It’s toddler heaven at Coulscott House Holiday Cottages with an indoor swimming pool, soft play, friendly farm animals and a stunning beach just 1 mile away!

Nestled in its own secluded valley, Coulscott House & Holiday Cottages are just 1 mile away from one of North Devon’s best beaches and are in a great location to explore the spectacular north coast. There are 7 stunning baby & toddler friendly holiday cottages at Coulscott plus an indoor swimming pool, soft play, children’s farm animals and outdoor play area. This is a a great choice for families looking for a superb toddler friendly holiday in Devon with plenty of facilities for the little ones and loads to do in the local area.

  • 16-acre private estate with 7 luxury holiday cottages sleeping 2 – 15 guests
  • Set in an AONB with stunning beaches just 1 mile away.
  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Cottages with private hot tubs
  • Indoor games room with soft play for Under 5’s (and comfy sofas for parents!)
  • Children’s farm animals to feed and cuddle including alpacas, hens, ducks, guinea pigs and lambs
  • Outdoor play area with pirate ship and large sandpit
  • Acres of grounds to explore including streams, ponds and meadows
  • Log burner in the living room in Bantam, Aylesbury and Peacock cottages
  • Kitchen garden
  • Loads of baby and toddler equipment available to borrow
  • Onsite honesty shop with frozen meals, puddings and ice cream
  • Dog friendly cottages
  • Laundry facilities

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Coulscott House & Holiday Cottages

Coulscott House has a range of luxury cottages for families with babies and toddlers sleeping from 2 – 15 people.


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Cottages Sleeping 2 People Plus a Baby


Bantam Cottage


Bantam Cottage is little stone built cottage with 1 bedroom (plus a cot room) which is perfect for a holiday with a baby.  Downstairs is an open plan sitting / dining room with a TV, Apple TV and log burner.  It has a comfy seating area and a well-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher. The staircase leads up to the bedroom which has a king size 4 poster bed and a small cot room off the bedroom.  Outside there is a communal courtyard with garden furniture which is for the use of Bantam guests only.


Cottages Sleeping 4 People Plus Cot


Aylesbury Cottage


Aylesbury Cottage is a lovely stone built cottage with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.   There is a large open plan living room (with TV,  Apple TV and log burner), dining room and a well-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher.  Dining facilities for larger groups can be set up at Aylesbury if multiple cottages are occupied. Head upstairs to the family bathroom and 2 bedrooms – one has stunning views and a 4-poster king sized bed and the other has twin beds.  Aylesbury Cottage has a private enclosed terrace with a fantastic hot tub, garden furniture and BBQ.


Peacock Cottage


Peacock Cottage is a beautiful detached cottage overlooking the courtyard.  It has an open plan sitting / dining area with a tiled floor,  cosy log burner, TV and Apple TV.  A winding staircase leads upstairs where there are two bedrooms, one with a king size four poster bed and the other with two singles.  There is also a modern kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, as well as a family bathroom with a bath and shower.   Peacock Cottage has its own secluded area of lawn with garden furniture and barbecue.


Cottages Sleeping 6 People


The Old Farmhouse


The Old Farmhouse sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms plus 2 cots and has its own private hot tub.  It is believed to date from the 16th century and is characterised by old beams and a listed staircase.   It also has its own south facing lawn and terrace with outdoor seating, BBQ and hot tub.   The cottage also has a spectacular kitchen with a washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, Range cooker and double oven.  Leading off the kitchen is a large L shaped sitting and dining toom with a wood burning stove, comfy sofa, dining table and chairs.  There is also a TV and Apple TV.  The main bedroom has a super king size bed and a marble lined ensuite shower room.  There are also 2 twin bedrooms; one on the ground floor with an ensuite bathroom and one upstairs next to the family bathroom.


Cottages Sleeping 9 / 10 People


Georgian House


Georgian House is a 5-bedroom baby and toddler friendly cottage which sleeps up to 9 people in 5 bedrooms plus 2 cots.  It also has its own private hot tub.  The Georgian House is perfect for large family holidays or 3G holidays with grandparents.


It has a large dining room with a wood burning stove, large sitting room, separate snug and large well-equipped kitchen with an American fridge freezer and dishwasher.  Families will love the private games room with bar billiards and table tennis.  There are 2 big double bedrooms with ensuite facilities, a single room and 2 further bedrooms with ancient beams and twin beds.  Outside there is a private south facing terrace and lawn complete with hot tub, BBQ and garden furniture.


The Old Barn


The Old Barn is a luxury barn conversion with 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 people (plus 2 cots).  This barn was beautifully converted about 12 years ago and has just been extensively refurbished. The cottage has its own private hot tub on a huge private deck complete with 2 sun loungers, 2 outdoor dining areas, BBQ and fire pit.


The Old Barn opens up to a large well equipped kitchen (complete with an Aga) and a table sleeping up to 10 people.  Leading off the kitchen is a stunning triple height drawing room with a gallery with wonderful views down the valley opening up onto a private deck.  A corner of the gallery is used as a snug with a comfy sofa.


The first bedroom is on the ground floor and has a super king size bed and ensuite shower room as well as a beautiful sunroom complete with comfy divans (the sun room opens up on to a small private terrace and lawn). Above is a bedroom with a super king size zip and link bed (or twin) –this is connected to the family bathroom and has its own balcony with views down the valley.


Up in the beams of the barn is a cosy twin bedroom.  At the opposite end of the building is the Family Suite which contains a large bedroom (which opens up on to the decking and has views across the valley) with a super king size bed, a dressing room and an ensuite shower room. Above the Master bedroom is another twin bedroom / play room.


Cottages Sleeping 15 People


Coulscott House


Coulscott House is a luxury 8 bedroom cottage sleeping up to 15 people plus 4 cots.    It’s made up of the grand Georgian House and sixteenth century original Old Farmhouse joined via a secret internal door disguised as a bookcase!


The combination of these two luxury properties creates a truly special and spacious holiday cottage with two kitchens and multiple living areas. It is ideal for multi-generational families or multiple families who want the space to both relax independently and come together for entertaining.  There is a large private games room and extensive terrace with a private hot tub, outdoor dining and sunbathing loungers to while away a summer’s afternoon with a jug of pimms or two! All the facilities available at Coulscott House are detailed under the Georgian House and Old Farmhouse listings.


Extra beds are available in the Old Barn, Coulscott House and the Georgian House.


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11 Reasons Why Babies & Toddlers Will Love Coulscott House & Holiday Cottages
  • Splashing around in the heated indoor swimming pool
  • Exploring the 16 acres of grounds around the cottages
  • Playing in the indoor soft play area
  • Letting off steam in the outdoor playground – there are swings, climbing frame, trampoline, large wooden pirate ship, sand pit and a wendy house so plenty to keep little ones occupied!
  • Days out at the beach – the nearest beach is just 1 mile away from Coulscott
  • Meeting and feeding the friendly farm animals which live at Coulscott including the greedy pig!
  • Dam building in the streams at Coulscott
  • Feeding the ducks which live on Coulscott’s ponds
  • Playing football on the football pitch
  • Roasting marshmallows on the fire pit
  • Having family BBQs on a warm summer’s evening

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Best Things To Do Around Coulscott House & Holiday Cottages With Babies And Toddlers

Coulscott’s nearby beaches are some of the largest, most unspoilt and best in the UK.   Check out this page on the website for more info about the best beaches around Coulscott

  • Combe Martin Beach is just 1 mile away from Coulscott – build sandcastles, go for a paddle or explore the rock pools!
  • Broadsands Beach – this hidden gem was recently voted ‘Britain’s Happiest View’ and is just 3 miles away from Coulscott
  • Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park – a must for dinosaur lovers!
  • Family horse riding on Exmoor
  • Visiting the family theme park, castle and harbour at Watermouth
  • The National Trust’s Arlington Court – go for a stroll around the Victorian gardens and see if you can spot deer on the Deer Park Walk
  • Have a day out on a steam train at Woody Bay Train Station – a must for Thomas fans!
  • Family cycling on the Tarka Trail
  • Learn about bee keeping at the Quince Honey Farm
  • Have a day trip to Lundy Island
  • A day out at The Big Sheep

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Contact Info

Coulscott House, Nutcombe Hill, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe EX34 0PQ, UK

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