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Nutcombe Barn

Nutcombe Barn - Short breaks available for the week of the 29th June

Nutcombe Barn

Ref: 10667

Sleeps: 6 (3 Bedrooms)

Rates: £468 - £1495 GBP

Nutcombe Barn, our largest cottage is a semi-detached Grade II listed barn conversion, next door to Cider house (to the right of the main picture). The perfect cottage for larger families, sleeping up to six in three en-suite rooms, two Kings size rooms, one of which is at ground level so perfect for Grandparents, and a Twin/Super-King. Stunning views across the valley from all rooms, large open plan living area with two outside seating areas. Adjacent to our dog garden so again perfect for those with dogs. Can be booked with Cider House to create one larger property sleeping up to 10 in 5 en-suite rooms. 

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Nutcombe Barn comprise of:

First Floor: Like our other cottages, Nutcombe Barn is a bank barn and therefore entry is from the rear of the property at ground level onto the first floor of the cottage. Here you will find an open plan living/kitchen/dining area with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, solid English oak flooring and original stonework with the added bonus of a Juliet balcony where you get stunning views out over the pond to the countryside beyond.

The kitchen: A shaker style kitchen with black granite work surfaces, fully equipped with a built in fridge/freezer, ceramic hob and electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and kettle and plenty of crockery and cutlery for several days. With a dishwasher no one will need to wash up, but they may just want to with the view from the window by the sink!

The open plan lounge/dining area: With three large leather sofas perfectly positioned for socializing, admiring the view or watching the large flat screen Smart TV with Freesat offering over 200 channels. There is also a DVD player and a small selection of books and family games.  The furniture is solid oak to match the flooring and just off the kitchen there is the added convenience of a small separate toilet with washbasin.

The dining area has a large oak dining table with six upholstered chairs. The table can be extended to create a much larger table which can seat up to 12 people, making it perfect for larger parties taking both Nutcombe Barn and Cider house (see below for details).

Upstairs bedroom:  The first of our king size en-suite bedrooms is just off the lounge area. Here you will find a beautiful wrought iron king size bed with pocket sprung mattress with a memory foam topper, oak bedside cabinets and wardrobe with views out over the dog garden to the countryside beyond. The limestone, luxury en-suite shower room has a large walk in shower with rainfall shower head and massage jet system for the ultimate in luxury showering as well as a loo and washbasin. This room is perfect for extended family holidays.

The two further en-suite bedrooms are located on the lower floor where you will also find a washer/dryer and under stairs cupboard with ironing board, clothes airer, hoover and table extensions. There are French doors from both the downstairs bedrooms onto the terrace at the rear of the cottage (see outdoor space)

The master bedroom: Sleep like a king with cotton linen in our beautiful Victorian style bed with a pocket sprung mattress with memory foam topper and wake to great views over the garden to the fields beyond.  A spacious room with solid oak bedside cabinets with the added luxury of a large walk in wardrobe so plenty of space to store all your essentials. There is also a beautiful limestone en-suite shower room with extra-large walk-in shower with rainfall shower head and massage jet system for the ultimate in luxury bathing.

The twin bedroom: Our twin room also has pocket sprung mattresses with memory foam toppers which can be zip-linked to become a Super-king, making Nutcombe Barn perfect for couples or families.  Another large room furnished with oak bedside cabinets and large chest of drawers with an extra-large fitted wardrobe, so plenty of storage space. There is also another luxurious limestone bathroom with a full-size bath with overhead shower; so perfect for those who prefer to bathe rather than shower, or for families with children.

Large family gatherings:  To enable us to cater for larger parties, we have the capability of opening up between Nutcombe Barn and Cider House at first floor level to create one larger property that can sleep ten people in five en-suite rooms. This offers the perfect solution for large family gatherings like Christmas and New Year or just an extended family holiday. There is the option to have the furniture moved so that Nutcombe Barn becomes a social space and Cider House becomes a dining area. Please note This is not available during peak summer season.

Central Heating and WiFi:  All our cottages have full oil-fired central heating with free Super-fast WiFi.

Linen: We supply crisp, cotton bed linen with Egyptian cotton towels and T-towels. We ask that you bring your own beach towels and dog towels and that cottage supplies are not used for this purpose.

Outside Space:  Nutcombe Barn has its own south facing courtyard accessed through French doors in either of the two downstairs bedrooms.  Soak up the views whilst dining at our beautiful wicker table and chairs or relax on either of the two sun loungers. A perfect spot to sit and watch the swallows dipping on the pond across the courtyard.

At the rear of the property at first floor level, there is another large picnic table seating up to eight, together with a BBQ for the perfect summer treat. 

What's Included: Homemade Cream Tea on arrival (including Scones/Cream/ Jam and Milk)/Tea-bags/Coffee/Sugar/Washing Up Liquid/One dishwasher tablet per day of stay/Anti-Bac cleaner and cloths/Dishcloths & scourers/Foil/Cling Film/Bin Bags/Food Waste Bags/Salt & Pepper/Hand soap/One toilet roll per toilet/Kitchen Roll. For our four legged visitors see below.

Family Friendly: All of our cottages have plastic cutlery, plates, bowls and tumblers for our younger visitors as well as large place mats, a step-up stool, changing mat, and if required, a full-size wooden cot together with a highchair. There is also a stair gate at the top of the stairs for their safety.

Dog friendly: We happily accept up to two dogs in Nutcombe Barn. We ask that dogs be kept off the furniture but do provide throws for those who cannot resist. We also request they are kept upstairs in the living area and they are not to be left unattended in the cottage. Visitors with dogs at Nutcombe Barn are asked to use our dog garden which is about 10 feet from the door and use the dog bin provided to clear up after their pet. You also have use of our three-acre field to exercise your dogs or just to observe the abundance of wildlife including, rabbits, badgers, the occasional deer and plenty of birds and buzzards flying overhead. Please see Your Dogs Holiday at Nutcombe for our Dog House Rules. For dogs we supply: One throw/dog bowls/Guide to dog friendly pubs and beaches/Holiday ID tags/Small supply of poo bags/Tick Removers/Doggy food mat/small selection of toys.

Changeover Day: Our changeover day for Nutcombe Barn is a Saturday from May Half Term to the beginning of October.  Flexible changeover out of main season (see Short Breaks)

Short Breaks: Flexible short breaks of a minimum of 3 nights are available from October to May Half Term


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 and minimum night stays for each rate band, together with availability click here. The rates will then be displayed below the availability calendar.

For availability in our properties please visit the individual Cottage pages.

Change over day: Saturday



Nutcombe Barn - Short breaks available for the week of the 29th June
We are now offering short breaks of a minimum of 3 nights for the week of the 29th June in Nutcombe Barn

  • Prices are shown per week and are fully inclusive of all heating and electricity, linen, towels and T-Towels.
  • Short breaks are available from October to May Half Term with a flexible start date. Minimum 3 night stay.

Short Break prices are as follows: 
3 Night Stays 65% of weekly winter rate
4 Night Stays  75% of weekly winter rate
5 Night Stays 85% of weekly winter rate
6 Night Stays 95% of weekly winter rate

  • High Season May Half Term  - Beginning of October - Bookings are for full weeks only unless very late availability. Changeover day is Saturday
  • Couples Discount We offer discounted low season breaks for couples in Nutcombe Barn. Please ask for prices. 
  • Please note that the rental period shall commence at 5.00pm on the first day of your holiday and finish at 9.30am on the day of departure.

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Rental rates are for the entire property.

Description From To Weekly 3 nights 4 nights 5 nights 6 nights Minimum Stay
EASTER HOLIDAYS 06 Apr 24 13 Apr 24 £810 £526 £607 £688 £769 3 Nights
EARLY SPRING 13 Apr 24 04 May 24 £810 £526 £608 £688 £769 3 Nights
SPRING 04 May 24 25 May 24 £830 £540 £622 £705 £788 3 Nights
MAY HALF TERM 25 May 24 01 Jun 24 £1060 7 Nights
EARLY SUMMER 01 Jun 24 15 Jun 24 £800 £520 £600 £680 £760 3 Nights
15 Jun 24 22 Jun 24 £910 £592 £683 3 Nights
22 Jun 24 29 Jun 24 £950 £618 £713 3 Nights
SUMMER 29 Jun 24 06 Jul 24 £1065 £647 £747 £846 £945 3 Nights
06 Jul 24 13 Jul 24 £1095 7 Nights
SUMMER 13 Jul 24 20 Jul 24 £1165 7 Nights
SUMMER HOLIDAYS 20 Jul 24 31 Aug 24 £1495 7 Nights
LATE SUMMER 31 Aug 24 28 Sep 24 £870 7 Nights
AUTUMN 28 Sep 24 19 Oct 24 £760 £494 £570 £646 £722 3 Nights
OCTOBER HALF TERM 19 Oct 24 02 Nov 24 £880 7 Nights
WINTER 02 Nov 24 21 Dec 24 £720 £468 £540 £612 £684 3 Nights
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR 21 Dec 24 04 Jan 25 £1260 £1008 £1071 £1134 4 Nights
FEBRUARY HALF TERM 15 Feb 25 22 Feb 25 £800 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 card payments.

  5. There is an addition charge of £25 for up to 2 dogs.

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

  7. 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. 


Take a look at some lovely comments received from previous guests who have enjoyed their stay in Nutcombe Barn. For comments for guests in our other cottages, please see the individual cottage pages.

  • Have just returned from a weeks holiday at Nutcombe Barn. The barn is absolutely beautiful, of high standard and has everything you need for a most enjoyable stay. Dog friendly too!
    The views from the barn are outstanding and it will be the thing we will miss most. Delicious Scone, Jam and cream on arrival.
    This is our second stay here (last year stayed in the cottage) and we will definitely be looking to be back soon.
    Thank you David and Jackie.

    — Sara, Dominic, Dave & Ruth, 25 May 2024
  • Just returned from a lovely weeks stay at Nutcombe barn - what can I say that's not been said previously? Accommodation was superb, views outstanding, cream tea was very well received on day 1 and beds v v comfortable. Showers and bathrooms superb and cottage was warm and welcoming after days out in lovely North Devon. Hard to find fault with anything and Jackie made us very welcome 👍😄
    Outstanding - think we will come back to see that view again. It was peaceful and super relaxing - thanks

    — Ron and Jackie , 20 May 2024
  • Our stay at Nutcombe barn was a delight. Views to die for, wonderful gardens
    and walks. The cottage was clean comfortable cosy, every thing that was needed
    for a wonderful break. Thankyou so much, hope to be back.

    — Corrinne & Family, 07 May 2024
  • A perfect break thank you. Such a pleasure to spend our time in this beautifully laid out and equipped cottage in such an idyllic rustic surroundings. We had to visit 'Verity' in Ilfracombe by the lovely harbour, try some very tasty home-made finds and fish and chips from nerby Combe Martin. We are topping it off with a meal at the Fox & Goose.

    — Corrine, Graham, Lew, Rosemary, Matt & Elemore, 05 May 2024
  • Lovely house with stunning views. The perfect place to come back to after a day in the beautiful Devon countryside.

    — Graeme, Vicky, Mercia, Leigh, Lucy and Diana, 02 May 2024
  • What a superb week we have had. Sunny days and rainy days. Views to be admired and lambs gamboling everywhere :). House superd and warmly welcomed. So much to see and do, we just need to return if the Lord will.

    — Cheryl, Sarah, Lois and Sue, 19 Apr 2024
  • Beautiful postition for views and spottlessly clean everywhere. Very tasty cream tea, thank you. We were surprised at how much was supplied including tea and coffee, hand soap and cleaning products etc. Would definitely come again. We visited Challacombe and went to Combe Martin and sat on the beach and paddles in the water.

    — John, Sarah, Roert and Toby the Springer spaniel, 14 Apr 2024
  • Lovely week in Nutcombe Barn & Cider House. Nine of us including a 5 year old and 2 dogs. Layout and garden worked well for instroducing the two dogs to each other and plenty of room for families to be together or spread out. Dogs felt welcome as did the people. Woolacombe beach and Northam Country Park beach were great for chil and dogs. Meal at the Fox & Goose was lovely and dog friendly. Weather not brilliant but we avoided most of the rain and found plenty to do as well as relax together. Beds and showers great and cottages well equipped.

    — Westoby family, 06 Apr 2024
  • Wow! Just had a wonderful family Easter week in Nutcombe Barn and the Cider House. Every thing was amazing and our dogs were spoilt rotten with a large garden and massive field to exercise in. Lovely accommodation, fab bathrooms with unlimited hot water and views to die for - we had every weather from sun on the beach in Croyde to waking up to snow covered hills - all 6 of us plus toddler and 3 dogs did not want to come home - thankyou Jackie we will be back 😍

    — Lynne B & Family, 02 Apr 2024
  • Just wonderful! Fabulous house and grounds and lovely helpful hosts. Heaven for dogs and children too. We had every weather from snow to sun on the beach, but enjoyed every moment. We will be back. Thank you Jackie

    — Andy, Lynne, Sean, Eleonor, Kirsty, Mat & Lily and George & Evie the dogs, 30 Mar 2024
  • Lovely stay again in the Barn. Beautiful views and daffodils just coming out which looked stunning. Thank you again.

    — Carol. Wally, Emma. Josh & Lacey, 17 Feb 2024
  • We have enjoyed our third bisit to a very lovely cottage where we have been able to celebrate New Year as a family. The cottage has provided us a warm, comfortable and homely environment. Although the weather has not been on our side, we enjoyed exploring surrounding areas. We ventured to Woody bay station to ride the steam train (great for children!), RHS Rosemoor to watch the light show and enjoyed a New Years swim at our favourite beach in Woolacbome. Thank you for allowing us a memorable stay! x

    — Bev, Ian and Family, 02 Jan 2024
  • We had a very relaxing weeks holiday, much needed. Lovely cottage, very comfy and warm. Enjoyed the best ever Sunday roast at the Pack O Cards. Lovely meal at the White Horse Inn in Exford. Managed to catch the rain again! Everything you need is in the cottage, especially the fantastic showers!! Thank you so much. P.S. Scones are very nice!

    — Dave, Toni & family, 04 Nov 2023
  • As many have said in previous reviews, we had a fabulous time at Nutcombe Barn. It was a wonderful place for a long planned get together of family and friends and we couldn't have asked for more comfortable surroundings inside the barn and wonderful views outside. Lovely sociable living space, good sized bedrooms with comfy beds and fantastic showers with great water pressure. The barn was very warm without the heating on but when we did use it the place warmed up instantly.
    We walked for miles around the coast, visited the great pannier market at South Molton and had good meals at the Fox and Goose, Parracombe, the Chichester Arms in Mortehoe, but especially at the King's Arms in Georgeham, where the Sunday roast was outstanding. We hope to be able to come back for more of the same next year. Thank you Jackie for a truly relaxing stay.

    — SONIA SMITH, 30 Oct 2023
  • Thank you for making us feel welcome. The cream tea was lovely, tasty jam! The hard work you both put in to make the cottages and grounds so nice is much appreciated. Thyme loved playing in the dog garden and walking round the field. We've done some of our favourite walks and also had new adventures at Morte Point and Arlington Court, both of which we would recommend.

    — Carol, Malcolm and Thyme the Golden Retriever, 21 Oct 2023
  • Nutcombe Barn is everything you could wish for in a self catering holiday. Very well equipped and spotlessly clean. We have probably had the best week of the summer, sunshine every day. Can highly recommend the Fox & Goose in Parracombe for Sunday lunch. Its so very peaceful and the birdsong is wonderful. Views are amazing, and the gardens very pretty. Thank you for the cream tea, it was very welcome.

    — Ursula & Iris, 09 Sep 2023
  • Fabulous stay in beautiful surroundings. Made good use of the dog field and large field near the property. Beautiful flora & fauna. thank you.

    — Judith, Ed, Joe, Sarah, Harriet & George and Bryn the dog, 02 Sep 2023
  • Rather than repeat the range of lovely, positive comments in other entries, all of which reflect our experiences here, I'll just add a few suggestions for activities away from Nutcombe but within easy reach (by car or bike).
    Dunster is a bit of a drive but well worth it: great independent shops, hotels and restaurants, but above all the NT Castle and its refurbished Mill tea room.
    Ilfracombe is not nearly as dreary and weary as some reviewers elsewhere claim. The harbour and vicinity is vibrant and exciting (we'd especially recommend the variety of sea trips - we swam with seals off Lundy) and the Aquarium is well-managed and has a really nice café with the best young staff you'd find anywhere (but beware the public lavatories next door, a bit of a disgrace really, Ifracombe!) A short walk round or over the cliff leads you to the park, theatre, hotels and further shops, but the crowning glory for us was the outstanding local museum, hidden away but well worth the visit (and the £4 entry.)
    Combe Martin is sweet, great for beachcombing and rock-pooling if you have adventurous children in tow; it also offers paddle-boarding and kayaking. The walk up to the Hangmen is great for the energetic, but our mixed group decided to leave the Great one for another day and dropped down off the Little one into Challacombe and back into CM. More than enough!
    Watersmeet and Lynton/Lynmouth/Valley of the Rocks offer lovely walks and interesting landscapes, and the "funicular" railway is fun and useful.
    Parracombe is delightful: great little community-run village shop and café, excellent pub/restaurant, The Fox and Goose, but above all the exceptional 11th Century+ church, St Petrock, supported by the Churches Conservation Trust, and deserving of a proper visit. We walked past it and out of the village though fields and back past the "modern" Victorian replacement, also nice.
    Two of us spent half a damp day at the NT's Arlington Court, and there are other accessible gardens one can visit within striking distance of Nutcombe too.
    All in all our 3-generation family had a memorable week and loved Nutcombe Barn and all it has to offer.
    Thanks Jackie and David so much for providing us with the perfect base for our time there.

    — David Fisher, 23 Aug 2023
  • Lovely facilities and superb gardens, view & grounds. We saw Heron, swallows, green woodpecker, robins, butterflies galore, frogs, newts and fabulous flowers. Thank you David & Jackie

    — David, Gillie, Zoe, Lily & Henry, 19 Aug 2023
  • We’ve returned from a lovely week in Nutcombe Barn. Fabulous setting and the house was just perfect. Lovely presentation, fully functioning kitchen, brilliant showers and comfortable beds. Would recommend it to anyone wanting to get away from it all.

    Thank you so much Jackie and David for all your hard work and of course the delicious scones!

    — Philip Latcham, 16 Aug 2023
  • Nutcombe Barn is lovely. The setting is beautiful and even good dog facilities!! Difficult week with the weather but we enjoyed the rest and local area. thank you.

    — Amanda & family, 05 Aug 2023
  • As a party of 6 adults we spent a great week at Nutcombe Barn. The house was equipped with everything we needed and was a perfect size for us. We were able to use the sun terrace and enjoy the beautiful gardens and lovely views.

    The Barn is a good location for seeing the area, easily being able to drive or walk to great places to see and enjoy.

    Only small improvement would be a gas BBQ.
    NUTCOMBE COTTAGES: Thank you for your review. We do supply a charcoal BBQ for guests use, but not a gas one I'm afraid

    — Ian & Paula, 24 Jul 2023
  • We have had a wonderful holiday at Nutcombe Barn enjoying the beautiful view, surroundings and peace Nutcombe Barn provides. the views are stunning. The property was immaculate and the cream tea on arrival was lovely, thank you Jackie. We had all the stuff we needed to make us comfortable. The beds are very comfy and the showers are great. Places we have enjoyed: The Black Venus, Challacombe, delicious food and dog friendly. Very popular so do book in advance. We love Ilfracombe and enjoyed shopping for gifts and cream teas at Dollys cafe. Enjoyed a nice take away from Top Chippy in the High street, Combe Martin. The Depot Eatery in Ilfracombe is good for a relaxed dinner and is dog friendly too. Sadly our dog Cloud got over excited in the dog garden and dislocated his toe warranting a vet trip to Charter vets who were great and patched him up. Thankfully! The Useful Numbers provided in the Welcome Pack came in very handy. A lovely holiday. Thanks again

    — Chris, Dave, Sophie, Jack & Emma and Tristan & Cloud the dogs, 01 Jul 2023
  • We have just returned from a fantastic week in Nutcombe Barn and the Cider House. Both properties were immaculately presented with everything you need for a self catering holiday to accommodate 4 generations. Lovely comfortable beds, great showers with plenty of hot water, exceptionally clean and what a view from the balcony, stunning. Many hours spent just looking at the view and the fantastic gardens. Just a perfect week.
    Huge thank you to both David and Jackie for everything, all so very much appreciated.

    — Maddox Family, 21 Jun 2023
  • We stayed at The Barn , Nutcombe Farm for our base for tackling our first 100 miles of the South West Coast Path from Minehead to Clovelly. It was the most perfect spot for us, idyllic, peaceful and beautiful' a real home from home and a great place to return to after a long day on the SWCP.
    Jackie & David were so friendly and accommodating before and during our stay. The Barn is so well equipped and had everything we needed. We were so lucky with the weather, beautiful warm and sunny weather. the north Devon coastline is stunning. Each leg of our 10 walks was fantastic, the rest of the coast path has so much to live up to.
    We will definitely return and have a more relaxing holiday once we finish the South West Coast Path. A big THANK YOU to Jackie & David. Our two dogs loved Nutcombe Barn as well, particularly the dog garden :)

    — Mike & Africa, 27 May 2023
  • We had a fantastic short break in the barn at Nutcombe, it is a shame that we were only there for 3 nights we wished it had been longer. The barn is extremely well furnished and the views over the surrounding hillside are simply stunning.

    The barn has all of the amenities that you need, it was spotless and the beds were really comfortable. Each bedroom has its own modern en-suite bathroom which were spacious and with a never ending supply of hot water for showers etc.

    We spent a lot of time sitting in the gardens in the early evening just taking in the views of the gardens and surrounding areas.

    We rarely go back to the same place twice however we are already planning a return visit to Nutcombe.

    — Dave & Family, 16 May 2023
  • We have all had a wonderful time here in Nutcombe Barn. The accommodation is in such a beautiful location. We have loved the views from the barn, especially the beautiful daffodils. Fantastic facilities for the two families. Lots of attention to detail which makes such a home from home feel here. Very grateful for the scones, jam and cream. Thank you so much. The weather has been amazing! So much sun! Otis our cocker spaniel has absolutely loved the secure garden and the 3 acres to run on. Thank you so much for the warm and friendly welcome.

    — Charmain family and Otis the dog, 11 Apr 2023
  • We had a wonderful week in Nutcombe Barn and Cider House. The views are spectacular and both properties are spacious and well equipped with everything we needed.

    — Matta family, 28 Mar 2023
  • First time staying at Nutcombe Cottage, most beautiful place to stay, lovely & quiet. The Barn was very well presented, very well equipped and clean. Thank you Jackie for the lovely cream tea on arrival. Will highly recommend to all our friends and family and we will definitely be staying again. Thank you x

    — Wally, Carol, Emma, Joshua & Lacey, 18 Feb 2023
  • We have spent a wonderful family holiday in Nutcombe Barn and Cider house ; what a lovely place for Christmas! The Christmas trees and decorations were beautiful. We had brief trips to Ilfracombe on Christmas Eve and Combe Martin on Boxing Day, both in sunshine and skipping the showers. We loved the views from the property and the changing colours of the fields and woods as the weather changed and the day progressed. Thank you for the mince pies. Just one problem, slow internet connection.
    Nutcombe Cottages: Since this review we have upgraded our Broadband to a Superfast 4g network.

    — The Boves & Cookes, 27 Dec 2022
  • Beautiful place to stay,fantastic views and great places to eat in the area.
    The owners are extremely helpful and nothing is to much trouble. This is our second visit to Nutcombe Barn and we will be back again.

    — Dave Jones., 07 Nov 2022
  • Wonderful cottage with some amazing views. Perfect for cozy movie nights. We all loved it. Would definitely recommend!

    — The Greenwoods, 27 Oct 2022
  • Thank you Jackie for the lovely cream tea and home made jam, much appreciated. Barn great, so comfortable. Weather very kind to us this week. Views are amazing

    — Val, Graeme and Rose, 22 Sep 2022
  • Lovely family holiday at Nutcombe Barn. Unfortunately the weather was terrible but we all enjoyed exploring the local area. The barn was lovely and spacious and the views were amazing. Can recommend the Beach House restaurant in Woolacombe but you must book and cream tea cafe in Barnstaple ' amazing homemade cakes (off Butchers Row)

    — Anne, Keith, Hazel, Keith, Carole & Phil, 10 Sep 2022
  • Had a lovely stay at the barn. A good base for exploring. We really enjoyed the beach at Woolacombe. Lovely views from the barn; a nice quiet area :)

    — Charmain, Darryl, Tania, Martin, Faith & Clara, 27 Aug 2022
  • A fantastic hot week here. We've been visiting this part of the country for years and this is definitely one of the best places we've stayed. Have enjoyed keeping cool at Watersmeeet, lovely walk to Lynmouth. Great day out at Dunster Castle; very pretty village too. Great beach at Putsborough. Out teens had a fantastic time Wake Boarding next to the Milkyu Way Park. Cream teas at Watersmeet National Trust cafe.

    — The Bells, 13 Aug 2022
  • We've had a wonderful time in North Devon. The cottages were wonderfully clean and modern, housing everything we needed. We enjoyed visiting local Ulfraombe for the shops, Lynton for the Cliff Railway and Woolacombe for the sandy beach! Worth driving straight to the top car park! We ate out at the Foscle and the Pack O Cards Inn; both highly recommend, however it is worth noting the latter had a much longer wait time. Great local chippys to take away from; the Black & White in Combe Martin was delicious. An altogether fantastic time.

    — The Baggott Family, 06 Aug 2022
  • We have just returned for our second holiday here following a fantastic stay last summer. We have been so lucky to have a beautiful sunny week again! The Barn is in the perfect location to relax in peace and enjoy the beautiful view. It is equipped with everything that you need and is spotlessly clean on arrival. There is lots to do in the area, so I am sure that we will be visiting again.

    — The Whites, 23 Jul 2022
  • We had a fantastic stay here. The barn in so well equipped and the view is stunning. Beds really comfortable and showers nice and hot. Its been such a nice stay. Highly recommend Lynton & Lynmouth, Saunton Sands. Fox and Goose at Parracombe has delicious food and S & P Fish shop at Ilfracombe for fresh fish. Thank so much for a wonderful stay.

    — The Jameses, 18 Jun 2022
  • We have had a wonderful week here at Nutcombe Farm with all our family. Lots to celebrate and a perfect setting. The weather too has been amazing.

    — Pauline & Jelle, 03 Jun 2022
  • Beautiful place in a lovely setting. We had a great family Weekend. Thoroughly enjoyed staying in this beautiful place with such stunning views. We all enjoyed our stay in this lovely part of Exmoor.

    — Wendy & Liz, 17 May 2022
  • Beautiful property, wonderful location and immaculately clean on arrival. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    — Ray & Babs, 17 May 2022
  • Lovely family weekend in beautiful surroundings. Barn development is stunning.

    — John & Claire, 17 May 2022
  • What a week! Superb weather every day. Perfect :) Barn was excellent and so nice to have everything we needed. REcommend: Rosemoor, National Trust Artlington Court, walk around Mortehoe headland, wander around Ilfracombe, Chichester Arms in Mortehoe for a good pint, Besshill Farm Shop (support local!!). Avoid paying £8 to park in Woolacombe. Go to Mortehoe instead! :)

    — Tony, Di, Babs & Stan, 30 Apr 2022
  • Family loved the house yet again! The kids do not want to leave. We had a lovely time.

    — The Greenwoods, 23 Apr 2022
  • We had a marvelous stay here! Barn and cottages beautifully appointed and maintained. Lovely garden and surrounding. We're already looking forward to coming back... Thank you so much.

    — Carys & Kev, 18 Apr 2022
  • Second time we've been to stay! We love it here, a very overdue change of scenery! I'm sure we'll be back! Saunton sands is our favourite beach for dog walking and the kids love running down the sand dunes :)

    — Reid Family, 14 Feb 2022
  • Nutcombe Barn has been a wonderful, warm, cosy place to stay. The views are beautiful with the spring flowers just starting to appear. It was lovely to have a delicious cream tea when we arrived. The place is well equipped, clean and very comfortable. It was great to have 3 en-suite rooms and the new super king bed was super comfortable. Great exercise facilities for our dog. We were only here for a few days but there was so much to do, the highlight was a long walk through the woods down to Woody Bay which was stunning even on a winter day.

    — Di, Mark, Alice, Joe Tom and Georgia, 13 Feb 2022
  • This is the second time we have stayed and loved it just as much this time. North Devon is fast becoming a family favourite. We enjoyed walks, swimming and eating out. Recommend the Fox & Goose in Parracombe, the Balck Venus in Challacome and Giavanni & Lucas in Ilfracombe. Thank you for a wonderlly relaxing time. The perfect antidote to this year so far. We'll be back!

    — Emily, Goran, Annabelle and George, 31 Oct 2021
  • A very peaceful location with beautiful views. We have both wanted to visit the Valley of the Rocks and the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, for a long time so those trips were memorable. Seeing the agile goats on the rocks was lovely.
    Places to eat- The Cracker Barrel in Lynton for lunch. The Harbour cage in Combe Martin for a great selection of cakes. The Hunters Inn for a special dinner overlooking the grouns with a pair of peacocks. National Trust owned so profits go to that organization. Been lucky with the weather. Sorry to leave!

    — Celia & Mike, 08 Oct 2021
  • Lovely cottage with beautiful views. Murphy the dog enjoyed the field where he could run and we walked around the path which was mown. We visited several beaches and lovely gardens. Thank you for making us feel Covid safe.

    — Anne, Sally-Anne, and family, 19 Sep 2021
  • We have had an amazing time here at Nutcombe Barn. A stunning location to return to each day, We enjoyed the use of the garden, our private patio area and esprcially the balcony. The weather could not have been better. We made the best of it with trips to Woolacombe beach, Lynton & Lynmouth, a bike ride on the Tarka Trail (the dog enjoyed being int he trailer!), and some stunning walks at the Valley of the Rocks, Morte Point and Heddons Mouth. Would love to return to explore even more of Exmoor. P.S. Thanks for the lovely cream tea :)

    — The Robson Family, 28 Aug 2021
  • What a wonderful holiday! The cottage is lovely and clean, great showers, comfy beds and breathtaking views. The gardens and plants are just stunning. Many thanks to Jackie for helping with surprise 40th birthday balloons and cake. We have been lucky with dry weather and enjoyed visits to Croyde beach, Watermouth Castle theme park (a favourite of our 6 and 3 year olds), Lynton & Lynmouth and the steam railway. Thank you for this lovely spot for a fabulous holiday. Fingers crossed we will be back next year.

    — The Holmes family, 06 Aug 2021
  • Nutcombe Barn was the perfect base for a week of gloriously hot and sunny weather. Relatively cool thanks to the thick walls and the strong WiFi was much appreciated by the teenagers! Favourite dog=friendly beaches were Putsborough and Broadsands (worth the 200 steps!) but best of all was sitting on the terrace admiring the riot of colourful flowers int he garden. Thank you!-

    — The Keall family, 24 Jul 2021
  • We have had a lovely relaxing holiday in Nutcombe Barn. The weather has been amazing and we have managed to visit lots of places in the area. Lynton & Lynmouth, Watersmeet, Woolacombe, Exmoor Zoo, Lee and the Dinosaur and Wildlife Park.
    The cottage is in a most beautiful peaceful location and the view is gorgeous. It was immaculately clean on arrival. Thank you for the lovely cream tea! I will definitely recommend it to friends and family planning to visit the area and will definitely visit again the the future. Thank you

    — Gill & Emily, 17 Jul 2021
  • This i our second time here and once again we were delighted with the amazing facilities. Jackie & David have taken every precaution to make this a Covid secure holiday home and we were welcomed with fantastic cream teas which were a great touch given the long drive getting here.
    The weather has been mixed and we have had some days on the amazing beach at Woolacombe. With two 4 year old twins it was good to spend some of the less sunny days at The Big Sheep in Bideford as well as out on a boat trip in Ilfracombe.
    Such a beautiful place ( our happy place) and will be for many years to come. We are staying another week where the weather is looking good and we look forward to staying in Cider House next door with more amazing scone I hope!

    — Steve, Becky, Heather, Tommie & Louie, 10 Jul 2021
  • Thanks for a wonderful week at Nutcombe Barn. The barn is perfect for family stays with separate bathrooms and great showers. The setting is beautiful and wonderful beaches nearby. We enjoyed the cream tea on arrival and used the BBQ lots. Would definitely recommend and hope to return again.

    — Teresa, Mark, Scott, Emma & Aaron, 19 Jun 2021
  • Thank you very much for a fantastic week . Nutcombe Barn is lovely, fantastic views, well equipped and comfortable. This week has been a really relaxing, calm period especially after the year we have had! Lots to do and see in the area and we have all agreed Devon is a favourtie of ours. We will be back!

    — Mark, Sarah, Emma, Nicola, Simon & Mabel, 12 Jun 2021
  • Wonderful time had by all. It was our first holiday since 2019, but also with our new grandson Archie 6 months old. We all enjoyed our stay so much. The barn was so lovely and the view!! Well it was the best of anywhere we have ever stayed.
    Thank you so much Jackie from Gemma & Mike. You made there first holiday so relaxing with all the little things you included for them with little Archie.
    The area is great. Lots to do and see even thought he weather for may was more like February! It really didn't matter. If anyone asks where to stay in North Devon we will recommend Nutcombe Barn.

    — Carter family, 23 May 2021
  • Wonderful, peaceful cottage with views to die for. We are very sad to leave :( Had a fabulous week exploring the beautiful area and thoroughly enjoyed trips to Lynton & Lynmouth and the Heddon Valley. Will be recommending Nutcombe to all our friends. Thank you!

    — Tom, Kay and Rebekah, 17 May 2021
  • After a long winter in lockdown, we escaped to the perfect retreat. The standards in this property are very high, and everything was kept immaculately clean with extra focus on hygiene due to the pandemic. The three spacious bedrooms, all have luxury ensuites, and very comfortable beds. The scenery and views from the property are incredible, especially at this time of year, as we could watch the newborn lambs jumping around. We thoroughly enjoyed the cream tea; the homemade scones and jam were delicious. This is a beautiful part of the country, with so much to see and do. No drive seems too far away when you have such beautiful scenery to admire as you go. We were very lucky with the weather during our stay, and had beautiful blue skies every day, so enjoyed visiting Woolacombe and Croyde beaches. We would love to return in the not too distant future.

    — Nicky & Family, 19 Apr 2021
  • Had a lovely stay at Nutcombe Barn despite the mixed weather. The accommodation was superb and beautifully decorated and furnished and the location was both picturesque and peaceful - ideal for a relaxing break.
    Jackie and David were very good hosts - helpful and friendly whilst also being discreet.
    Lots to see and do in the area and some lovely walks with stunning scenery.
    We would have no hesitation in returning again in the future

    — Graham and Angie, 21 Oct 2020
  • Wonderful holiday at Nutcombe cottages with the family. We stayed in Nutcombe Barn which was perfectly clean and well stocked with everything we needed for us and the dogs. We enjoyed gorgeous views from the balcony and we loved walking the dogs around the field in the evenings, where we heard and saw owls and a horse shoe bats! The cottages are in a prefect location, so close to illfracombe and woolacombe. We will definitely be back again soon. Thank you for a great stay Jackie.

    — Gemma , 24 Aug 2020
  • Absolutely gorgeous Nutcombe Barn and cider house, ideal for larger families.
    It was immaculate and the views are just stunning :) we will be back next year! We really made the most of our time visiting the local beaches and chip shops of course.its in a lovely peaceful location and we all loved it so much,
    Thank you Jackie for making us feel so at home and answering any questions we had :)

    — Louise Oxborrow, 16 Aug 2020
  • We've had a fantastic holiday here despite the rain! The views are beautiful and the cottage is brilliant and has everything needed for a relaxing holiday. We'd love to come back again soon :)

    — Ashley, Phil & Family, 30 Sep 2019
  • We've had a really lovely stay in spite of a few days of rain & mizzle! The accommodation is lovely and spacious and very well equipped. The views are amazing, like a painting. Saunton & Woolacombe beaches are amazing and great for families and dogs with miles of soft sand. Lots to do for young families too. Great hosts. We will definitely be back!

    — Penny & Quinn & Family, 14 Sep 2019
  • Magical place! Really clean and comfortable. Everything we needed for a restful break. Weather kind, a bonus. Lots of wildlife and lovely walks for Dexter the dog. We would love to return.

    — Gill & Sharon, 31 Aug 2019
  • What an amzing week. Beautiful place to stay with everything needed for a family of 8 plus dog. Places we visited and would recommend- Woolacombe for it's beach, Ilfracombe for crazy golf, harbour and Verity, Hunters Inn, Valley of the Rocks & Lynton & Lynmouth, we followed the coast path, it's an experience :), Hele Bay is beautiful too. We've had an amazing week and will be returning soon.

    — Heenans, 06 Jul 2019
  • Weather could have been better at the beginning of the week. Loved the cottage Very well equipped- everything you need for a self-catering holiday. Recommended to us by a family member who stayed in Nutcombe Cottage last year. Over many years we have stayed in self-catering establishments in North Devon and this is one of the best. Hope to come back.

    — Connie, Trevor, Liz and john, 22 Jun 2019
  • What a wonderful week. Weather very kind to us and so managed to walk 100K in 6 days!! Lovely place to stay, very comfortable and everything provided to a very high standard. Fabulous views from the house and such peace and tranquility. Thank you. We would love to return to this wonderful place you have here.

    — Sandy, Rob and Family, 25 May 2019
  • it is rare to find such an immaculately kept holiday cottage which also welcomes dogs. And fascinating to watch the yearly transformation of David's garden. I hope to see the final result one day!

    — Gay & Family, 20 Apr 2019
  • We met to celebrate the life of a loved one who had recently passed. We were an extended family and this space made a very good venue to come together again. Wonderful views and peaceful setting. Thank you.

    — Saunders Family, 17 Mar 2019
  • What a lovely relaxing week! Very lucky to have nice weather this week. We have been to some great beaches and some good local walks too. The cottage is fantastic. Really well equipped too. We are already looking forward to our return visit later this year

    — Theresa, Clair & Family & Dougal the dog, 23 Feb 2019
  • We’ve enjoyed a lovely return visit to Nutcombe Cottage having previously enjoyed The Cottage and this time had a great time staying in the Barn. Everything we could wish for; like a home from home. We’ve been rock-pooling in Combe Martin, wandering in Ilfracombe, rambling around Baggy Point (would recommend if pregnant as if not after anything too challenging) and eaten ice cream in mid- January in Lynton and Lynmouth. Thank you as always for such a lovely little break. See you soon 😊

    — Josh, Amber & Margot, 15 Jan 2019
  • A fantastic few days away as an extended family over the New Year. We enjoyed visiting several local beaches including Combe martin which were all wonderful. An exciting coastal walk in the fog and rain was one to remember! The three cottages were excellent with plenty of room for all. Very well equipped and safe for the kiddies of all ages, making the break most relaxing and enjoyable. The dog garden worked very well for us. Thank you for your kind hospitality, until next time

    — The Roberts Family, 04 Jan 2019
  • We had a lovely week at the Barn despite the weather. It has been a comfortable cottage with all we could need. We enjoyed some excellent meals at the Black Venus in Challacombe. If you get a change, try the Duck in Port jus- superb! We also had a lovely walk on Woolacombe beach, Kofi loved chasing after his ball and all the interesting smells. The Beachcomber café was extremely dog friendly and we had a lovely lunch and they gave Kofu a sausage for his! Thank you Jackie and David for the cream tea and lovely cottage. We will return

    — Chris, Jackie & Kofi the dog, 08 Nov 2018
  • Sadly, only half our party were able to come, so we Skyped them to let them enjoy the beautiful view and the excellent accommodation here at Nutcombe Farm. We have enjoyed a beautiful place to stay, resting from our hectic lives, eaten far too many cakes and cream teas, but hey, that’s what Devon is about. We had a lovely welcome in the most well-appointed place to stay. Nothing was needed as everything was provided. Exmoor is a beautiful yet under-rated destination. We leave happy and rested. Thank you

    — The Ratcliffs, 15 Sep 2018
  • Lovely peaceful cottage with beautiful surroundings. Lucky to have had nice weather. Visited lots of seaside location. We especially liked being scared at the haunted Chambercombe Manor. The tour was informative both historically and paranormally’

    — The Shropshire Clan, 01 Sep 2018
  • A fantastic stay here thank you! We have enjoyed staying here for a week despite the slightly wet weather and have made many memories. Great central location meant trips to Woolacombe, Croyde, Ilfracombe and Barnstaple. Having 6 children with us has been quite full on but there is plenty to entertain. Thank you again for a lovely stay 😊

    — William & Family, 25 Aug 2018
  • Another lovely stay, this time in Nutcombe Barn. Having been here at Easter in Cider House, we know we’d have a fab and comfortable stay. Visited our usual haunts: Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Braunton (Squires for the BEST fish and chips), Lynton & Lynmouth, Barnstaple Pannier Market, Croyde and Bideford for craft supplies (wonderful haberdashery shops!) Thanks for a great stay. We will be Back 😊

    — Gemma & Family , 18 Aug 2018
  • A delightful stay in Nutcombe Barn. Spectacular views, a great base and blessed with a week of glorious sunshine. Lovely gesture of a cream tea on arrival, thank you. Places we visited and recommend include: Lynton & Lynmouth, Woolacombe beach, Croyde, Saunton Sands, Westwood Ho and Clovelly. Delightful walks up to Watersmeet in Lynmouth, Torrs coastal walk and many more left to explore on a return visit in the near future. The Barn offers luxury accommodation, so peaceful and relaxing

    — Helen & Steven, 23 Jun 2018
  • Had a wonderful week at Nutcombe Barn. Everything has been excellent! Our two Jack Russells have had the best time as well; chasing rabbits. We enjoyed Lynmouth and lunch on the way home at Hunters Inn. The weather has been fantastic so we have enjoyed sitting and taking in the beautiful views. A truly relaxing holiday. Thank you!

    — Ian, Rachael & Sheila, 09 Jun 2018
  • We love this place! Have visited North Devon every year since 1978 and stayed in many places, but this ticks all the boxes; beauty, peace, quality, conveniently located, comfortable and stylish with character and cosiness! We heard the owl every night across the valley at dusk and the beautiful song-thrush throughout the day. Saw a kingfisher at Marwood Gardens (lovely cream teas & food) and if you don’t want to venture onto the beach, you can sit on a bench on the green overlooking it all and wait for the sunset. The stream at Woolacombe beach keeps kids entertained all day. Paradise found!!! Thank you David & Jackie for sharing! We will be back 😊

    — Cheryl & rob, 09 May 2018
  • Thank you for another wonderful stay at Nutcombe. We love the barn for its peace and tranquillity, plus the ease at which we could get to so many beautiful places. The dogs in particular loved Putsborough beach and Saunton sands. Although this was our second visit, there are still places we’d love to come back to see. We visited Heddons Mouth and Valley of the Rocks; both stunning! Croyde was so pretty and we had a wonderfully delicious cream tea at Sandleigh tearooms and then walked to Baggy point. The local chippie in Combe Martin was very tasty! We will definitely be back next year. Thank you both for a lovely stay.

    — Jane & Geoff with Charlie & Harry the dogs, 28 Apr 2018
  • Loved the barn. Sensational views across the valley. Cosy and warm despite the sub-zero temperatures. Very comfy beds and well-equipped kitchen. Had some great walks; Watersmeet, Morte Point with the seals plus others. It snowed heavily midweek locking us in completely but had great fun helping to clear the snow drift at the front gate, which was no trivial task! Our hosts couldn’t have been more helpful. All in all, a very pleasant stay and we will return, when the weather is a little more clement.

    — Paul & Kay, 03 Mar 2018
  • We loved the view and enjoyed our stay despite the weather. We saw stars that we cannot see at home!

    — Claudia & David, 17 Feb 2018
  • We really loved the Barn. Best accommodation we have stayed in. Fabulous shower in the master bedroom suite. Considering the weather which caused flooding all around the area and rain every day, we had a great holiday. A great base is really important when the weather is bad’

    — Rob & Yvette, 27 Jan 2018

Getting Here

Directions to Nutcombe Cottages are as follows:

If using Sat Nav our postcode is EX34 0PQ


From the M5 take the A361 at Tiverton towards Barnstaple.

At South Molton take a right turn onto the A399 signposted to Combe Martin.

Continue on this road towards Blackmoor Gate (junction with the A39) and continue on towards Combe Martin.

You will pass through a pinch point in the road by a house and shortly afterwards you will see a turning to Trentishoe and Hunters Inn.

Turn right here and continue until you come to a junction marked by a signpost in the middle of the road called 'Stoney Corner'

Turn left here and immediately left again before the 'Combe Martin' sign.

Proceed down the hill (take care it is steep) and Nutcombe Cottages are the first property on the left hand side.

Enquire/Booking Request

If you have any questions or would like to enquire about a booking for Nutcombe Barn or any of our other properties, please complete the form below.

Jackie Penny

01271 889379

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