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Barnstaple and South Molton Cottages

Driving along the A361, you’ll discover the bustling towns of Barnstaple and South Molton, that both provide great bases for exploring North Devon and Exmoor.

Barnstaple - as the commericial and agricultural centre of North Devon is a charming place that comfortably blends a handsome past with an energetic, present-day buzz. Central to all the attractions and on Exmoor’s edge, it offers a great base for exploring all that the local area has to offer. But it’s also a lovely place to explore in itself. It’s the shopping capital of the region, with a mix of cutting-edge retail outlets, long-established family owned stores and little boutiques and in the pannier market, local food producers (interspersed with dozens of cafes to rest weary shoppers’ legs!).  At weekends, Barnstaple makes wandering the streets a distinct pleasure, with performers and musicians out to entertain!

If the weather turns nasty, you’re well provided for in the town. Let’s Go is Barnstaple’s newest family entertainment complex. There’s also a lovely 1930s cinema in town which offers four modern screens showing the latest releases as well as live screenings of major theatre productions.

Just out of town, garden lovers will enjoy Marwood Hill Gardens, 20 acres of private garden, created by Dr Jimmy White in the 1950s. With three lakes and magnificent views (particularly from the Garden Tea Room), this is a relaxing and – for gardeners – inspirational day out.

If history’s your thing, Arlington Court is well worth a visit. It’s the ancestral home of Sir Francis Chichester, the first person to sail single-handed around the world by the clipper route. The house is home to a model of his boat – Gypsy Moth IV – as well as a number of other nautical displays and objects. But it’s much more than a maritime museum. Wander its many rooms to discover a fascinating history of one English family – reforming MPs, wealthy playboys and a globetrotting Victorian inventor-collector with a passion for wildlife among them.

For art lovers, there’s a real treat in store. Broomhill sits in a picturesque valley, surrounded by woodland and divided by a pretty stream. Established in 1997 by Dutch couple Rinus and Aniet van de Sande, it has become one of the largest permanent collections of contemporary sculpture in the region. Expect to see plump neon birds in the woodland, a giant red stiletto outside the main house and a disturbing installation on an old disused tennis court. Not what you’d expect – and all part of the fun and fascination.

South Molton - whether you’re exploring Exmoor, heading up to the coast or sampling the delights of mid Devon, the typical Devon market town of South Molton offers a great base. A bustling place with an indoor Pannier Market on Saturday (selling fish, meat, cheese, books, bric-a-brac and more) and a cattle market on Thursday. It has a few attractions of its own to enjoy, not least a rather special resident chocolatier.

What is there to do in and around South Molton?

Just outside town is one of Devon’s most popular attractions – Quince Honey Farm. Amazingly, it’s the world’s largest exhibition devoted to honey bees and gives visitors a chance to get up close to the native honeybee in a specially designed and interactive indoor apiary. Little ones will also enjoy the soft indoor Happy Bee play hive and you can all indulge afterwards with a Devonshire cream tea and honey ice cream. And don’t forget to take a pot of honey made from their own bees’ home with you.

While we’re on the subject of sweet treats, a visit to Melchior Chocolates is a must. Carlo Melchior and his artisan chocolatiers have been making exquisite tasting, handmade chocolates for over 25 years. Carlo trained in the art of chocolate making in his native Switzerland and his business in South Molton is now so successful, he supplies Fortnum & Mason! Carlo’s extensive range includes fresh handmade mouth-watering truffles, pralines, liqueurs and glacé fruits. Visit the chocolate factory to catch a glimpse of Carlo and the team at work, before heading to the shop to indulge yourself.

Just outside South Molton, there’s a different kind of sensory treat in store – this time for garden lovers. Castle Hill Gardens surround the magnificent Palladian house, seat of the Fortescues since 1454. Today, Castle Hill is home to his descendants, the Earl and Countess of Arran. The gardens take up 50 acres of stunning grounds and are home to lavender-edged herbaceous borders, a water sculpture, and woodland walks filled with daffodils, bluebells, camellias, magnolias and azaleas.

Where are the best places to eat and drink in and around South Molton?

As you’d expect of Devon, this is an area awash with cosy pubs. But there are also some more contemporary places to eat in.

Set in the heart of Kings Nympton, The Grove Inn is a classic Devon thatched pub, with an interior of low beams, flagstone floors, open fires and lovely red walls hung with photographs of old-timers from the village. The menu makes full use of local produce and features robust mains like the Grove Devon rose veal burger with mature cheddar cheese and chunky chips, or Lundy plaice with herb butter. There are plenty of West Country ales on tap (including beers from the popular Cotleigh Brewery) and a collection of 65 single malts. Maybe book a taxi for your return journey!

With its perky interior of bleached timber, white-painted furniture and comfy sofas, Venue 72 is a warm and welcoming café which transforms into a popular bistro every Friday and Saturday night. By day they serve home-made cakes and coffee, bacon sandwiches, soups, Ploughman lunches and cream teas. When the bistro’s open, expect a more Mediterranean menu with pastas and seafood making an appearance. Venue 72 doesn’t have a license, but you’re welcome to bring your own wine – and there’s no charge for corkage!

Take a little time to browse through our selection of holiday cottages in Barnstaple and South Molton, plus their surrounding villages. We’re certain you’ll find something just right for a truly special Devon holiday.

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GRANAR - The Granary - New Sky The Granary

Tawstock Nr Barnstaple - North Devon Countryside

A pretty barn conversion, stylishly furnished and perfect for couples to use as a base to explore both the Devon coast and countryside.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
£272 - £556 per week *

GRANAR View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 6.5 miles from the coast
  • 1.3 miles to the nearest pub
  • On one level
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
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Special Offer Wonderful setting with views across to a delightful wooded river valley. Priory House Cottage

Bratton Fleming - North Devon Countryside

Tastefully modernised detached single storey cottage, adjacent to Priory House in the Devon countryside.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
£248 - £590 per week *

PRICOT View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot available
  • 10.5 miles from the coast
  • 1.5 miles to the nearest pub
  • On one level
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
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Roborough - North Devon Countryside

Cottage wing of a Grade II listed Devon Longhouse in the quiet rural village with pub conveniently nearby.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Travel cot available
£240 - £435 per week *

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  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 16 miles from the coast
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • On one level
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
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Special Offer Barn conversion in the peaceful Devon countryside. Taw Valley Cottage

Umberleigh - North Devon Countryside

With stunning panoramic countryside views this beautifully converted barn offers a peaceful and relaxing retreat.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
£285 - £645 per week *

TAW View property

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Highchair available
  • Cot available
  • 14.5 miles from the coast
  • 1 miles to the nearest pub
  • On one level
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer

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Special Offer Umberleigh Barton Farm - Landing page 1 Meadow View

Umberleigh - North Devon Countryside

A stylish barn conversion in beautiful rural surroundings within the owners 400 acre farm bordering the River Taw. Great for couples.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
£285 - £645 per week *

MEADV View property

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 14.5 miles from the coast
  • 1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
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MEADOW - Meadowside Barn 1 Meadowside Barn

South Molton - Exmoor

A fabulous barn conversion set in private grounds surrounded by lush meadows, a perfect spot for complete relaxation.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 3 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
£399 - £940 per week *

MEADOW View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 3 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Highchair available
  • Cot available
  • 27 miles from the coast
  • 6 miles to the nearest pub
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
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Special Offer MILK - Kitchen Area - View 1 Milk Churn

South Molton - Exmoor

Beautifully converted cottage on the Cockerham Estate near South Molton.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
£325 - £650 per week *

MILK View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 20 miles from the coast
  • 2 miles to the nearest pub
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
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Special Offer Newly converted stone barn in the heart of rural Devon. Primrose Barn

Umberleigh - North Devon Countryside

Superbly presented and spacious barn conversion ideally located between coast and country.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Saturday changeover
  • Travel cot available
£278 - £646 per week *

PRIMRO View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 13.5 miles from the coast
  • 2.7 miles to the nearest pub
  • Washing machine

Relax and unwind in front of a roaring open fire...

Book one of our cottages with an open fire or woodburner and you won't want to leave

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18th Century character cottage Hillcrest

North Molton - Exmoor

Delightful18th Century character cottage in attractive village location with choice of shops and pubs.Ideal for exploring both coast and countryside within the Exmoor National Park.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Travel cot available
£253 - £588 per week *

N2027 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 22.5 miles from the coast
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
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Detached bungalow The Willows

South Molton - Exmoor

A lovely detached bungalow is in a superb location for exploring North Devon and Exmoor due to it's easy access to all routes. Within walking distance of all the facilities of the vibrant market town of South Molton.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
£300 - £655 per week *

WILLO View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Highchair available
  • Cot available
  • 20.5 miles from the coast
  • 0.9 miles to the nearest pub
  • On one level
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
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Muddiford Nr. Barnstaple - North Devon Countryside

High quality barn conversion on located on a former dairy farm. Full of character, well equipped with a hot tub in the walled garden.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
£399 - £945 per week *

GRAN6 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 9 miles from the coast
  • 1.5 miles to the nearest pub
  • Hot tub available
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
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Small Group Discount External view of Ashtree Cottage with patio area and garden furniture. Ashtree Cottage

Muddiford Nr. Barnstaple - North Devon Countryside

An attractive stone built cottage set amidst lovely countryside with direct access to acres of meadowland with a stream running through. *** Ashtree Cottage has a special lower price for couples in low season***

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
£358 - £845 per week *

ASHT1 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Highchair available
  • Cot available
  • 9 miles from the coast
  • 0.75 miles to the nearest pub
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer

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