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The Old Mill House

Welcombe, near Bude, Devon
Grade 4 Star rating
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Ideal for that traditional seaside escape, situated just 1 mile away from the beach with long sandy beaches and hidden coves to explore.

Conveniently placed on the Devon/Cornwall border, this is an ideal location for a seaside holiday or a relaxing escape at any time of year. The coastline in both directions offers some of the most breathtaking scenery in the west country and there are many long sandy beaches and hidden coves to explore.
Surrounded by farmland and open fields, with lovely walks from the doorstep, this delightful barn conversion enjoys panoramic coastal and sea views over open fields from the living room, which is situated upstairs. Nestled within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, within the grounds of the owners home, the pretty beach at Welcombe Mouth is less than 1 mile away and is a mixture of sand and rock pools. Take a break from the cooking with an evening in the character thatched village pub which is perfect for families and is renowned for its food.
A shared ½-acre play area at the front of the cottages is the ideal place for little ones to let off steam with an enclosed lawn complete with swings, slide, Wendy house and other play equipment.
Picturesque Clovelly, with its cobbled street leading down to a tiny harbour is just a short drive away. Historic Bideford, a prosperous port during the heyday of trade with America has a good selection of town amenities, restaurants, a weekly market and boat trips to Lundy Island. Bude, 8 miles, has a good selection of shops and restaurants, many specialising in locally caught sea food, along with a golf course, indoor ‘Splash’ pool, surf schools and bowling. Coastal walking, cycling, golf, riding, fishing, surfing and sailing are all available in this stunning area. Docton Mill, Hartland Quay and Hartland Abbey are close by, along with many pretty fishing villages to explore including nearby Instow and Appledore. For family fun the Big Sheep and Milky Way Adventure Parks are a must. Beach 1 mile. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Step to entrance. Ground floor: 2 double (5ft) bedrooms, one with additional bunk (for children). Bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Snug with sloping ceiling. Wooden floors throughout.

Oil central heating (underfloor in bathroom), electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire, £5per person. Travel cot and high chair on request. Three Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed patio garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Large, shared lawned garden with sitting-out area and children’s play area. Hot tub. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

Show amenities 


  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Sea View
    Sea View
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Hot Tubs - Private
    Hot Tubs - Private
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Childrens Play Area
    Childrens Play Area

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 18/02/2019
    We had a pleasant stay at the old mill house!! Highly recommend for a very quiet get away to the point there no signal on our phone which was just what we wanted!! Photos don’t do the property justice it’s a very well presented country property with stunning views!! The safety for the children and play area was great. We had arrived very late on the Friday which we made the owners aware wasn’t a issue at all they left the key & lights on with a package welcome on our table of 4 hot cross buns & a bottle of wine. We adventured out to Hartland any destination felt like it was in the middle of no mans land with beautiful views on arrival we highly recommend that walk also a cheeky stop on route back to the Rectory Farm for a delicious cream tea all of the surrounding areas was roughly 10-15miles away from the old mill house including a local gagare. Overall our stay was pleasant but it’s definitely how you make it we a young family of 5 with children of the age 9,8,4 and I would highly recommend it if your into this kind of thing.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 27/10/2018
    Lovely cottage with everything you need. Owners made us feel very welcome. Amazing location with beach nearby. Hot tub was a bonus after long walks. Would love to visit again.

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 11/10/2018
    Cottage was neat and tidy but basic, none of the little extras, ie DVDs, games books Rang owners beforehand and was told it would be open when I arrived, I never actually saw the owners during my 5 day stay

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 01/09/2018
    Loved our stay here, it is in the middle of no where which can be great The house was immaculate, the views were amazing and as long as you don’t mind driving to get to a good beech it’s brilliant. Also if you want a quiet place with beautiful walks it’s also amazing The owners were very nice, and the car parking was brilliant. Our children loved the garden and hot tub too.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 25/08/2018
    The cottage is cozy but comfortably fitted our family of 5. The garden/play area is enclosed so the children could play out on there own which was great. Location wise the cottage is off the beaten track which is what we wanted but you need to drive to get anywhere. Bude is only 15 minutes away and there are some lovely local pubs close by. Perfect if you really want to escape and spend some time with the family.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 21/07/2018
    Really enjoyed our stay at the Old Mill House. Lovely quiet location with great views from upstairs lounge. The property is well equipped with everything necessary and the owners kindly provide cleaning products. This residence is perfect for a family - plenty of safe space for children to play and eat outdoors. We were lucky to find this hidden gem with availability at this time of year and would highly recommend it . We never made use of the hot tub as we filled each day visiting local attractions but it was well maintained by the owners.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 16/06/2018
    Friendly welcome on arrival great little kids play area which kept mine entertained whilst the wife was getting ready each morning. Nice sized cottage with everything you need my only fault is the beds not very comfy but you can never beat your own, and having a family of five using the cottage next door woke us up early every morning. Overall is was still a nice stay being close to nice beaches and kids activity parks.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 31/03/2018
    Beautiful spacious cottage with amazing views. Great walks and amazing scenery we could live there.

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