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“Absolutely Awesome View!”

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28 reviews
St Crispins
St Crispins
View from the balcony
Lounge
Kitchen
Double Bedroom
Twin Bedroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
New En-suite shower room
New En-suite Shower Room
VIew of the beach and St Crispins
Out to sea
View from the lounge
St Crispins from the other side of the bay
Combe Martin
The garden
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Bungalow -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Combe Martin, Exmoor National Park, England

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Paul P
Bury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Absolutely Awesome View!”
Reviewed 4 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Was lucky enough to find this gem of a property with a view that you can’t stop looking at. The bungalow is modern and clean with everything you would want. The owner was a pleasure to deal with. It is positioned a short but steep walk from Combe Martin with its shops and pubs. You could leave the car parked up outside and not use it. We took our two dogs with us and enjoyed the walks available. The Main beach is not dog friendly but a short walk from it takes you to another where dogs are allowed. Altogether the best holiday property we have ever been to. Would highly recommend.

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Liked best: The View
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sally M
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A perfect rental home with stunning views, all within a short walk of Combe Martin!”
Reviewed 14 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

A beautifully updated bungalow with everything you could need for a relaxing week by the sea. The views are stunning and the fact that you can literally walk to Combe Martin in 5 minutes is a real bonus. The booking process is simple and straightforward and the local housekeeper couldn't be more helpful. The mattresses have been replaced since we were there last year and the bathrooms are as fabulous as ever! Powerful showers and constant hot water! The kitchen could use a really large non-stick frying pan but other than that it was ideally equipped. We had another wonderful week, walking to the beaches and taking a short drive to Ilfracombe. Thanks you. We thoroughly recommend this property.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Atravelle...
Oxfordshire
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Fantastic, we didn't want to go home!”
Reviewed 3 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Six adults and two dogs, lots of space and fantastic balcony with the most superb views! We stay in holiday cottages regularly and found St Crispins to be one of the best equipped and cleanest places we have stayed in. It is fantastic that dogs are welcomed, we loved all sitting (dogs snoozing) on the balcony of an evening watching the world go by!

Highly recommend locally is the Dolphin - superb Sunday carvery all fresh with a huge choice of veg, and we were lucky enough to enjoy some live music in the courtyard there too! Also superb is Quackers, its about a mile away from the house so we got a taxi (bag a cab are excellent) there which was £3.50 and walked home as the roads were deserted and we enjoyed the wonderful sea air. Black and White fish and chip shop is also fantastic, good fresh fish and chips at a great price!

If you fancy eating in the local butcher can supply fresh fish to order, we ordered fresh scallops and sea bass, it was off that morning's boat and just tasted so fresh and much better than supermarket bought! It was beautifully prepared too, not a bone in sight.

Woolacombe nearby is a lovely sandy beach, dogs are welcomed on the far end of it and the car park runs right along the top so no problem parking.

Heddons mouth is also a good walk - although if possible avoid the music festival weekends as it is very busy with campers etc making parking difficult.

We are looking forward to visiting St Crispins again next year!

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Liked best: Fabulous views
Liked least: mattresses and pillows weren't very comfortable
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Dave Q
Hereford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“The Best Rental I have ever stayed in!”
Reviewed 28 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

This was a fantastic holiday. The house is perched above Combe Maryin harbour with immense views out to sea and down the valley. It's like looking down a Norwegan Fjord but with better weather. A balcony runs around the outside of the house and sitting watching the sunset over the valley and the lights coming out in the harbour below was truly memorable. The house itself is very well finished. Panoramic windows, a great shower in the master bedroom, a very well equipped modern kitchen, utilities, broadband, 42 inch tv, PS3...the list just goes on. Welcomed with a tin of muffins, such a nice touch. The owners has clearly listened to previous comments as the mattresses were fine.

In terms of eating out, The Royal Marine had closed down and The Dolphin was being refurbished, neither suitable for a meal out. We went to the Pack o Cards (should be the Pack o Antacid!) long wait with poor service. Disappointing meal, my crab and lobster burger bore no resemblance to either and was a deep fried horror. My wife and father in law were seen to industriously saw at various bits of meat with determination but little pleasure. In contrast the black and white' fish and chip shop was a good find.

Combe Martin is a lovely place and I would thoroughly recommend a stay at St Crispin's. Quieter and actually more natural than nearby Ilfracombe's (and no ugly statue in the harbour)

Travelling group: Extended Family
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Chesfamil...
Manchester
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Totally refreshing & relaxing! STUNNING VIEWS! Would we return-hell yes!”
Reviewed 18 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We stopped at St Crispins the 1st week in October and what a surprise we had.

On arrival we were very impressed, My partner was bowled over by the 3D views.

When we did manage to come away from the window we found the rest of St Crispins just as impressive, plenty of room and very well stocked for self catering, which included a Playstation with Plasma TV and BT Infinity superfast Broadband...WOW.

Lovely big showers and a large bath all of which are new.

Combe Martin is a place I've never been before so I didn't know what to expect but, it was like going back in time with just a few shops for the essentials and a very friendly Fish & Chip shop called the Black & White just 5 mins walk away.
Lovely beech with awards and very clean see through water, you can see fish swimming if you look in the pools left by the tide.

Also I must mention Combe Martin has one of the quickest and highest Tides so the views changed every 6 hours which was lovely to watch.

The only down side were the windows needed to be cleaned but, that was the only negative and my partner was more than happy to clean them (he needs the exercise anyway lol), that was all we could find wrong which I think is pretty good.

The road up to the place is tight and steep but we managed fine with a medium size car, I saw a Land rover Defender going up there so that gives you a guide.

I think St Crispins is Family owned which means your dealing direct and makes the transaction very simple, plus it cut's out any of the hassle from Agents.

My most enjoyable experiences were dining in the window watching the tide and picture post card buildings over the bay at dusk, walking on the beech and exploring the caves in the cliffs under St Crispins.

To sum up-
Stunning is the only word I can use to describe St Crispins.
Lovely views.
Very well equipped for cooking and entertainment etc
Spacious.
Parking for 2 cars.
Nicely furnished.
Dinning in the windows.

I only hope Alix will allow us to return sometime.

Thanks for a well needed break you made our year xx

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Liked best: Views and the Property.
Liked least: Window cleaning
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Mrs-KaMo
Newport, Shropshire
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Impressive!”
Reviewed 12 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

When we arrived at St Crispins we were very impressed by the house and felt that the owners had gone out of their way to make guests feel welcome and at home. The views overlooking the bay were stunning, with the scenery changing all the time depending on the tide, weather and time of day (some magnificent sunsets!).

The owners provided much more than is usual with rented accommodation. We were surprised to see complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits. There were also washing machine and dishwasher tablets. Some of the cupboards also had store cupboard products such as cooking oil etc.

The younger members of our party (21 - 23 years old!) enjoyed playing on the Playstation and using the wifi. We also enjoyed playing the board games and completing the jigsaws.

There was plenty of information on places to visit and activities to do in the area. I also found the OS map invaluable especially when we found ourselves lost on a scarey coastal path!

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Liked best: The views and the dishwasher!
Liked least: Having to strip the beds as your packing to leave - not been asked to do that with holiday rentals before.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Dogwalker...
1 review
“We were very pleased with the cottage.”
Reviewed 25 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

The cottage has all the creature comforts you could wish for - a home from home. The rooms are spacious and clean. The cottage is also in an excellent location with a fantastic view of the beach and sea. If you're looking for a quiet relaxing holiday with great accommodation - look no further.

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