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Working at Little Bridge HouseLittle Bridge House Children's Hospice

Situated within wrap around gardens on the edge of Barnstaple, our head office Little Bridge House has been a a hub for children’s hospice care since 1991.   

At Little Bridge House, we have been providing expert, individualised care to support children, young people and their families for more than 30 years.Take a look inside our hospice with a virtual tour.

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What's it like to live in beautiful North Devon?

North Devon is popular for its natural beauty, award winning beaches, country charms, independent eateries and a lifestyle that’s hard to compare.  

The North Devon Coast is recognised as a World Surfing Reserve thanks to the high-quality surf breaks. It’s also great for windsurfing and paddleboarding, or you may be tempted to simply take a dip - the water is glorious and there’s plenty of cold-water swimming groups to join!  Whether you’re exploring the rugged cliffs of Lynton or taking in the scenes of hidden bays, or maybe even enjoying a cup of coffee in a town centre, North Devon has so much to offer.   

  • The 12th World Surfing Reserve
  • 90 miles of the South West Coast Path to explore
  • North Devon UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, with over 50 square miles of England's largest sand dune system  
  • Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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Relocation packages available for Nurses

If you’re looking for a new nursing experience with time to care and time to develop your clinical skills, while feeling valued as part of a supportive team, there has never been a better time to join the team at Little Bridge House. We are offering generous relocation packages to Nurses moving from outside of Devon.

Even more benefits of joining our nursing team include…  

- Registered nurse starting salary of £31,407 with annual increments

- Mid-point salary £34,196 rising to £38,482 with experience

- 33 days annual leave rising to 35 with long service, plus bank holidays
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Little Bridge House is based in Fremington, a quiet village on the fringes of Barnstaple’s main town.  

There are lots of other places to consider within the local area, all which offer something a little different. Below are some of the residential areas within 25 miles of Fremington. 

AreaDistance to Little Bridge House (miles)Driving time (minutes)
Bishops Tawton4.311
East the Water6.412
Westward Ho!1020
Combe Martin13.536
South Molton14.629


Often referred to as the adventure coast, North Devon offers an array of activities for all ages. With the coast and countryside at your fingertips, there is plenty to keep you entertained. The area has a number of independent cafes, bars and restaurants.  


  • Saunton Sands (AONB)

  • Braunton Burrows (AONB)

  • Croyde Bay

  • Putsborough Sands

  • Woolacombe Bay

  • Combe Martin

  • Westward Ho!

  • Northam Burrows (Site of Special Scientific Interest)

  • Hele Bay

  • Bucks Mills

  • Ilfracombe Harbour

The adventure coast

Exmoor National Park

Exmoor is a designated as a National Park with a unique landscape of moorland, woodland, valleys and farmland. There are amazing walks, stunning scenery and cosy pubs and tearooms offer delicious local produce.

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The South West Coast Path 

The South West Coast Path (SWCP) is 630 miles long and is the longest established National Trail in the country. Starting at Minehead in Somerset it runs along the coastline of Exmoor, continuing along the coast of North Devon into Cornwall.

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The Tarka Trail 

Inspired by Henry Williamson's Tarka The Otter, The Tarka Trail is a 180 mile, figure eight loop exploring all the diversity and beauty North Devon has to offer.

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Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor offers wild, open moorlands and deep river valleys, with a rich history and rare wildlife.

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Haldon Forest

Whether you want a quiet gentle stroll or an exhilarating mountain biking experience, there’s something for you at Haldon Forest Park. Haldon is just 15 minutes from Exeter and has over 1,400 hectares of woodland.

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Arlington Court, National Trust

Arlington offers picturesque gardens and woodland walks, with access to their house.

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RHS Garden Rosemoor

Nestled in a Devon valley, Rosemoor blends formal and informal plantings mixed with lovely walks and children’s play areas.

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Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway 

The multi-award winning Lynton and Lynmouth funicular Cliff Railway opened in 1890 and is the highest and the steepest totally water powered railway in the world.

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For families

Watermouth Castle 

Explore a Victorian Castle full of eclectic treasures, vintage curios, rides, play areas, and beautiful landscaped gardens.

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The Big Sheep 

All weather fun with animals, rides, soft play and educational sessions.

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The Milky Way 

Family attraction with rides, soft play and plenty of fun.

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Exmoor Zoo 

A zoo nestled in the heart of Exmoor.

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A museum filled with curiosities to appeal to all interests and a programme of events for all.

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    Primary Schools in Devon

    Devon currently has 400 primary schools. The location of primary schools in the North Devon area varying dramatically from multiple primary schools in towns and villages to the very small primary schools located in the more remote and rural areas.  

    Secondary Schools in Devon

    Devon currently has over 100 secondary schools.