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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 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    Cottage #1888826
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      • 4 BR
      • 2 BA
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      House #8161774
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        Excellent! 4.6/5
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        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 7
        Cottage #1991078
        25
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          Excellent! 4.7/5
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 5
          Bungalow #1882938
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          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            House #6797172
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            Viewed 7 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 9 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Cottage #8143361
                    4
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                      Excellent! 4.3/5
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #8168550
                      9
                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Apartment #1878831
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                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 2 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Cottage #6501719
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                          Viewed 6 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
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                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Cottage #418350
                              11
                              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 4 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 9
                                Barn #1844503
                                15
                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 9
                                  Bungalow #1887147
                                  3
                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 5 BR
                                    • 4 BA
                                    • Sleeps 10
                                    House #1839626
                                    15
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      House #8285531
                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Cottage #8091687
                                        11
                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                          (6 reviews)
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 2
                                          Cottage #8150575
                                          6
                                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Cottage #6974122
                                            1
                                            Viewed 10 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 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #6024098
                                                  2
                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Bungalow #8097116
                                                    3
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                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                      (14 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                      Cottage #8057060
                                                      14
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Cottage #8146420
                                                        9
                                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                          (11 reviews)
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilets
                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                          Cottage #1887855
                                                          11
                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Apartment #8064755
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Bungalow #8143362
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                                                              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 11
                                                                House #8152679
                                                                2
                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                  (9 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Cottage #1901818
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                                                                  Viewed 7 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 17 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 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Cottage #6750156
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Apartment #6562140
                                                                              1
                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                House #6723102
                                                                                1
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Apartment #6870410
                                                                                  4
                                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Cabin #8209941
                                                                                    2
                                                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Apartment #1011840
                                                                                      4
                                                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Cottage #8113640
                                                                                        3
                                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Bungalow #8143363
                                                                                          1
                                                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                                            • 5 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                                            House #1881614
                                                                                            1
                                                                                              • 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 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                     

                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                    welcoming,very clean and stylish.

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    Lovely property with everything catered for.Beautifully decorated and very homely. Centrally placed and good road links to everywhere.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2017