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Spacious, Quality Detached 2 bed Barn Conversion, Countryside setting near coast

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

A spacious 2 bedroom detached quality barn conversion. Located in a small hamlet, in the countryside, 2 miles from Hartland Quay and North Devon coast

(please note that in season our changeover day is a Saturday but out of season we offer short breaks so please don't hesitate to ask) Philham Parlour is a beautifully converted parlour, being well appointed and offering spacious accommodation. We converted the parlour ourselves and we maintain it with all the love, care and attention that went into the original conversion. It offers a private courtyard area and access to a large paddock with rope swings and trampoline. Situated in the heart of the Devon countryside, with stunning view of the surrounding fields, but within 2 miles of Hartland, Hartland Quay and the West Country Coastal Path, with its rugged, yet spectacular coastline. Sandy beaches can be found nearby at Sandymouth and Bude, all of which offer excellent surfing and body boarding experiences. Please note that the Parlour is offered in non peak season as a spacious two bedroom detached property. We also offer a larger three bedroom alternative, for details please see our other listing ref 8158270

Mark Brumham
Member since: 2014
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Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2018

About Mark Brumham

We moved to this beautiful part of Devon in 2007 as part of our "New Life in the Country" plan. We found Great Philham House with its unconverted barn and could not turn down the opportunity and challenge of creating our own holiday cottage.

Lorraine and I ensured that the barn was finished to a high standard, with character and luxury. We are so delighted with the result, that we stay in the cottage ourselves for an occasional holiday, even though its only next door!

Having worked hard to provide the highest standard of accommodation, we would now like to welcome everyone else to come and enjoy this fantastic part of Devon and are wonderful holiday cottage.

Mark Brumham purchased this barn in 2007

Why Mark Brumham chose Hartland

We are situated in the heart of the Hartland Peninsular and surrounded by Devon countryside. Its very difficult to accurately describe the area, as there are so many redeeming features, there is simply everything on offer here. Peaceful and tranquil surroundings, fantastic views, rugged coast line, hidden coves, sandy beaches to name but a few.

You simply cant help but fall in love with the area, everyone is so friendly and welcoming, the local pubs are full of atmosphere and local ale!

You can walk for miles, either in land or along the fabulous west country coastal path.

The hamlet of Philham, whilst off the main routes, has easy access to the town of Hartland and the main A39, with links to Cornwall.

What makes this barn unique

The Parlour enjoys a large, private, enclosed, child friendly courtyard which is excellent for BBQ, eating out and soaking up the sunshine.

There is also a large lawn / meadow with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. It is ideal for children of all ages, as there are rope swings and large trampoline available to play on.

Inside there is a large open plan living area, with fully fitted kitchen, leather suite, large dinning table and a warm cast iron wood burner.

There is also a games area, with multi function tabletop football / pool table.

The accommodation is well appointed, with large bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities, including a family bathroom, with Jack and Jill Doors and a fabulous roll top bath.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Fantastic Spacious and Stylish. Children loved the Hens, the trampoline and exploring the lanes"

"The Parlour was a fantastic find. The large bedrooms were perfect for the twins. Great countryside location, lots to do locally"

"What a wonderful cottage and setting to bring our 2 girls and 6 month old son on their first holiday together. We felt at home as soon as we arrived"
May 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Hartland in Torridge District

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Well equiped bathroom with separate shower and roll top bath
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to main bedroom
  • En-suite shower room to the double room, fully tiled with wash basin, wc and shower unit, heated towel rail. Twin room with well appointed bathroom, with Jack and Jill doors, wash basin, wc, attractive roll to bath, separate shower unit, heated towel rail
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Travel cot available on request
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Downstairs twin room with en-suite bathroom
  • Upstairs we have a large bedroom with king-size double bed plus single bed, en-suite shower room, seating area and TV / CD player. The downstairs twin room has a TV, en-suite bathroom, with Jack and Jill Doors and a travel Cot available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
A stair-gate is available if required. The photographs of the Lighthouse and Beach are taken from the coastal path and are not views from the parlour. Philham Parlour is offered as a two bedroom property that sleeps up to 5 people. We also offer a three bedroom alternative property that sleeps up to 8 people. Please see our other listing reference 8158270 for details and pricing Outside: Private graveled courtyard area, with outside dinning suite including chairs, table and parasol. A BBQ is also provided. Across the lane is a large paddock with rope swings and trampoline, plus additional parking if required. All towels and linen are included. The property has a weekly changeover at which point everything is cleaned and refreshed in readiness for our next guest. A breakfast pack is provided on arrival.


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Spacious, Quality Detached 2 bed Barn Conversion, Countryside setting near coast
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Spacious, comfy beds, great environment

  • 4 of 5

Spacious accommodation, very comfortable beds, all bedrooms with ensuite facilities, tranquil country retreat, away from it all, cosy fire place and ofcourse wonderful North Devon! Owner was very welcoming and the breakfast pack was very nice. We had a great time in Devon!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review, so glad you had a great stay and enjoyed the Parlour to its full. Good to hear you enjoyed your holiday and made the most of the area, your review will really help others decide to book with us. Hope to see you all again in the future, ll the very best, Lorraine and Mark
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Spacious, comfortable and very clean

  • 5 of 5

A very peaceful place to stay. The parlour has plenty of space for families and is exceptionally clean. A fantastic base from which to explore north Devon and Cornwall. Hartland Quay and the walk to Speke Mill was a particular highlight, breathtakingly dramatic coastal views. Lots of other beautiful places to explore too, the quaint and unspoilt Clovelly, wide open expanses of beaches at Westward Ho and Widemouth and Padstow not too far a drive away.

Lorraine and Mark are excellent hosts, being present and helpful if needed but otherwise leave you to your privacy and we felt relaxed knowing our little dog was a welcome guest too. Arriving to bread, butter, home laid eggs and other basic essentials was very appreciated.

We hope to return again, hopefully with friends and family next time.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review, it reflects really well on both the property and the area, so thank you for taking the time to review us. So glad you had a great holiday and looking forward to seeing you all again at some stage in the future. All the very best, Lorraine and Mark
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Great Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the Parlour, very clean, comfortable, and very relaxing, Well equipped and has everything you need. Well positioned for exploring surrounding area. Owners were good with emails and replying to any questions. To summarise it was a great place to stay and I would recommend it for anyone wanting a great stay in the country or close to the coast

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dave, a great review and very much appreciated. A great description which will really help other guests. When you are booking online, I believe communication is very important, so thank you for mentioning it in your feedback. Glad you had a good holiday and we very much hope to see you again at some stage in the future. kind regards, Lorraine and Mark
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beautifully presented holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous, immaculate holiday home. This was our second stay and we love everything about the accommodation. Very spacious for a large family like ours . Thanks for a lovely New year break.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had another great stay with us again and thank you for coming back to our holiday cottage. Your review is lovely, thank you, it will really helps us when people are looking for where to book their holidays. We really hope you will book again and we look forward to seeing you and the family at some stage in the future. Kind regards, Lorraine and Mark
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Lovely and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

A lovely and spacious barn in a beautiful location. Lovely and clean on arrival and Mark and Lorraine were even kind enough to leave milk,eggs and bacon for us. The pool table went down well with the kids and so did the parlour across the road which has a couple of swings and a trampoline for them. The barn had everything we needed and the owners made us feel very welcome. The location was perfect for us, as I have family and friends who live in Hartland. You have plenty of areas to explore such as hartland Quay, Clovelly etc. For the kids you have the big sheep and the milky way all of which are a 20 mins drive front the barn. I would highly recommend this barn for a nice relaxing stay and would happily stay here again to see my family.

Thank you Mark and Lorraine

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review, thank you so much. It will really help others decided to book with us and more importantly we are so glad you had a great holiday and enjoyed the Parlour. We look forward to seeing you all again in the future. All the very Best, Lorraine and Mark
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Ideal location for exploring the coastline

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was in a lovely secluded position, which lends itself to a restful place after a day exploring.

The secure courtyard garden was ideal for sitting out with our dog.

Found a stunning circular walk to Hartland Quay from the property.

Atlantic Village with an Asda, and various outlet stores, just a 15 minute drive away was a real bonus.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review, thank you, a pleasure to have you stay with us and thank you for the immaculate condition you left the Parlour in. You have a fantastic pet who was beautifully behaved and no doubt made the most of our rural location. We really look forward to seeing you again in the future. All the very best, Lorraine and Mark
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Car: recommended

We are two miles from the west country coastal path and Hartland Quay with its rocky cove. Its a 15 minute drive to Sandymouth, which is a large sandy beach or 25 minutes to Bude, which is a seaside town with sandy beaches. Other great beaches can be found at Saunton Sands and Widemouth bay.

Nearby you have childrens attractions of The Big Sheep, The Milky Way and Go Ape.

For the sightseers we are minutes from the historic fishing village of Clovelly and within driving distance of both moors.

We are close to the coastal path for those keen on walking.

Hartland Town is under two miles away. Places of interest to visit nearby include the RHS Rosemoor, the historic fishing Village of Clovelly and the towns of Bude, Bideford and Appledore. Further afield you have Padstow, the Eden Project and both Exmoor and Dartmoor.

Further Details:

Our visitor book contains details of all local eateries, pubs and days out.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
The Parlour is available Saturday to Saturday, although out of season shorter stays / long weekends can be arranged by request. A non refundable 25% deposit will be taken on booking confirmation and the balance of payment will be due 4 weeks before the start of your holiday. A booking confirmation form will be provided via email.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday and the Parlour will be available from 2.30 onward. Departure will be no later than 10am the following Saturday.

Notes on prices:
Out of season short breaks and therefore amended pricing can be discussed if required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.