Holiday Hotel in Combe Martin, North Devon Saffron House Hotel Archive Project


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Saffron HouseSaffron House is a friendly and comfortable family run guest house. Built during the 17th century it was originally a farmhouse which still retains much of its charm and character.


Set in an elevated position in south facing gardens with large decked area and swimming pool where you can relax and unwind with a Devonshire cream tea or a drink from our licensed bar. The private car park is situated at the front of the guest house which leads down to the main road. From there it is a 5 minute walk down to Combe Martin Bay where you can explore the many rock pools and seek out the local pubs and gift shops.


Combe Martin is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the Southwest Coastal Path on our door step. Being on the north coast of Devon and bordering Exmoor we are in an ideal position for all you ramblers and dog lovers, you will also find horse riding and safari trips. For the beach lovers we are within easy reach of the long sandy beaches of  Woolacombe and Saunton Sands where bathing and surfing are popular.

The nearest town is Ilfracombe with its pretty harbour where you can take boat trips to Lundy Island or Coastal Cruises.


Other local attractions are Combe Martin Wild Life Park with the famous “Wolfman” Shaun Ellis, Exmoor Zoo, Watermouth Castle & family theme park, Ilfracombe Golf Course, Kayaking from Combe Martin Bay, Coarse & Sea Fishing and much more.


In the village we have two main annual events which tourists enjoy or even take part in, they are:

  • The Hunting of the Earl of Rone, over the spring bank holiday weekend the Earl is hunted down by the grenadiers through the village until captured on the Monday night then he is paraded on a donkey down to the beach and tossed into the sea.
  • The Carnival is the second week of August with many events taking place, Main parade on Wednesday and a firework display at the end of the week.