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Cosy well equipped 1-bed Converted Barn in unspoilt area Nr Bude coast, Cornwal

Overview

Property

Updated: 27-May-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cosy Converted Barn in Quiet Hamlet Nr. Bude, Cornwall - Ideal For Stunning North Cornwall/Devon Coastal Walks And Beaches

East Woolley Barn is a converted traditional Cornish stone barn. It has one double bedroom, WIFI, its own private parking and seating area, and en-suite shower room. It’s lovely and cosy with double-glazing and electric heating. We provide towels and pressed bed linen. We can supply a travel cot, bedding, highchair, and baby bath. There are a selection of DVDs, books and games in the barn for guests to enjoy. We welcome one well-behaved, adult, dog. You’ll find our farm easily from the Atlantic Highway (A39), nestled in the peaceful, rural hamlet of Woolley, 9 miles north of Bude.

Although we’re no longer a working farm you’ll be able to see either sheep, cows or bullocks on our 13 acre field for most of the year. Feed the blue tits and finches, and enjoy nearby coastal walks along the stunning south-west coastal path. East Woolley Barn is the perfect base for exploring North Cornwall and Devon. There’s something for everyone. Walkers, photographers, and surfers can enjoy a spectacular stretch of coastline all year round. Nature lovers have the unique Marsland Nature Reserve on their doorstep. Stargazers can benefit from the dark skies, and holidaymakers are spoilt for choice between rocky or sandy beaches, and a huge variety of outdoor activities and places to visit. In our own parish of Morwenstow we have the National Trust's smallest property, Hawker's Hut, clinging to the cliff, and 13C Rectory tearooms and Bush Inn. Nearby we have Welcombe Mouth with its impressive waterfall and rock formations, Hartland Quay and Abbey, Tamar Lakes, and the picturesque fishing village of Clovelly. A short drive south will take you deeper into Cornwall to Bude with its sandy beaches and Sea Pool, whilst a drive north into Devon brings you to the popular resorts of Clovelly, Ilfracombe, Westward Ho and Appledore. It takes only an hour to reach the stunning Areas Of Natural Beauty of Bodmin Moor, Dartmoor and Exmoor.

From Easter 2017 we'll also have a new one bedroom converted Corn Store to offer our guests. It will be an independent first floor conversion with large balcony, wood burner, and stunning views of Marsland Vallely from the mezzanine.

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About the Owner

Riki Riley
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2017

About Riki Riley

When we unexpectedly found ourselves without jobs after many years of commuting to London we decided to do something completely different - a real lifestyle change. So we bought our dream home in North Cornwall and haven't looked back. Our 5 children are independent and still live in SW London. We are proud grandparents to two baby boys and 3 girls. We have two surrogate babies, brothers Bubble and Squeak, who we rescued from Cats Protection in 2015.

We're both keen photographers and walkers - both of which go very much hand in hand here. Martin is a health & safety consultant, and just loves working on the farm. Riki has worked in domiciliary care for over a year and will soon be working in a residential home. High on her list this year is to consolidate her picture framing lessons, and continue lime pointing the farm buildings.

Riki Riley purchased this barn in 2014

Why Riki Riley chose North Cornwall

We knew instantly that this was the home for us. It offers the best of everything - North Cornwall is unspoilt and yet we're just a few miles from some spectacular coastline and beaches. It's in a quiet rural hamlet and yet you can get to the Atlantic Highway (A39) quickly, which links North Devon to South Cornwall. So we're easy to find. Woolley is a very friendly community and made us feel very welcome from the start.

And there are such a variety of things to do - walking, swimming, surfing, eating cream teas, coasteering, gardens and stately homes to name but a few.

What makes this barn unique

You can park outside the cottage, enjoy a glass of wine in the private seating area. From the kitchen window you can watch a variety of birds gorge themselves on the bird feeder.

Our farm overlooks the Marsland Valley which is home to the Marsland Nature Reserve. This boasts a wonderful display of butterflies, ancient woodland and heath that stretches out to the coast, managed by the Devon Wildlife Trust. It is a truly magical, undiscovered spot.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a place this is! A comfortable double bed, (none of that two singles pushed together nonsense), beautiful beamed ceilings, every convenience (including a dish-washer), a view of birds (including a wood-pecker) swinging from the bird-feeders just outside, and a warm welcome from Riki and Martin who did everything to ensure we came to love this place as much as they do. A dossier of information on local places of interest, plus material collected by previous guests and their comments and Riki around to answer questions and offer suggestions, meant we were never at a loss for things to do. Being situated in a small hamlet we felt rural but not isolated, as there are useful shops and a pub in the nearby village of Kilkhampton. (Booked direct with owners)
Sep 2015
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Guestbook comments from the owner

What a place this is! A comfortable double bed, (none of that two singles pushed together nonsense), beautiful beamed ceilings, every convenience (including a dish-washer), a view of birds (including a wood-pecker) swinging from the bird-feeders just outside, and a warm welcome from Riki and Martin who did everything to ensure we came to love this place as much as they do. A dossier of information on local places of interest, plus material collected by previous guests and their comments and Riki around to answer questions and offer suggestions, meant we were never at a loss for things to do. Being situated in a small hamlet we felt rural but not isolated, as there are useful shops and a pub in the nearby village of Kilkhampton. (Booked direct with owners)
Sep 2015
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30 Reviews

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(30 traveller reviews)

5

Cosy barn conversion with very helpful host, perfect for a quiet weekend away

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a few days with my fiancee, seeking a relaxing few days near the coast - delighted that we found the perfect place for this.

The setting is perfect, very picturesque scenery approaching the farm. The property is very well equipped, with everything you'd need in the kitchen. The barn is a nice mix of traditional and modern on the inside, and is immaculately clean. Perfectly sized for two people for a few days or even a week.

Lots of information about local attractions and recommendations for pubs, beaches and more provided by Riki - this was invaluable in ensuring that we saw the best of what the area has to offer.

Highly recommended, would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Incredibly well appointed and tastefully decorated accomadation.

Rookie and Martin are thoughtful and attentive hosts.

Every convenient access to Bide and beautiful places like Hartland Quay and Widemouth Bay. Short ride to amazing Rectory tea room and coastal walk at Morwenstow. We would highly recommend staying at East Woodley Barn.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

Excellent value for money, everything we needed

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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5

Relaxing week away

  • 5 of 5

We went to East Woolley barn for a relaxing week away. It didn't disappoint. Riki and Martin were very welcoming and also informative. Moreover, they were on hand to answer any questions or provide anything extra we might need. The area itself was beautiful and the barns immediate surroundings are very peaceful and quiet which is great when coming back from a day out and you can just relax. There are also lots of local places to visit bude, clovelly, welcombe mouth and hartland quay to name a few. Definitely worth a visit!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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5

A great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Riki and Martin were great hosts. Friendly and informative. The barn was smartly done. Comfortable and quiet.

We wanted to explore both Devon and Cornwall. So it suited us.

Riki has provided a folder of things to do. Too much to do in a week but helpful none the less.

It's a part of Cornwall we hadn't been to before. Most enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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5

Good as ever!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at Riki and Martin's barn and we were delighted to be back. The accommodation is comfortable and well-equipped and there are plenty of places to visit within a short drive. We expect to be back again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Location

From the Owner

We knew instantly that this was the home for us. It offers the best of everything - North Cornwall is unspoilt and yet we're just a few miles from some spectacular coastline and beaches. It's in a quiet rural hamlet and yet you can get to the Atlantic Highway (A39) quickly, which links North Devon to South Cornwall. So we're easy to find. Woolley is a very friendly community and made us feel very welcome from the start. And there are such a variety of things to do - walking, swimming, surfing, eating cream teas, coasteering, gardens and stately homes to name but a few.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter airport at 49.5 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Bush Inn, Morwenstow at 3.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth, Devon at 50.2 Miles Nearest Golf : Bude & North Cornwall, in the UK's top 100 at 9.3 Miles Nearest Train : Barnstaple, North Devon at 26.95 Miles Nearest Motorway : A35, the Atlantic Highway at 1.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Bush Inn, Morwenstow at 3.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Welcombe Beach (pebble); Sandymouth (sand) 7.5 at 5 Miles Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Morwenstow, a 5 minute drive away, is our nearest stretch of coastline. Here you'll find the 13th century Bush Inn, and Rectory Tea Rooms, both steeped in history. A short walk away you'll stumble across Hawkers Hut, the National Trust's smallest property.

Welcombe Mouth Beach is just 14 minutes drive with its spectacular rock formations.

Sandymouth is our nearest sandy beaches 10 mins, and Bude 15-20 minutes' drive away.

There are many other sandy beaches and rocky coves to explore.

Travel:

Use of a car/car hire is essential.

Airports =

Newquay - 1 hr 10 mins (2014: Edinburgh, major UK cities; Dusseldorf)

Exeter - 1 hr 15 mins (Europe, Tunisia)

Bristol - 3 hrs (Many European destinations)

London Heathrow - 4 hrs (Worldwide destinations)

Stanstead - 4 hrs 30 mins (Europe, Morocco, USA, Mexico)

Distances:

The nearest village with food stores, cafe, Chinese takeaway, is Kilkhampton, 4 miles down the A39.

The nearest town is Bude, 20 minutes' drive away, with supermarkets, an eclectic mix of shops, Sea Pool and two sandy beaches.

Hartland Quay and Abbey are 15 minutes' drive.

Bodmin, Dartmoor, and Exmoor are all 1 hour's drive away.

Further Details:

In Bude the largest supermarket is Morrisons, with a cafe, fishmongers, bakery, delicatessen, and butchers. There's also a small Sainsburys and Co-op. Near Bideford (25 mins) is a large Asda, and in Holsworthy (25 mins) a large Waitrose.

In the Barn we provide comprehensive information, which includes where you can walk dogs on beaches; tourist leaflets covering North Cornwall & Devon; suggested places to eat - from our own experience and our guests' feedback; our recommended places to visit/things to do locally.

The nearest banks are in Bude, but you can withdraw cash at the Premier store which has a Post Office counter from 08.00 - 20.00.

There's a leisure pool, bowling alley, and children's activities adjacent to Morrisons in Bude.

Our local pubs are The Smithy in Welcombe, and the Bush Inn in Morwenstow, both offering food, and about 10 minutes' drive away. The Smithy has a relaxing, 70s theme, whilst the 13th century Bush Inn is more traditional. Dogs are usually welcome in most pubs.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
26 May to 1 Jun 17
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 
 
2 to 29 June 17
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£370
 
 
30 Jun to 31 Aug 17
30 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£410
 
 
1 Sept to 26 Oct 17
1 Sep 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
From
£55
£350
 
 
27 Oct to 21 Dec 17
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£135
for 3 nights
From
£45
£270
 
 
22 Dec t
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Due to a hearing impairment I prefer to get enquiries by email than by phone, but still ring if that's easier for you. On certain days I work long hours as a carer and will try to get back to you the same day if I can. Otherwise I'll respond as soon as I can.
25% deposit at the time of booking and full payment 4 weeks before the start of the holiday.
Payment in full if booking is made less than 4 weeks before the start of the holiday.
Arrival after 4pm and departure by10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

You can park outside the cottage, enjoy a glass of wine in the private seating area. From the kitchen window you can watch a variety of birds gorge themselves on the bird feeder. Our farm overlooks the Marsland Valley which is home to the Marsland Nature Reserve. This boasts a wonderful display of butterflies, ancient woodland and heath that stretches out to the coast, managed by the Devon Wildlife Trust. It is a truly magical, undiscovered spot.

Property Type

  • barn

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower room to bedroom, with 10.5 kw shower, background heating supplied by electric radiator, heated towel rail and electric fan heating

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: There is one bedroom with a double bed, and option to add a travel cot for a child aged 0-3years (supplied), wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables, all-seasons duvet, pressed linen, spare blanket, and radio

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Notes:

  • Outside: We leave bird food in the barn for guests to feed the birds.

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