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Widehay Barn

Mariansleigh, Devon (Ref. 967316)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "This barn conversion was a very welcoming place to stay."

    Very rustic and homely. We had everything we needed. Jill the caretaker popped over from her bungalow to see how we were settling in, which was lovely. The views are truly breathtaking! However, if you don't like driving through very narrow lanes then this property is definitely not for you, it is isolated. Everything was fine, just a few little snags, not important really, the dishwasher door was wonky and the blue sofa was not comfortable at all. Apart from that we had a fantastic time....its awe inspiring to go outside on a clear night and just look up, you'll never forget it. Because there is very little light pollution you have a fantastic display of stars, and I even saw part of the milky way!

    Reviewed by VeronicaOct 2021

  • "Fantastic relaxing break, everything we wanted!"

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2021

  • "Very spacious and comfortable accommodation."

    The setting is beautiful and very peaceful and we had a very relaxing time there.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "Quality of the beds were excellent."

    Although one sofa could do with replacing.

    Reviewed by TinaJun 2021

  • "Widehay Barn is very comfortable with all the things you need and is a good conversion in a lovely location."

    The kitchen has all the utensils and equipment you need, this is not always the case, the only addition to it is a knife sharpener. Gill does a great job making sure everything is clean and ready for arrival, and has plenty of local knowledge. There are a great many things to door in and around Exmoor and they nearby coast. A great break for the family.

    Reviewed by NicolasJun 2021

  • "A wonderful accommodation in the heart of the countryside with beautiful views."

    Owner and caretaker very helpful.

    Reviewed by TomAug 2020

  • "The owner MR Duck is a very nice and pleasant man to talk to and made me and my family feel very welcome before we even arrived."

    The house keeper Jill was a very nice lady and made us feel very welcome and here husband the gardener was a very nice and welcoming man to. Thank you to both of them they was very nice and welcoming people. The cottage where can I begin. The out side has lot’s of space and very kid friendly. The view around the property is very beautiful and secluded. The garden which is very clean and maintained. The cottage inside is very clean and wow looks very beautiful with everything you need. This a home from home. Has on sweet in every bed room shower, toilet , and sink. And a extra toilet sink and bath if you like a bath instead. The kitchen has a American stile fridge freezer and very good if you have a big family. I would definitely give this cottage 10 out 10 and highly recommend it to anyone and like me and my we love this place and look forward to book again. Thank you very much to MR Duck and the house keeper and gardener.

    Reviewed by HusseinAug 2020

  • "Excellent holiday cottage, plenty of room and good for someone with reduced mobility."

    Nice and quiet with great views. Children liked being so close to the farm animals.

    Reviewed by EdwardJul 2019

  • "Wished we stayed longer, very comfortable house, kids loved it."

    will be booking again for longer.

    Reviewed by JasonJun 2019

  • "Had a lovely week, so peaceful with amazing views and plenty of wildlife."

    Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by SallyMay 2019

  • "Fantastic situation and views, near enough to town to get supplies but in country which was great."

    Lovely scones, jam, clotted cream on arrival. Plenty of room for parking and great level garden for football for two grandsons! As my husband has terminal cancer it was great to have quality time with daughter and family, all bedrooms had en suites which was a bonus, and it was near enough to home if we needed to cut short the holiday for any reason. A great break for me to! Loved it!

    Reviewed by LesleyOct 2018

  • "Excellent quiet location with fabulous views."

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    beautiful location, lovely comfy beds with quality bedding. showers were great. The open plan living was great, top quality fixtures and fittings, cant fault it. There were however a few issues regarding the dogs. cottage was listed as dog friendly and we were charged £30 per dog for the week. but either side of the property gate were grass mounds that the dogs could climb letting them get to the outside gate. one of our dogs did get under the outer gate and onto the road infront of a car, luckily it saw her and slowed down. the second issue was when the caretakers ( I guess that's who they were) turned up unannounced on Thursday afternoon and proceeded to mow and strim the lawns. neither knocked at the door to ask if it was convenient, plus surely this should be done on changeover day between guests. When they left we noticed that they hadn't closed the outer gate leading to the main road... I assume they aren't aware that the garden isn't 100% dog proof. No excuse for not closing gates...

    Reviewed by RitaSep 2018

  • "Loved the quietness."

    Cream tea left in the fridge for us. Wonderful facilities. One suggestion- net the gate between the garden and the paddock. I could have relaxed a bit more then. We have a small dog and the cows were curious. Had he thought about it, he could have got through the gate and had a go at the cattle. Also, what a comfortable bed! The bedding was very luxurious and feather filled. Which would absolutely delight some people. Luckily we had brought our own duvet because we are allergic to feathers but others might be caught out. Please make a prominent note about this on the website.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2018

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  • Ground Floor: Open Plan Lounge/Kitchen/Diner
  • Utility Room
  • Bathroom with bath, WC and washbasin
  • Bedroom 1 with double bed and en-suite shower room with shower, WC and washbasin
  • First Floor: Bedroom 2 with 5ft double bed and en-suite shower room with shower, WC and washbasin
  • Bedroom 3 with twin beds and en-suite shower room with shower, WC and washbasin.
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV/DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power charged at £40 once per week
  • Bed linen and towels included free of charge
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Lawned garden, BBQ
  • One pet accepted at an additional charge of £30 per week
  • No smoking
  • Shop 4 miles
  • Pub 3 miles.

The property

Set high on the hillside overlooking the beautiful Mole Valley, on the very edge of the tiny village of Mariansleigh, is Widehay Barn.

The market town of South Molton about four and a half miles away, offers a wider range of shopping and recreational activities and the fabulous beaches on the North Devon coast are just under an hour's drive.

Widehay Barn is a bright and spacious holiday home with a large comfortable open plan lounge, kitchen/ diner, perfect for cooking and eating together.

Also on the ground floor is a double bedroom with en-suite shower room and a further family bathroom with luxurious claw foot tub.

On the first floor are two further bedrooms; the large master with a 5ft double bed and a pretty twin bedded room, both with en-suite shower rooms.

Surrounding the barn is an acre of enclosed lawned gardens - plenty of space for children to play whilst the grown-ups relax and enjoy the outstanding and uninterrupted views to Exmoor and beyond.

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About the location


Combe Martin 19 miles; Ilfracombe 24 miles; Woolacombe 25 miles.

The attractive market town of South Molton is known as The Gateway to Exmoor and is ideally placed in North Devon, boasting a range of shops, amenities and a twice weekly market. Being pleasantly situated not far from both coastal and inland beauty spots it will suit visitors of all tastes. In close proximity are forests, moors, rivers and coast, with churches and other buildings of historical significance. Residents find the quiet charm of the area attractive and visitors soon experience the sense of civic pride held by the locals. There is superb walking on the South West Coast Path and the North Devon beaches are varied and interesting. Visit the National Trust's Watersmeet Gorge, Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Up on Exmoor, there are various walks to suit all abilities, as well as highlights such as Tarr Steps, Landacre Bridge and the village of Withypool. Further afield, the resorts of Ilfracombe and Combe Martin are well worth a visit, and for some of the best beaches in the country, visit Woolacombe and Saunton and Croyde.

Region Information

Note: Note: Pets are charged at £30.00 per pet, per week (or short break)Note: For any holiday starting between 16th September and 27th May, a heating supplement of £40 will be added to the cost of your holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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