The quaint, rural village of Buckland Brewer is a small place, and home to no more than 900 permanent residents at any given time. A few miles from Bideford, the Buckland Brewer Parish is in lush agricultural countryside that is just a little bit too far from the sea for a sea front view, but is actually only 3 miles away. North Devon is the perfect holiday destination for anybody wanting to escape the stresses and strains of modern life and HomeAway has a number of delightful options for holiday cottages in Buckland Brewer. Barns converted into holiday homes in Buckland Brewer give visitors the chance to experience the glorious countryside at its very best in their holiday accommodation. Holiday houses accommodate travelling parties with 4 sleeper homes right up to sweeping manor houses that can provide up to 13 visitors with excellent accommodation. Quiet, pristine and idyllic – Buckland Brewer has the perfect ingredients for a totally rejuvenating holiday in the country.
Buckland Brewer has been inhabited for over 1000 years, yet today the village is home to just over 700 residents, living in just over 300 houses. With deep roots in history and agriculture, there is so much that is still being discovered about the village, as its fascinating history is still being pieced together by locals. The rural, historical setting provides a wealth of activities for visitors who choose holiday rentals in Buckland Brewer
-The Big Sheep is a fantastic day trip just 3 miles out of Buckland Brewer Parish. There is live sheep racing, interactive bottle feeding of the lambs, sheep shearing, horse whispering, pony rides, animals barns, outdoor laser games for teens, train and tractor rides, outdoor and indoor play zone and a café for refreshments; a fantastic place for the entire family to enjoy.
-The Dartington Crystal Visitor Centre:is a fantastic outing to see some really unique craftsman and a favourite with visitors of all ages staying in holiday cottages in Buckland Brewer. Dartington Crystal items are all hand crafted and visitors can see how this melting glass is made from beginning to end. There are glass blowing and glass making opportunities and you can have your hand or foot cast in class – the perfect present for someone you love.
-The Gnome Reserve is a whopping 4 acres of woodlands, ponds, gardens and meadows home to more than 1000 resident gnomes and pixies, and a stunning collection of wild flowers, herbs and ferns. Guests will receive fishing rods and gnome hats as complimentary gifts on arrival, and you can see how the gnomes are made from scratch. This is a truly unique outing for all ages.
-The Milky Way Adventure Park is an exciting adventure and theme park that will knock the socks off even the grumpiest teenager. Live shows, roller coasters, interactive rides, slides and adventure courses are more than enough for any thrill-seeking kids, teens and adults. And the best part for Moms and Dads is that all the rides are free of charge.
-The Docton Mill Gardens is the Gold Medal Devon County Show garden that is a totally delight for anybody who loves gardens, the outdoors or who is just after their award-winning, scrumptious cream tea. Each season has its own precious delights and visitors can purchase their choice from more than 300 herbaceous perennials before enjoying a light lunch or of course the scones and clotted cream.
Your Buckland Brewer holiday cottage is the perfect place to stay if you enjoy complete peace and quiet and would like to still be in close proximity to bigger, busier towns. The weather is mild and wet in the winter and balmy in the summer months. Day time summer temperatures can reach 23°C and cool off in winter, but not to below freezing.
Buckland Brewer is about 65 kms from the nearest airport at Exeter and there is a railway station at Barnstaple with services from Exeter. Car travellers have an easy route with the M5 and North Devon Link Road serving the area. Beacon Bus services run regularly between Buckland Brewer and the surrounding towns, and there is also a community public transport Ring and Ride service for everyone regardless of age or disability.