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Cosy Dog-friendly Cottage



Updated: 19-Aug-2016
Farmhouse in Umberleigh, Nr. Barnstaple, North Devon, England, UK - Explore Beautiful North Devon, Then Relax And Enjoy Our Great Views Across The Taw Valley

Barn Cottage at Week Parks is self-catering holiday accommodation located in the heart of North Devon, sleeps up to 6 people and is dog-friendly! Adjoining the main farmhouse, converted from a 200-year-old barn and newly refurbished, the cottage is set in 9-acre grounds and combines traditional features along with modern comforts. In addition to 3 bedrooms and bath/shower room upstairs, we offer a separate shower room, fully fitted kitchen with table and chairs and lounge with wood burner, flat screen television and DVD player. Outside there is a small enclosed garden and ample parking. A selection of books, DVDs and board games are provided. We are blessed with an abundance of great days out and special places to explore. Situated in the heart of North Devon’s unspoilt countryside, Barn Cottage is ideal for visiting both Exmoor and Dartmoor and the many sandy beaches on the North Devon coast. Outdoor activities such as golf, fishing, shooting, riding and walking are on our doorstep. Our usual changeover day is Saturday but out of season we are open to offers!

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

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About the Owner

I live at Week Parks with my husband and our two dogs, Fred and Clarence, along with our cats Ernie, Norman,Mavis and Rodney. I'm a trained chef and am passionate about food, always cooking with fresh ingredients. I love gardening and we grow as much of our own produce as possible. Before we moved to Devon, my career included running a successful London catering business, a cafe in Hampstead and I was also head chef at Berry Bros & Rudd in St James St.

I am happy to provide meals for our guests during your stay - please contact me to discuss your requirements in more detail.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

What an absolutely fabulous place; a real unexpected gem! We can't fault Nigel & Tracy on the accommodation or their hospitality. We had difficulty finding a cottage that would take a large dog so we were nervous when we arrived; we hadn't expected anything as wonderful as this. We loved the welcome basket of goodies, in particular the homemade lemon drizzle cake, wow! The cottage is so beautifully presented and well equipped I didn't need to bring anything. And what a dog-friendly welcome! We have thoroughly enjoyed a fun-packed stay here. The Walsh family, June 2011.

Tracy and Nigel were very helpful and attentive hosts. We were extremely comfortable in the cottage and had everything we needed. The little extras provided were most welcome and thoughtful. It was an excellent base to explore the local area and offered peace and tranquillity when needed. We would thoroughly recommend it to our friends and will certainly return for another visit. Judith and Dave Todd, Norwich, May 2011.
Apr 2011
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Barn Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great welcome on arrival what a fabulous cottage and location. The views are stunning. ideal for families and pet owners with a garden and some nice walks. It has a games room with darts and table tennis so something to do for all the family. and if you feel fit enough it's a nice stroll to the local pub

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We fell in love with North Devon for its unspoilt countryside and the friendliness and welcoming nature of the local people.

Activity and Interests


In North Devon, you’ll find some of the finest beaches in the UK. Close by are Westward Ho! and Northam Burrows nature reserve, where you can explore the dunes in the company of ponies, goats and sheep! When the tide is out, you can walk along the beach to Saunton Sands, with its imposing art deco hotel, gorse-clad cliffs and cheerful beach huts. A bit further are the famous surfing beach at Croyde Bay and the pretty coastal resort of Woolacombe; whose beach has been voted one of Britain’s best.


45 minutes from J27 of the M5, we are situated one mile south of High Bickington village just off the B3217, which runs between High Bickington and Dolton.


High Bickington, one mile away, with two pubs both serving home-cooked food. RHS Rosemoor and Dartington Crystal, 20 minutes away in the bustling town of Great Torrington. Barnstaple and South Molton, both market towns, are each around 10 miles away. Exeter is easily accessible either by road or rail, on the delightful Tarka Line. Dartmoor and Exmoor are both visible from Week Parks and make for great days out. Bude, Hartland, Clovelly, Appledore and Westward Ho! are lovely coastal diversions.

Further Details:

There are many local pubs serving home cooked food. A great selection of restaurants, pubs and shops can be found in Barnstaple, Bideford and South Molton, as well as banks, supermarkets, vets and other local amenities. For children, the Big Sheep and Diggerland are wonderful days out. There are numerous potteries and other local crafts and arts venues to explore, including Beaford Arts Centre, England's longest established rural arts organisation, which stages regular exhibitions and musical events.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
rate 10
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 11
29 Oct 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £5

Booking Notes:
Bookings accepted by telephone or e-mail, confirmed on receipt of completed booking form within 1 week. A 20% non-refundable deposit is payable at time of booking - within 8 weeks of arrival, the full amount is due immediately. The balance of the rental charge is due 8 weeks before your holiday, (or immediately if you book within eight weeks of your arrival). A £200 refundable security deposit is required for all bookings. Please see our website for full terms and conditions.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, arrival from 4pm. We ask you to vacate Barn Cottage by 10am on your day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices start from £530 per week. Shorter breaks (minimum 3 nights) may be arranged, subject to availability - please contact us directly to discuss.

Up to 2 well-behaved and clean dogs are welcome to join you. A charge of £5 per night per dog is added to your rental charge.

For full pricing and availability, please see our website.

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Updated: 19-Aug-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and washbasin. Additional separate shower room with WC and washbasin.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, washbasin. Bedroom 2 with double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers. Bedroom 3 with twin beds, fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: The cottage has a small enclosed garden with table and chairs and a barbecue and whirligig are available. Ample parking space for 3 cars. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Pure cotton bed linen and fluffy white towels are provided along with non-allergenic pillows and duvets. Towels and linen are included in the rental price and changed weekly. Other: Games Room, with table tennis, table football and darts. WIFI available.

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