£197 / night
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The Stone Barn at Beer Mill Farm Conservation Project – Home 131404 Barn

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

The Stone Barn at Beer Mill Farm Conservation Project – Home 131404

  • Barn
  • 5 bedrooms
  • sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min stay

Excellent Excellent – based on 38 reviews

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Barn / 5 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Fantastic barn conversion with serious green credentials(EPC rated A)at the heart of Beer Mill Nature Trails (gold award Devon Wildlife Trust since 2003) ideal for family gatherings/celebrations and summer holidays - only a short drive to the safe sandy and surf beaches of North Cornwall - or winter weekend breaks for walking, talking eating and relaxing together around the huge stone fireplace with double sided log burner, wi-fi now available.

Luxury and comfort of pocket sprung mattresses, feather quilts and pillows, underfloor heating from ground source heat pump, piping hot water from solar panels with green tariff electricity back up (solar pv no win action) combine to make this a guilt free relaxing get away for everyone - we can even provide a chef with local produce so Mum and Dad can put their feet up.

Further details

Extra charge for towel bundle per person of £4

Extra charge for dogs (please advise breed/type) £20 per pet max 2

Quick and easy direct booking with no additional fees from our own website.

Weekends/short breaks available most times outside peak weeks, charged at approx 60% of the weekly rate for 2 nights, 70% of the weekly rate for 3 nights - please enquire we are happy to help

Further details indoors

The Stone Barn has been finished to an extremely high standard and sleeps up to 10+2 guests (plus extra infant beds/cots) in the following accommodation: 3 kingsize rooms - 2 of which have en suite shower/wc, and one of which has a double sofabed suitable for 2 extra guests - 2 twin rooms, a further shower room, a feature bathroom, boot/utility room with full laundry facilities, open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room, private suntrap courtyard, large garden laid mainly to lawn with newly planted hedgerow, ample off road parking for up to 6 vehicles or more, exclusive access and use of the adjacent wildlife activity/games room (occasionally used by owners to host wildlife activities). From the garden gate guests are welcome to explore Beer Mill Nature Trails - 130 acres of private estate devoted to preservation and restoration of wildlife habitat including County Wildlife Site (not open to public)

Further details outdoors

Wildlife discovery pack available for all guests to follow waymarked routes through 130 acres of private conservation park with rest and information points, wildlife hides and discovery activities. New this year our very own private orienteering course - challenge your family and friends and get out into wild Devon.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • 4 Cots available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Bedroom 3: King Bed Sofa Bed
    Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 5: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 2 En suites, 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Stone Barn is located in a beautiful remote part of North West Devon but there is a bus service from Exeter station via Holsworthy to Bude. This service is handy for guests arriving by train to travel to Holsworthy, takes approx 80mins. Holsworthy is approx 5km away from Stone Barn and the bus service is also useful for travelling to the beach at Bude.

Interaction with guest

When you book the Stone Barn you will be staying at the heart of Beer Mill Farm Conservation Project which is where we live and work. Our house is a few fields away from the Stone Barn but we are on hand in case you need us, happy to take you on a guided walk, or you can explore with the maps and activities we leave for you. We regularly eat out locally so we are happy to recommend pubs and restaurants, just send us a message. We have many local contacts from a private chef service to horse riding schools, taxi drivers to hairdressers so ask if you need to know anything. We are keen walkers and regularly explore the local area, South West Coastal path, Bodmin Moor, Dartmoor and Exmoor and we are happy to recommend our favourite routes.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

Check-in date

House rules

No all male parties
No parties with all or majority of guests are under age 25
Please check with us for pet rules, there is a £20 per pet charge, Max 2 dogs depending on breed/type please advise.
We do not allow fireworks, sky lanterns, drones due to the danger to wildlife and livestock
Towels are not included in the price but can be hired separately in advance at £4 per bundle per person


About the owner

Elaine G.
Average reply time:
3 hours 1 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
08 May 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, German

This Barn has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 12. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 27 May 2010. Located in Holsworthy, it has 38 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1374 to £2863.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 08 May 2019.


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Guest reviews

38 reviews

Very Good

“Perfect venue for family celebration”

Reviewed 7 Nov 2018

Stone Barn more than lived up to expectations. The Barn was amazing managing to balance style and 'wow' factor with cosy and relaxed. It was the perfect venue for a family celebration offering generous shared communal areas to both sit and relax as well as eating. The owners had provided everything that might be needed including board games and a good selection of books if needed ( although somehow did not find time to read!) The surrounding nature walks were great and the perfect way to walk off any excesses and work up an appetite. Thank you

“Well equipped, Comfy & spacious”

Reviewed 30 Jan 2018

We found Stone Barn to be incredibly homely with the most comfortable beds in all rooms, (everyone remarked on the quality of beds and linen), it was such a great relief to stay somewhere and actually get a good nights sleep. The Barn is very well equipped and lacked nothing, it was warm and cosy and we felt very much at home. No serious complaints, but with our 4 children and their partners (all in their mid 20's), the internet was very slow and we had to give up trying to use it! (maybe not such a bad thing!) Our dog came too and even towels for the dog were provided which is a nice touch. We will probably return in better climes although it is a bit of a distance to get anywhere, but it didn't really cause any problems. We had a fabulous time!!

Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review and we are glad that you enjoyed your special time together with your family. Yes the internet is a bit slower than most people are used to and we are all keen for improvements to rural services. We will continue to put pressure on our provider which is BT. Yes we are hidden away here, not far from Bude (about 20mins) but it definitely has its up side, wait until you see the wild flowers and butterflies in the summer ! We hope you will visit again and you are definitely welcome back any time.

“Couldn't recommend it enough!”

Reviewed 24 Jan 2018

We stayed at Stone Barn for a business trip and were so pleased with our decision! It is modern, spacious and clean but still has character and a homely feel to it. The kitchen and lounge were great spaces for us to all relax in in the evenings and we throughly enjoyed putting on the log fire with a glass of wine at the end of a long working day! Another aspect that meant a lot to us was how eco-friendly the house is and the recycling scheme that they have in place. Other great things to mention - Plenty of parking, the sat nav takes you straight there, all amenities such as washing up liquid and toilet roll are provided, there is a dishwasher and the oven can cook pizzas under 10minutes! Couldn't recommend it enough - Elaine and Dick have done a fantastic job.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind review, you are great guests and you're welcome back any time - best wishes elaine

“Perfect family get away”

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Just returned from a lovely long weekend with 4 generations of our family enjoying a stay here everything we could need was available, great place to stay really enjoyed a clean and very inviting large house

“relaxing weekend”

Reviewed 7 Jun 2012

we stayed at the stone barn for 40th birthday celebrations with a group of family and friends, including babies, toddlers and young children. the house was perfect for our needs and really homely, comfortable and good for socialising with the large kitchen area and living room with a double fronted fire. the use of the games room was great particularly as the weather was a bit mixed. despite the weather we got out and explored the nature trails a couple of times which required nothing other than walking out the front door (and a pair of boots) which took the effort out of getting some fresh air in nice surroundings. we had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend in a house that was very well kitted out and very confortable and clean without ever feeling like it had never been lived in. would highly recommend it as a place to put your feet up and relax.

“Perfect location for a family get together”

Reviewed 17 Apr 2012

We recently spent a wonderful week in Stone Barn/South Beer for a family celebration/get together with extended family, teenagers and young children plus 3 dogs. We all had a fantastic time thanks to the excellent help from the owners Elaine and Dick Green. Lovely homely touches when you arrive including homemade cakes. It really is the perfect location, where everyone can have their own space and go off for lovely walks in the woodlands and enjoy the peace and quiet of the North Devon countryside. The activity/games room is a real plus for those wet days and it proved to be a very good party room as well! Thoroughly recommended.

“A perfect family getaway.”

Reviewed 19 Feb 2012

The Stone barn is a truly beautiful eco-cottage that has been renovated to the highest of standards. All the fixtures and fittings have been carefully thought through and blend in superbly with the chosen decor. The barn has a very warm and comfortable feel and we felt very at home either snuggled up on the sofas or enjoying a drink around the kitchen table. The kitchen itself is very well equipped: from utensils and cling film to vinegar, eggs and even a welcoming, delicious home made cake! The children loved getting all wrapped up, popping their wellies on and going for walks through the stunning nature reserve. The beautiful seaside town of Bude was within easy reach, as was Dartmoor and Okehampton.

“A great place for a large family or group of friends to stay”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2011

Initially we were all very impressed by the high quality of the barn conversion. Everything inside the barn--furniture bathroom/kitchen fittings were both tasteful and in keeping with the conversion. (No second hand tatty settees or rickety tables!!) The open plan kitchen (large) lead on to a substantiial sitting room. The bedrooms were spacious ,and the separate playroom (large enough to play full size table tennis) was an added bonus. The garden-mainly grass was big enough to kick a ball around, and for the younger members of the family to run about. The owner was welcoming and very informative regarding the Eco focus of the barn and conservation in the surrounding woods and fields. All of us --three generations thoroughly enjoyed our stay. A small point. As the property is off the beaten track , access is up a track which low slung cars would need to be very careful. A second TV might be a useful addition (play room?) Saves all ages having to watch Children's TV for peace and quiet!

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind review, we will certainly look into your suggestion regarding the extra tv and we will continue to do our best to maintain and stone the access track to the Stone Barn.

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