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About the Barnstaple Town area of North Devon

This historic market town has stood at the first crossing of the Taw estuary for over a thousand years. The original street pattern of the medieval town can be found between two tidal rivers, the Taw and the Yeo. The modern town now sprawls well beyond the old Norman walls. It is easy, when visiting the busy shopping centre in what was old Barum, to understand the town's relationship with its rivers, fords and bridges, and the old quays. In the 16th and 17th Centuries, Barnstaple was a pioneering port, a port of merchant venturers. Hundreds of wooden trading ships were built here at slipways on either side of the Taw: ships that traded with Portugal, Spain, France, Holland, Ireland and the Americas.

Nowadays Barnstaple, as the largest town in North Devon and Exmoor, is a popular shopping destination for both locals and holidaymakers. Most of the town centre is pedestrianised between 10am and 4pm. The famous Pannier Market and pretty Butchers' Row sell locally produced food, including meat, fish and game. There are shopping malls and outdoor cafes, street entertainers and guided walks, parks and gardens - and flowers everywhere. The riverside walk takes you past museums and fountains, a mosaic and a motte and bailey castle. Boutport Street, which encircles the eastern side of the old fortified town offers entertainments at a theatre, a multi-screen cinema, and a miriad of taverns and restaurants.


the sunlit white-painted facade of this splendid three-storey hotel
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FEBRUARY SPECIAL 2016
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast from £62.00 per person, per night (min.3nts).


AA four stars
HOTEL

The Imperial Hotel

Taw Vale Parade, Barnstaple, EX32 8NB. Tel: 01271 345861.
Website: www.brend-imperial.co.uk Email: info@brend-imperial.co.uk

Elegant and spacious town centre hotel, beside The Square gardens and overlooking the River Taw. Barnstaple's premier hotel is less than 100 yards from the C14th Long Bridge, the Museum, the Tarka Trail Cycle Path (34 miles long) and the town's pedestrianised shopping streets.

Bed & Breakfast per night: double room from £122.00; single room from £99.50. Dinner: £25.00 (two course), £35.00 (five course).
Bedrooms: 10 single, 20 double, 28 twin, 5 family. Bathrooms: 63 en-suite.
Parking ample free. Open: All year round.

a night-time view of the welcoming entrance to this modern hotel
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VALENTINES SPECIAL 2016
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast (+ bot of sparkling pink) from £55.00 per person, per night (min.2nts).
AA three stars
HOTEL

The Barnstaple Hotel

Braunton Road, Barnstaple, EX31 1LE, Tel: 01271 376221.
Website: www.barnstaplehotel.co.uk Email: info@barnstaplehotel.co.uk

A large, modern hotel on the outskirts of Barnstaple, with access to the main road to the great sandy beaches of Saunton (7ml), Croyde (9ml) and Woolacombe (13¾ miles from the hotel). Fitness Suites including sauna, solaria, indoor and outdoor swimmingpools. Conference facilities for up to 200.

Bed & Breakfast per night: double room from £93.00; single occupancy from £77.00. Dinner: £22.00 (two course), £27.00 (three course).
Bedrooms: 19 double, 20 twin, 7 family. Bathrooms: 60 en-suite.
Parking ample free. Open: All year round.

a view of this blue and white modern hotel, from the park opposite
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WINTER BREAKS 2016
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AA three stars
HOTEL

The Park Hotel

Taw Vale, Barnstaple, EX32 9AE. Tel: 01271 372166.
Website: www.parkhotel.co.uk Email: info@parkhotel.co.uk

A modern hotel, close to town centre, overlooking Rock Park gardens. Only 80 yards from riverside walk and Tarka Trail; 600 yards from the town's pedestrianised shopping streets and historic quay.

Bed & Breakfast per night: small double room £85.00; double room from £95.00; single room from £68.50. Dinner: £21.50 (two course), £26.50 (three course).
Bedrooms: 6 single, 16 double, 18 twin. Bathrooms: 40 en-suite.
Parking ample free. Open: All year round.

the bow windowed hotel facade, window boxes and royal warrants
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WINTER BREAKS 2016
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AA three stars
HOTEL

The Royal & Fortescue Hotel

Boutport Street, Barnstaple, EX31 1HG. Tel: 01271 342289.
Website: www.royalfortescue.co.uk Email: info@royalfortescue.co.uk

Barnstaple's most ancient hotel, established as the Fortescue Arms in 1780: became "Royal" when the future King Edward VII (aged 15) dined there in 1856, having arrived on horseback from Ilfracombe. A beautifully appointed hotel right in the heart of old "Barum", opposite the southgate entrance to the town's pedestrianised shopping streets.

Bed & Breakfast per night: double room from £114.00; single room from £72.00. Dinner: £22.00 (two course), £26.00 (three course).
Bedrooms: 4 single, 20 double, 21 twin, 4 family, 1 suite. Bathrooms: 47 en-suite.
Parking ample free (inc garage parking). Open: All year round.

cream-white painted three-storey facade, sun-lit balcony
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TIC Inspected
SMALL HOTEL

Yeo Dale Hotel

Pilton Bridge, Barnstaple, EX31 1PG. Tel: 01271 342954.
Website: www.yeodalehotel.co.uk Email: stay@yeodalehotel.co.uk

Georgian townhouse offering bed and breakfast (dinner available by arrangement). Very well appointed bedrooms, having undergone recent extensive refurbishment. A successful blend of traditional and modern style. Adjacent to historic Pilton Street, with its charming shops, and overlooking the River Yeo and Pilton Park. Only 400 yards from Barnstaple High Street. Free WiFi.

Bed & Breakfast per night: double room £85.00-£120.00; single room £45.00-£55.00. Dinner: £19.00 (please give a minimum of 24 hours notice, if you require dinner.
Bedrooms: 3 single, 4 double, 3 family (3,4,4). Bathrooms: 9 en-suite, 1 private.
Parking limited hotel carpark, or public carpark nearby. Open: All year round.

cream painted corner pub with black timbered windows and three gables
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TIC Inspected
INN

The Olive Branch

Boutport Street, Barnstaple, EX31 1SE. Tel: 01271 370784.
Website: www.olivebranchdevon.co.uk Email: suehall81@btconnect.com

This town centre public house has been modernised throughout. Comfortable and stylish lounge bar with separate dining area offering bar snacks or restaurant dishes, from 12 noon 'til 9.00pm. The twin bedroom has an en-suite shower room. The double bedroom has a washbasin.

Bed only, per night: twin room £60.00-£70.00; double/twin en-suite £65.00-£75.00; single room £30.00-£35.00.
Bedrooms: 1 double/family, 1 twin, single. Bathrooms: 1 en-suite, 1 public.
Parking in nearby public carpark. Open: All year round.

red brick, green weatherboards and white windows, on a sunny day
ground floor bedroom(s)radio in bedroomsdigital tv in bedroomstea/coffee in bedroomsfree wifispecial diets availabletotally non-smokingcentral heating throughoutironing facilitiesgarden for guests' usedogs not acceptedcredit cards acceptedsome disabled accessclosed for christmas
TIC Inspected
GUEST HOUSE

Crossways

Pottington Road, Barnstaple, EX31 1JH. Tel: 01271 379120.
Website: www.barnstaplebedandbreakfastcrossways.com Email: crosswaysinfo@gmail.com

Crossways, with its clean and comfortable ground floor en-suite bedrooms, is only a 300 yard level walk from the town centre. The Tarka Trail/South West Coast Path and the Civic Centre is only 500 yards from the house; the North Devon Hospital is just 1¼ miles away. Crossways has a private off-road carpark and a locked store for bicycles and surf boards. Free WiFi.

Bed & Breakfast per night: double room from £75.00; single occupancy from £45.00.
Bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. Bathrooms: 3 en-suite.
Parking for 7. Open: All year round.

large, three storey red brick gabled house in lawned mature garden
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TIC Inspected
GUEST HOUSE

The Old Vicarage

Barbican Terrace, Barnstaple, EX32 9HQ. Tel: 01271 328504.
Website: www.oldvicaragebarnstaple.co.uk

Half of former Victorian Vicarage in a large terraced garden, with rose bushes, fruit trees and extensive lawns . 300 yards from the bus station, ½ mile from the shopping centre, ¾ mile from railway station. Lock-up for bicycles and motorbikes. Train and Bus station pick-up available. Free WiFi.

Bed & Breakfast per night: double room £70.00–£80.00; family room (2+2) £100.00–£120.00; single occupancy from £50.00–£60.00.
Bedrooms: 1 family suite(4), 1 de-luxe double, 1 double/twin. Bathrooms: 3 en-suite.
Parking for 7. Open: All year round.

broadgate house at pilton
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TIC Inspected
GUEST HOUSE

No 2 Broadgate

Bellaire, Pilton, Barnstaple, EX31 1QZ. Tel: 01271 373229.
Website: www.no2broadgate.co.uk

No. 2 Broadgate is a luxurious and unique Guest House on the elevated outkirts of Barnstaple. On the top floor is a double suite, with modern bathroom (walk-in shower and large bath) and private sittingroom (sofa-bed, writing area, 42" digital tv, dvds and books): this suite can sleep up to 6. There are two double bedrooms on the first floor, one also has an "trundle bed" for an extra two. Guests are welcomed with a cream tea, an aperitif, a cold beer or a glass o' bubbly, and can relax in the garden, conservatory, living room or use the gym. Only ¾ mile from Barnstaple's High Street. Free WiFi.

Bed & Breakfast per night: double room £75.00-£89.00; single occupancy tariff available on request.
Bedrooms: 1 suite (sleeping 2/4/6), 1 double +2, 1 double. Bathrooms: 3 en-suite.
Parking for 3 in quiet street. Open: All year round.

detached red brick house with red tiles, white plastered first floor
children welcomeground floor bedroom(s)radio in bedroomsdigital tv in bedroomstea/coffee in bedroomsfree wifispecial diets availabletotally non-smokingcentral heating throughoutdogs not acceptedcredit cards acceptedsome disabled access
AA three stars
GUEST HOUSE

Cresta

Sticklepath Hill, Barnstaple, EX31 2BU. Tel: 01271 374022.
Website: www.crestaguesthouse.co.uk

1930's detached house, with its own carpark, on the crest of the hill, on the southern side of the River Taw. Only ¾ mile from the town centre and 700 yards walk from the railway station, Tarka Trail Cycle Hire and the 34 mile long estuary-side Tarka Cycle Trail. 150 yards from a good food pub, an excellent fish 'n' chip restaurant and general store and newsagent. Free WiFi.

Bed & Breakfast per night: double room from £58.00; family room from £68.00; single room £30.00-£38.00.
Bedrooms: 2 single, 4 double/twin, 2 family(3/4). Bathrooms: 6 en-suite, 2 shower rooms (shared w.c.)
Parking for 6. Open: All year round.

watercolour of country house amongst border plants
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Past winner of 'Barnstaple in Bloom': Best Large Garden.
TIC Inspected
B&B

Herton

Lake Hill, Barnstaple, EX31 3HS. Tel: 01271 323302.
Website: www.herton-guesthouse.co.uk

Spacious C17th former farmhouse in a unique position, in pleasant country surroundings, yet less than one mile from the pedestrianised shopping centre. Prize winning garden. Family suite is a self-contained cottage wing of farmhouse with double room, twin room, sittingroom, bathroom, kitchen, private garden: breakfast served in main house (or on Self Catering basis).

Bed & Breakfast per night: double room £58.00; family suite from £65.00; single occupancy from £45.00.
Bedrooms: 2 double, 1 family suite(4). Bathrooms: 2 en-suite, 1 private.
Parking for 6. Open: All year round.

Weirholme
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TIC Inspected
B&B

Weirholme Annex

Burlington Grove, Newport, Barnstaple, EX32 9BW. Tel: 01271 828398.
Website: www.weirholme-annex.co.uk

Grade 2 listed Georgian town house with walled gardens and many original features. The house is situated in Newport next to the Tarka trail, a long distance cycle and walking path, close to Newport pubs and restaurants and Barnstaple town centre.
The accommodation comprises a self-contained wing of the house with a spacious en-suite double bedroom and a comfortable private lounge with tv, which can provide further flexible bed space for 1 or 2 persons at extra charge. Guests have unlimited use of a sunny courtyard and a walled garden. Free WiFi.

Bed & Breakfast per night: double room £75.00 (£70 for two nights or more); single occupancy £65.00 (£60 for two nights or more).
Bedrooms: 1 suite (sleeping up to 4). Bathrooms: 1 en-suite.
Parking for 2. Open: All year round.