Our Current Position on COVID-19

We will be opening on the 4th July!

At last the guessing game has finished and we will be re-opening Nutcombe Cottage and Elsley on the 4th July!

In order to comply with Government Guidelines, like all businesses, we have completed a thorough Risk Assessment and put in place Additional Cleaning Routines and Guest Protocols along with Caveats to our Terms & Conditions (see drop down menu). We hope these procedures will protect both our guests and our housekeeper, but we cannot guarantee a COVID free environment (no one can sadly!)

The very nature of leaving the safety of your own home and travelling to North Devon to enjoy a holiday; visiting various attractions, pubs, restaurants etc, will mean you will already be making your own calculated risks. By sharing our COVID-19 policies with you, we hope this will then give you the opportunity to do your own risk assessment and decide whether our standards are good enough for you and your family.

To help you make this decision, we are pleased to announce that the procedures we have put in place mean we have acquired the Industry Standard mark for self catering accommodation which means we are following government and industry COVID19 guidelines with a Risk Assessment  and a process in place to maintain cleanliness and social distancing. 

We’re also mindful that the current situation is constantly changing. There may be another lock-down imposed, which is totally out of our control. We’d normally say, that you need to take out insurance to cover for such eventualities, but from what we’re hearing, most insurance policies are no longer covering for the fallout of a pandemic.

With that in mind, please take a look at the drop down menu for information on the changes we have made regarding COVID-19 to our Terms & Conditions , Cleaning Protocols and our Guests Protocols. These plans may change over time as new information comes to light, or new legislation is imposed, so keep an eye on this page for further updates. If you have already booked with us, we will be keeping you regularly updated via email.


  • Stunning Views
  • Quiet & Peaceful Location
  • Close to the Coast
  • Dog Friendly
  • Set in North Devon's AONB

Guest Comments

We loved the view and enjoyed our stay despite the weather. We saw stars that we cannot see at home!

Claudia & David
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