The Byre, Goodleigh

Holiday Cottage: 5920 Devon

The Byre

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Enjoy the perfect holiday home in North Devon. Relax at The Byre - one of the rare rural retreats for up to six people.

It's a great getaway for family or friends, ideal for family holidays, nestling amidst peaceful Exmoor foothills on the edge of the charming village of Goodleigh. You are just 3 minutes from Barnstaple, North Devon's main (and historic) town and just 20 minutes from the North Devon coast with its sandy beaches, great for kids, surfing or just soaking up the sun.

Take the essence of a traditional country holiday home mixed with a touch of continental style and you begin to get a feeling for the Byre at Cross Farm - a modern and well-equipped barn conversion full of character and charm.

Squirrel yourself away in Devon's deep, green countryside, perhaps glimpsing stags upon the wilds of Exmoor or discovering fabulous bluebell-strewn wooded valleys in spring - all perfect for walking (with our without a dog). Head for the stunning sandy beaches of Croyde, Woolacombe, Saunton and Putsborough on North Devon's coast for some of the best surfing (and sandcastle building) in the world.

The Perfect Getaway:
The Byre allows you and your friends or family to experience a memorable seaside and country holiday from the comfort of a well-equipped holiday home in a friendly village.

The area is also famous for some of the best surfing in the world and also hosts a stunning nature reserve for birds at Braunton Burrows. For ramblers there are miles of glorious coastal walks and all are well marked.

The Byre, offers everything you need for a family holiday or perfect getaway. It's location just outside Barnstaple means you can enjoy the delights of this ancient country town as well as being 20 minutes from sandy beaches or the wilds of Exmoor, great for long, bracing walks with the dogs at any time of year. Whether it's heather, bluebells, deer or snow covered ponies each season has its beauty.

All this makes The Byre the ideal rural retreat.
The Byre is a holiday cottage converted from 19th century barn - a newly furbished rural retreat with everything you'll need from dishwasher to garlic crusher. Enjoy a comfortable and relaxing country holiday while discovering North Devon.

The family friendly accommodation includes three bedrooms, (a double with en-suite, a twin and a bunk room), a fully equipped kitchen, large dining area with music system and a lounge with Freeview TV.

Facilities at the byre:

Freeview TV, DVD player, PS2, CD and DVD library, selection of board games

Dining room:
Dining table for 6, bookcase & books, music system, lamp, patio doors to the garden

Hob, Oven, Kettle, Toaster, Iron, washer/dryer machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave. First aid kit.

1 double (en suite) with fitted with wardrobes, chest of drawers, bedside lamps, full-length mirror, 1 twin with fitted with wardrobes chest of draws and 1 with bunk beds and chest of draws. Hair dryer in double bedroom.

Main bathroom: shower, sink & WC. Ensuite: bath, sink and WC.

Outside there is off-road parking for 2 cars, a patio, tables, parasols and chairs, surrounded by an open garden, (we do the mowing unless you insist!) leading down to a fishpond with a fenced in lawn with barbeque, picnic table and benches .

The price includes
Weekly cleaning
Electricity and all other utilities
Bath and hand towels
Bed linen
A bottle of wine to greet you on arrival
Use of body boards and beginners foam boards
Travel cot and high chair

  • Edge of quiet village and 20 mins. from Exmoor and beach
  • Unusual barn conversion, French style and well equipped.

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Sleeps:   6
Bedrooms:   3
Cot Available:   Yes
Disabled Facilities: No.

Linen Provided: Yes.
At The Byre we supply clean french linen sheets and duvets every week. Towels are also provided
Pets Allowed: Yes.
We accept one dog (£20 extra) and sometimes two on request ( depending on size of dog)
Central Heating: Yes.
Fuel type: Oil
Open Fire: No.

Smoking Allowed: No.

Outdoor Facilities: Yes.
The Byre has an open garden in front of the cottage an an enclosed garden off to the side, which has a built in barbique and washing line. There is also a, fenced-in, natural pond stocked with fish.
Local Services: The Byre is on the edge of the ancient village of Goodleigh, with a wonderful village pub. The New Inn serves great home cooked food and has a lovely beer garden, children welcome.
Barnstaple is only 2.5 miles away and has all major supermarkets and a wealth of shops and a local "Pannier" market that offers local food and crafts.
There are some lovely walks from the cottage and Exmoor and the coast are only 20 mins. away.

Directions to The Byre Cross Farm, Northleigh Hill, Goodleigh, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 7NR.

Turn off Junction 27 M5:
Follow A316 to Barnstaple, turn left off this road sign post Landkey, then immediately left again 200 yrds signed Goodleigh, then turn left to Goodleigh, follow for 2 miles. Go up hill and turn left at top to Goodleigh, across x roads continue to Village turn right at T junction in village, go past the pub, New Inn, & take next left signed Cheltfont and Northleigh - we are 150yrds on right just before playground sign, slate sign on wall!
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Pricing and Opening Times
Seasons Open: Spring, Summer, Winter.

26 March - 9 April - £523
16 April - 21 May - £470
28 May - £685
4 June - 25 June - £565
2 July - 9 July - £655
16 July- 20 August -£835
27 August - £685
3September -10September - £565
17 September - 15 October £470
22 October - £523
29 October - 10 December - £390
17 December - 01 January 2011 - £740

Our change-over days are on a Friday.
Between November - March we offer weekend (Friday-Monday) and midweek (Monday-Friday) breaks are available.

We ask our guests to leave by 10.00am and arrive not before 2.00pm.

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