Barn | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9
Croyde Bay Barn is probably one of the highest specification holiday homes in Croyde, Grade II listed from the outside, uber contemporary on the inside. Each of the four bedrooms is ensuite and has a flat screen TV. The master bedroom has a Roman style bath, the size of a kingsize bed! Sleeps 8 with an option for an extra 1 on a sofa bed. The kitchen is also super high spec, with 3 ovens, gloss grey units, finished with orange Corian work surfaces. You can enjoy your food in the adjoining open plan vaulted dining room, the lounge or alfresco on the BBQ terrace. But you can consider all the kitchen/dining area as just cool aesthetics and not lift a finger to cook during your stay as Croyde has three pubs, a bistro, cafe and numerous other eateries all within walking distance. It's a great village right on the coast with an easy surf-style vibe, the beach only 10 mins walk away. But whilst the house is right in the village, you'll still be able to enjoy peace and quiet in the back garden with teak deck and lawned areas.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Croyde Bay beach 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||250 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 1.5 hours drive 100 km, Nearest railway: Barnstaple 20 mins, mainline Tiverton Parkway: 14 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The West Country region
North Devon has an incredible diversity of lansdscapes: the beautiful golden surf beaches of Putsborough, Croyde, Woolacombe and Saunton; the amazing coastal cliffs, some of the highest in Britain, rising to over 800' above the sea. Then there's the lush green rolling countryside for which Devon is so famous and the deep wooded valleys around Lynton with ancient oaks and rivers tumbling over giant boulders. And then of course the rugged wilderness of Exmoor - quite breathtaking in its desolation with stories of Lorna Dune and the terrifying brigands. Not forgetting the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Braunton Burrows, the fishing port of Appledore, still landing locally caught fish and Ilfracombe now boasting Damien Hirst's 65' sculpture, Verity.
The main 'county town' in Barnstaple with all the normal stores and supermarkets, as well as some smaller shops. And lots of visitor attractions for families - both the cultured (National Trust etc) and those for pure entertainment for children (Big Sheep to name but one of many)
The coastal villages are full of welcoming pubs, good food, and show a vibrant live music scene here in this part of the South West. Of course there is the traditional and original Devon Cream Tea (scone, cream, jam NOT as in Cornwall where it is scone, jam, cream) and lots of sea faring tales of pirates, smugglers and shipwrecks. Some may have been embellished through the ages, but they make captivating stories for both children and adults alike.
Places of interest in the region include:
- Lundy Island, a Pirates' hideaway in years gone by, now owned by The Landmark Trust. It is well serviced by day trip boats from Ilfracombe
- Clovelly: a world famous fishing village in North Devon, built into a cleft in a 400' high cliff. The cobbled street tumbles its way down past whitewashed cottages festooned with flowers to the tiny working port. It is famous for its donkeys, which traditionally carry goods up the hill; sledges bring things down. There are links with Charles Kingsley, Turner, Dickens and the Spanish Armada.
- National Trust's Arlington Court - a splendid regency house and gardens full of the Chichester's collections. Other properties in the region include Knightshayes and Killerton House.
- Panier Market and Butcher's Row, Barnstaple - a must visit for foodies.
- RHS Rosemoor - 65 acres of both formal and informal gardens - as well as woodland walks, water features and open spaces - there is something for children and adults alike to enjoy time and again.
- Dartington Crystal, Torrington - at the award winning visitor centre you can watch the live demonstration of glassmaking and try the many hands-on activities we have to offer, as well as seeing the museum collection. The shop has lots of tempting goodies.
There are so many things to do in and around Croyde but probably surfing is the activity Croyde is best known for. Anyone can have a go, if you would like surf lessons – we know the best instructors and the best surf spots – solo or in a group. Example cost, £40 for a half day (2 hours) session including board and wetsuit. Coasteering – you'll be equipped with a wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet before setting off round the cost with an instructor, leaping - lemming-like - off the cliffs … as low or as high as you like! Cost at £40-50 per person depending on group size and season.
Fishing - boats go out from Ilfracombe approx 8 miles away weather permitting.
Horse riding - Croyde has a riding stables.
Chef for a night – let a chef come cook for you. Choose a menu and everything is taken care of, even the washing up! It costs no more than a good meal at a decent pub.
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15 May 2014
We were 9 girls celebrating a 'special' birthday, croyde bay barn was perfect for our weekend, spacious, clean and close to everything. All rooms were en suite. Would highly revomend. A chef… More
It sounds like you had a totally indulgent weekend of relaxation ... I'll not mention that the wine was already flowing mid-afternoon when I popped round on the Saturday ; )
4 May 2014
"Great house in a great location"
The house is a great mix of sleeping and living space with plenty of room for all of us (5 adults and 5 kids). Located in the centre of Croyde, everything was within easy reach, and the house was a g… More
Good to hear you enjoyed it. The walks are amazing round here with something for everyone from toddlers through to grandparents and everyone in between. The coastal path around Baggy Point and Morte Point winds along the top of the high cliffs with amazing views. If you travel just a little further round the coast the cliffs around Heddons Mouth and Woody Bay rise to over 800' - some of the highest in Britain. And you're never far from somewhere for tea and cake : ) I'm always happy to help.
6 Aug 2013
"Faultless in every department."
Stayed for 4 nights and simply didn't want to leave. This is a simply stunning renovation with a truly top end finish in all areas. The location is perfect with the glorious beach and local amen… More
Thanks for your review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Best. Nick
30 Jul 2013
"Fantastic, immaculate, spacious Property in the centre of Croyde"
This really was a hidden gem. What a find! Booked this at the last minute and were so glad we did. It's a beautiful barn that has recently been converted to a very high spec. The Kitchen is amazi… More
Thanks for your comments. And, yes, it is a good location for access to Croyde's pubs, cafes, bistro, shops and of course only about 10 mins walk to the beach. See you again. Nick
30 Jul 2013
"Beautiful converted barn with all mod cons in scenic Croyde"
Beautiful spacious converted barn to high spec design and mod cons in the lovely little village of Croyde, walk to Croyde Bay in 5-10 minutes.Seven of us spent 2 lovely nights at the Barn in May, lots… More
Thank you. See you again soon. Nick
30 Jul 2013
"A special experience"
The time we spent at The Barn was sensational, especially being Australians who had never experienced this special type of English coastal countryside.
The 'house' is not so much house but a modern house/hotel hybrid designed to near perfection. We felt like rockstars on a taking time out to rediscover our spirit. Or something like that.
The facilities are top notch, super modern and perfect for making your own feasts for a large group.
We enjoyed the strolls down the to beach and village location.
All in a all a fanstic place to experience the area.
The only thing I'd request for next time is an increase in the general temperate, it was very cold out.
Good to hear you guys enjoyed everything so much. Best. Nick
27 Jul 2013
"We have fallen in love with Croyde - and Croyde Bay Barn too :-)"
We have just returned from a weeks stay at Croyde Bay Barn. We loved Croyde and the barn is wonderful. The beach is perfect and only a pleasant ten to fifteen minute, quite level, walk away. A pretty … More
Thanks for your glowing review and all the info about Croyde and the barn. It is a totally fab holiday home, I can't be modest about it. And you had one of the gloriously sunny weeks. See you again soon. Nick
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