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Barnstaple

Barnstaple is an historic market town in north Devon with a mixture of Victorian and Georgian architecture, it’s close to both lovely beaches and coastline as well as the Exmoor National Park.

The town itself is quite compact and due to its pedestrianised shopping streets, easy and safe to get around.

If you want to learn more about the town and area visit the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon and the Barnstaple Heritage Centre should be on your to do list. Walking tours are another good way of finding out more.

You can also step back in time at the Pannier Market, which was built in 1855 and remains beautifully preserved. It is home to a different market every day apart from Sundays. For example, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays are a must for fresh locally produced food, plants and flowers and lots more. Wednesdays are great for antiques and collectables.

Surfers will want to head to Bucks Mill Beach and Croyde Beach, which have developed as popular surfing spots in recent years. The long, golden sands at Cryode Beach also make it an ideal spot for families.

The Tarka Trail is a number of cycle paths and footpaths that cover the route used by Tarka the Otter, from the classic book of the same name by Henry Williamson. The figure of eight route is centred on Barnstaple. It covers 180 miles and takes in various landscapes including sandy bays, moorland, river valleys, woodland and cliffs. Walking routes vary from easy to more strenuous and cycle paths are traffic free and largely level. Bike hire is available.

Holiday cottages in Barnstaple are ideal for walkers keen to explore the area’s natural beauty and families will enjoy the nearby coastline.
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  • Furze Cross, near Chittlehampton, Devon
    Furze Cross, near Chittlehampton, Devon×

    Cider Barn

    Furze Cross, near Chittlehampton, Devon

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    Ref: H58
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Tucked away in a quiet rural location on the edge of picturesque Chittlehampton, this superb adjoining barn...

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  • Instow, Barnstaple., Devon
    Instow, Barnstaple., Devon×

    Grove Cottages - The Swallows

    Instow, Barnstaple., Devon

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    Ref: HRRA
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile

    The Swallows, a single-storey barn conversion, and Oak Tree Cottage are situated in a charming area of Devon, and...

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  • Stoke Rivers, near Barnstaple, Devon
    Stoke Rivers, near Barnstaple, Devon×

    The Loft

    Stoke Rivers, near Barnstaple, Devon

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    Ref: UKC339
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Tucked away in the North Devon countryside, The Loft is a great place to hide away, relax and recharge. The Loft is...

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  • Hurscott, near Barnstaple, Devon
    Hurscott, near Barnstaple, Devon×

    West Hurscott Cottage

    Hurscott, near Barnstaple, Devon

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    Ref: 26991
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Positioned on the high ground with far reaching countryside views, this spacious semi-detached cottage forms part of...

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  • Marwood, Barnstaple, Devon
    Marwood, Barnstaple, Devon×

    Glebelands Cottage

    Marwood, Barnstaple, Devon

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    Ref: E4664
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    In an ideal position to enjoy the superb beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton Sands, this well appointed and...

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  • Swimbridge, near Barnstaple, Devon
    Swimbridge, near Barnstaple, Devon×

    Riverton Lakes & Holiday Cottages - Mole

    Swimbridge, near Barnstaple, Devon

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    Ref: 31308
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location


    In the grounds of the owners’ very well-presented and maintained fishing venue, these three holiday...

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  • East Buckland, near Barnstaple, Devon
    East Buckland, near Barnstaple, Devon×

    The Threshing Barn

    East Buckland, near Barnstaple, Devon

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    Ref: 25158
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Nestled in a secluded valley, this charming barn conversion is situated next to the owners’ stable yard and makes...

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  • Chittlehampton, Devon
    Chittlehampton, Devon×

    Lychgate Cottage

    Chittlehampton, Devon

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    Ref: 29906
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile


    Located on the square of the charming village of Chittlehampton in North Devon, Lychgate Cottage is a great...

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  • Shirwell, near Barnstaple, Devon
    Shirwell, near Barnstaple, Devon×

    The Granary

    Shirwell, near Barnstaple, Devon

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    Ref: W42648
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Forming a wing of the owners’ farmhouse, The Granary provides a quiet countryside setting from which to...

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  • Swimbridge, near Barnstaple, Devon
    Swimbridge, near Barnstaple, Devon×

    Riverton Lakes & Holiday Cottages - The Lodge

    Swimbridge, near Barnstaple, Devon

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    Ref: 29794
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location


    In the grounds of the owners’ very well-presented and maintained fishing venue, these three holiday...

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  • Instow, near Barnstaple, Devon
    Instow, near Barnstaple, Devon×

    Grove Cottages - Oak Tree Cottage

    Instow, near Barnstaple, Devon

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    Ref: HMMY
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    The Swallows, a single-storey barn conversion, and Oak Tree Cottage are situated in a charming area of Devon, and...

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  • Bishops Tawton, near Barnstaple, Devon
    Bishops Tawton, near Barnstaple, Devon×

    Elmsleigh

    Bishops Tawton, near Barnstaple, Devon

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    Ref: HSSN
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free

    This wing of a charming Georgian manor lies just outside the town of Barnstaple. With large windows, typical of its...

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