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Situated In A Peaceful Location In An Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Dec-2016
Grade II Listed Barn in Higher Clovelly, Devon, England with Panoramic Sea Views - Large Garden

Breathtaking panoramic views across surrounding farmland and stunning sea and coastal views can be enjoyed from this Grade II listed converted stone barn in a secluded corner on a Victorian non working model farm in Higher Clovelly, North Devon. The Byre is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to the beautiful Hartland Peninsula and the historic fishing village of Clovelly with its traffic-free cobblestone path down to the harbour. Fine surfing beaches at Westward Ho! and Bude and other beach and seaside attractions are within an easy drive. The historic port of Bideford is 12 miles away with all amenities and boat trips to Lundy Island. There are dramatic coastal paths for walkers and the Tarka Trail for cyclists. Dartington Crystal and Rosemoor RHS Gardens and the family attractions of the Milky Way and the Big Sheep are close by. Golf, horse riding, fishing, surfing and wind surfing available locally.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My wife and I live in Surrey. We have two grown up children and two border collies and we all love to escape the bustle of city life to the tranquility of North Devon whenever we can.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a great week; thanks for the wine.

Hope to stay again sometime. It's a great place to stay.
Jun 2015
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16 Reviews

4.9
based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

5

Fantastic holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful holiday house this is. Beautifully and tastefully decorated and fantastically equipped with everything you could need for your break away. Comfortable beds, sooooo warm and a lovely garden. Just had a week here with my family of 6 adults, 2 dogs and 2 very small children and it was perfect. The owners are so helpful and friendly, answering all queries super fast. Thank you. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Walsall
5

Cannot recommend highly enough!

  • 5 of 5

Following on with the theme, we too arrived on a dismal day and was very happy to find such a lovely, welcoming property.

This is a very well equipped and we'll presentation home away from home. There is nothing that you could want for in the kitchen or entertainment wise. We all made great use of the WiFi and digital TV on the days that the weather kept us indoors.

Thankfully we had a good number of sunny days to explore the beautiful surroundings. Whilst the building is remote enough to be peaceful it is ideally situated to jump on a main route between the local resorts.

A fab break in a very nice place. Thanks to the owners. Muchly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A real find!

  • 5 of 5

Whilst the weather wasn't particularly kind to us during our week's stay, we knew that we could return at the end of each day to very welcoming and comfortable accommodation. The Byre is a beautifully converted building with unusual features such as the second, mezzanine lounge - ideal for shunting the kids into when a little quiet was required by the adults! Everything you could need is provided, from comfortable beds to a very well-equipped kitchen which, as the chief cook, I appreciated (my only caveat being that a knife sharpener would have been useful). The property was very well maintained and spotless. There is a well-stocked and friendly general store (Pop-In) in Hartland for all basic groceries, newspapers etc. ..and cash back when needed. The complementary bottle of wine on arrival was much appreciated! Just one thought: keep an eye on the petrol gauge as there is no garage in Hartland and the nearest ones are either in Bideford or Bude.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

An lovely property with excellent facilities.

  • 5 of 5

This property pretty much has it all: a lovely and intriguing (presumably) barn conversion, with lots of character, in an outstanding location. Everything conceivable was supplied to make the stay as painless and fuss free as possible. The complimentary wine was a lovely touch. The property wanted for nothing, was very well maintained. It served our needs perfectly and in this regard we cannot praise it highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Milton Keynes
5

Superb Accommodation!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to a toasty warm cottage on a cold, rainy night. From the off we were very happy we had chosen the Byre for our short break. Couldn't fault anything about it. It had a well equipped kitchen. Everything was very clean. The bedrooms in particular smelled fantastic. Brilliant selection of games/puzzles/cd's/dvds - which we made good use of! The back garden was massive - big enough for our two dogs to have a nice sniff about. We were inside for most of our stay (really horrible weather!), but we still had lovely 5 days and would highly recommend the Byre to our family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We had wonderful stay at The Brye on probably one of the worst weekends of the year very stormy wet and very very windy. That didn't matter one bit from the moment we opened the front door we knew the weather didn't matter. The property was an absolute delight the heating was already on for us so a very warm welcome plus the bottle of wine!! Everything was beautifully presented and very very comfortable. Beautifully equipped kitchen fantastic gas log burner comfortable beds comfy sofas games videos dvds. For a winter break a fantastic place to go as very cosey. The only sad thing was we didn't see the amazing view until Monday morning as we were leaving!! We would also recommend this property as it is a very spacious having also beautiful balcony lounge area .Thank you Stephanie and Andrew for allowing us to be able to stay in your amazing holiday home. We would certainly recommend this property couldn't fault anything at all Graham and Janet Rushforth Mark and Leah Bailey. Bournemouth. Dorset

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We have holidayed in North Cornwall and North Devon since 1987 when our children were toddlers and it has always been our dream to own a little part of this wonderful coastline. in 2004 we saw an advert from an estate agent of a derelict Victorian barn that was to be developed. We were lucky enough to be in from the start and were able to change the plans to suit our requirements although we had to allow for the Grade II listing. I use a wheelchair so we were able to ensure level access to the ground floor and garden.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 74 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Hart Inn, Hartland at 3 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 66 Miles Nearest Golf : Royal North Devon Golf Club at 13 Miles Nearest Train : Barnstaple at 20 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 54 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Lathwells, Bideford at 12 Miles Nearest Beach : Sandymouth at 17 Miles Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Hartland Quay, about two miles, spectacular cliffs with incredible contorted rock formations.

Duckpool, sheltered pebble beach, sand at low tide.

Sandymouth, large pebble beach, plenty of sand at low tide.

Bude has good surfing beaches. Summerleaze has a tidal swimming pool.

Widemouth Bay, wide sandy beach. Swimming, surfing and rock pools to explore.

Northam Burrows, 1.5 miles of sandy beach protected by a wall of huge pebbles. Ideal for kite flying, swimming, surfing and sailboarding.

Travel:

Nearest airport is Exeter. Use of a car is essential due to rural location.

Distances:

Hartland 2 miles with Post Office, local shops, pubs and fish and chip shop. Lighthouse and Quay. Hartland Abbey.

Clovelly 2 miles, historic traffic free fishing village.

Bideford 15 mins, market town with shops and supermarkets

Bude 15 mins, beaches, shops and supermarkets.

Further Details:

Dartington Crystal, Torrington. Glass making, tours, hands on activities.

The Big Sheep, Abbotsham. Whole day of rides, shows, dog trials, horse whispering, duck trials, pony rides and sheep races.

Milky Way Adventure Park. North Devon's biggest indoor adventure play area.

Splash Leisure Pool, Bude offers a waves session for all the family.

Tarka Trail has 30 miles of cycle paths along the disused railway lines of North Devon's beautiful countryside. Cornwall's version is the Camel Trail.

Tamar Lakes, near Bude. Coarse angling. Upper Tamar lake well stocked with carp well over 30lbs, bream, rudd, roach, perch, eels.

Sea fishing from Clovelly or fish off the quay at Appledore.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
November / December 2016
29 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£230
for 3 nights
From
£54
£445
 
 
Christmas and New Year 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
£785
for 7 nights
£785
 
 
January / Early February 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£234
for 3 nights
From
£55
£455
 
 
Spring Half Term 2017
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Late February / March 2017
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£249
for 3 nights
From
£60
£490
 
 
Easter 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£645
for 7 nights
£645
 
 
April 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£540
for 7 nights
£540
 
 
May 2017
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
Whitsun Half Term 2017
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£905
for 7 nights
£905
 
 
June 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
 
Early July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£760
for 7 nights
£760
 
 
Mid July 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,030
for 7 nights
£1,030
 
 
Summer Holidays 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,210
for 7 nights
£1,210
 
 
Late August 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,030
for 7 nights
£1,030
 
 
September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
 
October 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£570
for 7 nights
£570
 
 
Autumn Half Term 2017
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
 
November / December 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£234
for 3 nights
From
£55
£455
 
 
Christmas / New Year 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
£805
for 7 nights
£805
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Cleaning £68

Booking Notes:
Bookings are subject to availability and terms and conditions.
Reservations and enquiries via email or telephone.

Changeover Day:
Arrival day is Saturday after 3pm
Departure is Saturday before 10am

Notes on prices:
Prices shown include gas and electricity, hot water, linen and towels.
Well behaved dogs £25 per week by arrangement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

We love that we are one mile from the A39 with it's easy access to North Cornwall and North Devon, yet we are off the road in a peaceful, rural location with outstanding coastal views that many would drive miles to see.

Property Type

  • barn

General

  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • churches
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing

Bathrooms

  • Groundfloor Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Ensuite Shower Room - Bedroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor Bathroom with wc, bath/shower. First floor En Suite shower and wc with Bedroom 3.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Gallery - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Double Futon
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6-8 (3 Bedrooms + Gallery) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King Size bed, wardrobe, ground floor. Bedroom 2 with Twin beds, wardrobe, ground floor. Bedroom 3 with Twin beds and en suite shower, wardrobe, first floor. Gallery with double Futon, TV, DVD/Video, Play Station, first floor.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Large collection of books, DVDs, Videos, puzzles and games available in the cottage. Free WiFi & BT Vision available. Non smokers only. Pets welcome. Outside: Large private lawn, ideal for ball games, and flower garden. On the grass there is a picnic table and a bench. The decking has a gate to contain small children and dogs. There are flower tubs and a picnic table on the decking to make the most of the stunning 180 degree views over open countryside and sea. Sit out and enjoy a relaxing drink and watch the sun go down, and, as day turns to night, marvel at the canopy of stars above in this tranquil setting. Parking for two cars. Utility Room: There is a utility cupboard that houses the gas boiler, washing machine, tumble dryer, vacuum cleaner, clothes airers and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The cottage is thoroughly cleaned after each letting. There are cleaning materials, washing up liquid etc. in the kitchen should they be required. Duvets, pillows, towels and bed linen are included, but not beach towels or cot linen Other: There is a large Gallery on the first floor that acts as a second living room or 4th bedroom with TV, DVD/Video, and Play station. Views over surrounding farmland. Travel cot and high chair available.

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