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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.

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                                                                                                      Wonderful cottage set in magical gardens

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have just returned from a wonderful week at Little Marsland. Upon arrival we were struck by the tranquility of the cottages surrounding garden and woodlands. Our dogs immediately found the secret paths and had great fun chasing each other (and us) around the garden. The garden is a childrens dream with swings and slides hidden amongst the foliage and trees. The cottage itself is a delight with great thought given allowing you to enjoy the outside during cold weather whilst snug indoors. The owner made sure we were well catered for and checked in to ensure we enjoyed our stay whilst giving us the space to enjoy our week undesturbed. Unfortunately we didn't get to visit the local pubs but we plan to on our next trip. Little Marsland was a joy to stay at and we very much look forward to returning. 🙂
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful cottage, ideal location

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                                                                                                      The weather was the only spoiler and even that brightened up as the week went on. The location was perfect for what we wanted - open spaces, beach walks for the dogs. The cottage was very comfortable, so much space, warm and well equipped. No bad points about this property. Nicki was very helpful on day one and was there when we left on our last morning. Really enjoyed our stay and have no hesitation in recommending this property.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017