Woodbine Barn is in a magical rural setting between the stunning beaches of the north Devon coast and the wilds of Exmoor National Park. This very high quality barn conversion is at the original farmstead at Smythapark but is detached and set away from the historic farmhouse.
It has a lovely patio-area at the back – so completely private and not overlooked – adjoining a huge fenced hilltop paddock with stunning panoramic views, dedicated to Woodbine Barn's guests, children and four-legged friends. The beautifully presented accommodation has a sitting-room with a wood-burner and Smart TV, a fully equipped kitchen/dining-room and on the first floor two lovely bedrooms – one is a double and the other can be set up as a double or as twins for flexibility.
Off the beaten track in the best sense of the word, and reached along a long private farm track which curves around the hillside, the setting at Smythapark opens up with space all around. Smythapark's owners use the farmhouse themselves, when they can, but you will feel totally independent if they are there, however, much of the time you will have the setting all to yourselves.
Barnstaple, with its pannier market, is the nearest town and further afield there are numerous lovely coastal towns and resorts to visit – Instow with its sandy all year round dog-friendly beach, Appledore, an historic fishing village, Braunton Burrows, an UNESCO World Heritage Site with fabulous sand dunes, Saunton Sands with miles and miles (literally) of beach and Croyde and Woolacombe with their great surfing reputation.
Inland, Exmoor National Park offers a rugged and beautifully unspoilt landscape. Start off at Simonsbath for riverside walks and then head up onto the open moors for an exhilarating walk. Withypool has an excellent riverside picnic-area, seasonal tea shop, village shop and pub, and Dulverton is the most lovely little market town that is the heart and soul of Exmoor.
Sitting-room with Smart TV, DVD player and wood-burner
Kitchen/Dining-room with dual fuel range (gas hob, electric oven), microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6") and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (king-size or 2'6'' twin) beds and en suite Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 4 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
Lovely Woodbine Barn is in a beautifully quiet rural setting. Dogs are welcome and there is a large paddock immediately behind the barn for guests to enjoy.
Three steps from the entrance hall take you up to a really lovely kitchen/dining-room with a stable-door to the front lawns.
This is the view of the cottage from its own meadow with the historic farmhouse, used by the owners, in the background.
The sitting-room has a wood-burning stove in the corner and plenty of comfortable seating. This is a very spacious room.
The north Devon coastline is a mixture of dramatic cliffs, rocky coves and stunning sandy beaches - renowned for surfing.
Another view of this excellent kitchen - equipped as a real home-from-home.
The stable-door is great for bringing in fresh air and sunlight to start the day.
The range cooker is a treat.
So, whether for breakfast....
... or for supper, Woodbine Barn is a perfect setting for a relaxing holiday away from it all.
There is a really large entrance hall. The kitchen is off to the right and the sitting-room to the left.
As well as en suite facilities upstairs there is a ground floor bathroom too.
This is one of the two double bedrooms. This bedroom has an en suite WC and wash-basin.
The high ceilings and beam add character to this top quality barn conversion.
This is the second double bedroom. This bedroom has an en suite shower, WC and wash-basin.
Another view of this bedroom. The little low window looks to the front of the barn.
The view from this window is over open fields.
The en suite shower in this room.
The hilltop setting means fantastic views and so much space to explore.
Exmoor National Park is just a short drive away, with the most incredible views, wide open space and tracks and paths to explore.
North Devon has some vast sandy beaches and excellent surf. The closest for surfing are Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe.
This is Combe Martin, with a lovely sandy bay - and in the distance the cliffs are where Exmoor meets the sea.