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The Barton

Bideford, Devon (Ref. 959544)

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

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15 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Thompson

    “What a lovely place to stay.”

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    The farm is in a wonderful location and offers easy access to all of North Devon and parts of Cornwall too, if you don't mind a drive. The accommodation was very well presented, clean and tidy and the owners were very helpful and welcoming. The rooms are large and clearly have been maintained to a high standard. Having a bathroom with separate shower (and what a shower !!) downstairs with another shower room upstairs made life a lot easier for the seven of us. The open plan lounge diner was plenty big enough with a good sized, well equipped kitchen too. Even though we had higher than average temperatures during the day, when the evening came and things chilled off, the whole place stayed warm. I bet it is wonderful when there is snow around. The only issue for us was that although the accommodation is dog friendly, we found the owners two dogs, who roam free quite a bit, weren't always so. When we were walking across the lawn to towards the lakes, there were a couple of occasions when we were forced to turn back because one of their dogs took a dislike to one of ours and it got a bit heated. At the end of the day, we brought our two dogs into their environment so it could be expected and it really didn't cause a huge issue, but might be worth highlighting just in case. Overall a fantastic stay in an awesome setting. Would definitely recommend and very much hope to return. Massive thanks to Mr & Mrs Lee.

    - Mr Thompson, October 2021

The property

Nestling in a truly un-spoilt area of countryside just a few miles from the spectacular North Devon coastline and the glorious flat sands of Westward Ho, the working farm of Winscott Barton offers visitors the opportunity to experience life on a real working farm.

You can be in the thick of things at lambing time or relaxing by one of the lakes, casting a line or simply contemplating the local wildlife, where at night time under a canopy of stars unblemished by city lights, an array of nocturnal creatures including owls, foxes and badgers can be watched as they emerge under the security of darkness.

Occupying the wing of the original farmhouse, the other side being occupied by the owners, The Barton offers spacious accommodation where families or groups of friends can gather in comfort.

The open plan lounge has a lovely timeless appeal retaining many original features.

A large corner leather sofa invites you to relax in front of the wood burning stove standing in an impressive natural stone inglenook, the centrepiece of the room.

To the rear of the room a dining area furnished in attractive rustic oak creates a perfect opportunity for families to dine together.

A spacious kitchen leading off the lounge is well equipped with plenty of storage and all the modern appliances to guarantee and effortless holiday.

Three spacious bedrooms on the first floor offer versatile sleeping arrangements to suit most parties, the front bedrooms enjoying far reaching views over the beautiful countryside, lakes and beyond.

To the front of the property a play area with picnic benches is shared with the two other smaller holiday cottages on the farm, and offers children and adults to chance for some outdoor fun and relaxation.

Children will love the fact that lambs and sheep will often join them while they help cut the grass!

For those who wish to try their hand at Clay Pigeon Shooting all the equipment is provided and clays can be purchased at just 40p per shot.

Those who prefer a more peaceful past time coarse fishing is available for adults and children just a few minutes walk from The Barton and stocked with thousands of fish.

Children have been known to catch a tiddler every minute on good days and it's the perfect way to keep the whole family amused whilst they enjoy the great outdoors.

A holiday at Winscott Barton can be the perfect outdoor adventure for all the family, however if all you wish to do is unwind and relax, the peace and tranquillity of this special destination will have you hooked and guaranteed to want to return in years to come.

There is plenty of parking on the lane outside the farm.

Summary

  • Two-storey
  • Open plan sitting and dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x double with 2 additional single beds, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor Bathroom with bath and separate shower, basin and WC
  • First floor Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Oil Fired central heating, wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD, Wifi
  • Towels and bed linen inc. in rent
  • Off road parking in lane for 2 cars
  • Shared facilities: children's play area, lakes, gardens
  • 2 pets welcome at £30 per pet, per week, to be kept on a lead at all times due to livestock.
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 3 miles
  • Coast 5 miles
  • Sleeps a maximum of 8 people including children

About the location

BIDEFORD

Barnstaple 10 miles.

Straddling the Torridge estuary, the quaint bustling town of Bideford boasts a medieval bridge, town quay, quaint pannier market and vibrant shopping area - all well worth a visit. For the more active, several major surfing beaches, golf courses, theme parks and other attractions are nearby and the South West coast path passes close by on its way into Cornwall. The beautiful cliff-top fishing village of Clovelly is half an hour by road, and the delights of Exmoor and Dartmoor can be reached in under an hour. Surf the waves, stroll through pretty villages, wander along the Tarka Trail, visit a famous garden or have some fun at one of the local theme or farm parks – it’s all on the doorstep.

Note: Lakes on site, children must be supervised. Livestock on site, dogs on leads please.
Note: Sleeps a maximum of 8 people including children.



This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas