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

Bedrooms 4
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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.

Andrew & Stephanie Keeling
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2017

About Andrew & Stephanie Keeling

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.

Andrew & Stephanie Keeling purchased this barn in 2004

Why Andrew & Stephanie Keeling chose Torridge

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.

What makes this barn unique

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.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Hartland in Torridge District

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • 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
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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Situated In A Peaceful Location In An Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 23 reviews

Well maintained property with a huge garden

  • 5 of 5

Ideal for a relaxing break, in the beautiful Devon countryside and midway between the beaches of Bude and Westward Ho. The kids enjoyed the animals and wildlife around the farmyard.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable, warm and well equipped providing a lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week at The Byre making the most of the unusually good weather.

The accommodation is very well equipped, warm (underfloor heating), clean and up to date. Spacious enough for 8 people but still with a cosy feel. A nice quiet location with a good outlook/views of the sea.

It is well positioned with plenty of things to do in any direction (via car).

Would definitely book again, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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Great location, wonderful warm, well equipped house

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a long Feb weekend with girlfriends at The Byre. We were all thrilled with the accommodation, just right for a party of seven adults. Underfloor heating a marvellous luxury in February. We took two dogs who were very comfortable in the house, too. Lovely big garden and decking perfect to sit out on in warmer weather. Walks a short drive away, Bucks Mills was a great find, and some of us walked part of the South West Coast Path near Hartland Quay. Hoops Inn highly recommended for top quality food. No shops in walking distance but only a short drive to Hartland which has a well-equipped village store. I would definitely think about coming to The Byre again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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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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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
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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
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Nearest Airport
74 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Hart Inn, Hartland
Nearest Ferry
66 Miles
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Royal North Devon Golf Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
54 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Lathwells, Bideford
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Car: necessary


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.


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


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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Hartland, Devon

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Holidays 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late August 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn Half Term 2017
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
November / December 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas / New Year 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £70
Pet Fee £25

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

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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