Bratton View and what to do
Bratton Fleming is situated in North Devon, not too far from the border with Somerset. It’s close to the western fringe of Exmoor, yet only eight miles away from the ‘capital of North Devon’ – Barnstaple.
We’ve included, below the map, some local knowledge from your hosts Angela & David.
Exmoor itself offers a wonderful combination of heather moorland and sparkling rivers, always with the possibility of spotting Exmoor ponies, red deer and buzzards. Depending on the time of year, you also have the chance of hearing the elusive cuckoo. There are some fantastic walks to take on, and engaging with the countryside couldn’t be easier in this beautiful National Park.
The famous Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, Lynmouth and Watersmeet are just a short drive away, as are the market towns of Bideford and South Molton.
We have a wealth of magnificent coastline, spectacular cliff and coastal walks, rocky coves and the long sandy beaches of Saunton Sands, Croyde Bay, Woolacombe and several more. You’d be missing out if you didn’t spend some time paddling (or swimming for the very brave!) and sampling some local fish and chips.
Eating out – our picks
There are various National Trust and RHS properties for you to visit – Arlington Court is less than 15 minutes away and they do a mean cream tea.
For evening meals, the Fulham Chinese restaurant (Barnstaple) serves consistently excellent oriental cuisine and is rated among the very best restaurants in North Devon.
We have a wealth of pubs nearby, with the Fox & Goose just a short drive down the road in Parracombe. Their Sunday lunches are to die for and the owners and staff have always been extremely friendly and accommodating.
- From the M5 leave the motorway at Junction 27
- Take the A361 towards Barnstaple
- Turn right after 25 miles onto the A399 signposted Ilfracombe
- Turn left after 7 miles for Bratton Fleming
- Turn left at the T-junction after the Bratton Fleming sign
- Go down the hill and take the first turning left, opposite the Baptist Church
- We are the first house on the left down this lane.
We look forward to meeting you!