Dove Chapel

Barnstaple, Devon

Airy chapel with amazing Taw estuary views. Perfect for beach & outdoorsy holidays – welcome cream tea & party bags for children too


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6


Dove Chapel sits at the top of pretty Ashford village and is surrounded by a gentle landscape. Lanes leading down to this stylishly converted chapel burst with primroses and bluebells in spring, and the beautiful North Devon beaches are in easy reach. Pleasing old features blend harmoniously with the sleek modern style. The sitting room has polished wood flooring topped with a large rug, comfy sofas, coffee table and all the media bells and whistles you need for a fun night in; the huge glass doors frame astonishing views over the Taw estuary from Barnstaple to Braunton. The kitchen/dining is sleek and bright with colourful chairs round a big table – a lovely space for convivial meals; find books to browse and table football too. Beamed bedrooms (two up, one down) have fabric headboards on good beds; the family bathroom and a separate shower room are gleaming. Head out for great coastal walks and cycling (the Tarka Trail is a mile away), gardens, estuary-side villages and Exmoor. Return to a barbecue in the garden, or take things easy and order dinner from a local cook. Watch the rhythm of the tides, savour the deep peace…


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 1 mile.


Nightly price
from £79
Weekly price
from £550
Damage deposit
1 House for 6
From £793 bedrooms


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Local points of interest from Catherine Cull Thomas

  • We love to sit in the lounge, hopefully with the bifold doors flung wide open, and enjoy the ebb and flow of the tide. The view changes by the hour, and sunsets are simply incredible. Our children have hours of fun watching the lambs being silly in season.
  • Dove Chapel is a mile from the Tarka Trail where you can walk for miles along the side of the estuary, or down river to Barnstaple. The Braunton Arms is also nearby and on the Trail. An excellent place to gather strength before you set off.
  • Our favourite beach is Braunton Burrows - better known by locals than tourists. You can walk over the dunes or along the beach and enjoy a picnic. It's usually a 15 minute drive from the chapel.
  • Marwood Hill Gardens is a must-see local attraction for young and old alike. It's very picturesque and they offer trails for children. The tea shop serves lovely local produce and treats and there's also a great plant sale area.
  • Our favourite local restaurant is the Terra Madre at the Broomhill Sculpture park. The food is tasty and very inventive, and you are surrounded by lovely artwork. The sculptures are well worth a look and there's often an art sale.
  • Woolacombe beach was voted "best UK beach" by Tripadvisor, and it really is breathtaking. Park in Woolacombe if you'd like the bustle of the town and the lifeguards to watch over your surfing, or park at the Puttsborough end for a quieter visit.