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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 reviews for this property are quite rightly fabulous. We loved it and have already booked for next year before leaving, so that should indicate just how much!! We stay in cottages across UK three times during the year with our two dogs and have been fortunate enough to stay in some wonderful places. Our utopia would be to have this cottage next to a sandy beach and close to a real ale pub but failing that this is still a smashing location with incredible views and lovely secure gardens. Everything you could want has been provided for and is of excellent quality - a real home from home. Beds are really comfortable and we had excellent nights sleep - even through Hurricane Ophelia! Owners are really friendly and helpful but completely unobtrusive, grass was cut, bins collected etc invisably but if you needed anything they just appeared!! Perfect! Wish we could move in!
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                                                                                                      Couldn't have asked for any more!

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                                                                                                      I stayed at the cottage for a long weekend with my girlfriend to get away and spend some time to ourselves. We knew that Devon would be a lovely place to visit, however the cottage really made the trip a memorable one. Everything about the cottage made us feel comfortable and relaxed and the locals were very friendly. Squires fish and chips in Braunton was so good that we went twice, and enjoyed our food on the cliffs overlooking the beach and sunset over the sea. With the night ending watching TV in front of the fire. Some great walks with outstanding views, never being too far away from the cottage. I would recommend the cottage to anyone looking to spend some time away with family and enjoy the time together. Everything was clean, well kept and accessible - we even had everything needed to make a cake! Thank you for making a lovely weekend, we will be visiting again!
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2017