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Make a holiday rental home of self catering holiday cottage in Barnstaple, Devon your home away from home

Barnstaple, Devon, has quickly become a prominent location on any itinerary through North Devon. This community was one of the first boroughs established in the country however today has a combination of modern and historical charm, appealing to anyone visiting its inland location.

Places to holiday in Barnstaple, Devon

Barnstaple is an outdoor enthusiasts dream with trails linking coastal pathways and two historic bridges, as well as neighboring parks just a stone’s throw from a Barnstaple holiday cottage. With some of the most beautiful scenery in Cornwall, inlcuding the local coastal views, makes this a popular destination with visitors.

Historic areas of interest are plentiful in this region. Medieval bridges and churches, as well as fascinating public buildings are visible reminders of the areas rich past. Close proximity to coastal areas and many neighboring communities make the area a popular holiday retreat.

Enjoying the environment of this community is also recognized by simply strolling around its beautiful streets of blooming flowers. Award winning floral displays only add to the community’s ambiance. Guest houses and self catering cottages are found amongst such quaint areas of the community.

Aside from the area's beautiful landscape and visible past, the community provides many outstanding entertainment venues. Barnstaple’s Queen’s Theatre has several productions, and the community is home to a multiple screen cinema. Premier shopping locations give visitors a large variety of merchandise, as well as other shopper’s delights which include several outdoor markets. After any activity many restaurants are available offering a variety of fare, as well as pubs for simply relaxing after a long day.

Places to holiday in Barnstaple

Barnstaple Heritage Trail is, perhaps, the best way to explore and discover the historical past of this community which is considered the oldest borough in the country. Plaques assist those walking on the path with recognizing several areas of historical significance which include St Anne’s Chapel which dates back to pre Norman times, Almshouses built in the 1600’s, the Alice Horwood School dating back to the late 1650’s, the square and clock, and several other historical streets along its path.

The most famous site in Barnsatple is one of its bridges stretching over the River Taw with its original arches still intact. The bridge is only one of several historical reminders of the areas vast legacy, including several prominent buildings. Linchdon Street’s Boutport Street, Boutpart Street, and Queen Ann’s Walk are only a few. Norman Mound provides equally visible reminders of the historical legacy of this community where remnants of a castle stand today.

A heritage and history museum educates visitors on the community from ancient to Victorian times. Many reminders of the community’s specialty making pottery are on site, dating back to the 1600’s. Additional areas of interest, within the community, include exploration of the community on Butchers Row. Games of cricket, football, and rugby can all be enjoyed from a holiday rental in Barnsatple too.

Weather in Barnstaple

Given Barnstaple's short distance from the coast, it has sunnier weather than the remainder of the UK. Milder temperatures create a pleasant climate throughout the year with temperate days.

Flights to Barnstaple

Exeter Airport (EXT) and Plymouth Airport (PLY) are the two airports in closest proximity to this region in Devon. Both airports average an hour’s drive from a holiday cottage in Barnstaple.

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Recent Reviews

Comfortable,well equipped,bright and clean.

5 of 5
Despite all of us being struck down by a nasty flu virus we still managed to enjoy our stay due to the flat being so comfortable and homely. We stayed in a lot lounging on the comfortable sofas and watching tv. When we did go out and enjoy Ilfracombe it was nice to return to a warm and relaxing base. Really hoping to stay here again in the future as it was pefect for a family of four (2 adults and 2 thirteen year old boys).
  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

Fantastic find!

5 of 5
What a lovely property, perfect for what we needed! Home from home with a fantastically equipped kitchen! Cosy and warm with comfy light sitting area and lovely views onto the garden and up the moors! Beds were to die for and decor superb, my only regret is we didn't book for longer! Thank you Louise for letting out your lovely property! Ideal for a family wedding at Ash Barton! We hope to return to explore the area! 👍🏼
  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

nice cottage well appointed great location

5 of 5
well furnished super comfortable beds very clean substantial welcome pack very clean super helpful owner
  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017