Braunton is a
village and civil parish situated 5 miles (8 km) west of Barnstaple
in the English county of Devon, and the district of North Devon. It
is claimed to be the largest village in England, with a population
at the 2001 census of 7,510. It is home to the nearby Braunton Great
Field and Braunton Burrows, which forms the core area of North
Devon's Biosphere Reserve.
St. Brannock came from South Wales as a missionary and converted the
native Britons to Christianity in AD 550. Brannock was a priest in
the household of Brychan, King of Brencknock. He married one of the
king's daughters, but the family troubles were a great incentive for
leaving his royal home. At that time the Welsh Britons often raided
their Dumnonian neighbours on the opposite side of the Bristol
In all probability Brannock came to North Devon with such a raid and
is said to have landed on Saunton Sands at the mouth of the River
Taw. At the time of his arrival the estuary of the Taw and Torridge
rivers was wooded, as was a portion of Braunton Burrows. Brannock
settled among a tribe of local Britons, soon establishing a strong
Tel: 01271 814538
Tree Tops is a
superior two bedroom, single story self catering property with a
private drive. Set in a peaceful, remote location yet close to all
The property is situated only 3 minutes walk from the picturesque
Tarka Trail cycle and footpath.
Braunton village is only a 5 minute walk away with its many shops,
restaurants and pubs.
The self catering accommodation is central to four fabulous surfing
beaches - Saunton Sands, Croyde, Woolacombe and Putsborough.
Barnstaple is only 5 miles away with great shopping and local
Ilfracombe with its quaint and picturesque harbour is only an 8 mile
North Devon is the ideal holiday destination whatever the time of
year, with plenty to do, whether your looking for an active holiday
or just a peaceful rest away from from it all
Tel: 01271 890480 / 07952
Idyllic 16th century Devon cottage. Superb views across our own
fields and stream then on down to the sea and Lundy Island.
Outside we have our own private car park with a picnic area for our
gusts to relax and with a bottle of wine maybe and enjoy with the
same stunning views. Outside there's an under covered area to shower
off wet suite and hang to dry. All our rooms have been recently been
refurbished and very comfortable. TV, tea/coffee making facilities.
Bedrooms have en-suite or private facilities.
A lovely full English Breakfast or vegetarian Breakfast is served to
fulfil the most heartiest appetite. 4-minutes walk to the picture
postcard village of Croyde Bay, with selection of traditional inns
and restaurants catering to all tastes within easy walking distance.
Nearby Village of Braunton, and lovely sandy beaches of Croyde,
Saunton and Putsborough/Woolacombe.
Short drive to the historic market town of Barnstaple. We look
forward in welcoming you soon.
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