Getting Here

Directions From M5

Take the M5 southbound towards Exeter and leave at junction 27 at Tiverton.

Follow the A361 to Barnstaple.

At the roundabout with the Barnstaple turn off, take a left signposted Ilfracombe /Bude / Bideford etc. (you are still on the A361) and at the second roundabout on that road take a right (follow Ilfracombe sign, the road that carries on to Bideford / Bude becomes the A39), follow the A361, that road takes you over the large new bridge over the Estuary and then follow all signs to Braunton. After the bridge take a left at the last set of traffic lights and there is a dual carriageway which leads past Trewlaney Garden Centre at Ashford. This then takes you past the Tarka Inn and onto a roundabout at Chivenor.

Go over the roundabout which leads you into Wrafton (look for a large white thatched roofed Pub -The Williams Arms) and shortly afterwards there is a large roundabout with a left hand lane signposted to Braunton Burrows, Crow Point and Velator Ind Est. (The road is called Velator Way).

Take this road, at the bottom there is a small roundabout, and also a sign post to Braunton Burrows and Crow Point. Go straight over this roundabout, past the Saltrock factory, past Velatour Quay until you reach Crow Point toll road. (Do not take the Toll road)

Here carry on into Braunton Swanpool which is open countryside with the cows, sheep, swans, ducks etc and the road follows the 'delphs' or small drainage ditches.

Keep on this road for about 2 miles - it is quite winding - past the round thatched roof shepherding hut - until eventually you reach a hump backed bridge after which the road turns to the right. You are now on a straight road and after about 600 yards - just before the next humped backed bridge - you will find Willowfield Lake Cottages on your right.

The journey from the roundabout on the main road takes less than 5 minutes.