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

What's New?

The Village now has a new website which can be accessed at www.holcombevillage.weebly.com

The developer of Seaglass has asked that the condition that requires it to realign the main road should be removed.  The Association has objected to this to both Teignbridge District Council and Devon County Council - click here and here

Leander Developments will shortly be submitting planning permission for 35 houses at Little Leigh - click here for further details

Are you bothered by doorstop sellers? Devon and Cornwall Police and Trading Standards have produced a leaflet on this (click here) and you can download a "No Cold Callers" poster (click here)

If you are interested in booking the main Village Hall, please contact Carole Comber on 01626 863290.   


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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