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Watermouth Castle - Clock Tower Apartment

Watermouth, near Ilfracombe, Devon | Property Reference: UKC2234

Newly Listed
Grade5 Star rating
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 0 Pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Newly Listed Property
  • Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
  • Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
  • Open Plan
  • Castle
  • Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
  • Unique Cottages
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Prices are per property not per person includes a £30.00 booking fee.
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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

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Set within Watermouth Castle, this apartment is situated within a unique setting, and has 50 acres of grounds to explore.

Set within Watermouth Castle, this apartment is situated within a unique setting, and has 50 acres of grounds to explore.

"Views over bays and cliffs from a castle stronghold – a unique holiday opportunity . . ."

Watermouth Castle offers a rare combination of opportunities – for not only do visitors have the chance to live in a castle, but they also enjoy unlimited, free entry to one of the West Country’s premier tourist attractions during their stay (please note the castle and theme park will be closed between 29th October 2018 and 5th April 2019 inclusive). Within the splendid castle itself, there are seven superb apartments, an indoor heated swimming pool, a museum, a choice of theme attractions, and some fascinating water displays. Outside, the castle’s 50-acre estate features wonderful landscaped gardens, with plenty of space for strolling and relaxing, and glorious woodland walks. There are ducks and waterfowl to admire on the lake outside the walls, and beautiful views from the castle over Watermouth Bay and its harbour, where there are slipway facilities for visitors’ boats, as well as moorings for larger craft (by arrangement with the harbourmaster).
The castle is a true example of a Victorian folly, completed in the mid 19th century by the Bassett family. Now extensively restored by the current owner, its self-contained holiday apartments are reached through an archway in the south court, where the indoor heated swimming pool is available exclusively to apartment residents. Harbour Apartment (ref FHH) and West Tower Apartment (ref FHJ) are west-facing and overlook the harbour, Rhododendron Apartment (ref FHM), South Court Apartment (ref FHP) and Bassett Apartment (ref FHL) overlook the south court towards the wooded hills, and Penn-Curzon Apartment (ref FHK) has sea views from the living room.

A separate part of the castle, open to the public, contains the fascinating museum collections, including a Victorian kitchen, animated displays, mechanical musical instruments, a large model railway and a unique arcade of pier slot machines, all in working order. In the underground theatre is the Water Spectacular, reputedly one of the best fountain shows in the world, a thrilling mix of lights, music and water. Outside in the grounds are further family entertainments, including traditional rides and slides, fascinating water features, children’s play areas, a ‘Gnomeland’, themed crazy-golf, and much, much more all of which earned Watermouth Castle a place in the finals of the South West Tourism ‘Large Visitor Attraction Of The Year’ Award in 2005.

Watermouth Castle enjoys an incomparable setting on rising ground, commanding views over the bays and cliffs of the magnificent coastline stretching away to the east. Take a woodland walk through the estate to the picturesque, award-winning village of Berrynarbor, or visit the coastal village of Combe Martin (less than 3 miles to the east) – famous not only for its sandy coves, inlets and majestic headlands but also as ‘the gateway to the Exmoor National Park’. Combe Martin offers a choice of shops and cafes, and one of Devon’s oldest inns! Ilfracombe is only a five minute drive away to the west, with a range of seaside attractions, good shops and a golf course, and visitors can enjoy miles of golden sand at nearby Woolacombe and Croyde Bay. Superb cliff-top scenery and beautiful wooded valleys make this one of North Devon’s most scenic areas – as well as a paradise for walkers. Beach 500 yards. Shops 2 miles, pub 1 mile.
Note: Music may filter into the pool area from the antique Mortier organ between 10am and 6pm.

Ground Floor:
Open plan living space.
Living area: With electric coal-effect fire, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With four poster double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet (Jack and Jill shared with bedroom 3).
Bedroom 3: With 2ft 6in four poster twin beds and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet (Jack and Jill shared with bedroom 2).

Oil central heating included. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. Please note: Music may be heard in parts of the apartment from the antique Mortier organ between 10am and 3pm.

Gas, electricity, bed linen and Wi-Fi included. Towel hire, £3per person. Cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Payphone (shared with other properties on site). Utility room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer (shared with other properties on site). Office facilities with fax/modem/photocopier available on request. Patio with garden furniture and barbecue (shared with other properties on site). 50-acre grounds (shared with other properties on site. Indoor heated swimming pool (shared with other properties on site, 10m x 4m, depth 1m to 1.5m, open 8.30am-9.30pm). No smoking. Please note: There is a lake and pond in the grounds.

ADDITIONAL FREE FACILITIES
Indoor heated swimming pool and sun lounge. Unlimited free entry to award-winning ’Watermouth Castle Family Attraction’ offering a wealth of experiences and entertainment for all ages. (open Easter– end Oct)

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What do our customers say?

  • 9

    Lori

    Posted by anonymous

    We had a great time with the grandchildren, aged 4 and 7. Watermouth was just right for them,and the indoor pool was well used... thank you.

    Confirmed guest, 20/07/2018 21/07/2018
  • 10

    Deborah

    Posted by anonymous

    Great holiday would recommend this cottage appt, to anyone can not fault will definitely be back.

    Confirmed guest, 22/06/2018 24/06/2018
  • 10

    Bernadette

    Posted by anonymous

    Only downside was the lack of mobile services and slow internet. It was difficult to arrange rendezvous times with visiting family. Otherwise super holiday

    Confirmed guest, 08/06/2018 09/06/2018
  • 10

    Natalie

    Posted by anonymous

    Absolutely perfect. Large apartment with stunning views. It has a private courtyard just for this apartment which was lovely to sit in the sunshine eating lunch. Really comfy beds best nights sleep in a long time. Apartment has all cooking utensils you could need. The noise from the organ isn’t bad. It can only really be heard from the stairway but it’s only on between 10.30 and 3.30pm when we were usually out so not a problem. We have stayed in nearly every apartment in the castle now and this one is definitely the best. I can’t wait to return next year. Thank you Watermouth

    Confirmed guest, 11/05/2018 14/05/2018
  • 10

    Lee

    Posted by anonymous

    Lovely apartment that was nicely decorated, larger than expected, with a well equipped kitchen and nice views from bedrooms. Everyone we met was really nice and we'd love to return in the future. Thanks, Lee

    Confirmed guest, 06/04/2018 07/04/2018
9.8 out of 10 – based on 17 reviews collected by ReeVoo