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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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                                                                                    Great house, great location

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                                                                                    We had a fantastic week in this lovely, well equipped house. The kitchen had everything we could possibly need and the rest of the house and gardens provided us with stacks of space for games and relaxing. The beds were all amazingly comfy and bed linen was really lovely and fresh. Home owner was really friendly and helpful when needed. The hot tub was an extra treat. Plenty of parking at the front of the house. The property was extremely private yet within easy walking distance of the towns restaurants, shops and bars. It was also only 10 minutes drive from our favourite beaches at Saunton and Croyde. We'll definitely be back.
                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2016
                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                    Gorgeous house for family stay

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                                                                                    We had a wonderful few days here for a family reunion. From the moment we booked, Helen was outstandingly helpful and friendly. All of the room were spacious and comfortable and the communal areas were in excellent condition and large enough for our whole party. We had a perfect and seamless stay. Would thoroughly recommend a stay here, can not say enough nice things about this place.
                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2016
                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                    Lovely house lots of room in a good location

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                                                                                    Had a great holiday , the property served all our needs and was clean and spacious , great location and would definately return.... Thank you Richard
                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2016
                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2016