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Combe Martin claims to have the longest main street of any village in the Country the street winds along the valley, or combe, for over two miles. The street features the 17th century castle-like Pack of Cards Inn and the 13th century church of St Peter ad Vincular.

From its sheltered rocky seaside cove, Combe Martin runs for some two miles up a sheltered valley on the North Devon coast.

Combe Martin comes from the name 'combe' - a wooded valley - and from the Norman family Martin, who inherited the local manor from one of the followers of William the Conqueror.

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Devon - EX34 0HR

HUNTING THE EARL OF RONE

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 Hobby Horse and Earl of Rone, a Fool," Grenadiers", drummers and music, a donkey, and hundreds of dancers in festive dress.The custom was banned in 1837 (due to 'licentiousness and drunken behavior')as well as the death of a drunken parishioner falling off of a wall during the celebrations. The Rone custom was reconstructed in 1970. Legend has it that the Earl of Tyrone fled Ireland in 1607 and was shipwrecked at Rapparee Beach, in Ilfracombe harbour, to the west of the village. In fact, he made it to the continent. It is an interesting and noisy event which takes place over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend each year.

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Wherever you go in Sandy Cove, you cannot escape our wonderful view. With stunning views across the bay, the hotel is enviably nestled at the gateway to magical Exmoor and within easy reach of the glorious beaches of the Atlantic. Throughout the week, you will be tempted by our extensive five course menu, seafood platters, locally caught lobster, salmon and prime steaks from nearby farms. Every Saturday, our chef presents his Swedish Smorgasbord alongside his succulent carvery roasts, followed by an after-dinner disco. The indoor swimming pool features a sliding glass dome which means it can be used all year round. We have a bubbling spa bath, plus sauna, steam-room and fitness area with gym equipment. EX34 9SR
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