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Dog Friendly Charming Rural Retreat just 10 mins From the Beach and Bude. - Beautiful Barn!- The Stables (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7)

Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Beautiful Barn!- The Stables (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7)

The Stables is a lovely stone barn conversion which sits in our peaceful courtyard along with two other cottages. It Sleeps 7 people in 3 bedrooms and boasts skylights, roof beams and 'arrow slit' windows which all add to the character of this special property.

Its 3 generous bedrooms offer the perfect space to relax and unwind after a day at the beach or exploring the wonderful local area. Two King-size beds with plenty of room to fit a cot and a third bedroom with 3 single beds. A family bathroom and an en-suite shower room are available upstairs. Downstairs has a lovely open-plan layout with a well equipped kitchen, good dining area and comfortable sitting room.

Outside the gardens have BBQ's, seating and a climbing frame.

A shared utility room is available for an extra charge via an honesty box, the proceeds from this go towards carbon offset fruit trees.

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About the property

Best of Coast & Countryside

Nestled just 10 mins from the beach and with great access to North Cornwall and North Devon is the tranquil private estate of Stoneleigh Knowle.

Contact us via our own website to avoid 'service fees'. Our 3 cottages can be booked individually or grouped together for larger gatherings which makes this the perfect venue for couples, families or large groups of friends.Booking can be made through this website which incurres a 10% service fee imposed by the website since it was bought out by expedia. or they can be booked without service fee by coming to us directly at our own website.

There is plenty of wildlife with acres of woods, meadows and streams to explore. Great walking and cycling routes start right from the cottages so you should never be short of something to do.

All the cottages have been furnished with comfortable sofas and beds including mattresses from 'Feather & Black'. (comfort has featured highly in our positive feedback from our guests). All our cottages have well equipped kitchens with a microwave, fridge freezer, electric cooker, dishwasher and lots of utensils. All the properties also have a flat screen TV with Free Sat and a Blu Ray player.

We have plenty of outside space in which you can BBQ or just sit and chat. We also have a play castle and table tennis table for the children to keep them occupied too!

We welcome dogs with a small charge and just a few rules- please let us know at time of booking.

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Stoneleigh Knowle
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 October, 2017


Special interest holidays:

Nature- We have a unique environment which can offer guests a wonderful opportunity to watch wildlife and to spot nature.

Astronomy- We have very little light pollution and consequently there are some fabulous opportunities for star gazing.

We are very happy to help facilitate groups who wish to run themed breaks like painting, photography or retreats. Please talk to us about your ideas.


Fantastic Widemouth Bay with sand, surf, café, loos, showers and lifeguard service is just 5mins drive, and the incredible South West Coastal Path is accessed from here.

Within 10-20mins drive there are many other fantastic beaches offering a wide variety of sand, pebbles, rock pools and coastal geology. Many allow dogs and many offer a lifeguard service. For the more adventurous or romantic there are some 'hidden' beaches too.

We will happily help you to find the right beach for you.


If you want to really explore North Cornwall then we recommend that you have a car when you stay with us.

For those wishing to reduce their carbon footprint bikes can be hired and delivered to the estate and there are bus services throughout North Cornwall.

The best Train Stations would be either Exeter or Bodmin depending on direction of travel. There is a bus service and car hire available in Exeter.

Our closest airports are Newquay and Exeter which offer a good range of flights.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
During our peak season changeover days are a Saturday:
At other times and for short breaks we can be flexible. Arrivals from 4pm, departures by 10am.

Notes on prices:
In the peak season all our properties are available for 7 night breaks.
At other times we can offer shorter breaks and have special pricing for weekend get-aways. Please contact us for details.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Jacobstow in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite Shower Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Modern white suite, en suite to Master Bedroom
    Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Modern white suite, upstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed , Upstairs bedroom with 3 single beds
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This is a Super king size bed and ensuite shower room.
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , This is a King Size Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 7 bicycles
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: All the cottages have been furnished with quality in mind. Comfortable sofas and beds and well equipped kitchens. We want you to have a good time so we have tried to create a very comfortable home from home. Our previous guests have enjoyed it. The changeover days can usually be co-ordinated to enable group bookings. There is a long open barn in the courtyard and picnic tables can be placed here to enable 'under cover al fresco group eating'. Bed linen is included, please bring your own towels. The property is cleaned at changeover. We can provide travel cots (but don't provide the bedding for these). Outside we have wash-down areas for wetsuits, boards etc. and areas where these can be left to drip-dry under cover. Our previous guests have found this very useful. We have plenty of room to store bicycles. The WiFi and internet access are available only in the shared laundry room and are subject to the bandwidth and service constraints of the provided BT landline. Outside: We are very fortunate to be able to offer our guests some UNIQUE OUTSIDE SPACE. This means; places for picnics, kite flying, den building, exploring, nature spotting and woodland wandering. You can walk from the cottages to an English Heritage Site and to the coast through an ancient wooded valley. Many of our guests enjoy seeing spectacular stars on clear nights. Cycling is great as we are just off the National Cycle Route- bikes can be hired locally and delivered to us. Each of our cottages has access to a BBQ and there are outside chairs and picnic tables too. The Farmhouse has its own private garden all other space is shared but not in short supply! We have practical undercover provision for storing cycles, surf boards and drip-drying wetsuits and outside washdown facilities to get all that sand off! For younger guests we have a wooden play fort and slide which is tucked away behind the courtyard of cottages. Our outside space is to be enjoyed responsibly.


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Beautiful Barn!- The Stables (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7)
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Just brilliant!

  • 5 of 5

Fab venue, professional interactions, fun, fun, fun in a beautiful part of Cornwall.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place!!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely stay here, everything we needed for 6 adults and 2 children. Very secluded and peaceful but close enough for a quick trip to the beach and shops. Amazing communication with Rebecca, the owner who was lovely and very helpful. Will hopefully be visiting again very soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I am so pleased that your stay at The Stables worked out so perfectly for you and I will certainly look forward to welcoming you back again. Kindest Rebecca
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Lovely situation

  • 4 of 5

Unfortunately the Stables had not been cleaned too rigously - there were cobwebs and the windows could have done with a clean. Otherwise, the Stables was fine and had all the amenities we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay and found The Stables to be well equipped and to have everything that you needed. We make great efforts to try to ensure that our guests are comfortable and happy so thank you for letting me know that you had found some cobwebs. I have addressed your comments with our cleaners. If you had mentioned this to us during your stay we would have been very happy to deal with it for you. Kind regards Rebecca
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A lovely spot to get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the Stoneleigh Knowle estate on a number of occasions now and at The Stables on this last holiday for the first time. It is comfortable, spacious and well equipped. Typically of the Estate owners, great attention to detail has been given to comfort and practicality. There is a large table for family meals, comfy beds, a well equipped kitchen, ample drying space in the covered open barn right next to the property. Our children made plenty of use of the play fort too.

The farm and wood land is open for exploration. We happened across a badger within 10 feet of us on one dusk walk. The beaches are easily accessible by car too. Crackington Haven is, perhaps, our favourite and we highly recommend the farm shop at Boscastle too.

All in all, Stoneleigh Knowle is a lovely spot for a break of any duration, with or without children.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Half-Term adventure

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the Stables Cottage in February half-term for 4 nights. My kids are 6 years old and 18 months and we brought our bikes for exploring the area.

The cottage itself was very cosy and comfortable. Very tastefully decorated and furnished with everything we needed including a high chair and travel cot. The beds and bedding were lovely and so comfortable. we had the use of a utility room as well which was very useful, especially the book,DVD and toy library!

The owner and manager Rebecca was extremely helpful and communicative and gave use lots of tips for things to do, where to eat etc. we didn't have time to do it all but here is what we did. We ate at the Weir - a very child friendly restaurant on the nearby A road. It has a playground and wildlife park. it is also on one of the cycling trails so one day we rode from the Weir and into Bude. Bear in mind we had to keep the cycling at our 6 year old's level! On a rainy day we went to the Bude Aquatic centre which has a wave machine and flume slide. Great fun!

We ate at Rosies cafe - on the beach in Bude, which has a lovely beachy feel and a roaring fire in Feb. Great again for the kids. The Bay View Inn was great for food and has views over Widemouth Bay and Elements was great for takeaway Pizza. We would have eaten there if we had had time. A sunny day was spent driving to Padstow (50 mins) where we parked next to the Padstow bike hire,Rick Steins fish and rode off along the Camel trail. 5 miles takes you to Wadebridge where you can turn around and head back for fish and chips or carry on. Luckily there was another bike shop in Wadebridge as my son got a puncture.

Going back to the cottage, the buildings are set around an area with chairs and we imagined that this would also be a great place to rent with friends and,or a family group.

We highly recommend the Stables and Rebecca and hope to be back one day soon as there is so much we didn't have time to do. Read the visitors book in the cottage for more ideas. Thanks Rebecca!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy that you all enjoyed your stay and that you found the cottage to be very cosy and comfortable and that is was well equipped for you. Fantastic too that you got a good taster of our special part of Cornwall, as you say there is so much to see! We will certainly look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards Rebecca
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Perfect holiday home

  • 5 of 5

A great location with beautiful surroundings. The cottage was perfect, well equipped, comfortable & a great place to relax & unwind. There is a lovely court yard & BBQs are provided. Great family holiday & we shall definitely book the cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to hear that you really enjoyed your stay with us in our very special location and that you enjoyed both the cottage and its surroundings. It sounds like you truly got to relax and have fun too! We shall look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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