Beautiful rural setting on edge of Exmoor only 15 min drive to Coast and town
About Maria McCarthy
We moved here in 2015 from Kent with our teenage kids - to get away from it all! We believe we have found a little piece of paradise and would love you to share it with us. The moment we drove down the drive we were sold. We have chickens, eight sheep, 2 cats and 2 dogs but are in the process of trying to develop a smallholding so more animals to come!
Maria McCarthy purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Maria McCarthy chose Barnstaple
They say location, location, location - and that is what you have here. A beautiful setting, rural but not remote and only a short drive from all the sites, beaches, coast line, Exmoor, the towns etc. We are as they say right in the middle of everything. In addition to that the setting is beautiful, the Barn forms part of the old farmyard with the farmhouse situated behind the Barn, so staying in is just as great as going out.
What makes this Cottage unique
Not only is the location fantastic and the views stunning but the addition of the hot tub is the icing on the cake. Exmoor National Park is home to some of the darkest skies in the country and is designated as an international Dark sky reserve, the first in Europe, making this area a great place to gaze at the stars especially while sat in the hot tub at night, really special and quite spectacular.
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Fantastic country retreat
Perfect relaxing location. The barn accommodation was excellent. Top class in all respects. Maria was an excellent owner who met us personally and explained/ provided everything we needed. We will definitely return and recommend the accommodation to our friends and family.
What a fabulous place to spend a holiday. This is a high quality immaculate holiday home in a totally secluded location but within easy reach of Woolacomb and Croyde Bay. Barnstaple is also within easy reach for shops and restaurants. This is set in an amazingly tranquil peaceful area with fantastic walks from the Barn itself. Would highly recommend and both Maria and Steve made us feel very comfortable and relaxed from day 1. Brilliant
The best place we've ever stayed!
Quite simply, the most beautiful & our now favourite, holiday accommodation. I can't tell you how lovely Maria & Steve are as hosts - everything was so clean, so wonderfully thought out, easy to use & anything you could think that you might need, was there. Nothing was too much trouble, the house was incredible, the jacuzzi a luxury we'd not had before and one we greatly enjoyed. I have no doubt that we'll be back one day & we'd not hesitate to recommend Rye Park to you. Truly, wonderful. Thank you.
Fantastic Stay and Beautiful Location
The Barn was the perfect break away for a peaceful and relaxing holiday in the most stunning of locations . Prior to our arrival communication and information was very helpful and prompt . Upon arrival we were made to feel really welcome by Maria and Steve the owners and Beans the dog ! The Barn itself was immaculately clean and everything was of the highest standard , the attention to detail was second to none to ensure your stay was enjoyable , a cream tea greeted us and lovely fresh flowers were a nice , thoughtful touch and much appreciated as was a bottle of Prosseco and card marking a birthday celebration during our stay . The hot tub (situated in the side attached fenced 'terraced ' area ) felt both private and a wonderful luxury especially at the end of the day's walking there was also seating providing the option for al fresco dining. Information on the local area and beyond was on hand in the Barn as were various recommendations on places to visit or eat and all of which proved to be 'spot on' in our experience. The location is perfect-a peaceful relaxing haven and hidden gem but a short car ride away from the coast and all it has to offer ,towns or country walks and places to visit of which there are many. I cant recommend Rye Park House and the Barn enough we will certainly return! We can only thank Maria and Steve for their welcome and friendliness and making our stay a wonderful experience - it was a truly perfect holiday in a beautiful location and a fantastic place to stay.
We have rented with VRBO for many years, this has to be the best! Beautiful old restored barn, modern and comfortable, peaceful location, only sounds are the baa- ing of lambs. The owner even lent us boots to wade across the stream and walk up into the woods on the property.