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The Milking Parlour

(Ref. 942407)

Highampton, Devon Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


8 Customer Reviews

  • "Nice accommodation run by two lovely people- marvellous location being midway to ..."

    Nice accommodation run by two lovely people- marvellous location being midway to both coasts - shame about the traffic both ways being too long when travelling with a baby - would go again as a couple though

    Reviewed by David3.8Jun 2024

  • "Very relaxing and enjoyable break."

    Penny & Paul were very welcoming and the accommodation is comfortable and well equipped with lots of character. Quiet and peaceful location but also well connected just off the A3072 with easy access to the north Devon coast, Cornwall and Dartmoor.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2023

  • "We were met on arrival by our very friendly hosts who showed us around the cottage."

    It was very comfortable, clean, and well stocked. we made friends with the chickens and met some of the animals. It was a very peaceful site, and we would most certainly re-visit in the future.

    Mrs Valerie HabenOct 2022

  • "Lovely place with very kind owners who helped make our stay perfect."

    The location is perfect for a quiet relaxing break, the quality of the accommodation is super. Would not hesitate to recommend to others.

    Mrs Sarah Jane RigbyNov 2021

  • "Such a peaceful place, but within easy driving distance of north and south coasts, Dartmoor, market towns etc."

    Lovely friendly hosts.

    Ms Anne WoodwardJun 2021

  • "This is our 3rd booking through Sykes and we are very happy with the quality of the properties we’ve stayed in."

    we also like the communication programme pre and post holiday.

    Ms Anne WoodwardJun 2021

  • "What a hidden gem this really is."

    We did not want to leave. Penny and Paul are so welcoming and they were so good with our two kids (age 3 and nearly 2). Kids fed the animals and loved being on the farm. We have had the most amazing holiday and this cottage is just perfect. Super kid friendly and we can't recommend this place enough.

    Mr Dave BuckleMay 2021

  • "Amazing place!"

    Penny and Paul are the perfect hosts. They were full of local knowledge with hints and tips. The cottage truly is a little peace of heaven which is full of character. The land that it sits on was amazing to explore. It's well equipped with everything you could possibly need and super comfortable. The location is perfect, 30 minutes from Bude beach but also central to explore all surrounding areas. Bike trails on your doorstep which was a bonus for us. The property grounds are also home to some very friendly animals including George the goose, Alfred the goat and Hugo the donkey ( who loves a good scratch behind his ears). I really cant speak highly enough of this place and we will definitely be returning to explore the area in another season.

    Mrs Cheryl CopeOct 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size and 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor wet room with walk-in shower, 2 x limestone basins, WC
  • Kitchen
  • Conservatory/breakfast area
  • First-floor dining/sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil fired underfloor heating throughout
  • Electric double oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi, selection of books, games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 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: Includes complimentary welcome pack of local Devon and Cornwall produce including hand made soap
  • Note: Digital welcome book providing visitor information
  • Note: This is a farm with livestock, lake, ponds and ditches
  • Note: There are 10 steps from the car park and up to the property, please take care
  • Note: Check-in 4pm, check-out 10am
  • Please note: only Saturday check-ins allowed at peak times.

The property

The Milking Parlour is a thatched, 16th-century barn conversion settled on a 48 acre conservation farm in the rural village of Highampton.

Boasting a characterful interior with off-road parking and a variety of livestock across the farm, The Milking Parlour is a great base for families and couples seeking a relaxing yet unique base in Devon.

After a day of rambling the surrounding countryside, the underfloor heating will provide a subtle warmth as you relax, with a wonderful oak-framed conservatory to welcome your return.

The head chef can become acquainted in the kitchen, hosting all the necessities for a short-stay, whilst the dining area is where all can congregate to feast.

Freshen up in the walk-in wet room before seeking comfort in the ground-floor bedrooms, featuring a king-size and twin setup, both with TVs and DVD players.

Take the handcrafted solid oak stairs up to your Minstrels Gallery, which has views of the kitchen and conservatory, before making yourself comfortable beside the woodburning stove.

Outside, take in the stunning and peaceful surroundings, relaxing with a drink on the patio furniture or wandering the expansive farmland as you come close to the animals.

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

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1129119, The Threshing Barn, together they sleep six guests, the Threshing Barn is coming soon.

Hole Farm Barn Conversions

Nestled in peaceful farming countryside in Devon, equidistant from Dartmoor and the North Cornish Coast, sit these historic, Grade II listed barn conversions. Enjoying 48 acres of farmland with a host of animals there for you to meet, Hole Farm Barn Conversions provide characterful abodes for families and groups of couples looking to escape to Cornwall. Internally, the barn conversions feature fabulous living quarters with a combination of character and contemporary touches, providing ideal spaces for socialising, cooking and catching up on your favourite TV series. To the outside, the stunning and peaceful surroundings are complimented with patio areas where you can enjoy drinks as you chat away into the night, or simply explore the award-winning conservation land and get up close with the animals; there’s donkeys, goat, cow, sheep, chickens, duck and George the goose to meet! When you’re ready to explore further, head to Tintagel and explore the legendary home of King Arthur at Tintagel Castle, whilst if you’d prefer a day on the beach, Bude provides wonderful sandy beaches which are famous for surfing and body boarding! 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, plus the stunning South West Coast Path is a must for keen walkers. Choose Hole Farm Barn Conversions for a relaxing break to North Cornwall.

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

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter