From the moment we walked through the cottage door it felt homely, beautiful Christmas hamper waiting in the kitchen, home made mince pies, shortbread biscuits, just 2 of the delights. Large comfortable lounge, the fireplace was all decorated lovely and the xmas tree with its lights flickering was a real touch. Fire place was well stocked, kindling, logs, firelighters, we generally only used the fire early evening as when the heating came on it got really rather warm. All the rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated, The beds are all very comfortable, and really dark at night,(we are used to street lights) so sleeping in a little later than usual was not a problem, the bath and showers had plenty of hot powerful water, no dripping out of the shower head here. The kitchen became the hub of the house, with its large farmhouse kitchen table and AGA, having never cooked with an AGA before I was a little worried about spoiling the Christmas dinner, no need to worry, it was easy to use, and everyone enjoyed cooking on it, just one point, the pans are really heavy, once filled with potatoes etc, im afraid I had to get someone stronger than myself to drain them off, but maybe you need to use those pans on an AGA !.
The games room at the far end of the house was lovely, full of games and instruments, all of a sudden we all wanted to play the piano and guitar!, it was a little colder down that end of the house, but lovely to sit and read wrapped in a blanket. We all had a truly wonderful Christmas at Barnfield Cottage, even Father Christmas got the correct address for our granddaughters presents phew..
Thank you Rick for everything, and great communication .
We rented the cottage for a week before Christmas, and it was absolutely perfect. There were 8 of us in total, bu we always felt like there was enough room, and plenty to do in the house even in the rubbish weather.
We especially loved the kitchen, where we spent most evenings playing cards, and the incredible showers (seriously some of the best showers I've ever had!)
We did have one slight issue with the house while we were there, but it wasn't something the landlord could have prevented and he fixed it within hours which was much appreciated
We were a group of friends traveling through southwestern England and this cottage was our last stop in North Devon for 3 days. It was not long enough. We loved the cozy kitchen and the fireplace lounge. The old stone interior walls and beams added so much charm to the cottage. The bedrooms were comfortable and nicely decorated. Having a downstairs bedroom and bathroom worked well for any with mobility issues.
Our host Richard was accommodating and available for our questions before and after booking. The welcome basket was a very nice touch. We wish we could have stayed longer to just relax and enjoy the house and surrounding area. We especially liked the Black Venus Inn for dinner. Watersmeet, Lynton and the Tarr Steps were our favorite destinations. Driving through the moor on the way south through Exmoor National Park was beautiful and we saw so many wild ponies and of course sheep. Barnfield Cottage is perfect for a North Devon holiday.
Our family of eleven spent a week at Barnfield cottage to celebrate a 70th birthday.
We all had a wonderful time with plenty of room for everyone and every need taken care of including a beautiful cake awaiting our arrival! We all felt at home immediately and were made to feel really welcome.
We had many board game nights (games were provided for us) and plenty of fun and laughter.
Every room was clean and welcoming and so thoughtfully equipped.
Many many thanks to Rick and wife for the care that was taken for us.
Communication during the whole process of booking and leaving was faultless.
Every year I book a cottage for a week with my grandchildren in as varied locations as possible.
Finding a cottage for 6 adults, 4 children and 2 dogs is a challenge. We struck gold with this charming cottage which is full of character and felt warm and comfortable as soon as we stepped in the door. It suited us very well, with lots of space, good location, beaches and many local attractions only a short drive away. We had all that we needed for a relaxing holiday. We all made good use of the comfortable games room in the evenings after days on the beach. Best cottage we have ever been to and top of our list for a return visit. Recommend you visit the "Big Sheep" for a fun day out.