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

Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Nov-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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18 Reviews

4.8
based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

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5

Perfect

  • 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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4

Wonderful relaxed stay in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

Morning Kate. Thank you for a wonderful stay in your lovely cottage. We have been extremely comfortable and relaxed. The views are to die for, in which we can't believe how close you are to Barnstaple. Certainly, we will be coming back to stay. Thank you Nick & Annette

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys for these kind words. Really glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Come back soon!
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4

Perfectly located lovely little cottage

  • 4 of 5

My initial thoughts were that the cottage was smaller than the pictures, but no less pretty but actually it was perfect for us, including two children and two small dogs. The husband and children were very impressed with the WiFi and blue-tooth setup which helped in wind-down evenings (as well as the dominoes) and the couple of wetter days. Breakfast was lovely on the graveled area outside with an amazing view. Steep garden to the rear which the dogs explored and had a washing line. Great location to reach everything beaches, shops, etc. Nice soft towels and blankets. Very minor details to be improved including a couple more wooden spoons but could definitely benefit from some new pegs for the washing line for the wet towels and wetsuits etc! Being picky as had a great relaxing week but as I'm the cook and cleaner!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your feedback. Glad you all had a great time (despite the Good Old British Weather!) and thank you for pointing out the extra bits and pieces we could add. It's always really helpful to know as we don't live there so can sometimes overlook the daily necessities. All the best, Kate & Ali - Great Lilly Cottage.
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5

We love it! We love it! We love it!

  • 5 of 5

After a very, very long drive in our Landy all the way from Munich to Barnstaple we arrived at this wonderful, lovely and cosy Cottage! Very friendly and helpful hosts! Everything we needed was provided. The Cottage was very clean and looked after. Lovely furnished with nice details. We will be back! Just a shame it's so far away from our place, otherwise we would stay more often! Thank you so much for a great holiday! We enjoyed every minute and felt at home away from home!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind words. Glad you enjoyed yourselves in our sunny little corner of North Devon! All the best, Kate & Ali
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5

Beautiful, idyllic honey moon retreat :)

  • 5 of 5

Coming from busy Gloucester we have always loved breaks in Devon and recently got married at Broomhill Art Hotel in Barnstaple. We wanted a local quiet place to have our honeymoon to relax and de-stress from the last 12 months of planning! We found Lilly Cottage which seemed ideal and after spending a week there we definitely made the right decision. The owners were lovely and decorated the cottage with a "just married" banner and balloons and honeymoon gifts which was so kind and thoughtful. The cottage is spectacular and well designed with excellent attention to detail we couldn't fault any aspect, we will certainly stay again! Lyns & Dave

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lyns & Dave - thank you so much for your kind words, glad you enjoyed your stay with us to kick off married life! Come back soon! Kate & Ali
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5

Great location in a peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautifully presented cottage in a quiet location. It was clean, well maintained and the layout was perfect. It is situated only 5 minutes from Barnstaple and about a 20 minute drive to the great beaches of Saunton Sands, Croyde, Woolacombe and Westward Ho!. The cottage is situated within a farm and has it's own private garden which was ideal for our dog. The kitchen was well equipped and the feature in the living area was the log burner which gave the cottage a nice feel. It also has a wrap around balcony which is ideal to sit on if your lucky enough with the weather. Overall we had a fantastic time here and would recommend it to friends and relatives. I must mention that Kate and Ali greeted us with a lovely cream tea and a box of fresh eggs from the farm which was a nice gesture.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. Come back soon! Best wishes Kate & Ali
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

Great Lilly Cottage is only 15 minutes drive from the famous surfing beaches of North Devon (Croyde, Saunton Sands) and 20 minutes from the eternally popular Woolacombe beach. Try your hand at Paddle-boarding, Kite Surfing or Body Boarding.

Travel:

Nearest train station: Barnstaple (10 minutes drive)

Travel direct from London Paddington to Tiverton Parkway (40 mins drive) in just over 2 hours

Nearest airport: Exeter (1 hours drive)

Distances:

Barnstaple: only 5 minutes drive

Nearest beaches: 20 minutes drive

Exmoor: 15 minutes drive

Nearest Pub (1/2 hr walk)

Further Details:

Rural setting yet within 5 minutes drive of supermarkets including Marks & Spencer, Tesco etc

Local town Barnstaple is only 5 minutes away and has a large range of restaurants, shops and facilities.

Tourist attractions including The Big Sheep, Exmoor Zoo, The Milky Way, Combe Martin Dinosaur Park all only 10-30 minutes drive.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Feb Half Term 2017
11 Feb 2017 - 18 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£615
for 7 nights
£615
 
 
Easter 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£615
for 7 nights
£615
 
 
Mid Season 2017
27 May 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£275
for 3 nights
From
£85
£615
 
 
Summer 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£685
for 7 nights
£685
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£245
for 3 nights
From
£75
£545
 

Additional pricing information

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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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • barn

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural

Bathrooms

  • 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).

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • 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).

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Notes:

  • 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.

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