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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.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (44 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Cottage #402864
    44
    Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 5
      Cottage #1969125
        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Cottage #1967915
          • 3 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          House #1235496
            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            House #1235495
              • 3 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Cottage #1969124
                • 4 BR
                • Separate Toilets
                • Sleeps 10
                Cottage #1940663
                  • 4 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 7
                  House #1842440
                    • 9 BR
                    • 9 BA
                    • Sleeps 18
                    Cottage #6816608
                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Cottage #6778795
                        • 3 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Cottage #6481293
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Cottage #6778793
                            Exceptional! 5/5
                            (14 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Cottage #6746049
                            14
                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (51 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Cottage #8171244
                              51
                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                (19 reviews)
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Cottage #6807674
                                19
                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (11 reviews)
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 5
                                  Cottage #8150722
                                  11
                                  Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cottage #1994893
                                    1
                                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                      (23 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #6474784
                                      23
                                      Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                        (9 reviews)
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Cottage #8147179
                                        9
                                        Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
                                          15
                                          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (11 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Cottage #1888826
                                            11
                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (6 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Cottage #1818741
                                              6
                                              Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                (16 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                Cottage #8129708
                                                16
                                                Viewed 18 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 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (25 reviews)
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    Cottage #6542226
                                                    25
                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                      (13 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                      Cottage #8142156
                                                      13
                                                      Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #1879371
                                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                          (19 reviews)
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                                                          • 8 BR
                                                          • 4 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                          • Sleeps 14
                                                          House #8153852
                                                          19
                                                          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                            (19 reviews)
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Cottage #1467618
                                                            19
                                                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (26 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Cottage #1970333
                                                              26
                                                              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                (20 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Barn #8173992
                                                                20
                                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (4 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Barn #8062531
                                                                  4
                                                                  Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                    (12 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #8050071
                                                                    12
                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #6715970
                                                                      3
                                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                        Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
                                                                        11
                                                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                          (23 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Bungalow #1683042
                                                                          23
                                                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (9 reviews)
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                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                                            House #8161774
                                                                            9
                                                                            Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                              (14 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Cottage #8165287
                                                                              14
                                                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                (9 reviews)
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                Cottage #1820251
                                                                                9
                                                                                Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                  (12 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  Cabin #1889062
                                                                                  12
                                                                                  Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (7 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                    Barn #6847796
                                                                                    7
                                                                                    Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (4 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #8123887
                                                                                      4
                                                                                      Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Multiple rentals Barn #8139004
                                                                                        6
                                                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                          (11 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 9
                                                                                          House #1777946
                                                                                          11
                                                                                          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (14 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Cottage #8124442
                                                                                            14
                                                                                            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (5 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 12
                                                                                              Cottage #8164475
                                                                                              5
                                                                                              Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (27 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cottage #8158970
                                                                                                27
                                                                                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (7 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Cottage #6777500
                                                                                                  7
                                                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                  Recent Reviews

                                                                                                  A peaceful little jewel in Dunster

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  We loved our recent stay at Floral cottage in Dunster, its owners Janet and Keith could not have been more helpful and kind. The cottage is a little jewel, beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean, we took our shoes off to enjoy the underfloor heating. Plenty of hot water and lovely and cosy, it is small but perfect.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                  Absolutely beautiful

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  We booked to stay for 4 nights , and found the cottage very easily , the beauty of the cottage must be experienced , everything was so clean , all you could hear were birds singing , and on a couple of occasions a peacock was spotted walking in the garden, Ilfracombe and Bideford are both within easy reach by car , We would not hesitate to stay again , a credit to the owners.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017