The Watchtower,

Barnstaple (1ml W), North Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: WATCT


This fantastic Grade II listed watchtower, with fabulous views over the River Taw, has been refurbished and equipped to provide excellent accommodation with most of the traditional self-catering equipment.

An ideal hideaway for those who do not want to cook, you will be within a short drive of the many popular beaches and attractions including Westward Ho!, Saunton and Croyde. The regional centre of Barnstaple being less than 1 mile away offers pubs, shops, restaurants, cinema and theatre.

The open-plan accommodation offers ONE bedroom/lounge: lovely open-plan lounge with double bed and views over the river, woodburner effect electric fire, flatscreen TV, Freeview and DVD. Shower room: with WC. Kitchen/diner: microwave and toaster available for breakfast, separate sink for washing cutlery etc and a fridge is available on the premises. Outside: lovely enclosed shared lawn gardens with seating and BBQ. Amenities: parking for 2 cars. Bed linen, towels and electric included. Night storage heating. Regret no pets or smoking. Additional info: regret there is no cooker or washing machine. Location: beach 4 miles, pub walking distance, shop 0.5 mile.

This property has been let with us for over 10 years and is managed by Teresa.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Trevor, 9th July 2017

The watchtower is a unique property - very comfortable and romantic! The views are fantastic, and the owners genuine and considerate. We loved our stay and would recommend the watchtower to anyone!

Reviewed by Andrew, 20th May 2017

Cosy, comfy bed. Great views. Easy bus access to Barnstaple. The town had 3 big supermarkets. Liked it very much.

Reviewed by Marisa, 3rd April 2017

Our short break was amazing. The location is superb and the tower is cosy and nice. The owner has been very helpful and very nice. He bought a new small electric oven the day before we arrived and that was very helpful as we we could buy some food and have a nice dinner.

Reviewed by masoud, 25th February 2017

It was very clean, calm and the best place for relaxing

Reviewed by Jason, 24th December 2016

Without a doubt , absolutely lovely.

Reviewed by Susan, 22nd October 2016

The property was as described. The owner is welcoming.

Reviewed by Vicki, 10th September 2016

What a beautiful property - tiny but beautiful. We had a fabulous time - as there is only room for a microwave, toaster and kettle you can wander down the path to a lovely pub for dinner. So quiet and comfy we loved it!

Reviewed by Kevin, 20th August 2016

A very relaxing and beautiful setting

Reviewed by Janette, 13th August 2016

We had a lovely time at the Watch Tower, it is a beautiful location in grassy grounds. It's easy to travel to other places from there due to it's central location. The upstairs is very comfortable, but not so much downstairs. We were able to sit outside for breakfasts and a lot of our meals with the weather being so good mid Aug. We would love to vRead moreisit again but we have a pug now and it's not pet friendly and we want to take our pug with us in future. Owner was lovely and friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Margaret, 30th July 2016

This is a perfect retreat with beautiful views especially some fantastic sunsets.

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View towards the unique property
Bedroom/lounge with panoramic views
Cosy seating area
Bedroom/lounge with river views
Dining/kitchenette area
Dining area
Dining/kitchenette area
View from outside the property
Sunset over property
View of the Taw


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