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About The Poplars

Nestled in the valley of Combe Martin, The Poplars Guest house offers Victorian comfort and convenience coupled with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you.


Welcome to Poplars Guest House

A characterful Victorian property built in the late 1800s, it first opened as a hotel in 1929, running 10 bedrooms over 3 floors. Having been acquired by Neil and Janet Thompson, as recent as the end of March 2021, the property has been extensively refurbished and transformed into a first-class 5 bed Bed & Breakfast Guest house.
The Poplars is a spacious property in an envious location, being within yards of Newbury beach and has sea and country side views from the rear. The accommodation and amenities are generous and gives guests the opportunity to relax and enjoy this beautiful part of the country.

We offer an attentive high-quality service and are always ready to offer any help to guests.


Amenities & Rooms

The guest house is arranged on two floors without a lift. On the ground floor, apart from the reception and breakfast area, there is a comfortable lounge where you can sit and drink tea and a bar with a pool table where you can unwind and relax after your day spent exploring.

On the first floor are the rooms. Some rooms include a small balcony, overlooking the sun terrace and pool (which can be accessed on the lower ground floor) and looking further onto Combe Martin bay.

A rich heritage in the heart of COMBE MARTIN

History of the Poplars

Set in a fertile valley or ‘combe’, Combe Martin lies at the centre of some of North Devon’s most spectacular coastal scenery.   Subject to countless documentaries and wildlife programmes, this ‘Jurassic’ coastline provides a visual treat unparalleled in the English countryside.

Combe Martin is the perfect base for your holiday giving you the perfect centre for touring the coastal villages of Lynton and Lynmouth, the beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton and the Victorian coastal resort of Ilfracombe. Clovelly is only 25 miles along the coast.

The unspoilt village atmosphere combined with the close proximity of many North Devon  landmarks probably account for its popularity,  so if we can help just contact us and we hope to see you join the many other holiday makers who have marked Combe Martin out for an annual visit.

The Poplars first opened as a hotel in 1929 and has recently been extensively refurbished as a guest house by the present resident proprietors.