HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Welcombe also enquired about holiday homes in Croyde, cottages in Bude and apartments in Looe

Make a holiday rental home of cottage in Welcombe, Devon your home away from home

Welcombe is a parish and village on the North Devon coast midway between Bude and Bideford. It is just over the border from Cornwall and comes under the jurisdiction of Torridge Council. Other hamlets in the parish include Welcombe Cross, Upcott, Darracot and Mead. The village straddles a deep valley leading to a winding stream that ends in a remarkable waterfall above the beach at Welcombe Mouth. Towns and villages within seven miles of Welcombe include Milford, Morwenstow, Kilkhampton, Blagberry, Hartland, Ploughill, Hartland Point, Bradworthy, Woolfardisworthy, Clovelly, Stratton and Bude.

Places to holiday in Welcombe

There are a few hotels, guest houses, bed and breakfast (b&b) in the surrounding towns, but the only way to really experience all that this wonderful community has on offer is to rent self catering accommodation or a holiday cottage in the village. Holiday cottages put you right in the middle of the spectacular scenery and close for sightseeing and attractions in both Devon and Cornwall.

Coastal cottages are also popular with visitors who come to the area on one of the Yarner Trust Courses to learn things like backyard poultry, raised bed gardening, Yurt making, spoon carving, creating a medicinal herb garden, driftwood sculpture, dry stone walls, ecology of the landscape and so on, as the list is vast.

The community has many social events, which keeps visitors returning to their Welcombe holiday cottage year after year. There is a pub, pottery, village stores and tourist information near to the Devon cottages, the St Nectan's Church and the Old Smithy Inn. There are two small campsites in the area, but sleeping in a tent cannot be compared with the home from home comforts of a holiday cottage.

Things to do in Welcombe

Cottages in Welcombe place you in part of the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the South West Coast Path has spectacular views to Lundy Island. This area is perfect for walking, cycling, horse riding and nature and birdwatching. If you want to try out the local produce the village shop operates on a non-profit basis for postal services and holiday grocery orders. Here you will find milk and cream from Bradley Dairies, Hennaford Farm ice cream, meat from Bob the butcher, cottage cakes made in the village, pasties from Orchardlea Foods, the North Devon Journal and much more. Bideford has a farmers market on the 2nd and 4th Saturday's of the month.

The Welcombe Mouth has a track going down to the beach which is well worth the trek or you may like to travel to the other popular surfing beaches of North Cornwall and Devon such as Newquay, Polzeath, Bude, Westward Ho!, Saunton Sands, Croyde, Rockham Bay and Woolacombe.

The village celebrates St Nectan's Day (the patron saint) on June 17th and if you are planning a holiday at this time of year, your seaside cottage will need booking early to avoid disappointment.

Weather in Welcombe

Welcombe's climate is mild but unpredictable and coastal areas are prone to sea mist and not well protected against the north wind.

Travel to Welcombe

Exeter Airport serves Welcombe and Barnstable is the principle railway station for North Devon, but there is a coastal branch line to Bideford. Western Greyhound run a bus from Bude to Clovelly and Torridge Community Transport Association has a ring and ride bus service to Bude or Barnstable on Wednesdays.

Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(26 reviews)
avg/night
26
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
13
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
avg/night
avg/night
avg/night
avg/night
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
avg/night
avg/night
avg/night
avg/night
avg/night
avg/night
avg/night
avg/night
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(42 reviews)
avg/night
42
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
12
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(40 reviews)
avg/night
40
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
18
Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
11
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(28 reviews)
avg/night
28
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(19 reviews)
avg/night
19
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(24 reviews)
avg/night
24
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(36 reviews)
avg/night
36
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
16
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(35 reviews)
avg/night
35
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
14
Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(29 reviews)
avg/night
29
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(19 reviews)
avg/night
19
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(25 reviews)
avg/night
25
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(29 reviews)
avg/night
29
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
18
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
14
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(27 reviews)
avg/night
27
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
17
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
5
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
18
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
3
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
16
Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(20 reviews)
avg/night
20
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(21 reviews)
avg/night
21
Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
9
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(42 reviews)
avg/night
42
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
5
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(28 reviews)
avg/night
28
View details for price
3
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(20 reviews)
avg/night
20
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
16
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
12

Welcombe Holiday Cottages & Homes (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Very clean and bright with wonderful views.

5 of 5
Excellent cottage in good location
  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

Lovely, homely lodge in a fantastic location

5 of 5
My partner and I absolutely loved this lodge. Included in the lodge was everything we could have needed and more. The lodge was very comfortable, clean and cosy. The location of the lodge is wonderful for long walks and scenic views. We will definitely be back here.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017