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About the Barnstaple Country area of North Devon

- this is the name we give to the countryside and villages that encircle Barnstaple, from two to five miles from the town's central stone.

To the north and east are the lower foothills of Exmoor, cut by fast flowing streams coursing their way down 'V'-shaped valleys, mostly clad with broadleafed woodland: to the north is Muddiford with its excellent inn beside the Bradiford Water; to the north-east Shirwell, high on a hill, where Sir Francis Chichester was raised; and to the east, Goodleigh with its popular New Inn, on another hill above the River Yeo. To the south of Goodleigh are some romantic knobbly hills, fashioned by ancient quarrying and many small streams, here are the villages of Landkey and Swimbridge. Landkey has two rival good food pubs, The Castle and The Ring o' Bells. Swimbridge's tavern is named after its illustrious, if somewhat eccentric, hunting parson Jack Russell, who originated the popular breed of terriers. To the south, the great River Taw, tidal for its last four miles to Barnstaple, meanders through the salt marshes between the villages of Tawstock and Bishops Tawton. To the west of Barnstaple, the Taw steadily broadens on its eight mile tidal course to Barnstaple Bay: the larger villages of Bickington and Fremington sprawl across the southern bank.


The Long House, Barnstaple
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B&B

The Long House

Whitehall, Marwood, Barnstaple, EX31 4EQ. Tel: 01271 375410.
Website: www.thedevonlonghouse.co.uk Email: joandjerry@thedevonlonghouse.co.uk

* Set in a secluded valley in private grounds. The Long House is a traditional Devon long house built in 1670 with lots of charm and character and has been lovingly restored. Gardens, paddock and barbeque area are free for guests to enjoy, bordered by a stream and ancient woodlands beyond. A perfect rural getaway with comfortable, stylish bedrooms and power showers! Private snug for guests only with coffee and cookies on tap. A bit more than just a B&B, only minutes from Braunton and Barnstaple. Children, dogs and surfers welcome! 3¼ miles (9 minutes by car) north-west of Barnstaple.

Bed & Breakfast per night: double room £60.00; single £30.00; child £12.50; cot Free.
Bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single. Bathrooms: 2 en-suite, 1 private.
Parking for 4. Open: All year round.

photo of modern country house in mature garden
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Touch Wood

Prixford, Barnstaple, EX31 4DW. Tel: 01271 371632.

Touchwood is a modern, detached, private house in secluded garden, orchard, in quiet (part thatched) hamlet. Excellent tavern, 'The New Ring o' Bells', is only 150 yards away. Pleasant bedrooms with garden views. Comfortable guests' sittingroom and diningroom – perfect accommodation for quiet couples, garden-lovers. 0.5 miles from Marwood Hill Gardens (open all day, every day) and lovely Marwood Church. Double en-suite bedroom with tv, radio, tea/coffee. Single with private bathroom adjacent. 2¾ miles (8 minutes by car) north-west of Barnstaple.

Bed & Breakfast per night: double room £50.00–£60.00.
Bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathrooms: 1 en-suite, 1 private.
Parking for 2. Open: All year round.

Lee House, Barnstaple
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Lee House

Marwood, Barnstaple, EX31 4DZ. Tel: 01271 374345.

Historic Manor House dating back to Elizabethan times. South facing with extensive country views. In secluded grounds. Private driveway (1,230 yards). Family run – artist in residence. Friendly, informal atmosphere. En-suite bedrooms, some romantic bedrooms, especially "The Rose Room", also a four-poster bedroom. Country pub (The Ring o' Bells at Prixford) offering excellent food only 400 yards from drive entrance (a wonderful walk on a fine evening). 3½ miles (10 minutes by car) north-west of Barnstaple.

Bed & Breakfast per night: double room £56.00–£60.00; single occupancy from £30.00.
Bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Bathrooms: 3 en-suite.
Parking unlimited. Open: 1st March – Dec.

Westcott Barton at Middle Marwood
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Now only £30 per person, per night (two sharing a double room)
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GUEST HOUSE

Westcott Barton

Middle Marwood, Barnstaple, EX31 4EF. Tel: 01271 812842.
Website: www.westcottbarton.co.uk

Nestling in a peaceful valley, this ancient farmstead has an atmosphere of undisturbed peace and tranquility. Two acres of beautiful, mature gardens with stream and pond, farm buildings and old waterwheel. Ground floor twin-bedded room. Cream Teas. 4¾ miles north-west of Barnstaple.

Bed & Continental Breakfast per night: double room £60.00; single occupancy from £45.00.
Bedrooms: 2 double or more, if farmhouse is vacant. Bathrooms: 2 en-suite.
Parking for 10. Open: All year round.

field house guest house near barnstaple
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ETC four stars
GUEST HOUSE

Field House

Lower Blakewell, Barnstaple, EX31 4ET. Tel/Fax: 01271 376205.
Website: www.fieldhousedevon.co.uk

* Warm welcome to peaceful country house with comfortable en-suite accommodation. Relaxing conservatory, charming dining room, sunny patio and garden. Delicious candlelit evening dinners (all home cooking) and excellent breakfasts. Ample parking. 2½ miles (7 minutes by car) north of Barnstaple. 1½ miles from North Devon Hospital.

Bed & Breakfast per night: double room £60.00–£65.00; single occupancy from £30.00. Dinner: £18.00.
Bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 twin ground floor. Bathrooms: 3 en-suite.
Parking for 4. Open: All year round.

an aerial photo of the broomhill art hotel
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HOTEL

Broomhill Art Hotel

Muddiford, Barnstaple, EX31 4EX. Tel: 01271 850262.
Website: www.broomhillart.co.uk

Attractive, southward facing, Country House Hotel, in private wooded valley, with swimming pool, tennis court and woodland walks beside river. All bedrooms have valley views. Internationally renowned Sculpture Garden and Contemporary Art Gallery. 2½ miles (6 minutes by car) north of Barnstaple.

Bed & Breakfast per night: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu & Sun: double room £75.00; single £50.00 (Dinner is not available on these nights*).
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for two nights: Fri & Sat: double room £215.00; single £150.00 (price for two nights inc a la carte dinners).
Bedrooms: 2 single, 5 double, 2 twin, 2 family(3). Bathrooms: 11 en-suite.
Parking for over 100, Open: All year round.

broomhill farm from the driveway
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ETC four stars
FARMHOUSE

Broomhill Farm

Muddiford, Barnstaple, EX31 4EX. Tel: 01271 850676.
Website: www.broomhillfarmhouse.co.uk

Modern farmhouse, with stables, in a cleft on the hillside, looking south down a long woodland-edged valley. Horses graze the steep hills above the farm. Deer at dusk and dawn. Lots of bird life. Woodland bridlepaths. Attractive bedrooms. Local produce and a warm welcome. Excellent base from which to explore Exmoor and the beautiful beaches at Woolacombe and Croyde. 2½ miles (6 minutes by car) north of Barnstaple – only 1¾ miles from North Devon Hospital.

Bed & Breakfast per night: double room £56.00–£60.00; single occupancy £28.00–£30.00.
Bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Bathrooms: all en-suite.
Parking for 5. Open: All year round.

the spinney from the south-east
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ETC four stars
GUEST HOUSE

The Spinney Guest House

Shirwell, Barnstaple, EX31 4JR. Tel: 01271 850282.
Website: www.thespinneyshirwell.co.uk

Village Rectory, dating from 1750, originally belonging to the extensive Chichester Estate. Delicious breakfasts, using local produce, served in the summer months in restored Victorian conservatory, under an ancient vine. 3½ miles (6 minutes by car) north-east of Barnstaple.

Bed & Breakfast per night: double room from £70.00; single occupancy from £35.00.
Bedrooms: 1 single, 1 double, 1 twin, 2 triple. Bathrooms: 3 en-suite, 2 private.
Parking for 7. Open: All year round.

the old forge bed and breakfast at bishops tawton in devon
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The Old Forge B&B

1 The Bushens, Bishops Tawton, Barnstaple EX32 0AA. Tel: 01271 324020.
Website: www.theoldforgenorthdevon.com

Nestling in the heart of the village of Bishops Tawton, The Old Forge offers luxurious and comfortable Bed and Breakfast accommodation and Evening Meals. Parts of the building date back to the 14th century, when it was the village blacksmith’s, with Georgian additions. Lovingly restored and renovated to achieve a tasteful and comfortable blend of old features and modern convenience, the accommodation offers king size beds, en suite bathrooms and a cosy lounge with wood burner. 2¼ miles (7 minutes by car) south of Barnstaple town centre

Bed & Breakfast per night: double room £75.00; single occupancy £45.00.
Dinner:
£14.50 (2 course) £19.50 (3 course) £23.50 (4 course) per person.
Bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single. Bathrooms: 2 en-suite.
Parking off-road for 3. Open: All year round.

the red house in its extensive garden
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ETC four stars
B&B

The Red House

Brynsworthy, Roundswell, Barnstaple, EX31 3NP. Tel: 01271 345966.
Website: www.theredhousenorthdevon.co.uk

A period country house in elevated position with panoramic views. Although close to the historic market town of Barnstaple, the house is set in the countryside with its own half acre garden. 6 miles from Instow Beach and 11 miles from Westward Ho! 2¾ miles (9 minutes by car) south-west of Barnstaple.

Bed & Breakfast per night: double room £50.00; single occupancy £30.00.
Bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathrooms: 2 rooms with showers*, 1 public.
Parking for 6. Open: All year round.

prospect house from the south
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Prospect House

Newton Tracey, Barnstaple, EX31 3PH. Tel: 01271 858269.
Website: www.prospect-hse.co.uk

An early Victorian country house, formerly a farmhouse, with large rooms and breathtaking views of the Devon countryside. Superb accommodation: beautifully appointed, spacious bedrooms, wonderful ensuite bath/showerrooms. Prospect House is accessed from the B3232 Torrington road, just 2 miles off the A39: it is 4¼ miles (11 minutes by car) south-west of Barnstaple, less than one mile from the excellent Hunters Inn tavern (restaurant and bar meals) in Newton Tracey.

Bed & Breakfast per night: double room £55.00–£60.00; single occupancy £35.00.
Bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin/double. Bathrooms: 2 en-suite.
Parking for 4. Open: All year round.

muddlebridge house looking south
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GUEST HOUSE

Muddlebridge House

Muddlebridge, Fremington, Barnstaple, EX31 2NQ. Tel: 01271 376073.
Email: booking@muddlebridge.co.uk
Website: www.muddlebridge.co.uk/B_B/BB.html

Large, detached house in 2 acre part-walled garden, with indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, games rooms and extensive play areas, pets corner (goats, rabbits, ducks). Beside Fremington Pill, a tidal creek, and 0.75 mile from Fremington Quay and the Tarka Trail Cycle Path. Cycles for hire. Family suite comprises double bedroom (king-size bed) and twin bedroom. Family bedroom has king-size double bed and single bed. 2½ miles (6 minutes) west of Barnstaple. Holiday cottages also available.

Bed & Breakfast per night: double room £60.00–£72.00; single occupancy £40.00–£46.00.
Bedrooms: 1 family suite (4), 1 family (3). Bathrooms: 2 en-suite.
Parking for 3. Open: April – end October.