Self Catering Holiday Cottages and Apartments
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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 Little House, Barnstaple
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The Little House

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

* An open plan self-catering apartment, ideal for a couple, with lots of charm and character with exposed stone walls and beams. Originally the cellar forming part of The Long House (a lovingly restored late C17th laneside house). Please note: this apartment has a low (beamed) ceiling throughout. 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 furnishings, king size bed and a double sofa bed. A new fitted kitchen and a funky shower room (wet room). Only minutes from Braunton and Barnstaple. Children, dogs and surfers welcome! 3¼ miles north-west of Barnstaple. Mid-week or Weekend Breaks when available from £145.

Weekly Tariff: £200 – £400. Electricity/Gas: included. Linen: included.
Units: 1 Apartment. Bedrooms: Open plan apartment with double bed and sofa bed.
Sleeping: 2 or 4 max. Open: All year round. OS grid ref: SS 534 374.

Availability (week beginning Saturday):
Westcott Barton at Middle Marwood, North Devon
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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. Cream Teas are served in a huge conservatory. The Farmhouse has six bedrooms, two bathrooms and a shower room. The Cottage sleeps up to four in two bedrooms. 4¾ miles north-west of Barnstaple.

Weekly Tariff: The Farmhouse (sleeps 10) £1,685 per week or £865 per half week (3 or 4 nights).
The Cottage (sleeps 4) £595 per week or £310 per half week. Electricity: included. Linen: included.
Units: 2. Bedrooms: 2, 6.
Sleeping: 10, 4. Open: 7 Jan to 1 Sept. OS grid ref: SS 532 385.

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Hartpiece Hall & Farm, Shirwell
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Available by the part-week, full week or longer - see website
ETC four stars
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Hartpiece Hall & Farm

Shirwell, Barnstaple. Tel: 01628 630249. Mobile: 07710 363304.
Website: www.hartpiece.co.uk

* Exclusive country home from home for discriminating guests and their friends. Sleeps 2 - 10 in four-star comfort in an area of unspoilt beauty. Private half-mile drive leads to Hartpiece Hall and Farm, which offer sweeping views from spacious rooms with log fires, oak beams and antique furniture. Chef-equipped kitchens, generous dining areas (the Hall seats 26) and comfy living rooms. BBQs, hot tub and bar area, decking, patios. Pure artesian spring water. Views, stillness, dark night skies, 90 hedgerowed acres, wildlife, ponds, ancient woodland. A haven to relax and chill out in, or to return to after golf, surfing, riding, walking, garden visits. Tack rooms accommodate gear. Convenient to Barnstaple, Ilfracombe, Exmoor, great surfing beaches and world-class gardens. Walks through areas of exceptional natural beauty from the door. 2 miles north of Barnstaple.

Weekly Tariff: £410 – £2,936. Electricity/Gas: included. Linen: included.
Units: either 3 self-contained or 1 large house. Bedrooms: up to 11 (7 en-suite)
Sleeping: 4, 8, 10, or up to 22 + cots. Open: All year round. OS grid ref: SS 572 359.

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North Hill Cottages, Shirwell
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SHORT BREAKS AVAILABLE
Minimum three nights.
ETC three stars / ETC four stars
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North Hill Cottages

North Hill, Shirwell, Barnstaple. Tel: 01271 850611. Mobile: 07834 806434.
Website: www.north-hill.co.uk Email: info@north-hill.co.uk

Nine stone-built character cottages, with exposed beams, converted from 17th Century stone barns, in nine acres of wonderful, hilly Devon countryside. Indoor heated swimming pool and toddlers pool, jacuzzi, sauna, fitness room, tennis court and children's play area. Dogs welcome. Five cottages (sleeping 2, 4, 4, 4 and 6) are let friday to friday, the other four (sleeping 2, 4, 6 and 6) are let saturday to saturday. 2½ miles north of Barnstaple.

Weekly Tariff: £230 – £950. Electricity/Gas: included in summer, except central heating. Linen: included.
Units: 9 Cottages. Bedrooms: 0, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3.
Sleeping: 2, 2, 4, 4, 4, 4, 6, 6, 6+cots. Open: All year round. OS grid ref: SS 577 369.

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Plaistow Barton, Shirwell
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SHORT BREAKS AVAILABLE
2 nights from @£150
3 nights from @£195
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Plaistow Barton

Shirwell, Barnstaple. Tel: 01271 850950 Mobile: 07768 241139
Website: www.plaistowbarton.co.uk Email: enquiries@plaistowbarton.co.uk

Well appointed, character cottage beside old grade II listed Devon farmhouse, with over 1 acre of grounds. Exposed beams and inglenook fireplace with a historic plaque dating back to 1679. Wonderful, peaceful countryside: stunning scenery, abundant wildlife. Large garden with outdoor furniture and BBQ. Double bedded master bedroom with second bedroom having twin beds. Bathroom with bath and shower over. Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with brand new sofas. Well equipped kitchen: dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, microwave etc. Use of indoor swimmingpool (for a small fee) nearby. 3½ miles north of Barnstaple.

Weekly Tariff: £250 – £650. Electricity/Gas: included. Linen: included.
Units: 1 Cottage. Bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin
Sleeping: 4. Open: All year round. OS grid ref: SS 576 382.

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yeo cottage's lawn and hot tub
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Availability Note: Bracketted letter/s after date, eg (R,T), refer to which cottage/s is available.
 
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Coxleigh Barton Cottages

Shirwell, Barnstaple, EX31 4JL. Tel: 07775 880 398.
Website: www.yardholdings.co.uk

Three spacious, newly converted, high quality cottages in a country setting, on the foothills of Exmoor, yet only a few minutes drive from the market town of Barnstaple. Coxleigh Barton is a 400 acre farm estate, including lakes, paddocks and 130 acres of woodland: there are over 5 miles of tracks for walking or riding. Each cottage has a safe lawned area, patio and garden furniture. Cycle/surfboard storage. Dogs welcome. Horses may be available for experienced riders. Stabling by arrangement. 3 miles north-east of Barnstaple. Cottages: Raleigh (R) £244 to £622 and Taw (T) £320 to £675 and Yeo (Y) £284 to £771, inc booking fees.

Weekly Tariff: £244 – £771. Electricity/Gas/Oil: included in summer. Linen: included.
Units: 3 Cottages. Bedrooms: 3 in each. Taw Cottage has: 2 x family sleeping 3 (one en-suite), 1 x single+Zbed. Raleigh and Yeo each have: 1 x double, 2 x twins, double bed-settee in living room. Each cottage has 2 x bath/shower rooms. Yeo Cottage also has an outdoor hot tub.
Sleeping: each cottage sleeps 6/8+cot. Open: All year round. OS grid ref: SS 587 353.

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Parkhill Farm's new holiday lodge
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Short Breaks (minimum two nights) from £50 per night.
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Parkhill Farm holiday lodge

Shirwell, Barnstaple. Tel: 01271 850323.
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A beautifully appointed and spacious, two bedroomed holiday lodge in its own large private garden, in an elevated position with stunning views over the Taw valley and Exmoor. Decked area, barbecue, ample room for parking. The garden has a large sloping grassy area which is perfect for children's play. Parkhill Farm is a working farm on the foothills of Exmoor with sheep, cattle, free range chickens, plus a friendly and playful sheep dog called Meg and assorted cats. One gentle dog would be welcome. 3 miles north-east of Barnstaple.

Weekly Tariff: £200 – £300. Electricity/Gas: included. Linen: included.
Units: 1 lodge. Bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.
Sleeping: 4. Open: All year round. OS grid ref: SS 584 362.

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coombe cottage at Goodleigh
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SHORT BREAKS Nov to March: 3 or 4 nights from £200.
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Coombe Cottage

Goodleigh, Barnstaple. Mobile: 07766 125911. Tel: 0118 9760449.
Website: www.coombecottage.co.uk

*Superbly updated 200 year-old traditional, extended cottage overlooking farmland views. Stripped pine flooring throughout with slate tiles in the kitchen. A downstairs cloakroom leads into a beamed lounge with wood fire burner. Spacious garden room is where one can dine in comfort overlooking large garden. Fully equipped kitchen plus separate utility room comprising washing machine and tumble drier. Downstairs is a separate shower room. Upstairs, master, twin & single bedrooms all feature traditional stonework. The bathroom comprises a modern white suite. Outside there is both a large lawn and patio area. Exceptional facilities. Local pub serving good food and ale. Ideally located for Devon beaches, Exmoor and Tarka Trail. 3 miles east of Barnstaple.

Weekly Tariff: £250 – £775. Electricity/Gas: included. Linen: included.
Units: 1 Cottage Bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single
Sleeping: 5. Open: All year round. OS grid ref: SS 597 340.

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Willesleigh House, Goodleigh
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HIGH SEASON PRICES:
£380 per week for 2 people,
£495 per week for 4 people.
 
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Willesleigh House

Willesleigh, Goodleigh, Barnstaple. Tel: 01271 346460. Mobile: 07977 444028.
Website: www.willesleigh.co.uk

The entire top floor of a three storey, historical Grade II listed, Georgian Manor House. The property is set within 3 acres of mature gardens with access to a private carriage-driveway to the quaint Devon village of Goodleigh (Church, pub and Cider Orchards) together with Woodland Trust walkways. Two double bedrooms (one with four-poster bed), whirlpool spa bath and shower, living room and kitchen, HD satellite TV and DVD/video, Extensive gardens with water features, BBQ area and croquet lawn. Breathtaking views to the sea. 3 miles east of Barnstaple.

Weekly Tariff: £350 – £495. Electricity/Gas: included. Linen: included.
Units: 1 Apartment. Bedrooms: 2 double (one four-poster bed), extra Z-bed available.
Sleeping: 4+1. Open: All year round. OS grid ref: SS 599 344.

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Park Gate Cottages, Tawstock
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Availability Note: Bracketted numbers after date, eg (5-6,8), refer to sleeping capacity of cottages still available.
 
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Park Gate Cottages

Park Gate Farm, Tawstock, Barnstaple. Tel: 01271 325707.
Website: www.parkgatecottages.co.uk

Four outstanding cottages carefully converted from a range of old stone barns. which form part of a traditional farm courtyard. Beautifully furbished in a fresh contemporary style. The owners living in the original farmhouse 'Park Gate', which is no longer a working farm. Each cottage has its own individual design with every comfort, and its own sitting-out decked patio area and lawned garden with extensive rural views of pasture and woodland. Games room. 2½ miles south of Barnstaple.

Weekly Tariff: £389 – £2,097. Electricity/Gas: included. Linen: included.
Units: 4 Cottages. Bedrooms: 3 (double en-suite, twin, single+Zbed), 3 (double en-suite, twin, bunks), 4 (double en-suite, double, twin, bunks?) 6 (double en-suite, double, 3 twins, bunks).
Sleeping: 5/6, 6, 8, 12, +cots. Open: All year round. OS grid ref: SS 555 296.

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Availability of 5-6, 6 and 8 berth cottages (week beginning Saturday):
Ensis Farm Holiday Cottages, Harracott
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Ensis Farm Holiday Cottages

Harracott, Barnstaple, EX31 3JT. Tel: 01271 858758.
Website: www.devon-holiday-cottage.org.uk

Beautiful 16th Century Farmhouse, deep in the heart of the North Devon countryside, offering two, tastefully modernised holiday cottages. Lawned gardens and patio, patio furniture and barbecues; access to adjacent paddock. A relaxing retreat, yet accessible to the coast and the market towns of Barnstaple and South Molton. 5½ miles south of Barnstaple.

Weekly Tariff: £252 – £640. Electricity/Gas: included. Linen: included.
Units: 2 Cottages. Bedrooms: 1 (double, sofa bed), 2 (double, twin).
Sleeping: 2 (plus small child)+cot, 4+cot. Open: from 10 Jan. OS grid ref: SS 561 264.

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Fern Cottage, Newton Tracey
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SHORT BREAKS (minimum two nights) from £50 per night, by arrangement.
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Fern Cottage

Higher Litchardon, Newton Tracey, Barnstaple. Tel: 01271 858414.
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A delightful barn conversion, in the heart of the North Devon countryside, ideal for a stress free holiday, yet only a few miles from the busy market towns of Barnstaple and Bideford and ten minutes to the sea. Three bedrooms, bathroom with shower. Large sitting room with TV, C+DVD, etc and piano. Plenty of books and games for children. Large well equipped kitchen diner with washing machine and dishwasher. Very child friendly location with cot and highchair provided. 4 miles south-west of Barnstaple. 2.5 miles from Sainsbury's.

Weekly Tariff: £250 – £490. Electricity/Gas: included (except central heating). Linen: included.
Units: 1 Cottage. Bedrooms: 3 (1 double, 1 twin, 1 single plus Z-bed).
Sleeping: 5/6+cot. Open: All year round. OS grid ref: SS 523 304.

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Muddlebridge House Holiday Cottages, Fremmington
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Muddlebridge House Holiday Cottages

Fremington, Barnstaple. Tel: 01271 376073.
Website: www.muddlebridge.co.uk

7 cottages around courtyards, in the grounds of owners' large house, 2 acre part-walled garden. Indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, games rooms, laundry, extensive outdoor play areas, 3 barbecue areas, pets corner with goats, rabbits, ducks. 5 cottages have central heating. Bicycles for hire. 2½ miles west of Barnstaple. ¾ mile from Fremington Quay and Tarka Cycle Trail (34 miles of off-road cycling). Within ½ mile of three pubs, all serving meals.

Weekly Tariff: £290 – £975 (2-berth cottage £440 max, 4-berth cottage £735 max). Electricity/Gas: included. Linen: included (except towels).
Units: 7 Cottages. Bedrooms: 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3.
Sleeping: 2, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 6. Open: 3April – January. OS grid ref: SS 522 326.

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