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Watermouth Castle - West Tower Apartment

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Nr Ilfracombe
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From a touch of luxury to characterful heritage, experience one of our truly inspiring holiday properties.


As a unique experience, guests get the opportunity to stay in a magnificent castle, surrounded by wonderful landscape gardens.

"Views over bays and cliffs from a castle stronghold – a unique holiday opportunity . . ."

Watermouth Castle offers a rare combination of opportunities – for not only do visitors have the chance to live in a castle, but they also enjoy unlimited, free entry to one of the West Country’s premier tourist attractions during their stay (please note that the park, castle and facilities are closed in winter as from November 2016). Within the splendid castle itself, there are six superb apartments, an indoor heated swimming pool, a museum, a choice of theme attractions, and some fascinating water displays. Outside, the castle’s 50-acre estate features wonderful landscaped gardens, with plenty of space for strolling and relaxing, and glorious woodland walks. There are ducks and waterfowl to admire on the lake outside the walls, and beautiful views from the castle over Watermouth Bay and its harbour, where there are slipway facilities for visitors’ boats, as well as moorings for larger craft (by arrangement with the harbourmaster).
The castle is a true example of a Victorian folly, completed in the mid 19th-century by the Bassett family. Now extensively restored by the current owner, its self-contained holiday apartments are reached through an archway in the south court, where the indoor heated swimming pool is available exclusively to apartment residents. All of the properties have been decorated and furnished to a comfortable standard throughout, in keeping with the style and ambience of the Castle, and all feature four-poster, half tester or brass beds.
A separate part of the castle, open to the public, contains the fascinating museum collections, including a Victorian kitchen, animated displays, mechanical musical instruments, a large model railway and a unique arcade of pier slot machines, all in working order. In the underground theatre is the Water Spectacular, reputedly one of the best fountain shows in the world, a thrilling mix of lights, music and water. Outside in the grounds are further family entertainments, including traditional rides and slides, fascinating water features, children’s play areas, a ‘Gnomeland’, themed crazy-golf, and much, much more all of which earned Watermouth Castle a place in the finals of the South West Tourism ‘Large Visitor Attraction Of The Year’ Award in 2005.
Watermouth Castle enjoys an incomparable setting on rising ground, commanding views over the bays and cliffs of the magnificent coastline stretching away to the east. Take a woodland walk through the estate to the picturesque, award-winning village of Berrynarbor, or visit the coastal village of Combe Martin (less than 3 miles to the east) – famous not only for its sandy coves, inlets and majestic headlands but also as ‘the gateway to the Exmoor National Park’. Combe Martin offers a choice of shops and cafes, and one of Devon’s oldest inns! Ilfracombe is only a five minute drive away to the west, with a range of seaside attractions, good shops and a golf course, and visitors can enjoy miles of golden sand at nearby Woolacombe and Croyde Bay. Superb cliff-top scenery and beautiful wooded valleys make this one of North Devon’s most scenic areas – as well as a paradise for walkers. Shops 2 miles.
Note: Music may filter into the pool area from the antique Mortier organ between 10am and 6pm.

(First floor.) West-facing, overlooking the harbour. Living/dining room. Galley kitchen. Double bedroom with mahogany half-tester bed. Bedroom with two single four-poster beds. Bathroom with large cast-iron castle bath, over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity, gas, heaters in all rooms and bed linen included
  • Towels £3 per person per week by arrangement
  • Cot and high chair by arrangement
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Shared laundry room (coin-operated) with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wi-fi
  • Shared payphone
  • Shared patio and garden furniture
  • Shared barbecue
  • Parking
  • Indoor heated swimming pool with Fitstar counter facility
  • Office facilities included fax/modem/photocopier by arrangement
  • No smoking
  • NB: Lake in grounds

Indoor heated swimming pool and sun lounge. Unlimited free entry to award-winning ’Watermouth Castle Family Attraction’ offering a wealth of experiences and entertainment for all ages. (open Easter– end Oct)

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  • HighchairHighchair
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property
  • No PetsNo Pets
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection
  • Car Parking - On SiteCar Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 24/09/2016
    We had a really lovely week at Watermouth Castle and would definitely recommend. The accommodation needs a little TLC in places but we loved 'princess beds', huge bath and views. Having access to the pool and being able to go into the attraction as we liked were also really good - we loved exploring on our own and playing crazy golf just us. Its best for smaller children though. The location is great, so close to Ilfracombe and Woolacombe where we body boarded multiple times. We also went to Big Sheep which was a fun day out. All in all we had a lovely week by the sea.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 17/09/2016
    We enjoyed a lovely week at West tower with our daughter, son in law and granddaughter. We walked the SWCoast Path whilst they enjoyed Watermouth castle and the local beaches. Having access to the indoor swimming pool was a wonderful bonus. The apartment was clean and comfortable with wonderful views.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/08/2016
    Fantastic place to stay so much room to roam around in people who work there are all very attentive and the view from our room over looking sea was perfect start to waking up ever day. The park and gardens associated with the castle are immaculate and with the bonus feature of have a swimming pool my girls loved it.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 06/08/2016
    Brilliant place to take younger children, and to deal with the unpredictable British weather. Loved the pool, gardens and theme park, especially as you get out of hours access if you stay. We played mini golf before anyone else was in. The apartment was great. I thought it was more spacious than it looked in the pics. Had a child in the main bedroom with us and there was still loads of room even with the extra bed in it. Very cool to stay in a castle.

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