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1 / 23  Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
2 / 23  Kitchen area
3 / 23  All dine together...
4 / 23  The whole family can watch a movie
5 / 23  Cosy up by the wood burner
6 / 23  Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
7 / 23  En-suite shower room
8 / 23  Twin bedroom (1)
9 / 23  Twin bedroom (2)
10 / 23  Twin bedroom (3)
11 / 23  Bathroom
12 / 23  Make use of the beach equipment on offer
13 / 23  Enclosed private garden with patio furniture
14 / 23  Views over the fields from the garden
15 / 23  Childrens outside play area
16 / 23  View of the property
17 / 23  Social courtyard space leading off the cottages
18 / 23  Meet the locals...
19 / 23  Explore the farm and meet its residents...
20 / 23  Rabbits at pets corner
21 / 23  Guinea pigs at pets corner
22 / 23  Indoor play barn with pool table and table tennis
23 / 23  Ilfracombe is only 5 miles away
Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Kitchen area
All dine together...
The whole family can watch a movie
Cosy up by the wood burner
Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
En-suite shower room
Twin bedroom (1)
Twin bedroom (2)
Twin bedroom (3)
Bathroom
Make use of the beach equipment on offer
Enclosed private garden with patio furniture
Views over the fields from the garden
Childrens outside play area
View of the property
Social courtyard space leading off the cottages
Meet the locals...
Explore the farm and meet its residents...
Rabbits at pets corner
Guinea pigs at pets corner
Indoor play barn with pool table and table tennis
Ilfracombe is only 5 miles away
1 / 23  Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
2 / 23  Kitchen area
3 / 23  All dine together...
4 / 23  The whole family can watch a movie
5 / 23  Cosy up by the wood burner
6 / 23  Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
7 / 23  En-suite shower room
8 / 23  Twin bedroom (1)
9 / 23  Twin bedroom (2)
10 / 23  Twin bedroom (3)
11 / 23  Bathroom
12 / 23  Make use of the beach equipment on offer
13 / 23  Enclosed private garden with patio furniture
14 / 23  Views over the fields from the garden
15 / 23  Childrens outside play area
16 / 23  View of the property
17 / 23  Social courtyard space leading off the cottages
18 / 23  Meet the locals...
19 / 23  Explore the farm and meet its residents...
20 / 23  Rabbits at pets corner
21 / 23  Guinea pigs at pets corner
22 / 23  Indoor play barn with pool table and table tennis
23 / 23  Ilfracombe is only 5 miles away

Barley Cottage

| Ilfracombe (5mls S), Devon
10
5
3
Dogs allowed 5
Internet access
Beach houses
Family friendly
Groups of houses

At a glance

  • Spacious converted stone barn sleeping 10 guests in comfort
  • Unique holiday experience with ample on-site activities
  • The seaside town of Ilfracombe only 5 miles away
  • Located on a 20 acre working farm with a variety of animals to meet
  • Snuggle up by the real wood burner
  • Fully enclosed private garden
Property code: BARLC

This superbly converted stone barn makes an ideal holiday getaway. Its combination of on-site activities and nearby local attractions make it pretty hard to beat as a family retreat.

Less than 5 miles from the popular coastal resort of Ilfracombe, this lovely barn conversion set on a working farm, is the ideal destination for larger families or friends seeking a true escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. With plenty of the farm’s resident animals to meet including alpacas, horses and ducks, there is a real chance for younger guests to get up close to animals and enjoy nature in the farm setting. There’s also a shared games barn for letting off steam and a host of activities for guests of all ages. Ilfracombe (4.5 miles) offers a range of amenities including shops and supermarkets, welcoming pubs and restaurants, and a choice of beaches for sunbathing and sandcastle building. Set sail on a Sea Safari from the harbour in search of the seals and dolphins that make their home along the North Devon coastline, or set sail on the MS Oldenburg to peaceful Lundy Island.

 

One of five cottages in this quiet countryside complex, your holiday home is accessed via the shared courtyard surrounded by shrubbery and shady trees. Step into the barn and head to the first floor where you will find the sociable open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The kitchen area is equipped with everything you need for a home-from-home stay and you can share delicious dinners around the large rustic dining table, chatting late into the night. After a long day walking the South West Coast Path, sink into one of the sumptuous sofas in the lounge area, light the wood burner and unwind with a glass of wine in front of your favourite TV programme. At the end of the day, snuggle up in one of the five comfortable bedrooms and drift off to sleep. Outside, an external staircase leads to your private garden where you can dine alfresco and enjoy the countryside views. There are impressive shared on-site facilities, including a games barn, children’s play area. Enjoy an al fresco lunch at the riverside picnic area.

 

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 5 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 3 twins
  • 2 en-suite shower-rooms, 1 ground floor bathroom with shower over bath
  • Private and fully enclosed garden with garden furniture
  • Huge variety of onsite activates available (detailed in cottage description)
  • 5 dogs welcome (not to be left unattended in the cottage)
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • WiFi included
  • Electric and underfloor heating included
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Towels not included
  • Washing machine
  • Shared tumble dryer available
  • Ample on site parking.
  • Beach 5 miles, Shops and pubs 4 miles

With walks from the doorstep through the farmlands, you can get close to the animals and take in the beauty of your surroundings. Further afield, the golden sands of Woolacombe Beach (7 miles) are only a short drive away for lazy days sunbathing, sandcastle building and splashing in the surf. Book yourselves onto a group surf lesson and learn to ride the waves like a pro. Enjoy a family day out at the Combe Martin Dinosaur and Wildlife Park (7.5 miles) where you can swim with sea lions or have breakfast with the wolves. Or ride the world’s highest and steepest water-powered cliff railway at Lynton (7 miles) to reach the pretty seaside village of Lynmouth with its art galleries and friendly tearooms.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Leanne, 13th March 2020

We had an amazing long weekend. The owners really thought of everything they have a games room and games library which was so good. We would love to visit again thank you

Reviewed by Anita, 28th February 2020

The cottage was clean, spacious, comfortable & warm. It had a very well equipped kitchen. It was lovely & cosy when we lit the log burner. No complaints at all.

Reviewed by Linda, 26th October 2019

The Cottage was warm, comfortable and well equipped. Sally, the owner, is a warm friendly person who is welcoming. The daily animal feeding with Sally was a treat for our grand children.

Reviewed by Ronni, 3rd August 2019

Overall our holiday was great, the farm setting was nice & the kids loved feeding the animals. Location of the cottage is fab as it's a short distance to everywhere. The cottage could do with a bit of TLC, updating furnishing etc. Overall a nice holiday.

Reviewed by Peter, 27th July 2019

We had a wonderful week (with 4 generations of the family plus 2 big dogs!) and everything we needed was supplied. We enjoyed feeding and petting the animals, walks in the countryside, the nearby beaches and the ready availability of interesting excursions for all the family. We were struck by the informality of the whole experience and the sincereRead more welcome that we received. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 20th July 2019

We were a family which included two grandparents, four adults with four children, our ages ranged from 66 years to 5 months. My granddaughter and grandson aged 11 and 9 years loved the experience feeding the animals, petting them and horse rides. We felt the children were safe. The cottage was a fantastic base to explore the area. The weather was pRead moreerfect for spending time on the local beaches and riding the waves. We enjoyed fish and chips from Ilfracombe on the last evening, very good. Hide

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