Beautiful rural setting on edge of Exmoor only 15 min drive to Coast and town
About Maria McCarthy
We moved here in 2015 from Kent with our teenage kids - to get away from it all! We believe we have found a little piece of paradise and would love you to share it with us. The moment we drove down the drive we were sold. We have chickens, eight sheep, 2 cats and 2 dogs but are in the process of trying to develop a smallholding so more animals to come!
Maria McCarthy purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Maria McCarthy chose Barnstaple
They say location, location, location - and that is what you have here. A beautiful setting, rural but not remote and only a short drive from all the sites, beaches, coast line, Exmoor, the towns etc. We are as they say right in the middle of everything. In addition to that the setting is beautiful, the Barn forms part of the old farmyard with the farmhouse situated behind the Barn, so staying in is just as great as going out.
What makes this Cottage unique
Not only is the location fantastic and the views stunning but the addition of the hot tub is the icing on the cake. Exmoor National Park is home to some of the darkest skies in the country and is designated as an international Dark sky reserve, the first in Europe, making this area a great place to gaze at the stars especially while sat in the hot tub at night, really special and quite spectacular.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Fantastic Stay and Beautiful Location
The Barn was the perfect break away for a peaceful and relaxing holiday in the most stunning of locations . Prior to our arrival communication and information was very helpful and prompt . Upon arrival we were made to feel really welcome by Maria and Steve the owners and Beans the dog ! The Barn itself was immaculately clean and everything was of the highest standard , the attention to detail was second to none to ensure your stay was enjoyable , a cream tea greeted us and lovely fresh flowers were a nice , thoughtful touch and much appreciated as was a bottle of Prosseco and card marking a birthday celebration during our stay . The hot tub (situated in the side attached fenced 'terraced ' area ) felt both private and a wonderful luxury especially at the end of the day's walking there was also seating providing the option for al fresco dining. Information on the local area and beyond was on hand in the Barn as were various recommendations on places to visit or eat and all of which proved to be 'spot on' in our experience. The location is perfect-a peaceful relaxing haven and hidden gem but a short car ride away from the coast and all it has to offer ,towns or country walks and places to visit of which there are many. I cant recommend Rye Park House and the Barn enough we will certainly return! We can only thank Maria and Steve for their welcome and friendliness and making our stay a wonderful experience - it was a truly perfect holiday in a beautiful location and a fantastic place to stay.
We have rented with VRBO for many years, this has to be the best! Beautiful old restored barn, modern and comfortable, peaceful location, only sounds are the baa- ing of lambs. The owner even lent us boots to wade across the stream and walk up into the woods on the property.
A Real Hidden Gem - Absolutely Fantastic Accomodation
The Barn really had the Wow factor. It was immaculate and as clean as a new pin! The hot tub was an extra treat for us, so nice to relax after a day out exploring North Devon. The area was lovely and we enjoyed meeting your friendly dog, Beans, the inquisitive cats Bubble and Squeak and seeing the sheep shearing was a new experience. You and Steve made our stay more enjoyable and you were so helpful and went the extra mile whenever we needed. Nothing was a problem for you and we really did appreciate your hospitality. Hopefully we will be back and would defiantly recommend the Barn. It was so beautiful and the finishing touches were perfect. Thankyou Maria and Steve
Superb cottage on a lovely location
We really enjoyed the cottage and the location. The cottage is very nicely laid out and has all the equipment needed for a comfortable holiday. The hot tub is a bonus!
Perfect getaway in a stunning location
The best place I could have wished to stay on a brilliant week in north Devon. Superb location and close to some of the best places I have ever been to eat. We took advantage of the coastal paths and the spectacular views with the thought of a pint and a soak in the hot tub at the end of the day. Maria and Steve are the nicest people you could possibly meet and the attention to detail in their barn is superb. The best 7 nights sleep I’ve had for ages. Perfect A1
The Barn met or exceeded all our expectations. So well equipped, superb views, peaceful and yet accessible.