Wyndham Villa is located in the delightful village of Braunton, situated a few miles north-west of Barnstaple, and nine miles south of Ilfracombe. It is the gateway to North Devon’s ‘Golden Coast’ – the location of some of the best beaches in Devon at Saunton Sands, Croyde Bay, Putsborough Sands and Woolacombe; nearby are stunning coastal walks along the South West Coast Path, which runs through Braunton, and North Devon is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Braunton is itself a lively holiday destination with excellent local shops, pubs, restaurants, surf shops, the historic church of St Brannock’s, the famous Tarka Trail, and from Braunton Beacon you can enjoy a panoramic view of Braunton Great Field, a remarkable survival of a medieval open field system. Braunton owes its origins to St Brannoc, who crossed from Wales in the dark ages. It is mentioned in Anglo-Saxon charter and now claims to be Devon’s largest village.
Nearby is Braunton Burrows, an active dune system of almost a thousand hectares, known for its exceptional diversity of flora and fauna including Marram grass and rare species of flowers, birds and insects. Braunton Burrows is Britain’s first UNESCO biosphere reserve.
You can cycle traffic-free on the family friendly Tarka Trail from Braunton for more than 30 miles – and join the trail just a few hundred yards from Wyndham Villa. Country walks are also on your doorstep, with no need to get into the car – from the house you can walk to the ruins of St Michael’s Chapel on Chapel Hill overlooking Braunton, for fantastic views over Braunton Great Field and Braunton Burrows to Saunton Sands. Or climb Braunton’s West Hill for a view from The Beacon.
Wyndham Villa is situated in the old part of Braunton, with its picturesque streets lined with pretty cottages. From the house it is just a few hundred yards’ walk to Braunton town centre with excellent and varied restaurants such as The Corner Bistro, At One, Squires, Wild Thyme Cafe, The Riverside Restaurant and the Royal Bengal, plus 2 pubs – The George Hotel and the Aggi. There are 3 small local supermarkets in Braunton, plus banks/cashpoints and a post office, all within walking distance of Wyndham Villa.