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There really is something quite majestic about the North Devon coastline and the numerous quintessentially English towns and villages throughout the area only add to this charm. North Devon holiday cottages offer the chance to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself into complete tranquillity and relaxation.
Whilst in this part of the world, however, you are likely to want to get out and about and explore all that North Devon has to offer. The towns of Barnstaple, Bideford and Ilfracombe will usually spring to peoples’ minds, when they think about North Devon holiday cottages and to be fair, a trip to any of these will not disappoint. Barnstaple is the largest town in the area and offers great shopping opportunities.
North Devon is famous for being affectionately known as ‘Tarka country’. The name Tarka comes from the otters that are quite prevalent within the area. One special treat, when you’re staying in North Devon holiday cottages, is to follow the ‘Tarka Trail’ walk and take in the abundant natural beauty. Keep your eyes peeled, as otters have been spotted along the rivers on occasions. You may even fancy hopping on the ‘Tarka Line’ train service that will take you to Devon’s capital – Exeter. This is certainly reputed to be one of the most attractive and scenic rail journeys that can ever be taken anywhere in the UK.
The great thing about North Devon holiday cottages will be that you will never be too far from anything you earmarked to see in the area. North Devon is not a vast area and the rail and road infrastructure is more than sufficient to get around easily.
North Devon holiday cottages will offer something to keep every member of your family content. Of course, you have the beautiful and long coastline on the Bristol Channel which offers up plenty of sandy and safe beaches for the kids. The grown-ups will enjoy scenic day trips to places like Lynton and Lynmouth and the foothills of Exmoor National Park actually lie within the area. For a perfect family day out, head to Exmoor Zoo in South Stowford.
North Devon holiday cottages will never be located too far from a good golf course. The area is also synonymous with there being plenty of stately homes and botanical gardens for you to go and see.
If you can bear to tear yourself away from the North Devon holiday cottages, weather wise, you can expect to experience some of the best conditions anywhere in the British Isles here. The South Devon coast can receive more rain than the north and this is mainly thanks to the protection afforded through Dartmoor National Park which is conveniently located right in the centre of the county.