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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.

Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Newly converted stone barn in the heart of rural Devon. Primrose Barn, Umberleigh

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
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
  • 2.7 miles to the nearest pub
£285 - £659 per week *

PRIMRO View property

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

Special Offer Impressive kitchen and dining area with huge amounts of space and light Barton Barn

South Molton - North Devon Countryside

High quality barn conversion with unique internal layout with living room on the first floor, commanding magnificent countryside views.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • Private parking
£460 - £1050 per week *

BARTON View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 2 miles to the nearest pub
  • Countryside Views
  • Towels provided
  • Towel hire available
  • 4 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 20 miles from the coast
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Pretty courtyard Tracy - Upcott House

Bradiford Nr. Barnstaple - North Devon Coast

First floor apartment within imposing Regency Manor House. Magnificent parkland setting with exceptional views,leisure amenities and Swimming pool.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Swimming pool available
£230 - £631 per week *

N0424 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Swimming pool available
  • Private parking
  • 3 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Cot available
  • 7 miles from the coast
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Lovely cobbled courtyard The Carriage House, Upcott House

Bradiford Nr. Barnstaple - North Devon Coast

Converted single storey carriage house. Magnificent parkland setting with leisure amenities including swimming pool.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Swimming pool available
£284 - £740 per week *

N0614 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Swimming pool available
  • Private parking
  • 3 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Cot available
  • 7 miles from the coast
  • On one level
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer

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

Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

The Coach House has been carefully restored creating a real home from home The Coach House, Kings Heanton

Kings Heanton - North Devon Coast

A rural cottage in a pretty courtyard setting within easy driving distance of the fabulous beaches at Croyde and Saunton.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£305 - £713 per week *

COAC3 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 4.2 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 7.2 miles from the coast
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

This barn conversion is equipped to a high standard. Granary Cottage

Swimbridge - North Devon Countryside

Barn conversion cottage close to village centre yet adjoining open countryside and within easy reach of coast.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£255 - £617 per week *

N0209 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.25 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Cot available
  • 13 miles from the coast
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Sit and enjoy the peace and quiet after a long day exploring the North Devon coast Button Barn

Bratton Fleming - North Devon Countryside

Barn conversion cottage on peaceful working farm, convenient edge of village setting, yet surrounded by stunning Exmoor countryside. Ideal for couples and families

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£233 - £534 per week *

N1990 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 13 miles from the coast
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Enjoy a delicious breakfast whilst planning your day Fortescue - Upcott House

Bradiford Nr. Barnstaple - North Devon Coast

First floor apartment within imposing Regency Manor House. Magnificent parkland setting with exceptional views and leisure amenities including swimming pool.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Swimming pool available
£322 - £872 per week *

N0425 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Swimming pool available
  • Private parking
  • 3 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Cot available
  • 7 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer

Skip the kennels and let your whole family discover Devon too!

Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Oriel Cottage

Muddiford Nr. Barnstaple - North Devon Countryside

In a lovely rural location and a good base for driving out to the spectacular coastline, golden beaches, Exmoor, Barnstaple and Ilfracombe.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Hot tub available
£435 - £969 per week *

ORIEL View property

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Hot tub available
  • Private parking
  • 3 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 6 miles from the coast
  • On one level
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Small Group Discount External - View 1 Highsett

Barnstaple - North Devon Countryside

Spacious detached bungalow with delightful gardens. An ideal location for exploring North Devons magnificent coast and countryside. ***** SPECIAL DISCOUNTED PRICES OFFERED FOR 2 OUT OF SEASON*****

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£348 - £735 per week *

HIGHSE View property

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 1.5 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Travel cot available
  • 12 miles from the coast
  • On one level
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Attractive elevated patio area with breathtaking views Upcott Cottage, Upcott House

Bradiford Nr. Barnstaple - North Devon Coast

Detached single-storey cottage. Magnificent parkland setting with exceptional views and leisure amenities including swimming pool.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Swimming pool available
£356 - £979 per week *

N0440 View property

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Swimming pool available
  • Private parking
  • 3 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Cot available
  • 7 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • On one level
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Special Offer Sunnymead

Barnstaple - North Devon Coast

Character grade ll listed cottage, with inglenook fireplace and large garden.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 0.25 miles to the nearest pub
£365 - £870 per week *

SUNNME View property

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.25 miles to the nearest pub
  • Countryside Views
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 1 miles from the coast
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Washing machine

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