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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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    Excellent! 4.6/5
    (9 reviews)
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    • 4 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    Bungalow #1821731
    9
    Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (17 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Apartment #6476737
      17
      Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
        Excellent! 4.4/5
        (9 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Apartment #6026235
        9
        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5.0/5
          (24 reviews)
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          • 5 BR
          • 4 BA
          • Sleeps 10
          House #77798
          24
          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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            • 5 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 12
            Cottage #8164475
            3
            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
              12
              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.7/5
                (7 reviews)
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                • 5 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 12
                House #6476712
                7
                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (7 reviews)
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                  • 8 BR
                  • 4 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 17
                  Multiple rentals House #492193
                  7
                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                    (11 reviews)
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                    • 10 BR
                    • 8 BA
                    • Sleeps 24
                    Chateau / Country House #1668385
                    11
                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 5 BR
                      • 3 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 10
                      Multiple rentals House #492193
                        • 4 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 9
                        Cottage #437871
                        3
                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 5
                          Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
                          11
                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (8 reviews)
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Cottage #8147179
                            8
                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Bungalow #6888021
                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (7 reviews)
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                                • 5 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 9
                                House #1777946
                                7
                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Cottage #8057690
                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 5
                                    Apartment #8127540
                                    12
                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                      (22 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #8158970
                                      22
                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                        (10 reviews)
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Cottage #1888826
                                        10
                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                          (5 reviews)
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 5
                                          Farmhouse #8165270
                                          5
                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                            (18 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Barn #8173992
                                            18
                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                              (5 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 5
                                              Bungalow #1839561
                                              5
                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Cottage #6750156
                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Cottage #6850837
                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                    (15 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Apartment #433368
                                                    15
                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                      • Sleeps 9
                                                      House #1771331
                                                      3
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8054997
                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8054997
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                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8054997
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                                                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8131270
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #8131270
                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 9
                                                                  Multiple rentals House #8131270
                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                    (9 reviews)
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cabin #1163020
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                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                      (12 reviews)
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Cottage #8127189
                                                                      12
                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                                        House #8161774
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                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (13 reviews)
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                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                          • 4 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                                          House #1839626
                                                                          13
                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                            Cottage #6776147
                                                                            3
                                                                            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                              (7 reviews)
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                                              Apartment #6082768
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                                                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 6 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                                                House #8105112
                                                                                12
                                                                                  • 7 BR
                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 13
                                                                                  House #1515611
                                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Apartment #8156730
                                                                                    22
                                                                                      • 6 BR
                                                                                      • 8 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 12
                                                                                      House #1785525
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                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Cottage #8148212
                                                                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                          (22 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Bungalow #1683042
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                                                                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (12 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Cottage #8077525
                                                                                            12
                                                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              Cottage #8156705
                                                                                              22
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                Apartment #6858083
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                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                  Barn #8169569
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                                                                                                  Recent Reviews

                                                                                                  Perfect

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  Gorgeous location. Great hosts. Immaculate cottage with every mod con you could want. Ali and Kate are brilliant hosts. Can't wait to go back. Kate and Ali, thank you for the amazing scones and the yummy eggs! Gill and Glenn
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                  Fabulous property = extremely clean and well appointed

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  Peaceful location with lovely views - perfect for a walking holiday
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                  Great location, relaxing holiday.

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  We had a great holiday in Instow and felt very privileged staying in such an amazing location. You have a very special property there and we'd love to stay again in the future!
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016