FAQs / Booking information

For weekly lets the changeover day is Friday during school holidays and peak periods.

For many of our properties  you can choose a break of any duration. If the dates you would like to check-in or depart are not listed but the property is not booked do ask.

Departure time is 9:30 am, arrival time from 4pm. Complimentary early check in/late check out when property unoccupied before/after – check with us the day before.

We are happy to define an infant as any child sleeping in a cot, no matter what age they are.

Linen and towels for use in Coulscott houses and pool/hot tubs are provided –however beach towels are not.

We can provide 3 cots and 3 highchairs in each of the Old Barn, the Georgian House and the Old Farmhouse. Six of each for Coulscott House. We can provide 2 cot and highchair in each of Peacock Cottage, Aylesbury Cottage and Bantam Cottage. Do ask if you need more. Our cots are large wooden cots provided with a cot sheet but not linen. Two extra beds can be booked for Coulscott House, the Old Barn or the Georgian House and will be fully made up within one of the bedrooms. Please note there are designated rooms these fit in.   Please book cots, highchairs and bed guards on your booking form (all baby children’s equipment is free of charge).  If you need more for your property please let us know. Children’s step. toilet seat, changing mat, non-slip bath mat , steriliser, baby bath, hand blender and toddler plates and cutlery are provided in all properties and do not need to be booked.

Only guests listed on the booking form can stay or use the facilities at Coulscott House Holiday Cottages.

Linen and towels will only be provided for those guests listed on the booking form. No more than the maximum number of persons stated (plus cot/s) on the web site may occupy the property.  This is important because we have a septic tank system and the water supply is our own bore hole-too many people on site put too much pressure on these systems.

No smoking is allowed in any of our properties

Payment of the deposit is to be made by bank transfer, cheque or card upon confirmation of booking. The balance is payable by bank transfer or card 6 weeks prior to arrival. Our payment preference is Bank transfer for both parts and transfer details will be provided upon receipt of your booking if you select that option when placing your booking.

You are able to use our fast charge EV chargers to charge an EV vehicle  and vehicles can be left overnight charging.  We have three for 6 properties so always plenty of availability. Payment payable at the end of your stay.

No Fireworks are allowed at Coulscott as we are surrounded by livestock.

We also do not allow drones (without prior permission) or Chinese lanterns.

For more detailed information on the property you have booked or are interested in booking please click the link below (if you are on a mobile you can add it as an app, you will be given the option when you view it). You will also find detailed information on the facilities at Coulscott and local businesses and experiences that you may enjoy and use during your stay:









Please inform us of all damages before you leave. The booking member of the group booking is responsible for payment of all damages. We will not charge for broken glasses etc but it is useful for us to know so we can replace. Furniture must not be moved from its original position.


The major supermarkets deliver to Coulscott as does the local farm shop Besshill. We provide washing up liquid, washing machine tabs, kitchen roll, foil, cling film, salt & pepper and tea. We provide refillable hand soaps, shampoo and showergel and two toilet rolls per bathroom. All kitchens are well equipped to cater for the number in your property.


At Coulscott we aim to be as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible and are continually working on this mission.


In 2022 we had a large solar array installed and aim to add to this in 2023 reducing our need for fossil fuels. Our swimming pool pumps and air heating system is powered by this new Solar, and Solar PV heats the water with a large battery system for electricity for the cottages with solar immersions so that this power source heats your hot water too.


We have three fast charge (22kw) EV chargers installed so you can charge at your convenience and have plenty of power to explore on your holiday. If you are able to charge on a sunny daytime then you will be using our solar power and helping reduce our carbon footprint.


We provide sustainable refillable toiletries from neighbouring Somerset https://www.bramleyproducts.co.uk/ which removes the use of single-use plastic.


If you wish to shop and eat local we have numerous suggestions in the digital guidebook provided for each property (see your booking confirmation email or scan the QR code in property) and we have arranged for the local farm shop, Besshill, to deliver direct to your property if required.


We provide recycling bins for cardboard, newspapers, glass, cans & plastics and food waste – we also have our own composting system which supplies all of Coulscott’s compost for the kitchen garden and grounds. Do talk to us or see our digital guide on what food waste is food heaven for Coulscott’s furry & feathered friends.


In 2023 we have worked with registered charity West Country Buzz and the North Devon AONB on re-wilding parts of Coulscott’s grounds in recognition of the current and on-going climate and nature crisis. We preserve and re-wild our grounds in keeping with our AONB status and the stunning North Devon Countryside. You will be able to see a wide variety of newly planted fruit trees in the Old Barn orchard and our 5 acre dog field. Our ‘Lookout’ field has been planted with hundreds of wildflower plugs and therefore is not mowed between May & September – it’s a wonderful place to sit and relax. You’ll also spot lots of little tree guards around Coulscott’s grounds – these are all native Oak, Ash & Sycamore trees.


We have an extensive Kitchen Garden and greenhouse which you can help themselves to – all plants are grown from seed at Coulscott or purchased from local growers. Do have a wander and a forage and if you are unsure do ask us what’s in season and ready to pick. Fresh eggs when our lovely free range hens are laying will be provided in your cottage and extras in the honesty shop – do check out the fabulous orange yolks!