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Make a holiday rental home or holiday cottage in Bishops Nympton, Devon your home away from home

Bishops Nympton is a large village and parish three miles from South Molton in North Devon. The River Mole, which has several tributary streams running into it, skirts Bishops Nympton. The area is fertile and hilly with numerous scattered farmhouses and cottages. Nearby hamlets include Bishop's Mill (Bish Mill), Newton and Ash Mill. Other neighbouring communities include Rose Ash, Twitchen, Knowstone, Molland and West Anstey.

Holiday accommodation in Bishops Nympton

The village is near to the North Devon Link Road in attractive countryside on the fringes of Exmoor. It has a range of local facilities including public house, post office, playing field with football pitch, village shop, village hall, primary school and regular public transport links which is why it is an excellent location for holiday makers wanting to explore North Devon. Types of holiday accommodation in the area include hotels, guest houses, bed and breakfast (b&b) campsites and caravan parks.

Cottage holidays are a popular option, as there are many renovated barn conversions and farm cottages in Bishops Nympton. These make a perfect base for walking, cycling, fishing, sightseeing, wildlife, birdwatching and for exploring the coastal towns of North Devon, such as Westward Ho, Putsborough, Croyde, Woolacombe, Mortehoe, Lee Bay, Ilfracombe and Lynton and Lynmouth.

Holiday cottages are also convenient to travel to the shopping towns of Barnstable, Great Torrington, Bideford, Hatherly, Okehampton and Holsworthy, not forgetting the City of Exeter. Self catering cottages are ideal if you want to try out the local produce and there is a market in South Molton on Thursdays and Saturdays selling fresh meat, vegetables, dairy produce, fish and country crafts for gift to take home. You can pick up some homemade jam, scones and Devon Cream to make a Devon Cream Tea in the comfort of your cottage.

Things to do in Bishops Nympton

The 15th Century St Mary's Church is a local landmark that is well worth a visit. It has an elegant tall tower with six bells, a Norman baptismal font and a beautifully carved recess. The local celebrity Johnny Kingdom runs safaris on Exmoor and there are many attractions for those interested in animals and nature including Quince Honey Farm, North Devon Farm Park, Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park and the Exmoor Falconry and Animal Farm.

Exmoor National Park is six miles of towering cliffs, wooded river valleys, secluded coves and heather moorland owned and maintained by the National Trust including Heddon Valley, Woody Bay, Hangman Hills, Holdstone and Trentishoe Down. They also own Watersmeet in the Lyn Valley, as well as properties such as Holnicote Estate, Knightshayes Court and Arlington Court and The National Trust's Carriage Collection.

There are a number of heritage sites, castles and museums easily accessible from rural cottages in Bishops Nympton including Tiverton Castle, Lyn and Exmoor Museum, West Somerset Rural Life Museum, Watermouth Castle

Weather in Bishops Nympton

Bishop Nympton's climate is generally milder than the rest of the country, but north Devon coastal areas will feel chilly if there is a north wind.

Travel to Bishops Nympton

Exeter and Bristol airports serve Bishops Nympton and the scenic Tarka Line runs from Exeter to Barnstable to connect with intercity trains. National Express run direct from London to Barnstable and there is a good connecting network to Bishops Nympton.

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    Cottage #402864
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          House #1235496
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            House #1235495
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              • Separate Toilets
              • Sleeps 10
              Cottage #1940663
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                • 1 BA
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                Cottage #1969124
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                  • 1 BA
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                  Cottage #1969125
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                    Cottage #6778795
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                      Cottage #6481293
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                          Cottage #6778793
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                            • 6 BR
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                            House #6811448
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                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                              • 2 BR
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                              Cottage #6807674
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                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                Cottage #8171244
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                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                  Cottage #6746049
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                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                    • 3 BR
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                                    Cottage #8150722
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                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                      • 2 BR
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                                      Cottage #6474784
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                                        • 2 BR
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                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                          • 3 BR
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                                          Cottage #6938295
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                                            • 2 BR
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                                            Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
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                                            Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
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                                              Cottage #8129708
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                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
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                                                Cottage #1888826
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                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                  • 5 BR
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                                                  House #1777946
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                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                    Cottage #8147179
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                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                      Apartment #6026235
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                                                        • 3 BR
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                                                        Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
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                                                        Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                          Cottage #8158970
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                                                          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                            Cottage #1818741
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                                                              • 2 BR
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                                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #1879371
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                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                Bungalow #1683042
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                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                  Cottage #8123887
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                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (23 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #8165338
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                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                      • 8 BR
                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 14
                                                                      House #8153852
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                                                                      Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Barn #8173992
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                                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                                          House #8161774
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                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cottage #8142156
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                                                                            Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 7
                                                                              Cottage #1991078
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                                                                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (8 reviews)
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                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                                Barn #6847796
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                                                                                Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                  (21 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Cottage #1467618
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                                                                                  Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                    (14 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 8 BR
                                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 21
                                                                                    Farmhouse #1881867
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                                                                                      Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                                      (13 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #8050071
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                                                                                      Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                        (7 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        Bungalow #1882938
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                                                                                        Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 4 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          Barn #8169569
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
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                                                                                            Barn #8062531
                                                                                            4
                                                                                            Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                              (22 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                                              Cottage #8165287
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                                                                                              Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                                Multiple rentals Barn #8139004
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                                                                                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Cottage #6715970
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                                                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Cottage #6958934
                                                                                                    5
                                                                                                    Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                      (15 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      Bungalow #1821731
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                                                                                                      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Marvellous cottage and grounds, great location.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This peaceful cottage had all that we needed for a very comfortable 6 night stay. Alex and Anne are the perfect hosts. The large grounds offered our 2 children the opportunity to explore and run off their excessive energy, whilst we enjoyed a relaxing drink in the pleasant surroundings. Only a couple of minutes walk to the village shop for any essentials. Ten minutes walk to the Malt Scoop for a splendid mix of excellent food, local beers and friendly conversation. Lapford is located equal distance from the north and south Devon coasts which is ideal for chasing the sun and getting out and about. This was our second visit to the cottage. We all absolutely love the time we have spent here and will definitely be looking for an opportunity to visit again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is a beautiful little cozy cottage in the middle of the village. The owner had even left us a wonderful lemon cake for our arrival. I hope to be able to book this cottage again in the near future.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017