Bratton Fleming Country Cottages For Exmoor and North Devon Beaches

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.

The village itself runs along a single street which steadily climbs up the foothills of Exmoor. Its historic roots which 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.

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Nowadays, the Bratton Fleming is known for its great walks, country views and large open areas. 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.