The Village of Berrynarbor Views over Watermouth Views of the coast in the Parish of Berrynarbor taken from Combe Martin Views over Sterridge Valley towards Berrynarbor village The Parish Church of St Peters at Berrynarbor The 17th century lychgate at St Peters Church, Berrynarbor Manor Hall, Berrynarbor The Recreation Ground at Berrynarbor
Latest News

Grass Cutting, Garden Maintenance and Footpath Clearance 2020/21 - the Parish Council is seeking tenders please Click Here for information.


We want your views on whether you would like Berrynarbor Parish Council to take on the running of the toilets and Car Park. Contact the Clerk to let her know your views!


Click Here for information on The Mooring a Mental Health Crisis drop-in Centre in Barnstaple


Click Here for February 2020 Ilfracombe Neighbourhood Police Newsletter 


Grants available from North Devon Council to help vulnerable residents remain in their homes. Click here for more information


Do you have a highway problem?  You can report any highway issues via the following link

Tesco Bags of Help  The Parish Council is pleased to announce that it has been awarded £1,000 towards the replacement of the the bus shelter on the A399 project.  Thank you to everyone that voted.

Council Achieves Award Berrynarbor Parish Council has received a prestigious award as part of the Local Council Award Scheme.  The Scheme highlights that not only does the council meet the requirements for operating lawfully it also goes beyond its legal obligations, leading its community and continuously seeking opportunities to improve and develop further.  The achievement confirms that Berrynarbor Parish Council achieves good practice in governance, community engagement and council improvement.  Click Here for full Press Release.

Please help us to maintain Hedgerows throughout the Parish - Click Here


Housing Need Survey we need your views!

Are there people in the parish unable to buy or rent a home? Have people had to move away to find an affordable home?


Berrynarbor Parish Council wishes to establish the extent of housing need in the Parish and the support for a small affordable housing development.  Therefore we will be carrying out a housing need survey in partnership with Devon Communities Together (DCT), an independent charity, part of the Devon Rural Housing Partnership, who will produce an independent report.


In February we will be posting a survey form to every home in the parish.


It is really important that as many households as possible complete and return the form so that the Parish Council can be given as comprehensive picture as possible of housing need. The figures obtained will help them to plan for the future and ensure that, if a need is identified, the correct number and size of homes are built in the parish for local people.


The survey is being administered by the Rural Housing Enabler at Devon Communities Together. They will process the information and all personal details will remain confidential. No individual will be able to be identified from the survey report.


If you know someone who has moved from Template because they cannot afford accommodation then they can also complete the form. Extra forms can be obtained from Janice Alexander at Devon Communities Together on 01392 248919 Ext 7122 or email Anyone needing any help with the form should also contact Janice for assistance.


If you believe you are in need of affordable housing, you should register with Devon Home Choice at

The village of Berrynarbor, surrounded by steeply wooded valleys, lies in the West Devon  Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin. The village has won many Britain in Bloom Awards and Best Kept Village Competitions.

The village has a Parish Church, a Primary School, a Community Shop and Post Office and two public houses.  It is a popular destination for tourists and there are many premises in the village offering accommodation for tourists as well as tea rooms and campsites in the Parish.

There are two children’s Play Areas.  One for smaller children next to the Manor Hall adjacent to the Manor Hall car park, and another suitable for 6 – 14 year olds in the Playing Field off of Pitt Hill. A dedicated dog walking area is accessed off the entrance to the Playing Field. A Quiet Garden, known as ‘Claude’s Garden’ can be reached from Barton Lane.

St Peter’s Church, in the village of Berrynarbor, has a 15th century tower, a 17th century lychgate and a Norman font.

A stream runs through the picturesque Sterridge Valley and out into the Bristol Channel.


Watermouth is within the Parish and has a sheltered harbour directly beneath Watermouth Castle (a Grade II listed country house). Watermouth Castle was built in the 19th century by the Bassett family who were Lords of the Manor. Prior to that, in the 17th Century, the Berrie family were Lords of the Manor, and at that time the Manor was called 'Berrie Nerbert'. The Castle is now a popular holiday attraction.

Grants Awarded The Parish Council is pleased to be able to support local groups with grants and donations and so far this year has awarded:


Royal British Legion Wreath Donation - £22.50

Citizens Advice Bureau - £50.00

Berrynarbor Pre-school - £500.00 towards Early Talk Boost Pack

Berry in Bloom - £500.00

Berrynarbor Newsletter - £250.00

Berrynarbor Pre-school - £100.00 towards an outdoor blackboard.



Berrynarbor Newsletter - £500

Berry In Bloom - £500

North Devon Record Office - £50

Citizen Advice - £50

Royal British Legion, Poppy Appeal - £50



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