Holiday cottages near Combe Martin and Exmoor, north Devon
Find a good quality self-catering cottage in Combe Martin and surrounding area
A cottage break near Combe Martin in North Devon is a welcome treat at any time of year and especially during the summer.
Combe Martin's name was derived from the word 'combe' literally meaning wooded valley and Martin de Tours a Norman supporter of William the Conqueror. Whatever your approach route, your breath will be taken away by glimpses of stunning coastal views, amazing headlands, fertile fields and valleys. Probably the most spectacular in the whole of the beautiful west country.
Formerly noted for it's production of silver, hemp and strawberries (there is still a strawberry fayre every year in mid June) it's natural harbour also promoted a thriving fishing and boat building industry. Today, farming and tourism in this unique area of Devon, are the two main areas of employment.
An excellent seaside holiday base, whether your interests lie in walking, riding, surfing, golfing, fishing or you just prefer to laze around on the many excellent beaches in the area. Combe Martin has several small secluded bays within a short walk of the village centre - a great favourite for children of all ages, especially at low tide when dozens of rock pools and large areas of sand are uncovered. Dogs are welcome on a restricted area of the beach during the summer.
There are numerous eateries, pub and visitor attractions within the village and plenty more in the surrounding area.
Combe Martin is a recommended holiday destination
Situated on the coast, and on the verge of the Exmoor National Park, a holiday in or close to Combe Martin offers an unforgettable experience. There is just so much for holidaymakers of all ages: country walks in Exmoor along the coast for sea views or inland in search of wild ponies, wild flowers and animals. This is an area that nature has blessed with its bounty and there is nothing better than to be there on a warm summer’s day.
Fabulous views can be enjoyed all along the north Devon coast. Walk, cycle or drive and stop to admire the scenery unfold. Various seaside towns such as Watermouth, Hele Bay and Ilfracombe provide new places to explore, to sit in a different beach or enjoy a Devon cream tea.
Fresh air holidays in Devon
One thing you will discover is that outside Exeter, the air is fresh and clean in Devon. You will sleep better on holiday and fill your mind with the sights and sounds of the sea and countryside. That's why it is good to get away.
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