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Little Nod bungalow. Family and pet friendly with free phone & wifi.

Overview

Property

Updated: 05-Dec-2016
Comfortable 2 bedroom holiday bungalow, behind a thatched pub and 20 minutes walk to a beautiful beach.

Little Nod is a well equipped holiday bungalow with a shared garden for residents only and a patio with garden furniture. It is situated on a small, secluded site of 12 bungalows behind a thatched pub in the coastal village of Welcombe. There are 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with bunk beds. There is a cot and high chair if needed. The bathroom has a shower over the bath. There is a well equipped kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, fridge/freezer and washing machine. There is a comfortable lounge area with a 3 seater settee, easy chair and a flat screen TV with freeview & DVD player. There is a small DVD library, including some for children. Little Nod is ideal for families or couples. There is a telephone for you to make national calls and short calls to mobiles and wifi included in the rental price. There is a wall mounted modern radiator in the living room which is very efficient and there are wall mounted oil filled radiators in the bedrooms. There is a heated towel rail and a fan heater in the bathroom. There is also a moveable oil filled radiator and a small convector heater should you need them. The electricity is supplied by a £1 coin meter. We leave £5 credit in here for a week during the summer and £10 credit during the winter.

One well behaved dog is welcome for no extra charge.

There is a porch with a tumble drier and a patio and garden furniture for your use.

The beach is 1½ miles away down a wooded valley and has a small free car park. There is a stretch of sand at low tide with pebbles, rock pools and a small waterfall. Welcombe is a village on the North Devon/Cornwall border, popular with walkers, surfers and families. Visitors return year after year to enjoy the peace, quiet and natural beauty of the area. There is a large nature reserve nearby, as well as the coast path. The sunken leafy lanes are crowded with primroses in Spring.

The Old Smithy Inn has a lovely beer garden to enjoy on a sunny summer's day and an open log fire for winter evenings. It serves excellent food, real ales and good wines. They have weekly events, including Jam night on Tuesday, Cheap Food night on Wednesday, Pizza night on Thursday, a Pie and a Pint offer on Friday and Sunday roasts. There are also monthly events, including a Folk night and a quiz.

Local attractions include Marsland Nature Reserve, SW Coast Path, Tintagel, Boscastle, The Milky Way, The Big Sheep, The Gnome Reserve, picturesque Clovelly, Docton Mill Gardens, Hartland Abbey, Hartland Quay, Dartington Crystal and Rosemoor RHS Gardens. Dartmoor, Bodmin and Exmoor are all easily reached for a day, as are Eden and Heligan.

To view my own website, search for littlenodwelcombe. Contact me direct to get any reductions applied to the published price, rather than book online.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets considered
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We have owned Little Nod since December 1999. We live in Welcombe, just across the valley and usually do all the cleaning and maintenance of Little Nod ourselves. Sue is a retired nurse/therapist and Mick is a semi retired, part time builder. We love this area and look forward to sharing it with you.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

February 2015 "Wonderful welcome with biscuits, milk and everything you could ask for. Beautiful snowdrops (one of my favourites). The bungalow was spotless & welcoming. Everything perfect. Thank you so much." Sue & Ray (Gloucestershire)

November 2014 " This is our fourth visit to Little Nod! This time just a long weekend, I wish it could have been longer! The three of us walked every day as always and avoided the rain somehow. Thank you Sue and Mick for everything (Perfect as always) and can't think of staying anywhere else now. Welcombe and Marsland valleys are so beautiful. Have a wonderful Christmas both of you and we will see you in April 2015 if not before for a long weekend. Thank you." Helen, Molly & Kitty

January 2015 "There's no place like home - except Little Nod! Thank you, Sue & Mick and see you soon. The broadband/phone are great." Martin (Portsmouth/London)

August 2014 " After missing last year, glad to make it this year. The holiday was well worth the wait. Excellent accommodation, the warmest of welcomes, beautiful beaches & scenery. So much to do & see. We'll be taking home some more special memories, thank you." Norman, Kirsty, Jake, Matthew & Thistle (Shropshire)
Mar 2013
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12 Reviews

4.9
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

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Well equipted little house

  • 5 of 5

Thank you very much for the effort you put into your Little Nod. Nothing was missing; everything was clean and tidy. The corespondence before arriving was brilliant. There is really nothing bad to mention; even the Internet was very fast for my opinion. Maybe we`ll see us again one time...

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review Klaus, you and your lovely family are welcome back anytime. We meant to say "Sorry about Brexit" ;-)
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5

A wonderfull stay

  • 5 of 5

We are so pleased with our stay in Devon and above all the peace and comfort at Little Nod we are serious considering it our choice for next year. The facilities were fantastic, comfortable and relaxing. I know it took 2 days travelling to arrive but it was definitely worth it. The people we met were so friendly. Many Thanks again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

FANTASTIC Little Nod has everything!! :)

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place Little Nod is. The bungalow is so well equipped with everything we needed and much more. The walks are fantastic, beautiful along the coastal path. We also visited Hartland Abbey and Bude town, had yummy Sunday roast at The Smithy Inn. The bungalow was very clean, comfy and watching the birds on the feeders at the back of the house was so nice, we even saw a spotted woodpecker! Our jack russell Jess had the best holiday ever with all the walking her little paws could do (she never stops)! We enjoyed our holiday so much. Thank you Sue and Mick for such a lovely place to stay. :) We will be recommending to others. Ellie & James & Jess

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Ellie & James, we are very glad you liked Little Nod. You were lucky with the weather and obviously made the most of it. The coast path and surrounding countryside is rather a walkers paradise isn't it? You are welcome to come back anytime and yes, do tell your friends.
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5

Little Nod bungalow-perfect!

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful bungalow situated in a stunning location. Nature and amazing walks on your doorstep..Little Nod has everything you could possibly need,clean,homely and very relaxing. My little dog Kelsie and I just had the best time, our first visit but not our last. Sue and Mick are friendly and helpful-I highly recommend a holiday in Little Nod.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review Hattie and we are very glad you enjoyed your holiday in Little Nod. It was lovely to meet you and Kelsie, do come back again soon.
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5

Brilliant holiday

  • 5 of 5

Little Nod is very well equipped, very comfortable and would recommend, there wasn't anything we needed that wasn't already there! Sue and Mick have thought of everything, the little touches provided meant a lot and provided that extra something that you do not get normally in holiday accommodation, even down to the 2 Bonio's provided for our little dog who enjoyed her first holiday tremendously. We had a fantastic time from the minute we arrived, very relaxing, the weather was brilliant and we will definitely be going back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Cheryl and I'm so glad you had a good holiday. If you do want to come back, you will be very welcome, although keep an eye on our bookings as we are now booked solidly until 26th September and already have 8 bookings for 2016!
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little nod home from home

  • 4 of 5

Little nod is a little peace of heaven but a home from home all in the same place very well equipped lovely and clean will be back again also nice friendly pub near by

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review Wendy I'm glad you had a good holiday, maybe we'll see you again sometime.
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Location

From the Owner

We love this unspoilt area of Devon and moved here ourselves almost 30 years ago. We have lived in Welcombe since 1994.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : Old Smithy Inn at 50 Metres Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 52 Miles Nearest Golf : Ivyleaf Golf Course Kilkhampton at 9 Miles Nearest Train : Barnstaple at 26 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 65 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Old Smithy Inn at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : Welcombe Mouth at 1.5 Miles Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Welcombe Mouth has a secluded beach which is 1½ miles, down a lane, through a wooded valley. It takes approx 20 minutes to walk. There is a small free car park above the beach and a path down the cliffs. The beach has pebbles, rock pools and a stretch of sand at low tide. It is popular with surfers and families. There are no life guards on duty. Dogs are allowed. The next beach south, Sandymouth is 10 miles away and has a large car park, cafe, toilets and a life guard service during the summer.

Travel:

A car is essential. The nearest airport is Newquay which is about 50 miles away. Both Exeter and Plymouth airports are just over 60 miles away. There is also a ferry port at Plymouth. Ferries go to Roscoff in France and Santander in Spain.

Distances:

Little Nod is in Welcombe village. Kilkhampton is approx 7 miles away, Bude is approx 13 miles and Bideford approx 18 miles. Clovelly and Hartland are both approx 10 miles away.

Further Details:

The Old Smithy Inn is next door and serves excellent food, real ales and is open all day. It also has free wifi. There is a community run village shop on the road into the village approx 2 miles away. It is well stocked and provides a delivery service for your arrival. It is open 9am - 1pm, Mon - Sat with a post office counter 2 mornings a week. It often opens 3.30 - 5.30pm on Fri and Sat and 10am - 12pm Sun during the summer holidays. There is also a small working pottery 2 minutes walk away. Kilkhampton has 2 minimarkets, a post office, butcher, hairdresser, toyshop, 2 pubs, a pizza cafe, chinese takeaway and fish and chip shop. The nearest supermarkets are at Bude, Sainsburys, Morrisons and Co op. There is an Asda and Morrisons at Bideford and a Waitrose at Holsworthy. Sainsburys, Waitrose and Tesco all deliver to the village. Local attractions include Marsland Nature Reserve, SW Coast Path, picturesque Clovelly, Tintagel, Boscastle, The Milky Way, The Big Sheep, The Gnome Reserve, Docton Mill Gardens, Hartland Abbey, Hartland Quay, Dartington Crystal and Rosemoor RHS Gardens. Dartmoor, Bodmin and Exmoor are all easily reached for a day, as are Eden and Heligan. There is lots of information about these and other places, with weblinks, on our own website. There is also lots of information about attractions, walks, beaches and places to eat in the bungalow. The nearest banks are at Bude or Bideford. The nearest petrol station is at Clovelly Cross.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 20
29 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£90
for 3 nights
From
£30
£145
 
 
Rate 21
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£406
for 7 nights
From
£58
 
 
Rate 22
6 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£120
for 3 nights
From
£40
£200
 
 
February - March
18 Feb 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£135
for 3 nights
From
£45
£235
 
 
Late March
18 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£235
for 7 nights
£235
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£305
for 7 nights
£305
 
 
Late Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£290
for 7 nights
£290
 
 
Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£375
for 7 nights
£375
 
 
July
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 
 
Summer Holidays
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£545
for 7 nights
£545
 
 
Early September
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£355
for 7 nights
£355
 
 
Late September
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£295
for 7 nights
£295
 
 
Early October
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£270
for 7 nights
£270
 
 
Half term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£295
for 7 nights
£295
 
 
Half term some areas
28 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£220
for 7 nights
£220
 
 
Early Winter
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£120
for 3 nights
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£40
£200
 
 
Christmas & New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£405
for 7 nights
£405
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
When I receive your enquiry, I will email you a booking form that you can fill in on the screen and return by email. Payment can be by bank transfer (preferred), Paypal, or cheque. I do not have the facility to receive card payments. I require a third of the total cost as a deposit, on booking, with the balance due 4 weeks before your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday, between mid March and October half term. Short breaks and/or flexible change over day considered out of season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Welcombe is one of North Devon's best kept secrets. A remote but welcoming area, as the name suggests. The beach is beautiful with a small waterfall, rock pools and a stretch of sand at low tide. There is a small car park, or you can walk down the wooded valley which is crowded with wild flowers, especially in Springtime. The Old Smithy Inn is a 2 minute walk away from Little Nod and is the very best pub we know. There is a village shop which offers an ordering service and a lovely working pottery. There are lots of other walks in the village, as well as the one to the beach and the South West Coast Path is easily accessed. We have lots of information about walks and other local attractions, as well as maps and a tide table for your use. We live in the village and do all the cleaning and maintenance of Little Nod ourselves. We keep this to a high standard and love to make it welcoming and comfortable for all our guests. Our regulars often describe it as their "home from home".

Property Type

  • bungalow

Dining

  • Dining Area

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc, sink, heated towel rail and bathroom cabinet.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, wardrobe and drawers. Bedroom 2 with bunk beds, chest of drawers and Graco travel cot.

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Little Nod is comfortable all year round. It is heated with a modern radiator in the living room which is very efficient. There are oil filled radiators in the bedrooms and a heated towel rail and fan heater in the bathroom. There is also a moveable oil filled radiator and a small convector heater. It is well equipped and cleaned/maintained by the owners. Electricity is payable by a £1 coin meter. Washing up liquid, toilet rolls, kitchen towels, hand soap are all provided. Also salt and pepper and other items such as gravy powder and cooking oil. There is free wifi and a phone. We encourage recycling and provide a bin and also a compost bin. We have bird feeders outside the kitchen window and provide bird food. We use mostly eco friendly cleaning products. Outside: Garden shared with other bungalows and consists of a large grassy area. Patio for private use of residents at Little Nod only, with garden furniture. Utility Room: Porch with a tumble drier and garden table, parasol and chairs. Coat hooks and space to put walking boots, dog bowls etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen, bathmat, hand towel and tea towels provided. Bath towels are not usually provided but could be for international visitors on request. Change of linen offered weekly if staying more than a week. Property is cleaned by owners, between each let. Washing up liquid and cleaning materials provided. Other: Meter cupboard with more garden chairs, ironing board & iron.

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