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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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        Cottage #1991078
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          Cottage #8147179
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            Cottage #8127189
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              Excellent! 4.3/5
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              • 3 BR
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              Cottage #8168550
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                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                Apartment #8156730
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                  House #6476712
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                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                    Multiple rentals House #492193
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                      Multiple rentals House #492193
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                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                        Bungalow #1683042
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                          Cottage #1888826
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                            Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
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                              • 4 BR
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                              Bungalow #1821731
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                                Apartment #6026235
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                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                  Cottage #8077525
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                                    Apartment #433368
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                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                      Apartment #6082768
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                                        House #8161774
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                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                          Cottage #8164475
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                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                            • 6 BR
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                                            House #8105112
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                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                Barn #8173992
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                                                      Cabin #1889062
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                                                        Cottage #8158970
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                                                          House #1771331
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                            Cottage #6776147
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                                                              Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
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                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                Cottage #8156705
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                                                                  Cottage #6501719
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                                                                    Apartment #8083217
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                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                      Apartment #8127540
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                                                                        • 5 BR
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                                                                        House #8142392
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                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                          Farmhouse #8165270
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                                                                            Multiple rentals Cabin #8157260
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                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                              House #1839626
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                                                                                House #1850243
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                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                  Apartment #8144943
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                                                                                    Cottage #8148212
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                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                      Bungalow #1839561
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                                                                                        Apartment #6962652
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                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                          House #1785525
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                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                            Cottage #844635
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                                                                                              Multiple rentals Caravan #8157260
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                                                                                                Bungalow #1851568
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                                                                                                  Apartment #1951564
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                                                                                                    House #6714932
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                                                                                                      Bungalow #6888021
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Five star accomadation with amazing views

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We arrived Friday evening and found the place with absolutely no problems as the owners had provided us with excellent detailed instructions on how to get there. Loved the off road parking with the cool electric gates making it very secure. The flat is on the top floor and we decided to use the the very handy lift. Inside we were amazed how homely and welcoming the flat is but also with lots of modern touches. The art work and photos in the walls work really well. We loved being able to use the balcony overlooking Ilfracombe bay and town very romantic setting and listening to the sea. Would definitely recommend this accommodation to anyone who wishes to have that extra special experience whilst holidaying here. Will certainly be looking to return soon.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      The perfect retreat.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A most enjoyable few days in a spotless well maintained apartment with wonderful sea views and in an excellent location for the beautiful surrounding area. We would definitely recommend this property to family and friends.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      A beautiful, clean and well equiped cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The cottage exceeded our expectations, it was immaculately clean and had everything we needed for a week's stay.We arrived to find bread, milk, butter, cereals and marmalade/jam to have breakfast on our first day. The location is wonderful right in the centre of the village alongside a beautiful church and a brilliant pub just across the Square. The local people were very friendly. There are so many places to visit within easy reach and walks around the village to enjoy. We would highly recommend this cottage and hope to return ourselves.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017