Breathtaking panoramic views across surrounding farmland and stunning sea and coastal views can be enjoyed from this Grade II listed converted stone barn in a secluded corner on a Victorian non working model farm in Higher Clovelly, North Devon. The Byre is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to the beautiful Hartland Peninsula and the historic fishing village of Clovelly with its traffic-free cobblestone path down to the harbour. Fine surfing beaches at Westward Ho! and Bude and other beach and seaside attractions are within an easy drive. The historic port of Bideford is 12 miles away with all amenities and boat trips to Lundy Island. There are dramatic coastal paths for walkers and the Tarka Trail for cyclists. Dartington Crystal and Rosemoor RHS Gardens and the family attractions of the Milky Way and the Big Sheep are close by. Golf, horse riding, fishing, surfing and wind surfing available locally.
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Grade II Listed Barn in Higher Clovelly, Devon, England with Panoramic Sea Views - Large Garden
Andrew & Stephanie Keeling
- Calendar last updated:
- 14 Sep 2018
About Andrew & Stephanie Keeling
My wife and I live in Surrey. We have two grown up children and two border collies and we all love to escape the bustle of city life to the tranquility of North Devon whenever we can.
Andrew & Stephanie Keeling purchased this Barn in 2004
Why Andrew & Stephanie Keeling chose Hartland
We have holidayed in North Cornwall and North Devon since 1987 when our children were toddlers and it has always been our dream to own a little part of this wonderful coastline. in 2004 we saw an advert from an estate agent of a derelict Victorian barn that was to be developed. We were lucky enough to be in from the start and were able to change the plans to suit our requirements although we had to allow for the Grade II listing. I use a wheelchair so we were able to ensure level access to the ground floor and garden.
What makes this Barn unique
We love that we are one mile from the A39 with it's easy access to North Cornwall and North Devon, yet we are off the road in a peaceful, rural location with outstanding coastal views that many would drive miles to see.
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Attractive accommodation, conveniently close to lovely destinations.
We must have chosen one of the dullest weeks of a beautiful summer to visit The Byre, so we missed the stunning views which must be available on brighter days, however we were close to many beautiful places which are worth a visit in any weather. Our party had mixed requirements, small children are catered for by a couple of themed parks which our granddaughter would have stayed all day. We had a couple of kite surfers who headed up to near by beaches. All of us loved the charming villages, beaches and of course the cream teas.
The accommodation was accessible and a little quirky. If I have a criticism, I think the downstairs bathroom could be more accessible with handrails and bath seats and when we needed to change the sleeping arrangements , there was no access to any extra bedding.
These are just individual requirements, easily satisfied. On the whole the Byre is excellently positioned, charming and reasonably good value for high season. I would come here again even if the weather did not improve.
We had a fantastic stay at the Bryr very comfortable and every thing there you needed. The weather wasn't very good but the cosines of the cottage made up for it. The dogs loved the large garden and the beaches near by thank you for letting us stay 😀�
Beautiful barn conversion
We had a fantastic week at this beautiful property . Even though the weather wasn't brilliant we felt cosy inside . The dogs loved the large back garden . Everything you wanted was there. Thank you for letting us stay :)
We really had a fantastic time at the Byre just outside Hartland, the Barn was gorgeous and everything you need for a great time has been provided. The Atlantic Coastline is just incredible and the Barn is ideally situated to take in all the sites of the stunning area. We even had great weather, so thanks for making us so welcome.
We had a great week the house was charming and in a great position for all the attractions. the changeable weather didn't spoil what our enjoyment and the house was lovely and warm. We have two active Boys who loved the garden and the PlayStation! Highly recommended for a getaway!
Lovely property, beautiful location
Fabulous break with friends in a spacious, well furnished barn conversion. Big enough for a family of 4 and a family of 3 plus dog. Everything you could need including enough kitchen equipment to cook a belated Xmas dinner! Weather wasn’t great but was still a treat to look out the French doors and see the sea! Highly recommended for a chilled out break in North Devon.
Hartland Quay, about two miles, spectacular cliffs with incredible contorted rock formations.
Duckpool, sheltered pebble beach, sand at low tide.
Sandymouth, large pebble beach, plenty of sand at low tide.
Bude has good surfing beaches. Summerleaze has a tidal swimming pool.
Widemouth Bay, wide sandy beach. Swimming, surfing and rock pools to explore.
Northam Burrows, 1.5 miles of sandy beach protected by a wall of huge pebbles. Ideal for kite flying, swimming, surfing and sailboarding.
Nearest airport is Exeter. Use of a car is essential due to rural location.
Hartland 2 miles with Post Office, local shops, pubs and fish and chip shop. Lighthouse and Quay. Hartland Abbey.
Clovelly 2 miles, historic traffic free fishing village.
Bideford 15 mins, market town with shops and supermarkets
Bude 15 mins, beaches, shops and supermarkets.
Dartington Crystal, Torrington. Glass making, tours, hands on activities.
The Big Sheep, Abbotsham. Whole day of rides, shows, dog trials, horse whispering, duck trials, pony rides and sheep races.
Milky Way Adventure Park. North Devon's biggest indoor adventure play area.
Splash Leisure Pool, Bude offers a waves session for all the family.
Tarka Trail has 30 miles of cycle paths along the disused railway lines of North Devon's beautiful countryside. Cornwall's version is the Camel Trail.
Tamar Lakes, near Bude. Coarse angling. Upper Tamar lake well stocked with carp well over 30lbs, bream, rudd, roach, perch, eels.
Sea fishing from Clovelly or fish off the quay at Appledore.
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Booking Notes: Bookings are subject to availability and terms and conditions. Reservations and enquiries via email or telephone. Changeover Day: Arrival day is Saturday after 3pm Departure is Saturday before 10am Notes on prices: Prices shown include gas and electricity, hot water, linen and towels. Well behaved dogs £25 per week by arrangement.