West Down, perfectly located 4 miles inland from the stunning North Devon coast and Woolacombe Beach, is an ideal place to stay on holiday. Find a selection of self catering holiday properties in West Down here, rural and tranquil and yet just a short drive to Woolacombe, Combesgate and other beaches. Family friendly self catering holiday homes in West Down are listed here, if you have any questions about our West Down holiday cottages, call the My Favourite Cottages team. We love our cottages in West Down, ideally located in stunning countryside, yet perfect for a family holiday near the beaches in North Devon.
The town of Ilfracombe is 4 miles to the North and with the larger village of Braunton 4 miles to the south of the village, there is easy access to local amenities, some excellent pubs and good-quality restaurants.
Nestled in beautiful North Devon countryside, the village itself has a thriving community, with a well-stocked village community shop, primary school, parish hall, church and village pub. The church in West Down, St Calixtus dates backs to the 14th century boasting Norman origins and generations of ‘Bell Ringers’ that have held a long standing reputation in the county.
Set in the heart of the village, The Crown Inn offers great food and local ales by a cosy fire or in its pretty garden.
Its close proximity to the coast and the glorious beaches at Woolacombe, Putsborough and Croyde makes West Down an ideal place for a family holiday or to enjoy a long weekend away. There are plenty of excellent holiday cottages in and around the village.
Please check out our selection of holiday cottages West Down below:
Lake View Cottage is a wonderful spacious three-bedroom cottage set just outside the North Devon village of West Down, which is only 10 minutes away from both Braunton and Ilfracombe. This family friendly property is ideally placed for enjoying the surrounding countryside but also for enjoyable family days at the beach. The golden sandy beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton are all just a short drive away and a popular choice for both beach lovers and surfers.SEE COTTAGE
Surrounded by the glorious North Devon countryside just a few miles from the North Devon village of West Down, Royd Cottage is just one of six countryside cottages at Lower Aylescott. Thoughtfully renovated throughout, this fantastic two-bedroom cottage is an ideal choice for couples and families looking to explore the countryside, the wilds of Exmoor and enjoy the stunning North Devon coastline and its glorious beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton.SEE COTTAGE
A three bedroom self-catering cottage set in the North Devon countryside outside the small village of West Down, Duror Cottage is a fantastic choice for a relaxing countryside break in North Devon. Not far from the popular village of Braunton and seaside resort of Ilfracombe, guests at Lower Aylescott can easily enjoy a great choice of local pubs and restaurants. The award-winning beach at Woolacombe is only a 15-minute drive away and Exmoor National Park is nearby.SEE COTTAGE
Just a short distance from West Down, a small village in North Devon not far from Braunton and Ilfracombe, Blare Cottage is a wonderful two-bedroom countryside cottage at Lower Aylescott. Set in a lovely peaceful rural location, it offers families and couples a quiet and tranquil break amidst beautiful countryside and also the opportunity to enjoy the North Devon coastline and its popular beaches, Woolacombe and Croyde.SEE COTTAGE
Smithy Cottage, a cosy two bedroom cottage for couples and families is set in the beautiful Devon countryside, just a few miles outside the charming village of West Down. With its own shop, village pub and its close proximity to the coast and beaches at Woolacombe and Saunton and the larger resorts of Braunton and Ilfracombe, Smithy Cottage close to West Down is ideal for those looking to enjoy both the North Devon coast and countryside.SEE COTTAGE
Braefoot Cottage at Lower Aylescott is one of 6 lovely self-catered holiday cottages only 4 miles from Ilfracombe on the North Devon coast and has been a favoured tourist location dating back to a heyday in the Victorian times which is reflected in the towns buildings.This collection of holiday cottages is near the town, a quirky mixture of "kiss-me-quick" seafront archades and chip-shops then as you venture back into the town the shops become more sophisticated and the restaurants much more upmarket. For guests staying at Braefoot Cottage holiday rental there are some amazing restaurants in the town actually boasts two Michelin star restaurants and it has also been patronised by Damian Hirst, with his quayside restaurant and masive bronze statue of Verity looking out over the sea.SEE COTTAGE