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 fantatsic 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.

Woodbine Barn

4080

5.4 miles NE of Barnstaple / Sleeps 4 + cot

Need more time? Reserve any cottage for up to 24 hours before booking

7 Nights from  £433

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Old Station House Inn (3 miles)

Not surprisingly this was once an old station house which closed in 1935. These days food is freshly cooked to order and draught beer is served. There's a kids outdoor play area and also a shop, just in case you need to stock up.

Nearest beach

Tunnels Beaches, Ilfracombe (9 ¼ miles)

Accessed via a series of four man-made tunnels carved through the cliffs, Tunnels Beaches near Ilfracombe are truly unique. Created in the 1820s, the tunnels lead visitors out onto sand and shingle beaches, complete with a Victorian sea pool. Sheltered by the cliffs, the beaches afford beautiful views and special atmosphere. A landscaped garden lends itself perfectly to picnics in the sun and there is even sun bed and wetsuit hire available. A cafe serves refreshments and lifeguards are on duty in the summer. A fee applies.

Nearest walk

Cherryford Hill (6 ¼ miles)

Not for the faint hearted, this bracing six mile walk takes you around the rocky headland high above the sea, through ancient woodland and then up onto Martinhoe Common. The breathtaking coastal waterfall should make the climb worth it!

Nearest town

Barnstaple (5 ¼ miles)

One of north Devon’s largest towns, Barnstaple is a hive of activity all year round. The popular Pannier Market is good for a browse, while the Green Lanes shopping centre has many big high street retailers if you feel the urge to shop.

Also nearby

Arlington Court and The National Trust's Carriage Collection (1 ½ miles)

A Regency house with extensive gardens that is home to a huge collection of period horse drawn carriages, a famous colony of Lesser Horseshoe bats, red deer and peacocks. Carriage rides are available.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Taylor March 2012

Most knowledgeable and informative guides in house and museum. Good value restaurant. Superb collection of model ships. Our visit lasted 4 hours

Exmoor Zoo (2 miles)

Some amazing animals, including cheetahs and Arctic foxes. Close encounters are possible with some of them, including snakes and spiders.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Jo Knight June 2016

Exmoor Zoo - rare animals

I visited this zoo on a rather damp misty day and there were very few people until it brightened up in the afternoon.The animals are nearly all endangered species some of which I had never heard of before. As most of them are small the area to walk around is not huge - there are no elephants, lions, camels etc. There are about 35 cages and a signed route so you don't miss any. There are talks/ feeding and some hands on every half hour but that means doubling back to and fro if you want to do them all. I enjoyed feeding and stroking a wallaby with a joey in her pouch and stroking a snake. There are some birds and off site they were rearing 4 rare parrots to be returned to the Amazon. There is an excellent very large covered area with picnic tables , a snack shack for drinks and a rather basic cafe. Extremely small number of toilets! There are some well known animals -as well as the wallabies there are meerkats, cheetahs, gibbons and some rare tiny marmozets in an indoor area.

Combe Martin to Great Hangman (6 ¼ miles)

This route is along the highest of the sea cliffs in the Exmoor National Park. Starting at Combe Martin take the coast path around Wild Pear Beach, then a stiff climb to Little Hangman (715 feet high). Climb on - more gradual this time - up to 1046 feet and the summit of Great Hangman to get the best of the panorama across Combe Martin Bay.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Gibson July 2008

Exmoor

The countryside is breathtaking and a real must to visit. Quaint shops, great pubs and beautiful walks through all kinds of terrain. Dogs are clearly very welcome which is a rarity in other areas of the south west.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

Stunning

Some of the finest coastal scenery in England, do not miss it! The Valley of the Rocks, a little further east, is particularly dramatic.

62 The Bank (5 ½ miles)

This welcoming bistro sits just off the High Street and offers a very warm welcome. It has bright and airy feel and is ideally situated for those seeking a quick coffee or light lunch. It offers an evening menu for those looking for a contemporary eattery.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Lisa September 2014

Superb service

On my recent visit to Barnstaple, we decided to stop here for a bit of lunch. Being set just off the High Street - it is ideally located for those in need of a quick pick-me-up. The service we received was second to none, the staff were very warm and welcoming. The lunches were delicious, generously sized and very reasonably priced. I would definitely visit again if I was I the area.

Bratton Fly Fishery (1 ¼ miles)

An idyllic spot for fly fishing for brown trout. Open all year round.

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