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Threshing Barn

Beaford near Great Torrington, Devon (Ref. 914961)

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes


  • Swimming pool
  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

Woolleigh Barton Cottages

Beaford 2 miles. These two sympathetically restored barn conversions are adjoined and situated within an acre of meadows in a rural location two miles from Beaford in North Devon. Overlooking sloping grassland leading down to the Torridge river valley, the cottages are in an ideal tranquil setting, and provide a quiet getaway for families and groups, and in total sleep eighteen people very comfortably. Both cottages share an indoor heated swimming pool and both have been furnished and equipped to a high standard containing individual pieces of antique furniture and artefacts. Attention has been taken to retain and enhance the character of the dwellings including exposed beams, feature stone walls, oak timber sills to windows with original beams over and boarded floors in the main living rooms. Each has their own patio and garden furniture and a brick barbecue, plus they share a large grassy meadow, an ideal area for ball games and fun. The village pub, which is said to be haunted, is only two miles away and provides a warm, friendly welcome and good local food. Near to Beaford is the ancient market town of Torrington where there are a huge range of local amenities and plenty of history. Garden lovers will enjoy the extensive grounds and stunning roses at the RHS Rosemoor Gardens. Guests can also take a trip to Dartington Crystal to see the glassblowers and to enjoy a traditional Devon cream tea in their adjoining restaurant. The North Devon beaches are only a half hour drive away and provide spectacular waves and long sandy beaches. Other nearby attractions includes family theme parks such as The Big Sheep and The Milky Way, the quaint Cliffside fishing village of Clovelly and the market town of Bideford.

The property

Threshing Barn is a spacious stone barn retaining its threshing doors on both the north and south sides which are now fully glazed and allow superb light and exceptional views over the rolling green meadows sloping down to the Torridge river valley.

The large sitting room with comfortable sofas, a woodburner for a cosy night in and doors to the garden which is perfect for a summer’s evening, is big enough for the family to sit together after a day out exploring the area.

There are a couple of steps down into the country kitchen which boasts a range cooker and a pine table seating ten.

Upstairs, off the galleried landing are four bedrooms including a king-size four poster double with an en-suite shower room, three twin bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite, and a family bathroom.

On the ground floor is a super king-size double bedroom with an en-suite shower room, ideal for a little peace and quiet or for those not able to climb the stairs.

The cottage shares an acre of ground with the attached holiday cottage, but also has a private patio and lawn area with seating and a barbecue, plus gorgeous views across the Torridge valley.

A short stroll to the neighbouring barn brings you to the inviting indoor heated swimming pool, open all day and evening.

Note: This property is attached to Ref. 914960, together they sleep 18.


Five bedrooms: 1 x four poster king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 3 x twin (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC). Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburner.


  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric range cooker with oven and 5-ring hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Shared use of indoor heated swimming pool
  • Enclosed rear garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Next to a working farm, dogs to be kept on a lead when outdoors.

About the location


Great Torrington 4 miles; Westward Ho! 15 miles.

Beaford is a small rural village in North Devon, with a haunted pub and close to the spectacular RHS garden at Rodemoor. Four miles away is Great Torrington, an unspoilt town built on high ground above the River Torridge, and is a short drive from the spectacular North Devon Coast at Westward Ho!. With historic links to the Civil War, the Torrington 1646 attraction at Castle Hill in the town gives an interesting insight to the Roundheads and Cavaliers. Another leading tourist attraction is Dartington Crystal where visitors can see craftsmen blowing and shaping glass, follow the history of glassmaking and buy some beautiful pieces. The town has a good selection of individual shops, a friendly atmosphere, and some good inns. There are many villages to visit on the North Devon Coast, including picturesque Clovelly, built on a steep hillside above the sea, Westward Ho! with fabulous sandy beaches and Hartland village with narrow streets, village square and Hartland Point with breathtaking sea and coastal views. Great Torrington is a quiet, convenient base from which to explore North Devon, the Tarka Trail and the rolling Devon landscapes.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas