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Short Breaks in North Devon

With magnificent sandy beaches, hidden coves, pretty villages and windswept moorland, North Devon sure packs in the attractions. So if you’re heading to this stunning corner of Britain for a short break, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

But the question that’s probably on your lips is: ‘With limited time, where do I start?’.

Well, we reckon the best thing to do is pick an activity, must-see attraction and cracking pub from our suggestions below. That way, you’ll get a taste of North Devon that will hopefully have you coming back for more!

What’s the best beach in North Devon?

Everyone has their favourite beach in North Devon. Woolacombe is repeatedly listed in the UK’s top ten beaches, while Croyde is popular with surfers. If you’re not one to run with the crowds, why not try Putsborough, near Braunton. It’s a real family favourite, with a fabulous mix of soft sand and rock-pooling.

What about walking?

The whole of the North Devon coastline is mapped out on the South West Coast Path, which includes dramatic treks along moorland and clifftops as well as softer jaunts along beaches, through woodland and pretty villages. If you’re pushed for time, we recommend the well-signed Coleridge Way. It starts in the Quantocks in Somerset but, for its latter portion, crosses the north end of Exmoor. It’s a route that takes you through the landscape that inspired the poet, ensuring plenty of pit stops in villages with tea rooms and pubs. There’s also a delightful short route near Liscombe, a circular jaunt along the riverside that involves crossing Tarr Steps, the longest clapper bridge in the country!

Where’s the best cycle track?

The level and traffic-free 21-mile Tarka Trail, running between Braunton and Meeth, is the perfect cycle track for those who’ve not got the time to plot their own route. There’s no need to bring bikes as they can be rented from Tarka Trail Cycle Hire at Barnstaple station. Simply enjoy the ride! Created along the route of a closed railway, it follows, for the most part, the River Taw (which was the setting of Henry Williamson’s 1927 novel, Tarka the Otter – which explains the trail’s name!).

What about pretty villages?

That’s a tough question as there are some lovely spots throughout the area. But perhaps the most fun introduction to North Devon – and a place where you get a two-for-the-price-of-one deal – is Lynton and its neighbour Lynmouth. Linked by a funicular lift that’s powered by water, these are lovely Victorian villages blessed with tea shops, pubs and a fair sprinkling of excellent restaurants. Be sure to take the lift for glorious views of Exmoor and the North Devon coastline.

What’s the best stately home to visit?

There are plenty of grand homes to visit in North Devon but the one blessed with both fascinating history and a stunning situation is Hartland Abbey. Unlike many National Trust or English Heritage properties, this is a house that’s still owned by a family, so it’s both a historical gem and a home. Even more interesting, the family are direct descendants of the original owner, who was keeper of Henry VIII’s wine cellar. Originally built as a monastery, the house was gifted to the family in 1539. It’s a treasure trove for those who love British history – with architecture, artwork and decorative objects from the Mediaeval, Queen Anne, Georgian and Victorian periods. The estate is just as magical, with paths leading all over the landscape, including one that takes visitors down to the beach.

Where’s a good pub for a short break in North Devon?

It depends on what you’re after!

For fantastic views, try the Hartland Quay Hotel (and its Wreckers Bar). Their garden offers diners a dramatic view of the sea and the drama of the surrounding cliffs.

For a special occasion, then it’s probably a toss-up between a coastal boozer and one deep in the country. For those who are staying closer to the sea, the Rock Inn in Georgeham is a lovely gastro pub which serves up legendary burgers, fish pie, local cask ales and wines drawn from a 48-bin list. For those inland, The Masons is just as popular with foodies. A 13th century thatched pub in Knowstone, just south of Exmoor, with oak beams, log fires and a Michelin star, it boasts a kitchen led by Michel Roux’s former Head Chef at the Waterside Inn, Bray – so fine dining is guaranteed!

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A tranquil retreat in the heart of Exmoor, ideal for a romantic holiday for two. Keepers Cottage, Brendon

Oare Nr. Lynmouth - Exmoor

A romantic country retreat in the heart of Lorna Doone country in Devon. Set within Exmoor National Park and relatively close to the coast this is a exceptional holiday cottage for a getaway!

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • Private parking
£400 - £857 per week *

KEEP2 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 2.4 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 5 Stars
  • Travel cot available
  • 7 miles from the coast
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
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Threshing At Hartland Holiday Barns

Hartland - North Devon Countryside

A spacious and attractive single storey barn conversion recently completed to a high standard in a fresh contemporary style. An ideal couples base. One of three barns ideal for couples and friends to get together.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£320 - £600 per week *

THREHH View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 3 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • 3 miles from the coast
  • On one level
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
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Cedars Lodge is an ideal quiet retreat on the edge of Northam village. Cedars Lodge

Northam - North Devon Coast

Delightful single storey Annexe with wonderful countryside views.Within walking distance of the centre Northam village and just a few minutes drive to the wide expanse of surfing sands at Westward Ho!

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£283 - £639 per week *

CEDARS View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.6 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Cot available
  • 1.5 miles from the coast
  • On one level
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
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The balcony extends the length of the apartment. Bay Dreams

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

A stylish first floor apartment with fine sea and coastal views. Just a short stroll to all village facilities and award winning beach.A perfect choice for couples.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Friday changeover
  • Private parking
  • 0.3 miles to the nearest pub
£358 - £750 per week *

BAYDR View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.3 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • 0.3 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer

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Special Offer Stunning sea views from this wonderful Ilfracombe ground floor apartment. Captains View

Ilfracombe - North Devon Coast

Originally a Sea Captain's home, this contemporary ground floor apartment has stunning sea views.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Friday changeover
  • Private parking
  • 0.8 miles to the nearest pub
£280 - £529 per week *

CAPVI View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.8 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • 1.1 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • On one level
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
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Mortehoe - North Devon Coast

Offering panoramic sea views this delightful second floor apartment is within a short downhill walk of wonderful sandy beaches

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
  • 0.4 miles to the nearest pub
£425 - £870 per week *

GLENHA View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.4 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
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Lee - North Devon Coast

A peaceful romantic getaway location complete with outdoor hot tub and covered verandah.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • Hot tub available
  • Private parking
£450 - £735 per week *

ROOST View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Hot tub available
  • Private parking
  • 0.5 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • 0.8 miles from the coast
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
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GRANAR - The Granary - New Sky The Granary, Tawstock

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
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£272 - £556 per week *

GRANAR View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 1.3 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 6.5 miles from the coast
  • On one level
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer

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Detached property in a peaceful location. Beech Cottage, Combe Martin

Combe Martin - North Devon Coast

An enchanting detached cottage surrounded by landscaped gardens in a tranquil rural location.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£299 - £645 per week *

BEECH View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 2 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • 4 miles from the coast
  • On one level
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
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The apartment is a perfect couples retreat. Flat 30 Clifton Court

Putsborough - North Devon Coast

With fantastic sea views stretching along the beach and beyond, this well equipped apartment is ideal for couples.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Friday changeover
  • Swimming pool available
  • Private parking
£380 - £889 per week *

FL30 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Swimming pool available
  • Private parking
  • 1.7 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Washing machine
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Hartland - North Devon Countryside

A delighful single storey cottage carefully restored from original stone barns and offering rural tranquillity amid magnificent Devon countryside. One of three barns ideal for couples and friends to get together.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£270 - £570 per week *

STABHH View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 3 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • 3 miles from the coast
  • On one level
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
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Combesway Court is where you will find Waves End. Waves End

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

A wonderful property for couples in a lovely location with fabulous sea views. A good choice of shops, pubs and restaurants and Woolacombes three mile stretch of golden sands just a short stroll away.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
  • 0.3 miles to the nearest pub
£358 - £882 per week *

WAVES View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.3 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer

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