What our guests say

We’ve just spent a truly enjoyable four days in the self catering cottage attached to Cranham House. Welcombe Coastal Barn is located on the borders of North Devon/Cornwall and is a perfect base for exploring the stunning South West Coastal Path. The cottage is a haven for those who want the opportunity to relax while being surrounded by wonderful views of the North Devon/Cornwall pastoral scenery. At the same time, the rugged cliffs and beach at Welcombe Mouth are a short stroll away...a breath-taking stretch of coast.

The owners,Jennifer and Alan, couldn’t be more welcoming and are a wealth of local information. The self catering barn is located next door to the main house but is completely private and comfortable. Jennifer and Alan have a wonderful eye for interesting furnishings and art work which is reflected in the interior decoration of the barn. The kitchen is galley style, well equipped and is easy to use. However, we would highly recommend that you book at least one evening meal in the main house. Jennifer is an excellent cook and uses ingredients fresh from her and Alan’s garden. You are also served this meal in an elegant room filled with well chosen, beautiful art and furnishings. You will experience a stay in a wonderful location that feels a long way from the rush of working and travelling.

Jennifer and Alan are warm and caring hosts and will help you with any questions you may have. The road in to Cranham House is a narrow one and at times bumpy but what awaits you at the end of the road is well worth it. We had a wonderful time at Welcombe Coastal Barn and without a doubt will be back.
— Claire C, Vancouver.
This is our third visit to what we can only describe as the most naturally beautiful part of the North Devon and Cornwall coast line. Having spent many a long hour searching hopelessly on the internet for the perfect cottage hideaway for relaxing, long weekends and a week here and there for some serious ‘get away from it all’ time to no avail, our eventual discovery of this stunning coastal barn was a truly memorable moment. Returning to the incredible beauty spot that is Welcombe Mouth, after over 30 years, we can only now describe Cranham House and Barn as our spiritual home.

The privacy that this pretty, distinctive and lovingly furnished semi detached barn affords you enables you to shut yourself away from the world, abandon your car, lose your mobile phone signal and do little else but walk, sleep, relax, take in the cleanliness of the sea air and admire the truly breath-taking views. Whether heading for the North Devon/Cornish border at Morwenstow or the historic location of Hartland Quay, the coastal path walks never fail to cause you to stop, stare and wonder at the amazing cliffs, rock formation, crashing waves and local wildlife and flora.

A more welcoming place you could never wish to find. We look no longer for our perfect break. You will find it here.
— Vernon and Sarah, Bath.
Thank you very much indeed for the stay in your lovely barn. We enjoyed our Spring holiday immensely, the peacefulness of the Hartland Peninsula was wonderful and also sitting in your lovely garden. Thank you also for the welcome tray and great treats, particularly the home made bread.
— Hilary and Paul, Dorchester

"Thank you for such a lovely stay.  You know you've had a good break when you're sad to be leaving.This place is a lovely little gem in the surroundings of somewhere so beautiful.  Thank you for making us feel so welcome. The hamper was brilliant!   Katherine & Matt


"Thank you so much.  We had a wonderful weekend here again.  We love the cottage.  Duncan actually proposed to me down at Welcombe Mouth on Saturday, so this place is building up lots of special memories for us!  Just the perfect place to escape London."                     Eleanor & Duncan

"You have created a perfect dream"  Terry & Clare

"Thank you for making us so welcome in your beautiful barn.  We have had an amazing week full of exploring and sightseeing.  We have been very comfortable and completely at ease."  Beth & Rob

We had a really lovely time.  We were made to feel exceptionally welcome and comfortable from the moment we arrived, and I think we're both in agreement that Welcombe is one of the most beautiful places we've been to. Since moving to London from relatively rural Northern Ireland a proper log fire has been one of the luxuries we have really missed. We hope we can visit you again sometime in the future.  Imogen & Peter

Many thanks for having us to stay at your beautiful coastal barn - we have had a wonderful time, the perfect getaway! Warm wishes.
— Anghared and Mark

"The first thing we said after having left the Coastal Barn was: We really have to come back.  Best wishes from Bavaria."  Wolfgang and Brigitte