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Tawstock Castle

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
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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...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. THE 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. IN A NUTSHELL 8 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 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 WiFi internet access Travel cot and highchair available. No stairgate provided Garden furniture and barbecue (April to September) Helipad THE NEIGHBOURHOOD Set in an incredible location, Tawstock Castle is central to just about every attraction in the area! The choice is yours - country, coast, buzzing towns, pretty villages or glorious Exmoor. 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 180-mile Tarka Trail are close by – a must for cyclists and walkers. Tawstock Castle is conveniently close to all the facilities of the bustling market town of Barnstaple two miles away. This buzzing 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. 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. Just a few miles from the spectacular beaches of the Atlantic coast. Head for the famous Blue Flag beaches at Saunton Sands, Westward Ho!, Croyde Bay and Woolacombe. Get wet with watersports including swimming, surfing, canoeing, sailing, scuba and kite surfing, and wear out the kids… Or play a round of golf at Portmore or Saunton Sands Golf ClubMore
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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