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Holiday cottages, near Woolacombe. A restful retreat in North Devon, minutes from the coast

Family Run, Self Catering Holiday Cottages

We are proud to say that nearly half of our guests return for another visit.

Many say that as soon as they drive though the stone Estate gateway they feel more relaxed , away from the hustle of home.

Many of our guests enjoy the walks that we have on our doorstep in the woods or fields, or the fact that their children can play safely in our garden area whilst they plan their day.  Some guests enjoy the wildlife that we have on our doorstep whilst others head off to the beach for some fun. Whatever your holiday choices we will be happy to see you at Spreacombe.

Leather sofa in Hibiscus
Ground floor bedroom

Dog friendly holiday cottages near Woolacombe .... or just a holiday with great walks

We feel that the Spreacombe Valley is a great place to stay if you want to be surrounded by countryside and have good walks from your doorstep. 

We can recommend heading up the stony track (behind Azalea) for an easy evening walk, a gradual uphill with woodland on either side of you. In the other direction we have two ponds that we personally love walking around. There are often duck and heron to be seen. 

If you can tear yourself away from Spreacombe, the beaches are a 10 minute drive with clearly allocated “dog friendly”, “dogs on lead” or “no dogs” areas. Wide sandy expanses for a long walk, Woolacombe itself is over 2 miles long, excellent for a gallop, or ball game or long walk with the sea on one side and dunes on the other. 

Please note that Clematis is kept strictly dog free. 


Inside Spreacombe Cottages

Our cottages either sleep 4 or 5 guests but are often taken in the quiet season by just a couple who are escaping the faster pace of their “real life”. 

Each cottage has 3 or 4 bedrooms, a living / dining area and a well equipped kitchen. Often guests come together but take different properties.  Guests usually comment on how well equipped our kitchens are, some like to bring a BBQ and others enjoy eating out. 

We have a large shared lawn that the children congregate on in the school holidays but in term time it is more likely to just have the peacock relaxing there. 

Lounge area Azalea
Kitchen for self catering cottage. Spreacombe gardens. Shows the new cooker and units

Family Friendly Holiday

Your holiday cottage is set in the 450-acre grounds of Spreacombe Estate, near Woolacombe, North Devon. Famliies are welcome to explore either our private woodland or the adjacent  RSPB wood.  We offer easy access to North Devon's extensive coastline, with the golden sandy beaches of Woolacombe and Croyde only a ten-minute drive. This, together with the peace and quiet of our countryside location, brings visitors back to our holiday cottages year after year.


Sunset on Woolacombe Beach. Family walk with the dogs before returning to our cottage
Body Boarding and surfing at Woolacombe Beach, Great for children. Families, dogs on lead in this section

Woodland Retreat 

A haven of peace and quiet.

Spend some time when you are here and walk through the fields and woodland. Woody was spotted by one of our guests one May;  we rushed out with our camera's to wait for some fun pictures. T he sheep are characters, on location all the time, more fleeting visitors are deer and hare. 

Down by the pond you occasionally see fish jumping, but equally you may spot the heron, a magnificent bird but with no interest in fish preservation.



Relaxing Sheep

Holiday in North Devon

Should you wish to leave the peace and tranquility of our valley, the area offers something for everyone. 

The villages of Georgeham, Croyde and Braunton have cafes and restaurants to suit most tastes. 

The beach at Woolacombe is over 2 miles long and ideal for families. Dog walkers will find that they can stretch their legs walking all the way to Putsborough at the other end of the beach but for a family walk I would personally prefer the coastal paths with the stunning views and opportunities to spot seal. 

Take a look at the website, we have suggested some of our favourite things in the area. 

A view from the cliff path near to Mortehoe in North Devon. This is about a 15 minute drive from Spreacombe.
Butchers Row in Barnstaple, North Devon. Barnstaple is our local market town.

No Booking Fees if you book direct (on this site) 

Recommend for Families

Great little holiday home! Lovely peaceful setting with great outside space. The property was spotlessly clean and well equipped in the kitchen with everything we needed for our stay. Would definitely recommend for families! Short drive to the beach and a lovely welcome from Georgina. Will hopefully be back soon!


Ben, Azalea,  August 2019


Woodland Retreat

A nice peaceful and tranquil place for a lovely break, nice woodland settings

Summer 2019

Steve  G.



A place to relax

We had the most relaxing holiday a very quiet comfortable holiday.

5/5 stars Stayed Jun. 2019

Jacqueline P. - HomeAway, Begonia
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