In the green hills of North Devon lies the village of North Molton, bordered with the beautiful county of Somerset. Devon’s second largest parish, North Molton offers picturesque views from all angles, and makes for a perfect escape to the countryside for families and couples looking for a relaxing self catering holiday with gentle activity. Sip a delicious pint at the Grove Inn or Poltimore Arms and soak in the atmosphere, of course not forgetting to take a trip to the local shop, which sells homemade pasties and fresh food from local farms. For the kids – or for fun-loving adults! – there is the Rock and Rapid Adventure Centre, offering both indoor rock climbing and other exciting outdoor fun. Go for a walk around Bamfylde Clump on a sunny day, and sit between the beech trees while looking down onto the village, admiring the surrounding nature of Exmoor and the stretching, golden coast.
Hazel Barn is a Large and luxurious farmhouse with modern amenities for a holiday in North Devon. The family-friendly Exmoor cottage lies on the owner’s rural property and treats guests, an open fire, hot tub, indoor and outdoor games areas and captivating views of North Molton and beyond.
Bentwitchen Barn Cottage is a gorgeously restored rural cottage near North Molton in Devon. The stone-built cottage features exposed beams, stone walls, open fire and an upside-down design to capture the countryside views. Serenity and relaxation are assured at this cottage in the heart of Exmoor.
- Bratton Fleming
- Bucks Mills
- Combe Martin
- Great Torrington
- Lee Bay
- Newton Ferrers
- Ottery St Mary
- South Molton
- Westward Ho!
Near-by South Molton has roots in both the age-old wool and mining industries, and traces of its past remain, with the Gothic All Saints village church stands proud and steeped in history in the village square. To explore the area’s history first hand, climb up to Castle Hill and find yourself face to face with a grand castle. Zooming ahead in time, the Corn Dolly Tea Shop has been serving home-baked goods and unique tea and coffee blends to North Molton residents, ideal for a rest stop after a day of wandering.
Wander far enough and you will also reach Exmoor Zoo, perfect for a day out with your loved one or for treating the kids. Another great idea for the kids would be a day out to the Quince Honey Farm in South Molton. Here, you can take a truly fascinating glimpse into the secret world of real, live worker bees – and later, you can get your own taste of their creation in the honey shop. South Molton is a pretty and lively little town with some wonderful shops, tea rooms and a lively Devon pannier market selling lots of organic foods. A trip to North Molton promises to be a heavenly get-away, made even better by a cosy holiday cottage to return to in the evenings.