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

Roborough is a rural hamlet in North Devon, which sits at the gateway to the stunning landscapes of Exmoor National Park. It neighbours Rapson on the main road to Winkleigh. It is central for shopping in the towns of Great Torrington, Instow on the Taw esturary, Bideford, South Molton, Barnstable, Braunton and Ilfracombe. Towns and villages within five miles of Roborough include Beaford, High Bickington, Dolton, Atherington, Burrington, Puddington, Ashreigney, Merton and Umberleigh Bridge.

Places to holiday in Roborough

Roborough is a beautiful rural area yet it is only a short drive to Barnstable (Bideford) Bay and is ideally situated for exploring Dartmoor or Exmoor and the South West Coastal Path. The Tarka Trail, which is ideal for cycling or walking, is nearby and there are opportunities for golf, horse riding, sea fishing, coarse fishing, boating, wildlife and nature watching, sports, as well as numerous attractions to visit.

Roborough has no hotels or guesthouses and the nearest campsites are eleven miles away. It just has a village hall, public house and cottages (self catering farm cottages and barn conversions), yet it is the perfect location for family holidays. When you stay in a holiday cottage in Roborough you are well and truly away from the madding crowd, but can step back into it any time you please. You are not totally isolated as there are many other rural cottages nearby and there is a local pub.

The pub has been called, Ye Olde Inne for many years, but it now has new owners who have named it, The New Inn. It is welcoming and cosy and the food is made from fresh local and West Country produce and is a pleasure to eat.

Things to do in Roborough

When your are not out enjoying the fresh air on sightseeing tours, surfing or sunbathing on the coast or taking in the beauty of the moors, then there are numerous other attractions in the surrounding areas. Roborough Castle is an Iron Age hill fort near Lynton above the East Lyn River (Hoaroak Water). The South Molton Museum has interesting memorabilia including one of the towns first Fire Engines.

The Milky Way Adventure Park in Bideford is a mix of fun and education with dodgems, roller coasters, birds of prey, pets corner, maze, cafes and a shop. Still in Bideford the Big Sheep has friendly animals, a garden centre, brewery, indoor fun and laser shooting. More family fun can be had at Tordown Farm Nature Trail, Exmoor Zoo, North Devon Farm Park, Ilfracombe Wildlife and Coastal Cruises and Watermouth Castle.

RHS Garden Rosemoor is a unique and enchanting garden and a little further afield is Hartland Abbey and Gardens. Golfers will enjoy the golf course at High Bickington and Chulmleigh Golf Course. Neighbouring Winkleigh has a community centre, sports centre, church, chapel and a village hall where music events are held on every Tuesday of the month.

Weather in Roborough

Roborough's climate is mild but unpredictable. The North Devon coasts will be slightly cooler than inland.

Travel to Roborough

Exeter and Bristol airports are convenient for Roborough. Barnstable is the nearest main line railway station. Beaford has at least five buses a day but although there are buses to Roborough, there is not a regular daily service.

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    Cottage #8165287
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                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #99637
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                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                Cottage #402864
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                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Brilliant!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We are a group of three couples in our mid twenties and we had a fantastic stay in this lovely, spacious, well equipped cottage over New Year 2016-2017. The cottage had everything we could have wanted for cooking, had a lovely back garden (it was a shame it was too cold to use it!) and it's right by the beach. There's a delicious cafe and shop just down the road and there are a number of walks you can do right from the doorstep. Ruth was extremely easy to contact and always responded to questions quickly. We couldn't recommend Nanny's Cottage more!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      A perfect cosy bolt hole.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The cottage is tastefully decorated and really cosy. I would describe it as "small but perfectly formed". We had a wonderful break. A bottle of champagne greeted us - maybe because it was New Years Eve whilst we were there. The cottage had all the essentials for a relaxing break and is in the perfect location for exploring the wonderful beaches nearby. We took two dogs and the owners were happy to accommodate them. We had dinner in the village pub twice and found it really welcoming. The food was tasty and good value. We would definitely come back again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Made for a "Blooming Good Christmas"!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is clearly a popular house because when I searched in October 2016, the only available dates were Xmas Eve through New Years Eve 2016. We were 5 adults, 4 children and 4 dogs and we were a bit wary of creating a pop-up Christmas but the house was absolutely brilliant!! I had previously had a poor experience renting an apartment in Malta just days before but the moment I walked into Toad Hall I felt elated. The kitchen has a long table with benches that comfortably seat 8-10 people and was laid out as if it were Xmas day already with festive crackers, plates and serviettes. The manager left a hand written note with some home made muffins. It was very, very welcoming. We spent quite a lot of time in the kitchen playing board games and putting jigsaw puzzles together, cooking, chatting... With the exception of a DVD player/radio, all the appliances worked perfectly and it all looked exactly as depicted in the photos. The lounge was lovely too with a Xmas tree already set up with ample, comfortable seating. Upstairs worked out great because for a family of 4 we pretty much had our own quarters with a separate bathroom and 2 bedrooms. The larger of the 2 bedrooms upstairs was quite spacious. The other bedroom was perfect for our kids, aged 6 and 8. The larger downstairs bedroom is spacious but initially my family members were cold at night. We used the space heater temporarily (usually located in the small conservatory area) to heat the room before bedtime and that seemed to work out fine. The property is located within easy walking distance from Ye Old Globe (Berrynarbor pub) and there is also a fun playground in the village for the kids including a good sized football pitch. You can easily get to the coastal path and walk to both Ilfracombe or Combe Martin. It was a very memorable stay! I loved it!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016