Cottage rentals in Welcombe, Devon, England
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.