Self catering holiday cottages in Woolacombe, Devon, England

If you are planning to take a self-catering cottage holiday on the north Devon coast then take a look at Woolacombe. Voted as Britain’s best beach of 2012 in a Daily Mail poll and holder of the ‘English for Excellence’ gold award for best family resort, Woolacombe has also won a blue flag award and Premier Seaside Beach accolade. Whether you’re one of a party, a couple or a family group you’ll love what Woolacome has to offer when it comes to coastal self-catering breaks. And so will your dogs as Woolacombe welcomes dogs on most of its three-mile beach and on the dunes.


What Woolacombe offers for Cottage Breaks

A great place for surfing, swimming and messing about in the sea, for safety reasons, the beach is patrolled by lifeguards during the summer months. In terms of facilities, the village has a number of pubs and restaurants so you should have plenty of choice should you decide to eat out.

Away from the beach there’s also plenty to keep you occupied during the day whilst on a relaxing West Country self-catering holiday. Boat trips are available that take in the spectacular north Devon coastline or you can fish to your heart’s content out at sea. There are also trips to Lundi Island, where you can spend the day exploring and sightseeing. The views of the mainland are stunning and there is a variety of birds and wildlife to enjoy. If you want to get really active on your coastal holiday then Woolacombe has surf and kayaking schools where you can learn more about these sports plus excellent facilities for coasteering and climbing. How about taking a pony or horse ride in the country or along the whole stretch of beach? The Woolacombe Riding Stables organises rides out, or children over 7 years can spend an educational day at the stables.

Another great advantage of taking a cottage holiday in Woolacombe is that you will be close to some other interesting beaches and resorts which are easily accessible nearby. Just one mile away is the cliff top village of Morthoe that has a fair bit of history attached to it along with its own museum. Learn of the many shipwrecks either caused by bad weather or those lured onto the rocks by smugglers. Thanks to the museum and the National Trust you can even take a tractor and trailer trip to the more inaccessible areas and get the most from the surroundings. It is a great way for those with disabilities to enjoy the scenery.

The Victorian resort of Ilfracombe is another recommended place to visit on a self-catering break and provides you with your retail therapy.  If you are also enjoy the theatre then why not visit the Landmark Theatre there? It is advisable to do your research and check what is going on in advance so you don’t miss out on any must see shows.  At nearby Woody Bay station you can follow in the footsteps of Michael Portillo and ride on the first completed mile of the Lynton to Barnstaple railway renovation which makes for a memorable day out.

We feature a great collection of cottages in this area of the West Country.  Browse through coastal cottages, log cabins and chalets close to the coast and nestled in the countryside.  We hope you find an inspirational place to stay.

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

44 rental properties

Whitestone Cottage for 4, North Devon , Ilfracombe, Devon, West Country, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Woolacombe 3 miles away

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

One bedroom pet-friendly apartment near Ilfracombe, well located for discovering some of the best of the North Devon AONB on holiday.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £258
Next availability:
from 08 June to 24 August 20 from 28 August to 04 September 20

Hillymouth Country Cottage near Lee, Ilfracombe, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Holiday Apartment, Woolacombe 3 miles away

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

Looking for a sleeps 4 to 6 holiday cottage in the beautiful Devon countryside but want to be within easy reach of the stunning Devon coast? .

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £297
Next availability:
from 08 June to 12 June 20 from 19 June to 10 July 20

Lake View, West Down, Devon, West Country, England

3 bedroom Holiday Bungalow, Woolacombe 3 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed

Stylish 3 bedroom country cottage with countryside and lake views, with fishing lakes on site, relax and unwind in the North Devon countryside, just 15 minutes' drive from Woolacombe beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £385
Next availability:
from 08 June to 24 July 20 from 07 September to 18 September 20

Duror, West Down, Devon, West Country, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Woolacombe 3 miles away

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

Stylish 3 bedroom family-friendly country cottage, with access to children's play area on site, as well as fishing lakes and beautiful grounds, only around 15 minutes' drive from award winning Woolacombe Beach and the North Devon Heritage coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £325
Next availability:
from 08 June to 24 July 20 from 31 July to 07 August 20

Aggies Cottage at Higher Mullacott Farm, Ilfracombe, Devon, West Country, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Woolacombe 3 miles away

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

Gorgeous 3 bedroom country cottage with a beautiful interior and high vaulted ceilings, plus sea views, as well as a children's play area with table tennis, badminton net, swings, slide and climbing frame and football pitch with goals, this is a very special holiday home close to Ilfracombe, ideal for making special memories with the ones you love.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £350
Next availability:
from 08 June to 04 July 20 from 12 September to 24 October 20

Blare Cottage, West Down, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Woolacombe 3 miles away

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

Two bedroom country cottage with access to fishing lakes, good walks and a children’s play area with swings and an adventure playground area, just 7 miles from Barnstaple and 8 miles from lovely sandy Croyde Beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £315
Next availability:
from 08 June to 24 July 20

Braunton Farmhouse, Braunton, Devon, West Country, England

5 bedroom Large Farmhouse, Woolacombe 4 miles away

sleeps 1 - 10 guests
1 - 10
5 bedrooms
5
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Large 5 bedroom rural retreat with tranquil country views, sleeping up to 10 people in stylish and comfortable accommodation, just a short drive from the beautiful North Devon coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1095
Next availability:
from 08 June to 10 July 20 from 14 July to 17 July 20

Braefoot, Woolacombe, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Rural Country Cottage

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

2 bedroom holiday cottage with a patio with wonderful country views, part of a small collection of cottages set in 4 acres of grounds in the North Devon countryside where there are fishing lakes on site and a children's play area with swings and slide, just 7 miles from Woolacombe beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £290
Next availability:
from 08 June to 22 June 20 from 26 June to 24 July 20

Ash Barton estate with pool, Braunton, Devon, West Country, England

13 bedroom Listed building, Woolacombe 5 miles away

sleeps 10 - 40 guests
10 - 40
13 bedrooms
13
9 bathrooms
9
dog-friendly cottage, 6 dog(s) welcome
6

Fine country house set amongst glorious Devon countryside, this property has 11 bedrooms, large gardens, a games barn, indoor heated swimming pool and even has an old romantic chapel, overall, a perfect holiday home for special celebrations, large groups and family holidays.

Special features: free internet access, pool (located in the games barn next to main house with private shower and changing room. ), games room.

Weekly Price from: £4995

Fishermans Cottage at Hele Bay, Ilfracombe, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Woolacombe 5 miles away

sleeps 1 - 5 guests
1 - 5
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Cosy and comfortable coastal holiday cottage located close to the beautiful moorlands of Exmoor with private patio area to soak up beautiful views of the rugged North Devon coastline, just a short walk to the beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £350
Next availability:
from 08 June to 04 July 20 from 05 July to 06 July 20

The Miller's Cottage at Hele Bay, Ilfracombe, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Waterside Cottage, Woolacombe 6 miles away

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

Charming two bedroom stone-built holiday cottage, part of a historic Watermill, with stream views and a location just a few minutes walk from Hele Bay beach and only a mile from Ilfracombe, this is a great place for a coastal self-catering holiday and is dog-friendly and family-friendly.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £300
Next availability:
from 04 July to 12 July 20 from 14 July to 15 July 20

Watermouth Cove Cottages, Ilfracombe, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Cottage complex, Woolacombe 6 miles away

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

A collection of idyllic self catering cottages located on the beautiful North Devon coast between Combe Martin and Ilfracombe.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £199