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

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Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

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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Riki Riley
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 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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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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ten out of ten East Woolley Barn

  • 5 of 5

Following very comprehensive directions we arrived at East Woolley Barn to be greeted warmly by Martin and Riki.Even though we were only 1/2 mile from the A39,we were struck by how quiet the area was.

Riki took us to our home for the next 2 weeks,and we found an immaculately clean,well furnished and comfy barn conversion.The kitchen equipment was plentiful,a nice size fridge,dishwasher and cooker.We found the settee and bed comfy and a nice en-suite.A comprehensive folder of places of interest in Devon and Cornwall ,as it is very close to the border.Books, DVD's,and games also supplied.

Riki and Martin are warm,friendly and generous hosts and nothing is too much trouble.It is clear Riki cares deeply for the comfort and happiness of her visitors and goes the "extra mile" to make that happen.We were also able to feed the numerous birds every day.Food supplied in abundance.We would not hesitate to recommend this property to friends and family.

We have spent many holidays in Devon and Cornwall and re-visited many favourites-Morwenstow,Hartland,Clovelly where we walked off a lovely cream tea from the charming Docton Mill Garden nearby.Boscastle,Tintagel Port Isaac and further afield N.T. Castle Drogo,still being repaired but very interesting.Our beach was Widemouth Bay and Bude is a great town and Quay.While away an hour at the Olive Tree on the Quay.

Our top tip;Get out of your car,don a comfy pair of shoes and take to the coast paths.Then you will see the real beauty of Devon and Cornwall.

Thank you Martin and Riki.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely barn conversion

  • 5 of 5

Well enjoyed our stay with lovely host's riki and Martin. Hideaway place. Lovely scenery would recommend to anyone who likes walking holidays as you would need a car to get to place's otherwise. Nice pleasant holiday 😆

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Week

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in East Woolley Barn.

The accommodation and facilities are perfect and included everything required for a comfortable self catering holiday. The additional baby items were so useful and made the Barn an ideal place for our first family holiday.

Riki and Martin were so welcoming and obviously care about their guests' enjoyment whilst staying in the Barn; the food and drinks were a very pleasant bonus to arrive to after our long journey.

The rural surroundings and very active bird feeding station provided a lovely atmosphere for our stay. It was nice to return 'home' each evening. We were unfortunate to have a week of very poor weather but being in the Barn made our holiday very enjoyable.

I would certainly recommend this accommodation to anyone who wants to visit the area. It was ideal for us with a small baby but would be just as suitable for a couple or friends looking for a comfortable stay at a very reasonable price.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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6 Jan to 16 Mar 17
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17 Mar to 13 Apr 17
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14 Apr to 20 Apr 17
14 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
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21 April to 25 May 17
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26 May to 1 Jun 17
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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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Woolley in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Outside: We leave bird food in the barn for guests to feed the birds.

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