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Coulscott House

Child friendly large group accommodation, Devon – Child Friendly Holiday Cottages in Combe Martin, North Devon, UK

About Coulscott House

The youngsters will be drawn to the large animal enclosure where they can help feed the alpacas, goats, pigs, ducks, hens and peacocks.

A family holiday at Coulscott is going to be one that is truly memorable; of that there is no doubt! It offers 6 luxury cottages, the largest sleeping 10 and boasts a plethora of on-site facilities that will make entertaining your little ones a piece of cake. An indoor heated swimming pool, farm animals to feed, an adventure play area with a huge pirate ship, swings and sand pit are all going add up to make Coulscott a huge hit. Not forgetting the parents of course, the hot tubs with their stunning views are quite simply the best stress buster around. With the pretty seaside village of Combe Martin just one mile away, and the delights of Exmoor on the doorstep, Coulscott makes a luxurious and welcoming family friendly retreat throughout the year.

Nestled in 16 acres of beautiful grounds in the heart of the North Devon countryside the location of Coulscott is pretty special. Set in a secluded wooded valley with two shallow streams trickling through, it forms the perfect natural playground for the more adventurous children to roam and explore. Within the grounds there are three fenced ponds, which attract the local wildlife: badgers, foxes, buzzards, owls and much more. Sheep and cows graze the surrounding steep meadows that shelter it on three sides. Down the valley are lovely views over rolling fields and woods with scarcely a building in sight.

Luxury Child Friendly Self Catering Accommodation

Coulscott House, is a unique collection of six holiday cottages that has the appearance of a small private hamlet. Two cottages are wings of the old Coulscott farmhouse, which can be booked together to accommodate a large group of friends sleeping 15. The others are converted farm buildings set around a courtyard and the recently refurbished Old Barn. Freeview is in all cottages. The Georgian House, Old Farmhouse and Old Barn benefit from Apple TV and Netflix. Full Sky package in the Old Barn. High quality WiFi in all houses with unlimited downloads.

Well behaved dogs are welcome in all cottages except Old Barn and will love running in the nearby fields.

All kitchens are well equipped or you can choose to have the night off cooking with Coulscott thoughtfully providing options for frozen home cooked meals by "Cook" shops.

Old Barn - Coulscott's biggest luxury property with five bedrooms sleeping ten people (plus 2 cots). The bedrooms are split across three floors. On the ground you have a large kitchen, a stunning triple height drawing room, the gallery above this has wonderful views down the valley and opens on to private decking complete with hot tub. The first bedroom is on the ground floor, it has super king size bed and en-suite shower room. Above is a bedroom with a king size bed - this is connected to the family bathroom and has its own balcony with views down the valley. Up on the second floor, in the beams of the barn is a cosy twin bedroom. At the opposite end of the building is the family suite. This contains a large bedroom with a super king size bed, a dressing room and an en-suite shower room. Above the Master bedroom is another twin bedroom/ play room. It is accessed through the main bedroom but is completely separate.

The Georgian House has five charming bedrooms sleeping 9 people (plus 2 cots) all on the first floor, a private games room and a large and superbly equipped kitchen. The two master bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms. There is also a luxurious main bathroom with large shower unit and an inviting free-standing, cast-iron roll-top bath. A separate playroom or snug is an ideal TV room for the kids. There is also a larger games room where they can play table tennis and table football. An added luxury is the delightfully hot and bubbly spa bath situated on the terrace at the front of the house. Links through secret door in the dinning room takes you through to the kitchen in the Old Farmhouse - both houses together sleep 15 - the Old Farmhouse also has dining facilities for 15.

Old Farmhouse has 3 bedrooms sleeping 6 people (plus 2 cots) and 3 bathrooms. 1 super king-sized four poster room with en-suite shower room, 2 twin rooms one with en-suite shower room,1 family bathroom with bath and shower. The downstairs shower and twin bedroom offer access for those with slight mobility difficulties.

The smaller cottages Bantam, Aylesbury Cottage and Peacock Cottage are beautiful stone built cottages facing a shared triangular courtyard and the swimming pool building.  They also share a hot-tub with a beautiful view which is booked on a private basis, just a short walk from the cottages. Dining facilities for 10 when Peacock, Aylesbury and Bantam Cottages are let together.

Bantam Cottage - a one bedroom cottage sleeping 2 people (plus 1 cot). Downstairs is one room comprising sitting/dining area and kitchen. The staircase leads up to the bedroom with a king size four-poster bed and a separate wet room. Bantam has a small cot room off the bedroom, with a wooden cot. This has been recently added to give a greater level of privacy.

Adjourning Bantam is Aylesbury Cottage sleeping 4 in 2 in bedrooms (plus 1 cot). Down stairs is the open plan kitchen/ dining area. Upstairs to the bathroom and two bedrooms. One with views and four poster king-sized bed. The other has twin beds. Outside is a private enclosed terrace with garden furniture, barbecue and views.

Peacock Cottage with 2 bedrooms sleeping 4 people (plus1 cot) and one family bathroom. Downstairs is a sitting/dining area with tiled floor, wood burning stove, television with DVD and video players. A couple of steps lead up to the kitchen. A small winding staircase leads up to the landing off which are two bedrooms, one with a king size four poster bed and the other with two singles. Private garden with garden furniture and barbecue.

Hot tubs

Soak in the evening in one of the four outdoor hot tubs. The Old Barn, Georgian House and Old Farmhouse have their own hot tubs and the Cottages share one.

Child Friendly Facilities

Children have lots to enjoy at Coulscott. They will love splashing around in the warm indoor pool and the acres of grounds to explore. The play area has swings, climbing frame, sand pits, trampoline, football goal, a huge wooden pirate ship and a two storey Wendy house. There is a large animal enclosure where youngsters can help feed the alpacas, wallaby, goats, pigs, ducks, hens and peacocks. The cottages each have a small stash of board games, books and two of them dolls houses.

Baby Equipment

Coulscott can provide cots, bed-guards and highchairs. A baby bath, booster seats, toddler step, stair gates and bed guards can also be requested upon booking. The cots are quality woodedn cots and parents are asked to bring their own cot linen. 2 cots are provided in each of the Old Barn, Georgian House and Old Farmhouse and 1 cot in each of Peacock Cottage, Aylesbury Cottage and Bantam Cottage. Additional cots provided will be travel cots.

Family friendly attractions In North Devon

There are lots of family friendly attractions in and around North Devon, to keep youngsters amused and happy. Combe Martin's rock pools are superb and the local beaches are huge. Exmoor Zoo, which is just up the road is always popular, as is the Dinosaur Park and Watermouth Castle. Slightly further away are the Big Sheep, the Milky Way Adventure Park and The Cascades Tropical Adventure Pool. For the older members of the group there are museums, falconry centres, steam trains, Exmoor Safaris, deep sea or shore fishing trips, surfing, kayaking and coasteering.

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Terms & conditions


The cottages are available for full weeks (Friday- Friday) and at some times of year are available for a 3 night weekend break (Friday-Monday) and a 4 night mid week break (Monday-Friday).


A deposit of 1/3 of the total amount is due straight away with the balance payable 6 weeks before the holiday.

Check in & out

Arrive after 4pm on the commencement date, and leave by 10am on the day of departure.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations must be immediately notified to Coulscott by phone and confirmed in writing. If Coulscott are able to re-let your booking they will refund to you the final letting price (which may be less than you paid) less an administration fee. If they are unable to re-let there will be no refund under any circumstances.


Dogs are accepted in the Georgian House, the Old Farmhouse, Peacock Cottage, Aylesbury Cottage & Bantam Cottage, they must be well behaved dogs, only following prior discussion and agreement at the time of booking - before we accept your booking you must let Coulscott know the breed and age of your dog. No dogs accepted in the Old Barn. Coulscott charge a supplement £50 in the Georgian House, £40 in the Old Farmhouse and £25 in Peacock, Aylesbury and Bantam Cottages (per week or part thereof and per house). One medium sized dog or two small dogs per property with no dogs under 1 year old.

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