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The Milking Parlour at Hole

Highampton, Devon (Ref. 982324)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

This historic, thatched barn conversion, built in 1588 is the perfect place to explore all that Devon and Cornwall has to offer.

The Milking Barn is set in 48 acres of land, with a host of animals to greet you on arrival.

Florence the cow, Timothy and Chocco the sheep, Alfred the goat, Hens called Hettie, a goose called George, and his friends the ducks, and not forgetting Hugo and Gabriel the donkeys, who are very keen on gingernut biscuits!

The Milking Parlour at Hole is an award winning Devon County Wildlife site, so grab your wellies and go exploring, you won’t be disappointed.

As this property is surrounded by stunning countryside, you’ll find the clearest night skies and may even catch a shooting star or two.

This grade II* listed building, is a remarkable property on a very unspoilt, peaceful landscape, perfect for families, couples and small groups.

Walk past the milk churns and patio area as you enter the barn.

You are welcomed by the oak-framed conservatory, a lovely spot for your morning cup of tea.

Moving further into this unique space, you’ll find the modern kitchen area; hosting all the appliances you could think of, perfect for cooking up a hearty evening meal.

The ground floor also plays host to the walk in wet room, wake up to some music whilst you shower with the Bluetooth speakers.

Seek comfort in the two ground-floor bedrooms at the end of a fun-filled day, choose from either the king-sized or twin room, all with luxury goose feather and duck down duvets, both bedrooms come with their own Freeview TVs and DVD players.

The barn is super-insulated for warmth, with underfloor heating set throughout the ground floor and genuine sheep’s wool has been used to insulate the walls of the barn.

Make your way up the hand-made solid oak stairs to your Minstrels Gallery, overlooking the conservatory, kitchen and relax in front of the wood burning stove.

Help yourself to a book and wind down after a day of adventures.

Outside, take in the stunning and peaceful surroundings, enjoying a drink on your private patio or explore the award winning conservation land on of the farm close up.

If you have come to relax, unwind and recharge your batteries then this is the place to be.

The local area has something for everyone and is the perfect place for those who love to explore the great outdoors, including; cyclists, fishermen, canoeists, windsurfers, walkers, surfers, bird spotters, photographers, horse riders, and much more!

Choose from 3 pubs within 3 miles; including one gastro pub in the local village.

All of the local amenities you could need can be found in the nearby villages and towns including; shops, pubs, breweries, castles, National Trust properties and English Heritage properties, or venture further afield to Cornwall's coast to discover waterside restaurants, rich history and numerous beautiful beaches, coves and shipwreck coast.

The Milking Parlour is a spectacular base for your holiday, any time of the year.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with TV/DVD player and 1 x twin with TV/ DVD player
  • Ground floor wet room with walk-in shower, WC, 2 limestone basins
  • 2 x cloakrooms with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Conservatory/breakfast area
  • First-floor living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Oil fired underfloor heating throughout and woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, washing machine, TVs with Freeview, DVD players, Bluetooth speakers in wet room, WiFi and a large selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for four cars and electric car charging point
  • Patio with furniture and gas barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles, pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: There is a lake, fenced pond and ditches in the grounds
  • Note: There are 10 steps in the garden, please take care
  • Note: This is a farm with livestock, lake and ponds

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About the location


Sheepwash 2 miles; Great Torrington 9 miles; Okehampton 12 miles; Bideford 16 miles; Bude 20 miles.

A small rural village in rural Devon, surrounded by beautiful farmland, in the area known as Ruby Country (so named after the local Ruby Red Devon cattle). There are numerous trails for walkers and cyclists amongst Devon's unspoilt countryside. Nearby is the ancient small market town of Hatherleigh, just 7 miles from the edge of Dartmoor National Park and the Tarka Trail for walkers and cyclists can be accessed here. The larger market town of Okehampton with a selection of shops, and supermarkets, is within a 20 minute drive. Within a short driving distance are the beautiful surfing and sandy beaches of Bude, and the wider attractions of the North Cornwall coast including Boscastle, Tintagel, Port Isaac, and Morwenstow; the beautiful RHS Rosemoor gardens at Great Torrington, National Trust properties including Lydford Gorge, Castle Drogo, Cotehele, Buckland Abbey, and The Finch Foundry; the beautiful coastal conservation village of Clovelly is a must to visit, and miles of spectacular scenery and walking of Dartmoor National Park. Highampton's central position makes it an ideal location from which to explore this unspoilt area of Devon and North Cornwall.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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