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

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


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, a recently modernised en-suite shower room, WIFI, its own private parking and seating area. The Barn is lovely and cosy with double-glazing and electric heating. We provide towels and pressed bed linen. There are a selection of DVDs, books, jigsaw puzzles with puzzle board, and games in the barn for guests to enjoy. We welcome one well-behaved, adult, dog. This whole area is very dog friendly with nearby Sandymouth beach giving year-round access to dogs. We now provide a Utility room for guests with washing machine and dryer.. Become one of the locals by using a local ordnance survey map that we've annotated with our favourite walks and highlights. For those with babies we can supply a travel cot, bedding, highchair, and baby bath.

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, woodpeckers 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.

More Details

Riki Riley
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Happy to use Google translate if it helps
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

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. We both worked in London for many years, working for a global publishing company. Riki now works part-time as a care worker in a residential home, whilst Martin maintains and improves the farmhouse, its buildings and land. Our aim is that guests thoroughly enjoy the Barn, its location, and the surrounding area.

Riki Riley purchased this barn in 2014

Why Riki Riley chose Woolley

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Woolley in Holsworthy

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The area to the front of the Barn isn't fully enclosed. All dogs must therefore be kept on a lead when outside the barn.
  • Please keep dogs off the furniture - we provide a throw if needed.
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 ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 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
  • We've just upgraded the en-suite shower room to provide our guests with a modern and comfortable private space. The mains connected shower is enclosed in a quadrant cubicle. Two towel rails provide heating, and there's also a vanity unit and illuminated mirror with shaving socket. A quiet fan automatically comes on when the light is swtiched on.
  • 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 ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming
Outside: We leave bird food in the barn for guests to feed the birds. There's a feeding station directly in front of the Barn which attracts a whole host of different species.


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Cosy well equipped 1-bed Converted Barn in unspoilt area Nr Bude coast, Cornwal
average rating of 4.9574466 based on 49 reviews

Great place, second time there says it all really.

  • 5 of 5

Great location for getting out and about, clean tidy cottage with all that you need. If you want loads of noise, pubs, clubs, and shops, then it’s not for you. On the other hand if you want peace and quiet, birds, country views, and a stunning cottage, and two of the most lovely people you will ever meet looking after you, then this is heaven. Will we go back, you can bet your life we will.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday let home from home

  • 5 of 5

Riki and Martin always welcomes you on arrival they are like retuning to family such a lovely couple. Riki has took a lot of time and effect in providing information for all her guest that visit the barn and Riki will also suggest places that they have visited and liked, loads of information provided. The new shower was great to use and we noticed other little improvements in the barn . Also use of washing machine and dryer We will revisit Riki and Martin again as 100% has been put into this barn for the guest to stay thank you Riki and Martin xx

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy, quiet, clean, perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We started to enjoy our stay before we even got there, having great communication with the owners ( Rikki and Martin). The cottage is in a great location for getting out and about, the information pack put together left no stone unturned. We are already planning a return visit which really says it all. Rikki and Martin were perfect hosts. The cottage is cosy, spotlessly clean, and lovely and quiet. We found a welcome pack on arrival which was a lovely touch. We can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and we'll equipped cottage

  • 5 of 5

Perfect, comfortable and well equipped cottage containg everything you need for a holiday away. Amazing information pack which helped us make the most of our stay. Beautiful walks all clearly marked on an OS map. Riki and Martin very accommodating and let us arrive very late on our first day. Highly recommended this property and stunning part of Devon and Cornwall. Hope to visit again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous short stay in wonderful barn accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Everything was excellent from the minute we booked the accommodation to the second we departed after a three night stay. Riki and Martin were very friendly and welcoming. The barn accommodation is first class - cannot be faulted in any way whatsoever. We will definitely return when next in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Riki and Martin are excellent hosts this matched the converted barn which was perfect for our holiday. It is situated in the quiet countryside with easy reach to many beaches and coves, you must try Duckpool.

Eating out is not expensive and the portions are rather large could only manage a main meal.

I would definatly recommend a stay.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
49.5 Miles
Exeter airport
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
The Bush Inn, Morwenstow
Nearest Ferry
50.2 Miles
Plymouth, Devon
Nearest Golf
9.3 Miles
Bude & North Cornwall, in the UK's top 100
Nearest Train
26.95 Miles
Barnstaple, North Devon
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
A35, the Atlantic Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
The Bush Inn, Morwenstow
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Welcombe Beach (pebble); Sandymouth (sand) 7.5
Car: necessary


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.


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)


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 & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Woolley, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 to 28 June 18
1 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 June to 23 Aug 18
29 Jun 2018 - 23 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 to 30 August 18
24 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
31 August to 13 September 18
31 Aug 2018 - 13 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
14 to 27 September 18
14 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
28 September to 25 October 18
28 Sep 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
26 October to 20 December 18
26 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 to 27 December 18
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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 shifts as a care worker 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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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