Single Farm Cottage sleeps 5 with exclusive use of indoor Pool and hot tub. In the Taw Valley of North Devon with spectacular views.
Bartridge Farm Cottage
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About Bartridge Farm Cottage
Veronica and Robert have lived in the Farmhouse for over 30 years and converted the 17th century barns into a cottage and indoor pool over 28 years ago. "We enjoy travelling and visiting new places and have tried to have the cottage as we would like to find on our travels.' The photo is of our family.
Bartridge Farm Cottage purchased this Cottage in 1980
Why Bartridge Farm Cottage chose Umberleigh
We have lived in our current house in Umberleigh for over 30 years. When we moved here we thought that we were on holiday all the time because of the superb location and fantastic views, so we converted the holiday cottage and built an indoor pool so that others could enjoy the views and surroundings. It has been let out for 28 years and every season it is full or nearly full, the majority with repeat bookings. Some regulars book up 2 years in advance! The house and cottage are set a third of a mile from the main Barnstaple to Exeter road so it is totally peaceful with spectacular views. However once on the nearby A road it is easy to reach many places quickly without encountering any traffic!
What makes this Cottage unique
We have guests coming back to the cottage year after year because of the tranquility and spectacular views. Its an unspoilt area which is not affected by tourists, with the roads quiet even in the midst of summer. The cottage is unusual in that there are very few two bedroom cottages with exclusive use of an indoor pool and hot tub.
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Bartridge Farmhouse, Umberleigh
Stunning views, great location and a fantastically well equipped holiday cottage which also come with good quality appliances. Extremely well maintained. Lovely warm indoor pool and an hot tub where you can really appreciate the star lit sky at night! We will be booking to stay again next year. :-)
The word 'Lovely' pretty much sums up our break at Bartridge Farm Cottage. Set in a beautiful location, the views are amazing across the valley from the suntrap front courtyard. It was a pleasure to watch the House Martins flying to and from their nests under the eaves, where the young chicks chirped in anticipation of their next meal. In the evenings we were lucky to see tiny bats flitting overhead. The Hosts were very approachable and easy to talk to. They struck the right balance of being friendly and helpful, making us feel at home whilst allowing us our privacy. The Cottage itself is spacious yet cosy, and well equipped. The bed was extremely comfortable, that combined with the dark skies and quiet countryside made for the perfect night's sleep. Having the pool to ourselves was a real pleasure and the hot tub felt like luxury. I would and will recommend Bartridge to all. A really enjoyable stay. Thank you so much.
Everything about the place was better than as described in the details.
Spotlessly clean throughout.
Robert and Veronica were really, really nice people with excellent knowledge of the area.
A few friends have been asking for details of the cottage, which were loathed to share, but I made sure I got my next booking sorted before releasing the details.
Plenty to do within half hour of cottage.
Enjoyed a self powered boat trip on Tiverton Canal, Instow dunes were enjoyable for kids, Ilfracombe was a great village and rocky beach which tired us all out.
Very pleasant stay. Very well equipped/clean cottage; well-maintained pool etc. Owners very friendly but not intrusive with wealth of local knowledge to help plan trips eating etc. We will certainly remember the beautiful views from the cottage patio, the best of any cottage we have stayed in. Recommended; would gladly stay again.
We recommend the Bell Inn in Chittlehampton.
Thanks for your comments! Glad you enjoyed your stay particularly visiting The Bell which is a real favourite with guests.
We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back in the future. It was a pleasure meeting you.
A total gem!
This truly is such a beautiful place to stay the best family holiday we've had.surrounded by rolling fields and fantastic views this place is a gem! So much so we've booked to return again. Rob and Veronica made the stay a***** to :)
It's always nice to have such lovely guests. There has been a really positive response to the major refurbishments and upgrades that have been carried out over the past couple of years particularly to the front decking, patio and hot tub area. We look forward to welcoming more guests who will appreciate what the cottage and area has to offer.
Charming cottage with the most uplifting outlook
Since discovering this cottage by chance 10 years ago we have visited it once a year, unable to resist the truly unique combination it offers by it's location, swimming pool, comfort and friendly hosts Rob and Veronica. This is England at it's best; easy access to the coast, moors, green fields and Devon lanes.The local pubs are friendly and the food delicious.We have cycled, walked and swum our way to many really delightful holidays here and I cannot recommend it highly enough. In the dark days of winter the thought of a week at Bartridge really lifts my spirits- which reminds me I must book for next year!
With over 80% of guests visiting more than once it's really lovely to be able to welcome them back time and time again. We have seen family's grow up and many have learnt to swim in the pool. Thank you for your comments!
The cottage is located in the centre of farmland and it is possible to walk over the fields by public footpath to the neighboring village of Atherington in under 15 minutes. Views are spectacular.
Because of the central location of the cottage a very wide variety of beaches and coastline can all be reached in under thirty minutes drive. Insow - 20 minutes, Woolacombe, Croyde, Saunton - 30 minutes. You can chose between rocky, sandy, surfing, rock pooly, secluded, commercial beaches to suit your need.
There are 7, 18 hole and 2, 9 hole golf courses within 30 minutes drive including championship courses at Saunton and Westward Ho! 2 courses are less than ten minutes away.
Approx 40 mins drive from junction 27 on M5. 12 mins drive from Barnstaple, South Molton and Torrington. Car is really important here and although the Tarka Cycle Track is not far away it is not ideal cycling very close to the farm due to the steepness of the roads and winding main road.
15 mins to RHS Rosemoor. 35 mins to Exmoor or Dartmoor.
Eden Project can be visited in a day or why not take the train from the local station (1 mile away) into Exeter (1 hour) or Barnstaple (8 mins).
Luxury amongst tranquility! In the heart of unspoilt Tarka country, (from Henry Williamson's 'Tarka the Otter') Bartridge Cottage is ideally situated to explore the rolling landscape of Exmoor, the deep wooded valleys, rugged coastline, sandy beaches, pretty villages or bustling seaside towns. The cottage is set in its own tranquil location next to the farmhouse amongst farmland on the side of the Taw Valley. Approached along a private lane that winds its way up from the River Taw below to its commanding viewpoint on the side of the valley, it provides spectacular views for many miles around. Buzzards, deer, badgers, rabbits, foxes, owls, bats and kingfishers are amongst a number of animals that are local inhabitants.
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Our friend & neighbour is the artist Colin Allbrook. He undertakes private courses in his studio or at the cottage. One of the most respected and renowned painters in the South-West of England he works in both oils and watercolours and through the use of light and colour, Colin depicts the life & activity of the area. He is is regularly selected for prestigious exhibitions such as the Sunday Times Watercolour competition and the Royal Institute of Painters in Oils. He is an elected member of the Royal institute of Painters in Watercolour (RI), the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) and the Society of Equestrian Artists (SEA).
He has received many awards for his work, including, in 2009, both the Turner Watercolour Award and the Rowland Hilder Award for landscape painting at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour exhibition. He has also twice won the 'Terence Cuneo' medal at the SEA and the 'Excellence in Watercolour' prize at the Royal West of England Academy four times.