Rock Cottage

Located in Combe Martin, Devon

This detached cottage rests in Barnstaple and can sleep eight people in four bedrooms.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: 1


Rock Cottage is a 200-year-old detached property on the edge of the National Trust’s Arlington Court in Barnstaple, North Devon. The property has four bedrooms – three king-size doubles and a twin – sleeping eight guests. The cottage also consists of two bathrooms with shower over bath, a kitchen, dining room and two sitting rooms, one of which has a working woodburner. Outside there is a one-acre garden of lawn, patio, seating and a fire pit and woodland to explore, as well as off-road parking for two cars. Rock Cottage is a quaint property for a relaxing stay in North Devon.

Property Details

Rock Cottage is an idyllic, detached cottage in a tranquil location, on the edge of the National Trust's Arlington Court in Barnstaple, North Devon. This property is more than 200 years old and offers an acre of gardens and woodland to discover, beside the River Yeo in a peaceful setting, and provides wonderful accommodation for a large family or two separate families wanting to enjoy their own space, but also come together to explore North Devon's coastline and the nearby Exmoor National Park.

Parking is available off-road for two cars, and you can enter the property to discover two spacious sitting rooms, one of which has an original fireplace and woodburning stove, the other had a feature fireplace, TV and DVD Player, ideal for a movie night and a small dining table. There is a separate dining room with charming wooden beams, where you can enjoy meals together as a group, lovingly prepared in the fully-equipped, galley-style kitchen. The first floor is accessed via two separate staircases, and on each side you will find two bedrooms and a bathroom, making this space ideal for two families wanting to enjoy their own space. The bedrooms consist of two king-size doubles on one side, and a king-size double and twin bedroom on the other, each side served by a family bathroom with shower over bath.

Outside, discover a magical garden, comprising an acre of stunning multi-level woodland, lawn with seating and a fire pit and a patio with seating, as well as pretty flora to admire. Close by, the village of East Down offers a pub serving food, while the National Trust's Arlington Court & Carriage Museum, with a Victorian garden, carriage museum and lakeside walks is within walking distance of the cottage.

Venture towards the North Devon AONB to discover magical coastline and picturesque beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde, Saunton Sands and Westward Ho!, along with the magnificent seaside resort of Ilfracombe, with its idyllic harbour, castle, coastal golf club, museum and 11th century Chambercombe Manor, thought to be haunted and filled with paranormal activity. From here, join the South West Coast Path and venture east towards the Exmoor National Park, where you will discover moorland, woodland, picturesque coastline and rivers, along with attractions which include the National Trust's Dunster Castle, the popular Valley of Rocks, the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, a water-powered funicular railway that joins Lynton and Lynmouth and offers spectacular views of the coast on its ascent and Exmoor Zoo.

The traditional coastal town of Barnstaple is within easy reach; in a fantastic location at the mouth of the Taw Estuary, it offers a pannier market, along with an excellent selection of shops, pubs, bars and restaurants, plus two fantastic, family-friendly, sandy beaches that are popular for surfing. Explore the area from the comfort of a railway journey on the Tarka Valley Railway, which encompasses wooded river valleys, rugged moorland, a stretch of coastline and the picturesque coastal village of Clovelly. Rock Cottage provides a wonderful base for exploring the magnificent coast and countryside of North Devon.


  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV, DVD Player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawn and patio garden with fire pit and seating area
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub under half a mile
  • Note: Children will need to be supervised in the garden area
  • Note: Parking is quite tight
  • Note: The woodburning stove in the second sitting room is not in use


Cot Available
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
Rural Location



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Area Details

Combe Martin

Combe Martin exemplifies the best of both worlds lying on the edge of Exmoor National Park and the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty while being on the popular North Devon coast. It is home to Combe Martin Beach, a sandy sheltered beach with some rocks to one side that is perfect for rockpooling that accepts pets between October and April. For a bit more seclusion take a 2km walk (steep in places) to Wild Pear Beach a very pretty cove protected by cliffs with more golden sands to enjoy. A visit to Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur is a must, set in beautiful surroundings with streams and waterfalls with a diverse collection of animals including meerkats, wolves, triceratops and brachiosaurus! No fewer than 10 gardens are within travelling distance as well as a host of National Trust properties you may need to stay an extra week to take everything in.

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