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A holiday rental home in West Down is a perfect choice for your next quiet getaway.

When you choose a holiday rental home in West Down, you will be able to enjoy the peace and quiet offered by this rural setting, yet still be close enough to all of the popular activities and attractions of nearby North Devon locations.  

Things to do on holiday to West Down

There are many enjoyable ways to spend your days whilst on holiday to West Down. Nearby are opportunities for many out of doors activities such as swimming, hiking, boating, surfing, horseback riding and more.

There are several well appointed golf courses within a short distance from West Down, making this a wonderful location for anyone who enjoys the game. There are plenty of marked walking trails, such as those at Hartland Point and South West Lakes Trust, as well as plenty of places to explore on your own. West Country Walks provides downloadable walking and cycling guides that allow you to choose your walk and then use the guides to go on a self-guided tour. Because there are a good number of rainy days each month, it is good that there are several opportunities for indoor activities as well. From museums and art galleries to attractions developed with kids in mind, there is something for everyone.

Places to visit on holiday to West Down There are attractions to interest everyone in your family.

Survival Paintball and Laser Games in nearby Barnstaple give everyone in the family a chance to work off some energy as you wage war one against another. This attraction includes activities that are appropriate for most age levels. The Mill Adventure Centre offers both indoor and outdoor climbing and obstacle courses for participants of all ages and abilities. This South Molton attraction is another good choice for a rainy day. The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon features exhibits highlighting the people, history and wildlife of North Devon. Children will love the chance to meet a leatherback turtle and observe the special effects that bring some exhibits to life. Adults will appreciate the military exhibits and fine examples of art pottery. The Bideford Railway Museum has exhibits pertaining to early railway travel, and is free to all visitors.    

 

Weather in West Down

Whilst there is less rain in West Down than in some other parts of the country, it is still a good idea for travellers to bring along their rain gear. On average, each month brings about 8 to 9 cm of rain. Summer months tend to have slightly less precipitation, and the most falls during the winter. Average summer temperatures are between 19 and 21 degrees. Winter brings cooler weather with average highs of about 9 degrees.

Travel to West Down

When travelling to Instow, you may fly into Exeter Airport and then continue to West Down via coach or taxi.

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    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
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    • Sleeps 7
    Cottage #1991078
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    Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
      • 2 BR
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 4
      Cottage #1861053
        • 3 BR
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 6
        Cottage #1861153
          • 2 BR
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 4
          Cottage #1861534
            • 2 BR
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #1861052
              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
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              Apartment #1771153
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                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Apartment #6476737
                18
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                  Excellent! 4.3/5
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Cottage #8168550
                  8
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                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                    (30 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Apartment #1688275
                    30
                    Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #1932722
                      12
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                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                        • 4 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 8
                        Bungalow #1821731
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                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 2
                          Cottage #8147179
                          8
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                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (19 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Apartment #1931034
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                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (15 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Apartment #1919455
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                              Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Cottage #8077525
                                12
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                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                  (7 reviews)
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Bungalow #1931727
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                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                    Cottage #1888826
                                    10
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                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Apartment #8156730
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                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Bungalow #1683042
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                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Cottage #8127189
                                          12
                                          Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
                                            12
                                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Bungalow #1996621
                                              6
                                              Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Cottage #1818741
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                                                Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (41 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  House #8055337
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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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                                                      Good! 3.8/5
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Cottage #1787087
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                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Cottage #884536
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                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Cottage #6750898
                                                          10
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                            (26 reviews)
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                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Cottage #878731
                                                            26
                                                            Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                              (38 reviews)
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                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                              Apartment #8119596
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                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Barn #8173992
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                                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Bungalow #1882938
                                                                  6
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                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Apartment #1137894
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                                                                    Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 9
                                                                      House #1777946
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                                                                        Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                        (18 reviews)
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                        Apartment #8040273
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                                                                        Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                          (6 reviews)
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                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                                          Cottage #6023112
                                                                          6
                                                                          Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                            • 6 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilets
                                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                                            House #8105112
                                                                            12
                                                                            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Cottage #8088922
                                                                              10
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                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                Cottage #8156705
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                                                                                Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                                  House #8161774
                                                                                  8
                                                                                  Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (15 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                    Apartment #1842610
                                                                                    15
                                                                                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                      (9 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Apartment #6832873
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                                                                                      Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 12
                                                                                        Cottage #8164475
                                                                                        5
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                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 4 BA
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                                                                                          Barn #8169569
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                                                                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                            (17 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                                            • 5 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                                            House #8157836
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                                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
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                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Apartment #1172917
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
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                                                                                                House #6512446
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                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                                  Apartment #433368
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                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                                                    Apartment #1819246
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                                                                                                      Cottage #8150575
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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

                                                                                                      A comfortable quiet property in a central location. Ideal for exploring the area

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Bay Tree was a lovely property, ideal for all our needs. It is situated in a quiet location in Braunton but within walking distance of shops, restaurants and walks. The comprehensive information pack giving us local information was much appreciated. The beautiful beaches and coastal walks are within a short drive and trips to Barnstaple, Ilfracombe and Coombe Martin are within easy reach
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-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