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Make a holiday rental home or self catering cottage in Braunton, Devon your home away from home

Braunton is the largest village in England and the entrance to the Golden Coast of North Devon. It is five miles from Barnstable and nine miles from Ilfracombe and its passenger ferry to Lundy Island. Braunton Great Field is a well-known archaeological site and Braunton Burrows is almost four miles of sand dunes along the coast of Saunton, which form Devon's first UNESCO biosphere reserve. The South West Coast Path runs alongside the Coast and the Tarka Trail is nearby.

Holiday accommodation in Braunton, Devon

The main industries in Braunton are farming and tourism due to the villages close proximity or the surfing beaches at Westward Ho, Saunton Sands, Croyde, Rockham Bay and Woolacombe.

Self-catering offers cheap holidays, but this type of holiday accommodation is popular for many other reasons. Braunton's farming background means that many otherwise unoccupied farm cottages and barns that have been renovated and utilised for holiday cottages, which form the ideal base for exploring North Devon.

Braunton cottages are perfect for shopping at Bideford, Barnstable and for exploring the Exmoor National Park. Cottages are ideal for families, more spacious than a hotel room; offer home from home comforts, a garden and some allow dogs.

Things to do in Braunton, Devon

The coastal path and Exmoor are perfect for walking, cycling, horse riding, nature and birdwatching and the Tarka Trail runs along the old railway lines and is available to cyclists between Braunton and Meeth. The Caen Stream, which is a tributary of the Taw, runs through the middle of the village. Braunton's Little Comfort Farm Coarse Fishery extends over an acre and has been established for more than thirty years. Buying a copy of the North Devon Gazette and tuning into BBC Radio Devon will keep you up to date with the weather and what going on for your holiday, like the Braunton Carnival in May.

The Braunton Museum is in the Bakehouse Centre. The village has a number of pubs namely, the Mariners Arms, Black Horse, Williams Arms in Wrafton and Agricultural Inn and there is a good selection of restaurants and cafes. St Brannock's Church is a few minutes walk from country cottages. It is over seven hundred years old and the chancel has three lancets and an arch, a curious brass palimpsest and a chest from the Spanish Armada.

Braunton has an athletics track, cricket club, football club and there is a sub aqua club in Ilfracombe. Saunton Golf Course has a choice of two championship courses or you can travel further afield to Minehead and West Somerset Golf Club. Surfers will be interested to learn that a number of surf brands were created in Braunton including Salt Rock and Tiki. Close to Braunton Sands there is a rifle range and nature reserve. Attractions include Ilfracombe Museum, The Big Sheep, Bideford, Dartington Crystal in Totnes and RHS Garden Rosemoor.

Weather in Braunton, Devon

Braunton's climate is generally milder than the rest of the country, but the north Devon coasts can feel cooler if there is a north wind.

Travel to Braunton, Devon

Exeter and Bristol airports serve Braunton. The Tarka Line runs from Exeter to Barnstable to connect with intercity trains. National Express stop at Barnstable and there is a ferry link from Appledore to Instow.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    Cottage #1888826
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      • 4 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 7
      House #8161774
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        Excellent! 4.7/5
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        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 7
        Cottage #1991078
        24
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          Excellent! 4.7/5
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 5
          Bungalow #1882938
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            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            House #6797172
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            Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
              Excellent! 4.7/5
              (15 reviews)
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              • 4 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 8
              Bungalow #1821731
              15
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                Exceptional! 5/5
                (28 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Apartment #1172917
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                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 5
                  Bungalow #1839561
                  11
                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Cottage #8143361
                    4
                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                      Excellent! 4.3/5
                      (9 reviews)
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #8168550
                      9
                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Apartment #1878831
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                        Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.3/5
                          (15 reviews)
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 12
                          House #1037128
                          15
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                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Cottage #418350
                            11
                            Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (14 reviews)
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 4 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 9
                              Barn #1844503
                              14
                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 4 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 9
                                Bungalow #1887147
                                3
                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (15 reviews)
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                                  • 5 BR
                                  • 4 BA
                                  • Sleeps 10
                                  House #1839626
                                  15
                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                    View details for price
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    House #8285531
                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (11 reviews)
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Cottage #8091687
                                      11
                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                        (6 reviews)
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Cottage #8150575
                                        6
                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Cottage #6974122
                                          1
                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            House #6869922
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (9 reviews)
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                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              House #8170606
                                              9
                                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #6024098
                                                2
                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                  (14 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                  Cottage #8057060
                                                  14
                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Bungalow #8097116
                                                    3
                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (9 reviews)
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cottage #8146420
                                                      9
                                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                        (11 reviews)
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilets
                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                        Cottage #1887855
                                                        11
                                                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Apartment #8064755
                                                          2
                                                          Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Bungalow #8143362
                                                            3
                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                              • 5 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 11
                                                              House #8152679
                                                              2
                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                (9 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #1901818
                                                                9
                                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                  House #6775314
                                                                  1
                                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #6850837
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Bungalow #6856262
                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                        (6 reviews)
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        Bungalow #8119297
                                                                        6
                                                                        Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Cottage #6750156
                                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Apartment #6562140
                                                                            1
                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              House #6723102
                                                                              1
                                                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                Apartment #6870410
                                                                                4
                                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                  Cabin #8209941
                                                                                  1
                                                                                  Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    Apartment #1011840
                                                                                    4
                                                                                    Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Cottage #8113640
                                                                                      3
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Bungalow #8143363
                                                                                        1
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                          (1 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                                          • 5 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                                                          House #1881614
                                                                                          1
                                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            Bungalow #6715381
                                                                                            1
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Bungalow #6716430
                                                                                              1
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Cottage #6859576
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Cabin #838140
                                                                                                  2
                                                                                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #6024098
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Lovely well equipped cottage

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Lovely place, we will be going back asap!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                    Lovely bungalow in a great location. Very comfortable with everything you need.

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We loved the location great base for visiting the surrounding area. The verandah is a great place to sit and relax and take in the views. Added bonus is the garden area which was great for catching the evening sun. Helen the owner has made the bungalow very welcoming including the bottle of wine on arrival. Nice walk down to the village with some great places to eat especially Squires fish restaurant.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2017