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Chapel Cottage

Welcombe, Devon (Ref. 976111)



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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Really beautiful cottage, immaculately clean and with excellent kitchen - all the utensils you can imagine!"

    The cottage is beautifully decorated and very comfortable - very spacious for 5 adults and a dog. The community shop was closed, so the nearest shops are about 6 miles away in Kilkhamton. Good pub food next door.

    Reviewed by AntheaJun 2022

  • "It's a beautiful, peaceful cottage and we enjoyed our stay even though we arrived in Storm Eunice and left in the aftermath of Storm Franklin."

    We tolerated Power cuts, closed facilities and no phone connections and still managed to enjoy our stay in this cosy home, with plenty of walks and laughter . Thank you .

    Reviewed by JayneFeb 2022

  • "Wonderful stay."

    Had everything you could want if you have children. A fabulous holiday rental.

    Reviewed by AliceDec 2021

  • "This was our 2nd time of staying at Chapel Cottage, a beautiful place to stay with lots of breathtaking coastal walks, it had everything we needed for our stay and the welcome pack of scones and tea was lovely after a long journey, thank you to Linda the housekeeper for having the place beautifully cleaned and presented, that's why we came back because we couldn't fault anything."

    We will be back again at sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by KayNov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, spacious inside and well equipped."

    The garden is small as described, but perfect for our dog to stretch her legs when we weren’t out exploring the countryside/ coastline together. My only recommendation for the kitchen would be a big lidded dish for casserole/stew for the size of the party (sleeps 8), or a slow cooker - autumn/winter comfort food, easy to prepare and leave to cook, whilst you are out. The house was clean and fresh and a lovely cream tea awaited us on arrival. Thank you, we will be back!

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2021

  • "Lovely spacious cottage."

    5 Adults shared this and we had entry of space. Rural as expected. Didn't expect it to be so close to the pub that every morning between 5.30 and 6 you were woken by the comings and goings of the bin men and trades people. The garden is very very small the picture taken with a wide angle lens is very misleading. Cottage far to hot with Rayburn on all the time made it unpleasant at night even with all the windows open. Thank goodness it wasn't the height of summer! Lack of cleaning products and minimal larder bits, oil, herbs etc doesn't help when you have a 20 minute drive to a supermarket. Check in not till 5pm is rather late don't blame it on Covid 3pm would have been much better. All round they could have done better.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this feedback, we take this very seriously. We are close to a good pub and receive many positive comments about this in our guest book. The collection that you refer to usually takes place once a week. We have spoken to the landlord, and he tells us that he is changing the rubbish collection company and so this issue is being addressed. As the property is a converted chapel, there is not a lot of land. We do state that the garden is small in the property description and most of our guests are very happy with it. We're very pleased with our housekeeper, who ensures that there are supplies of anti-bacterial products, wipes, cloths, dishwasher tablets etc. We also leave salt, pepper, tea, coffee, sugar etc as well as a welcome cream tea. The Rayburn is left on the lowest setting and heats the towel rails, all other radiators have been individually switched off for the summer. For the moment, the check-in time must remain at 5pm as we really do need the extra time to deep clean the property. We're pleased to hear that you had plenty of space and hope that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KimSep 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay very much and the only downside was most properties have a downstairs cloakroom/toilet nowadays and this facility was missed greatly by young and old alike!"

    Two bathrooms upstairs though. Old Smithy Pub did good food but it became booked up very quickly so two days notice is a must in this era of staycation. Nearest large supermarket was 8 miles away in Kilkhampton, Coop or 11miles in Bideford, Morrisons

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location very comfortable and well equipped for a perfect family holiday"

    Reviewed by BarbaraJul 2021

  • "Chapel Cottage was very comfortable and made an excellent base for exploring this part of the North Devon coast"

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2021

  • "Gorgeous cosy cottage - loved our stay."

    As two families staying, the second double bedroom was tiny which is fine as it’s a lovely cottage. But the mattress on a normal size double needs to be really firm (I could feel the springs) if it’s only a double these days... my only constructive feedback. Otherwise a perfect stay. The garden is small but perfectly formed - beautiful and great location for all the beaches around Bude, Welcombe Mouth and of course The Old Smithy Inn where we ate twice!

    Thank you for your lovely positive review and We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Chapel cottage. After receiving your feedback, we did indeed order a replacement mattress the very same day! and it has now been replaced. Many thanks again for your very useful and helpful comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by FarhanaMay 2021

  • "POSITIVES. Fantastic cottage, clean, everything you would need in facilities."

    NEGATIVES. only moan we could find was one of the double mattresses was not that good. WOULD DEFINITELY GO BACK.

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2021

  • "We loved our stay at Chapel Cottage and found it a delightfully cosy, warm, clean and well equipped cottage."

    The Smithy pub was a bonus and we enjoyed a few drinks and a couple of meals in there. Our two dogs loved the nearby beach at Welcombe, which although a bit tricky to get to is well worth the visit once there. Thank you for our lovely stay.

    Reviewed by VickiJan 2020

  • "We had a great time in a lovely cottage."

    The cottage would have been perfect if there had been a downstairs toilet.

    Reviewed by SharonSep 2019

  • "Beautiful location & lovely cottage."

    Very well stocked. We particularly enjoyed how close the pub and beach are!

    Reviewed by KatieAug 2019

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Chapel Cottage."

    it’s a beautiful property and a great location. It had everything you could probably need. If I had any criticism it is that some of the bedrooms were rather small. My husband and I was in one of the double bedrooms and really I think that is more suited to a single room.

    Reviewed by AninaJul 2019

  • "Cottage delightful!"

    Well equipped and very good layout of rooms. Secluded garden. Furnished with care. We had an excellent stay.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2019

  • "We loved Chapel Cottage, it is simply beautiful and is so well located for walk and exploring the local area and region."

    It is very near the pub which is fantastic and the noise is not a problem as most people walk there and it is isn’t rowdy. Cottage in good order and very clean. Loved the little garden.

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2019

  • "Journey home from west country to Surrey was a nightmare with so many holiday makers changing over on Friday and leaving at 10."

    00am!. M4 M5 and A303 were very slow . We needed to avoid these peak travel times

    Reviewed by DerekMay 2019

  • "Cream tea on arrival, cottage is amazing and was very clean."

    Reviewed by CarrianneMay 2019

  • "Chapel Cottage provided everything we could need in the way of facilities and comfort combined with a lovely fresh look, while still being quaint."

    There are some beautifully stunning walks around Welcombe itself. Fully recommend.

    Reviewed by TessaApr 2019

  • "Lovely location, lucky to have excellent weather."

    Comfortable cottage.

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2018

  • "The cottage is well equipped, everything needed is provided and the cottage was clean and comfortable."

    The location is good for exploring Bude, Hartland and surrounding area. We also enjoyed the provided cream tea left for us on arrival.

    Reviewed by StanleyAug 2018

  • "We had a great week and the cottage was lovely, we had a courtesy visit on arrival and a cream tea which was yummy."

    The Cottage was really well equipped and had all we needed, lots of useful info about the surrounding areas and things to do. The garden was a little disappointing. The toilet seat in one bathroom was broken and we had hoped a replacement was going to me made as the lady did mention having to source a new one but alas it never arrived, was a bit trickier with only one fully useable toilet between 6. We were surprised at the comings and goings from the pub which did make for some disturbed nights with traffic and footfall right beneath the bedroom window, we ended up having to close the windows which did make the bedroom quite warm and stuffy so perhaps access to some fans might with help with this issue..... just a thought. There was also an issue with maggots in one of the bins which my husband dealt with, we guessed maybe the previous tennants had failed to bag the refuse properly and put the bins out for collection, there was a massive amount of flies around generally. These issue are by no means complaints just constructive feedback, we had a lovely week in a lovely cottage. Unfortunately there was a couple of breakages, 2 glasses and 2 bowls, I sent a text to the contact person informing of this. Best wishes Rachel and Alan Done

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2018

  • "Had a wonderful time staying at Chapel Cottage with our family of 4 (plus two Jack Russells)."

    The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped with some daily essentials to make cooking easier, plus some other nice touches like the cream tea and scones on arrival! The rooms were more than big enough for the four of us and the secure garden to the rear was an added bonus. The location was fantastic and we explored the area following some of the suggested walks recommended by previous guests. The walk down to Welcombe Mouth beach was roughly two miles down some seriously undulating country lanes but the views when you get there made it all worth while. The cottage was fairly close to the A39 making it easy to explore the surrounding area of Devon and Cornwall. Finally, the Old Smithy pub was a real gem and being literally next door meant we enjoyed a number of superb meals there whilst sat in the beer garden.

    Reviewed by AJul 2018

  • "The cottage was a delight."

    So beautifully put together with lots of vintage treasures but also plenty of home comforts including a cream tea on arrival. Fluffy towels and lovely bed linen. Brilliant pub 100 yards away. It was perfect for meals as we were snowed in for 3 days. The walk from the cottage down to Welcombe Mouth was beautiful. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by JenniMar 2018

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin
  • Shower room with shower, WC, basin
  • Ground floor hall
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility room
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove.
  • Central heating, night storage heating with wood burning stove
  • Note: Logs for the wood burner are provided for the first night only
  • Microwave, fridge, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property.

The property

This cosy cottage is attached to an old chapel in the heart of Welcombe hamlet, 1½ miles from Welcombe Mouth.

Head down the steps to the porch into a hall where you can leave your boots and coats, and then through to the big country-style kitchen with its lovely traditional beams, Rayburn and dining area.

The sitting room is another cosy room where you...


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Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas