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The Loft

(Ref. 940752)

Chilsworthy near Holsworthy, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Swimming pool
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a great place to stay if you want a place just off the beaten track."

    It came exactly as described and the pool was a big bonus, which my wife enjoyed every morning. It was comfortable, clean with good views over the surrounding countryside. Theresa and Chris couldn’t be more helpful.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2024

  • "Teresa and Steve lovely people super stay really comfortable fabulous view real value for money super location as , Bude , Holsworthy , Bidiford , Launceston , clovelly , all with in easy reach , just the place to un wind and reset ."

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic stay!"

    Was perfectly fine for us as two adults and our two boys aged 11 and 13 who slept on the sofa bed in the living room. Still plenty of room even with the sofa bed pulled out, and lovely views from the windows out to the fields, with cows grazing in the meadows. The double bed in the bedroom was of the comfiest we’ve ever slept in! The owners were very welcoming and friendly. Great location to get to the beach at Bude or nearby coast line in Devon or Cornwall. The swimming pool was a hit with our boys, especially as something to do on the rainier of days. And no limit as to what time the pool could be used so had a couple of midnight swims during our stay! Definitely recommend, thanks again for a wonderful stay :-)

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2023

  • "From initial contact to departure date this was a well organised booking."

    The accomodation is excellent and exactly as advertised. The owner met us with the keys when we arrived then showed us around the apartment. There was even a complimentary bottle of wine in the fridge. Everything you could need on a self catering holiday had been provided from utensils to iron even a hairdryer. All the furniture is both practical and comfortable. The swimming pool is a nice size, clean and very well heated. This has to be the first accomodation where you can watch both Sunrise and Sun set from the same window. Both viewed over beautiful countryside. All in all this accomodation is excellent value for money. Mike 9/7/23

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at the Loft and especially enjoyed the swimming pool."

    It was available for us at any time and was clean and warm. Also appreciated the wine and milk in the fridge which was a lovely surprise.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2023

  • "The Loft is a very comfortable property in a peaceful location."

    We enjoyed the views across the fields & beyond & we would stay here again.

    Thanks for the positive feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful place and welcoming hosts We will be back!"


    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jun 2022

  • "Second stay at this comfortable property in a beautiful part of North Devon ."

    Very handy for coast and for Coast path walks. Friendly and helpful owners. Swimming pool is a great bonus! Hope to return again!

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely loft apartment in the converted barn not far from Bude."

    I really enjoyed the pool although it was a bit cold (and I dont like very warm for swimming so did not expect jacuzzi temperature) initially perhaps because it just started to be used for the season. The accomodation is nice, comfy bed, peaceful bed and reasonably equipped kitchen. More coffee, working tin opener and some basics like more then one toilet roll and salt and pepper would be nice. Otherwise its really peaceful an great to escape busy life and city. Tamar lake is nice for fising and a walk around, Bude not fare at all or Boscastle

    Reviewed by Zuzana4.4Mar 2022

  • "Great stay at "The Loft", Teresa and Chris were very welcoming and keen to ensure I had an excellent stay, Thanks both"

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jan 2022

  • "We loved our chilled time at the loft"

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2021

  • "Had a fabulous stay at the Loft in Devon."

    Pool was brilliant. Hosts fantastic. And plenty to see and do in the area. Ideal!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2021

  • "The loft was ideal for our stay."

    Nice gesture of bottle of cava and milk in the fridge from the hosts. Pool was great we hadn't planned to use it but used most days. Equipped well, bed very comfy.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2021

  • "Nice peaceful place to stay the owners were on hand if you needed them but all in all they left you to your own devices."

    The indoor pool was an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2021

  • "Teresa and Chris were excellent hosts and we would certainly book again."

    Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely accommodation in a beautiful area"

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Oct 2020

  • "Would like to thank Chris and Teresa for an enjoyable time."

    Have had an relaxing,carefree holiday which we both wanted..Before we start another hard winter at work....

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very friendly and accommodating owners - accepted our last minute booking."

    Great accommodation- warm and cosy. Swimming pool was a great bonus.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Sep 2020

  • "Convenient base in the countryside yet still close to lovely beaches and walks."

    Friendly hosts Teresa and Chris. Welcoming bottle plus milk in the fridge - a nice touch. The Loft is just right for a couple looking for a break away from everyday life.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.1Sep 2020

  • "The loft is in a great location, and ideal for seeing most places in Devon & Cornwall."

    It has everything you need, and a great addition of an indoor pool. The owners gave us a warm welcome, and nothing was too much trouble. We would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a lovely week at the loft it is very comfortable and spacious for 2, perfect for exploring the coastline and Tersa & Chris were very friendly and helpful!"

    The pool was an extra treat!

    Reviewed by Lynn4.7Aug 2020

  • "The pool was lovely - a godsend in wet weather with a young family."

    Hosts were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2020

  • "Wonderful kind hosts who made us feel right at home and the cottage and pool ..."

    Wonderful kind hosts who made us feel right at home and the cottage and pool were perfect for us we had a great holiday thankyou and would love to return soon

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jul 2020

  • "We stayed here for a week and it's a lovely place."

    The owners are welcoming and friendly and even provided fizz (thank you!). Everything as advertised and we were even included in their weekly fish and chips run! Had a lovely time and made full use of the pool. House was warm and clean and we were particularly grateful for the airer provided. Only things I would mention for future guests is the sloped ceilings are very low (so if you're 6ft prepare to duck!) and the steps up are quite steep.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely place ,pool and people rural and peaceful"

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Sep 2019

  • "Fitted sheets on Bed kept sliding off due to the water proof sheet underneath, bit of damp i the property which needs sorting out a simple mould and mildew spray in places and keep heat on in cold or damp weather and air circulation as much as possible."

    Spoke with the owners who where very nice and very helpful who told us that they where upgrading the windows and decoration over this coming winter which will improve the properties. overall a very nice peaceful place to come and shut down for a week and the use of the pool was a huge benefit which we used daily..

    Reviewed by Stuart R4.1Sep 2019

  • "Awesome place, clean and tidy."

    Lovely and peaceful. Lovely hosts.. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jul 2019

  • "Great accommodation for 2 it is sold as up to 4 with sofa bed but more suited to a couple but could find no fault would definitely go back."

    Made better by sunny weather but would be good what ever the time of year.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in the loft."

    The hosts were so friendly and really accommodating. They even had some milk and bubbly in the fridge for our arrival!! We went with our two children who loved playing on the lawns and in the pool and it was amazing to have the pool to ourselves. The accommodation has very comfy beds and great facilities. Bude is only a short drive away and has a couple of lovely beaches. I'm sure we will be back sometime in the future to enjoy the loft again

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a lovely week at The Loft in Chilsworthy, it was a good base for visiting places in both Devon and Cornwall."

    The Loft is very comfortable and was great for our small family. The swimming pool was also thoroughly enjoyed by both myself and our son. Chris and Teresa were very friendly and helpful, and we look forward to going back in the near future. Thank you for a fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Apr 2019

  • "We felt that some additional shelving (fixed or free standing) could be put into the bathroom."

    We had to put wash bags on the floor, not ideal. Also a small chair in the bedroom. (we did use one of the dining chairs during our stay. Otherwise a delightful venue.

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2018

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    the owners were very friendly and helpful. The pool was excellent. I would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Sep 2018

  • "Great value accomodation."

    Properties surrounded on all sides by beautiful Devon countryside, but only about one and a half miles from an A road to explore further afield. We made good use of the pool, which was only 10 yards from the property entrance. The owners Chris and Teresa were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jul 2018

  • "The barn had everything that was needed to make our stay comfortable like being home from home,Teresa and chris owners made us feel welcome and was around if we needed anything but wasn't in our face and left us to get on with our holiday."

    The swimming pool was an added bonus as being away from the beech and needed to cool down was brilliant from relaxing in the garden. The local village has six pubs chippy coop shops suppermarket for your needs Bude only 20 minute drive away. If you like a peaceful holiday then look no more. Barry & Lou

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jul 2018

  • "The pool was lovely and there were no time limits on its use."

    The owners even asked if we wanted fish and chips when they went into the local town to fetch them, a brilliant touch.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2017

  • "It was a very good property in a good location."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2017

  • "Enjoyed: the onsite pool after walks along the nearby coastal footpaths; the sunset down the lane and the starrey night skies on two occaisions."

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2017

  • "Fantastic little cottage in a beautiful and quiet location!"

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Mar 2017

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  • Over first floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed.
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, shared external coin operated laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own swimming pool/beach towels
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Shared use of lawned area
  • Shared use of indoor heated swimming pool (29' x 12' x 4' to 6' deep)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: WiFi is available for browsing only, not suitable for downloading or streaming
  • Note: Sloping ceilings throughout
  • Note: Thereis two steps down to the bedroom
  • Note: Apartment accessed via 14 internal steps
  • Note The pool whilst available is unheated between the dates 1st November - 15th March.

The property

This cosy first floor cottage apartment is a lovely space for a couple to stay and enjoy the delights of Devon.

Once through the front door, The Loft is accessed via 14 steps where you will see a lovely open plan living area, a light and airy bedroom and a separate bathroom.

To the outside, you can light the barbecue and enjoy a spot of alfresco dining on the private patio, or swim some lengths in the shared swimming pool.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 940753 and 940754, to sleep 14.

Parnacott Barn Cottages

Holsworthy 2.7 miles. These three lovely holiday properties are set in half an acre of the grounds of the owners’ home, on the edge of the village of Chilsworthy, less than three miles from the market town of Holsworthy in North Devon. With farmland views, these welcoming holiday homes are ideally located for guests wishing to visit stunning and contrasting Cornwall and Devon north coastlines, and provide a family or group of friends a peaceful setting in which to relax. These collection of properties, one a single-storey cottage and two apartments, each have their own individual style to provide comfortable accommodation all year round. After a day exploring the local walking and cycling routes, why not head back and enjoy a dip in the communal indoor heated swimming pool, or whilst the sun is setting simply unwind with a glass of something cold? Also each property has its own private patio, and with dogs welcome at two of the properties, the shared, large lawned area is perfect for exercising them, as well as somewhere where children can play. There’s much to see and do in the area, including sandy beaches, fishing and sailing, whilst Holsworthy itself has shops, pubs and cafes, along with a park with bowling green and a golf course. These three delightful holiday homes are the perfect place to stay with many attractions and activities close by.

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About the location


Bude 10 miles; Launceston 13.7 miles; Barnstaple 25 miles.

The ancient market town of Holsworthy lies nestled amid the rolling green hills of Tarka Country. There are many different landscapes within the region, from rugged cliffs and sandy beaches to rolling farmland and lush valleys. Holsworthy has much to offer, including a swimming pool, tennis court and splendid park with bowling green. The town centre boasts a varied selection of traditional shops, pubs and cafés, based around the market square. There is an 18-hole golf course just outside the town, while the local area is rich with opportunities for fishing, sailing, cycling and walking. The sandy beaches at Bude are within easy reach, while further afield visitors can explore the changing face of the South West Coastal Path, dramatic Exmoor and Dartmoor, and unspoilt Bodmin Moor, or simply relax in the quiet countryside that typifies North Devon.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas