Meadow Cottage (Sleeps 8/9. 4 Bedrooms)
A former great barn with original features and magnificent views. Comfortable and spacious with a large private garden. Situated next to the indoor pool.
Upstairs-Bedroom 1 with 3 single beds.
Bedroom 2 with twin beds and en-suite bathroom.
Bedrooms 3 with double bed.
Large family bathroom.
Ground floor- Bedroom 4 with king sized bed and en-suite shower room.
Great hall style living room with large granite fireplace and wood burner.
Large oak kitchen with dining area and oak refectory table.
Dishwasher, washing machine. TV/DVD player, radio/CD.
Cot and high chair available. Full central heating, under floor heating from renewable energy.
Separate private fenced garden with barbeque. Shared use of indoor heated swimming pool.
Come and stay on our historic organic farm set in stunning Devon countryside. We have 2 well equipped cottages, each individually designed, each with its own garden and sharing an indoor heated pool, which is open all year. Enjoy peace and quiet amongst our gardens, fields and woods. Get close to nature with our organic pastures, pure air and a wealth of wildlife. Explore an adventure on our woodland walk, catch a giant carp on our beautiful lake or meet our friendly farm animals and pets.
Top Traveller Review
Very pretty and relaxing
About the Owner
About Sophia and Roy May
Roy and Sophia May live on the farm at Wansley Barton with their 2 children, family pets and flock of organic sheep. We like to share our home with visitors and invite you to come and sample our beautiful Devon countryside and fantastic beaches.
Sophia and Roy May purchased this cottage in 1996
Why Sophia and Roy May chose South Hams
The farm is in a peaceful location in lovely Devon countryside but near to everything that you could want. North Devon is one of the few unspoilt areas of England, where people are friendly, the air is clean and you can still see every star at night. Our house and cottages are very old and the site dates back to the Doomsday Book. We just love it here and we hope that you will too!
What makes this cottage unique
the best thing about living here is there is no passing traffic, just peace and quiet. It is a place where you can do what you like, with no neighbours, no street lights, no pollution, just nature at its best.
A deposit of one third is required to secure a booking. The balance is due 2 weeks prior to arrival.
Meadow Cottage weekly changeover Friday.
Bramble Cottage weekly changeover Saturday.
Short breaks usually Friday and Mondays but we can be flexible.
(6 traveller reviews)
Very pretty and relaxing
Property was lovely with plenty of space for all of us. The kids loved the swimming pool. We really enjoyed our stay.
Superb 5 STAR+ Family Accomodation
Without a doubt one of the best family holidays we have had.
Truly 5 star boasting a heated indoor swimming pool that actually is heated to a comfortable degree and only 4 ft deep accommodates all the family.
The cottage has been expertly converted and no expense spared on the fixtures & fittings, it has everything you need (a home from home) .Like the pool the heating in the cottage is amazing, nice to have hot baths, proper showers and heated towel radiators.
To top it all I caught a cracking common carp in the lake, and the weather for October was brilliant.
Sophia was very welcoming and on hand if needed.
Happy Days - Ken H
Lovely property - peaceful rural location.
Just returned from a family weekend away with our 2 sons and their families (grandchildren aged 4 months 3 & 5) Meadow Cottage was perfect - great to have the heated swimming pool - we all enjoyed morning swims. The wooded walk and lake were super too. Sophia was very welcoming and available if required but not intrusive. The local pub at Roborough is a must - very friendly and the food is delicious. Seaside resorts for days out fairly accessible too. Thoroughly recommend this property for a relaxing UK break.
A great holiday
Five of us had a great week in Meadow cottage. The facilities are lovely and the owners very friendly. Plenty to see and do in the area. The pool was great.
Our weather was good so cannot comment on heating but everything else was just fine. The fishing was good and you really had to think about how to catch them. We had plenty out with tench (3lb), perch (2lb), and carp (14lb). Would recommend this stay. Roger S
A relaxing and stunning place to stay
Sophia and Roy made us feel very welcome.Meadow cottage is a stunning place to stay with lovely views from the rear garden. The cottage was spotless on our arrival and the swimming pool was excellent. I would certainly recommend this cottage to anyone who wants a bit of luxury in north Devon. We will certainly be returning
Perfect Country Break
Can't speak highly enough about this wonderful let, we received a very warm welcome from Roy and Sophia, the location was very rural and felt very safe for the children (all aged 3) it was lovely to wake up to rolling fields filled with sheep.
The Cottage was very clean and well maintained (we all loved the underfloor heating especially) and the swimming pool was a lovely treat for the kids, it was always pleasantly warm and also very clean.
Loads in the local area for the kiddies to do, and a lovely local pub for the grown ups.
We will be back!
From the Owner
“The farm is in a peaceful location in lovely Devon countryside but near to everything that you could want. North Devon is one of the few unspoilt areas of England, where people are friendly, the air is clean and you can still see every star at night. Our house and cottages are very old and the site dates back to the Doomsday Book. We just love it here and we hope that you will too!”
Activity and Interests
A haven set on an organic sheep farm. Beautiful countryside with stunning views. Enjoy the stars in the clear night sky. Try the adventure of our woodland walk. Catch a giant carp or just enjoy the peace and quiet beside our lake.
25 minutes or 12 miles to the nearest beach. We are ideally placed to reach the sea, from sandy beaches, surf at Croyde or Saunton, to rocky coves or old fishing harbours such as the world famous Clovelly. The beaches in North Devon are amongst the best in England and the area has been recognized as having environmental importance and has been delegated a UNESCO Biosphere reserve.
1 hour from Exeter Airport, 1.5 hours from Bristol Airport.
RHS Rosemoor 3 miles. Great Torrington 5 miles. Bideford 12 miles. Barnstaple 14 miles.
Buying local food in Devon is an absolute pleasure as we have some of the best quality produce in the country. Try a Hockings ice cream or local beef and lamb. Sample a different pub or restaurant each day as there are a wealth of traditional country pubs and restaurants serving exceptional food, beers and ciders.
From the Owner
“the best thing about living here is there is no passing traffic, just peace and quiet. It is a place where you can do what you like, with no neighbours, no street lights, no pollution, just nature at its best.”
- Away From It All
- Farm Holidays
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Heated Pool
- Indoor Pool
- Private Chef
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair accessible ...
- autumn foliage
- botanical garden
- live theatre
- theme parks
- bird watching
- horse riding
- outlet shopping
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- pier fishing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
- Bedroom 1 - 3 Single Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
- Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, A cot may also be provided
- Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Golf ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: Open all year. As well as farming organically we try to be as environmentally friendly as possible with renewable energy from a wood boiler using our own wood, wood burners in each cottage and recycling facilities. Outside: Indoor heated pool 8m x 4m. 50 acres of woods and fields to enjoy. Each property has its own private non-oeverlooked garden, a BBQ and garden furniture. Children's play area with swings, slide and trampoline. Stocked coarse fishing lake. Woodland walk.