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Welcombe lies on the Atlantic Coast just on the Devon side of the North Devon/Cornwall border midway between Bideford and Bude. The parish of Welcombe comprises a scattered group of hamlets incorporating approximately 100 households. The village sits astride a deep valley which leads a meandering stream to the cliff edge at Welcombe Mouth where it ends in a picturesque waterfall. St Nectan’s Church looks over the northern flank of the valley while The Old Smithy Inn lies on the southern side. Some of the people who live in Welcombe commute to neighbouring towns and villages to work on a daily basis, others run businesses from home including the pub, pottery, tourist accommodation, builders and farmers.

Welcombe is part of the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

Stepping Stones
Welcombe is a popular holiday destination and many visitors return year after year. They grow to love the spectacular scenery and peaceful surroundings whilst enjoying the proximity of attractions in both Devon and Cornwall.

The community is active and dynamic with many social events throughout the year bringing its residents together to celebrate their good fortune in living in such a special place.

Sunset over Gull Rock
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foxgloves
According to legend, St Nectan and his sister arrived in Cornwall from Wales and made their way towards Hartland. At Stoke they were attacked by robbers, and the saint was decapitated. However, their journey was not delayed, for the saint picked up his head and continued. Wherever a drop of blood fell from his wound a foxglove sprang up. St Nectan’s day, June 17th is traditionally celebrated with a foxglove procession and the flower is used as an emblem for many other village events.

Welcombe from the Air
Click on the picture for an aerial view of Welcombe - not recommended unless you have broadband as it is a large image.

Latest News and Posts on the site:

Hartland Chamber Orchestra - 15. March 2015

Forthcoming concerts by Hartland Chamber Orchestra, beginning 3pm, 15th March at Abbotsham Community Hall.

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Gypsy Gala - 13. March 2015

Welcombe Horticultural Society invite you to a Gypsy Gala - 7.00pm Friday 13th March

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Tickets are currently selling for the Morwenstow Pantomime Cinderella. It is going to be a great laugh. Come and join the audience and help to support the Morwenstow Community Centre. Tel Gill Mannix 01288 331759. Performances are on Friday/Saturday 13/14 and Friday/Saturday 20/21 February 2015 at the Morwenstow Community Centre. Doors open 7.00 p.m. and curtain up at 7.30 p.m. Tickets £6 adults Children £3

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Seed Swap - 08. February 2015

Seed Swap, Small School Hartland - 10.30am - 2.30pm, Sunday 8th February

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Parish Council Planning Meeting - 03. February 2015

Parish Council Planning Meeting at 8p.m on Tuesday 3rd February 2015 to consider:

  • 1/1346/2014/CPE – Mobile home and storage building. Gulls Mead, Welcombe.
  • 1/1268/2014/FUL – Proposed five holiday cabins replacing five tents. Hollacombe Farm, Welcombe.

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Our website is sponsored by these businesses

Berry Park Holidays

Berry Park Holidays

Welcombe Pottery

Welcombe Pottery

Olde Smithy Bungalows

Olde Smithy Bungalows

The Yarner Trust

The Yarner Trust

Cranham House

Cranham House

Way2go4 Walking Holidays

Way2go4 Walking Holidays

The Old Smithy Inn

The Old Smithy Inn

West Henaford

West Henaford

Little Nod

Little Nod

Mel Ensor Plumbing

Mel Ensor Plumbing

Koa Tree Camp

Koa Tree Camp

Pacha Design

Pacha Design

Southole Barns

Southole Barns

Welcombe House

Welcombe House

Hartland Abbey

Hartland Abbey

Golden Park

Golden Park

Smudgers Cottage

Smudgers Cottage

Pottery Courses UK

Pottery Courses UK

Mead Barns

Mead Barns

Gooseham Barton

Gooseham Barton

Foxgloves

Foxgloves

Old Smithy Bungalows

Old Smithy Bungalows

Clovelly

Clovelly

Richard and Felicity Cole

Richard and Felicity Cole

Corner Cottage

Corner Cottage

Anthony Mellor Building & Carpentry

Anthony Mellor Building & Carpentry

Paul Knight Painter & Decorator

Paul Knight Painter & Decorator

Springfield

Springfield

Ebb and Flow Massage

Ebb and Flow Massage

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