Detached Barn Conversion Nr Dartmoor. Sleeps 3. Pet sitting available. Peaceful, Rural Retreat. Aromatherapy & hot stone treatments available in the cottage
About Nicky Bishop
I am Nicky Bishop and live with my husband in the former farmhouse of which Dreamcatcher is one of the outlying barns. We both have busy careers as well as managing the holiday cottage, but love the balance this brings - it keeps us sane! We have lived in Devon for much of our lives and love being close to Dartmoor and the Devon and Cornwall coasts as we enjoy walking, cycling and kayaking, and basically being out with nature
Nicky Bishop purchased this Barn in 2006
Why Nicky Bishop chose Sampford Courtenay
I have always wanted to run holiday cottages and when we first came across Webber Hill it just felt "right". The barns were just calling out to be loved. When we drove up the driveway and the space of the former farmyard (now the sunken garden) opened up in front of us, it felt really special. It is so easy to access the A30 to reach all parts of Devon and Cornwall which is great for the activities we enjoy , but it is also far enough from civilisation to feel like you are really away from it all - although not too far to make going back out to get the shopping you forgot a pain! There is such a range of wildlife here that every time we come home we just breathe a sigh of relief. It really is like coming on holiday even for us!
What makes this Barn unique
As well as being very central in Devon making it easy to visit the coasts of Devon and Cornwall and moors of Dartmoor, Bodmin and Exmoor, Dreamcatcher is in a beautiful, peaceful location. We have a visiting spa service available - qualified therapists can help the stresses of everyday life melt away with a range of luxury treatments in the comfort of your holiday home. For more details contact me or see www.webberhillfarmcottages.co.uk We welcome pets and provide food and water bowls, throws, although you may want to bring your own as well, towels and a welcome dog treat. The garden for Dreamcatcher is enclosed and at the front of the property, so dogs can play freely here. With advance notice we will pet sit for you if you want to go shopping but not take the dog, visit somewhere where dogs aren't allowed, or have a meal in a restaurant. This arrangement is on a bespoke basis depending on the dog's requirements, so do contact us to discuss. Most of the pubs welcome dogs and our guests are often pleasantly surprised just how dog friendly they are! The cottage has underfloor heating as well as a woodburning stove, free WiFi throughout, dual fuel range style cooker, superking size bed (or two 3ft singles), double futon on the mezzanine, and a large shower cubicle with power shower. We provide bath and hand towels. An initial supply of tea and coffee, and a pint of milk, to help you revive, are provided, along with a bottle of wine.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
A delightful property
Well appointed kitchen a good spacious bathroom and shower very comfortable lounge very spacious bed in the bedroom a very pleasant garden to to sit out in everywhere very clean we would definitely stay here again
Beautiful cottage in a beautiful area.
As soon as we arrived we were made to feel welcome. The Cottage was easy to find and in a perfect location. Nikki and her husband have done such a great job with the cottages, they catered to all our needs and the cottage was really cosy. I would highly recommend and will definitely stay again. Thank you for everything.
Perfect cottage for a relaxing break for two plus dog!
Dreamcatcher Cottage was perfect for a well needed break from the hustle and bustle of work! The location is so peaceful and quiet yet within easy driving access to shops, pubs and fantastic walks.
Nicky is a fabulous host - there when needed but otherwise leaves you to enjoy the peace. Nicky also had lots of suggestions of places to visit and where to eat. The cottage was spotless and extremely comfortable in every way. The bed was probably one of the comfiest we have ever slept in - important after a day of walking. The bathroom had a powerful shower and the kitchen had everything you needed.
Dreamcatcher has a small enclosed garden - ideal spot for having a cup of tea and a slice of Nicky’s mums homemade cake ( delicious and very welcome) .
There are many National Trust properties within easy access with lovely walks and cafes to enjoy but you could easily spend a day at home enjoying the nature and peace and quiet.
We hope to visit again!
Thank you very much for your lovely review of Dreamcatcher. We are really pleased you enjoyed the location and there are certainly plenty of things to see and do nearby!
We agree a comfy bed is essential after long walks and are delighted you found it one of the comfiest you have ever slept in.
Also thank you for your positive comments about the cleanliness of the cottage, and also mums cake!
We look forward to welcoming you back.
Wonderful luxury break
We were a little early arriving but Nicky and family made us very welcome. The cottage was absolutely perfect in lovely peaceful surroundings. Inside was welcoming, extremely clean and very comfortable. Superb attention to detail in comfort and decor. Shower was amazing. Huge bed, plenty of storage and everything to hand. Loved the range cooker. Mum's sponge was a delight and the wine went down a treat at dinner.
Benson, our labradoodle, was also spoilt with his own mat,water and food bowl with a lovely Bonio. Also a towel for those damp days and a throw in case he felt like clambering on the furniture (not allowed!).
We were lucky with the weather but there was a wood burner for the cold days and underfloor heating.
Garden at the rear of the cottage with BBQ facilities and table and chairs for outdoor living.
This property is a definite home from home with the WOW factor and will be hard to beat.
Thanks to Nicky and her family for a lovely stay.
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and the peace and quiet here. We also appreciated how clean and tidy you left the cottage!
It is always good to hear that our guests find the cottage a home from home, and thank you for mentioning the WOW factor which is so hard to portray til you get here!
Thank you again for the lovely flowers, that was very thoughtful of you.
Take care and love to Benson!
Clean, equipped with everything you could possibly need, deceptively spacious and welcoming
Very peaceful cottage with cake, wine and flowers to welcome us. Pint of milk in the fridge and tea and coffee were really appreciated. Lots of thoughtful touches made us feel at home from the start. We really loved watching the birds and it is a great idea that the owners have of supplying bird food in a tin so we could top up the feeders ourselves. The baa’ing of the lambs and sheep and the birdsong was a real treat!
One of the best cottages we stayed in
We loved everything! The home made cake from Nicky was delicious and we were made very welcome. The cottage was very warm during the nights which is always appreciated. The whole setting was pieceful and calm. A true romantic getaway. We sure will be back to explore Moonseeker next time.
Thank you for your lovely comments - it was a pleasure to have you as guests and we look forward to welcoming you back again.
The nearest coast is Bude approximately 30 miles away, although there are many excellent beaches all along the Devon and Cornwall coast, many of which are dog friendly throughout the season. We provide a comprehensive list in Dreamcatcher.
The nearest airport is Exeter which is approximately 27 miles away.
Okehampton 1.5 miles
Okehampton castle 2 miles
Meldon Reservoir 3 miles
Finch Foundy 4 miles
Dartmoor Railway 1.5 miles
Castle Drogo 10.5 miles
Lydford Gorge 12 miles
Roadford Lake 18 miles
RHS Rosemoor 21 miles
Exeter 25 miles
Tintagel 42 miles
Eden Project 54 miles
Lost Gardens of Heligan 60 miles
Waitrose, Co-op & Lidl are all approx 1.5 miles. Waitrose, Sainsbury and Tesco will deliver. Okehampton has a number of restaurants, pubs, a pizzeria, Indian restaurants & takeaway, fish and chip shops, Chinese takeaway. There are several independent clothing retailers, and a Victorian arcade with some interesting antique and curio shops.
Simmons Park is a very popular open space, with access up onto the moor. There is a Loyds bank