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Tidewood

(Ref. 987701)

Welcombe, Devon Show on map

5.0

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage, very well equipped."

    Clean and tidy with a few lovely unexpected extras from Elizabeth, thank you. Ideally suited to a large family with their fury friends in wonderful Devon.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jul 2024

  • "Wonderful holiday in a beautiful house spotlessly clean views amazing location spot on and a great pub two minutes walk away and fantastic walks down to the beach the owners should be ready proud of this lovely house."

    Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed Tidewood and the views. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jun 2024

  • "What a wonderful home to stay in."

    The view was beautiful and the bungalow was fantastic. Very well equipped and comfortable and extremely clean. The welcome scones were delicious. Would love to return

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2024

  • "We had a very relaxing stay at Tidewood."

    The owners have made a lovely holiday home with everything you could want including a delicious cream tea on arrival. The house is well placed for visiting North Devon's attractions and there are several lovely beaches within a 5 to 20 minutes drive, although you need to check tide times so you can enjoy the sandy beaches. The views and sunsets from the property are gorgeous.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2024

  • "Absolutely fantastic, very well equipped, great location with glorious views and garden."

    Reviewed by William5.0Mar 2024

  • "Really well thought out property with everything we needed, very warm, lots of space and seating, generous supply of logs and lots of hot water."

    The weather was fairly wild but we stayed snug and played games. More coat hooks and a shoe rack would be good, as the hallway got very congested. The single beds were not very comfortable but maybe they were bought with children in mind, not adults. The biggest problem for us being a party of 6 adults, was the rubbish collection situation. It’s not much fun on holiday having to go to the local tip, as you’ve too much rubbish for the allotted collection amount!

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Dec 2023

  • "Love this property!"

    Stayed 4 years in a row. Brilliant location, well equipped & comfortable house with secure garden for our dog. Highly recommend. The host is really helpful and always leaves a couple of delicious scones to welcome us.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Dec 2023

  • "Property was really lovely."

    Everything needed for a comfortable stay was provided. It was warm even during heavy frosts and having the ability to increase the temperature if needed was a bonus. Couldn’t fault the property at all. The only reason for 3 stars were the roadworks, which marred our stay due to the long diversion down narrow roads, but these are only temporary and under normal circumstances wouldn’t have been there. Great walk down to Welcombe Mouth which has interesting rock formations. Property views are super. It really is a beautiful area.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Nov 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Tidewood, lovely property, great garden (our dogs loved it too)."

    Really well equipped kitchen, comfortable bedrooms and fantastic lounge/dining area making the most of the beautiful views. The local pub was nice, limited menu but good food. We would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Sep 2023

  • "Tidewood is a beautiful place to share with family and friends."

    The wraparound floor to ceiling windows give amazing views across the countryside and to the sea beyond. We loved watching the sunsets from the deck. The beds are very comfortable and having 2 walk in showers was useful for those in our group with limited mobility, likewise having the living areas and bedrooms on one floor. It was lovely having a wood burning stove. We also enjoyed the garden and watching the birds and butterflies. The kitchen was very well stocked with ample pots and pans, large fridge, freezer and a great coffee machine. Although we didn’t have one, it is very dog friendly with lots of walks on the doorstep. It was also easy to explore many of the local beaches and towns by car. We also enjoyed having a great pub with very good food within walking distance. Thank you to Elizabeth and Steve for all the hard work and thought they clearly put in to make Tidewood a wonderful home for a holiday.

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great house and location"

    Reviewed by Dries5.0Aug 2023

  • "A really beautiful house in a lovely quiet location but within easy reach of both Devon and Cornwall."

    The house was immaculate when we arrived with a lovely plate of fresh scones with jam and cream - such a lovely touch. Bedrooms were spacious with ample wardrobe space. The kitchen area with adjoining sitting area was great and was where we spent most of our evenings after being out all day. The kitchen has everything including an air fryer ! Grounds/ gardens were spacious ans great for our dogs to run around - they loved it. There is a pub just a 2 min walk away - the old smithy inn which was lovely - great food if not a little on the expensive side but worth it we thought. Would highly recommend this house

    Thank you very much for the lovely comments, I am glad to hear your stay was comfortable and enjoyable. I would just like to correct one point for future guests, we don’t have an air fryer at the property. Unless it was meant to say air dryer! Elizabeth Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is a lovely home."

    Spotless on arrival, breathtaking views from the decking. Very close proximity but not encroaching to the Old Smithy pub which served excellent food. Very handy extra of having a warm water hose outside to hose off any sandy feet or, as we did, for the dogs. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely house in a most gorgeous location ."

    Superb facilities with everything you may need . One point I would recommend… Elizabeth should consider installing EV charging … it is an inconvenience to have to rely on public charging. (one that I was happy to take at this quiet time of year) it would also be an opportunity to increase revenue!

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Mar 2023

  • "Amazing place: house was very well equipped, beds were super comfortable and Christmas tree was a nice surprise."

    We had amazing time and our Christmas was very special. Thank you very much! Taru and Paul

    Reviewed by Taru5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fantastic house in a wonderful location."

    Great walks to the beach. Didn't want to leave. Will hopefully come back.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful home in a beautiful setting."

    Great place to unwind and relax whilst taking in the views.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Aug 2022

  • "Property was beautiful had everything we could want or need!"

    Setting beautiful watched loads of gorgeous sunsets. The garden was lovely and our eldest granddaughter loved it as did the dogs. Pub close by with great food.

    Reviewed by Nina5.0Aug 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Tidewood."

    So spacious, in a tranquil setting, with comfortable beds. An amazing view by day and great for star-gazing at night. Everything to make a holiday what it should be. We didn’t want to leave.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely property which was very well presented and spotlessly clean."

    The scones on arrival were a nice touch too. What ever the weather we felt very connected to the countryside around us with all the windows, hours were passed simply watching the barley crop behind us sway in the breeze and the shapes of the occasional cloud, and at night the stars shone bright and we gazed in awe at the milky way. Magical.

    Reviewed by Camilla5.0Jun 2022

  • "Couldn’t have ask for more , The property was perfect we had relaxing ..."

    Couldn’t have ask for more , The property was perfect we had relaxing holiday So thankyou so much From Stuart,Elaine ,and Jess the dog

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jun 2022

  • "A very beautiful and comfortable home, everything you need need there."

    Would definitely recommend it to others and definitely go there again.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely fabulous home, fantastic views, well appointed and great communication with the owner."

    We hope to return

    Reviewed by Gary5.0May 2022

  • "Bigger wooden chopping board"

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a great time just staring out of the window, very relaxing week!"

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Mar 2022

  • "Another great stay at Tidewood, this time a winter visit."

    The property still warm and cozy even in winter, especially when using the log burner, which was a great treat to sit by when having dinner. The only disappointment we had is when it was time to leave. I can’t express enough how conveniently located this property to all the Cornwall & Devon attractions, and yet remains quietly tucked away in a village off the main roads. Look forward to booking up again soon.

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Jan 2022

  • "What a gorgeous property and so well apppointed."

    Our family enjoyed such a wonderful Christmas at Tidewood. It was so clean and comfortable and felt just like a home from home. they was nothing in the kitchen that hadn't been thought of and provided. Elizabeth left us some beautiful scones, jam and clotted cream on arrival. There was even a towel for the dog in case you forgot to bring one. we can honestly say that we didn't want to leave and would love to return again in the future. Shelley, Martin, Joe, Maggie, David and Tilly (the dog)

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful property."

    Excellently equipped and furnished. Had everything we needed. Lovely location. Could have stayed forever. Owners were lovely too. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful house Immaculate Comfortable Perfect family holiday retreat ..."

    Beautiful house Immaculate Comfortable Perfect family holiday retreat away from the crowds Will 100% return Thank you Tidewood have a lovely winter and see you next summer

    Reviewed by Harriet5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic location, superb condition and facilities."

    Very clear instructions and a very responsive owner for minor queries.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2021

  • "A fantastic property in a wonderful location with (distant) sea views."

    Very spacious and well equipped with loads of storage space and a lovely, quiet garden. Very helpful and friendly owner. Problem with the oil fired boiler but immersion heater worked fine as a back up.

    Reviewed by Daren4.7Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful holiday home in the most idyllic location - we had a lovely week."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage the remoteness, view from decking peace and quite all fab"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2021

  • "Extremely well presented and spacious property with excellent facilities inside and out."

    Very dog friendly with extra little touches like an outside hose with warm water. Everything was perfect. Great communication with the owner. We spend two weeks every year in lovely cottages in different locations around the UK and this was the best so far. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful house in a stunning location."

    Lovely views of the sea on clear days, breathtaking sunsets and plenty of room for the kids to run about in the garden. The house is spacious and well equipped, with very helpful owners. The pub down the road was a wonderful bonus!

    Reviewed by Tom5.0May 2021

  • "A very tranquil place to unwind."

    Tideswood for us was perfect light and airy with fantastic views, couldnt wish for more. Well appointed and a good size for larger families. fantastic garden for the pooch to run around. Coast walks on hand about a mile away, but explore the beautiful woods again so close. Please note which is not negative feedback, the wifi is slow not the owners choice I would think as the setting is rural. also be prepared for bigger families the fridge is not the largest.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2021

  • "Great location in between highlights of Bude and Woolacombe, really quiet location too."

    The accommodation is very comfortable and convenient for all your needs. Found some hidden gems nearby like Sandymouth Beach. Look forward to staying again soon.

    Reviewed by Wayne4.7Apr 2021

  • "Gorgeous property in a calm and beautiful location."

    Lovely walk down to the beach and coastal paths and an easy drive to Bude beaches.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2021

  • "I would highly recommend this property."

    It was a lovely house, with everything you could need for your holiday. The scones, jame and clotted cream on arrival were a welcome and lovely touch. Its well placed to visit lots of Devon and Cornwall villages, that's if you can tear yourself away from the panorama just beyond the big windows!

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2020

  • "Tidewood is a stunning cottage with fabulous views of the countryside, and at certain angles, of the sea too."

    The garden is big and great for the children to run around in and play. We had a mix of weather so the rainy day games and jigsaws were a great addition. The cottage is 1.5 miles from a beach, which we did walk to. The views from it were stunning, but it isn't a sandy beach, so not one for the children to play on. There are several other local beaches though, so that was covered. Thank you for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Mandi5.0Jul 2020

  • "A beautifully presented holiday home where we found everything we needed and more."

    We loved the location with lovely walks on the doorstep and a fabulous deck to relax, enjoy the the views and watch the sun go down. Thoughtful touches such as drink making facilities (we love a decent coffee) and a Devonshire cream tea on arrival, were very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Michela5.0Jul 2020

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Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Sky and DVD player, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Large lawned garden
  • One well-behaved dog is welcome
  • At the owners' discretion, 2 dogs are welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: There is an AGA cooker in the kitchen but this is not for guests
  • Note : Owner provides set amount of wood for duration of holiday ,notes are given on how to use wood burner

The property

This fabulous dwelling rests in the hamlet of Welcombe, 1 ½ miles from Welcombe Mouth.

Enjoying a rural location with far-reaching views of the sea, this property is ideal for families looking for a quiet getaway to this unspoilt part of Devon.

The focal point of the property is the impressive kitchen/diner, designed with surrounding glass panels which provide picturesque views of the surrounding countryside all the way down to the sea, offering a wonderful place to prepare and enjoy your meals.

The addition of a woodburning stove is sure to be used during the colder periods.

Look forward to unwinding in the sitting room, hosting a comfortable sofa and a large TV to satisfy your entertainment requirements.

There are three bedrooms at this Welcombe cottage, including a super-king-size double, king-size double and a twin, all of which have been tastefully furnished to provide comfortable sleeping spots.

Completing the interior is the family bathroom with a choice of a bath and a walk-in shower, along with another shower room for added convenience.

Head outside and delight in the spacious garden with a cold drink in hand – a lovely opportunity to take in the gorgeous scenery and coastal views.

Walkers will be delighted to know that the coastal path runs close to the property and gives you splendid views from cliff tops and a range of birds to spot.

If surfing is your passion then you must visit Welcombe Mouth to catch some good waves, or Bude’s sandy beach isn’t too far either.

A fantastic base for unwinding or exploring the beauty of Devon.

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About the location

WELCOMBE

Bude 12 miles; Bideford 14 miles.

A pretty country village just one mile from the high cliffs, rocky coves and golden sands of the north Devon/Cornwall coast, as well as the beach at Welcombe Mouth with its sand, rocks, and some fabulous waves to ride. West, along the coast, are excellent beaches at Widemouth Bay, Sandymouth and Bude. To the north the coast path winds its way toward Hartland Point Lighthouse and on to Clovelly (8 miles) with its steep cobbled streets leading down to the harbour and pub below. No cars allowed here but you can hire a donkey for the ride! In the nearby area are several farm and theme parks, golf courses and outstanding gardens whilst the amenities of Bude are a mere 12 miles away. Everything for an enjoyable holiday.