Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Barnstaple

The gardens and countryside provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Barnstaple. This welcoming and relaxing city entices travelers with its bars and coffeehouses. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Barnstaple

Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Barnstaple a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lynton and Lymouth Cliff Railway (11.1 mi / 17.8 km)
  • Big Sheep (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
  • Chulmleigh Golf Course (14 mi / 22.5 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Barnstaple

Travelers appreciate the picturesque gardens and pristine countryside, which is just a taste of what Barnstaple has to offer. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Barnstaple. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Saunton Sands (10.5 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Putsborough Sands (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • Woolacombe Beach (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Barricane Beach (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Croyde Bay (11.2 mi / 18.1 km)
  • Glen Lyn Gorge (11.3 mi / 18.3 km)
Transport

How to get to and around Barnstaple

The nearest airport is in Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.), located 34.7 mi (55.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Swansea (SWS), which is 34.7 mi (55.9 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, you can make your way to Barnstaple Station.

Where to stay around Barnstaple?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,453 holiday lettings near Barnstaple. From 708 Cottages to 1,038 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Barnstaple is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Barnstaple?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Barnstaple. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Barnstaple Station: 2,703 holiday lettings
  • Pannier Market: 2,700 holiday lettings
  • Arlington Court: 2,504 holiday lettings
  • Porlock Weir Harbour: 1,070 holiday lettings
  • Putsborough Sands: 2,525 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Barnstaple listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Barnstaple?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 708 Cottages in Barnstaple. Our other popular types of Barnstaple holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 1,038 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 708 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 708 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Barnstaple?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 172 holiday homes with pool available in Barnstaple. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.