Retreat 45138 – Barnstaple, Devon

  • Devon
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
from  £469
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There are some good private walks over the farm with wonderful scenery and these can start right from your front door. Get up on the moors for a truly wild landscape wildlife and great views. Herds of red deer can frequently be seen grazing on the moor and for the bird watchers there are buzzards kites snipe and woodcocks to be spotted. The Old Dairy Barn is located only a short walk from the small village of Challacombe with it s exceptional and unusually named local inn – The Black Venus. With plenty of recommendations you will need to book as it is not very large and very popular with both locals and visitors and regularly voted best pub in North Devon. There is also a small village shop which sells lovely pasties cream teas and is a handy place for essentials and local produce. Discover the string of sandy beaches on Devon s north coast including Woolacombe Saunton and Croyde. Other attractions include Exmoor Zoo Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park and Watermouth Castle with its family-friendly attractions. Or visit the pretty sister towns of Lynton and Lynmouth which are often referred to as Little Switzerland with their famous cliff railway. Originally part of a much larger farming estate the family run beef and sheep farm on Exmoor is situated in the pretty village of Challacombe within Exmoor National park. Tucked away up a newly tarmacked private lane lies this lovely detached stone barn conversion with the light and airy kitchen and living areas on the first floor. From the kitchen a glazed door opens directly onto a secure private garden with an area of decking complete with BBQ and garden furniture. The kitchen is equipped with gas cooker microwave integrated fridge freezer and dishwasher. Adjoining the kitchen is a small utility room with a washing machine and a sink for washing those muddy walking boots. The living area is open plan to the kitchen and enjoys lovely views over adjoining farmland. There is a gas wood effect stove and some exposed stonework which adds to the character. The bedrooms and bathrooms are located on the ground floor with the master bedroom having an ensuite shower room with basin and WC. Both bedrooms have zip and link beds that can be configured as either super king/king or twin beds. (Please request at time of booking.) Both bedrooms have sufficient space for a travel cot. The family bathroom has a walk in shower bath WC and sink. Venturing outside from the kitchen area is a large decking area with outside seating for everyone where you can sit and enjoy the views. The enclosed lawned garden is great for children and your dogs to play in. There is now a newly installed wood fired hot tub to de-stress and relax plus an outside wood burner with cooking facilities for al fresco dining. The property also features private off-road parking for two cars. Need to know: 2 bedrooms 2 super king size zip and link (which can be made up as twins on request at the point of booking). 1 en suite shower room with shower and WC, and 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC. Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Utility room with washing machine. Travel cot and highchair available. Smart TV and DVD in the lounge. Enclosed garden with seating, gas BBQ and outside wood burner. Private parking for 2 cars. Shop and pub within walking distance.



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