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Spacious and Characterful 3 bedroom Detached Barn Conversion close to coast.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Converted Barn set in a small hamlet in the Countryside, Spacious, Views, Characterful and perfect family set up. close to Coast

(Please note that in season our changeover day is a Saturday, but out of season shortbreaks are available. Please don't hesitate to ask). Great 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 available in low season, as a two bedroom property, and is priced accordingly. Please see our other listing reference 8152267 for prices and availability

Mark Brumham
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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Calendar last updated:
22 April, 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, whist 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"
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Hartland in Torridge District

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There are 2 En-suite shower rooms to the two double rooms, fully tiled, wash basin, wc and shower unit, heated towel rail. The Twin room has a well appointed bathroom, with Jack and Jill doors, wash basin, wc, attractive roll to bath, separate shower unit, heated towel rail
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Travel cot available on request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Upstairs, there are two large king-size double bedrooms each with a king-size bed and a single bed each with en-suite shower rooms, seating area and TV / CD player. Downstairs there is a twin room with TV and en-suite bathroom with Jack and Jill Doors. A Travel Cot and high chair are also available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • 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. Great Philham Parlour is offered as a three bedroom property that sleeps up to 8 people. 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. Games area in the rear hall, with table top football etc


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Spacious and Characterful 3 bedroom Detached Barn Conversion close to coast.
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Lovely property, a real home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Philham Parlour was perfect for our stay. The owners were very welcoming and the breakfast pack was a lovely touch. Plenty of space (we were a party of 6 adults and 3 dogs) and very comfortable. Beautiful part of Devon but a car is essential to visit all the nearby beaches ... Bude and Sandymouth were our favourites. Highly recommended and we would definitely stay again. Thank you Mark and Lorraine.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic property,with fantastic owners and beautiful scenery!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a one week holiday staying at The Parlour in Hartland Devon and found it to be a delightful property to stay in, plenty of space and very impressed with the en suites! Hosts are very helpful and live next door where they run a B&B so always on hand to help if need be. The location is extremely peaceful,ideal for unwinding and for exploring the North Devon and North Cornwall coastline. If you have teenagers,don't worry the wifi is very good and also plenty of games including a pool and football table and lots of DVDs and books to keep everyone entertained. Hartland village is approx 1 mile away with 2 shops which stock day to day goods and also a pub and fish and chip shop, a broader range of shops can be found at Bideford or Bude,both around 15 miles away. I would definitely stay here again if returning to area and would highly recommend it!!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious,well equipped,quiet and in a lovely area.

  • 5 of 5

This accommodation has plenty of room for all the family and suited older and younger family members. The bedrooms are amazing and each having an ensuite is a big bonus. There is plenty to do in the area but also peace and quiet and beautiful scenery. Mark made us very welcome. We had a good holiday here and would recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Christmas break

  • 5 of 5

A superb property ideal for our three generation family. Plenty of space for everyone. Great having 3 bathrooms, with constant hot water. Grandson really liked the television and seating area upstairs, ideal for playing his xbox. Weather was awful but barn warm and cosy. Small problems quickly sorted by Mark. Would love to stay again in warmer weather to explore the wonderful scenery around the area.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely retreat in North Devon, with great hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Parlour. The wood burning fire, the lovely, spacious kitchen and the expansive bedrooms each with en suites made our stay very comfortable and cosy. The hosts Mark and his wife were extremely helpful and proactive throughout, and we'll be recommending this to our friends and family!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review Josie, all very much appreciated and it highlights all the great features that guests love to hear about. Enjoy the rest of 2017 and we hope to see you again at some stage in the future. Kind regards, Mark and Lorraine.
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Beautiful spacious accommodation with everything you could wish for

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely September stay in the Parlour. The accommodation is probably the best we have stayed in. It is exactly as it looks in the photos. Although there were only four of us this time, the accommodation is plenty big enough for six or eight. The downstairs bedroom and bathroom are ideal for anyone with limited mobility. We travelled easily to nearby coastal towns and villages and would recommend a trip to the farm shop cafe at Boscastle. The coffee shop in Hartland was a lovely friendly place for lunch.

Thank you to Mark and Lorraine for a great stay and especially for the breakfast pack which was a lovely surprise.

Mark and Jo Milton and parents.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mark for your wonderful review, and also for the recommended places to visit, which will really help other holiday makers. So glad you had a great stay and we really hope you will be bale to visit again as a whole party in the future. All the very best, Lorraine and Mark
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Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: necessary

We are two miles from the west country coastal path and Hartland Quay. 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.

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.

Local attractions include The Milky Way, The Big Sheep and Go Ape.

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
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

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.
Great Philham Parlour is available in low season as a two bedroom property and is priced accordingly. We therefore advertise the same property as Philham Parlour which is offered out of season as a a two bedroom property, which can sleep up to five people under reference 8152267

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.