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

The small market town of South Molton takes its name from the River Mole which runs through it. It still has an authentic livestock market on Thursday. The main street has plenty of pubs, antique shops and art galleries for browsing, as well as local stores for supplies.

South Molton’s heyday was in the late 18th and early 19th centuries when it was a thriving mining and wool town. The river drove the watermill for the woollen and corn mills. Market Square has some interesting buildings which date back to these times. After the Industrial Revolution South Molton gradually fell into quiet obscurity.

Things to Do in South Molton, Devon Visit a Honey Farm

The Quince Honey Farm is the largest honey farm in the country and is a popular attraction. Look through the glass at the busy bees in their hive and learn how this fragrant honey is produced.

Explore the Town

South Molton has many fine buildings including a splendid Town Hall. See the town’s coat of arms representing the crown, the woollen trade and the church. There is a small museum inside with local artifacts on display. Falcon House was once the Falcon Inn and still has the original 16th century roof timbers. Also look for Chapel House which was a former mediaeval chapel.

Walking and Hiking

The area around your South Molton holiday rental is ideal for exploring on foot. There are many country lanes and footpaths to explore, along with Exmoor and the North Devon Coastal path.

Places to Visit Near South Molton, Devon

Ilfracombe

This Victorian seaside town has a busy High Street which leads down to the harbour and beach. The town has some noteworthy architecture and the Tunnel Beaches are worth visiting.

Combe Martin

Combe Martin is one of the longest villages in England, straggling up the river valley for several miles. It has a small beach divided by a river. Browse the local gift shops and look for the interesting Pack o’ Cards Inn, which was built in the style of a House of Cards, allegedly from the winnings of a card game.

Arlington Court

The National Trust property of Arlington Court is about 11 miles from your South Molton holiday rental. Located near Barnstaple, this Regency House has a wonderfully furnished interior and picturesque gardens. It also includes a sizeable collection of historic carriages in its interesting museum.

Weather in South Molton, Devon

Located in the West Country, the area around South Molton generally has mild winters and reasonably warm, sunny summers with occasional showers. Average daily high temperatures throughout the year range from 9-21°C (48-70°F) with the heaviest rain showers between October and January, particularly on high ground.

Getting to South Molton, Devon

The best way to get to South Molton is to drive. Follow the M5 south to Bridgwater then take the scenic A361 for 17 miles to South Molton. Driving is also the best way to get around and explore this delightful area of North Devon.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Brilliant apartment and location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The apartment is well equipped and immaculately clean,The corner sofa is exceptionally comfortable, with adjustable height backrests. The new bed is very comfortable. The views are stunning and better still you can see them from the sofa too. My only word of caution would be to wheelchair users! My husband is one, you do need to be able to manage some walking as the bathrooms are not easy to manage in a wheelchair, although the rest of the apartment and the building are fine and will certainly go back again. A special mention too for Sandra, the cleaner/caretaker, she is lovely, friendly, does a great meet and greet job and couldn't be more helpful.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely flat , well situated.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely flat in a good position , really clean and welcoming. Couldn't fault it , very comfortable. Only one little problem ,at the end of our stay the cleaner turned up and said the flat had to be vacated by 10 o'clock and on the the information sheet sent to me it clearly said out by 11. Like I said minor but it meant rushing a little at the end. Would stay here again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017