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3 Luxury Barn Conversions Near Holsworthy, North Devon, England - Blackberry Barn Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights



Blackberry Barn Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Arranged on one level, Blackberry Barn is an extremely cosy cottage with open place living areas, family bathroom with shower over & wc. The double bedroom overlooks the garden and the twin room can be made up as bunk beds if a cot is required. There is a fitted kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, microwave, toaster, electric hob and over. The lounge has 37" LED TV with Freeview HD and DVD/Video player and a cosy wood burner. Free WIFI is available. We can arrange for a cot if required. With gas central heating, you will be cosy and warm. Bed linen and towels are included.

About the property


Our smallholding is situated 2 miles outside of Holsworthy just off the main A3072 to Bude. We have three barn conversions with enclosed gardens. The cottages are situated in approximately 6 acres with a further 46 to explore! Our property is situated at the end of a lane and is therefore traffic free and safe for children to explore. We have pet sheep and Shetland ponies to feed. There is a games barn with skittle alley, pool table, air hockey, table tennis and toddler toys. For those children who love trains, we have an small covered play area with a train, boat and little tykes car with garage. Onsite, we have a fully stocked Patchwork & Quilting shop and workshop. The properties are perfectly placed to explore the Cornish coastline, Dartmoor, Exmoor & bodmin moor. Plymouth, Barnstaple, Truro & Exeter are approximately an hour away. The Eden Project and Land's End are also in easy reach. If you are looking for a quiet getaway to Devon & Cornwall, come and stay on the farm with us!

Joanna Hendy
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 29, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you Jo & Laurie for a wonderful holiday. Loved the shop and got some real bargains of fabric to take home. Conker & Fergus were wonderful and really enjoyed their apple and carrot a day. Wonderful accommodation never stayed anywhere so good. Five Stars to all concerned, we will be back!"

"Back again for the 4th time, fantastic time had by all. thank you for a very relaxing stay"

"We have had such a lovely holiday that we don't want to leave - a lovely location, cottage and owners that make our holiday even better. We would love to visit again"
Jan 2014
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Booking Notes:
£50 deposit required at time of booking, balance due 6 weeks before start of the holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival times: Blackberry Barn & The Hayloft is 2.30pm and Sunset Barn is 4pm. Departure times: Blackberry Barn & The Hayloft is 10am and Sunset Barn is 11.30am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for week long holidays - if you would like a short break (minimum 3 nights) then please contact us for details.


Holsworthy Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
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Notes on accommodation: Our changeover day is Saturday and departure times are 10am (Blackberry Barn & The Hayloft) & 11.30am (Sunset Barn). We do ask that guests leave the property clean and tidy. The cottages do have a Strictly no smoking policy. We welcome up to 2 well behaved dogs in each property and do have fields for 'off-lead' exercise. Our prices quoted are for full weeks - if you would like a short break then please contact us for details - we are happy to book shorts breaks with a minimum of 3 nights. Outside: All of the cottage gardens are enclosed and overlook fields. There is a well equipped games barn with skittle alley, darts, pool table, table tennis and a toddler play area. There is a covered play area for under 5's with a train, boat and car/garage. our tame sheep and Shetland ponies are always happy to be fed and we do have chickens and ducks.


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Blackberry Barn Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Couldn't have been more perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family weekend break in Blackberry Barn. Spotlessly clean cottage, all the essentials were there (tea, coffee. Soap, towels). Very hospitable and friendly hosts, it almost felt like staying with friends! Very children and family friendly... Our two children loved the freedom of roaming around and feeding the animals. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, thank you for your kind words, it was lovely to meet your family and hope that you'll come and visit again
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An excellent base to explore the area

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 4 nights in the Sunset Barn. The barn was well-equipped with everything you need, cosy and spacious, and was very good value. I particularly appreciated the flexibility Jo was able to offer with the dates of stay. The area was perfect for having a dog, with possibilities for a short morning walk right on the doorstep. Having the horses just outside as well as a spa bath and games room were extra touches! The location of the farm itself is ideal - completely traffic free, being at the end of a lane, and very tranquil. It's also well-placed to explore the local area, within easy reach of the coast. The walking resources provided by Jo were excellent and offered all the information needed. Overally, a very enjoyable stay and highly recommended - thank you.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, thank you for your kind review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Gorgeous idyllic cottage

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a lovely, lovely cottage. We would thoroughly recommend the cottage to anyone who wants to get away from it all. Lovely peaceful setting, with sheep, shetland ponies and friendly dogs! There was everything you could think of that you'd need, including a cream tea on arrival, which was a real treat. Everyone was very friendly and made us feel most welcome. The cottage and whole property was very clean, and well laid out. Very child and dog friendly; our children loved feeding the sheep (which will now probably need a diet!), and playing in the games barn that had pool, darts, skittles, air hockey. The cottage was very comfortable, clean, warm and spacious. There was even a stock of DVD's/videos to rent if you wanted. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you Jo and Lawrence & family

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments, it was lovely to meet you and your family!
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Villavin farm

  • 5 of 5

Very welcoming, clean and lovely location... Had a lovely relaxing break at villavin farm... Loads to do out and about... Our sin loved feeding animals and the playbarn was excellent would definitely recomend... And will b hoping to return again soon

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Villavin farm, clean, welcoming you

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at villavin farm.. Very pleased what we had booked, clean, welcoming. And facilities were excellent.. Loads to do out and about.. Very relaxing and our sin loved the animals and play barn. Would definitely recomend and hoping to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Villavin farm luxury barn excellent relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at villavin farm and hired all 3 barns as a family.... Very pleasant, clean, lovely barns and had a lovely week... Lots for children to do especially in the play barn,and out and about.. our 2+half year old son loved it.. Would recommend for a nice relaxing break hoping to return again

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

We run quilt retreats here on the farm - there is a fully stocked Patchwork & Quilting shop with workshop - you can come and stay in the cottages and use the workshop - come along for a weekend with your friends and enjoy a peaceful sewing lessons.


The Cornish coastline is approximately 7 miles area where there are two sandy beaches in the town of Bude. Further round the coast are the beaches of Widemouth and Sandymouth which are fantastic family beaches. Some of the beaches are dog friendly and we have a information regarding this in the cottages.


The nearest airport is Exeter and is approximately 1 hour away.


Nearest town is Holsworthy - 2 miles. The coastal town on Bude is 7 miles. The main shopping centres of Exeter, Plymouth and Barnstaple are approximately 1 hour away

Further Details:

There are plenty of places on interest in the area - for those who like an active lifestyle, the off-road cycling/walking paths such as The Tarka Trail, The Camel Trail and The Granite Way offer a great day out and all have cycle hire available. Surfing at the beaches. Explore the Two Moors Way which is a long footpath connecting Exmoor & Dartmoor which again are beautiful to explore. There are plenty of National Trust & English Hertiage properties to visit.

If you like to visit horticultural sites, we have The Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Trebah Garden, Glendurgan Garden and Rosemoor.

Family days out: The Milky way, The Big Sheep, Exmoor Zoo, Newquay Zoo, The Gnome Reserve, Cobbaton Combat Collection, Powderham Castle, Go kart world, Watermouth Castle, Trethorne Leisure Park, Tamar Otter Sanctuary, Crealy Adventure Park, Clip n Climb centre, Minature Pony centre, Diggerland, Newquay Aquarium, Plymouth Aquarium, Tree Surfing, Survival Paintball and plenty more!!!


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