A rural oasis perfect for exploring North Devon's Heritage Coast and Exmoor

Welcome to Nutcombe Holiday Cottages, a family owned business offering three beautifully styled self-catering, dog friendly cottages in Combe Martin, North Devon.

Swallows of Nutcombe

Nestled in five acres of North Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the edge of Exmoor National Park, our three Grade II listed, bank barn conversions have been lovingly renovated whilst retaining many of the original features with exposed beams, stone walls and English oak flooring. Each of the cottages has its own south facing sun terrace or garden and we have ample off-road parking. For our four-legged visitors we have a separate dog garden and three-acre field to explore, so we can provide the perfect environment for families, friends and couples. 

The perfect location

Set in a truly magical setting in our own quiet, secluded valley, you will enjoy stunning countryside views, beautiful landscaped gardens, the peace from no passing traffic, the magic of the stars at night and appreciate the sounds of nature once more.  Yet we are just five minutes’ drive to the cove at Combe Martin with its beach side pubs, restaurants and cafes, and less than a mile from magnificent walks along the South West Coast Path and across Exmoor. We are also the perfect base to explore the award winning sandy beaches of North Devon with Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton, just 20 minutes’ drive away.

Ideal for couples or larger groups

We welcome parties of 2-14 guests at Nutcombe. Our two smaller cottages Nutcombe Cottage and The Cider House, sleep up to four and are perfect for couples or small families, while our larger cottage, Nutcombe Barn comfortably accommodates six in three en-suite bedrooms.

If you looking for somewhere for a larger family gathering, we can also offer Nutcombe Barn and Cider House as one larger property (opened up at living room level) which would accommodate up to ten people in five en-suite rooms. Perfect for those special family holidays, like Christmas or New Year, or when your family has outgrown your house for those special family gatherings.

All in all, Nutcombe Holiday Cottages, offer a perfect, rural escape, to this, beautiful, unspoiled stretch of English coastline. Come and see for yourself!

Want to be even nearer the sea and all on one level?

If five minutes drive to the beach is too far for you, then we can also offer a three bed-roomed bungalow, sleeping up to six which is just a three minute walk to the shops, restaurants and bay at Combe Martin, set in a private No Through road. 

Elsley is south facing with lovely vistas of the valley opposite. It's location makes it the perfect base for exploring the South West Coast Path, so a great base for walkers. Although Elsley is equipped for families, it also makes the perfect base for couples sharing or a couple on their own and is ideal for those with slight disabilities or the elderly. 

Hazelnuts at Nutcombe CottagesPlease see our individual Cottages pages for prices and availability and more details. 


  • Stunning Countryside Views
  • Quiet & Peaceful Location on the edge of Exmoor National Park
  • Beautiful landscaped gardens
  • Dog Friendly with Enclosed Gardens and Three acre field
  • Set in North Devon's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Wilds of Exmoor less than a mile away
  • Just 5 minutes drive to the beach
  • Sleeping 2-14 across all three cottages

Guest Comments

Lovely comfortable cottage, the perfect location for exploring this beautiful corner of North Devon. We’ve walked and walked along leg-wobbling coast paths, beautiful moorland and various beaches. Mac ...

Gaynor, Graeme and Matt the Collie
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