Old Combe Barn

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3


Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Hot Tub Parking Space

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The wonderful Old Combe Barn is nestled on a superb small and exclusive resort close to the charming town of Combe Martin. With five gorgeous bedrooms and stunning, characterful living space, the barn is perfect for large families or groups of friends. It comes with a sensational outdoor deck with a hot tub. Guests staying at Old Combe Barn enjoy access to wonderful resort facilities that include an indoor heated swimming pool, fast EV charging for cars, indoor soft play, a superb adventure play area for children, fire pits, a games room, yoga classes, an honesty shop, outdoor dining areas, over fifty friendly animals and extensive grounds. If you want to take a holiday with friends, we also feature other cottages on the resort so you may want to take a peep at Wild Pear House, Broadsands Farmhouse, Holdstone Cottage, Newt Cottage, Sandy Bay Cottage or Combe Martin House and book one or more of those too. There is something for everyone, including your furry friends at this wonderful resort.  

The delightful Combe Martin enjoys blissful secluded sandy beaches, wonderful rock pools, dramatic coastal scenery, a picturesque harbour, quaint shops, cosy seaside pubs, water sports, the fabulous Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, an interesting museum and easy access to the stunning Exmoor National Park, North Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the famous Southwest Coast Path. Nearby, you can explore the sensational Hangman Cliffs, the amazing beaches of Broadsands, Wild Pear, Tunnels and Barricane, Lee Bay, the Woolacombe beaches, Putsborough Sands, Croyde and the magnificent Saunton Sands. There are fabulous attractions such as National Trust houses, the wonderful Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway and amazing activities including horse riding and coasteering. You will never tire of exciting, interesting, and thrilling excursions in this wonderful area.

Old Combe Barn is a luxury barn conversion with impressive attention to detail and fantastic features. It was converted from the original farm barn and offers a haven for hunkering down with revered wildernesses and sensational sandy wonders on the doorstep. It is the perfect abode for a spot of switch off, for making new friends and for enjoying each other’s company. You will relish in Old Combe Barn’s beauty where there is charm and character in abundance and an eclectic mix of vintage and modern furnishings. The barn comes complete with a huge private deck with alfresco dining furniture, sun loungers, a barbecue, chimenea, a hot tub and astonishing, uninterrupted views down the valley. The deck is a beautiful space at all times of the day but especially at sunset when you can take a dip in the hot tub with a glass of fizz and sunrise when you can count your blessings with your early morning cup of coffee. You can light the chimenea if a rural chill descends on the evening and enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple or a mug of hot chocolate under the night stars. The barn is located on the edge of Exmoor’s Dark Sky Reserve, so the stars are incredible. You will feel the tranquillity fold around you as you relax and unwind in peace and quiet.

Inside, you will admire the barn’s captivating triple height vaulted wooden ceilings, it’s gorgeous, exposed stone walls, its lofty beams, its fantastic library collection, and its wonderful colour splashes. Sumptuous stylish fabrics blend effortlessly alongside handpicked vintage and modern furniture. The front door of Old Combe Barn leads to a fantastic, well-equipped kitchen with a four-door electric Aga, American style fridge freezer, separate oven and hob and an espresso coffee machine. A large farmhouse dining table and chairs take centre stage making this a cheerful, sociable space. To the side of the kitchen, you will discover a handy cloakroom and utility room. Next comes your fabulous triple height living room with its sumptuous sofas, giant Smart television and modern wood burning stove. It is just the perfect spot to relax, throw a log on the fire and get cosy with Netflix or Freeview. The gallery above the living room enjoys superb vistas of the valley and opens onto your private deck. The gallery is home to a huge library of books for your entertainment and a comfy sofa. It is a great spot for a read and a cup of tea.

One of your five bedrooms is found on the ground floor, a fabulous room with a beautifully dressed, lavish super king-size bed, an immaculate ensuite shower room and a lovely sunroom with sofas which opens onto a private terrace and lawn. Upstairs, you will find another bedroom with a super king-size zip and link bed for flexible sleeping arrangements. Again, this is adorned with luxury linens and gorgeous soft furnishings. The bedroom is connected to the smart family bathroom and boasts its own balcony with panoramic valley views. A cosy twin bedroom sits up in the eaves of the barn, gorgeous with its characterful beams and panelling. A family suite is located at the other end of the barn with a spacious master bedroom which opens directly onto the decking, a dressing room and an ensuite shower room. The master also enjoys a sumptuous super king-size bed. Above the master is another twin bedroom which though accessed through the bedroom is completely separate and enjoys two twin beds. If you have babies or one extra child, cots and an extra bed are available. It is easy to see why this beautiful, superbly comfortable barn enjoys a Five Star Gold Visit Britain award.

The resort swimming pool is wonderful, and you can relax on smart cradle rope weave seats and day beds. The pool building offers changing rooms, toilets and showers. The games room offers table football, table tennis and a soft play area for little ones. The resort sits in its own pretty valley with sixteen acres of grounds sprinkled with lush lawns, gardens, sunken nature trails, ponds, meadows, an orchard, streams, an extensive kitchen garden and a greenhouse where you can pick yourselves something fresh and tasty to go with your alfresco dinner. You are welcome to bring your furry friends and enjoy the five acres of dog walking field for off lead enjoyment or a favourite local dog walk to the charming dog friendly pub, the Hunters at Heddons Valley. There are over fifty animals on the estate and children enjoy helping out at feeding times. Beautiful peacocks wander around the grounds when not nesting, the free-range chickens supply eggs and cute ducks live on three ponds. There is a small herd of alpacas, four pygmy goats, sheep, super cute piglets, guinea pigs and orphan lambs in the spring for children to bottle feed. Children adore the outdoor playground with its amazing wooden pirate ship with decks, a tunnel, ship’s wheel, plank, and sand pit. The two storey wendy house is perfect for little ones with a built-in kitchen, furniture, and a veranda. There is also a wooden tractor, a slide, trampoline, swings, slides and a climbing frame. You will be lucky if you see your children with all of this! Throughout the estate there are some wonderful views with lovely lounge furniture so that you can relax, captivated by the views with a sneaky bottle of chilled wine. The Lookout is one of these, also a perfect spot for early morning meditation or yoga. The huge one and half meter fire pit with benches is wonderful for sing songs and making marshmallow memories. The honesty shop stocks some wonderful goodies including delicious frozen Cook meals, barbecue packs from the local farm shop, tasty ice creams and marshmallows for toasting. Yoga classes take place all year long plus there are fun aqua aerobics sessions in the pool.

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What you should know…

  • Old Combe Barn is dog friendly. You will be given a doggy welcome pack with a quilted waterproof sofa protector, a dog towel, water bowl, a flashing safety tag, dog treats, pool bags and a dedicated disposal bin. There is a large field for off lead fun and wonderful walks throughout the estate
  • Guests can use all of the resort facilities, including the pool, playground, honesty shop, games room, adventure playground, kitchen garden, the animal areas and lots more
  • There are electric charging points provided for electric cars

Property Features

Shared Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Hot Tub BBQ Coffee Machine Electric Car Charger Smart TV Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Parking Space

Old Combe Barn

Ground Floor
- Sun room
- Bedroom with a super king-sized bed with an ensuite shower room
- Drawing room
- Well equipped kitchen with an AGA, separate oven and hob, table for ten and a dishwasher
- Large cloakroom with a washing machine and tumble dryer
- WC

First Floor

- Bedroom with a super king-sized bed with balcony
- Family bathroom

Second Floor
- Twin bedroom

Family Suite
- Bedroom with a super king-sized with en-suite shower room (master suite – an extra single bed can be added to this room if required)
- Connected to the master bedroom is a twin room in enclosed mezzanine (above master suite)

Outdoor Grounds
- Hot tub
- Large private decking with outdoor dining, loungers, sofa, and chimnea
- Private lower terrace and lawn
- Parking

Additional Facilities
- Coffee machine
- Smart TV
- Wi-Fi

Shared Facilities Onsite

- Indoor swimming pool
- Over 50 Friendly animals
- Fast EV Charging
- Outdoor dining
- Extensive grounds
- Indoor soft play
- Honesty Shop
- Kitchen Garden
- Outdoor play areas
- Fire pits
- Games Room


About the surrounding area of Old Combe Barn
Beach Nearby Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Cycling Tourist Towns & Villages
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Old Combe Barn enjoys a superb location on an exclusive resort near Combe Martin in north Devon. It is a fabulous seaside resort with dreamy sandy coves, some of the UK’s best rock pools and a fantastic selection of cafes, unique shops, pubs, and restaurants. The fish and chips are delicious! Combe Martin hosts many events celebrating its heritage and quirks including its annual Hunting of the Earl of Rone ceremony, a Pagan festival. The wonderful Southwest Coast Path runs through the village offering astonishing views and access to beaches and beauty spots that you may not otherwise see. You can hike to Great Hangman, the tallest sea cliff in Britain or take the two hundred and thirty steps down the Golden Cove. You can enjoy the calm waters of the bay on a boat, kayak or stand-up paddle board.

The beaches in this wonderful area are quite extraordinary. Wild Pear Beach and Broadsands Beach are two of the most beautiful, secret coves. Wild Pear is reached via a dramatic descent from the coast path and is an idyllic, protected cove. Broadsands Beach was recently voted the ‘Happiest View in the UK’ with its special curved bay, turquoise sea, rock caves and trees. A network of tunnels hand-carved in the early nineteenth century lead to the wonderful Tunnels Beaches with their Victorian tidal swimming pool and sand and shingle private beaches. Barricane Beach boasts exotic shells, a delightful cafe, and glorious sunsets. Lee Bay is a fabulously secluded spot looking out to the Bristol Channel. It is often called ‘Fuchsia Valley’ due to its bright red flowers. Woolacombe Beach is a three-mile-long sandy wonder that has been voted the ‘Best Beach in Britain’ and it is only twenty minutes from the resort. Putsborough Sands are on the south side of Woolacombe offering glorious surf and views of the headland. Just around the Baggy Point headland is the very pretty village of Croyde with its famous surfing beach. Backing the fabulous Saunton Sands is the impressive Braunton Burrows, a UNESCO biosphere reserve.

Coasteering is a popular thrilling sport with many experienced Coasteering and Adventure Sports companies operating at Watermouth Harbour, the next bay along from Combe Martin. Brave participants enjoy climbing over dramatic rocks, jumping into the sea, swimming through gullies, and exploring caves. Horse riding on Exmoor is also popular with the Dean Riding Stables.

The National Trust’s Arlington Court and Carriage Museum is a great day out with formal Victorian gardens, ponds, deer, plenty of space for picnics and an impressive collection of horse-drawn vehicles. It is a gem on the edge of Exmoor that has been in the Chichester family for over five hundred years. The gardens enjoy herbaceous borders, a fountain, walled kitchen garden and a conservatory brimming with exotic plants from around the world. There are pleasure grounds with gorgeous views, a wilderness pond, and a deer park wood. The old kitchen tearoom is lovely and offers tasty treats. There is also an excellent second-hand bookshop. Watersmeet is a dramatic river gorge and ancient woodland with a National Trust tearoom set in stunning surroundings. You can treat yourselves to delicious Devon cream teas and be captivated by the amazing landscapes and woodland trails.

Twelve miles away, the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway opened in 1890 and is an excellent way to enjoy the wonderful coastal views between the two villages. Another popular trip is to Lundy Island which lies ten nautical miles off the coast. The ferry leaves from Ilfracombe Harbour taking you to this delightful island with its wildlife, big skies and gorgeous scenery.

The pretty, historic fishing village of Clovelly is worth a stop. It was once owned by the Queen of England and clings to the four-hundred-foot cliff where there is no traffic. Steep cobbled streets tumble down to its ancient fishing harbour and 14th century quay.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Exeter Airport

(92.4 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Port Of Plymouth

(120 km)

Nearest Train Station Barnstaple Station

(21.6 km)

Nearest Village Combe Martin

(2.3 km)

Nearest Town/City Ilfracombe

(11.5 km)

Nearest Restaurant The Coach House At Kentisbury Grange

(7 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub The Castle Inn

(2.3 km)

Nearest Supermarket Co-Op

(2 km)

Nearest Beach Combe Martin Beach

(3.7 km)

Nearest Golf Ilfracombe Golf Club

(8.4 km)

Nearest Tennis Ilfracombe Tennis Club

(17 km)


Devon is the kind of destination that rewards exploration. With coastlines on two separate sides of England you’ll have seaside towns and clifftop walks to enjoy, and with Dartmoor and Exmoor your adventures can expand to kayaking, hiking or just admiring the spectacular scenery. So you can make the very best of this wonderful English county, we’ve created this Devon travel guide that’s full of tips, inspiration and great things to do – and our range of beautiful cottages in Devon make the perfect place to stay.

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Old Combe Barn is perfect for a family holiday. With five bedrooms you may even be able to take the grandparents along to join in the fun. The resort is exceptional with many wonderful activities and amenities for children. They love the indoor pool, the animals, the playground, the walks, picking from the kitchen garden for dinner or to feed the animals and the huge estate.

Combe Martin is a wonderful, family-friendly holiday town, very proud of its Wildlife and Dinosaur Park. Here children enjoy an abundance of exotic wildlife and the very latest, thrilling Dinosaur animatronics. They can ride the Dino Express as seven and a half thousand gallons of water hurtle towards them, enter the underground tomb for a fascinating insight of Egypt, play in a gigantic indoor soft play area, meet lions, penguins, alpacas, leopards, owls, sea lions, pelicans, wolves, meerkats, and lots of other animals, visit the dinosaur museum, the critter cavern, and the beautiful botanical gardens.

In nearby Watermouth Harbour, The Family Theme Park and Castle takes you back in time to Victorian life. It boasts animated scenes, a model railway, a dungeon labyrinth, crazy golf, crazy snooker, and a maze. It is great fun.

The Quince Honey Farm is one of Britain’s leading honey farms, a family run business with refining beekeeping techniques where children can learn about bees. There are beekeeping demonstrations and hands-on activities including candle making and hike making to reveal the inner workings safely behind glass.

The North Devon Wake Park is perfect for thrill seekers wanting to challenge themselves. This unique aquapark around a lake-based course offers total wipe out challenges, overhead cable wakeboarding and much more.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Stair gates
  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games


At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £1000 to be held by Oliver's Travels and to be released subject to a damage inspection on departure
Arrival time 4:00 pm
Departure time 10:00 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included
Minimum stay 7 nights during peak season, 3 nights during other periods
Changeover day Friday
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay
Stag & Hen Do's Allowed? No stag or hen do's permitted. The property contains personal belongings of the Owner. The property is rented as a holiday let and not a venue. The number of guests on site during a rental cannot exceed the number on the booking form without the prior permission of the Owner
Other Ts and Cs The number of guests on the property at any time during the stay must not exceed the maximum capacity without the prior permission of the Owner

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 31st 2024 £3,141 £3,350 £3,560 £4,188
May 31st 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - - £5,370
Jul 13th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 - - - £6,445
Jul 20th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 - - - £7,090
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £5,560 £5,930 £6,301 £7,413
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 £4,028 £4,296 £4,565 £5,370
Sep 7th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 £2,818 £3,006 £3,194 £3,758
Oct 19th 2024 - Nov 9th 2024 £4,431 £4,726 £5,022 £5,263
Nov 9th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £2,335 £2,490 £2,646 £3,113
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - £7,413
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 16th 2025 £2,335 £2,490 £2,646 £3,113
Feb 16th 2025 - Mar 22nd 2025 £2,818 £3,006 £3,194 £3,758
Mar 22nd 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 £3,221 £3,436 £3,651 £4,295
Apr 12th 2025 - May 30th 2025 £3,141 £3,350 £3,560 £4,188
May 30th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - - - £5,370
Jul 12th 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 - - - £6,445
Jul 19th 2025 - Jul 26th 2025 - - - £7,090
Jul 26th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £5,560 £5,930 £6,301 £7,413
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 £4,028 £4,296 £4,565 £5,370
Sep 6th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 £2,818 £3,006 £3,194 £3,758
Oct 18th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 £4,431 £4,726 £5,022 £5,263

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 31st 2024 €3,393 €3,619 €3,845 €4,524
May 31st 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - - €5,802
Jul 13th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 - - - €6,963
Jul 20th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 - - - €7,660
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €6,006 €6,407 €6,807 €8,008
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 €4,351 €4,641 €4,931 €5,802
Sep 7th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 €3,045 €3,248 €3,451 €4,059
Oct 19th 2024 - Nov 9th 2024 €4,787 €5,106 €5,425 €5,685
Nov 9th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €2,522 €2,690 €2,858 €3,363
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - €8,008
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 16th 2025 €2,522 €2,690 €2,858 €3,363
Feb 16th 2025 - Mar 22nd 2025 €3,045 €3,248 €3,451 €4,059
Mar 22nd 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 €3,480 €3,712 €3,944 €4,640
Apr 12th 2025 - May 30th 2025 €3,393 €3,619 €3,845 €4,524
May 30th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - - - €5,802
Jul 12th 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 - - - €6,963
Jul 19th 2025 - Jul 26th 2025 - - - €7,660
Jul 26th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €6,006 €6,407 €6,807 €8,008
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 €4,351 €4,641 €4,931 €5,802
Sep 6th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 €3,045 €3,248 €3,451 €4,059
Oct 18th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 €4,787 €5,106 €5,425 €5,685

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 31st 2024 $3,615 $3,856 $4,097 $4,820
May 31st 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - - $6,181
Jul 13th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 - - - $7,418
Jul 20th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 - - - $8,160
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $6,399 $6,825 $7,252 $8,531
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 $4,636 $4,945 $5,254 $6,181
Sep 7th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 $3,244 $3,460 $3,676 $4,325
Oct 19th 2024 - Nov 9th 2024 $5,100 $5,439 $5,779 $6,057
Nov 9th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $2,687 $2,866 $3,045 $3,582
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - $8,531
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 16th 2025 $2,687 $2,866 $3,045 $3,582
Feb 16th 2025 - Mar 22nd 2025 $3,244 $3,460 $3,676 $4,325
Mar 22nd 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 $3,708 $3,955 $4,202 $4,943
Apr 12th 2025 - May 30th 2025 $3,615 $3,856 $4,097 $4,820
May 30th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - - - $6,181
Jul 12th 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 - - - $7,418
Jul 19th 2025 - Jul 26th 2025 - - - $8,160
Jul 26th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $6,399 $6,825 $7,252 $8,531
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 $4,636 $4,945 $5,254 $6,181
Sep 6th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 $3,244 $3,460 $3,676 $4,325
Oct 18th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 $5,100 $5,439 $5,779 $6,057

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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