Smudgers has been a  4* Gold award holder for 2010-2011 & 2011-2012. We have chosen to no longer participate in the Visit Britain scheme but our standards remain as impeccably high as ever.

Smudgers Cottage is situated on the outskirts of Welcombe in North West Devon.  At the head of a timeless and tranquil valley it is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty  and A Nature Conservancy Zone. The Cottage is walking distance from Welcombe Mouth beach and  has access to  the South West coastal path which is less than 200 metres away, from where Lundy Island may be seen rising majestically  above the waves on a clear day. This area is truly a walkers paradise. There are  stunning views over rolling Devon hills from the lovely gardens and grounds.The Cottage offers superb quality accommodation for two in a beautiful setting.

Perfect for birdwatching and walking, many species of birds can be found in the garden and surrounding area. Peaceful, quiet and the perfect retreat to unwind and relax. Smudgers is set privately in the grounds of the owners property, and is spacious, well equipped and perfect for cosy romantic breaks for two. The amazing dark skies and lack of pollution make ideal conditions to view the stars through our telescope on a clear night.

There are excellent pubs and restaurants locally. We recommend The Old Smithy, a thatched pub with a very friendly ambience, great affordable food and a selection of fine wines and local ales.

                 If you can bear to tear yourself away from the delights of  this beautiful area, Smudgers is close to the Cornish border with easy access to many fine beaches and pretty villages. Boscastle, Tintagel with the famous King Arthur's castle and Port Isaac to name but a few, are all within a comfortable driving distance. Also for the gardeners among you, The Eden Project is well worth a visit.

 Below are 2 Spring visitors to Smudgers.


We understand you won't want to shop immediately you arrive at Smudgers and so a delicious Devon Cream Tea and a starter pack of useful essentials, if ordered, will be  awaiting your arrival at Smudgers Cottage.