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Little Nod bungalow. Family and pet friendly with free phone & wifi.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
bungalow
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Holsworthy Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Comfortable 2 bedroom holiday bungalow, behind a thatched pub and 20 minutes walk to a beautiful beach.

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 cot and high chair if needed. 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 screen TV with freeview & DVD player. There is a small DVD library, including some for children. Little Nod is ideal for families or couples. 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.

One well behaved dog is welcome for no extra charge.

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Sue Dollimore
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2016

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 Torridge

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".

Guestbook comments from the owner

February 2015 "Wonderful welcome with biscuits, milk and everything you could ask for. Beautiful snowdrops (one of my favourites). The bungalow was spotless & welcoming. Everything perfect. Thank you so much." Sue & Ray (Gloucestershire)

November 2014 " This is our fourth visit to Little Nod! This time just a long weekend, I wish it could have been longer! The three of us walked every day as always and avoided the rain somehow. Thank you Sue and Mick for everything (Perfect as always) and can't think of staying anywhere else now. Welcombe and Marsland valleys are so beautiful. Have a wonderful Christmas both of you and we will see you in April 2015 if not before for a long weekend. Thank you." Helen, Molly & Kitty

January 2015 "There's no place like home - except Little Nod! Thank you, Sue & Mick and see you soon. The broadband/phone are great." Martin (Portsmouth/London)

August 2014 " After missing last year, glad to make it this year. The holiday was well worth the wait. Excellent accommodation, the warmest of welcomes, beautiful beaches & scenery. So much to do & see. We'll be taking home some more special memories, thank you." Norman, Kirsty, Jake, Matthew & Thistle (Shropshire)
Mar 2013
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Little Nod bungalow. Family and pet friendly with free phone & wifi.
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews
5

Well equipted little house

  • 5 of 5

Thank you very much for the effort you put into your Little Nod. Nothing was missing; everything was clean and tidy. The corespondence before arriving was brilliant. There is really nothing bad to mention; even the Internet was very fast for my opinion. Maybe we`ll see us again one time...

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review Klaus, you and your lovely family are welcome back anytime. We meant to say "Sorry about Brexit" ;-)
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5

A wonderfull stay

  • 5 of 5

We are so pleased with our stay in Devon and above all the peace and comfort at Little Nod we are serious considering it our choice for next year. The facilities were fantastic, comfortable and relaxing. I know it took 2 days travelling to arrive but it was definitely worth it. The people we met were so friendly. Many Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

FANTASTIC Little Nod has everything!! :)

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place Little Nod is. The bungalow is so well equipped with everything we needed and much more. The walks are fantastic, beautiful along the coastal path. We also visited Hartland Abbey and Bude town, had yummy Sunday roast at The Smithy Inn. The bungalow was very clean, comfy and watching the birds on the feeders at the back of the house was so nice, we even saw a spotted woodpecker! Our jack russell Jess had the best holiday ever with all the walking her little paws could do (she never stops)! We enjoyed our holiday so much. Thank you Sue and Mick for such a lovely place to stay. :) We will be recommending to others. Ellie & James & Jess

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Ellie & James, we are very glad you liked Little Nod. You were lucky with the weather and obviously made the most of it. The coast path and surrounding countryside is rather a walkers paradise isn't it? You are welcome to come back anytime and yes, do tell your friends.
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5

Little Nod bungalow-perfect!

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful bungalow situated in a stunning location. Nature and amazing walks on your doorstep..Little Nod has everything you could possibly need,clean,homely and very relaxing. My little dog Kelsie and I just had the best time, our first visit but not our last. Sue and Mick are friendly and helpful-I highly recommend a holiday in Little Nod.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review Hattie and we are very glad you enjoyed your holiday in Little Nod. It was lovely to meet you and Kelsie, do come back again soon.
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5

Brilliant holiday

  • 5 of 5

Little Nod is very well equipped, very comfortable and would recommend, there wasn't anything we needed that wasn't already there! Sue and Mick have thought of everything, the little touches provided meant a lot and provided that extra something that you do not get normally in holiday accommodation, even down to the 2 Bonio's provided for our little dog who enjoyed her first holiday tremendously. We had a fantastic time from the minute we arrived, very relaxing, the weather was brilliant and we will definitely be going back.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Cheryl and I'm so glad you had a good holiday. If you do want to come back, you will be very welcome, although keep an eye on our bookings as we are now booked solidly until 26th September and already have 8 bookings for 2016!
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4

little nod home from home

  • 4 of 5

Little nod is a little peace of heaven but a home from home all in the same place very well equipped lovely and clean will be back again also nice friendly pub near by

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review Wendy I'm glad you had a good holiday, maybe we'll see you again sometime.
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Newquay
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Old Smithy Inn
Nearest Ferry
52 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Ivyleaf Golf Course Kilkhampton
Nearest Train
26 Miles
Barnstaple
Nearest Motorway
65 Miles
M5
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Old Smithy Inn
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Welcombe Mouth
Car: necessary

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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Rates & Availability

Holsworthy Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 20
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$38
$184
 
 
Rate 21
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
$74
 
 
Rate 22
Jan 6 2017 - Feb 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$51
$254
 
 
February - March
Feb 18 2017 - Mar 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$57
$299
 
 
Late March
Mar 18 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$299
 
 
Easter
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$388
 
 
Late Spring
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$369
 
 
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$477
 
 
July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$502
 
 
Summer Holidays
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$693
 
 
Early September
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$451
 
 
Late September
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Early October
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
$343
 
 
Half term
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Half term some areas
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$280
 
 
Early Winter
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$51
$254
 
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$515
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $64

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Holsworthy Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc, sink, heated towel rail and bathroom cabinet.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
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.

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