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Sea Side Holiday House On Beach With Spectacular Views

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful 4 Bed Seafront Home With Sitting, Dining, Kitchen & private parking

Horizon, our fabulous three-storey Victorian seafront home is conveniently located on the South West Coastal Path, with Newberry Beach just a few steps from the front door. From the house you can enjoy uninterrupted, spectacular views across the cove and sea, or lie in bed listening to the waves roll in as you drift off to sleep. Situated on a peaceful, no through, beachfront road, the holiday cottage is also only a few hundred yards from the main village beach, pubs and shops of Combe Martin. It offers 'a little bit of heaven by the sea' in which to relax or explore all that the area has to offer.

Horizon is an exceptional property, furnished with your comfort in mind and retaining many wonderful Victorian features. Tastefully decorated, with original artwork on the walls, it is a stylish holiday home with a relaxed feel. Particular attention has been paid to provide those extra touches that allow guests to settle in quickly, such as an extremely well equipped kitchen, quality bed linen, and buckets, nets, DVDs, books, games etc. to keep the children amused.

Horizon has recently been sympathetically extended to the rear of the property to include two new stylish shower rooms, one of which is ensuite to the second floor king bedroom. The accommodation comprises of an entrance hall, sitting room, separate dining room, downstairs cloakroom, fully fitted kitchen, bathroom with separate bath and shower, two new shower rooms and four bedrooms (sleeping 8 people plus a baby in a travel cot). Ideal for two families to share as there are two bedrooms on the first floor plus the family bathroom, and two bedrooms on the second floor plus the two new shower rooms, providing lots of space. The house is fully central heated with constant hot water and a cosy open log fire in the sitting room. There is wifi available via a broadband connection (15mbps, unlimited downloads, nominal fee), as well as freeview and freesat TV in the sitting room and also in the master bedroom (several movie channels) and freeview TV in the dining room.

An elevated patio at the front of the property overlooks the sea and Newberry Beach, gets the afternoon sun, has patio furniture and is ideal for that relaxing 'sundowner' at the end of a fun packed day. To the rear of the house, another patio enjoys the sun most of the day. There is off street parking for two cars in tandem, at the rear of the property, which is a rare find among beachfront houses and a major bonus during the school holidays. There is also unrestricted on street parking on the lane to the front of the house.

Horizon is just a short walk from a number of shops and pubs (the deli is an excellent cappuccino and cake stop, as well as doing a great full breakfast if you're feeling like a lazy morning!). Pubs 400yds. Shop 500yds. Deli / cafe 500yds, Newberry Beach directly opposite!


You can spend lots of time on Newberry beach with it’s rock pools (great for catching crabs), stream (great for creating dams) and it’s caves. The main village beach can be reached across the rocks and sand at low tide, or via a 2 minute walk just around the corner on the coastal path (pavement for the stretch from the house round to the main beach.

If you want spectacular large sandy beaches and water sports head to the west to Woolacombe (15 minutes drive) & Croyde (25-30 minutes drive).

Ilfracombe (5 minutes drive west) offers a lovely harbour area with Damien Hirst's restaurant (The Quay), whilst the picturesque villages of Lynmouth and Lynton with their water powered Victorian cliff railway are a short drive to the East.

Walking & Fly Fishing:

There are great walks locally (the famous one being to Great Hangman – the highest cliff in England) and Horizon is located right on the South West Coastal Path. Wistmoorland Reservoir a 10 minute drive (6 miles) from the house has numerous easy walking trails (especially designed with disabled access in mind), plentiful picnic spots and an interactive visitor centre with outdoor play equipment. The reservoir is well stocked with rainbow trout and offers day and half day fishing permits at very reasonable rates.


This is your nearest large town with shops and seafront area. The harbour area is nice to amble around and the streets running up from this have some good pubs and restaurants. Various boat trips are available from the quayside offering everything from deep sea and mackerel fishing to wildlife spotting coastal tours and day trips to Lundy Island to see the puffins.


Walking, golfing, water sports, horse riding, children's theme parks, boat trips, fishing, historical visits. The list is endless! The renowned dinosaur and wildlife park is at the top of the village, whilst Watermouth Castle with its theme parks (best for 3-10 year old) is only 2 miles along the road going to Ilfracombe from Horizon.

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a great holiday in Combe Martin and were all very impressed with the house and would definitely like to come again next year".
Sep 2012
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Combe Martin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Not suitable for those guests with mobility difficulties due to the number of steps at the property.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Spacious bathroom with separate shower with extra large head
    Downstairs WC - toilet , Separate downstairs WC
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , A stylish new shower room on the second floor.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , A second stylish new shower room on the second floor.
  • Constant hot water via combi boiler means limitless showers and baths for the kids.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Size bed, balcony overlooking sea, wardrobe, chest
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Plug in night light. Travel Cot and high chair, chest
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Overlooking the sea, wardrobe, chair, clock radio
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds, overlooking sea, chest, toys, kids books
  • Three out of four bedrooms have spectacular sea views. Waves breaking on beach below can be heard as you drift off to sleep. First floor king bedroom has balcony with spectacular views and comfy lounging chair for sitting and passing the time whilst just taking in the view or reading. Travel cot provided (no bed linen) and can be easily accommodated in the bedrooms for maximum occupancy of 8 plus one infant.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Sea Side Holiday House On Beach With Spectacular Views
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 26 reviews

A pleasant, family home by the sea.

  • 4 of 5

A lovely location looking out over the bay and also only a short walk to the main beach and shops. Combe Martin is a good base for exploring Exmoor National Park. We enjoyed Heddon Valley, Valley of the Rocks, Watersmeet, Lynmouth etc. Horizon itself was clean and well equipped. A lovely family home. One of our party would have benefitted from a grab rail at the top of the first flight of stairs, but this is not a criticism of the property. In fact, the owner had been very helpful and honest regarding accessibility. Our experience of local restaurants varied, but we found the Pack of Cards good and enjoyed fish and chips at Black and White. The tea shop at the Hele Corn Mill produced delicious cakes. I would recommend this property to friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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A wonderful house in which to spend a holiday.

  • 5 of 5

"Horizon" is a well appointed holiday home for all the family, boasting excellent accommodation, comfortable beds, wonderful sea views and all the mod-cons a family could require. A real 'home from home'. Apart from the, characterful, creaky stairs the only sounds to be heard around the house were those of the young and old enjoying a relaxing holiday, the gentle lapping of waves on the shore and the occasional patter of rain on the Velux windows.

Local facilities are a short walk away, and the beach even closer. We strongly recommend this house for a fun, family holiday.

There is rarely a dull moment in our daily lives and that spilled over to our holiday where, despite very variable weather, we were able to dodge the showers and keep on the go all the time.

This holiday was the second truly memorable stay at "Horizon" for our three generation family, and we collectively thank you for the use of your lovely house. We look forward to repeating the experience in the not too distant future.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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A comfortable fortnight.

  • 5 of 5

We had an enjoyable fortnight at this property. Everything we needed. The house is near enough to the shops for those bits you need. Just sit back and enjoy the views. BBQ when you can. We did, we ate our food watching the sea / sunset . We will go back, no doubt. Try it. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spot, lovely house.

  • 5 of 5

Clearly cared for by the owners, really pleasant touches such as well stocked for a few days with essentials. Very comfortable beds, lovely towels and sheets. Great location, we had a splendid time.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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perfect week

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week in Combe Martin, staying with 3 generations (grandparents/parents/2children). I will miss the lovely view of the sea and the soothing sound of the waves.

Brilliant accommodation with a very well equipped kitchen ;-)

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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lovely family seaside house

  • 5 of 5

Lovely week was had by three generations. House is ideally located for a pop to the shops or the beach also not far to drive to some of the many other beautiful beaches in the Devon. Its clean, warm and spacious for everyone to have a little "quiet time" somewhere in the house. Best of all is going to sleep with the sound of gentle waves lapping the shoreline.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Exeter Airport
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
The Dolphin Inn, bar and bistro
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Hele Bay / Ilfracombe
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
23 Miles
J27 M5
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
The Dolphin Inn, bar and bistro
Nearest Beach
3 Metres
Newberry Beach
Car: not necessary

The traditional seaside village of Combe Martin nestles on the edge of Exmoor National Park in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, where the rolling countryside meets the dramatic Bristol Channel. It is an ideal holiday location for families and adults alike, with a wealth of attractions and spectacular beaches within easy reach. As well as lots of outdoor activities, there are a good selection of village shops, cafes, a deli and pubs within a short walking distance.

Horizon is situated in the quiet rocky cove of Newberry beach, right on the South West Coastal Path in Combe-Martin. Located on a quiet, no through, beach front road, yet only a few hundred yards from the main village beach, pubs and shops in Combe Martin. Combe-Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park is 2 minutes drive away (courtesy bus), whilst Watermouth Castle with its theme park for young children is less than 5 minutes drive away. Woolacombe bay, Lynton and Lynmouth are all accessible within 20 minutes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $207.73
Cleaning and laundry $193.88

Cleaning costs included in rates.
No additional taxes to pay.
Maximum occupancy is 8 people & a baby in a cot.
We have a strict “no pets” policy (sorry!)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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