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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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    Cottage #6105264
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      Barn #6965546
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                House #6821298
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                            Apartment #1771153
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                              Apartment #1688275
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                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                Apartment #6476737
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                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                  Cottage #6746049
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                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                    Apartment #8119596
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                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                      Cottage #6474784
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                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                        • 3 BR
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                                        Cottage #1932722
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                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                          Cottage #8127189
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                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                            Cottage #6938295
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                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                              House #8055337
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                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                Apartment #8151843
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                                                  Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
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                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                    Cottage #8129708
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                      Cottage #1888826
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                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                        House #1777946
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                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                          Apartment #1919455
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                            Cottage #8147179
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                              Cottage #8077525
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                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                Bungalow #1996621
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                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                  Apartment #1931034
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                                                                    Apartment #6026235
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                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                      Bungalow #1931727
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                                                                      Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 3 BR
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                                                                        Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
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                                                                        Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                                          Cottage #8158970
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                                                                          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                            Cottage #1818741
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                                                                            Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #411612
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                                                                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #1879371
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                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                  Apartment #8156730
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                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                    Bungalow #1683042
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                                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                      House #8153852
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                                                                                        Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                                        Apartment #8040273
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                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                          Cottage #8123887
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                                                                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                            Apartment #8165338
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                                                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                              • 3 BA
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                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              Apartment #1877059
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                                                                                              Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (25 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Barn #8173992
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                                                                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Cottage #8088922
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                                                                                                  Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (13 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                                                    House #8161774
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                                                                                                    Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                      (25 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                      Cottage #1991078
                                                                                                      25
                                                                                                      Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Our stay at Margarets Cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed at Margarets Cottage with the family and dog. The Cottage is lovely, very homely. The views were amazing and we enjoyed some lovely walks around the Quay and by the Church. We will most definitely be going back again
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Marvellous cottage and grounds, great location.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This peaceful cottage had all that we needed for a very comfortable 6 night stay. Alex and Anne are the perfect hosts. The large grounds offered our 2 children the opportunity to explore and run off their excessive energy, whilst we enjoyed a relaxing drink in the pleasant surroundings. Only a couple of minutes walk to the village shop for any essentials. Ten minutes walk to the Malt Scoop for a splendid mix of excellent food, local beers and friendly conversation. Lapford is located equal distance from the north and south Devon coasts which is ideal for chasing the sun and getting out and about. This was our second visit to the cottage. We all absolutely love the time we have spent here and will definitely be looking for an opportunity to visit again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017