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Barn View

(Ref. 979733)

Welcombe Mouth, near Welcombe, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed our week at Barn View."

    It was well equipped and had everything we needed. As usual with Sykes, a small problem we encountered shortly after arrival was promptly sorted out. Barn View is ideal if you have a dog, there is a large field at the back for off lead exercise. Sofas were comfy and so was the bed. Only criticism is that the duvet is rather heavy for summer, a lighter alternative would be a good idea.

    Reviewed by Jacqui4.7Jun 2024

  • "On our arrival was very disapointed with the mess all around the outside sitting area, tall weeds,bramble, dirty furniture and dust so thick on outside kitchen window sill,looked like it had never been cleaned."

    Nothing like the photos. Inside was fine. We had a problem with an outside door, owner not helpful.

    Reviewed by William2.2Jun 2024

  • "We loved it."

    Fabulous area, space and peace. Barn everything you could want unless you need xclnt wi fi! We didn't. Comfy and spacious, 10 out of 10 from kids, dogs and us.

    Reviewed by Chrystine3.8May 2024

  • "No where like photos,not dog friendly,tvs old and hardly work,cobwebs ..."

    No where like photos,not dog friendly,tvs old and hardly work,cobwebs everywhere,no hot water,no info about sevices ie vets,doctors,places to visit,all brochurs,3/4 years old,broken slabs with weeds and brambles growing everywhere,no welcome pack,complained to owner who made so many excuses it was unreal

    Reviewed by Matthew1.3Apr 2024

  • "Lovely quiet spot , perfect for the 4 of us to get out and about from ,well equipped kitchen , clean and comfy"

    Reviewed by Rob4.7Feb 2024

  • "We stayed with our 4 dogs and the property was ideal for us."

    The kitchen is stocked with everything needed and the beds are comfortable. Situated in a quiet area, the field immediately next to the property is very convenient. The fabulous Sandymouth beach is only a few miles away and the local pub is excellent. There is much to see in this area and we would definitely stay at Barn View again.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fabulous accommodation, well equipped lovely and spacious, very clean."

    I was hoping it had a bbq but didn’t, also you definitely need a car as everything is quite a way. Our two dogs absolutely loved it and the large field was a fantastic extra in fact one of our dogs wouldn’t get in the car when it was time to leave and come home. Would definitely recommend if your looking for a lovely quiet holiday in great surroundings.

    Reviewed by Lee4.1Jun 2023

  • "Ideal property for two of us with two Whippets and a Jack Russell."

    The field available for the dogs to exercise was a real bonus. Barn View felt very welcoming to us and the dogs, very clean and well equipped. Peaceful and well situated for the places we wanted to visit. Many thanks!

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay very clean and plenty of parking places."

    Nice walk to the beach but a bit strenuous on the way back due to the very steep incline. The barn is off the main road but is only a 25 minute drive to either bude or Westwood ho . I would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "Throughly enjoyed our stay February 2023."

    There was plenty of room with four adults and four vizslas. A plus was the paddock next to the barn which was great for first run and run of the night. Plenty to do all within a short distance. The log fire was amazing and kept us nice and warm. Would definitely recommend this place and definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Feb 2023

  • "Firstly, thanks to the owner for sorting out the toilet that wouldn't flush on Sunday and did a repair on Monday that failed but sorted it on Tuesday."

    Difficult with only one toilet and had to flush using water in a bucket. Disappointed with the very creased bedding, completely different to the photos, the double duvet was 13.5 and extremely heavy duck down (not very wash friendly!) whereas the single bed was a very thin duvet not warm enough for this time of year. Beds were comfortable which was a bonus. Towels very worn apart from two bath towels, the others need replacing. A mix of glasses, not as shown in the photo, and the mugs worn inside and need replacing. Outside was decaying weeds around the fence area and needs tidying up

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you encountered some issues during your stay. Had we been made aware of any issues at the time of your stay, we would have done our very best to try and resolve them for you at the time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lyn1.9Oct 2022

  • "A really enjoyable stay at a beautiful cottage in a tranquil setting."

    Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Oct 2022

  • "Great location and lovely of the owners to leave out a bottle of wine for us on arrival."

    Really lovely cottage, fully equipped with a tumble dryer, washing machine and dishwasher as well as great space and accommodation with both bath and shower. But there are some 'buts'. We had to rewash the towels as they were stained and smelled of cigarette smoke. They were good quality so washed up a treat. The kitchen floor is unsafe and in urgent need of attention - its collapsed under the vinyl and you can lose your footing in the cooker area. The paddock 'grass' was knee high and difficult to use for the dogs and us - could have been mowed. The shower head is held on by string in the bathroom and the exterior clothes airer is totally broken. It would have been useful to have a hose attachment for the outside tap to rinse the dogs and there is no sign on the exterior pillars to say this is Barn View, making it difficult to find initially. The TVs in each of the 2 bedrooms were not working on arrival and are not connected to anything - so it would have been better not to have them in the rooms at all. The tumble drier water tank was so full that the water filter is also full of water and was leaking onto the kitchen floor when we arrived. There was an exterior drain issue caused by damage to the drain prior to our arrival which necessitated DynoRod attending. This was not the owners fault in any way but we were asked over 3 successive days to leave our key out under the front door mat, which was not possible as the mat would have revealed the keys. So we left the property unlocked to allow access only to discover that the owner lived opposite and attended anyway so we needn't have done this. The cottage just needs sone tlc to make it back up to standard.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback. Had you made us aware of the issues you encountered during your stay, we would have gladly tried to rectify them at the time. Aside from this we are glad that you enjoyed the location and the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsey3.1Sep 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The owner might want to think about installing a solar heated hot tub, to complete the facilities. But not really necessary.

    Reviewed by Francis5.0Jul 2022

  • "On arrival first impressions could have been better."

    The outside of the property did not look like the clean and tidy environment shown in the photo. The front of the property was covered in large weeds some 2-3 feet high. The kitchen floor was very uneven and covered in holes under the floor covering. Shower worked ok but shower cubicle had a bit of black mould in it. Other than than the property was ok. Plenty of parking space, spacious inside, nice furniture.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback. The garden has been tidied. The building was originally an old Shippon and some of the flooring underneath is original flooring, so is slightly uneven. The black mould has been dealt with in the shower. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann2.5Jul 2022

  • "Barnview is a beautiful property."

    We would definitely love to come back next year. The property was very clean and comfortable. It was perfect to us. We loved the enclosed garden and felt so safe there with our 2 dogs. As outdoor people we loved sitting in the garden. Our only minor critique would be that the garden and surrounding area looked like it hadn't been tended too in a while. There were weeds growing through the boundary fence and patio to the rear and side. The view of the property did not quite match the beautifully presented photos on your website. This said we had a fantastic time there and would highly recommend this property to everyone. It location is perfectly placed between Bideford and Bude and is only a short drive to local amenities.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Jun 2022

  • "Great place to stay and perfectly quiet."

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jun 2022

  • "Barn view is a excellent holiday location with everything you could wish for."

    Nice warm and very comfortable myself and 2 friends and our 4 dogs (bichons) stayed there for a week. Would definitely recommend barn view thank you for a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Kim5.0May 2022

  • "Windows need cleaning and there is a depresion in the kitchen floor"

    Thanks for your feedback. The slight dent in the kitchen floor has been there for 15 years since it was converted from a shippen. The windows do get cleaned on occasion but thank you for making us aware of this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Apr 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage, fantastic for the dogs with the floors and field."

    Remote country location with wonderful views and the wonderful pub just a stones throw up the road. The beach was quite a trek for us, but we are townies! Just on the border with Cornwall, we discovered that Bude is a beautiful little town. Plenty of room for us all and the fire was very homely. I found our single beds a little uncomfortable but I slept just fine as it was so quiet!

    Reviewed by Lea4.4Apr 2022

  • "The barn was spotlessly clean, including the patio and the kitchen was equipped with everything we could need."

    The central heating was very efficient and the supply of logs for the woodburner was much appreciated. The barn is ideal for dogs as it is secure and the flooring makes for easy cleaning and plenty of room for our dog crates. The stay was very quiet and comfortable with brilliant views of the countryside and the sea and made a fabulous base for touring around and the local pub was great for food and good ale. Perfect winter week away!

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jan 2022

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at barn view, highly recommended"

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2021

  • "A no hassle arrival and departure."

    Barn View was an excellent choice for us having 4 dogs. The fenced patio area and the field were great for peace of mind and we really couldn’t fault the property for anything. Well equipped and spacious yet cosy. 10 out of 10.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2021

  • "A very quiet and comfortable p[ace, take a torch if you go out at night."

    Amazing night sky weather permitting. The large field next door is ideal to exercise your dogs or children.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Oct 2021

  • "Excellently located property for a relaxing holiday and a good base for visiting the Devon and Cornwall coastal areas."

    Barn View was very well equipped and furnished. The enclosed patio and adjacent field was perfect for our dog. Only 500 yards from the nearest pub, which is dog friendly and served good food.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Sep 2021

  • "Location very comfortable."

    Home from home. We have already recommended to friends.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Barn view, very comfortable and well equipped, we loved the walk down to the beach perhaps the hike back up less so!"

    The cottage would benefit from having a sturdy washing line and an indoor airer but all in it was a fabulous place to stay.

    Reviewed by Dave4.4Jul 2021

  • "Fabulous, well equipped and very comfortable cottage, very dog friendly, nicest cottage we’ve been in for a long time ."

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Oct 2020

  • "A beautifully maintained property in a peaceful and quiet location on the edge of the Devon/Cornwall border."

    Great space for all of our dogs inside the property and outside in a private field adjacent to the barn. So good was the experience that I booked again for the following year. Looking forward to it in a couple of weeks time!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2020

  • "From the moment we pulled up, we were made to feel very welcome by the Owner, Roy, who left us a welcome bottle of wine!"

    The cottage ticked all the boxes and exceeded our expectations. It was in a remote area, but within walking distance of the lovely coast of Welcombe Bay. The cottage itself was a 'home from home' and the log burner was an added bonus. The cottage was clean and comfortable with everything we needed and our two doggies, Wilson (Vizsla) and Finn (Cockapoo) were over the moon to be allowed to run in the adjacent field, with stunning views across the valley and beyond. We also walked half a mile to the local pub 'The Old Smithy Inn' where we were made to feel welcome in the lovely setting of a thatched traditional pub. Overall, a lovely cottage, fantastic place to stay, highly recommended and just what the Doctor ordered!! Will definitely be visiting again, all being well.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2020

  • "We booked for 4 adults and 2 children."

    Due to the corona virus only 3 of us were able to visit. Had all attended there would have been a problem with beds. Although the bed settee was to sleep two there was no bedding for it. I would not class this as a 6 bed holiday home. So slightly disappointed. There was a small patio which needed to be hosed down as there was dog poo remnants on it.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that linen for the sofa bed was not provided, this was an oversight by the housekeeper. The owner who lives on sight would have brought linen across had he been made aware of the situation. He would also have hosed down the small patio. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah3.4Aug 2020

  • "Stayed at the barn during recent storms, very windy but comfortable, heating failed and owner Roy, Swifty got the issue resolved as quickly as he could."

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Feb 2020

  • "Barn view the cottage is lovely- comfortable and clean, but nowhere in the listing does it state that there is building work on the site every week day."

    Our ‘peaceful’ retreat with the occasional passing tractor (stated in description) turned out to include a dumper truck, digger, chainsaw, several workers and their radio 5 days out of 7 so the idea of a restful week was kind of ruined a bit. If you’re intending on using the cottage as a base only and being out all day every day then great, but if you like to holiday at your own pace and itinerary then I would avoid until ALL of the building work is finished.

    Reviewed by Graham3.4Sep 2019

  • "A lovely property, plenty of room."

    Great location for sight seeing. Quiet too. Ideal for dogs as outside area slabbed and secure. Would definitely stay there again

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Sep 2019

  • "The barn was lovely and was equipped really well, the only thing it didn’t have which was a minor issue was oven gloves."

    The location and setting was beautiful so couldn’t fault that at all. We’re were very disappointed when we arrived and there was dog poo in the terrace area off the kitchen, it wasn’t a pleasant start. There were some issues with the drains while we were there but the owner Sorted it for us quickly. It’s a lovely barn and we really enjoyed our stay there. The meadow over the back was great for the dogs to run around in and they had a whale of a time too.

    Reviewed by Kirstie4.4May 2019

  • "Patio was full of weeds and thistles 18 inches high, there was a vase of dead tulips in the dining area, dish washer was full of dishes."

    Reviewed by Keith4.7May 2019

  • "Spacious, modern, clean and well-equipped cottage."

    Always nice to be able to drive right to the door for unpacking. Accepts dogs but doesn't smell of dog, which is good if you haven't got dogs yourself. Excellent location for access to the coast path without having to drive. Slightly weird being in a modern barn conversion in the midst of a rather overgrown farm setting with building works ongoing, but then lots of properties have their quirks. One suggestion would be to keep the weeds at bay which are invading the fenced patio area from the surrounding farm. We would be very happy to return.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0May 2019

  • "This was the 3rd time we have stayed at barn view, the cottage itself has gone down over the years but has got what you need, it is well equipped!"

    Fairly comfortable, but the outside was absolutely disgusting! The gravel driveway was covered with dog poo!! We had a dog with us which we cleaned up after religiously! but we presumed it was the owners dog as it was allowed to soil the driveway I counted 6 piles as we left, there was no effort to clean up! And the smell was awful! We will not be going back!,

    Reviewed by Jayne2.5Dec 2018

  • "What a lovely relaxing week away The dogs loved all the near by beaches And ..."

    What a lovely relaxing week away The dogs loved all the near by beaches And coming back to a log fire made it very special

    Reviewed by Mark4.1Nov 2018

  • "Fantastic location gorgeous barn we loved it and would love to come and stay again"

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Oct 2018

  • "Excellent base for a great holiday."

    A home from homewuth everything you need.

    Reviewed by Amber5.0Aug 2018

  • "We had a wonderful week in Barn View, lovely patio area for the sun until late afternoon, the dogs loved the field next door, the barn had everything that we needed and more, wi fi was a bit hit for our teenage daughter."

    The beach at Northcott Mouth was fantastic for the dogs. The walk to Welcombe mouth was lovely, a bit hard on the way back but well worth it. Had a nice pint at the Old Smithy. All in all 10 out of 10.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jul 2018

  • "Property just as described."

    One of the biggest we have stayed at. There is a small paved courtyard with table and chairs, which is set secure for dogs. An adjacent field is available to exercise them but this is not secure. There were some building works ongoing during our stay but we assume the remainder of the work to be carried out should not impact Barn View. Excellent location for walks to the coast. Bude definitely worth a vist.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2018

  • "The house was excellant inside and very well supplied ,however the hot water was only lukewarm and large piles of spoil at the site which was actually a building site made it less appealing all round."

    The area of welcombe itself was just what we were looking for.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jun 2018

  • "Barn View was a fantastic hideaway and the owner was lovely."

    The local pub had great food and ambience and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Unfortunately Helpful Holidays called to demand a final payment a few days prior to the holiday which was upsetting as we were advised the owner was not happy with us. In the end, Helpful Holidays realised they had made a mistake as we had paid the balance weeks before.

    Reviewed by V5.0May 2018

  • "The only problem I had with this place was the sleeping areas as the bed setter was in the bedroom, as my kids are older the can't sleep in the same room which meant one of them slept on the sofa in the living area."

    Reviewed by Samantha4.4Mar 2018

  • "We have stayed in Barn View many times."

    The property itself is very clean, tidy, comfortable and well equipped. However it is let down by the outside, there were piles of dog poo left outside by the back gate and down by the wood store. The field is lovely for the dogs, but it is not enclosed as gated access has been made for the mobile home that is in the far corner. The mobile home now has a permanent tenant. The occupant was out firing a bow and arrow in the field, whilst we were exercising our dogs. We found this to be most uncomfortable so unfortunately we won't be returning again.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Dec 2017

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  • One level
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x twin with 4’ sofa bed
  • Bathroom with bath, hand shower, separate shower, WC, basin
  • Sitting room with dining area and wood burning stove
  • Kitchen with door to patio.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for four cars
  • Enclosed garden
  • Four well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • There will be a £30 charge per dog
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 5 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.

The property

This detached bungalow converted from barns is situated on a country lane between Welcombe hamlet and the South West Coast Path.

Half a mile from each, this is brilliant accommodation for walking or enjoying a peaceful haven.

You will feel right at home in the cosy sitting room with its traditional wood burner to snuggle up beside and a dining table for leisurely meals prepared in the well equipped kitchen with its door to the patio.

Peaceful nights in this tranquil spot are on the cards in the two comfortable bedrooms.

The big patio has a table and chairs for alfresco meals and you are welcome to walk dogs or play football in the meadow beyond.

The ancient thatched village pub is a great place for eating out and it is an enjoyable walk along a quiet road to get there – though do remember a torch if you are heading home in the dark.

Walkers will be in seventh heaven with the Coast Path so close and it gives you splendid views from cliff tops and a range of birds to spot.

If surfing is your game, head down to the cove beach at Welcombe Mouth to catch some good waves, or it isn't far to Bude and the huge sandy beach.

Barn View is an excellent location for exploring a dramatic coastline or recharging your batteries.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


A pretty country village just one mile from the high cliffs, rocky coves and golden sands of the north Devon/Cornwall coast, as well as the beach at Welcombe Mouth with its sand, rocks, and some fabulous waves to ride.

Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 5 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.