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From £30 pppn. Enchanting Grade II listed 18th century bailey castle with wonderful 360 degree views

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

A family retreat sleeping 8 guests in 4 bedrooms, with 3 bathrooms

Tawstock Castle is no ordinary home. It is an enchanting small romantic castle deep within the Devon dream. Sleeping eight, our warm and welcoming hideaway near the tranquil picturesque village of Tawstock is close Barnstaple and North Devon’s sandy beaches.

History buffs will not be disappointed. Surrounded by a circular Grade II listed bailey (walled courtyard), our stunning 18th-century castle has a fascinating history. It is the last castle to have built in England and has two Grade II listed towers which were originally constructed as a lookout for Lord Wrey.

And for 'wow' factor, Tawstock Castle scores pretty high too. With its fairytale turrets and yawning acreage of perfect parkland, it weaves its magic over the Devonshire countryside with 360 degree views over the Taw Valley and Saunton Sands.

Beautifully restored and effortlessly elegant, the owner’s attention to detail is evident throughout with lots of thoughtful touches to make your stay special.

The 35′ reception room is fit for kings and queens. Ornate panelled ceiling and turrets to the corners, luxurious sofas, a cosy laid open fire, 42″ TV and dining area make for a very sociable space. The unique circular kitchen is also on the ground floor - contemporary and very well equipped to cook up any feast.

Four sumptuous bedrooms have incredibly comfortable beds and two bedrooms have the added benefit of en suite facilities. Two circular bedrooms are in the tower itself. With access to a wonderfully private castellated roof terrace with 360 degree views, you may need to draw lots over who gets them.

Approached through electric gates, Tawstock Castle is surrounded by approximately one acre of lawned gardens enclosed by the bailey. The ideal spot to sizzle steaks on the barbie or relax with a spot of afternoon tea or a glass or two of bubbly.

IN A NUTSHELL

Eight Guests

Four bedrooms, two of which are en suite

Two bathrooms, one shower room

Suitable for children and baby (cot and highchair available)

Sorry, no pets

Enclosed gardens with outdoor furniture and barbecue

Wonderfully private castellated roof terrace

Secure gated entry

Welcome hamper, linen and toiletries

Ample parking

PROPERTY LAYOUT

Ground floor:

Entrance hall.

35′ reception room with ornate panelled ceiling and turrets to the corners, an open fire, 42″ TV and dining area with seating for eight guests.

Study.

Contemporary toilet/shower room.

Circular well-equipped kitchen.

Lower ground floor:

Double bedroom with 5′ bed and an en suite bathroom with shower over the bath.

Twin bedroom with four poster 3′ beds and an en suite bathroom with shower over the bath.

Utility room.

Tower first floor:

Circular double bedroom with 4’6″ bed and access to the roof terrace.

Tower second floor:

Circular twin bedroom with 3′ beds.

Tower third floor:

Access to tower lookout with 360 degree views.

EQUIPMENT

Oil-fired central heating, open fire in the reception room

Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer

Plasma 42 inch Freesat HD TV and DVD player. TV with Playstation 3. CD and radio with iPod dock

There is currently no internet access at Tawstock Castle

Travel cot and highchair available. No stairgate provided

Garden furniture and barbecue (April to September)

Helipad

FEATURES

An enchanting small romantic castle surrounded by a circular Grade II listed bailey in a unique location surrounded by open countryside.

A comfortable home-from-home, elegantly furnished throughout, designed with your comfort and relaxation in mind, beautifully done with great attention to detail.

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

A wonderfully private castellated roof terrace gives wonderful 360 degree views across the surrounding countryside.

Secure enclosed gardens with garden furniture and a barbecue

An unusual holiday hideaway perfect for families and groups of friends at any time of the year, with secure gated entry and ample parking.

Short and mid week breaks are available, with a minimum stay of three nights.

The ideal setting for Autumn and Winter breaks, a New Year gathering or Christmas morning with central heating, a cosy open fire and very comfortable beds.

There are some excellent walks in the area including fabulous walks from the front door.

A perfect central base for exploring North Devon.

Within easy reach of the beautiful beaches of Instow, Saunton Sands, Westward Ho!, Woolacombe Sands and Croyde Bay.

Close to quaint villages, seaside towns, exceptional gardens and historic houses.

The vast majority of holidays are a complete success but things can go wrong from time to time and it is essential to discuss any problems with us at the time of the occurrence. We are committed to ensuring the success of your holiday. Regrettably, we cannot accept any complaints, which have not been brought to our attention at the time of occurrence. Any complaints not resolved locally must be confirmed in writing within 28 days of your return.

More Details

About Us

Charles Millward
STAYCATION HOLIDAYS LIMITED
15 Walton Crescent, Winford
BS40 8DD Bristol
09475335
Staycation Holidays Limited 15 Walton Crescent Winford Bristol BS40 8DD UK
VAT Reg No213091843

Property Manager
Charles Millward
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle in Barnstaple in Tawstock

Property Type:
  • castle
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Hob
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Ground floor: Contemporary toilet/shower room. - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Lower ground floor: En suite bathroom to double bedroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , With shower over the bath
    Lower ground floor: En suite bathroom to twin bedroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Ground floor: Contemporary toilet/shower room. Lower ground floor: En suite bathroom with shower over the bath to double bedroom. En suite bathroom with shower over the bath to twin bedroom with four poster beds.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Lower ground floor: Double bedroom with 5′ bed and en suite - 1 Large Double Bed
    Lower ground floor: Twin bedroom with four poster 3′ beds - 2 Single Bed , En suite bathroom with shower over bath
    Tower first floor: Circular double bedroom with 4'6″ bed - 1 Double Bed
    Tower second floor: Circular twin bedroom with 3′ beds - 2 Single Bed
  • Lower ground floor: Double bedroom with 5′ bed and an en suite bathroom with shower over the bath. Twin bedroom with four poster 3′ beds and an en suite bathroom with shower over the bath. Tower first floor: Circular double bedroom with 4’6″ bed and access to the roof terrace. Tower second floor: Circular twin bedroom with 3′ beds.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf
  • Barbecue
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
Notes:
Smoking is not allowed inside any of our properties. There is currently NO internet service at this property. Sorry, no pets are allowed at this property. The tower bedrooms are not suitable for under twelves and the infirm. Children should be supervised at all times on the roof terrace and tower lookout. Minimum stay 7 nights Saturday to Saturday during Summer High season. Minimum stay 3 nights during all other periods. Check-in is after 4PM. Enjoy your stay, thank you!

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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Barnstaple
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Royal North Devon Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Barnstaple Station
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Barnstaple
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Instow

One of the castle’s biggest pulls is its wonderful isolation, perched on a rounded hill top in open countryside and wonderful surroundings. Enjoy fabulous rural walks from the doorstep; the stunning River Taw valley is lined with thick woods where you can enjoy sheltered walks on one of the many footpaths. The South West Coastal Path and the famous Tarka Trail are close by – a must for cyclists and walkers.

Tawstock Castle is conveniently close to all the facilities of the market town of Barnstaple two miles away. This busy traditional Devon coastal town has an interesting pannier market, shops, restaurants and bars, along with two fabulous sandy beaches, which are popular with surfers and families. The town is renowned for its floral displays for which it has won a gold award for the prettiest floral town in Europe.

Set in an incredible location, Tawstock Castle is central to just about every attraction in the area! Barnstaple lies at the end of the magnificent Tarka Line railway, which takes you through spectacular North Devon countryside with wooded river valleys, rugged moorland and a stretch of coastline. Along the coast, the villages of Appledore and Clovelly are postcard-perfect English seaside villages.

The famous wonderful sandy beaches at Saunton Sands, Westward Ho!, Croyde Bay and Woolacombe are a short drive away. Try out a few watersports including swimming, surfing, canoeing and kite surfing and wear out the kids…

Other great attractions include boat trips to the mystic Lundy Island from Ifracome Pier or Bideford Quay, Watermouth Castle and Family Theme Park, the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway, and the unusual Cobbaton Combat Collection of military vehicles.

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Notes

  • Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent
  • Damage deposit: £250.00
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