The Old Presbytery is a wonderful and spacious place to stay on your north Devon holiday.
Welcome to The Old Presbytery light the wood-burner on those cooler days and get cosy in the sitting-room.
Open up the bi-fold doors in the kitchen/dining-room on to the garden.
Bedroom one has a comfortable super-king size bed and en suite shower-room.
With views to the front of the house Bedroom 2 enjoys views and a en suite Bathroom.
Al fresco dining in the garden, what could be better?
The well-equipped kitchen is perfect for your holiday cooking needs.
The spacious kitchen leads through to the utility-room.
Cook up a treat on this electric range. What's your go to holiday meal?
Gather the party, crack open that bottle and enjoy a delicious meal together.
The kitchen/dining-room is wonderfully bright.
The sitting-room is the perfect place to relax in after a full day exploring the area.
The wood-burner creates a warm and inviting room during those cooler months.
Snuggle up on the sofa with a blanket and your book on those quieter days.
The second sitting-room/snug is perfect for keeping the younger members of the party entertained.
It is such an inviting looking space.
The entrance hallway leading to the kitchen, sitting-rooms and bedroom one.
Bedroom one has a super-king size bed and is located on the ground floor.
The en suite shower-room with a walk-in shower for bedroom one on the ground floor.
The Old Presbytery has a wonderfully unique front door.
Bedroom two, the main bedroom, has a super-king size bed and a lovely en suite bathroom.
When on holiday breakfast in bed is a must.
Read by the window in the comfy chair and simply relax into your surroundings.
The side view from bedroom two out across the fields.
The en suite bathroom for bedroom two.
The perfect bath for soaking in after a full day of adventures..
Bedroom three has a 'zip and link' super-king or twin beds plus a little balcony over the garden towards the back of the house.
Sit back and soak in the view across down towards Braunton.
There is a small dressing-table and plenty of storage for your holiday belongings in bedroom three.
The family bathroom on the first floor.
The family bathroom has a bath and separate shower.
Bedroom four is a twin room and perfect for the younger members of the party.
The spacious twin room with storage...
...and a shared balcony.
The shared balcony for bedrooms three and four.
Breakfast on the balcony? Yes please!
The Old Presbytery is prepared for all outdoor activities, especially those beach related.
The Old Presbytery looks forward to welcoming you on holiday.
The enclosed garden is perfect for letting the young ones run free.
Time for that afternoon snooze?
Light the barbecue and enjoy sitting out in the sun for some al fresco dining.
The Old Presbytery is set in a gorgeous part of north Devon.
The garden has a unique layout with the path going up the hill.
Nearby Instow, Barnstaple, Appledore and Westward Ho! make for interesting days out.
Head up to Combe Martin for some exploring underwater.
Ilfracombe is a lovely little town with a pretty harbour.
Pack the walking boots to explore the Valley of Rocks and the surrounding coastal paths.
The steep cobbled streets of Clovelly.
And certainly worth the walk, Clovelly is so pretty.
Sit on the harbour wall and admire the view of Clovelly.
A day at Appledore should be on your list of things to do.

The Old Presbytery

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Centrally located in the heart of the village of Braunton, this traditional pub offers hearty meals and Open Cask Ales. Child and dog friendly, there is outside seating available.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

July 2022

One for the locals

On the day we visited this pub it was a sunny day so wanted to have our drinks outside. There was a kind of courtyard with no tables or chairs. We stood against an old barbecue and perched our drinks on the wall. Also in the courtyard were a group of late middle aged men who decided to play a impromptu game sliding beer trays across the floor. They were loud and used offensive language. We felt very uncomfortable and so finished our drinks quickly and left

Nearest beach

A vast flat, sandy beach of over three miles in length, great for swimming and popular with surfers. Backed by sand dunes, this beach is a great place to spend the day. Dogs are welcome year round.

Nearest walk

This walk is a short stroll of just over a mile from Georgeham to Putsborough. The route takes you through farmland and grassy pastures with several gates. Check out the southwestcoastpath.org.uk website for other lovely walks in the area.

Nearest town

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

The village of Braunton sits perfectly between Branstaple and the fabulous surfing beaches of Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe. This pretty village has lots to offer including a good selection of restaurants, inns, cafes and the obligatory surf shacks. There's even a surf museum to visit!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

June 2022

It is a village but not what we were expecting

Braunton does indeed have lots to offer. However it is very, very busy with the A361 from Barnstaple to Ilfracombe carving it’s path right through the middle. The centre of Braunton can get quite snarled up at busy times of the day. This can mean that crossing the main road is not for the faint hearted. Our take on a village is different to Classic Cottages so our expectations were not met.

Also nearby

A 17th century village pub offering freshly cooked food served in either the fireside bar or conservatory. Food is sourced locally including pork from rare breed Engish pigs and free range chickens who provide eggs for both the kitchen and for guests to buy.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2023

Nice meal at The Rock

Lovely pub and restaurant, very family friendly. Great to sit out on a sunny afternoon and have a drink. The restaurant is in a conservatory to the rear of the building. Lovely food and very helpful friendly staff .


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2021

The Rock Inn Restaurant

Delicious food with a great variety.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2021

The Rock Inn Restaurant

Delicious food with a great variety.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2021

The Rock Inn Restaurant

Delicious food with a great variety.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Set deep in the north Devon countryside, The Rosemoor estate was once the home of Lady Anne Palmer. Lady Anne developed a passion for plants when she met noted plantsman Colllingwood Ingram while recuperating from measles in Spain. Over the next 30 years, she travelled the world to collect specimens for her garden, which she gave to the Royal Horticultural Society in 1988. The estate now comprises 65 acres of land, which includes rose gardens, a winter garden, a fruit and vegetable garden, a formal garden, woodlands, and many stream and lakeside plantings, making Rosemoor an enchanting place to visit whatever the season.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2023

Beautiful gardens

Amazing place to visit even in the rain!! Beautiful gardens, credit to the staff! We had lunch in the restaurant which was amazing too - well worth the visit!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2023

Fabulous place, outstanding gardens

A return visit for us.
An exceptional day out if you love nature and gardens. We were lucky our visit coincided with the Festival of Apples in October. Beautiful place and everything offered is of the highest standard.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2023

Fanstastic

Spent the best part of the day exploring the walks around the estate and through the fabulous formal and informal gardens, plenty of seating in the grounds to appreciate the flowers, plants and trees, choice of refreshment options from snacks to restaurant, a very good shop and parking very easy, worth the effort to visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2022

Gorgeous day out

As an RHS member and regular visit to Hyde Hall I’ve been keen to visit the other gardens so when on holiday nearby, a visit to Rosemoor was a must. It is truly fabulous, we visited on a beautiful, sunny, summer day so we saw it at it’s best but I can see how there is interest whatever time of year you visit.

The staff are friendly and we received a great welcome and explanation of the layout when we arrived, such a lovely touch.

The garden is split into two parts, Lady Anne’s garden which has beautiful trees and planting best seen at a gentle stroll and the more formal gardens laid our directly near the entrance which are also stunning. The cool garden was gorgeous especially on a hot day.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Stunning gardens

Beautiful selection of show gardens and fabulous fruit and vegetable gardens. Well worth a visit and a cream tea


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Rosemoor RHS

Well worth a visit and 25 minutes from Forest View. Beautiful well kept gardens.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Mr

Lovely


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Beautiful, well-managed gardens, well worth a visit whatever the season.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2008

The garden is absolutely gorgeous and very well looked after. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and the restaurant had great locally sourced food. A great day out for adults and children.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Roses Galore!

The rose collection - one of the largest in the West Country - is very impressive. In full bloom in the summer, the scent of over 2,000 flowers is quite sensational. The Rose Weekend, held in June, was very informative, with advice on growing your own, as well as walks and activities for children.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Classic pub food created with excellent ingredients and served with real attention to detail.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2016

Best Food of Our Whole Holiday

We happened on the Williams Arms while searching for a bite to eat one evening and although they were booked out, the very helpful and friendly staff juggled things around and made room for us (my Wife, Son and I).
The location itself is fantastic with the inn being thatched and heralding from the 16th century and although I wasn't expecting the moon on a stick, I came very close to getting it!
The food was superb from the gorgeous soups and starters, to the mains menu and my personal favourite, the carvery. Even the deserts were great and the bannofee pie is to die for.
Can't speak highly enough about this place and the staff but needless to say we made a few more visits after our first and never looked back.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A retro delight, to take tea back in the forties and fifties close to the seafront at Westward Ho!. A traditional tearoom with cakes and light bites to be washed down with a variety of teas and coffee. This lovely little cafe was voted the best for 2011/2012 in the North Devon Food Awards.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2019

You need to feel hungry before you call in here.

Fantastic small retro café serving hot and cold light meals along with cream teas to die for. Sit outside looking at the sea and town green on inside and wallow in an era gone by. Food excellent, portions enormous and staff were efficient and friendly.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2015

Still fantastic!

We first found Tea on the Green in 2012, and whenever we've been anywhere close (that means within a 1 and half hour drive!!) we've always spent the day at Westward Ho! and included something to eat here. The lunches are great, with excellent choices (you won't go hungry) and the cakes are magnificent. It's always busy though, so you have to be prepared to wait or maybe sit outside.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2014

The cream teas really are to die for!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2012

A visit a must if you are in Westward Ho

What a lovely little place to stop for tea and cake. Although it was next to where we were staying whatever time of day we walked past it was always full and we determined to try it during our week in Westward Ho so waited across the road until a table outside was empty and ran across before another lucky person was able to sample their lovely food and surroundings. Just amazing.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2012

WOW!!!! The MOST incredible tea shop!

You MUST visit this tea shop! From the outside it's easy to miss or walk past as its not big but once inside it is just fantastic. all decor and music is 1950's and there is so much attention to detail especially the lovely crockery. But best of all the menu is amazing. Cakes are delicious and such a great choice of drinks and food. I'd recommend booking a table to avoid any disappointment!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Two miles of sand stretching into the distance backed by a pebble ridge which divides the beach from Northam Burrows Country Park, a magnificent stretch of salt marsh, grassland and dunes.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2022

Clean

Parking at this beach is £5 a day to pay for the toll road. From the car park, it is a short walk to the sandy, lifeguard patrolled beach. It is clean with decent waves for jumping and/or body boarding . Be warned that the tide comes in quickly and there is a warning tannoy giving all beachgoers 20 minutes to pack up and clear off! There is a good choice of places for lunch


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2022

Beautiful beach

A beautiful, slightly windswept beach. Brilliant for surfing or a walk, with a lovely beach cafe in the dunes. Although the access from a private toll road comes with a (fair) price, this is much easier than getting to the beach by parking in the town (which makes a slightly run-down and shabby impression). Great beach to spend half a day with a picnic!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2016

the pier house

Gorgeous restaurant serving lovely food. Stunning views while you eat.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

April 2012

Awesome beach for surfers/bodyboarders!

This beach is incredible...2 miles of the most incredible surf I've ever seen and however busy it gets it never seems crowded.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2011

Felt like I was a kid again

The beach is huge....3miles of it! Although it's a sandy beach, the sand never actually dried out during our visit. But that was great for sandcastle building. Plenty of surfers make use of the beach and the rock pools are fantastic. Great fish and chip shop just up from the beach. Parking is easy. Definitely worth a visit.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2010

Vast expanses of golden sand

Westward Ho! beach is a 'Blue Flag' beach, offering vast expanses of golden sand. Good for surfing, it is patrolled by lifeguards and is one of the safest in the area. An added attraction for youngsters are the many rock pools to explore at low tide.

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