Welcome to the Holcombe Village website, a small village on the south coast of Devon

What's New?

The Inspector's report on Plan Teignbridge has been published.  He has confirmed that the extended area at Little Leigh can be used for development but has changed the wording of the Plan.  It now states development for "up to 35 houses" rather than "at least 35 houses" as originally proposed.  This change reflects concerns about housing density during the consultation process.

BBC One are looking for people who live in interesting homes in Holcombe and the surrounding areas and would be happy to try a home swap holiday for a new TV series. Do you live in an interesting home you’d be happy to swap with someone elsewhere in the UK for a short break? For more details click here

The Community Orchard has now planted a further 17 fruit trees - click here for further details  An article on the Orchard has featured in the latest edition of "Village Green" click here


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 andy@holcombedevon.co.uk. Enjoy! 


Holcombe (click for satellite picture) 

Location (click for further details)

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