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

Bedrooms 4
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 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
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Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

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 Hartland

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 4.8 based on 29 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We really had a fantastic time at the Byre just outside Hartland, the Barn was gorgeous and everything you need for a great time has been provided. The Atlantic Coastline is just incredible and the Barn is ideally situated to take in all the sites of the stunning area. We even had great weather, so thanks for making us so welcome.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovley Spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week the house was charming and in a great position for all the attractions. the changeable weather didn't spoil what our enjoyment and the house was lovely and warm. We have two active Boys who loved the garden and the PlayStation! Highly recommended for a getaway!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Lovely property, beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

Fabulous break with friends in a spacious, well furnished barn conversion. Big enough for a family of 4 and a family of 3 plus dog. Everything you could need including enough kitchen equipment to cook a belated Xmas dinner! Weather wasn’t great but was still a treat to look out the French doors and see the sea! Highly recommended for a chilled out break in North Devon.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
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Lovely accommodation but a bit too remote

  • 3 of 5

The accommodation was lovely, laid out well, clean and had everything we needed. Great garden but weather meant we couldn't really get the most out of it. Good views out to the distant sea. The only problem we had was that nothing was within walking distance and no footpaths to walk the dog, it was just too remote for us and we had to drive everywhere. However, the beaches locally are beautiful and our dog loved them, as did we.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Quiet with plenty of space for children

  • 4 of 5

Very enjoyable. Lovely views.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Lovely comfortable home from home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely week with our 5 teenage children and our dog. The Byre is well situated but quiet enough so you will only hear cows or the gorgeous donkeys who live on the farm. The house is comfortable and very well equipped. Wi fi much appreciated by the teenagers. We would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
74 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Hoops Inn, Horns Cross
Nearest Ferry
66 Miles
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Royal North Devon Golf Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
54 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Pattard Kitchen, Hartland
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
June 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early July 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid July 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Holidays 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late August 2018
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn Half Term 2018
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
November / December 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas and New Year 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Cleaning £73

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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