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Barn Conversion In Ideal Location To Explore North Devon Beaches And Exmoor

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Barn in Goodleigh, Nr. Barnstaple, North Devon, England - Beautifully Peaceful Rural Setting, Only 15 Minutes Drive To Famous Surfing Beaches Of North Devon

Great Lilly Cottage is an historic 2 bedroom barn conversion sleeping 4, recently renovated to a high standard and nestled in a peaceful and picturesque corner of North Devon. Located on the outskirts of the village of Goodleigh, this property is a perfect rural retreat; only a 15 minute drive to the white sandy beaches of Saunton Sands, Woolacombe and Croyde, yet on the edge of Exmoor National Park. A perfect base to explore the whole of North Devon; whether you're into surfing or just scenery-spotting, coastal-hiking or horse-riding. Enjoy this peaceful rural setting that's only 5 minutes drive from the historic market town of Barnstaple, which has a wide range of amenities and tourist attractions. Great Lilly Cottage forms part of Great Lilly Farm where the owners, Kate & Ali live with their family and assorted menagerie including Pygmy Goats, Pigs and Chickens. The cottage is a 3 storey renovated barn with its own private parking and extensive & enclosed gardens - and being animal lovers, we happily accept well-behaved pets. Please note, although on 3 levels, the cottage is open plan with both bedrooms opening onto the central staircase.

Ali & Kate Fenton
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2017

About Ali & Kate Fenton

Hello, we are Kate & Ali. We live with our 2 children and growing menagerie of animals at Great Lilly Farm, adjacent to our newly renovated holiday barn - Great Lilly Cottage.

We've always loved this part of the country and moved down from Scotland a while back to find a more outdoor way of life. We have chickens, pygmy goats, pigs, dogs & cats and we're hoping to make our own honey this summer.

We love living here - where else would you find foxes, badgers and Buzzards all making their homes in your garden?!

If you love the countryside, long walks, beautiful sandy beaches and cosy country pubs - this is the place for your next holiday.

Ali & Kate Fenton purchased this barn in 2013

Why Ali & Kate Fenton chose North Devon

There are many 'great' things about Great Lilly Cottage but our location in the heart of North Devon gives you the opportunity to have a really varied and flexible holiday.

If you love the sea and beach-style holidays, you have award-winning beaches including Woolacombe and Croyde only 20 minutes drive away. Hire surf or paddle boards, learn to kite surf or just enjoy the sunshine.

For young families, we have many tourist attractions on our doorstep including Exmoor Zoo, The Big Sheep and Combe Martin Dinosaur Park.

We are also only a short drive from Exmoor National Park offering you spectacular walks, horse rides or safe cycling.

What makes this barn unique

We both love good design and the great outdoors, so we hope Great Lilly Cottage feels just a little bit different to your average holiday let. The rustic style combines all the modern conveniences you might need with little touches of luxury - including Orla Kiely bedding and complimentary washing kits from Hogwash - a local organic soap & bath product producer.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Landkey in Devon

Property Type:
  • barn
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room (sink, toilet & walk-in shower) situated on middle floor. Bedroom 1 has en-suite (toilet & sink).
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite toilet. Ground floor with external access. Bedroom 2: With twin beds (which can be moved together if required). Situated on top floor. NB: Bedrooms are open to the staircase on each floor (no dividing doors).
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Outside: The outside space at Great Lilly Cottage is particularly picturesque with uninterrupted views towards rolling hills from just outside your door. To make the most of the sunshine, there are 2 outside seating areas; a large dining & BBQ area adjacent to the kitchen and a wooden balcony that wraps externally around the middle floor of the cottage; perfect for late afternoon drinks. We also have a hammock set up in the garden to make the most of the amazing views. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels and linen plus tea towels and dishcloths are all provided in the price. All beds made up. End of stay cleaning included in price. Beach towels can be provided if needed. All utilities included in price. Dogs no extra charge.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)


Quiet backwater, lovely and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay here. Close enough for trips to beautiful coastline but just far enough off the beaten track for complete tranquility. Well equipped cottage, cosy yet stylish. Husband very pleased with Bose speaker. Our dogs enjoyed the garden. Lovely seeing alpacas each day. Thank you guys for making our stay so comfortable 😀

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, nice location!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely clean, well-equipped cottage, just outside Barnstaple - great base for exploring North Devon. The owners are lovely and made us feel very welcome. Would possibly recommend to those with slightly older kids (perhaps not toddlers) as bedrooms are separated by a first floor living/dining/kitchen area (master on ground floor, twin room on 2nd floor). Would definitely stay again - had a great time!!! 😀

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. We really appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay in North Devon!
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Great facilities and lovely location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from spending a great week at Kate & Ali's place. On arrival Kate met us and provided us with a welcome cream tea made by Ali. The cottage has great facilities and the beds are really comfortable. On the drive in we passed their 9 Alpacas which are lovely creatures. We enjoyed sitting on either of the 2 balconies taking in the sun with a nice glass of wine. Although in the country it is close to Barnstaple with its various amenities. All in all a great week thanks to Kate & Ali.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words - it was a pleasure having you to stay! All the best, Kate & Ali
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Lovely little cottage in the countryside

  • 5 of 5

Ali and Kate were very welcoming and unobtrusive but on hand if needed. Cream tea was an unexpected surprise and very tasty.

The accommodation was clean and well equipped for a long weekend away in the countryside, and an ideal location to explore North Devon.

Lovely would definitely stay again

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Lovely Devonshire Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Had a three night stay here in December and really enjoyed it.Lovely cosy character cottage/barn especially with the wood burner lit. Very central ,quiet and convenient location for Devonshire beaches and other attractions. Kate and Ali very helpful especially getting our car on the move again when you have a flat battery Thanks very much again and hopefully we can make it a longer stay next time Happy new year to you all Cy Nicky Charlotte and of course Ted the dog

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cy & family for your lovely review. Glad the car finally started and you got home OK!! All the best for 2017, Kate & Ali - Great Lilly Cottage
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  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous location. Great hosts. Immaculate cottage with every mod con you could want. Ali and Kate are brilliant hosts. Can't wait to go back.

Kate and Ali, thank you for the amazing scones and the yummy eggs!

Gill and Glenn

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gill & Glenn - thank you so much for the great feedback. You guys and welcome back anytime (and hopefully the surf might be better!) all the best, Kate & Ali
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"Lovely sandy beach"
Exmoor National Park
"Walking & nature at its best"
"Picturesque fishing village where donkeys are the main form of transport!"
The BIG Sheep
"Great day out for youngsters"
South Molton
"Classic North Devon farming town with fresh produce markets"
Exmoor Zoo
"Fabulous little zoo with the Beast of Exmoor!"
Arlington Court
RHS Garden Rosemoor
"Beautiful gardens and landscapes"
"Nearest town for shops and weekly Pannier markets"
"Iconic sculpture by Damien Hirst"
Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park
"Great fun for the kids"
Westward Ho!
"Impressive Pebble Bar & sandy sheltered sea makes this a great family beach"


Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season 2017
27 May 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low Season 2017/18
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Xmas & NY 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Cleaning Fee £20

Booking Notes:
We ask for a 30% deposit with the remainder being due 8 weeks before the holiday. Please note that failure to pay the remainder sum will be construed as a cancellation. (Refund policy available on request.)
Out of season we can be flexible about arrival/ departure dates and times.

Changeover Day:
Our usual changeover day is Friday for weekly lettings. Departure time is 10 am, arrival usually at 3pm, however sometimes this is negotiable. We will consider long weekend bookings out of high season.

Notes on prices:
Prices are based on a Friday to Friday weekly letting.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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