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From £30 pppn. Enchanting Grade II listed 18th century bailey castle with wonderful 360 degree views

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

A family retreat sleeping 8 guests in 4 bedrooms, with 3 bathrooms

Tawstock Castle is no ordinary home. It is an enchanting small romantic castle deep within the Devon dream. Sleeping eight, our warm and welcoming hideaway near the tranquil picturesque village of Tawstock is close Barnstaple and North Devon's sandy beaches.

History buffs will not be disappointed. Surrounded by a circular Grade II listed bailey (walled courtyard), our stunning 18th-century castle has a fascinating history. It is the last castle to have built in England and has two Grade II listed towers which were originally constructed as a lookout for Lord Wrey.

And for 'wow' factor, Tawstock Castle scores pretty high too. With its fairytale turrets and yawning acreage of perfect parkland, it weaves its magic over the Devonshire countryside with 360 degree views over the Taw Valley and Saunton Sands.

Beautifully restored and effortlessly elegant, the owner's attention to detail is evident throughout with lots of thoughtful touches to make your stay special.

The 35′ reception room is fit for kings and queens. Ornate panelled ceiling and turrets to the corners, luxurious sofas, a cosy laid open fire, 42″ TV and dining area make for a very sociable space. The unique circular kitchen is also on the ground floor - contemporary and very well equipped to cook up any feast.

Four sumptuous bedrooms have incredibly comfortable beds and two bedrooms have the added benefit of en suite facilities. Two circular bedrooms are in the tower itself. With access to a wonderfully private castellated roof terrace with 360 degree views, you may need to draw lots over who gets them.

Approached through electric gates, Tawstock Castle is surrounded by approximately one acre of lawned gardens enclosed by the bailey. The ideal spot to sizzle steaks on the barbie or relax with a spot of afternoon tea or a glass or two of bubbly.

More Details

Property Manager
Charles Millward
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

Amenities

Barnstaple Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Stove
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Ground floor: Contemporary toilet/shower room. - toilet , shower
    Lower ground floor: En suite bathroom to double bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , With shower over the bath
    Lower ground floor: En suite bathroom to twin bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Ground floor: Contemporary toilet/shower room. Lower ground floor: En suite bathroom with shower over the bath to double bedroom. En suite bathroom with shower over the bath to twin bedroom with four poster beds.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Lower ground floor: Double bedroom with 5′ bed and en suite - 1 queen
    Lower ground floor: Twin bedroom with four poster 3′ beds - 2 twin/ single , En suite bathroom with shower over bath
    Tower first floor: Circular double bedroom with 4'6″ bed - 1 double
    Tower second floor: Circular twin bedroom with 3′ beds - 2 twin/ single
  • Lower ground floor: Double bedroom with 5′ bed and an en suite bathroom with shower over the bath. Twin bedroom with four poster 3′ beds and an en suite bathroom with shower over the bath. Tower first floor: Circular double bedroom with 4’6″ bed and access to the roof terrace. Tower second floor: Circular twin bedroom with 3′ beds.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
Notes:
Tawstock Castle is no ordinary home. It is an enchanting small romantic castle deep within the Devon dream. Sleeping eight, our warm and welcoming hideaway near the tranquil picturesque village of Tawstock is close Barnstaple and North Devon's sandy beaches.

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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Barnstaple
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Portmore Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Barnstaple Station
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Barnstaple
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Instow

One of the castle’s biggest pulls is its wonderful isolation, perched on a rounded hill top in open countryside and wonderful surroundings. Enjoy fabulous rural walks from the doorstep; the stunning River Taw valley is lined with thick woods where you can enjoy sheltered walks on one of the many footpaths. The South West Coastal Path and the famous Tarka Trail are close by – a must for cyclists and walkers.

Tawstock Castle is conveniently close to all the facilities of the market town of Barnstaple two miles away. This busy traditional Devon coastal town has an interesting pannier market, shops, restaurants and bars, along with two fabulous sandy beaches, which are popular with surfers and families. The town is renowned for its floral displays for which it has won a gold award for the prettiest floral town in Europe.

Set in an incredible location, Tawstock Castle is central to just about every attraction in the area! Barnstaple lies at the end of the magnificent Tarka Line railway, which takes you through spectacular North Devon countryside with wooded river valleys, rugged moorland and a stretch of coastline. Along the coast, the villages of Appledore and Clovelly are postcard-perfect English seaside villages.

The famous wonderful sandy beaches at Saunton Sands, Westward Ho!, Croyde Bay and Woolacombe are a short drive away. Try out a few watersports including swimming, surfing, canoeing and kite surfing and wear out the kids…

Other great attractions include boat trips to the mystic Lundy Island from Ifracome Pier or Bideford Quay, Watermouth Castle and Family Theme Park, the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway, and the unusual Cobbaton Combat Collection of military vehicles.

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Notes

  • Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent
  • Damage deposit: GBP250.00