The Tarka Trail is one of the country’s longest traffic-free walking and cycling paths, making it perfect for cottage holidays discovering the mudflats, salt marshes, rivers, coast, combes and meadows of North Devon. Tarka, the Otter is a fictional character whose adventures around North Devon’s Rivers Taw and Torridge are described in a novel by Henry Williamson – Tarka the Otter: His Joyful Water-Life and Death in the Country of the Two Rivers. The Tarka Trail explores a few of the journeys taken by this much-loved character. From Exmoor to Meeth, it passes through deep, wooded valleys and swathes of farmland and along the banks of wide estuaries and sandy shores. Being created mainly from disused railway lines, self-catering holiday cottages on the Tarka Trail are perfect for walking and cycling holidays in North Devon.
Hen Cottage is a delightful rural holiday cottage in North Devon surrounded by beautiful grounds and boasts lovely rural views of Little Torrington and the surrounding countryside. The charming cottage offers a heated swimming pool, a games room, an open fire and a successful blend of modernity and tradition.
Braunton Farmhouse is a 5-bedroom holiday cottage in Braunton, recently refurbished to a very high standard. The North Devon house is perfectly situated on the hill above Braunton and within a few miles of Georgeham, Croyde and amazing, award-winning beaches at Putsborough and Woolacombe Bay. Pets welcome.