Hot tub
Spacious moden kitchen/diner
Ample dining space
Relax in front of the wood burner
Spacious lounge
Lounge with double doors leading to decked area and hot tub
King-size bedroom (can be made into a twin on request)
King-size bedroom (can be made into a twin on request)
Double bedroom located on the ground floor
Split level accomodation
King-size bedroom (can be made into a twin on request)
Double bedroom
Upstairs bath with hand shower
Enclosed garden with decked area and seating leading to hot tub area
Private hot tub
Private hot tub
Meet the goats on site, next to the dog exercising paddock
Meet the goats on site, next to the dog exercising paddock
Meet the goats on site, next to the dog exercising paddock
Enclosed dog exercising paddock
Sit back and admire the view from the dog exercising paddock
View towards the entrance to the property
Patio area with hot tub and countryside views
1 / 24  Hot tub
2 / 24  Spacious moden kitchen/diner
3 / 24  Ample dining space
4 / 24  Relax in front of the wood burner
5 / 24  Spacious lounge
6 / 24  Lounge with double doors leading to decked area and hot tub
7 / 24  King-size bedroom (can be made into a twin on request)
8 / 24  King-size bedroom (can be made into a twin on request)
9 / 24  Double bedroom located on the ground floor
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11 / 24  Split level accomodation
12 / 24  King-size bedroom (can be made into a twin on request)
13 / 24  Double bedroom
14 / 24  Upstairs bath with hand shower
15 / 24  Enclosed garden with decked area and seating leading to hot tub area
16 / 24  Private hot tub
17 / 24  Private hot tub
18 / 24  Meet the goats on site, next to the dog exercising paddock
19 / 24  Meet the goats on site, next to the dog exercising paddock
20 / 24  Meet the goats on site, next to the dog exercising paddock
21 / 24  Enclosed dog exercising paddock
22 / 24  Sit back and admire the view from the dog exercising paddock
23 / 24  View towards the entrance to the property
24 / 24  Patio area with hot tub and countryside views

Owl Barn At The Retreat

Clovelly (1ml N), Devon
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Converted private barn with exceptional far reaching views across the sea
  • Excellent beaches and coastline to explore nearby
  • Enjoy a day in the private garden soaking up the peace and quiet
Property code: OWLBR

One of three converted barns with real character throughout and the space to enjoy some quality family time with coastal views

Just a short distance away from this property you will find the quaint cliff side village of Clovelly, with its winding cobbled streets and the harbour where you will find pubs, shops and restaurants. Ideally positioned for touring the whole of North Devon and Cornwall, the South West Coast Path famous for its spectacular walking environment and wide choice of excellent beaches and coves to explore and enjoy. For the more active there are excellent surfing beaches at Bude, Westward Ho! and Braunton. The fishing village of Clovelly, with its steep, stepped, cobbled streets and quaint harbour, is close by as are the villages of Hartland (offering some of the most spectacular coastal views in the British Isles) and Woolsery with shops and village pubs. Local attractions include The Milky Way, Hartland Abbey, Hartland Point and Lighthouse and RHS Rosemoor Gardens. Alternatively, why not sit in the garden and relax in the hot tub whilst overlooking the surrounding countryside. The property is a two storey barn conversion furnished and equipped to a high standard, with far reaching coastal and countryside views.

Enter into the character filled lounge with exposed stonework and wood burner (logs included) Follow on into the modern kitchen/dining room with space to enjoy sociable family meals. On the ground floor you will find the first 2 bedrooms and a shower room with WC and upstairs you will find the master bedroom with a 4 poster bed and the second double which can be a twin on request. Family bathroom with hand held shower in the bath and WC.

Outside the property you will find a decked area and patio/garden area with hot tub, seating and a charcoal BBQ to enjoy al fresco dining with all the family after a day of exploring the beautiful Devon coastline. Shared dog exercising paddock. Walk immediately from the property to soak up the beauty of the Devon countryside.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • Four bedrooms – Upstairs: 1 double and 1 double zip-and-link (can be 2’6” twins on request) Ground floor: 1 double and 1 double zip-and-link (can be 2’6” twins on request)
  • 1 bathroom with hand held shower in the bath and WC. 1 shower room with WC.
  • Range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Woodburner - logs included
  • Private hot tub
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking available
  • Wi-Fi included
  • TV/DVD
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Outdoor seating and BBQ
  • Shared dog exercising paddock
  • Complex of properties
  • Pub 2 miles, shop 2 miles and beach 3 miles

Alice Newby

This property has been let with us for over 10 years and is managed by Alice.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Steve, 24th October 2020

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Our stay in North Devon was wonderful just what we all needed in between lockdowns. We all chilled in this lovely cottage. Kitchen had a great spec and lounge was really cosy especially with the log burner on creating a great ambiance and warmth within. Bedrooms all really nice. Dog loved the special fully enclosed paddock to run around in. Nice waRead moretching the goats/animals and a lovely view of the cliffs/coastline from the cottage. Lesley even baked us some lovely fresh scones - thanks chef.. Hide

Reviewed by Susan, 17th October 2020

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Lesley and Carl were very friendly and helpful. Great location to explore Devon and Cornwall. Lovely cottage and all amenities you could ask for, loved the hot tub. Field for dog to run around which was a bonus and also the goats were very amusing to watch. Would recommend its a lovely place to stay.

Reviewed by Fiona Jane, 10th October 2020

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Fantastic accommodation, beautiful location, friendly and helpful hosts. Perfect dog friendly holiday. Would love to go back again.

Reviewed by Sarah, 3rd October 2020

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Lovely hosts with a lovely property. Lots of things to do in the local area, places to explore and mostly dog friendly. Would highly recommend!

Reviewed by Michelle, 12th September 2020

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Carl & Lesley very nice & helpful, nothing to much trouble, went the extra mile for the guests. Clean & tidy, lovely grounds & location, pitch & putt a bonus. Would not hesitate to stay here again.

Reviewed by Terry, 5th September 2020

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An absolutely stunning rental location, a great base to drive out from for walks or whatever takes your fancy then returning to some real luxury. Really great for dogs too!Owl Barn is outstanding, the best kept 'cottage' we have stayed in. The attention to detail is unsurpassed!

Reviewed by Vanessa, 29th August 2020

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Reviewed by Elisa, 15th August 2020

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The property was stunning - the owners were very friendly and helpful. My only recommendation would be to pre book the recommended restaurants. They were fabulous but very hard to get in at a sensible time. We will definitely be going back xx

Reviewed by Claire, 8th August 2020

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The property was beautifully presented, very well equipped and immaculately clean. The owners had literally thought of everything and were so lovely and friendly and on hand if ever you needed them. My girls enjoyed feeding the goats and we were visited by the cows from the local dairy farm and the barn owl. The location was a little too far out foRead morer us but I wouldnt hesitate to recommend this property to anyone who wants a relaxing and beautiful setting. Hide

Reviewed by Helen, 18th July 2020

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From arrival to leaving the owners made us very welcome, advising walks and local places to eat. Even though soft furnishings had been removed due to COVID-19 the property was very comfortable, a lot of care and attention had been put in to make Owl Barn homely. A lovely holiday home with good views, with plenty of places to visit.

Reviewed by Celia, 11th July 2020

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We had the most lovely holiday at owl barn retreat. The view was breathtaking and the hot tub added a touch of luxury too. We saw an owl fly past us Twice during early evening. The house was great. Fresh towels/hot tub towels provided. All the equipment you could need in the kitchen. A bar be cue available too. My girls loved the goats and the adorRead moreable dog, Buddy. Lesley and Karl were the most lovely people/owners. Nothing was too much trouble. Immaculate. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola, 17th February 2020

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This is a lovely property in a superb location. We would not hesitate to stay here again. Having the hot tub available to use made this holiday for us - it was brilliant fun even in February! The house was lovely to stay in, beautifully presented and very clean. Bearing in mind the time of year, the barn was so lovely and toasty warm. (Don't be afrRead moreaid to do the hot tub run!!) The woodburner in the lounge just makes it all the more cosy. We would definitely stay here again, loved it! Hide

Reviewed by Sharon, 21st December 2019

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The owners are very friendly and helpful. The Barn was immaculate with lots of added extras to help make your stay easy, comfortable and enjoyable.

Reviewed by Tracey, 2nd November 2019

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The cottage was lovely and well equipped. My only observation was the cottage was described as having a ground floor bedroom and bathroom and they were in fact down 3 steps. So if you cannot manage steps this properties bedrooms and bathroom are not really on the ground floor.

Reviewed by joyce, 28th September 2019

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Lesley and Carl are lovely people. Very welcoming. Owl barn is just fantastic everything you need is provided and absolutely spotless. Got to mention buddy what a well trained happy entertaining pooch with so many character. Will be back next year

Reviewed by Andrea, 21st September 2019

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FANTASTIC HOLIDAY WEEK!! Friends fun and hot tub stories. All you need to wind down away from the craziness of cities. Everything was provided for us and the owners were more than hospitable if there was anything else we needed. Close by to Bideford, Clovelly, Bude and not far from any sea side towns. Plenty to do for all ages, even us big kids at Read moreheart. I would recommend for anyone wanting to escape and feel rejuvenated. Hide

Reviewed by Tim, 3rd August 2019

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The cottage was beautiful , the comfort and cleanliness of the property was outstanding. The rural location did mean that you had to travel everywhere in your car, but this only added to the experience of the holiday. The property owners were very welcoming and helpful with any queries that we had, and were on hand when needed.

Reviewed by David, 27th July 2019

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Perfect place for an enjoyable fun holiday with the family. Facilities were first class as well as the owners Lesley and Carl who were excellent hosts. Very clean and comfortable cottage with the benefit of the hot tub which all the family enjoyed.

Reviewed by Helen, 13th July 2019

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Just returned from a week at Owl Barn Retreat, Higher Clovelly. It was the most idyllic place, the accommodation was very tastefully decorated and kitchen extremely well equipped. Towels were provided for the stay and for use with the hot tub. Lesley and Carl were the most friendly people and nothing was too much trouble. The children enjoyed spendRead moreing time with the goats and Carl and Lesley's dog. We will definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Richard, 6th July 2019

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A fantastic property situated on the outskirts of clovelly. Mr and Mrs Fry were superb hosts and catered for all of our needs throughout the week. The property was immaculate and had everything you could ever need. The goats and hot tub were a great added bonus. We hope to visit again soon!

Reviewed by Joy, 8th June 2019

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Beautiful location. Owners are close by and are really helpful. Accommodation is fitted out well with everything that you need. Couldn't recommend more highly

Reviewed by Francesca, 13th May 2019

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Gorgeous place, stunning views and Carl and Lesley were super hosts!!

Reviewed by John, 4th May 2019

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Great cottage holiday everything we would wish for. Lesley and Carl were lovely and helped us with any problems.

Reviewed by Kate, 13th April 2019

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Leslie and Carl are just lovely - so welcoming and accommodating. Owl Barn is spacious, clean and in a perfect spot to explore Devon from. The cottage is well equipped, Leslie and Carl have thought of everything and are there on hand if you need anything else. Buddy (the dog) and the goats are so friendly and happy for all ages to go and speak to tRead morehem. The hot tub was just great too - we used it everyday! Thanks to Leslie and Carl for such a lovely stay. Hide

Reviewed by William, 6th April 2019

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Reviewed by Richard, 22nd December 2018

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Beautiful property owned and run by a lovely couple Leslie and Carl who could not have been more helpful but unobtrusive. The cottage is kitted out wonderfully with the kitchen being the best I have ever rented and worked wonderfully for a busy Christmas with at times 8 adults , a 2 yr old and 2 dogs .

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Hot tub
Spacious moden kitchen/diner
Ample dining space
Relax in front of the wood burner
Spacious lounge
Lounge with double doors leading to decked area and hot tub
King-size bedroom (can be made into a twin on request)
King-size bedroom (can be made into a twin on request)
Double bedroom located on the ground floor
Split level accomodation
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