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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

                                                                                                      Fantastic views

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Fantastic views from decking of property, great location for getting about to other locations .. couldn't fault the cottage, comfortable, home from home, would definitely book again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Perfect

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Umtali is a very comfortable, spacious, clean and well equipped bungalow. The addition of the conservatory is the icing on the cake. The garden is ideal for relaxing and catching the sun in. The beds were comfortable and there was plenty crockery, cutlery, etc. We very much appreciated the welcome pack. Umtali is ideally situated it is a short level walk to the village and beach and there is a bus stop opposite where you can get buses to a variety of surrounding towns. There is no need to use your car if you don't want to. All in all we had a fantastic week there and would highly recommend this lovely bungalow. Thank you.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017