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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.

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Recent Reviews

Fantastic well-kept property in great location with beautiful view

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We had a fabulous week at High View. The property has been thoroughly modernised and is very well kept. The view from the living room, bedroom and decking was beautiful, and it was great to sit out with a drink after the kids had gone to bed. There were some very nice touches, such as the welcome bottle of wine and coffee, and communicating with the owner was a pleasure. We are surfers and the outside shower made de-sanding kids and wet-suits really easy, and the storage for surf boards was great too. You can walk to the centre of Braunton in around ten minutes and drive to the great beaches at Saunton and Croyde in about the same time. We did not want to leave at the end of our week, and so hope to go back!
  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Lovely accommodation in a great location

5 of 5
We stayed for a long weekend in July. The property was easy to find, with adequate parking for 4 cars. The location is excellent - within a minute walk of Croyde's centre, with plenty of choice of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants, and direct access down a lane to Croyde beach. The property is mostly well maintained. The living accommodation is very spacious. The kitchen is very well equiped. I have 2 suggestions for improvements: 1. The TVs in the lounge and dining room are placed very high on the walls. In the lounge especially it would be better to have the TV lower down on the opposite wall. It wasn't comfortable trying to watch Wimbledon with the TV up so high. 2. The downstairs bedroom needs to have a decent fan available. It was very warm when we stayed, which was great for our holiday, but it was quite uncomfortable at night. We couldn't leave the doors or bathroom window open at night for obvious security reasons, so it was a little bit like sleeping in a sauna! The mezzanine level bedroom could do with a fan too, as there isn't a window in the bedroom (just a velux in the bathroom). All in all we had a fabulous weekend, and we would definitely consider staying at the barn again.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017