The Peaceful North Devon village of Bratton Fleming boasts some very attractive self-catering holiday cottages and will appeal to visitors looking to spend time exploring the Exmoor National Park and the spectacular North Devon coastline. It is a large, peaceful village located about a 10-minute drive up the pictureseque Yeo valley from Barnstaple and a 20 minute drive to the nearest beaches at Combe Martin, Ilfracombe or Lynmouth. Nowadays, Bratton Fleming is known for its great country walks, panoramic views and large open areas.
The village itself runs mainly along a single street which steadily climbs up to the Exmoor National Park. Its historic roots can be discovered by visiting St Peters Church, located in the centre of the Bratton Fleming. In early spring the churchyard is a mass of crocuses and daffodils.
Barnfield is a luxury North Devon Holiday Cottage with WiFi in the rural foothills of Exmoor and an easy drive to wonderful sandy beaches. This large and child friendly thatched cottage sleeps 8-10 in 4 bedrooms one being a ground floor with en suite. Up to 3 pets are welcome.
- Sleeps 8
- Bedrooms 4
- Bathrooms 3
- Bucks Mills
- Budleigh Salterton
- Combe Martin
- East Allington
- Great Torrington
- Lynton and Lynmouth
- Newton Ferrers
- South Molton
- Westward Ho!
From the top of the village stunning views stretch westwards beyond Barnstaple and Bideford along the Atlantic coast all the way to Hartland Point. At the bottom, there is a large (visitor-friendly) Sports Club with a bar, cricket pitches, football pitches and tennis courts of the village which can be seen when entering the village from Barnstaple.
Further up in the village centre, just past the shop, is The Millennium Green, a large field, good for ball games, dog walking and a secure childrens playground. The Green extends to a community woodland with footpaths, a bird hide and a tiny stream ideal for paddling and damming. From the top of the village there are gorgeous rural and sea views across North Devon to Hartland Point.
The village once served as a railway station for the Lynton and Barnstaple railway before the railway was demolished. Bratton's old station can still be seen and the line followed through woods, now owned by the Devon Wildlife Trust. The railway is slowly being restored and operates along a 2-mile stretch of track from Woody Bay station, a 10-15 minute drive away from your holiday cottage on the road to Lynton and Lynmouth.