Located in an idyllic landscape and a short walk to the Atlantic Ocean on the border of North Devon/Cornwall
Welcombe Coastal Barn is located 4 miles from the A39 between Bideford and Bude off the Elmscott turn off. Follow the directions below and / or take a look at a large scale map below.
Follow the A39 from BIDEFORD through Horns Cross and Bucks Cross towards Hartland.
Continue on the main road past several signs for CLOVELLY and HARTLAND when you will begin the climb up to BURSDEN MOOR. At the very top of the hill there is a signpost to the right for ELMSCOTT. There is also a brown Youth Hostel signpost here. (If you drive past the West Country Inn on your left you will have overshot the turning by about 50 yards).
This is a sharp right turn onto the Moor and you will drive over a cattle grid before taking the first left - again signposted ELMSCOTT and LUTSFORD - along the top of the moorland, over a second cattle grid before a further 50 yards to Lutsford Farm.
DO NOT CONTINUE TO TAKE THE RIGHT HAND BEND BUT DRIVE STRAIGHT AHEAD passing a signpost marked WEMBSWORTHY and PUTSHOLE on the left.
You will now be driving along the top of the valley for about 3 miles towards the sea - first past HIGHER and then LOWER WEMBSWORTHY FARMs and the entrance to PUTSHOLE FARM (not signposted) on the right (see detailed map).
After approx 200 yards you will see a small crossroads sign. Continue on over this crossroads and you will immediately drive through a metal farm gate with a fenced off area on the right. Ahead of you there is a sign to CRANHAM FARM showing a dead-end . Do not continue on but turn right (at the fence) onto a tarmaced lane. (Although this lane is marked as 'unsuitable for vehicles' it can be driven over safely and slowly).
The entrance to Cranham House and WELCOMBE COASTAL BARN is the second wide field gate on the left just before the lane begins to descend into woodland. On the right you will see a slate sign marked Cranham House.
Drive into the entrance and open this field gate. The track rises slightly before you continue along the ridge of a hay meadow with the valley and sea below you and the house in view.
Follow the track round to the right and the final short distance to the parking area of the house.
Please observe the country code and shut the gate behind you.
Walking to Welcombe Coastal Barn from the South West Coast Path at Welcombe Mouth
Take the track from the beach and walk through the floor of the valley to the first crossroads. Keeping to the left, follow the road round, past Strawberry Water, until you reach the junction signposted "Watergap". Turn right, walk over the bridge and after only a few feet take the public footpath marked on your left. You will pass through a gate with a high stone garden wall on your right and enter woodland. Proceed up the track ignoring the yellow arrow footpath sign on the steps half way up. Continue through the wood until you reach a small wooden gate at the top. Go through the gate and the back of the house is to your right.