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The Stables

(Ref. 940753)

Chilsworthy near Holsworthy, Devon Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Swimming pool
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely place, peaceful and not to fair from Bude and other resorts."

    The pool was a fantastic bonus. Will certainly try and get back at some point. Teresa and Chris were lovely hosts.

    Reviewed by Mrs5.0Apr 2024

  • "Second time we have stayed in this accommodation and it has been perfect for what we wanted both times."

    The garden is excellent for the dog to exercise in and you have access to the pool at any time. The thing that will take this property to a 5 star rating is that it probably needs a refresh, with some of the walls equipment etc looking a little tired now; but saying that; at the price you pay you are getting a perfectly good accommodation so that never really bothered us.

    Reviewed by David4.1Oct 2023

  • "Always amazing and very friendly thanks so much for another great stay"

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jun 2023

  • "A very enjoyable stay at the Stables with very helpful owners."

    Perfect for what we needed; with a large garden which our dog loved to play in. Lovely bed in main room; you can't be taller than 5ft 6in for the small beds, but for kids they were perfect. The swimming pool is a big plus albeit I would say that maybe some temp steps to get into the shallow end may be useful as I dont actually swim and getting in the deep end was a non starter.

    Reviewed by David4.1Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic accomadation, the owners Chris and Theresa made us so welcome."

    Pool was fantastic and the dogs were made so welcome with a enormous garden for them to play in. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely little place, that suited the 2 of us."

    We used it as a base to travel around Devon & Cornwall & it was great for that. We had our own patio area leading into the shared garden, which was really peaceful. We took our own hairdryer & cafetière as these weren’t mentioned in the details, but discovered both when we arrived, which was a bonus! The owners were very welcoming and helpful too. A very enjoyable short break.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Sep 2022

  • "Loved the cottage v clean Theresa and Chris are lovely and couldn’t have been ..."

    Loved the cottage v clean Theresa and Chris are lovely and couldn’t have been more helpful unfortunately I had to cut our holiday short would highly recommend would have loved to have spent the rest of our holiday there hopefully will be able to go back next year

    Thank you for your kind words. We would love to see you again and hope Teddy has now settled in at home. Property Owner

    Reviewed by June5.0Sep 2022

  • "I was extremely upset by the lack of cleanliness."

    High levels of dust and dirt. I have photos. This concerned me. I had to clean items before we could use them. Strong odour of damp, especially bad in a kitchen cupboard.

    We are sorry you felt this way. We were on hand if you wanted to raise these issues. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather2.2Aug 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at The Stables."

    Fantastic location, 20mins from 3 beautiful beaches & 15mins from Bude. Owners could not of been any nicer, feel like we have known them years. The grounds, cottage & pool were kept clean & tidy. We will definitely be going back to this little gem.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely place to say."

    The owners were really welcoming & the welcome gifts were a pleasant surprise. The property was really clean, the bedding was really sumptuous & we had everything that we needed. The location is 10mins from Bude so you’re away from all of the ‘noise’ but close enough to enjoy the beach / Bude at the same time. We would recommend the property wholeheartedly.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great location for visiting local towns and beaches, which are all a short drive away."

    Our hosts were on hand with recommendations for days out and local pubs serving good food, very helpful and informative

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great location if you are looking for something "in the middle of nowhere"."

    We were unlucky with the weather but overall there was lots to see and lots to do if you are not afraid of the rain. Short distance away there are breath taking views and beaches. Onsite swimming pool was a great bonus if you are traveling with little ones. Cottage itself is quite worn out and outdated but if you are not looking for luxurious stay this cottage will provide you with all the essentials. Things to improve are shower and bed mattress, unfortunately we were not able to get a good night sleep.

    Reviewed by Maciek3.1Oct 2020

  • "We stayed in the Stables, lovely accommodation generally."

    The bathroom smelt awful, of damp and probably could do with a new shower curtain and rectifying the problem.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.4Sep 2020

  • "Teresa and Chris are welcoming and extremely helpful."

    The Stables was lovely and very comfortable. Definitely coming back. Loved it alot. Great spot ,quiet but close to everything a short drive away. Pool was fabulous. Nothing but good things to say about our stay.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2020

  • "This is a great location to use as a base for all your adventures into north cornwall and devon."

    The accommodation was very comfortable and having the pool was a brilliant way to spend an hour or 2 with the kids, especially on a wet day (with social distancing stopping other forms of entertainment). The hosts were great and were always on hand if you needed them. A fantastic place for a family holiday. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Phil4.7Aug 2020

  • "The location was great."

    near to the sea and the country. the pool was very handy on the only wet day we had.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2020



    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2019

  • "1. It's the hosts who "exceeded expectations" , not Sykes !"

    The initial telephone contact was warm, friendly and informative; this was matched by the initial meeting and all contact thereafter. The Cottage came with a "starter pack" that included washing up liquid, toilet & kitchen rolls, salt n pepper & loadsa tea / coffee. Freeview tv a bonus. 2. We stupidly placed an item on the night storage heater, thereby staining it. They were so understanding and tactful even tho' they must have been seething with us. 3. The whole family enjoyed the break, especially the 2 x 12 year olds who made the most of the pool. 4. I was unwilling to spoil the ambience at the time, but the hosts might consider advising people staying in the place above The Cottage that every chair-scrape / footstep/ table move resonates down below ! Thoroughly recommend both the property and the owners who were unobtrusively there if needed.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Oct 2018

  • "The reception via host was amazing."

    ....they were so helpful....the fish n chip supper on the Friday was delicious and was brought by Chris to us in the cottage. The pool was just not warm enough for Grandma.........although the hosts did everything they could to help us with this...( my daughter however really enjoyed the pool) thoroughly recommend .....Excellent stay. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Oct 2018

  • "The owners were very kind and helpful."

    The cottage was clean and perfect for our family and two dogs. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Nichola4.8Feb 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x 2’ 6’’ twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • 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)
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: WiFi is available for browsing only, not suitable for downloading or streaming
  • Note: There’s one step down to the double bedroom.Note The pool whilst, available is unheated between the dates 1st November - 15th March .

The property

A comfortable ground floor cottage apartment with two bedrooms, providing an ideal base for enjoying the many places of interest that can be found in the area.

This lovely apartment has two bedrooms, a separate shower and an open plan living area with doors that lead out directly onto your own patio space.

Whilst staying at this cosy property, a dip in the pool is a must, perhaps after a day’s walking the surrounding countryside.

A convenient base for exploring all that Devon has to offer.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 940752 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