Comfortable home-from-home with south facing seating area, perfect for exploring Cornwall/Devon. Detailed information pack
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About Riki Riley
When we unexpectedly found ourselves without jobs after many years of commuting to London we decided to do something completely different - a real lifestyle change. So we bought our dream home in North Cornwall and haven't looked back. Our 5 children are independent and still live in SW London. Between us we are proud grandparents to 10 grandchildren. We have two surrogate babies, brothers Bubble and Squeak, who we rescued from Cats Protection in 2015. We're both keen photographers and walkers - both of which go very much hand in hand here. We both worked in London for many years, working for a global publishing company. Riki now works as a care worker in a residential home, whilst Martin maintains and improves the farmhouse, its buildings and land. Our aim is that guests thoroughly enjoy the Barn, its location, and the surrounding area.
Riki Riley purchased this Barn in 2014
Why Riki Riley chose Morwenstow
We knew instantly that this was the home for us. It offers the best of everything - North Cornwall is unspoilt and yet we're just a few miles from some spectacular coastline and beaches. It's in a quiet rural hamlet and yet you can get to the Atlantic Highway (A39) quickly, which links North Devon to South Cornwall. So we're easy to find. Woolley is a very friendly community and made us feel very welcome from the start. And there are such a variety of things to do - walking, swimming, surfing, eating cream teas, coasteering, gardens and stately homes to name but a few.
What makes this Barn unique
You can park outside the cottage, enjoy a glass of wine in the private seating area. From the kitchen window you can watch a variety of birds gorge themselves on the bird feeder. Our farm overlooks the Marsland Valley which is home to the Marsland Nature Reserve. This boasts a wonderful display of butterflies, ancient woodland and heath that stretches out to the coast, managed by the Devon Wildlife Trust. It is a truly magical, undiscovered spot.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Everything was beyond what we had expected and thus we enjoyed a great week exploring the area
Excellent base to explore North Cornwall
We stayed at East Woolley Barn for extended period during March and April and enjoyed every minute. What a beautiful location and such a great base to explore North Cornwall and Devon. The barn is very comfortable, spotlessly clean and well equipped. Riki and Martin, the hosts, also made us feel very welcome and have clearly gone to great lengths to provide useful information about local walks and the many other things to do in the local area. We would highly recommend it!
We had a very warm welcome on arrival, every need had been anticipated and catered for. Lovely break
Wonderful accommodation, Riki &Martin were terrific hosts who took pleasure in being helpful and friendly. Stunning area to visit, with both Devon and Cornwall on the doorstep. Limitless places to go and a good place to relax with privacy too. Definitely go there again 👍
Tranquil Home from Home
This is our third visit to Wooley barn.The tranquility we feel when staying at Wooley barn is second to none.Every time we visit the barn there is another improvement although it is perfect to us. There's lots of places to visit especially the beach in Bude.We walked by the canal and observed some of the lovely birds swans, geese and a heron.Widemouth bay was a stunning beach with a cafe close by.
Very warm, welcoming and cosy. Well fitted out, presented and maintained to a very high standard.
Two of us and our dog stayed for 3 nights just after new year and although it was only a short break we made the most of our time and really enjoyed it. The Barn is well placed for access to some lovely beaches and walks as well as to various places whether you want to visit either Cornwall or Devon. The owners were very helpful and friendly and have taken so much trouble to provide a wealth of information on anything you might wish to know, including 2019 tide times which we found extremely useful!
Well appointed and thoughtfully provisioned.
Excellent condition, comfortable, and a huge utility room was a bonus.
East Woolley Barn is in the Cornish parish of Morwenstow, which has the most spectacular stretch of coastline - infamous for its many shipwrecks.
We provide guests with an annotated Ordnance Survey map of our favourite local walks. So you can discover hidden gems that only the locals know about, in an unspoilt area of north Cornwall/Devon.
In Morwenstow you'll also find the 13th century Bush Inn, and Rectory Tea Rooms, both steeped in history. A short walk away you'll stumble across Hawkers Hut on the cliff edge, the National Trust's smallest property.
Welcombe Mouth Beach is just 14 minutes, drive with its spectacular rock formations. And Sandymouth is our nearest sandy beach 15 minutes' drive away. There are many other sandy beaches and rocky coves to explore.
It takes only 5 minutes to reach Kilkhampton, our nearest village, which boasts an excellent small Co-Op, Post Office, two pubs, Chinese takeaway and chippie with cafe.
Our local pubs are The Smithy in Welcombe, and the Bush Inn in Morwenstow, both offering food, and about 10 minutes' drive away. The nearest town is Bude, 20 minutes' drive away, with Morrisons, Lidl, B&M, and an eclectic mix of independent shops, Sea Pool and two sandy beaches. Enjoy a cocktail at the Beach Hotel overlooking the sea, or brave a dip in the sea pool.
We're always updating the places that our guests have enjoyed visiting. Use these recommendations to kick-start your holiday plans.
Use of a car/car hire is essential.
Newquay - 1 hr 10 mins (2014: Edinburgh, major UK cities; Dusseldorf)
Exeter - 1 hr 15 mins (Europe, Tunisia)
Bristol - 3 hrs (Many European destinations)
London Heathrow - 4 hrs (Worldwide destinations)
Stanstead - 4 hrs 30 mins (Europe, Morocco, USA, Mexico)
The nearest village with food stores, cafe, Chinese takeaway, is Kilkhampton, 4 miles down the A39.
Hartland Quay and Abbey are 15 minutes' drive.
Bodmin, Dartmoor, and Exmoor are all 1 hour's drive away.