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Glenview

(Ref. 975988)

Barbrook, near Lynmouth, Devon Show on map

4.9

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property clean spacious home from homeless Lovely location credit to owners would definitely recommend"

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Jun 2024

  • "Fantastic house, with everything you need and more."

    No closed in area for dogs off the lead, but plenty of areas to walk. Thoroughly recommend staying at this beautiful location. The owners were very helpful, leaving literature for suggestions of things to do in the area. The wine left was very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2024

  • "Very comfortable, clean, well equipped property."

    We plan to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2024

  • "Everything we needed was here."

    Very clean, comfortable and warm. We would highly recommend Glenview.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Mar 2024

  • "Our 2nd time at Glenview and would recommend to anyone."

    A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. We visited many of our favourite places, Lynmouth, Lynton and Barnstaple and did some lovely walks. We slso had some great meals out and can't wait to come back next year. Thankyou to the owners for our welcome and treats on arrival.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Feb 2024

  • "Had a wonderful stay at Glenview, a great base for day trips to Lynton and Lynmouth."

    Pity the weather wasn't great to make use of the lovely garden. The wine, milk and honey was very much appreciated, thank you. My only suggestion would be to add a gate to the stairs if dogs are not wanted upstairs, my Shih Tzu is my shadow. Had to put suitcases across so he couldn’t follow me. First time to Devon and can’t wait to go back!

    Thank you for your feedback and I’m glad you enjoyed this beautiful part of England. You only gave us 75% for cleanliness what was the reason for that? There was a child safety gate under the stairs that you could have used for the dog! Other guests have used that satisfactorily. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Aug 2023

  • "Glenview is a fantastic cottage - definitely one of the very best we have stayed in."

    It’s clearly very well looked after by its owners - really clean, extremely comfortable and plenty of space. The owners were lovely to talk to and it’s nice to know that they’re not too far away (not that we had any issues whatsoever). We wish that all holiday cottages in the UK were looked after to this standard - thank you for a lovely week away.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "Glenview is a very clean, comfortable, well stocked holiday cottage in a great location for visiting Lynton, Lynmouth and the rest of Exmoor."

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jul 2023

  • "We found Glenview to be spotlessly clean, with good facilities & nice touches such as local honey left for our use & tea & coffee provided."

    The only comment I would make (& this is a very minor criticism) is that the bath mat looked well used & rather tired, considering how clean & up to date everything else was. Other than that, everything was perfect!

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2023

  • "A wonderful holiday , Very relaxing, hope to do it again next year there is so much more to do ."

    People so friendly. . What more can I say . Thank you .

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, relaxing and refreshing."

    Where else can you see deer out the window whilst eating breakfast? Close to all the amenities and attractions of North Devon

    Reviewed by Vince5.0May 2023

  • "Had a great week in this beautiful, well equipped, comfortable homely cottage."

    Surrounding area is lovely snd we did some great walks. As well as visiting Barnstaple, Dunster, Lynmouth and Lynton. A lovely welcome from the owners with lovely treats on arrival. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Feb 2023

  • "A very well appointed and well maintained property."

    There was problem with the boiler but the owner attended to this immediately and it in no way detracted from our stay. I would not hesitate in recommending this cottage to others.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.7Nov 2022

  • "This is our 7th visit to Glenview and we still love it and the surrounding area."

    The owners leave the house so clean and cosy and always leave milk, wine, tea and coffee and homemade honey out. We left some clothes behind and the owner kindly posted them to us promptly. Thank you so very much

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Oct 2022

  • "A delightful, warm and well-appointed cottage."

    Particular thanks to Mr Peacock for his assistance with the key safe on arrival ... and for the very generous wine and delicious honey: what a treat on both counts! [Our only minor concern was the lack of radio signal and pixellation of TV picture (though the latter settled) which, in fact, we should have anticipated because of the location deep in the lovely river valley]

    Reviewed by S5.0Oct 2022

  • "Glenview was everything we wanted from a holiday cottage, it provided a great 'home from home' base from which to explore North Devon."

    The welcome pack was much appreciated and the honey was delicious.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property had everything we could possibly need, although new baking sheets would be useful, and different tog duvets dependent on season would have been helpful."

    Attention to detail was evident in the supply of cleaning materials and instruction booklets. As well as everything we needed to cook. I liked the hand mixer as I’m a baker and was able to indulge in baking a few times. The beds and pillows were all very comfortable and linen lovely and fresh being replaced on a weekly basis. A really nice touch we thought. Another thing we liked was the comfy sofas in the lounge and table and chairs in the kitchen. The location of the house is very convenient to see all the area and the cheap petrol at the garage was a bonus. We ordered our groceries from Tesco to be delivered, and I would suggest others do the same if it is their intention to cook rather than go out. All in all, well recommended and a place we would love to stay at again.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great house very clean and everything you need only fault was the sofa was a bit ..."

    Great house very clean and everything you need only fault was the sofa was a bit uncomfortable great location have booked again for next year

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "Glenview is a lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings, ideal for exploring many beaches in north Devon plus walks straight from the door."

    The cottage had everything we needed plus we very much appreciated the added touches of milk, local honey and a bottle of wine when we arrived, making it a relaxing stay from the start. We would highly recommend and would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent location, beautifully presented cottage which was very well equipped and of a very high standard."

    Perfect for walking and touring.

    Reviewed by Peter Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great house, very comfortable and clean."

    We would definitely stay there again

    Reviewed by Susan4.7May 2022

  • "Our second visit to Glenview and it won’t be out last!"

    Beautiful cottage, very well equipped in a stunning location. Has everything we want and more. Thank you to Mr & Mrs Peacock for the welcome items.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Apr 2022

  • "Glenview was a beautiful property set in a rural area just outside the bustling towns of Lynton and Lynmouth."

    The sound of the Brook outside the window gave us the best nights sleep we've had and despite this property being near a road we were not disturbed once even with windows open. Property was well equipped with every amenity you would need for a holiday, felt like having a home away from home. Great location for access to some of North Devons highlights.

    Reviewed by Harrison5.0Apr 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay which was enhanced by the beautiful weather we were fortunate enough to experience."

    The cottage is very well appointed and presented; almost like a home from home. There is a lot to see in the area and the cottage is well positioned to explore.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Mar 2022

  • "Glenview was beautiful we had such a great time there."

    It was clean and comfy, loads of space (4 adults and 1 dog) it was in a great location to all the places we wanted to visit. Definitely would book there again.

    Reviewed by Francesca5.0Nov 2021

  • "Very comfortable property in a peaceful location."

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Oct 2021

  • "This is now our third time of staying at Glenview."

    Well equipped, clean and comfortable beds.

    Reviewed by Beryl5.0Oct 2021

  • "Just wow! Glenview is a stunning property and your every need is catered for."

    It was a fantastic home from home, a wonderful base for walking, straight from the house on some days. The hosts couldn’t be more helpful and we were so thrilled with the wine, milk and home made honey. Literally everything you’d need was there; from dishwasher tablets, fairy liquid, hand soap and washing powder to tea, coffee, sugar and everything in between. The beds were super comfy and the towels fluffy. It’s no wonder guests return year after year. We absolutely loved it and am sure we will return. The booking process with Sykes was so easy and the property exactly as described; If not better! We just couldn’t fault it in any way. The best holiday ever. Thank you to our hosts for making it so welcoming.

    Reviewed by Sally Ann5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fantastichouse clean good size brilliant location."

    Didn’t want to leave . We will be coming back loved it thankyou for a loverly holiday.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Aug 2021

  • "The cottage exceeded expectations."

    It was very well situated, a short drive to Lynton and Lynmouth and a beautiful walk through the woods along the riverbank from Barbrook to Lynton. Ideal for a family group and dog. The cottage was very well equipped and we would definitely recommend and hopefully return.

    Reviewed by Angelina5.0Aug 2021

  • "Glenview cottage was absolutely beautiful both inside and out."

    It was immaculately clean on our arrival and the provisions of tea, coffee and milk were much appreciated as was the gift of locally produced honey. The cottage was extremely well kept and had everything that we needed.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Aug 2021

  • "Stunning property."

    So well equipped and very homely. Lovely to have milk in the fridge on arrival, and a bottle of wine! The twin room bed wasn't too comfortable (for an adult) and the bats in the attic can get very noisy at night. I would think its mostly children that would sleep in the twin room and asleep before they get really active. Not easy to get takeaway here, and if eating out book in advance or you may struggle. Overall a wonderful location and lots of fun things do do!

    Reviewed by Gemma4.7Jul 2021

  • "Lovely property, great surroundings."

    Would love to visit again

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2021

  • "Glenview is a lovely cottage."

    Although it is very close to Lynton and Lynmouth, due to the hilly nature of the area, there is no easy walk in to town. However don't let that put you off. Glenview is extremely well equipped, with everything you would need to cook meals plus plenty of crockery and glasses, which means using the dishwasher is not a problem. It is spotlessly clean and beds are very comfy. The two showers are excellent and having a further toilet downstairs is a bonus.There are TV's in almost all the rooms and lots of little extras provided, including all cleaning and laundry products plus milk, tea, coffee, sugar, juice, salt/pepper, vinegar, tin foil. Even though it is right on the road there was no problem with traffic noise at night even with the windows open. It's elevated position means it may be difficult for anyone with mobility issues although there is a sloping path up from the road as an alternative to the steps. Overall the property is excellent.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jun 2021

  • "Cottage is very well equipped & very comfortable."

    Great location for walks from the doorsteps. Had a excellent stay.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jun 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage in a lovely location the cottage has everything its ..."

    Absolutely lovely cottage in a lovely location the cottage has everything its like home from home So you felt totally relaxed The owners added a lovely welcome touch too Milk tea coffee bottle of wine and a jar of their home made honey and flowers Highly recommend staying there

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2021

  • "Great location for walking."

    High standard of cleaning . Well equipped.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2021

  • "This is the first time we have used Sykes cottages, and must say from start to finish have been very impressed, I had a question and couldn't get through on the phone so emailed and they responded within 15 mins calling me back."

    The cottage we stayed in, I would highly recommend comfy, spacious, well equipped and clean. Thank you

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is kitted out really well."

    It was very clean and spacious. The location is excellent with lots of amazing walks available. Our family of 5 settled in well and had a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2020

  • "A good well equipped cottage, where we had fun as a family."

    The garden is not enclosed and next to a fairly busy B road so small children or dogs need supervision. Nearby petrol station (200m or so) has some basics. The permissive footpath the other side of river (cross footbridge, up steps, turn left, find little wooden gate) can Take you to pub at Lyn Bridge, or west Lyn, and Also down hill to Lynmouth. Walking further? Watersmeet, And Tarka Trail are also easily accessed by this route, but remember this is North Devon it is very hilly!

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Jul 2020

  • "An absolutely fantastic cottage, extremely well equipped kitchen, nice comfy beds, a proper "home from home" - Will most definitely be back!"

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage and location."

    Well equipped kitchen.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Mar 2020

  • "Superb level of accommodation, clean well equipped warm and lovely setting"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2019

  • "Beautiful well-equipped house nestled in a woodland setting."

    Great walks on the doorstep and views out to grey squirrels and woodpeckers in the garden. Lounge, kitchen and bedrooms were very comfortable. Care needs to be taken when leaving the parking pull-in which is off a fast bend in the road.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Jun 2019

  • "A great comfortable house the only thing letting it down is the oven."

    Its knackered. Thats it!

    The Owners are delighted that you enjoyed the house. We can confirm that the oven has been replaced. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vicky4.7May 2019

  • "Really well presented and equipped property."

    Great location for both walking from the doorstep and visiting the many local attractions.

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2019

  • "Glenview is a lovely house set in a peaceful location a short drive from Lynton."

    The house is very well equipped and a comfortable place to return to after a busy day visiting the towns and beaches. Lynton and Lynmouth are lovely towns with plenty of restaurants and gift shops. The owners had left milk,tea,coffee and a welcome bottle of wine. My grandsons loved the unsual garden and really enjoyed the holiday.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was a home away from home."

    The owner had left milk in the fridge; tea coffee and sugar as well as basic condiments. We really enjoyed the white wine and the honey (although not together!) throughout the holiday. The cottage was immaculate and well placed to see so many places in the area. We did enjoy the walk into Lynton and everyone we met in the area was helpful and approachable. We had no reason to call the owner during our stay as so much was explained in the information left there - including the complicated, but useful, re-cycling information. The kitchen was very well appointed and the equipment supplied was as good as, if not better, than our own! We have used Helpful Holidays before and will continue to use them when we want to stay in the area.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2018

  • "Glenview was a fabulous cottage very clean and well equipped ."

    The location was perfect as we love our walks and there were llenty to choose from. Would definitely recommend and go back for another visit.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2018

  • "Glenview is a fabulous cottage brimming with everything you could possibly need for a stress free stay away from home."

    It is beautifully kept, comfortable beds, relaxing lounge and lovely large outdoor area which we used continually as the weather was so glorious. There is a river nearby that you can hear which just adds to the tranquil space nestled in between lots of trees, so relaxing. Very close to Lynmouth which is stunning and just what you would expect from a charming Devon seaside town. Recommend highly, and already planning to return!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2018

  • "This was by far the best equipped house we have stayed in, the kitchen particularly."

    The underfloor heating was wonderful for those of us suffering from cold toes. Comfort plus.

    Reviewed by A5.0Apr 2018

  • "This was our second year and yes it is a great place to stay always clean tidy with a warm feeling on entry, love this property."

    Great as a base for travelling around and also fantastic walks nearby.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Mar 2018

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin
  • Ground floor hall
  • Sitting room with French windows to patio
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility room
  • Ground floor WC with basin.
  • Central heating with underfloor heating
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for one car
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 5 adults.

The property

This refurbished detached house is situated in Barbrook above the road which leads to Lynton and Lynmouth.

Facing lovely woodland around the River Lyn, it is friendly accommodation for families or adults to explore the area.

You can either head up twenty steps from the parking area to your front door or use the level access from the road.

Inside, through the hall, you will be greeted by the smart oak-floored sitting room with its French windows opening to a patio.

The big kitchen is a lovely place to cook whilst you watch TV and then enjoy meals around the central table.

Stairs lead up to the three welcoming bedrooms, one en suite and two with TVs.

The lawned garden separates the house from the road, and you also have a big patio to one side for sitting peacefully sheltered by woods and flowers.

This is wonderful walking, cycling and mountain biking country, or you can enjoy a ride from the local stables.

A path by the river leads to a pub in a mile, or head to Lynton and Lynmouth for pubs and restaurants and a ride on the funicular railway.

This is a homely and welcoming house for exploring the area at any time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

BARBROOK

Lynton 2.2 miles; Barnstaple 17.9 miles; Minehead 19.1 miles; Exeter 52.5 miles.

Set directly on the coast at the foot of the Exmoor hills, this charming village draws visitors from near and far. Quaint Lynmouth sits between the river, shore and hills and offers small restaurants, tea rooms and inns.

Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 5 adults.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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