Cottage rentals in Welcombe, Devon, England

Welcombe is a small rural hamlet located close to the coast in the north of Devon near to the border with Cornwall.  There’s a warm welcome awaiting you here and it’s a delightful place to take a cottage holiday with a local store, a pub and a pottery on hand.  With country lanes galore and a setting amongst farmlands, this is a tranquil rural location for a break away.

What Welcombe, Devon offers for Self-Catering Holidays


Besides a community shop, there is also a church and a local pub, the Old Smithy Inn, formerly a blacksmith’s cottage. If you’d rather eat out then the pub is the place to go, especially on a Wednesday night when cheap food is on the menu. And if you’re looking for souvenirs you can buy them at the pub too, or browse the gorgeous pottery on show at the Welcombe Pottery, ironically the former blacksmith’s forge.

The beach at Welcombe is called Welcombe Mouth and is reached by way of an unmade track. It is well worth the effort to get there as when you do you will be rewarded by magnificent coastal scenery.  The sea here is excellent for experienced surfers. A small stream ends its journey at Welcombe Mouth as it cascades down the cliff as a waterfall.  This is a lovely spot to spend time in on a cottage break, particularly in summer time.

Further along the coast is the delightful village of Clovelly. If you visit here wear some stout shoes as you can expect to do a lot of walking. Mind you, if you don’t, it gives you more time to really take in the beautiful village and its historic cottages, wonderful blooms and harbour. You’ll descend some 400 feet on a twisting cobbled street but, don’t despair, help is at hand for the return journey by way of a fleet of 4X4s to take you back up to the car park.

Midway between the two villages is Hartland Quay on the Hartland Peninsula, another place worth visiting on a self-catering break. The breathtaking scenic stretch between Hartland Quay and Hartland Point is probably the pick of the north Devon Coast. It can be best viewed from along the three-mile coastal path. Close to the point is one of the most important historic houses in north Devon, Hartland Abbey. Built in the 12th century as a monastery, the abbey became a family home in the 16th century and remains in the hands of the Stucley family. Artefacts and architecture spanning the centuries are on view and over 50 acres of spectacular gardens surround the building with many paths leading to the beach.

A stay in this part of Devon is most likely to suit those looking for a coastal self-catering holiday.  There is some fantastic scenery to discover along the coast and in the countryside within easy reach making this an excellent place for romantic couples, families and dog owners alike.  Whether you need to find a large family cottage, a cottage with sea views or a romantic retreat, we trust that you will enjoy browsing through the collection featured on Country Cottages Online.

Book a Welcombe cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Devon on holiday.

11 rental properties

Gooseham Mill House, Gooseham, Cornwall, West Country, England

4 bedroom Rural Retreat, Welcombe 1 miles away

sleeps 2 - 7 guests
2 - 7
4 bedrooms
4
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Idyllic 4 bedroom rural retreat, set near a stream within a nature reserve within the Hartland Cornwall Heritage Coast Area, just 1 mile from the local beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £850

Lodge 48, South West England, Woolsery Near Clovelly, Devon, West Country, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Welcombe 4 miles away

sleeps 1 - 6 guests
1 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
4 star

Wooden holiday lodge with a light and airy interior and a lovely setting within Hartland Forest Golf and Leisure Park (where there are fishing lakes) , situated close to Devon’s stunning coastline.

Weekly Price from: £268
Next availability:
from 04 December to 24 December 20 from 26 December to 31 December 20

Lower Northcott Farmhouse, Bude, Cornwall, West Country, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, Welcombe 6 miles away

sleeps 2 - 17 guests
2 - 17
9 bedrooms
9
7 bathrooms
7
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4
4 star

Idyllic holiday farmhouse with two hot tubs, a games room with pool table, a large garden and glorious valley and farmland views, just a short walk from Northcott Mouth beach and within easy reach of the gorgeous coast, ideal for large groups (hen party and stag party friendly), big families and special celebrations.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £1500
Next availability:
from 03 December to 14 December 20 from 21 December to 08 January 21

Westerly House, Bude, Cornwall, West Country, England

7 bedroom Large Holiday House, Welcombe 7 miles away

sleeps 10 - 16 guests
10 - 16
7 bedrooms
7
6 bathrooms
6
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Stylish luxurious 7 bedroom holiday house in Bude, ideal for big groups of friends and family, sleeping up to 16 people and in an excellent location just 400 yards from the beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1287

Fairway House, Bude, Cornwall, West Country, England

7 bedroom Group Accommodation, Welcombe 8 miles away

sleeps 7 - 14 guests
7 - 14
7 bedrooms
7
7 bathrooms
7
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Modern light and airy 7 bedroom pet-friendly holiday house in Bude with distant sea views, a pool table and a warm bubbly outdoor hot tub, just a short walk from the local beach.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £1165

Foreshore, Bude, Cornwall, West Country, England

9 bedroom Large Holiday House, Welcombe 9 miles away

sleeps 10 - 16 guests
10 - 16
9 bedrooms
9
4 bathrooms
4
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1

Group holiday house in Bude, sleeping up to 16 people, with private garden and excellent location just 400 yards from local beach.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £1590

Court Farm Cottage Collection Sleep 2, 4 - 17 people, Bude, Cornwall, West Country, England

9 bedroom Luxury Cottage, Welcombe 9 miles away

sleeps 2 - 17 guests
2 - 17
9 bedrooms
9
10 bathrooms
10
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

Court Farm Holidays are a collection of child-friendly Cornish holiday cottages with shared access to a swimming pool, games room, tennis court and children’s play area, an ideal place for families.

Special features: pool (AT COURT FARM (NOT NORTHCOTT FARMHOUSE)), tennis court, games room, indoor hot tub, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £300

Crooked Lake Cottage, Bideford, Devon, West Country, England

3 bedroom Country Cottage, Welcombe 11 miles away

sleeps 1 - 5 guests
1 - 5
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed

Idyllic secluded country cottage with beautiful mature gardens, sleeping 5 people, just 20 minutes' drive from North Devon's lovely sandy beaches.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £368
Next availability:
from 28 November to 12 December 20 from 19 December to 21 December 20

Stag Cottage, Torrington, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Rural Retreat, Welcombe 16 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
4 star

Surrounded by fields and with panoramic countryside views Stag Cottage is valued as a rural haven.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £519
Next availability:
from 14 March to 03 April 21 from 17 April to 30 April 21

Garden Couple's Cottage, Great Torrington, Devon, West Country, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Welcombe 19 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Idyllic rural retreat, perfect for two people, set next to beautiful gardens and tranquil Devon countryside, this couple's cottage features a bright, light and airy interior and is just half an hour's drive from the golden beaches of the North Devon coast and within an hour's drive of both Exmoor National Park and Dartmoor National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £309
Next availability:
from 19 March to 09 April 21 from 16 April to 23 April 21

Beaford Country House, Winkleigh, Devon, West Country, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, Welcombe 20 miles away

sleeps 10 - 23 guests
10 - 23
9 bedrooms
9
10 bathrooms
10
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3

Situated by the river valley of Torridge, this large country house has 9 bedrooms, beautiful gardens, an outdoor swimming pool and a private hot tub and has plenty to recommend it for hen parties, stag parties, special holidays and even weddings.

Special features: pool (the swimming pool is situated to the front of the house and is shared with 3 smaller holiday cottages Own private , Family sized Hot Tub !!), tennis court, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £1900
Next availability:
from 28 November to 11 December 20 from 14 December to 23 December 20