Watermouth Lodges are situated just three miles east of Ilfracombe and two and a half miles west of Combe Martin. See driving directions below. A regular bus service operates to and from Ilfracombe, Barnstaple and Combe Martin from the adjacent A399. The nearest railway station is at Barnstaple, 12 miles from Ilfracombe.
The postcode of Watermouth Lodges is: EX34 9SJ
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From the M5 take Junction 27 onto the A361. From A361 take the A399 through Combe Martin towards Ilfracombe. Approx. 2.5 miles beyond Combe Martin, turn into the entrance to Watermouth Castle and follow the signage for the castle parking and you will find Park Life Resorts - Watermouth Lodges at the top of the hill.
From the M5 take Junction 27 onto the A361 to Barnstaple. At Barnstaple, follow signage for Lynton A39 and North Devon District Hospital. After passing the hospital on your right, continue on the A39 to junction with B3230. Take the B3230 for Ilfracombe. Stay on this road to traffic lights at Ilfracombe where you turn right towards Combe Martin (A399). You will pass Ilfracombe Golf Course on the right after leaving Ilfracombe / Hele. Turn into the entrance to Watermouth Castle and follow the signage for the castle parking and you will find Park Life Resorts - Watermouth Lodges at the top of the hill.
Directions to our lodge, how to access keys etc. will be provided with your welcome pack prior to arrival.
Nearby Ilfracombe is a charming town in the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Renowned for its dramatic coastline and landscape, it is a popular all year round destination. There has been a port here since the 12th century and stories of smugglers and shipwrecks are plentiful. On the south side of the working harbour you can buy seafood fresh from the trawlers.
Also on the quay side is Ilfracombe’s latest ‘attraction’, Damien Hirst’s ‘Verity’ sculpture. Standing 20.25m from plinth to tip of sword, Verity is taller than the Angel of the North and weighs 25 tonnes.
There are trips to Lundy Island, or coastal cruises along the coast including seal and wildlife safari and white water adventure. Boats can be chartered for sea fishing or why not have a row in one of the Gigs at their regular gig ' taster' events.
In Ilfracombe, you will find the famous Tunnel Beaches, only accessible by tunnel excavated by hand in the 1820's
Watermouth is an ideal base for a cycling or walking holiday. The Tarka Trail (an old railway line, now a cycle path) is a popular route and the North Devon Coastal path, which is part of the South West Coastal Path is just minutes away. Exmoor, with all of its walks and cycle routes is only a twenty minute drive away.
Some of the regions finest golf courses are within a short drive of Ilfracombe offering a challenge for golfers of any experience. The Royal North Devon course is the oldest links course in the country.
For more inspiration, have a look at Suzanne Jones travel blog - Days out in Devon – Things to do in Ilfracombe