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Detached Grade II Listed Converted Barn With Sunny Gardens And Secluded Meadow

Overview

Property

Updated: 19-Nov-2016
Barn in East Putford, Bideford, North Devon, England - Peaceful, Rural Location, A Short Distance From The Local Village And 15 Minutes To The Sea

Raleigh Barn is a Grade II Listed converted milking parlour made of stone and cob in the grounds of a Listed farmhouse, all of which dates back to the 16th Century. We are in the heart of rural North Devon surrounded by peaceful farmland and hedgerows full of flowers and within 15 minutes drive of a long and varied coastline ranging from quiet sandy beaches to stunning rocky cliffs. This is a superb, relaxing location in any season. Those who love the great outdoors will love this area, ideal for nature lovers. water sports, walking, cycling, and more. The barn was newly converted in July 2014 and has a number of features to retain and enhance its character. It retains its original thick walls, has exposed beams and bags of character.

With all rooms on the same level, access is easy and both bedrooms have their own en-suites, one with a double-ended bath/shower and the other with a shower only. The bedrooms both have king-size beds and one room can be configured as a twin room if preferred.

The open plan living room has an area for dining and a well equipped kitchen with fridge, dishwasher, integrated oven and ceramic hob, and microwave. A washing machine (and dryer) and freezer can be found in the adjoining Boot Room. Furnished with comfortable fabric sofas and oak flooring throughout to complement the character of the cottage, the living area is bright and airy. There is oak flooring in the living area, kitchen and bedrooms and the whole barn is heated by underfloor heating from our biomass boiler. There is also a log burning stove in the living area for that extra cosy feeling on chilly nights!

French Windows open out onto the patio and garden with a seating area and BBQ and there is a secluded 2 acre meadow available for guests about 200 metres away along our private track. This has a small picnic table where you can enjoy distant views of Dartmoor and the rolling Devon countryside, while you do a bit of wildlife spotting.

There is private parking immediately behind the barn. In the village, less than 10 minutes’ drive away, is a friendly pub and shops.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

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About the Owner

We are Myles and Sarah Thomas. Myles is an ecologist and worked in environmental protection for over 30 years. Sarah is a Nurse Practioner at a local doctor’s surgery. In January 2013, we bought a 16th Century Grade II Listed Devon Longhouse in North Devon with plans for a self-sufficient, low carbon life style supported by two high quality, characterful holiday cottages.

It took over a year to repair the main house by making it weather tight and warm, and a further 4 months to convert one of the outbuildings to holiday accommodation. We completed Raleigh Barn in August 2014 and have just converted Raleigh Cottage for Sarah's mum.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Coming from Germany, my wife and I spent two weeks in the wonderfully converted barn. Just right to tune down. And it is not difficult to feel at home as we were welcomed by a delicious home baked cake by Sarah. Milk, tea, marmalade and bread for the first breakfast kindly supplied as asked for. The modern version of country style interior yields a warm and harmonious atmosphere, great to relax even on a rainy day. The barn is fully equipped with all you might need for a pleasant stay. The information the owner generously supplies to find your ways around are most excellent, where to shop, where to dine, which maps to use to explore the Hartland peninsula. East Putford is not more than a couple of country houses. No distractions, just quiet and peaceful. And as soon as the little terrace will be finished you even might enjoy the little private garden in front of the barn. Raleigh is located just in the middle of the peninsula, so it is never more than 20 to 30 minutes to the coast by car. If ever we shall spend our holidays in north west Devon, this is our place to stay.
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28 Reviews

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based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

5

Lovely barn conversion in idyllic secluded spot

  • 5 of 5

As a party of 4 we only stayed for a weekend but if we could have, we would have extended our stay. The barn is extremely well equipped and has been very sensitively restored. It was warm and cosy when we arrived and of course, having a home baked cake waiting for you on arrival was extremely welcome! Our hosts were very helpful and welcoming but also discreet at the same time. Both the immediate area and the wider surroundings of North Devon are very easy on the eye and packed full of things to do. Sadly we only managed a brief walk and a visit to The Bell Inn at Parkham but both were extremely enjoyable. I can thoroughly recommend Raleigh Barn as a destination if you are visiting the area.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful converted barn, tastefully decorated and very clean

  • 5 of 5

From the first moment of arriving at the cottage we knew we'd made a good choice as we met our genial host Myles who made us welcome and then we went into the cottage and all our expectations were met and then some! From the lovely presented bedrooms to the comfortable sitting room and the clean bathrooms and ideal kitchen. And the finishing touch of a fteshly baked cake left for us too. Cottage and cake highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful converted barn

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my husband and two adult daughters and it was a fab holiday despite the weather being poor. Raleigh barn has been beautifully converted to a really high standard with no expense spared throughout from the luxurious beds and pillows to the handsoap and Laura Ashley towels in the bathrooms. Every need was covered in the welcome folder and there were also scenic walks which we found very helpful. The barn itself is situated several miles from local pubs down narrow lanes with high hedges. We found this very peaceful but if you want to eat out it's a car drive.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Super stay in gorgeous barn

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights and what a fantastic place to stay! The barn has everything you need and is so cosy and warm with lovely comfy beds, really nice bathrooms and a great open plan living space. Myles met us and he was very helpful and kind and Myles and Sarah made a delicious cake for our stay. It really was like being at home and we can't wait to return. A very big thank you for a super stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A comfortable stay in a beautifully converted barn

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully converted barn, warm and comfortable for our February stay. We were welcomed with flowers and a wonderful cake, and the owners couldn't have been more helpful, from our first enquiry to our departure. It is a delightful spot, quite remote-feeling, and it would be wonderful in warmer weather to explore the meadow and the narrow lanes filled with wildflowers. We wrapped up warm and explored the coastline and spent a very happy afternoon at nearby Rosemoor Gardens. We would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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Lovely location

  • 4 of 5

I would recommend this barn conversion it was modern ,cosy and light we enjoyed sitting by the log fire.The Devonshire lanes are a bit narrow but that's Devon .It will be nice to visit again in the better weather ( no storms! ) The welcoming cake was to die for thank you .Need to check the route there as one of the roads was closed we went through Sibbs Cross which worked

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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Location

From the Owner

Why North Devon? We love the peace and quiet and beautiful variety of the area. It’s such a contrast to the hectic part of the country that we used to live in! Rugged Exmoor, sandy surfing beaches, secluded coves, fantastic walking and cycling. Not to mention the rolling hills, beautiful countryside and friendly people (the pubs are quite good too!).

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

As we are located in the corner of north west Devon, we have coast in two directions. To the west are the North Cornish beaches of Bude, Sandymouth and Northcott Mouth. These are all glorious sandy beaches and are approximately 25 minutes’ drive away. To the north is the North Devon coast with the ancient fishing village of Clovelly 15 minutes away and the glorious, sandy beaches at Instow and Westward Ho 20 minutes away.

Travel:

This part of north Devon is one of the most peaceful, remote areas of the country so a car is essential. The nearest train station is at Barnstaple (25 miles) and the nearest mainline station is at Exeter (55 miles). The nearest airport is Exeter (60 miles) or Bristol (100 miles). The nearest ferry port would be Plymouth (55 miles). Poole would be 135 miles and Portsmouth approximately 180 miles.

Distances:

The village of Bradworthy is less than 10 minutes drive away. All three West Country Moors (Exmoor, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor) are within a 45 minute-1 hour's drive. Clovelly (fishing village) is 15 minutes away. The beautiful Hartland Peninsular is about 20 minutes away, as are RHS Rosemoor and Tapeley Gardens. For the kids, the Big Sheep and Milky Way Adventure park are 15 minutes away. Other places of interest nearby include The Tarka Trail, Tamar Lakes and a range of wildlife reserves.

Further Details:

In our guest pack we supply all the information you could need regarding the best pubs and restaurants in the area (four good pubs within 10 minutes drive). We also list all the supermarkets (Asda is the nearest and is 15 minutes away) and local shops plus everything of interest including beaches, gardens, children's activities, arts and crafts, sports etc.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Autumn
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
From
£80
Fri,Sat,Sun
£397
 
 
Christmas & New Year
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£475
for 5 nights
From
£95
£658
 
 
Winter
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£171
for 3 nights
From
£57
From
£80
Fri,Sat,Sun
£400
 
 
Spring
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£189
for 3 nights
From
£63
From
£88
Fri,Sat,Sun
£440
 
 
Spring
18 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
From
£84
Fri,Sat,Sun
£420
 
 
Winter
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£171
for 3 nights
From
£57
From
£80
Fri,Sat,Sun
£400
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 
 
Easter
8 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£490
for 7 nights
£490
 
 
Easter
15 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 
 
Early May
29 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£198
for 3 nights
From
£66
From
£92
Fri,Sat,Sun
£460
 
 
Spring
13 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£213
for 3 nights
From
£71
From
£99
Fri,Sat,Sun
£497
 
 
Late Spring
20 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£243
for 3 nights
From
£81
From
£114
Fri,Sat,Sun
£569
 
 
Summer BH
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£645
for 7 nights
£645
 
 
Late Spring
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£569
for 7 nights
£569
 
 
Early Summer
24 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£630
for 7 nights
£630
 
 
Early Summer
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£710
for 7 nights
£710
 
 
Summer
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£799
for 7 nights
£799
 
 
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£279
for 3 nights
£652
 
 
Early Autumn
9 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£543
for 7 nights
£543
 
 
Autumn
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£171
for 3 nights
From
£57
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Saturdays are the changeover days and the barn will be available from 3:00pm. We ask that you vacate the barn by 10:00am on the day that you leave.
There may be flexibility in the changeover day outside of school holidays (contact us for details).

Notes on prices:
We request a 25% deposit to confirm the booking, with full payment 8 weeks before your stay.

Cancellation -
More than 8 weeks before your stay: Return of deposit less £25 administration fee.
Less than 8 weeks but more than 4 weeks before your stay: Refund of 50% of the booking fee.
Less than 4 weeks before your stay: Refunds are only made if the property can be re-let.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • barn

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with bath/shower over, wc and basin. En-suite to bedroom 2 with shower, wc and basin.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a king-size double bed. Bedroom 2 has a choice of either a king-size double bed or two single beds (just let us know what you prefer). Both bedrooms have their own en-suite bathrooms.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: There is oak flooring throughout the barn (except the bathrooms) and heating is underfloor via our biomass heating system (which also serves the main house). Outside: The garden is south and south-east facing and very sunny. Please note, however, that the gardens are not yet mature due to the recent conversion of the barn. Beyond the garden there are wildflower hedgerows with farm fields (usually filled with cows). There is a BBQ plus garden furniture and 200 metres along our track is our 2 acre meadow with picnic area and small wood. There are reference books in the cabin to help guests identify the abundant wildlife. Utility Room: Entry to the property is via the Boot Room which contains a washer/dryer and freezer. The slate flooring makes it an ideal place to remove your muddy boots or hang your wetsuits before entering the main living area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen is provided, along with a set of bath towels per guest. The barn is cleaned prior to your stay and new linen and towels will provided if you stay more than 1 week.

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