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Stargazey Barn

Bideford (5mls E), Devon
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Quirky
Parking on site / nearby
Electric vehicle charging
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful detached converted barn in idyllic countryside setting with amenities close-by
  • Lovely sun trap patio with private hot tub
  • Private paddock, ideal for exercising dogs, and nearby access to South West Coast Path
Property code: 76894

This fabulous barn conversion has been lovingly fitted and furnished in a beautifully sympathetic style, boasting a private patio with hot tub, and just a short drive from the stunning North Devon coast.

Nestling on the outskirts of this traditional Devon village and close to the South West Coast Path, this property is a walker’s paradise. The perfect cosy bolthole for a couple, make sure your pup tags along as he is welcome too - there is even a private paddock for rolling, fetching, and scampering! The reverse-level layout adds charming quirks, and with the ground floor bedroom opening onto the patio enjoy the warming summer breeze as you sleep. Whiling away the hours in the private hot tub, pop the champagne and rest those walk weary legs - a holiday here has relaxation on the cards.

Step inside this stunning property to find that elusive mix of authentic charm and modern comforts, with original exposed brickwork and beams blending effortlessly with contemporary styling. The lounge, light and airy with double-height vaulted ceiling and large windows, provides the perfect place to relax after a day exploring. Up the spiral staircase, Velux windows above the kitchen/diner provide lovely views of the countryside and the twinkling stars at night. Al fresco dining is a delight at any time of the day and night on the private enclosed patio area, whilst welcoming the morning listening to birdsong from the bubbling hot tub is a wonderful daily event.

Breathe in the fresh salty air at the picturesque seaside village of Westward Ho! (7 miles), with its beautiful beach and unique pebble ridge which links to Northam Burrows Country Park. Bideford (3 miles) has an abundance of cafes, pubs, and the famous pannier market. Race along miles of unspoilt coastline at Bideford Bay (6 miles) or follow the South West Coast Path to the beaches at Instow, Saunton Sands, and Clovelly.

  • 1 bedroom - king-size
  • 1 en-suite shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, wine cooler, Tassimo coffee machine,dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Enclosed patio area with private hot tub, fire pit and seating plus private adjacent paddock ideal for playing with dogs
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Pay as you go payments via App for EV charger
  • Private off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Beach 4 miles, pub and village shop under 0.25 miles
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. 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 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ruth 5th April 2024

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Reviewed by Carol 29th March 2024

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Quiet peaceful location. Comfortable bedroom and living space. Spacious well equipped kitchen. Safe secure garden for our dogs. Nearby dog friendly walks and beaches. We found Stargazy an ideal base to explore North Devon. We hope to be back.

Reviewed by John 22nd March 2024

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Really nice property, well equipped and was cleaned to an excellent standard. Having recently had knee surgery I found the 1st floor kitchen ground floor living room not the ideal layout. Spiral staircase was a challenge too. Need to be prepared to use car to do most things. The EV charging point is easy to use, you scan the code on the charging poRead moreint, download the app. The local pub is excellent and friendly with good food. Always ring to check opening times. Slow cooked lamb was great Hide

Reviewed by Mathew 29th September 2023

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A beautiful and well equipped split level accommodation. We and our dogs had a fantastic weeks break and hope to return next year.

Reviewed by Christina 22nd September 2023

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Lovely place to stay, safe, secure and peaceful. Cottage is well equipped and a lovely hot tub..

Reviewed by Jessica 15th September 2023

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Stargazey barn is a fabulous property and is in a great location to access different towns and beaches nearby. The padlock is secure for dogs and a dog friendly property, with a bed and treats available. I would highly recommend this property and we enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Paula 1st September 2023

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The barn was beautiful and was very welcoming. We just struggled finding it initially as the post code took us the opposite side of the lane. It was ideal for days out and the little local shop was handy. Local pub was only a small stroll away but just be mindful of days and times it opens. The facilities were excellent and our fur babies were wellRead more catered for. The mesne kitchen was lovely and spacious. We loved the hot tub, although would have liked to stay in longer than 15 mins. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 19th August 2023

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A beautiful converted barn in a pretty village, ideally situated just a few miles from the North Devon Coast. A dog friendly property with excellent facilities with an enclosed paddock perfect for exercising the pup. The hot tub is an amazing extra facility along with an amazing kitchen with everything you'll need for your stay, Everything was spotRead morelessly clean. It was my second visit and I'll be booking my third visit soon. Hide

Reviewed by Phillip 4th August 2023

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The cottage had not been cleaned to an acceptable standard, lots of dog hair and doggy smell. Although we complained and a cleaner was sent, it still wasnt really done well enough. Uncomfortable bed. Hot tub good, but all outdoor cushions mouldy. Enjoyed the location, quiet ,and easy walk to nearest pub.

Reviewed by Gareth 28th July 2023

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Reviewed by Ian 1st July 2023

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Had a wonderful stay with the 3 dogs. Would definitely recommend going for anyone who likes piece and quiet.

Reviewed by Alan 9th June 2023

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We spent a week at Stargazey Barn with our Dachshund Sid, and it was superb. The property has everything you need if you want to cook anything from breakfast to roast dinner. It is very comfortable, and the hot tub in the private garden is great. The paddock is excellent for the dog.. The village has a small shop with limited stock. The village pubRead more is friendly and serves good food. The local roads are narrow but not too difficult to navigate. All in all a lovely place to stay. Hide

Reviewed by Liane 2nd June 2023

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Lovely accommodation . Everything we needed was provided. I would highly recommend .

Reviewed by Daryll 19th May 2023

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Loved this place because it was of the beaten track. Just what we needed, peace and quiet and not too far from the beaches, which our 2 dogs loved. Definitely be revisiting sometime in the future.

Reviewed by Rosalind 12th May 2023

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Reviewed by Robert 28th April 2023

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Reviewed by Fiona 31st March 2023

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Lovely week away. Hot tub was fab! Enclosed safe spaces for our 2 large dogs which was great. All round great time.

Reviewed by Kim 6th January 2023

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we thoroughly enjoyed our stay , the barn was warm and comfortable had everything we could possibly of needed , village pub was very welcoming, upstairs kitchen diner worked very well , very dog friendly took ours a few goes up the stairs but they mastered them eventually, hot tub was well maintained but was not the one in photos looks like they haRead moreve changed it to a smaller one which was disappointing, we did had a rather wet and windy stay , the trees were very noisy and kept us awake Hide

Reviewed by Tracy 29th December 2022

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Lovely well decorated, comfortable and fully stocked cottage. The upstairs kitchen had everything needed, and more, to cook a full roast dinner. The hot tub was a lovely addition and very relaxing after a long dog walk. Great local pub within walking distance. Village shop is run by the church so does not sell alcohol. Great walks but be prepared tRead moreo drive. The Tarka trail starts in Bideford if you like walking, cycling and seeing wild life. Hide

Reviewed by Andy 22nd December 2022

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We had a great stay over Christmas , the Barn was wonderful as was the Hot Tub. Great food in the village Pub, close to a number of Beaches.

Reviewed by Vivienne 22nd July 2022

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Had a great holiday, perfect base Only negative was the tiny one track roads to get to main rd from cottage which I really didnt like Very rural location

Reviewed by Les 15th July 2022

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The cottage was very comfortable and has all the facilities you would need (and more!) The hot tub being especially relaxing! Its fairly well located near riverside and coastal towns. It was very hot during our stay and doors and windows had to be left open most of the time. This led to lots of flies invading the property which was annoying. The stRead moreairs are a nice feature but they are narrow and less agile users may find them difficult to negotiate. Overall, we had an enjoyable stay. Hide

Reviewed by Stewart 8th July 2022

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The barn is in a sleepy little village called Buckland Brewer, there is a community shop and a good pub that serves lovely food. If you want peace and relaxation then this is the place for you. There are horses in the field which can be seen from the lawned garden so if you take a dog it might be worth considering. The accommodation could not be faRead moreulted it is fully equipped with everything you will need and the hot tub is a great addition. A wonderful place to stay Hide

Reviewed by Martin 24th June 2022

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Great cottage with a superb kitchen everything you need and moor. Nice enclosed garden that was perfect for the dog. Just a shot drive to the beaches.

Reviewed by Ian 17th June 2022

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Well presented barn conversion with comfortable bed and lounge area. En suite bathroom with shower. Quirky upstairs kitchen. Well equipped with everything youd need for your stay. Lovely outside areas, garden overlooking paddock and private enclosed courtyard with hot tub. Sunbeds, chairs and tables available outside. Lovely quiet location. Short wRead morealk into village with small convenience store and local country pub. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 10th June 2022

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Nice cottage but a bit to out in the sticks for us

Reviewed by Jeff 3rd June 2022

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Lovely barn conversion , all you need in the kitchen , comfy sofas , bonus of having a hot tub , most important to us , was the enclosed gardens for our dogs. Very dog friendly.

Reviewed by Jill 20th May 2022

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Very comfortable barn beautifuly decorated & so well equipped wanted for nothing ! Lovely big garden for dog to play in.

Reviewed by Gill 13th May 2022

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A superb place for a couple and their dogs to escape the pressures of modern life. Lying in the hot tub listening to silence punctuated only by bird song, idyllic. Would heartily recommend both the cottage and the nearby Northam country park with miles of beach to exhaust the dogs.

Reviewed by Graham 6th May 2022

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Reviewed by Karl 29th April 2022

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Want a quiet location with local shop and pub on the doorstep and a beautiful coastline and countryside around you then this is for you. The accomodation is first class, as seasoned holiday cottage users this is in our top three! We struggle to think of anything the owners have not provided or supplier in the cottage. From an extremely spacious bedRead more, plenty of storage and hanging area, excellent fitted shower room to a extremely comfortable and bright lounge and finally a lovely kitchen. Hide

Reviewed by Victoria 22nd April 2022

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Reviewed by Jenni 15th April 2022

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Lovely cottage, very clean. The patio garden was lovely little sun trap as was the paddock garden which our labs loved. I was a little wary about horses but they are used to dogs and move away up the field- ours were fine with them after day or so. Pub round the corner serves lovely food and service was fab, they were so welcoming we visited every Read moreday, sat in the garden with the dogs, who got treats off the locals! Bideford is about 10 mins drive and easy access to lots of beautiful beaches! Hide

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