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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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    Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      Barn #8173992
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        Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
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                    Multiple rentals Cottage #6996506
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                      Multiple rentals House #492193
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                              Cabin #8118394
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                                House #6737563
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                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                  Cottage #8147179
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                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                    Farmhouse #8165270
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                                      House #6714932
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                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                        Cottage #8158970
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                                          Cottage #8102665
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                                            Cottage #8102643
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                                              Multiple rentals #8094536
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                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                Cottage #1991078
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                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                  House #1839626
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                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                    House #8161774
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                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                      Bungalow #1821731
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                        Cottage #1888826
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                                                          Cottage #8166418
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                                                            Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                            Cottage #8168550
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                                                              Farmhouse #6713509
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                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                Bungalow #1839561
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                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                  Bungalow #1683042
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                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                    House #1777946
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                                                                      Cottage #6501719
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                                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                        Barn #8169569
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                                                                          House #6729907
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                                                                            Cottage #6974122
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                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                              Cottage #8156705
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                                                                                Bungalow #8097116
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                                                                                  Cottage #6750156
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                                                                                    Apartment #6562145
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                      Cottage #8091687
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                                                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 2 BR
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                                                                                        Cottage #1945463
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                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                          Bed And Breakfast #6476712
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                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                            Cottage #8077599
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                                                                                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              Apartment #6562140
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                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                Cottage #8146420
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                                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                  Cottage #8141856
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                                                                                                    Cottage #6708086
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                                                                                                      Bungalow #6856262
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Absolutely beautiful

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We booked to stay for 4 nights , and found the cottage very easily , the beauty of the cottage must be experienced , everything was so clean , all you could hear were birds singing , and on a couple of occasions a peacock was spotted walking in the garden, Ilfracombe and Bideford are both within easy reach by car , We would not hesitate to stay again , a credit to the owners.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely comfortable modern accommodation

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I stayed here for a 5 day break with my daughter and we had a very relaxing time. Lots if beautiful places to visit but our favourite was Saunton Sands - stunning!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017