Our guide to Barnstaple & Bideford holiday cottages

Did you know...Barnstaple regularly wins awards for its flower displays?

Barnstaple is a large market town in North Devon, and stands on the River Taw. With the area’s finest shopping, a fascinating history and a convenient location for visiting surrounding attractions – Barnstaple holidays offer plenty to see and do! Nearby, Bideford was once amongst Britain’s largest ports, and remains a bustling quay. Self-catering Bideford holiday cottages are great choices for family-friendly holidays, or just a break for two. Bideford and Barnstaple are the perfect locations to get away from it all - at any time of the year.

•Barnstaple’s Pannier Market is held every Tuesday and Friday

•Bideford is known at ‘the little white town’

•Atlantic Village in Bideford is the largest shopping centre in North Devon

The Tarka Line

Everyone loves a train journey, and a ride on the stretch that connects Exeter and Barnstaple is extra special. Hop aboard The Tarka Line to take in some of Devon’s most unspoilt scenery…this picturesque line runs for 39 blissful between Barnstaple and Exeter. You’ll chug your way past peaceful countryside, the distinctive red rock that’s made the county famous and...

North Devon Falconry

Here’s an idea for an unforgettable experience, spend a whole day hunting with Harris hawks, handle them for yourself and enjoy a swish lunch at a local restaurant. A day package for the North Devon Falconry includes all of the above and more, all under the watchful eye of a falconer. You’ll start your day with a brief lesson on...
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