Self catering holiday cottages 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.

Facts about what Welcombe 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.

Featured Self catering country cottages near Welcombe, Devon, England:

Gamekeeper's Hide on the Colmer Estate, Kingsbridge, Devon, England

2 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, West Country.

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Family-friendly holiday cottage sleeping up to 4, located within the prestigious Colmer Estate where excellent shared leisure facilities such as an indoor and outdoor pool, a fishing lake, tennis court and games room are pretty much guaranteed to keep any family entertained.

Special features: free internet access, pool (There are 2 swimming pools; an indoor heated pool feet from the cottage and also a huge outdoor heated pool (1st May to mid September)), tennis court, games room.

Weekly Price from: £480


Special Offer: from 26 February to 03 April 20
Late availability: from 26 February to 03 April 20

Apple Loft at Twistgates Farm Cottages, Honiton, Devon, England

1 bedroom Holiday Home, East Devon.

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

Apple Loft is a stylish romantic holiday home, perfect for 2 with wonderful tree top views of the Devonshire Hills and a lovely location amongst gorgeous countryside at Twistgates Farm, just 30 minutes’ drive from the Jurassic Coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £300


Late availability: from 02 March to 06 March 20

Dittiscombe Hills Estate and Cottages, South Devon, Dartmouth, Devon, England

8 bedroom Cottage Complex, West Country.

sleeps 2 - 16 guests
2 - 16
8 bedrooms
8
6 bathrooms
6
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4

A fantastic collection of pet-friendly holiday cottages set in a beautiful Devon valley with private gardens and views of the tranquil countryside, just an easy drive away from the stunning Devonshire coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £425


Special Offer: from 26 February to 30 March 20
Late availability: from 26 February to 27 March 20

Honeysuckle, dog friendly couples' cottage in South Devon, Dartmouth, Devon, England

1 bedroom Country Cottage, West Country.

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

A unique and pretty stone cottage for two, ideal for romantic breaks, nestled in a tranquil valley in South Devon with a private garden and valley views.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £395


Late availability: from 26 February to 06 March 20

Three Gates Farm, Tiverton, Devon, England

3 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, near Exmoor National Park.

sleeps 1 - 6 guests
1 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

A collection of five holiday cottages with excellent shared leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, a sauna and a play area for children, all in a tranquil rural setting close to Exmoor National Park.

Special features: free internet access, pool (33ft indoor heated swimming pool on site), games room, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £595


Late availability: from 26 February to 29 February 20

We have no cottages within Welcombe itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Welcombe. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in England