Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Kitchen area
All dine together...
The whole family can watch a movie
Cosy up by the wood burner
Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
En-suite shower room
Twin bedroom (1)
Twin bedroom (2)
Twin bedroom (3)
Make use of the beach equipment on offer
Enclosed private garden with patio furniture
Views over the fields from the garden
Childrens outside play area
View of the property
Social courtyard space leading off the cottages
Meet the locals...
Explore the farm and meet its residents...
Rabbits at pets corner
Guinea pigs at pets corner
Indoor play barn with pool table and table tennis
On site craft studio offering a variety of activities
Ilfracombe is only 5 miles away
1 / 24  Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
2 / 24  Kitchen area
3 / 24  All dine together...
4 / 24  The whole family can watch a movie
5 / 24  Cosy up by the wood burner
6 / 24  Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
7 / 24  En-suite shower room
8 / 24  Twin bedroom (1)
9 / 24  Twin bedroom (2)
10 / 24  Twin bedroom (3)
11 / 24  Bathroom
12 / 24  Make use of the beach equipment on offer
13 / 24  Enclosed private garden with patio furniture
14 / 24  Views over the fields from the garden
15 / 24  Childrens outside play area
16 / 24  View of the property
17 / 24  Social courtyard space leading off the cottages
18 / 24  Meet the locals...
19 / 24  Explore the farm and meet its residents...
20 / 24  Rabbits at pets corner
21 / 24  Guinea pigs at pets corner
22 / 24  Indoor play barn with pool table and table tennis
23 / 24  On site craft studio offering a variety of activities
24 / 24  Ilfracombe is only 5 miles away

Barley Cottage,

Ilfracombe (5mls S), Devon
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 5
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Converted stone barn situated on a working farm
  • Enjoy several on-site activities
  • Private drive leading to property
  • Short distance from Ilfracombe
  • Relax on the beaches at Saunton Sands and Woolacombe
  • The wilds of Exmoor are a short drive away
Property code: BARLC

This superbly converted stone barn makes an ideal holiday getaway. Its combination of on-site activities and nearby local attractions make it pretty hard to beat as a family retreat.

Located five miles away from Ilfracombe, the cottage is situated on a 20 acre farm and is 1 of 5 holiday properties on the site. Guests can meet a variety of farm animals, (many of which are rescue animals), such as horses, alpacas, pigs, donkeys, rabbits, chickens, guinea pigs and ducks. There is a chance for children to enjoy nature in a farm setting, thanks to the toddler friendly area with pond dipping and animal handling. The popular seaside town of Ilfracombe is only five miles away and has many shops, pubs and restaurants for visitors to discover. Surfers and sunseekers can visit the beaches at Woolacombe, Ilfracombe and Saunton, whilst the rugged beauty of Exmoor is a must for hikers.

The cottage is accessed via the courtyard. Located on the first floor, the lounge/kitchen/diner is open plan with a TV, DVD, Freeview, video, Hi-Fi and a woodburner. The kitchen area is equipped with an electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. The bathroom is located on the ground floor and is fitted with a shower over bath and WC. There is one double bedroom with an en-suite shower room and WC, plus three twin bedrooms on the ground floor. Upstairs there is one double bedroom with en-suite shower and WC.

Outside, an external staircase leads to a private garden with patio furniture. Disposable BBQ’s can be purchased on site. Guests have shared use of on-site library that is stocked with books, children's toys and videos. There is also a children's outside play area. One free taster craft session for all new guests is available outside of school holidays. Craft sessions are available at an additional charge for ages 13 plus including stained glass, bottle craft and glass painting. For children of all ages, craft sessions can be tailored to needs. Guests have access to a shared indoor play barn equipped with pool table, table tennis and other games. There is also a shared riverside picnic area and guests can take farm walks.

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

  • 5 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 3 twins
  • 2 en-suite shower-rooms, 1 ground floor bathroom with shower over bath
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Shared tumble dryer available
  • Electric and underfloor heating included
  • WiFi included
  • Shared library
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Private garden with garden furniture
  • Shared games room
  • Shared library
  • Shared picnic area
  • Craft Workshops (1 tester session free excluding school holidays)
  • 5 dogs welcome
  • Dogs not to be left unattended in the cottage
  • Beach 5 miles, Shops and pubs 4 miles

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall equipment
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Overall location

Reviewed by Ronni, 3rd August 2019

Overall our holiday was great, the farm setting was nice & the kids loved feeding the animals. Location of the cottage is fab as it's a short distance to everywhere. The cottage could do with a bit of TLC, updating furnishing etc. Overall a nice holiday.

Reviewed by Peter, 27th July 2019

We had a wonderful week (with 4 generations of the family plus 2 big dogs!) and everything we needed was supplied. We enjoyed feeding and petting the animals, walks in the countryside, the nearby beaches and the ready availability of interesting excursions for all the family. We were struck by the informality of the whole experience and the sincereRead more welcome that we received. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 20th July 2019

We were a family which included two grandparents, four adults with four children, our ages ranged from 66 years to 5 months. My granddaughter and grandson aged 11 and 9 years loved the experience feeding the animals, petting them and horse rides. We felt the children were safe. The cottage was a fantastic base to explore the area. The weather was pRead moreerfect for spending time on the local beaches and riding the waves. We enjoyed fish and chips from Ilfracombe on the last evening, very good. Hide

Reviewed by Millie, 12th January 2019

A lovely little cottage on a working farm. Perfect for a family holiday with animal feeding and endless supplies for entertaining children. Sally the host is lovely and very accommodating. The farm is only a short drive to the local beaches and has some lovely local walks as well. We will be definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Christine, 22nd December 2018

This cottage was lovely and homely, very well equipped and spotlessly clean. We had a lovely welcome from Sally too.

Reviewed by Jennie, 10th November 2018

Fitted 8 adults 3 kids and 3 dogs perfectly, had everything that you could need in the kitchen which meant we could cook easily for that amount of people. Catered amazing for dogs as they we allowed out in the garden area and then a good running field that backed directly onto the cottage. Best bit for us was feeding the animals in the morning someRead morething the kids could go and do everyday which they loved!! Sally was very friendly and patient with the girls which made a very enjoyable experience. Hide

Reviewed by Emma, 27th October 2018

This property is in a beautiful location within a short drive of stunning walks to suit families of any age as well as more serious walkers. Sally and John are attentive hosts who offer a friendly and warm welcome. Our children loved feeding the animals and taking part in a craft session. The dogs immediately felt at home in the property and were sRead morehattered with all the walks. Hide

Reviewed by Mike, 22nd September 2018

The cottage was as warm and welcoming as Sally and John, the owners. They went above and beyond to make sure we had a great holiday. The cottage itself was clean, comfortable and warm. We were able to feed the animals which the kids loved, there is a huge field for our dogs to run in. We really enjoyed the weekly bonfire and the peace and tranquiliRead morety of the surroundings. All in all a great holiday at a very reasonable price. Thank you so much for letting us stay at your wonderful property Hide

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Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Kitchen area
All dine together...
The whole family can watch a movie
Cosy up by the wood burner
Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
En-suite shower room
Twin bedroom (1)
Twin bedroom (2)
Twin bedroom (3)
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