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Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Weare Giffard also enquired about cottages in Bideford, cottages in Appledore and barns in South Molton

Make a holiday cottage in Weare Giffard your home away from home

Sitting about 2 miles from Great Torrington, Weare Giffard is a small North Devon parish sitting on a hill overlooking the River Torridge. Of major historical interest, the village is home to 2 Grade 1 listed buildings, namely the Parish church of the Holy Trinity and Weare Giffard Hall. The manorial history is rather fascinating and the records survive in various forms for visitors to explore. Surrounded by pretty Devon countryside and with easy access to the lovely coastline of Bideford Bay, holiday cottages in Weare Giffard with HomeAway are a great choice. Other holiday homes in Weare Giffard offer guests everything from cosy apartments for two to gracious renovated barns for larger parties. Each of the accommodations has been beautifully appointed, ensuring that visitors have many creature comforts, without sacrificing any of the delightful country charm.

Things to do in Weare Giffard

Weare Giffard is a good example of a traditional English street village with a parish church and a local pub.

-Weare Giffard Hall: was a manorial hall that passed through a number of families. It fell into a state of disrepair in the 17th Century, but it was restored to its former glory in the mid 1800s. With beautiful architecture, fine art, excellent handcrafted Edwardian wood panelling, Jacobean fireplaces and stunning elaborate plaster work, it’s now a fine ethnographical exhibit of the life of the house.

-The Tarka Trail is a cycle and walking path, in the shape of a figure 8, named after the route taken by Tarka the Otter. Crossing over the River Torridge and a few old railway bridges, the trail is some 30 miles total. It forms part of the Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route, and cycling it is a very popular activity with visitors in Weare Giffard holiday rentals. The trail passes several local landmarks such as the Rolle Canal and the Annery Lime Kilns.

-Rosemoor Garden is 65 acres of gorgeous landscaped grounds and home to a renowned collection of plants and flowers. Visitors can enjoy the Arboretum, some 2,000 roses in the Rose Garden, the Alpine House and various herb, fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as a plant shop, library, gift shop, restaurant and tea room.

-Westward Ho is one of the choice towns on the coast within easy reach from holiday cottages in Weare Giffard. Golden Bay can boast of 2 miles of sandy beach which adjoins Northam Burrows Country Park, home to a wide variety of local flora and fauna Holidaymakers can enjoy safe swimming as well as surfing, kite surfing and canoeing, and there are paths and trails for walkers and cyclists.

-Dartington Glass: has been operating in Great Torrington since 1967 and the visitor centre is a popular attraction. Learn the history of the company and see displays from skilled craftsmen on the factory tour who will work on a personal piece if requested or you can try your own hand at making glass. There’s also a shop on site.

The Weather in Weare Giffard

Weare Giffard is enviably temperate. Summer sees average temperatures of 23°C and winter averages of 5°C can be expected.

Travel to Weare Giffard

The nearest train station to Weare Giffard is 12 miles away in Barnstaple with an hourly service to London via Exeter. National Express Coaches also run to Barnstaple and road access to holiday cottages in Weare Giffard is off the main A39 via the M5.

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    Barn #6707139
      • 1 BR
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      Cottage #6535423
        • 3 BR
        • 3 BA
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        Cottage #6816911
          Excellent! 4.7/5
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
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          Cottage #6750898
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            Excellent! 4.6/5
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
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            Cottage #8088922
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              • 5 BR
              • 2 BA
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              Cottage #8046824
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                Excellent! 4.4/5
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
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                Apartment #6026235
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                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 1 BA
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                  Bungalow #1931727
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                    Cabin #1689656
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                      Cottage #1787087
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                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                        • 5 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 10
                        Cottage #6023112
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                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                          • 3 BR
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                          Chalet #6800388
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                            Excellent! 4.7/5
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 3 BA
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                            Apartment #1877059
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
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                              Cottage #1689566
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                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
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                                Apartment #402154
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                                  • 3 BR
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                                  Apartment #6518556
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                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Chalet #8153556
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Cottage #8069577
                                      3
                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Chalet #6794702
                                        2 Reviews
                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 7
                                          House #1851610
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                                            Cottage #1969898
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                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
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                                              Cottage #8110970
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                                                • 2 BR
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                                                Cottage #6709593
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                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                  Cottage #1690615
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                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                    Cottage #1690123
                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                      Cottage #1690948
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Cabin #1689659
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Cottage #8110799
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                            House #8146425
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                                                              • 1 BR
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                                                              Cottage #1690051
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                                                                • 5 BR
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                                                                Barn #6847796
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Barn #6714477
                                                                  1 Review
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    House #1689355
                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                      • 4 BA
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                                                                      Barn #1690055
                                                                        • 3 BR
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                                                                        Cottage #1689430
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                                                                          House #1689212
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            Barn #1690325
                                                                            1 Review
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                              Cottage #1756204
                                                                                • 1 BR
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                                                                                Apartment #1689202
                                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                                  Cottage #8068972
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
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                                                                                    Barn #1690056
                                                                                      • 5 BR
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                                                                                      House #6508915
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                                        Apartment #6709597
                                                                                        1 Review
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                                                          Bungalow #1689222
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                                            Cottage #1689334
                                                                                            1 Review
                                                                                              • 2 BR
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                                                                                              Cottage #1690995
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                                                                                                Bungalow #1689660
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                                                                                                  Cottage #1689199
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                                                                                                    Cottage #6809922
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                                                                                                      Apartment #8039693
                                                                                                      2 Reviews
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Quaint little cottage, ideal location for the town

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Were looking to buy a house in the area so stayed here - parking in the whole of Bideford is a major issue although all okay once used to the timings etc - in truth we stayed during a protracted cold snap which tested the heating in the house - however this did not detract from a very comfortable stay
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 03-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Spectacular Threshing Barn!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Living on the other side of the world from my family is tough at the best of times, but bring a new niece/grandaughter/cousin into the family and that all important get together needs to be special. The Threshing Barn was THE best holiday we have had as a family. Amazing accommodation, beautiful views and everything we needed! Loved it and would highly recommend it to anyone. Thank you!!!! 5 star from start to finish... Just wish we had longer but awesome family memories.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 03-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                      Great location, relaxing holiday.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a great holiday in Instow and felt very privileged staying in such an amazing location. You have a very special property there and we'd love to stay again in the future!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016