Westlake Barn is in a lovely rural setting, within easy reach of the popular market town of Dulverton – the gateway to Exmoor – as well as the wide sandy surfing beaches of north Devon, offering real variety for great days out. This traditional farm building has been thoughtfully renovated as a top quality holiday base, with its own sheltered and very private enclosed garden to the rear, at the top end of the original farmstead for Westlake House, the Owners' home. The first floor accommodation offers a touch of luxury with a high specification, contemporary design, a sleek well-equipped kitchen, large open plan living area, full under-floor heating throughout, two en suite bedrooms and below, a games-room with a bar!
The barn is approached along a short length of farm track, which is shared with the existing working farm here. A flight of external steps lead up from the parking-area to the open plan living space where a high beamed ceiling creates a light-filled but characterful social space at the heart of the property. Dogs are very welcome here and there are plenty of local walks and, of course, Exmoor National Park just a few miles away with all the open space you could want. Out-of-season the north Devon beaches are fabulous places for exhilarating walks, whatever the time of year, and the North Devon Link Road offers an easy route straight up to the coast.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV and DVD player. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with double bed and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with ‘zip and link’ (6' double or twin) beds and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier
Games-room with CD player
- Dogs welcome
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full under-floor heating
Westlake Barn is a high quality barn conversion above the original farmstead at Westlake Farm. Steps lead to the first floor accommodation. The games-room and utility-room are below.
The open plan living area has a dramatic high ceiling and is filled with light.
Snooker and pool are on offer here in this comfortable room.
Looking across the kitchen-area to the steps outside.
There is a pretty ornamental pond in front of the barn - the steps up to the accommodation are in the background.
The sitting-area, with lovely big sofas, is at the far end of the open plan living space.
The door in the picture leads out to a very private and sheltered garden.
The twin bedroom has 'zip and link' beds that can be made up as a double (Bedroom 2).
There are tasteful details throughout the barn.
The double bedroom is simple and stylish - with an en suite shower-room (Bedroom 1). The bedrooms are not large but the beds are very comfortable!
The enclosed private garden is accessed through the kitchen.
Both en suite shower-rooms are smart and contemporary.
The games-room is a great place to relax.
The utility-room on the ground floor has space for bikes too.
The games-room offers pool, snooker and darts - as well as a bar!
After a short stretch of farm track you come into the farmyard via the gate you can see in this photograph.
The steps are adorned with beautiful hanging baskets - there is some lovely planting around the little pond too.
The ground level of the barn, with a feature pond, houses the games-room and utility-room.
This is Wimbleball Lake on Exmoor. A lovely outing with walks, watersports and a tea shop.
There is easy access from Westlake Barn along the North Devon Link Road to the amazing north Devon beaches.
The Mason's Arms at Knowstone is a renowned award-winning local pub with an excellent reputation.
These are the famous and ancient Tarr Steps - a real Exmoor Landmark.