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Little Nod bungalow. First and last weeks of school summer holidays reduced.

Welcombe, Devon, UK
  • Bungalow
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Comfortable 2 bedroom holiday bungalow, 20 minutes walk to a beautiful beach with sand and rock pools.

Little Nod is a well equipped holiday bungalow with a shared garden for residents only and a patio with garden furniture. It is situated on a small, secluded site of 12 bungalows behind a thatched pub in the coastal village of Welcombe. There are 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with bunk beds. There is a Graco travel cot and a booster seat high chair if needed. The booster seat can be used with, or without the tray.. The bathroom has a shower over the bath. There is a well equipped kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, fridge/freezer and washing machine. There is a comfortable lounge area with a 3 seater settee, easy chair and a flat screened 40" Smart TV with Freeview and you are welcome to bring your own Fire stick, if you have one. There is DVD player with a USB port for memory sticks and a small DVD library, including some for children. Little Nod is ideal for families or couples.

One well behaved dog only is welcome at no extra charge. Please ensure you fill in the relevant section when booking.

There is a telephone for you to make national calls and short calls to mobiles and wifi included in the rental price. There is a wall mounted modern radiator in the living room which is very efficient and there are wall mounted oil filled radiators in the bedrooms. There is a heated towel rail and a fan heater in the bathroom. There is also a moveable oil filled radiator and a small convector heater should you need them. The electricity is supplied by a £1 coin meter. We leave £5 credit in here for a week during the summer and £10 credit during the winter.

There is a porch with a tumble drier and a patio and garden furniture for your use.

The beach is 1½ miles away down a wooded valley and has a small free car park. There is a stretch of sand at low tide with pebbles, rock pools and a small waterfall. Welcombe is a village on the North Devon/Cornwall border, popular with walkers, surfers and families. Visitors return year after year to enjoy the peace, quiet and natural beauty of the area. There is a large nature reserve nearby, as well as the coast path. The sunken leafy lanes are crowded with primroses in Spring.

The Old Smithy Inn has a lovely beer garden to enjoy on a sunny summer's day and an open log fire for winter evenings. It serves excellent food, real ales and good wines. They have weekly events, including Jam night on Tuesday, Cheap Food night on Wednesday, Pizza night on Thursday, a Pie and a Pint offer on Friday and Sunday roasts. There are also monthly events, including a Folk night and a quiz.

Local attractions include Marsland Nature Reserve, SW Coast Path, Tintagel, Boscastle, The Milky Way, The Big Sheep, The Gnome Reserve, picturesque Clovelly, Docton Mill Gardens, Hartland Abbey, Hartland Quay, Dartington Crystal and Rosemoor RHS Gardens. Dartmoor, Bodmin and Exmoor are all easily reached for a day, as are Eden and Heligan.

To view my own website, search for littlenodwelcombe. Contact me direct to get any reductions applied to the published price, rather than book online.


Sue Dollimore

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About Sue Dollimore

We have owned Little Nod since December 1999. We live in Welcombe, just across the valley and usually do all the cleaning and maintenance of Little Nod ourselves. Sue is a retired nurse/therapist and Mick is a semi retired, part time builder. We love this area and look forward to sharing it with you.

Sue Dollimore purchased this Bungalow in 1999

Why Sue Dollimore chose Welcombe

We love this unspoilt area of Devon and moved here ourselves almost 30 years ago. We have lived in Welcombe since 1994.

What makes this Bungalow unique

Welcombe is one of North Devon's best kept secrets. A remote but welcoming area, as the name suggests. The beach is beautiful with a small waterfall, rock pools and a stretch of sand at low tide. There is a small car park, or you can walk down the wooded valley which is crowded with wild flowers, especially in Springtime. The Old Smithy Inn is a 2 minute walk away from Little Nod and is the very best pub we know. There is a village shop which offers an ordering service and a lovely working pottery. There are lots of other walks in the village, as well as the one to the beach and the South West Coast Path is easily accessed. We have lots of information about walks and other local attractions, as well as maps and a tide table for your use. We live in the village and do all the cleaning and maintenance of Little Nod ourselves. We keep this to a high standard and love to make it welcoming and comfortable for all our guests. Our regulars often describe it as their "home from home".


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 baby crib
      • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, wardrobe and drawers. Bedroom 2 with bunk beds, chest of drawers and Graco travel cot.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc, sink, heated towel rail and bathroom cabinet.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Near The Ocean
        • Rural
        • Village


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Hair Dryer
                • Internet
                  Unlimited broadband
                • Iron & Board
                • Linens Provided
                  Bedlinen, one hand towel, clean bathmat, oven glove and plenty of tea towels provided.
                • Living Room
                  3 seater settee and one armchair. 40" smart TV and DVD player. Coffee tables. Dresser with books and games.
                • Parking
                  Parking for one car. Additional parking can be negotiated with the pub landlord in their car park if required.
                • Telephone
                  Telephone with anytime calls and short calls to mobiles included in price. International and premium rate numbers blocked.
                • Towels Provided
                  You need to bring your own bath towels and beach towels!
                • Tumble Dryer
                  Tumble dryer in porch
                • Washing Machine
                  Washing machine in kitchen


                    • Coffee Maker
                      2 sizes of cafetiere
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      Plenty of crockery and cutlery. Also saucepans, frying pans and a steamer. Cooking utensils.
                    • Kitchen
                    • Microwave
                      A fairly new microwave
                    • Oven
                      New fan oven with a timer
                    • Pantry Items
                      Salt, black pepper, gravy powder, stock cubes, olive & sunflower oil, mixed herbs, sugar, a selection of teabags, coffee, hot chocolate, marmite and Bovril. Most of these items should be available.
                    • Refrigerator
                      A good sized Fridge/freezer
                    • Stove
                      4 ring hob
                    • Toaster


                        • Child's Highchair
                        • Dining
                          Adjoining dining area seating 4
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 4 people


                            • Books
                              Some books including local guides and fiction
                            • DVD Player
                              DVD player with USB port.
                            • Games
                              A few games in the dresser
                            • Television
                              40" Smart TV with freeview. You are welcome to bring your own Fire Stick if you have one.
                            • Video Library
                              DVD library with some children's DVDs.


                                • Deck / Patio
                                  Small terrace with table and chairs


                                    • limited accessibility


                                        • bay/sound
                                        • churches
                                        • playground
                                        • restaurants

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • beachcombing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • walking

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • groceries

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • hiking
                                                    • surfing
                                                    • swimming


                                                        • Notes on accommodation: Little Nod is comfortable all year round. It is heated with a modern radiator in the living room which is very efficient. There are oil filled radiators in the bedrooms and a heated towel rail and fan heater in the bathroom. There is also a moveable oil filled radiator and a small convector heater. It is well equipped and cleaned/maintained by the owners. Electricity is payable by a £1 coin meter. Washing up liquid, toilet rolls, kitchen towels, hand soap are all provided. Also salt and pepper and other items such as gravy powder and cooking oil. There is free wifi and a phone. We encourage recycling and provide a bin and also a compost bin. We have bird feeders outside the kitchen window and provide bird food. We use mostly eco friendly cleaning products. Outside: Garden shared with other bungalows and consists of a large grassy area. Patio for private use of residents at Little Nod only, with garden furniture. Utility Room: Porch with a tumble drier and garden table, parasol and chairs. Coat hooks and space to put walking boots, dog bowls etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen, bathmat, hand towel and tea towels provided. Bath towels are not usually provided but could be for international visitors on request. Change of linen offered weekly if staying more than a week. Property is cleaned by owners, between each let. Washing up liquid and cleaning materials provided. Other: Meter cupboard with more garden chairs, ironing board & iron.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          28 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Excellent value

                                                          The bungalow is very clean and tidy and provides you with everything you could possibly ever need during your stay. Lots of information and maps on places to visit not only limited to the local area but also covering the surrounding countryside, all neatly organised by the owners waiting for you in the property. The Old Smithy Inn is welcoming with lovely food and right on your doorstep. I would definitely recommend staying here.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your holiday and the fabulous pub on our doorstep. You are both welcome back anytime.

                                                          Brilliant setting and lovely homely accommodation

                                                          Melody P.

                                                          We spent a week here and had a lovely time, it was cold outside but inside we were nice and toasty. Set behind a great pub with brilliant food. It was very homely with all the things you would need, TV was brilliant and kitchen equipped with everything you would need. Totally quite a night and on a clear sky there is no light pollution so a great view of the starts. Would totally recommend here, great decor inside, easy access to lots of place, will be visiting again.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you so much for your review, I'm glad you had a good stay. You are both welcome back anytime.


                                                          Laura C.

                                                          This is a super place with all the little touches to make it a proper home from home.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you for your review Laura, I'm glad you all had a good holiday.

                                                          A cosy little home from home.

                                                          ANGELA E.

                                                          .The bungalow was really comfy, the bed was comfortable with beautiful covers, everything was really clean and welcomeing,the extra little touches everywhere made you feel at home instantly.It is well situated for visiting lots of new and interesting places.We enjoyed it so much we rebooked and are looking forward to visiting again.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you so much for your review Angela, we look forward to welcoming you back later in the year.

                                                          Our home away from home

                                                          Patrick M.Stourbridge

                                                          This was our 5th stay at Little Nod. It's becoming our regular home away from home, we have already booked our next stay. The owners as ever were very helpful. The bungalow is very homely, located in private grounds behind a lovely pub which does great food and a good selection of ales. There are a number of secluded beaches nearby also Bude and Bideford are a short drive away.

                                                          The bungalow itself has a good selection of books, dvd's and games, also extra bedding in case it's needed. The kitchen is well equipped with a cooker and hob, toaster and microwave, also a large fridge freezer. On arrival we found as usual everything we needed for a cup of tea after our drive down and dog biscuits for our little dog. Our stay was as ever quiet and peaceful and we are looking forward to our next visit.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you so much for your review Patrick, we look forward to seeing you again later in the year.

                                                          An Abiding Delight

                                                          Martin A.

                                                          I have had the good fortune to be able to come to Little Nod regularly for 17 years, sometimes more than once a year, and it would always be my absolute first choice for a stay in this area, a place I have known and cherished since childhood.

                                                          Lovingly looked after and presented by Sue and Mick Dollimore, and crammed full of wonderful little touches, it really does feel like nothing so much as a delightful home from a home with everything you could possibly want and more besides, as several other reviewers have said. Sue and Mick take care to keep improving and upgrading without changing the feel too much. There is even wi-fi should you need it. It exerts its appeal at any time of the year and, on this occasion, it was a particular joy arriving at dusk on New Year's Eve to the glow from the lights of a seasonal little Christmas tree.

                                                          The situation is perfect, with a view out over the valley towards the sea on the one hand, and a walk of less than a minute to the glorious Old Smithy Inn on the other, with its warm and friendly welcome. I know of nowhere else that gives rise to such a feeling of peace and wellbeing from the moment you arrive.

                                                          I hope to enjoy many more stays here and have always taken pleasure in handing it back to Sue and Mick in the same state as I find it on arrival. They do not ask for any more, so there is no need for "buyer beware" on that score and I must admit that I therefore struggle to understand the review submitted on 28 December 2016 immediately before we arrived.

                                                          Unreservedly recommended.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you Martin and it has been a pleasure to welcome you to Little Nod for all those years. Yes, we aim to make Little Nod a home from home for our many regulars and try to keep all the equipment well maintained and updated as necessary. Last year we replaced the toaster, the kettle, the living room heater, some of the bedding, some pillows, the microwave and the oven (which you christened). It is always a pleasure to do the clean after you as you leave it so clean and tidy. You obviously love Little Nod as much as we do :-)


                                                          Welcombe, Devon, UK

                                                          Coast/Beach: Welcombe Mouth has a secluded beach which is 1½ miles, down a lane, through a wooded valley. It takes approx 20 minutes to walk. There is a small free car park above the beach and a path down the cliffs. The beach has pebbles, rock pools and a stretch of sand at low tide. It is popular with surfers and families. There are no life guards on duty. Dogs are allowed. The next beach south, Sandymouth is 10 miles away and has a large car park, cafe, toilets and a life guard service during the summer. Travel: A car is essential. The nearest airport is Newquay which is about 50 miles away. Both Exeter and Plymouth airports are just over 60 miles away. There is also a ferry port at Plymouth. Ferries go to Roscoff in France and Santander in Spain. Distances: Little Nod is in Welcombe village. Kilkhampton is approx 7 miles away, Bude is approx 13 miles and Bideford approx 18 miles. Clovelly and Hartland are both approx 10 miles away. Further Details: The Old Smithy Inn is next door and serves excellent food, real ales and is open all day. It also has free wifi. There is a community run village shop on the road into the village approx 2 miles away. It is well stocked and provides a delivery service for your arrival. It is open 9am - 1pm, Mon - Sat with a post office counter 2 mornings a week. It often opens 3.30 - 5.30pm on Fri and Sat and 10am - 12pm Sun during the summer holidays. There is also a small working pottery 2 minutes walk away. Kilkhampton has 2 minimarkets, a post office, butcher, hairdresser, toyshop, 2 pubs, a pizza cafe, chinese takeaway and fish and chip shop. The nearest supermarkets are at Bude, Sainsburys, Morrisons and Co op. There is an Asda and Morrisons at Bideford and a Waitrose at Holsworthy. Sainsburys, Waitrose and Tesco all deliver to the village. Local attractions include Marsland Nature Reserve, SW Coast Path, picturesque Clovelly, Tintagel, Boscastle, The Milky Way, The Big Sheep, The Gnome Reserve, Docton Mill Gardens, Hartland Abbey, Hartland Quay, Dartington Crystal and Rosemoor RHS Gardens. Dartmoor, Bodmin and Exmoor are all easily reached for a day, as are Eden and Heligan. There is lots of information about these and other places, with weblinks, on our own website. There is also lots of information about attractions, walks, beaches and places to eat in the bungalow. The nearest banks are at Bude or Bideford. The nearest petrol station is at Clovelly Cross.

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                                                          Booking Notes: When I receive your enquiry, I will email you a booking form that you can fill in on the screen and return by email. Payment can be by bank transfer (preferred), Paypal, or cheque. I do not have the facility to receive card payments. I require a third of the total cost as a deposit, on booking, with the balance due 4 weeks before your holiday. Changeover Day: Change over day is Saturday, between mid March and October half term. Short breaks and/or flexible change over day considered out of season.

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