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Hot tub
Spacious moden kitchen/diner
Ample dining space
Relax in front of the wood burner
Spacious lounge
Lounge with double doors leading to decked area and hot tub
King-size bedroom (can be made into a twin on request)
King-size bedroom (can be made into a twin on request)
Double bedroom located on the ground floor
Split level accomodation
King-size bedroom (can be made into a twin on request)
Double bedroom
Upstairs bath with hand shower
Enclosed garden with decked area and seating leading to hot tub area
Private hot tub
Private hot tub
Meet the goats on site, next to the dog exercising paddock
Meet the goats on site, next to the dog exercising paddock
Meet the goats on site, next to the dog exercising paddock
Enclosed dog exercising paddock
Sit back and admire the view from the dog exercising paddock
View towards the entrance to the property
Patio area with hot tub and countryside views
1 / 24  Hot tub
2 / 24  Spacious moden kitchen/diner
3 / 24  Ample dining space
4 / 24  Relax in front of the wood burner
5 / 24  Spacious lounge
6 / 24  Lounge with double doors leading to decked area and hot tub
7 / 24  King-size bedroom (can be made into a twin on request)
8 / 24  King-size bedroom (can be made into a twin on request)
9 / 24  Double bedroom located on the ground floor
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11 / 24  Split level accomodation
12 / 24  King-size bedroom (can be made into a twin on request)
13 / 24  Double bedroom
14 / 24  Upstairs bath with hand shower
15 / 24  Enclosed garden with decked area and seating leading to hot tub area
16 / 24  Private hot tub
17 / 24  Private hot tub
18 / 24  Meet the goats on site, next to the dog exercising paddock
19 / 24  Meet the goats on site, next to the dog exercising paddock
20 / 24  Meet the goats on site, next to the dog exercising paddock
21 / 24  Enclosed dog exercising paddock
22 / 24  Sit back and admire the view from the dog exercising paddock
23 / 24  View towards the entrance to the property
24 / 24  Patio area with hot tub and countryside views

Owl Barn At The Retreat

Clovelly (1ml N), Devon

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
pets Dogs welcome 2
grade 4 star
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Converted private barn with exceptional far reaching views across the sea
  • Excellent beaches and coastline to explore nearby
  • Enjoy a day in the private garden soaking up the peace and quiet
Property code: OWLBR

One of three converted barns with real character throughout and the space to enjoy some quality family time with coastal views

Enjoy Devon living at its best here in this beautiful barn conversion surrounded by rolling fields and views out to sea. The small collection of properties on-site gives a charming village feel, and thoughtful extras like a secure dog walking paddock are ideal for group bookings.

The house has bags of character despite a modern renovation and is peppered with artfully exposed stone walls. The farmhouse-style kitchen has a family-size fridge/freezer so you can happily stock up once and concentrate on really relaxing. Round everyone up for laid-back brunches at the chunky pine dining table while you hatch plans for the days ahead, and if the weather’s fine, open up the double doors and let the sea breeze drift in. The separate living room is a great hub for the group to gather at the end of an active day, with a cosy wood burner and TV when you’re all too relaxed to chat. French doors from the living room lead out to a sun-drenched decked area that runs the length of the house. Sit on the benches and enjoy distant sea views across the shared dog exercising paddock or walk down to the other end for a soak in the secluded hot tub. A BBQ is on hand when no-one wants to tear themselves away from the summer sun. The four double bedrooms are spread over two floors, with one from each level available as twin rooms on request, and a fresh modern look throughout. A shower room on the ground floor and bathroom upstairs will accommodate the morning routines, getting you out and about in no time.

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  • Four bedrooms – Upstairs: 1 double and 1 double zip-and-link (can be 2’6” twins on request) Ground floor: 1 double and 1 double zip-and-link (can be 2’6” twins on request)
  • 1 bathroom with hand held shower in the bath and WC. 1 shower room with WC.
  • Range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Woodburner - logs included
  • Private hot tub
  • Off-road parking available
  • TV/DVD
  • Outdoor seating and BBQ
  • Shared dog exercising paddock
  • Complex of properties
  • Pub 2 miles, shop 2 miles and beach 3 miles
  • Arrival: 14:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

With the gorgeous views, the shared dog exercising paddock and a surprise collection of inquisitive goats keen to be introduced, there’s plenty to keep you busy on-site. Meander on foot from the house through the local countryside, or head to Hartland, 2.5 miles away and browse the many craft shops and potteries before refuelling in one of the several friendly pubs. Treat the children to a day at the Milky Way Adventure Park, 2 miles from the house, or visit the quaint town of Clovelly, with its steep cobbled streets and picturesque harbour. A trip to Hartland Point, 5 miles away will blow away the cobwebs, and make sure that you look out for the rusty wreck of the Johanna, still visible on the rocks below as you walk along the blustery South West Coast Path.

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Hot tub
Spacious moden kitchen/diner
Ample dining space
Relax in front of the wood burner
Spacious lounge
Lounge with double doors leading to decked area and hot tub
King-size bedroom (can be made into a twin on request)
King-size bedroom (can be made into a twin on request)
Double bedroom located on the ground floor
Split level accomodation
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Carly Hookway

This property is personally managed by Carly.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 41 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tia 30th December 2022

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Lesley & Carl were lovely hosts who were really easy going and non-intrusive throughout our stay. Lesley met us on arrival, kindly showed us around and explained the dos and donts alongside recommendations of local walks and pubs. The property is much better in person than photos, and is finished to a lovely standard. We had 8 adults, a baby and a Read moredog, and this cottage couldnt have been more homely and cosy - especially with the log fire and the hot tub! Thank you so much we will be back :) Hide

Reviewed by Allison 22nd December 2022

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We just had Christmas week in owl barn, and this is the best equipped holiday cottage that we have ever stayed in. Absolutely everything had been well thought out, from plenty of pots and pans to cook Christmas lunch right through to a pressie from santa under the tree for our grandson. The barn was beautifully decorated and very cosy too. Didn't eRead moreven have to light the log burner. I would thoroughly recommend owl barn and would love to return in the summer months. Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 25th November 2022

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We had an amazing stay at Owl Barn. So clean and well equipped and even better than it looks in the photos! Perfect location, rural but not so rural that going anywhere takes a whole day! Our dogs loved it too. Lesley & Carl are lovely hosts. Friendly, helpful and always on hand if we needed anything but not intrusive. We cant wait to go back !

Reviewed by Susan 22nd October 2022

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Reviewed by Laura 15th October 2022

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Wow! This property is stunning, the views are just amazing and Lesley and Carl were so warm and welcoming. We stayed in Owl Barn, it's very well equipped with everything we needed. Even better than the pictures!! Everywhere is so well kept, the outdoor space and hot tub were fantastic. The children enjoyed helping with the goats most mornings. We wRead moreere made to feel like extended family, would highly recommend and will definitely return. Great location for exploring North Devon. Hide

Reviewed by GILLIAN 1st October 2022

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Reviewed by Kate 24th September 2022

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We loved our stay at Owl Barn. We were two families comprising of 4 adults, a three year old, two babies and two dogs and the barn had everything we needed (& more!) The rooms are a good size, the kitchen is well equipped and the views from the hot tub are superb. The dog exercise field, pitch and putt and the goats were fantastic. Our daughter lovRead moreed the goats and had to see them at least twice a day! Lesley and Carl (& dog Buddy) are extremely helpful and friendly - we recommend booking Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 16th September 2022

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Reviewed by Katy 9th September 2022

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Absolutely fabulous find. Would definitely recommend and certainly return.

Reviewed by Karen 6th August 2022

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Very helpful owners although felt they were intrusive at times.Lovely cottage and facilities with a beautiful view.

Reviewed by Anthony 16th July 2022

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Reviewed by Gillian 2nd July 2022

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Just returned after spending one week with my family and two dogs. What a fabulous place to stay. The accommodation was beautiful along with the surroundings and would highly recommend it for your stay in Devon. Carl and Lesley were idea hosts and made us very welcome.

Reviewed by Andrew 25th June 2022

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Reviewed by Gaye 18th June 2022

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Exceptional, everything you could possibly need, very clean well maintained, private and definately relaxing. Loved it.

Reviewed by Stephanie 11th June 2022

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Fantastic holiday home fully equipment with everything you need. Wieners very helpful and was able to help out when we forgot our beach tent. Would fully recommend anyone to stay here.

Reviewed by Philip 4th June 2022

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Reviewed by Lesley 28th May 2022

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Reviewed by Claire 21st May 2022

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Reviewed by Nicola 7th May 2022

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Reviewed by Andrew 12th April 2022

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Lesley and Carl are wonderful hosts and made the experience one we wont forget. It is a fantastic location and immaculate throughout. It was perfect for our family and we will be returning to make more family memories in the very near future.

Reviewed by Maria 3rd February 2022

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We would highly recommend this place to anyone, the owners went above and beyond to make our stay so easy and enjoyable. It is such a lovely location with beautiful views, the cottage was very clean, cosy and had everything youd need. The owners are always happy to help with anything or give recommendations for things to do. We went as a group of 7Read more and all of us said how much we would love to come and stay again so Im sure we will be back soon! Hide

Reviewed by Lynne 29th December 2021

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Reviewed by Heather 22nd December 2021

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My daughters and their families met us here for a Christmas break.We had a wonderful time.The property was fab,clean and well equipped.Nice touch of wine chocs,biccies upon arrival. The owners very helpful and even let my 5 year old grandson help with the goats,he was in heaven.The 2 dogs loved zooming in the secure paddock. The hot tub was brilliaRead morent and we got plenty of use out of it! Location is lovely.Quiet but close enough by car for amenities,attractions and walks. Highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 5th November 2021

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What a wonderful cottage, so clean and comfortable, the owners were really friendly and helpful, we couldnt have asked for more, thank you

Reviewed by David 30th October 2021

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Just came back from a 5 night stay at The Owl Barn at The Retreat and we had an amazing time. The facilities are superb and spotlessly clean and the outdoor space is brilliant. Our kids love playing out there and going to see the goats. The views are amazing and Lesley and Karl were so friendly and couldn't do enough for us. We don't normally go baRead moreck to the same place twice but such was our all round experience, we would definitely consider another holiday here. Hide

Reviewed by Victoria 9th October 2021

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The house was stunning & the owner has literally thought of everything. The hot tub was a special touch to my bday wknd Little touches here & there made it lovely. My kids loved feeding the goats & playing mini golf. They have made such great use out of the space to cater for all families. We had to strip our own beds but not sure whether this was Read morebecause of Covid times. My only critic was the checkin time was very late (which didnt affect us as we got there late) & checkout was very early Hide

Reviewed by Hannah 18th September 2021

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We loved it here. A very comfortable place to stay with everything you need even down to slippers! The exercise area made it really easy having the dogs and the Hot Tub was a real treat with views over the farmland to the sea. Carl and Lesley are lovely....on hand for queries Great location and lots to see and do in the area... a couple of highlighRead morets The Anchor in Hartland does a really delicious Sunday lunch Watching the sunset at Instow upstairs at the Boathouse (dogs allowed) was amazing Hide

Reviewed by Helen 28th August 2021

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Fantastic holiday barn, home from home, everything there, plenty of crockery for both inside and outside use . Dishwasher tablets and detergent for washing machine supplied. Plenty of towels provided.

Reviewed by Laura 14th August 2021

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We absolutely loved our stay at Owl Barn. The standard of decoration & equipment was perfect. The heated floors, great shower & log burner deserve special note. It is spotless, stylish & beautiful all at once! The peace and view from the hot tub is an absolute treat! We stayed with our 2 boys (4 & 6), and they absolutely loved playing with Buddy (tRead morehe owners Collie) & the goats, as well as the pitch & putt and garden toys. Well located for Bude, Clovelly & other beaches. Well definitely return! Hide

Reviewed by Keith 7th August 2021

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Amazing place, got every thing you need, come back from your day out , and you've got a lovely hot tub to go in. Views are amazing to

Reviewed by Chris 31st July 2021

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Owl Barn at the Retreat was just perfect. Everything we needed and more. We had a great week. Lesley and Carl are great hosts too.

Reviewed by Eleanor 28th July 2021

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Really lovely place to stay with lovely owners. We found our stay so relaxing.

Reviewed by David 24th July 2021

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Lesley and Carl are fabulous, friendly hosts who maintain their properties, and all their facilities, to a very high standard. Owl Barn was every bit as good as we'd expected, and the perfect location for our family to celebrate my wife's significant birthday. It's a great property in a lovely location and I'm very glad I found it!

Reviewed by Anthony 17th July 2021

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Wow wow wow ! What a beautiful place this is , we have never been to North Devon before and were completely surprised by how beautiful and quintessentially Old English it is down there. Owl Barn was the perfect place to explore all the wonderful sites and scenes to be explored. One of the highlights was the sunset at Hartland key. It was perfect anRead mored magical at the same . What actually made the holiday for us were the owners Carl and Lesley. They were just terrific and we will be back! Anton Hide

Reviewed by Wayne 10th July 2021

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Reviewed by Andrew 26th June 2021

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This was a fantastic break for the family in the Owl Barn. We are 6 adults (and 2 dogs) and the owners, Mr and Mrs Fry, were always around if we needed them. The accommodation is first rate, the location is ideal to visit the north Devon and Cornwall coasts. We couldn't recommend this property more highly, in fact, we have booked again for next yeaRead morer. Hide

Reviewed by Malcolm 12th June 2021

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Owners Lesley and Carl great service and setup on hand to welcome everyone the Owl Barn fantastic place great views from hot tub and has everything needed for your vacation to keep their guests happy and little ones feeding the goats great time had by all

Reviewed by Nikki 29th May 2021

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The retreat was a great place to stay. Lesley and Carl had thought of everything to make our stay amazing. The little slippers and bottle of wine were lovely gestures. Having them on site to offer ideas on places to visit was also great. The space and views were great. Would thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed by Lynsey 22nd May 2021

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We loved our stay at the owl barn retreat, the owners Lesley and Carl were very welcoming. The Cottage was beautiful, with everything you needed... Our girls loved feeding the goats and playing with their collie Buddy. We'll be back next year with our +1

Reviewed by Joanne 15th May 2021

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THE BEST HOLIDAY EVER Owners are friendly nice house was stunning couldnt fault it at all extremely clean Very happy to stay there location beautiful goats were lovely friendly my daughter loved helping Carl feed them you really couldnt ask for a better place to stay differently booking next year

Reviewed by Oliver 17th April 2021

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Carl and Lesley were brilliant hosts and the property was even more fantastic than the pictures suggest - the welcome wine and the midweek scones were a particular treat! Carl has made a small new 'pitch and putt' golf course next to the goats which was great fun, and the views from the hot tub and BBQ are stunning! The WiFi is good enough to make Read moreZoom calls (there's good 4G too), and the property is a really high spec in general. Overall, the property and the hosts were flawless! Hide

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