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Becket's Barn

(Ref. 1132218)

Northlew, Devon Show on map

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "The best self catering accommodation we have ever stayed in."

    So much attention to detail. The weather was awful but the hosts had thought of everything to counteract this including board games and a full remote control drop down screen at the balcony doors to accommodate a projector suspended from the ceiling enabling us to watch Netflix etc (if you have an account). The bedding was top quality and the beds were so very comfortable. Fluffy towels and even dressing gowns to keep you warm when going to and from the Hot Tub. The hosts live in the cottage next door but you would never know. They have black out blinds, as does the property and, at no point did we feel that we were being watched. It's not the easiest of places to find once you get to the village as SAT Nav leads you to what appears to be a dead end but, we were so impressed with Sean, the owner, in the fact that he heard our car and came straight out to us and guided us in the right direction and then took the time to show us around the accommodation which, he has converted all by himself. He has even made the headboards for the beds himself and also the amazing railings for the spiral staircase and the balcony. The upstairs toilet is amazing..Sean has covered the walls with original Wartime Newspapers which are so interesting to read that you are likely to spend more time in there than you should...they make fantastic reading! All we can say is WELL DONE ! ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! WE WILL BE BACK! Oh...and the Sunday Roast at the local is fabulous!

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Apr 2024

  • "We loved our stay at Beckett’s barn and the hospitality shown by Wenna and Shaun."

    The barn is located in a small village with a great local pub a stones throw away, and a 15 min drive to reach Dartmoor national park for some great walks. The barn itself is perfect, it was super clean and had all the amenities you could want, plus lots of vintage touches - you can tell that a lot of thought and effort has gone into it. The hot tub is obviously a great addition which we made full use of. Lastly, the additional welcome touches provided were really appreciated. We would love to come back and stay again in future.

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Feb 2024

  • "This barn is tastefully decorated and renovated."

    Absolutely stunning spiral staircase and decor. The village is very quiet and relaxing. The owners living right next door was not intrusive and we were left to enjoy the hot tub and our stay. The property was warm and cosy with the underfloor heating. If you are looking for quiet peaceful area away the hustle and bustle of daily life this is a perfect place in a pretty pink barn.

    Reviewed by Tracy4.7Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful converted barn in a lovely village."

    Owners friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our time here.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Nov 2023

  • "We loverd everything about the barn, the owners Shaun and Wenna are lovely and we would definately return."

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Oct 2023

  • "The barn exceeded all our expectations."

    It was spotless, cosy and inviting. Everything you would want or need was supplied to a very high standard. Our host Shaun was an absolute pleasure, warm, kind,friendly, unintrusive, but always on hand to assist if required. His daughters were an enormous help with the more technical aspects i.e working the projector, setting up the firestick! Thank you ladies.

    Reviewed by Julie-anne5.0Sep 2023

  • "A stunning barn conversion finished to a very high standard."

    Extremely clean and very well equipped. The accommodation is just perfect for 2 couples. The hosts were friendly and welcoming and went out of their way to make our stay special. Northlew is rural but the peace and quiet was blissful! We would love to return for some more R &R!

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings, everything you need supplied for your home from home comforts super comfy beds spotlessly clean lovely relaxing space and views over the church and countryside."

    Welcoming hosts tea coffee provided etc and a lovely cream tea was a lovely surprise. Lovely outdoor space with Jacuzzi so relaxing. Big French doors through the lounge onto the little b

    Reviewed by Julie-anne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Spent an extended period of time at Becket’s Farm."

    It really was a home away from home. Weena and Shaun were wonderful hosts, bringing fresh plums and cheerfully gluing on the sole of a well worn running shoe. Also the ride in Shaun’s vintage car was a real treat. Everything was spotless, well thought out and welcoming. Beds were really comfortable.We cooked many meals as the kitchen was very well equipped. Location is very special, with a great view from the balcony. All in all, nothing but perfection!

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Aug 2023

  • "A wonderful place to stay."

    All the comforts of home. The hosts Weena and Shaun are great

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property was amazing and completed to a very high standard."

    Bed was comfortable and the bathroom fitted with a very good shower. The kitchen well equipped and a had full range of cooking utensils. We particularly liked the balcony with its view over to the church. The striking of the church bell for the quarter hours and hours did not disturb us at all. The provision of a projector and screen was a lovely add on. Having logged on to our amazon account we were able to enjoy a film in the evening. Shaun and Wenna were lovely hosts and very helpful with any enquiry. The local pub, less than 5 mins walk, was really good and served lovely food on the evening we ate there. We would go to this property again.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2023

  • "Received a lovely welcome from Shawn and Wenna, outstanding accommodation fantastic attention to detail."

    Loved the projector. Great friendly pub 2 min walk. Stu and Jane

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay at Becket’s Barn."

    The property is beautiful and extremely well equipped. Shawn and Wenna were on hand for any problems, although we didn’t have any. We would highly recommend this property for a relaxing holiday stay.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jun 2023

  • "Becket’s Barn is a stunning property in a lovely location with amazing amenities."

    The projector was awesome on the afternoon it rained and the hot tub superb. The picture window bifold doors beats the telly any day with lovely views of the birds (local buzzard!) and lovely walks in the lanes. The Friday morning breakfast at the pub around the corner was awesome too. Hosts were super accommodating and we highly recommend it and are likely to stay again as we had such an amazing relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Jun 2023

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Summary

  • Reverse-level
  • Two ground-floor double bedrooms with en-suite walk-in showers, basins, heated towel rails, and WCs
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with balcony
  • First-floor utility
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven, convection hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, projector, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles, River Lew 0.3 miles
  • Note: Access is through the owner's driveway, resting on their farmland
  • Note: There is a spiral staircase in the home; please take care
  • Note: The property resides next to a Parish Church which tolls its bells every quarter of an hour
  • Note: This property does not accept children; babies-in-arms only

The property

Nestled within the heart of Northlew, a chocolate box village in Devon is Becket's Barn, a sympathetically-restored, reverse-level barn conversion.

Resting paces away from the village pub, whilst within driving distance of Dartmoor National Park, Becket's Barn offers a fabulous base for a rural getaway, inviting for guests.

Within the courtyard of a medieval farmhouse, the accommodation boasts two off-road parking spaces, a hot tub for the exclusive use of guests, a private dining terrace, and a snug seating area complete with firepit for nights spent under the starry sky.

Step indoors to be greeted by a stunning, spiral staircase, guiding you up to the open-plan living space, adorned with hand-crafted oak roof trusses, and a contemporary interior.

Use this space to prepare delicious meals in the sleek kitchen, dine as a four, and unwind upon the Chesterfield sofas, selecting between the Smart TV and projector for entertainment.

Step out onto the balcony to take in the breath-taking views across the beautiful ancient churchyard whilst you dine alfresco and toast to your getaway to the accompaniment of glorious birdsong.

As the sun sets, retreat to the ground floor where you'll find two, well-appointed double bedrooms, both featuring exposed stonework, plush bedding, and decadent en-suite shower rooms, providing plenty of space to refresh and unwind.

Come morning, head to the neighbouring market town of Hatherleigh to stock up on supplies at the Co-Op, before you travel to nearby Okehampton to tour the Museum of Dartmoor Life, discover the remains of Okehampton Castle, practise your swing at Okehampton Golf Club, or hike around the landscape of Meldon Viaduct.

Head for the national park, brimming with beauty spots, with the Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve ready to be explored, or follow the walking trail up to Higher Tor for picturesque, elevated views across the county.

Pay a visit to Lydford, where you can stroll around Lydford Gorge, with the Devil's Cauldron Trail recognised as a favoured route to follow, resting alongside River Lyd, or opt for a more leisurely activity by visiting Lydford Gorge Alpacas, before returning home for sundowners.

If you're celebrating a special occasion, round off your break with a chauffeur-driven evening out in the owners’ beautiful classic 1947 Riley RMA car to dine at one of the fine local pubs or restaurants before heading back to Becket’s for a night cap on the balcony.

Escape to rural Devon at Becket's Barn.

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

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About the location

NORTHLEW

Hatherleigh 5 miles; Dartmoor National Park 12 miles.

Northlew is a Devon village on the edge of Dartmoor. It has an attractive main square surrounded by traditional buildings, some of them thatched; just off the square are a pub, useful community shop and Post Office. The village is 5 miles west of the ancient town of Hatherleigh, consisting of cob and thatch cottages situated in the heart of rural Devon. Hatherleigh lies in the Torridge Valley just seven miles from the edge of the Dartmoor National Park, and is a wonderful central location for the coast to coast long distance trail, which includes the popular Tarka Trail. The town itself offers a varied selection of interesting craft shops, country inns and cafes. Within driving distance are Okehampton Castle, the beautiful RHS Rosemoor Gardens at Torrington, and even to the dramatic surfing beaches around Bude. Hatherleigh’s central position makes it an ideal location from which to explore this area of Devon.

Note: This property does not accept children; babies-in-arms only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas