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Watermouth Castle - Clock Tower Apartment

Watermouth, near Ilfracombe, Devon | Property Reference: UKC2234

Grade4 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
  • 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
Show features
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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Call us on 0345 268 0785.

As a unique experience, guests get the opportunity to stay in a magnificent castle surrounded by wonderful landscape and gardens.

As a unique experience, guests get the opportunity to stay in a magnificent castle surrounded by wonderful landscape and gardens.

"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 can also enjoy free entry to one of the West Country’s premier tourist attractions during their stay, when the Park is open to the public. 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 Basset family. Now extensively restored by the current owners, 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 Basset Apartment (ref FHL) overlook the south court towards the wooded hills. Penn-Curzon Apartment (ref FHK) has sea views from the living room, and Clock Tower Apartment (ref UKC2234) has sea views from the living room and bedrooms. Each property offers fibre optic broadband.
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. In the underground theatre is the Water Show Extravaganza, 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’, crazy-golf, a maze, the 250 meter Thunder Luge Toboggan Run, and much, much more.
In an area of outstanding natural beauty, 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.
Please note that 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.

All properties: Gas, electricity, bed linen and fibre-optic broadband included. Towel hire, £3per person. Cot and highchair available on request. Utility room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer (shared with other properties on site). Patio with garden furniture and barbecue (shared with other properties on site). 50-acre grounds (shared with other properties on site). No smoking. Please note: There is a lake and pond in the grounds.
ADDITIONAL FREE FACILITIES
Sun lounge and indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 4m, depth 1m to 1.5m, open 8.30am-9.30pm) both shared with other properties on-site. Free entry to ‘Watermouth Family Theme Park and Castle’ during times when attraction is open to the public (between Easter-end of October).

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What do our customers say?

  • 10

    James

    Posted by anonymous

    We are;- Grandparents; parents; children aged 7 and 5. This was a wonderful and unique holiday. even the weather was perfect. The apartment is well appointed all you need for a self catering holiday and Sainsburys' delivered to the door. The combination of a superbly laid out and managed park and a discretely integrated theme park for the kids is simply brilliant. There are quiet areas where grand parents can have a peaceful sit at any time but particularly in the mornings and evenings when the Park is closed to the public. The many novelties and rides for the kids made for much joy. All in all it has made for many happy memories captured in photos. If you get the chance; go and I hope that you have the pleasure we had.

    Confirmed guest, 23/07/2021 31/07/2021
9.5 out of 10 – based on 8 reviews collected by ReeVoo