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

Holiday in the Devon countryside in 2022 

Our holiday cottages are now closed for winter, our traditional time to take stock, relax a little and look towards the next season BUT the booking system is open and we are taking bookings for Spring onwards.  So, if you want an escape to the Devon countryside,  to relax and unwind, then please take a look at our availablity or get in touch. 

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The sun setting over the fields from the top of a hill in North Devon
Saunton Sands, view from the road to Croyde

Self Catering Cottage near Woolacombe 

Taking bookings in October this year

         - lockdowns permitting, we have decided to stay open through October this year, closing for winter after the late October half term. 

We would love to see you so please get in touch / look at our availability page but remember that for 2020 only we are taking less guests than normal as we have decided to put a gap in between all our bookings for additional safety. 

I am happy to have arrivals on any day of the week as long as it suits our calendar. 

Two spaniels by the pond at Spreacombe Gardens self catering
Empty Cliff path by Mortehoe Point

Summer Holiday near Woolacombe - We are opening

We are excited to say that we are open for guests from July 4th 2020 and have some availablity from this date.

We are happy that we are in a remote location, each cottage having it's own access and very few shared facilities and of course there is LOTS of outdoor space, woodland and field at Spreacombe.

We have decided for 2020 only to create a 72 hour buffer inbetween guest bookings so please expect a week's stay to either start on a Tuesday / Wednesday or a Saturday.   

Whilst waiting, took the time to do a thorough risk assessment and look at all of our procedures and now are able to display the Visit Britain, "Good to Go" logo and certificate. 

Please get in touch to see if we can accommodate your party.


Good to go logo Visit Britain
Foxgloves in a wood at Spreacombe, near to Woolacombe

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) 

Relaxing, peaceful break

Beautiful place, can't recommend SpreacombeGardens enough. Georgina is a lovely host and the accommodation is lovely. Relaxing peaceful place yet so well located to get to everywhere. We are definitely going to stay here again.

Chloe, Airbnb Visitor 2021
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