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Character, 6-bedroom luxury house, sleeping up to 12. With onsite tennis court and games room.

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury 6-bedroom house with onsite games room and tennis court. Sleeps up to 12

Situated in the middle of rolling, green fields, The Stables is a fantastic six bedroom, pet and family friendly property perfect for relaxing weekends or summer holidays.

With enormous windows, this bright and spacious property provides a tranquil setting for a relaxed holiday in the North Devon countryside. Each room has been stylishly decorated with homely touches and comfortable furniture.

The kitchen, which is at the heart of the house is very well-equipped with all the expected mod-cons, as well as a few you wouldn't expect. Fitted within the kitchen is a large American style fridge/freezer with ice dispenser, a microwave, a dishwasher, a double range cooker, a washing machine and a tumble dryer. Next door to the kitchen is the fabulous dining room with large table catering the whole party.

The lounge is large with areas for all the family or just relaxing with a glass of wine. At one end is the comfy family area with large sofa and floor cushions, as well as a TV and fire. The other side of the lounge has plush armchairs and a two seater sofa from which the countryside views can be admired.

Doors open from the lounge out on to a gorgeous south facing terrace with BBQ and tables to enjoy alfresco dinners. Beyond the terrace is a large communal landscaped garden complete with an all-weather tennis court and two children's play areas, one of which is located opposite The Stables and features a slide and two swings. Next door to the property is the games room, which has table tennis, table football and darts.

The six en-suite bedrooms are split over both floors to suit all groups staying at the house. On the ground floor of the house there are two bedrooms, one double with king size bed and one twin, both have en-suite shower rooms and have been beautifully decorated. Upstairs there are four further bedrooms three doubles with king size beds and one twin. The two double bedrooms in the East Wing of the house have en-suite bathrooms with roll top baths, whilst the West Wing double and twin have either a bath or a shower.

Every room at The Stables benefits from underfloor heating and has been tastefully decorated in neutral colours, they also benefit from lovely countryside views.

North Devon has something to offer all its visitors, from the stunning coastline to the breathtaking moor. Relax on Saunton Sands or enjoy the sun, basking on the Valley of the Rocks. The Stables is in an ideal location for everything you're looking for.

More Details

Property Manager
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

October 13 2013. Border and Jervis Family. Middlesex.

''We came here to celebrate my sixtieth birthday. What a wonderful venue, well equipped and very much a ‘home from home’. A great escape, hope to come back for another visit.''

August 28 2013. The Grahams. Hampshire.

''Two weeks in a super house and in a super location. There were six adults and five children for the first week and down to four adults and three children for the second week. The weather was mostly kind to us and we all loved the beaches. We all had lots of fun. Superb walking here too, especially the coastal walks. The house was large enough for us all to have space and to congregate as a family. Thank you for making our holiday.''
Jan 2014
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Barnstaple House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En-suite to Bedroom 1 with walk-in shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En-suite to Bedroom 2 with walk-in shower.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , En-suite to Bedroom 3 - bath with hand-held shower attachmen
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , En-suite to Bedroom 4 with shower.
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , En-suite to Bedroom 5 with roll top bath.
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , tub , En-suite to Bedroom 6 with roll top bath.
    Toilet - toilet , Ground floor WC
  • There are six bathrooms at The Stables as well as a ground floor cloakroom. Bathroom 1: En-suite with bedroom 1 with walk-in shower. Bathroom 2: En-suite with bedroom 2 with walk-in shower. Bathroom 3: En-suite with bedroom 3 with bath complete with hand-held shower attachment. Bathroom 4: En-suite with bedroom 4 with shower. Bathroom 5: En-suite with bedroom 5 with roll top bath. Bathroom 6: En-suite with bedroom 6 with roll top bath.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Downstairs double bedroom with king-size bed and TV.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs twin bedroom with access to the terrace and a TV.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , West Wing twin bedroom with TV and countryside views.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , West Wing double bedroom with king-size double bed and TV.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , First floor double with king-size double bed and TV.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , First floor double with king-size double bed and TV.
  • The Stables comfortably accommodates up to 12 in six en-suite bedrooms. Infants in cots are also welcome and are not included in the 12. Bedroom 1 - downstairs double with king-size bed and en-suite shower room. Bedroom 2 - downstairs twin bedroom with two full size single beds and en-suite shower room. Bedroom 3 - upstairs twin bedroom in the West Wing with two full size single beds and en-suite bathroomn. Bedroom 4 - upstairs double bedroom in the West Wing with king-size bed and en-suite shower room. Bedroom 5 - upstairs double in the East Wing with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 6 - upstairs double in the East Wing with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The Stables is a luxury six bedroom barn conversion, which has been tastefully decorated throughout and fitted to a high standard. It has its own private terrace area, which is a great place to relax or have a BBQ, as well as an onsite tennis court and games room. The grounds surrounding the property are also available for guests to wander and feature two children's play areas.


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Character, 6-bedroom luxury house, sleeping up to 12. With onsite tennis court and games room.
average rating of 4.6 based on 11 reviews

Doherty Family London

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 9adults 4children . We were delighted with the house that we found very clean, comfortable and fitted us all well. We were there for a wedding so didn't get to take advantage of the activities. Would like to visit again and certainly would recommend it. The only downside, was lack of phone signal in the house that was a bit annoying. Lovely Devon.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent - great position and very well presented.

  • 5 of 5

Just right for a party of 10+.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, i'am so please you all had a lovely time at the Stables, and look forward to seeing you again
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Terrific venue

  • 5 of 5

We went to The Stables to celebrate my mum's 80th. It's a terrific property, really nicely refurbished with care and attention. Spacious enough for our large group, yet cosy enough to sit around the kitchen and chat, and all eat together in the dining room. The Games Room and tennis court are a real plus. I'd really recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great long weekend for a birthday celebration!

  • 4 of 5

The cottage itself and the location was perfect, near the big super markets but still away and in the rural cottage strip. There were 12 of us majority being couples and we all loved the ensuit facilities. Kitchen facilities and utensils were perfect. The floors were heated and were perfect for the cold and rainy weather. The owners even left a home made cake and wine as a welcome gift which was a great touch. As we all took the day of work to check out on a Monday we asked if we could check out a little later and Pat was very accommodating allowing us. The only downside but minor points were the beds could have been a little comfier and less noisy, the games room was great but could also be made a little comfier, the wifi was a hit and miss, we couldn't really access wifi in any of the bed rooms so maybe stronger wifi signals would have been good. Overall we would highly recommend this property for any large groups looking to get away from the city for a little relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic for Family Gathering

  • 4 of 5

The Stables property was amazing! It's large and tastefully equipped, and Pat made us feel very welcome. There was even a homemade cake and wine when we arrived!! We loved the bedrooms and en-suites, although the mattresses in all rooms were noisy and not very comfortable. Mattress toppers would be a lovely addition. The twin room downstairs would benefit from a power point near the mirror for hairdryer use and the en-suite could do with a shaver point.

The large lounge, dining and kitchen areas were absolutely perfect for our family gathering! The kitchen is amazingly equipped with a washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, food processor, 5 ring cooker with double oven, large fridge/freezer and a wine/drinks cooler which was much appreciated as we were lucky enough to have fantastic weather for our visit and cold drinks were a must!

The communal games room with it's darts, table tennis, table football and air hockey was a joy to have as the children could take themselves off to play on their own. One very minor point, some of the table tennis bats are a little tired and need replacing. The tennis court is well maintained and was a great addition to this property. Even though these areas were communal, we didn't have to wait to use them at all which was brilliant.

We very much enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend this property to anyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stag stay

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with 10 friends and family for my stag do. The stables gave more than ample space and excellent facilities of games room and tennis court. It was an excellent location close to essentials but still rural. We all had a fantastic time and were blessed with fantastic weather.

A great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Chciehster Arms
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Portmore Golf Course, Barnstaple
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
M5 Junction 27
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Cedars Inn
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
WEstward Ho!
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Many different activities can be enjoyed within the local area. At several of the beaches there are numerous water sports on offer, including surfing and kayaking, many of the beaches will offer lessons to suit all abilities, as well as having equipment available to hire.

Golf courses can be found either in Barnstaple or at the nearby Saunton Sands, where there is a championship standard 18-hole course with stunning sea views.

Other activities available locally include horse riding and coasteering.

For walkers, the South West Coast Path is easily accessible, as is the Tarka Trail, which can be picked up in Barnstaple and is a largely traffic free tarmac path suitable for both walkers and cyclists - stop off at Fremington Quay for a wonderful meal at the cafe that also serves wonderful home-made cakes.

The Stables are beautifully located within the North Devon countryside just a few miles outside of the market town of Barnstaple. This ideally positioned house is within easy reach of the stunning coastline home to some of the country's best beaches, including Saunton Sands, Woolacombe, Croyde and Westward Ho!, as well as Exmoor National Park, which is less than a 30-minute drive from The Stables.

Barnstaple itself has several excellent places to eat and shop, both within its bustling high street and around the outskirts. Cedars Inn just a few miles from the house has a good restaurant and bar, as done the Chichester Arms in Bishops Tawton, which is easily reached. There are also several supermarkets, many of which will offer home delivery to The Stables.

Other notable places within easy reach and worth visiting, include Instow with its pretty esplanade and wonderful pubs, Appledore where you can wander the cobbled streets, Ilfracombe home to contemporary artist Damien Hirst's statue Verity and Lynton and Lynmouth where Exmoor meets the sea.

There are several attractions to suit all ages that are nearby, discover the world of dinosaurs at the Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, explore the rare animals on show at Exmoor Zoo, or have fun at the Milky Way where there are a range of both indoor and outdoor rides. Many of these attractions will offer discounts on tickets booked in advance, so it is well worth planning ahead. Alternative, less child friendly attractions include Arlington Court, RHS Rosemoor and Broomhill Sculpture Gardens.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent