14th February 2024

2024 Easter Activities in North Devon

 From egg hunting to arts and crafts, let's explore some of the best Easter activities in North Devon in 2024.

17th January 2024

North Devon's Top Romantic Restaurants for Valentine's Day

To help you plan the perfect evening, we’ve compiled a list of North Devon’s top romantic restaurants for Valentine’s Day. 

15th December 2023

2024 Events in North Devon

 In this article, we'll take a closer look at some of the top events to look forward to in North Devon in 2024.

23rd November 2023

Things to do Near Woolacombe

If you're planning a trip to Woolacombe, you'll be pleased to know that there are plenty of things to do in and around the town to keep you entertained. Here's our favourite choices.

25th August 2023

Things to do in North Devon When it's Raining

Whether you're a North Devon local seeking entertainment on a rainy day or a visitor on holiday, here's our favourite wet weather activities in Woolacombe, Ilfracombe, Mortehoe and more!

4th August 2023

Free things to do in North Devon

Are you looking for free activities to do in North Devon? Look no further! Here’s our list of budget-friendly attractions and activities to keep you occupied during your stay in one of our holiday cottages in Woolacombe.

19th June 2023

7 Reasons to Book a Holiday Cottage in North Devon this Summer

North Devon offers a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Unwind in picturesque surroundings during a stay in a picturesque holiday cottage.

7th March 2023

Easter Events in North Devon 2023

We highly recommend a family holiday in Woolacombe if you’re looking to make the most of the various Easter events taking place across North Devon.

23rd January 2023

Best Attractions for Teenagers in North Devon

 There are a breadth of brilliant things to do in North Devon to keep your teenagers entertained! From air, to land, to water, we share our top picks of best attractions for teenagers in North Devon.

14th December 2022

Top 5 Pubs and Restaurants in North Devon

 North Devon's food scene is growing - and it's growing fast. The area has become popular for exciting cuisine, and we're happy to share our top 5 pubs and restaurants in the area.

13th December 2022

Top 10 National Trust Sites in Devon

Devon is home to an abundance of National Trust sites, including castles, country estates, beautiful beaches and parkland. Here's our top pick to visit during a stay at Willingcott Valley Holiday Village.

1st December 2022

Christmas Events in Woolacombe and North Devon

There’s no dispute that Woolacombe makes for a superb family holiday destination during the summer. However, North Devon also plays host to a number of festive events that take place in the winter months.

22nd November 2022

Cosy Winter Breaks in North Devon

There's still time to book cosy winter breaks at Willingcott Valley near Woolacombe, North Devon. Book now!

31st October 2022

Things to do in Clovelly

Clovelly is one of North Devon’s most charming coastal locations. The picturesque fishing village has a distinctive look and feel, almost like taking a step back in time and entering into another ancient world!

30th September 2022

Events Taking Place In North Devon This Autumn

Many exciting Autumn events are taking place in North Devon in the upcoming months, from spooky Halloween events to colourful firework displays.

23rd September 2022

Autumn holidays in Woolacombe

Autumn holidays in Woolacombe, North Devon are a great opportunity to enjoy the stunning area with the added benefit of less crowds and Indian summer weather. As well as taking advantage of some unmissable deals on booking prices.

17th August 2022

In the spotlight: Arlington Court

Around a 30-minute drive from Willingcott Valley you’ll find Arlington Court. A fascinating stately home and estate that houses the National Trust's unique collection of historic carriages.

29th July 2022

Tarka Trail 'Missing Link' to be constructed

A 'missing link' section of the Tarka Trail (which runs near Willingcott) is to be constructed later this year.

21st June 2022

Win Tickets to Milky Way Adventure Park

Win a set of 2 free tickets to the Milky Way Adventure Park in our exclusive giveaway! Make the most of your stay at Willingcott Valley with a free pass to one of the top North Devon family attractions.

16th June 2022

Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool Now Open

Guests staying at our self-catering cottages at Willingcott Valley can now enjoy use of our outdoor heated swimming pool.

12th May 2022

Woolacombe Spring Classic Surf Festival

The Spring Classic festival is an exciting new addition to the events calendar in Woolacombe. Taking place on 27 - 30 May 2022 the inaugural festival promises to be an action-packed weekend of surf, skate, live music and ride culture.

21st April 2022

North Devon Surf School Spotlight: Nick Thorn

In the first of our spotlight series on individual North Devon surf schools we take a closer look at Nick Thorn Surf School.

4th April 2022

North Devon Named As UK's First World Surfing Reserve

North Devon has been recognised as the first place in the UK to become a World Surfing Reserve.

28th February 2022

A Day Out in Lynton and Lynmouth

For a truly magical day out in North Devon, we recommend visiting Lynton and Lynmouth. The twin coastal villages are closely connected by an award-winning cliff railway – one of very few of its kind in the whole world!

15th December 2021

Willingcott Valley Online Reviews 2021

The peak season has drawn to a close and what a year it has been. With demand for UK staycations reaching new highs, it has certainly felt like a busy period at Willingcott Valley. Read our guest review round-up for 2021...

27th October 2021

Luxury Holiday Homes For Sale in Woolacombe

We're excited to share the news that the first phase of our development of luxury holiday homes near Woolacombe has officially launched.

16th September 2021

A Day Trip To Lundy Island

There are such a fantastic range of places to visit and explore in North Devon. A day out at Lundy Island is simply one of the best and comes highly recommended. Especially if you're looking for a soul-reviving retreat from the hustle and bustle.

28th July 2021

Tarka Trail Adventures

The Tarka Trail is a great way to explore the stunning North Devon landscape. Made up of traffic-free footpaths and cycleways, the 180 mile trail is largely flat and suitable for enjoying on foot or two-wheels.

18th June 2021

Reconnect with North Devon

Here are some of our recommendations for ways to reconnect with North Devon during your holiday.

28th May 2021

Benefits of self-catering holidays - Woolacombe cottages

The beauty of self-catering holidays is the freedom and flexibility it provides. As well as the cost savings you'll make. Here are just a few of the advantages of choosing a self-catering holiday.

9th April 2021

Best Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) Locations in North Devon

Over the past few years stand up paddle boarding has become one of the UK’s fastest growing water sports. It's relatively quick to get into and is now a ‘must do’ activity whilst you’re on holiday.

22nd March 2021

5 Golf Courses in North Devon

Golf is a popular activity in North Devon with a variety of top courses to choose from. Some of which are among the very best the country has to offer.

18th January 2021

6 Reasons To Take a UK Staycation in Woolacombe

When it comes to wide sandy beaches and family attractions, Woolacombe is a stunning staycation destination.

26th November 2020

Support Local in North Devon this Christmas

This year we encourage our guests and followers to support local and purchase Christmas presents from North Devon businesses.

19th October 2020

Baggy Point Walk, Croyde Bay

The Baggy Point walk is ideal for those who’d like a relaxing stroll, something that suits families with younger children and also those with a keen eye for future adventures.

6th October 2020

Escape the Everyday in North Devon

Escape the everyday with a Devon holiday at Willingcott Valley this autumn and winter. We've picked a few activities that will help you discover the natural beauty on offer...

4th September 2020

7 Day Woolacombe Itinerary - Our holiday at Willingcott Valley

North Devon is a picturesque part of the country with no end of top family attractions. We appreciate it so much ourselves that we often take our own holiday in Woolacombe. We hope this 7 day itinerary helps you get the most out of your stay.

11th August 2020

Good To Go - Book With Confidence

Willingcott Valley are pleased to announce that we are officially recognised by VisitEngland as being 'Good To Go'.

5th August 2020

Eat Out to Help Out: Restaurants In Woolacombe

The new Eat Out to Help Out scheme has launched in Woolacombe. This is your chance to claim £10 off meals & soft drinks on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays during August.

7th June 2020

Best Surf Locations in North Devon

If surfing and surf culture is part of your lifestyle then there is no better place to embrace the sport and hone your skills than the surf breaks in North Devon.

16th May 2020

Top Running Events in North Devon

Do you enjoy the outdoors and would like to participate in running events surrounded by stunning scenery? Whether you want to achieve a personal best or just feel inspired there is an event that will tick all the boxes for you.

11th April 2020

10 Things To Do With The Family At Easter In North Devon

Easter is a great time of the year in North Devon, and with plenty of organised Easter-themed events taking place, there’s lots going on to keep the kids entertained.

10th March 2020

Easter Events and Activities in North Devon

There's always plenty of Easter events in North Devon that you can enjoy with the family. It's that time of year to get involved in the all Easter activities put on by the top family attractions in the region.

28th February 2020

Cosy Getaways in Woolacombe

Are you planning a cosy getaway with that special someone during the cooler months? Look no further than our traditional two bed holiday cottages near Woolacombe for an unforgettable, romantic location.

30th November 2019

5 Reasons To Visit Willingcott Valley For A Woolacombe Holiday

We think that Willingcott Valley Holiday Village is a great option for accommodation on a self-catering holiday in Woolacombe. Here’s just a few reasons why...

7th October 2019

Short Break Guide: Woolacombe

North Devon is brimming with natural beauty, stunning stately homes and activities for all the family – and Woolacombe is a fantastic place to start.

27th September 2019

Woolacombe Beach – Things you might not know

Woolacombe is only two miles away from our holiday cottages at Willingcott Valley, but here’s a few things you might not know about the beach area...

16th August 2019

10 Things To Do In Ilfracombe

Not too far from Willingcott Valley you’ll find the beautiful coastal town of Ilfracombe. Just a 10-minute journey in the car and you’ll be able to enjoy the stunning seaside charm and discover beautiful points of interest.

31st July 2019

Best Things To Do In Woolacombe

Make the most of your holiday in Woolacombe with this guide to the best things to see and do.

15th July 2019

Things to do in Croyde, North Devon

Only a short drive from Willingcott Valley, you'll find the charming village of Croyde. From sandy beaches to stunning scenery, here you'll be perfectly placed to explore North Devon's Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beaut

1st July 2019

Top 5 Family Attractions in North Devon

North Devon has a wide variety of attractions for visitors of all ages no matter what the season or weather. Here are our ‘Top 5 Family Attractions’ that create great holiday memories...

7th May 2019

Best Walks Near Woolacombe In North Devon

Our self-catering holiday cottages benefit from being in close proximity to the stunning North Devon coastline, South West Coast path and Exmoor National Park. We wanted to share with you a few of our favourite walks near Woolacombe.

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