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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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      • 1 BA
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      Cottage #8168550
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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        Cottage #1991078
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          Bungalow #1821731
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            Cottage #8147179
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              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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              • 5 BR
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              House #6476712
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                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                • 8 BR
                • 4 BA
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                Multiple rentals House #492193
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                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                  Chateau / Country House #1668385
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                    • 5 BR
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                    Multiple rentals House #492193
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                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                      • 2 BR
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                      Apartment #1919455
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                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                        Cottage #8077525
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                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                          Cottage #1888826
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                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                            • 2 BR
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                            Apartment #8156730
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                              Excellent! 4.5/5
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                              • 3 BR
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                              Cottage #8127189
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                                • 2 BR
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                                Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
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                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                  • 2 BR
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                                  Apartment #6026235
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                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                    Barn #8173992
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                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                      • 5 BR
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                                      House #1777946
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                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                        • 4 BR
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                                        Cottage #8156705
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                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                          • 4 BR
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                                          House #8161774
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                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                            • 5 BR
                                            • 3 BA
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                                            Cottage #8164475
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                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 4 BA
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                                              Barn #8169569
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                                                Apartment #433368
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                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                    Apartment #6082768
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                                                        Cabin #1889062
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                                                          Cottage #6776147
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                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                            Cottage #8158970
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                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                              Apartment #8127540
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                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                House #1839626
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                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                  Bungalow #1851568
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                                                                    • 3 BR
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                                                                    Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
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                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                      • 5 BA
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                                                                      House #8142392
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                                                                        • 2 BR
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                                                                        Apartment #8083217
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                                                                          • 5 BR
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                                                                          House #1850243
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                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                            Bungalow #1839561
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                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                              • 8 BA
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                                                                              House #1785525
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                                                                                Apartment #1951564
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                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                  Cottage #8048043
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                                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                    • 1 BR
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                                                                                    Cabin #1163020
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                                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                      Bungalow #1683042
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                                                                                        House #6512446
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                                                          Multiple rentals Cabin #8157260
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                                                                                            Cottage #1945463
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
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                                                                                              Multiple rentals Caravan #8157260
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                                                                                                Cottage #8148212
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                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
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                                                                                                  Farmhouse #8165270
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                                                                                                    Cottage #6501719
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                                                                                                      Apartment #6562144
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      nice cottage well appointed great location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      well furnished super comfortable beds very clean substantial welcome pack very clean super helpful owner
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      A perfect cosy bolt hole.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The cottage is tastefully decorated and really cosy. I would describe it as "small but perfectly formed". We had a wonderful break. A bottle of champagne greeted us - maybe because it was New Years Eve whilst we were there. The cottage had all the essentials for a relaxing break and is in the perfect location for exploring the wonderful beaches nearby. We took two dogs and the owners were happy to accommodate them. We had dinner in the village pub twice and found it really welcoming. The food was tasty and good value. We would definitely come back again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Made for a "Blooming Good Christmas"!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is clearly a popular house because when I searched in October 2016, the only available dates were Xmas Eve through New Years Eve 2016. We were 5 adults, 4 children and 4 dogs and we were a bit wary of creating a pop-up Christmas but the house was absolutely brilliant!! I had previously had a poor experience renting an apartment in Malta just days before but the moment I walked into Toad Hall I felt elated. The kitchen has a long table with benches that comfortably seat 8-10 people and was laid out as if it were Xmas day already with festive crackers, plates and serviettes. The manager left a hand written note with some home made muffins. It was very, very welcoming. We spent quite a lot of time in the kitchen playing board games and putting jigsaw puzzles together, cooking, chatting... With the exception of a DVD player/radio, all the appliances worked perfectly and it all looked exactly as depicted in the photos. The lounge was lovely too with a Xmas tree already set up with ample, comfortable seating. Upstairs worked out great because for a family of 4 we pretty much had our own quarters with a separate bathroom and 2 bedrooms. The larger of the 2 bedrooms upstairs was quite spacious. The other bedroom was perfect for our kids, aged 6 and 8. The larger downstairs bedroom is spacious but initially my family members were cold at night. We used the space heater temporarily (usually located in the small conservatory area) to heat the room before bedtime and that seemed to work out fine. The property is located within easy walking distance from Ye Old Globe (Berrynarbor pub) and there is also a fun playground in the village for the kids including a good sized football pitch. You can easily get to the coastal path and walk to both Ilfracombe or Combe Martin. It was a very memorable stay! I loved it!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016