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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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                                                                                                      The barn is fantastic!!

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                                                                                                      The barn was very nice and we had plenty of space for all 6 adults, the negatives first, (there's not many) the double bed in the master bedroom was very low and the wood surrounding the mattress made It difficult to get out in and out of, also even tho the master en-suite was nice and big the over the bath shower was difficult to use as it was at a weird angle and low even for me and I'm 5ft 7" but it was because of the apex roof, but I just used another shower in one of the other bedrooms, Now the positives!!! There is plenty of parking outside, the barn was always nice and warm and the underfloor heating is lovely especially when walking in bare feet in the mornings! There is 4 big bedrooms 2 doubles and 2 twin 1 twin is downstairs (this is the one which has no en-suite) the other 3 have en- suites, the barn was very nicely decorated and has more than enough of crockery, cookware and utensils, The owners (who live in the barn opposite) Trevor and Valerie were great, they were always helpful if and when needed, Valerie had left us everything for a fresh scone and cream tea! (This was a nice touch) just what you needed after a long drive! it was a shame about the weather as we would of loved to use the BBQ and the garden, we would love to return but in the summer, hope this information helps. As my wife and I would definitely recommend this property as a good Base to visit North Devon. only a 5 min walk to the lovely Berrynarbor village which has a nice pub, the location was great as we got a taxi to Ilfracombe (for £10) where there are fantastic restaurants (look on TripAdvisor) and within a 30 mins drive is the very picturesque Lynton and Lynmouth would recommend visiting "watersmeet " for some great walks and pictures, Woolacombe beach is massive!!!! No problem getting somewhere to sit in the summer, only downside is that there is not much else there well there wasn't in March, Barnstaple has alot more shops if you prefer the normal high street chains, also one last tip! The sat nav (Google maps) said that we had arrived but don't panic as the barn is about another 200 yards up the hill and is on the left after going under the small bridge, the roads within around a 1.5 mile radius are narrow with passing places, could be a pain if the roads get busy in the summer but it's worth it just for the views.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      A lovely cosy cottage

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                                                                                                      Great cottage with stunning views Very relaxing,home from home Plenty of coastal walks which was ideal as we had the dog , Garage to use which was a added bonus.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful Apartment, Beautiful Views

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                                                                                                      Had a lovely few days staying at Seagrass, there was everything I needed and it was good having Naomi (manages the property) around for when we needed her. The location couldn't be better being central but evalated so the views are stunning and the parking place is very handy. Communication, directions and local information from the owners was very clear and very useful.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017