High quality self-catering cottages in North Devon & Exmoor

Taw Valley Cottage

Umberleigh - North Devon Countryside

  • Sleeps 3
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Cot available
£276 - £638 per week


Umberleigh Barton Farm is set in the beautiful Taw Valley, made famous by Henry Williamson's "Tarka the Otter" and nestles in 400 acres of the most stunning Devonshire countryside on the outskirts of Umberleigh. The original farm dates back to the 9th century and two barns have been skilfully converted into high quality holiday accommodation, combining many original features with every modern comfort. Walk almost from the doorstep down to the River Taw where Herons and Kingfishers are often found on the water's edge, or take a stroll through the woodland and catch site of Red Deer. The nearby historic town of Barnstaple is just fifteen minutes drive away and a choice of wonderful sandy beaches are within easy reach. Meadow View and Taw Valley Cottage offer a peaceful and relaxing setting from which to explore all that North Devon has to offer and are ideal to book together for extended family and friends.

Nestling within the grounds of the owner's 400 acre farm bordering the River Taw, where you can fish with a permit bought locally, this former barn has been skilfully converted to provide a peaceful and relaxing retreat in the heart of the Devonshire countryside. The panoramic views are quite stunning and the barn has been designed to take full advantage having full width windows and wide opening glass doors. A high vaulted open plan living room with kitchen and dining area features original stonework, slate tiled flooring, stripped pine latch doors and oak beams. A single room is on the ground floor together with a pristine modern bathroom. Climbing the wooden staircase to the galleried landing looking down over the living room, you will find a sunny double bedroom with amazing far reaching countryside views. Outside an attractive slate patio area and lovely lawned garden is an ideal spot to relax, and you are very welcome to enjoy the plesant countryside walks available on the farm.  For couples or small families wishing to get away from it all in a rural location within easy reach of a range of amenities, Taw Valley Cottage is a great choice. If you are a larger party why not book Meadow View and Taw Valley together and have the best of both worlds.


Accommodation:Ground floor: Hall. Bathroom with fitted shower over bath, WC and basin. Living room with TV/DVD with freeview. Kitchen area with electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge/freezer. Bedroom 1 with Single.  First floor: Bedroom 2 with Double.

Facilities and Services: Linen and towels. Electric under floor heating. Wi- Fi Broadband.  Private Spring Water supply, tested regularly.Secure bike storage available. Ample parking. A Fishing Permit can be purchased by prior arrangement. No smoking. Regret no pets. Highchair. Short breaks available. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Saturday.


  • Sleeps 3
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Cot available
  • 14.5 miles from the coast
  • 1 miles to the nearest pub
  • On one level
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer


Band Date Range 7 night price *
H 26th Sep 2015 - 23rd Oct 2015 £295.00
B 24th Oct 2015 - 30th Oct 2015 £385.00
A 31st Oct 2015 - 11th Dec 2015 £276.00
F 12th Dec 2015 - 18th Dec 2015 £530.00
F 19th Dec 2015 - 24th Dec 2015 £530.00
F Christmas £530.00
F New Year £530.00
A 01st Jan 2016 - 18th Mar 2016 £282.00
B 19th Mar 2016 - 08th Apr 2016 £393.00
C 09th Apr 2016 - 27th May 2016 £340.00
D 28th May 2016 - 03rd Jun 2016 £505.00
E 04th Jun 2016 - 01st Jul 2016 £434.00
F 02nd Jul 2016 - 22nd Jul 2016 £541.00
G 23rd Jul 2016 - 02nd Sep 2016 £638.00
B 03rd Sep 2016 - 23rd Sep 2016 £393.00
H 24th Sep 2016 - 21st Oct 2016 £301.00
B 22nd Oct 2016 - 28th Oct 2016 £393.00
A 29th Oct 2016 - 16th Dec 2016 £282.00
F 17th Dec 2016 - 24th Dec 2016 £541.00
F Christmas £541.00
F New Year £541.00

* Please note: guide prices are based on the current year's prices and do not include optional items such as pet fees.



Fantastic holiday cottage in beautiful surroundingsMr K Sewell - 23rd May 2015
Lovely cottage in a lovely peaceful location. Would definitely stay again.Mrs A Hutchinson - 16th May 2015