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The Barton

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The Barton is the left wing of this lovely farmhouse

Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

Nestling in a truly un-spoilt area of countryside just a few miles from the spectacular North Devon coastline and the glorious flat sands of Westward Ho, the working farm of Winscott Barton offers visitors the opportunity to experience life on a real working farm. You can be in the thick of things at lambing time or relaxing by one of the lakes, casting a line or simply contemplating the local wildlife, where at night time under a canopy of stars unblemished by city lights, an array of nocturnal creatures including owls, foxes and badgers can be watched as they emerge under the security of darkness. Occupying the wing of the original farmhouse The Barton offers spacious accommodation where families or groups of friends can gather in comfort. The open plan lounge has a lovely timeless appeal retaining many original features. A large corner leather sofa invites you to relax in front of the wood burning stove standing in an impressive natural stone inglenook, the centrepiece of the room. To the rear of the room a dining area furnished in attractive rustic oak creates a perfect opportunity for families to dine together. A spacious kitchen leading off the lounge is well equipped with plenty of storage and all the modern appliances to guarantee and effortless holiday. Four spacious bedrooms on the first floor offer versatile sleeping arrangements to suit most parties, the front bedrooms enjoying far reaching views over the beautiful countryside, lakes and beyond.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Westward Ho 5 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 65 km, Nearest railway: Barnstable 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (5), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden, Climbing frame, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Accomodation: Sleep 8 (plus 2 additional children on request at £35 each p/w) Ground floor: Hallway. Lounge/Diner. Kitchen. First Floor. Bedroom 1 Double. Bedroom 2 Double with two additional single beds. Bedroom 3 Twin. Bedroom 4 Double and one single bed. Bathroom with bath, shower over and WC. Shower room with WC. Separate WC. Additional amenities Dishwasher, tumble dryer, fridge freezer. Bed linen provide. Towels not available. Central heating included. Logs available at cost. Electricity by £1 coin meter, first £5 free of charge. 2 well behaved dogs welcome at £30 each pw.

Further details outdoors

To the front of the property a play area with picnic benches is shared with the two other smaller holiday cottages on the farm, and offers children and adults to chance for some outdoor fun and relaxation. Children will love the fact that lambs and sheep will often join them while they help cut the grass! For those who wish to try their hand at Clay Pigeon Shooting all the equipment is provided and clays can be purchased at just 40p per shot. Those who prefer a more peaceful past time coarse fishing is available for adults and children just a few minutes walk from The Barton and stocked with thousands of fish. Children have been known to catch a tiddler every minute on good days and it's the perfect way to keep the whole family amused whilst they enjoy the great outdoors. There is a multitude of places to see and recreational entertainment to try, if you have a head for heights you can even try your hand at Microlight Aircraft flying, taking off in a nearby field, an opportunity to view this stunning location from a real bird's eye view. A holiday at Winscott Barton can be the perfect outdoor adventure for all the family, however if all you wish to do is unwind and relax, the peace and tranquillity of this special destination will have you hooked and guaranteed to want to return in years to come. There is plenty of parking on the lane outside the farm.

About this location

The Devon region

North Devon, rich in spectacular coastline, is as diverse as it is beautiful. Beautiful farmland with chocolate box villages hidden amidst rolling hills and narrow lanes, here is some of the most unspoilt countryside in the UK. The invigorating coastline, boasting award-winning beaches offers a variety of activities: whether creating a sandcastle masterpiece; flying kites along the scenic coastline; venturing into the Atlantic waves to surf, dive, kayak or swim; the North Devon coastline has something for everyone, whatever the time of year.


Just three miles from this countryside paradise is the glorious expanse of sand at Westward Ho!, and just 5 miles will take you to the delightful quayside village of Appledore, where the rivers Taw and Torridge meet. Here you will find intermixed through the quaint narrow streets and ancient fisherman's cottages, an array of attractive shops and cafes and a fine selection of art galleries. The larger towns of Bideford and Barnstaple are also within easy reach where you can explore their weekly markets. For those who enjoy Golf, this area is home to a number of first rate golf courses including the famous Royal North Devon Golf Club the world's oldest links course and just a few miles away.

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2 Nov 2014


"Fantastic, spacious cottage in an amazing setting!"

Mr and Mrs Lee, Sudden and Polo, all very welcoming. Cottage is very spacious with plenty of room for three family groups ranging in age from 2-71 years old to feel together but not on top of each ot… More

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