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.
Tel: 01628 637111 / 01271
Stylish self-catering for 4 to 22 in beautiful North Devon.
Hartpiece has been designed for larger groups but is equally
suitable for smaller parties. A restored Devon farmstead, the three
main buildings are an original 17th C longhouse and two converted
stone barns. The whole site contains 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms (many
en suite), four kitchens, five dining areas and five family rooms. A
hot tub, sauna, BBQ/ pavilion and games room add to the magic for a
Set in its own 100 organic acres, Hartpiece is a glorious setting
for family holidays, weekend parties, milestone events or hobby
retreats. Banquet seating for 22 indoors in the Hall or outside in
the pavilion. Well-supplied kitchens, cosy family snugs, log fires
and big porches for stowing surfboards or bikes and south-facing
outdoor decking make Hartpiece a perfect venue. For you to choose
whether to simply rest and enjoy the best of country living or a
base for an adventure holiday. Hartpiece is close to Exmoor, surfing
beaches and good restaurants. No matter what kind of holiday you’re
looking for, a stay at Hartpiece will leave you feeling rejuvenated.
Hartpiece is equally wonderful as a retreat for smaller groups.
Choose from one of three separate dwellings, the Hall, the Farm or
the Tappen. Each is fully-equipped and offered off-peak for short
breaks for parties of four or more people.