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Luxury barn conversion in the heart of North Devon in an 11 acre smallholding

Bedrooms 2
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Appledore Barn has two luxury ensuite bedrooms, fantastic living space and views

East Trayne Holiday Cottages has three beautifully appointed holiday cottages, which have just been converted from two existing barns and enjoy unspoiled views across the fields giving way to the beauty of Exmoor in the distance. 

Appledore Barn is the largest of the three cottages and it blends contemporary style with the retention of original features. These include exposed stone walls and feature barn doors with their beautiful curved RSJs which form part of each of the bedrooms and bathrooms.  The unusual RSJs were originally constructed at Appledore Shipyard, which gives the cottage its name.

Appledore Barn accommodates up to 6 people, encompassing a Kingsize bedroom with ensuite shower room, a second bedroom with twin beds and ensuite bathroom, plus a sofa-bed in the living area. Both bedrooms have flat screen TVs, hand-painted furniture and comfortable mattresses.

The beautiful light and airy open-plan living area is on the upper floor of the cottage and affords views over our fields and towards Exmoor. The fully-fitted kitchen provides you with all modern facilities including dishwasher, induction hob, split-level cooker, full-sized fridge freezer and microwave and leads on to a dining area with traditional farmhouse table. 

Relax in the comfortable seating area in front of the cosy log burner in the sofa, chair and snuggle seat. There is a flat screen Smart HD TV with Freeview, Blueray DVD player, selection of DVDs and Bluetooth speaker as well as a variety of books, cookbooks, board games. leaflets for local attractions and local newspapers and magazines that might be of interest.

The colour schemes have been designed to blend the earthy colours of the countryside with the calm blues of the ocean so that it creates a peaceful haven and escape from the world.

Externally you have your own private patio area with gas BBQ, seating area and plenty of space to enjoy morning coffee or a glass of wine as you take in the views to the countryside beyond.

Richard and I are happy amateurs attempting to work our 11 acres as a smallholding with the help of people who really know what they are doing including friends and neighbours.  We have discovered what neighbourliness and community really means since moving to this area and whether it's topping our fields and hedges or the impromptu present of a barn owl nesting box you really get that heart-warming feeling that we are all in it together. 

We are happy to share what we have learned so far and on Thursdays and Fridays, our landsman Robin  will be happy to share his knowledge of our land and the broader area using his knowledge as a farmer, gardener and ex-National Trust warden.

Currently we have a growing flock of sheep and Spring gives you the opportunity to join us in lambing, bottle-feeding lambs, shearing and rolling fleeces.

Join us at feeding time for our micro pigs, Pinky and Perky.  Come in the pen and make sure that they have a satisfying scratch. 

Help us collect eggs from our brood of hens in the morning and wonder at the straight backs of our Indian Runner Ducks and why they don't fall over backwards (apparently they can do!).

Ducks, geese and a cheeky guinea fowl make up the rest of the contingent whilst you are guaranteed a warm welcome from our Sprocker puppy, Ruby. 

Who knows what we might have added to the menagerie by the time you arrive!

All of the cottages enjoy fantastic facilities, over and above the stunning location, buildings and views.

Fully appointed kitchen with induction hob, split level oven, dishwasher and large fridge freezer and a wide range of crockery, glassware and utensils

Centrally heated throughout

Utility Room with washing machine

Washing line and clothes dryer


Secure cycle store

Log Burner with free logs

Smart HDTV, Freeview and Blueray DVD player

Bluetooth Audio Speaker

Flat screen TV in each bedroom

En-suite facilities in each bedroom

Free WiFi

Free car parking

Patio furniture and Gas BBQ

Towels and tea towels


Complementary welcome pack of homemade and local produce

Coffee, tea, oil and spices

Complementary toiletries

Travel cot, stairgate and high chair on request

Portable BBQ and beach items to borrow


Range of DVDs, books and board games

Local attraction information

Local magazines and newspapers

Up to 2 well-behaved dogs are welcome

Every guest party receives a complimentary welcome hamper of breakfast items and local provisions to get your holiday started including bacon, pork or vegetarian sausages, our own eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, home made bread, preserves, juice, fruit, coffee, tea, milk. some liquid refreshment and a homemade cake.

We can also offer a range of other food delights, on request, to make your stay with us easy and extra special.  We are happy to provide you with:

Tasty two-course homemade evening meal ready in your fridge on arrival with a variety of alternative options including chicken and leek, fish or cheese and potato pie, vegetarian or beef chilli, beef or vegetarian lasagne, chicken or vegetarian curry, vegetarian or pork sausage casserole, fruit crumble, sticky toffee pudding, summer fruit jelly and lemon posset or Southwest cheeseboard. Each meal is provided with all the trimmings and is made with love and care in the farmhouse.

Additional items to add to your locally-sourced welcome pack such as local fruit and vegetables, cheese, breads and cakes

BBQ treats on arrival or during your stay including burgers, sausages, chicken and kebabs, variety of salads, bread rolls, homemade pickles and choice of dessert.

Evening meal to come back to on any night of your stay

Picnic hampers and BBQ fare to take out with you on your days out

Catering for special occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries.  If you want anything prepared for arrival or during your stay, you only need to let us know.

Meet and unpack your supermarket order

We are here to take the stress out of catering for your holiday to make it as relaxing a time as possible for you.

More Details

Adele Poole
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 2, 2017


South Molton Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ensuite shower room and room to have a travel cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Ensuite bathroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • 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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • swimming
Appledore Barn is one of three cottages at East Trayne Holiday Cottages. It is finished to an expectional standard retaining many original features. The interior is contemporary and provides all the facilities you will need. It is tranquil for those seeking relaxation. There is a small holding of animals for those seeking a farm cottage experience and the views are to die for. We aim to make your holiday experience as relaxed and memorable as possible. When you arrive there will be a luxury welcome pack waiting for you and you can pre-order a meal for when you arrive or during your stay. We have a secure lock up for cycles, a fabulous village pub 15 minutes walk away and the best location for exploring Exmoor and the North Devon coast.


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Beautiful location & very friendly owners

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Appledore cottage for 5 nights. We absolutely loved the cottage, it was so cosy, beautifully furnished and so well equipped. Adele & Richard really have thought of everything.

We took the advantage of Adele’s cooking, and we weren’t disappointed. We thouroughly enjoyed homemade chicken curry & Eton mess cheesecake was to die for.

The location of the cottages is set on top of a hill with lovely views.

We ventured out every day. The nearby village of George Nympton has a really good pub , Castle Hill, where we stopped for a gorgeous Sunday roast.

There are many walking and cycling routes nearby and we have tried few of them.

We would recommend Lorna Doone Valley walk, that starts at County gate car park (EX35 6NQ) which takes about 5 miles but it is so picturesque. It will take you through coastal path, through fields and through the small Oare village , that was mentioned in a book Lorna Doone by RD Blackmore . There is also Cloud Farm where you can stop off for wonderful homemade scones with jam and Devon cream, and there is a Lorna Doone well stocked gift shop.

We will definitely come back to explore more of Exmoor .

Thank you Adele & Richard for a wonderful stay at your cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Castle Inn
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Tiverton Parkway
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Castle Inn
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Saunton Sands
Car: necessary

As well as a local pub, George Nympton has regular village events to enjoy. 2 miles and you are into South Molton which is a thriving market town with a b-weekly pannier market, vintage shop and a variety of local food shops, delicatessans, restaurants and tea shops.

There is a museum, swimming pool and the Quince Honey farm where the little ones can learn to be a bee keeper for a day.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $173.11

For weekly stays and weekend stays changeover day is Friday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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