Elsley Fire Safety

During your stay at Elsley, your safety is paramount to us. Therefore, please take the time to familiarize yourself with our FIRE EVACUATION PLAN in the Welcome Folder on arrival so you know the procedures and escape routes available in the building in case of fire. Copies of the Fire Evacuation Plan are also on the back of the bedroom doors.


In line with New Government Regulations on Fire Safety in Self-Catering Accommodation dated 1st October 2023, please note that we cannot allow:

  • The use of your own electrical devices such as air con units, deep fat fryers or fans or any other high usage electrical equipment
  • The charging of EV Vehicles or E-bikes
  • The use of candles or ethanol burners.
  • Smoking or vaping

Your own electrical equipment would not have been PAT tested and if a fire is caused by the use of any of these items, our insurance will be invalid, so please help us to keep everyone safe.

The Charging of laptops, Tablets and mobiles is fine but please do not charge overnight, disconnect leads from the mains when charged and only use manufacturer provided charging leads.

 Please also be aware of other common fire hazards such as:

  • Leaving cooking unattended
  • Overloading electrical sockets
  • Using faulty devices
  • Using the washer/dryer overnight or when you are out

To help keep yourselves safe during your stay, we also ask that all doors are closed at night, particularly the kitchen to help compartmentalize a fire should one occur.

If you have any fire safety concerns or incidents during your stay, please notify us immediately.


Elsley is fitted with a smoke alarm in the lounge, one in each of the bedrooms and one in the hallway plus a heat alarm in the kitchen. There is also a carbon monoxide detector located on the wall in the kitchen.

Should any one alarm be activated, all of the alarms will sound (it will be VERY loud!)

If any of the alarms are activated, you should vacate the property immediately following the Emergency Procedures below.

In the event of power failure, emergency lights will illuminate in the hallway where you will also find an escape torch.

Emergency Procedures

  • Vacate the property immediately by the nearest Exit.
  • The front door is the main Fire Escape and is fitted with a Yale thumb-turn so no key is required. Just use the handle and the thumb turn together.
  • Do not attempt to fight the fire.
  • Only use Fire Fighting Equipment to aide escape if necessary.
  • Proceed immediately to front of the house to safety.
  • Please call the fire brigade dialling 999.
  • Give our full address as below
  • Notify us immediate on 01271 889379 or call Jackie’s mobile on 07963 809524
  • Do not re-enter the property until it is deemed safe to do so by the fire service.


A multi- purpose fire extinguisher is located in the hallway. There is also a fire blanket in the kitchen.

These should only be used if it is deemed safe to do so, or to aide escape. Follow instructions on the extinguishers or fire blanket.


Jackie & David Penny 01271 889379

Jackie Mobile 07963 809524

Property Address: Elsley, Rews Close, Combe Martin North Devon EX34 0DW

Our address: Nutcombe Farm, Nutcombe Hill, Combe Martin,North Devon EX340PQ

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Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Services 01392 872200 (not 24/7)

In an emergency always call 999










  • 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

Special Offers

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

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