Outdoor area | Folly View, Bishops Tawton, near Barnstaple
Outdoor area | Folly View, Bishops Tawton, near Barnstaple
Bishops Tawton, near Barnstaple

Folly View

  • Sleeps up to 6
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Up to 2 pets allowed
Pets stay free
Car parking on site
An attractive and airy, end-terrace house perfect for families of up to six people. It enjoys beautiful views from its elevated position overlooking the River Taw valley out towards Tawstock Castle.
Ground Floor:
Open plan living space.
Living area: With Smart TV and patio doors leading to terrace.
Dining area: With woodburner and patio doors leading to terrace. Kitchen area: With breakfast bar, gas range, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher and coffee machine.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Separate toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with double shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for woodburner included. Welcome pack. Lawned garden with patio, terrace, siting-out areas and garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: Sorry, no hen or stag parties.
Folly View is a lovely spacious house with fantastic views over the river valley to the front and offers comfortable, modern accommodation. The three bedrooms are found on the first floor - a double with its own small terrace and access to the rear garden, a second double with an en-suite shower room, and a super kingsize bedroom that can be made up as a twin on request. A bathroom with a bath and shower cubicle is also on this level. On the ground floor you’ll find an open-plan, horseshoe-shaped living space with access via patio doors to the front terrace. The cosy living area is hidden away and has a comfy corner sofa and a Smart TV and the kitchen area is open to the dining room with its lovely wood burner. Adjacent is the utility room, where the main access to the property is, and also a handy downstairs toilet. Outside you will benefits from various seating areas, lawns and a large terrace from where you can soak up the sun and take in the gorgeous views or sit with a quiet drink staring up at the starry night sky and enjoying the view towards Tawstock Castle, which looks lovely when lit up.
Bishops Tawton is a small village with its own very popular thatched pub within walking distance. It is less than 2 miles from Barnstaple town centre, North Devon’s regional capital and ancient river-port town at the lowest crossing point of the River Taw flowing into the Bristol Channel. At the lovely waterside village of Instow, 7 miles to the west, you can enjoy the quiet inlet with sand dunes and a sandy beach along with a selection of pubs, restaurants and an excellent delicatessen. Across the water is Appledore with its traditional fisherman’s cottages and quaint village streets to simply wander around and take in the surroundings.
The historic port town of Bideford is just a further 2 miles away and offers a taste of traditional North Devon life with its weekly pannier market, much like Barnstaple’s. Some of the best beaches in the UK like Saunton Sands, Woolacombe, Westward Ho! and Croyde are easily reached by car from the property and are popular with surfers, windsurfers and beach lovers alike. There are plenty of local attractions and amenities nearby including a leisure centre with swimming pool, purpose-built tennis centre, bowling alley, trampoline centre and an array of adventure and activity places to enjoy. The region offers family attractions such as the Big Sheep and Milky Way theme parks, Dartington Crystal Factory, Tapeley Park, Rock Park and the Tarka Trail, which is popular with walkers, runners and cyclists and follows a disused railway line spanning from Barnstaple all the way to the fringes of Dartmoor National Park. Other stunning areas to consider visiting while in North Devon are Lynton & Lynmouth, Valley of the Rocks and Exmoor National Park to name just a few. And then there’s the South West Coast Path which offers in North Devon alone, 90 miles of walks with amazing and dramatic coastal views. Whether you’re seeking the perfect base to explore all that North Devon has to offer or the perfect getaway location to relax and unwind in complete comfort while making the most of the impressive views, this is the perfect choice for a family or small group of friends.


Decorated at Christmas
Garden or Patio
Open Fire or Woodburner
Open Plan
Parking - On Site
Pets Allowed
Pets Free of Charge
Pub Within 1 Mile
Shower Cubicle
Washing Machine
Welcome Pack
Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 2 pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please