Cottages On One Level
Here at Marsdens Devon Cottages, we’ve got a great selection of North Devon cottages with bedrooms, kitchen and living accommodation all on one level.
These single-storey cottages and apartments are particularly suited to those with walking difficulties or disabilities, but are also popular with families with younger children. With a comfortable base, North Devon is truly yours to explore.
What are the best attractions and sights in North Devon?
North Devon is blessed with both natural beauty and great man-made attractions. Beaches are the obvious places to start, but inland there are treats galore too.
Saunton Sands is one of the area’s finest, three and a half miles of glorious beach backed by the dunes of Braunton Burrows. This is a beach to stretch out on and spend the day with friends and family. Even at high tide, there’s room for everyone and, with a west facing aspect, magnificent sunsets to enjoy. This is truly a beach for all. Popular with surfers, it also attracts kite surfers, kayakers and paddle boarders. If you require additional mobility, you can book a Landeez all-terrain wheelchair, which can cross all areas and even be used in the shallows of the sea, by calling Saunton Sands Beach Shop.
If you’re looking for an adventure inland, try Wimbleball Lake on Exmoor. With nine miles of footpaths and cycle tracks that take in woodland, grassland and stunning views of the lakes, this is an ideal destination for a family outing. More active members of the brood can try out some of the activities on the lake itself, including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and rowing. And if you’re less mobile, the lake’s many paths and bridleways are accessible with a tramper, an all-terrain mobility scooter.
Another popular attraction, the lovely Tarka Trail stretches for 21 miles, offering cyclists of all abilities a delightful route along a former railway line between Braunton and Meeth. It’s level and traffic-free, making it suitable for all, and there’s also a stretch running from Braunton to Watergate Bridge which is accessible to wheelchairs.
Where are the best places to eat in North Devon?
Sometimes it’s hard to please the whole family when it comes to meals, particularly if you’ve got fussy eaters on board, or possibly older relatives who need more easily accessible pubs and restaurants. Well fear not, because North Devon boasts some airy and spacious eateries with dishes to suit all tastes.
The Pig on the Hill in Westward Ho! combines the sophistication of a restaurant with the warm welcome of a pub. Spacious, stylish and relaxed, it serves up wholesome burgers, open sandwiches, Devon steaks, fresh caught fish and tasty vegetarian options and desserts. If you like a local tipple, you’ll be pleased to know that ales come courtesy of the Country Life Brewery (based in Abbotsham near Bideford), and there’s also Devon Red cider and delicious Luscombe juices.
Further west, a Marsdens favourite, The Rock Inn in Georgeham, is a 17th century inn and a truly lovely gastro pub to boot. It’s got an open fire, oak beams and flagstone floors, as well as a spacious separate dining area in the conservatory. There are local ales on tap and a tasty menu (including children’s favourites like home-made fish fingers and desserts that include mini chocolate brownies and vanilla ice cream!) that celebrates the very best of the West Country’s produce.