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The Byre

Monkleigh near Great Torrington, Devon (Ref. 1085090)


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Review(s)

  • Daniel

    “Lovely cottage, although my wife is disabled and had great difficulty getting up and down the large step from lounge to bedroom.”

    However everywhere was comfy and well equipped, and we enjoyed our stay.

    However everywhere was comfy and well equipped, and we enjoyed our stay.

    - Daniel, September 2023


  • Single-storey
  • One ground-floor king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Mezzanine snug
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine, slimline dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Front garden with lawn, gravelled area, and furniture
  • Access to nearby fields via a footpath and two field gates
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles, pub 1 miles
  • Note: There are steps, exposed beams and sloped ceilings throughout the interior of the cottage, please take care
  • Note: This cottage is located on the owner's property
  • Note: This tranquil property is ideal for a couple but is not suitable for children and babies.

The property

Great Torrington 3.3 miles.

The Byre, a semi-detached picturesque cottage in Devon, is located in the village of Monkleigh near Great Torrington.

This cottage is overflowing with character and invites two guests to explore a fantastic region of Devon; you'll be surrounded by rolling countryside, with easy access to the seaside, and enjoying a beautifully remodelled interior.

When you arrive, park in the off-road space and take in your relaxing surroundings to start your staycation.

The open-plan living space greets you with a high vaulted ceiling, exposed wooden beams, and homely touches such as artwork, lamps, and vintage furnishings.

The electric oven and stove, as well as the washing machine and slimline dishwasher provide superb utilities for making a home-cooked meal for your other half.

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast for two at the breakfast bar while planning your travels.When you return, you'll find a relaxing sitting area with cushioned sofas, an armchair, and a Smart TV to unwind with your favourite movie.

Why not ascend the steps to the mezzanine snug and browse the variety of books?It's a thoughtfully designed place with potted plants and a chair to take a moment's peace.

Outside, guests can enjoy the tranquil surroundings in their exclusive lawned seating area.

Why not kick back with a cold glass of wine in hand, as the sun sets over the rolling fields?

When it's time to retire, head to the bedroom, which features a plush king-size bed, warm furnishings, and classic wooden latch doors that showcase the cottage's past.

The en-suite shower room has a spacious walk-in shower, heated towel rail, large vanity mirror, and storage space; it's a bright and open spot to get ready for the day ahead!

Take a break from the kitchen and visit the nearby Bell Inn, a traditional pub serving classic fare, while Great Torrington, a small market town, is only a short drive away; stock up at the local supermarket, dine at the Torridge Inn, or pack your clubs for a game at Great Torrington Common Golf Course.

RHS Garden Rosemoor, complete with a café and tearoom, is a must-see in the area, especially during the summer months when the flowers are in full bloom.

Continue on to Halsdon Nature Reserve for romantic strolls through unspoiled country and woodland along the River Torridge, but for a livelier day ahead, take a short drive up to Bideford.

The BIG Sheep family amusement park, Chudleigh Fort, and The Burton at Bideford Art Gallery and Museum are just a few of the attractions available!

Beachcombers will find Westward Ho! a short distance away, as well as Northam Burrows Country Park and magnificent coastal walks leading to Abbotsham Cliffs, which overlook the glittering sea.

There's plenty to see along the Hartland Devon Heritage Coast, including the famed Blackchurch Rock and the Clovelly Waterfall, which is conveniently located close the ancient fishing village of Clovelly.

The Byre, a one-of-a-kind, characterful cottage in Devon, is ready for your next romantic trip.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Bideford 7 miles; Westward Ho! 10 miles.

Great Torrington is an unspoilt town built on high ground above the River Torridge, and is a fifteen-minute drive from the spectacular North Devon coast at Westward Ho!. A leading tourist attraction is Dartington Crystal where visitors can see craftsmen blowing and shaping glass, follow the history of glassmaking and buy some beautiful pieces. The town has a good selection of individual shops, a friendly atmosphere, and some good inns. About a mile from Great Torrington is the spectacular RHS garden at Rosemoor, splendid with colourful roses in summer and in a breathtaking setting by the River Torridge. There are many villages to visit on the North Devon coast including picturesque Clovelly built on a steep hillside above the sea, Westward Ho! with fabulous sandy beaches and Hartland village with narrow streets, village square and Hartland Point with breathtaking sea and coastal views. Great Torrington is a quiet, convenient base from which to explore North Devon, the Tarka Trail and the rolling Devon landscapes.