Welcome to the Holcombe website, a small village on the south coast of Devon
Holcombe is situated between the seaside resorts of Dawlish and Teignmouth, and has a population of around eight hundred people. The village has a church (St George's), a shop, two pubs (The Castle Inn in the village, and the Smugglers Inn on the coast road) and a Village Hall. We did have a Post Office but this was closed by the PO, in its wisdom, in September 2008. For administrative purposes, Holcombe falls within the Dawlish South West ward of the Teignbridge District Council.
Holcombe's history has been traced back over a thousand years. In this time, the village has changed considerably from a largely rural and agricultural community to the village we see today, with many residents commuting each day to Exeter or Torbay. The village's rich past has been associated with smugglers and been impacted by the growth of the railways - the Bristol to Plymouth main line goes along the coast at Holcombe and is one of the most scenic stretches of the rail network in the country. The heart of the village though has retained much of its character, with many thatched cottages in a designated conservation area.
This website is primarily for the residents of Holcombe and provides details of events as well as general information on the village. If you have any items for inclusion or any comments on the website, please contact the administrator, Andy, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy!
Carol Singing at the Smugglers Inn
This year's carol singing will take place on Thursday 10th December starting at 7.00pm in the main bar area.
Teignbridge District Council's Planning Committee rejected the application by the developer of Seaglass, so the section 106 agreement that requires it to realign the main road at Holcombe Cross is still in place. We await to see plans from the developer on how the alignment will be achieved, and before any work commences these plans will have to pass a road safety audit.
Smugglers Caravan Park
The owners have closed the Park and given notice that all caravans should be removed by the end of the year. Details are set out in a local newspaper article - click here. We await details of the owners future plans for the site.
Beating the Bounds / Apple Day
The Residents Association, in conjunction with the Church, held a "Beating of the Bounds" with 25 people (and 7 dogs) walking the 4.5 mile route around the village. This coincided with the Community Orchard's Apple Day where freshly pressed apple juice and cakes were available. Our local Waitrose store had a stall and donated bread and cheese for the walkers and other attendees. Many thanks to everyone who supported the event.
Cavanna Homes, the developer of the Southdowns Road site, has submitted a detailed planning application to build 18 houses. Full details can be found on Teignbridge District Council's Planning Portal. The Residents Association has objected to certain aspects of these plans - click here.
Holcombe Community Orchard Wassail
Cold Calling prevention
Anyone who would like a "No Cold Callers" sticker should contact Andy on 01626 888072