This old Victorian barn stands in a large quiet garden laid mainly to lawn with south facing sandstone patio and private enclosed courtyard, off a small farm track away from any traffic noise with views over open farmland and countryside. The property is arranged in an 'L' shape with 2 king size bedrooms on the upper floor each with its own en-suite shower room, the lower floor houses a king size room (with double sofa bed), 2 twin rooms, a feature bathroom, additional shower room, utility/boot room. The main kitchen/dining/living area is open plan arranged around a huge double sided stone fireplace with cast iron log burner, bespoke kitchen, reclaimed oak dining table, leather sofas, 37" plasma flat screen TV/DVD and slate floors with underfloor heating. Devon Wildlife Trust Gold Award. Wi-fi broadband available. EPC rated A
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Barn Conversion In Clawton, Nr. Holsworthy, Devon, England - Peaceful Location, Hidden Away And Only A Short Drive To Beach And Moors
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- 17 Aug 2018
About elaine green
My husband and I moved here in 1998 with our then 2 small children. We wanted our family to grow up in a rural environment and learn to live 'the good life'. We have never looked back. Our children are almost grown now both loving the outdoor life (the eldest loves sailing, surfing, climbing and all kinds of outdoor adventures) and the youngest is a horse and wildlife enthusiast. We are closely involved with the Devon Wildlife Trust, caring for the 'farm' which is now 130 acre wildlife sanctuary and our large vegetable plot which produces most of our needs without any chemicals or food miles.
elaine green purchased this Barn in 2003
Why elaine green chose Clawton
The land and buildings at South Beer, including some old stone barns and a dairy was a neighbouring property to our own here at Beer Mill. It was a natural addition to our own land and offered possibilities to expand the nature trails and holiday cottage business we had already begun in 2001. This really is a fabulous area without major commercial development, lots of peace and quiet, lovely countryside and walks from the garden gate, no noisy neighbours or parking problems - yet all the convenience of a small market town nearby, the lovely sandy surf beaches of North Cornwall/Devon only a short drive in one direction while the wonderful wilderness of Dartmoor or Bodmin Moor is only a short drive the other way.
What makes this Barn unique
The 'green' nature of the Stone Barn was essential to everything we were working for here at Beer Mill. We had the opportunity to start with blank canvas and create somewhere wonderful and luxurious to stay which proved that comfort does not have to cost the earth. Stone Barn is only an hours drive from Plymouth, Exeter and Barnstaple and only just over 2 hours from Bristol and yet you arrive in this oasis of calm and quiet. Walking, cycling, fishing and many other outdoor activities are all available nearby. Local and organic food available with hardly a food mile in sight ! We love it so much we live here and take our holidays here so if you need us we are always around with help and advice to get the most from your holiday or family celebration.
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It is hard to imagine a more peaceful and relaxing place for a holiday than Stone Barn but also one with many interesting things to do and see, sit on the lawn with views over fields and woods the only sound that you are likely to hear is the singing of the birds,,walk in the meadows and woodlands of the nature reserve, hides/lookouts, ponds that are home to many small creatures.An old barn next to Stone Barn is home to barn owls they nest here every year, we were able to sit on the lawn and watch them going out to hunt and return with food for their young, a magical sight. The North Cornwall beaches and Dartmoor are both within easy reach, the nearest town is Holsworthy not a lot here except a large Waitrose that can supply all ones needs they also deliver, there are one or two good food pubs in the area ask owners Elaine and Dick about these they are very helpful and also very knowledgeable about wildlife. Our family holiday group consisted of three generations two teenagers being the youngest, we all thought it a wonderful place and had a great time. John. Oxford.
Thank you for your very kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday and the wildlife which is so important to all of us here at Beer Mill Farm. We hope you come back and visit again soon. kind regards Elaine and Dick
Special interest holidays:
Private garden gate access to Beer Mill Nature Trails -explore 4 different way- marked trails with maps and discover the wild countryside. Orienteering course over 20 acres now up and running, with new additions just completed. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
The north Cornwall/Devon coast is only half an hour drive away at Bude - Summerleaze (sandy surf beach with sea pool) and Crooklets (pebbly and sandy) beaches. Both with easy access from car parks. Widemouth Bay (surf and body boarding), Sandymouth Bay (National Trust) - vast expanses of sand when the tide is out. Several dog friendly beaches or areas. 20 minutes drive to water sports at Roadford lake -largest inland body of water in the South West and easy access to Dartmoor.
Car essential as local public transport is limited. Cycling and cycle hire readily available with many nearby off road routes. Cycles can be delivered to the property. Nearest mainline station Exeter St Davids (1 hour drive) or bus service via Holsworthy to Bude. Nearest airport Exeter (1 hour drive).
Nearest small market town, Holsworthy - 3 miles/5km for shops, supermarket, banks, petrol station, butcher, organic farm, pubs, health food shop and sports centre with swimming pool.
Excellent range of local restaurants and pubs from fine dining to pub grub - friendly, warm and welcoming.
Booking is direct, easy and online via our own site with no booking charges or we can send you a simple email form
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: bookings confirmed within 8 weeks of arrival date, full amount is due. Price includes all bedding and linen (travel cots provided free but bring your own cot bedding and linen, personal towels available to hire at £4 per person) Pets welcome there is a pet charge of £20 per pet (max 2 dogs depending on breed/type). Changeover Day: During high season (July/August) changeover day is Friday. Mid season May/June/September/October short breaks run Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday. Christmas 21 to 28 Dec/New Year 28 December to 4 January. The rest of the year booking is flexible. Notes on prices: SPECIAL OFFERS FOR MAY/JUNE get in touch for last minute bargains. Short breaks available outside peak at 60% of weekly rate for 2 nights/70% for 3 nights. Discount rates for small parties also available.