Channel Vista Guest House

Woodlands, Combe Martin, Exmoor National Park EX34 0AT England
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5.0
#1 of 5 B&Bs in Combe Martin
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4.8
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4.9
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5.0
Value
4.9
Channel Vista Guest House - a characterful period property - aims to provide a great holiday experience at an affordable price. With comfortable, en-suite rooms - and a delicious, freshly-cooked breakfast, enjoy the stunning coastal scenery of North Devon. There is a Conservatory Bar - and free, on-site parking, together with a secure garage for bikes and kayaks. Channel Vista is close to the beaches, The South West Coast Path and local amenities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Fishing
Books, DVDs, music for children
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Parking
Wifi
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Desk
Seating area
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English

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Woodlands, Combe Martin, Exmoor National Park EX34 0AT England
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Doreen Luff wrote a review Mar 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visted whislt walking the South West Coast Path, and arrived soaked to the skin after a day of non stop rain. From the moment we arrived Colin and Jonathon could not have been more welcoming despite our very soggy appearance. They stuffed our boots with newspaper put our wet clothes in the airing cupboard and took a tray of tea and biscuits to our room. They booked us a table for dinner at a local pub and booked a taxi to take us there. The house is delightful, lovingly restored and decorated to the highest standard with wonderful, thoughful and amusing touches. An honesty bar in the orginal conservatory also beautifully renovated was very relaxing. Breakfast in the morning was delicious, and Jonathan and Colin were friendly and fun, I only wish we could have stayed longer. i can't recommed it highly enough.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Jonathan L, Owner at Channel Vista Guest House
Responded Mar 12, 2020
We are always full of admiration for our intrepid hikers enjoying the great South West Coast Path at all times and in all weathers. We were delighted to take care of you after your wet trek and it was no trouble to help dry your kit and book you a dinner table. Your kind sentiments are very much appreciated - and we hope your return visit will be in sunnier weather! Thank you, both.
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EhudSpe wrote a review Jul 2021
418 contributions91 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed only one night in this guest house. It was a very nice place to stay in north Devon.
The place is run by a Very hospitable family, which took care of all our needs, especially laundry service.
Rooms are specious and clean.
Great breakfast.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Michelle Spanswick, Owner at Channel Vista Guest House
Responded Jul 26, 2021
Thank you Ehud, I'm so happy you enjoyed your evening at Channel Vista.
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Iain R wrote a review Mar 2020
Yeovil, United Kingdom17 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Channel Vista is an excellent place to stay, The room we stayed in was very nice, clean and well serviced with all the amenities you would expect in a larger hotel. There is a great choice of food for breakfast and the cooked options are superb. Colin and Jonathan are fantastic hosts with a wealth of local knowledge, nothing is too much trouble for them. We would highly recommend a stay here.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Jonathan L, Owner at Channel Vista Guest House
Responded Mar 3, 2020
We were pleased you enjoyed your stay at Channel Vista - and delighted you squeezed so much into your short North Devon break. It was thoughtful of you to share your happy experience on Tripadvisor and we hope you'll return - thank you!
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Corby930 wrote a review Nov 2021
Derby, United Kingdom45 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for one night during 2 day explore of North Devon. Beautiful furnished room (no 6), small but adequate bathroom, very comfortable in every respect. The breakfast Michelle dished up the following morning was excellent with a large choice of food. She was a superb host and we just loved the dogs. There is adequate parking at the rear up a very steep hill but access to the guest house is on the same level as the car park so no issues there. Can't recommend highly enough would definitely return if in the area for overnight, or more days.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: If arriving thru Combe on A399, the hill up to the car park is a left turn just before the...
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Iain G wrote a review Aug 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our welcoming host Michelle saw us into a lovely spotlessly clean homely perfectly located guest house. Breakfast was great all week with attentative staff and I would highly recommend the packed lunch on offer that saves a lot of queueing and expense. Can't fault it was brilliant
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Gerry H wrote a review Feb 2020
83 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our 3rd visit,& again we can’t recommend this place highly enough! Colin & Jonathan excel in everything that they do.It beats going to a “high class hotel” From arrival to departure nothing is too much trouble! They have thought of everything that a traveller would need ( even a toothbrush & sewing kit should you need them).
We only hope that they are still there on our next visit !The 1st morning we skipped breakfast having stuffed ourselves the previous evening,& just before the end of service there was a knock on the door to ask if we would be going down .That wouldn’t happen in a hotel! Thank you once again for your fantastic hospitality,& hope to see you again soon.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Room 1 has a bath 😀
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Response from Jonathan L, Owner at Channel Vista Guest House
Responded Feb 25, 2020
It was a real pleasure to welcome you both back to Channel Vista and your glowing review is much appreciated. We have an increasing number of 'regulars' such as your kind selves and happy, returning customers make us happy, too! Thank you.
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Andy V wrote a review Jun 2021
Southampton, United Kingdom32 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
So we headed down to Combe Martin for a couple of days, somewhere we've not been before. We picked a place to stay at random, we may as well have thrown a dart at a map. We came up trumps though with this place. The owner hasn't been in the place for long but she's made it her own. It's quirky, it's clean, tidy and very comfortable. There is an 'honesty bar' which I think is inspired and is great when you utilize the outdoor terrace on a nice evening.
The owner, Michelle could not have been more friendly and helpful, helping us find somewhere to eat in the evening when everywhere was booked up.
If you are heading to Combe Martin this is a great place to stay, and the breakfast is superb...
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Michelle Spanswick, Owner at Channel Vista Guest House
Responded Jun 3, 2021
Thank you Andy for a lovely review and I'm so glad you and Michelle enjoyed your stay. I hope you'll come back soon.
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Fairman49 wrote a review Mar 2022
London42 contributions45 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We confirm all the other good reviews. Spacious clean room with all the facilities you need. Great shower and bathroom spotlessly clean. Everything worked as it should. Great tv in the room with full Freeview and perfect reception, very rare we have found. Terrific freshly cooked full English breakfast, friendly and helpful owner made us feel really at home. Look no further, you won't be dissapointed.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Response from Michelle Spanswick, Owner at Channel Vista Guest House
Responded Mar 20, 2022
Thank you for such a lovely review, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and I hope you'll be back soon.
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Ellie B wrote a review Apr 2023
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Michelle was incredibly accommodating for us - we arrived very late and she was very gracious in waiting up for us. The bed was the most comfortable we’ve ever slept in - we were tempted to ask where it was from to buy it for our own home! Breakfast was delicious!

We were also lucky enough to meet Michelle’s two beautiful dogs before heading off onto the next stretch along the South West Coast Path.
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Michelle Spanswick, Owner at Channel Vista Guest House
Responded Apr 7, 2023
Wow, such a lovely review 😘 thank you so much. It was lovely to meet you both, I hope you’ll come back for a longer stay sometime.
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RussC wrote a review Jul 2022
Cirencester, United Kingdom9 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Pleasant, relaxed owner, good traditional breakfast (inc freshly made fruit salad) made for a very pleasant stay. Clean and comfortable. Easy walk into town with access to pubs and eateries. Can definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Richard Thomas wrote a tip Apr 2023
Poole, United Kingdom10 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Nearest pub had the best food!"
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LiquidLil wrote a tip Apr 2023
Exeter, United Kingdom7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very close to South West Coast Path"
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Corby930 wrote a tip Nov 2021
Derby, United Kingdom45 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If arriving thru Combe on A399, the hill up to the car park is a left turn just before the hotel, whereas if coming from Ilfracombe it's a right turn after the hotel."
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Rich F wrote a tip Jun 2021
Woolavington, United Kingdom50 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Work out where you want to go in North Devon because Combe Martin and Channel Vista gives you a great base "
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SarahH wrote a tip May 2021
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom30 contributions27 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Small amount of parking at rear of guest house"
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PRICE RANGE
$132 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandExmoor National ParkCombe Martin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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CHANNEL VISTA GUEST HOUSE - Prices & B&B Reviews (Combe Martin, Devon)

Frequently Asked Questions about Channel Vista Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Channel Vista Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Combe Martin Museum (0.2 miles), Combe Martin Beach (0.2 miles), and Dolphin Inn (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Channel Vista Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Channel Vista Guest House?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Channel Vista Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Channel Vista Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Channel Vista Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Black & White, The Galleon Gift Shop & Cafe, and Harbour Deli.
Is Channel Vista Guest House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Combe Martin.
Are there any historical sites close to Channel Vista Guest House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room (2.5 miles), Chambercombe Manor (2.6 miles), and St Nicholas Chapel (3.3 miles).