Meher Baba visited this location twice, first in 1931 and then a year later in 1932.
In 1931 Starr established a retreat center at East Challacombe, North Devon (a couple of miles from Combe Martin), where he invited Meher Baba to come and meet westerners. It was at the Devon retreat that many of Meher Baba's lasting followers from Europe and the United States first met Baba. Meredith was famously lacking in a sense of humor and had a particular sense of how spiritual conduct should be, thus enforcing strong codes of serious contemplative conduct that made even Meher Baba uncomfortable.
"BABA is like the sun ... anyone whose heart is pure can receive the rays. Make the heart pure by thinking of the Master, and then loving Him.
"BABA is like the sea, which receives weak or strong, diseased or healthy, dotard, sinner or saint.
"BABA is like an Infinite Ocean , and in order to realize Him, the ego must be annihilated altogether.”
Courtesy of ; The Awakener - Vol.1 No.2 1953