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Barnstaple is an historic market town in north Devon with a mixture of Victorian and Georgian architecture, it's close to both lovely beaches and coastline as well as the Exmoor National Park.

The town itself is quite compact and due to its pedestrianised shopping streets, easy and safe to get around.

If you want to learn more about the town and area visit the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon and the Barnstaple Heritage Centre should be on your to do list. Walking tours are another good way of finding out more.

You can also step back in time at the Pannier Market, which was built in 1855 and remains beautifully preserved. It is home to a different market every day apart from Sundays. For example, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays are a must for fresh locally produced food, plants and flowers and lots more. Wednesdays are great for antiques and collectables.

Surfers will want to head to Bucks Mill Beach and Croyde Beach, which have developed as popular surfing spots in recent years. The long, golden sands at Cryode Beach also make it an ideal spot for families.

The Tarka Trail is a number of cycle paths and footpaths that cover the route used by Tarka the Otter, from the classic book of the same name by Henry Williamson. The figure of eight route is centred on Barnstaple. It covers 180 miles and takes in various landscapes including sandy bays, moorland, river valleys, woodland and cliffs. Walking routes vary from easy to more strenuous and cycle paths are traffic free and largely level. Bike hire is available.

Holiday cottages in Barnstaple are ideal for walkers keen to explore the area's natural beauty and families will enjoy the nearby coastline.

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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Willow Cottage Ref: E3992

Set amidst tranquil Devon countryside, these attractive cottages boast outstanding views over a valley teeming with wildlife and shared enjoyment of an indoor swimming pool and children’s pool, open all year round and heated to around a delightful 30°C. A Jacuzzi and sauna offer an opportunity to relax and unwind whatever the season, whilst the 8 acres of shared grounds afford plenty of space for gentle strolls and picnics. There is also an all weather tennis court as well as a games room with pool table and table tennis and, for children, a large, outdoor play area. North Hill Cottages sit within a short drive of Devon’s famous golden coast – miles of sandy beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde, Putsborough, Westward Ho! and Saunton. These glorious beaches are a paradise for surfers of all ability levels, with boards, wetsuits and expert tuition available at most locations.
Just 3 miles away is Barnstaple, north Devon’s ancient capital whose charming blend of old and new combines a fascinating glimpse of times gone by with exciting browsing in the indoor Green Lane shopping centre, its Pannier Market and its theatre which is the centrepoint of the annual North Devon Festival. At the railway station, one can pick up the famous traffic free Tarka Trail and bicyle hire is available from Fremington Quay, just up river. Close by is Bideford, a historic fishing port and market town with steep, narrow medieval streets and a busy quay from where visitors can enjoy a two hour boat trip to Lundy Island. Also within easy reach is Braunton nature reserve, a beautiful ‘lunar landscape’ wilderness of sand dunes, noted for its rare and exotic plants.
Within easy reach are the glories of Exmoor National Park – among its numerous attractions are the charming coastal resorts of Lynton and Lynmouth, linked by a unique water-powered funicular cliff railway; the National Trust’s mesmerising Watersmeet – a woodland gorge with beautiful walks where the East Lyn River meets Hoaroak Water; Badgeworthy Water – the supposed hideout of the notorious ‘Doone’ family; Dunkery Hill – at 1705 ft, the highest point of the moor; and the ever popular town of Minehead – a traditional seaside resort and the start of the West Somerset Railway. There are splendid National Trust properties at Arlington Court, Dunster Castle and Knightshayes Court. This is wonderful walking country too. Magnificent views can be savoured amidst the tantalising beauty of Exmoor National Park and all along the North Devon Coastal Path. With its soaring cliffs, quaint harbours and long stretches of beach, almost entirely made up of designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, north Devon’s fabulous coastline is a joy to explore.
Riding, sailing and golf are all readily available locally, and fly fishing can be enjoyed at Blakewell Fisheries, conveniently located at the end of the drive leading to the cottages. Pubs serving food and a good choice of shops are found in Barnstaple, 3 miles. Comfortably furnished, warm and welcoming, and enjoying an excellent range of facilities as well as easy access to a host of attractions, North Hill Cottages are the perfect choice for year round holidays and special breaks in north Devon.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and wooden floor. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft four poster), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Cot. H/chair. D/washer. Freezer.

All properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). Oil CH inc (£2.50pd 29th May-30th Sep). Elec, bed linen and towels inc. DVD. M/wave. Shared laundry room with w/machine and t/dryer (honesty box). Garden furniture. Shared BBQ. Parking. NB: Unfenced pond in garden.

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NOW
£973-£973
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Lower Benton Ref: HKL

This high quality barn conversion with its own garden nestles in peaceful countryside ideally situated for exploring the spectacular scenery of Exmoor National Park, with its walks and wildlife and the magnificent coastal beaches and dramatic cliff top footpaths. Comfortably furnished and well equipped, the cottage is set in a courtyard opposite the owner’s farmhouse and adjoining barn which houses a snooker room. Outside is a portable barbecue and garden furniture. The spacious lawn bounded by a stream is ideal for ball games or just relaxing. Arlington Court (NT) 6 miles. Barnstaple 9 miles. Shop and pub 1½ miles.

Living room with open fire in inglenook and high pitched and trussed ceiling. Beamed farmhouse-style kitchen/dining area. First floor: Double bedroom (5ft bed) with en-suite bathroom, over-bath shower, bidet and toilet. Lower ground floor: Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

  • Open fire – initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, full oil central heating and bed linen included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV (Teletext)
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Gardens with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Full-size snooker table
  • Natural spring water supply
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Stream in grounds

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NOW
£354-£973
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2

" Between coast and country ... a collection of designer cottages enjoying the best of both worlds "

Situated in a quiet and peaceful rural location on the edge of the pretty hamlet of Tawstock, these four attractive holiday cottages (refs HYA, HYB, HYC and HYD) are only 7 miles from the nearest beach at Instow and conveniently close to all facilities at Barnstaple. The properties have been converted from a range of old stone barns presented in a fresh contemporary style. With the owners living in the original farmhouse, they form part of the traditional farm courtyard, though Park Gate is no longer a working farm. Each holiday cottage is individual in design, well equipped and comfortable, with attractive furnishing fabrics and attention to detail. Each has patio doors from the living room leading to its own decked patio and lawned garden, perfect for al fresco meals while watching the sun set.
This is an excellent location for exploring the magnificent coastline of North Devon, from the ‘Golden Coast’ with fine sandy surfing beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton, to the rugged cliffs of Hartland Point. The coastal footpath offers superb walking with wonderful views of the dramatic shoreline, while inland the wild beauty of Exmoor waits to be discovered. Bideford Bay takes in its sweep along Westward Ho!, Hartland Point and the beautiful village of Clovelly – much loved by photographers. Instow and the old ship-building port of Appledore shelter in the mouth of the Torridge Estuary, and regular boat trips to Lundy can be taken from Bideford. Casual cyclists who fancy a spin in the countryside under their own steam will appreciate the Tarka Trail, a popular flat route that is easy to manage and runs from Meeth near Okehampton; it winds its way to Braunton and can be picked up at Barnstaple, just 2 miles from the cottages. There are plenty of places to visit nearby, including a number of family attractions such as The Big Sheep, Funderzone and The Milky Way which have covered amusements for children of all ages. At Great Torrington, there are the famous and stunning RHS gardens at Rosemoor. Whilst there, it certainly worth a visit to the Dartington Crystal factory glass works (7 miles), where molten glass is expertly fashioned into unique works of art by the glass blowers. Horse riding, golf, surfing lessons and fishing can all be organised locally. The nearby town of Barnstaple offers good shops and restaurants, a weekly market and pannier market, theatre, cinema and sports facilities. Shops 2½ miles.

More suited to a larger family group, careful thought and attention to detail has gone into giving Oak a cosy ‘home from home’ atmosphere. An unusual full length window in the main sitting area gives clear views of the countryside beyond and there is a large decked patio leading down to a lawned area, where pleasant balmy evenings can be enjoyed.

Two steps to main entrance. Spacious living room with gas woodburner in central fireplace and patio doors to decked patio. Three steps up to dining room and large modern fitted kitchen with large range and breakfast area. Two bedrooms; one double wtih 24in flatscreen TV and one twin. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Four bedrooms, all with sloping ceilings; one double with en-suite bathroom with toilet, two twin and one bunk. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Gas woodburner included
  • Additional cot
  • Range included
  • Freezer

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video
  • Radio/cassette/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Garden with decked patio, and furniture
  • Large shared communal lawned area
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Play area with swings
  • Tennis court
  • Games room
  • Cycle storage

WAS
NOW
£2113-£2113
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3

" Between coast and country ... a collection of designer cottages enjoying the best of both worlds "

Situated in a quiet and peaceful rural location on the edge of the pretty hamlet of Tawstock, these four attractive holiday cottages (refs HYA, HYB, HYC and HYD) are only 7 miles from the nearest beach at Instow and conveniently close to all facilities at Barnstaple. The properties have been converted from a range of old stone barns presented in a fresh contemporary style. With the owners living in the original farmhouse, they form part of the traditional farm courtyard, though Park Gate is no longer a working farm. Each holiday cottage is individual in design, well equipped and comfortable, with attractive furnishing fabrics and attention to detail. Each has patio doors from the living room leading to its own decked patio and lawned garden, perfect for al fresco meals while watching the sun set.
This is an excellent location for exploring the magnificent coastline of North Devon, from the ‘Golden Coast’ with fine sandy surfing beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton, to the rugged cliffs of Hartland Point. The coastal footpath offers superb walking with wonderful views of the dramatic shoreline, while inland the wild beauty of Exmoor waits to be discovered. Bideford Bay takes in its sweep along Westward Ho!, Hartland Point and the beautiful village of Clovelly – much loved by photographers. Instow and the old ship-building port of Appledore shelter in the mouth of the Torridge Estuary, and regular boat trips to Lundy can be taken from Bideford. Casual cyclists who fancy a spin in the countryside under their own steam will appreciate the Tarka Trail, a popular flat route that is easy to manage and runs from Meeth near Okehampton; it winds its way to Braunton and can be picked up at Barnstaple, just 2 miles from the cottages. There are plenty of places to visit nearby, including a number of family attractions such as The Big Sheep, Funderzone and The Milky Way which have covered amusements for children of all ages. At Great Torrington, there are the famous and stunning RHS gardens at Rosemoor. Whilst there, it certainly worth a visit to the Dartington Crystal factory glass works (7 miles), where molten glass is expertly fashioned into unique works of art by the glass blowers. Horse riding, golf, surfing lessons and fishing can all be organised locally. The nearby town of Barnstaple offers good shops and restaurants, a weekly market and pannier market, theatre, cinema and sports facilities. Shops 2½ miles.

Sitting on the edge of the courtyard, stunning country views can be admired from Walnut. Patio doors, a double-aspect living room and full length windows in the spacious hallway impart a light and airy feel to this property. The decked patio and lawned garden are complemented by a separate fully enclosed area in which to house visitors’ pets.

Open-plan living/dining room with patio doors to decked patio. Modern kitchen. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Two bedrooms, each with sloping ceilings; one double with en-suite shower room and toilet, one twin with additional single bed (for +1). Bathroom with toilet.

  • Additional cot

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video
  • Radio/cassette/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Garden with decked patio, and furniture
  • Large shared communal lawned area
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Play area with swings
  • Tennis court
  • Games room
  • Cycle storage

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£653-£671
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Lychgate Cottage Ref: 29906


Located on the square of the charming village of Chittlehampton in North Devon, Lychgate Cottage is a great holiday base for those wanting to experience a slice of village life. This terraced cottage has been renovated to a very good standard by the owners. Well-appointed and furnished throughout, the cottage is a great place to return to after a busy day of sightseeing or coping with the hectic pace of village life! Being located on the square means the good local pub and community run shop are all within easy walking distance. The village church that towers over the square also makes for an imposing sight. Head towards Barnstaple where you have access to some of the best beaches in the country, including Woolacombe and Saunton. The nearest beach at Instow is ideal for children, or just a great place to walk and enjoy a meal or drink at one of the pubs and restaurants along the front. The town of Barnstaple has most amenities you may require with its busy high street, as well as the market and butchers row, which are well worth a visit. There are numerous places of interest close by including the RHS Gardens at Rosemoor, Dartington Crystal and the historic fishing village of Clovelly. National Trust properties can be found at Arlington, Castle Drogo and Knightshayes Court. For the younger ones a visit to the Big Sheep or Milkyway make great days out. There is walking on Dartmoor, Exmoor and the South West Coastal Path, or hire a bike and cycle the Tarka Trail. There is also fishing and golf available locally. Shop 250 yards and pub 75 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. First floor: 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV/recorder. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Car park 10 yards (foc). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£204-£669
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Byre Cottage Ref: E3988

Set amidst tranquil Devon countryside, these attractive cottages boast outstanding views over a valley teeming with wildlife and shared enjoyment of an indoor swimming pool and children’s pool, open all year round and heated to around a delightful 30°C. A Jacuzzi and sauna offer an opportunity to relax and unwind whatever the season, whilst the 8 acres of shared grounds afford plenty of space for gentle strolls and picnics. There is also an all weather tennis court as well as a games room with pool table and table tennis and, for children, a large, outdoor play area. North Hill Cottages sit within a short drive of Devon’s famous golden coast – miles of sandy beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde, Putsborough, Westward Ho! and Saunton. These glorious beaches are a paradise for surfers of all ability levels, with boards, wetsuits and expert tuition available at most locations.
Just 3 miles away is Barnstaple, north Devon’s ancient capital whose charming blend of old and new combines a fascinating glimpse of times gone by with exciting browsing in the indoor Green Lane shopping centre, its Pannier Market and its theatre which is the centrepoint of the annual North Devon Festival. At the railway station, one can pick up the famous traffic free Tarka Trail and bicyle hire is available from Fremington Quay, just up river. Close by is Bideford, a historic fishing port and market town with steep, narrow medieval streets and a busy quay from where visitors can enjoy a two hour boat trip to Lundy Island. Also within easy reach is Braunton nature reserve, a beautiful ‘lunar landscape’ wilderness of sand dunes, noted for its rare and exotic plants.
Within easy reach are the glories of Exmoor National Park – among its numerous attractions are the charming coastal resorts of Lynton and Lynmouth, linked by a unique water-powered funicular cliff railway; the National Trust’s mesmerising Watersmeet – a woodland gorge with beautiful walks where the East Lyn River meets Hoaroak Water; Badgeworthy Water – the supposed hideout of the notorious ‘Doone’ family; Dunkery Hill – at 1705 ft, the highest point of the moor; and the ever popular town of Minehead – a traditional seaside resort and the start of the West Somerset Railway. There are splendid National Trust properties at Arlington Court, Dunster Castle and Knightshayes Court. This is wonderful walking country too. Magnificent views can be savoured amidst the tantalising beauty of Exmoor National Park and all along the North Devon Coastal Path. With its soaring cliffs, quaint harbours and long stretches of beach, almost entirely made up of designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, north Devon’s fabulous coastline is a joy to explore.
Riding, sailing and golf are all readily available locally, and fly fishing can be enjoyed at Blakewell Fisheries, conveniently located at the end of the drive leading to the cottages. Pubs serving food and a good choice of shops are found in Barnstaple, 3 miles. Comfortably furnished, warm and welcoming, and enjoying an excellent range of facilities as well as easy access to a host of attractions, North Hill Cottages are the perfect choice for year round holidays and special breaks in north Devon.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Cot. H/chair. D/washer. Freezer.

All properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). Oil CH inc (£2.50pd 29th May-30th Sep). Elec, bed linen and towels inc. DVD. M/wave. Shared laundry room with w/machine and t/dryer (honesty box). Garden furniture. Shared BBQ. Parking. NB: Unfenced pond in garden.

WAS
NOW
£655-£655
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Shippon Cottage Ref: E3993

Set amidst tranquil Devon countryside, these attractive cottages boast outstanding views over a valley teeming with wildlife and shared enjoyment of an indoor swimming pool and children’s pool, open all year round and heated to around a delightful 30°C. A Jacuzzi and sauna offer an opportunity to relax and unwind whatever the season, whilst the 8 acres of shared grounds afford plenty of space for gentle strolls and picnics. There is also an all weather tennis court as well as a games room with pool table and table tennis and, for children, a large, outdoor play area. North Hill Cottages sit within a short drive of Devon’s famous golden coast – miles of sandy beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde, Putsborough, Westward Ho! and Saunton. These glorious beaches are a paradise for surfers of all ability levels, with boards, wetsuits and expert tuition available at most locations.
Just 3 miles away is Barnstaple, north Devon’s ancient capital whose charming blend of old and new combines a fascinating glimpse of times gone by with exciting browsing in the indoor Green Lane shopping centre, its Pannier Market and its theatre which is the centrepoint of the annual North Devon Festival. At the railway station, one can pick up the famous traffic free Tarka Trail and bicyle hire is available from Fremington Quay, just up river. Close by is Bideford, a historic fishing port and market town with steep, narrow medieval streets and a busy quay from where visitors can enjoy a two hour boat trip to Lundy Island. Also within easy reach is Braunton nature reserve, a beautiful ‘lunar landscape’ wilderness of sand dunes, noted for its rare and exotic plants.
Within easy reach are the glories of Exmoor National Park – among its numerous attractions are the charming coastal resorts of Lynton and Lynmouth, linked by a unique water-powered funicular cliff railway; the National Trust’s mesmerising Watersmeet – a woodland gorge with beautiful walks where the East Lyn River meets Hoaroak Water; Badgeworthy Water – the supposed hideout of the notorious ‘Doone’ family; Dunkery Hill – at 1705 ft, the highest point of the moor; and the ever popular town of Minehead – a traditional seaside resort and the start of the West Somerset Railway. There are splendid National Trust properties at Arlington Court, Dunster Castle and Knightshayes Court. This is wonderful walking country too. Magnificent views can be savoured amidst the tantalising beauty of Exmoor National Park and all along the North Devon Coastal Path. With its soaring cliffs, quaint harbours and long stretches of beach, almost entirely made up of designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, north Devon’s fabulous coastline is a joy to explore.
Riding, sailing and golf are all readily available locally, and fly fishing can be enjoyed at Blakewell Fisheries, conveniently located at the end of the drive leading to the cottages. Pubs serving food and a good choice of shops are found in Barnstaple, 3 miles. Comfortably furnished, warm and welcoming, and enjoying an excellent range of facilities as well as easy access to a host of attractions, North Hill Cottages are the perfect choice for year round holidays and special breaks in north Devon.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Cot. H/chair. D/washer. F/freezer.

All properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). Oil CH inc (£2.50pd 29th May-30th Sep). Elec, bed linen and towels inc. DVD. M/wave. Shared laundry room with w/machine and t/dryer (honesty box). Garden furniture. Shared BBQ. Parking. NB: Unfenced pond in garden.

WAS
NOW
£894-£894
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Elmsleigh Ref: HSSN

This wing of a charming Georgian manor lies just outside the town of Barnstaple. With large windows, typical of its age, the holiday cottage has lovely features such as a wood-panelled living room and original staircase. Within walking distance is a popular route to the top of Codden Hill, from the summit of which, on a clear day, Bodmin Moor, Exmoor, Dartmoor and the sea can be seen. Enjoy North Devon’s stunning beaches at Saunton, Croyde and nearby Instow. Further afield is Dartmoor and Exmoor National Park. Visit Hartland with its lighthouse and the fishing village of Clovelly. For children, try Exmoor Zoo, The Big Sheep and Milky Way amusement parks. Trips to Lundy Island can be taken from Bideford and Ilfracombe. Shop 500 yards, pubs 100 yards.

Cosy living room with gas ‘coal-effect’ fire and wood panelling. Compact kitchen with dining area. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 6ft bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Gas ‘coal-effect’ fire included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot on request
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • iPod dock
  • Rayburn
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • Roadside parking (for 2 cars)
  • Pet free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£296-£812
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Holly Cottage Ref: E3991

Set amidst tranquil Devon countryside, these attractive cottages boast outstanding views over a valley teeming with wildlife and shared enjoyment of an indoor swimming pool and children’s pool, open all year round and heated to around a delightful 30°C. A Jacuzzi and sauna offer an opportunity to relax and unwind whatever the season, whilst the 8 acres of shared grounds afford plenty of space for gentle strolls and picnics. There is also an all weather tennis court as well as a games room with pool table and table tennis and, for children, a large, outdoor play area. North Hill Cottages sit within a short drive of Devon’s famous golden coast – miles of sandy beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde, Putsborough, Westward Ho! and Saunton. These glorious beaches are a paradise for surfers of all ability levels, with boards, wetsuits and expert tuition available at most locations.
Just 3 miles away is Barnstaple, north Devon’s ancient capital whose charming blend of old and new combines a fascinating glimpse of times gone by with exciting browsing in the indoor Green Lane shopping centre, its Pannier Market and its theatre which is the centrepoint of the annual North Devon Festival. At the railway station, one can pick up the famous traffic free Tarka Trail and bicyle hire is available from Fremington Quay, just up river. Close by is Bideford, a historic fishing port and market town with steep, narrow medieval streets and a busy quay from where visitors can enjoy a two hour boat trip to Lundy Island. Also within easy reach is Braunton nature reserve, a beautiful ‘lunar landscape’ wilderness of sand dunes, noted for its rare and exotic plants.
Within easy reach are the glories of Exmoor National Park – among its numerous attractions are the charming coastal resorts of Lynton and Lynmouth, linked by a unique water-powered funicular cliff railway; the National Trust’s mesmerising Watersmeet – a woodland gorge with beautiful walks where the East Lyn River meets Hoaroak Water; Badgeworthy Water – the supposed hideout of the notorious ‘Doone’ family; Dunkery Hill – at 1705 ft, the highest point of the moor; and the ever popular town of Minehead – a traditional seaside resort and the start of the West Somerset Railway. There are splendid National Trust properties at Arlington Court, Dunster Castle and Knightshayes Court. This is wonderful walking country too. Magnificent views can be savoured amidst the tantalising beauty of Exmoor National Park and all along the North Devon Coastal Path. With its soaring cliffs, quaint harbours and long stretches of beach, almost entirely made up of designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, north Devon’s fabulous coastline is a joy to explore.
Riding, sailing and golf are all readily available locally, and fly fishing can be enjoyed at Blakewell Fisheries, conveniently located at the end of the drive leading to the cottages. Pubs serving food and a good choice of shops are found in Barnstaple, 3 miles. Comfortably furnished, warm and welcoming, and enjoying an excellent range of facilities as well as easy access to a host of attractions, North Hill Cottages are the perfect choice for year round holidays and special breaks in north Devon.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk (2ft 6in for children). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Cot. H/chair. D/washer. F/freezer.

All properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). Oil CH inc (£2.50pd 29th May-30th Sep). Elec, bed linen and towels inc. DVD. M/wave. Shared laundry room with w/machine and t/dryer (honesty box). Garden furniture. Shared BBQ. Parking. NB: Unfenced pond in garden.

WAS
NOW
£655-£655
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
The Threshing Barn Ref: 25158

Nestled in a secluded valley, this charming barn conversion is situated next to the owners’ stable yard and makes a perfect holiday hideaway to explore Exmoor National Park and the North Devon Coast. Retaining many original features with beams and exposed stone walls. The open-plan living area on the first floor has French doors to a raised deck and garden. Visit RHS Rosemoor, Castle Hill and Marwood Hill or take a day trip to the Eden Project. Horse riding, golf, cycling and beaches nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living room with French doors and beams/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor.

Electric underfloor central heating, electricity included (£25per week, £15 per short break November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Large lawned garden with furniture. Shared use of 18-acres of natural, unspoilt, woodland. Natural water supply from well. Parking (3 cars). NB: Steps, unfenced pond, stream and high drop in garden.

WAS
NOW
£221-£735
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
The Stables Ref: HJJB

This impressive south-facing barn with exposed beams has all a family or group of friends need for a great holiday. The barn boasts six bedrooms all with en-suite facilities and televisions. Beautifully refurbished in a fresh contemporary style, white cotton linen and white towels add to that special feeling. The south-facing patio with teak table and chairs are ideal for al fresco living with countryside views.
A short distance away are the beaches at Westward Ho! and other beaches nearby include Saunton, Croyde, Putsborough and Woolacombe. This area offers plenty to do for all ages including the Big Sheep and Milky Way amusement parks, RHS Rosemoor and cycling on the Tarka Trail, crabbing at Appledore and golf on numerous nearby courses.
Exmoor is not far away to enjoy some memorable days exploring the moors. Lynmouth, which has a unique water-powered cliff railway, and Watersmeet are popular destinations. Just off the North Devon Coast lies Lundy Island and there are day trips leaving from Bideford and Ilfracombe during the season.
Other places to visit include Arlington Court, Marwood Gardens, Dartington Crystal glass factory and Tapley Park. Horse riding, quad biking and watersports are all available locally. Shop 21/2 miles.

Spacious living room with gas fire. Dining room with wooden floor and patio door. Five steps to large well-equipped kitchen with range (for cooking). Two bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room and toilet; one double with 5ft bed, one twin bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: Three double bedrooms; two with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, one with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. All bedrooms with TV.

  • Gas fire included
  • Electricity, full gas underfloor heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Seven TVs (one satellite)
  • DVD
  • Radio/cassette/CD
  • Range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • American-style fridge/freezer
  • Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • External games room with table tennis, table football and darts
  • Shared tennis court
  • Friday to Friday

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£2601-£2601
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Ivy Cottage Ref: E3989

Set amidst tranquil Devon countryside, these attractive cottages boast outstanding views over a valley teeming with wildlife and shared enjoyment of an indoor swimming pool and children’s pool, open all year round and heated to around a delightful 30°C. A Jacuzzi and sauna offer an opportunity to relax and unwind whatever the season, whilst the 8 acres of shared grounds afford plenty of space for gentle strolls and picnics. There is also an all weather tennis court as well as a games room with pool table and table tennis and, for children, a large, outdoor play area. North Hill Cottages sit within a short drive of Devon’s famous golden coast – miles of sandy beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde, Putsborough, Westward Ho! and Saunton. These glorious beaches are a paradise for surfers of all ability levels, with boards, wetsuits and expert tuition available at most locations.
Just 3 miles away is Barnstaple, north Devon’s ancient capital whose charming blend of old and new combines a fascinating glimpse of times gone by with exciting browsing in the indoor Green Lane shopping centre, its Pannier Market and its theatre which is the centrepoint of the annual North Devon Festival. At the railway station, one can pick up the famous traffic free Tarka Trail and bicyle hire is available from Fremington Quay, just up river. Close by is Bideford, a historic fishing port and market town with steep, narrow medieval streets and a busy quay from where visitors can enjoy a two hour boat trip to Lundy Island. Also within easy reach is Braunton nature reserve, a beautiful ‘lunar landscape’ wilderness of sand dunes, noted for its rare and exotic plants.
Within easy reach are the glories of Exmoor National Park – among its numerous attractions are the charming coastal resorts of Lynton and Lynmouth, linked by a unique water-powered funicular cliff railway; the National Trust’s mesmerising Watersmeet – a woodland gorge with beautiful walks where the East Lyn River meets Hoaroak Water; Badgeworthy Water – the supposed hideout of the notorious ‘Doone’ family; Dunkery Hill – at 1705 ft, the highest point of the moor; and the ever popular town of Minehead – a traditional seaside resort and the start of the West Somerset Railway. There are splendid National Trust properties at Arlington Court, Dunster Castle and Knightshayes Court. This is wonderful walking country too. Magnificent views can be savoured amidst the tantalising beauty of Exmoor National Park and all along the North Devon Coastal Path. With its soaring cliffs, quaint harbours and long stretches of beach, almost entirely made up of designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, north Devon’s fabulous coastline is a joy to explore.
Riding, sailing and golf are all readily available locally, and fly fishing can be enjoyed at Blakewell Fisheries, conveniently located at the end of the drive leading to the cottages. Pubs serving food and a good choice of shops are found in Barnstaple, 3 miles. Comfortably furnished, warm and welcoming, and enjoying an excellent range of facilities as well as easy access to a host of attractions, North Hill Cottages are the perfect choice for year round holidays and special breaks in north Devon.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and wooden floor. 1 double (four poster) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Cot. H/chair. F/freezer. NB: Access is via a single-track road with passing places.

All properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). Oil CH inc (£2.50pd 29th May-30th Sep). Elec, bed linen and towels inc. DVD. M/wave. Shared laundry room with w/machine and t/dryer (honesty box). Garden furniture. Shared BBQ. Parking. NB: Unfenced pond in garden.

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£545-£545
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