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Much Loved Four Bedroom, Three Bathroom Family House

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Mortehoe, Nr. Woolacombe, North Devon - Centrally Located In The Picturesque Village Of Mortehoe

Barricane House, formerly Barricane Inn, was built by my great, great grandfather Samuel Conibear in 1860. It has remained in the family ever since and is now a much loved and revisited holiday home comprising 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, boot room and two attic 'play' rooms. It is also used by us for more than 10 weeks a year and so it has many home comforts not usually found in a rental property.

Maggie Boyd
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

About Maggie Boyd

Maggie Boyd

Maggie Boyd purchased this house in 1860

What makes this house unique

Family home in the very centre of this beautiful village, with two play rooms for kids to play in and provide some 'peace' for parents & grandparents.

The house was built by my great great grandfather and we have sympathetically modernised it whilst retaining its original character.

Over 50% of our guests stay again and we think that says a lot about our house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Please see our own web site for guests testimonial - which are many!
Feb 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mortehoe in Mortehoe

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Guests must ensure that the bins are put out for emptying on the specified day.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with 900mm quadrant shower, wash basin & toilet. Shower room with large shower, wash basin & toilet. Bathroom with bath (and shower over), wash basin & toilet. Separate toilet downstairs in the boot/store room.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Cot or an 8th bed on request
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and en-suite, Bedroom 2 with double bed, bedroom 3 with two twin beds. Bedroom 4 has a single 3ft bed, with the option to pull out another single 3ft bed if required - this leaves about a 3 ft gap between the beds.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • bay
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • surfing
  • swimming
Outside: As well as very pretty and much admired front garden where you can sit and watch the world go by, there is also a secluded rear garden with a garden table and 8 chairs where you can sit and enjoy the sunshine or have breakfast, lunch or dinner alfresco. Utility Room: At the rear of the house there is a boot/store room with toilet. This is accessed via the utility room which contains a washing machine, iron, ironing board and sink. Outside in the rear garden there is a washing line and a rail to hose down wet suits. Cleaning/Linen service: The property is cleaned before our guests arrive and we provide bed linen, bathroom floor mats and tea towels. You need to bring your own bath and beach towels.


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(19 traveller reviews)

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Much Loved Four Bedroom, Three Bathroom Family House
average rating of 4.894737 based on 20 reviews

Excellent family home

  • 5 of 5

A lovely family home in the centre of the village. Very comfortable and maintained and equipped to a high standard. Very clean . We love the character of an older property. Ideally placed for village amenities and for walking and the beach. Cream teas, pub, village store, fish and chips all within a few yards.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to you staying again.
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Stunning house!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house in the perfect location!!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks for a wonderful stay in Barricane House. The house was extremely comfortable and welcoming, and was equipped with everything we could want, and lots of useful things we hadn’t even thought of, but was brilliant to have. We enjoyed our family get-together in Barricane House enormously, cooking and eating good food and going for windy winter walks along the spectacular coastline.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely morthoe

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house loved our second stay thank you Maggie

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in a stunning location!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we've been to the fantastic Barricane House. There were two families including four small children on our holiday who were easily accommodated within the generously sized house. It's a beautiful old house which is very comfortably furnished. The location is stunning! Mortehoe is a fantastic village with great facilities - two pubs, a general stores which has a bakery, two takeaways and a post office - which is within very easy reach of Woolacombe. This really makes a difference to your stay. There are also some stunning clifftop walks within minutes of the front door.

All in all a great holiday and very helpful owners. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect.. Was like a home from home.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful house that had everything we needed. Perfect for a large group. Spacious so we weren't all on top of each other. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable, especially the beds. Set in a beautiful village surrounded by stunning scenery and amazing beaches. Best day was spent on the coastal walk and watching the seals. Great places to eat on the doorstep. Will definitely go back...so much more to explore!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
66 Miles
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Barricanre Beach, Woolacombe
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Great as a base for walking and surfing.


The famous 3 mile long sandy beach at Woolacombe, with life guard patrols, is just over 1 mile away and a 15-20 minute walk if you are keen. Coombsgate or Barricane beach, a shell beach which is very popular with the locals, is about 0.8 of a mile away and a 10-15 minute walk there. Barricane beach has a very popular café serving mugs of tea, Paninis and several evenings a week - Sri Lankan curries! Take your own beach chairs and watch the sun set as you enjoy your dinner.


Arriving by car is the easiest. However the nearest train station is Barnstaple about 30 minutes away. Train travellers tend to use Tiverton Parkway, which is on the main London-Bristol-Exeter route, and is about 1 hour away.


Woolacoombe just over a mile away. Ilfracombe about 5 miles. Ilfracombe Tesco 6 miles. Barnstaple about 12 miles.

Further Details:

Lots of opportunities for walking, swimming, surfing, horse riding nearby.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Mortehoe, Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring half term
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Beat the crowds
2 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer special
23 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
14 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer special
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer/Autumn
1 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Please initially contact the owner and we will explain the procedure. We do request a 20% deposit to confirm a booking, the balance being due 8 weeks before your holiday.

Changeover Day:
During high season the changeover day is Saturday. During the rest of the year we can be flexible on changeover days.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week. Outside the high and mid season we accept 3 day and 4 day breaks at a reduced rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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