering available
    • Owners/Manager onsite
    • WiFi
    • Dedicated Parking
    • Real fire
    • Barbecue
    • Indoor shared pool
    • Private Hot Tub
    • Beach within 10 miles
    • Fine dining within 10 miles

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Features

*Please check individual cottages for details

Child-Friendly

Child-Friendly

Extra baby kit

Extra baby kit

Indoor soft play barn

Indoor soft play barn

Games room

Games room

Outdoor play equipment

Outdoor play equipment

Space to play

Space to play

Livestock onsite

Livestock onsite

Animal petting onsite

Animal petting onsite

All Ensuite

All Ensuite

Matched bathrooms

Matched bathrooms

Dogs Accepted

Dogs Accepted

Dogs Welcome*

Dogs Welcome*

Dog Free Cottage

Dog Free Cottage

Private chef available

Private chef available

Ready meals available

Ready meals available

Catering available

Catering available

Supermarket delivery available

Supermarket delivery available

Owners/Manager onsite

Owners/Manager onsite

WiFi

WiFi

Dedicated Parking

Dedicated Parking

Real fire

Real fire

Hypoallergenic bedding option

Hypoallergenic bedding option

Barbecue

Barbecue

Indoor shared pool

Indoor shared pool

Private Hot Tub

Private Hot Tub

Trampoline

Trampoline

Beach within 10 miles

Beach within 10 miles

Fine dining within 10 miles

Fine dining within 10 miles

About & Contact

Member since 2008

Old Farmhouse Living Room and Galley

By Coast and Exmoor in North Devon


The wilds of ancient Exmoor; spectacular rugged coastline; sandy coves; huge surfing beaches. All are close to lovely Coulscott - an historic private hamlet, with stunning views, tucked into a secluded wooded valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

There are no other houses within a quarter of a mile. Just our six letting properties. All are old and full of character but converted to modern standards of luxury. Two are wings of Coulscott House itself. One is medieval with beams and a listed staircase. The other is grand Georgian - built at a time of prosperity two centuries ago. These can be taken together linked by a secret door through a bookcase. Three exquisite smaller cottages are converted from old farm buildings around a pretty courtyard. Brand new for 2013 is the mouth-wateringly luxurious Old Barn with its stone-flagged, Aga-equipped kitchen, and huge, galleried living room.

We know the importance of a restful night’s sleep to a good holiday. All our beds have superb pocket-sprung Memory Foam mattresses. All double beds are king-sized or bigger - many are four-posters. We aim for spotlessness in our properties and are generous with crisp clean sheets, and plenty of good quality towels and toiletries.

We have a beautiful indoor pool kept at 30C or more all year round. All houses have outdoor hot tubs placed to enjoy spectacular views. We have children’s play area indoors and outdoors with trampoline, swings, ball pool and lots more. We have 16 acres of grounds with woodland, meadows, streams and ponds. We are home to all manner of wildlife including badgers, foxes and buzzards. We have a huge fenced animal enclosure with alpaca, ducks, chickens, peacocks, pigs, goats and even wallabies.

Combe Martin village is a mile away. It has a lovely sheltered beach, famous for its rock pools, together with shops, pubs, and a museum. It has a rich history and lively events including a yearly carnival.

Exmoor National Park is just up the hill, half a mile away. It has cliffs (England’s highest), small bays, lovely walks, wildlife, wooded coombes, prehistoric remains, ancient castles and churches and unspoilt small towns and villages.

There are miles and miles of huge wide sandy beaches just 20 minutes away – brilliant for surfing. There is trendy Croyde; miles-long Woolacombe and vast, usually deserted, Saunton Sands with its internationally famous dune Nature Reserve.

There are lovely small towns all around with full modern facilities but also with their own unique attractions. Lovely Lynton and Lynmouth linked by a water driven cliff railway. Pretty Ilfracombe with its picturesque harbour now the setting for Damien Hirst’s massive statue – love it or hate it you must see it. Barnstaple with its famous Pannier Market, Bideford with it’s ancient bridge.

There are so many attractions and activities nearby. Zoo, wildlife park, castles, museums, stately homes, gardens, riding, golf, surfing, sailing, boat trips, fishing, walking, theatres, cinemas, restaurants and much more.

All our properties are non-smoking. We are happy to take well-trained, strictly controlled and nice-natured dogs. We can provide cots, high chairs, bed guards and whatever we can to help. All properties are centrally heated with TV and DVD, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine (in laundry room for the smaller cottages) and more.

We constantly improve our properties, facilities and grounds. When you read this they will be better still! Our website has masses of information, photos and plans and is constantly updated. We would rather you read it before booking so you know all about Coulscott which we believe, can provide the setting for a happy and relaxing holiday.

Meet the owner

Sue Jay

We wanted to get out of the rat race of our professions and indulge our twin passions of exploring lovely countryside and meeting lovely people. After spending years looking over the whole British Isles, the moment we saw Couscott we knew we had come home. North Devon is one of the most beautiful parts of the country and there is so much to do and see and experience. We have such a good time here, keeping animals, developing the grounds, planning new attractions, improving the houses, growing flowers and produce, and of course enjoying the moors, the seaside and the cliff walks. Every winter when we are closed we have a band of helpers cleaning, constructing, decorating, improving. We love living at Coulscott. Best of all we love welcoming guests here and sharing the fun of the place.

Location

  • Beach
  • Cycling
  • Festivals
  • Food
  • Gardens
  • Golf
  • Heritage
  • Leisure Parks
  • Museums
  • Pub/Restaurant
  • Visitors Attraction
  • Walks
  • Wildlife

Combe Martin Beach

Small bay with superb rock pools

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Wildpear beach

Informal naturist beach down cliff steps. Rock pools and lots of sand.

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Croyde Bay Beach

Glorious sandy bay with the good surfing, rock pools and pretty village with pubs etc. Closest surfing to London.

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Woolacombe Beach

2 miles of wide, fine, sandy beaches with surfing and swimming. Board etc hire and many places to eat.

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Crow Point

Miles of very quiet beach and huge sand dunes. Take own provisions.

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Heddons Mouth

A very pretty pebbly bay. An easy and attractive 1 mile walk along a river from a good pub.

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Tunnels Beaches

Glorious beach and Victorian sea pool, accessed through a tunnel.

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Lee Bay Beach

Small beach near to Lee Abbey with lime kiln and monk's chapel. Surrounded by may walks.

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Lee Bay Coastal Walk

Circular walk partially on the SW coast path

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Rockhan Beach

2 Km walk to very quiet beach near Woolacombe.

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Golden Cove

Very beautiful small bay down cliff steps. Fantastic views of coast and Combe Martin

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Tarka Trail

21 mile level cycle track close to the sea, bikes for hire.

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The Hunting of the Earl of Rhone

A 4 day annual hunt of the Earl over the Spring Bank Holiday. Lots of activities.

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Combe Martin Carnival

A week of fun in the village round the 2nd Wednesday in August. Includes the Raft Race, Wheel Barrow Race, fireworks and the Parade to mention but a few.

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Combe Martin Music Festival

4 weekends in September, a large variety of music.

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Strawberry Fayre

An annual June event to celebrate Combe Martins history and to eat lots!

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Combe Martins Farmers's Market

Farmers Market on the 3rd Sunday of the Month at the Village Hall

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Pannier Market

Ancient Market in Barnstaple's Market Hall. Much local food. Different markets on different days.

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Besshill Farm Shop

Superb Farm shop with many very local products. Incredibly helpful owner who will deliver and stay late to help.

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Marwood Gardens

A large and beautiful garden with a good cafe.

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Castle Hill Gardens

18th century parkland.

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Rosemore RHS Garden

Large RHS gardens with good cafe where it is very easy to spend a day.

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Heddon Hall

4 acres of beautiful gardens in our neighbouring village.

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The Royal North Devon Golf Club

England's oldest golf course and possibly one of Devon's best. A short drive from Coulscott.

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Ilfracombe Golf Course

Beautiful links near Ilfracombe.

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Arlington Court

National Trust house, gardens and walks.

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St Petrock's Church, Parracombe

A beautiful and unspoilt church; the first building in England saved by a conservation movement.

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Combe Martin Dinosaur Park

Perfect for younger children and very close to Coulscott.

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Watermouth Family Theme Park

Delightful entertainment for family groups in delightful setting.

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The Milky Way

Ideal family theme park

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the Big Sheep

Family adventure park, ideal for a wet day.

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Museum of Barnstaple and N Devon

Local Museum in Barnstaple centre.

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Combe Martin Museum

Very interesting museum in our local village of Combe Martin

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Braunton and District Museum

A bit of culture after some surfing!

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Fox and Goose

Local pub serving excellent local food.

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Hunter's Inn

Ideal pub with food in the middle of lots of Exmoor walks and a mile walk from the coast.

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Squire's Fish and Chip Restaurant

One of the SW's best for fish and chips.

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Noel Corston

Winner of Best Restaurant In Devon Food and Drink 2013

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Staghunters Inn Restaurant

Home made, local food at Brendon.

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The Thatch

Quaint pub in Croyde.

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Exmoor Zoo

Great and intimate small zoo.

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Lynton and Barnstaple Steam Railway.

A mile of original route by steam train.

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Surf SW

UK's premier surf school

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West Somerset Railway

20 miles of standard gauge railway in Somerset

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Keypitts Stables and Quads

180 acres of quad biking. Scenic horse ridding.

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Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway

A Victorian water powered railway which climbs the cliff between 2 towns. Fabulous views.

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Survival Paintball

8 woodland paint ball areas near Barnstaple

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Dean's Riding Stables

High quality stables close to Coulscott

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Rock and Rapid Adventure Centre

Indoor and outdoor activities.

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SW coast path

Cliff top walking at its finest

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Lundy

Beautiful NT island off N Devon coast with walks and wild life.

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Baggey Point Walk

Circular walk some of it very easy.

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County Gate Walk

Circular walk with very fine views

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North Devon Hawk Walks

Handle hawks in the beautiful N Devon countryside.

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