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Warcombe Farmhouse Location
Where Rustic Charm Rolls Down to the Sea
Stroll down the quiet country lane from Warcombe Farmhouse and discover the pretty seaside village of Lee Bay.
The peaceful village has its own secluded beach, which is ideal for a spot of sunbathing or paddling in the ocean. This relaxing cove is perfect for families, as children will love to play in the rock pools and build sandcastles. At low tide it is also possible to walk round the cliffs to Sandy Cove or Bath Beach as it is locally known. This larger shingle beach is perfect for anyone looking for more seclusion and space. There is also no need to worry about being cut off by a rising tide as the beach can also be accessed via the South West Coastal Path and a set of steep steps that have been cut into the cliff face.
From Country Hedgerows to Rock Pools and Sea Shells
The Coastal Path, which runs through the village of Lee, gives you endless opportunities for long challenging walks or leisurely strolls. A path at the foot of the garden at Warcombe Farmhouse connects to the coastal path and leads directly down to the village where there is a family and dog friendly pub, the Grampus Inn, serving good food. It is a lovely place to enjoy a Sunday lunch on a cold, frosty day in the winter or a leisurely lunch in the garden on a sunny summer's afternoon. The Grampus is also working as the village's post office and convenience store, so it is a great place to pick up any day to day necessities.
Lee is often referred to as 'Fuchsia Valley'. In the height of summer, the village's hedgerows and gardens are full of colour, as the flower comes into bloom, scattering shades of pink and red throughout the valley.
Drive up the lane from Warcombe Farmhouse and turn east towards Mortehoe. Once a haven for smugglers and wreckers, today it is a popular destination for visitors. Take a short walk along the Coast Path and step out on to Bull Point, home to the lighthouse that boasts some of the most jaw-dropping views in the area.
A Day on the Beach and a Night on the Town
Just a few miles from Warcombe Farmhouse is Woolacombe beach. Famous for its three mile stretch of golden sands and sparkling blue ocean it is perfect for numerous water sports and is an ideal place for families looking for hours of entertainment on the beach.
The pretty Victorian town of Ilfracombe is also within easy reach of the farmhouse. This seaside town has plenty to offer visitors with lovely cafes, pubs and restaurants in which to savour some of the local seafood or indulge in a Devonshire cream tea.
From the harbour, catch a boat to Lundy Island, or set sail for a magical trip around the North Devon coast. The harbour is also home to the famous statue 'Verity', designed by Damien Hirst who owns a local restaurant, The Quay.
North Devon's largest town, Barnstaple, is less than a 30 minute drive from Warcombe Farmhouse. Throughout the year the town has a busy high street with plenty of shops to browse and an incredible Pannier Market selling local produce. The town also has its own large multi-screen cinema, professional theatre and leisure centre.