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The Barton

(Ref. 959544)

Bideford, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely well kept property, better than advertised."

    Perfect location and lots of amenities around including beaches. Owners were amazing and always full of suggestions of what to do locally. Will book again. Em & Mel, Canada

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely setting, good communication with owners and very welcoming reception."

    Double bedroom very nicely decorated and bed and bedding very comfortable. Living room and other bedrooms a bit tired looking. It would have been great if there had been some staple cupboard supplies/condiments such as salt, pepper, oil etc . Also more dishwasher tablets would have been useful (3 for 8 people for 4 days is not quite enough), as would more tea towels (one wasnt enough) and a draining board.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad to hear you had a nice stay. As the property is self catering, the owners may choose to provide a starter pack at the properties however this is not essential. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.4May 2023

  • "What a beautiful holiday home, perfect location, everything you need and no expense spared there."

    You are out in the countryside, yet 5-10 mins from local shops which is so handy. Then you have Westwood Ho 10-15mins away. A perfect Easter bank holiday. Thank you

    Reviewed by Kylie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Throughly enjoyed our stay would deffinatly go again there could be, an improvement in the parking facility."

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Aug 2022

  • "We loved our stay at this cottage."

    Really friendly hosts, amazing house, couldn’t have asked for more!

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Jun 2022

  • "Property has been done up so it was a lovely surprise to get there and it be even better than the pictures!"

    Owners were absolutely lovely and make us very welcome. Shops just round the corner and nice coastal areas just 1o minutes away. Beautiful place and would definitely recommend a stay.

    Reviewed by Paige5.0Apr 2022

  • "What a lovely place to stay."

    The farm is in a wonderful location and offers easy access to all of North Devon and parts of Cornwall too, if you don't mind a drive. The accommodation was very well presented, clean and tidy and the owners were very helpful and welcoming. The rooms are large and clearly have been maintained to a high standard. Having a bathroom with separate shower (and what a shower !!) downstairs with another shower room upstairs made life a lot easier for the seven of us. The open plan lounge diner was plenty big enough with a good sized, well equipped kitchen too. Even though we had higher than average temperatures during the day, when the evening came and things chilled off, the whole place stayed warm. I bet it is wonderful when there is snow around. The only issue for us was that although the accommodation is dog friendly, we found the owners two dogs, who roam free quite a bit, weren't always so. When we were walking across the lawn to towards the lakes, there were a couple of occasions when we were forced to turn back because one of their dogs took a dislike to one of ours and it got a bit heated. At the end of the day, we brought our two dogs into their environment so it could be expected and it really didn't cause a huge issue, but might be worth highlighting just in case. Overall a fantastic stay in an awesome setting. Would definitely recommend and very much hope to return. Massive thanks to Mr & Mrs Lee.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "As you can note from our formal complaint, logged on to your system last Sunday morning, it was an absolutely dreadful place that did not meet your description or our expectations nor was it even compliant with current regulations."

    We arrived late Saturday and only stayed until Sunday morning as it was so dreadful. We have received no feedback as yet to our request for a full refund.

    Reviewed by Kathy1.3Apr 2021

  • "Spacious cottage and friendly owners."

    Some of the renovations of the Barton are excellent but others poor. eg Really smart wet room but pile of floor tiles stored in the kitchen. Good furniture and facilities but unpainted door frames and blob of mastic in the toilet pan. Weird mix of great and poor.

    Many thanks for your feedback, we have fed your comments back to the owner in order to maintain our property standards. Your views are as valued as your initial booking so that we can keep providing the best UK holiday experience. If you feel that you'd like to discuss your points further, please don't hesitate to call on the details below. Our lines are open 7 days a week from 9am until 7pm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.4Sep 2020

  • "Mr and Mrs Lee made us most welcome and provided what we needed."

    Reviewed by John3.8Sep 2020

  • "Ideally placed to explore North Devon."

    An interesting slice of old Devon rural life. Bideford is a really interesting town, Croyde brought back memories of family holidays and RHS Rosemoor was stunning.

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Aug 2020

  • "Really chatty hosts and very welcoming."

    The house is comfortable and has a well equipped kitchen but really needs a deep clean especially the lounge/dining area. Don't think the sofa has been moved for a long time and the area around the TV is not great. We stayed in a wet and windy October and struggled to keep warm as the downstairs radiators didn't seem to work in the day. Log burner is lovely if you know what you're doing with it.

    Reviewed by Rachel3.4Oct 2019

  • "An excellent host, Mr."

    Lee, who went out of his way to make us welcome and very kindly took us fishing on one of the farm's lakes. Excellent accommodation with all mod. cons. and stunning views across towards Dartmoor. The local pub, The Crealock Arms, in Littleham, was top class too. A lovely location with the coast in easy reach. The nearby Gnome Reserve is a must for children of all ages.

    Reviewed by Derick5.0Aug 2019

  • "The Barton, is in a pleasant, quiet location."

    As it's listed as a working farm, we expected to see sheep, cattle and chickens, but didn't, which was a disappointment. The cottage is well equipped - not exactly spotless, but in fair condition - new beds and bedding would be a great improvement! The dishwasher broke down, but a new one was fitted in less than 24 hours, so that was good. And Mr and Mrs Lee, were both very pleasant and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Eve3.8Jul 2019

  • "Friendly Owners made us very welcome so did the farm dogs."

    Sheep were sheep but the grandchildren loved them. All in all a very memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2019

  • "We had a lovely relaxing holiday at the Barton and the weather was hot and sunny."

    The cottage had everything that we needed for our stay, and our hosts were very helpful and informative. The surrounding area is very picturesque, and this is an ideal base to visit local attractions. Thank you for a lovely relaxing Easter weekend.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2019

  • "Great cottage, very peaceful and perfectly situated for lots to do round about."

    The owners were very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Nathanael4.4Aug 2018

  • "The only other thing I would have liked is access to a downstairs lavatory."

    (there were three upstairs} It could make things difficult for the very young and the elderly but this is a comparatively small consideration as the rest of the facilities and hospitality were lovely.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0May 2018

  • "Enjoyed our stay very much on 30/3/18 for easter week !"

    The owners were friendly & helpful, a light stopped working they fixed it straight away! We watched peter lambing which was very intresting & farm was peaceful & quiet.Couldn't praise it enough was just what we wanted! We will be booking to come here again. We would like to thank the owners again for a great stay paul angie & family+ dog :)

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2018

  • "We felt really welcome at this farmhouse, which is both tucked away and remote, while being a 5 minute drive to a Supermarket, and really well placed to visit North Devon and Cornish beaches."

    When we arrived ‘late’. The fire was lit, and we had all we needed for a cream tea already in the fridge. We spent a week walking, chilling, and fishing with our daughter and her family. The kids could let off steam and find quiet spots to chill in this lovely old farmhouse. We made good use of the washing machine and tumble dryer and even went home without any laundry. A proper break, Thank you.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Feb 2018

  • "Worst cottage ever been to, only stayed 1 night out of 6 booked."

    Beware ?

    Reviewed by Denise1.3Dec 2017

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  • Two-storey
  • Open plan sitting and dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x double with 2 additional single beds, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor Bathroom with bath and separate shower, basin and WC
  • First floor Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Oil Fired central heating, wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD, Wifi
  • Towels and bed linen inc. in rent
  • Off road parking in lane for 2 cars
  • Shared facilities: children's play area, lakes, gardens
  • 2 pets welcome at £30 per pet, per week, to be kept on a lead at all times due to livestock.
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 3 miles
  • Coast 5 miles
  • Sleeps a maximum of 8 people including children

The property

Nestling in the countryside, the wing of this farmhouse provides spacious and comfortable accommodation near Bideford, North Devon.

This is a wonderful choice for families who wish to experience life on a working Devon farm.

You will find the kitchen spacious and well equipped with all the modern appliances for an effortless holiday and when evening comes, settle down in the open plan sitting and dining area on some comfy sofas and warm yourself in front of the wood burning stove.

The bedrooms are roomy and have a real country feel with some wonderful, far reaching countryside views from the front.

After a peaceful night's sleep, step outside and let the fun begin!

With two other holiday cottages on site, this is the perfect place for children and adults to enjoy some outdoor fun, adventure and relaxation.

Maybe you will be there to help out at lambing time, or sit and cast your line in one of the lakes.

Children will delight as the lambs skip over to say hello while they are making friends in the play area.

Fancy trying your hand at some clay pigeon shooting?

Equipment is provided and days can be purchased at just 40p per shot.

As darkness settles, an array of nocturnal creatures including owls, foxes and badgers can be watched under a canopy of stars unblemished by city lights.

The market town of Bideford sits on the west bank of the River Torridge and has a good selection of shops and eateries.

A visit to the Pannier Market is a treat for lovers of local produce and hop on a boat from here to Lundy Island or a cruise along the coast.

North Devon has some beautiful stretches of soft golden sands and award winning beaches, surfing waves, sandcastle competitions and water sports galore.

Westward Ho!, which takes its name from the novel by Charles Kingsley has a wide stretch of beach separating the Northam Burrows with a pebble ridge, here golf lovers can try their hand at the Royal North Devon Golf Club, reputedly the oldest links course in the UK or maybe a horse-ride along the beach.

This is the perfect choice for those who are looking for an outdoor adventure.

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About the location


Barnstaple 10 miles.

Straddling the Torridge estuary, the quaint bustling town of Bideford boasts a medieval bridge, town quay, quaint pannier market and vibrant shopping area - all well worth a visit. For the more active, several major surfing beaches, golf courses, theme parks and other attractions are nearby and the South West coast path passes close by on its way into Cornwall. The beautiful cliff-top fishing village of Clovelly is half an hour by road, and the delights of Exmoor and Dartmoor can be reached in under an hour. Surf the waves, stroll through pretty villages, wander along the Tarka Trail, visit a famous garden or have some fun at one of the local theme or farm parks – it’s all on the doorstep.

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Note: Lakes on site, children must be supervised. Livestock on site, dogs on leads please.
Note: Sleeps a maximum of 8 people including children.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas