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Nethercote Byre

Winsford, near Exford, Devon (Ref. 975976)


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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful fully equipped spacious dwelling off the beaten track in stunning countryside location."

    2nd visit to the Byre and once again loved the peace and tranquility of this getaway. Our energetic border collie loves it here too ,especially going for a dip in the bubbling River Exe which is a small stroll away. Enjoyed sitting in the large living area reading books and listening to the birds outside. Thanks to Dawn the caretaker for being so helpful and hope to be back soon.....Lyndsey,Rob and the nutty border milo

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2022

  • "A fantastic isolated location."

    Clean well equipped and presented. A bonus that equipment and toys were available for our 2yr old granddaughter. The track to the property was well described and despite some previous adverse comments from other guest reviews, presented no issues, one of our party had a VW Up and coped in icey conditions Highly recommended this property thank you

    Reviewed by RobertJan 2022

  • "Please don’t change anything… we love it as it is!"

    Reviewed by JuliaNov 2021

  • "We’ve been to this barn conversion three times and on every visit it’s the same it’s a very lovely place plenty of room for everyone to have there own space and a living room with a fire which is perfect for family activities after a long day out."

    The only slight and I mean slight downside to the property is the track leading to the property which is extremely better than when we visited on our first visit but it’s still very bumpy but if you drive slow its perfectly fine. This property is one of the best places we’ve found and we’ll be definitely coming back.

    Reviewed by SueNov 2021

  • "Lack of recycling facilities was disappointing."

    We were unable to take the rubbish bags to the bins at the end of the drive at the end of the stay as the car was full. The condition of the track precluded making two trips Also, the large grey sofas in the living room were extremely uncomfortable, the seat support having gone. We had to move alternative seating in place whilst we were there. Otherwise we thought it was a lovely place, and would go back

    Thank you for your feedback. The instructions for the bins will be updated to make it more clear. The sofas are largely down to personal preference and it can be really hard to tailor to suit everyone's needs. We have not had any other comments on the sofas before. We are sorry they were not right for you on this occasion. We are glad to hear that you would return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristinaOct 2021

  • "Wonderful quiet and peaceful location."

    Plenty of walks from the front door and the cows were great entertainment

    Reviewed by LucySep 2021

  • "The location of the Byre was perfect for our family, the views across the valley ..."

    The location of the Byre was perfect for our family, the views across the valley were stunning, it’s seclusion up the track and it’s close proximity to the River Exe

    Reviewed by SteveSep 2021

  • "A spacious barn conversion 1."

    5 miles up a very rough track. There are great walks (and lots of marked footpaths and bridle ways) right from the door and pretty villages and towns and the North Devon coast within easy reach. The only problem was the access road - our friends’ rented Range Rover had 3 flat tyres! The directions for finding the place could also be clearer, especially as there is no phone reception or internet in the area (although the wifi at the house worked fine!). Perfect for keen hikers with lots of all weather gear and tough tyres!

    Reviewed by AnneJul 2021

  • "An amazingly spacious barn tucked away at the end of a very long private track."

    If you want shops and entertainment on the doorstep and an enclosed garden, this barn is not for you. But if you want total relaxation, amazing scenery, clean air and plenty of space, I recommend it highly.

    Reviewed by CarolineJun 2021

  • "If you seek peace and quiet in the most beautiful of surroundings then this is the most fabulous of places to stay."

    The barn has been beautifully converted, is very spacious, warm and well equipped. It is positioned on the hill side catching the sun and the river exe runs through the valley below. Lovely views. There are truly lovely walks from the door down ancient lanes and footpaths. Grand old trees and wild life. You are down a track, which runs along the river and over a couple of bridges, a mile or more from the road. Best to have a car with reasonable ground clearance or you would need to take it slowly in places. Very well positioned for exploring Exmoor. Very well stocked small shop at Withypool a short drive away. Can't recommend this place highly enough, we loved it.

    Reviewed by CNov 2019

  • "The property is in the most beautiful area with lots of different walks on the doorstep."

    Perfect for dog walking and nature lovers. We loved the property but felt it could have been slightly better equipped and needs a more thorough clean (although first impressions were that the place was clean, it was only looking more closely that we noticed a few areas). Despite this we would happily have stayed another week and would definitely return. We would suggest upgrading the oven/hob and the fridge tended to leave a lot of condensation on everything. The track leading to the property definitely needed to be taken very slowly for a reasonably comfortable ride, this would be much improved if the potholes were filled!

    Reviewed by NaomiAug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in quiet remote location, but access road very difficult as ..."

    Lovely cottage in quiet remote location, but access road very difficult as listed Beds very comfortable , fresh clean bed sheets & towels Main lounge rug covered in dog hairs & sliding door windows very grubby Garden parasol broken - unusable Wood burner not cleaned from previous use & obviously not reset BBQ filthy - unusable Many lightbulbs in kitchen not working Double bed duvet too big for cover or cover too small for duvet Cottage could do with deep clean & a bit of updating

    Reviewed by MartinJul 2019

  • "Amazing location so peaceful lovely walks from the barn."

    However the barn was a little tried and felt unloved, very old oven so not much cooking done, both shower screens leaked and the floor was alway damp and i know it not a big thing but a nice size TV would have helped in the evening. would come back to the area again, but not to the barn.

    Reviewed by JuneApr 2019

  • "Lovely accomodation."

    Access is a bit tricky driving up a long farm track.

    Reviewed by GeoffApr 2019

  • "Another perfect break in a Helpful Holidays property."

    You can always be sure that they live up to their name with ample information and an entirely hassle free process from booking through to checking out.

    Reviewed by ClaireApr 2018

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double, 3 x twin
  • Kitchen with dining area, sitting room with wood burning stove and glazed doors to courtyard
  • Sitting room/playroom
  • Two bathrooms, both with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD, Fibre Optic Broadband, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed courtyard garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Note: This house is approached over 1¾ miles of rough hardcore track, best for 4x4s or sturdy cars
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly.

The property

A little under 3 miles from Winsford and Exford, off the beaten track in the centre of the moor, is Nethercote Byre.

A lovely, comfortable and relaxed house, Nethercote Byre has been converted from a large U-shaped barn and sits in a wonderfully tranquil spot - perfect for nature watching, walking or simply escaping modern life.

With wooden floors, good fabrics, original artwork and natural timber the huge living room with a wood burning stove is great for getting the family together.

Two pairs of sliding glazed doors lead from here to the courtyard.

A second sitting room/playroom with TV, sofa, table football, table for jigsaws or games provides space for children to play on those not so sunny days.

There are four bedrooms, two at each end of the house, a super king-size double and three twin rooms, all sharing two bathrooms.

Outside is a private enclosed courtyard with table and chairs and you are welcome to wander and explore the owner's’ surrounding land.

Nearby, you can fly fish with tuition in Exebridge or frequent one of the many countryside inns in the surrounding villages.

Dulverton and Bampton are interesting towns to browse and Wimbleball Lake offers a whole range of exciting water sports.

A wonderfully remote place to stay and explore Exmoor on foot.

There is a charge of £40 for a second dog


1st FloorGround Floor

Twin Bedroom

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


The picturesque village of Exford is situated in the heart of the Exmoor National Park. In a lovely setting by the River Exe, Exford boasts a village green, tea rooms, a shop, Post Office and two traditional inns serving excellent food and drinks. Exford is at the centre of a walkers' paradise with many miles of waymarked paths down the Exe and River Barle valleys and up to the nearby hills, including Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor, with outstanding views over 17 counties. Exford is renowned for fishing and riding, with the village hosting a horse show every August. The largest herd of wild red deer in England and Exmoor’s unique wild ponies roam the moors just above and around Exford, as they have done since the time of the Domesday Book. Guided walks with a National Park Ranger take place throughout the summer, and Exmoor is home to Lorna Doone and Tarka the otter, it is a place of rolling hills, medieval villages, such as Dunster with its castle, wild moors and a dramatic coastline. The coastal towns of Lynmouth, Porlock and Minehead are only a short drive from Exford and there are a variety of beaches along the coast, consisting of sandy and shingle beaches, plus some are ideal for surfing and bodyboarding. In 2011 Exmoor National Park was designated an International Dark Sky Reserve, the first place in Europe to achieve this prestigious award and only the second in the world.

Region Information

Note: This house is approached over 1¾ miles of rough hardcore track, best for 4x4s or sturdy cars.

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