Barricane House, formerly Barricane Inn, was built by my great, great grandfather Samuel Conibear in 1860. It has remained in the family ever since and is now a much loved and revisited holiday home comprising 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, boot room and two attic 'play' rooms. It is also used by us for more than 10 weeks a year and so it has many home comforts not usually found in a rental property.
- House1937 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs1
- Min. Stay1 - 7 nights
House in Mortehoe, Nr. Woolacombe, North Devon - Centrally Located In The Picturesque Village Of Mortehoe
- Calendar last updated:
- 23 Sep 2018
About Maggie Boyd
Maggie Boyd purchased this House in 1860
What makes this House unique
Family home in the very centre of this beautiful village, with two play rooms for kids to play in and provide some 'peace' for parents & grandparents. The house was built by my great great grandfather and we have sympathetically modernised it whilst retaining its original character. Over 50% of our guests stay again and we think that says a lot about our house.
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Wonderful house in beautiful Mortehoe Village
Lovely, spacious, family house, amazingly well equipped (every time I needed something it was there, from sellotape to kitchen foil to shower gel). The house was spotlessly clean and had all we needed for our holiday, with lots of room for the seven of us. Fantastic after a day on the beach to come back to three showers, and to have a hose in the garden to rinse off wetsuits and a rail to hang them on.
Mortehoe is a very pretty village and this house is right in the middle of it, looking out on the village square and the church. A very well equipped little store is a few doors down, and next to that a great cafe where we enjoyed both a great pizza night and a gin tasting.
I would highly reccomend Mortehoe and this house in particular as a holiday destination, a lovely place to stay in a beautiful area, full of so much to do. There are plenty of lovely walks straight from Mortehoe, the coastlal parth is stunning and you can watch seals around Morte point, you get beautiful sunsets, and you have 3 miles of sandy beach just down the road at Woolacombe (surely Devon's best beach). We also enjoyed cycling the Tarka trail (bikes hired from Biketrail at Fremmington Quay), visiting the lovely Exmoor Zoo, eating at the Red Barn in Woolacombe, getting Shri Lankan curry at Barricane Beach and of course Fish and Chips in Mortehoe (go early to avoid long ques).
A lovely very well equipped family holiday home
A very well equipped and lovely holiday home. Excellent bedrooms and bathrooms that coped with the 3 generations of our family. The house is situated in the middle of the small village next to all the things you would want close. A village shop selling fresh pasties and other delights. 2 lovely pubs that both provided food. The location also allowed you to travel other attractions that were also in easy reach.
Yes we hope to go back
Highly recommend this accommodation. After holidaying in Woolacoombe for over 40 years, staying in Caravans, lodges, hotels and b+bs this is by far the best. Beautiful house in excellent location. I love the 'give and get' idea it works really well. Mortoe is a lovely village and the walk into Woolcoombe taking in the scenery and stopping off at Barricane Beach is a must. We will definitely book this house again.
Tom + Lynn (Birmingham)
Excellent. Good facilities in excellent location
Very roomy & comfortable with everything provided including a lovely garden and provision of things needed for the beach.
Mortehoe is a lovely village, again with everyting you need - two good pubs, two good takeaways, tractor rides to see the seals and excellent walks from the door.
Thoroughly enjoyed the stay.
Very well equipped cottage we had everything we needed for our weeks stay and we were lucky that the weather on the whole behaved itself.
Lovely spacious cottage in an excellent location
A perfect family holiday with four good sized bedroom and three shower/bathrooms. Would comfortably accommodate 8 people. High standard of cleanliness throughout. Beds were very comfortable with good quality bedding. We had everything we needed...and more, including lots of 'mod cons!' Situated in centre of Mortehoe with fish & chip shop, newspaper shop, pub and take away all within walking distance. Could not fault anything!
Special interest holidays:
Great as a base for walking and surfing.
The famous 3 mile long sandy beach at Woolacombe, with life guard patrols, is just over 1 mile away and a 15-20 minute walk if you are keen. Coombsgate or Barricane beach, a shell beach which is very popular with the locals, is about 0.8 of a mile away and a 10-15 minute walk there. Barricane beach has a very popular café serving mugs of tea, Paninis and several evenings a week - Sri Lankan curries! Take your own beach chairs and watch the sun set as you enjoy your dinner.
Arriving by car is the easiest. However the nearest train station is Barnstaple about 30 minutes away. Train travellers tend to use Tiverton Parkway, which is on the main London-Bristol-Exeter route, and is about 1 hour away.
Woolacoombe just over a mile away. Ilfracombe about 5 miles. Ilfracombe Tesco 6 miles. Barnstaple about 12 miles.
Lots of opportunities for walking, swimming, surfing, horse riding nearby.
Booking Notes: Please initially contact the owner and we will explain the procedure. We do request a 20% deposit to confirm a booking, the balance being due 8 weeks before your holiday. Changeover Day: During high season the changeover day is Saturday. During the rest of the year we can be flexible on changeover days. Notes on prices: Prices are per week. Outside the high and mid season we accept 3 day and 4 day breaks at a reduced rate.