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Watermouth Castle - Rhododendron Apartment

Watermouth, near Ilfracombe, Devon | Property Reference: FHM

Grade4 Star rating
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 0 Pets
  • Highchair
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
  • Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
  • Castle
  • Parking - On Site
  • Unique Cottages
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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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With commanding views of the bays and cliff, this castle apartment is an attraction of its own.

With commanding views of the bays and cliff, this castle apartment is an attraction of its own.

"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.

First Floor:
Living/dining room: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen: With gas cooker, microwave and fridge.
Bedroom 1: With mahogany double half-tester bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Steep stairs to...
Second Floor:
Bedroom 2: With twin four poster beds.
Bedroom 3: With twin four poster beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Heaters included. Private parking.

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

    Julie

    Posted by anonymous

    Apartment was very comfortable and kitchen well equipped. Hoover/iron and ironing board supplied. Plenty of drawer space in the bedrooms. Hair dryer also supplied. Staff very helpful and everywhere around grounds of the castle were very well kept. The swimming pool was for residents only and well used by the boys, it is monitored via cctv for safety purposes by staff in the castle reception office. The castle and amusement park, being free to residents, was very good value and great fun, loads to see and do. Nice café for lunch on site. Own numbered parking space for the apartment. If you choose to venture out Coombe Martin and Ilfracombe are close by. We had a very good relaxed week and would recommend Watermouth castle to all.

    Confirmed guest, 17/08/2019 19/08/2019
  • 10

    Posted by anonymous

    Great place to stay in its small children.

    Confirmed guest, 10/08/2019 12/08/2019
  • 9

    Sharon

    Posted by anonymous

    Good base for family holiday with mix of all ages from 7 to 75. The children enjoyed the access to the park at all times (NB some rides only functioned when public opening times) and loved the swimming pool and air hockey table. The bedrooms in particular were spacious with comfortable beds and nice linen. We made use of the communal barbeque and sitting out area and the shared washing and drying machines. We enjoyed local walks to Water Mouth Bay and other beaches and it was an easy drive to both Ilfracombe and Combe Martin for beaches and shopping and Exmoor was easy to drive to as well. We also hired bikes for the day from Braunton and cycled the Tarka Trail to Barnstaple and beyond and spent time canoeing.

    Confirmed guest, 01/06/2019 05/06/2019
9.6 out of 10 – based on 5 reviews collected by ReeVoo