About this listing
A romantic hideaway. Welcombe Coastal Barn sleeps 2 with its own garden and a short walk to the Atlantic beach of Welcombe Mouth. Total peace in a wooded valley of outstanding beauty. AONB listed and part of the unique UNIESCO of North Devon, designated bio-sphere of global importance and diversity.
Self-catering, green oak framed barn. Walk; surf; swim;ride; cycle;chill. Ride on local beaches or cycle our quiet green lanes. Walk the S.W. coastal path for miles or swim & surf in the sea.
A green oak framed barn with wood burner, beautiful garden for exclusive use, and set in 18 acres of private land. Sleeps 2 with double bedroom; spacious, light filled sitting/dining room; galley kitchen and shower room with power shower. The barn is situated in an AONB in North Devon and is a short walk to the Atlantic coastline at Welcombe Mouth, and the south west coast path.
The magnificent beach is totally unspoilt and managed by the National Trust. A truly peaceful hideaway. No traffic, no street lights, no bustle, only the natural world and starry skies, fabulous sunsets and the sound of the sea to enjoy.
You can walk, surf, swim, cycle, ride and fish by day and enjoy good pub grub at night if you don't want to cook. Welcome hamper on arrival.
If you need to keep in touch with your work place or have access to the internet whilst you are on holiday with us we offer free Wi-Fi access.
The Barn is self-contained with its own garden and private entrance. Cranham House and Welcombe Coastal Barn are situated in 18 acres of land in a wooded valley near Welcombe, North Devon. It is our only self-catering barn and so privacy and peace are at a premium. Guests are free to relax and eat outside. Garden table and chairs and bbq provided.
Interaction with guests
The Barn is an annexe to Cranham House and we are always available to help guests as little or as much as they desire. We value our own privacy and peace, that's why we live here.
Cranham House and Coastal Barn stands in its own setting in beautiful countryside, with woods and hills of outstanding natural beauty. It is a short walk from the garden (about 20 mins) to the beach at Welcombe Mouth on the North Devon/Cornwall coast. It is part of the parish of Hartland and Welcombe is just a valley away. Welcombe itself has a small fine church, great pub and a community run shop. The whole area is called the Hartland Peninsula and is just a network of green lanes, farms and tucked away houses with the Atlantic ocean an ever present influence on all our lives. The woods are carpeted with bluebells in Spring and the succession of wild flowers in Summer is breathtaking. The sense of space and freedom to roam along foot paths and on the magnificent stretches of the coastal path, (south to Morwenstow and Bude; north to Hartland Quay and Point), cannot be rivalled. Perhaps, it is only the Highlands of Scotland or the deep interior of Wales which can match it for a sense of British wilderness. The nearest towns are Bude (15 miles) and Bideford (20 miles). Clovelly is about 10 miles away and Hartland is 9 miles from us.
The surfing beaches are too numerous to mention. Water sports of all kinds are available. There is an excellent riding stables near by and private equestrian facilities including beach riding is available in Welcombe itself. There are fabulous gardens to visit including the only RHS garden in the West Country - Rosemoor - which is a easily drivable in a day. There are golf courses in Bude and Westward Ho! (the oldest links course in England). Cycling along the quiet green lanes of the Hartland Peninsula is a joy and virtually traffic free. Of course, there is always the option of doing nothing. Of sitting on the beach and completely chilling out with nothing more strenuous than a book and a picnic.
Public transport is not extensive. There is a bus service between Bude and Hartland each day although you would need to be taken to the picking up point at Welcombe Cross. If you come here to walk the coastal path we do offer lifts to starting points and pick ups at the end of the day as well as luggage transfer on to your next destination after your visit with us (a minimum of 3 nights). Foreign guests can fly in to the nearest airport at Bristol and hire a car to get to us. There is a very detailed description of how to get to us on the website.
Other things to note
If, like us, you appreciate peace and quiet and the joys of natural beauty then this is the place for you. Don't come if a daily shopping fix is your thing. The landscape is glorious. The sea is magnificent. And, the welcome will be warm.
The barn is a no smoking house and we encourage guests to recycle as much as possible and to shut field gates when they encounter them.
Welcombe Coastal Barn is strictly limited to two people. A baby in arms is fine and a travel cot can be made ready for guest's arrival on request.
One well behaved dog is allowed by arrangement.
The Coastal Barn is situated in a tranquil valley of outstanding beauty. Guests are free and encouraged to enjoy themselves in the garden, on the land and the woodland walks but not to play music outside or disturb the peace of the place.
Free Wi-Fi is available.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.