Short break season extended into June (3 or 4 night stays available)


Ref: 10669

Sleeps: 6 (3 Bedrooms)

Rates: £450 - £980 GBP

In a different location to Nutcombe Cottages but still in Combe Martin is Elsley; a spacious, three-bedroom bungalow situated in the heart of the village and only a gentle, three minute stroll to the cove at Combe Martin with its beach-side pubs, restaurants and shops. Elsley is south facing with a large enclosed garden and ample parking, sleeping 6 in two King size rooms and a single/twin room. Its location makes it the perfect base for exploring everything that the local area has to offer.

Although Elsley is equipped for families, it also makes the perfect base for couples and is ideal for those with slight disabilities or the elderly. Please note we do not allow dogs at Elsley.

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Elsley comprises of:

Entrance Hall: Entry to the bungalow is up two small risers with grab rails into the entrance hall with polished pine floorboards and a marble topped sideboard and coat rack. All rooms lead off the hallway as follows:

Kitchen/diner:  The kitchen/diner is a large double aspect room with views over the front garden and is equipped with a large fridge/freezer, freestanding ceramic hob and electric fan oven, microwave, kettle, toaster and washing machine. There is a large table with plenty of space to seat six which also extends if more space is required.

Just outside the back door off the kitchen is a small utility area with a Tumble Dryer and space for recycling and refuse.

The lounge:  A bright sunny, south facing room with a three-seater and a two-seater sofa with a large foot stool; perfect for cozy nights in watching the Smart Freeview TV or a DVD  or read a book from our small collection. There is also a coffee table and a dresser where you will find puzzles and family games. For parties of six, there is the option of placing the tub chair from the smaller bedroom for extra seating if required.

The master bedroom: A spacious bedroom with ample storage in a large double, built in wardrobe, solid oak chest of drawers, dressing table and bedside cabinets. Sink into our pocket sprung mattress with memory foam topper on the Victorian style wrought iron king size bed or relax in a lovely bedroom chair overlooking the garden.

The second bedroom: At the rear of the bungalow there is another king size room again with a pocket sprung mattress with memory foam topper set on a solid pine king size base. The room is beautifully furnished with a large solid oak wardrobe with drawers, a chest of drawers, dressing table and bedside cabinets.

The single/twin room: Set at the rear of the property with views over the rear garden. Our single room has the option of being set out as a single room or a twin room, making it very versatile for extended families. There is a large chest of drawers for storage and a tub chair when used as a single.

Bathroom and toilet: The toilet is separate from the bathroom which is equipped with a full size bath with overhead shower.

Central Heating and WiFi: Elsley has full gas fired central heating with unlimited free WiFi.

Linen: We supply fresh crisp linen for all beds but please note guests are asked to supply their own towels and T-towels.

Outside Space:  Elsley has its own fully enclosed south facing front garden with a porch area by the front door which is a real sun trap. There is dining furniture for alfresco dining as well as a rear garden. A perfect spot to sit and watch the world go by and enjoy the sunshine. The private driveway has parking for at least three cars.

Family Friendly: We have available on request a full-size travel cot together with a highchair for our younger visitors.

Dogs: I’m afraid we do not accept dogs at Elsley.

Changeover Day: Our changeover day for Elsley is a Saturday all year round.


Please use our Book Now Box to check price and availability. Our availability calendar is shown below (It is not clickable). To see our overall prices for each rate band, together with availability click here. The rates will then be displayed below the availability calendar.

For availability in any of our other properties, please go to the individual cottage pages.

Change over day: Saturday



Short break season extended into June (3 or 4 night stays available)
Nutcombe Cottage:
We are now offering a 3 night stay from a Friday to Monday or a 3 night stay Monday to Friday for any remaining June dates
Cider House & Nutcombe Barn:
We are now offering a 3 night stay from a Saturday or a Wednesday or a 4 night stay from a Saturday or a Tuesday for any remaining June dates.
These offers do not apply to Elsley

  • Prices are shown per week and are fully inclusive of all heating, electricity, gas and linen.
  • Please note: We do not supply towels or T-towels at Elsley so you will need to bring your own. 
  • We do not offer Short Breaks at Elsley but there may be some late deals. See our 'Late Deals' page for information
  • Please note that the rental period shall commence at 4.00pm on the first day of your holiday and finish at 10.00am on the day of departure.
  • Changeover day is Saturday all year round. 
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Rental rates are for the entire property.

Description From To Weekly Minimum Stay
OCTOBER HALF TERM 14 Oct 23 28 Oct 23 £635 7 Nights
WINTER 28 Oct 23 16 Dec 23 £520 7 Nights
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR 16 Dec 23 06 Jan 24 £795 7 Nights
Winter 06 Jan 24 10 Feb 24 £560 7 Nights
FEBRUARY HALF TERM 10 Feb 24 24 Feb 24 £615 7 Nights
EARLY SPRING 24 Feb 24 23 Mar 24 £580 7 Nights
EARLY EASTER 23 Mar 24 30 Mar 24 £600 7 Nights
EASTER HOLIDAYS 30 Mar 24 13 Apr 24 £680 7 Nights
SPRING 13 Apr 24 04 May 24 £610 7 Nights
SPRING 04 May 24 25 May 24 £630 7 Nights
MAY HALF TERM 25 May 24 01 Jun 24 £695 7 Nights
EARLY SUMMER 01 Jun 24 15 Jun 24 £640 7 Nights
15 Jun 24 22 Jun 24 £660 7 Nights
SUMMER 22 Jun 24 29 Jun 24 £695 7 Nights
29 Jun 24 06 Jul 24 £710 7 Nights
06 Jul 24 13 Jul 24 £730 7 Nights
13 Jul 24 20 Jul 24 £795 7 Nights
SUMMER HOLIDAYS 20 Jul 24 10 Aug 24 £960 7 Nights
Summer Holidays 10 Aug 24 17 Aug 24 £450 7 Nights
Summer Holidays 17 Aug 24 31 Aug 24 £960 7 Nights
LATE SUMMER 31 Aug 24 28 Sep 24 £660 7 Nights
AUTUMN 28 Sep 24 19 Oct 24 £640 7 Nights
OCTOBER HALF TERM 19 Oct 24 02 Nov 24 £680 7 Nights
WINTER 02 Nov 24 21 Dec 24 £560 7 Nights
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR 21 Dec 24 04 Jan 25 £850 7 Nights
SUMMER HOLIDAYS 19 Jul 25 30 Aug 25 £980 7 Nights

For Best Prices Book direct with us. You can check availability and prices for each cottage on the individual cottage pages.

  1. To reserve your chosen dates,  please use our Book Now Box. Alternatively complete an Enquiry form or contact us by telephone on 01271 889379 or email

  2. We will contact you within 24 hours to confirm availability and price and forward our payment details.

  3. To secure your booking we require a deposit of 30% of the total amount due (See our Terms & Conditions).

  4. We will hold the property for seven days while we await your 30% deposit. Our preferred method of payment is via bank transfer, although we do accept cheques. We do not accept card payments for Elsley.

  5. Following receipt of the booking form and deposit, we will send a confirmation email as formal acceptance of your booking.

  6. The final payment will be due six weeks prior to your visit. 

Please read our Terms & ConditionsPrivacy PolicyAccess Statement and Your Dogs Holiday Day at Nutcombe before making a booking. 


Here are just a few comments from our lovely guests at Elsley

  • Just had a lovely week at Elsley with my family. The bungalow and beautiful garden made our stay confortable and relaxing. Thankyou jackie and David

    — Sonia & family, 25 Aug 2023
  • We have been coming to Combe Martin for many years but this is our first time staying at Elsley. What a lovely comfortable bungalow and in a great location; central but so quiet and peaceful. Elsley will definitely be our first choice the next time we visit Combe Martin

    — Ann & Roy, 16 May 2023
  • A lovely return to Elsley. Beautiful countryside, stunning views, lovely walks, lovely cosy bungalow to come back to when the weather got a little rough with raging seas! North Devon at it's very best :)
    Love coming back to Elsley. Great location and has everything we need. Cosy and comfortable and beautiful scenery :)

    — Gwen & Kit, 15 Apr 2023
  • WE sneaked an extra week during February half term. Brought back an old friend who had been with us before and had the best week. Weather very lovely until Thursday then we decided Friday was the best to travel back. Most shops/pubs/cafes are closed for the winter but Elsley is the perfect home from home. See you again in May half term.

    — David, Jane, Eilida, Pamela & Peter, 18 Feb 2023
  • We've had a lovely week, even though the weather was not that good. The bungalow is very comfortable (a home from home). Hope to come back sometime. Thank you.

    — Chris & Pat, 30 Sep 2022
  • Thank you Jackie & David and thank you again. See you in 2023 x

    — Dave & Babs, 24 Sep 2022
  • Another lovely stay at Elsley. A wonderful week and weather. Thank you again for the lovely accommodation. See you again in February 2023.

    — Wally, Carol, Emma, Joshua and Lacey, 16 Aug 2022
  • Another lovely week in Elsley. Really lovely bungalow; home from home. Lovely visits to Morthoe, Lynton & Lynmouth, Marwood fabulous gardens. Hope to be back. Thank you.

    — Sheila & Bob, 01 Aug 2022
  • This is the second time we have stayed here and once again it was perfect for our young family. Weather was generally good and we managed to get on the beach 3/7 days. Accommodation was great as always and we thoroughly recommend to anyone, clean, functional and so peaceful. Thank you all x

    — The Newmans, 30 Jul 2022
  • This is the first time we have had at Elsley. It is a wonderful quiet place, very comfortable and homely. The two little children have had a fantastic holiday. We went to the beach most days as the weather was fabulous. We loved Combe Martin as well and will be back. Thank You.

    — The Craigies, 23 Jul 2022
  • First visit to Elsley and won't be the last. Have been to Combe Martin a few times now. This being the best accommodation. Lovely weather always adds to a great holiday.

    — Barbara, Matt, Jodie and Connor, 09 Jul 2022
  • We have had a great holiday. Accommodation was very comfortable and we have seen a lot of coast line. Pity about the weather

    — Geoff, June, Sandy & Chris, 10 Jun 2022
  • Our 37th year at Elsley and as wonderful as ever! The weather has been perfect. The first sign of rain is the day we leave, so the house is as upset as us we are leaving. We all look forward to being back here in 2023 :)

    — David, Jane, Christopher & Edith, 04 Jun 2022
  • Spacious and comfortable accommodation. a real home from home. We love North Devon and have enjoyed exploring from Combe Martin. Its been a bonus to be close to amenities and we'll certainly consider staying here again. Many thanks

    — Rosemary & Eddie, 07 May 2022
  • This was our second stay at Elsley. It is an excellent base for a comfortable break, with a lovely garden to enjoy.

    We were very lucky with the weather all week. I completed many miles along the brilliant but challenging coastal walks.

    Andy, Sian and Mom.

    — Andy Parker, 18 Oct 2021
  • We had a very good time. We had a lot of rain but we got out and did a lot of walks when we could and had a bus ride. We will see you next year. Lovely place to stay.

    — Jean and friend, 09 Oct 2021
  • Thank you Jackie & David for another lovely holiday in Home from home Elsley. Re-charging our batteries once again and doing absolutely nothing, except enjoying North Devon & Combe Martin in particular. See you in 2022.

    — Dave & Babs, 02 Oct 2021
  • Thank you again for yet another wonderful week in Elsley. Perfect bungalow, spotlessly clean and beautiful weather too. We were so lucky. Already booked again!

    — Bob & Sheila, 18 Sep 2021
  • A great week. Not our first time to Combe Martin but our first stay in Elsley. It has been so convenient for wheeling our kayak down to the beach and very comfortable to stay in. Lots of good walks including Watersmeet, Valley of the Rocks and Mortehoe to see the seals. The ice cream shop by the beach is also another plus!! :)

    — Jenny & Rebecca, 04 Sep 2021
  • Here for our sons wedding. Baked a cake!!! Absolutely loved the bungalow. Hopefully we will be back.

    — Ralph & Lesley, 21 Aug 2021
  • Lovely, bright and roomy holiday stay-cation! Home from home. Appreciated the great communication with Jackie & David and all the little extras here (hangers in the wardrobe, everything you need in the kitchen and the night light!) Look forward to booking again.

    — Paul, Wendy & Jasmine, 14 Aug 2021
  • As usual, a lovely week in Elsley. A lovely place to stay. Thank you

    — Emma, Josh, Lucy, Carol, Wally & Chris, 31 Jul 2021
  • A wonderful rest-active week away, blessed with beautiful weather. Lots of enjoyable walks locally and further afield from Woolacombe to Bull Point Lighthouse. Great views from the top of both Little and Great Hangman and gorgeous sunsets at the beach. A great location with everything we needed for our holiday. Thank you!

    — Emma & Gary, 17 Jul 2021
  • A lovely first visit. Thanks for walking recommendations. Morthoe and Giant Hangman were great. Seven long walks and three long cycles in 12 days. Let's go home for a rest!!

    — Sue & Trish, 26 Jun 2021
  • Another wonderful week and the weather could not have been more perfect. So lovely to continue the family tradition and keep coming year on year. Already booked in for next May and now we are retired properly, perhaps coming again later in the year. Thank so much for providing such a lovely property.

    — David , Jane, Eilidh, Chris and Karen, 05 Jun 2021
  • After 40 years of coming to Elsley, it is still such a pleasure to recharge our batteries in thi lovely setting (the bungalow and the area). Thank you. See you in September :)

    — Dave & Babs, 29 May 2021
  • We had a wonderful week at Elsley, we were able to negotiate different arrival day with Jackie, who was most helpful and accommodating. The house is really comfortable and every attention to cleanliness and Covid regulations is made, the living room and bedrooms are fresh and modern and the furnishings are comfortable and of good quality. The kitchen has everything you need and the gardens are lovely. It’s a great base to explore Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Barnstable and North Devon, it has fantastic but challenging coastal path walks. I would definitely book here again to bring my young grandchildren as the beach is safe for small children.

    — Julie , 03 May 2021
  • First holiday in a long time! We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful location. The bungalow has served us very well and we have not wanted for anything. We have been spoilt by amazing weather this week and have enjoyed long, peaceful walks, beaches and sunsets! Thank you to our hosts. Everything in the build up to our stay and during has been spot on!

    — Tim, L nda, Izzy & Jacob, 18 Apr 2021
  • Lovely comfy beds. Terrible weather but it didn't stop us walking the coastal path to the Heddon Valley. Also visited Arlington Court and now off to Dunster Castle on the way home. Gorgeous Hockings ice cream in Westward Ho!!

    — Sarah, Phil, Elodie & Frank, 30 Oct 2020
  • The week was a big success, Elsely was no small part of that, as we felt it was homely and very comfortable (including the beds). Perfect location, as just back from the town, but easy walking distance. A safe place to be in these Covid 19 times.
    We will recommend to friends and hope to come again.

    — Andy , 19 Oct 2020
  • Elsley is very homely. We have had a great week. Hope to see you again next year.

    — Andrew & Doreen, 17 Oct 2020
  • Thank you for a lovely week in your comfortable and immaculately clean bungalow. Everything we could need and in a perfect location.

    — Chris & Janice, 26 Sep 2020
  • Another lovely week in Elsley. What fantastic weather we had too. The bungalow beautiful as always, so nice to wind down and relax in these troubled times. Thank you

    — Bob & Sheila, 19 Sep 2020
  • We have been coming to Elsley for over 30 years! First as young parents with young children and grandparents, now as grandparents with our own grandchild. Four generations of our family have enjoyed this wonderful place. May 2020 was cancelled, so glad to be here for just a few days. See you next May as usual. Thanks for making it so perfect in such imperfect times!

    — The Westons, 31 Aug 2020
  • Elsley is a well situated bungalow just a few minutes walk from the beach and shops in Combe Martin. It is located in a Cul-de-sac so we found it very quiet when we stayed in August 2020. There are spacious front and rear gardens, and the Costal Path is very close by. We enjoyed the week we spent there, and plan to return next year.

    — Simon , 23 Aug 2020
  • Yet another lovely holiday in Elsley. Home from home . Such a lovely spacious bungalow. Hard to keep the children off the beach. Thank you

    — Roche family, 15 Aug 2020

Getting Here

Directions to Elsley are as follows:

  • Approaching Combe Martin from Blackmoor Gate:
  • Take the A399 signposted to Combe Martin and Ilfracombe.
  • Follow the road pass the Wildlife Park, down the very long High Street into the heart of the village and almost on to sea front.
  • Opposite Loverings garage and chemist, which is on the left, and just before a convenience store on the right, turn right into Hangman Path.
  • Follow the road past the school gates and at the top, bear right into Rews Close.
  • Elsley is situated about eight houses up on the left-hand side and is the first bungalow past the end of the school field.
  • A low white wall topped with a hedge, the driveway guarded by two white pillars and a dark green garage door, identifies the bungalow. ‘Elsley’ is engraved in the top of the left hand pillar.
  • If using a Sat Nav the post code is EX34 0DW

Enquire/Booking Request

If you have any questions regarding Elsley or would like to make a booking, please complete the form below. 

Please note we do not accept:
- Pets

Jackie Penny

01271 889379

Nutcombe Farm, Nutcombe Hill, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 0PQ. United Kingdom