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

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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 our changeover day is a Saturday) 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
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
4 April, 2017

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 Torridge

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 Devon

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
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.


Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)


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: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 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: Jan 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 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: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 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: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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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Outwood, Wakefield, Yorkshire.

Immaculate, well equipped & spacious Barn conversion in a tranquil location

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Philam Parlour is immaculately clean and spacious. From the lounge to the kitchen and on to the bedrooms & bathrooms. Mark & Lorraine have produced a wonderful barn in a very peaceful location. You need to be cautious on the narrow lanes, but its worth it. The kitchen is well equipped and even has a second fridge that was very useful. The bedrooms are spacious and the beds are very comfortable. The welcome pack including bacon, sausage and BOUGHTfree range eggs, were great especially the milk, bread & butter after our long journey from Yorkshire. I loved the log fire and had to light it up once, although it was warm, just to remember what a real fire looked & smelt like...but was also reminded what a mess they make. We enjoyed feeding the Philam chickens our vegetable scraps and I was tempted to rustle a few REAL free range eggs! hint! hint! The guest information is both informative and useful. The direction were accurate and guided us safely there.

We visited Bude,( ate some lovely Cornish pasties from Tasty Pantry and had some good chips from the chippy next door, my sister had to try them again a few days later) Illfracombe, Exmoor/ Minehead and the lovely Bideford. The only down side is many of the places we visited except Bude, were quite a journey. One word of caution, I went to the New Inn at Kirkhampton and was served fermented green beans with my meal, everything else was just average. I am a renal transplant patient and have to be extra careful. I left these and told the assistant manager who refused to taste them himself. when we left I spoke to a young member of staff who was outside who said the chef & 2 other people tasted them and agreed they were off. I got no explanation or even acknowledgement. I hope its possible for us to stay at Philham Palour again in the future, or even try Philham b&b...maybe that's the right way to try those eggs. Good luck Mark & Lorraine in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely review George, really appreciated and your description of the Parlour will really help others to decide to stay with us, so thank you for taking the time to give us an excellent review. About those eggs! We have provided fresh eggs to all our guests all year, as we normally have 12 chicken. Unfortunately a fox reduced that to 6 just before you arrived which reduced production somewhat. Its a real shame because they are the best eggs you will get, so I look forward to your next visit and I will make sure you get pick of the crop. Sorry you had an appalling meal at the New Inn, I have given them your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again, all the very best, Mark and Lorraine.
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Very comfortable cottage in lovely surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Our experience in staying at the Parlour near Hartland was a delight from start to finish. The property is professionally run and very well-appointed with everything you could need for comfort. Our son and my visiting parents loved the farm setting too (which was in no way obtrusive). It made a perfect base for visiting the beautiful local area - you just need a bit of nerve for handling the narrow local roads :))

Many thanks again Mark and Lorraine for a lovely stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a wonderful review, so glad you had a great stay and we hope to see you again at some stage in the future. We hope others potential guests will read what you have written and will book with us as well as a result. All the very best, Lorraine and Mark
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half Term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Holidays
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half Term
28 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable 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.
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