House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Barns Cottage is located at the end of a quiet no through road, just 20 metres from the Tarka Trail, and a few minutes walk from the hub of Braunton village. The contemporary layout and features of the property offer a perfect getaway for those looking for something special in this famously chilled out, surf trendy area of North Devon.
The open plan living/kitchen area on the top floor has vaulted ceilings and opens out onto a spectacular terraced deck and garden area. Outdoor perks include a hot tub to soothe away the aches and pains after cycling, surfing, or just exploring the local countryside; a table tennis table for the competitive at heart; secret garden paths leading to a stone wendy house for the younger guests; plus a stunning outdoor dry stone wall fireplace around which to enjoy a drink or two!
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Saunton 3 km|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter and Bristol, Nearest railway: Barnstaple 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
- modern four poster beds in both double bedrooms
- wet room bathroom on ground floor
- underfloor heating throughout
- remote control velux windows
- suspended Ergofocus fire in living area
- 52" flat screen TV sunk into wall
- indoor surround sound system
- iPod docking station
- Playstation 3/Blu Ray player
- separate utility room on ground floor
|Further details outdoors|
- hot tub
- garden table and chairs to seat 8
- gas BBQ
- dry stone wall outdoor log fire
- secret paths to stone wendy house
- small climbing wall for young children
- outdoor speaker system
- table tennis table
- two steamer sun loungers
- double retractable washing line
- Welcome pack provided on arrival
- Guest arrival from 4.30pm; guest departure by 10.30am
- Booster seat available (not high chair) to be used at own risk
- No stair gate installed
- Travel cot (including linen) and baby back pack carrier available
- In kitchen, feel free to use food items in cupboards, eg salt, pepper, herbs, pasta, rice, tinned food, but please replace once empty
- Accommodation is suitable for maximum 4 adults and 4 children
- Logs either side of fireplace are decorative only. Logs for fire can be purchased from any local garage
- Numerous books, DVDs, games and toys available to suit all tastes!
The West Country region
You are quite simply spoilt for choice when you visit North Devon & Exmoor. From the exceptional coastline with its rugged cliffs and award winning golden sandy beaches, to the ancient moorlands of Exmoor, picturesque coastal towns and fishing villages and the historic town of Barnstaple, which dates back 1000 years, the county provides an adventure playground to suit all tastes.
Whether you are a watersports enthusiast, a nature lover, a rambler or a keen cyclist, or just want to relax and enjoy the excellent local food and drink, you can be sure to have a wonderful break in North Devon.
Braunton itself offers a selection of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. The village boasts no less than seven surf shops, highlighting the popularity of the sport in this area.
The local beaches are among some of the top surf locations in the country eg Saunton, Croyde, Woolacombe, and Puttsborough, with Croyde staging the annual Gold Coast Oceanfest surf and music festival in June and Woolacombe hosting both the Atlantic Watersports Games and the UK National Sandcastle competition in July.
Numerous beautiful walks and cycle trails can be explored in and around Braunton, including Braunton Burrows, Baggy Point, the West Coast Path, the Tarka Trail, Morte Point and Exmoor National Park. Keen nature lovers can also head out to Lundy Island to visit the puffins!
For younger guests, additional attractions include go-karting, ten pin bowling, quad biking, Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park, Watermouth Castle Family Theme Park, Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, Tarka tennis centre, horse riding, North Devon's largest indoor soft play centre and much much more!
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17 Sep 2014
What an amazing house. The kids absolutely loved the garden with the secret tunnel and the little stone house. The house was clean, cosy and very comfortable. Would definitely stay again.… More
Thank you very much for your enthusiastic comments about your stay at Barns Cottage. So glad your young children took full advantage of the garden and all it has to offer. We'd love to welcome you back one day and hopefully next time you'll be able to stay for longer!
9 Jun 2014
"All you could want"
Want a fantastic home in a great location. Arrived to find everything we could hope to wish for in a holiday home. Made my own house look second rate. Weather wasn't always the best but it didn… More
Thank you so much for the really lovely review of your stay at Barns Cottage. It always gives us such pleasure to find other families who seem to enjoy the house and what it has to offer as much as we do. I know what you mean about missing the place; we always feel a little sad when we leave Braunton - it's such an easy place to relax in - and we can't wait to go back there! Hopefully we'll be able to welcome you and your family back again in the future!
23 Nov 2013
"FANTASTIC STAY AT BARNES COTTAGE IN BEAUTIFUL DEVON"
What a fantastic holiday! We have visited North Devon many times as we love the local beaches. However this is without doubt the most amazing place that we have stayed.We travelled as a family of 6. E… More
Many thanks for the lovely review of your stay at Barns Cottage, it is truly appreciated. It sounds like your whole family found something special to enjoy at the house; I'm glad the more grown up girls found it equally as exciting as the younger kids. And it's great to hear that you made good use of the hot tub and the outdoor area when the weather permitted. We are thrilled that you're coming to stay again in August 2014 and hopefully this time the sun will shine even more!
21 Oct 2013
"We felt completely at home !"
Dear Barbara,We would like to thank you for the most wonderful family holiday we enjoyed in August staying at barns cottage. The children were in the hot tub within five minutes of arriving and they a… More
Thank you so much for your kind comments about Barns Cottage and we are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Very happy to hear that the girls loved the bunk room and spent so much time in the hot tub! It is really rewarding to hear that our guests appreciate our house as much as we do. It's also fantastic to be given recommendations of new places to visit; we can't wait to check out Barricane Beach and its cafe next time we are in Woolacombe. Looking forward to welcoming you all again next summer!
3 Oct 2013
"barns cottage, brilliant !!"
my husband and myself left the world behind and spent a fab anniversary weekend here.the house is lovely and fully equipped with everything you need for a great holiday in a very pleasant area.the hig… More
Thank you for your lovely comments. I'm delighted that Barns Cottage provided the perfect setting to enjoy a relaxing wedding anniversary weekend. Hopefully we can welcome you again one day in the future.
15 Sep 2013
"More than we could ever have expected! Absolutely gorgeous"
We have just returned from a weeks break at Barns Cottage. We went with our one and half year old boy and some friends who have two girls; one who is three and one who is the same age as our son.The p… More
Thank you so much for the fantastic comments about your stay at Barns Cottage. We are always thrilled when other families appreciate the high quality home we have created and the extra special features such as the four poster beds, the hot tub, the outdoor fireplace and the secret paths to the stone wendy house in the garden. It was a pleasure to have your family stay and we would be delighted to welcome you again in the future.
4 Jul 2013
"This house has everything including the WOW factor!!!!!"
My husband and my two younger children booked Barns Cottage for our holiday in June. From the outset, Barbara the owner could not do enough for us, even measuring the garage to see if our car would fi… More
Your lovely complimentary review of Barns Cottage is much appreciated. We are thrilled that you all had such a super relaxing time and enjoyed the garden and house to the full - I'm impressed your little daughter found the climbing wall as it's quite well hidden. Hopefully we will be able to welcome your family back to our house again one day!
27 Sep 2012
"UTTERLY AMAZING - THIS HOUSE HAS THE WOW FACTOR - 5 STAR"
A true gem. Beautiful house which lived up to and surpassed my expectations. The house had everything we wanted and more. The attention to detail is second to none. Such a high quality furnished home. We felt very much at home, a real comfortable modern high spec home. The children particularly loved the bedroom with 3 bunk beds, just perfect. The house has an array of toys and board games and as our children are young they made full use of the toys, which was great. No need to pack those extra toys as the house has it all. My son who is nearly 6 loved the table tennis table as did the adults. We had so much to do in and around the area and after a long day out the highlight was coming back and take a dip in the hot tub. The kids thoroughly enjoyed this too. The garden is landscaped beautifully and has the hidden gem of a wendy house at the top of the garden. The setting of the garden, stepped in the hills, gave view to stunning scenery and surroundings. The garden makes you gasp as its so amazing. The weather was a little unkind to us the latter part of the holiday and the heavens opened which stopped us using the fantastic BBQ and the log fire. I can imagine on a summers evening sitting in the garden with the fire going and the BBQ, just bliss. Even on the days when the weather wasn't great, the house has so much to offer for you. The owners recommended places to visit and gave perfect instructions on how to use all equipment, very thorough and concise. I must say we checked out two of the beaches recommended and they were amazing. Saunton Sands and Puttsborough Beach. The house is in a great location and truly has everything you could ever want. This was our first time in North Devon and so much so we have already booked to come back next year and have already booked BARNS COTTAGE. I would not book anywhere else.
Thank you so much for your wonderfully complimentary review of Barns Cottage! It really means alot to us when our guests appreciate our home as much as we do. We are delighted that you all enjoyed the hot tub and table tennis table and that the children loved the bunk beds and the wendy house in the garden. It sounds like you made the most of the wonderful local beaches too. We are really excited to welcome you back again next year and will be happy to suggest some other fantastic local places to explore!
24 Jul 2012
We're just back from an amazing week at Barns Cottage. The property was outstanding and well above what we were expecting. I especially loved the clever use of space with the large open plan livi… More
Thank you for your complimentary remarks about Barns Cottage and so glad you had a great week's holiday! It's fantastic that the house proved even better than expectations and I'm glad you liked the open plan design of the living area and outdoor deck and garden. We would be delighted to welcome you back in the future and hopefully next time the sun will shine!
18 Apr 2012
"Pure indulgence in Devon"
What a fantastic holiday and in a fabulous cottage. The attention to detail was pure luxury, the beds are amazing with beautiful linen. The bathrooms are.great with rainforest showers and the free standing bath in the master bedroom was a must !
The outside area was so well thought out and the children had a great Easter egg hunt on Easter day,so many hiding places. We all enjoyed the hot tub and the table tennis was put to good use. The cottage is a prime location, only minutes away from Braunton centre, we went to the famous Squires fish n chip resturant, which was lovely, and 'At One' resturant for Tapas which was fantastic. We walked the south west coastal path through several villages in the area,and had fab weather. We would definitely go again, Thankyou Barbara.
I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at Barns Cottage and thank you for your wonderful comments about the house and garden. So glad that you had great weather and got to experience some of the wonderful coastal walks that the area has to offer, and enjoy some of the superb local cuisine! We would love to welcome you to our house again one day!
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