|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Bed 1 with king size bed, flat screen TV and WiFi. Double doors with charming Juliet balcony. Views across valley. En-suite shower room with shower, WC and heated towel rail. Bed 2 with twin beds, flat screen TV and WiFi. En-suite bathroom with bath, WC and heated towel rail. Bedrooms furnished to high standard. Contemporary oak furniture. Cot on request. Kitchen open plan to living area. Slate floor. Fitted with contemporary units. Integrated cooker, hob, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Washing machine and tumble drier. Slate floor. Underfloor heating. Microwave. Oak table seats 4. Door opens onto small rear patio. Open plan living area. Full height picture windows look out over courtyard. Leather sofas. Flat screen TV, Sky plus HD, Full Sky package including film and sport channels, Blu-Ray player, WiFi, telephone. PS2. Oak and glass staircase. French doors onto courtyard area. Oak floors and furniture. Underfloor heating. Door to front of property and main patio areas.
Peacefully situated, these newly converted barns are positioned close to the owners grade 2 listed farmhouse and are surrounded by farmland which visitors are welcome to walk and explore. The land offers views over rolling hills and wooded valleys and from the highest points both Exmoor and Dartmoor can be seen in the distance. A carpet of bluebells fills the woods in late Spring. Some visitors may be lucky enough to see a wild deer or a buzzard soaring overhead. The property is close to Barnstaple with it's pannier market, shops, restaurants, cinema and leisure facilities. Exmoor, a haven for wildlife, horse-riders, fishermen and walkers alike is also within easy reach. The spectacular coastline and famous surfing beaches are about a half an hour away. North Devon boasts beautiful landscapes from rolling hills to wild and dramatic moorland; from stunning sandy beaches to sheer rugged cliffs. Peace and tranquillity, rolling hills, ancient woodland, a perfect rural retreat.
A warm welcome will await you at Stone farm, our family home. Our family consists of: Me, Jackie, I am an infant school cover teacher. I love to cook and especially enjoy baking, probably inherited from my dad, a baker himself. Mark, my husband, works in the oil and gas industry. He is a whizz at fixing things.
Sam, our son is very mechanical and understands most things technical. (I'm sure Mark and Sam speak a different language to me!) Daisy is a Golden Retriever and is very friendly but rather bouncy! She loves anything from chasing her tail to stealing plant pots! Minnie, our cat, arrived about four years ago and decided to stay. She's good at getting locked in!
Jackie Wildig purchased this barn in 2002
We moved to Stone Farm thirteen years ago. We all fell in love with it instantly. The position was just what we wanted, peaceful, private, no near neighbours and when we were told there were Bluebells in our own woods, in Spring, we were hooked! We have spent the last ten years renovating the house and it's many barns, in fact Mark has become a bit of a 'barn spotter', pointing out 'nice barns' wherever we go! We are very fussy and have endeavoured to make sure that all our own high standards have been met in Meadow and Orchard Barn. The builders often got frustrated with our 'nit picking', but when the barns were completed in April 2010, even they had to admit that it had all been worth it and that the finished result was 'a proper job'!
Stone Farm is in an excellent position for touring North Devon, close to beaches, Barnstaple and the Moors.
It is set in over 80 acres of it's own land, meaning it is peaceful and quiet and there is lots for guests to explore including a nature trail through private woodland.
The barns are extremely spacious, contemporary and equipped only with new, good quality, fixtures and fittings.
We are very proud of what we have achieved and are delighted that it has been rated as A star or the 'best' by many of our guests.
The normal change over day for Meadow Barn is Saturday and for Orchard Barn is Friday. Arrival time is any time after 4.00pm. Departure time is anytime before 10.00am. If bookings allow flexibility can be offered.
Notes on prices:
All prices are per week in UK pounds.
The cottage was fantastic; stylish and immaculate but also homely and well equipped for all the family''s needs. The owners were very helpful and welcoming. There were some really lovely touches such as homemade cake waiting our arrival and plenty of thought about making sure the children were entertained, too. We will definitely return!
The visitors book comments 100% say how delighted guests are with everything about the Barns, location, attention to detail, the quality of all fixtures & fittings etc; also the added bonus of being able to walk round the lovely acres of their land, & a great nature trail written in a folder for children. The little garden area for Orchard Barn (where we stayed) was a delight, surrounded by walls with flowers in abundance. Jackie, Mark & Sam are to be highly commended, they are welcoming, helpful,friendly & generous. The best thing is the fact that after eight years the accommodation is of 'as new' condition. So rare to find.
Could go on & on but hopefully this review will be able for Owners Direct/ Homesaway to award a gold rating. Best wishes for their continued success. D&P Edwards. Suffolk.
Great well maintained property, the owner was quick to respond to messages and was very helpful. Lovely quiet rural location with lots of out door space. Barn contained everything you require (plus more)! Handy location for visiting all areas of North Devon.
We have stayed 4 times at Orchard Barn and really enjoyed each time.
Jackie, Mark and Sam have looked after very well each time and nothing is too much trouble.
Orchard Barn is very well set up, always clean on our arrival and very well maintained with all mod cons.
We would definitely recommend this property and hope to return for our fifth visit sometime in the future.
My husband and I had a wonderful week at Orchard Barn with our toddler.
We thought it was a lovely, modern barn conversion with a very spacious but cosy feel to it. It was spotlessly clean and very well maintained.
Jackie is a wonderful host and nothing is too much trouble.
We would highly recommend Orchard Barn or Meadow Barn next door if you need something a little bigger.
North Devon is famed for it's spectacular coastline and has some of the best surfing beaches in the country. Croyde, Saunton, Woolacombe and Puttsborough are all within ¾ hour drive. Combe Martin with its Wildlife Park, coastal walks and rock-pools to explore is only 12 mls away. Further along the coast lie the harbourside towns of Ilfracombe, with its rugged cliffs and Victorian bathing beaches and Lynmouth, with its stunning views and cliff railway: Both approx ½ hour drive of Stone Farm.
Stone farm is approx. 3 hours from London and the Midlands via M4/5 and the A316. The nearest airport is Exeter -1 hour and Bristol -1½ hour away. The nearest ferry is Plymouth or Portsmouth / Bournmouth, all about 2-3 hours drive. Car is essential as there is only one bus service on a Friday!
Barnstaple 5 miles. Beach 12 miles (Combe Martin). Pub serving food 3 miles (Jack Russell- Swimbridge). Exmoor National Park 4 miles. Exmoor Zoo 5 miles. Arlington Court 10 miles. Dinosaur and Wildlife Park 11 miles. Rosemoor RHS gardens 25 miles. (All mileages are approximate).
Stone Farm is ideally placed to explore the Exmoor National Park which is only 5 miles away and is a haven for wildlife, walkers, horse riders and fishermen alike. Also 5 miles away is Barnstaple, an attractive market town, set on the estuary, which is renowned for it's Pannier market. It benefits from a good mix of shops and restaurants and has a cinema, museum and leisure centre. All major super-markets can be found in Barnstaple and it has every major bank or building society. Further along the coast lie the harbourside towns of Ilfracombe, with it's rugged cliffs and Victorian bathing beaches and Lynmouth with it's cliff railway and stunning views. These are both within 1/2 hr drive of Stone Farm. The property is also conveniently located to explore many other family attractions including Exmoor Zoo, Arlington Court and Woody Bay Station. The North Devon Festival is held in June with international stars performing at the Queens Theatre Barnstaple and the Landmark Theatre in Ilfracombe. This event also includes the the famous Ocean- Fest music festival on Croyde beach. For the more adventurous there are water-sports such as surfing, kite -surfing and canoeing. Instow has a sailing club where the children can learn to sail and the Tarka cycle trail which runs from Torrington to Braunton. For younger children there are fantastic theme parks like the Wildlife and Dinosaur Park at Combe Martin, The Big Sheep and The Milky Way. There are also many beautiful gardens like the ones at RHS Rosemoor. North Devon offers a diverse range of things to do and places to see from clay pigeon shooting, fishing and quad biking to horse riding, beauty therapy and photography.