Ref: 10669

Sleeps: 6 (3 Bedrooms)

Rates: £520 - £850 GBP

In a different location to Nutcombe Cottages but still in Combe Martin is Elsley; a three-bedroom bungalow situated in the heart of Combe Martin and only a gentle stroll from the cove with its beachside pubs, restaurants and shops. Designed to make the most of the sunlight, Elsley is south facing with lovely vistas of the valley opposite. Its location makes it the perfect base for exploring everything that the local area has to offer (see local area page).

Although Elsley is equipped for families, it also makes the perfect base for couples sharing or on their own and is ideal for those with slight disabilities or the elderly.


Elsley comprises of:

Entrance Hall Entry to the bungalow is up two small risers with grab rails into the entrance hall with 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 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 is a bright sunny, south facing room with a three-seater sofa and a two-seater sofa, large TV with Freeview, DVD player with a selection of DVD’s for cosy nights in, a coffee table, dresser, music centre with a selection of CD’s for different musical tastes, plus 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 is very spacious with ample storage in a large double, built in wardrobe, solid oak chest of drawers, dressing table and bedside cabinets. The bed is a wrought iron king size bed with memory foam topper and there is a lovely bedroom chair for extra comfort.

The second bedroom is at the rear of the bungalow and is also a king size room. There is a solid pine king size bed, a large solid oak wardrobe with drawers, a chest of drawers, dressing table and bedside cabinets.

The single/twin room has views over the rear garden and 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 All linen for beds is provided, 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 porch area 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 see below our availability for Elsley. For availability in any of our other properties, please go to the individual cottage pages.

Change over day: Monday, Saturday



  • Prices are shown per week and are fully inclusive of all heating and electricity 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.

From To Weekly Minimum Stay
23 Apr 22 28 May 22 £530 7 Nights
28 May 22 04 Jun 22 £600 7 Nights
04 Jun 22 25 Jun 22 £570 7 Nights
25 Jun 22 09 Jul 22 £585 7 Nights
09 Jul 22 16 Jul 22 £620 7 Nights
16 Jul 22 03 Sep 22 £850 7 Nights
03 Sep 22 01 Oct 22 £585 7 Nights
01 Oct 22 22 Oct 22 £560 7 Nights
22 Oct 22 05 Nov 22 £600 7 Nights
05 Nov 22 17 Dec 22 £520 7 Nights
17 Dec 22 07 Jan 23 £750 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 the property of your choice,  please complete an Enquiry form or contact us by telephone on 01271 889379 or email nutcombecottages@googlemail.com

  2. We will contact you within 24 hours to confirm if the property of your choice is available and the price.

  3. Once your dates and cottage has been confirmed as available, you will be sent a link to our Booking Form to SUBMIT

  4. We will then hold the property for seven days while we await your completed Booking Form & 30%  deposit (see below)

  5. To secure your booking we require a non-refundable deposit which is 30% of the total amount due (See our Terms & Conditions).

  6. Preferred method of payment is via bank transfer, although we do accept cheques. We do not accept card payments.
  7. Following receipt of the booking form and deposit, we will email a confirmation receipt to you. This is a formal acceptance of your booking.

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

Please read our Terms & ConditionsPrivacy Policy, and Access Statement before making a booking. 


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

  • 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. 

Jackie Penny


01271 889379

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