Frequently Asked Questions

Is Bed Linen Included?

Bed Linen and towels are available.

I have a well behaved house cat, he mostly sleeps and eats. Would I have to pay for my Cat?

Well behaved pets are acceptable. Cats and Dogs are charged at £15 per week. All pets need to be notified and agreed in advance. Please contact us to discuss any unusual pets.

Is the booking just from the saturday to saturday or would Friday to friday be a possibility.

Bookings in high season are only available from Saturday to Saturday. Short Breaks: subject to availability during low season, • Weekend breaks (Saturday to Tuesday) and • Midweek Breaks (Wednesday to Saturday) • Short break prices represent 70% of the full week prices.

Parking , is it outside the house and is there room for 2 cars ?

Off Road parking is available directly in front of the property on a driveway which could accommodate two small cars or one average family car. I managed to park a three tonne truck on the drive the day we moved in.

We have two small dogs , which would be caged when we are out – would that be acceptable ?

We request that pets are not left alone unsupervised within the accommodation

We enjoy eating out, are there any good pubs within walking distance?

There are several excellent pubs within 5 mins walk, including the Foc’sle, The Dolphin. The dolphin does excellent seafood. The Foc’sle does great large meals. But a few minutes further away (about ten minutes easy stroll) is the Pack o’ Cards, for a really excellent meal. Also The Quackers Restaurant at the george and Dragon is well recommended. Then if you want a short car journey I would also recommend the Globe & the Sawmill in Berynarbour; and if you want to work up an appetite with a walk then there is the Hunters Inn, at the Heddon Valley, for an excellent blow out lunch. Also you should try the Harbour Deli (5 mins walk away on Borough Road) for breakfast, lunch or really excellent Sandwiches to take out for the day.

Is the situation of the house suitable for elderly parents (75-80 years)? Is it on a steep hill from the village centre?

Access from the village centre is almost completely flat. It is a very easy walk to the shops. Hangman path runs from the corners of Sue’s general store, back to a line of properties, then round a 90 degree corner and continues to the public car park before it becomes a steep climb up to Little Hangman Hill. Primrose Brae, is located at the first corner, where the path is still flat. The accommodation sits at the foot of little hangman hill. The access to the village is perfectly flat, but the path leading from the house up hangman hill is a steep climb. The property benefits from its location, since the main living areas is on the first floor above the flat access to the garage. Giving excellent views from the windows and balcony accross the rooftops of the village.

I use a stick as I have mobility problems. Are there a lot of stairs ?

The property is level with the village centre and a very short walk to the shops and beach. The stairs are wide and easily managed; the balcony is accessed directly from the lounge making it very convenient for those with limited mobility. Of all the properties i have stayed in this property has the widest and easiest stairs to manage. From the Lounge to the bedrooms is just one flight of broad well lit stairs, with sturdy banister rail.

Do you accept any other pets?

Well behaved pets are acceptable. Please contact us to discuss any unusual pets.

Does the house have a washing machine ?

Yes. Also a steam Iron and ironing board, a rotary line in the rear garden and an indoors clothes drying rack in case of wet weather.

What about groceries?

We recommend you take a few basic groceries with you – particularly if you are arriving late when shops are closed. A welcome tray is provided, with enough basics to get you past breakfast. There are several grocery stores in Combe Martin, the closest being Sue’s & Spar just 2 minutes’ walk away. But for late night shopping there is the Nisa half way along the village and the store at the petrol station at the top of the village. If you would rather just stock up once there is a large Tesco in Ilfracombe.

What to pack?

Our accommodation is equipped with everything your likely to need for a relaxed, easy self catering holiday, even a garlic press and cafetiere. There is no need to pack any pans, plates or utensils. Our accommodation even comes with outdoor furniture and parasols

Is gas and electric included ?

Yes. At least up to a point. Provision is made within the weekly booking rate to cover typical seasonal heating and lighting requirements. However, meter readings are taken as part of the caretaker’s responsibilities, and very excessive consumption will result a request for a further contribution towards expenses incured.

Do you have pictures of the inside of the property?

We have plenty of pictures on our website at www.combe-martin.net please see the accommodation or gallery page  Please feel free to call or e-mail with your enquiries. Our website is very new and we are finding out as we go along what questions we have not answered. Please use our contact form to send us your question.