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Stunning rural retreat close to Exmoor and the Coast with private Hot Tub

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking


About the property

Looking to get away from it all – then this is the place for you. Down the long private drive through farmland to discover this beautifully converted light and spacious one-bedroom barn providing luxury accommodation perfect for those romantic relaxing breaks. Extremely peaceful and yet just a mile from the local village of Bratton Fleming with its well-stocked shop/cafe and post office. The barn is surrounded by pasture and overlooks an ancient wooded valley with a babbling river, making it a perfect base both for those wishing to just relax and enjoy the Barn, its surroundings and beautiful walks from the doorstep and those wanting to explore everything North Devon has to offer from the wild beauty of Exmoor to the beaches of the ‘golden coast’.

With exposed beams, vaulted ceiling and stunning stone walls, the barn combines the timeless beauty of the area with all the essentials of modern living. Boasting a private hot tub (at no extra cost) great after a busy day, FREE Wi-Fi both superfast and unlimited and the luxury of underfloor heating. We aim to make the barn feel like a ‘home from home’, everything you need is provided- including, several pantry items all linen (100% Egyptian cotton), soft towels and robes.

The large open plan interior includes a fully fitted kitchen with Neff appliances including a dishwasher and washer/dryer, separate dining area, with seating for 4, and a cosy lounge area providing two comfy sofas, large flat screen internet TV with Sony DVD player, Bose Bluetooth speaker and a traditional electric wood burner, perfect for those quite relaxing nights in (board games provided!). The bedroom leads off the lounge and is a calm and peaceful room with a king size bed with luxury mattress and plush bedding giving you that peaceful night’s sleep you’ve been looking for. Additionally, the en-suite wet room has a large walk-in power shower with rain fall attachment, heated towel rail and underfloor heating. Outside on the terrace you will find the private hot tub, (emptied and refilled for every visitor) bistro table and chairs for alfresco dining and more comfortable rattan furniture, a BBQ is also available.

The location is stunning and unique with the feeling of being away from it all but really being just a short drive from everything. Sitting in 11 acres the Barn is completely self-contained and is part of an old stone farmyard with the owner’s farmhouse situated next door, so you have the reassurance of help should you need anything, privacy is always guaranteed

Stay at the barn and just relax in the calm atmosphere and reconnect with nature just take a stroll through our nature reserve or along the riverbank, up into the wood or stop at one of our picnic and BBQ areas. On your way pause and have a cuddle with our 6-hand raised, tame sheep! And in the evening curl up on the comfy sofas with a good book or watch a film, followed by a peaceful soak in the hot tub and, as Exmoor National Park is an International Dark Sky Reserve and home to some of the darkest skies in the country, gaze up at the stars, really special and quite spectacular.

Feel free look us up at RyePark House and get in touch directly.

Prices quoted for stays other than 3 or 7 nights are not correct - we do not use the nightly rate - please enquire for a quote.

More Details

Maria McCarthy
Member since: 2016
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Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About Maria McCarthy

We moved here just over two yeasr ago from Kent with our teenage kids - to get away from it all! We believe we have found a little piece of paradise and would love you to share it with us. The moment we drove down the drive we were sold. We have chickens, eight sheep, 2 cats and 2 dogs but are in the process of trying to develop a smallholding so more animals to come! For more details or to book direct find us at

Maria McCarthy purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Maria McCarthy chose Barnstaple

They say location, location, location - and that is what you have here. A beautiful setting, rural but not remote and only a short drive from all the sites, beaches, coast line, Exmoor, the towns etc. We are as they say right in the middle of everything. In addition to that the setting is beautiful, the Barn forms part of the old farmyard with the farmhouse situated behind the Barn, so staying in is just as great as going out.

What makes this cottage unique

Not only is the location fantastic and the views stunning but the addition of the hot tub is the icing on the cake. Exmoor National Park is home to some of the darkest skies in the country and is designated as an international Dark sky reserve, the first in Europe, making this area a great place to gaze at the stars especially while sat in the hot tub at night, really special and quite spectacular.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Barnstaple in Bratton Fleming

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • One child up to the age of 3 is allowed but no provisions provided. Children are not allowed in the Hot Tub
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Fully tiled wet room with walk-in waterfall shower
  • No bath but a great powerful shower and underfloor heating. The room is light and airy with an opening window, large heated towel rail and a mirror with integral lighting.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Luxury cotton 200 Thread count linen
  • The bedroom leads off the main living area and is cosy and light with a door out to the outside space and Jacuzzi. There is an en suite shower/wet room, kingsize bed with feather and down duvet and pillows and plenty of storage for all your belongings. A private and romantic room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The Barn is set in 11 Acres which you are free to roam - including walks along the river bank and through ancient woodland. There are beuatiful secluded picnic areas and wildlife including deer and owls to be seen. A real escape from the busy world around us. Rural but not remote just a short drive to everything in the area, Exmoor, beaches, towns and villages - in the words of our guests 'a real gem'.


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Stunning rural retreat close to Exmoor and the Coast with private Hot Tub
average rating of 4.952381 based on 42 reviews

A peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Barn is a perfect place to stay if you appreciate peace & quiet, fresh air, fantastic views, top quality accommodation and a warm welcome.......we couldn't fault it!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Setting for a Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Maria & Steve for letting us stay in your beautiful holiday cottage. Absolutely stunning holiday home with every luxury you could think of. Fresh flowers and a cream tea were waiting for us on arrival. This is a rare find, luxury, privacy, and beautiful surroundings. The hot tub was a bonus at the end of the day.

We found the location was just a short drive to places like Barnstable, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe. We will definitely return again.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Incredible property in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

The Barn, is certainly more than the sum of its parts. From the location to the property itself, everything is perfect. The little touches such as the cream tea and wonderful house slippers make it feel like your in a boutique suite. I really can't express how wonderful a stay at the barn is, we have stayed in many locations in both the UK and throughout Europe and this is truly one of the best.

If you get the chance make sure to give the over friendly sheep a cuddle and Beans the dog if you can catch him.

Will be booking our next stay very soon, if you want luxury in an incredible location at a really amazing price I couldn't recommend anywhere else.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing trip with wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Maria and Steve were exceptional hosts. They were so welcoming and went out of their way to make the stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible! The barn itself is stunning - stylishly furnished with a well equipped kitchen, lovely rainfall shower and homely living area. Then the best part - the hot tub! Perfect after a day at the beach just to lie back and look at the stars. Surrounding area is great with tons to do. We spent most of our time at the coast visiting woolacombe and Ilfracombe but if we were staying for longer we would have loved to have spent more time enjoying the surrounding countryside. Can't recommend this place enough and we will definitely return soon!

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Location & Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Maria and Steve were the perfect hosts and very helpful.

The barn has been converted into high quality accommodation and beautifully furnished. This really is the perfect retreat for either a few days or weeks in a very scenic location. Fantastic location for walking with numerous public footpaths and bridleways and also for visiting the many historic parts of Exmoor close by. Lynton and the north coast are only a 20 minute drive away.

Very comfortable mattress for the perfect night's sleep and a great hot tub for soothing those aching muscles after a day's walking. Maria's attention to detail means the barn has everything you need for a relaxing and restful break.

We would certainly return to this little gem the next time we visit north Devon.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

The barn was truly amazing and fabulous! Very cosey and romantic. Maria and Steve are extremely nice and welcoming. They kindly lent me a pair of wellies to go on the most stunning walks that start and finish from the barn. The barn is a complete charm very nice in side Maria has done a fantastic job! Beautiful views as well. The hot tub is very nice to just realax and if your lucky see some amazing stars! Have really enjoyed our stay and would love to come again!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Exeter Airport
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
36 Miles
Nearest Beach
8.5 Miles
Close to the whole of the Golden Coast
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees


Prices range from £48 per night depending on length of stay and time of year

Please note PRICES quoted for SHORT BREAKS of 4, 5 or 6 nights are NOT CORRECT and discounts will be applied so please ENQUIRE


50% of the rent is required at the time of booking if 8 weeks or more in advance.
Bookings less than 8 weeks before arrival full balance is due at the time of booking.
We also require a £150 refundable damage deposit to be paid 7 days prior to arrival.

Prices are subject to change

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.