Barnstable cottage holidays Holiday rentals - country and coastal cottages to rent in Barnstable

Barnstable sits on the river Taw and is the main town of North Devon. It claims to be the oldest borough in the UK and you can see why when you stroll along Butchers Row and see some impressive old buildings with stone pilasters and overhanging roof and iron supports. The town also has a Victorian Pannier Market which hasn't changed in over 150 years. There is a wide range of stalls selling everything from fresh local produce to arts and crafts and has been voted one of the top ten food markets in Britain.

Barnstaple is also close to some beautiful beaches such as Saunton and Woolacombe which are easily reached from your holiday cottage. Away from the beaches, there are some historical sites with two of its oldest features being a Norman mound and fragments of a Norman castle wall.

At a glance...
Restaurants 20+
Cycle paths
Coastal walks
Family friendly
Car recommended
Nearest beach Saunton Sands (26kms)
Local airport Exeter (97km)
Nearest airport Bristol (148km)
Nearest train station Barnstable

Things to see & do in Barnstaple

Barnstable is an ideal location to use as a base for exploring the north Devon coastline and surrounding area.

A few suggestions...
A day on the stunning beach at Saunton Sands
RHS Gardens Rosemoor & Dartington
Combe Martin Wildlife Park
Tarka trail
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Our view on Barnstable

We think Barnstable has something to offer all ages being a very family friendly resort. With great beaches, lively eveing entertainment and fabulous local attractions such as the wildlife park, Barnstaple is a teriffic spot on Cornwall's noth coast to rent a holiday cottage and stay in a park holiday home.