Berry Park, Welcombe, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 6HH

FAQ’s

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What time can we arrive?
You are welcome to arrive any time from 4pm on the first day of your holiday.

What time do we have to leave at the end of our holiday?
Please vacate your accommodation by 10am on the last day of your holiday so that we have time to clean and prepare it for the next guests.

Do we need to bring our own bed linen and towels? 
Beds are made up with Egyptian cotton bed linen. Towels are not provided and you are asked to bring your own. However, should you wish to hire a bath towel, you may do so for the cost of £4.00 per towel. 

Do you supply cots and high chairs?
Cots and high chairs are available upon request, subject to availability. Please bring your own linen for the cot.

Is electricity included in the price?
All our properties have £1 coin operated electric meters. We always leave a generous amount of credit in the meters so your electricity may not cost you any extra at all. If you do need to top up the meter, it will not be a significant extra expense.

Is heating included in the price?
Central Heating is included in the price of most of our holiday accommodation whenever the weather necessitates. The exceptions are Wild Rose, which has Night Storage Heating included in the price, and Primrose Cottage, which has Central Heating via a £1 coin meter. We always leave a generous amount of credit in the meter so your heating may not cost you any extra at all. If you do need to top up the meter, it will not be a significant extra expense as the cottage is very well insulated.

Are there any local buses?
We are in a very rural location and we recommend that our guests bring a car to Berry Park as there is little rural public transport. Buses to Hartland, Bideford and Bude run along the A39. They can be hailed at Welcombe Cross which is 3 miles from Berry Park. The nearest railway stations are Barnstaple (30 miles), and Exeter St Davids (40 miles). Local buses are run by Stagecoach and Western Greyhound.

Where are the nearest shops?
The nearest shop is our wonderful Welcombe Community Shop which is open Mondays to Saturdays 9am to 1pm. There is a Premier Post Office, Spar and Co-op in Kilkhampton (6 miles) as well as an excellent butcher’s. The nearest supermarkets are Morrisons and Lidl in Bude (13 miles). There is an Asda at Atlantic Village, Bideford. Bude town centre has a good range of interesting shops. Barnstaple is the nearest big shopping centre.

How far is the beach and what is it like?
Welcombe Mouth Beach is ¾mile away and it takes about 20 minutes to walk there, – longer to come back as it’s uphill! You can take your car down the unmade track to the beach and there is a good sized car park at the cliff top. The beach is a lovely unspoilt spot with pebbles at high tide and more and more sand as the tide goes out. A very popular spot for surfing and an interesting beach with a waterfall and lots of rockpools to explore. The beaches in Bude are sandy at all states of the tide.

How far is the coast path?
It is just a short 10 minute walk to join the coast path between Welcombe Mouth and Marsland. Turn right to walk to Hartland Quay or left to go to Morwenstow and then on to Bude.

Can I bring my dog to Berry Park?
We welcome one or two well behaved dogs at an extra charge of £17 per pet per week. We ask that dogs be kept on a lead in the grounds and that they are not left alone in the accommodation.

Are the beaches dog friendly?
There are no restrictions on dogs at Welcombe Mouth Beach, nor at any of the beaches between Welcombe and Northcott Mouth. Dogs are allowed on Summerleaze Beach in Bude, but not on Crooklets Beach.

Is the accommodation suitable for the disabled?
It depends on the level of disability. Marigold and Poppy are our two ground floor properties and would be the only possibilities. It is just one small step up into the house and many of the doorways are wide, but the bathroom doors are too narrow for a wheelchair. There are no special facilities for the disabled. We regret we are unable to cater for those who are completely wheelchair bound.

Are there any good local pubs and restaurants?
The Old Smithy Inn is just a 10 minute walk away. It’s a free house, has some great real ales and serves excellent food. After that it’s a drive to Kilkhampton where there are a couple of pubs or Bude where there is a selection of pubs, restaurants & cafes. In the other direction there are a few pubs in Hartland and The Hoops Inn on the way to Bideford.

Are there any takeaways nearby?
In Kilkhampton (6 miles) there is a choice of the Wayside Chinese (01288 321929) , Pizza or Fish & Chips.

Is there WiFi at Berry Park?
We do have free wifi at Berry Park and it can be picked up in all the apartments. The signal is not strong enough to reach Primrose and Garden Cottages but you are welcome to sit in the games room or gallery and log on.

Is there a good mobile ‘phone signal at Berry Park?
Depending on your network, it can be difficult to pick up a signal inside the house. We use vodafone as it seems to be the strongest. The higher up the house you go the better the signal! As far as we know all the networks can be picked up from outside in the grounds.

Can I smoke at Berry Park?
We have a strict no smoking policy throughout the house and cottages.

What kitchen equipment is provided?
All the kitchens are well equipped with everything you need for easy self-catering. Full size electric cookers, fridges (some have fridge freezers), microwaves, pots and pans, utensils, cutlery, crockery and much more.

Is it easy to park?
There is plenty of easy off road parking.