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Devon - Braunton

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 Channel.
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 Christian community.

 
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Treetop Holidays

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 amenities.

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 produce markets.

Ilfracombe with its quaint and picturesque harbour is only an 8 mile drive.

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
 

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Wray Cottage

Tel: 01271 890480 / 07952 763623

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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