Barnstaple cottage holidays Holiday rentals - country and coastal cottages to rent in Barnstaple

Barnstaple sits on the river Taw and is the main town of North Devon. It claims to be the oldest borough in the UK and you can see why when you stroll along Butchers Row and see some impressive old buildings with stone pilasters and overhanging roof and iron supports. The town also has a Victorian Pannier Market which hasn't changed in over 150 years. There is a wide range of stalls selling everything from fresh local produce to arts and crafts and has been voted one of the top ten food markets in Britain.

Barnstaple is also close to some beautiful beaches such as Saunton and Woolacombe which are easily reached from your holiday cottage. Away from the beaches, there are some historical sites with two of its oldest features being a Norman mound and fragments of a Norman castle wall.

At a glance...
Restaurants 20+
Cycle paths
Coastal walks
Family friendly
Car recommended
Nearest beach Saunton Sands (7 miles)
Local airport Exeter (60 miles)
Nearest airport Bristol (98 miles)
Nearest train station Barnstaple

Things to see and do in Barnstaple

Barnstaple is an ideal location to use as a base for exploring the north Devon coastline and surrounding area.

A few suggestions...
A day out at Saunton Sands beach
RHS Gardens Rosemoor & Dartington
Combe Martin Wildlife Park
Tarka trail
Hartland Abbey that dates back to 1157
Milkyway Theme Park
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Our view on Barnstaple

Barnstaple has something to offer for everyone no matter what age. With wide open beaches, 180 miles of cycle & walking paths that cover 180 miles around the sandy bays and moorland, this special resort takes some beating. Renting a holiday cottage in Barnstaple is the ideal spot to use as a base for exploring the magical and beautiful north coast of Devon.