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Range Of Converted Barns Set In 3 Acres Of Grounds With Pond And Stream - The Hayloft Sleeps 11 (5 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



The Hayloft Sleeps 11 (5 Bedrooms)

The Hayloft is semi-detached and is approached from the lane along a short driveway. There is plenty of parking space for up to 6 cars. The Hayloft provides peace and quiet within easy reach of day to day facilities. There is plenty of space for privacy or socialising in a relaxing and beautiful setting. All rooms are spacious with large dining table for 12 in the dining room and 4 settees in the lounge. There is also a games room with a small pool table. the kitchen is well equipped with all mod cons including American fridge/freezer and combi-microwave. If you like a holiday that encompasses going to the beach some days, horse riding, fishing, walking or bike riding and exploring on others, this is the place for you. Bed 1 is en suite and has zip n link beds making one super king or two 3 ft single beds. Bed 2 has zip n link beds. Bed 3 is the family room with king size bed and two 3ft bunk beds. Bed 4 has a king size bed and bed 5 has a single bed

About the property


The Hayloft is a semi-detached property with spacious and tastefully appointed accommodation, ideal for family gatherings or group reunions. Stream Cottage is a small detached property suitable for one family occupation. The properties are situated in a valley overlooking fields and woodland, just off the southern edge of beautiful Exmoor. The Hayloft overlooks the pond and there is a fenced patio area to keep small children safe with picnic tables and benches. Stream Cottage also has a patio area with garden furniture. All bedding and towels (one large and one hand towel per person per week) are provided. Also toilet paper, dishwasher tablets, tea towels, washing up liquid and a welcome pack on arrival.

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018


We have made our home here in North Devon since 1993 when we started converting the range of barns which we now call Flitton Oak Barns. We had been visiting North Devon for summer holidays with our children since the late 1970s and fell in love with the area. The barn conversions (4 properties in all) took just over 10 years to complete. We live on site and are consequently available to guests should problems arise or information is required.

D BROOKES purchased this barn in 1993

Why D BROOKES chose South Molton

The first time we saw the barns it was pouring with rain, the barns were almost derelict, but we loved the stone work and the view across the valley. The location is rural but within easy reach of all amenities

What makes this barn unique

Visitors can enjoy the peaceful area surrounded by green fields. Within the Hayloft the rooms are spacious, comfortable and well equipped. Stream Cottage although much smaller is as comfortable and well equipped.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A super house - just right for all 4 generations. Wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you.

Another fantastic stay in a fabulous house. So kids-friendly and comfortable.

A wonderful house in a beautiful setting. Thank you for creating this haven.

A wonderful house, fabulous location & extremely thoughtful hosts. We couldn't ask for more. Many, many thanks.
Jan 2014
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Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Booking forms sent out after enquiry received. Half of the agreed price required when booking forms returned. Final balance due 6 weeks before the holiday is due to start.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day normally on a Saturday for the Hayloft and a Friday for Stream Cottage, but fairly flexible if both properties rented by same party, and particularly out of high season

Notes on prices:
Prices can be negotiated for smaller numbers or if visitors provide own towels.
3 night break out of high season for the Hayloft costs £440 and for Stream Cottage £150


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in South Molton in North Molton

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet , downstairs cloakroom
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , ensuite to bedroom 1
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , zip n link bed can be made into 2 single beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Child Bed , childs beds are a pair of bunk beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , zip n link can be made into 2 single beds (ensuite bedroom)
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: We can provide 1 travel cot, (bedding for cots not provided) and 1 high-chair. The Hayloft has zip n link beds in two of the bedrooms, thus facilitating 4 single beds or 2 super kings. Not suitable for groups of 11 adults but may be suitable for 8-9 adults presuming some couples in party. The upper bedroom of Stream Cottage is in the eaves, so care must be taken not to bump your head! Both properties have oil fired central heating. Pets are not allowed Outside: Extensive communal grounds with pond and stream. The Hayloft has a fenced patio area. Stream Cottage has a patio area. Barbecues are available together with outdoor tables, benches and chairs


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The Hayloft Sleeps 11 (5 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.6 based on 6 reviews
Woking, Surrey

Very comfortable and well equipped, the perfect base from which to explore Exmoor.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4-8th April 2017 staying in the Hayloft, and it was perfect for our family group of 11, with ages ranging from 75 - 6 yrs. It was large enough for us all to have our own space when required, but with shared spaces roomy enough to fit us all in. The kitchen is very well equipped, the large dining room meant that we could eat our evening meals there in comfort, and the sitting room had great sofas which meant most of us dropped off for a snooze most evenings after a day exploring Exmoor! The bedrooms are all of a good size with very comfortable beds and lovely fresh bedding, and the whole property was spotlessly clean. The only negative was with the hot water being dangerously hot, especially for young children washing their hands. We did try to turn the temperature down, but to no avail so possibly that could be checked? The views from the Hayloft are spectacular and the gardens beautiful. All in all, it was absolutely what we wanted to come home to after a busy day on the moors, the beaches, riding, fishing and playing tourist. Thank you Diane, the scones, jam and clotted cream were delicious and a lovely welcome, and thank you too for making your property so comfortable. We would love to come again. Tricia & Colin and family.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The review was very helpful re the hot water issue and we will be getting our central heating engineers in to check to see what the problem is and to rectify.
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Lovely property in a beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

Thank you very much Diane, we had a lovely time,

The property was very comfortable and clean, had everything for our large group, the kitchen was well equipped, and a wonderful time was had by adults and children alike,

The welcome pack was a very lovely gesture,

We would definitely recommend and would love to return for a longer stay.

Kamini Parmar-pritchard

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent facilities and beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect property for large groups with everything you would need for a self-catering holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The house was perfect for two families. It had everything we needed and the location was great

  • 4 of 5

The gardens are beautiful and the location of the house is perfect for lots of day trips. The only downside for us was not being able to let our dog off, but I understand why the owners have this rule. All in all we had a great holiday and would definitely recommend this property to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning setting and perfect for our get together

  • 5 of 5

The Hayloft at Flitton Oak Barns provided the perfect place for a large group of old friends to spend time together, three families from The UK and USA. The barn was prepared beautifully, was well equipped and both house and garden was spacious enough for the five children to run around in. The children were always supervised outside due to the pond and stream but the lovely setting meant there was always an adult willing to volunteer. There is a fenced off area that is secure for young children or a dog. The Hayloft is accessible to so many places, everything was around 30 minutes away.

Waking up to the sounds of the sheep and cows was a joy for both adults and children, also seeing the abundance of stars in the darkest of skies. We loved seeing the sheep get rounded up and moved to another field...although not hearing the choice language used by the 'shepherd' to his dog!

Points to consider that would improve the accommodation would be better cushions on the sofas and perhaps to provide soap in the bathrooms and cloakroom, all cheap and easy to do.

We had a lovely time. Happy days!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
North Molton
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
North Molton
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Combe Martin
Car: necessary


About 15 miles from N.Devon coast and 20 miles to Saunton, Woolacombe


Exeter Airport approx. 40 miles away. Car is essential.

Train stations at Tiverton (20 miles), Barnstaple 11 miles


North Molton 2 miles, South Molton 4 miles. Knightshayes 20 miles, Arlington Court 12 miles, RHS Rosemoor 20 miles, Marwood Gardens 15 miles

Further Details:

North Molton has a PO and general store and 2 pubs. South Molton has PO, banks, pubs and restaurants, takeaways and twice weekly pannier market and a small Sainsburys supermarket. Tesco is on the outskirts of Barnstaple. The supermarkets will deliver.