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Post House

(Ref. 986855)

Holsworthy, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (10)
  • tea (7)
  • welcome (6)
  • cream (6)
  • fantastic (6)
  • comfortable (6)

19 Customer Reviews

  • "The DVD player was not provided, and we had to make a fuss to get one."

    The smart aspect of the TV was inoperable because of internet connectivity problems, thus all the more reason for a DVD player. There is an ongoing problem with flies from outside the accommodation entering whenever the front door is opened. We spent hours trying to eliminate these flies.

    A DVD player was provided on request and immediately delt with. The connection to the smart tv had been log off but was able to connect easily. As with regards to flies we are situated in a country farm setting during the unseasonably warm Oct weather this resulted in a few more flies at that time but not normally an issue . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael2.5Oct 2023

  • "Protective bottom sheet on double bed not pleasant, woke up very hot."

    We really appreciated the games etc for the children and the cream tea. Really thoughtfully equipped, e.g lunch boxes, cling film etc.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.4Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic holiday!"

    Lovely comfortable and clean property. Very friendly owner Kathryn, and her mum, made us feel welcome. Cream tea on arrival was a really nice touch. Beds were comfortable, kitchen very well equipped. Our dog really enjoyed himself and was quite taken with the chickens, ducks and goose. Really nice to have some eggs from the chickens on sale which we really enjoyed. Nice quiet area but with shops and takeaways within easy reach. Great base to explore both Devon and Cornwall. Thank you for a lovey two weeks. Would definitely book again and recommend.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely warm welcome from Kathryn which was lovely and she left us such a lovely cream tea."

    We loved the cottage and felt really at home there for our weeks stay. We really had the nicest time and would love to come back. Thank you so much Kathryn and it was lovely to meet and chat with your mum to xx

    Reviewed by Faith5.0Jul 2023

  • "Ideally situated property for seeing all the local attractions."

    The property is in a very peaceful location, it was well equipped and extremely comfortable. We were made very welcome by the owner and definitely enjoyed the cream tea on arrival. Very happy to recommend staying at the Post House.

    Reviewed by Janette5.0May 2023

  • "Very nice hosts, warm welcome with English tea !"

    !, good base for making trips a.o. the nice beaches.

    Reviewed by Marion3.8Aug 2022

  • "The settee's could do with replacing and larger bath towels are needed."

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week staying at Post House."

    The cottage was more than we expected, very comfortable, lovely countryside surrounding the accommodation and perfect for visiting local attractions. We couldn't have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Jun 2022

  • "Was a lovely place the only thing the towels where to small, my husband is 6 foot 1 it didn't cover him at all they need bath sheets."

    Reviewed by Diane4.1Jun 2022

  • "The Post House was perfect for our week away."

    . ideally placed, short trip to coast, town and easy driving to major attractions.. sat in the garden outside, peace and tranquility… when sunny, no need to move.. wine and nibbles in the sun…what’s not to like! Very happy to recommend, will be back some day soon!

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely holiday home."

    Pet Friendly. Owners live on adjoining property and we were made to feel very welcome. Loved the fresh eggs from the resident chickens. Ideal location for exploring North Devon and West Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Anne Marie5.0Sep 2021

  • "The double bed was rather hard and lumpy, needs a rethink for the future."

    Unfortunately we left early due to poor weather, original booking was for May 2020.

    Thank you for your feedback which we always welcome. We have now replaced the old mattress with a brand new memory foam king size. Property Owner

    Reviewed by A4.7Oct 2020

  • "A fantastic holiday home with a great host, I would highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2020

  • "The post house was lovely and comfortable with all the necessary equipments needed ."

    Everything was thought of . The house was clean and tidy and all soft furnishings such as cushions had been removed due to Covid precautions . The owners were very friendly and not unobtrusive unless required any assistance for anything . Recommend to all !

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2020

  • "Staddon Barns was a lovely place to stay."

    The host Kathryn was very welcoming and friendly. Post House had fantastic views of the country side, with a bit of wildlife on show. We had fresh eggs from the chicken and ducks. Natural alarm clock from the rooster. The Barns were close the the town centre which provides for basic needs. Bude is a short drive away along windy country roads. Even with the weather a little gloomy did not detract from our stay and adventures around Devon and Cornwall. Good to see that the hosts were taking COVID seriously ensuring everything was sanitised and clean. You should go and check it out.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage set in beautiful quiet country side."

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Jul 2019

  • "Cottage was lovely and had everything we needed."

    The only downside was that our enclosed garden space was not dog proof so we had to keep our small dog on a lead when outside.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.4Jun 2019

  • "Lovely, comfortable cottage."

    The cream tea on arrival was fantastic. Excellent location for exploring all the sights of North Devon.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2019

  • "This is an excellent cottage to stay in to visit Cornwall and Devon."

    A lovely welcome from the new owners with a cream tea. The cottage has everything you could need, is really comfortable and very clean. Easy to find and to get to places.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2018

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  • Two-storey barn conversion
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Smart TV, CD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available at request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars next to cottage
  • Garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Shared field available for play
  • One well-behaved dog welcome at £20 per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 1.1 miles
  • Beach 10 miles.

The property

Countryside views from this converted barn which provides character-filled accommodation just over a mile from the town of Holsworthy, in the heart of the North Devon countryside.

This barn is perfect for those who enjoy countryside views but want easy access to the town.

There are two lovely bright bedrooms on the first floor along with a family bathroom.

Downstairs there is a kitchen/dining area and a separate lounge with doors leading out to the garden area which is perfect to get some countryside air while enjoying a cool drink.

Surrounded by rolling fields and wooded valleys and situated between the beautiful National Parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor, the market town of Holsworthy caters for all your amenities along with a lovely park area and leisure centre.

A trip to one of the nearby beaches is a great day out and just over the border into Cornwall you will find Bude and Widemouth Bay both having soft sandy beaches ideal for sun worshippers, dedicated sand castle builders or try your hand at surfing the white waves.

For the more energetic, the Tarka Trail offers miles of safe walking or cycling or maybe a round of golf or a countryside horse ride are on your list of wishes.

A picnic at one of the National Parks offers some fabulous scenery with rugged moorland and hidden valleys.

With the owners' property close by and a sister cottage, also available to rent, this is an ideal base to explore this part of Devon.

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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