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The Byre

(Ref. 1085090)

Monkleigh near Great Torrington, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, although my wife is disabled and had great difficulty getting up and down the large step from lounge to bedroom."

    However everywhere was comfy and well equipped, and we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7Sep 2023

  • "It was a lovely quirky property, nice peaceful surroundings."

    Loved the picnic area with views over the fields.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Aug 2023

  • "The Byre surpasses expectations, it is both secluded, whilst also being situated in an area that enables you to explore not only North Devon but all areas of the County."

    This gives you a base to explore from that is relaxing and has all the modern comforts you need. The owners are friendly and caring, this is evident in the way the Cottage is set out and a lovely cake and Tea is there upon your arrival. The Village of Monkleigh can be reached on foot where we recommend the Bell Inn pub for Meals. A Beach almost 3 miles long can be reached in about 15 minutes at Westward Ho! We loved the Byre and have had a fabulous holiday there.

    Reviewed by Neill5.0Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage with loads of character set in a quiet and tranquil setting."

    The property provides you with everything that you need for a lovely holiday. We enjoyed our stay here very much

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jun 2023

  • "Centrally situated for days out, lovely owner who was oh so helpful when needed, all went like a relaxing holiday should go."

    Soft towels, kitchen well equipped and the oven looked like new. We have already booked another holiday with Sykes

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2022

  • "A beautiful cob walled cottage in a very peaceful location."

    The cottage is exactly as described in the online Sykes details, it’s full of character, interesting pieces art, antiques, books etc. Scrupulously clean and well maintained, there is an excellent range of modern/new equipment to facilitate a self-catering stay, a beautiful bathroom, comfortable lounge and nicely fitted quality kitchen. With a comfy bed, outdoor seating and lovely views towards Torrington, it’s an ideal place for a relaxing break away from it all, definitely a place we’d like to return to one day.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely time, a beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings, all credit to the owners and their work staff, cleaners, gardeners and grounds staff etc."

    , if I had to say something negative maybe it would be to upgrade the t.v. to a smart t.v. and perhaps have a tumble dryer, other than that, beautiful.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely property."

    Everything there we needed. Really helpful host. Beautiful surroundings too.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jun 2022

  • "A beautiful location the Byre-itself was very comfortable and the facilities within were excellent would highly recommend this property."

    The owners were very welcoming.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "Can I buy the cottage it was lovely"

    Reviewed by Philip5.0May 2022

  • "The only thing I could criticise would be the temperature in the cottage, especially in late afternoon and evening."

    Around 18 or 19 degrees, felt distinctly chilly. Otherwise the cottage and surrounding countryside were a delight.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased you found the Byre to be a delight. The temperature in our cobb cottage is operated on a timer both morning and night and is very well insulated. We hope you will visit again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.7May 2022

  • "We had a lovely weeks stay in 'The Byre'."

    Tucked away down a country lane, it was a perfect place to step away and take a break with lots of walking opportunities on the doorstep. It was, however, also close enough to local amenities and tourist attractions and we would highly recommend the local pub -The Bell Inn - for Sunday Lunch or a meal out. If wanting to cook, the amenities were great and there is a supermarket just a short drive away. We would highly recommend this and wouldn't hesitate in going back.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • One ground-floor king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Mezzanine snug
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine, slimline dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Front garden with lawn, gravelled area, and furniture
  • Access to nearby fields via a footpath and two field gates
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles, pub 1 miles
  • Note: There are steps, exposed beams and sloped ceilings throughout the interior of the cottage, please take care
  • Note: This cottage is located on the owner's property
  • Note: This tranquil property is ideal for a couple but is not suitable for children and babies.

The property

Great Torrington 3.3 miles.

Nestled in the village of Monkleigh near Great Torrington is this semi-detached, romantic cottage in Devon, The Byre.

The Byre is surrounded by rolling countryside and set within beautiful gardens providing scenic views.

With easy access to the coast, and a beautifully refurbished interior, this cottage is brimming with character and welcomes two guests to explore a fabulous region of Devon.

Find off-road parking on arrival to step out and take in your tranquil staycation, before making yourself right at home.

Be welcomed by the high, vaulted ceiling of the open-plan living space with exposed wooden beams and homely touches, such as artwork, lamps and antique furnishings.

Pairing tradition with contemporary, you'll find excellent amenities for preparing your other half a home-cooked meal, including an electric oven and hob, while the washing machine and slimline dishwasher ensure fuss-free clean ups.

Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the breakfast bar for two as you plan your adventures.

When you return, a pleasant sitting area awaits with cushioned sofas, an armchair, and TV to snuggle up with your favourite film.

Why not climb the stairs and choose from the selection of books in the mezzanine snug?

It's a lovingly thought-out space to hunker down with the potted plants and a chair to take a moment's peace.

Outside, guests can enjoy the tranquil surroundings in their exclusive lawned seating area.

Why not kick back with a cold glass of wine in hand, as the sun sets over the rolling fields?

When it's time to retire, locate the bedroom with its sumptuous king-size bed, homely decor, and rustic wooden latch doors showing the cottage's rich history.

The en-suite shower room offers a spacious walk-in shower, heated towel rail, a large vanity mirror, and storage space; a bright and airy space to get ready for the day ahead!

Take a break from the kitchen and head to the nearby Bell Inn, a traditional pub serving classic fare, while the small market town of Great Torrington is a short journey away; stock up at the local supermarket, dine at the Torridge Inn, or pack your clubs for a game at Great Torrington Common Golf Course.

RHS Garden Rosemoor is a must-visit in the area, especially during the summer months when the flowers are in full bloom, complete with a restaurant and tearoom.

Further along lies the Halsdon Nature Reserve for romantic strolls through unspoilt countryside and woodland along the River Torridge, but if you're seeking a livelier day out, take a short drive to Bideford.

Chudleigh Fort, The Burton at Bideford Art Gallery and Museum, and The BIG Sheep family amusement park are just some of the attractions on offer!

A little further sits Westward Ho! for beachcombers looking for a spacious, sandy beach, along with Northam Burrows Country Park, and picturesque coastal paths leading to Abbotsham Cliffs overlooking the sparkling sea.

There's so much to see along the Hartland Devon Heritage Coast, such as the iconic Blackchurch Rock and The Clovelly Waterfall, where just nearby the ancient fishing village of Clovelly is well-worth a stop off for lunch.

Secure your next romantic getaway to Devon at this unique, characterful cottage, The Byre.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Bideford 7 miles; Westward Ho! 10 miles.

Great Torrington is an unspoilt town built on high ground above the River Torridge, and is a fifteen-minute drive from the spectacular North Devon coast at Westward Ho!. A leading tourist attraction is Dartington Crystal where visitors can see craftsmen blowing and shaping glass, follow the history of glassmaking and buy some beautiful pieces. The town has a good selection of individual shops, a friendly atmosphere, and some good inns. About a mile from Great Torrington is the spectacular RHS garden at Rosemoor, splendid with colourful roses in summer and in a breathtaking setting by the River Torridge. There are many villages to visit on the North Devon coast including picturesque Clovelly built on a steep hillside above the sea, Westward Ho! with fabulous sandy beaches and Hartland village with narrow streets, village square and Hartland Point with breathtaking sea and coastal views. Great Torrington is a quiet, convenient base from which to explore North Devon, the Tarka Trail and the rolling Devon landscapes.