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  •  - Tawstock Castle, Tawstock, Barnstaple
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    Tawstock Castle, Tawstock, Barnstaple

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    Property ref: S41788

    • Bedrooms 4

    • Sleeps 8

    • Baths 3

    • Pets No

    • Wifi Yes

    • Reviews (34)

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    About this property

    This Grade II listed bailey castle with parts dating from the 18th century stands on a hilltop with wonderful views of Devon through 360 degrees. It sits in approximately eight acres of its own parkland, conveniently close to Barnstaple.

    Discover the delights of North Devon from this truly unique holiday home. Tawstock Castle, a Grade II listed bailey castle with original parts dating to the 18th Century, is a luxury self catering holiday retreat which stands proudly on a rounded hill top with wonderful views of Devon through 360 degrees, from Saunton Burrows and the sea to the north west and overlooking the open countryside of the Taw valley to the south and east.
    Tawstock Castle is situated in open countryside and yet is conveniently close to all the facilities of the Devonshire market town of Barnstaple. The holiday retreat is immediately surrounded by lawned gardens of about an acre that are enclosed by a circular bailey. It sits in approximately eight acres of its own parkland.
    This holiday at a glance

  • Sleeps eight guests.

  • Four bedrooms (two circular), two en-suite bathrooms and one shower room on the ground floor.

  • 35' reception room with ornate panelled ceiling and turrets to the corners.

  • Wood burning fire.

  • Wonderfully private castellated roof terrace.

  • Secure enclosed gardens with electric entry gates.

  • Plasma 42 inch Freesat HD TV, DVD player. TV with Playstation 3.

  • Ample parking.

  • Helipad.

  • WiFi.

  • Sorry, no pets.

  • The two tower bedrooms are not suitable for children under twelve years old or guests with mobility difficulties.

  • Please ensure children are supervised at all times on the roof terrace and tower lookout.

  • Minimum of a three night stay.
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    Local amenities

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    • The Three Pigeons
      0.5 miles
    • The Pelican
      1.5 miles
    • Claytons & The Glasshouse
      2 miles
    • Caffè Nero
      2 miles
    • Boston Tea Party
      2 miles
    • Costa Coffee
      2 miles
    • The Panniers (Wetherspoon)
      2 miles
    • Waterstones
      2 miles
    • Driftwood Coffee Shop & Deli
      2 miles
    • Domino's Pizza
      2 miles

    Reviews (34)

    Confirmed Guest ‐ 16 Mar 2020
    "Fabulous stay. The castle has been carefully thought out and beautifully decorated. It was lovely and warm; a real gem for a short break."
    Confirmed Guest ‐ 10 Jan 2020
    "Excellent Venue and good location to all towns & amenities, Very Well presented. the only Down Side is the WFI is rubbish"
    Confirmed Guest ‐ 7 Nov 2019
    "The actual castle was amazing and having the space in the grounds was wonderful for the younger people in our party. We were not happy with the fact that the shower on the ground floor did not work - it did on ONE day but this was a known problem and we were not notified of it. This was difficult for myself, having limited mobility, as the baths were too high for me to negotiate (not easy for able-bodied people either!) and with the shower out of action.... I did once negotiate the stairs to the upper floors, but VERY difficult. I just think this should be pointed out in the details. We were informed there would be toiletries - so I informed the other members of our party but all there was were hand wash bottles. There seemed to be a problem with the oven temperature as well. A 6oclock meal ended up at 8 Having griped at these, we enjoyed being there. I have already contacted staff at rural retreats and sent an e mail as they requested."
    Confirmed Guest ‐ 19 Sep 2019
    "Tawstock Castle is a wonderful place to stay with family and/or friends. It is the second time we have been and it didn't disappoint. The views are magnificent, the castle well-equipped and the rooms comfortable."
    Confirmed Guest ‐ 10 Sep 2019
    "We have stayed at Tawstock Castle five or six times now so clearly we love it, the location and the uniqueness of the property. However, there are several things that really let down the property and I don’t know why they aren’t addressed. The toilet seat in one of the main bedrooms en-suite is not fit for purpose - it doesn’t fit the toilet and is practically unusable. This was the same two years ago when we stayed there! It’s ridiculous not to have this fixed! Also a few things in the kitchen should be upgraded. Every cutting knife is dull and unusable. The scissors don’t work. When you stay in a property for an entire week not being able to prepare meals is extremely frustrating. A slightly bigger issue is that the shower room by the kitchen is really needing a proper refurbishment, it’s barely fit for purpose. We ended up letting our friends use our bathroom and shower in the master suite instead. The last thing I would point out, which is absolutely disgusting and boggles the mind: what the heck happened to the handles of the hair dryers in the bedrooms downstairs??? They are covered in a sticky goo which means you can’t hold them. Completely unusable. Things like this really let the property down. It’s a beautiful place but the owners need to put their hands in their pockets and sort out a few things. God knows they charge enough."
    Confirmed Guest ‐ 10 Jul 2019
    "I love the castle, All my family had enjoyed our stay, dream come true for me because I always love castle since I was a little girl. Wish I can buy the castle 😊"
    Confirmed Guest ‐ 13 Jun 2019
    "Display of faeces in cabinet. Window locks with no keys. Broken toilet seat. Generally tired, grubby sofas and chairs. Broken garden furniture."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Fairytale holiday - shame about the weather, but you can’t help that!"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Great location, easy check in and check out"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Awesome property. Had a lovely time. Could have done with a few more supplies, e.g There was only one bin bag, no washing up brush or sponge, no fresh coffee, tiny one person cafetiere which was awkward for 8 adults... But overall really enjoyed our stay. Property very clean and who wouldn't love to stay in a castle!"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Fantastic castle, we had a great time."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Great views . Why no WiFi ?"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Stunning accommodation, clean, modern, lovely welcome pack, couldn't have asked for more."
    Confirmed Guest
    "It's a beautiful, unique property and we've stayed there 3 times so clearly love it. However it could do with some internal updating. Every time we stay (over the past 4 years) we think it might have had a little money invested in it. But all the towels and bedding are exactly the same (and some have minor staining), the shower doesn't work on the ground floor and it is in desperate need of a bit of paint and new carpeting. It is certainly not a cheap holiday and it is sad none of the profit has been reinvested in maintaining such a stunning and charming property. Having said all that we love the place. Housekeeping on arrival is always of a good standard."
    Confirmed Guest
    "An amazing place to stay, well maintained and clean!"
    Confirmed Guest
    "I think the castle definitely needs Wi-Fi as when you obtain leaflets of surrounding attractions these days they give minimum details and tell you to log onto there site"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Amazing venue and we felt like kings and queens!Food hamper was a lovely touch, packed with goodies!Housekeeper was great, was able to text and call her before and during stay if needed and she was always available"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Amazing venue and we felt like kings and queens! Food hamper was a lovely touch, packed with goodies! Housekeeper was great, was able to text and call her before and during stay if needed and she was always available"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Amazing venue and we felt like kings and queens! Food hamper was a lovely touch, packed with goodies! Housekeeper was great, was able to text and call her before and during stay if needed and she was always available"
    Confirmed Guest
    "One of the single beds Linen looked grubby"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Generally good. Not all bed sheets clean - lots of hairs on the undersheet in the master bedroom. Not enough bin bags, no tea towels and only one washing up cloth. Living room lovely and everything in good condition."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Found exactly what we wanted and received plenty of information before our break."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Excellent"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Superb venue. Very well placed for many amenities . We will be back !"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Excellent facilities, great view, very generous hamper, appreciated the superb selection of DVDs and CDs."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Easy to use website and helpful staff on the phone when I rang up with a query."
    Confirmed Guest
    "The perfect setting for a romantic break and chill out. Thank you P & A, Hampshire"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Wow what a stunning place to stay, feel so lucky to be able to tick this off our list, a really enchanting place, do not want to leave thanks from all of us. The H's, Putney"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Awesome Castle, throughly enjoyable stay, beautifully resored immaculate to walk into, Thanks for having us. The M's, Surrey"
    Confirmed Guest
    "This was a fantastic short break.The children in our party enjoyed the Castle and grounds and we hope to return soon, Thank You The B's, Dorset"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Had a Fantstic time! thank you very much. We would recommend Woolcombe Bay &and nearby eating places J & N, Northampton"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Enjoyed my Birthday here, we all had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, the castle was well equipped and very comfortable, looking forward to returning soon L&C Bimingham"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Had a Fantstic time! thank you very much. We would recommend Woolcombe Bay &and nearby eating places J & N, Northampton"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Thank you for making Tawstock available to us to stay in. It truly is a unique location and easily spotted from miles away as we found driving around, It also proved to be the ideal location exploring North Devon, central to just about every attraction in the area, We have all had a wonderful week here, very relaxing and very memorable. The M's, Essex"

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