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Higher Bumsley Barn

Parracombe, Devon (Ref. 1046399)


(22 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazing accomadation, the veiw from the balcony stunning."

    Cleanliness to a very high standard, hats off to the cleaners. Consideration given to the decor and finishing touches. We walked to the lake and met the Canadian Greece and her goslings, later we saw the wild pony's, a pub nearer would have been the icing on the cake. No complaints from your guests kind regards June and Graham Hand

    Reviewed by JuneMay 2022

  • "Nice cottage area lovely but no local shops nearby ."

    In general a very steep area in and around the cottage. Kitchen slightly over stocked no work surface hardly to prepare food and no where to store food , beds comfortable a Tv in the bedroom would be nice . But in general enjoyed our stay great peace and quiet .

    Reviewed by GordonMay 2022

  • "What an idiotic place to stay, Bunsley is ideal holiday home that has all the 5*’s it constantly receives."

    Set in the hillside of one of the most beautiful stops of Devon countryside with stunning views 360 degrees. Our very short Easter break was made something special by staying here. Faultless

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2022

  • "Great location, warm and comfortable, very well equipped, quiet and restful"

    Reviewed by FayeApr 2022

  • "Fantastic accommodation and beautiful location."

    This was my second visit and I will certainly be visiting again.

    Reviewed by TinaMar 2022

  • "So good we have booked it again."

    Really lovely, well designed space, perfect for our family of 3. It felt really welcoming.

    Reviewed by AngelaFeb 2022

  • "Lovely spot."

    Comfortable accommodation. Great view from the wonderful big window (patio doors). And loved the Christmas decorations and Christmas tree with lights - very nice touch.

    Reviewed by StephenDec 2021

  • "Lovely property ideal so long as you are active enough to cope with step hills also tight lanes too property so need to be very aware of oncoming traffic and animals."

    Reviewed by SharonOct 2021

  • "Really nice cottage in a great location."

    Had everything we needed. Loved the countryside around the place, and how easy it was to access with footpaths starting from the front gate.

    Reviewed by JonathanOct 2021

  • "A lovely warm comfortable barn conversion with great views in an amazing location."

    Some great walks from the door and a couple of pubs in walking distance.

    Reviewed by SheenaOct 2021

  • "Fantastic location with walks straight from the door."

    Beautiful views from the living room and via attached balcony. Incredibly peaceful at night. Would recommend for those who really like peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by HowardOct 2021

  • "The property is very isolated, reached down narrow lanes and finally down a long very steep drive half way down the Combe."

    , some distance outside Parracombe. All walks from the property likewise are very steep. None of this was indicated prior to our arrival! This should be indicated in cottage info. A larger fridge / freezer would be helpful.... particularly as the barn is so isolated.

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2021

  • "The property was over equipped which is unusual, unfortunately there was not ant cupboard space to store our food items without reorganisation!"

    Some areas were somewhat dusty.

    Reviewed by ShelaghSep 2021

  • "Lovely quiet location with stunning views"

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2021

  • "I am already telling others about this wonderful gem of a cottage!"

    ! I was already recommending it just 2 days into my holiday, when visiting my brother living nearby. The cottage was so fantastic that I feel I no longer need to look elsewhere for future holidays - this was perfection - I will just keep coming back to this cottage! It was superb in every way - spotlessly clean, well equipped, stunning location, totally peaceful, the most beautiful views, away from the world, a total retreat, which was exactly what I needed. The whole area is just beautiful. The absolutely perfect holiday - look no further :-)

    Reviewed by JaniceJun 2021

  • "Wonderful setting."

    Clean and very comfortable accommodation . Lovely friendly hosts that didn’t intrude on our holiday but were there if we needed them.

    Reviewed by FionaJun 2021

  • "A wonderful, quiet retreat for 2."

    Definitely hoping to book again.

    Reviewed by BrianMay 2021

  • "We had the most perfect stay here."

    The barn has been so thoughtfully converted and kitted out with everything you need. Fabulous views from the balcony, and lovely to have (and hear) the farm animals around. It’s a great base for walks (straight out the door, no need to drive) and day trips along the coast (Ilfracombe harbour and Woolacombe beach our favourites).

    Reviewed by RosieApr 2021

  • "Wonderful location at the top of the Hendon Valley, with great walking from the doorstep."

    Fabulous views through the big patio doors, and a balcony too. Very comfortable, for 2 people, and well equipped. Very warm!

    Reviewed by StephenApr 2021

  • "This cottage has a spectacular location & the view from the cottage is amazing."

    Although compact it has everything you need with many places to visit nearby.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "The accommodation exceeded all expectations."

    It was bigger than it looked in the pictures. It was warm, light & sunny, with sunshine pouring in for most of the day. The balcony & the view are just stunning. And it was heavenly to hear the rush of the river from the house. The kitchen & bathroom were fabulous & the bed was comfy. The owners Pater & Alison were delightful (& shared fresh eggs & apples from the farm). High standards of comfort, linens and towels. And everything I needed in the kitchen. (Just note there is a standard fridge, but not a freezer (just the icebox). So don't do a big shop & not have cool storage for it all) The location is perfect for those who truly appreciate walking (and want to walks miles not minutes). I know Exmoor very well & have explored many of the footpaths & coast paths. Bumsley is situated (in my opinion) in the most brilliant position to explore the most spectacular parts of the South West Coast Path. I left the car at the barn most days & enjoyed the simply delightful walk down the along the river valley to Hunters Inn (In my opinion this walk down the Heddon is every bit as lovely as Lynmouth & Waters Meet - but without any of the other walkers and the hassle of the A39!) Once at Heddon's Mouth you can then go one way to follow the coast path through Woody Bay, Lee Abbey to Valley of the Rocks. Or turn the other way and do a glorious walk over Trentishoe, climbing the Coombe and then Great & Little Hangman to Woolacombe. And there are many other lovely walks all around, with great footpaths & stunning views. These are long, but wonderful walks, and quite honestly you can arrive at the cottage. Park the car. Then walk all day from the doorstep, in some of the finest woodland, moor & coastal scenery that Exmoor has to offer. Come with good boots & eager to put the miles in & you won't be disappointed! I can also highly recommend The Black Venus Inn (about 15 min away by car) for amazing food (it felt very safe & was very well organized and managed during Covid). I have stayed on Exmoor, in various locations, too many times to count. But this was one of my favorite places ever. I will definitely return next year.

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2020

  • "A well appointed property in a lovely location."

    Ideal for nature lovers, walkers and those seeking peace and quiet. Well located for access to South West Coastal Path and Exmoor.

    Reviewed by JuliaJul 2020

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  • First-floor accommodation with level access from the rear
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric thermostat controlled central heating with woodburning stove
  • Purified spring water
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Lawned garden area with bench seating
  • Balcony with table, chairs and parasol
  • Secure mountain bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5.2 miles, pub 1.9 miles
  • Check-in time 6pm, please enquire if an earlier check-in is required
  • Note: There is a landline in the property for local or incoming calls only
  • Note: The property is approached by a long partially unmade lane

The property

A characterful barn conversion nestled in the beautiful Heddon Valley, offering magnificent panoramic views over the valley to the lake and wooded hillsides beyond, Higher Bumsley Barn is a truly wonderful location to enjoy a break to Devon.

Situated just outside the village of Parracombe in the heart of the Exmoor National Park, the property lies within 50 acres of traditional hill farm, perfect for a family of three or a couples’ escape.

Although still a traditional hill farm with an...

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About the location


Lynton 4.9 miles.

In and around Parracombe, encounter acres of heather-clad moorland, wooded valleys and crystalline trout streams and if you are fortunate - red deer and the Exmoor ponies. Capture photographs of where the moor meets the sea. Be inspired by majestic cliffs and rocky coves. Guided Exmoor ranger walks are also available both along the coast and inland. At the point where the Exmoor National Park and the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty meet, is where you'll find Combe Martin. This small seaside resort, with all of the necessary amenities, is a great attraction for locals and visitors alike, and is home to a very popular beach as well its own Dinosaur Park! Follow the 230 hidden steps down to Golden Cove for some spectacular views. Situated on the South West Coast Path, Combe Martin is also home to several dog-friendly pubs and local stores; great for provisions along your journey. If you fancy getting out on the water, book a chartered fishing or wildlife trip, or alternatively hire a kayak and take to the calm waters in the bay.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas