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County - Devon | Map
Tel code: 01598 | code search
Postcode: EX31 | code search
Population: 460
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Folk Customs:
Burning the Ashen Faggot
Hatherleigh Carnival Tar Barrels
Kingsteignton Ram Roast
Passing the Port
Pretty Maidís Charity
Tar Barrels & Rock Cannons of Ottery
The Barnstaple Shilling
Turning the Devilís Stone

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Fox & Goose
"Further to my comments below I have just had another great week in Parracombe eating at THE FOX AND GOOSE. The food is terrific(but not cheep, then quality comes ..." More

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"After looking at the bad review above I felt I had to add my comments. My wife and I stayeed on a nearby farm and had our evening meal ..." More

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"As the owner of the Fox and Goose, I felt irritated by the above comment. I accept that you may have found the Fish stew to not be up to ..." More

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Parracombe is an attractive village with a small population in North Devon. It lies within a fold of Exmoor called the Heddon Valley. The river Heddon flows through the village; a trickling stream in Summer, but a raging torrent at the height of Winter storms. The floods which devastated Lynmouth in 1953, reached Parracombe, drowning one resident and causing much damage to property. Parracombe has a school, shop, inn and two churches. The old church dedicated to St Petrok stands on the moorside high above the village. It was a fine place of worship in its day, but today is in need of much repair and only used occasionally during Summer. A new church dedicated to Christ was erected in the village in the 1870ís. There are Barrows on Parracombe Common believed to be Bronze Age, and there is evidence of Bronze Age settlements in and around the village. The village of Parracombe itself does not hold much in the way of activity for tourists, but would make a welcoming and restful place to stay while enjoying days out walking and exploring Exmoor. Nearby is the Exmoor Zoological Park, and not far away the interesting villages of Lynton and Lynmouth.

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Fox & Goose

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Parracombe C of E Primary School

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Moorlands (1.40 miles)

Moorlands
Discover Exmoor at Moorlands - where countryside and comfort combine ...

MOORLANDS was built in the late 19th Century to provide shelter for travelers on the old Lynton to Barnstaple railway. In recent ... More | visit website
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Hunters Inn (2.15 miles)

Hunters Inn
The Hunters' Inn has immense charm and character and holds pride of place in the stunning Heddon Valley, an ideal base from which to explore the wild beauty of Exmoor and the North Devon coastline. ... More | visit website
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Heddons Gate Hotel (2.22 miles)

Heddons Gate Hotel

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On the steep slopes of the magnificently wooded Heddon Valley, hidden in a spectacular setting at the end of a quarter-mile private drive, you ... More

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Old Rectory Hotel (2.31 miles)

Old Rectory Hotel
An intimate relaxed and civilised boutique country house hotel situated on the Exmoor National Park coast in unspoilt North Devon. Come and enjoy some luxury in stunning scenery, wonderful peace and quiet, great local food ... More | visit website
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Twitchen Farm (2.96 miles)

Twitchen Farm

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An 18th century courtyard farmhouse in the exmoor national park, renovated to provide high quality en-suite accommodation.Easy access to Barnstaple, Exmoor and North Devon. Close to Challacombe village with its ... More

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Coulscott Cottages (3.85 miles)

Coulscott Cottages

Perfectly positioned on coastal Exmoor in a south facing privately owned valley half a mile from Combe Martin village, surrounded by fabulous beaches and wonderful walks. Numerous tourist attractions and eateries, some overlooking the picturesque harbour, ... More | visit website

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The Denes Guest House (4.00 miles)

The Denes Guest House
The Denes is a licensed guesthouse situated in Lynton. Lynton and its twin village, Lynmouth, are enveloped within the Exmoor National Park and occupy an area of outstanding natural and coastal scenery. The Denes itself ... More | visit website
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Exmoor Manor Hotel (4.05 miles)

Exmoor Manor Hotel

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This hotel, converted from an old farm house, offers comfortable accommodation within picturesque countryside surroundings. The Roost Restaurant offers a la carte dining and a daily changing menu created by an ... More

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Pine Lodge Guest house (4.06 miles)

Pine Lodge Guest house
We provide bed and breakfast with an evening meal on request. Our breakfast ranges from full English with a selection of fresh fruits and cereals plus catering for dietary needs when informed. Our fully licensed ... More | visit website
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Gable Lodge Guest House (4.13 miles)

Gable Lodge Guest House
Anne, Dave and Rebecca would like to welcome you to Gable Lodge, Lynton, a family run guest house offering family friendly bed and breakfast accommodation with evening meals available on request.
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