Barnstaple Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description
Sleeps 8, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
2 miles from Parracombe, and 2½ miles from the little pebble beach at dramatic Heddon's Mouth, deep in a lush tranquil wooded valley, a detached farmhouse with 17th cent. origins nestling in the shelter of mature trees and ancient hedgerows - full of wild flowers, birds and butterflies at the right time of year - and with lovely views to Trentishoe Down. There are 40 acres of pasture, streams, wild wood and moorland which you are welcome to explore. This is terrific walking country, far away from the hustle of modern urban life, and an ideal spot to enjoy its calm. Timeless green lane and woodland footpath (walking boots needed) to Hunters Inn, about 1½ miles. It and two other cottages (see F57 and F56) share use of a laundry room with washing machine and tumble drier and games barn (table tennis, pool table). Spring water.
Garden surrounds the house with steps down to front door and around to a sunny, gravelled patio (tables/chairs), a great deal of lawn space and an unfenced stream running along one side.
Hall (room for coats/boots); loo (washbasin); relaxing living room with windows either side, door to patio with the view, inglenook (woodburner), TV/DVD, floorboards/rug; double doors to large dining room/kitchen (microwave, oil-fired Aga, electric cooker, walk-in larder with fridge-freezer) with French windows to garden; second living room-cum-snug with TV/DVD; back lobby with butler sink and door to garden.
From the hall stairs up to three bedrooms – a double (5’ bed) with lovely views, another double (6’ zip-linked bed or twin), and a single; bathroom (suite with roll-top bath) and shower-room (suite). Second flight of stairs from back lobby up to two more bedrooms – a double, and a single; bathroom (suite).
A lovely, family house with masses of space all around and wonderful walks from the door.
DISCLAIMER: Please note that we have not finalized details for this holiday home for 2014. The description, prices and availability are therefore still subject to change. You may still provisionally book this property for 2014 and we'll confirm details to you as soon as they have been agreed with the owner. If, for any reason, you wish to cancel at that stage, you may do so without penalty and any deposit you've paid will be refunded to you in full.
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed