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Devon - Combe Martin

Combe Martin is a village, civil parish and former manor on the North Devon coast about 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Ilfracombe. It is a small seaside resort with a sheltered cove on the north-west edge of the Exmoor National Park. Due to the narrowness of the valley, the village consists principally of one single long street which runs 2 miles (3.2 km) between the valley head and the sea.
At one time there were nine pubs: The Castle, The Dolphin, the Fo'c'stle, the George and Dragon, the Lion Inn, The London Inn, The Marine, the Pack O' Cards and the Top George. As part of the annual Carnival celebrations, there was a wheelbarrow race over the length of the village, competitors having to stop at each pub and consume a glass of beer before continuing. From 2008 onwards the wheelbarrow race has been replaced by a Fun Run and alcohol free wheelbarrow parade. The wheelbarrow race was reinstated in 2009.
The annual procession "The Hunting of the Earl of Rone" features the rare hobby horse of England and a character called the Earl of Rone. The Hunting of the Earl of Rone takes place over a weekend, finishing with a two-mile procession along the main street, featuring, as well as the 'obby 'oss and Earl of Rone, a Fool, "Grenadiers", drummers and music, a donkey, and hundreds of dancers in festive dress.

 
Guest House/B&B Self Catering Hotel

Kentisbury Mill

Tel: 01271 883545

AA Four Star "Highly Commended" guest accommodation, on the edge of Exmoor and only three miles from the breathtaking North Devon coast, nestling in the North Devon hills and with two acres of gardens.
17th Century Devon Cottage with former 19th Century mill.
Winter Breaks and Murder Mystery weekends, 2 Course Suppers.

We offer 1 Super King or Twin, 1 King Size, 1 Double & 2 Single Rooms.

An ideal base to visit Combe Martin, Ilfracombe (and see Damien Hirst's Verity on the Quayside), Lynton & Lynmouth, Woody Bay Railway, Arlington Court, Exmoor, Woolacombe and Barnstaple or just relax in the gardens with a Cream Tea.

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