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Bluebell Barn

Bude (6.5mls NE), Devon
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautifully styled barn conversion set on a rural smallholding with fully enclosed suntrap garden
  • Within walking distance of the stunning Tamar Lakes where you can enjoy water pursuits or waterside walks
  • Within easy reach of Devon and Cornwall coastlines near some of the UK's best surfing beaches and coastal walks
Property code: 43239

This stylishly converted barn is one of two properties on the owner’s smallholding, in rural countryside within 500 metres of the two Tamar Lakes on the Devon/Cornwall border. Sized for smaller families, it’s got everything you’ll need for a comfortable, relaxing holiday. Get into holiday mode with sundowners in your private enclosed garden or sip an aperitif on the sofa by the cosy wood burner. Delightful walks start from your door and there’s a choice of water activities available within 1 mile.

Traditional materials give the exterior a strong sense of the local area; local stone, hand-sculpted plaster, and strong oak lintels. Downstairs the spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, with wooden and slate floors, two comfortable sofas, and a dining table for four, provides a generous space for family time together planning the next day’s adventures. Family meals are easy to prepare in the well-equipped kitchen. Upstairs, both the king-size master bedroom and the twin room have en-suite bathrooms. Overall, there’s a bright and serene ambience, with natural wood, calm shades, exposed beams and homely touches. French windows lead to the enclosed, shingle garden, BBQ and seating area: the perfect setting for balmy summer evenings.

Stroll from your door to explore Lower Tamar Lake’s nature reserve, or arrange activities from sailing and kayaking to coarse fishing at the water sports centre beside Upper Tamar Lake. The Cornish seaside town of Bude, 9 miles away, offers sandy Summerleaze Beach, a tidal pool, mini golf, and a range of shops and eateries. Sandymouth and Duckpool Bay beaches are both within 7 miles, and the A39 is 3 miles away for day tripping – picturesque Clovelly village on the North Devon coast is within 13 miles.

  • 2 bedrooms; 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 2 en-suite rooms: one with bath, separate shower, and WC, the other with shower and WC
  • Ground-floor WC
  • Private parking for two cars
  • TV and DVD, plus additional TV in master bedroom
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • The owners are happy for you to use their field to exercise your dogs.
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Beach 7 miles, shop and pub 4 miles
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Carly Hookway

This property is personally managed by Carly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susan 5th April 2024

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John and Sarah have made Bluebell Barn a home from home, they have thought of every detail, including essential provisions on arrival with the addition of scones, jam and cream! Lovely quiet rural location in a brilliant spot to explore the local area or further afield. The gravelled garden, also meant no muddy feet from our furry friends being takRead moreen inside. Hide

Reviewed by Sally-Anne 30th December 2023

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Reviewed by Dave 22nd December 2023

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This is our second Christmas at the cottage, we love it! Fantastic friendly hosts, lovely superbly equipped cottage, a home from home! Our utmost thanks to our hosts for the lovely holiday and for decorating it for Christmas! Looking forward to our third booking in 2024!

Reviewed by Robin 30th September 2023

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We had a fantastic week at Bluebell Barn. It is the perfect location to explore Devon and Cornwall. It was spotlessly clean and well equipped. The owners are friendly and welcoming but not intrusive. The cream tea, milk, bread, butter and tea and coffee was very much welcomed. We definitely hope to return again. Our dog thoroughly enjoyed the dailyRead more walk around the lakes. We all had such a fab time thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Tony 9th September 2023

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This is one of the best thought through cottages we have stayed at, it was really well equipped and very practical, with a strong emphasis on being accompanied by dogs. Great dark skies location, wonderfully quiet and very good hosts who deserve a great deal of credit for thinking through the facilities from the point of view of the visitor.

Reviewed by Kevin 2nd September 2023

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Great value and everything you need

Reviewed by Trevor 26th August 2023

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A lovely property, very clean and the owners were very welcoming. We stayed here as 3 adults, one child and two dogs, there was enough room to relax and plenty of crockery etc to use for meals. Would highly recommend for a lovely break away.

Reviewed by Emma 12th August 2023

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I cannot give bluebell barn and it's owners, a high enough review! The barn is beautiful and very clean and well equipped. The welcome you recieve is lovely with fresh scones, clotted cream and jam, bread and butter, tea and coffee and even treats for the dog, all very welcome after a 6 hour drive. The location is great to explore cornwall as the pRead moreroperty is less than half a mile from the devon/cornwall border. Relax in the evening with a glass of wine and a bbq in the garden, it was perfect Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 5th August 2023

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Bluebell Barn is stunning. Fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. Lovely comfortable beds. High class fixtures and fittings. Sara and John are great hosts and the cream teas were most welcome. Within walking distance of Upper Tamar Lakes, which is beautiful, a lovely place for dog walking, fishing. The cafe does yummy cakes. Would Read morehighly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Debbie 18th July 2023

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Bluebell barn is the best cottage we have stayed in. So much thought for detail, so beautifully decorated throughout, gives the barn the cosy home from home feel. So well equipped and so peaceful and quiet and within easy reach of some amazing beaches and dog friendly too. Super friendly hosts, great communication. Thank you also for the cream tea Read moreand making it an amazing stay. We wished we could have stayed longer. We will be back ! Hide

Reviewed by Susan 24th June 2023

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Exceptional standard of cottage. House and hosts welcoming with cottage equipped to high standard. Nicely situated in countryside with easy driving distance to tourist sights in the area.

Reviewed by Tracy 10th June 2023

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An amazing conversion that perfectly meets your needs. Very clean, well furnished and equipped in a quiet countryside setting. A real home from home .

Reviewed by Janet 3rd June 2023

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One off the best place I've stayed at. Comfortable and so clean. Lovely host.

Reviewed by Stephen 20th May 2023

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Reviewed by Andy 13th May 2023

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Love this place. So tranquil. Beautiful old barn fantastically converted with a real eye for detail. Spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Great host. Very Dog friendly. Good communication.

Reviewed by Katherine 29th April 2023

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Reviewed by Nikky 1st April 2023

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The property is outstanding. The cleanliness, equipment and all the extras the owners provide are second to none. Fresh flowers, cream tea, bread, milk, tea and coffee, logs for the wood burner and doggy treats made such a lovely warm welcome. The owners are super friendly and nothing is too much trouble. A great base to visit Cornwall or Devon andRead more near some stunning beaches. We would definitely go back to this property and would recommend it to anyone to visit. Hide

Reviewed by Sally-Anne 29th December 2022

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Reviewed by Jennifer 29th October 2022

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Brilliant, clean, warm, comfortable, well equipped cottage in a great location.

Reviewed by Andy 22nd October 2022

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Lovely barn, good location. Thanks for the cream tea on arrival, lovely gesture. Definitely want to return.

Reviewed by Karen 3rd October 2022

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Bluebell Barn is a stunning, well equipped, spotlessly clean property. The cream tea, bread, milk & butter, upon arrival was most welcome.

Reviewed by simon 10th September 2022

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We spent a week in a beautifully equipped and spotlessly clean cottage. The owners were very friendly and helpful, our dog was very welcome too. Lots to see and do in a beautiful part of the country.

Reviewed by Alison 3rd September 2022

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Bluebell Barn a super place to stay extremely clean and tidy.Fully equipped even down to a iron and hair dryer. The welcome cream tea,bread milk and butter,was much appreciated after a long drive.The owners was on hand and very welcoming.Dog friendly too. Well deserved 5 stars.

Reviewed by Gary 13th August 2022

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Sara was fantastic from the moment we booked to the very last goodbye, she even recommended places to go to be away from the crowds which worked wonderfully. The cottage was just wow, it was fabulously appointed, beautifully quiet and perfect in every way. We would thoroughly recommend this secret hideaway to anyone and every one, just try it you wRead moreon't be disappointed. Hide

Reviewed by Jason 6th August 2022

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Lovely cottage close to Bude. Our fourth time here.

Reviewed by Linda 2nd July 2022

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This is a beautiful cottage and excellently equipped. The local roads make for some interesting driving but just be aware and you'll be fine.

Reviewed by Tina 25th June 2022

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Spotlessly clean, great hosts and beautiful location. Well equipped. Great for dog owners as enclosed small garden and use of the owners field. Would highly recommend a visit.

Reviewed by Teresa 11th June 2022

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Reviewed by Annette 4th June 2022

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Lovely week in Bluebell Cottage which had absolutely everything you need. The cottage was spotlessly clean and in a beautiful location. The lovely owners are on sight should you need anything. Would not hesitate to book again.

Reviewed by Sandra 21st May 2022

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If you are looking to book Blue Bell Barn or looking in that area, please book & I can assure you that you will not be disappointed. We have just come back from this 5* holiday Let & loved everything about it, we had a really lovely holiday. The weather could have been kinder to us, but hey ho you cant guarantee the weather! We still enjoyed every Read moreminute of our holiday! Blue bell barn was a beautiful conversion completed by John & equipped with everything & more, that you might need. Book Hide

Reviewed by Jane 14th May 2022

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Reviewed by Marcin 30th April 2022

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Reviewed by John 23rd April 2022

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Bluebell Barn is stunning, the accommodation is beautiful and has everything you need to self-cater. Spotlessly clean throughout and in a wonderful location. Ideally situated to explore the coastline of N. Devon and N. Cornwall along with Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor. Sarah and John were the perfect hosts. We are already planning to re-visit.

Reviewed by Sue 16th April 2022

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The barn was lovely. Well equipped comfortable and a good base to explore from. The attention to detail and welcome pack were much appreciated. The travel cot was made up ready to place our sleeping baby into. I would recommend this barn to friends. It was interesting to see photos of the barn conversion.

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