Visit local Barnstable
If you fancy venturing out and about during your stay at Ash Barton, the charming medieval town of Barnstaple is only a five-mile drive away and great for restaurants, pubs, cream teas and shopping. There are plenty things to do in Barnstaple. Wander around the independent boutiques, taste local produce at the Pannier Market, catch a movie at the cinema or see a live gig. Barnstaple is well known for its contemporary music scene.
There’s every type of menu to enjoy, from Thai, Chinese and Indian to good old British classics. And some of the town’s top restaurants can be found in Barnstaple’s historic buildings, which all adds to the atmosphere as you’re crunching on your prawn cracker.
Our favourite things to do in Barnstaple
- Exmoor Zoo
- Arlington Court
- Broomhill Sculpture Gardens
- Heddon Valley
- The Museum of Barnstable & North Devon
- Blakewell Fishery
- Castle Hill
- Heritage Centre
- Marwood Hill Gardens
- Tea by the Taw
The house has been brilliant and the kids don't want to leave! The games room and swimming pool have been a huge hit. A great house for a family away from city life. Thanks to Pete for making this feel like a home away from home.Wills Family