In Blakewell, down a private lane beside a few other houses, a charmingly converted, Grade II listed mill in an acre of truly stunning gardens with its own indoor heated swimming pool (16' square x 5'6" deep, available Easter to end of October) in a separate building (changing room, loo). Steps and paths up to beautifully landscaped gardens, orchard with old Devon apple trees and sheltered suntrap patio (tables/chairs, barbecue, firebowl).Inside, comfort and imagination. Nine steps up to rear entrance. Three floors: on the middle floor, large living room with woodburner in huge fireplace (logs included), wood floor (rug), three sofas, beanbags, smart TV/DVD/PVR, Bluetooth soundbar. Big conservatory (cane furniture) looking to the garden. Kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, drinks fridge, range-style cooker with gas hobs/electric double oven, breakfast bar/stools, dining table best for 10, iPod dock); loo. On the ground floor, two bedrooms - a double (3 steps up to 5' bed) with low beams and millstone, chaise longue and 3 steps up to en suite shower-room (suite), and another double (5' canopied sleigh bed) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath); utility room (washing machine, tumble drier); games room (table football, air hockey); loo. On the top floor (stairgates), three further bedrooms (low beams) - low lintel to a room with 5' double and single beds, TV/DVD, dressing room with chaise longue and archway (no door) to en suite bathroom (suite with roll-top bath plus hand-shower and separate shower); another room with double and single beds, TV/DVD, sofa and glazed door to small balcony; a pretty single; bathroom (suite, shower over bath).Best for maximum of 10 people. Walks from the door along a stream-lined valley. Good food pub, 1 mile. Organic farm shop and trout fishing (adults and children), 100 yards. Damages Deposit £250. A magical place to stay.
Blakewell: hamlet in a quiet stream-lined valley 1½ miles from Barnstaple (shops, restaurants, cinema, food market). The great north Devon sand/surf beaches (Saunton, Croyde, Woolacombe), about 8 miles; golf at Barnstaple and Saunton; fly-fishing locally; nature reserve (birdwatching), 5 miles; Exmoor, about 8.
Three levels. Two ground floor bedrooms: 2 x king size double (one with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, the other with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin). Utility room. Games room. Three top floor bedrooms: 2 x family rooms with double and single bed (one with en suite bathroom with bath, hand shower, shower, WC, basin), 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin. Middle floor sitting room with wood burning stove. Conservatory. Kitchen with dining area and breakfast bar. Middle floor WC with basin. Indoor swimming pool (summer use).
BLAKEWELL Barnstaple enjoys a superb location at the mouth of the Taw Estuary, on the spectacular North Devon coastline between Westward Ho! and Croyde and is a short drive from the Exmoor National Park.
This property offers the following short breaks: