Barley Cottage is a comfortable and airy cottage with a conservatory offering a great view of our orchard and the bird feeders right outside the conservatory door. It also has a double bedroom, lounge, bathroom and kitchen and boasts a flat-screen television and Wi-Fi access. A warming welcome in the form of a Devon Cream Tea with hand-made scones awaits you.
Barley Cottage is a stone barn conversion with modern facilities, including a conservatory offering a great view of the grounds and the wildlife visiting the bird feeders. Parking is right next to the cottage.
The living area has two-seat sofa, nest of tables, 40" Freeview flat-screen television, DVD player, and radio / CD player with Bluetooth facility. There is a dining table and chairs.
There is a breakfast bar and stools. The kitchen is equipped with a microwave, fridge, dishwasher, sink, oven and hob, toaster and kettle. All cutlery, plates, utensils, pots and pans are provided. Fresh kitchen towels are provided at the start of each stay.
The bedroom is equipped with a double bed, wardrobe, dressing table, mirror and two bedside cabinets with lights. There is also a heated towel rail.
The bathroom is clean and modern and is equipped with a walk-in shower unit, toilet and wash basin with shaver point.
Barley Cottage benefits from the use of a private patio area overlooking the orchard which has a table, chairs, and parasol.
We thoroughly clean each cottage between guests' departures and arrivals. The beds are made, and bath and hand towels are provided for each guest. A tea towel is provided in the kitchen. A folding bed is available upon request to sleep an additional person.
When you arrive at your cottage, you will find that we have provided a yummy Devon Cream tea with home-made scones, strawberry jam, and Rutters Clotted Cream. It is just what you need to refresh you upon your arrival.
The manager, Martin, is on site most of the time and keeps up with the maintenance. He will show you to your cottage and hand you the keys upon your arrival. He is also able to provide advice about making the most of your stay.
Guests have the use of a shared freezer in our utility room. The utility room has a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a cycle rack in the entrance to the Nissan Hut where guests may store bicycles. A BBQ and sunloungers are also available.
Our cottages come with a selection of DVD's, books, maps, leaflets and board games. We also provide essential toiletries. travel hairdryer, and an emergency sewing kit. A first aid kit is provided in the bathroom.
We manage the site to encourage wildlife and a wide variety of birds visit our well supplied feeders around the cottages. Peanuts and mixed seed are available in the utility room to keep the feeders topped up during your stay.
The cottages are meticulously maintained by onsite owner management. We found Barley comfortable, warm and delightful. There were thoughtful touches in the supplies laid on for us on arrival. Our host clearly wants visitors to get the very best out of their experience of this remote corner of north Devon, and these cottages are managed in a way which gives them every chance to do so.
It would be easy to overdue the superlatives, but here goes. Barley Cottage is quite sublime. The heated conservatory is a gem. The provision of bird feeders within a few feet leads to a delight of small birds, pheasants and the antics of the squirrels. The cottage is equipped with all that anyone could desire. Everything works and the welcome of a cream tea is a treat indeed. If you are seeking comfort, warmth, peace and tranquillity and dark skies, then Barley Cottage takes some beating
The cottage is perfect for 2 people. Well equipped and comfortable. The welcome pack was very well received! The whole site is well kept & maintained with a fine array of planters. The bird feeders were a real bonus (as was the free nuts to keep them topped up!). The fishing lake was superb - well stocked with roach, bream, tench and carp. We didn't travel very far from the cottage - no need - there is so much to do and see in the area. The host / manager, Martin was very professional and welcoming. Credit to him. Just wish we could have stayed longer!