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Barn Owl Cottage, Combrew Farm in beautiful North Devon

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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
5 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Cottage
Barn Owl Cottage is a superb 3 bedroom home perfect for a break at any time of year. Upstairs there is a master bedroom with a king-size, four-poster bed and en-suite shower room, with it's own 32' LCD tv. There is also a comfortable single bedroom and a separate WC. Downstairs you will find a fabulous fully fitted oak kitchen/dining room, which is well equipped with every facility you would expect, including an lcd tv. Wander into the lounge and a lovely stone fireplace, woodburner, 42' LED widescreen television, DVD, and CD Hi-Fi will greet you. There is also a beautiful twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and overbath shower. Fully fitted and furnished to an extremely high standard throughout, Barn Owl Cottage offers everything for discerning guests and has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 5 in co...Barn Owl Cottage is a superb 3 bedroom home perfect for a break at any time of year. Upstairs there is a master bedroom with a king-size, four-poster bed and en-suite shower room, with it's own 32' LCD tv. There is also a comfortable single bedroom and a separate WC. Downstairs you will find a fabulous fully fitted oak kitchen/dining room, which is well equipped with every facility you would expect, including an lcd tv. Wander into the lounge and a lovely stone fireplace, woodburner, 42' LED widescreen television, DVD, and CD Hi-Fi will greet you. There is also a beautiful twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and overbath shower. Fully fitted and furnished to an extremely high standard throughout, Barn Owl Cottage offers everything for discerning guests and has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 5 in complete comfort.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Only well behaved adult dogs accepted, maximum two, charged at £30 each per week or part week, payable on arrival.
Bedrooms
1 King3 Singles1 Cot
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)1 Shower

Meet the host
John & Sue T
Hosting since January 2006
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe will be on hand to offer you a warm welcome when you arrive and to offer you any advice you may require during your stay - we want you to have the very best and relaxing holiday possible and always try to offer the very best customer service - hopefully you can see on here from our many excellent independent TripAdvisor reviews that our valued customers enjoy their stay in Barn Owl and often return year after year.

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Katherine W
Katherine W
Bournemouth, United Kingdom10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A perfect Christmas bubble!
With Covid affecting our Christmas plans we booked Barn Owl cottage as a last minute escape for our family bubble of five. Our children are ages 11, 14 and 16yrs so was great for them to have games room and pool to use. Lovely area for walking out with the dog. Christmas tree and log fire really made us feel festive and cozy. Managed to rustle up a lovely Christmas dinner in the well equipped kitchen. We’d previously hired Rose Barn for a new year celebration and were thrilled to have a return visit to Combrew.
Visited December 2020
Written 28 December 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lisa S
Lisa S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect place to stay at any time of the year
Beautiful cottage and farm complex in the countryside but very close to town. The beach is a short drive away, along with other attractions. The cottage was fantastic with all amenities, it was like home from home. There is a stunning heated swimming pool which the grandchildren loved particularly on the rainy days along with the games room, children’s play area and even some goats and rabbits which they loved to go and see everyday. The owners were very welcoming and always available to sort out any problems we had, so thank you Sue. We will definitely go back again someday!
Visited October 2019
Written 21 November 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

sharonlnorman
sharonlnorman
Reading, United Kingdom63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really comfortable and Peaceful retreat
Barn conversion, near Barnstaple, a mile from the beautiful Fremington Quay, great for bird watching and walking, yet in easy travel to some great beaches and market Towns. Very well equipped and really comfortable and clean, The hosts friendly and welcoming- with the bonus of fresh eggs everyday ! We will definitely book again.
Visited September 2019
Written 29 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Pauline K
Pauline K
Taunton, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect cottage/venue for a family holiday
This was our second stay in Barn Owl Cottage, 2 years after we rented it together with Rose Cottage next door for a big family holiday. It's an extremely comfortable and well-appointed cottage which easily accommodated 4 adults, a toddler and a baby, although we adults found it strange to begin with not being able to go through to the next door cottage this time! I had been counting the days 'til I could get into the blissfully warm indoor pool again - so good if you have chronic pain of any kind. Outside, the addition of the new climbing equipment and netted trampoline was loved by my 2 year-old grandson. I know from the regular newsletters from Combrew that John and Sue are constantly either updating existing facilities, or adding new ones, to ensure such a consistently high standard and do everything they can to ensure their guests have the best holiday possible. Combrew Farm is such a good base for all types of holiday being close to the Tarka Trail for cyclists and walkers (Fremington Quay Cafe, just across the main road and on the Trail is not to be missed); only 3 miles to Instow beach (which we visited 3 or 4 days this time - great Deli/Cafe there) and close to a variety of attractions - we visited The Big Sheep this year. This, in addition to the wide-ranging on-site facilities make it a wonderful year-round holiday venue (whatever the weather) and I can well understand why, as Sue said, families come back year on year. I would unreservedly recommend the accommodation and facilities at Combrew Farm to anyone wanting to stay in this beautiful part of Devon.
Visited April 2019
Written 29 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Leigh P
Leigh P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Combrew Farm Cottages
A beautiful and luxurious cottage and a wonderfully warm welcome from the owners. The facilities are great for lots of family fun - we took advantage of the swimming, badminton and games room. Fresh eggs from the farm is a lovely touch
Visited February 2019
Written 31 March 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

MichelleDUK
MichelleDUK
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect farm stay close to everything
What a hidden gem! We stayed for 10 days and could not have been more impressed by everything from the welcome to the facilities and cottage. We used the pool every day, played the games room, enjoyed looking round the farm and had a play in the playground when the weather allowed. Barn Owl Cottage was perfect for our needs, beautifully decorated, a typical farm cottage with a real home feel and we will definitely come again :)
Visited December 2018
Written 11 January 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Dave Richardson
Dave Richardson
Sale, United Kingdom9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect holiday
We last went to Combrew in 2011 which was our 4th visit. The kids are now older and we decided to go back for half term. We pulled up outside and it was just like coming home. It was superb. Cottage was immaculate and the log burner is fantastic. We had barn owl and it was huge for what we needed. 4 of us had plenty of space. We played badminton on the indoor court and tennis on the outdoor court. We used the gym and the fantastic pool which is kept at 32 degrees. The sauna is gorgeous or just relax in the jacuzzi bubbles. Sue and john are the perfect hosts and nothing is too much trouble. One big tip, order your food for the week from Asda or Tesco and get it delivered to arrive on the day you turn up. There is so much to do. Fremington quay, a 5 minute drive away does divine and huge cream teas and sandwiches. Barnstaple has a fantastic market and westward ho brilliant beaches. Exmoor zoo is only a 40 minute drive and you might see the beast of the moor, a black panther. Its just 5 star luxury in a perfect location. If your thinking about Combrew, I'd book it quick. It gets filled up quickly.
Visited October 2018
Written 7 November 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sol2414
Sol2414
Leicester, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing in every way
Barn Owl cottage was the perfect base for our holiday in Devon. The onsite facilities are second to none, especially the heated pool and amazing playground with huge trampolines. The cottage has everything you would need on a weeks holiday in the UK and having a baby and 4 year old was made easier with the cot, high chair and stair gates that are provided within the cottage. I would not hesitate to recommend Combrew Farm to anyone looking for a relaxing break in north Devon. Thanks for Sue and John for a lovely stay, our second in Barn Owl.
Visited June 2018
Written 26 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

aleksander01
aleksander01
Falkirk, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An excellent cottage providing superb facilities.
This cottage is part of a working farm but is so peaceful and private, as is all of the other holiday cottages within the farm complex, (we have stayed in 2) of these over the years. The facilities of warm pool, sauna, pool and table tennis room and tennis and badminton courts are second to none. The owners are extremely helpful and nothing is too much trouble. My wife and I would recommend Combrew Farm as an excellent location for a holiday in North Devon
Visited May 2018
Written 22 May 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

EKneale
EKneale
North Wales, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Easter holiday break
We were made to feel very welcome. The accommodation (barn owl cottage)was spacious as we expected from the description. Fantastic facilities for children, especially the swimming pool and outdoor adventure playground. Good base for exploring North Devon. Would definitely recommend for families and would return again.
Visited April 2018
Written 12 May 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Additional amenities
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Trampoline
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Shared tennis court
  • Swingset
  • Terrace
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Private indoor pool
  • Cable television
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Hot bath
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong table
  • Pool table
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside

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Map
Getting there
Exeter Airport
37.9 mi

Cardiff-Wales Airport
40 mi
Restaurants
Tiffin
2.2 mi

The Boutport Cafe - Barnstaple
2.2 mi

New Inn Public House
4.8 mi

The Cream Tea Cafe
2.2 mi
Attractions
Hockings Dairy Cream Ices
4.1 miDeserts

North Devon Maritime Museum
4 miSpeciality Museums

Marwood Hill Gardens
3.5 miGardens

The Champ
3.8 miBars & Clubs
About the neighbourhood
Barnstaple is the commercial centre of the region, combining sophisticated shopping with the bustling atmosphere of markets and speciality shops. Green Lanes Shopping Centre compliments the traditional Pannier and Craft Markets held since 1855 in the Pannier Market Hall.This attractive market town is the oldest and largest town in North Devon, nestling in the Taw valley on the other side of the estuary which the Saxons first settled in Barnstaple (Barum) over 1000 years ago.The Long Bridge, crossing the tidal River Taw was thought to have been built in the 12th and 13th centuries and in Litchdon Street are located the Penrose Almshouses built in the early 17th century.
Getting around
Being centrally located for all that’s on offer in beautiful North Devon it is easy to get around, whether on foot or by bike - we have quality mountain bikes to hire at very reasonable rates, by the nearby frequent bus service, by car or by train - the station is just 2 miles away - everything is within easy reach of Barn Owl Cottage.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
We are very easy to find and will send on any travel directions you may require prior to your holiday - the nearest airport is at Exeter and there is a train station just 2 miles away in Barnstaple, and also excellent very regular bus services are easily accessible should you not wish to use your car whilst on holiday. We have plenty of parking for your convenience right beside Barn Owl.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Golf course (within 15 min walk)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Short breaks available, please enquire for details. Payment by card welcome, without extra charge. Online booking available, please click on the link to our website in the box below.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Barn Owl Cottage, Combrew Farm in beautiful North Devon

Barn Owl Cottage, Combrew Farm in beautiful North Devon is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

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