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Large 5star house in spacious gardens close to beach

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

House in Welcombe, Devon, close to Cornwall border, North Coast. Near Hartland and Bude - Peaceful Location In Quiet Devon Lanes A Short Walk To The Beach

Situated in meadows behind Welcombe Mouth this large comfortable house has been renovated for luxury accommodation for up to 18. Ground source underfloor heating and spacious gardens with covered patio means the house is great for entertaining at any time of year. Beautiful bedrooms, a large main kitchen and each property able to be self contained means the families can share and have privacy when needed. Welcombe is a rural community amid quiet country lanes on the Devon Cornwall border. There is a nearby pub serving quality meals and a small store selling necessities. The seaside town of Bude is about ten miles away with supermarkets. shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Excellent surfing can be found on many of the beaches in the area.

Lee Robertson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 3, 2018

About Lee Robertson

Hi There, I manage Strawberry Water and like to make everything run really smoothly, from booking to your departure. If there is anything you need or want help with to make your holiday special please ask. I have lived and worked along the coastline here for over twenty years and know many of the local restaurateurs and businesses personally. I have been a chef, hotel manager, pub owner and location manager, and have surfed just about every surf break possible within 40 miles!

Lee Robertson purchased this house in 2011

Why Lee Robertson chose Hartland

Welcombe valley is one of the most beautiful in all Devon, with quiet country lanes, woodlands and a picturesque beach close to the house. Being on the South West Coast Path there are stunning walks and vistas and it remains calm and relaxed even in high summer.

What makes this house unique

This house is ideal for large family gatherings. With large areas for social gathering at meal times and plenty of gardens and lawns. There is a wood fired Sauna next to the stream, and a huge garden table.

Having three self contained cottages in the property means that there is always a place to relax for everyone.

There is a pub a short walk away, and the town of Bude is close enough to fill up with provisions at the supermarkets or hire surfing equipment.


Hartland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • main house bedroom 1- en suite wc and open bath, bathroom with victorian bath/shower, bedroom 4 en suite shower room. Dungeon house, upstairs bathroom w/bath, downstairs wet room shower. Cottage upstairs small sit bath/shower. Exterior garden/beach shower
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 18 (8 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main House- bed 1, King size bed. Bed 2, Twin with ability for super king. Bedroom 3, 4 kids bunks. Bedroom 4, King size bed. Dungeon House bedroom 1 king size bed, bedroom 2, twin with ability for super king. Cottage- bed 1 king size. Bed 2, 2 kids bunks
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
Notes on accommodation: Main house sleeps 10, Dungeon House sleeps 4, Cottage sleeps 4. A 'secret' door allows Main House and Dungeon to adjoin. Outside: 3 acres of stream side gardens encompasses walks, picnic areas and play areas. There are 3 barbecues available and three areas for outside dining. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: High quality towels and linen are supplied, changed weekly. Other: Outdoor sheltered patio area, with beach shower, sink and work tops. 10 seater outdoor table.


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Large 5star house in spacious gardens close to beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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A little piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful, spacious, well-kept, sprawling house provided the perfect venue for our family holiday - 9 adults and 4 children (2-9). We were welcomed with the makings of a Devonshire Cream Tea, and vases of fresh flowers, which, after our very long journey, were especially appreciated. Such consideration has gone into everything, from the superb furnishings and high-end linens, to the excellently equipped kitchens and the quality children's books and games. Anything we needed or wanted, we could find - including beach towels, large platters/bowls for a crowd like ours, a whole drawerful of spoons ... The gardens are extensive, with many little nooks for some quiet space, and grass for the children to play, and the wood-fired sauna was well-utilized. We rented all three units - the Main House, the Dungeon (fascinating history!), and the Cottage - so there was ample space for everyone, and each section was fully equipped in its own right. The only suggestion for improvement would be to provide safety bars on the upper bunk beds in both the main house and the cottage - a little too high and unsafe for the little ones. We took advantage of the nearby beach, the South West Coast Path, and the local pub, the Smithy, where we found a Beer and Cider Festival with excellent live music, and the biggest selection of beers/ciders we had ever seen. If we have the chance to return to Strawberry Water, we shall most definitely take it!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


5 minute walk to Welcombe Mouth, a glorious secluded beach with waterfall, rockpools and interesting rock formations. There is no lifeguard.


Use of car essential. Train Station with hire cars at Exeter. Nearest Station Tiverton Parkway. Nearest airport Exeter.


Hartland village 5 miles. Hartland Quay 5 miles. Clovelly fishing village 10 miles. Bude 10 miles.

Further Details:

Good pub with dining 20 minute walk (Old Smithy Inn). Several nearby pubs within 7 miles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $1,038.64

Booking Notes:
£750 breakages and booking deposit taken at booking. Full payment due 28 days before arrival. Deposit refunded in week after leaving. Bookings within 28 days of arrival full price +£750 deposit taken at booking. One well behaved dog allowed.

Changeover Day:
Friday. Off season is flexible. Arrival 16.00 departure 10.00.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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