Stay in a Barnstaple holiday cottage in North Devon for a town and country holiday -with a few days on local beaches thrown in for good measure! From the moors of Dartmoor and Exmoor to the sea on the Atlantic Coast, the ancient market town of Barnstaple lies directly in between the two and makes no hesitation in boasting its beautiful surroundings. This has not gone unnoticed by visitors who adore the nearby beautiful (and award winning) beaches and countryside unchanged for centuries. Staying in a holiday cottage in Barnstaple or one of its sleepy surrounding villages is a very appropriate way to fit in to this picturesque corner of the West Country. To the east there are miles and miles of breath-taking scenery of the very best of nature. The Tarka Trail, a 40-mile long foot and cycle path from Braunton to Meeth (half way to Dartmoor) runs through Barnstaple. Bikes of almost every description for all ages (including wheelchair towing bikes) can be hired at Barnstaple Station. The town itself has a vibrant, bustling hub, with plenty of shops, supermarkets restaurants and tea rooms. Enjoy lovely local produce on Barnstaple Quay at Tea-By-the-Taw, or pick up a bargain in the beautiful Pannier Market on Butcher's Row. Barnstaple a bit of a cultural centre too, with The Queen's Theatre presenting a year-round programme of drama, music and dance in an 800-seat auditorium. The Barnstaple Fringe Theatre Festival presents an inventive and inspiring programme in all sorts of nooks and crannies around Barnstaple in late June (well worth a weekend break in one of the town's self-catering cottages). The White Moose Art Gallery and a 3-screen cinema all keep cultural visitors content.

26 cottages found 26 match all criteria.

The Old Chapel is a luxurious holiday home converted from an old 1829 Congregational chapel.The Chapel sleeps 10 people in 5 bedrooms and has a beautiful open plan living area with the original exposed church beams.The Chapel is on the edge of the pretty North Devon village of Goodleigh.

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 2

The Devon Manor House is a Grade 1 listed property, set in 160 acres of idyllic North Devon countryside. It sleeps 16 in 8 bedrooms and has a swimming pool and tennis court. This , luxury North Devon holiday home with glorious gardens is a short rural drive from beaches and Exmoor. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 16
  • Bedrooms 8
  • Bathrooms 6

Beautiful thatched holiday cottage in a quiet village near Barnstaple within easy reach of North Devon beaches and Exmoor National Park. Rock Cottage is a characterful well-equipped countryside cottage and sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms - just a short walk from The New Inn, a friendly village pub.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

Pine Lodge is a tastefully decorated pet friendly, 5-bedroom holiday home with Wi-Fi sleeping 10 in Bickington outside Barnstaple on the North Devon coast. A well-equipped house with large garden and views over open countryside towards Saunton and Lundy Island, it offers ideal group accommodation.

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 3

Enjoy the quiet, comfortable luxury of The Round Retreat, a large rural holiday cottage on the coast near Barnstaple in North Devon with an indoor pool & spa, tennis court, gym, spa and sauna. Sleeping 12 - 14 guests in 7 bedrooms, it is perfect for large or dual family holidays or celebrations....

  • Sleeps 13
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Bathrooms 5

A stunning 3 bedroom contemporary Devon barn in secluded rural surroundings near Brayford with lake, tree house and woodland walks suitable for sleeping up to 7 guests. Situated centrally within a 53-acre organically managed country estate.

  • Sleeps 7
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

The Roundhouse is a large and spacious holiday cottage with an indoor pool near Barnstaple on the North Devon Coast at Combrew Farm. Sleeping 9, this 5-bedroom barn conversion offers luxurious self-catering holidays for large families or groups of friends all year round.

  • Sleeps 9
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 3

Barn Owl Cottage at Cornbrew Farm near Barnstaple on the North Devon Coast is a pet friendly holiday cottage sleeping 5 in a rural location. Facilities include a heated indoor pool, tennis and badminton courts, Sauna, a spa and childrens play area with trampolines and a games room.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Courtyard Cottage is a comfortable, well-equipped coastal holiday cottage in North Devon sleeping 4 in 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Close to North Devon's many beaches, you will also enjoy access to facilities at Combrew Farm such as our indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, games room and gym.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

With fantastic views from all windows down the valley to the Taw estuary, Byre Cottage is an ideal Devon retreat for a family or 4 adults. Facilities include Wi-Fi, swimming pool, games room and childrens play area. Pets welcome!

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Tuckers Retreat is a 2-bedroom holiday cottage in a rural spot on the North Devon coast near Barnstaple. It simply oozes quiet traditional charm. Located at Combrew Farm, guests at this pet friendly cottage have access to leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool and tennis court.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

Imagine a place where you can escape and soak up the peaceful surroundings. Nestled on a farm, the large Granary Cottage is a place where memories are made to treasure. Located in a rural North Devon village near Barnstaple, it sleeps 2-8 guests in 4 bedrooms with Wi-Fi It lies within easy reach of...

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3

This 3-bedroom 17th Century cottage near Brayford a few miles from Barnstaple in North Devon is adjacent an age-old farmhouse and is suitable for up to five people. Copper Kettle Cottage is located on a 53-acre organic estate with a lake, tree-house and beautiful woodland walks and lovely picnic spo...

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

nearRowan is a pet-friendly 4* holiday cottage in scenic countryside between Barnstaple and the North Devon coast. Converted from an old barn suitable for 4 adults or a family of 4. Guests at this nicely restored with exposed beams and oak flooring enjoy use of a shared indoor pool and hot tub.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

A romantic Devon getaway just for two with pool (and a pet or little one if you have them) in rural surroundings near Barnstaple. Comfortable and very cosy, it offers a perfect place to forget the worries of the world

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Rose Barn is a large luxury holiday cottage with a swimming pool in North Devon that cleverly combines two adjoining cottages at Combrew Farm near Barnstaple to create a 7 bedroom, pet friendly holiday home that sleeps 12. Perfect for large families or groups for holidays and special occasions.

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Bathrooms 5

Rose Cottage is a luxuriously furnished and equipped 4-bedroom coastal cottage in a rural location on the North Devon coast near Barnstaple. Guests enjoy use of a heated indoor pool and many more leisure facilities. Sleeps 7. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 7
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3

Weavers Cottage, sleeping up to four, is one of seven dog friendly cottages at semi-rural Muddlebridge House near Barnstaple in North Devon. With an indoor swimming-pool and two-acre garden, it is ideally situated for wonderful sandy beaches,walking on Exmoor, fishing and golf.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

A spacious family and pet-friendly coastal cottage with WiFi, Willow Cottage sleeps 6 in the picturesque North Devon countryside near Barnstaple. Guests enjoy use of a communal swimming pool and tennis courts.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

The Haven is a charming cottage sleeping 6 guests in 3 bedrooms in the North Devon countryside between Barnstaple and Exmoor. Built in the 17th century, in converting it to a comfortable rural holiday cottage, it has retained many of its original features, with oak lintels and wooden beams.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Triangle Cottage is a detached, comfortable and well equipped, large North Devon holiday cottage in the peaceful heart of the historic, picturesque rural village of Tawstock, 2 miles from Barnstaple. The child friendly cottage sleeps 6-8 in 3 comfortable bedrooms but is also cosy for small groups.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Thatchers Cottage, sleeping up to six, is one of seven Devon cottages at Muddlebridge House, near Barnstaple. With an indoor swimming pool and two-acre garden, it is ideally situated for surfing, cycling, golf and fishing. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

The Byre, a stunning converted barn for up to 6 people and a dog, is a great place to stay and visit the beautiful North Devon coast and the wilds of Exmoor. The cottage is light, bright and spacious and very relaxing but also benefits from being 3 miles from Barnstaple and 8 miles from the coast.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Stables is a large stunning holiday cottage converted from stables in Tawstock near Barnstaple, North Devon. It has a tastefully decorated 6-bedroom interior with loads of space to relax and unwind. Outside there is a large private patio, garden play area and shared games room,and tennis court.

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 7

There are plenty of beautiful holiday cottages scattered around Barnstaple which provide a perfect base for exploring the whole of North Devon from Lynton and Lynmouth across to Bideford, Hartland and Clovelly.

It's an easy drive eastwards from Barnstaple to the beautiful Exmoor National Park. Here, the wildlife proves to be as intriguing as the rugged landscape where Exmoor ponies, red deer and wild birds of prey can be regularly sighted as you cross Exmoor's hills and valleys. To the north of Barnstaple, explore rugged cliffs and numerous award winning beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton Sands. The South West Coast Path offers walks along the top of the highest cliffs in Europe between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin. With golden sands stretching for miles and good surfing waves, North Devon's beaches attract visitors from all over the world.

Barnstaple itself is a quaint little town with locations ranging from lovely independent cafes and coffee houses to vibrant cocktail bars with the character of that you would find in a bustling city. The town still retains its Norman Castle mound. Take a stroll along the beautiful Strand on the Taw riverfront (with lunch at Tea-By-The Taw highly recommended). Wander through Rock Park, a genteel riverside Victorian park with children's play areas. Go Go-Karting or 10-Pin bowling at Pottington, or take the day to indulge in some light shopping down the High Street. Book a walking tour of Barnstaple to discover Civil War bullet holes and a Victorian 'Den of Iniquity' in the High Street.

On rainy days, treat yourself to a swim and sauna at the Barnstaple Hotel or tennis at the town's large indoor tennis centre on Seven Bretheren Bank. Also on Seven Bretheren is the large Barnstaple Leisure Centre with heated indoor pools, gym and all sorts of other activities. Visitors are welcome at all leisure facilities all year round.