Raleigh Barn is a Grade II Listed converted milking parlour made of stone and cob in the grounds of a Listed farmhouse, all of which dates back to the 16th Century. We are in the heart of rural North Devon surrounded by peaceful farmland and hedgerows full of flowers and within 15 minutes drive of a long and varied coastline ranging from quiet sandy beaches to stunning rocky cliffs. This is a superb, relaxing location in any season. Those who love the great outdoors will love this area, ideal for nature lovers, water sports, walking, cycling, and more. The barn was newly converted in July 2014 and has a number of features to retain and enhance its character. It retains its original thick walls, has exposed beams and bags of character.
With all rooms on the same level, access is easy and both bedrooms have their own en-suites, one with a double-ended bath/shower and the other with a shower only. The bedrooms both have king-size beds and one room can be configured as a twin room if preferred.
The open plan living room has an area for dining and a well equipped kitchen with fridge, dishwasher, integrated oven and ceramic hob, and microwave. A washing machine (and dryer) and freezer can be found in the adjoining Boot Room. Furnished with comfortable fabric sofas and oak flooring throughout to complement the character of the cottage, the living area is bright and airy. There is oak flooring in the living area, kitchen and bedrooms and the whole barn is heated by underfloor heating from our biomass boiler. There is also a log burning stove in the living area for that extra cosy feeling on chilly nights!
French Windows open out onto the patio and garden with a seating area and BBQ and there is a secluded 2 acre meadow available for guests about 200 metres away along our private track. This has a small picnic table where you can enjoy distant views of Dartmoor and the rolling Devon countryside, while you do a bit of wildlife spotting.
There is private parking immediately behind the barn. In the village, less than 10 minutes’ drive away, is a friendly pub and shops.