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Higher Forda

(Ref. 977463)

Bradworthy, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (14)
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  • great (10)
  • barn (10)
  • garden (9)
  • area (9)

27 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a marvellous week at Higher Fords Barn."

    The accommodations is excellent throughout, fantastic large living and kitchen area, lovely bedrooms with well appointed en-suite to each and nicely spaced apart. Great facilities and general equipment which provided all we needed for our stay. We particularly loved the garden which provided much fun and enjoyment for the family. A real natural sun trap with amazing countryside views. Child and dog friendly under supervision. Location is excellent from which to explore the wonderful area and Sandymouth beach was an absolute standout. The very narrow lanes leading to and from the barn can be a little challenging and very pot holed but obviously outside the owners control. We had one small issue with the outside key safe but this was quickly resolved with the owners and communication and response from Lauren and Bob was excellent and appreciated. We will definitely visit again and fully recommend this super super holiday destination.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2023

  • "The barn was everything we needed."

    The garden and the hot tub were spot on. In a good location. Found the heating came on during the night. Couldn’t reset? Couldn’t fault anything. We had a lovely stay. Thank you to the owners

    Reviewed by DianeJul 2023

  • "This was a lovely house, well equipped and comfortable."

    A wonderful quiet location, although shame about the building site next door (although it was a quiet one). The house was cold when we arrived and the thermostats didn't seem to work properly but we managed to get it warm. There was a general lack of instructions and pointers to where to find things (eg the corkscrew, the toys and games), but once we found them they were greatly appreciated. The main issue was the damp. The porch leaked and made all our coats hanging on the pegs wet. There was also a leak in the snug by the window. It had been very wet outside, but a place to hang coats after a wet walk is essential. The play area is great for kids but one of the swings was rotten and felt unsafe. The stairgate, bed guard, buggy and high chair are great for families. The owners were helpful and thoughtful in checking that we were having a good time.

    Reviewed by JoanneMar 2023

  • "Great holiday, lovely home made us feel extremely comfortable and ‘at home’."

    Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by MarisaOct 2022

  • "Higher Forda is an amazing property."

    Everything you need and more stunning views away from everything but still within easy reach of all amenities. Absolutely fantastic

    Reviewed by LindisSep 2022

  • "It is a lovely place but the hot tub was a massive let down the bottom pipe wasn’t working so took hours to heat up and from the guest book it had been having problems for a while."

    Little bit over priced but we made it work and enjoyed our week it was for our daughter 30th birthday The jones.

    We are sorry that you weren't able to get full enjoyment out of the wood fired hot tub, we do provide guests with detailed instructions on how to work the tub and it does take hours to heat up - it is not faulty. It is not as easy to operate as a electric version, however, once hot we think it is considerably better. We do encourage guests to give us a ring if they are struggling with anything at the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2022

  • "We had an amazing stay here - it was so spacious and comfortable and had everything we could possibly need!"

    The garden was brilliant for the kids, and completely enclosed which was great for our dog - who absolutely loved it. We’ll definitely stay here again - such a lovely place for a break!

    We are so pleased you had a great stay. Thankyou so much for your feedback. Looking forward to welcoming you back to Higher Forda in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicoleAug 2022

  • "Higher Forda is a beautiful holiday accommodation."

    Everything has been thought of with such care . The childrens play area was perfect . We were 3 generations of our family staying and it was a definite

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2022

  • "Lovely Barn to stay at, plenty of room, all the kitchen equipment you could imagine."

    Only downside is a barn next door that a couple are converting is a bit noisy during the day.

    Thank you for the feedback. The couple next door who are renovating are very conscious of the noise they make, they are scheduling the big jobs for changeover day and additionally are making every effort to minimize noise when guests are actually at the Barn. We apologies if these measures weren't sufficient and it detracted from the enjoyment of your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindsayMar 2022

  • "Lovely rural location beautiful views and very peaceful."

    Barn was very clean on arrival, well equipped everything you could possibly need and more. The layout of the barn is excellent for a family all bedrooms with en-suite plus extra bathroom too. Large open plan area plus another lounge. Great play area in garden for children. We had a lovely week and would return and recommend.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "Located down several narrow lanes, so quite remote, but that adds to the peacefulness."

    Reviewed by LoraneSep 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage in rural area."

    Very quiet and peaceful which gave us a very relaxing stay! No pubs nearby car needed to get to places. Would have been nice to know it had Netflix as we took DVDS but then couldn’t get the DVD player to work! Some parts of the cottage could have been a bit cleaner but on speaking with the owner their usual cleaners were not available and they appreciated our feedback.

    Reviewed by NicolaSep 2021

  • "Lovley house in beautiful setting"

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2021

  • "It was a pleasant surprise to arrive at Higher Forda and find that all the pictures we had seen and description of the facilities were 100% accurate."

    We were all so impressed by the fact that everything we could have needed was available to us and for that reason we felt totally at home. The hot tub was lovely - we read a couple of reviews that suggested the hot tub wasn't hot enough but we took the time to follow the owner's clear instructions they had sent beforehand, and made sure the fire was burning for 3 to 4 hours before jumping in - and it definitely paid off... Like sitting in a hot bath but with the added bonus of looking up at the stars!! We were gutted we hadn't booked for 2 weeks in the end and will definitely be back soon (although looks like we need to be quick as most of next year is booked up already!) Thank you to the owners for making their beautiful barn available to us.

    Reviewed by HayleyOct 2020

  • "10/10 fantastic !"

    We loved the hot tub and was lucky enough to have clear skies at night to enjoy looking at the stars while relaxing in the tub. The barn was very spacious with plenty of room for our grandchildren who loved the garden and play area and would love to return. The lanes were really quiet and we barely saw any cars all week. It was ideal for walking our dogs. We had regular visits from the barn owl hunting at dusk. Overall it was a very relaxing break. Many thanks to the owners who had thought of everything we needed.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay, just what was needed."

    The house was big enough for all of us and plenty of space in the garden with great views across the countryside. Location was good too with several beaches a short drive away. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by StevenJul 2020

  • "Really great place, Lots of room we had a party of 8 people for my wifes 30th birthday."

    Hot tub was great, heated up quickly. Family facilities are great, the slide/ swing etc. Neighbour is also really friendly had a good chat with her and her dog. I would recommend this for anyone. Bedrooms are great and bathrooms all ensuite.

    Reviewed by NeilJan 2020

  • "The barn exceeded our expectations, it was very comfortable with every amenity you could need."

    Would 100% recommend.

    Reviewed by ScarlettNov 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at higher forder in Devon."

    The barn and gardens were perfect for us all. We would definitely stay here again if we visit Devon again.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2019

  • "Lovely house, comfortable, well equipped and beautiful location."

    The children loved the playground and garden.

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2019

  • "Excellent barn which was spacious and very well equipped."

    Location was great, peaceful with beautiful views and near Bude, Clovelly and some lovely beaches. When we got used to the narrow lanes driving was interesting with oncoming packs of dogs, cows, tractors etc! Sadly none of us fancied filling and lighting the fire for the hot tub, although had it been a Jacuzzi we might have done so. The children loved the Wendy house and the adults enjoyed the swing ball!

    Reviewed by SuzanneJul 2019

  • "Absolutely loved it, very easy booking process."

    Good communication as the holiday drew nearer and the holiday cottage exceeded all expectations

    Reviewed by LauraJun 2019

  • "We had an amazing time!"

    The barn is beautiful and the setting is gorgeous - our little girl loved waking up each day to see the sheep in the field. The barn itself was so spacious - plenty of room for the 7 of us and it was nice and clean. There were lots of little extras which made it even better - from a box of toys and puzzles, drawers full of games, an extremely well stocked kitchen and Wendy house filled with toys! There was even a baby monitor. The outdoor play area was great and there were even ball games and crabbing equipment to use. The furnishings were of a very high quality and we all felt very much at home. We would definitely love to stay again. Lauren , Bob and Jean were all very helpful. 5 stars!

    Reviewed by ScottJun 2019

  • "Brilliant place to stay!"

    Was perfect for my birthday celebrations and getting the family together! Very well equipped right down to the very last detail! My grandson thoroughly enjoyed the garden playhouse and the slide! Would definitely love to return fir another stay! Loved the surrounding area, felt we were right in the countryside and enjoyed the lovely views over the hills and farmland! 10/10 !! 5*.

    Reviewed by AndreaMay 2019

  • "A great place to go for a family celebration,fabulous location and everything you could possibly need was provided."

    Reviewed by FrancisMay 2019

  • "The only thing I would say is that it needs to be made clear that the hot tub is a hot tub not a jacuzzi."

    Because I didn’t realise from pictures etc. Apart from that what a fantastic place had an excellent time.

    Reviewed by MandyApr 2019

  • "What better feedback can i leave than the fact we have already booked to come back in May!"

    Absolutely loved the property. My youngest child suffers with Autism and holidaying is normally an extremely stressful experience however Higher Forda was an absolute dream and like a home away from home for him thanks to all of the thoughtful touches such as the toy box, play area outside and built in stair gate. All of this extras made this the most relaxing holiday we have ever had with him! Thanks for a fantastic break :)

    Reviewed by SamanthaFeb 2019

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x first floor twin room with en-suite shower,1 x twin first floor, basin and WC, 1 x first floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double with en-suite bath, basin and WC
  • Wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan sitting, kitchen and dining area with patio doors to the garden
  • Snug
  • Laundry room (accessible from outside).
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine, 6 x TV's with Freeview, WiFi, DVD, DAB radio, Bose speaker, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x travel cot and highchair
  • Ample off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Gravelled area with furniture, and a children's play area and child's wendy house
  • BBQ
  • Wood fired hot tub and a spacious lawn area
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Several steps on the ground floor of the cottage between rooms
  • Note:Pushchair, and bed guard also available on request
  • Note: The utility room, which has steps leading up to the door, is accessed via the garden and houses the washing machine and tumble dryer.

The property

Just a short drive from the village of Bradworthy, this 5-star barn conversion is truly something special; a holiday home situated in a peaceful and idyllic location with breath-taking views that almost follow you around.

A beautiful place to build some memories, Higher Forda has been designed with families and friends in mind, comprising a spacious interior which divides itself across two floors.

Wander inside to the open-plan living area, where you will be intrigued by the beautiful furnishings, including sumptuous sofas, a grand dining table for family gatherings, and a country cottage kitchen, elevated by whitewashed units as well as granite effect counter-tops.

One step down takes you to the cosy snug, whilst a step up leads you over to the charming double bedroom complimented by an en-suite bathroom.

A separate wet room is also located on this floor.

Come night time, you will be spoilt for choice between the comfy bedrooms, with three options gracing the upper level, each wrapped in detail and thoughtfully accessorised from start to finish.

All boast TV's and immaculate en-suite's.

The outdoors is equally as impressive, benefiting from a children’s play area with swings and a slide which younger guests will enjoy, a large patio area with seating and a barbecue, as well as a spacious lawn area.

Located on the Devon/Cornwall border with plenty of activities and attractions to discover, make your way towards the plethora of beaches and hidden coves, with the closest beach just seven miles away.

Enjoy a day out walking and take in the rugged coastlines with dramatic views.

Higher Forda brings you the best of local Devon and beyond.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Bude 10 miles.

With its large village square surrounded by cottages, village shops, garage and pub (renowned locally for its beer and good food), Bradworthy is the perfect example of the typical Devon country village. Off the beaten track and surrounded by the lush green pastures of North Devon, it provides the perfect base for a truly relaxing holiday in an area with several top class visitor attractions. Just 3 miles away the Tamar Lakes provide fishing and an array of watersports for the enthusiast, while south-west is the beach resort of Bude, with its outstanding surfing, rocky coves, golf course and restaurants. Several excellent stretches of the SW Coast Path, the beaches at Sandy Mouth and Welcombe Mouth, Hartland Point Quay and Lighthouse and the beautiful cliff-side village of Clovelly and bike riding on the Tarka Trail are some of the attractions that should not be missed in this fascinating area.

Please be aware - although the standard check in around Christmas has changed to Thursday on the website - this property is available for a Friday-Friday stay for the same weekly price - Please contact us to arrange this if you're interested in booking from 23rd or 30th December.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas