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About the Exmoor coast and country area of North Devon

The west coast of Exmoor is the highest coastline in Great Britain. Many of the hills are over 1,000 feet high. The National Trust owns and maintains 20 miles of this glorious coastline and in several cases miles inland up wooded valleys. This is some of England's finest walking country. Wooded combes with rushing rivers, mossy boulders and waterfalls, with wild flowers in abundance, herds of red deer and Exmoor ponies, heather, gorse, ferns and lichens, and unpolluted airs. Whatever the weather, whichever the season, this is a treasury of natural splendour - a joy even in the snows of winter. Gentle drives along unfenced moorland roads, occasionally stopping for a stroll, picturesque villages with cricket greens and cream teas, country hotels offering stabling for horses, countrymen's pubs sporting hunting trophies beside blazing log fires. This is the West Country at its best.

A walk from Woody Bay (free carpark) via the lower coast path westwards to Hunters Inn, for a ploughman's lunch and half a cider, then back on the higher path, once a road for horse-drawn coaches - you may see a horse trough or two - past the old roman signal station is an enjoyable and relatively easy introduction to the glories of this part of the world. The walk totals four and a half miles, and should take about an hour and a quarter each way. Don't do it in strong or gusting winds.


Riverton House & Lakes, Swimbridge, Barnstaple
children welcomeelectric cookingcentral heatingfree wifielectric shaver pointsfreezerdishwashermicrowave ovendigital tv in bedroomsdvd playerclothes washing machineironing facilitiesparking next to unitprivate fishing rightsgarden for guests' usesome disabled accessspecial christmas packagesspecial packages
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Riverton Lakes & Holiday Cottages

Yeoland Lane, Swimbridge, Barnstaple. Tel: 01271 830009.
Website: www.rivertonlakesandholidaycottages.co.uk

Three cottages beside an attractive, stone-built country house in sunny gardens and extensive grounds. Each cottage has its own garden, bench set and barbecue. Mole Cottage has been specifically designed for disabled people. Short breaks available. The two coarse fishing lakes (3.5 acres and 2.5 acres), both well stocked (one 'specimen', the other 'match & pleasure') are available for anglers at a reduced charge. 5¾ miles east-south-east of Barnstaple. 1½ miles east of Swimbridge village.

Weekly Tariff: £420-£795. Electricity/Gas: included/extra. Linen: included.
Units: 3 Cottages. Bedrooms: 2 (twin, twin), 2 (double, twin), 3 (double, twin, twin).
Sleeping: 4, 4, 6. Open: All year round. OS grid ref: SS 635 300.

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Old Mill Cottage, East Buckland, Barnstaple
children welcomeelectric cookingcentral heating throughoutfreezermicrowave ovenradiocolour tvclothes washing machineironing facilitiestotally non-smokingparking facilitiesoutdoor swimming pooldogs not accepted
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Old Mill Cottage

Old Mill, East Buckland, Barnstaple. Tel: 01598 760634.
Website: www.devonmillcottage.co.uk

A cottage for two on the Tarka Trail (footpath), in a small hamlet with beautiful views of Exmoor foothills. Well equipped and tastefully furnished, this is an ideal base for country-lovers, walkers and romantics. Welcome basket of provisions and Devon Cream Tea on arrival. There are some good food pubs in nearby villages. East Buckland is 8 miles equidistant from the small market town of South Molton and North Devon's principal town, Barnstaple (Tesco's, Sainsbury's, etc). Tame and friendly sheep graze the adjacent farm's fields, part of FleeceHaven's sanctuary for retired sheep, see: baaa.

Weekly Tariff: £235-£360. Electricity/Gas: included. Linen: included.
Units: 1 Cottage. Bedrooms: 1 Double.
Sleeping: 2. Open: All year round. OS grid ref: SS 677 313.

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Hillcroft, Brayford, Barnstaple
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Hillcroft

Brayford, Barnstaple. Tel: 01769 579660. Mobile: 07811 914906.

Detached bungalow, simply furnished, beside a country lane in Exmoor National Park, surrounded by sheep-grazed fields. Far from the madding crowd, fine views, moorland walks and wildlife. Lawned garden, front and rear. Less than one mile from the most significant iron-age fort on West Exmoor (Shoulsbarrow Castle), near famous Mole's Chamber; standing stones and barrows abound. An inexpensive holiday home ideal for a family or a walking party. 10 miles east of Barnstaple.

Weekly Tariff: £100-£250. Electricity: £1 coin meter. Linen: not included.
Units: 1 Bungalow. Bedrooms: 3 double/twin.
Sleeping: 6. Open: Easter to October. OS grid ref: SS 697 384.

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Muxworthy Cottage, Brayford, Barnstaple
children welcomeelectric cookinggas/electric firesmicrowave ovencolour tvclothes washing machineironing facilitiesparking next to unitgarden for guests' usespecial christmas packagesspecial packagesbuilding of historic note
 
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Muxworthy Cottage

Muxworthy Farm, Brayford, Barnstaple. Tel: 01598 710342.

Detached, C17th cottage on 400 acre Exmoor hill farm of sheep and cattle, 200 yards from farmhouse. Thick, stone and cob walls, exposed beams, open fireplace with oil-burning stove, bread oven. An old Exmoor cottage in beautiful, peaceful countryside - don't forget to bring the binoculars and bird and wildflower books. Lawned garden front and rear.

Weekly Tariff: £170-£360. Electricity/Gas: extra. Linen: included.
Units: 1 Cottage. Bedrooms: 2.
Sleeping: 6. Open: All year round. OS grid ref: SS 707 376.

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Little Bray House, Brayford, Barnstaple
children welcomeelectric cookingcentral heating throughoutelectric shaver pointsmicrowave ovencolour tvironing facilitiessome non-smoking areasparking facilitiesgarden for guests' usespecial christmas packagesspecial packagesbuilding of historic note
Availability Note: Bracketted numbers after the date, eg (5,5), refer to the sleeping capacity of the cottages available.


Reduced rates for couples (just two people) taking a cottage in Winter or Spring.
 
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Little Bray House

Brayford, Barnstaple. Tel: 01598 710295.
Website: www.littlebray.co.uk

Two fully-equipped self-contained cottages, known as South Wing Cottage and East Wing Cottage (each with three bedrooms and sleeping up to 5) beside beautiful old country house, in three acre garden, surrounded by sheep-grazed fields. Hens and ducks. Tame sheep. Indoor badminton court, ping-pong room. Dogs: well behaved dogs on leads are welcome @ an extra £10 per week. Electricity and oil charged as used. 11 miles east of Barnstaple.

Weekly Tariff: £336-£472. Electricity/Oil: extra. Linen: included (but not towels).
Units: 2 Cottages, 1 Apartment. Bedrooms: 3 (double, bunks, single), 3 (double, twin, bunks).
Sleeping: 5, 5. Open: All year round. OS grid ref: SS 686 357.

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