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Luxury Holiday Homes and Unique Cottages in Barnstaple, North Devon

Discover self-catering cottages in and around Barnstaple, North Devon’s premier market town. Find a great selection of holiday homes situated near Barnstaple, North Devon’s largest town and main commercial centre that are within easy reach of Exmoor and the golden beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton. The self-catering properties close to Barnstaple are located in charming countryside villages or on large estates. Our selection of Barnstaple holiday lets range from cosy traditional thatched cottages and delightful barn conversions, ideal for couples and small families to large luxurious holiday homes, perfect for large groups and celebrations. Many of these large and luxurious holiday cottages also include added extras such as an onsite swimming pool, a games room and a tennis court.

Just outside the village of Chittlehamholt near Barnstaple, is Highbuellen Holiday Cottages, which provide luxury and unique self-catering properties ideal for those looking to holiday together and explore the very best of what the area has to offer, their guests also have access to a great range of onsite leisure facilities, such as an indoor heated swimming pool, an 18-hole golf course and six all weather tennis courts. Alternatively, there is The Stables at Tawstock, a large holiday rental for friends or families. For small families and couples discover the chocolate-box thatched holiday home Rock Cottage, which is situated close to one of North Devon’s best pubs.

Barnstaple itself is a thriving town with a lively atmosphere, an established shopping centre, and excellent leisure facilities. With its great selection of well-known high street brands and independent stores, historic pannier market, theatre, cinema, leisure centre, indoor tennis court, indoor trampoline park, restaurants, pubs and cafes, there is plenty to do all year round.

It is also a focal point for the Tarka Trail, where you can enjoy cycling alongside the estuary to Braunton, or in the opposite direction to Bideford and onwards to Torrington. But most importantly, Barnstaple also offers one of the most ideal locations for enjoying the stunning North Devon coastline and its glorious beaches, with Saunton Sands just 7 miles away, and Croyde and Woolacombe just a little further along the coast. Head in the opposite direction and enjoy a day out at the famous pebble backed beach at Westward Ho! or explore the pretty fishing village of Appledore.

Whatever your plans, whether it’s a beach holiday or visiting family, find self-catering cottages close to Barnstaple including large and luxury holiday homes in the area with My Favourite Cottages.

You can read our Barnstaple Holiday Guide here