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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

                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                    Superb stay

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    A lovely house which suited our family needs. Lovely open plan kitchen and living space which is exactly what we wanted for our Christmas get away. Ian was of great help.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Dec 2016