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Gorgeous 10 bedroom Georgian Villa on the cliffs with sea views

Peter Insall

Member since: 1999
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Speaks: english
Sleeps24
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms8
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Peter Insall

Member since: 1999
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Calendar last updated:
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Gorgeous 10 bedroom Georgian Villa on the cliffs with sea views

Sleeps24
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms8
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Barnstaple Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Very grand 10 bedroom house ideal for house parties

Berry House is an elegant Georgian home situated remotely in open farmland close to the cliffs of the rugged and dramatic North Devon coast. This is a designated 'area of outstanding natural beauty' and the house has superb views out to sea as well as inland across a wooded valley to the tall medieval tower of St Nectan's church. Great care has been taken to retain the character of the building whilst discreetly incorporating the best modern services and to promote a great sense of contemporary style without the feeling of being 'too new'! The flag stoned entrance hall with main staircase opens out to a formal paneled drawing room with open fireplace, and the dining room with log burner. The original kitchen is well appointed with flag stone floors and central island unit. The breakfast room with sea views leads out to the patio which is ideal for informal dining and barbecues. There are 10 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, games room, TV lounge and play barn.

House Parties: The house is situated on the North Devon coast. This is an ideal are for walking and seaside activities many of which we can arrange for you - Kayaking, abseiling, coast-steering, surfing to mention a few. There is a great spa near to the house for more leisurely pursuits. We can also arrange all, some or none of your catering for you during your stay - we use local produce and great local chefs to produce fine dining, picnics, bbqs, brunches and celebratory meals.

Families really enjoy the setting of the house and all the local attractions it has to offer for all age groups.

Celebrations are quite a common theme, many 30th's, 40th's and 50th birthdays have taken place at Berry.

Corporates: Quite a few of our corporate clients have favoured Berry for teambuilding and awaydays. The house provides an isolated setting for getting away from it all. The local area is ideal for orienteering, coast steering and other outdoor activities which we can arrange for you.

Full catering is available but you may wish to self cater as part of your team build - let us know if you need any help.

There are many rooms that are suitable for meeting and break out areas.

The house has 10 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms but can sleep up to 19 delegates if you are prepared to twin up.

We have many years experience is dealing with the corporate market and will turn your brief into a reality and take the strain off you!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Peter Insall (Owner)
Member since: 1999
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2015

About Peter Insall

Friends for 30 years we met at Surrey University studying hotel & tourism management. Career wise we went our separate ways with Peter running The Roof Gardens in Kensington, London. 12 years ago we got together and decided we wanted to provide big groups with really great places to stay and to be able to provide top quality catering and activities if our guests wished.

Why Peter Insall chose Barnstaple

When I first saw Berry House I was struck by the beauty of the location, standing proud on the hilltop looking over the surrounding countryside and towards the sea in the distance. The tranquility of its position also appealed to me.

The renovation that Berry required though was extensive; it has been a labour of love for the owner and since completion in 2008 one of which we are extremely proud. It was important to him to use top quality materials in the hands of skilled crafts people and then to furnish the house with style and comfort in mind.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

I love staying at Berry for the enjoyment of inviting a large group of friends and family here, for the way the house works so well for 24 of us and for being in a special part of the North Devon coast.

We spend time together cooking, eating and chatting. Younger members of the group have the games barn and the TV room. Quiet moments can be had in the reading room for those times when you just want to curl up and read your book.

When you feel like getting out and about there are walks from the house to the pebble beach at Berry and Hartland Quay and fabulous beaches further afield for surfing or general enjoyment.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to say that we had a fabulous weekend at Berry House. What a beautiful place. All our plans came together well. Even the weather was very kind to us :)
Feb 2015
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Sleeps24
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms8
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Map

Nearest Airport
66 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Hartland
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Barnstaple
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
M5 Junction 27
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Stoke
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Berry
Car: recommended

Berry House is located on the cliffs approx 1.5 miles from Harland with magnificent views out over the cliffs and ocean. It is 9 miles from Bideford which is the largest town nearby. It is also approx 20 minutes drive from the pretty villages of Appledore and Instow on the estuary.

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Rates & Availability

From £1,225 Per night

Barnstaple Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Apr 3 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
£1,375
From
£2,125
Fri,Sat
£6,750
 
 
Winter Season
Oct 1 2015 - Dec 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
£1,225
From
£1,475
Fri,Sat
£5,500
 
 
New Year 2015
Dec 29 2015 - Jan 2 2016
4 night minimum stay
£1,737
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Please see special offers that may be available at www.bighouseco.com
Weekend (3 nights) £4350
Weekend (2 nights) £3850
Weekly (7 nights) £6350
Midweek (2 nights) £2650

3 night weekend lets start at 4pm on a Friday and finish at 10am on a Monday - we can sometimes vary these, please ask when booking.
One third of hire charge is payable on booking and the balance 12 weeks prior to arrival.
If booking within 12 weeks the full hire charge is due.
We can accept credit and debit cards plus cheques.
A cautionary deposit of £1000 is payable 4 weeks before arrival.
Our prices include Vat at 20%.
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Amenities

Barnstaple Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 24 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , tub
  • Very high spec bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Parlour - 1 king , Double
    Dairy - 1 king , Double or twin
    Buck - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Double plus single
    Wolferstan - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Double plus single
    Abbott - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Double plus single
    Luttrell - 2 twin/ single , Twin
    Cleverdon - 1 king , Double or twin
    Attic 1 - 1 king , Double or twin
    Attic 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin
    Attic 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Double plus single
  • Bedrooms 2, 7, 8 can be twins or doubles. Bedrooms 2, 3, 4, 7, 10 have en suite bathrooms All the bedrooms on the ground and 1st floor are decorated to a very high specification and enjoy fabulous views. The 2nd floor attic rooms have eaved ceilings and are quirkier!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The house has a games room with petite football and pool table. There is a barn that has been converted into a games room with 5 a side football, basketball, table tennis, DVD with flat screen and sound system and kids buggies. The dining table can seat all 24 guests around, so that you can all dine together.

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