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This Grade II listed bailey castle stands on a hilltop with wonderful views towards Saunton Burrows

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Tawstock Castle - sleeping eight in four bedrooms, two bathrooms and shower room

Discover the delights of North Devon from this truly unique holiday home. Tawstock Castle, a Grade II listed bailey castle with original parts dating to the 18th Century, is a luxury self catering holiday retreat which stands proudly on a rounded hill top with wonderful views of Devon through 360 degrees, from Saunton Burrows and the sea to the north west and overlooking the open countryside of the Taw valley to the south and east.

Tawstock Castle is situated in open countryside and yet is conveniently close to all the facilities of the Devonshire market town of Barnstaple. The holiday retreat is immediately surrounded by lawned gardens of about an acre that are enclosed by a circular bailey. It sits in approximately eight acres of its own parkland.

This holiday at a glance

Sleeps eight guests.

Four bedrooms (two circular), two en-suite bathrooms and one shower room on the ground floor.

Wood burning fire.

Wonderfully private castellated roof terrace.

Secure enclosed gardens with electric entry gates.

Ample parking.

Sorry, no pets.

The two tower bedrooms are not suitable for children under twelve years old or guests with mobility difficulties.

Please ensure children are supervised at all times on the roof terrace and tower lookout.

Minimum of a three night stay.

Additional features

35' reception room with ornate panelled ceiling and turrets to the corners.

Microwave, fridge/freezer, drinks fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer.

Plasma 42 inch Freesat HD TV, DVD player. TV with Playstation 3.

CD and radio with iPod dock.

Travel cot and high chair available on request.

Garden furniture and barbecue (April to September).


Attractions and nearby amenities

Within easy reach of a beach.

Excellent, ample walks from the cottage and nearby to the famous Tarka Trail.

Visit Exmoor National Park with its spectacular scenery and enjoy peaceful walks over the moors where you may catch sight of the wild Exmoor ponies.

For the sporting enthusiasts there are ample activities to try such as kayaking, fishing, riding or rock pooling to name but a few.

Spend time on the famous sandy surfing beaches of Saunton, Woolacombe and Croyde, and investigating the dramatic coastline from the coastal footpath.

More Details

Property Manager
Rural Retreats Holidays Ltd
Speaks English
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Barnstaple in Tawstock

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Ground floor: Shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower room with wc
    Lower ground floor: En-suite bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En-suite bathroom with shower over the bath
    Lower ground floor: En-suite bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En-suite bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Toilet/shower room, Two en-suite bathrooms with showers over.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double bedroom with 5' bed, Twin four poster bedroom with 3' beds Circular double bedroom with 4'6 bed, Circular twin bedroom with 3' beds.
  • Television
  • Garden
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Oil central heating, wood burning fire. Microwave, fridge/freezer, drinks fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer. Plasma 42 inch Freesat HD TV, DVD player. TV with Playstation 3. CD and radio with iPod dock. Travel cot and high chair available on request. No stairgate provided. Garden furniture and barbecue (April to September). Helipad.


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Prices & Availability

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  • rental notes on extra

  • Contractual booking deposit: 33.00% rent

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