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Stunning Three Bedroom Barn Conversion Sleeps 6, takes pets. Near beaches and Exmoor.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Family Friendly Barn Conversion Goodleigh, Barnstaple, North Devon takes pets.

Enjoying a rural village location, The Byre-Cross Farm is an ideal stay for those wishing to relax in a slice of traditional Devon, yet with all the modern conveniences of contemporary living. With its tucked away edge of village location, you are just a stroll away from the village pub that serves up locally produced ales and food throughout the day.

Enjoy some spectacular views just a short walk from the property for any budding photographer, painter or walker taking in the sites as you look down the valley over Barnstaple and up the river Taw out to sea. Some of the most awe inspiring views and walks can also be found on the rugged Exmoor National Park, and along the North Devon coastline, littered with miles and miles of un-spoilt golden sandy beaches. The principle North Devon market town of Barnstaple is just 2 miles by car and offers a wealth of local and national high street shopping brands, as well as a multi-screen cinema, theatre and super bowl plus, a 12 court tennis complex.

The cottage has been stylishly converted from an old barn and many of the original features have been retained including the round pillars unique to this area of North Devon. The cottage has 3 bedrooms a large master bedroom with an oak king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with a large bath and shower attachment, plus wash-basin and WC. The second bedroom is a twin with 2 single beds and fitted wardrobe and bedside tables and lamps. The third bedroom is a fun bunk bedroom with two adult size single beds.

The family bathroom is just outside the twin bedroom and has an electric power-shower, sink and wc.

The kitchen is set down 3 small steps and has everything you need for family cooking, with an electric cooker and hob, a micro-wave, dishwasher, washer-dryer, large fridge-freezer and all the pots and pans and utensils you'll need.

Down another two steps is the dining area with a large pine table with table cloth and six chairs as well as a dresser with books and games and a music system.

Finally down another couple of small steps is the lounge with two large, comfy sofas and a slate coffee table, along with a flat-screen TV and DVD.

Outside there is a lawned garden which can be accessed via patio doors and has a wood table and chairs and to the left is a secure garden with a gate to keep pets in, here there is another table and benches and a built-in BBQ. The garden pond is tucked away in the corner and is securely fenced in to keep curious children out.

There are some lovely walks from the cottage, where dogs are welcome but should be kept on leads as the fields will be full of sheep.

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Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

‘ The most beautiful cottage and the best holiday ever!’

‘ Great cottage, lovely location, fantastic pub and I learnt to surf!’

‘ Such a beautiful spot, we loved the walks you showed us and Barny(our Lab) had a great time, see you next year.’

Thanks for looking after us and taking us down the pub a night we'll never foreget! Fantastic cottage, weather and best walks and beaches in the world’

‘Had a lovely time, the most relaxing place and so much to do when we wanted to, loved it, we'll be back next year. ps Love the photo, something to remember our holiday by!’
Mar 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Barnstaple in Goodleigh

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Master en-suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Family bathroom
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with bath, WC and inset sink. Bathroom 2 tiled power-shower, WC and sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , Twin bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Bunk beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Spacious master bedroom with king-size oak bed and French cotton sheets. En-suite Lovely view of the garden and pond. Bedroom 2 has two beautiful wooden twin beds, built-in wardrobe sea view to the Hartland light-house. Bedroom 3 with bunk beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
En-suite bathroom BBQ Enclosed garden Good village pub


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Stunning Three Bedroom Barn Conversion Sleeps 6, takes pets. Near beaches and Exmoor.
average rating of 4.75 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful cottage just loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely welcoming cottage situated great. Just a pity about the weather!!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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Lovely short break

  • 5 of 5

Lovely accommodation and location. Small village, no shop only a pub which was closed while we were there. Ideally located for Exmoor (Tarr Steps) also the Tarka Trail. Hired bikes and cycled to Bideford and walked the trail (on another day) to Braunton. A thoroughly lovely few days away. The weather was very good which is always and added bonus!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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Spacious, well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Located in a very quiet location is this spacious, well equipped holiday home. Plenty of room for our group of 4 adults, 1 child and two small dogs. It has a fenced off part of the garden for the dogs complete with BBQ, a pond and a bigger open grassed area.

The dining table seats 6 with ease. Two bathrooms so no queueing in the mornings.

Very near Barnstaple for shopping and easy driving to numerous beaches. 2 minute walk to the pub in the village. The owner lives next door and is very discreet.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This beautiful conversion, way exceeded expectation. You can never really tell from a picture how big or small the accommodation is actually going to be. I was beginning to doubt my decision to book, as wondered whether there would be enough space to escape my grandchildren - love them, but they don't come with volume controls.

On entering this property, I was instantly "wowed", even without doing the customary "reccy".

A kitchen most people would be very proud of, and extremely well equipped. A dining area big enough for all of us to sit round and have room for serving dishes and am ample lounge area. The master bedroom was huge, the two further bedrooms were perfectly adequate. It was nice to have the choice of bath or shower. The children preferred the bath, the adults the shower - which worked and plenty of hot water.

The barn is obviously well insulated - I had to keep turning the heating down.

I would like to pick up this dwelling, plonk it in the middle of a nice plot of land and live in it happily ever after.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at The Byre. A nice quiet location, close to Barnstaple and the coast. The cottage was well appointed and comfortable. The local pub, The New Inn, was exceptional...we went there twice!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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First class,Quiet,comfortable,dog friendly

  • 5 of 5

Lots to do with walking,cycling,sea fishing ,swimming,surfing,with great countryside.

Local pub with excellent food and service, within walking distance.Well maintained property suitable for adults, children plus dogs. car parking on site. Go again.?Yes.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
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National Trust - Arlington Court & Carriage Museum
Lovely country house and garden great for a day out with the children
Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
The New Inn
Nearest Ferry
250 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Saunton Sands
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Lovely country walks, ideal for dogs. Horse riding available nearby. Tarka Tennis Centre has 6 indoor courts and you can play table-tennis. Let's go Bowling has indoor bowling and a children's play area.

The Byre is set on the edge of the quiet village of Goodleigh, 3 miles away from Barnstaple and 8 miles from the coast at Saunton.


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  • Contractual booking deposit: 20.00% rent