Watersmeet Hotel

Woolacombe, North Devon

A boutique Hotel in Woolacombe, North Devon with one of the finest coastal locations in the whole of the West Country. The Watersmeet Hotel is a luxury four-star hotel in Woolacombe with stunning sea views across the waters of Woolacombe Bay. The hotel overlooks Combesgate Beach and North Devon's rugged coastline with it's own private steps down to the sandy beach.

With an array of facilities such as an award winning two-AA rosette restaurant, indoor and outdoor pool with spa facilities, it is the perfect choice for couples, families or groups alike.

The hotel prides itself on its high standards and traditional values and you'll find the hotel to be exceptionally comfortable and the staff friendly and helpful.

Recent winner of  the 'Best Waterside Hotel in the UK & Ireland by Conde Nast Johansen's. 2024.

Hotel Details

Luxury Hotel Accommodation in North Devon 

The guests at the Watersmeet Hotel are always telling the staff how well they sleep when staying at the Watersmeet. The team put this down to a combination of the fresh sea air, the very best pocket sprung beds, the thickest and most luxurious duvets (like sleeping under a gigantic marshmallow!), crisp white linen and superior memory foam pillows. 

Glorious Views of the Devon Coast

The Watersmeet Hotel was designed to make the most of its beach side location. All but three of the hotel’s rooms offer spectacular sea views taking in Combesgate Beach, Lundy Island and Baggy Point. A number of the bedrooms have white, wooden balconies where you can sit and watch magnificent sunsets behind Woolacombe Bay.

Room Types

  • Deluxe Sea View Room
  • Deluxe Balcony Room
  • Deluxe Terrace Room
  • Family Sea View Room
  • Classic Sea View Room
  • Beach Loft Suite Room
  • Sun Pipe Rooms
  • Lundy Suite Room
  • Combesgate Room
  • Lookout Room

The Rocks Restaurant at The Watersmeet Hotel

The hotel offers a la carte dining in the Rocks restaurant where afternoon tea's, lunch, dinner and breakfast is served, our spacious terrace is also a great space to dine or enjoys drinks/cocktails whichever you prefer, depending on the weather. 

Wherever you choose to sit in the hotel restaurant you’ll have a spectacular view of the sandy beach, rolling surf, rugged North Devon coastline and Lundy Island. It’s west facing too, which means you can enjoy glorious sunsets over dinner.

The hotel serve well cooked, classical English dishes with a few modern European influences thrown in for good measure. With the sea on one side and North Devon countryside on the other, the hotel is spoilt for choice when it comes to high quality local ingredients. The venison and lamb comes from Exmoor and the fish comes in fresh from Brixham.

Hanging in the hotel is a framed black and white photograph of a white-jacketed waiter serving martinis to a glamorous couple in the Watersmeet Hotel bar. By way of a ‘nod’ to the hotel’s elegant past they have recently reintroduced Cocktail Hour – so now you can enjoy a range of classic cocktails once the sun has passed over the yardarm.

Open to Non Residents.


A Breathtaking Wedding Venue in North Devon

The Watersmeet Hotel is a wedding venue to dream about. Designed as an Edwardian summer residence it is situated above a quiet sandy beach on the stunning North Devon coast between the villages of Woolacombe and Mortehoe.


The spectacular backdrop of the sandy beach and rolling surf below the landscaped gardens makes the Watersmeet a truly romantic wedding venue and one which is bound to delight your family and friends. Whatever the time of year you choose to hold your wedding the magic of Watersmeet will never fail to impress.

The Watersmeet Hotel is a perfect venue for a civil wedding ceremony. Ceremonies are conducted in the hotel's spacious lounge, which has spectacular views across Combesgate Beach to Lundy Island beyond. Whatever the weather, or time of year, the lounge area really does provide a dramatic setting for your civil wedding ceremony.

Stunning Wedding Reception Venue above a Devon Beach

Following your ceremony, be that at the hotel or at a local church, the hotel tends to serve drinks and canapés either on the lawn or in the spacious lounge with its warming log fires and panoramic views.

Your specially prepared Wedding breakfast will then be served in the restaurant, which again takes full advantage of the breathtaking views the Watersmeet has to offer.

An Exclusive-Use Wedding Venue

Once a private summer residence, the Watersmeet Hotel is one of few wedding venues in the West Country that is perfectly suited to exclusive use. The generous hospitality, style and service are renowned and are sure to make you feel instantly at home. Your guests can enjoy privacy and the hotels' complete undivided attention throughout your special day.


The Watersmeet Hotel in Woolacombe, North Devon is an excellent base for a family holiday in Devon with a wide range of activities on its doorstep. 

There are also some fascinating places to visit within an hour’s drive of the Watersmeet Hotel.

The current ‘Ramblers Package Offer’ can be viewed on the Activities section of the website, to include a complimentary Devon cream tea on arrival. 

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