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Cosy Cottage that sleeps 2 (plus Cot) on small working family farm. 4 Star rated

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cosy cottage for 2 situated in rural North Devon on a small family farm.

This cottage is called the Roundhouse because it used to house the turntable that the horses powered to drive the machinery in the adjacent barns. It is not actually round in shape but this is the colloquial name for this building in North Devon. The cottage is Quality In Tourism Four Star Rated.

It is perfect for couples, couples with a young child in a cot or can be used as an annexe to The Threshing Barn or other cottages for extended families on holiday. All the self catering accommodation is on the ground floor.

It is lovely to enjoy breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea sitting in the gardens at the picnic tables which have been dotted around for your pleasure, one of which is situated directly opposite this cottage.

You enter the cottage into the comfortable sitting room which has a wood burning stove, 32″ Flatscreen digital LCD TV with Freeview, video, DVD player & mini Hi-Fi.

Free Wi-Fi is available in this cottage.

The fully fitted kitchen is to the right of the entrance door with an electric cooker, microwave, fridge freezer and a beautiful solid beech breakfast bar for dining in the kitchen or chatting with the cook over a glass of wine or nibbles.

It has one good sized double bedroom with ample room for a cot if needed. A hair dryer is available for use during your holiday.

The shower room comprises a wash basin, wc, spa shower, heated towel rail and an electric fan heater.

The cottage also has its own washer drying machine to keep up with your laundry while you are on holiday.

There is a folder in the cottage full of leaflets giving details of the vast number of sights, attractions and places to visit during your holiday here in North Devon. The cottage also has walking books containing various routes so that you can really explore and enjoy North Devon during your holiday. The cottage is within easy reach of Exmoor, the sea and North Devon's fabulous beaches.

The cottage is fully centrally heated with the cost of central heating included within the cottage rental. Between the months of September and May central heating is available in the cottage (for heating times see terms and conditions page). Central heating is switched off from the beginning of June to the end of August. The woodburner is always there to provide a warm cosy glow if you need it along with two electric convector heaters which you can place where you want. Electricity is included in the cottage rental.

Bed linen is provided with cosy 13 tog duvets and all beds will be made up awaiting your arrival. Towels are available to hire only by separate arrangement. A cot, high chair are available if needed. Please ask at time of booking your holiday.

Guests share use of our Outdoor, Heated, Covered Swimming Pool (open Easter to end September) and Games Room/Childrens play area.

More Details

About Us

Graeme Pelling
Lower Hearson Farm, Swimbridge
EX32 0QH BArnstaple
VAT Reg No

Graeme Pelling
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
14 March, 2018

About Graeme Pelling

We live on our small farm growing our own fruit and vegetables and raising rare breed pigs and chickens along with running the six holiday cottages converted from the old farm buildings. The Roundhouse is one of these conversions.

Graeme Pelling purchased this barn in 2005

Why Graeme Pelling chose Barnstaple

We love North Devon as it remains a very rural area but benefits from a fantastic coastline and marvelous beaches. Our farm is situated in a secluded valley yet only five miles from Barnstaple with its Theatre, Cinema, restaurants and Museums giving us the best of both worlds.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Barnstaple in Swimbridge

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Spa Shower, Vanity Unit with wash basin, WC.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Large Double Bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming


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Cosy Cottage that sleeps 2 (plus Cot) on small working family farm. 4 Star rated
average rating of 3.5 based on 2 reviews

Friendly owners.A place that children would really enjoy as much to see and do on the farm.

  • 3 of 5

Left some suggestions with owners for improvements.Neither of us liked the swimming pool and the permanent cover needs to be heightened and cleaned.Would have been nice to have had a small private area next to the cottage to sit, as the other cottages had, as at one point the were 5 cars,including ours within 3 metres of the cottage.Very narrow lanes leading to cottages so cars may get scratched by bushes .

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

We had a warm welcome from Graeme on arrival even though it was a late arrival. If you want to get away from it all and enjoy the piece and quiet of the country side then this is the place for you. The accommodation is well equipped and clean and the kitchen had everything a cook could want. Covered swimming pool heated to 28c so no need to worry about the weather, There is also a play area if you have children and a games room with pool and table tennis. Its possible to drive to the coast in about 30 min's if you fancy a day at the beach. I would certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Portmore Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Saunton Sands
Car: necessary

North Devon has amongst its rolling countryside some memorable holiday tourist attractions for those interested in culture, gardening, history or the natural world.

Gardens And Houses Open To The Public

Arlington Court boasts Devon’s largest colony of Lesser Horseshoe Bats. It also has one of the best collections of 19th Century horse drawn vehicles in the country.

Chambercombe Manor is an 11th Century manor where Lady Jane Grey, the nine day Queen, stayed. It has a secret passage leading to a room that is said to be haunted by a shipwrecked noble woman.

Hartland Abbey. Hartland Point stands on the North-west tip of Devon. Hartland Abbey was founded in 1157 and is unique in that it survived the Dissolution Of The Monasteries for the longest, lasting until 1539 when HenryVIII gave it to the Sergeant of his wine cellar, William Abbot. William Abbot’s descendants still live there. Hartland was the home of the celebrated West Country Saint, St Nectan. Legend says that when two bandits beheaded him he carried his head under his arm and wherever any blood dropped a foxglove grew. On St Nectan’s Day foxgloves are still carried to church by the children of the parish.

A number of other outstanding formal gardens and houses are nearby including RHS Rosemoor, Marwood Hill, Tapeley Park, Docton Mill, Killerton (near Exeter), Knightshayes Court (near Tiverton) and Castle Hill Gardens.

Every National Trust property in North Devon runs a timetable of activities, lunches and talks throughout the year. Details can be found on our National Trust Activities page.

Museums and Other Places Of Interest

Cobbaton Combat Collection – the largest private collection of military vehicles & wartime memorabilia in the South West only two miles away.

Bideford is on the River Torridge and was Britains’ third largest port in the 16th Century. Bideford is a major shopping centre with the Atlantic Village complex on it’s outskirts. The Burton Art Gallery & Museum has some of the best exhibitions & displays of craft work in North Devon.

Further up towards the mouth of the River Torridge, Instow is more sheltered with a fine stretch of smooth yellow sand. You can take the ferry to the 14th Century fishing village of Appledore on the western side of the estuary.

Lundy Island. Take a day trip from Bideford, Ilfracombe or Clovelly to Lundy Island a remote and atmospheric island off the North Devon coast. The Vikings named the island Lund-ey, meaning Puffin Island. Although Puffins are now an endangered species it is still possible to see them along with seals and other wildlife.

Quince Honey Farm near South Molton is Britains’ largest honey farm. Here you can see the complete story of honey production and beeswax.

Dulverton is the southern gateway to Exmoor and is an interesting stone village with specialist tea and food shops. The Exmoor National Park Visitors Centre houses a permanent exhibition of Devon life as it once was.

Dunster is a beautiful market town overlooked by its’ castle which is open to the public and well worth a visit. Dunster has featured in an episode of Poirot. The High Street contains a wealth of fascinating shops and restaurants. Dunster still has its own water mill and you can buy freshly stone ground flour and bread from the shop in the High Street. Each Christmas time there is a candle lit procession through the high street which is quite magical.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Barnstaple, Devon

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7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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