Cottages in Woolacombe

Cottages in Woolacombe

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Highlights in Woolacombe

  • Beach town
  • Family holidays
  • Great surfing
  • Days out with the kids

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Cottages in Woolacombe

Cottages in the holiday fantasyland of Woolacombe

Woolacombe is a dreamily beautiful beach destination in the far southwest of England, boasting award winning golden sands and myriad attractions for all the family. Whether you are coming the week or just a weekend, it is delightful to rent a holiday cottage as a base for exploring the area. Cottages are available in the countryside just south of Woolacombe beach. Look out for the cottages right next to neighbouring Croyde Bay, just minutes’ walk from the beach!

Cottages with lovely gardens

Cosy Devon cottages are ready to welcome you, set within cheery, luscious gardens with cotton-candy views. Enjoy the lovely Cornish weather on a patio and experience the Woolacombe way of time – slow and chilled out. Well-appointed cottages are available with up to 9 bedrooms, and some come with unforgettable views over Woolacombe’s gorgeous coastline.

Travellers and activities

Woolacombe for family holidays

Jam packed with things to do with the kids, North Devon is one of the UK’s most popular destinations for family weeks (or weekends) away. Its key attractions include fabulous Ilfracombe Aquarium, with its array of pretty sea creatures, and intimate Exmoor Zoo, with its population of animals from all around the world that you can feed yourself. But, of course, the number one attraction for families in Woolacombe is the fantastic beach, a place where childhood memories are made to last a lifetime!

Woolacombe for beach bums

In 2019 Tripadvisor voted Woolacombe as the fourth Best Beach in the UK. It also holds the ‘England for Excellence Gold Award’ for best family resort and was voted the Best British Beach in the Mail on Sunday! Lying between Morte Point and Baggy Point, this three-mile stretch of golden sand is known for its supreme cleanliness, fine water quality and excellent amenities. Lifeguards are on hand to ensure safety during the summer months and surfers flock from across the UK to enjoy the great breaks.

Woolacombe for day trips

Woolacombe is located in the heart of North Devon, which boasts all-weather family attractions, award winning zoos, a magical island and gorgeous parks and garden. Looking for a day trip for all the family that will provide wonderful memories for the year to come? The Milky Way Adventure Park is a great choice! Ride the Cosmic Typhoon roller coaster, enjoy the thrilling gravity rider donut slide, and explore the huge maze. Looking for an animal-tastic day out? Drive out to the BIG Sheep, with hundreds of animals to see, feed and pet.

Woolacombe holds the 'England for Excellence Gold Award' for best family resort and was voted the Best British Beach by a popular Sunday newspaper!

Top 7 travel tips in Woolacombe

1. Join the hordes of surfers and catch a wave

Woolacombe is a great place for beginners and more experienced surfers alike, so why not suit up and head out to the waves? If you’re not confident enough to hit the sea yet, there is a surf simulator at Golden Coast where you can get a taste of the surfer experience.

2. Learn all about your favourite tipple

Learn all about your favourite tipple at Big Sheep Brewery. But this is so much more than your ordinary brewery tour – it is in fact a beer show! And at the end of the show, the free beer tasting begins! The brewery is family friendly, with a large indoor playground and a vintage carousel.

3. Experience the therapeutic benefits of country market shopping!

Barnstaple’s Pannier Country Market, conveniently located on the high street, is quite simply a shopper’s dream! Featuring local produce, art, handmade jewellery, crafts and just about anything else you could think of – you’ll find it all in Barnstaple.

4. Step into a different world at Clovelly village

Clinging to a 150-metre cliff, the picture-perfect fishing village of Clovelly was once owned by the Queen of England. To this day it is in private ownership, enabling it to preserve its original atmosphere, with donkeys and sledges instead of cars. Its steep, cobbled street leads down past flower-strewn cottages, tiny passageways and winding lanes to the ancient fishing harbour and medieval quay at the bottom.

5. Discover your inner equine at Woolacombe riding stables

take a 90 minutes ride out with an escort past beautiful scenery and across open fields. Climb up 100 metre for views over the beaches of Woolacombe and Combesgate. Alternatively, take the sand dune ride though the village of Woolacombe and run parallel to Woolacombe Beach along undulating sand dunes and bridleways.

6. Discover the airplane afterlife

Fly Like a Bird uses cutting-edge technologies to provide exhilarating Tandem Air Experience Hang Gliding flights in North Devon. Nature's wind sends you soaring into the sky like a bird with zero-carbon emissions, where you can experience incredible views of Exmoor National Park and the Coastline of North Devon

7. Spot the seals on the Morte Point walk

Once notorious for smugglers and wreckers, Morte Point and Bull Point walk is a great stretch of the coastline to get away from the crowds and feast on the lavish scenery of cliffs, rocky headlands and sandy bays. Look out for sheep grazing on the cliffs, birds of prey, seals splashing around in the lagoons and the uniquely British heather on the hill tops.

Information about cottages in Woolacombe

🏡 Cottages available: 38 properties.
💳 Discount available: up to -52%.
🌙 Minimum price per night: from £31.
⭐ Most popular amenities: Wi-Fi, balcony and garden.
🐾 Pet-friendly: 23 properties.
📶 For workation: 95% of the properties.
🏊 With pool: 2 properties.

FAQs: Cottages in Woolacombe

Which amenities can you expect to find at the cottages in Woolacombe?

Among the facilities available on Holidu, it seems that the cottages in Woolacombe have everything that travellers wish for! Here, cottages generally offer a variety of facilities, the most popular being: Wi-Fi (95%), balcony (58%), and garden (32%)... What more could you want?!

How are the cottages generally rated in Woolacombe?

The cottages in this destination often receive many positive reviews. 32% of the cottages in Woolacombe have excellent reviews and an average score of 4.5 stars!

Are the cottages in Woolacombe suitable for travellers and their pets?

Of course! In Woolacombe, 62% of the cottages offer the possibility for travellers to take their pets with them, and 32% even have a garden!

Do the cottages in Woolacombe generally offer Wi-Fi?

Yes! According to last year's data, 95% of cottages in Woolacombe include Wi-Fi. This means that you will be able to stay connected during your stay!

How much do guests usually expect to pay for cottages in Woolacombe?

Most of the cottages in Woolacombe (92%) tend to cost less than £100 a night. Therefore, this destination is perfect for booking a cheap cottage!

Do the cottages in Woolacombe generally have a swimming pool?

Not always. According to the information collected last year, only 5% of cottages in Woolacombe have a swimming pool.

Are the cottages in Woolacombe suitable for trips with several people or better for a weekend break as a couple?

Judging by last year's information, 92% of cottages are made for up to four guests. Approximately 85% of the cottages here include at least two separate bedrooms. Woolacombe is the perfect destination for families of four!

Are the cottages in Woolacombe a good option for a luxurious holiday?

Absolutely! The accommodations in this location come with excellent features. If you are looking for a unique holiday property, you shouldn't delay in making a reservation because 5% have a pool, 32% have a garden but none have a sauna. Also, if what you are looking for is space, 92% of the cottages can accommodate groups of more than four adults and 32% have green spaces in their vicinity.

If you are keen to take a trip to Woolacombe, what is the best time of the year?

The facilities found in the cottages in Woolacombe demonstrate that it is a holiday destination that can adapt to all types of tourists and times of the year. This is because there are very varied options, with all the characteristics one can imagine. Therefore, you will be able to enjoy Woolacombe in comfort all year round.

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