Trimstone Manor Cottages

Trimstone, West Down, Nr Woolacombe, Devon, EX34 8NR

01271 862841

Set in 44 acres of landscaped gardens and beautiful North Devon countryside, Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel provides the perfect location for those who want a peaceful and relaxing break away from it all. We have sixteen guest rooms and 10 self-catering properties available year round.

Purchased in 2007, the Hotel has been lovingly renovated and restored by its current owners Philip & Helen Milton in tribute to its former glory as a working country house, and now includes a fascinating array of local antique furniture and artefacts, evoking a wonderful sense of nostalgia around the property.

Philip and Helen have sought to create a home-away-from-home feeling throughout Trimstone Manor; their main aim being to provide guests with an enjoyable and relaxing experience in a tranquil setting and a comfortable base from which to explore the surrounding countryside and beaches.

The self-catering cottages and apartments have been converted from a former working mill and its ancillary buildings, and there is a real sense of the manor’s history as a working country house here. Set around a charming sheltered courtyard decorated with bright pots of flowers, the cottages and apartments are comfortable, well equipped and tastefully decorated. The self-catering accommodation is also dog-friendly, so guests can bring their pets along with them and take advantage of the numerous walking routes available from the hotel, and of course, the beautiful North Devon beaches, woods and moors a short distance away.

Trimstone also boasts its own onsite restaurant, Tyme Restaurant, which offers a fresh and delicious menu prepared with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. Guests of the hotel enjoy special rates in the restaurant. In keeping with its country house setting, Tyme Restaurant offers a traditional and relaxed setting to enjoy a meal with family and friends. In the summer, guests can enjoy al fresco dining on the terrace and lawns and take in the panoramic views of the landscaped gardens and the spectacular North Devon countryside beyond. Currently the restaurant offers evening meals, weekday and Sunday lunches, and afternoon tea. The hotel also offers a competitive package for weddings, corporate events and private parties.

Whatever the weather there is always something to do at Trimstone. Guests are welcome to use the games room, tennis court, indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, walk in the grounds or simply relax in a quiet spot with a drink and a good book.

With easy access to the A361, Trimstone is also perfect for those who want to explore the local area. Attractions include the famous twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth, Exmoor, the North Devon coastal footpath, Arlington Court for the National Trusts’ Carriage Collection or the delights of a working sheep dog and falconry demonstration at Lee Cross under a mile away. The fine sandy beaches and rolling surf of Croyde, Woolacombe and Saunton are a short drive away as are the secluded coves and cliff paths around Ilfracombe and Combe Martin.  

If you’re looking for a relaxing North Devon holiday away from it all, look no further. Contact Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel on 01271 862841 or email and we should be delighted to welcome you!


Only one-third of a mile off the A361! From Braunton, travel 4 miles on the A361 and take the second left at our roadside sign after you go past Foxhunters Pub (closed) and Garage. From Mullacott Cross, take the Braunton turn and take the second right one mile down the road. You can find us from the Willingcott end of Trimstone Lane but it is very narrow! Mullacott Cross is the easier route if you are coming form Woolacombe and area.