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Stunning luxury Barn Conversion, large garden, family friendly, walks and coast

Bedrooms 5
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Barn Conversion In Clawton, Nr. Holsworthy, Devon, England - Peaceful Location, Hidden Away And Only A Short Drive To Beach And Moors

This old Victorian barn stands in a large quiet garden laid mainly to lawn with south facing sandstone patio and private enclosed courtyard, off a small farm track away from any traffic noise with views over open farmland and countryside. The property is arranged in an 'L' shape with 2 king size bedrooms on the upper floor each with its own en-suite shower room, the lower floor houses a king size room (with double sofa bed), 2 twin rooms, a feature bathroom, additional shower room, utility/boot room. The main kitchen/dining/living area is open plan arranged around a huge double sided stone fireplace with cast iron log burner, bespoke kitchen, reclaimed oak dining table, leather sofas, 37" plasma flat screen TV/DVD and slate floors with underfloor heating. Devon Wildlife Trust Gold Award. Wi-fi broadband available. EPC rated A

elaine green
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

About elaine green

My husband and I moved here in 1998 with our then 2 small children. We wanted our family to grow up in a rural environment and learn to live 'the good life'. We have never looked back. Our children are almost grown now both loving the outdoor life (the eldest loves sailing, surfing, climbing and all kinds of outdoor adventures) and the youngest is a horse and wildlife enthusiast. We are closely involved with the Devon Wildlife Trust, caring for the 'farm' which is now 130 acre wildlife sanctuary and our large vegetable plot which produces most of our needs without any chemicals or food miles.

elaine green purchased this barn in 2003

Why elaine green chose Clawton

The land and buildings at South Beer, including some old stone barns and a dairy was a neighbouring property to our own here at Beer Mill. It was a natural addition to our own land and offered possibilities to expand the nature trails and holiday cottage business we had already begun in 2001.

This really is a fabulous area without major commercial development, lots of peace and quiet, lovely countryside and walks from the garden gate, no noisy neighbours or parking problems - yet all the convenience of a small market town nearby, the lovely sandy surf beaches of North Cornwall/Devon only a short drive in one direction while the wonderful wilderness of Dartmoor or Bodmin Moor is only a short drive the other way.

What makes this barn unique

The 'green' nature of the Stone Barn was essential to everything we were working for here at Beer Mill. We had the opportunity to start with blank canvas and create somewhere wonderful and luxurious to stay which proved that comfort does not have to cost the earth.

Stone Barn is only an hours drive from Plymouth, Exeter and Barnstaple and only just over 2 hours from Bristol and yet you arrive in this oasis of calm and quiet.

Walking, cycling, fishing and many other outdoor activities are all available nearby. Local and organic food available with hardly a food mile in sight !

We love it so much we live here and take our holidays here so if you need us we are always around with help and advice to get the most from your holiday or family celebration.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Booked Stone Barn for a 60th birthday celebration. Incredibly spacious, very well furnished and equipped. Great layout. Lovely welcome as well with biscuits and milk. Really peaceful area and a great enclosed garden for young children. Would highly recommend and if ever we are doing another family celebration in this area would definitely stay here again.
Apr 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Clawton in Torridge District

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Strictly no fireworks, sky lanterns, helium balloons, drones - danger to wildlife
  • Maximum 2 dogs, must sleep in utility room or own travel pen, no pets to be left alone, not on furniture or bedrooms/bathrooms
  • Flexible arrival and departure times may be available subject to housekeeping and other booking
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 - shower, basin, toilet, heated towel rail. En-suite to bedroom 2 - shower, basin, toilet, heated towel rail. Family bathroom with roll top bath, basin, toilet, underfloor heating. Family shower room, basin, toilet, shaver point.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10/12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All beds have pocket sprung mattresses/down quilts. Bedroom 1 king size bed, en-suite shower room. Bedroom 2 king size bed, en-suite shower room. Bedroom 3 kingsize bed with double sofa bed. Bedroom 4 twin beds. Bedroom 5 twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: This is a luxury holiday cottage which doesn't cost the earth and welcomes families and their well behaved pets. Underfloor heating pumped by 'green' electricity combined with triple thermal insulation, controlled in zones throughout the ground floor (heating turned off during summer months as environmental measure). Rainwater harvesting system feeds outdoor tap, laundry and toilets. PV electricity generator, solar panels with 'green' electric back up provide piping hot water. Recycled stone, wood and other building materials, eco paints and low VOC stains used throughout the build. Recycling facilities for customers to join in. Winners of the Devon Wildlife Trust Gold Award since 2003- walks and wildlife activities from the garden gate and only a short drive to the North Cornwall coast, Dartmoor and Roadford lake. Stone Barn has many luxury and yet green features. EPC rated A Outside: Large enclosed garden mainly gently sloping lawn with newly planted hedgerow. Sandstone courtyard with picnic benches and cartwheel benches from reclaimed teak. South facing sandstone patio. Gravel parking area for up to 6 cars. Guests have access to the small barn conversion next door with wildlife camera and activities, table tennis, BBQ and more garden furniture. From the garden gate guests can walk Beer Mill Nature Trails - 130 acres of waymarked trails, information boards and activity/rest points. Pet lovers are welcome to bring well behaved pets - we provide a kennel, bowls and dog towels - due to the open plan nature of the property we ask that owners are responsible for their pets. Dogs must sleep in the utility/boot room or the kennel or their own travel pen. Dogs are not allowed on furniture or in bedrooms and owners must always pick up after their dogs. Utility Room: Large washing machine and condensing tumble drier, iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner, dog basket and bowls. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedlinen (provided and included) is freshly laundered totally organic cotton - all linen is washed with environmentally friendly products and line dried whenever possible. Bath mats are provided and towels are available to hire at £4 per person.


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Stunning luxury Barn Conversion, large garden, family friendly, walks and coast
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews


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It is hard to imagine a more peaceful and relaxing place for a holiday than Stone Barn but also one with many interesting things to do and see, sit on the lawn with views over fields and woods the only sound that you are likely to hear is the singing of the birds,,walk in the meadows and woodlands of the nature reserve, hides/lookouts, ponds that are home to many small creatures.An old barn next to Stone Barn is home to barn owls they nest here every year, we were able to sit on the lawn and watch them going out to hunt and return with food for their young, a magical sight. The North Cornwall beaches and Dartmoor are both within easy reach, the nearest town is Holsworthy not a lot here except a large Waitrose that can supply all ones needs they also deliver, there are one or two good food pubs in the area ask owners Elaine and Dick about these they are very helpful and also very knowledgeable about wildlife. Our family holiday group consisted of three generations two teenagers being the youngest, we all thought it a wonderful place and had a great time. John. Oxford.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday and the wildlife which is so important to all of us here at Beer Mill Farm. We hope you come back and visit again soon. kind regards Elaine and Dick
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Exeter or Newquay
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Rydonn Inn
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Holsworthy golf club
Nearest Train
70 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
70 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Blagdon Manor
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Bude Crooklets and Summerleaze
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Private garden gate access to Beer Mill Nature Trails -explore 4 different way- marked trails with maps and discover the wild countryside. Orienteering course over 20 acres now up and running, with new additions just completed. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.


The north Cornwall/Devon coast is only half an hour drive away at Bude - Summerleaze (sandy surf beach with sea pool) and Crooklets (pebbly and sandy) beaches. Both with easy access from car parks. Widemouth Bay (surf and body boarding), Sandymouth Bay (National Trust) - vast expanses of sand when the tide is out. Several dog friendly beaches or areas. 20 minutes drive to water sports at Roadford lake -largest inland body of water in the South West and easy access to Dartmoor.


Car essential as local public transport is limited. Cycling and cycle hire readily available with many nearby off road routes. Cycles can be delivered to the property. Nearest mainline station Exeter St Davids (1 hour drive) or bus service via Holsworthy to Bude. Nearest airport Exeter (1 hour drive).


Nearest small market town, Holsworthy - 3 miles/5km for shops, supermarket, banks, petrol station, butcher, organic farm, pubs, health food shop and sports centre with swimming pool.

Further Details:

Excellent range of local restaurants and pubs from fine dining to pub grub - friendly, warm and welcoming.

Booking is direct, easy and online via our own site with no booking charges or we can send you a simple email form


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
bookings confirmed within 8 weeks of arrival date, full amount is due.
Price includes all bedding and linen (travel cots provided free but bring your own cot bedding and linen, personal towels available to hire at £4 per person)
Pets welcome there is a pet charge of £20 per pet (max 2 dogs depending on breed/type).

Changeover Day:
During high season (July/August) changeover day is Friday. Mid season May/June/September/October short breaks run Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday. Christmas 21 to 28 Dec/New Year 28 December to 4 January. The rest of the year booking is flexible.

Notes on prices:
SPECIAL OFFERS FOR MAY/JUNE get in touch for last minute bargains.
Short breaks available outside peak at 60% of weekly rate for 2 nights/70% for 3 nights. Discount rates for small parties also available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.