Barnstaple is a
former river-port, large town, civil parish and the capital of the
local government district of North Devon in the county of Devon,
Since 1974, it has been a civil parish governed by town council. The
parish of Barnstaple has a population of 23,710 but the population
of the urban area of the town taking in Sticklepath, Roundswell and
Bickington is 30,916. Near-contiguous areas such as Bishop's Tawton,
Fremington and Landkey and other satellite settlements make up a
hinterland known as the 'Barnstaple Town Area' which has a
population of 53,514.
he earliest settlement in the area was probably at Pilton on the
bank of the River Yeo, now a northern suburb of the present town.
Pilton is recorded in the Burghal Hidage (c. 917) as a burh founded
by Alfred the Great, and it may have been the site of a Viking
attack in 893, but by the later 10th century Barnstaple had taken
over its role of local defence. Barnstaple had its own mint before
the Norman Conquest.
Country Ways Holiday Cottages
Tel: 01769 560503
Self catering farm cottages in North Devon - Wheelchair friendly,
children and dogs welcome - Farm Club - Short breaks & longer
holidays - Bespoke weddings.
holiday cottages in beautifully converted stone barns hidden away on
a small Devon farm with lovely gardens and magnificent views.
Sue, Andy and Anna would like to welcome guests past, present and
future to Country Ways this year.
Come and enjoy all that is great about North Devon - the beaches,
the food and drink, the countryside, the people and much much more!
The whole Country Ways complex can also be hired as a unique venue
for bespoke wedding weekends and mid week breaks. The 6 cottages
sleep up to 35 guests and The Corn Barn with its vaulted ceilings,
rustic beams and breath taking views is Licensed for the ceremony
and is a perfect setting for the celebrations. Whether you dream of
a small country wedding for family and friends or an extravaganza
for up to 120 guests with a magnificent tipi Reception... Country
Ways can make your Wedding Day dreams come true.
Tel: 01598 710352
are a family run 300 acre Beef and Sheep farm now into the fourth
offering Bed and Breakfast overlooking Exmoor National Park.
and Breakfast is offered within the farmhouse with two tastefully
decorated and comfortable bedrooms. Each B&B room has one double and
one single bed, one room also has an En-Suite, whilst the other has
private use of the bathroom/toilet and shower. There is also a
single room available with shared bathroom. Tea and Coffee
facilities are also available in each room.
provide a Dining Room and Lounge for our B&B customers. The lounge
is equipped with a colour TV and wood burning stove, so if the
weather is cold it is a great place to relax with a book.
Lower Hearson Farm
Just one of our cottages
Tel: 01271 830702
selection of cottages for a self catering farm and cottage holiday.
A great place to relax and an ideal base for you to explore North
real home from home with ample places to sit outside and just listen
to the birdsong. Take a dip in our outdoor heated swimming pool, a
book into the gardens surrounding the cottages, wander through our
ancient woodland, watch a DVD, get involved and help us feed the
pigs, chickens and sheep. Cuddle a chick at Easter, scratch the pigs
backs, play with the piglets, watch the lambs play or just unwind in
our rural haven here in North Devon. There is something for you at
Lower Hearson Farm Self Catering Holiday Cottages. Fun for the
children during school holidays yet peaceful with lots to do for
adults at other times of the year. Lower Hearson Farm Cottages are
excellently positioned to be able to reach the local beaches and
Exmoor easily. The Tarka Trail passes through the village of Landkey
which is nearby.
The Shippon (Sleeps 7), The Linhay (Sleeps 5), The
Annex (Sleeps 4), The Threshing Barn (Sleeps 4), The
Grain Store (Sleeps 4 or 2), The Roundhouse (Sleeps 2).