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  • Cottage
  • Watermouth, near Ilfracombe
  • FHH

Watermouth Castle - Harbour Apartment

9

out of 10

  • 4

  • 2

  • 1

  • 0

Wifi
Car parking on site
Coast within 1 mile

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

All on the first floor.
Living/dining room: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
2 steps to...
Kitchen (in tower): With gas cooker, microwave and fridge.
Bedroom 1: With brass half-tester double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Heaters included. Private parking.

All properties: Gas, electricity, bed linen and fibre-optic broadband included. Towel hire, £3pp. Cot and highchair available on request. Utility room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer (shared with other properties on site). Patio with garden furniture and BBQ (shared with other properties on site). 50-acre grounds (shared with other properties on site). No smoking. Please note: There is a lake and pond in the grounds.
ADDITIONAL FREE FACILITIES
Sun lounge and indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 4m, depth 1m to 1.5m, open 8.30am-9.30pm) both shared with other properties on-site. Free entry to ‘Watermouth Family Theme Park and Castle’ during times when attraction is open to the public (between Easter-end of October).

Watermouth Castle offers a rare combination of opportunities – for not only do visitors have the chance to live in a castle, but they can also enjoy free entry to one of the West Country’s premier tourist attractions during their stay, when the Park is open to the public. Within the splendid castle itself, there are seven 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 Basset family. Now extensively restored by the current owners, 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. Harbour Apartment (ref FHH) and West Tower Apartment (ref FHJ) are west-facing and overlook the harbour, Rhododendron Apartment (ref FHM), South Court Apartment (ref FHP) and Basset Apartment (ref FHL) overlook the south court towards the wooded hills. Penn-Curzon Apartment (ref FHK) has sea views from the living room, and Clock Tower Apartment (ref UKC2234) has sea views from the living room and bedrooms. Each property offers fibre optic broadband.
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. In the underground theatre is the Water Show Extravaganza, 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’, crazy-golf, a maze, the 250 meter Thunder Luge Toboggan Run, and much, much more.
In an area of outstanding natural beauty, 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. Beach 500 yards. Shops 2 miles, pub 1 mile.
Please note that music may filter into the pool area from the antique Mortier organ between 10am and 6pm.

Awards

  • Customers' Choice 2019

Features

Coastal Within 1 Mile

Cot Available

Grouped Property

Highchair Available

Historical Property

Parking - On Site

Swimming Pool - Shared

Swimming Pool - Heated

Unique Cottages

Washing Machine

Wi-Fi

Location

Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen

Smoking

  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 5 reviews

9

out of 10

Value for money

8.6

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort and Equipment

8

Location

9.8

Local amenities

8.8

Overall rating

9

Alison

  • Mytchett

  • Family

10

out of 10

We had a wonderful holiday  The apartment was clean and comfortable and I’m still amazed that we got to stay in a castle! The views from our apartment were breathtaking! My boys loved the pool and the amusement park, we went every day. The owners were friendly and helpful. The only down fall was the shower but it certainly didn’t detract from our experience. I would love to return.

2 Aug 2022

  • Family

10

out of 10

Overall a wonderful location that makes a great base for exploring the Devon coastline. Attached theme park perfect for young families, and owners and all the staff very friendly and welcoming through-out our stay.

8 May 2022

Clare

  • Salisbury

  • Couple

9

out of 10

Warm, comfortable apartment. Clean. Staff helpful fixing a tap problem straight away. On the A399, but set back from the road so that there was no traffic noise. Easy to get to Ilfracombe and supermarkets. Good road connectivity. Not having children we were not bothered about the theme park, but folk with small children might appreciate this. The park closes early so there was no noise. The swimming pool is of a size expected for such an establishment and was clean.

10 Oct 2021

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